TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

Today we have Luke Tyburski whom we had on back in episode #85 talking all about his quest of doing “The Ultimate Triathlon” a 2000km journey over 10 days. Luke had to deal with changes to 2 years of planning from the get go … And many other obstacles. It was pretty much a case of adapt or not finish.

Was it worth it? Listen to find out.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Facing challenges before day 1.
  • Learning to adapt on the fly.
  • The value of a crew and their advice.
  • Listening to the body.
  • How Luke fuelled his body for 1200kms.
  • Dealing with setbacks.
  • Adjusting the plan.
  • Lolling after the body.
  • What this journey has taught Luke and what we can all learn from his experience.
  • What's next for Luke.

Show Links:

You can connect with Luke at his website and social media pages below.

http://theultimatetriathlon.co

https://twitter.com/LukeTyburski

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Direct download: FB132_-_Luke_Tyburski.mp3
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Today we have one of my good friends and proud South African Raoul De Jongh on the Fat Black… Raoul was on way back when… Well one of my first podcast before it was the Fat Black. This man has so much wisdom attainable to anyone when they simply make the choose and developed awareness in their lives.

I’m excited and I know I can speak for Pete as well to go back and relisten to grab those nuggets of gold.

Enjoy.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Understanding The 4 pillars.
  • The key quality to life and how it creates happiness.
  • Raoul’s nighttime practices.
  • Taking responsibility for your rest and recovery.
  • What you can stress about.
  • The coach/ athlete relationship - how it really works.
  • The right outlet for competitiveness.
  • Balancing social life with triathlon life.
  • How (and why) to be a better human being.
  • Excellence is a moving target.
  • The Athlete Manifesto.
  • Embracing failure, not fearing it.

Show Links

Connect with Raoul at his website:

http://www.urban-ninja.co.za/

And other social media pages:

http://twitter.com/raouldejongh

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http://www.instagram.com/raouldejongh

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Direct download: FB131_-_Raoul_De_Jongh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Today we are joined but our good friend, Peter Defty to help gain some basic understanding of science - in particular science related to nutrition. There is a lot of misinformation floating around on nutrition, with plenty of “experts” presenting studies to support arguments, but it's important to know how studies are performed, what was involved and what motivations were behind them. Peter helps us to view science the way it is intended to be viewed and helps to take away the stress and fear-mongering that bad science and lazy journalism help to create.

In today's episode we cover:

  • Why understanding science is important for athletes.
  • Good science VS bad science.
  • The role that media plays in misrepresenting scientific studies.
  • Peter’s 2 “S’s”.
  • Understanding how true science works.
  • Causation VS correlation.
  • Controlled studies, study design versus real world.
  • Confirmational bias.
  • The importance of a peer-review process.
  • The significance of the FASTER study.
  • What the data means in the real world.
  • What the FASTER study means for athletes.

Links from the show:

http://www.metabolismjournal.com/article/S0026-0495(15)00334-0/abstract 

http://www.vespapower.com

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Today we have Xena (Caroline Steffen) on the show.  Xena just won Mandurah 70.3 - which I think is her 20th 70.3 distance win - on the back of racing Noosa and before that of course, Kona where she placed 9th after a difficult lead up which we discuss on the show.

We peel back the layers of the onion to see what drives the success of the warrior princess.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Lesson’s that Xena learned under Brett Sutton
  • The Hoff
  • How she got through Kona and why she HAD to finish
  • Not holding back
  • How to stay focused.
  • The defining moment for Caroline’s success
  • Talent and Hard work
  • Learning from adversity
  • What’s on Xena’s ipod right now
  • The Importance of racing on a team
  • And many more awesome insights

Links from the show:

You can connect with Caroline at:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/steffencarolinexena

Twitter & Instagram:   @caroline_xena 

Website:  http://xenasport.com 

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Direct download: FB129_-_Caroline_Steffen.mp3
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Today Pete and I get to chew the fat with Koppo Kopcikas, whom I met way back when I started my triathlon coaching journey at a level 1 tri course. Over the last 29 weeks I’ve been following Koppo’s inspirational LCHF life changing journey. It’s a story that just needed to be told. You might not even have a ton of weight to lose but you might be wondering how the hell you could do this LCHF journey.

