James Sealey


Age Group
MALE 30 – 34


How long you have been racing in Triathlon – Multi-sport – Running?
I completed a couple of triathlons when I was 15, otherwise I have only played rugby up until Autumn 2013 when I decided to take up the sport again.

What do you enjoy most about your training?
Shower after training and the satisfaction that it’s relax time!! I try to enjoy all the training as at the end of the day that is why I took up the sport.

What do you find the hardest about your training?
Motivating myself when I am tired especially before going out on a long bike ride in the rain. I work long hours usually starting at 5am, and to keep myself motivated to go training can sometimes be challenging.

Your highlights and greatest achievement so far?
Conquering swimming!! I had very little swimming experience, and in October 2013 I could only manage 2 lengths front crawl before being completely out of breath. I now swim roughly 9km a week and at a recent triathlon event I managed to do a 300m swim in 5:12, was pretty pleased with that.

My goal is Ironman Wales in September 2014, I have also entered into the Weymouth half iron distance. Having not been in the sport for very long it has become very addictive and I it is something I am looking forward to competing in for many years to come.

How has Goal specific coaching benefited you?
Massively, it has added structure to my training regime and has meant that I have improved hugely. As I am training for an Ironman, training takes up a lot of time and goal specific has allowed me to make the most of the training time, in order that I am getting the most out of each training session. Having the structure in training is so important to me and if I hadn’t had Goal specific training then I certainly wouldn’t be as fit physically or mentally as I am now. Although I am not physically fit for the Ironman yet I know mentally that I am on track and that come September goal specific coaching will have certainly got me physically fit by then.

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