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Lauren Goss - Transition from elite triathlete to elite runner

Lauren Goss - Transition from elite triathlete to elite runner

Episode 160: Lauren Goss - Transition from elite triathlete to elite runner

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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Lauren Goss. A former professional Triathlete for over 12 years, where she won every major race in the USA. And that includes 11 - 70.3 IM titles

The last three years were somewhat of a whirlwind, now a mother of a two-year-old, a Professional runner, and a business entrepreneur operating her Triathlon coaching business, BlackSheep endurance… she truly is inspiring.

Her running career is just getting started with a 15.16 5k, 31.49 10k, 53.10 10miles, 1.09 half marathon on debut, and 2.27.41 marathon also on debut… the skies the limit

Former professional triathlete Lauren Goss’s transition to elite running has been anything but conventional. Lauren retired from competing professionally in 2019, after accepting a six-month suspension for an anti-doping violation after testing positive for THC (the psychoactive component found in marijuana, which she claimed was due to a cannabidiol, or CBD, salve she was using to treat an injury before competing).


2:30 - Interview with Lauren Goss begins

Life happens between the miles

4:44 - Greg and Lauren rewind the clock and discuss her athletic journey and how she discovered her passion for triathlon.

7:21 - Lauren discusses her eating disorder challenges through her triathlon career and how she coaches and educates younger athletes around their eating and nutrition.

10:15 - Lauren explians how she made money form the sport of triathlon by focusing on the 'right events' at the 'right time'.

I made great money in the sport not being 'that great'

13:51 - When it comes to sponsorship, Elite running is different from Triathlon. Lauren explains her current decision behind not wanting to secure a sponsor.

16:04 - Making a business and career out of being a professional athlete.

18:07 - In her triathlon career Lauren had some amazing highs and some significant lows. She explains some of the wins and her motivation and influences.

20:34 - In 2019 competing in Escape from Alcatraz, Lauren received a 6 month ban for an anti-doping violation after testing positive for THC (the psychoactive component found in marijuana, which she claimed was due to a cannabidiol, or CBD, salve she was using to treat an injury before competing).

27:41 - Becoming a mum has changed Lauren's life and she explains how her perspective has changed and how she manages her anxiety.

31:21 - Lauren explains how she met and encouraged Arild Tveiten – (coach of Kristian Blummenfelt, Gustav Iden and Casper Stornes) to train her remotely.

36:56 - The Norwegians belive in routine and Lauren describes in detail the structure of her exact training week. Pens and pads out - some great tips here!

47:11 - The knowledge that Lauren has gained from her Norwegian coaches is now influencing how she coaches her own local athletes. Lauren explains that the intensity is not suitable for all athletes.

What comes easy won’t last and what lasts won’t come easy

49:00 - Lauren and Greg discuss her difficulty to enter races due to her anti-doping ban, even thought she has completed the 6 month ban.

55:24 - What would Lauren Goss tell her 18-year-old self?

56:46 - What 3 people would you want to have dinner with (nonfamily, living or dead)?

58:25 - Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

1:00:46 - Lauren and Greg finish this chat with some rapid fire questions and answers.

  1. What streaming TV show are you currently binging?

  2. Two most-used apps on your phone?

  3. Toughest race?

  4. Out of 10, how cool are you?

  5. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?

  6. Which decade of music is the best?

  7. Favorite race?

  8. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?

  9. Greatest movie of all time?

1:06:44 - Interview concludes


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