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Triathlon Training and Training Plans

Our Mission

There are endurance athletes who are inspired to get more out of their training, more out of their body, and more out of their life. Through one-on-one coaching, yoga, and functional strength training, we show them how.

Our Philosophy

Balance in training. Balance in life. Many endurance sports, such as cycling and running, occur in linear planes. The repetitive nature of these sports can take their toll on one's body if not careful. The training programs developed for our athletes include a wide mix of cross-training, including functional strength training and yoga. Beyond the physiological benefits, this approach to training also keeps one engaged mentally and emotionally, preventing burn out on many levels.

Additionally, most athletes we work with do not have the fortune of focusing 100% of their time on their sport of choice. Rather, they have families and jobs to with which to contend. Our experience has been that what occurs in life when you are not training impacts performance near as much as what you do when you are training. We work to incorporate your training plan into all the spheres of your life that compete for your time and energy.

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About Us
Our USAT Certified Triathlon coaching, personalized training plans, and interactive training services are available on-line to athletes from coast to coast. Our experience includes Triathlon, cycling, marathon, and more.
Our coaches are available for face to face appointments in Grass Valley, California & greater Nevada County; Auburn, CA as well as Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota; the greater Twin Cities area and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.



USAT Triathlon Training


9/1/18 Coach Erin is now a Level II USA Cycling coach

8/19/18 Congrats to Zoey on her first 50 mile ultra run finish

8/1/18 Coach Erin finishes 3rd at Ironman 70.3 Canada and Kacie right behind her with her first ever 70.3 finish

7/14/2018 Congrats to Zoey in her new gig as General Manager of Training Zone

6/24/2018 Podium finish for Lindy at Pac Crest 28k Trail Run

6/22/2018 It’s official! In addition to U.S. Masters Swim and U.S.A. Cycling certs, Coach Erin is now a USA Triathlon Certified Coach

6/10/2018 Coach Erin took 1st Place AG at the Haag Lake 4km Open Water Swim

6/9/2018 Sara bagged her first ever 1st place AG (3rd overall female) at TBF Sprint Tri in Rancho Seco, CA; Justin also took 1st Place AG

6/2/2018 Justin set the bar for the CR at the first Bees Acres 5km Trail Run, with Brooke winning for the women, and Ginger the dog taking the K-9 division

5/12/2018 Justin’s Ironman debut at 10:44! And 5 other Gold Country Tri Club members finished crossed the line today at Ironman Santa Rosa! 5/3/18 Last chance to register for the Steelhead Training Camp in Hood River, Oregon over Memorial Day weekend

5/1/18 Shake out the cobwebs with a mock tri hosted by Portland Tri Club on May 5

4/22/18 Coach Bees will be leading a Transition Clinic at Memorial Pool in Grass Valley, California on Apr 30 at 6:00 pm

4/19/18 Good luck to Debbie & Nancy at Half Moon Bay Triathlon

4/8/18 Coach Bees will be sub-teaching the 8:15a power-based cycling class @ Grass Valley Training Zone tomorrow and next Friday

4/7/18 Coached athlete Karen L. was one of only 36 people to complete the Mountain Man Marathon in Olympia, Washington this past weekend!

4/6/18 Free Flat Repair Clinic Apr 11 at TriSports in Tigard, Oregon

4/5/18 A pair six week power-based cycling classes kick off next week at Training Zone

3/26/18 Free Run Mechanics Seminar Apr 28 put on by Precision Personal Training in Portland

3/18/18 Coach Erin just nuked the season opening Jack Frost Time Trial and took first place!

3/5/18 Lindy broke her goal of sub 2 hours for her first 13.1 since college

3/4/18 Coach Erin finished first place AG in the Lincoln City 13.1

2/16/18 "Your First Tri/Du" info session at TriSports in Tigard, Oregon on Mar 7

1/21/18 Looking for five athletes to participate in a Mindfulness Meditation practice. Contact Anne directly.

12/3/17 John Sievert of Body Logic will be presenting Injury Prevention next Wednesday

12/1/17 Strength Training Clinic 6:30 pm at Training Zone

11/14/17 Justin and Sara PR'd at Clarksburg Country 13.1 Run

11/10/17 Coach John is already booked personal training slots for the New Year. Don't wait to buy that gift cert for your loved one! Sign up now for your time at The Centre in New Richmond, Wisconsin

11/8/17 Save the date! Coach Erin will be in Grass Valley to teach a Strength Training clinic on December 4 at Training Zone.

