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Tough Girl Podcast

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges. Please check out the Tough Girl Challenges website - www.toughgirlchallenges.com and follow on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL
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Jul 11, 2017

Achievements

2013 - Ladies British National Champion at Double Ironman!

2015 - RAAM - 12 days 9 hours and 12 mins to become the first British Women to do so and the 37th women ever! 

 

Show notes

  • Growing up on a farm and not being sporty or outdoorsy, but getting use to cycling as she had to cycle everywhere
  • Taking up football when she went to university
  • Moving to London and trying to fit in health and fitness at the same time
  • Jumping straight into triathlon from football
  • Liking to challenge herself
  • What she liked about triathlon
  • The Double Ironman! With ENDUROMAN
  • Times for Ironman
  • Becoming the Ladies’ British National Champion in 2013
  • Dealing with sleep deprivation 
  • The finish of Enduroman and why it’s special
  • The 24 hour time trail and not realising the significance of the event
  • Why she would never do it again
  • Qualifying for RAAM - Race Across America
  • Why her strength is endurance and not speed
  • Her mental strength to just keep on going
  • Growing up knowing there was nothing she couldn’t do and why she doesn’t believe in “can’t”
  • Being inspired by her dad
  • Still dealing with doubts
  • RAAM - 2014 - time trail - Racing from the West coast to the East coast of America
  • The worlds toughest supported cycle race
  • 3,000 miles in 12 days and 21 hours for women  - 232 mile a day for women
  • Preparing herself for RAAM and why only 5% of the race is to do with cycling 
  • Sleeping less than 2 hours a day for 12 days
  • Falling asleep on her bike, coming off her bike and breaking her collar bone 
  • What she learned from the 2014 race and how she applied it to her 2015 race
  • Preparing for the trans continental race in Europe for 2017
  • Being able to emotionally detach while cycling
  • Listening to music, podcasts and listening to audio books (The millennium Trilogy)
  • Being inspired by stories from climbing mountains 
  • Swimming from the UK to the US!! (The 3k Virgin Island swim)
  • Loving running when she should be cycling
  • Running in Cyprus and why she loves trail running
  • Liking sleep and going for 8 hours a night
  • Feeling drained, which she think is linked to her diet
  • Making the change from vegetarian to vegan 
  • Her final words of advice and why you should go an crew for someone doing a challenge
  • Being Crew Chief for Jasminjn Muller LEJOG attempt
  • How she met Jasmijn!

 

Social Media

Twitter - @shupillinger 

Website - http://shupillinger.info 

 

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