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.
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.
- 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:
- Trained more
- Followed the training plan more closely
- Developed strong coach-athlete relationships
- Developed both fitness and technical ability
- Did not get injured
Quote that Struck a Chord:
From James Clear:
"A few things needed to achieve exceptional results:
- Quantity: take lots of shots.
- Quality: take thoughtful shots.
- Consistency: keep shooting for a long time.
- Feedback: take better shots over time.
- 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!
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