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Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay in Conversation
Episode 7719th May 2021 • Inside Tri Show • Helen Murray
00:00:00 00:48:43

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Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay join us in conversation. The pair became a "quaranteam" when Covid hit in 2020, forming a training bubble together along with Heather’s husband Wattie and Paula’s partner – fellow pro Eric Lagerstrom.  Heather is the American ironman record holder and a multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 champion too. While Paula had an emotional win at 2020 Challenge Daytona, after years of struggles with confidence and injuries after being number 1 on the ITU circuit back in 2011.

You'll hear:

08:17 Start of the interview, how they met and how they formed their training bubble when Covid hit

15:00 some of the fond memories of their camping adventures during 2020.

16:50 About van jealousy and who has the better van

18:20 Heather recognises she is in the later stages of her triathlon career and 2020 helped her to think more about how she can transition beyond triathlon

21:15 We talk about the idea of being all-in. Paula says 'I'd probably be a better athlete if I was all in. But I do enjoy having other things"

30:00 Paula talk about her win at Daytona. "I've questioned a lot if I could get back to the top level, and that proved I could"

35:00 How they find that fine balance between friendship and competitors at races

35:32 Paula says she would love to go to Kona as a training partner for Heather this year to learn from it. "I do have an ambition to do Kona and naturally I think it's a good progression. I need to change my mentality a bit as I don't love doing really long runs and rides and I'm not quite ready for that."

37:30 Heather gives her thoughts about Ironman Tulsa

39:15 Paula Findlay talks about a special photo from London 2012.

Find out more about this week's guests

Paula Findlay Instagram

Paula and Eric's That Triathlon Life Youtube and website

Heather Jackson Instagram

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