Miquel Blanchart "Skechers have everything an athlete needs to train seriously or improve your marks"

Miquel is one of the best runners in IRONMAN on the national and international scene and will try to return to the IRONMAN World Championship this year

We spoke with Miquel Blanchart, Catalan triathlete sponsored by Skecher  Miquel is one of the best IRONMAN runners on the national and international scene and will try to return this in IRONMAN World Championship this year

Tell us about your experience with Skechers, they are comfortable, light, quality-price, etc.

I'm going to tell you a bit about my experience with Skechers, the truth is that it is a fairly classic shoe, it is a shoe that really fits 95% percent of runners

It is geared towards people who like athletics, it's a shoe that has the necessary characteristics that every athlete who wants to make a career needs or want train a little seriously or want to get their best brands. The Skechers fit very well.

As for the models, you have the range Gorun Ride 7 . They are the ones that I use to train, they are shoes that tolerate a lot of kilometers. They're light for a training shoe and they really look great.

Then you have others that are the Forza, the Razor which are a little heavier and more resistant but the truth is, but I'll take the Gorun ride.

Could you tell us a workout that you like to improve the speed of the race?

I really like the one in intervals , I think it is a training that works a lot, with the aim of look for the average speed of the race.

The intervals they would go from 200 series to 400 series.Always on the running track on the track. As for the asphalt, it is taking a risk as it really loads a lot. What we are looking for here is to improve the reaction of the ankle a little, even to stiffen the musculature a little to transmit a little of the elastic energy that we accumulate stride after stride and thus maintain a little cruising speed

The intervals could range from a progression of a single block of 8 or 10 series of 200 up to 30-40 series of 400 in blocks of 4, 5, 10 or even 12.

The objective is to look for the best possible average, aecuperation cortita between series almost of 1-1,  that is if I do 200 more or less in 35 '' you can recover a few 40 seconds

If I do series of 300 in 52-55 seconds to recover 45 '' -1 minute and if I do series of 400 between 1: 10-15 I recover one minute, 1: 10-15.

Between blocks recover with a slightly longer pause or even make an active recovery.

MIquel Blanchart training with Skechers
MIquel Blanchart training with Skechers

And about IRONMAN What is your favorite training?

It's not that I have a preferred workout because what I do is really tough.

You're always more restless the days before, so I do a training very similar to the race . It would be a good cycling and with a transition from an hour and a half to two hours or even a little more, looking for rhythms very close to those of the day of the race or even faster.

 Which model of Schekers do you remember most fondly and why? Since when is it with the brand?

The one that I really liked are the Speed ​​5, I have only had one pair of shoes and now I have retired them.

Now I am doing the highest quality training with the Speed ​​4. They are the ones that I have always loved, from the design to its composition. Is a super lightweight shoea very planita and that has a good cushioning. It allows you to run very fast and I love the truth is that it is the best for me.

I use Schekers from 2017 and I've done my best times in the race on foot with them. And I hope this year to repeat (laughs)

MIquel Blanchart with Skechers clothes
MIquel Blanchart with Skechers clothes

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 race north south of Madrid I have never done it but I bet on the north side, because those from the north are always a little more seasoned people (he laughs) and well and since I live more to the north than in the south, I bet on them ?

It is a race on asphalt, an urban race and as I always say, "you almost don't have to watch the clock and give it your all until the finish line."

Some tips for people facing the dreaded IROMMAN marathon How do they have to plan the race?

Well, I believe that the marathon is the race on foot that you would have to fear less.

For me the fundamental thing is do not go hungry during the bike,  nor go hungry during the running race, Nor have belly pains not have gastrointestinal problems. This can be solved with a good nutritional planning, having a good nutritionist and having a good supplementation is essential and you have to take it to the "little side".

The Ironman rhythms are residual rhythms and will not be the ones that you have been carrying on day to day, since obviously due to the accumulated fatigue in the cycling segment the rhythms are going to be a bit adulterated in the marathon.

You will have to settle for run with the raised rhythms plus ten fifteen seconds per kilometer.

Above all, think about eating well, thinking about drinking well, refrigerating well and not having these types of mishaps which are the ones that can surely be avoided.

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