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Kate Strong - 3x cycling world record holder, high performance coach & climate advocate.

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Kate in her own words...

"My name is Kate Strong and I don’t believe in living a compromised life. From an early age, I felt I was different. I was curiously questioning almost everything I did, and realised that living within society’s comfort zone doesn’t always create inspiring and extraordinary results.

My mission is to inspire and empower people just like you to step up and achieve what you know intuitively that you know you want.

Add clarity, direction, a sense of purpose and methods to maintain your desire to move forward to achieve and live your dreams.

For over two decades, I tried to fit in. I put what other people expected of me ahead of what I truly wanted to do. I was not being entirely me – I was conforming and compromising.

At university, I studied Engineering – to please my parents (I did enjoy the challenge of learning a new topic, but being an engineer was never my dream).

After graduating, I went to Latin America. Yet, I eventually ‘returned to normal’ and started to ‘settle down’ – following the unspoken rules of society.

I find it curious why most people wait until a ‘cliff edge moment’ before making significant changes. I was no different, waiting until after a dramatic break-up with my fiancé that left me financially in debt and emotionally distraught did I finally accept that things needed to change. I needed to change.

It was time I started to live for me and feed what could be rather than resign to what is already. Far too many people are settling for below their potential, in a state of discomfort: Living for Friday afternoon and the next pay cheque. Life doesn’t have to be like this.

Applying this philosophy, I took up running and became age-group World Triathlon Champion. I have been striving to stop reacting to circumstances and instead continue to consciously create a life that inspires me and others."

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Show notes

  • Who is Kate Strong

  • Her early years and growing up in Wales

  • Loving sport from a young age

  • Not loving the competitive side of sport

  • Wanting to connect with herself and nature through sport

  • Studying engineering in France for 5 years

  • Having a life while studying

  • Her first big physical challenge

  • Learning lessons from cycling to the Alps

  • Treating physical challenges with respect

  • Going through an emotional breakup

  • Getting into triathlon while being based in Australia

  • Not wanting to cap her potential

  • Wanting to be number one in the world

  • Needing a big goal

  • Getting started with training for a triathlon

  • Just wanting to spend time outside and do something physical

  • Overcoming her own excuses

  • Letting herself have the permission to put herself first

  • Starting to add some structure to her training

  • Healing from the breakup and moving on

  • Why she’s still on the healing journey

  • Learning to use her pain as a strength

  • Using triathlon as a distraction

  • Becoming age group world champion in 14 months

  • Selling the business and moving back to UK in 2014

  • Starting at zero

  • Working on her mindset and belief in herself

  • Racing at the world championships in China

  • Figuring out ways to make it happen

  • Focusing on her future and healing

  • Focus on the WHY and the HOW will sort itself out

  • Showing up everyday regardless of what was happening in her life

  • Being supported by her local community who crowdfunded for her

  • Race day and saying her intentions to come first in the race

  • Focusing on doing her best in the current moment

  • Having an attitude of gratitude

  • Being vegan and plant based

  • Deciding to stop eating dairy and the impact it had on her performance after 5 days

  • What a typical day of eating looks like

  • Tour de Wales and Challenge 3000

  • Getting injured during Tour de Wales and having to make changes to the plan

  • How the idea came about and how it changed and evolved over time

  • Wanting to travel slower and in a more sustainable way

  • How to connect with Kate and get involved with her challenge

  • The Strong Voice Podcast

  • Final words of advice - go out and start exploring with curiosity


Social Media

Instagram @katestrong01

Facebook @katestrong01

Twitter @katestrong01


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