11/6/17 Join Coach Erin for a 45 mile ride on Black Friday, Nov 24 leaving from TriSports

10/31/17 Season end party for Why Racing at Sheets at the Harbor in Portland 4 pm this Saturday

10/19/17 Hey Portland peoples! Did you know Why Racing is adding a Boston qualifier? Mark your calendars for Sept 15, 2018 and reach out to Coach Erin for details

10/10/17 Kona viewing party at Athletes Lounge/TriSports in Tigard, Oregon and Old Republic Brewery in Nevada City, California and Coach John's living room in Hudson, Wisconsin. You're all invited. No RSVP required.

9/28/17 Coach Bees is teaching a power-based cycling clinic next Wednesday at Training Zone. Open to the public.

9/4/17 Coach Bees will be in Beaverton, Oregon in two weeks. Will trade 1:1 session for road bike rental.

8/1/17 Congrats to all the kids on Tiger Shark Swim Team who qualified for nationals, and to Coach John, their strength training coach

7/23/17 Erin S. had the second fastest swim and finished 3rd at IM Calgary 70.3

7/22/17 Former Soles athletes Bill B. and Josh Bert made their respective racing comebacks this week at Mpls Tri and 4th place at the Bertram Blast off-road tri

7/22/17 She did it again, Michelle Macy #macyswim finished the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim between Europe and Asia

7/18/17 We led a “coach the coaches” class at Training Zone Grass Valley today and everyone is up to speed and ready to rock on those fancy new power-based indoor bikes

7/11/17 Coach Bees is teaching yoga at Training Zone Grass Valley this Friday

7/9/17 Annie S., coached athlete and vineyard owner, finished the Fueled by Fine Wine ½ Marathon today

7/8/17 Lauren V., our web developer and one-woman I/T department, bagged her first career 1st place finish

6/29/17 Coach Erin and marathon swimmer #macyswim will be leading on OWS clinic at Haag Lake, Gaston, Oregon this Sunday at 10 am

6/17/17 Group ride tomorrow for our SolesInspired Northwest team, leaving from REI Tanasbourne at 10 am

6/12/17 Katie B. finished her first ever 2k OWS race at Haag Lake today

5/25/17 Coach Erin is now a certified U.S. Masters Swim Coach

5/09/17 Coach Erin is moving back to Beaverton, Oregon and reigniting SolesInspired Northwest

4/25/17 Coach Bees will be leading the indoor cycling class at Grass Valley Training Zone on May 11 at 5:30p

4/24/17 Andrea L. bagged her 2nd Ironman in TX this weekend

4/14/17 Open water swim clinic with Coach Bees set for April 21 at Memorial Pool. Contact Gold Country Tri Club for details.

4/10/17 Congrats to Tina and Sarah for their performance's a Goldy's Run

4/1/17 Lindy's last yoga class at Full Life Yoga is next Tuesday

3/30/17 Gold Crush Climbing Gym has opened!

3/15/17 Coach John will conduct a weight loss seminar at The Centre in Hudson, WI on May 9

3/08/17 We will be leading a swim clinic at Memorial Pool to ease the transition to open water swimming - contact Gold Country Tri Club for details

2/10/17 Soles Inspired will be partnering with The Training Zone for power-based indoor cycling classes

1/23/17 Coach Erin will be spending much of the winter in the East Bay area; to schedule any one-on-one sessions for strength training or swim mechanics

1/3/17 Coach Bees has been named Team Lead of Nevada County Search & Rescue's ground team

12/19/16 Look at Smidgy rockin the #GRRRLARMY #SquatChallenge

12/12/16 Entertainment: Trainer ride set to the movie Elf. Tis the season!

12/4/16 Joe Stone's documentary It's Raining, So What is available for download.

11/21/16 Andrea L. you are an Ironman!

11/10/16 Tina O. crossing the line for her third career Ironman!

11/18/16 Exciting new happenings with our winter strength training. Message for details.

11/1/16 It's official - Erin will be returning to USAT Oly-distance National Championship next year in Omaha

11/3/16 Tina O. ran a mile today ...and has done so every single day for four consecutive years.

9/16/16 Thu T. in with PR at Ironman Wisconsin!

