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Katy, Brian & Jessie...

Here's some more National Triathlon Week stuff, starting with Katy's most memorable triathlon moment:

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Staying Motivated During the Pandemic...

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By Marty Gaal (usatriathlon.org)

No one likes the situation we're in, but we're here and we need to make the best of it. A number of events have been and will be rescheduled in such a way that they might as well be a different event. It is very likely that large events through May or June will not be held, and potentially the entire summer season.

I would not want to take a shot at predicting any further, but it will all depend on if we as a world are able to contain, cure, vaccinate, and eradicate, and what the timetable for all that is.  Suffice it to say, the spring and summer seasons appears glum with regards to large scale athletic events. I am hopeful that things are under control for later summer and fall events.

What does that mean for you?  While it will be personally disappointing to have to miss your planned events, it behooves you to maintain your healthy life and exercise routines....

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National Triathlon Week....

DidScreen_Shot_2020-06-22_at_12.33.05_PM.png you know there is a National Triathlon Week? Neither did we.

It's a real thing. In fact, it has a logo (left). And it's happening right now.

To celebrate NTW, the Headwaters Trathlon Club asked it's members to submit some words about their first triathlon experience. Cool idea, right? 

We got permission to repost some of their submissions. We'll post others soon...

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Keep Training!

 

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At times like these, it can be hard to stay motivated about your training. Perhaps your target events have been postponed or canceled; maybe you’re social distancing, or homeschooling your children while working from home. Maybe you’re just worried about your job, health, and family. Either way, if you can find the time, working out is still important.  

This blog will provide you with three great reasons to keep training consistently, even in extreme circumstances.

Reason 1: You’ll Stay Fit (Even if You Decrease Your Volume!)

It may sound obvious, but if you stop training altogether, you’ll lose fitness. And the longer you hit pause, the more fitness you’ll lose. Many of us are all-too-aware of this fact, and it may be causing you some anxiety—relax, it’s not all bad! ...

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Local Triathletes on COVID-19 Front Line...

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By Aimee Berg (usatriathlon.org)

Brittany and Nick Philpot // Ages: 29 and 34 // Emergency room doctors Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

“The ER has been crazy, hectic. We’re seeing more and more COVID, less other issues. I don’t know if that’s because people are quarantining and not having heart attacks, or if they’re too terrified to come to the ER because of COVID and they’re suffering at home — that’s my fear.

 From the moment we enter the ER, we put on our face mask and full face shield. You’re not allowed to take it off so communication is difficult; you feel like you’re shouting. We’re all getting so dehydrated because we can’t take our masks off for eight or nine hours.

Another thing that’s really difficult is that the COVID guidelines are changing day by day. I’ll get three, four, five emails a day: new data is saying this or that. We want to know what the public is hearing, too. There’s so much anxiety about missing new information. But there haven’t been a lot of randomized control trials which is typically the data we like to trust....

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