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July 15, 2020  

141: Jessica Rothwell

July 15, 2020

141: Jess Rothwell


This week’s episode is sponsored by Bumbleride, who make gear for you to get out and do what you love while doing our best to preserve the plane we all share.


Brad and Viv finally welcome baby Collis Lance into the world.
Julian spots the Ghost Deer along Anglesea and laments the end of an era in the Ballarat Club Scene.
Brady adjusts to training under Victorian lockdown again and gets some mileage with the pram.


Mo Ahmed & Shelby Houlihan of the Bowerman Track Club, set respective North American 5000m records in their second Portland Intrasquad Meet. 


Jordy Williamsz & Dave McNeil submit the two fastest times so far for Steigen World 3000m challenge. Jack Bruce and Ryan Gregson to attempt their times soon at time of recording.


Athletics Tasmania launched their 2020 cross country season with the opening round taken out by Nick Earl and Ruby Smee.


Listener questions this week ask about running with a phone for emergency situations, running without head torches and store-exclusive shoe models.

Moose on the Loose putting efforts ahead, how you started versus where you end up


Inside Running Podcast to field teams at Bankstown Winter Distance over 5km
Live draft to be drawn live on IRP Ep: 142


Jess Rothwell, National High-Performance Nutrition Leader for Athletics Australia & former world class racewalker chats with Sophie about her athletic life being introduced to race walking at Little Athletics Shepparton, how it plays in the sporting landscape, and her achievements in the sport of racewalking, World Juniors in Poland. She gives insights into her training and mileage, comparisons to running and insights in the technical aspects and injuries. Berlin World Champs 2009, representing Australia at age 20, missing 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Racewalking World Cups in exotic locales.

Jess then talks about making the transition to a career as a dietitian that started from her childhood on her dad’s dairy farm, the range of topics covered throughout her studies to the path to becoming an Accredited Practicing Dietician as well as the role of a dietitian and the role they should play in an athlete’s training, as well as addressing misinformation on social media.

Jess and Soph close with discussing the hot topics of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and eating disorders as well as patterns of disordered patterns and how to provide support to athletes or coaches of athletes.  


If listeners have questions about any of the topics, you can reach out and ask via the Instagrams of Jess Rothwell @jessicarothwell_dietitian or Soph Ryan @sopheryan.

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