9/10/16 Marathon swimmer Patty B. crossing over to triathlon today with her first 70.3 finish in Santa Cruz

8/14/16 Coach Stone will be representing Soles Inspired at USAT National Championship this weekend

7/27/16 David H. just weighed in at 199.1 lbs, his first time under 200 since high school in the 1990's!

6/27/16 Big weekend at Pac Crest tri in Bend, Oregon: Chad H. 1st, Peter H. and Faith S. 2nd, and Debbie M. 3rd place in their respective divisions.

6/19/16 BSM Triathlon Race Strategy presentation set for 11:00 am July 9 @ Nevada Union outdoor pool deck. Swim clinic to follow.

6/4/16 Rookie triathlete Chad F. of Sweat360 Tri Club took 3rd place AG at Blue Lake Tri in Oregon with Coach Stone also taking 3rd in her division

5/14/16 Tina G. PR'd @ Ironman TX ...followed by a sprint course PR only three weeks later at Buffalo!

4/30/16 Coach John has earned his Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology! ...remember when he was our humble little summer intern?

4/24/16 Gavin D took 3rd at the Spring Classic in Portland and earn his qualifying sport for the USAT 2016 Duathlon National Championships in Bend

4/21/16 Coach Bees and Coach Stone will present Performance Nutrition Basics for the Sweat360 Tri Club a week from today

3/19/16 - Coach Stone & Coach Bees will be co-presenting at RPM Training Studio in Sacramento

2/1/16 Our off season strength training is ramping up! for details

1/8/16 In 2016 our California tri club is merging with Gold Country Tri Club. Our Beaverton, Oregon tri club will remain under the guidance of thru Sweat360

12/11/15 Coach Bees was out of the water with the 5th fastest swim at the H.I.T.S. National Championship in Palm Desert, CA

1/1/16 What a year! Soles Inspired athletes earned 31 podium spots and two first-time National Championship Qualifications in 2015!

12/8/15 Coach Erin is presenting "You and Your Garmin" 7:30 pm Jan 7 at Sweat360 in Hillsboro, OR

11/29/15 Coach John to lead indoor cycling at Now Bike in Arden Hills, MN at 9 am Dec 12 followed by strength training presentation

9/21/15 Andrea L. of the Sweat360 Tri Club does it again with a 1st place division finish at the Portland Triathlon

8/3/15 Free Yoga for Runners seminar 6 pm Aug 19th at Trkac taught by Lindy Sexton

8/1/15 Ryan W. earned his fourth consecutive qualifying spot for the USA Triathlon National Championships

8/1/15 BSM Duathlon race strategy clinic next Tuesday 6:30 pm at Club Sierra

7/26/15 Erin S. made her 140.6 debut at Ironman Canada with a 12:33:19 in awful racing conditions

7/12/15 Transition practice immediately after the Tuesday Night TT in Medina, MN next week. Contact Coach John for details.

6/29/15 All four Soles Inspired relay teams podiumed at Tri For Real in Rancho Seco, CA including 1st Place Co-ed, 1st Place Male, 1st Place Female, and 3rd Place Co-ed teams New Bri Tri

6/28/15 Chad H. of the Sweat360 Tri Club PR’d and took 3rd place (div) at the Pacific Crest Olympic Triathlon in Bend, OR

6/21/15 Andrea L. of the Sweat360 Tri Club places 3rd in her division at her first ever Olympic Distance triathlon at Lake Meridian in Kent, WA

6/10/15 Julie M. and John A. went 1st and 3rd in their divisions at the Trkac Distance Festival

6/7/15 Christine C. 1st place age group and Nick N. fastest swim at New Bri Tri

6/5/15 Congratulations to the Sweat360 Tri Club for making their triathlon debut at the Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon in Fairview, OR

5/31/15 We dominated Zett's Off Road Tri! Coach Bees and Justin C. crossed the line tied for 1st overall and Sara C. was 3rd place female

5/21/15 Performance Nutrition presentation set for 6:15 pm May 28 at Mountain Recreation in Grass Valley.

5/17/15 Big day for our club team at the Auburn Triathlon with the following athlete's placing in their divisions: Justin 1st (5th overall male), “Twice Inspired” 1st (relay), Dora 1st, David 1st, Sara 2nd, Linda 3rd.

