This week: Caffeine consumption; the Krebs cycle, quote on confidence.
Image: Scott Conover in Moab, UT.
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
The world's best short-course triathletes competed in WTCS Bermuda this weekend, with Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Flora Duffy winning her home-town race by holding off American Taylor Knibb. Frenchman Vincent Luis, who has been battling injuries for over two years, took his first win in 26 months.
Training thoughts and updates:
A recent meta-analysis finds that reducing your caffeine consumption before a race does not necessarily improve the ergonomic benefits of caffeine on race day.
Read my personal notes on caffeine.
Quote that struck a chord:
"You have to be confident in who you are, not aggressive, or arrogant, or passive. You have to confident in all the work you've done.... but you have to be humble to recognize you never arrive, you always have to keep learning. As soon as you think you've arrived, that is when everything falls apart." - Dr. Craig Manning, Sports Psychologist.
This quote comes from Braydon Bringhurst's film "8600FT", a film I watched while riding the trainer the other day. I cannot recommend it more. It's an inspiring story of one man's goal to climb the Whole Enchilada trail in Moab- a trail that is a massive challenge to descend, and nearly impossible to climb.
If you have a moment to spare:
How we get energy from the food we eat: a "digestible" overview of the Krebs cycle.
Train smart, and have a great week!
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