The Tri Town Times: 5/17/21

The Tri Town Times: 5/17/21

WTS Yokohama; high intensity interval training on mitochondrial adaptation.

Hi all,
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend Race Report:
The World Triathlon Series (WTS) Yokohama race this weekend was a key test event for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on July 26th-31st. Two American's secured their slots on the Olympic team: Taylor Knipp won the women's race outright, and Morgan Pearson ran himself from 35th place off the bike to 3rd place overall. Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway won the men's race.
Training thoughts and updates:

- Need to start swimming in the open water? Join us for open water swim workouts on Mondays at 6pm, and/or Saturdays at 7am. All swims take place at Quinn's Pond. Water temp is about 61-62 degrees, wetsuits highly recommended. These workouts are free to anyone who would like to attend.

- An interesting study looking at the affect of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on mitochondrial adaptation. Note the study was intentionally taking the HIIT training to excess, and after 2 weeks of HIIT the researchers found serious impairment to mitochondrial function and glucose tolerance, as well as a plateau in power output. There is no doubt that HIIT training is important to reach peak fitness, but for the long course triathlete a good recommendation may be to find the "lowest effective dose" to trigger the response you're looking for.

Quote that struck a chord:
When one of the greatest players in history puts their success in perspective:
"During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ball player will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played 7 years without hitting the ball." - Mickey Mantle.
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town Bicycles
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