What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine that you may like to share?
A large chunk of our training schedule is set around our running programme. We combine longer aerobic runs with fast track sessions, fartlek runs and also the dreaded tempo run where you hold a strong pace for up to 24 minutes.
Swimming comprises of an aerobic pull and paddle session, a tough threshold session, a speed session at race pace and a drill session.
Fencing is a combination of one-on-one fencing lessons with the coach and fencing free play where you fight against your opponents.
Do you take some special diet that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
I don’t follow any certain diet, but I do take my nutrition seriously. I always make sure I am getting enough energy in as training for up to 30 hours a week can really take it’s toll on your body. I use Proto-col whey protein powder after training sessions and before bed in a fruity smoothie during tough training blocks. I eat lots of fruit and veg to ensure I’m getting enough antioxidants in which help training adaptations. I think the key is just having a healthy balanced diet but also allowing yourself to a treat every so often… I do love chocolate!
Having to train constantly in extreme weather conditions, how do you take care of your skin and hair?
Swimming can often really dry your hair out so I use the Osmo Effects detoxifying hair cleanser once a week which helps remove the toxins caused by chlorine. I also use Moroccan Oil after every wash to rehydrate my hair. For my skin I just moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! I use the Proto-col intense night moisturiser which hydrates my skin really well overnight. I also use a facial mist such as the Pretty Athletic Work Out Glow to help keep my skin feeling fresh during sweaty sessions and cold weather.