192 - IRONMAN© 70.3 Waco – Natasha Van Der Merwe Professional Triathlete

In this episode of the Pursuit of the Perfect Race, I talk talented athlete Natasaha Van Der Merwe about her race at the inaugural IRONMAN© 70.3 Waco.  This race is unique for a few different reasons but for starters the race featured no swim and a time trial start.  Natasha was the leader of the race and we talk about how this felt for her and what it meant for her as a professional to race the lead.  She uses Tower 26 for her swim training and has a clever way of managing her life/work/training balance in order to integrate it all together.  I learned so much from her in this episode and we catch up after her race at IRONMAN© Arizona.  Stay tuned.  Thank you Natasha for coming on the show.  I enjoyed this chance to talk with you and value our friendship.


This episode is sponsored by Wasatch Apparel .


Weather that day:  54 - 85

Water:  n/a


Age Group:   PRO

Height:   5’5”

Weight:  127

Calories per hour: 300-350

PSI for this course:  95

Depth of Wheels: 404/disc

Bike Elevation Gain: 1,116ft

Run Elevation Gain: 509ft

Bike – 2:21:55

T2 – 2:15

Run –1:35:42

Total Race Time:  3:59:51

Gender Rank: 9

Division Rank: 9

Overall Rank:  56


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Mentioned in this episode:

Bicycle World: https://visitbicycleworld.com/

Eboost:  https://www.eboost.com/

Generation UCAN:  https://www.generationucan.com/

Generator Athlete Lab:  https://www.generatorathletelab.com/lab/

HealthFirst Spine and Wellness:  https://www.wellnessforaustin.com/

SBR Products: https://www.sbrsportsinc.com/

Texas Beef Council:  http://www.texasbeef.org/

Tifosi Optics: https://www.tifosioptics.com/

Waco Running Company:  https://wacorunningcompany.com/


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