Episode 166

Alice Hector: Triathlete to Bodybuilder

Alice Hector's story is a fascinating one. She's been involved in sport all of her life. She was a professional triathlete from 2014-2019, claiming an Ironman 70.3 title She was an Ironman 70.3 Winner and twice took bronze at the European Middle Distance Championships. After falling out of love with triathlon, she switched back to Ultra Running, before finding her calling in the world of Body Building.

You'll hear:

06:00 Triathlon, retiring and why Alice had a love-hate relationship with it, how the hunger went and why she stopped enjoying the process.

09:30 Why Alice enjoyed the simplicity of ultra running compared to triathlon, but why Alice started to not enjoy the process and how ultra running became another stress.

16:00 The journey to getting into body building. 'It wasn't a lightbulb moment, I started doing some soul searching.'

20:00 The difference Body Building made mentally and physically to Alice when she first started.

21:30 Why Alice went back again and again to the gym

24:00 The switch in being lighter for triathlon to being heavier for body building. We delve into the change in mentality to how important strength is.

27:00 Did Alice go to the gym when she was doing endurance sports? And how is that different now? Alice says the training is 'easy' where as when she did triathlon she took is really seriously.

31:00 Does the discipline required for body building and triathlon differ?

33:00 We talk about the diet required for bodybuilding and the difference between the diet for triathlon and body building competitions.

37:00 How does competition compare between triathlon racing and body building competitions?

43:00 Does Alice have an identity again?

47:30 Does her body ever have a break?

Find out more about this week's guest:

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Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond