Posts by Pablo

Life after Ironman, highs..lows…and everything in between.

»Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Ironman, Random thoughts, Training | 0 comments

It’s been almost a month since Ironman World Championship in Kona (Hawaii), you can read the report here. The big news is that I feel good since the day after I crossed the finish line, minor pains and aches, but nothing major, just normal soreness after exercising for more than 11 hours, in fact I was riding my bike and running the day after the race! I’ve tried to summarize what my mind is going through these days in the bullet points below… I cannot stop thinking about the race, it was a perfect day, I felt really well the entire race (as good as you can feel in an endurance event like this). I’m in shock when I think I am a 2x Ironman Kona finisher. I have scary and exciting thoughts about what I could really do in an Ironman if I’d push...

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Sígueme mañana en la carrera/ Follow my race tomorrow

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Ironman | 0 comments

Para los que me queráis seguir mañana en el Campeonato del Mundo de Ironman en Hawaii. Tenéis que pinchar en este link mañana Sábado a partir de las 7 de la tarde hora española: http://kona.ironman.com/tracker.html e introducir el numero 1330 donde pone “Enter Last Name or BIB #” (a la derecha de la pantalla). Incluyo una foto para que lo veáis más claro. Gracias por vuestro apoyo!   For those who want to follow me tomorrow in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, you need to click the following link from 7 pm (CET time) on Saturday 13th: http://kona.ironman.com/tracker.html and introduce my BIB number where it says “Enter Last Name or BIB #” (right side of your screen). I attach a picture that clarifies how to do it. Thanks for your...

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Ironman dreams…

»Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Random thoughts | 0 comments

What an incredible evening in Kona!!! I have met many of the greatest triathletes in the world. Here are some pics: Chris Mccormack (2x World Champion in Kona) Chrissie Wellington (4x World Champion) Marino Vanhoenacker (holder of the second fastest Ironman ever: 7:45:58)  Julie Dibens (2009 world champion in both Xterra and 70.3) And finally, the living legend…. Mark Allen (6x Ironman World Champion)  This is Kona, the place where Ironman dreams come...

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The work is done

»Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Ironman, Training | 1 comment

This is it. Tomorrow I’ll be taking the day off and on Friday I’ll practice the 3 sports very briefly, just to remind my body about what is coming on Saturday. Now I need to trust my training, and I must admit I am very proud of what I’ve achieved considering my work load in 2012. As a reminder, I spend 4 days a week travelling abroad Belgium. If training for an Ironman is challenging, doing so with the type of work I do have is even more. This is a comparison of my training in 2010 and in 2012. As you can see I have swam less (very difficult to find swimming pools abroad) but I have ran and biked more. 15 April- October 10th 2010 2012 % Swim KM 127 92 -27% Swim Sessions 65 41 -37% Bike KM 3366 3798 13% Bike...

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Week 11

»Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Biking, Ironman, Running, Swimming, Training | 0 comments

Workouts: 9 Training time: 7 hours Swim: 3.700 mts. Bike: 123  km. Run: 29,7 Km. 1 weeks to go for Kona!

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