Random thoughts

An Iron Family!

»Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Biking, Ironman, Random thoughts, Running, Swimming, Training | 0 comments

My family just rocks…today I’ve received the most amazing gift I could ever wish for, these 4 pictures made with love to express and ask for support in my upcoming race, the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii taking place on October 13th. This is the one represents the 3.9 Km. swim:   This is the one for the 180 km. bike ride: This one for the Marathon bit. My loyal dogs who have ran with me uncountable miles under the sun, snow and rain: And the summary, the Hawaiian tiki mask with a menacing expression and wide open mouths to ward off evil spirits during the race : I LOVE YOU Delphine, Georges, Harold, Dana & Fox. Thank...

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Week 8 (recovery week)

»Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Random thoughts | 0 comments

Workouts: 7 Training time: 6 hours Swim: 3.500 mts. Bike: 146.5  km. Run: 26,1 Km. 4 weeks to go for Kona!

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Week 5 (Lanzarote)

»Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Random thoughts | 0 comments

Training in Lanzarote. Workouts: 9 Training time: 14hours, 12 minutes Swim: 6.000 mts. Bike: 257.8  km. Run: 50,73 Km. 7 weeks to go for Kona!

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Long Swim

»Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Random thoughts | 0 comments

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Embracing the suck and other thoughts…

»Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Ironman, Random thoughts, Training | 0 comments

Chris “Macca” McCormack is a 2 time Ironman World Champion, his pre-race mantra is “Embrace the Suck”  and it refers directly to the inevitable pain/suffering that is part of triathlon and all endurance sports. He says: “You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You Play baseball. Triathlon is work that can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking by the roadside”. In my view that quote makes sense for a pro athlete like him, average age group athletes like myself should try to enjoy this journey as much as we can knowing that endurance sports require high time commitment and suffering tolerance. It has taken me quite a lot of time to find the balance between pain and joy, I am still working that out, so this is work in progress. I...

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Going back to Kona

»Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Ironman, Random thoughts, Training | 0 comments

October 13th 2012, that is the date. Ironman World Champioship will take place in Kona (Hawaii), I will be there…. I always felt I have special support from heaven, from the people who loved me and passed away. They guided me to the finish line in 2010 and they will do so again in 2012. Here on earth I have the unconditional support of my wife, without her I won’t be able to do this, and from my friends. Thanks all so much for being there! Now the time to train for this special event has arrived, I know what I need to do, but this time I need to be smarter. I need to take care of my aching body, train hard but with brain, recalling the lessons I learned in 2010. Of course it would be nice to slice some time off, but honestly, it is not my objective. I...

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