The Tri Town Times: 6/24/24

The Tri Town Times: 6/24/24

What are we intentionally not busy with?

Hi all,


Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:



Last week's highlights:

- Congrats to the over 250 athletes who competed at the Treasure Valley Triathlon. It was great seeing many of you out there. Results here.

- I counted almost 70 local athletes competing at 70.3 Coeur d'Alene yesterday. Due to high winds, the swim course was shortened to 500 yards. Results here.

- The 9 to 5 endurance mountain bike race was on Saturday at Jug Mountain Ranch. Results here.



Events I'm looking forward to:

- The Twilight Criterium is on Saturday, June 29th.

- The Boise Mountain Bike Festival is on Saturday, June 29th, at the Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

- The Bogus Basin Hill Climb is on Sunday, June 30th.

- The Tour de France starts June 29th in Florance, Italy. I recommend checking out the Tour de France: Unchained series on Netflix to build the stoke leading into this year's race.

- The grueling 170-mile Olympic Road Race will be held on August 3rd. Local professional Matteo Jorgenson has been selected for Team USA.



Quote that struck a chord:

"It's not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau.


The people who rise to the top of their field tend to be "busy" doing the most important things. The more things they add to their list, the less likely they are to reach the top of their field. 


For a successful athlete, "busy" may mean family, training, and recovery. 


For a less successful athlete, "busy" may mean family, work, training, TV watching, social media, and weekend parties. 


Maybe an equally good question is, "What are you intentionally not busy with?" 


The question is rather easy to answer if you know exactly what you want and almost impossible to answer if you don't. It implies that we must make sacrifices and compromises when we commit to a goal. Being really good at something may require us being quite bad at something else, and that's okay, so long as we're intentional about what we're bad at. 


Start by being clear about exactly what you want, then get busy doing it. 



If you have a moment to spare:

- Obstacle course swimming. (X/Twitter)



Have a great week!


Antonio Gonzalez

Tri Town Bicycles


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