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Recovery week / Race Week

Hello Team,

This is a great week as many athletes are going to be racing at Ironman 70.3 Haines City and it is Recovery week.

Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this weekend:

  • Galveston 70.3
    • Lina Miller
    • Cisco Chavez
  • Ride Across Florida
    • Laura Minns
    • Illeana Villar

Taper and Race Week:

This week, it is important to tone it down and don’t over due it. Taper can be defined as a reduction in training with the goal of having the athlete sharp at the end of taper. The goal of sharpness is to optimize fitness for a amazing performance at an important race.

Therefore, don’t go crazy in the training this week as you may feel very strong. Hold it up and give it to me on Race Day!

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday
    • 5:00 am
    • Sport: Brick: Bike/Run
    • Location: Downtown YMCA
    • Make Sure you bring bike, bike trainer and your running shoes.
  • Wednesday
    • 5:30 AM
    • Swim
    • Location: Aquatic Center
    • Make sure to do your dynamic warm up before 5:30 am.
    • Note: If you are racing this week, please swim Lucky’s Lake at least 2 laps.
  • Thursday
    • 5:00 am
    • Sport: Run
    • Location: Downtown YMCA
    • Note: There will be two different workouts for those racing and those not racing.
  • Friday
    • The Aquatic Center will be closed due to Masters Swim Meet! Therefore, I recommend you to go to Lucky’s Lake.
    • If you are racing, please take the day off and rest!
  • Saturday
    • Meet at 7:15 / Roll out 7:30 am
    • UCF Research Parkway
    • Duration: 2 hours – 3 hours followed by a 20 min run
  • Sunday
    • Race Day!
    • If you are not racing, it will be great if you can go and support the team,

Weekend Update – Haines City and training

img_1229-1Hello team,

As many of you are aware it is race week at Haines City 70.3; therefore, enclosed you will find the schedule and workout for this weekend:

Haines City Group:

  • Friday – Off
  • Saturday: 20/20/20
    • Location: Lucky’s Lake
    • Time: 7:15 am
    • Description:
      • 20 min of swim, focus on navigating, I will like for you to do one lap, easy on the way out and tempo on the way back.
      • 20 min bike: 5 min easy focusing on your cadence and easing into a rhythm, the give me 3 x 2 min at race pace effort with 3 min easy, he last set will be setting you up for the run.
      • 20 min run, 5 min easing into your pace and the you are going to give me 5 x 20 sec pick ups with 40 sec jog recovery; 5 x 60 sec at Tempo Pace /zone 3 with 60 sec jog recovery
      • I want you done by 9 am. Go have breakfast and follow the plan discussed yesterday.
  • Sunday: Haines City – Arrive at 5 am. Suck it up buttercup…. its Game Time!

Gulf Coast:

Friday – Swim and Run

  • Warm up:
    • 300 free / 400 pull / 300 free / 200 kick
  • Main Set:
    • 10 x 100 Race Pace + :15 (SI
      • Swim all 100s +/- 1 sec
  • Cool Down: 300
  • Run: 30 min easy run

Saturday – Bike / Run

  • Duration: 3 hour bike followed by a 30 min run
  • Location: Lee Vista and 436
  • Description:
    • Warm up: 30 min easy at zone 1 with cadence 90 rpm
      • 5 x 1 min at 90 -95% of FTP with 2 min easy
      • 10 min at Zone 2 with cadence 90 rpm Total
    • Main Set:
    • 3 x 30 min as 20 min at Half Ironman / Tempo Pace / Zone 3  pace with 5 min at Zone 2
    • Cool down: 5 min easy – Spin out your legs and get ready for the run.
    • 30 min run: 5 min easing into your pace and then 20 min at Tempo Pace/ Zone 3 ; Cool Down: 5 min easy

Sunday – Long Run at Haines City

  • Our team is racing and it will be great if you did your 12 mile run at the site and stay there and support the team.

