Interview 丨 Li Pengcheng, the first person of China Triathlon, looks forward to breaking 9 in Kona next year

Interview 丨 Li Pengcheng, the first person of China Triathlon, looks forward to breaking 9 in Kona next year
Due to the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, in addition to marathons, cross-country races and other outdoor events have suffered severe impacts, in recent years, the increasingly hot triathlon events also face the plight of global shutdown.Take Li Pengcheng, the first person in the Chinese triathlon as the representative. Many Chinese iron men have not participated in the competition in recent months. They can only develop training and competition plans with a longer-term perspective.A few days ago, IRONMAN’s official website officially confirmed that the Triathlon Championship originally scheduled for October 10 in Kona, Hawaii will be changed to February 6, 2021.Although such an outcome is expected by most Iron Man, it is inevitable to be lost.In an interview with Sauna and Yewang, Kona World Championships on the podium last year, Li Pengcheng, who repeatedly refreshed the best results of mainland Chinese players, said that he and his coach must adjust the training plan formulated in advance, and the new game date will also beBecome a variable.However, talking about the restart of the triathlon and the prospects of the World Championships, Li Pengcheng is full of confidence. He believes that more Chinese players will be on the stage of the Kona World Championships, and he will strive to stand on the podium again and become the first.A Chinese iron man with a big iron going 9 hours.Li Pengcheng is currently recognized as the first triathlon in China.High-level officials provided a picture for the global shutdown of the Kona World Championship. The domestic opener lost about 10 months a year. The world’s top iron people gathered in Kona, Hawaii to challenge swimming3.8 kilometers, bicycle 180 kilometers and running 42.The 195km “Big Rail” World Championship-an annual triathlon event.As of October 2019, this temple-level event has been held for 41 sessions.The sudden new Coronary Pneumonia epidemic has been shut down worldwide, and the Kona World Championships have not been spared. They are rarely replaced by antiques the following year.Despite the psychological preparations, Li Pengcheng was somewhat lost when he received the email from the organizing committee. “There is a little bit of unacceptability in my heart.The IRONMAN event for the 2020 season was originally planned to start in mid-March, but in the past two months or so, almost all events have been forced to be changed or cancelled, and events for a long time in the future have also been changed.IRONMAN’s official website shows that it involves more than 97 events affected.For the Chinese Iron Man, after a long winter training, everyone is very eager for the game, and is used to opening a game at the IRONMAN Liuzhou station in April every year. Li Pengcheng is no exception. “Almost the first game every year is inLiuzhou.”This year’s Liuzhou station was originally scheduled to start on April 12th. Due to the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the competition has been forced to be postponed to September 20th.The sudden epidemic disrupted the preparation of the triathlon players.The top-notch plans to concentrate on preparing for war can’t keep up with changes. Focused training is the key to the first two weeks of May. Li Pengcheng will train about 20 hours a week, 10 hours of bicycles, 5 to 6 hours of swimming, and 4 to 5 hours of runningAnother 2 hours of strength training.After the winter training program basically ended before and after the “May Day”, this is the adjustment and recovery period that the coach gave him.During this year’s winter training, Li Pengcheng mainly trained in Liangshan, Sichuan. Although he was unable to swim for more than two months at a time, this year’s special situation also has a positive side.He really likes the training state of this year’s winter training, and his mental and physical conditions are good.At normal rhythm, Li Pengcheng usually trains for 30 to 32 hours per week, which is more than 5% to 10% of the coach’s plan. The coach sometimes has to force him to rest.Because they are amateur players, during the winter training in previous years, large and small parties are inevitable. Li Pengcheng is often called out by friends to eat, drink and drink.This year’s epidemic disrupted the daily lives of too many people. Instead, Li Pengcheng was able to train with peace of mind. “There is nothing else to interfere with. I really enjoyed the training of the previous period.”According to the coaching plan, Li Pengcheng was about to enter the next stage of preparations this week, hoping to build up for the Kona World Championships in October through four months of training and competition.Last season, in addition to participating in domestic competitions such as Liuzhou Station, Li Pengcheng went to South Korea, Japan and other places to compete.In order to consolidate his ranking in Asia and find the gap with more high-level players, he