5/1 Erin S. just had back to back 3rd place finishes at Bend 13.1 run and an OBRA 40km Time Trial.

4/19/15 Minnesota - DLinda, Debbie and Nancy finished 1, 2, 4 in their divisions at Half Moon Bay Triathlon

4/13/15 Minnesota - David and Julie go 4th and 5th at the Napa Triathlon; Nancy PRs and lands 6th at Daffodil Run in Penn Valley

4/1/15 Tahoe Peak Endurance will be hosting a race prep session April 26th at Rattlesnake Bar in Auburn. Come ride the hill!

4/5/15 Finally! Coach Bees will giving a Transition Clinic in Beaverton, OR on Saturday, May 2 and an Open Water Swim Clinic at Haag Lake, OR on Sunday, May 3 in partnership with Sweat 360 Tri Club. Email for details.

3/14/15 Soles Inspired is looking to bring on another coach. All interested should email Triathlon passion mandatory; coaching experience not necessary.
1/13/15 Minnesota - Coach John Taipale will lead a power-based cycling class at NOW Bike & Tri in Arden Hills on Jan 24. Email to RSVP.

1/13/15 California - Our tri club will have its kick off meeting at Trkac Running in Grass Valley 6 pm Thursday, Jan 29. All are welcome!

1/7/15 Finally! There is scientific research on foam rolling.

1/1/15 Big start to the year! Erin was the 1st place female masters runner at the First Run 10k in Portland, while Katy J took 2nd place at the Resolve to Run 5k in Nor Cal.

12/7/14 Scott Beesley is now a Level II USA Cycling coach.

10/13 John T. takes 2nd overall at Folsom half-marathon, and Coach Bees (in costume) wins the overall at the Great Prospector 5k Beer Run in Nevada City.

10/12 Ryan W. finishes first marathon in 3:59:46 in Bemidji

9/30 Fall seminar and clinic dates announced! Join us for strength training and weight loss programming this off season starting with a Strength Training Clinic at 6:00 p.m. Thursday October 30th at Trkac Running in Grass Valley.

9/23 Doing Ironman Arizona? Here is what you need to know.

8/15 Yoga for Triathletes Workshop on Aug 25 at Fit Culture Studio Nevada City and Transition & BSM Race Strategy Clinic 6:00 pm Sept 4 at Scott's Flat Lake

7/8 Eddie podiums in both the javelin and long jump at the 2014 California Senior Games! 74 years and going strong!

6/18 The Soles Inspired Tri Club live interview is now a podcast the KNCO website. Skip to 9:25.

6/17 Performance Nutrition seminar hosted by Sierra Trailblazers Run Club and taught by Coach Scott Beesley this Thursday 7 p.m. at the Nevada City Library.

6/8 Linda M. and Coach Bees won their divisions, while John A. and Deb T. took second and third at the Folsom Triathlon. Back in Minnesota, Coach John took the overall win at Trinona.

5/1 Presentation on Triathlon Race Strategies this Thursday 6:30 co-hosted by South Yuba Club in Nevada City, CA

4/26 John M. finds 2nd Place AG at Falls Du in Cannon Falls, MN

4/25 Soles Inspired Tri Club will be co-hosting a Bike Maintenance Clinic at Tour of Nevada City, CA Bike shop

4/20 Triathlon club member Linda M posts the first Soles Inspired podium of the year at the Daffodil 10k in Penn Valley California

3/31 New training locations for Soles Inspired Tri Club practices for next month in Grass Valley and Penn Valley California

2/17 Strength Training for Cyclists workshop set for 6:30 March 6 at the South Yuba Clubhouse

1/4/14 Triathlon club forming in Grass Valley, CA

1/1/14 2013 Year In Review: Podiums, PRs and more

12/23/13 Coach Scott Beesley is now a Level 3 USA Cycling coach

10/19/13 Congrats to Alyssa H. taking 3rd Place A.G. at the Humboldt Red Woods Marathon!

10/10/13 Coach Bees finishes 4th overall at the Old Republic 5k a pirate costume.

9/15/13 Inspired Athlete Ryan R. PRs at Ironman Wisconsin!

9/15/13 Coach Bees baged a 6th place AG at the USAT Off Road National Championship.

8/25/13 Sam T. does it again with a 3rd place finish in the Physically Challenged athlete division at Ironman Louisville, his third career 140.6.

