I’m a 40 something age group triathlete, and runner and Mum of 2 kids.
I have been in and out of the sport for about 20 years, with a return in the past few years. Although past focus has been ironman, I currently race half ironman, as well as the occasional half marathon and marathon. I juggle training with a husband, two young kids, my own business, and life in general.
In the past, I’ve raced short and long distance (including 5 ironman races). I tended to finish towards the pointier end of my age group, and I’ve had regular podium finishes, represented Australia at the World Age group championships, and raced the Hawaii Ironman.
I don’t have the capacity to do as many long sessions as what I used to do, so these days my training is about maximising the available training time that I do have.