Rachel Zilinskas - Coconut macaroons and Ironman Texas and

Ambitions and goals for this year

"Despite spending most of last year injured, I had a few great results including my first ever Ironman victory and my first start at IMWC in Kona. I am hoping to build off of these results and be competitive at IMWC in Nice. Last year I feel like I was just getting used to competing again with a few big changes that I made, including my nutrition. I think having that sorted will allow me to focus on executing my races and competing to the best of my ability."

Race schedule

"I will start with Ironman Texas in April and likely follow with Mont Tremblant 70.3 and Ironman Lake Placid later in the summer. I will likely try to get in a few more races as the year goes on to hopefully improve my Ironman Pro Series ranking."

Favorite pre-swim snack:

"Pumpkin and cherry baked oatmeal and a latte"

Favorite post-training breakfast:


Favorite baked goods I am making right now:

"Coconut macaroons or I also make a single serve chocolate chip "mug cake" when I don't have anything on hand and want something quick but yummy!"

Favorite Fuelin protein shake recipe:

"1-1.5 scoops Vanilla ice cream flavoured whey protein powder, 1 cup frozen cherries, 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, and four ice cubes. I also add nut butter or walnuts if I need extra fat."

Little know fact about you:

"I am actually a decent artist. I especially like to paint. I am known for my personalised hand-painted gifts I give to friends and family for birthdays!"
May 6, 2024
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