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Selene Yeager - ‘The Fit Chick’, Pro Mountain Bike Racer, Author & All-American Ironman triathle

Sally Gunnell - The only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time!

Selene Yeager is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer who lives what she writes as a NASM certified personal trainer, USA Cycling certified coach, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, pro licensed off road racer, and All-American Ironman triathlete.

Selene has written, co-written, and contributed to more than two dozen books such as ROAR, Bike Your Butt Off!, and Get Fast! She is a frequent contributor to Runner’s World, Women’s Health, and Shape magazines, and has a regular advice column for Bicycling magazine called “Fit Chick.”

During this podcast we learn more about Selene’s early life, how she got into cycling and writing. We discuss the challenges of training for an Ironman and her top tips for mental resilience and balancing everything you have going on in your life. Selene also answers some quick fire questions and provides top tips and advice to motivate and inspire you.

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Show notes

  • About Selene

  • Early family life

  • Loving to ride her bike everywhere

  • Not having female role models growing up

  • Leaving high school and going to college and not playing sport

  • Studying and partying

  • Getting into publishing and writing

  • Being surrounded by incredible people

  • Transition into an Ironman

  • 16 weeks to Ironman….

  • Hiring a swim coach & an ironman coach…

  • “The year I did everything right”

  • Not loving competition

  • Being goal orientated and liking challenges

  • Dealing with set backs

  • Being single minded

  • Balancing family, marriage, and training

  • 2015 - starting to race independently

  • Moving into gravel racing

  • Mental resilience and focus

  • Being a co-author on the book ROAR

  • Meeting Dr. Stacey Sims

  • Tracking periods

  • What a typical week looks like now

  • Doing weights and yoga

  • Diet and nutrition

  • Life as an author and writing books about cycling and bikes

  • Racing with Rebecca Rush in Brazil

  • Dealing with frustrations via communication

  • Quick Fire Questions


Social Media

Instagram @FitChick3

Twitter @FitChick3


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