today marks 5 years since @alexrunners started
i was lucky to be one of the founders and management team, we passed through difficulties and challenges but we endured them all and continued to change peoples lifes
One of the core values of Alexrunners is influencing and changing the culture of our society and promoting a healthy lifestyle, enjoying our coastline and organising international level running events.
our moto "run for your life" is really what moves us and makes us feel that we are doing a positive impact on everyone around us, we stopped thinking of ourselves and started spreading the word everywhere we go.
If you want to run fast run alone
if you want to run longer run with a group
if you want to change your life to the better run with Alexrunners
#Fbf itching for some beach time next weekend when I get out of study hell...then Erik reminded me he signed us up for a half marathon 😒.
Loser sacrifices their shoes to carry all the shells home? 😝😝😝 <—- not even joking 😘
Another brilliant day in Mallorca and now it’s time for a good feed and hopefully a decent night’s sleep ready for the start of @powermanspain at 9.30am local time tomorrow!! Bring it on!!
Today was all about preparing for tmw. After a quick selfie or two on the beach we did a pre-breakfast recce of the run course with a few fast efforts to wake the legs up
Then I was involved in the press conference in which us ‘pro’ athletes (WTF? 🤷♂️ I’m a teacher!!) were interviewed (it was live on the powermanspain Facebook page - you can find it in their videos - I said some stupid stuff about ‘having a massive crack’ about 17mins in! 🙈)
This afternoon we headed back out on the bike course for an hour or so with some 2 minute race pace efforts to test out some of the technical parts of the course (must stay in aero 😬!!) and get the legs ready for action!
We then chilled in the sun and enjoyed the spa at the @ferrerhotels, registered, and now time to smash the buffet!
Speak to you all on the other side! 👊🚴♂️🏃🏻♂️🚴♂️👊👍👍🤞
Trusting the Process. 🐳 .
I’m going to be really honest with you guys, and a little venerable. .
Last weekend I raced @ucsdtriathlon Tritonman 🧜♂️ This was an Elite Development Race (EDR), which means top 3 amateur finishers would get their USA Triathlon Elite License (a.k.a ‘Pro-Card’). This would allow me to race Pro ITU Triathlons that would earn me qualification points towards the Olympics. #thedream
Now I work really hard on my swimming as it is a crucial part to the race. It’s often said that You don’t win a Triathlon in the swim but you can definitely lose it. Showing up to this race my swimming biking and running have all been better then ever before for me. And I felt really confident that I was going to get my Pro-Card at this race. Then they canceled the swim and made it a Duathlon which a lot of triathletes say is, “just a running race with a little bit of biking.” I gave my best effort at this race and came away with 11th place. We went out at a blistering pace doing the first 2.5kilometers in 6:34 which is faster then 4:30 minute miles. After that I struggled on the 21k bike and faded on the 5k run at the end. My training just didn’t prepare me for a Duathlon. .
Although I was disappointed with the result. I am proud that I went #fullsend and gave it everything I had. I have a couple shots to get my Pro-Card at the Clermont EDR in Florida next weekend. Hopefully they don’t cancel the swim there. .
But even if they do you know I’m going to give it everything I have! Set backs happen in life and it’s in those moments of struggle that you need to keep pushing forward. You might be getting drug through the mud, but you have to keep pushing to maintain that moment that you have built up over years of discipline. 🐳
Calling the weather gods...can we please have our #socal bikini weather back?! K, thanks! ☀️👙
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@coachsedor and I climbing yesterday before we got slammed with 30 degree weather, snow, and rain in Malibu!
2 5814 hours ago
Fredagsfys före fredagsmys 💪
Fick till en skön runda i solen idag efter jobbet. ☀️Kortet togs precis innan jag sprang uppför 132 trappsteg och en höjdskillnad på 40 m. Det löpet uppför de här trappstegen dödade mig nästan 👊😅 Har ni tränat något idag?
🇫🇷⏩ En Septembre 2016 (il y 2 an 1/2) commençait une nouvelle aventure pour moi : 🤜J'avais décidé de vaincre ma grande phobie de l'eau qui m'accompagnait depuis l'enfance🤛
Moi, celui que l''élément 《eau💧》 a toujours perturbé ...
Au point qu'un film comme "Le grand bleu" m'a toujours angoissé.
Voir l'abîme des profondeurs abyssales ... Un cauchemar 😱...
L'océan en grand écran me mettait vraiment mal à l'aise 😨
🚫Impossible aussi pour moi de m'imerger dans l'eau pendant mes vacances au bord de la mer 🏖.
(Ça situe un peu mon niveau de phobie)
⭐---> J'avais des choses à régler dans ma relation à l'eau.
Je voulais changer radicalement celle-ci .
⚠️Voilà mon plus gros challenge de l'époque ! Il aura fallu attendre 37 ans pour me lancer !!! 👊🔥
1 an de cours avec l'association ARCHIMÈDE à Paris m'ont permis de découvrir le bonheur aquatique.
Trouver le rythme, le souffle, afin d'apprivoiser cet élément "eau" 🏊♂️. Comprendre qu'il faut s'y abandonner, s'y laisser porter. Plutôt que de "résister".
Cette aventure avec l'eau a été une des expériences les plus enrichissantes de ma vie 😍
Depuis, J'ADORE nager !!! ❤
Actuellement, le petit débutant que je suis, continue de perfectionner sa nage /crawl avec son club PA 🏊♂️🏊♂️👊👍
👉👉 Oublier ses fausses croyances (parfois ancrées depuis toujours)
S'alléger de ses peurs, de ses phobies ...💫
Changer. Franchir le pas ! ............................................................................................................................
