What a great event at Ironman Oceanside 70.3 this past weekend (April 2nd 2016)! It was awesome to race with our Optimum Athletes: Allan Lindo and Chema “Jose”Rodriguez.
In this early season, we try to capitalize on working on a good build and fitness, however injuries sometime play a role in training. It has been challenging for this two athletes to balance work, family, training and trying to be healthy as possible come race day. But with proper training and recovery treatment, anything is possible. Congratulations on getting it done guys! I’m proud to work with you!
For me, It was my first race of the season after sustaining an injury from last year. MRI result showed severe rotator cuff tendinosis and labral tear on my shoulder. I chose NOT to go thru surgery and did an extensive rehab at Optimum Care Therapy (www.octrehab.com). With proper treatment and strength training exercises, my shoulder got to about 80% better and continue to improve. Unfortunately, another mishap of a recent metatarsal injury 7 weeks before the race held back my run training and was not being able run for 3 weeks going into early March.
I lost running fitness and my hopes on getting a personal best in this race course seemed not possible. However, I am very fortunate to have heal and be able to participate and race a fun filled day! I always try look at the bright side and use evidence based treatment on training and recovery. I”m glad to finish well and execute my race the best way I can. We are excited to have this fitness early on the year and looking forward for the rest of 2016.
Congratulations to Fil-Am Triathlon Club! The best Tri club in the world! They have an awesome cheering station and won 3rd place for Division 2 Ironman Tri Club Challenge. I wish everyone a healthy year and safe training!
Optimum Training with Optimal result.