Brazilian Pro Triathlete Felipe Bastos Visits TriFitLab

This past Saturday Felipe Bastos visited us (he flew in from Alabama!) to work with me on his bike fit, and with Coach Al Lyman and myself on his run form. (Check out Felipe’s blog post here) I had worked with Felipe before on his bike fit via video, but he now has a brand new custom-painted Scott Plasma (Brazilian theme) that he wanted to make sure was dialed in. He first joined our Saturday 9am pain felipecavecave ride for 2 hours, and then we started working on run form and bike fit. Al ran him through some movement screening (he scored very well). Then we did some high-speed video of Felipe running outside and on the treadmill, and we threw it up on the big screen in the FitLab for some analysis. I think Felipe was very happy with the outcome – he is certainly a good runner with excellent mobility, but we were able to point out some things to work on. feliperunNext he spent some time on the TTFitBike dialing in his position which was already quite good. We finally transferred this to his new Plasma. I also provided him with a list of tweaks to try to further dial his fit. All in Felipe spent about 10 hours in the Lab. Look out for Felipe this season as he moves to IM distance. As a short-course focused athlete he is really a power- rider and runner. But his smaller stature, heat tolerance and low sweat rate should make him a natural for IM. With his new bike position and run form tweaks he should be able to transition from a power athlete to an efficient long course threat. We’ll see!!

Fitbike at 300 watts
Fitbike at 300 watts

Plasma at 300 watts
Plasma at 300 watts