Three Off-Season tips for triathletes.

IMG_4890So I reached my goal for this season; I finished my second Ironman 70.3 (1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run) It was a really tough course, but so much fun. I can’t wait to sign up for my next Ironman 70.3.

When people ask me about my Ironman, the most common question I hear is “What now? this is it, right?” Let me tell so something, Triathlon is a mental sport and we’re all insane, so no, this is NOT it.

For most of us, our racing season has ended, so we need to take a significant break from training to recharge our bodies for next year. Do nothing if you want to -not recommended-  but most of us who have been enticed into this wonderful lifestyle want to remain active. So here three offseason tips for triathletes. Continue reading “Three Off-Season tips for triathletes.”

10 tips to achieve balance between work and an Ironman 70.3

IMG_1171Most of you already know I will race my second Ironman 70.3 in ten days. For those who don’t know what an Ironman 70.3 is (also known as Half Ironman) the “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.

My journey hasn’t been easy AT ALL, I hurt the achilles tendon a year ago so I had to wear a boot for almost 5 months, it required a lot of physical therapy and patience. Then, a piece of gym equipment fell on me and I ended with 5 stitches on my head and a sprained neck. Like if that wasn’t enough, I had a three hour cirgury because I had my wisdom tooth removed (yes, just ONE) after that, I burned my right hand…I think that covers everything.
As you can see, I’m having a very rough year, it’s actually very funny at this point. But, do you wanna know the hardest part of training for an Ironman 70.3? Any guess? No? Let me tell you.

The hardest part of training for a half Ironman is finding the perfect balance between work and training.

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From crazy to craziness

This is how you make the best decisions.

My family and I decided to take a trip to Mcallen, Texas on 2013. We needed to buy some sports clothes… well it’s not like we needed to, they’re just never enough. So on our way back home, picture the mood: good music, telling past adventures, family, pure happiness. My brother all of the sudden said “We should do a half Ironman” you must know that my family isn’t characterized for being a normal one -as I said before I’ve been having this lifestyle since I was 5 –  We all screamed YES WE SHOULD!! my brother took out his smartphone and began to search for the best option to do our first 70.3 Ironman.

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