49 minutes | May 19, 2021

Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay in Conversation

Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay join us in conversation. The pair became a "quaranteam" when Covid hit in 2020, forming a training bubble together along with Heather’s husband Wattie and Paula’s partner – fellow pro Eric Lagerstrom.  Heather is the American ironman record holder and a multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 champion too. While Paula had an emotional win at 2020 Challenge Daytona, after years of struggles with confidence and injuries after being number 1 on the ITU circuit back in 2011. You'll hear:08:17 Start of the interview, how they met and how they formed their training bubble when Covid hit15:00 some of the fond memories of their camping adventures during 2020.16:50 About van jealousy and who has the better van18:20 Heather recognises she is in the later stages of her triathlon career and 2020 helped her to think more about how she can transition beyond triathlon21:15 We talk about the idea of being all-in. Paula says 'I'd probably be a better athlete if I was all in. But I do enjoy having other things"30:00 Paula talk about her win at Daytona. "I've questioned a lot if I could get back to the top level, and that proved I could"35:00 How they find that fine balance between friendship and competitors at races35:32 Paula says she would love to go to Kona as a training partner for Heather this year to learn from it. "I do have an ambition to do Kona and naturally I think it's a good progression. I need to change my mentality a bit as I don't love doing really long runs and rides and I'm not quite ready for that." 37:30 Heather gives her thoughts about Ironman Tulsa39:15 Paula Findlay talks about a special photo from London 2012. Find out more about this week's guests Paula Findlay InstagramPaula and Eric's That Triathlon Life Youtube and website Heather Jackson InstagramLike what you heard?Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons belowGET YOUR HANDS ON AN EXCLUSIVE EPISODE!Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, including a full interview with Luke Grenfell Shaw and a blast from the past - the first ever interview I did with Chrissie Wellington back in 2009! You can still support me and support the show by clicking here to buy me a coffee every so often by becoming a Patron of the Inside Tri Show.Sponsors of the showLong Range Fuel are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct via this link.Supporters of the show33 Fuel – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by clicking on this link. And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at www.33fuel.com.Komfuel - Like a pic' n mix of sports nutrition through your letterbox! Listeners can get 20% off all orders or advance sweat tests using the code: INSIDETRI at www.komfuel.co.ukFind out more about HelenHead over to Helen's website to find out more about herThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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