November 19, 2020

Ready to Race Ruth Astle (S13E32)

In this Episode

On this week’s episode Haley and Alyssa are chatting with rookie pro triathlete Ruth Astle. Ruth took her pro card last year after winning the amateur race at the 2019 Ironman World Championships. She jumped straight into the pro ranks, taking on her first race as a professional at Ironman Western Australia just a few weeks later. Ruth tells us about the lessons she took away from that race, and what she is continuing to learn as a new pro.

Like the rest of the triathlon world, Ruth’s 2020 race plans were drastically changed, but she didn’t let that stop her. She tells us how she was able to readjust her plans to get to some start lines this year – which included an incredible 4-week build to prep for Ironman Florida, where she finished in an impressive 4th place, setting a new bike course record. Ruth also received an invitation to race at the PTO Championships this december in Daytona, and she tells us what it has been like training in Florida these past few weeks compared to her home in the UK.

Alyssa and Haley recap some of the highlights from the Outspoken Women in Triathlon virtual awards ceremony, and dish on what 2020 fashion trends they are getting on board with.

Follow Ruth on Instagram @rastle50 and send in your mailbag questions to ironwomenpodcast@gmail.com

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