He wrote it after 3.86 km swimming in open water, 180.26 km cycling, and 42.195 km of marathon, in harsh weather conditions, concluded in 8 hours, 40' and 45''. At forty years old.
Daniel Fontana: head and heart in the triathlon
The night before I sleep badly, but when I feel the cold sand and wet under my feet, the tension goes away. It's all automatic, because I know what's going to happen and I know what I have to do.
That kind of serenity you get by training between 20 and 30 hours a week in swimming, cycling, running, gym, stretching, yoga and strengthening. Even when you're over 40: who is it that was old and finished?
Training a triathlete
Triathlon is not just the sum of three disciplines, but a unique and complete sport.
What it takes to be a triathlete
- Good cardio athletic preparation
- Good dexterity in individual sports
- Improving and perfecting the technical gestures (pedalling, running, breathing...)
- Focus on power and lacticidal resistance
Usually the program is based on the type of race you are going to face, whether it's a Super Sprint or an Ironman. Those who usually approach triathlon for the first time have already approached one or more of the three types of sports. Therefore, the important thing is to become familiar with the one in which you are the least trained.