2018 Ironman World Champs; Peter Snell training week; 3D printed aerobats for Patrick Lange; Ego is the Enemy; and How Much Faster are Athletes today?
Here is your weekly TT Times update:
Weekend Race Report-
It was a relatively quiet week on the racing front.
Events We're Looking Forward To-
The Ironman World Championships is this Saturday, and we'll be playing the event live at the shop if you happen to swing by.
632 Americans qualified for the 'Big Show', and a solid group of locals are among them:
- Bryan Shiflett
- Erin Crum
- Jeff Mutchie
- Jocelyn McCauley- Female Pro
- Laura and Gentry Yost
- Liza Rachetto
- Margaret Hepworth
- Steve Hodges
- Todor Azuturo
Congrats to all who have qualified for this historic race!
And here is my best guess at how the professional podium will look:
The men: 1st- Lionel Sanders, 2nd- Patrick Lange, 3rd- Sebastian Kienle
The women: 1st- Daniela Ryf, 2nd- Jocelyn McCauley, 3rd- Lucy Charles.
Training Thoughts and Updates-
- This rare and detailed look into the training of one of the best distance runners of all time shows that even athletes training for short distance events put in big training volume.
- Go to the 5min 50sec mark of this video and listen carefully to the pacing advice from Lionel Sanders. This sound advice applies as much to the swim and bike as it does to the run.
Gear that Caught Our Attention-
A short video on the 3D printed aerobars for 2017 Ironman World Champion Patrick Lange.
Quote that Struck a Chord-
Today's quote came to mind after watching the post-fight riot during the Connor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC fight:
“Your potential, the absolute best you’re capable of—that’s the metric to measure yourself against. Winning is not enough. People can get lucky and win. People can be assholes and win. Anyone can win. But not everyone is the best possible version of themselves.” Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy
If you have a few moments to spare-
The world record marathon time has dropped almost 90 minutes since 1904. So just how much faster have athletes become in the last 100 years? The answer, not as much as you may think.
Have a great week!