Smurf & Smurfette Tri

Ironman Cairns Special - Clare Zappala

June 01, 2021 Smurf & Smurfette Season 3 Episode 66
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Ironman Cairns Special - Clare Zappala
Show Notes

Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.

Today we talk to our first special guest for the week, first time Ironman athlete Clare Zappala. Clare has thirteen 70.3 finishes to her name, including four 70.3 finishes on the Cairns course. We talk with Clare about;

  • Balancing Ironman training with life as a teacher
  • Why Clare decided to make the leap up to the Ironman distance
  • The difference between training for a 70.3 and an Ironman
  • What to be aware of out on the Ironman Cairns course
  • Great advice she has received from many many other athletes
  • The taper and how it has differed from a 70.3 taper
  • Racing on her home course with friends, family and colleagues all cheering her on
  • What she does in the days preceding a race, particularly here in Cairns
  • Her expectations for race day

And of course - the SUPER SPEEDY SMURF Round!!!

Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;

  • OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic
  • Cruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!
  • Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expo
  • SFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & Smurfette
  • Run Like A Girl - supporting women in running

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