|Ashton Eaton Vogue Photo Shoot- VERY COOL|
|I met his Mom as well....she rocks and there is no question |
as to why he is who he is! His fiancee to the left
So I am in Orlando for my HPN Global job....major customer has their annual event which I booked for them and I have not been able to see the event live prior to this year. The event is the 1st./2nd week in October and the last 3 years I have been Kona bound and travel was really not ideal. Lucky for me, my customers know my life of Ironman and is really understanding.... But this year no Kona so I am traveling like a fiend this fall.
The bonus of this trip is the keynote speaker is Ashton Eaton- Olympic Gold Medalist for the Decathlon. He is the son of my clients close high school friend so I was following him through the trials and watched him capture gold in London with tears running down my eyes. This is a guy who hugs his mom and fiancee regularly and is humble and appreciative. I digress....my clients company ran an internal contest of some kinds and the top 3 won an workout with Ashton. Well my client knows me and instead of run of the mill thank you (not that I need a thank you- this is my job and she is my client) they invited me to the workout.
|Pick up the pace....Ashton says "fastest it goes is 5:00.mile"|
5 min ez on the treadmill ( I was next to him and his easy was 7:00 mile)
3 min fast and he maxed out the tm at 5:00 pace and was talking to me
Grab a medicine ball-
20 min of
Next we did a series of push ups, planks, burpees.....it was amusing and I did my best. We finished off with sprints....wind sprints. His stride and speed is simply ominous...well best it the world.
|Me saying "right" just like that|
- always takes off 3 months - off, totally off after the World Championships or Olympics
- 2 work outs a day vs 1 long workout of 4-5 hours
- stretching AFTER workout only
- after all workouts ice/heat/ice - much easier with the facilities he has access to
- cool down runs and recovery done on underwater treadmill
Now Ironman and Decathlon are polar opposites....but some of the cool drills we did - I am going to incorporate into my post runs as well as my athletes.
- high kicks
- high knees - but with a short stride, keep your feet under you
- butt kicks but keep knees bent
- 200 yards build from faster to all out
- sideways running