Triconsejos by Alejandro Santamaría

This week in our Triconsejos section is the turn of the Madrid Alejandro Santamaría

Name: Alejandro Santamaria

Club: Club Triatlon Palma

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Sponsors: Proniño Telefonica Foundation. Spiuk, Argon 18,

Collaborators: Mizuno, Power bar, Speedplay, keepgoing, Fast Forward, Nortwave, Nineteen, CT Palma, Oackley

Most representative results: Podium Ironman Cozumel 2011, 9 times top 8 in Ironman, 2 times champion of Spain Long Distance, World Junior Duathlon Champion.

3 tips to train better:

- Water: No more than 3 days without swimming so as not to lose sensations. Even if it's just a short bath it's good to "touch the water"

- Cycling: Use a powertap to quantify the training load and eat and drink during.

- Race on foot: Warm up very slowly especially if you are tired and let the body go slowly entering.

3 things you should never forget to take the day of the test

- Water: Good glasses, tested and suitable for the occasion.

- Cycling: Powergel to put on the bike and feed during.

- Race on foot: Mas powergel for the race.

3 things you should not forget to do during the competition

- Water: orientarte, look ahead every few strokes to find the group and follow it in search of the buoy or the end

- Cycling: drink and take some gel.

- Race on foot: Be positive and do not let your head give you

3 tips that always have to be done at the end of the competition

Drink well to re-hydrate.

Eat something quick to recover better based on carbohydrates with some protein. It can be worth a shake to be able to do it as soon as possible.

Cooling down with a little more gentle exercise will help us to better cleanse toxins and lactate from our muscles.

Tell us a curious anecdote that happened to you

In the Ironman St.George in 2011 during the bike my nose started to bleed and I could not stop the bleeding. So before I stopped, I looked for solutions and I put a power bar jelly on my nose to make a tampon. They are quite fat and I had to push hard to get it but I could continue and finish with a good test.

Objectives of Alex in the 2012

-Get another podium in Ironman.

- Ironman World in Hawaii.

- Doñana Challenge.

-Triatlon of Elche.

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