The road for my 3rd Ironman has started. A lot has happened after last season ended. I had an injury which I’m still dealing with, although it has gotten better after some rest over the Holidays. Did a lot off season base where I’m sill training like a triathlete, and not a runner. The goals of this year (Season 6) are to go long distance, 3 halfs ironman and a full ironman. Finishing is something, but when you fail to prove to yourself that you cannot break your limits is a bit frustrating. Frustrating and infuriating, so that’s why I decided to take manners into hands. My goals are set on stone and in order to achieve them I decided to look around for help. Together with some friends we decided to form a group called Darkside Miami. Although we are racing and pushing each other to be better athletes, together we are more about a group of friends, that have fun like kids (and the love for Star Wars!), and we simply decided to put a name to our group. Check out our website!. By the way in any form we are coaches. So for that aspect we decided to train with Torsten Triathlon Coaching via the initiative of Cobi Morales and iRun Triathlon. So the season looks really promising and the base training has been fantastic. Then again only time will tell if I have simply reach a limit that I can’t overpass or I can go to the next level.
Road2TX: Weeks 1- 4 (January 4- 31)
I know I have been slacking but there’s have been a lot on my plate. Specially trying to get use to this new type of training. The first things that we did with Coach Thor (that’s his nickname that the guys decided to put, plus sounds super cool!), was to determine our zones. We have an imperative to forget about speeds and just go by Heart Rates (HR). Time trail test on the pool, a 40k TT on the bike and a short burst of speed on the run to set up our new zones and see where were we physically speaking. We have been doing a lot of loooooooooooong distances but at an easy pace to develop endurance (and burn fat ;) ). After a month I’m finally adapting to the demands of the new training. Now let’s keep it up!