Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tri Friend: Felipe Mora

Been a while... getting the blog going again now that the season is starting.  
Meet tri-friend Felipe Mora!
1.  Tell us a little about yourself and life outside of triathlon
I grew up in Medellin, Colombia, a cycling crazy city, everybody over there has a bike so that’s one of the ways I got myself into this sport. I am an architect currently pursuing a masters degree in interior design here in the USA. So life has changed quite a bit for me, I’m in a new country, back to being a student and hopefully getting a job here, so yeah, lots of changes. 

2.  What is your A-Race this year and goals you have for it?
I have two big races this season: Ironman Texas and Ironman Boulder. the main goal on both is to qualify for Kona. that is the focus of this season, either pass out or finish in the slots! Texas is coming up and I’ll get to race with my friends from home so I'm really looking forward to it and hopefully get my slot. If that happens I’ll just go really easy on Boulder, but on the other hand, if I don’t get my slot, then It’ll be all in in boulder. So it is kind of hard for me to say what A-race I have, I have an A goal if that makes sense.

3.  have you done anything different to train for this race than before?
I have been training since 2014 under QT2 systems. I started with them because I wanted a more personal approach to my training based on my limiters, time, etc. and it has been awesome, in only my 2nd ironman with them I went 9:46 and really close to Kona, so this year my training hasn’t changed much, I am more focused and training more hours, but it is basically the same. My big change in training is that I am now training all by myself here in the US, and I come from a very hilly city (VERY!) to a completely flat one, so that has changed for me.
4.  Share your favorite workout with us!
It definitely has to be any bike workout, it is my best sport out of the three and I really enjoy time in the saddle! My favorite bike workout are the tempo intervals. It goes something like warm up for 30min then go all out for 20 and rest for 5 and do that 2 or 3 times. I love the high efforts on the bike and the speed!
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