🇬🇧⏩ In September 2016 (2 1/2 years ago) started a new adventure for me:
🤜I had decided to overcome my big phobia of the water that accompanied me since childhood🤛
Me, the one that the element "water💧" has always disturbed ...
⭐---> I had things to settle in my relationship to the water.
I wanted to radically change this one.
⚠️This is my biggest challenge of the time! It took 37 years to get started !!! 👊🔥
1 year of classes with the association ARCHIMÈDE in Paris allowed me to discover aquatic happiness.
Find the rhythm, the breath, to tame this element "water"🏊♂️. Understand that you have to give in, let yourself be carried away.
Although a 70.3 Ironman race is half the distance than the full version in all the disciplines, for me it is much harder because we have to do the half marathon run right smack during the hottest time of the day... especially in Asia countries.
Here's wishing good luck and all the best to those participating in the Ironman 70.3 Bangsean and Ironman 70.3 Colombo races this weekend.
There's always two mantra you can apply when things get tough during your race...
First, "Anything Is Possible"... .
And another one is...
"I paid to do this stupid thing (again) so stop complaining" 😆
8 10217 hours ago
I was a decent athlete growing up. But I certainly wasn't a cyclist, swimmer nor a runner. In fact, I hated running and didn't even know what a triathlon was.
I never planned to fall in love with triathlons but I turned to this sport to help me run away from my mind. And it worked but in turn I picked up a healthy and life long hobby. .
Training quieted my mind's chatter and the long workouts eventually became meditative. They helped me let go of my plan, and opened me up to a powerful life long path of living healthy.
The path that is leading me now. It was the beginning of my True Life, the one of following my inspired instincts instead of my fear.
So it turns out that this “morning swim” caper is actually a nice way to start the day. And despite the shoulder issues, it was a reasonable swim. Big weekend of training coming up! Actually looking forward to it. 🏊🏼🚴🏽🏃🏽
4 18819 hours ago
Nearly 4yrs ago, my wife & I decided to start a family. I didn’t want to be a fat dad. I weighed 259lbs/118kg, didn’t exercise & had constant knee & back pain (due to a car accident where I broke my back). So I started to walk. I ate better. The weight started to come off. My knees & back felt better.
My sister encouraged me to start jogging & do a Parkrun - which I did. It hurt & took a couple days to recover, but I loved it. Within 18 months, I lost 50lbs/23kg & ran my first sub-20 5k.
I wanted another challenge, so I entered a HM. I was going brilliantly until I tore my Achilles at mile 12. I had to finish, so I hopped the last K. I clocked 1:41. The physio advised me not to run for 3 months, but I could swim & cycle. So I joined the local Tri-club. I hadn’t swum since school (nearly 30yrs!) & had never done ‘spin classes’. I had to do it as I couldn’t bear putting on weight again. Soon, I entered my first Tri, & finished 3rd. I had caught the bug.
Sadly, it was the wrong type of bug. In my first open water event, I contracted the very dangerous Weil’s Disease. Thankfully, I survived albeit now with an enlarged heart.
I then found a coach & he introduced me to duathlon. 10 weeks later, I qualified for the World Duathlon Champs in Denmark. At 200lbs/91kg on the start line, I was by far the heaviest & least experienced there. I finished a credible 19th in the world!
Since then, I have qualified for the World & EU Duathlon Champs for '19, I've improved my run time to an 18:20 5k & a sub-60 40km bike TT & have ambitions to progress further, including more weight loss (I currently weigh 190lbs/86kg). I owe a big thanks to my coach, @goode2swim – for believing in me & treating me like an athlete when I was far from looking like one.
I still have a sedentary office job & am an active parent. I train hard in my spare time – often when it's dark, both morning & night. I have to watch what I eat. It's not easy but it's doable. Most importantly, My 2-year-old daughter watches everything I do. We often run together, pushing her in the buggy. She loves it. Little does she know, I started all of this just to keep up with her. ~ Lee Ross [@fat2fyn] #humansoftriathlon
Ну вы поняли... 😆 3 дня до гонки 👊😉
So without further ado... 😆 3 days before the race 👊😉
I remember my mom sitting me down after my first year of Kindergarten and telling me I was going to repeat my Kindergarten year. It's peculiar the specific childhood memories we remember & those that are lost along the way. But I vividly recall her gently telling me that it would be good for me to do another year in Kindergarten because it would give me the chance to grow bigger & stronger. Only much later did I learn, I was staying back because I was VERY shy. I hadn't made any friends that year, & at lunch & recess, I would ask to sit with my teacher. That summer, I remember my mom encouraging me to sign up for the summer track & field program. I shook my head & stomped my feet all summer until she finally convinced me to just go & watch one of the last nights. Well, I ended up participating that night in the 100-yard dash. My nervous little 5-year-old body toed the line nearly in tears. But something funny happened when the gun went off. All the nerves vanished. I crossed the finish line & they gave me a 'Thanks For Participating' ribbon. I remember how different I felt after that race. I was always a smiley, shy kid but this ribbon made me smiley & confident. Slowly but surely, my confidence began to grow. Sports made me feel like I had a purpose, & I was anything but shy while running, swimming & biking. I ended up with a scholarship to run for Northeastern University, but as soon as I graduated, I knew I was NOT done competing - sports had given me too much, & I wanted a bigger challenge. Triathlon was very appealing to me because of the community of awesome people. I completed my first Ironman in 2009 & have done 63 Ironman events since! This sport has been such a gift as I have met some of my best friends, cried, gained confidence, laughed, discovered strength I didn't know I had, & raced around the world. If I am having a tough day/week/month of training I remember that little 5-year-old girl beaming after her "thanks for participating" ribbon & realize the sport is way more than winning & losing. ~ Amber Ferreira [@amberdferreira]
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Amber! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion#humansoftriathlon