8/12/13 Transition area clinic for BSM tri set for next Monday.

8/12/13 Ryan R. 1st Place AG at Rev 3 Wisconsin Dells Half Iron!

8/5 Gold Country Triathlon Club mopped up the TBFRacing Tri for Real Olympic Distance Triathlon at Rancho Seco Park, taking all 3 co-ed relay podium spots.

8/1/13 Jack swam his way to 6th in the individual medley at the USA Swimming 2013 US Open National Championship.

7/26/13 Back to back podiums for Dawn G at the Lifetime Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon and the Door County. Coach Bees also secured his qualifying spot at the USA Triathlon National Championship Olympic-distance race.

7/7/13 In his debut as a cyclist at the USA Para-cycling Road National Championship this week, Sam T. took 6th place in the TT and a 5th place (5 seconds off the podium) in the road race.

7/1/13 Hip opener yoga for triathletes video

6/11/13 Coach Bees has relocated to Nevada City, CA and is a proud member of the Gold Country Triathlon Club

6/9/13 Brian P. won his age group (and 5th overall) at the 2k OWS on Haag Lake in Oregon and Coach Bees took the overall victory at the Xterra Torn Shirt Tri back in Michigan.

6/8/13 Tina O. PR'd by 2 minutes at Grandmas Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota!

6/2/13 Coach John took 6th overall in the mix of a tough elite and pro field at the Buffalo Triathlonin Buffalo, Minnesota

5/22/13 Coach Bees was asked to be a guest author on yoga for triathletes on the blog

5/7/13 In his first race in a over a decade, 50-something year old John M. took the overall victory!

5/2/13 Registration is open for our Yoga For Triathletes workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4/14/13 Congratulations to our coached/sponsored team, the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Wisconsin Blugolds on their performance at USAT Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, Arizona!

4/12/13 Good luck to Sam T. and Tracy T at the Boston Marathon

3/14/13 Coach John was named a USA Triathlon All American Honorable Mention!

1/4/13 Click for Off Season Cycling Tips

12/31/12 Quite a year! 15 podium spots, 3 USAT National Championship Qualifications, 1 first-time Boston Marathon quilifier, and more!

11/20/12 Congrats to Coach John Taipale for passing his USAT Level I coaches certification. John is now taking on clients at

11/3/12 Once again, Soles Inspired athlete Sam T. does it again as the only para-Triathlonathlete to finish Ironman Florida. In 12:32:50 for second place in the PC division we might add.

9/12/12 Another successful year at Ironman Wisconsin.  Both returning athletes PR'd and both first-timers finished well ahead of their goal time.

9/11/12 Congrats to Casey and her PR at Big Kahuna.

8/26/12 Congrats to PaTriathlonck W. landing his second career podium spot at the St. Croix sprint Triathlon!

8/19/12 Josh B. finished 8th place AG at the USAT Nat'l Championship qualifying for the 2013 ITU World Championships in London, while Coach Bees rode 8 miles on a flat and missed his qualifying spot by only 29 seconds.  Meanwhile, Coach John placed second overall at the Superiorman 1/2 iron distance race.

8/6/12 Dan C. just landed his first ever USAT National Championship qualifying time!

7/22/12  Another big weekend:
-  Inspired athlete Deb G. and TNT teammate Ginny L. took 1st place in the 5k Great Prairie Open Water Swim for the third year in a row
-  A big high five to Inspired athlete David Haas finishing his first ever Triathlon today at Chisago Lakes Triathlon
-  Coach John went top 10 in the Elite division at Chisago
-  Ryan Welle took 1st place overall at the Paul Bunyan Triathlon today in Bemidji

7/16/12 Six races into the ten race MN Triathlon Series and Coach Bees is still holding on to third place overall for the men and first place age group.  He will likely lose a couple places next month when he skips the next race in order to be one of three 30-34 year olds representing Minnesota at the USAT Sprint National Championship in Burlinton, VT.

7/14/12 Congrats to the 31 first-time Triathlon finishers today at the Minneapolis Triathlon who were coached by Soles Inspired as part of Team in Training.

7/11/12 Only 3 spots left in the final Stand Up Paddleboard yoga class next week!  Register directly with Yoga Center of Minneapolis.

7/8/12 Coached athlete Elizabeth I. was the 7th amateur woman to cross the line at the Portland REV3.  Great debut at the 70.3 distance!

