Elyse Gallegos

On this show, we talk to Elyse Gallegos, a 6x Ironman and Kona-bound triathlete for the Timex Multisport team.

Topics covered include:

  • Her approach to Ironman races
  • Impressions of Ironman Chattanooga (her Kona-qualifier from 2015)
  • Swim strategy and run pacing for Chattanooga
  • Balancing training with her work as a NICU nurse
  • Preparations for Kona
  • Team-provided gear for the Kona Underpants Run
  • Post-Kona Plans (cupcakes, wine and pie runs)
  • Ironman nutrition and diet
  • What she packs in her special needs bags for Ironman

Also, we run down results from the pro circuit

WTS Edmonton
  • American Medal Sweep by Summer Cook, Sarah True and Katie Zaferes
  • Jonathon Brownlee wins the men’s race

70.3 World Championships

  • Aussie Tim Reed bringing the win home after almost being dropped by two-time 70.3 champ Sebastian Kienle on the run.
  • Great Britian’s Holly Lawerence held the lead from 60k on the bike through the finish. Defending champion Daniella Ryf struggled, finishing just off the podium in fourth.