Ailsa, 39, is an ultra endurance athlete who has a passion for long distances races and triathlons! Ailsa holds six course records and two overall wins at the ultra-running distance. In 2017 she won the 50K and 100 mile Canadian National Champion title. In 2018 she won Ironman Canada. As well as training for her races, Ailsa also balances a full time job in an oil field in Northern Alberta.
During this podcast Ailsa shares more about her passion for running, how she got into cycling and swimming, how she coaches and trains herself, as well as sharing more about mental resilience and how she has developed her mindset over the years.
Listen to Ailsa as she shares her story on the Tough Girl Podcast. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday at 7am UK time - Make sure you hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss out.
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Ailsa in her own words
Spending her summers in Scotland
Living in Canada
Getting into running and cycling
Training for her first marathon
Building up her swim fitness
Finding a talent for endurance events
Her love for running and keeping fit
Being her own coach
Working in the oil fields
10 days on - 10 days off
The mental side of races
Strategy for 100 miles races
Hitting mental lows and going into a downward spiral
Hitting a low point around the 80K mark
Doing her first 100 mile race
Using neurofeedback to help with race preparation
Dealing with solitude while running
Thinking while running
Tips to maintaining positivity while running
Western States 100 miler and the mistakes she made
Dealing with the pressure of performance
Not wanting to let people down
Learning from her mistakes
Ironman Canada 2018
Being a competitive person
Final words of advice.
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