The Tri Town Times: 4/19/21

The Tri Town Times: 4/19/21

Cycling threshold power in relation to heart rate (strong correlation); race wheels available to rent; view yourself as a sculptor, not a painter.

Hi all,
Training thoughts and updates:

> Open water swims start today at Quinn's Pond. I measured the water at 59 degrees on Saturday afternoon (increased 4 degrees in a week). We'll be toeing the waterline around 6pm, and use today as an 'acclimation' swim. Travis Wood will be leading an entry-level open water swim workout of about 1-2k yards (depending upon ability). Open to everyone.


> Interesting research looking at the correlation of threshold cycling power and heart rate in cool vs hot temperatures. As expected, power dropped significantly in the hot environment, but the heart rate at threshold stayed consistent. Meaning? Your heart rate is fair indicator of effort despite temperature. Prioritizing cooling on hot days is always important, as well as adjusting your power/pace expectations accordingly. This research was run in part by Dan Plews, who is a Ironman Hawaii course record holder, PhD in Exercise Physiology, and triathlon coach. He runs the excellent Endure IQ website.

Shop Ops:
We have a few more sets of disc-brake ready race wheels from HED Cycling available to rent for St. George 70.3 and other events this season. Wheels come with Grand Prix 5000's clinchers tires, and we adjust/set the wheels to your bike. Details here.
Quote that struck a chord:
"Live life with purpose, and you will figure out who you are."
Seth Godin's interpretation of a quote from Dolly Parton (Figure out who you are, and do it with purpose).
A Closing Thought:
An analogy inspired by Arthur Brooks:
You may think of building your life as a painter working with a blank canvas. As time goes on, you continue adding more and more to it until you have your personal masterpiece.
But what if you think of yourself as a sculptor, not a painter? You start with all the clay and stone you need, and you create your masterpiece by removing all the unnecessary parts. In the end, all that is left is that which is truly necessary.
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town Bicycles
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