The Physical Performance Show: Vicky Holland: 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion & Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Vicky Holland

In episode 212 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Vicky Holland: 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion & Olympic Bronze Medallist in this featured performer edition.  

In 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games, Vicky Holland became the first British woman to ever win an Olympic Triathlon Medal, when she secured the Bronze Medal in a Sprint Finish with her compatriot and fellow UK based Triathlete, Non Stanford.  In addition to that Vicky is a 3x Commonwealth Games medallist and a Member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team.

During this episode Vicky shares the highs, the lows and the many learnings.  Issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week and survives the physical performance round.  We explore Vicky being courted by the sport as a young and promising athlete almost walking away from the sport on several occasions, overcoming a significant 17 and half cm calf tear to get back to the top of the sport, Vicky’s top 3 injury tips and Top 3 running tips.  Plus Vicky shares around why strength and conditioning in gym work remains such a critical path for athletic preparations. Vicky is a real character and you really enjoy Vicky’s sharings.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Vicky’s experience in Mooloolaba Triathlon
  • Triathlon career start
  • Teaming up with Brownlee Brothers
  • Working with Coach and Partner Rhys Davey
  • Darkest Day in Vicky’s career
  • Top 3 Tips in coming back from injury
  • Vicky’s routine after soft tissue injury
  • Strength and conditioning work
  • Why Vicky does not use the word pain in training
  • Bahrain games experience
  • Physical Performance Round
  • Top 3 Running Tips
  • What drives Vicky Holland

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Quotes:

“I got to enjoy my journey.” – Mantra
“Feeling really present.” – Being in the Zone
“Sleep” – Recovery Tip
“Enjoy your journey.” – Best Advice
“Do 2 minutes of stair running.” – Physical Challenge
“At athletic level, I had to let things slip a bit.”
“I’m a positive racer.”

Top 3 Tips in coming back from injury
1. Do not expect it to be perfect straight away.
2. Communicate with the team around you all the time.
3. Have goals set but willing to adapt them.

Top 3 Running Tips (not runners but want to be runners)
1. Don’t go straight into running 30 mins everyday. Have time to progress
2. Always include Speed work
3. Find people you want to run with.

To follow Vicky Holland:

Instagram:  @vixholland
Twitter:  @vixholland
Facebook:  @VickyHollandTri
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Vicky Holland

 

Timeline

0:00 Start
3:26 Introduction to Vicky Holland
6:14 Vicky’s experience in Mooloolaba Triathlon
9:20 Triathlon career start
13:30 Teaming up with Brownlee Brothers
17:49 Working with Coach and Partner Rhys Davey
20:50 Darkest Day in Vicky’s career
25:58 Her alternative career
29:25 Top 3 Tips in coming back from injury
31:45 Vicky’s routine after soft tissue injury
34:24 Strength and conditioning work
38:00 Why Vicky does not use the word pain in training
39:35 Bahrain games experience
46:05 Physical Performance Round
1:01:45 Top 3 Running Tips
1:05:20 Physical Challenge for the week
1:07:43 Best Advice
1:08:38 What drives Vicky Holland
1:11:18 Finish

Vicky Holland

People Mentioned:

Non Stanford – Welsh triathlete
Helen Jenkins – Two-time Triathlon World Champion
Jonathan Brownlee – British professional duathlete and triathlete
Alistair Brownlee – British triathlete
Rhys Davey – Coach
Daniela Ryf – Swiss triathlete
Jan Frodeno – German triathlete
Holly Lawrence – 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Phil Clayton – Coach and Surfer
Lisa Nordén –  professional Swedish triathlete
Tom Evans – Elite Ultra Trail Runner Episode 188 of The Physical Performance Show

For questions and comments about this Episode

Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter) or @brad_beer (Instagram)

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