An all-round LEGEND, Bec is one of our longest standing clients! She even has an original meal plan with our old logo on it – sorry about that Bec 🙂 From humble beginnings as a triathlete 3 years ago, she’s gearing up to race Cairns IRON(Wo)MAN this weekend. Good luck Bec! You’re going to absolutely smash it!
Photo cred: Delly Carr
Name: Rebecca aka Bec
Current location: Mackay, QLD
Sport of Choice: Triathlon, but my first love was and still is netball – I’ve retired from playing now to coach
How many years have you been training and competing in your sport? On and off since 2010, started taking triathlon more seriously in 2015
What got you into it in the first place? I love a challenge and a few people I went to university with competed at a pretty decent level so they were a bit of inspiration for me
What’s your favourite training session? Long rides or a brick session
Main Competition or Event for 2017: Ironman Cairns
Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond, what are your bigger goals for your sporting career: Ultimately (in a few years) I would love to be able to balance having a family and still train and race in triathlons. I’m enjoying long course racing at the moment so maybe a few more 70.3’s and IM’s …. and I wouldn’t mind qualifying for Kona one day – that would be pretty awesome!
What’s your biggest achievement in your sport so far: Mooloolaba Olympic Distance (OD) 2017 – did the race with no taper as part of my training for Ironman Cairns. Managed to get an overall OD PB by about 5mins and beat my 2015 MooTri time by about 25mins.
Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by?
- A life lived in fear is a life half lived
- Control the controllables
What are one or two things you do in your day to day training life that you feel are keys to your success?
- Always have my bag packed and food prepped the night before
- Trusting the process
- Listening to my body
Three things you can’t live without?
- Post race = hot chips
- Any other time = rump steak (med rare), mushroom sauce with chips and salad
Favourite post-training meal or snack?
This is normally breakfast so I love my overnight oats or Dietitian Approved pancakes.
What’s the number 1 thing you’ve learnt about sports nutrition for performance in your sport?
- The timing of what you eat!