Announcement of Team Tri Town
From the beginning, Tri Town was founded on serving, training, coaching, and educating our clients. Typically, we focused on doing this on an individual basis through our Private Coaching
or organic interactions in the store. Despite our background in coaching, we have never had a formally structured "team".
We would like to change that.
I'd like to formally announce the formation of Team Tri Town
. This team is unlike anything you've been a part of before: we are one part triathlon training/racing team, another part experimental group designed to flesh out and test ways to improve athletic performance. Built around a season training calendar, participants can join in on various 'studies' throughout the season to test various training methods, equipment, and ideas. All of this with the purpose to determine what methods work best for you.
Our most immediate goal is St. George 70.3, but we're currently working on building out the rest of the season after that. For this, we could use your input: what events are you training for and most interested in?
Training technically starts next Monday, but you can join in anytime. Even if you're not training specifically for St. George, I believe you'll find a lot of value in this Team format. If you're interested in being a part of this team, or just want to learn more, please check out the Team Tri Town page on our website
. Alternatively, email me at [email protected]
and I'll explain in more detail.
And now for your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Training thoughts and updates:
There are forces at work to build a new 50 meter pool in Boise. The Great Boise Auditorium District
has offered to help fund the project. The pool would be dedicated for lap swimming and competition purposes. Stay posted.
- Nathan and Linda Lloyd have purchased Georges Cycles- a long running and iconic bike shop here in Boise. Georges Cycles has been instrumental in developing the cycling scene in Boise for almost 50 years. I personally am grateful to prior owners Mike Cooley and Tom Platt for giving me my start in the bicycle industry almost 20 years ago.
- SRAM recently purchased Time Pedals from the Rossignol Group. We may see a pedal-based power meter option come from this relationship. This may also explain why SRAM recently shut down their PowerTap division- which manufactured a pedal-based power meter called the "P2".
Quote that struck a chord:
"The challenge is not to learn more, but rather to ignore more so that you can focus on the principles and few techniques that are important." -Garr Reynolds
If you have a moment to spare:
- A good message from Ironman CEO Andrew Messick on when Ironman can safely conduct races again.
- When it comes to cross training for triathlon, I've always considered rowing second to only nordic skiing. This is a bit extreme, but 21 year old Jasmine Harrison of England just rowed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. She is the youngest woman to complete the crossing solo, and did it by rowing approximately 12 hours per day for 70 days.
Have a great week!
Tri Town Bicycles
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