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Advice from a former age-group champion turned pro.
Jocelyn McCauley, 28, had a college running pedigree when she got into triathlon, which helped her go from newbie age-grouper to pro within a couple years. The 2014 overall female amateur in Kona shares her thoughts on triathlon’s final leg.
Favorite run workout
“12×1 mile repeats with a 200-meter jog in between. The first six are at a controlled but hard pace around Zone 3. Then you descend the last six with the last one the fastest. It’s a fun key workout leading up to an Ironman.”
Advice for a good run split
“Make sure you keep your bike controlled—don’t try to suddenly bike like you’re in the Tour. Get enough calories in on the bike; if you don’t, it will show on the run. Know your sodium intake and needs. Most of all, know your motivation: Why are you doing this? Think of key words to use when you want to give up and walk.”