Xterra World Championships; Super League Malta; Air Relax recovery boots.
Here is your weekly TT Times update:
Weekend Race Report-
- The Xterra World Championships on Sunday was one of the hardest in recent memory, with a week of rain prior to the race turning the bike and run course into thick, energy sapping mud. Rom Akerson, a relatively unknown triathlete from Costa Rica took the men's title, while 2x champion Lesley Paterson took the women's.
- Super League Malta took place this weekend, and as always the racing was intense and perfect to watch for winter trainer workouts. Frenchmen Vincent Luis took the men's title, while the women's podium was dominated by Americans with Katie Zaferes taking the top spot.
- The swim was cancelled at 70.3 Waco in Texas this weekend. First pack swimmer Andrew Starykowicz didn't let that hold him back, as he averaged an amazing 28.5 mph average on the 56mile bike (1hr 58min bike time) then held on during the run to win over a competitive field. Haley Chura took the women's title with a dominating run split.
Events We're Looking Forward To-
The aftermath of Hurricane Michael has required the Florida Ironman to move the race date from this Saturday to Sunday, and the race location from Panama City to Haines City (about 6hrs drive away).
Training Thoughts and Updates-
Great insight from Daniela Ryf's coach on the challenges Daniela has had to overcome over the last two seasons, and why she may be the greatest Ironwoman of all time.
Progress is coming along well on the new shop, and thank you to everyone who has stopped by to tour the building. Our time frame for the move is still relatively open, as we are waiting on city inspections and permits. We'll post pictures of our progress soon.
Gear that Caught Our Attention-
Pro triathletes Guy Crawford and Kate Bevilaqua let me take some of their recovery tools for a 'test ride' yesterday. I was impressed with the Compex Muscle Stimulator and Air Relax Recovery boots, and even more impressed with how much the price point has dropped on these type of recovery tools over the years.
Quote that Struck a Chord-
“When I caught Ruben, I was going hard and decided I needed to slow down so I wouldn’t blow up. But then I thought no. I’m going to go as hard as I can and dig as deep as I can and if I blow up I blow up, but I’m going to give it a shot.”
-Rom Akerson after his win in Maui at the Xterra World Champs.
Have a great week!