Kat Matthews is serving in the British Army as a Physiotherapist Officer whilst she's supported to pursue performance as an Elite Long Distance Triathlete. Having only started triathlon in 2015, it wasn't long before she was winning races, including Ironman Florida in 2020, only her second attempt at full distance.
Clearly there is a lot to come from Kat, so I wanted to chat to her about being a full-time athlete in the Army, myths around heavy training weeks and the mental tactics she uses to achieve these incredible results.
Greenlights: by Matthew McConaughey
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Peak by Dr Marc Bubbs
Endure by Alex Hutchinson
The Sports Gene by David Epstein
The Brave Athlete by Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson
This episode was sponsored by Precision Hydration