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.
▪️ A goal/deadline - motivation to recover from an injury
▪️ 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
▪️ 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
▪️ 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
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!!
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