The Busiest Triathlete Around

You know those people that seem to be able to do everything? The ones that work 7 days a week, sit on the neighbourhood council, coach their kids’ soccer teams, knit quilts for fun, build community skating rinks and fit in 10km with their golden retriever everyday? And you just sit back in awe of them?
Well Rachel McBride is a Canadian triathlete and she makes those people stop in awe of her. The former Amateur World Champion, McBride earned not one but two master’s degrees while competing as an elite level triathlete over the past six years. In 2011 she managed an 11th place finish in the 70.3 Ironman World Championships and is looking to improve on that mark in 2012.
She’s an extremely busy lady and when she’s not training she’s often updating her fans on her website If you ever wanted to get a feel for the amount of training that goes into becoming an elite Ironman, her blog will give you an idea.
Speaking of which, Ms. McBride had these nice things to say about Travel Roller in her recent blog post. Thanks Rachel! And best of luck in the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championships this year in Las Vegas!


” I have been stretching and rolling the bejeezus out of my entire body with my Travel Roller and AccuBalls every day, thanks to Adam and Arysta. Not only is this helping my tired shoulders and back recover from all the swimming and strength training I’ve been doing, but also helps stretch out and activate every muscle in my poor legs that have not been seeing much movement other than physio exercises and water running. I’m a serious fan of this roller. Rolling has become a regular part of my training and recovery. Apart from massaging the muscle, it also complements the regular fascia release I get from Rolfing. And it says it in the name – the Travel Roller kit packs so well when I’m on the road. The 3 AccuBalls fit inside, and I can stuff a few pairs of socks or what have you in the the remainder. No waste of space in my bag! “

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