Kimberley Morrison: How to find fulfilment in triathlon
It's a deep and honest chat with British pro Kim Morrison, covering everything from big race postponements, to her background in triathlon, to her progression as a professional. We talk about the mental ups and downs she's faced with running. And why she's eager to start training with others again soon.
07:00 Her reaction to the Kona postponement and why she's not convinced it should be held elsewhere as a one-off.
12:30 Why loving triathlon is key to continuing 'if you're not passionate and in love with it, I truly don't believe you can continue doing it, not to the level that will fulfil you anyway'
15:30 Her love for Time Trialling 'its probably one of the sports that has progressed the least. We still sign on pen to paper. Even 4-5 years ago you'd have to purchase the handbook to know which races were happening. Nothing was online.
19:14 Why running remains a daily challenge for Kim. "Forget the run tomorrow". Going out to run for pure pleasure - I get those days sometimes but more often than not, all I can think of is 'it's for Kona'. My mind doesn't wander when I run. Running just doesn't come naturally to me.
26:00 Why she asked David Tillbury-Davis to coach her when she met him in Kona 2019. ' I really wanted a fresh pair of eyes over me as a runner'
30:00 Why she bases herself in Norfolk, in the east of England. 'I think the uniqueness is how flat it is!' Day to day training solo is great, but it's getting tough'
32:20 The role Chrissie Wellington has played in Kim's career. 'The commute on the tube turned into commuting on my bike into work after I finished that book.'
38:45 Some useful tips to motivate yourself if you've had a disappointing race or result. "I'll now know never to not push hard enough. "
43:00 The impact the early part of her life has had on her since.
48:00 The biggest take away Kim has learnt from her career as a professional triathlete. 'When you don't keep winning, you have to have a realisation of what fulfils you.'
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