What does your standard training week involve?
My standard week involves 6 days of running and 1 day cross training. In my 6 days of running two of them will be a track session or some sort of speed work.
Where is your favorite place to train?
I really enjoy my Sunday long runs, as it’s just me and the world for 2-3hrs. It’s my time to think.
What is your favorite 2XU garment? When do you use it and why?
This one is hard as I have a few, I guess it just depends on the time of year. At the moment I’m loving my XTRM compression shorts, love the waist band and zip pocket at the back, it’s the perfect size for my gel bottle.
What is your favourite training accessory?
Well this is a no brainer, I couldn’t live without my watch and if it’s not on the watch it didn’t happen.
What has been the toughest experience in your career and what did you learn from it?
Training for an event with nothing going right and life events getting in the way. This has taught me to never give up and continue to believe in yourself, as your mind will want to stop before your body.
What’s the most common training mistake you see on the circuit? Any sugges;ons on how to avoid it?
Over training would have to be the biggest. All I can say is listen to your body, don’t compare yourself to others and don’t always take on other people’s suggestions. We are all different.
What motivates you to train and race harder?
I love the look on my kids’ faces when I cross the finish line. Makes me push that little bit harder.
Describe your diet/meal plan leading up to a big race:
I always do the same thing, I’m a real creature of habit. I tend to have my larger meals for lunch and lighter ones for dinner. In the week of a race I tend to drink more water and snack in between meals.
How do you balance your training and racing life with life outside the sport?
Being a mother of two kids I try to do all my runs early mornings so I’m home in time to make their school lunches. On weekends I use my runs as a commute to their sport.
What type of nutritional supplement do you find most helpful (either for training or competition)?
I don’t use any supplements in Training I just work off a healthy diet. In a race I use Gels and Electrolytes.
Best and worst thing about being a professional athlete:
There isn’t really a worst because I’m doing something I love. Best part of it is I get to meet others who share my passion.
In five years time, I'll be:
Who knows I had no idea I would be where I am this year, I like to just take it step at a time. As long as I’m still enjoying my running I will be happy.
- Winning both the Australian 50km and Australian Marathon Championships in the same year.
- Representing my country at the 50km world championships.
- Winning the Wings for Life World Run 2015 in Australia.