The Tri Town Times: 8/23/21

The Tri Town Times: 8/23/21

Ironman World Champs postponed; creating your own training recipe; developing the right work ethic.

Hi all,
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:

- The endlessly versatile Cam Wurf won Ironman Denmark yesterday on the back of a dominate bike split. Wurf is not only a professional triathlete, but also competed in rowing in the 2004 Olympics and currently rides as a professional cyclist for UCI team Ineos Grenadiers.

- Kristian Blummenfelt continues his dominate 2021 season by winning WTCS Edmonton and taking the overall World Championship Series title. Taylor Knibb of the USA also continues a strong 2021 season by winning the women's race.

- Keep an eye on Seth Rider: this young triathlete just took 4th place in the WTCS Grand Final in Edmonton, 9th in the World Championship series, the best ever finish in the WTCS by an American male. 

Events I'm looking forward to:

- The Collins Cup is this Saturday: the made-for-TV format and international competition seems to be the future for professional triathlon. I'm especially excited as Boise's Jocelyn McCauley is part of Team USA and may be selected to compete this weekend. Watch this video to see how the Collins Cup works.

- The Ironman World Championships on Hawaii has been postponed to February 5th, 2022. COVID-19 is worse in Hawaii than at any other time during the pandemic. The Ironman World Championships typically take place on the second Saturday in October.

Training thoughts:
Refine your training plan and process just like a chef would refine a recipe. A master chef knows that certain ingredients are needed to achieve a certain result, but the exact ratio of those ingredients may change based on individual preferences and circumstances. If this is true, then finding the best 'training recipe' is simply a matter of using the mix of ingredients we know work well together, while experimenting with the recipe to find what works best for you.
How do you go about developing your personal recipe? Start by writing down what you've done before, and then write down what you think you should do. Then get to work, try it out, and adjust the recipe based on the results.
p.s. All great chefs keep excellent notes. :-)
Quote that struck a chord:
Stephen Hawking's advice to his children:
"One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.
Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away."
Closing thought:
An alternate definition of a good work ethic: not killing yourself in any one session, but showing up every day, without complaint, staying positive, and not making excuses.
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town Bicycles
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