JP: So Linsey, skipping over all this triathlon nonsense, let’s get to the good stuff… talk to us about your baking. How did you start?
LC: Ha- I love to bake and spend time in the kitchen. I grew up in a family of excellent cooks. Growing up my mom was a no-nonsense, simplistic, healthy cook. Around high school my dad discovered a passion for gourmet Italian food and took over the kitchen. My sister is an excellent wine sommelier and my husband works at a micro-brewery as well. I have combined them all with my love for carbohydrates to enjoy baking in my spare time. Sometimes it is healthy, sometimes it is not. :).
JP: What is your favorite food?
LC: I like all sorts of things in no particular order: sushi, pretzels, peanut butter, dark chocolate, espresso, spinach, cheese, and fruit.
JP: Where’d you learn to bake?
LC: Home economics class at Cascade Junior High. We made scones. In all seriousness, just from experimenting around. My favorite thing is to decide what I want to bake or cook and then read a few recipes and come up with my own invention. Usually it works out well.
JP: Any healthy recipes you’d care to share?
LC: Sure, I am going to post a tasty one for apple bread in the next day or so on my webpage: http://linseycorbin.com/
JP: Synapse jump but baking made me think of the Energy Lab at Kona. Your Ironman
LC: Well, this is very true. I went to
JP: You were looking for redemption at IM Arizona and I would say you got it. How did it feel to be that strong at the end of the day?
JP: Your running really has come on strong, what have you been doing differently than in years past?
LC: Thank you. I have actually always considered myself a natural runner. I grew up running competitively and only started biking and swimming in the last 5 years. I have had a lot of road-blocks with my running as I have had several injuries since 2006 – stress fracture, hip bursitis, hamstring tendonitis. Ugh. I am changing the way I train for 2010 to keep me injury free and hoping my running will shine through once again.
JP: As usual you finished the race with your trademark cowboy hat… where does the hat come from?
LC: Well, as you know, I live in
JP: You seem to be a proud
LC: Well, you can leave my house, ride for 6 hours and only hit one stop-light and three stop signs. The riding and running trails are remarkable, the people are great, and the state is beautiful.
JP: What are you planning to do in your offseason and your upcoming year?
LC: Well, I will do some baking and cooking. Have fun with my husband, Chris and our dog,
JP: Boring Vanilla Q… what does your basic training week look like?
LC: Swim. Bike. Run. Strength. Eat, Sleep. :)
JP: Any tips for the age groupers out there?
1. In an Ironman, never give up. It is such a long journey to get to the start line and you will go through so much in your year long preparation. On race day, so much can happen, you have to believe in yourself and your training and enjoy each moment.
2. I think strength and core work in the off-season are key for injury prevention.
3. Have fun. It’s not the end of the world if you miss a workout or some training to spend time with you family or friends. Don’t be afraid to drink a beer, eat some chocolate and stay up late every once in a while.
JP: Thanks so much for your time… anything else we should know about the legend that is Linsey Corbin?
LC: My favorite training and racing slogan is “Go big or go home.” Thanks for the interview!