Time to start training

When the Human Factor project began, we knew it would be an out-of-the-ordinary journey. Mbaye and Oumar are two athletic guys happy to prove themselves, but they have never taken part in a real competition. In Senegal, Mbaye taught English, while Oumar in Guinea was a shepherd. Today they are at the Rolling Dreamers Club ready to train to one of the most complete and challenging sports in the world: the triathlon.
Also the Rolling Dreamers team is ready, and with our athletic coaches we started the training program from swimming and cycling, two disciplines totally unknown to our beginners.

Among the three triathlon disciplines, surely the most feared one is swimming, since neither Mbaye nor Oumar have ever really dealt with water.

Doing some basic stuff

The training of Mbaye and Oumar started from scratch, with the ambitious goal of arriving in just over three months to participate in the “Santini Trio Senigallia” triathlon.
Among the three triathlon disciplines, surely the most feared one is swimming, since neither Mbaye nor Oumar have ever really dealt with water.

So the first phase of the training took place in the pool, where we began with floating exercises under the careful supervision of the Performance Builder staff.
The we moved on the two wheels. At Rolling Dreamers ClubHouse we had the first bike fitting, in order to put the bikes to the size of their body. Mbaye and Oumar touched their 3Tbike Exploro for the first time, which were adjusted according to their anthropometric characters to optimize the pedaling angles and make the position comfortable and efficient. Finally, we do the first metabolic test in order to determine the pace of the training. Now we just have to work hard! Keep rolling, dreamers!!

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

— Alan Watts