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60 seconds to Kona by Polar: Help me to win!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Random thoughts | 0 comments

60 seconds to Kona by Polar: Help me to win!

Polar is organising a contest to take 2 people to watch LIVE the Ironman World Championships taking place in Kona!

The lucky winners will be the ones that get most votes on their uploaded 60 seconds video. Thanks so much for voting mine clicking here: http://60secondstokona.polar.com/entry/61

 

 

 

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Catching up…

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Random thoughts | 0 comments

It has been a long time since I did not update my blog…sorry about that.
If you look down, you will see that I had big plans for 2013…those plans ended almost nowhere since I faced serious injuries and I only managed to squeeze a race at the end of the year (20 Km of Brussels).
In 2014 I fulfilled one my big goals and dreams, to race Ironman Lanzarote (you can read the report here), it was an incredible experience.
In 2015 I made some changes, I started working with a new coach and planned 2 half ironmans. You can read about how they went on the race reports page!

I will always thank my previous coach, Alejandro Santamaría, for all the help, support and knowledge he provided me, but above all…we are now FRIENDS for life.

If you are curious about my training, you can follow my sessions here:

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New year, new goals

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Biking, Ironman, Running, Swimming, Training | 2 comments

Happy new year to all my followers!

I wanted to share with you the latest news…I have already decided what my 2013 season will look like.

Initially, I intended to take a year off of Ironman, but it’s not going to be the case…I signed up for 2 races, Berlin 70.3 in June and the full IM distance in Whistler (Canada) in August.

Since December I’ve started training with Alejandro Santamaria, professional Ironman athlete with incredible experience. I am super happy with the cooperation and I already started noticing some improvement.

I am swimming much more, running more km. and biking differently. He is very focused on quality and technique, which is exactly what I need to get better.

My goal is to qualify for Kona in the near future, very ambitious I know!

Looking forward to continuing sharing the journey with you.

 

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Memories of Kona

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Ironman | 0 comments

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2012 IRONMAN KONA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Ironman | 0 comments

Fantastic video showcasing what Ironman Kona is from several perspectives. Enjoy it!

 

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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 it to the limit.
  • I cannot stop eating (and drinking) crap. I really hope my body gets over this state soon, otherwise I’ll be forced to use my will power…very soon.
  • Lots of people think I should stop exercising and get fat and be a drunk quickly. Those are the same who said I was crazy, the same who said that I’ll die during the event. Guys, get over it, I am not going to follow your “advice”.
  • I know I said this was my last Ironman. I lied, to you and to myself. This WON’T be my last.
  • Really the training is just an excuse to keep fitting into my clothes. My wife also likes how my body shape looks, and I tend to agree with her.
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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 support!

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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 true!!

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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 Sessions 53 64 21%
Run Km 755 859 14%
Run Sessions 77 84 9%

 

I am privileged of being here in Kona again. I’ll be the best Pablo I can be. I promise. Thanks for your continuous support.

Sweaty picture after today’s run in Ali Dr.

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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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