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Inside Tri Show - Helen Murray EPISODE 77, 19th May 2021
Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay in Conversation

Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay in Conversation

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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