Nothing impossible! Half IRONMAN in 45 days for an athlete without swimming and triathlon background but talented!
Congratulation to Szymon for finishing his first triathlon race at IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia.
HE HAS THE TALENT TO FINISH AN IRONMAN 140.6 NEXT YEAR!
He decided to finish a half IRONMAN as his first triathlon race 45 days ago! I tested his swimming that day and he finished a 50m length of the pool with a technique similar to crawl hardly! I said it would be impossible to finish a 70.3 race with that technique and performance.
He had a goal and he wanted to work hard for his goal. We started the training program after a week of tests, training and the discussion about the goal. He was consistent and motivated. I didn’t give him high loads of training as he was a beginner athlete. His improvement was faster than the program. He was able to swim with crawl technique more than 2.5km non-stop after a month. We had a taper week and finally, he finished IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia in 6:51:08 (48:33 swim time).
There is nothing impossible to him who will try!