This Week: A way to identify the performance level of various athletes.
Image: Climbing Bogus Basin Road with Tri Town coach Ricardo Valverde.
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
- Dani Fischer of Greenfield, Indiana and Mathew Guenter of Boulder, Colorado won the USAT National Championship on Saturday. Local athlete Rachel Tatko took 10th overall in the Olympic race, while Petra Hartmanova and Matt Duniphan took 2nd in their respective age groups.
- Local athletes had a strong showing yesterday at Ironman Alaska: Toby Miller won his age group and Kenny McDaniel took second in his age group (6th overall).
Events I'm looking forward to:
- It's not too late to register for the Bogus Basin Hill Climb. Race starts at 8am this Saturday.
- It's also not too late to register for the Wild Ride USAT Off-Road Triathlon in McCall this Saturday.
- The Leadville 100 mountain bike race is this Saturday.
Training thoughts and updates:
An interesting way of looking at the performance level of various athletes. Tier 0 (sedentary) through Tier 5 (world class). It is especially important to consider the caliber of an athlete when reading an intervention study. For example, the paper points out that beetroot juice/nitrate is considered an evidence-based performance enhancing supplement based mostly on studies in lower-caliber athletes, whereas elite athletes do not appear to obtain the same benefits.
Quote that struck a chord:
"At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: 'I have to go to work- as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I'm going to do what I was born for- the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?" - Marcus Aurelius
Train smart, and have a great week!
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