The Tri Town Times 3/9/2020

The Tri Town Times 3/9/2020

Boise Local, Molly Elliot, takes 8th Overall in Clermont; New Records Set at IM New Zealand; Super League Triathlon Starts March 27th; Tonight's Seminar is on Sport Specific Strength Training for the Endurance Athlete at 5:30pm.

Weekend Race Report:
  • Local phenom Molly Elliot took 8th place overall in her first professional race this weekend in Clermont, Florida. Molly is a senior at Boise High, and will be attending the University of San Francisco on a triathlon scholarship next year. Congrats Molly!
  • Records fell once again at Ironman New Zealand with Teresa Adam and Joe Skipper winning their respective pro races in record setting time.
 
Events We're Looking Forward To:
The Super League Triathlon season opener is March 27-28th in NEOM. This event will pit superstars from the swim, bike, and run world (like Inge De Bruijin, Cadel Evans, and Paula Radcliffe) against the best multisport athletes in the world. Should be a blast to watch.
 
Training Thoughts and Updates:
Our seminar series continues tonight with Sport Specific Strength Training for the Endurance Athlete. I'll be joined by local strength and conditioning coach Brad Mitchell. Thank you Brad for sending me this great interview with strength coach Erin Carson. Erin works with triathlon greats Miranda Carfrae, Tim O'Donnell, and Flora Duffy.
 
The seminar starts at 5:30pm tonight, and as always is free to attend. Please RSVP [email protected]
 
You can find our full Spring Seminar and Event Schedule here.
 
Gear That Caught Our Attention:
Tire Pressure Calculator from Silca. This is a good start for dialing in your tire pressure if you can't do actual rolling resistance testing yourself. Note: the key is to measure your actual tire width- you cannot trust the number on the tire's sidewall.
 
Popular Social Post:
This has to be the best type of traffic congestion I can think of.
 
Quote that Struck a Chord:
"Repetition, it turned out, was less important than struggle." David Epstein.
 
I recently read Range, an excellent book by David Epstein. This book could be seen as the counter-point to Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, whose equally fantastic book frequently mentions the 10,000 hour rule. The 10,000 hour rule claims that to be "world class" at something you must find a way to put in that much practice over 10 years (~3hrs per day, every day, for 10 years). Epstein advocates that exposing yourself to genuine struggle across a range of disciplines develops deeper learning and skill development. Both books are a fantastic read and highly relevant to athletes and life in general.

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