1. Describe Triathlon in one sentence?It’s the one sport that gets you out of your comfort zone, challenges you and rewards you with the greatest feeling of accomplishment when you cross the finish line. (That’s one sentence right?)
2. What makes you tick during a race?
For me it’s when mental toughness overpowers physical fatigue.
How do you get through when you’re at the lowest point in a race? If you don’t want to quit, you need to find ways to motivate yourself to keep going. It is as simple as that. When the going gets tough, ask yourself, “why do you want to finish”? The answer to the “why” question is powerful, the “how” is easy.
3. What was the most difficult part off preparing for the IM?
Definitely trying to balance family life, work and training.
4. What is your occupation?
I’m a Chartered Accountant working as an asset manager for a private property fund.
5. When do train best mornings or afternoons?
I prefer training in the mornings – It kick-starts my day.
6. What is your favorite leg of the three, and why?
I suppose it should be the run because I come from a running background, but I would have to say the swim. It might be the fact that I experience the build-up leading up to the start of the race as part of the swim leg, I don’t know. Specifically for an Ironman, when you stand on the beach with the adrenaline pumping, the cannon goes, you run towards the sea and the cold water hits you in the face as you dive through that first wave. That’s a thrill. After the rush and the noise, it’s quiet, just you and open ocean.
7. What is your best motivational quote?
“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.”
What type do you use;
- Bike : Argon 18 - E117
- Wheels : Vision TriMax 55
- Helmet : Casco
- Cycling shoes : Bont Tri Shoes
- Running shoes : Asics Nimbus 20
- Wetsuit : Blue Smooth Mk2.Zero
- Nutrition of choice? : PVM
- Power meter or watch? : Garmin 935
- Race morning breakfast? : Coffee, Oats, Toast with Peanut butter and syrup.
How would you describe Trivium Triathlon in one sentence?
A group of athletes that became friends, training and racing with the same motto: Strong Head, Big heart, Light Feet.
This blog is written by the coach and athletes associated with Trivium.