TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

 

Today we have fresh new Aussie pro athlete, Alister Caird on the show. Alister has only been in the sport for a few years and has shown some outstanding performances as an Age Group athlete (like going 8:45 at Ironman Western Australia) and has now moved into the pro ranks. Alister brings a passion for data and a deep intuitive sense of what his body can do when it is time to perform (i.e. when it counts). He also shares some invaluable tips on how to ride to your numbers correctly, how to manage your data and when to use intuition.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to ride Kona.
  • Working on swimming weaknesses.
  • Building a reality with results.
  • Dealing with expectations in Kona.
  • Being a data-geek.
  • Testing your FTP.
  • Understanding power relevance.
  • Racing to the numbers.
  • Developing a strong mental edge.
  • Invaluable Kona tips.

Show Links

http://www.allistercaird.com

http://www.allistercaird.com/journal/2015/10/28/how-to-bike-for-kona-ag

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am PDT

We are super excited about the Olympics, especially after watching the men's triathlon this week (and even more excited for the women's race this weekend!). What a performance from Ali, and his brother! The Olympic Games always provides a spectacle of highs, lows, controversy and sportsmanship but above all it is a display of excellence. So today Pete and I are going to share with you just how to unlock your own excellence and improve your performance.

 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • A quick recap of the Men's race.
  • Pacing for racing.
  • Working in your strengths.
  • What underpins excellence.
  • Understanding your true potential.
  • Surrounding yourself with excellence.
  • The "4 minute mile effect".
  • Developing an unbeatable mindset.
  • Irrational optimism.
  • Meme's VS positive affirmations.
  • The growth mindset.

Show Links

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Show Sponsor:

Revbox

Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Rev Box will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PDT

Today Pete and I go into fatigue and discuss the emotional attachment athletes have to fatigue which can curtail their training and thus performances and we also discuss how you can and should monitor it to gain a better intuitive understanding of yourself. Every other week Pete and I'll go into what we are calling the performance series to help you get more out of out glorious sport. If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss hit us up on social media of via kristian or pete @trispecific.com

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How repetition helps you to monitor fatigue.
  • Understanding healthy fatigue and unhealthy fatigue.
  • Removing the emotions from fatigue assessment.
  • How fatigue can boost confidence.
  • The role that sleep, nutrition, and stress have on fatigue.
  • Reading the internal dashboard.
  • When over-reaching actually occurs.
  • Losing fitness.
  • How to test drive the body.
  • Using HRV to monitor fatigue/ suitability to train.
  • Why the "green boxes" aren't always a good thing.
  • Determining optimal training loads.

Show Links

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Show Sponsor:

Revbox

Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Rev Box will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

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Direct download: FB_177_-_Dealing_with__Understanding_Fatigue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT

Today Pete and I catch up and discuss my Ironman comeback. My last Ironman race was back in Kona in 2009. I attempted Ironman Melbourne in 2013 and I believe that was the day when I switched my celiac gene on and maybe my prior pre race dinner of pizza and beer pushed me over the edge. That day my stomach and diaphragm shut down before exiting the shortened swim (due to adverse conditions) and my day was done 90km into the bike. That led to a roller coaster of a year that ended up with adrenal dysfunction. Ironman Canada wasn't without it's challenges and race day mishaps but I'm happy to be back racing, health and resilient. Looking forward to more racing.  

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The 3 F’s

  • Conquering Fears
  • 
Nutritional mistakes in racing

  • Racing with ego

  • The “what if” attitude
  • 
Pulling apart the race

  • Dealing with pre-race stressors
  • 
How to respond to stress
  • 
Patience in racing

  • When things go wrong
  • Controlling the controllables

  • Wanting to be better each time
  • 
Sustaining the hurt
  • 
Pacing before racing

Show Links

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Show Sponsor:

Revbox

Hands down the most potent indoor cycling trainer you can invest in. Yes, it’s an investment in yourself but mark my words, the Rev Box will make you a much stronger bike rider and more efficient at the same time.

Please Help Us Grow…

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB_176_-_Kristians_Lessons_from_Ironman_Canada.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm PDT

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