The Tri Town Times: 5/28/18

Memorial Day demo and sale; Giro d'Italia; swimming hip position exercise; triathlon bike fit positioning

Hi all,
 
Happy Memorial Day! Hope you're having a great extended holiday weekend. Here is your weekly TT Times update:
 
Shop Ops-
  • The shop is closed today but will be back to normal hours tomorrow morning.
  • Even though we're closed you can still shop our website and use discount code "MemorialDay10" to receive 10% off any online order.
 
Weekend Race Report-
  • The Giro d'Italia wrapped up this weekend with controversial cyclist Chris Froome becoming the first British winner of the historic race. A long solo attack won him the Pink jersey on Friday, and he held onto his lead for the last two stages. Froome is currently being investigated for doping. Twitter almost broke under drama.
 
Events We're Looking Forward To-
  • Lyle Pearson 200 (and 100) is this Saturday. The scenic 200 mile team relay race, or 100 mile solo ride takes riders over tough climbs, past the Sawtooth mountains, and ends in Sun Valley. We have a few teams and individual riders competing this year.
  • An erupting volcano will not prevent the start of 70.3 Hawaii this Saturday. A few locals will be competing on the Big Island this weekend- swimming, biking, and running on much of the same course as the World Championship race.
 
Training Thoughts and Updates-
  • No structured group swim today in observance of the holiday, but we'll be back at it next Monday at 6pm.
  • Hips dropping while you swim? Try this exercise (skip to 4min 18sec to get right into the exercise) to help bring those hips up (fair warning: this guy is quite a character! But trust me this is a great exercise for many athletes).
 
Quote that Struck a Chord-
  • "Greatness is there, if we'd simply wake up and commit ourselves to working our butts off." - Gordo Byrn, Ultraman World Champion.
 
If you have 10min to spare-
  • A lot of bike fitting discussion focuses moving bike parts around to accommodate the cyclist, but in the pursuit of speed the keen cyclist knows how they 'hold' their body on the bike is almost as important as the fit itself. This video from GTN with top cyclist Matt Bottrill does a great job of explaining some simple things any triathlete can do to gain some free speed.
 
Have a great week!
 
Antonio G
Tri Town

 

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