The Tri Town Times: 2/25/19

The Tri Town Times: 2/25/19

Zaferes wins Superleague; personal nature of running cadence; Norwegians dominate best VO2 max numbers; Cervelo P5 Disc spy photos.

Hi all,
 
Here is your weekly TT Times update:
 
Weekend Race Report-
Superleague racing is back with the first race of the season in Singapore. The Saturday "eliminator" format race was won by American Katie Zaferes and Englishman Jonathan Brownlee. The Sunday "enduro" format swim, bike, run (three times through nonstop) on Sunday was won by Frenchwoman Cassandra Beaugrand in a sprint finish over Katie Zaferes, and Frenchman Vincent Luis.
 
Events We're Looking Forward To-

- The Idaho Nordic Cross Country Ski Organization is looking for support in building an XC ski trail just off 36th St in the North End of Boise. This would be a huge asset to the local cross country ski community, especially for the youth ski racers. You can learn more on the Idaho Nordic page, and show your support for the cause by signing up for a free Idaho Nordic membership.

- Ironman New Zealand is this Saturday. Local professional triathlete Jocelyn McCauley is in Taupo with hopes to repeat her 2017 race winning performance.

 
Training Thoughts and Updates-

- A thoughtful article on the individual nature of running cadence on performance.

- Norway won the medal count at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, no small feat for a country of only 5 million people. The three highest VO2 max scores ever recorded were also from Norwegians, and this article dives into interesting detail on why that may be.

 
Gear that Caught Our Attention-
Spy photos of the soon-to-be-released Cervelo P5 Disc are starting to show up. It appears like Cervelo has taken some of the best elements of the P5x and integrated those features into the P5 platform. I'll be looking forward to seeing the finished product in our shop soon.
 
Quote that Struck a Chord-
In the end, it’s extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness, and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?” – Jesse Owens
 
If you have a few moments to spare-
Another dose of practical and no bull-shit Ironman training advice from Lionel Sanders.
 
Have a great week!
 
Antonio G
Tri Town

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