Episode 176

Tamara Jewett: Runner to pro triathlete

Tamara Jewett comes from Toronto in Canada, she started cross training and dabbling in triathlon when she was at University. Running was her thing, but she kept on getting injured. Turns out she loved triathlon and was pretty good at it. She turned pro in 2019 and up until the Autumn of 2022, she was juggling her training with her job as a lawyer too. In 2023 she really turned heads, posting a 1.13 off the bike at IM 70.3 Oceanside‚Ķ.

You'll hear:

05:00 The start of the interview with Tamara, her background in sport as a child.

10:00 How Tamara's finding being a full-time pro and not having to juggle her training with her career as a lawyer. How bad days don't phase her as much now.

13:30 Tamara's mental strength and how all of the injuries she had as a youngster have helped her now. 'It makes me realise why I really like sport.'

15:00 What has made the difference between being a happy athlete and not a happy athlete.

18:00 Does she have the same deep love she had for running now for triathlon? 'swimming is my joy, cycling is my freedom, running is my spirit"

20:30 We talk about her headspace during the run at Oceanside, she says she was running happy.

22:17 How hard is racing, especially mentally?

24:30 Identifying as an athlete and the other facets of her life.

26:00 What was a typical mad week like for Tamara when she was juggling law with training?

29:00 What influence has her coach Suzanne Zelazo had on her and her training?

36:00 The progress she has made with her swim and bike over the last couple of years and if she ever studies the start lists.

38:30 Tamara speaks very openly about struggling with an eating disorder when she was younger and the psychological impact it can have and how she has been able to feel healed from it.

50:00 We talk about reading and how Tamara loves to read

53:00 Tamara explains about the Real Triathlon Squad, what it is and the aims of it.



Find out more about this week's guest:

Tamara Jewett Instagram

Tamara Jewett website

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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