Triathlon tips from Megan Hendry

Yungaburra Triathlon Ambassador, Megan Hendry, is excited to share some great triathlon tips with you! Find out how Megan trains for this event, if she has any pre-race superstitions are and she has a great tip for any new Yungaburra Triathlon competitors!

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Triathlon tips from Megan Hendry

Yungaburra Triathlon Ambassador, Megan Hendry, is excited to share some great triathlon tips with you! Find out how Megan trains for this event, if she has any pre-race superstitions are and she has a great tip for any new Yungaburra Triathlon competitors!

Posted by Yungaburra Triathlon on Tuesday, 19 March 2019

 

What’s your name?
Megan Hendry

What race are you doing and which age group are you racing in?
I’ll be racing in the Standard Distance Triathlon in the 30-35yr age group
Also a swimmer in the Cooperate Triathlon Team on Saturday

What do you like about the Yungaburra Triathlon?
That fact that its in my home town is super exciting, but the course itself is a draw card. Its a tough and honest course which keeps it exciting and the atmosphere from competitors and spectators is great too.

How do you prepare/train for this years race?
I’ve been training since late December after a short break from a big year of racing in 2018. My week usually consists of 3-4 seasons of each discipline (swim, bike, run) and try to put some strength work in there too.

What pre-race dinner will you be having the night before?
I usually stick with pasta and garlic bread or maybe a pizza. A fairly high carbohydrate meal. Usually some yoghurt and berries after.

Do you have any pre-race superstitions?
I don’t think so, maybe not so much superstitions. More things I do the same for each race.

What is your nutrition plan like during the race?
Pre-race, I have a decent size breakfast a few hours before the race and sip on water and electrolytes up until the start or the race. Throughout the race I’ll have energy gels and water to keep the energy levels up.

How will you be celebrating after the race?
Probably with friends and some tasty food. Depends what I’m craving after the race.

Do you have any tips for (first time) competitors?
If you get a chance before the race, go and have a look around. Know where the course goes because it will save you having to worry about that on race day. And if you are unsure of anything, no matter how silly it might seem, ask questions. There will always be someone around willing to help.

Thanks so much for sharing Megan and we’re looking forward to seeing you on race day!