Episode 18 - How to Train for a Triathlon with Elite Triathlon and Strength Coach, Jen Rulon July 06 2016, 0 Comments
Jen Rulon has lived a life full of adventure, continuously pushing the limits of her physical fitness and helping others do the same. Jen is an accomplished triathlete, a veteran of the Ironman Triathlon Race, TEDx presenter, and her writings have been published in Men's Journal, Runners Magazine, Livestrong, WebMD, and Active.com. Oh, and did I mention she used to swim with Shamu?
These days Jen still spends a lot of time in the water but in an attempt to tame another kind of animal: qualifying for the revered Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As anyone might guess, training your body to not only endure, but excel at swimming, biking, and running a distance of 140.6 miles collectively, takes some real work and discipline.
Jen has mastered the art of accommodating Ironman training into her daily professional and family life. Her strength and expertise lie in aiding others to incorporate the necessary long hours of training into their busy lives as well. Whether you are a CEO, in the service industry, a student, or just work horrific hours, Jen can help you achieve your goal of finishing a full Ironman Race despite your job's time requirements.
In this episode of the Too Fit Podcast, Jen shares some of her hidden secrets to creating this balance of training and life. Although most of the conversation is unique to triathlons and training, this episode is full of applicable lessons for all.
Some of the ground we cover includes:
- What your nutrition should look like on race day
- Three pieces of equipment that will drastically decrease your race time
- Top five strength exercises for triathletes
- Is Crossfit healthy for triathletes?
- How to tackle swimming and water anxiety
- Jen's training methodology and how to structure your week
- Why Jen is actively trying to put herself out of business
This conversation will give you the inspiration to keep chasing after your dreams as well as practical steps on how to do so. Maybe the swim, bike, run lifestyle isn't for you, and that's okay. Take the measures that Jen outlines and apply them to your life as you see fit.
Connect with Jen and find out more about her at the links below! Enjoy!
Show Notes and Other Mentions:
Jen's TEDx Talk - Becoming a Champion in Her Own Eyes