The Tri Town Times: 5/18/20

The Tri Town Times: 5/18/20

Ironman World Championships and 70.3 World Championships has been rescheduled; Our Community Open Water Swim starts today; Our Community Threshold Ride starts Tuesday with a new course.

Hi all,
 
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
 
Weekend "Rescheduled" Race Report:
  • Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii has been rescheduled from October 10th to February 6th, 2021. February is a historically important month for Ironman: the first Ironman distance race was held on February 18th, 1978 on Oahu.
  • The Ironman 70.3 World Championships, originally scheduled for November 28th-29th in Taupo, New Zealand will also be rescheduled with the new race date TBD.
 
Training Thoughts and Updates:
  • Our free open water swim workouts start today at 6pm at Quinn's Pond. The pond temps are in the low to mid 60's- wetsuits are highly recommended. The public changing rooms and restrooms are closed, please plan accordingly.
  • Our Threshold Ride starts Tuesday at 6pm this week. I will be leading a mellow-paced tour of the new route leaving the shop at 5:30pm. All details can be found on our Workout Calendar.
  • A study published in Norway shows that less frequent, but longer duration interval sessions elicited a better training response than more frequent, but shorter internals. This is in line with the current practices: possibly due to the added recovery time between hard workouts.
 
Quote that Struck a Chord:
"What I've seen to set apart great teams from good is a brutal focus on prioritization. This means generating an absurd amount of ideas and throwing 99% of them out of the window, to focus on the 1% that have the highest impact." - Erik Bernhardsson
 
If You Have a Moment to Spare:
 
Have a great week!
 
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town
 
You can find the last 3 editions of the Tri Town Times here: edition 108107, and 106.
 
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