This week: Knibb and Blummenfelt win 70.3 World Champs; study reviewing variety of lifts for strength training; commuting by bike bus.
Image: Tri Town rider in St. George, Utah.
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
- 24 year old American Taylor Knibb dominated the 70.3 World Championships in St. George, becoming the youngest woman in history to do so. Read a race review here.
- Kristian Blummenfelt won the 70.3 World Champs in a very tight men's race. The race came down to an epic battle on the run with American Ben Kanute. Read a race review here.
- Katie Ledecky broke the 1500m short course world record by 10 seconds on Sunday. By the 800m mark she had broken the US record for that distance, and just missed the 800m world record by 1 second.
Events I'm looking forward to:
We have just two slots remaining for our 2-day Mobility for Endurance Athletes clinic in mid November. All details here.
Training thoughts and updates:
A review of 8 studies found that mixing up and varying your strength training routine did not necessarily improve muscle hypertrophy (size) or strength, and in some cases may be a detriment. My experience has found it most practical to follow the "KISS" (keep it simple) method and focus on a few key movements specific to your sport. Read my personal notes on strength training, or better yet, attend our Mobility for Endurance Athletes clinic.
Quote that struck a chord:
"It is difficult to accept that the best learning road is slow, and that doing poorly now is essential for better performance later. It is so deeply counterintuitive that it fools the learners themselves, learning deeply means learning slowly." - David Epstein in Range.
If you have a moment to spare:
- This warms my heart: commuting to school on the "Bike Bus".
- I'm looking forward to this: "8600FT" is a film about local mountain bike legend Braydon Bringhurst and his attempt to climb Moab's Whole Enchilada trail. The feature length film will be released on Youtube on November 2nd.
Train smart, and have a great week!
Tri Town Bicycles
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