This Week: Amateurs talk strategy, pros talk logistics. A key training ride by Tadej Pogacar.
Image: Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah.
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
On a hot and humid day, Skye Moench and Matt Hanson won the Ironman North American Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Events I'm looking forward to:
- The sold out Team MPI Swim Clinic is this Saturday at Quinn's Pond.
- The 9-5 mountain bike race is this Saturday at Jug Mountain.
- The Pacific Crest Endurance Festival is this weekend in Bend, Oregon.
- 70.3 Coeur d'Alene is Sunday, June 26th.
Training thoughts and updates:
What a key training ride looks like for a Tour de France champion, w/ Tadej Pogacar.
Quote that struck a chord:
American General Omar Bradley once said, "Amateurs talk strategy. Pros talk logistics."
He was referring to the importance of putting first things first.
What good is your combat strategy if you do not have enough fuel to get your troops to the front line? What good is your huge army if you do not have the food to feed them?
Talking strategy is fun and sexy. Logistic can be tedious and boring. This is not to say strategy is unimportant, but it only becomes important once the logistics are ironed out.
Amateurs talk about the color of their bike.
Amateurs talk about the value of the boa laces on their shoes.
Amateurs talk about the 'speed dimples' on their wheels and clothing.
Amateurs talk about all the supplements they take.
Pros talk about the importance of showing up every day, putting in the work.
Pros talk about the importance of eating whole and healthy foods.
Pros talk about making the necessary sacrifice off the field, so that they can reach a new level of performance on the field.
Pros talk about putting first things first.
Pros don't talk at all, they simply let their legs do the talking for them.
Train smart, and have a great week!
Tri Town Bicycles
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