TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

Life is all about lessons - not mistakes - but lessons we can learn from to improve ourselves. For Kristian, 2014 was a big year for lessons. Today we lift the lid on what has really been happening with Kristian over the last 12 months or so and really get into the gritty about what lessons he learned and how you can avoid similar experiences. Stress management is about learning to identify stressors in your life that you can control, and focusing on those to avoid the overwhelm of stressors that are simply beyond your control. It is about being adaptive and responsive,  not reactive and we discuss some super important lessons on stress in this episode.

But before we do......Some exciting news! Our 100th episode is fast approaching, and we want to celebrate. But we want you guys - our awesome listeners - to be a part of it. So we are holding a design competition: design a "Fat Black Podcast" riding kit (bibs and jersey) with whatever clever, creative, purely awesome design you can think of, and the winner will receive that kit! We are launching the kit-production as a bit of 'kickstarter-ish' campaign, so we need a minimum if 20 kits confirmed before we can produce. If we don't hit our number, then everyone get's a full refund.

Got to http://www.trispecific.com/FatBlackKit

More on those awesome details very shortly.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • A sneak peak into our Round Table discussions with some smart thinkers in the nutrition space.
  • Why you cannot ignore stress in your life.
  • Stress and gene expression.
  • The importance of understanding your TRUE health.
  • How intuition plays a big role in health management.
  • Gut health and depression.
  • Learning the "dip"; when to push on and when to ease back.
  • Some strategies to employ when you reach the critically low point.
  • Learning to understand the warning signals.
  • How to make things 'easy' again.

We are sharing these fairly private insights from Kristian with you, to help people understand just where things can go with health. He has lived it full circle now and the good news is that if you are pushing yourself to that limit, there IS a way to get yourself back.

Don't forget our awesome competition - not only could you be the design winner of an amazing kit, but you could be envy of the bunch ride! Keep an eye on our Facebook page, or simply sign up, get your Free Pillars to Success ebook  www.trispecific.com/pillars  and Kristian has been hitting it outta the park with daily informative and inspirational content!  

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Direct download: FB_93_Kristians_Skeletons.mp3
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We get to chat with and get the insights of the super consistent performer and mum Gina Crawford.  Check out her results and you'll see for yourself - Gina is the real deal. 

Gina also is an violinist for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and has a degree in psychology. High achiever? You betcha. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The one thing you must take to take your life and performances to the next level
  • How to become a consistent performer
  • Dealing with the disappointments
  • Gina's thoughts on equality in the sport of Ironman
  • And more golden nuggets

Links From Today’s Show:

http://ginacrawford.com/

https://twitter.com/Gina_Crawford

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Get our TriSpecific Pillars to Success ebook by going to www.trispecific.com/pillars 

Direct download: FB_92_with_Super_Consistent_Gina_Crawford.mp3
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A couple of weekends back one of our TS athletes lost his wife tragically. It was completely out of the blue ... Here one day gone the next, leaving a big gapping hole and making us all question things. 

Pete wrote an article title "Stop Wasting Your Time" as we were rocked by the event. As I said, it made us question things and especially, are we truly living. Are we going through the motions or are we trying to be the best versions of ourselves. Are we where we really want to be in life? If not Why? Is there something we really want to do but keep coming up with excuses why we 'can't' (there is that worlds most insidious word we can say to ourselves). 

So in todays episode of the Fat Black Podcast we wanted to discuss Get Busy Living. 

Because Life is Short. Embrace it. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Momento Mori.
  • Are your goals YOUR Goals?
  • Questions you need to be asking.
  • Things you NEED to Do now. 
  • And so much more. 

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Direct download: FB_91_Get_Busy_Living.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm PST

This week Pete and I decided to put in one of our TWS interviews for reasons I put in the intro. 

Both Pete and I and so many athletes got a lot out of this interview we did with Grant Giles. A key understanding is the labels we attach to ourselves and how they ultimately hurt us. 

 Enjoy

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Labelling and why you need to break the labels
  • Simple cues and calm state visualisation
  • Dealing with anxiety
  • Compassion for self and how it helps everything Improve
  • Getting out the mind and connecting with the present

Links From Today’s Show:

Grant Giles of Aeromax Coaching

Grant on Twitter

Want to get more Triathlon World Summit goodness? You can access everything from here http://triathlonworldsummit.com/

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Today we are going to go deep into FEAR. Why? We simply because FEAR is what holds each every one of us back and stops us from doing the things that want to do. But to conquer FEAR - whatever it is - we have to understand it, and we have to acknowledge it. Then we can plan to overcome it. Now we see FEAR manifest itself in many ways with athletes; some very obvious, others not so much. But if you want to do well, you need to overcome those FEARS.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What is FEAR?
  • Why we manifest our FEARS?
  • Why FEAR is important.
  • How to stop feeding the FEAR and start overcoming.
  • Understanding the psychology of FEAR.
  • Dealing with the Chimp brain.
  • Using FLOW STATE to understand FEAR.
  • Learning to change your behaviours.
  • Controlling your outcomes.
  • Why just using positive thinking is not enough.
  • Negative beliefs.

Links From Today's Show:

We talk a little bit about the concept of the Chimp Brain and the Human Brain, and if you are interested in learning more about this, check out this book. We will also be discussing this in an upcoming TS Life Webinar.

We also mention FLOW STATE - a very cool decoding of peak performance. We think every athlete should learn more bout this so check out the work that these guys do.

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Direct download: FB_89_Our_FEARS_Are_Holding_Us_Back.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am PST

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