and his coach are preparing to participate in more competitions in Southeast Asia this year. In fact, he has already signed up two Philippines events and one Vietnam event.It’s a pity that the plan can’t keep up with the changes. Substations that have already been registered may be postponed or cancelled. The Kona World Championships have also been exchanged. “My coach and I were suddenly caught off guard and had to readjust the training plan. The goals and rhythm of the game also need to be changed.”Of course, considering that there are too many uncertainties in the future, Li Pengcheng still hopes to focus on training in the short term, and then consider the overall plan of the season at any time according to specific goals.Starting this week, he restored the weekly training intensity to about 30 hours.”There is always no harm in planning ahead.”He says.Li Pengcheng (first from left) stood on the podium at the Kona World Championships last year.The first-class people are waiting for the opportunity to restart the Chinese iron man. After the World Championships, a good year later in the Chinese iron man circle, everyone kindly called Li Pengcheng “Bath”.Recognized as the first person of China Triathlon and currently the best young player in China, Bath has always been committed to promoting the development of Triathlon in China, and even the epidemic brought many challenges. He is still confident in China Triathlon.IRONMAN70 in Liuzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Xi’an and other stations.3 The competition has been registered one after another, and the competition dates are concentrated from September to November this year.Not surprisingly, in mid-June, Changshu Shanghu will usher in the first domestic triathlon event this year, and the domestic triathlon event is expected to gradually pick up.”During the epidemic, the entire Triathlon suffered a lot of hits, but every time a game restarts, or even a small-scale event organized by a local club, everyone’s enthusiasm for participation will be very high.In Li Pengcheng’s view, because many Iron Triathlon events in the first half of the year were forced to be postponed, a rebound may occur in the second half of domestic competition.Represented by the IRONMAN event in Liuzhou Station, they usually provide a part of the places that go directly to the Kona World Championships according to age group.In the past years, many high-level foreign players came to participate. Except for a small number of groups, it is difficult for domestic players to get straight places.However, this year’s situation is different. At that time, foreign players may have a lot of inconvenience to participate in China. The difficulty for the Chinese Iron Man to get the World Championship will be greatly reduced.In 2015, when Li Pengcheng first went to Kona to participate in the World Championships, mainland Chinese players had to transfer.Going to Kona again in 2018, Li Pengcheng finished the game in 9 hours, 10 minutes and 36 seconds, refreshing the best results of mainland Chinese players in the IRONMAN competition.That year, the number of players in mainland China has reached 33.At the World Championships last year, there were 26 mainland Chinese contestants. Li Pengcheng won the fifth place in the men’s 25-29 age group with a total score of 9 hours, 01 minutes and 29 seconds and stood on the podium for the first time.”I believe that the number of Chinese players who can participate in the Kona World Championship will reach a new high.”Li Pengcheng hopes that more Chinese iron men will seize the opportunity to realize their dreams, stand on the stage of the Kona World Championships, and show their grace.Kona World Championships until February 6, next year, objective conditions such as weather will become unknown.However, Li Pengcheng, who will be the sixth consecutive contestant, hopes to go further. “In terms of ranking, I hope to improve from the fifth in the age group to the top three. My coach and I are very confident.In terms of performance, I hope to be the first Chinese iron man to break into 9 hours.If the goal is achieved, the record holder of the domestic big railway is still me.”February 6, 2021 is the 25th lunar month, only 5 days away from the Spring Festival.The Chinese iron man, including Li Pengcheng, looks forward to good results in the Kona race and a good year.The Chinese iron man team represented by Li Pengcheng has grown stronger and stronger.There are many triathlon competitions within the range of people. In addition to the competitions belonging to the International Triathlon League, the triathlon events of the two brands of IRONMAN and CHALLENGE are also well-known.The most popular among triathlon fans is the IRONMAN brand series, which is mainly divided into IRONMAN70.3 events and IRONMAN events.Triathlon Olympic standard distance (also known as standard iron): swimming 1.5km, bicycle 40km, running 10km IRONMAN70.3 events (also known as half-rail): swimming 1.9 km, bicycle 90 km, running 21.1km IRONMAN event (also known as big rail): swimming 3.8 km, bicycle 180 km, running 42.195km sauna, night net Xu Bangyin