Olympian🥈🥉, World Triathlon Champion, Super League Triathlon Champion.
I use the Polar Vantage M2 which is great for navigation and collecting metrics for my coach. I like the timer for Planks in Pajamas because it gives me a five second warning before the time is up. Transcript: "Hey there. I do not have the new Polar Grit X Watch at the moment. Although it looks crazy awesome just having so many different navigation features, and it looks like it has anything that anyone would ever need. I use the Polar Vantage M2 which really suits everything that I am using the watch for right now. I really, really, really like the navigation feature just on my Polar M2 where, it's probably not as defined as the Grit watch. However, I can map out a course, upload it on Polar Flow, add it to my favorites and use it as a route so that I can explore new places. I did some trail running in Girona, and I went out by myself for like two hours on the trails. And was able to know where I was going, which I'm not sure I would have done if I didn't have any guidance. And it was nice like not having a phone and things like that. So that's one of my favorite features. And I also just love how easy it is to collect all my metrics so that both me and my coach can reflect on them. I use the timer for Planks in Pajamas all the time, and really love that. Because I can just not be having my phone and can just let the watch wind down. It gives me a five second warning so that I know when to get ready to flip. So, yeah. I really like everything."
I prefer Sprint distance Triathlon because it's faster and more fun than longer races. Transcript: "I prefer Sprint distance Triathlon. I really just, I really like being done in an hour and I just like the shorter race. I think it's more fun. But yeah, I enjoy Sprint, not for nothing more than that. It's faster."
In 2022, I plan to start a family with Tommy and to compete in longer distance races, such as Super League and ITU. Transcript: "My plans for 2022 are to be decided Tommy and I would really like to start a family but we don't know that timelines. So also I would like to get going in longer distance races, but I like super league. I like itu. So really, I have lots of plans and no plan at all."
My go-to sports bras are the Run Janji Groundwork Paste Sports Bra and the Lululemon Energy Bras. I usually get them at the outlet, and they provide lots of support with a thick band. Transcript: "My go to sports bras are definitely the Run janji groundwork paste sports bra and also just the Lululemon energy bras there. Like the ones, I'm always choosing to wear and for the Lululemon ones. I usually get them at the outlet because they're way cheaper, but I can't really speak exactly to the breast augmentation. But so I can't, I, I'm not really sure but they definitely have a lot of support in a nice, nice thick band, which is what I like about them."
After being disappointed with my result in Rio, I worked hard to improve my bike skills by intentional practice and following my husband's wheel. This helped me feel more confident when it came to the race in Tokyo, as I had done all the necessary preparation to improve my skills. Transcript: "I have worked. I've been working really hard to improve my bike skills. Since Rio, basically in 2016. In Rio. I had seen the course and everyone was worried about this steep uphill and to me, the uphill was no problem, but the downhills like scared me so much and it took my brain away from focusing on the race as a whole. And I just became all consumed by this fear of descending, this hill. And so after being disappointed with my result and Rio was a turning point for me and it's probably one of the Things that in looking back that ever happened because it was what I worked on since then and being really intentional about working on those skills specific to our racing. So that I would always feel more confident and I am really blessed to have Tommy. My husband be also a training partner. So every day we go out and train and I follow his wheel. He's quite technically good. I would I would really make it an attention to the be as close as possible as I could to him and like use that by doing also. Group rides and just putting myself in a lot of situations to improve so that when it came to the, to the race in Tokyo, when it was what, I felt confident that I'd done. These things before that I've raced in wet weather that I've worked on my skills technically, and that I've improved, so that I felt a lot more confident in Tokyo than I did in Rio."
Going into the Tokyo Olympics, I was less nervous than other races because I had a great warm-up with the other competitors and I felt like they were my friends. This positive mindset made it much easier to approach the race with confidence. Transcript: "I feel like before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. I was actually not as nervous as as I have been for other races and my man try going into the race. Was I know how to do this. Like, I know how to race Triathlon and just the mindset of like, this is what I do basically, and it was like, for the warm-up, we were doing a swim warm up, and it was so spots. One through five. It was me the Brits and summer and we were all just practicing starts. And really just like kind of scheming like, okay, like if we, if we get into like this formation like we can all get away and it was amazing because a like it's not something we typically do at any race, but also it was really fun and I think that it made it feel feel fine and it made it feel like I would say a difference from Rio to Tokyo, is that in Rio. I felt like my competitors were competitors. I was intimidated by them and felt like they were bigger than me. Whereas, in Tokyo, I felt like they were my friends and I also think that is being drawn upon like a five years of getting to know people but be how supportive people were when my dad passed away and how they were there for me. And it just created a lot of really close-knit relationships with the triathlon community. So for me like that would made it really fun. And so that for starting on that start line in Tokyo. It was really just like, let's see what I can do. I'm going to try my best and and it made it a little less stressful and a lot less nervous. Fracking."