The Ferrolano will increase the volume and intensity of his training, going from 3.000 kilometers of preparation in 2011 to 3.500 in 2012. Right now his record of 10.000 in a triathlon is 29m17 »
The Olympic distance triathlon is improving by leaps and bounds as far as time improvements are concerned. Not long ago it already seemed spectacular that athletes managed to lose 30 minutes in the 10.000 final, something that the best elites already achieve without much trouble.
Alistair Brownlee, his brother Jonathan and Javier Gómez Noya, the main candidates for gold in London 2012, can drop from 29 minutes in 10 km., But can they do it within an Olympic triathlon? For Gómez Noya, this brand is what will define gold in the British capital.
The circuit of Hyde Park, so flat in the bike and race sectors, is it going to take a very close time to that to win the gold ?, says Gómez Noya's coach, Omar González.
Gómez Noya is going to carry out strong training on foot with the aim of getting closer to that mark, which will force him to compete less to arrive with the peak perfectly in London.
The Ferrolan will debut at the European Championship in Eilat (Israel) on April 21, and when the Olympic event arrives Javi will have only played four races, when in other years on those dates he would already have seven Olympians on his legs. Gómez Noya will resign from World Championship events and will only be present in Madrid, Kitzbüehel and Hamburg.
The British have designed a tour tailored to the Brownlee, especially when it comes to cycling. Gómez Noya would prefer a route with more climbs but he will have to compete against two high-level riders who will do everything possible to take down the Spaniard in the 40 kilometers.
Javi already climbs well by bicycle, but in London there are no slopes. There he will not remove the large 53-tooth chainring at any time, and will play with pinions between 13 and 15. He will go to 50 per hour in the Games, with an average of 45, higher than usual. So it will lower the workload to train more as a wheeler or time trial. You will have sessions at high rates to go faster.
In winter, there will be no departures of more than 100 kilometers, or as many ports, but will move higher developments. As a data, it will complete less than 10.000 kilometers, instead of the 15.000 other years ?, says Omar González.
The British will try to take down Gómez Noya, but it is very difficult for them to succeed, so the gold will be decided in the race on foot, in a very flat route in which it has already been stated that the record of 10.000 will be broken in Olympic distance, and in which for the first time in history it will drop by 29 minutes. Javi's best record is 29m17, time he did in the last edition of the Hamburg World Series, but both he and his coach know that gold will be below 29 minutes.
To get down from this time, Gómez Noya will increase the volume and intensity of his workouts, going from 3.000 km of preparation in 2011 to 3.500 in 2012.
Gómez Noya does not want too many direct confrontations in 2012 with Alistair Borwnlee, for that reason he has given up competing in the San Diego World Series, a test in which the British star will debut. The Ferrolan knows that it will be inevitable that they will see each other's faces before the Olympic event, but the less he shows his cards and his evolution, the better