Alexa Leary is one of those truly special people in life. She is a talented Junior Elite Triathlete and World Title Medalist, who was well on her way to a successful career in sport, before she unfortunately suffered a tragic cycling accident. The accident in July 2021 left her with devastating brain and nervous system injuries. Over the past six months, Alexa has had the courage and dedication to make an unanticipated and exceptional recovery, with ongoing rehabilitation and some memory loss.
This week in the Bindi Athlete Interview Series, I interviewed Audrey Hall, an exceptional middle distance and mountain runner. Audrey has had an intense upbringing in sport and suffered from numerous injuries.
In this week’s issue of the Bindi Athlete Interview Series, I had a chat with Brenden Wheeler, a long course triathlete who also works in the Air Force. Brenden did his first triathlon on a whim back in 2018 and was hooked from there.
It’s impossible not to be in awe of Enduro rider, Jess Waldron, a young, fresh and fair faced 18-year-old rider with guts and a gorgeous smile, from Albany in Western Australia. Today I had the fortune to interview her for the Bindi Athlete Blog and as the first athlete I interviewed for the series, we sure did hit it off to a great start!
There is no doubt that Busselton in December is absolutely buzzing. The town is fills with Ironman athletes clad in compression gear… the foreshore bursts with marquees and red carpet… and the atmosphere is electric. Although this year may look a little different in Busselton, it is sure to be an exciting week. Here is a list of the ‘go-to’ places to visit in Busselton… so you can spend more time with a long black in hand and your feet up!
Getting ready for a big race? Wondering what all the carb-loading hype is about? The purpose of carbohydrate loading is to give you the energy you need to complete an endurance event with less fatigue and to improve your athletic performance on race day. Heavy training will deplete your muscle glycogen stores, so in the lead up to a race a combination of tapered training and increased carbohydrate intake with have your muscles replenished and perfectly primed for race day.
Next up on the endurance race calendar is Ironman Western Australia. As you all probably know, Busselton is home to Bindi HQ and we can’t help it, we are totally in love with this beautiful part of WA. But as IMWA race day grows nearer and triathletes are making final adjustments to their race plans and nutrition, we thought we’d talk about the elephant in the room – or in this case – the sharks in the water.
It is quite simply the most common question we hear from you – what nutrition do I need to use in training? And more specifically, how much fluid, when to have carbs, what about electrolytes, should I add protein?? No matter what new exciting product or promise is out there, your basic nutrition needs are…
A common question we are all asking right now is, how do we keep fit in isolation? With many races cancelled and even regular exercise restricted for athletes right across Australia, our routines have to change. That can be hard, both physically and mentally, and many athletes feel that by slowing down they will lose…
Electrolytes: Essential to life Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge when they are dissolved in a liquid such as blood. The blood electrolytes—sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate—help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base balance and water balance, essentially controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells. These minerals derived from the earth’s crust,…