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When I first started my career in triathlon, I got to a certain level by training with my buddies, in groups and non-structured environments. I then left for a while and came back with a whole new attitude. I found a coach I liked and really appreciated his ideas. So I committed myself to the training. I rarely trained with people. Eighty-five to 90 percent of the training I did alone, which worked for me. So if I were climbing a hill and my heart rate spiked, I’d walk up the hill. This created self-confidence. I came out and won my first race by training alone, which was Wildflower, a tough course.
2. Do drills
People neglect cycling and running drills. I did them. So on race day I would lose as little fitness as possible. I could be more efficient, not really falling apart halfway through the marathon because of the training drills. The reality is you should be doing drills all the time, year in and year out. I was different than a lot of pros by doing that.
Don’t train for general fitness. I think I was one of the first to train on the Big Island. I trained in the heat and learned the currents of the water. When I did Wildflower, I’d incorporate rides and runs similar to that course. I found out the course had lots of trails and hills, so I thought, okay, I need to run hills and train specific to that course.
4. Put yourself in pain
This one is kind of sadistic. I always had this problem of my stomach shutting down during the marathon of an Ironman. So I thought if I could run with my stomach shutting down, I could do it in a race. So once a week I would sit down and eat nachos with really spicy hot sauce. Then I’d get my running gear on, go for a run and of course, my stomach would shut down, but I’d just keep going. They were brutal training runs. But then on race day, when my stomach would shut down I’d think, “I can deal with this.” I’d be able to keep going. Doing this paid off so many times over. I’d do this 10 weeks out from Ironman until two weeks before race day. It’d be a horrible run, but it had a huge impact on my overall race performance.
5. Spend the dough
I see this with a lot of age-groupers. They spend so much time and effort training for an Ironman and they don’t bother to get new tires or get a tune-up. Get new tires. Get a new chain if you need it. You’ve invested so much time, just pay the couple of extra bucks. Don’t cheap out. It’s worth the extra expense.
6. Get out of shape
I got this piece of advice from Paula Newby-Fraser and it was one of the best things I have heard. She told me, “Peter, you can have a great short career or you can have a great long career. But you need to take time to leave the sport behind you.” Basically, you need to get out of shape to get back into shape. You need to physically and mentally recharge. You need to become a non-athlete. Don’t eat healthy. It hurts your fitness, sure, but it makes for a better long-term career. Mark Allen did this and it worked for him. Doing this prepares your body for another season. It was so easy for me to do this because two legends told me they did it. It felt like a part of the puzzle of being pro.
7. Don’t workout when sick
I see so many athletes tinker with their workouts when they are sick. Don’t. Take the day off.
8. Know your body
If you head out the door and your knee hurts, don’t push through it because then all of a sudden you’re injured and you are out. Stop exercising and take a couple of days off rather than be out a couple of weeks.
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Century Tuna IRONMAN Subic Bay, Philippines is the newest race to be added to the growing Philippine triathlon scene.
About Subic Bay, Philippines
About Subic Bay, Philippines
Bounded on three sides by a mountain range, and endowed with a deep natural harbor, Subic Bay was once the home base of the U.S. naval forces in the Pacific. It was America’s largest naval installation outside the United States, until it was turned over to the Philippine government in 1992.
All that sand and sea have not gone to waste, as Subic Bay is now a premier holiday destination for visitors from all over the world. They come for its pristine beaches, first-rate amenities and friendly services. In fact the waters and beaches of Subic Bay feature attractions for all types of folks: miles of fine sand and calm waters for beach lovers and picnickers, spectacular corals and underwater fauna for divers and snorkelers, mysterious sunken wrecks for history aficionados, and even choice spots for a relaxing afternoon of fly fishing.
But there’s more to Subic Bay than sun-drenched shores. Its blessed location at the foothills of the Zambales mountain range has given it lush tracts of preserved tropical forest, which have become favorite venues for eco-tourism activities and sports events. U.S. Marines used to hone their jungle-survival skills in these mountains, trained by local indigenous people called the Aetas who have learned to live in harmony with their natural environmen
The inaugural Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines will aim to build upon the successes of the Century Tuna IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay and provide athletes with a challenging, yet beautiful course to tackle. Athletes will begin their IRONMAN journey with a one-loop, 3.8km ocean swim in the calm, pristine waters of Triboa Bay, starting and finishing at ACEA Resort which will also play host to the first of the split transition areas. Once onto their bikes, athletes will head out of Subic Bay and onto the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for a fast and flat two-loop, 180km ride which will bring riders back into the T2 at Remy Field in downtown Subic Bay. The 42.2km, two-loop marathon run will take in some of the best coastal views that the area has to offer and will be a buzz of energy with local supporters lining the streets to cheer the athletes home.
Registration is set to open on August 1, 2018 at www.ironman.com/philippines.
Registration rates are as follows :
EARLY – USD650 (August 1 to August 30, 2017)
NORMAL – USD700 (September 1 to February 28, 2018)
LATE – USD800 (March 1 to April 30, 2018)
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The loooong wait is over! Start training ’cause Salomon XTrail Pilipinas is on for another thrilling trail experience this coming July 23 at Subic Bay Freeport Zone!
A new trail surprise awaits you in the finish line!
Registration opens on May 15.
You may register at the following stores:
Salomon SM Megamall
Salomon, SM North Annex
Salomon Glorietta 3
Salomon SM Aura.
2017 will have twice the off-road fun and challenge via the XTERRA South PH to be held in Danao, Cebu and the XTERRA North PH to be held in La Union! Registration for XTERRA North PH (La Union) will open on Saturday, December 10, 8AM Philippine time!
for details visit http://www.xterraphil.com/
DANAO City will be hosting next year’s Xterra Off-road Triathlon, Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), the race’s organizer, announced today.
Princess Galura, general manager of SEI, met with Cebu’s Fifth District Representative Ramon “Red” Durano VI earlier today along with Cebu Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino and Cebu Provincial Sports Commission vice chairman Miguel Magpale where they discussed the city’s hosting of the race.
The race is returning to Cebu for the fist time since Liloan hosted the event in 2014.
Liloan had actually hosted the event for four years.
Albay hosted the event in 2015 and 2016. The province actually signed a three-year contract with SEI but decided to discontinue hosting the race for the third straight time.
The race is scheduled on April 14 next year. Registration will start on October 26.
Durano VI and Tolentino are excited about the city’s hosting. SDanao has urged the SEI to discover other towns and cities in Cebu that can be a potential venue for a triathlon race, according to Galura.
The race features a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35k off-road bike course and 10k trail run.
Danao is also bidding to host an international mountain bike competition and the Palarong Pambansa next year.
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