Domenic is preparing for his first Olympic Triathlon.

In the month of July Dai Endurance featured one of our very own trainers’. Who is also a man that has some very big athletic goals coming up in his near future. Domenic D’Acquisto has mainly been a runner his whole life but with a burning desire to challenge himself Dom looks to tackle his first Triathlon. We sent over some questions to see what makes Domenic not just a great coach but a strong and determined athlete. Here’s what he had to say..

  1. What do you do in real life?

I am currently a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at The WELL and DAI Endurance.

 

  1. What are your weaknesses?

Sleep and Eating. I don’t have problems sleeping but it is challenging trying to establish a good sleeping routine. Ideally, I would like to be averaging at least 8 hours of sleep. As for eating, I will eat anything and everything! The hard part is getting enough calories in. Right now I would say I am burning around 4500-5000 calories a day. Sometimes I forget to eat because I get too busy and other times you just get tired of eating. Smoothies or protein shakes come in clutch when you need to get calories in. I make most of my food and love shopping at Winco, Costco and Grocery Outlet. You got to go to where the deals are at.

 

  1. Why are you training?

Right now, I am training to do an Olympic distance triathlon in August. After the triathlon, I will be going straight into training for the CIM Marathon.

  1. Do you partake in any Dai Endurance Classes/Training/Fitting?

I have taken Robert’s Strength and Mobility for Runners class and Mike’s Redcord class. I believe both of these classes focus on fundamentals for daily well-being and for any sport. I also, have had a bike fit done with Julie Young, in which I learned so much about my riding mechanics. If you’re new to competitive biking or plan on making biking a hobby, I highly recommend getting a bike fit to eliminate or reduce any pain/soreness you experience when riding for a long time.

 

  1. Favorite piece of technology for training?

I absolutely love my Garmin Forerunner 935. I wear it while I swim, bike, run, plus it helps track my sleep and calories expenditure from my exercise. I also, golf occasionally and it serves as a hole GPS.

 

  1. If you could spend 10 days anywhere, where would it be?

A couple years ago I went on a 6 week backpacking trip throughout Europe with my best friend and my favorite place was Croatia. The beaches are beautiful and the Plitvice Lakes National Park is amazing.

  1. Do you have a pre-ride/run food you like to have?

My favorite pre-ride meal to have is have an everything bagel with avocados, tomatoes and a poached eggs. Most of the time I will have a fruit smoothie too. If I am ballin then I will have smoked salmon on the bagel. My favorite pre-run food is whole-grain toast with peanut butter and a banana.

 

  1. What is your favorite food to eat post training?

After any exercise, I love to have a protein shake, a fruit smoothie, and a sandwich from Corti Bros.

  1. Do you enjoy coffee/espresso or tea? What’s your preferred brand?

I love all three and to be honest I am still learning about different coffees and expressos. Whatever is brewing at DAI is what I like. I will say that I drink coffee to serve as pre-workout.

 

  1. Why do you train with Dai Endurance?

I train at DAI because they focus on the individual. It is virtually impossible to have the best training program because everyone is so different. Most programs follow a survival of the fittest or one size fits all approach. This may help in the beginning but there will be problems down the road. At DAI they have a training program that best suits you. They develop training programs that are multi-faceted in that they incorporate tradition of sport, sport science, recovery and individuality.