A sport that demands a lot, but returns a lot
Engaged in light training with their colleague Federica De Nicola at the Technogym Village, the two athletes unveiled some little secrets to the Technogym Newsroom to better face the preparation for a challenging race like that on Sunday.
For example, if we do the same training but then I go to work and he goes to bed, it is obvious that he will be better tomorrow than me.
That's what the amateurs don't understand, that is that they would like to do what the professionals do but you can pull the rope a month and then you're presented the bill.
If you think that in the race you do 3800 meters in the Ironman there is nobody who swims 3800 meters or less, all swim more, several times a week. It's different on the bike because you can't do 180 km every day and in the race it's still different so it's three completely different activities. In my opinion the Triathlon is not the sum of swimming plus bike plus run, but when you train are three different preparations.
As structured training is completely different, but the race is not the summation, it is a unique sport. One of my coaches was always an example of when to sleep with a short blanket, if you shoot it on one side you discover it on the other, then you have to find with the trainer the right mix of preparations that are completely different for work, for short minutes.
There the ability is in endurance, effort, but also concentration in following the plan that you have, but you know that in 8 hours you have a crisis, two of them.
F: An athlete might think: I'm light so I'm going faster, it's not like that in Ironman because strength is more important than weight.
G: The other extreme mistake one can make is "consume a lot, I train a lot so I eat everything I see". The right mix has to be found, as in all things. Healthy eating, simple and quality foods and varying them.