Gustavo Rodríguez, this year is looking for your pass to IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, already participated in the past IM South Africa with good feelings and will now participate in the IM Florianapolis to look again for the desired Slot.
The Galician triathlete uses Skechers for a long time and we wanted to ask you about your favorite models, which uses, some tips to improve speed in the race and how to face the race on foot of a long distance test, after getting off the bike.
Tell us about your experience with Skechers, they are comfortable, light, quality-price, etc.
I already knew the brand from before, the truth is that I had a very good concept of them, that's why I decided to try them two years ago and I am very happy to have done it.
From the first time you put them on, the sensation is that it is a very comfortable shoe. They have a very wide range of models, we have models that allow us to roll and make long runs with comfort until the super flying competition.
I am very happy with them and another aspect to take into account is the price-quality ratio that is very good.
Could you tell us a workout that you like to improve the speed of the race?
I think working a bit on speed is very important, as it helps us improve our race pace or race economy.
Although we are long distance runners, sometimes this is easier to do from shorter distances, to be able to work the speed.
To me personally a training that I like is one of 400 or 500 series but also complete a total of 8 kilometers to rhythm 10 seconds faster that we do in a 10 km and with very short recoveries
They are trainings that I like and that leave me very good sensations to face later greater distances.
And for a medium or long distance triathlon, what is your favorite training?
Once we have the base of the speed, the trainings that I like the most for the long distance are at rhythms and competition specific o five seconds faster, with equal series a little longer.
A classic they are 4x 3.000 o even 3x 5.000 to the rhythm of Half or five seconds slower.
Its trainings that always give confidence and also leave you very good feelings, because you do not get to the same level of suffering of other shorter series and you note running fast and it is very pleasant to perform.
Which Skechers model do you like the most?
My favorite model of Skechers, are the Razor. It is a very versatile shoe, used to train at medium high rhythms and especially for medium and long distance. If you are a runner a little fast, it adapts very well.
Is a shoe my comfortable and without much drop, the truth is that it is very effective and you can put them both for your workouts and for the competitions of 10 km.
Then there are also the Speed, which is a shoe that I love, especially for series or if you have to run a sprint triathlon or an 5 k what do we do in preseason for those distances they are authentic formula one.
The North and South race of Madrid Have you ever run it? On which side do you bet? Could you give us some advice for the race
The truth is that I did not run it any time, I have heard about this race and the truth is that it is a very cool challenge, to get that point of competitiveness that we all have and have that encouragement to be able to give the best of ourselves.
It's a very fast 10k, an advice is that be very clear about the rhythms before leaving and that they prepare well the race at home. The best thing is that that day enjoy yourself without further obsessions e try to make our best mark and enjoy this cool event.
Some tips for people facing the dreaded IROMMAN marathon How do they have to plan the race?
The advice for an Ironman is that it is prepare it with much care, with love and above all without jumping steps.
Now we see many people who directly want toobar the triathlon in distances like this and is a real barbarity. You have to go Trying races in a little smaller distances, knowing sensations, correcting mistakes and after a long way to reach the longed for Ironman, which is the goal of many, enjoy it a lot but without skipping steps.
As for the marathon, be very clear about the rhythms that we are going to take and above all, do not overdo it, why when we go for a run, sometimes we think that the pace is too conservative but in the end it becomes very hard, especially after that feared thirty kilometer.
Another tips is take care during the whole test feeding and hydration, to get to the race on foot in the best possible conditions, it is difficult to do well during cycling, but if we neglect it it will be an impossible task.