• Eduardo Martín Sturla - Florianópolis 2011 - 4X IRONMAN CHAMPION
  • Eduardo Martín Sturla - Florianópolis 2011 - 4X IRONMAN CHAMPION
  • Eduardo Martín Sturla - Florianópolis 2011 - 4X IRONMAN CHAMPION
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Renewed Goals (Kona 2011)

Sunday, 21 de August de 2011

Eduardo Sturla

Since a long time i don’t write in my blog but the truth is that i made a few changes in the last couple months. Since July 1st I am in Santa Rosa, California (USA) where i trained a little before IM Lake Placid and now I am recovering after so many races. Actually i’ve already returned to my training a few weeks ago focusing on my next goal, Ironman Florida.

It is always a stress when i reach a new place, until i know where’s everything, the schedules and i found the optimal conditions for my training. Here in Santa Rosa i have found all, and also here there’s the ideal weather at this time of year. So all good.

Well, I've received a lot of emails and messages in Twitter because I will not race Kona this year. Ironman Hawaii is a very demanding race and the only way to have a good result on the island is to spend a whole year just thinking in that purpose. I raced 9 times in Kona, I have a 10th place (2008), two 13th (2001/2007) and 19th place (2009) as my best results there. My only interest in racing there is to make things equal or better than what i did in the past. For that you have to be super fit but especially super mentaly motivated to suffer during the 8 hours of race. And this year want to do different things, find other goals - like winning another Ironman from the circuit - to race in new places or repeat some of which I don’t go since some years - like the Ironman Florida where I was 2nd in 2006.

In addition to do Hawaii I have to be fitter than ever in the swimming. The reality: there is big group that goes together on the bike and if i lost a few minutes in the water, then it is almost impossible to recover during the race. I have the experience of Racing there and I know how Kona is. I have no intentions of going to "finish", I have intentions to go and to do something that can be very good. This year I wasn’t thinking about Kona. The points and position in the world ranking was the result that came along with all races i put together in the season. I was never looking for points or worried about the KPR. Making successful races, some going 100%, other going as part of my training, always among the top 10, top 5 and with chances to win. Like that we are all happy and I keep with renewable energy.

This is a decision I made together with my coaches and sponsors at the end of 2010 and always received their support. Maybe Kona 2012? I don’t know, we will see. But the most important thing now is that I could take a new and renewed path in this that is my passion and something I love. And it all is coming out 10 points.

Thanks to my sponsors, my friends, family, coaches and all my friends that are everywhere on this small blue dot. All this support is important for me.

Never Give UP!

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