7/7/12  New blog post on Training in the Heat.  Stay safe out there!

6/30/12 Inspired Athlete PaTriathlonck W. bagged his first career podium spot at the Optum Health Performance Manitou Triathlon today.

6/17/12 Congrats to coached athlete Elizabeth I. for overcoming a tough swim and a rattlesnake on the bike course to take 1st place div./3rd overall at the Rancho Seco International Triathlon.  Her 2:24:58 was good enough for a qualifying spot at the USAT National Championship.

6/16/12 Soles Inspired athlete Sam T. earned his first ever BQ today at Granma's Marathon with a 1:53:33 in the wheelchair division while Josh B. was the fastest overall amateur at the Minnetonka Triathlon.

6/11/12 Another first-time Triathlon finisher and three more podiums this weekend.
-  Congrats to Lisa P 3rd place age group at the Manitou Triathlon
-  Coach John 3rd place overall at Liberty 1/2 Iron Triathlon
-  Brian P 2nd place overall at the Lake Del Valle 2.5k swim
-  Three races into the season Coach Bees is also sitting atop the MN Triathlon Series standings for 30-34 year olds and in 3rd overall for the men

6/4/12 Season in full swing now.  Yesterday our coached athletes grabbed 6 podium spots:
-  1 Triathlon relay
-  3 age group spots at Buffalo (Lisa, Josh, & Darrell)
-  2 at the Haag Lake Swim (Brian P.)
-  5 new athletes with Team in Training Minnesota finished their first ever Triathlon!

5/5/12 Big day for our coached athletes!
-  Tina O. PR'd by 20 min in a half mary
-  Bob P has officially LOST 100 POUNDS and made his retrun Triathlon after a 5 year hiatus at Chain Of Lakes Triathlon
-  Josh B. took 1st place division/2nd place overall at that same Triathlon (Coach Bees trailed the lead by only 4:27)

3/20/12 Coach Bees is now a F.I.S.T. certified Triathlon bike fitter.  Thanks to Dan Empfield of and John Cobb of Cobb Cycling!

3/21/12 Reserve your spot at for the 2 hour indoor spin and Philosophy of Training: Lies the "Experts" Told You presentation coming up 8 am at Midtown Freewheel Bike.  Email for details.

2/28/12 Please welcome John Taipale to the Soles Inspired team.  John will be the summer intern here as he finishes up his degree in Human Performance for U of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

1/26/12 And we're on the board with the first podium(s) of the year!  Congrats to Deb Ginzl for grabbing a pair of podium spots at the Minnesota Masters meet in the 200 and 500 free.

1/25/12 Coach Bees has accepted the job as Swim Coach for Team in Training Minneapolis Chapter.

1/12/12  Coach Bees's yoga teaching scheDuathlonle has changed.

12/31/11 More podiums, PRs, and first-time finishers. Success! Check out the 2011 Year in Review

12/24/11 Vegan holiday "junk" food recipes that are actually kinda good for you

11/29/11 Indoor cycling classes begin next week.

11/24/11 Check out the signs from IMAZ.

11/21/11 Congrats to Inspired Athlete Sam T - Only paraathlete to finish Ironman AZ! ...and in 13:24:12 at that!

11/13/11 The Soles Inspired YouTube Channel has been launched!

11/12/11 Ready to get back at it?  Check out this post on Establishing Baselines After Time Off.

10/14/11 Coach Bees will be teaching the Yoga For A Healthy Back class at Yoga Center of Minneapolis next Tuesday.

9/29/11  Ever wonder what a vegan Triathlonathlete diet looks like?

9/24/11 What's your Ironman race strategy?  Check out my Illustrated Guide to Zombie Hunting: An Ironman Race Strategy.

9/11/11  All three first timers finished at Ironman Wisconsin and the returning IM athlete PR'd!

8/30/11 Going after your first Ironman in 2012?  Here's what you should be doing now.

8/28/11  Another podium!  A team of Soles Inspired athletes took the top spot in the male relay at the Lakes County Triathlon.

8/14/11  Congrats to Inspired Athlete Paul P, almost landing on the podium with a 4th place finish at Turtleman Duathlon.

8/13/11  Coach Bees landed a 2nd Place overall in a 5k this morning.

8/8/11 All fans of Soles Inspired get 20% off Rudy Project cycling eyewear.  Click for details.

