Jeanni Seymour-Metzler

Race Highlights

9 Time IM 70.3 Champion
2019 IM TX N.Amer Champs 3rd
2019 IM 70.3 Texas 1st
2018 IM 70.3 N.Amer Champs 2nd
2018 IM 70.3 South Africa 1st
2017 IM 70.3 N.Amer Champs 2nd

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?
‘Pursue a sensible career.’

I was told by many people that I should get a degree and go to university because that’s where the money and job security was. I was told being a professional athlete was not a career. But I decided to follow my passion in triathlon and I have never looked back. I believe if you follow your heart success and happiness will follow.

What’s the most embarrassing music you listen to?
Taylor Swift. Lol

 

Nutrition plays a massive part in my performance and recovery. Whether I am preparing for a daily training session or getting ready for race day, First Endurance helps me make sure I am on top form. The entire line of products work in perfect conjunction to create a power packed nutrition program. Not to mention, they taste great! I know that I am in good hands and can trust that my nutritional game is covered with First Endurance in my corner.

 

MY NUTRITION PLAN


IRONMAN 70.3  Nutrition Plan:

Morning breakfast (3 hours before race start):
1.5 cups of apple sauce
1 banana
1 scoop of whey protein
24 oz bottle of EFS ( 2 scoops per bottle.)
MultiV PRO and Optygen HP
Pre swim:
10 minutes before the start I have 100 calories of EFS Liquid Shot with some water.
1 serving of PreRace.
Bike:
3 x 24oz bottles with 2 scoops of EFS in each.
1-2 bottles of sport drink on course, depending on the conditions.
300 calories of EFS Liquid Shot (diluted) which I sip every 45 minutes.
1 serving of PreRace about halfway through the bike.
Run:
300 calories of EFS Liquid Shot (diluted) with water which I sip every 30 minutes.
Water at every aid station.
Post Race Recovery:
2 scoops of Cappuccino Ultragen with water as soon as possible. 

Q&A


What has First Endurance helped you accomplish?
Training hard is certainly important. But assuming all of the top level pro’s are training to the best of their ability, we are all on a somewhat level playing field when it comes to preparation. So in a sport where fractions of a single percent make a big difference in results, it’s the small pieces that add up and allow certain individuals to rise to the top.

For me, the most important components to gaining that extra edge are mostly focused around my recovery protocol. I have developed a routine that I practice everyday to supplement my training and allow me to execute every single one of my training sessions. It’s that consistency, over time, that allows me to develop as an athlete and have results along the way.

I heavily rely on sports nutrition. Specifically the complete First Endurance line.  Including: EFS, Liquid Shot, Multi-V, PreRace, Optygen HP and, of course, Ultragen.

What problem/issue has First Endurance helped you overcome? 
First Endurance were one of my first sponsors and they have supported me for the past 5 years. My first few years as a young pro were tough, I had now money and it felt like I was scraping by. So it may sound weird, but relieving some of my financial pressure defiantly helped during a time where I was struggling.I no longer question any of my nutrition choices. I know my nutrition box is ticked and is not something I worry about on race day.

If you had to pick only one First Endurance product to use, which one would it be, what flavor and why?
Ultragen.  It plays an important role in my recovery and allows me to gain a leg up on my competitors.  I started taking Ultragen because of the science. But I enjoy it because of the outstanding taste. I often find myself craving a delicious, cold and frothy Ultragen shake (my favorites are Cappucino or Chocolate flavor) after a long day in the saddle or a big run session.

What’s the most embarrassing music you listen to?
Taylor Swift. Lol

What’s your favorite place in the world (and why)?
Wherever my husband Justin is. He is my favorite person in the world.

Rolling Stones or Beatles?
Next question.

What sport are you the worst at?
Chess.

Tell us something nobody else knows about you.
I grew up on a farm in Johannesburg and we had a pet cow named Charlotte.

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?
‘Pursue a sensible career.’

I was told by many people that I should get a degree and go to university because that’s where the money and job security was. I was told being a professional athlete was not a career. But I decided to follow my passion in triathlon and I have never looked back. I believe if you follow your heart success and happiness will follow.

If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you.
If I can’t have Justin, can I have my dog?

What motivates you?
Seeing what I am capable of and pursing my potential.

Have you ever been fired?
Luckily, I am my own boss.

What would you be doing for a living if you weren’t a pro?
I would be training dogs or working with horses for therapy.