Ironman Ride Checklist

Ironman Ride Checklist

Ironman Ride Checklist Nothing is more frustrating than getting out of your car prior to a ride or event and realizing you’ve forgotten or overlooked something.  Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you at the MN Ironman this Sunday.  Use the...
Fine Tune For Last 2 Weeks!

Fine Tune For Last 2 Weeks!

Fine Tune For Last 2 Weeks! Only 2 weeks until the MIBR and getting primed and ready to ride! Your bike is tuned up and has new tires You’ve got clothing for whatever Mother Nature gives us that day You’ve been training properly.  You’re riding one...
The Three Week Countdown

The Three Week Countdown

Wow, the MN Ironman Bike Ride is less than three weeks away! Time moves quickly and the ride is rapidly approaching. Spring (and outdoor riding season) is arriving at just the right time! We want to make sure we’re completely ready when April 30 arrives, so with...

Coach Bob #7: The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown To The 2016 Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride The MIBR is a little over a week away, so it’s “crunch” time.  Athletes typically start getting a little nervous as the big event approaches, so it’s natural if you’re feeling...
5 Weeks to go!

5 Weeks to go!

5 Weeks to go! Time marches on. All of a sudden, we only have 5 weeks until the MN Ironman Bike Ride. In addition to “Get Out And Ride!,” the main topic for this week is to “Get your clothing in order!” If you’ve ridden the MIBR in the past, you know that a huge...
Coach Bob: Nutrition – Ride Prep #5

Coach Bob: Nutrition – Ride Prep #5

Nutrition: The Double Edged Sword Most of us have experienced the dreaded “bonk,” which occurs when your body essentially runs out of muscle glycogen (carbohydrates), causing light-headedness and feeling of weakness such that it’s tough to turn your...

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