8/1/11 Is your bike really insured? Details on the blog.

7/24/11 Karlene and Alex go sub-6 at Chisago Half Iron with Sam and Nicole right behind.  Great day!

7/17/11 More good news... Inspired Athlete Theresa G finished her first ever 1/2 Iron-distance Triathlon at Door Co!

7/17/11 Huge weekend!  Inspired Athlete Darrell won his AG at the 2.5k open water swim.  Nicole and Karlene finished their first ever 5k swims (yes, swim).  Dawn (and sister Deb) won the 5k relay for the second year.  8 of the kids on the youth team I coach finished their races this weekend too!

7/10/11 Congrats to Inspired Athlete Jessi with her first career 70.3 at Muncie!

7/09/11 Victory at the Minneapolis LTF Triathlon!  Two podium spots and 30 first-time finishers!

6/23/11 New blog posts on Peak
Season Training and Tapering.

6/13/11 Two new PRs at Triathlonnona!  Well done Alex R and Karlene G!  Next stop: Chisago Lakes 1/2 IM.

6/9/11 New blog posts on Triathlon Transitions for Beginners and an Entertrainment post on The One Minute Challenge.

6/4/11 Congrats to Inspired athlete Darrell Wilk, averaging a 21.1 mph bike on his way to a 1st place finish for all men age 65+ at the New Bri Triathlon.  Way to crush the bike Darrell!

6/3/11 Asst Coach Alex Z passed his USA Triathlon Coach certification.  Well done!

6/2/11 Good luck to Inspired athletes Nicole A, Karlene G, and Sue M at the Tahoe Century Ride this weekend.

Don't forget to "Like" Soles Inspired on Facebook for blog updates and misc news from the enDuathlonrance sport and yoga community

Congrats to Inspired Athlete Paul P.'s first podium finish of the year.  36:57 at the Cinco de Mayo 8k run.

What I learned at the OptumHealth Performance coaching clinic miight surprise you

Check out the blog for The Case For Lab Based Lactate Testing

Congrats to Inspired Athlete Dawn G for shaving nearly 10 minutes off of last years Lucky 7k Run time!

Coach Bees will be leading a Yoga for Triathlonathletes class this Saturday in Minneapolis.  Email for details.

Blog posts on Warming Up, Cooling Down, and The 50 Meter Challenge.

2010 Year in Review

New blog posts this week on Off Season NuTriathlontion and Cycling With Elves.

Soles Inspired and Coach Scott Beesley are now part of the OptumHealth Performance team of coaches.

"Keeping It Off:  Off-Season NuTriathlontion and Exercise" seminar, happening Wendesday, December 8 in Edina, MN.  Email for details

The blog has moved and is now housed on this site.  More articles coming soon.

Thanks to all who came out to The Twin Cities Yoga Festival yesterday to hear Coach Bees speak about the benefits of yoga for runners.

Josh Bertelson's Top 10 finish (despite barfing 4 times on the run) at the USA Triathlon National AG Sprint Championship was good enough for a qualifying spot to represent Soles Inspired and the USA at the ITU World Championship in Beijing, China in 2011. Great finish to a great year Josh!

Drew Prest in at 3rd Place at the Green Lake Triathlon.

Inspired athlete Josh Bertleson 2nd at the Minneapolis Duathlon. Next stop for Josh: USA Triathlon National Sprint Championships.

Congrats to the 3 age groupers and 3 Athenas who found the podium today racing for Team in Training at the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon. Thanks for a great season!

Coach Bees spent time racing in Michigan this weekend landing a 5th place overall at the Whitemore Lake Aquathlon, followed up 24hrs later in Howell with a 2nd place in the One Mile Open Water Swim and 1st Place in the Aquathlon.

Big day at the South Maui Triathlon:
- Inspired athlete Nicole Apelt 3rd place in her age group.
- Nicole's teammates on Team in Training ( Andrea Grabanski and Lisa Pope 1st and 2nd in their age group.
- Katie Maland, along with the three listed above all qualified for the AG National Championships. Congrats ladies!

Congrats to Inspired athlete Drew Prest landing a 5th place finish at the Buffalo Olympic-distance Triathlon. Great work Drew!

Congrats to Inspired athlete Sara Frandrup with a PR at the Stillwater Half-Marathon!