2016 Ironman Cozumel 

2016 Ironman Cozumel Recap
I’m very happy man today! All of my athletes set a personal record on their triathlon career yesterday! Jerome and Gustavo did their first Ironman! Julie and Jose set a personal record. I have some history on his race, this is my 5th time coming here and wanted to do well

* 2010 – Was 3 months after my accident in Germany 

* 2012 – Crashed on the bike 

* 2014 – Had the flu all week and looked like death became over me!

* 2015 – Lost nutrition on the bike, feet were killings me and that trickled down to a bad run.

* 2016 – I set a personal record
Swim

The water looked calm… but looks can be deceiving! The water was choppy with big waves. There was a good 750 meters with no buoys, so you had to stop look at shore and make sure you were going the right place. 3/4 mile of the swim, there were no current. The last .25 you had an advantage; however, if you weren’t paying attention it would have thrown you off course ! You saw countless people trying to swim back! 
Bike – 3 loop course

The first loop the winds weren’t as strong; however, on the 2 and 3 Rd loop they picked up significantly! Thank God for my power meter! My nutrition mic was hitting the right spot in my body so I relied on gels that I had with me. That hit the spot. I stopped to use the bathroom, and someone left some Huma Chia gels… Thank you God! So that kept me going! My feet were burning the entire bike, I need new shoes! 

People were flying by me, but I kept my head down. I had to accept that I couldn’t bike for sometime due to my ankle and that it is okay on what I was producing. 
Run

It was f@&$!?&@ hot! My mission was to hunt people down! That’s exactly what I did! I didn’t allow anyone to pass me! Every aid station I walked 10 sec to take cups of ice to pour on me and put it everywhere! I was praying to God that to please not have my feet hurt like they have in the past… and they didn’t! When I hit mile 18 and I said to my self… I’m doing this just 8 more miles! No pain .. just muscles tired … a little sting in my ankle and no stomach issues? I wrote in my fore arms two words: push smart! However ! There is this little voice in our heads that says to us, “Its okay to walk, everyone is walking !” I couldn’t give in, I was happy with my hydrating pack cause it kept me looking dow, cause If i stood up strait it hit me in the back of my head. 
I crossed the finish line. I was so happy! Number 23 in the books and I’m coming backing next year. I performed smart despite the circumstances. Thank God Beth Atnip was there, she helped me with stuff to the room. I showered and sat on my NormaTec boots… “a touch of baby Jesus.” My legs feel amazing ! 
Woke up this morning and sat in the boots again! Walked to Starbucks and having Vento Skinny Vanilla Latte with coconut milk. 


Huge thanks to Richard Torres my loving and supporting husband cause I couldn’t have done it without your support and my CFL Tri Club family. NormaTec, Roka, Quintana Roo, Advanced cycles, Base Salt, Proform supplements, Audra Adiar Rock-Tape, Dr Sidorsky, Rudy Project and Louis Garneau for taking me through the race!

 #imcozumel #ntrecovery #bestbikesplit #garneau #liveyourdream #nopainnogain #quintanarootri @quintana_roo_tri @ntrecovery @baseperformance @cfltriclub @advancedcyclespr @ironmantri @usatflorida @rudyprojectna @zootsports @rokasports #breakinglimits @outgamesmiami @gaygames #gaytriathlete #glbt #gayrights #equality #workhardplayhard @proformsupplements #proformsupplements @rocktape

2016 Ironman Cozumel 

2016 Ironman Cozumel Recap
I’m very happy man today! All of my athletes set a personal record on their triathlon career yesterday! Jerome and Gustavo did their first Ironman! Julie and Jose set a personal record. I have some history on his race, this is my 5th time coming here and wanted to do well

* 2010 – Was 3 months after my accident in Germany 

* 2012 – Crashed on the bike 

* 2014 – Had the flu all week and looked like death became over me!

* 2015 – Lost nutrition on the bike, feet were killings me and that trickled down to a bad run.

