1. Actual profession, studies and living place and years practising triathlon.
Professional triathlete practicing for 3 years now; North California.
3. What is your favourite distance and why?
Sprint distance allows for perfect balance of speed and endurance.
4. Favourite discipline and why? And explaing one of your “key trainings”.
Run I grew up doing it is my most successful.
10x1k (2:50-2:35) 90 second rest
5. What is the main reason for you to practise triathlon (by your own experience)? Share few (very) general recomendations for beginners.
Triathlon gives me perfect solution of aerobic training without injuring myself. I can train a vast amount without impact (swim-bike) the variety of 3 disciplines is not as monotonous as purely doing 1 discipline.
For a beginner I would suggest finding your weakness and spending most time improving it. Don’t try changing anything if it cannot be changed (technique) because it is your body’s optimal way of doing it, instead learn to adapt to it to get the most out of it.
6. What is your favourite triathlete or person (female and male)?
Javier Gómez, Nicola Spirig.
7. Your favourite race and one you would like to do?
Kitzbuhel WTS. Austria.
8. Define yourself in 4 words.
Persevere, stubborn, inspiring, talented.
9. What rival you admire?
I really respect the Brownlee brothers and the attitude they bring to the sport.
10. What is your daily routine?
Heavy training Day: morning: run training 8-9/10am, afternoon swim 12-2pm, late afternoon bike training 3-5/6pm. Eat 4x a day 3500-4500 calories. One 30 min nap. Bed time 10:30pm.
11. Medium term aims and goals.
Get body healthy and ready to go for 2015 and make USA Olympic Team. Long term Olympic medal.
12. What results are making your proudest?
Adapting to my new body (after accident) while training thanks to techniques learned from new coach Brett Sutton.
13. Did it changed your view for sport after the accident (and how)?
I prefer not to be defined by my bike accident, I am not proud of it just glad to have survived and learn from it. It slowed me down on my path of becoming Olympic Champion in 2016, now I have to improvise.
14. Another (optional) question you always would want to answer.
If you weren’t a triathlete what would you do? Serve my country as a navy seal.
La entrevista es gracias a Alberto Casillas: http://albertocasillastri.blogspot.com.es/