It’s a 3-day endurance event not for the faint-hearted. Over three big days, you swim 5km,🏊♀️ ride 300km,🚴♀️and run 50km.🏃♀️
Recently Triathlon Nutrition Academy athlete, Jody Walker, competed and not only finished as the first female overall, but also smashed a bunch of course records in the process. Woohoo!!🥳
When she was preparing for this race, she found there wasn’t a lot of information out there about the Ultra355 (race reports or interviews), so naturally, we asked her to jump on the podcast and share her experiences with you.
❓ What made her want to do Ultra355
▪️ A goal/deadline - motivation to recover from an injury
❓ What type of training prepares you for a 3-day endurance event
▪️ Training - anything from 16-18 hours to 20 -21 hours
▪️ Taking nutrition seriously – getting professional advice
▪️ Mindset - mental stamina
▪️ Knowing what to expect
▪️ Different sessions – no intensity, backing up
❓ What nutrition training did she have to do in the lead-up
▪️ Went a lot harder, eating more especially in the peak build time
▪️ Eating enough to fuel herself
▪️ Recovery nutrition – the number one thing
▪️ Gut training
❓ What strategies she implemented throughout the 3 days to ensure she could back up and go again despite being tired and fatigued
▪️ Pacing herself – do well under what she knew she could do Day 1, so she could finish strong
▪️ Nailing the nutrition – race nutrition and recovery nutrition
▪️ Having a plan and having a back up plan
▪️ Pre-preparing meals/nutrition – less stress, less overthinking, less second guessing
⚡ Her advice for anyone thinking about doing Ultra355!
🎧Take a listen to this week’s Triathlon Nutrition Academy podcast to hear Jody’s advice – and if that doesn’t inspire you, motivate you and educate you - nothing will!!
Connect with Jody on Instagram!