This week we are talking about planning your 2022 season. How to pick a race? If you are doing IRONMAN, Challenge or any "big brand" races, you know how fast some of these races sell out. Local races sell out fast too. Should you commit early? Once you've signed up, then what? When does the training begin? What kind of training plan is right for you? All that and more.
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In recent weeks race companies have started sending their 2022 race schedules. If you are still contemplating your 2022 season, we have some information and discussion that should help you plan your season, or at least get off the couch and register.
Bill, I thought I'd tee up this feature discussion by throwing out a few questions for you and I to discuss. Here they are:
What to consider when planning your season?
Should you register now or wait?
How much should I budget for my race season?
When should I begin training?
Where can I find a training plan:
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Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway and Sara Svensk from Sweden wins Cozumel. In his Ironman debut, the Olympic champ split a 39:41 swim, 4:02:40 bike, and a 2:35:24 run for a 7:21:12 total. Notably, second-place finisher Reudi Wild, also broke the previous Ironman world’s best time with a 7:36:35 and the women’s winner, Sara Svensk, set an Ironman-brand world’s best time of 8:22:41. This prompted a lot of online speculation about if the course was short, if the swim was accurate. Here's what I got from Kristian Blummenfelt's Strava
Swim distance 4,222 (2.398 miles)
People For Bikes Applauds House Votes in Favor of Billions for Bike Incentives and Infrastructure in Build Back Better Act
November 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After months of debate and negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send the Build Back Better (BBB) Act to the Senate, approving with it billions of dollars in funding for an electric bicycle tax credit, a bike commuter benefit, climate and equity-enhancing infrastructure and more in the $1.75 trillion social spending bill.
“The House’s latest vote on the Build Back Better (BBB) Act embraces bicycles as part of a climate solution thanks to new financial incentives for bikes and e-bikes and grants for climate and equity focused infrastructure improvements,” said PeopleForBikes President and CEO Jenn Dice. “We urge the Senate to take up the BBB before the end of the year so we can get to work on lowering transportation emissions while keeping all people, no matter how they travel or where they live, moving.”
PeopleForBikes applauds the House for advancing wide-reaching policies to curb transportation emissions and enhance mobility. The inclusion of the E-BIKE Act, a tax credit for electric bicycles, could mean money back in the pockets of Americans looking for a green, efficient and healthy transportation option. It will support delivery workers reliant on electric bicycles, parents seeking to leave the car at home for school drop offs and anyone who wants to harness the power of an electric bicycle to meet their daily local transportation needs.
PeopleForBikes is especially grateful to House leadership for shepherding the BBB through the legislative process and champions for bikes and e-bikes in Congress, specifically Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) for their sponsorship of the E-BIKE Act.
The BBB now heads to the Senate, where a path forward remains unclear. PeopleForBikes, the bicycle industry and our partners will continue to advocate for a spending bill that includes the E-BIKE Act, climate and equity infrastructure grants and more.
PeopleForBikes works at the federal, state and local levels to advance the state of bicycle infrastructure, promote incentives for bicycles and expand access to electric bicycles. For questions related to this work, please contact PeopleForBikes Director of Federal Affairs Noa Banayan at email@example.com.
PeopleForBikes is making biking better for everyone by uniting millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. When people ride bikes, great things happen. Join us at PeopleForBikes.org.
What's New in the 303:
Ran into Jennifer Gutierrez swimming at Eastridge Rec Center in Highlands Ranch. Gutierrez competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics and she was the first American to qualify as a triathlete for the 2000 Olympics. She took thirteenth place with a total time of 2:03:38.48.
Marianne Martin (born November 1, 1957 in Fenton, Michigan) is an American road racing cyclist. She won the first Tour de France for women in 1984. The year she won the Tour de France Martin suffered from anemia earlier in that year and had been riding poorly. At the race Martin took the lead after stage 14 where the race encountered the mountains. Martin was a good climber and never gave up the lead after that into Paris. The streets were said to contain more two million spectators watching the race.
Martin was inducted into the 2012 Boulder (Colorado) Sports Hall of Fame. She's a talented professional photographer and her work can be seen on Real Life Portraits. She is going to help us understand women's racing, pay disparity and what it would take to close the pay gap.
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