Frodeno's Australian connection

According to a report from the Sunshine Coast Daily, Jan Frodeno's big win on the weekend was assisted by support he's been getting while training in Australia's Sunshine Coast.

| April 11, 2018 | TRAINING

A refined bike position \"has done a world of wonder\" for Jan Frodeno, seen here on his way to a dominating performance at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside.

A refined bike position "has done a world of wonder" for Jan Frodeno, seen here on his way to a dominating performance at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside.

Photo >Felix Rüdiger / Plan A GmbH

Jan Frodeno's dominating performance at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside can, according to the Australian newspaper "Sunshine Coast Daily," be in part attributed to support he's received during his time in Australia's Sunshine Coast. Frodeno is married to Australian Olympic gold medalist Emma Snowsill and the two recently celebrated the arrival of their second child. They spend about half the year in Noosa, part of Australia's Sunshine Coast.

Frodeno does regular gym and plyometrics sessions at Noosa's Pro Movement and takes part in track workouts at the University of the Sunshine Coast run by coach Peter Bock.
 

Speed sessions on the track at the Sunshine Coast University certainly seem to have helped Frodeno as he gears up for another big season.

Speed sessions on the track at the Sunshine Coast University certainly seem to have helped Frodeno as he gears up for another big season.

Photo >Felix Rüdiger / Plan A GmbH

"It's been something I haven't done for quite a few years and is proving to be beneficial," Frodeno says of the track workouts.

Of most interest to triathlon super-fans, though, will be the fact that Frodeno refined his bike position with the help of Cyclezone Mooloolaba's John Carey.

"John had been bugging me for over a year saying 'your position looks fast but it doesn't look right' and we had a go at tweaking a few things and it seems to have done a world of wonder for my muscle activation in general," Frodeno told the Sunshine Coast Daily. "I feel a lot stronger and I'm getting a lot better numbers in terms of wattage in relation to heart rate."

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Frodeno averaged over 42 kph over the challenging 90 km course that goes through Camp Pendleton Marine Base.

Frodeno averaged over 42 kph over the challenging 90 km course that goes through Camp Pendleton Marine Base.

Photo >Felix Rüdiger / Plan A GmbH

Frodeno broke his own course record by over two minutes in Oceanside. His bike split of 2:08:21 meant he averaged over 42 km an hour for the 90 km bike. Most importantly, though, he rode faster than rival Lionel Sanders by 21 seconds.

Sanders said after the race that he "had his best power on the bike" and still wasn't able to get close to the German. Frodeno then padded his lead by 1:23 on the run to win by just under four minutes.