Blog Posts - Duathlon

This Weekend's (Non-Existent) Duathlon

A friend alerted me to a blurb about me regarding this weekend's Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon on Minnesota Tri News. The article is a preview of Cinco Du, and here's the small paragraph about me:We know who won't win Cinco's Sprint. Two-time champ Stevie...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 5, 2016

Running Today!

I'm not too optimistic about this, but I'll be running later today for the first time in about 5 weeks! We'll see how this goes...I'll be walking for 4 minutes and then running for 1 minute, for a total of 25 minutes. So that's 5 minutes of total r...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Apr 21, 2016

Some More Treatment for my Busted Body

I've known Jenny H for a few years. She took ALL the sweet photos in my showdown with Devon at the 2013 Gear West Duathlon race report because Jenny's man was my teammate for that race:I love this pic of me and Pete in our awesome shorts just before...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Apr 9, 2016

2016 Races

These are NOT all the races that I'm GOING TO RACE, but these are ones on my radar:(The RED races are ones where there are 2 the same day. I'm leaning towards"Get in Gear" on 4/30 and the "Cinco DU Mayo" Duathlon on 5/7.)The first 3 columns are all r...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Mar 8, 2016

Want to Run a FREE 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon With Me Next Month?

What are you doing on Saturday, February 20th? Want to run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon with me in Vadnais Heights? (That's suburb a few miles north of St. Paul.) Well I have good news. Tri Fitness in White Bear Lake wants me to give an entry away...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jan 25, 2016

Pilipinas Duathlon Series Championship! Register Now

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!Let's spread some multisport love on Valentines day Duathletes. Invite your friends and family to take the first step to multisport experience. Join the newbie-friendly first leg of the Pilipinas Duathlon Series 2016 on Feb.
by Sports blog on Jan 14, 2016

"Hill Numbers" from Duathlon Nationals (yes, the race back in JUNE)

I've had most of this post written up for over 2 months, but I forgot about it. Here are some final numbers from Duathlon Nationals in June.Me, sister-in-law Annie, and her boy-toy Matt after Du Nationals.If you remember, in the sprint race, we had...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Aug 29, 2015

More Photos from Duathlon Nationals

Two weeks ago was the Duathlon National Championships here in St. Paul. It was a fun, hot race. (Click here for my race report.) I was surprised to hear lots of loud cheers for me half way into the race. It turns out it was a "race buddy" and old...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jun 20, 2015

Duathlon National Championships (Part 2 of 2)

Let's see... where did I leave off in my last post? Oh yes, right after this photo...Gross.I headed to the start line. We all started packing in tight, and we heard "6 minutes until the start." Oy. That's a long wait when standing shoulder-to-sho...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jun 9, 2015

Duathlon National Championships (Part 1 of 2)

Saturday was a great day in St. Paul. My sister-in-law Annie and her boyfriend Matt came into town to race with me. Matt was doing the "standard" distance of Duathlon Nationals in the morning (5K, 21.4 miles, 5K), and Annie and I were racing the "sp...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jun 8, 2015

Two Quick Pics from Duathlon Nationals

Just got showered up post-race after a SWEATY day at the Duathlon National Championships near downtown St. Paul. Here's a photo I just Instagrammed:"Coming to the finish at the Duathlon National Championships today.I really pushed the effort, and ju...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jun 6, 2015

Goals for Duathlon Nationals

On Saturday, I gave my "race course preview" for this weekend's "Duathlon Nationals" being held here in St. Paul. But I didn't give my personal thoughts on what I wanted to do at the race. Here they are:FIRST RUN: Run hard. I have to let the fast...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on Jun 4, 2015

Duathlon Nationals Race Course Preview

Well, my "A" race for the year (so far) is next weekend. I'm doing the short course race at Duathlon Nationals in St. Paul (2.5K run, 23K bike, 2.5K run - or 1.55 mile run, 14.3 mile bike, 1.55 mile run). I know Harriet Island pretty well, and I've...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 30, 2015

Gut-Busting Duathlon Workout

Yesterday, bro- and sis-in-law Matt and Angela came over to get sweaty in my garage. Yep, it was time for that "duathlon workout" that we like to do. It starts with a 10 minute warm-up on the trainer, and then right into a 1-mile run. After that,...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 26, 2015

Official Photos from the Cinco "Du" Mayo Duathlon

The race photos from the 2015 Cinco "Du" Mayo Duathlon can be found here. I actually got 3 full-sized downloads from the photographer. Those 3 files totaled 35 megabytes, so they're BIG. The photographer didn't mind me using the other images with...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 18, 2015

Results and Final Thoughts from the Oakdale Du

I published my Oakdale Duathlon race report without the results because they weren't in yet, but then I added them to that post once I saw them. If you missed it, here's how I ranked:Steve Stenzel, #166, 34, Male- 3 mile run: 17:44 (5:55 pace), 10th...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 13, 2015

Oakdale Duathlon Race Report

I was nauseous and feeling like crap the day before this race. In a moment of weakness, I stopped at Dairy Queen for lunch with the boys hoping that would help:News flash: it didn't help. But I love the comments from my twitter peeps.My sister-in-l...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 11, 2015

Today's Post-Race Awkward Prom Photo

I guess this has become my 2015 post-race tradition:That's me and my sister-in-law's boyfriend after today's Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon. My gang who showed up to race did well! Full report on Monday!p.s. Here's my first 2 awkward post-race...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 9, 2015

Final "Cinco Du" Thoughts, and Upcoming "Oakdale Du" Thoughts

I don't have many closing thoughts for my race a the Cinco "Du" Mayo Duathlon that I didn't post in my race report. I had a decent race, was really happy with my bike effort, wished my runs were a bit faster, and ended up winning on a technicality.
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 7, 2015

2015 Cinco "DU" Mayo Duathlon Race Report

Or, "The Weirdest Finish in a Duathlon."Or, "FINALLY Some Sun at This Race!"I headed out to the hills around Square Lake on Saturday for the Cinco DU Mayo Duathlon. I did this race in 2012 (finishing 2nd) and again in 2013 (where I got my first win)...
by Steve in a Speedo?! Gross! on May 4, 2015

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