First 4 week block building up for the 70.3 @ironmantri Barcelona is done. Finished by weekend consisting 9k hill reps, 2.6k swim, 14k steady hill run & 3h ride with 4x15min above FTP efforts. I thought London is not the best place for triathletes but if you want to achieve something you will always find a way no matter circumstances.
I spent a good amount of Saturday morning’s 2.5 hour aerobic trainer ride scouring the internet for Sunday night’s dinner. I decided upon this slow cooker turkey breast, which I served with a large variety of roasted vegetables. This was so easy to make and something I’ll definitely be making in the foreseeable future. #triathletefood#triathlete#dinner
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Sauna and Sea recovery
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První letošní vyjížďka #mtb#pilsen
First bike ride this year 🚴♀️
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This photo says it.
How much do I want it?
How far are am I willing to go?
I know now walking isn’t an option.
Nothing will stop me. I love myself too much to give up on my dream.
The body is the hardware, the mind the software. The mind is doing an update now where it will override pain responses from weakness to a statement: I AM HOME!
It’s a good day to have a good day! 😎 Always believe something wonderful’s about to happen. 😌🦋🐬 #mondaymotivation 🐟 •
Nothing more satisfying than starting the new week knowing you got the most out of yourself over the weekend. 🤕🥴 Now we repeat. ☺️😛
While we are working on a couple of new projects that will be announced in the near future, please let us know what format of training offered you would like to see? We are thinking: -Comprehensive triathlon swim training;
- Pre-summer league swim training for kids on Main Line;
- Girls Power swim clinic to empower young girls through sports;
- Summer camps in Philadelphia and New York area!
Let us know your thoughts!! #swimming#swimcoach#tritraining#triathlon#mainline#philadelphia#swimcamp#girlpower#swimclinic
Time to wash the bike and reflect on yesterday's 10 mile Timetrial. Last year I finished 60th and had the humbling realisation of just how much I needed to improve to get to where I need to be. This year I finished 29th and although as a racer your never 100% happy, it's a massive improvement and makes all the training worthwhile. Loving the journey! Thanks @mrstbrush for all the support.
In 2007, a friend got me to sign up for a Sprint Triathlon. I thought, “this is terrible, and I love it!”. I was hooked. In 2009, I did my first 70.3. In 2011, I did my first Ironman. I loved the highs & lows of the day. It was a chess match & opened a world of self-discovery. After 13 full Ironmans, I cry, laugh, feel despair, joy, & gratitude during each. No other hobby opens up the human experience in such a compressed time. 2011 started an obsession with getting to Kona.
From 2012-2017, I did 2-3 Ironmans per year. Each one was similar: train my ass off, sacrifice time away from family, almost qualify, rinse & repeat. My family supported me as tirelessly as I trained. My wife & daughter have sacrificed the most. Along with my girls, I owe gratitude to mom & dad who follow me all over the world. My sisters & their husbands do the same. All invest in my success & adopt my dreams, & I could never repay them.
In 2017 a new training partner came into my life. Through him, I found the love of the journey. After a rocky start to 2017, I did Chattanooga with hopes of a KQ. Despite a 12 minute flat, I did it! I followed with a great day at Ironman Florida. I finished the year being selected to Team Every Man Jack. In 2018, I realized my dream of racing in Kona. Despite injuries, I accomplished almost everything I set out to do, but I am hungry for more. In 2019, I am proud to race for EMJ & outstanding sponsors. I am inspired & humbled by teammates who are consistently the best amateur triathletes in the world. It is a gift to be the slowest guy on a fast team!
I hope my kids will find something they can be as passionate about as I am about Triathlon. I hope to set an example of what it means to work toward a goal no matter how old it is. My favorite thing is a midnight finish at Ironman. Each is inspiring in its own way. It is my greatest source of inspiration to see the perseverance, strength, and happiness of the athletes finishing after 17 hours of effort. They are the true heroes of the sport! ~ Daniel Royce [@imroycer81]
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Thank you for sharing your story with us, Daniel! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #humansoftriathlon
I started Triathlon in 2011, having ridden bikes for fun since I was a teenager. I joined my local tri-club (@suncity_tri) and never looked back! From that first fight to swim one length of the pool and that gasping crawl to keep up with the social run group, all I wanted to do was be a part of it and keep getting that little bit better each time. Fast forward almost 10 years, one of my biggest sources of pride is that I’m repaying my club for their guidance and support by becoming a Level 2 coach myself, and bringing new people into our sport gives me massive satisfaction. I'm also so proud to have been voted as Chair of Sun City Tri in 2019.
My enthusiasm must have rubbed off at home, as it wasn’t long before my wife Claire (@being.claire) started to show an interest and slowly but surely got herself involved, starting with club sessions, then her first pool sprint, building up to her Iron Distance debut at Outlaw Triathlon in 2015. Sharing the course with her on that day and being at the finishing chute for her crossing the line is my single greatest Triathlon memory.
Although my favourite races are middle and long distance, and I’ve been lucky enough to complete 7 Ironmans (with three in 4 months in 2014 – IM Lanzarote, Outlaw & IM Wales), the arrival of my child, little Eve in 2016 has meant that my training needs to be a little more focussed than before. The turbo trainer and treadmill are my new friends now! In 2019 I will be 40, and I’m doing three 70.3 races across the year with the hope of being faster than ever!
I have anxiety (I will NEVER say “I suffer from anxiety” as that would mean it's winning!) and will often dwell on the smallest things I’ve done/said to people and how they feel about me, or about things that have happened at work – often at 3am! - but as clichéd as it sounds, when I’m on my bike or running none of those thoughts are there.
Triathlon has made me, has inspired me and has honestly changed my life. ~ David Purvis [@david.purvis]
Thank you for sharing your story with us, David! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion
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It's all about the WATTS!
Welcome to my fun zone! .
Did a Zwift race last night and hot damn there are some fast ladies on here. 🙌 I loved pushing myself to the best of my ability. Remember...your journey, your story, your best. 👍🏼
I've been into sports since the moment I could walk. After some serious injuries in football, I switched to no-contact sports & ended up running & biking. 6 years ago, it was a colleague at work who was organizing a small, local Olympic-distance Triathlon, & he invited all of us for the event. I thought, "why not?" So I just gave it a try. But after I ended up finishing 3rd in my AG that day - I was hooked. I had found something I could become really passionate about again.
I soon realized that my strengths are in the longer distances, so I did my first 70.3 in Zell 2015, where the WC was held on the same weekend. I was so fascinated by that event, I almost couldn't enjoy my own race day because I wanted to see the best in the world the next day. It was unreal for me, at that moment, to even think that I could be part of the WC at some point.
Now, a few years later, I’m still fully into Triathlon. It just gives me so much energy! And I use it as the perfect counterpart to my office job - where I'm not moving at all throughout the day. I can reboot my systems within minutes of training, & I’m fresh at work again.
However, as a really competitive human being, I challenged myself over the years from season to season & my old memories came back last year, & I noticed that I really could do it on a perfect day. I could become part of the Worlds. So the project was born – #RoadToNice2019. I want to start at the World Champs once in my life. At Bahrain last year in December, I launched my first serious attempt, where I ended up 10th with a total time of 4:29.
At the slot allocation, I needed to face life the hard way when I was the first in my AG to not get a coin for Nice. And the guy who placed 9th was in front of me by only 43 seconds!
That moment was a huge setback, but I told myself that - it must not make you stop chasing your dreams. I'm still on my mission, I’m still burning for Nice, & I know I can do it! So can you! Go out & prove the naysayers wrong! ~ Patrick Sibetz [@pat.sibi]
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Patrick! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃
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