October 23, 2023

83: Harnessing Your Female Physiology for Performance – Live from the Vinfast IRONMAN World Championship

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Can you believe it? We discussed tampons and periods LIVE from the Main Stage at the Vinfast IRONMAN World Championships!!

Yes, that’s right. In conjunction with the historic all-womens IRONMAN World Championship race in Kona, Feisty Media hosted three different panels relating to female athletic performance.

In this session, Feisty Media host, Selene Yeager, welcomed a panel of experts on harnessing your female physiology, both physical and psychological.

In addition to understanding your body and seeking professionals who understand female athletes, the panel also discussed the mental aspects of racing as a woman – from battling imposter syndrome to developing a mental race strategy for the best performance on race day.

The expert panel included:

Erin Carson:

Erin is a Health and Human Performance Specialist and Owner of ECFIT Performance Strength, NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Erin has also been awarded USA Triathlon Strength Coach of the Year.

Erin has been a strength coach for many well-known stars of endurance sports, including Miranda Carfrae, Kara Goucher, Abby Stevens, Flora Duffy, and 4 out of the top 5 women at IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Finland were ECFIT Athletes!

Lynda Rowan:

Lynda started as an Event Director for triathlons and, inspired by the finish line excitement, she decided to try the sport herself and ended up with a podium finish in one of her early attempts. The rest is history as the story goes! As a dual citizen Australian and American, Lynda has competed in all distances: Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, and Ironman. She represented USA and Australia at ITU World Age Group Championships and has been a coach for 30 years.

Megan Tobin:

Megan is a multiple IRONMAN 140.6 and 70.3 finisher, 70.3 World Championship qualifier, and marathon swimmer. Megan coaches for TMT Coaching and the non-profit One with the Ocean. She also coaches for both Golden Gate Triathlon Club and the SF Triathlon Club. She is a certified short-course and long-course triathlon specialist and lives in Boulder, Colorado where she is also a women’s specific training program specialist.

Follow Women for Tri for more inspiration and information on training and racing IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN distances.

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