Fortius Coaching is a team of endurance athletes committed to getting stronger in running and triathlon. Fortius Coaching and Racing Team is independently owned by USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Gerardo Barrios.
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Operating as usual
The first race of 2022 meant the return of events for Fortius Racing Team. With a team behind you there’s an increased pressure to perform but at the same time you find ways to push yourself, motivate others and inspire! We had some great performances at Oceanside 70.3 including a World Championship slot for @dustydiller and a podium spot for @raarnush. We also had course PR’s by @c.cordoba9497 , @enriquepaaris and @brockhaurd
Carlos Cordoba, Ruth Arnush, Ryan Lastimosa, Enrique Marquez Paris, Agustín Vega Crespo, Spencer Strull, Anto Mahroukian, Peter Sidhu, Mike Roybal, Fred Arnold
Congratulations to @dustydiller who earned a spot in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship after posting a personal best time of 4:44 in only his 2nd triathlon at Oceanside 70.3!
Watch this reel by fortiuscoaching on Instagram 0 Likes, 0 Comments - Coach Gerardo Barrios (@fortiuscoaching) on Instagram: “The views, nature and the fresh air never gets old when riding in the canyons of the Santa Monica…”
Carlos Cordoba, You are a first-time Ironman!
After 3 prior Ironman cancellations, @c.cordoba9497 will have the opportunity to become an Ironman in Tempe today. Have a great race, Carlos! 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike, 26.2 Run.
It’s been almost 14 years since I started coaching swim workouts at @vnso.pool and morning sunrises never get old.
Just for context, I worked at LAUSD for 15 years in my previous job.
Congratulations to Peter Sidhu on conquering his first 70.3 last weekend in Oceanside and setting a new personal best at the LA Marathon today! Peter set out to complete these events knowing the how difficult it would be and he made it happen.
It’s been a difficult year for everyone and it’s important to slow down and appreciate all the hard work you’ve done this year to keep yourself and your family healthy. It’s ok to take a moment and just enjoy being. As we wind down our year of training and look forward to another year of events and goals we want to achieve it’s important to be kind to ourselves in order rejuvenate this off-season. @gbarrio
We are excited with how nice our new Fortius @FinisSwim Mint Green Silicone Swim Cap turned out. They are comfortable and also built for performance. Buy one today and get your next Fortius swim drop-in workout free at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Aquatic Center . @gbarrio
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The RideSB100 with Gibraltar Climb Challenge was one of the best events I have done in SoCal. @gmroybal did the 100 mile with the challenge, @gbarrio completed the 100k with the climb and @shanehaas, @ypadilla.06 and @blachelee completed the Coastal Route 100k. @fortiuscoaching @ridesb100
My professional growth as a coach and an athlete never ends. Everyday is an opportunity to be a better athlete and coach. I’ve been helping triathletes and runners realize their endurance goals as an USA Triathlon certified coach since March 22, 2008. I am also an ASCA Certified Level 2 Swim Coach and previously a Level 2 USA Cycling coach.
At Fortius Coaching we are a family and a team striving to become stronger, together. I still have a few spots available for coaching in the 2022 season and our swim program also has a few spots remaining for this fall’s program. Gerardo Barrios
Congratulations to all the finishers of the Bulldog Ultra!
Thank you to the all the workers and volunteers at Fortius Coaching Bulldog Lateral Aid Station—because of your hard work the runners were well-taken care of.
To find out how Fortius Coaching can help you achieve your next running goal or if you are ready to taken on the new challenge of a triathlon, reach out to @gbarrio or @triathleteno2 at @fortiuscoaching. Bulldog Ultra runners who sign up for a 6 month coaching plan will receive one month free.
Congratulations to 4-Time Ironman Finisher, Spencer Strull! IRONMAN 144.6 Miles of Glory!
Fortius Coaching athlete, Spencer Strull is up for the challenge to complete his 4th Ironman race in Chattanooga tomorrow!
Sometimes a team ride is more about the friendships and bonds with your teammates, especially on days you just want to de-stress from work and life in general. Our Wednesday appointment at Griffith Park gives us the option to ride hard or just relax on this day. Mike Roybal, Ryan Lastimosa, Anto Mahroukian, Carlos Cordoba, Peter Sidhu, Gerardo Barrios
We finally reached the milestone of swimming together as a team for the first time in 18 months thanks to the state of California for reaching close to 80% vaccination rates. Everyone here is training for a half Ironman or a full Ironman in the next 10 months. When you have goals, training with a team makes it more fun and helps with accountability. 6:00 am every Tuesday and Thursday! @gbarrio
We still have memberships available for the fall season .
We are back on Tuesday, September 14th. Space is limited so get your Fall Membership that will go through December 30th. The coached workouts will prepare you for your triathlon races with focus on endurance, pacing and race specific training. Contact @gbarrio for details or see www.fortiuscoaching.com.
