Macca Interview

Macca Interview

Sydney, March 2012, Susann interviewing Chris
When I was Down Under at Chris’ in March I took the chance to talk with him about Olympic distance racing, about the changes in training he had to make, about aging as an athlete, and many other things.In this first part of the interview he is talking about what it means to implement change and not just replicate what he was doing when he was a short course guy. The biggest issue of the whole enterprise, Chris says, is pace. In Ironman racing you lose your ability to change pace. When he started training last year with the Australian team he ran into injuries and felt abnormally fatigued. He knew he had to change his approach to training and not just follow the routines of the young guys.
He realized that he could not do track sessions as he used to when he was 22. So Chris extended his training blocks from 7 to 12 days and added other training methods to get more speed. To put it in a nutshell: it’s all about being open to change and structure your work in a way that you regain your ability to change pace.
But listen to him yourself. He is of course way better to explain what he is doing and why than I can ever summarize what he was saying.
 

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