* 2016 – I set a personal record
Swim

The water looked calm… but looks can be deceiving! The water was choppy with big waves. There was a good 750 meters with no buoys, so you had to stop look at shore and make sure you were going the right place. 3/4 mile of the swim, there were no current. The last .25 you had an advantage; however, if you weren’t paying attention it would have thrown you off course ! You saw countless people trying to swim back! 
Bike – 3 loop course

The first loop the winds weren’t as strong; however, on the 2 and 3 Rd loop they picked up significantly! Thank God for my power meter! My nutrition mic was hitting the right spot in my body so I relied on gels that I had with me. That hit the spot. I stopped to use the bathroom, and someone left some Huma Chia gels… Thank you God! So that kept me going! My feet were burning the entire bike, I need new shoes! 

People were flying by me, but I kept my head down. I had to accept that I couldn’t bike for sometime due to my ankle and that it is okay on what I was producing. 
Run

It was f@&$!?&@ hot! My mission was to hunt people down! That’s exactly what I did! I didn’t allow anyone to pass me! Every aid station I walked 10 sec to take cups of ice to pour on me and put it everywhere! I was praying to God that to please not have my feet hurt like they have in the past… and they didn’t! When I hit mile 18 and I said to my self… I’m doing this just 8 more miles! No pain .. just muscles tired … a little sting in my ankle and no stomach issues? I wrote in my fore arms two words: push smart! However ! There is this little voice in our heads that says to us, “Its okay to walk, everyone is walking !” I couldn’t give in, I was happy with my hydrating pack cause it kept me looking dow, cause If i stood up strait it hit me in the back of my head. 
I crossed the finish line. I was so happy! Number 23 in the books and I’m coming backing next year. I performed smart despite the circumstances. Thank God Beth Atnip was there, she helped me with stuff to the room. I showered and sat on my NormaTec boots… “a touch of baby Jesus.” My legs feel amazing ! 
Woke up this morning and sat in the boots again! Walked to Starbucks and having Vento Skinny Vanilla Latte with coconut milk. 


Huge thanks to Richard Torres my loving and supporting husband cause I couldn’t have done it without your support and my CFL Tri Club family. NormaTec, Roka, Quintana Roo, Advanced cycles, Base Salt, Proform supplements, Audra Adiar Rock-Tape, Dr Sidorsky, Rudy Project and Louis Garneau for taking me through the race!

 #imcozumel #ntrecovery #bestbikesplit #garneau #liveyourdream #nopainnogain #quintanarootri @quintana_roo_tri @ntrecovery @baseperformance @cfltriclub @advancedcyclespr @ironmantri @usatflorida @rudyprojectna @zootsports @rokasports #breakinglimits @outgamesmiami @gaygames #gaytriathlete #glbt #gayrights #equality #workhardplayhard @proformsupplements #proformsupplements @rocktape

OFF Season – Block Schedule

Hello Team,

I hope you are all doing well. Congratulations to the following athletes who have raced this week so far:

  • Quincy Collins
  • Judy Hill
  • David Berlant
  • Dan Grieb
  • Yara Idelfonso
  • Julian Perez

I am very proud of all of you.

Block Training

We are going to be doing a block focus training every three weeks. Which means, the weeks will look like this:

  • Run Block
    • Nov 13
    • Nov 21
    • Nov 28
  • Bike Week
    • Dec 5
    • Dec 12
    • Dec 19
  • Swim Week
    • Dec 26
    • Jan 2
    • Jan 9

Schedule

You will have several 3 – 4 main workouts to focus on per week. However, you will have one or two practices of  the other two disciplines. Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week:

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time 5:20 am 5:00 am 5:00 am 5:00 am OFF 7 am 6:30 am
Location Aquatic Center Downtown YMCA Downtown YMCA Downtown YMCA Lee Vista / 436 Downtown YMCA
Sport Swim Bike/Run Run – Stamina Run – Endurance Bike/Run Run – Tempo
Duration 75 min 2 hours 90 min 90 min 2 – 3 hours 75 min