Workout Wednesday with Michele Tuttle

by Chelsea White on 12 Apr, 2017 09:37 • EspaƱol
Workout Wednesday with Michele Tuttle

Workout Wednesday has been a longstanding tradition at the International Triathlon Union, where we like to honour and showcase some of the best triathletes in the world - you!

We’ve talked to medallists from the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel age group races in both the standard and sprint distance sport classes and have asked them to provide their triathlete story along with their favourite workouts, proving that no matter your age, gender, race or country, anyone can tri!

This week we have Michele Tuttle, a dietian from the United States who earned the silver medal in Cozumel in the sprint distance. Her second place finish got her a place back onto the World Championship podium after she was a bronze finisher in 2013 at the London Grand Final. What is the best thing you can learn from Michele? That races always tastes better when French Fries are eaten afterwards!

Name: Michele M. Tuttle
Country: USA
Age Group: Female 50-54 Sprint Distance
Profession: Registered Dietitian (Sports Dietitian)

How you got involved in triathlon?
A neighbor suggested I sign up for a local race.

How often you train?
Every single day.

Best training advice?
Listen to Your Body.
  What motivates you to race?
It’s FUN!

Favourite swim workout:
200s, 200k, 200p, 200s, 8 x 50 drill/swim (rest :10), 8 x 50 (Super fast/easy by 25) rest 1:00, pull 400 with snorkel, paddles, buoy

Favourite bike workout:
Hill repeats (8-10x of 2-3 min climb)

Favourite run workout:
Track intervals: any kind!

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