Miranda Carfrae and Tim O'Donnell dominate Augusta 70.3; Tiger Woods is back; one speed athletes; 184mph on a bike
Here is your weekly TT Times update:
Weekend Race Report-
- Miranda Carfrae and her husband Tim O'Donnell showed great form leading into Kona by winning Augusta 70.3 yesterday against strong fields.
- The popular St. Lukes Fit One event was Saturday under perfect conditions, with many athletes setting PR's in the 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Results here.
- Not related to triathlon, but worth mentioning: Tiger Woods won his first tournament in 1,876 days. I don't follow golf closely, but I know he has had to overcome multiple back surgeries and personal demons over the last 5 years to get to where he is today.
Events We're Looking Forward To-
Mostly eastern-based races coming up this weekend with Ironman Maryland on Saturday, and Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday.
Training Thoughts and Updates-
Many athletes say they "have only one speed" or "can't go slow" on their recovery or easy days. If this sounds like you, I recommend taking a moment to check your ego, and read this article
on how the fastest distance runner in the world trains.
Popular Social Post-
Dutch professional triathlete Els Visser won Ironman Maastricht almost 6 weeks ago, yet was recently disqualified
for cutting the swim course. This is a tough situation, as she was apparently directed off course (around a buoy) by an official, and no official action was taken for almost 6 weeks.
Quote that Struck a Chord-
"A man's usefulness depends upon his living up to his ideals insofar as he can.
It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer, nobler type of manhood.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life."
If you have a few moments to spare-
And I thought going 60mph on my bike was impressive.... try 184mph
Have a great week!