Melissa a mental health nurse, living in Melbourne, Australia is the second woman ever to finish the Epic 5 - an event which consists of doing 5 Ironman distance triathlons (that’s 224km or 140 miles of swimming, cycling and running) every day over 5 days on 5 different Hawaiian Islands!
During this podcast Melissa shares more about her early life, and how she got into health and fitness, she shares more about her journey, the high points, the challenges faced and what she has learn't along the way.
Melissa talks about training both her body and her mind and how she balances this while working a full time, intensive job. Melissa will inspire you to think about your next challenge and give you top tips and practical advice that you will be able to use.
Growing up and moving to Melbourne
Getting into health and fitness
New Years Resolution that stuck
Around the bay in a day - a cycle race in Melbourne
Being naive and not really thinking about it
Getting involved in a triathlon and how it has become her lifestyle
Nursing and doing shift work and how she fit her training into her life
Her 1st Ironman….
Getting a coach
Working on her nutrition
Not going for a specific time
Just surviving the day….
Ultra-man event in Canada
Taking it to the next level - why?!
Getting injured before a big race and finding out if she could still race
Dealing with flat types and being exhausted
Being mentally tough
Learning from her experience
EPIC 5 - what it is and why she wanted to do it
Training and preparation for EPIC 5
What a training day/week looks like
Being on the cusp of over training but managing to get the balance right
Being motivated to get up out of bed - “Don’t think just do”
Heading out to Hawaii
Finding it easy to relax and taper
Being the only female & why it is a big deal
Dealing with internal pressure that comes from her
Not getting the challenge blues
Learn more about Melissa
Follow her blog - https://rangamel.wordpress.com
"Slightly mental triathlete who is allergic to the sun"
Follow on Twitter @rangamel
You can also listen to Melissa on Sparta Chicks Radio - which goes into more detail about the EPIC 5 Race in Hawaii
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