Unlocking Athletic Potential

E#42 | Tessa Philippaerts - Journey to Becoming Canicross World Champion

April 15, 2021 Ian Deeth and Johnny Tieu Season 1 Episode 42
Unlocking Athletic Potential
E#42 | Tessa Philippaerts - Journey to Becoming Canicross World Champion
Show Notes

We welcome Tessa Philippaerts to the @unlockingathleticpotential podcast. Tessa is a multiple canicross world champion, originally from Belgium, now residing in Norway. She is also a running & canicross coach. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Tessa’s combined love for dogs and passion for running helped her discover canicross
  • Her progression in the sport and the early successes and challenges on this journey
  • Competing in her first World Championships in Borken, Germany, in 2011 as a Junior, where she ending up beating the times of al the senior women (and most of the men)
  • The specific training sessions that help her (Tessa the runner) get in shape and her own personal aspirations /goals in running
  • The team of dogs she runs with and how her training programme works
  • The first steps for dog owners to consider when they start running as a duo recreationally (equipment, training, environment)
  • The next steps for dog owners to consider if they want to start competing in canicross
  • The ONE biggest factor in helping her and her dogs, as a canicross duo, unlock their athletic potential

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