The Tri Town Times: 10/1/18

The Tri Town Times: 10/1/18

Super League Tri series; Boise High Girls Team in the Top 10 Nationally; Talbot Cox' Kona video series; tapering; distance per stroke vs stroke rate; new Cervelo S5.

Here is your weekly TT Times update:
 
Weekend Race Report-

- Have you heard about the Super League Triathlon series? If not, you're missing out on the world's best triathletes competing in a spectator friendly, high octane race format that broadcasts live. This past weekend's series of races were held in Jersey, off the coast of Normandy. The men's races were dominated by Frenchman Vincent Luis, and the women's by American Katie Zaferes.

- Boise High School's girls cross country team has broken into top 10 nationally. Jenny Tobin, an ex-professional triathlete, is a team coach and keeps these youth busy running the foothills around Boise. Congrats team!

- Ironman Chattanooga's course was changed last minute to a time-trial start duathlon due to record flooding. A few locals made the journey to Tennessee to compete, congrats to all.

Events We're Looking Forward To-
All eyes are on Kona, just two weeks away now. Keep an eye on Talbot Cox' Kona video series to stay in the loop as we approach race day.
 
Training Thoughts and Updates-

- A good refresher on tapering. Tapering is simple, yet highly personal when it comes to the duration of your taper.

- Many swimmers understand the value of "distance per stroke"- or how many strokes it takes you to complete one length of the pool. But taking that concept too far will often result in slow swim times, difficulty breathing (because your stroke rate is too low), and poor results in rough open water. This refresher from Olympic Champion Sheila Taormina helps clarify the balance between stroke count and stroke rate.

 
Gear that Caught Our Attention-
Cervelo releases their new S5 aero road bike today. Aerodynamic frame, disc brakes, proprietary cockpit, and cables fully hidden inside the frame are the requirements now for high end road bikes.
 
Popular Social Post-
I'll be thinking of this during my next open water swim.
 
Quote that Struck a Chord-
“It’s not in my power how long I will live, but rather how long I will truly exist.” Seneca
 
If you have a few moments to spare-
I can't imagine a better video to motivate you through a 1 hour trainer ride than the Super League Triathlon races.
 
Have a great week!
 
Antonio G
Tri Town

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