Remember that feeling you had when you last raced and crossed the finish line of your most memorable event?
If you feel like your training has no direction at this time and we need to reframe your goals and training objectives, this is a good time to start thinking long term and do your annual training plan for 2022. Planning should start taking shape as early as possible so you can prioritize your training. The fall and early winter seasons are the best times to address your weaknesses or areas of concern.
Contact me to set up a meeting and start dreaming of the finish line once again. With @fortiuscoaching you will have personalized training with an entire team right there next to you.
Remember that feeling you had when you crossed the finish line of your most memorable event?
If you feel like your training has no direction at this time and we need to reframe your goals and training objectives, this is a good time to start thinking long term and do your annual training plan for 2022. What you plan for next year should start taking shape as early as possible so you can prioritize your training. The fall and early winter seasons are the best times to address your weaknesses or areas of concern.
Contact me to set up a meeting and start dreaming of the finish line once again.
Coffee Rides are easy until they are not. Fun Labor Day ride with a stop at Groundwork’s Coffee in North Hollywood before heading up into the mountains for a stroll along Mulholland Drive straddling Hollywood and the SF Valley. @antomahroukian @enriquepaaris @gbarrio
Today’s ride started in the mid 50’s as we rode from Westlake to Potrero then down to PCH where the sun came out and we enjoyed a slight tailwind. We finished climbing Decker Canyon as the temperatures rose into the 90’s. Luckily the suffering was short-lived and we descended happily Westlake Bl. back to our starting location. Just another challenging and rewarding weekend ride for Team.
Angeles National Forest Road Closures
In response to the Regional Closure of all national forests in California, Angeles National Forest and its cooperators have placed road closures at the following locations:
CA-HWY 2 at Clear Creek
CA-HWY 2 at Big Pines
CA-HWY 39 near Gateway Center
Golden State Highway at I-5
Old Ridge Route at 138
Upper Big Tujunga at CA-HWY 2 and at Angeles Forest Highway
Glendora Mt. Road and Glendora Ridge Road
San Dimas Canyon Road
Angeles National Forest - Home Angeles National Forest 701 N. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 (747) 322-6574 or (626)-574-1613 M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for lunch between 1:00 - 1:30 PM Adventure and Interagency Passes only sold on Mondays and Fridays
I’ve been testing out the
for the past couple months and my favorite thing about it is being able to see the time for each length. This allows me to set a pace at the start of a long set and keep it for the duration. @fortiuscoaching @gbarrio
It’s never the same ride and every week each athlete gets stronger and stronger. We are consistent and enjoy pushing each other as we find new limits each week. This time we ventured out and rode around Elysian Park in addition to our Griffith Park and LA River area. @enriquepaaris @i_am_mr_nurse @spencer35 @gmroybal @antomahroukian @gbarrio @c.cordoba9497 @triathleteno2
Fortius Coaching and Fortius Racing Team are proud to announce our exclusive partnership with Hyperice as our primary recovery technology systems partner. We look forward to using their products to support our team to continue to train and finish stronger than ever by balancing training and recovery.
This past week a few of our athletes joined me to complete the Rapha Compass Challenge. Over three rides we checked off 4 iconic points in Los Angeles. We rode 111 miles with over 11,000 feet elevation gain hitting the following 4 points:
—Griffith Park Helipad
—Camp 9 Fire Station
—Clear Creek Junction at Angeles National Forest
For bonus riding we also threw in Mt. Wilson.
Thanks to everyone else who rode with us. Enjoy our video from today’s ride and next week we return to hit some climbs in the Santa Monica Mountains.
These are just a few of the things that we do as a team and if you are interested in joining us feel free to reach out to Gerardo Barrios. Team membership begins at $50 a month and is included free with all customized training plans. Rudy Project North America, Hyperice, Enrique Marquez Paris, Out-Fit, Mike Roybal
34.353146, -118.411670 Camp 9, elevation 3780! @rapha_n_america
This was our 2nd point and 2nd ride to complete the Rapha Compass Challenge. We rode from Little Tujunga to Camp 9 with over 4100 elevation gain. @enriquepaaris @a_rodmind @gmroybal @gbarrio
Another We climbed Stunt all out and then enjoyed the fast descent. Spencer Strull, Enrique Marquez Paris, Mike Roybal, Peter Sidhu, Out-Fit, Gerardo Barrios.
It’s nice to see pools re-opening. Hours are limited but we have more options to get our triathlon training fully underway. What’s your favorite pool?
My favorite one in the valley is the San Fernando Regional Pool.
I was a public school administrator and I left to become a triathlon and running coach full time. Eight years later and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I strive to work with people who want to be better at what they do and pursue a fitness as a way of life through endurance sports. Fortius Coaching is a team of athletes with common interests and goals.
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