Welcome to my show! I’m Shangrila Rendon, 2x Guinness World Record Holder, best-selling author, professional endurance athlete, triathlon coach & motivational speaker (https://www.shangrilarendon.com/). I was abused as a kid and sexually assaulted as an adult. At 24 years old, I was diagnosed with extreme depression, PTSD, and struggled with eating disorder and alcohol addiction. In sports, I didn’t know how to swim, was afraid of open water, didn’t own a bike and started running only 15 minutes on a treadmill. I was a non-runner, non-cyclist, and non-swimmer at 24 yet I became an inspirational athlete regardless. I trained very hard and aimed for excellence. I coach athletes to achieve their dreams. My goal is to share with you my journey in triathlon and endurance racing that is full of tough lessons learned, mindset, race, training and nutrition strategies, and secrets to success. The goal of this show is to introduce you to the people and ideas that will help you execute your dreams. You will level up your skills, attain joy with your triathlon & endurance goals and live up to your full potential. Every Tuesday, I drop a weekly dose of inspiration on alternating topics: - Interviews with inspirational athletes, who will inspire and motivate you in achieving your goals and dreams. We will talk about their journey, achievements and experiences as well as key strategies, habits and lessons they learned you too can incorporate in your training, racing and life in general. - Interview with health, nutrition, mindset and triathlon endurance experts where they will share findings and key information from their expertise and experience. Various topics from ambitions, time management, sleep, family, drugs, ego, failure and so much more. No topic is off-limits. Subscribe to this channel if you want to keep up to date with our content!
Monday Jun 20, 2022
Monday Jun 20, 2022
In this episode, Coach Shangrila talks with Ellen from California, who shares how she prepared for such a big goal despite challenges with having limited time to train, fear of re-injuring herself and being new to ultra running.
How a busy nurse went from having knee and shin pain to finishing her first ultra run:
- How to overcome nagging knee and shin pain & prevent injuries WHILE continuing to get stronger in running
- How to be able to train for your next big goal if you only have 1 hour a day to train?
- How to gain confidence that YOU CAN finish your race despite of busy schedule & training challenges
- Does taking magnesium and collagen supplements help with knee and shin pain?
- What to do to wake up without being sore a day after the big race
- How to get the training in when you have a super busy and stressful work schedule
- What can you do to not give up on your goal especially when fitting in & executing training is so hard
- 12 miles into the Chicago marathon knee started hurting…
- “I was so surprise that I woke up with zero soreness next day”
- “It was surprising to hear my very fast friends telling me i’m fast”
- “my kids and hubby were so happy knowing I made it”
- “I’m still in awe of how I made it to the Cut-off time with only 7 weeks of training. 55k (34.5miles) was tough. Many had crossed the finish line but got DNQ (Did Not Qualify)”