In an interview in the country, the triple World Champion Mario Mola He tells how he is carrying his confinement and how he sees this break in his professional career
Mola comments that I'd never put the brakes on like this in the last decade and believes it will reach 2021 at its peak.
«This situation represents a very big change, but for everyone, without distinction. I'm living it with uncertainty and with that feeling of wanting everything to return to normal as soon as possible«,
What do you do to train?
In my case, I pull the roller and a treadmill that I bought for a week and a half ago, and I also do a gym, ”says Mola, who had a harder time getting that treadmill.
By the time we figured it out and ordered it, we were late and the shipments were completely overwhelmed ... »- and he has managed to make up for the deficit in the race and the bike, but hardly the swimming deficit.
I do gym, floor exercises and we also use thera-bands - elastic bands to tone the muscles and reinforce flexibility - to simulate the stroke.
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The goal: not to lose all strength
The objective is to try not to lose all the strength, because in the end, the lower body you continue to work well, but in the upper one there is a deficit because you cannot do the work of the pool and shovels ", says the Majorcan, who these days the body he asks him to eat less and that he takes the break with philosophy.
«I am not going to take this period to crush myself, to make each session of roller as if my life was going through it ...
"At the beginning you have the concern that you can't do everything you should to be in shape, but from the moment the calendar is on standby, it doesn't make much sense to want to be on top because there are still months to go before the races" , He says; "That helps you calm down.
In the last ten years, I've never stopped doing such a strong workout for so long, so it's a matter of adapting and using common sense. ”
"I have never crushed myself for not being able to do everything I intend to do," he stresses. «I am not going to take this period to crush myself, to make each session of roller as if my life was going through it ...
No, because it would not be smart, ”he says before starting to pedal with a fan and liven up the session thanks to a virtual platform that simulates a race stage;
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The important thing is to do maintenance and not lose the desire to go out there
The important thing is to do maintenance and not lose the desire so that when we go out there we still have fresh legs and mind, because then it will be time to squeeze thoroughly ».
He is grateful for the postponement of the Games to the summer of 2021.
«In the rest of the European countries, my colleagues still have the possibility of going outside to continue training; I do not dispute that this measure is good or bad, but it is a fact, and that put us on the ropes ... », he reasons.
From London to Rio, a double lesson
From London (19th) and Rio (8th), Mola drew two valuable lessons - "I couldn't fight for the medals, and from that I only get more hunger" - and now, with one more margin course, he looks at Tokyo with good eyes.
"By trajectory and age, it is likely that they are the Games I can best reach, although that does not mean that with 35 I will not be able to perform better then with 31, but obviously I am feeling very good now",
The next destination was the Emirates and, although he had the ticket in hand, he did not travel because that World Series was suspended, and then he made an express trip to Clermont (USA), where he was going to board the next training block to prepare the test in Bermuda, scheduled for this month.
"It was quite stressful, because first I went to London and from there to Miami, and then I had to drive four hours ... to have to return on the third day, so when I returned home I allowed myself a few days off.
It was melted! ", He reconstructs before settling with the irreducible optimism of the triathlete:" This is being very hard, but turning it around will only be a matter of time, as has been done before.
In sport or in life, there is no use regretting it.