The Tri Town Times: 9/14/20

The Tri Town Times: 9/14/20

The TDF continues to entertain with unseen upsets and comebacks; We prepare for our Tri Swap and Annual Sale; The covid-approved Bear Lake Brawl takes place this weekend; Study on High- vs. Low-Responders Following a 6-Month training block.

Hi all,
Heres is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend Race Report:
Egan Bernal, last year's Tour de France Champion, lost over 7 minutes on a critical mountain stage and is now completely out of contention. This is also the first time in 8 years Team Ineos Grenadiers (Team Sky) does not have a rider in contention to win the race. Primoz Roglič, the world's top ranked cyclist on the Jumbo Visma team, continues to hold the Yellow Jersey.
Events We're Looking Forward To:
  • The Bear Lake Brawl on the Utah/Idaho border is this Saturday. The event hosts a spring, olympic, half, and full distance triathlon. The half distance triathlon will also have a true professional field- one of the few professional triathlons taking place this season in the USA. Because of this, the pro field is turning into a who's who of triathlon, with the Professional Triathlon Organization putting up a $20,000 prize purse.
  • The Tri Swap: October 3rd and 4th from 10am-4pm @ Tri Town Bicycles. We will be hosting our popular annual store sale and swap event this year, albeit with a variety of changes to address the realities of the times. Please see our updated Tri Swap page for all details.
Training Thoughts and Updates:
  • What makes a triathlon "Covid 19 Approved"? Here are the steps the Bear Lake Brawl race directors are taking to host this event.
  1. Interesting study looking at the difference between low and high responders to training over a 6 month period in cross country skiers. What were the key differences? The high responders:
  2. Trained more
  3. Followed the training plan more closely
  4. Developed strong coach-athlete relationships
  5. Developed both fitness and technical ability
  6. Did not get injured
Quote that Struck a Chord:
From James Clear:
"A few things needed to achieve exceptional results:
  1. Quantity: take lots of shots.
  2. Quality: take thoughtful shots.
  3. Consistency: keep shooting for a long time.
  4. Feedback: take better shots over time.
  5. Luck: get a few favorable bounces."
If You Have a Moment to Spare:
It's impossible to watch this short clip and not smile.
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town
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