2014 IMoo – Ironman Wisconsin

Madison, WI, September 7, 2014 (by David Lewis) Going into this Ironman the plan was simple…race. After my first IM two years ago I had felt more like a spectator than a participant. But really that is how I’ve approached all races of a new distance, just feel it out the first time and try…

More than just a race report …

(by Matt Backmann) Door County Half Iron July 20, 2014 Prep The easiest thing to say about my preparation for the middle of the 2014 season is that it was lacking. I had not regained the drive from 2013 and I understood by this point that 2014 would be a down year. It started late…

2014 Superiorman

Superiorman Race Report Duluth, MN; August 24, 2014 (by Rich Johnson) Superiorman delivers an experience! Last year intense heat, this year wicked water. Prep: I followed the same Matt Fitzgerald plan that I followed the year before. I liked it and my body seemed to respond pretty well. I can only follow the last 12…

2014 HITS ironman distance triathlon

Waconia, MN, August 16, 2014 (by Justin Domogalla) Finished first 140.6 last Saturday a HITS Endurance festival in Waconia.  Goal time of 11:30 finished in 11:36.  Good enough for 4th overall and 1st in AG.  Great race.  Great price and low pressure.  Good course with alot of rollers, some decent hills, and a few flats. …

2014 Young Life Triathlon

First time tri at Olympic Distance Tri Young Life Race Report Detroit Lakes, MN, August 16, 2014 (by Noelle Kuitunen-Johnson) I was very excited to do this race because it was the race I was aiming for last season, when I was sidelined with a broken foot. I have been working so hard at triathlons…

The Cold, err Rain, Never Bothered me Anyway …

2014 Lakes to Pines Triathlon; Park Rapids, MN; June 14, 2014 (by Matt Backmann) Pre-race Stayed on plan, Thursday night was pancakes, Friday lunch was a grilled chicken sandwich, and Friday night was protein, grilled chicken, with a carb, pasta. The biggest difference between this week and last week was I actually got a quality…

Nevis Time Trials Are Back

Bike time trials 2014 Nevis Time Trials When? every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of a month at 6 PM, starting June 10th. (check calendar link above). Where? Nevis Beach What? 20 min warmup ride, followed by 9 mile pedal as fast as you can. We ride the Northwoods Triathlon course. Slower riders go first followed…

2014 Fargo Half Marathon

Fargo, ND, May 10, 2014 Reports by Matt Backmann [click here] and Brandi Backmann [click here]. Fargo Half-Marathon race report (by Matt Backmann) So I skipped doing a race report for the Stride into Spring up in Bemidji a few weeks ago. Figured it was going to be more of a training day in execution…