Enjoy.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Koppo's decision to make a change.
  • The trappings of food for reward.
  • Going all in on LCHF
  • Koppo’s advice for LCHF
  • How Koppo fuelled his body ‘then’ VS ‘now’.
  • Making the commitment to a lifestyle change
  • Overcoming a major injury.
  • The Green Man: 200 Runs in 200 days
  • Koppo’s favourite meals

Links from the Show

Connect with Koppo on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/ironkoppo

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Direct download: FB128_-_Koppo_Kopcikas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm PST

In today’s Fat Black Podcast Pete and I go into why it’s swimbikerun and not swim + bike + run and why that's important to your ultimate results and getting the most out of your training buck.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why you shouldn’t underestimate the cost of the swim and how best to train it
  • What you must do to maintain enjoyment in our sport
  • What you are not!
  • Understanding fatigue and avoiding injury
  • What swimming in triathlon actually is
  • The bike and why you need to train differently than a cyclist
  • Effective run training
  • And more

Show Links

www.thefatblackpodcast.com

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Direct download: FB127_-_Its_SWIMBIKERUN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PST

Today I had my buddy and for the last few months infrequent training partner Mike Conway of Back into Action Physio drop by so Pete and I could discuss the typical things he sees in his practice when it comes to us Triathletes and being a very solid athlete himself.  Mike pretty much got into physio to fix his own body and today he gives us not only a ton of great insights but someways we can go about to help ourselves out. 

Now I say infrequent training partner because he has had his head down every spare minute out of the his practice developing his SKIRAD app which recently launched and while it's targeted at skiers and boarders the Fit for Snow screen can for the most part be a great screen for us athletes. You can check it out in the link below. Enjoy. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Setting Gold Standards of Movement.
  • Pre-flight checks - what they are and why you MUST be doing these.
  • Knowing yourself and how you move.
  • Mike’s injuries (prepare to be shocked).
  • The KEY areas that Mike looks for when treating athletes.
  • Common triathlon injuries and how to fix.
  • Mike’s cool new app.
  • Dynamic Warm-ups.
  • Why you need to cool down.
  • Easy ways to screen you movement,  without using equipment.

Links from the show:

 

Back into Action Physio (Whistler)

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Twitter

YouTube

Get the SKIRAD app (click image below)

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Direct download: FB126_-_Back_into_Action_with_Mike_Conway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PST

“Courtesy of Specialized Bicycles / © BrakeThrough Media” 

Speaking with pro athletes always provides a plethora of wisdom. We get an inside look at what makes those who are successful… Successful. And this is the case with Brent McMahon.

Brent McMahon is one bad ass triathlete whom is also an Olympian, World Cup Champion, Xterra Champion, IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN Champion.

If you don’t know… Brent debuted his first Ironman and clocked the 15th fastest time of all time and fastest IM rookie ever with a 7:55 course record at Ironman Arizona - to show sub 8 was no fluke he went 7:56 in IM Brazil earlier this year and recently did his first IM World Champs and came in 9th.

This episode is full of wisdom all of us athletes can use.

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The Kona Lessons, the experience
  • Benchmarking
  • Two things successful athletes have
  • The tools in the tool belt for when it gets tough
  • The one thing (other than riding the best bikes) that Pete and Brent share.
  • Why working for 20 years  with Lance Watson has worked.
  • Very important advice for AG athletes.
  • IST?! And what it is
  • The BIG mistake that Brent has learned from.
  • The only thing to focus on
  • What Brent does for fun.

Links from the show:

Brent's Blog

http://www.brentmcmahon.com/

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Also Thanks to Jim and Iri from Breakthrough Media for the photo usage of Brent and also for taking incredible images. Check them out here:

http://www.brakethroughmedia.com/

@iamspecialized / @iamspecialized_tri

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Direct download: FB125_-_Brent_McMahon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm PST

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