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.
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.
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