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Simon Ward with Kate Offord and Mel Hayes

April 3, 2018

This week we have a podcast just for the busy mums among you. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t useful information for everyone struggling to fit training into a busy day, just that this advise is dispensed by the perfect people to answer the question, "How does a super busy Mum fit in her triathlon training?”

My guests, Kate Offord (L3 triathlon coach and head coach at Manchester Tri club) and Mel Hayes (personal trainer and age group world duathlon champion) are both mums with 2 children. As a coach Kate deals with this issue on a regular basis with athletes she coaches and Mel has found a successful solution  to help her be the best in the world in her age group.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • How to fit in the necessary training ad ensure you get full recovery
  • Why the emotional strain of motherhood can be as tiring as physical strain
  • What to do when you really can’t train
  • How to cope with guilt and loss of confidence
  • Why it's critical to have a solid support network
  • The 6 point plan that Kate and Mel use to make sure they and their athletes stay on track

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