The Tri Town Times: 9/2/19

The Tri Town Times: 9/2/19

ITU Sprint and Olympic World Champs; Heavy lifting for the endurance athlete; Triathlon Swap.

Hi all,
Happy Labor Day! We're closed today, and please note our new open hours that go into effect tomorrow. Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend Race Report-

- The ITU Sprint and Olympic Distance World Championships took place in Lausanne, Switzerland this weekend. Congrats to local athletes Brian Grant, Petra Hartmanova, and Travis Wood who all took top 20 or better in their respective age groups. Results here.

- American Katie Zaferes won the Grand Final and World Triathlon Series Championship in Lausanne in dominate fashion. Katie will be a key player to watch at the Tokyo Olympics next year and anchors the strong US women's team.

Events We're Looking Forward To:

- The 70.3 World Championships is this Saturday (women's race) and Sunday (men's race) in Nice, France.

- Steve Andrews Fall Sprint Triathlon is the last local triathlon of the season and takes place September 13th (swim) and 14th (bike/run). Support the local racing scene by registering here.

Shop Ops-
Tri Town will be closing at 6pm during the weekdays starting tomorrow, September 3rd (Fall Hours):

- Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm

- Sat: 10am-4pm

- Sun: Closed

Training Thoughts and Updates-
It's a bit counterintuitive for the endurance athlete, but lifting for strength, speed, and power is often the most productive way to spend your time in the weight room. A short, ~30 minute session conducted twice per week with a focus on just a few key movements is often enough to gain or maintain strength and help prevent injury.

- This recent article from the crew at Training Peaks provides a good summary of the key exercises (note the quick, explosive movements).

- The best 'bang for buck' core exercise I've ever come across is "7 Way Hips". If you can find time for nothing else, find time for this.

- Been doing 7 Way Hips for a while now? Consider adding these core exercisesto your routine and read about the value of developing lateral gluteal strength.

- This podcast with world renown strength/conditioning coach Ryan Flaherty is one of my favorite and does a great job of summarizing this strength training method.

Gear That Caught Our Attention-

- Our Annual Triathlon Swap is on the calendar for Oct 5 and 6th. By or sell racing-grade equipment at this popular event.

- Some of our 2019 bikes are on sale now.

Quote that Struck a Chord-
Often I see athletes show up for competition with nothing but time goals on their mind. How much of the journey are they missing due to this singular focus? I've written briefly on this topic before, and this passage from Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf brought the topic back to mind:
"If you look at something as a test, then you will focus only on passing the test instead of maximizing your growth through the experience. Over time, the person who is simply focused on maximizing what they can learn and how they can grow will become much greater than the person who sees life as one continual test to prove themselves."
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town



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