To win gold in London 2012 Gómez Noya must run 29 in less than 10.000 minutes

The man from Ferrol will increase the volume and intensity of his training, going from 3.000 kilometers of preparation in 2011 to 3.500 in 2012. At the moment his record for 10.000 within a triathlon is 29m17”

The Triathlon in Olympic distance is improving by leaps and bounds in terms of time improvements. Not long ago, it already seemed spectacular that athletes managed to get under 30 minutes in the 10.000 final, something that the best elites already achieve without many problems.

Alistair Brownlee, his brother Jonathan and Javier Gómez Noya, the main candidates for gold in London 2012, can lose 29 minutes in 10 km, but can they do it within an Olympic triathlon? For Gómez Noya, this brand is the one that will define gold in the British capital.

The Hyde Park circuit, so flat in the bike and running sectors, is going to require a time very close to that to win the gold?, says Gómez Noya's trainer, Omar González.

Gómez Noya is going to carry out strong running training with the aim of getting closer to that mark, which will force him to compete less to arrive in London with the perfect peak of form.

The man from Ferrol will debut in the European Championship in Eilat (Israel) on April 21, and when the Olympic event arrives Javi will only have contested four races, when in other years around those dates he would already have seven Olympics on his legs. Gómez Noya will give up World Championship events and will only be present in Madrid, Kitzbüehel and Hamburg.

The British have designed a course tailored to the Brownlees, 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 get the Spaniard off the hook over the 40 kilometres.

Javi already rides a bike well, but in London there are no hills. There he will not remove the large 53-tooth chainring at any time, and will play with sprockets between 13 and 15. He will reach 50 per hour in the Games, with an average of 45, higher than usual. So he will lower the workload to train more like a wheeler or time trialist. He will have sessions at high rates to go faster.

In winter, there will be no exits of more than 100 kilometers, nor so many ports, but will move higher developments. As data, it will complete less than 10.000 kilometers, instead of the 15.000 other years,? says Omar González.

The British will try to get Gómez Noya off the hook, but it is very difficult for them to achieve it, so the gold will be decided in the foot race, on 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 be less than 29 minutes. Javi's best mark is 29m17, the time he did in the last edition of the World Series in Hamburg, but both he and his coach know that gold will be less than 29 minutes.

To get out of this time, Gómez Noya will increase the volume and intensity of his training, going from 3.000 kilometers of preparation in 2011 to 3.500 in 2012.

Gómez Noya does not want too many direct confrontations in 2012 with Alistair Borwnlee, for this reason he has given up competing in the San Diego World Series, a test in which the British star will debut. The man from Ferrol knows that it will be inevitable that they will see each other before the Olympic event, but the less he shows his cards and his evolution, the better


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