Smurf & Smurfette Tri

Ironman Cairns Special - Nick Carling

June 02, 2021 Smurf & Smurfette Season 3 Episode 67
Smurf & Smurfette Tri
Ironman Cairns Special - Nick Carling
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 local Cairns athlete and coach Nick Carling. Nick has 5 Ironman distance finishes, two of which are at Cairns. He also has numerous Cairns 70.3 finishes and podiums to his name. We talk with Nick about;

  • Preparations for race day and some of the bump
  • Tips for managing these final days and race day
  • The build in to Ironman and 70.3 Cairns for his athletes
  • Building the mental capacity of athletes to ensure success on race day
  • How to manage the deep lows that race day brings
  • Expectations for Ironman Cairns and chasing that pro card
  • How to celebrate post-race day
  • Raising awareness and funds for COUCH (Cairns Organisation United for Cancer Health)

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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