Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend Race Report:
- Local athletes contested the Virtual Spring Sprint Triathlon course this past week. Denis Pyryev (see banner image from this Tri Town Times) recorded the fastest men's time with a balanced performance, and Suzan Racchetto-Madrigal clocked the fastest women's time that also placed her top 10 overall.
- 7x Grand Tour Champion Alberto Contador took a break from retirement to drop the Everesting record yet again. The 37 year old climbed a short, steep hill in Spain 78 times to shave a further 2.5 minutes off the record.
- Local cycling star Chloe Dygert took second in Stage 3 of the Virtual Tour de France.
Training Thoughts and Updates:
You can be hard on yourself, while still being kind to yourself. This simple thought has been on my mind lately. I believe nobody should hold you to a higher standard than you hold yourself, and this can be done while treating yourself with fairness and kindness.
Quote that Struck a Chord:
"Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better. The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.
Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others.
Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful. See the victories not as proof of your supremacy, but as opportunities to offer more value to life. See the defeats not as personal affronts, but as chances to learn and grow stronger.
Take care not to waste your time in delusions of grandeur. Embrace the power of confident humility, and live well." - Ralph Marston.
If You Have a Moment to Spare:
- 4x Tour de France Champion Chris Froome has confirmed that he is leaving Team Ineos (priorly known as Team Sky) at the end of this season. Team Ineos, the richest team in professional cycling, has three prior tour champions on the roster: Froome, Geraint Thomas, and last year's champion Egan Bernal.
- Yoshizo Shimano, third son of Shimano founder Shozaburo Shimano, passed away recently at the age of 85. Yoshizo is largely responsible for introducing the world to Shimano parts: founding Shimano America in 1965, and Shimano Europe in 1972.
Have a great week!