Sunday, December 12, 2010

Win more - come 2nd less: Leanda Cave

Leanda Cave has had yet another strong year, with wins at IM 70.3 Florida, IM 70.3 Miami and Escape from Alcatraz, not to mention five runner up finishes, including most recently at the IM 70.3 World Champs. So due a well earned break, we thought we'd see what Leanda has planned over the holidays....

Are you Santa or the Grinch? Love Xmas or hate it?
Definitely Santa and I love Christmas... I look forward to the next one on Boxing Day!

Where are you spending Xmas this year? E.g. whose house, what country?
Home Sweet Home... if you know my that could be one of 3 places (UK, Aust or USA), so to clear that up, its Tucson, USA.

Who will you spend it with?
My husband Torsten.

How do you spend the day? Travelling around or bunkered down at home?
It will start off with a Christmas Day bike ride to burn off a few calories before we get stuck into the JW Marriott Christmas buffet which is luckily a walk away, so we can have a few drink too!

What’s on your Gift Wish list this year?
I have a million pairs.....but a girl can never have enough shoes!

Best present you ever got? (Aside from your blueseventy wetsuit of course)
A game of Twister......I still have the mat......anyone want a challenge??

Worst present you have ever got? It’s socks isn’t it…
No......a purse......a really ugly one!

Got any traditions you’ll be upholding? Carolling? Snow Angels? Bit of backyard cricket?

What’s your training schedule like around Christmas?
A bit of hit and miss.....I do a workout, I miss a workout. Early season is a little flexible.

Do you train on Christmas day, and if so, what do you do?
A bike ride. Its all about burning calories.

Favourite tipple at Christmas? Do you allow a bit of eggnog?
Red wine and in the evening mulled wine.

We do nothing but eat from dawn to dusk at our place – what do you do? What’s on the menu for your feast?
Its a buffet at a resort, so its amazing food, too much of it, and unfortunately, no leftovers for the next few days.

Do you prefer Xmas in the Snow or the Sand?
Snow. I have converted.

We’ve got Dean Martin crooning Xmas songs in the office – who will you be singing along to this Christmas?
You can’t beat a bit of Frank Sinatra.

Got any tips for getting rid of any excess, er, “Christmas weight”?
Salad for a month.

Will you be heading off on holiday anywhere?
No, we have travelled all year for racing. Its nice to be at home.

What have you got planned for New Years?
Probably a little road trip to the snow.

And lastly, what’s this year’s New Years resolution?
Win more, come 2nd less.

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