Vince Sesto

Age Group: 35 – 40
Melbourne, Australia

Why do you do triathlons?
I love triathlons because I feel I can train consistently harder across all three disciplines. If my legs hurt from a tough bike session, I can concentrate on swimming the next day and it means I can always take something positive out of my racing and training because of it.

When was your first triathlon?
I think it was in 2009, but there was a long break, and started racing triathlons again in 2012

What have you learned from your previous races?
Everyone knows what they need to do and everyone knows what their weaknesses are, by not focusing on your weakness or hoping that your weakness will magically improve, you could be in for a tough day when the race comes around.

What are your short and long-term racing & training goals?
– Swim 1km in under 15 minutes(I’m dreaming)
– Cycle non stop for 200km
– Race my first IronMan Triathlon

Do you have a strong background in any of the 3 events (swim, bike, run)?
I used to run middle distance track and cross country at high school and then started doing a few fun runs in my mid 20’s.

How would you describe the experience of your training with Tri Swim Coach?
I have been using Tri Swim Coach for close to 2 years and am now a member of the Team 500. It has been great source of information and allowed me to focus heavily on what was my weakest leg and I consider now my swim would probably be my strongest leg.

Your favorite post-race meal?
I hate to say this, but pizza.

What races have you done so far?
My Most Memorable are:
2015 – Southwest Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon
2015 – Melbourne Summer Biathlon
2014 – Victorian State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships
2014 – Fiji International Long Course Triathlon
2014 – Challenge Melbourne
2014 – Melbourne Swim Classic – 5km Open Water Swim
2013 – Sam White Memorial Aquathlon
2013 – Great Ocean Road Marathon

Have you planned your 2015 triathlon race season?
2015 Fiji International Long Course Triathlon
2015 Victorian State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships
2015 Ironman Ballarat 70.3
2016 Ironman Melbourne

Would love to add Challenge Wanaka in there as well for 2016, but not sure if I will be able to make it.

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