Heather Jackson, sponsored by Herbalife, has a dedication to nutrition and fitness that has allowed her to enjoy a successful career as a professional triathlete. Since turning pro in 2009, she has taken 2nd Place at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, set a course record at the 2014 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon and taken 3rd Place at the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Pucon, among other achievements. From her training camp in Bend, Oregon, she recently participated in a live webinar hosted by Herbalife Senior Director of Sports and Fitness, John Heiss, Ph.D., where she answered questions from fans about her nutrition, training and competitive racing. Below is an edited transcript of some of her comments.
Which event are you preparing for right now and what is your training regimen like?
I have the 70.3 World Championships coming up in six weeks, so I’m making the final push in terms of the second half of the season. I’m putting in a lot of base miles and building back after an injury. I’m really working on getting my speed back on my run. I just had a swim and I’m heading out for a little ride after this. And I have a big training weekend ahead. It’s 95 degrees in Bend right now, which is playing an important factor in my hydration and caloric intake. We’re at about 4,000 feet here, which factors in as well. Read more »
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Heather Jackson pushes herself to the limit to win. Her steady climb in the world rankings is the result of hard work, a positive outlook, aggressive tactics and determination.
“When it comes to training and competing, hitting a plateau is inevitable,” says Jackson. “It’s my job to work that much harder and go beyond it.”
Her career as a triathlete has skyrocketed since she turned pro in 2009. She’s taken top spots at several Ironman 70.3 triathlons and has become a factor in the World Championships, having set a course record at the 2014 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon.
“I’m grateful to be racing against high-level athletes on a consistent basis,” says Jackson. “We’re all competitive and we all push each other to be better.” Read more »
Peruvian professional surfer Gabriel Villarán stands out as one of South America’s most versatile surfers. He’s known for his remarkable barrel-riding style and has a passion for big waves.
“Big waves are a rush, and it’s amazing when you can adjust to the ocean’s energy,” says Villarán. “I am also the kind of surfer that really pushes the rail a lot, carving and power surfing.”
Villarán knows that he has to be on top of his game to compete at the professional level. He prepares by hitting the gym, swimming and/or surfing every day, as well as focusing on good nutrition. Read more »