by Quintana Roo Triathlon March 23, 2020

This article was written by QR Athlete Justin Metzler. 

 

In the spirt of social distancing, I’ve been hunkering down at home and spending a lot of time with my wife and dog. No doubt I am disappointed that a lot of my races are being postponed and the the future is uncertain for me as a professional athlete. That being said, I'm still training hard and making the best of this situation by keeping to myself and continuing training in the hopes that things will get better sooner rather than later. A big part of that is not interacting with people and “flattening the curve.” I’m doing everything in my power to aid in that process and if we all band together and stay at home, hopefully the world can get back to a place of normalcy in the coming weeks. 

 

In the meantime, my coaches and I have had to pivot our strategy. Seeing as though we will likely not be back on the race course until August at the earliest, the total volume of my program and general intensity has to take a step back. Our hands are a little bit forced on the swim side of things with all the pools/ gyms shutting down. Similar to the discussions that we had around visiting the Boardman Wind Tunnel in February, the bike is my biggest area for improvement and I’ll use this time to “close the gap” as my coaches are saying. That means some super high intensity cycling blocks with focused intervals targeting my weaknesses. The other day was a first step in that process where I did 10:00 of intervals to start the session around 430w and then a 25:00 effort around 275w. 

 

During this stressful and uncertain time, all we can do is focus on the positives. Being negative or sad about lost opportunities does not help anyone here. So I am urging my coached athletes and followers to keep their heads up, focus on getting better and staying away from others. If we band together (from a distance) we can emerge from this pandemic stronger as a community and as individual athletes. 
Quintana Roo Triathlon
Quintana Roo Triathlon



Also in Quintana Roo Blog

2020 Event Schedule
2020 Event Schedule

by Quintana Roo Triathlon March 27, 2020

Quintana Roo IRONMAN and USA Triathlon event schedule. Join us for triathlon bike rentals, test rides, owner support, special events, and see new QR models and colors.
Read More
Brent McMahon's Favorite Trainer Workout
Brent McMahon's Favorite Trainer Workout

by Quintana Roo Triathlon March 27, 2020

QR Athlete Brent McMahon tells us about his favorite trainer workout.
Read More
Five Ways to Love Indoor Riding
Five Ways to Love Indoor Riding

by Quintana Roo Triathlon March 23, 2020

QR Athlete Jodie Robertson goes through her five reasons to love indoor riding. She also provides a great trainer workout.
Read More

get aero with qr

Size Chart

QUINTANA ROO BICYCLE + SWIM SIZE CHARTS

View our size charts to see what size is best for you. After purchasing a new QR our product team will reach out to you to confirm your order and sizing information to be sure you have selected the optimum size.

If you're on the border of two sizes, the right size may depend on certain body measurements and your riding style. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding sizing questions - our product specialists are experienced with finding riders the right fit by cross-referencing your information with our QR Rider Fit database.  

If you're not transferring measurements from a similar triathlon specific bike, to get completely "dialed in" for maximum performance, we recommend you see a reputable professional bike fitter that can fit you to your new Quintana Roo.

 

PRSERIES SIZE CHART

PRsix, PRfive, PRfour & PRthree models. 

 

QR SWIM SIZING

Men's and Women's Wetsuit + Swimskin Sizing.



FIND MY PRSERIES BIKE

PRseries bikes are developed by triathletes for triathletes. Find the right PRseries bike for you.

FREE HYDROfive!