Sleep Number Beds, Coors Light & a McDonald's Franchise...


The MTN Guys are bursting with yuletide cheer. It we could, we'd give every Minnesota triathlete a great gift for Christmas.

But we lack means and imagination, so once again, we are going to pretend to give stuff to various prominent triathletes.

Today we are giving imaginary gift cards. 


JAN GUENTHER (18 x MMA winner; 2 x Ironman Wisconsin winner) - We want her to have a $5000 "Sleep Number" gift card. We visited one of their stores not long ago and were very impressed. We both fell asleep while testing one of the beds! According to the sales person, one of us--the one who's name rhymes with "Poody"- did NOT snore, and the other one, ..

Lexus Bows, Wax Kittens & Fiddles...


Last week we revealed the Christmas gifts we would have given to Team Minnesota's Gaby Bunten, Hannah Grinaker, Elaine Nelson, Matt Payne and Cheryl Zitur if we could afford to do so.

What are we not going to give to Wade Cruser and Sean Cooley, you might wonder? What about Becky Youngberg and Christina Roberts?

Here are the answers to those questions:


WADE CRUSER (2018 Triathlete of the Year, #1 - 2018 Team MInnesota) - We'd love to give Wade a new car. A Subaru Outback was out first choice, but we decided to go with an Luxus SUV because it came with a big red bow. We love that bow....

Why You Should Cross-Train This Winter...


By Jesse Kropelnicki (usatriathlon.org)


At the end of a long season of training and racing, athletes need a break away from their sport. Some will gladly accept a bit of downtime. Others will fight you tooth and nail. Either way, this is a time when athletes need to focus on recharging their batteries for the upcoming season and work on any known limiters. So, to this end, while the end of the season may not, necessarily, represent off-time, any downtime should be used expeditiously, honing strength and skills for what’s to come.

We all know that triathletes can be a little compulsive, to say the least. It’s what drives them throughout the season, to wake up at those early hours, and commit so much of their lives to the sport. The offseason is an excellent time to apply this compulsion to other things. Things that further their next season’s endeavors, yet nothing like swimming, biking or running. Enter into the discussion, cross-training....

Semi-Lucrative Running Streak...


ED. Today we ask you to indulge the MTN Guys. This story, which appeared in Runner's World last month, is about a friend of ours from Phoenix, Arizona.


By Sarah Lorge Butler (runnersworld.com)


You can’t really put a price tag on a good run.

But you can count up the change and bills you find along the way.

That’s what Craig Davidson does. And his tallies—in miles and money—are legend.

Davidson, 64, of Phoenix recently passed two unusual milestones. The first is an epic run streak: 40 consecutive years of daily running, which he hit on November 4. During that streak, he covered 207,412 miles, more than double that of some cars. He currently ranks 20th on the list of active U.S. streakers maintained by the United States Running Streak Association....

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