The Tri Town Times: 9/13/21

The Tri Town Times: 9/13/21

Insight into Kipchoge's training; Tim Gallway quote

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

- Tri Town coach Ricardo Valverde finished the ITU Long Course World Championships in Almere, Netherlands yesterday. Congrats Ricardo!

Events I'm looking forward to:

- Boise has a strong group of local athletes competing along side of some the best triathletes in the world this weekend at the 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah. The World Champs will be hosted in St. George both this year and next. Additionally, some notable pro athletes will not be competing this year.

- The inaugural 70.3 Washington is this Sunday in Maple Valley.

- The Bear Lake Brawl is becoming a popular race for local athletes, and is this Saturday on the Idaho/Utah border.

Training thoughts:
An insightful article into the training, diet, and life of the marathon great Eliud Kipchoge. A few takeaways:

- The importance of his training group and community. I believe this is often a highly underrated component in an athletes success.

- Averages ~6200 miles a year (120m/wk) of running. A good reminder of the importance of volume for the endurance athlete.

- Building a routine and being consistent is the key to feeling prepared and having a "calm mind".

- You can watch "Kipchoge, the Last Milestone" on Amazon Prime.

Shop ops:
The annual Tri Swap is October 2nd and 3rd. We have hosted this swap and store sale for over 8 years, and it continues to be a popular way to buy or sell used and new gear. Remember to drop off your gently used gear the week of the swap: anytime between September 27th and October 1st.
Quote that struck a chord:
From the great Tim Gallwey:
"The surfer waits for the big wave because he values the challenge it presents. He values the obstacles the wave puts between him and the his goal of riding the wave to the beach. Why? Because it is those very obstacles, the size and churning power of the wave, which draw the surfer his greatest effort. It is only against the big wave that he is required to use all his skill, all his courage, all his concentration, to overcome; only then can he realize the true limits of his capacities. At that point he often attains his peak. In other words, the more challenging the obstacle he faces, the greater the opportunity for the surfer to discover and extend his true potential."
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town Bicycles
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