WIN­NERS DON’T:

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - KONA PREVIEW -

NEED TO BE FIRST OUT OF THE WA­TER OR EVEN NEAR TWO MIN­UTES BE­HIND FIRST OUT OF THE WA­TER; IT’S ONLY 10% OF THEIR FIN­ISH TIME.

NEED TO TRY TO WIN ON THE BIKE COURSE OF­TEN THE URGE, WE REC­OG­NIZED, OF CY­CLISTS, AND ES­PE­CIALLY POW­ER­HOUSE RIDERS WAS TO BLAST THROUGH THE BIKE COURSE; YOU ARE BET­TER TO RE­LAX A BIT.

NEED TO HOLD BACK BE­CAUSE, IF THEY HAVE EM­PLOYED TOPS, MORE THAN LIKELY, THEY’RE IN PUR­SUIT OF A SPEEDY MARATHON.

What does that all mean? Com­bin­ing the bike and swim per­cent­ages of the racer’s fin­ish time would tell the tale. Ath­letes who didn’t ex­pend ex­tra­or­di­nary en­ergy in the wa­ter and on the Queen K to Hawi and back had a com­bined swim/bike of about 64 to 65 per cent, two-thirds of their race.

And that two-thirds was slower than the pow­er­houses who, in the­ory, might have had a bet­ter chance to win.

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