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…

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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…

2013 Superiorman Triathlon

Duluth, MN; August 25, 2013 (by Rich Johnson) Wow! What an amazing experience! I saw that this triathlon existed about July of 2012, and I immediately wanted to do it, I went to college in Duluth so I was well acquainted with the course. I was not ready for that distance last year, so I…

2013 Green Lake Triathlon

Spicer, MN; August 11, 2013 by Scott Leindecker Green Lake is my old stomping grounds so I was looking forward to competing in this one again. I had not since it was the Fun in the Sun triathlon back in the 80’s, then I was just a relay swimmer. My plan was to make this…

2013 Door County Half Ironman

Door County, WI; July 21, 2013 by Matt Backman It’s long… The voices in my head tell me I’m crazy and we tend to agree with them. This was my A race for the year. All of my focus went into executing at this race since the beginning of the year. I purchased The Triathletes…

2013 Lakes to Pines Triathlon

Park Rapids, MN; June 15, 2013 Reports by Matt Backmann [click here], Woody Leindecker [click here], and Brandi Backmann [click here] Redemption! by Matt Backmann Lead-up: Chain of the Lakes was a disappoint in the beginning of the season. Never was that race a priority but it is still nice to perform up to your…

2012 Ironman Florida

Panama City Beach, FL; November 4, 2012 By David Lewis Back in 2010 I set a goal of racing Ironman. For me, Ironman is the ultimate, it is triathlon. My 2011 season was going to be the warm-up. My plan, 2-3 half-iron races and some honest IM training. Following year (2012)… Ironman. Well, we all…

2012 ITU Olympic AG World Championships

Auckland, New Zealand, October 22, 2012 By Neil King I have been thinking about your suggestion long enough now Christel and I think I am ready. It had been a very wet and windy weekend. The Pros’ race the day before had been held in a downpour. With 30 mile per hour winds. Very nasty.…