1st Noosa Bolt 5K - 2015;
1st Burnie 10K - 2015;
5th Luzern 3000m 2015;
2013 World Champs Finalist in the 5000m;
Fuelling and recovering with Endura is helping me train and race at levels I never have before.
Greatest sporting achievement:
2013 World Champs Finalist in the 5000m
Best piece of advice you have ever been given:
Train at a level that's sustainable for a very long time, then you'll get success
Favourite Endura product and why:
Endura Optimizer banana flavour
How did you get into your chosen sport?
As a kid I was living in Canberra, I grew up playing soccer and that gave me a pretty good level of fitness. When I was in year six I made my first State Cross Country team. After that I decided I would start training and I’ve never looked back
How important is diet and sports nutrition supplements to your performance?
Very important, I'm asking a lot from my body so I have to fuel it with the absolute best thing I can. Using Endura to help me fuel and recover is helping me to train and race at levels I never have before.
What do you normally eat and drink on a typical training day?
Breakfast: Banana and Piece of toast with Honey. During training: Endura Rehydration. Post training: Endura Optimizer. Lunch: I will usually eat out, something healthy but I really do like burgers, so the healthiest burger I can find usually. Before second run: Banana. Post run: Endura Optimizer. Dinner: A balanced dinner of meat/veges and some rice or pasta.
Where will we find you when you are not training or competing?
I spend a lot of time at cafes with friends. Most days I'll spend a couple of hours just having a laugh with mates until my next run. In the summer I like to go to the beach also.
What is your best training tip?
Think long term, set goals for a few months not a few weeks and slowly work towards them. If you go to hard, you risk getting injured or burnt out.
What are your goals for the next year?
Finish top 8 in the 5000m at the World Championships
Who inspires you and why?
At the moment I really like Connor McGregor, he’s an Irish UFC fighter. I really like the way he goes about his training and his confidence. He isn't scared to say what he’s going to do, but then he also backs it up.
How long would you normally spend training each week?
I do about 18 hours of running plus 4 hours of strength and conditioning work in the gym.
What is your favourite 'before race' meal?
The night before a race I like to eat pizza. But staying at race hotels I don't always get the options, so I just make sure I eat a lot and fuel my body for the next day.
Best nutritional advice?
Fuel your body with the best energy you can. Make sure it's a balanced diet and you’re eating enough to make sure you recover properly.
How do you stay motivated with training?
I'm always setting goals to try and get better every week. I want to be one of the best in world and I'm going to try as hard as I can to get there.
The thing I love the most about being an athlete is...
I feel like I live a pretty good life, I spend a lot of time overseas and I miss the Melbourne winter which is a bonus. My day consists of training and going to cafes, I enjoy that.
What is a common mistake made in your sport?
When people get to a very good level where they are fit and racing well, they just have to maintain their training - a common mistake is trying to push even harder, but a lot of the time this just leads to getting injured or rundown.
Toughest experience in your career / What have you learnt from it?
I spent a lot of 2014 injured. I found it very tough to be injured while I was wanting to be competing at the Commonwealth Games. I worked hard to turn it into a positive and focused on coming back fitter and stronger then I have ever been, and I think now I'm better than I’ve ever been.
What is going through your head the moment before you start a race?
I talk to myself a little bit and just tell myself what I have to do to win the race.
In five years time I will be...
I would say doing the exact same thing. Getting ready for the 2020 Olympics.
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
In the past year I've brought in strength and conditioning work. It’s really helping me stay injury free and allowing me to handle more training.
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