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I led a very active lifestyle from a young age, starting with swimming, cross country and athletics and then I eventually combined the two sports and progressed to triathlon.
Luckily I am a very goal-orientated person, I always have to have a plan! I set both short-term goals and long-term goals based on an assessment of where I want to be in the future. I ensure they are realistic and achievable, whilst still striving to be better.
Basically, you have one shot, one chance, one opportunity. Grab each and every opportunity by both hands and make the most of it, give it everything you've got. Seize every moment and don't look back!
The feeling and sense of satisfaction from achieving your goals that you've worked so hard towards and from making family and friends proud.
The coast because of the fresh, energetic atmosphere! It also has great training locations!
Interval running sessions.
Early morning rides in winter, I don't enjoy the cold!
I wouldn't quite say I absolutely dislike it, but stretching and doing exercises from the physio is usually always last on my list, but it's a necessity and important I keep on top of it all to avoid injuries.
I rarely listen to music when I train, but it's always nice to listen to an up-beat song whilst running!
Try to think positive - it's harder than it sounds! And by trying to eliminate any doubts or uncertainties by doing everything I possibly can to control the â€˜controllable's'.
Probably self-doubt which I wouldn't say I haven't completely overcome yet. There's always a few negative uncertainties floating around brought on by nerves on race day; but I've learn't to trust my training and to believe in myself.
Control everything you can control, and ignore anything you can't control. Remind yourself that you've done everything you can to get to where you are, stay relaxed and don't over think it.
Probably in Penrith (the test event for the Youth Olympics) - my first little taste of international racing, plus it's always nice when you have a good race, it adds to the experience! Also, the Tiszy Junior European Cup!
My race plan and a check list of all the things I need to do in order to give myself the best chance of having a good race (i.e. warming up properly, double checking transition, assessing the swim buoys and current etc.)
Definitely before the start and on the start line!
Absolutely! It also gets the adrenaline flowing - particularly on the run!
Get ready early/get prepared the night before - that way you're not rushing and stressing on race day and can relax and focus on your race warm up.
Just stick to your race plan, don't over think it.
To win gold at the Olympics.
It could arguably be my worst habit or a good trait, but I hate being late, I'm a stickler for being on time - I hate waiting!
I'm not really a big fan of animals!
Easily my family and friends - the support they give me is far beyond anything I could hope for.
I was born in Zimbabwe, Africa!
A professional triathlete leading a happy and healthy lifestyle.
I should probably be sleeping!
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