Indoor Tris Are Not Just For Newbies...


By Triathlete.com

When there's snow on the ground and you're ready to race, indoor triathlons offer a great challenge.

The off-season can be rough. Shorter days and cold outdoor temperatures can cause training motivation to dwindle. If you find yourself struggling to get moving when workouts force you inside, signing up for an indoor triathlon could cure your off-season woes.

Indoor triathlons are almost always based on time instead of distance. A typical race length is 75 minutes, consisting of a 10-minute pool swim, 10-minute T1, 30-minute bike (in a cycle studio or on an exercise bike), 5-minute T2, and a 20-minute treadmill run. Racers are “graded” on a curve based on the number of participants, with athletes receiving points based on how they performed in each discipline....

MTN's 2019 Wish List - Part III


Here is the third installment of MTN's 2019 "Wish List":



We want as many voices as possible to be heard on this site. In 2018, awesome content had been posted here by Erin Klegstad (photo), Sara Carlson, Michelle Andres, Matthew Payne, Nikki Dostert Sudberry, Marc Sontowski, Tom Segar, Erin Ladendorf, Kristina Swenson, Lang Hunt, Ted Treise, Dani Vsetecka, Branden Scheel, Paige Schulz, Jason Erdahl, Hanna Grinaker, Taylor and Simone Lundquist, Chris Balser, Nick Serratore, Doobie Kurus, Macy Iyer, Mike Buenting, Jason Goepfert, Maddy Pesch, Jeff Dahle, Garrett Williams, Erin Lahti, Corey Nygaard, Christina Roberts, Andy Hardt, Joe and Emma Adriaens, Wade Cruser, Mitchell Clayton, Jake Braam, Ruther Brennan Morrey, Jeff Gilmer, Greg Dummer and Judy Rykken....

Take Your Off-Season Seriously...


By Jim Lubinski

A single-sport focus in the winter is a good idea, but going after another tough endurance race may not be.

The off-season is a great time for some single-sport focus and to work on weaknesses—something you may not get to do during the regular season while balancing all three sports. That being said, you need to make sure you don’t overdo it— this is a time to get refreshed both mentally and physically....

MTN's 2019 Wish List - Part II


Last week we posted our first "Wish List" installment, wherein we expressed our fervent desire that Gaby Bunten be named USAT 2018 Athlete of the Year. Today's post deals with our desire for certain cancelled races to be resurrected....

A Crucial Component...


Monthly Training Tip:


By OutPace Coach Anthony Jagielo

The Benefits of Strength Training

At this point in the year strength training should be a main component of any training program. Many endurance athletes resist the notion that strength training is an intricate component of training and racing. The reason for this misunderstanding is usually a lack of explanation of the importance of strength training. I hope that this monthly tip will clarify some of those questions and inspire each of you to take a new level of focus when approaching your next strength training session. Here are some (but not limited to) of the benefits of strength training:

1. Resiliency in the ligaments and tendons which decreases your chance of injury when endurance training volume increases in preparation for race season....

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