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8 Triathlon Training Tips from Laila Ali

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Don’t let that pretty smile fool you. Laila Ali is a beast in the ring and on the triathlon course!

Every mom deserves major props, but only the most kick-butt mama can earn the Fit Bottomed Mama of the Year title. (It’s like Fit Bottomed Girl of the Year but a healthy mom—brill, right?) Last year it was Alison Sweeney, who champions health and fitness as host of The Biggest Loser. This year? Well, who is more kick-arse than a world-champion athlete? And a mom who has literally kicked butt in the boxing ring? So without further ado, we present Laila Ali as Fit Bottomed Mama of the Year!

Laila is a busy mom to two kiddos and just recently completed the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. She partnered with Aquaphor (one of our fave products) to compete in the big event, and shares her training tips with us!

Tri Training Tips from Laila Ali

1. Don’t train like a man. When it comes to nutrition, equipment and training, female triathletes have different needs than males. For instance, women need twice as much iron as men do. Thankfully there are lots of websites and books written specifically for women. Make getting the facts part of your training.

2. There’s strength in numbers. If you want to train with a group, consider women-only triathlon camps or finding local groups that are all female. You may find more support and inspiration from like-minded individuals.

3. Prevent chafing. I apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment on my feet prior to my runs in order to keep them from getting sore after running for miles.

Continue reading here for more of Laila Ali’s triathlon training tips! —Jenn

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