As a triathlete, Jodie Stimpson has to not only balance training for three different sports, but also do it to a competitive standard.
And that doesn’t leave much time for rest days.
The 28-year-old, who fell in love with swimming at the age of four and was introduced to triathlons at the age of eight, relishes in training every single day of the week.
Winning her first ever global title – gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 – has been Simpson’s biggest highlight of her career.
Despite finding it tough to get past injury, she stays motivated by focusing her thoughts on how it feels to complete a good race.
We chatted to her about her intense training schedule and how she uses food to fuel her workouts as part of our Fit Fix interview series.
What do you credit to your success?
“The support of my family.”
What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career?
“Crossing the line in the Commonwealth Games and having my family right at the finish line with me.”
Was there ever a low point where you wanted to throw the towel and how did you get past it?
“Yes, injury! It’s always the toughest time to get through. It can be incredibly hard to pick yourself up and come back from it fighting, but you find a way.”
Talk us through your week in fitness.
“It can change so much depending on the time of year, but here is a rough idea of what a typical week could look like:
“Monday starts with a morning run, followed by a bike session and a gym session. Tuesday is a swim which will included speed and aerobic work, then in the evening I’ll do a run speed track session. Wednesday is a long swim session up to 6KM, then out on the bike for about two and a half hours, then an evening gym session.
“Thursday is a speed swim session up first, followed by a run during the day and then another gentle swim. Friday is a longer run session, followed by an afternoon swim. Saturday is a morning run before a long bike which will be around three and a half to four hours, then another evening gym session.
“Sunday is a long run, which is followed by a tough swim in the afternoon.”
What’s your favourite type of workout and why?
Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Lifestyle