fisiocrem takes five with… Amy

What is your greatest sporting achievement?

Qualifying for Boston Marathon in 2016, and finishing it in 2017. I also fancy completing a 100 miler.

When was the first time that you realised that your sport was becoming your passion?

September 2013: after I completed by first marathon. I realised I can run a lot faster…. and I believe I can still go faster and further.

What is your favourite part of competing?

The fun and the camraderie. The gush of adrenaline when I sprint to the finish line. The clinking noise of race medals when I receive one from finish line volunteers.

What does a standard days training consist of?

Monday: AM: Rest or go for a swim, PM: Crossfit
Tuesday: AM: Intervals with my Tuesday crew PM: Go home early and rest
Wednesday: AM: Easy jog or chill; swim if I am not running. PM: Crossfit
Thursday: AM: Progressive tempos, or some strides or fartleks if I have an upcoming race. PM: Crossfit
Friday: Fat Food Friday, meaning I rest, and eat whatever. Swim if I feel like it. Usually I do nothing.
Saturday: Tempo or hill work, then some fun Saturday morning Crossfit (no barbell work).
Sunday: Long run AM (2-3.5 hours depend what I am training for). PM: Chill and eat an ice cream 🙂
Every night I make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep. Sleep is part of my training.

What is the most important aspect of your training?

I enjoy the routine, and the sense of accomplishment after completing a workout.

What does a standard post-event recovering consist of?

Definitely drink lots of water, and eat some watermelon if you have them. I also like to get a massage at the physio tent. If not,m then I do my own rub down with some fisiocrem.

What is your ultimate sporting goal?

Re-qualifying for Boston and then run it with my best friend 🙂

Who is your sporting idol and why?

Bruce Lee – he is the master of all trades (he lifts, fights and runs). I like how he inspires me to live life to the fullest.

What advice would you give to someone that is interested in taking up your sport?

(a) Start slowly and be patient – it takes time to build base.
(b) Enjoy the process.
(c) Enjoy every hard workout, good or bad.
(d) Don’t hate hills – love them!
(e) Have a goal – and don’t let go of it until you achieve it.

What is the biggest challenge you face when competing?

My left leg has the tendency to play up when I run. It has been a constant struggle, but I am managing it by: stretch, strengthen, activate through a thorough warm up, massage it, regular visits to my physio.

What’s your favourite thing about fisiocrem (‘that it’s free’ is not the correct answer!)?

I like how it contains herbal ingredients – namely arnica and calendula. In the past I have used arnica cream for my bruises and calendula for my acne. They have both worked so well for me. After my physio introduced me to fisiocrem I was so thrilled to discover a product that contains both wonderful plants and they have worked well to relieve my running and training niggles.

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