Elites At Christmas
Do elites train on Christmas day or are they tucking into a full roast? We discovered their festive plans and party secrets.
Posted: 14 December 2010
by Michael Donlevy
What are your plans for Christmas and New Year?
Family and more family in Canada. It usually includes eating, playing games and catching up. It's very laid-back!
Will you be training on Christmas Day?
Maybe. Definitely swimming. The rest of the time I'll be out rolling around in the snow - kidding - maybe I'll get some horseriding in.
Do you have any races lined up?
Nope. I'm just enjoying the off-season. Although if there is a local race, my dad would know about it and would want to do it with the family. I do have next year already planned out though... now I'm getting ahead of myself.
What's your biggest indulgence?
Peanut butter. Oh, and pumpkin pie, and stuffing... I can't get enough.
What's your favourite party game?
Board games in general. I really like this one called Trains. I know I sound totally crazy. It's the simple things at Christmas that I love. Laughing, playing games, a cup of hot chocolate and just chilling.
What tipple of choice will you allow yourself? And why?
I'm a wine drinker, but nobody in my family drinks, so it looks as if I'm going to enjoy a glass of wine it will be hiding in the broom closet with the lights out. Closet drinker.
What's your dream present?
My dream present to myself would be to win a big race in only my second year as a pro. To stand on the podium. That would be amazing.
Fletcher won the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in 2009. She turned pro in 2010
Picture credit: Chris Gordon/ Getty Images
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