TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

Today we got the low down on getting ugly with straight up nice guy and Ironman Melbourne Champion Jeff Symonds and you'll want to have your ears perked up for this interview as Jeff reveals a number of insights that can help all of us to greater heights. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What does "Get Ugly" mean and where did it come from?
  • Building a strong mental game.
  • The art of race execution
  • Overcoming his biggest adversity and how that has helped him perform going forward.
  • The secret to Jeff's success.
  • Planning for the "What If" scenarios.
  • The importance of recovery.
  • Making sacrifices.
  • Some awesome advice for tips for AG athletes.
  • And more

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Direct download: FB_88_Getting_Ugly_with_Ironman_Melbourne_Champion_Jeff_Symonds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PST

There's no doubt about it. Our interview with Noakes opened a lot of questions, which is great because it keeps the conversation going. 

Noakes was fantastic to speak too and while we shared 90+% of the beliefs there are some we don't hold especially when it comes to performance. As you know we are all about health but we are also heavily invested into performance and there are some very key areas where we are seeing performance drop when following a LCHF approach. So we decided to get our good friend Peter Defty on another Fat Black and discuss the points. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Sodium opinions and how lack of sodium causes the 'bonk' effect in fat adapted athletes 
  • The forgotten about electrolyte that is critical in fat adapted athletes.
  • No calories.
  • It's not a matter of IF.
  • And more

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Direct download: FB_87_Open_Discussion_with_Peter_Defty_on_Noakes_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

To say we are excited about this episode is an understatement! In fact Kristian stayed up past midnight to fit in with time schedules for this one!

Tim Noakes shouldn't need an introduction, he has played a pivotal role in health and performance research for over 30 years. In case you don't know about Tim .... (crazy thought), he wrote the bible for runners and running coaches in 1986 called 'The Lore of Running" which included a whole chapter on the importance of carbohydrates for athletes and runners. His stance publicly changed when he ripped out that nutrition section of his famous book stating we had got it so wrong.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Why he ripped out pages of his infamous "Lore of Running" book.
  • Why there is still pushback against the LCHF approach to eating.
  • The Real Meal Revolution.
  • Understanding Insulin resistance and Insulin sensitivity and why it's likely one of the most important things you can do as an athlete.
  • Where to start on your LCHF approach.
  • What you should be testing for.
  • Real world evidence.
  • Understanding the role of sodium in LCHF.
  • Going to deep, too quickly into LCHF.
  • The truth about those top end speed "loses".
  • Why banting (LCHF) increases health and performance.
  • LCHF for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Tim answers some questions from our TS athletes.

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Direct download: FB_86_Banting_for_Performance_with_Timothy_Noakes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

We love an adventure - especially one that pushes the comfort zone and forces us to learn more about ourselves. Ironman is a big part of that but there are more adventures too be found. Today we speak with an athlete who is on a mission to become an adventurer and inspire others to get outside and find things that push them to be better humans. Over the past few years Luke Tyburski has been planning The Ultimate Triathlon, a 2000km journey over 12 days and join us on the Fat Black to explain why and how he is going to make this happen!

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • Why Luke decided to become an Adventurer.
  • Why he chose the Real Food path.
  • How he plans to fuel for The Ultimate Triathlon.
  • What exactly is the Ultimate Triathlon and why he created it.
  • Planning and preparation.
  • Creating great engagement for the event with live-streaming.
  • Being scientific about the event.
  • The mental preparation involved in crazy big adventures.
  • Bucket list plans.

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Direct download: FB_85_The_Ultimate_Triathlon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PST

Whilst we don't get much of an off-season here in Australia - mainly because of the continually awesome weather -  it is important to take a bit of downtime at certain points throughout the year to allow the body  to reset and work on key aspects if your endurance development whilst having a bit of fun. Like most things, there is an art to getting the off-season right. It doesn't need to be all serious and Long course racing driven, and it must be enjoyable, but the off-season can provide some fantastic athletic development.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Planning for the off-season.
  • Repeating the recovery process.
  • Using your time to understand EASY.
  • Seeking a "mental refresh".
  • Using non IM specific training to develop your IM racing ability.
  • Having a plan to come back to racing after downtime.
  • Pushing your body without proper rest is a killer.
  • Finding the passion in what you do as an endurance athlete.

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Direct download: FB_84_Off_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

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