TriSpecific's | The Fat Black Podcast

Today I talk with Tommy Zaferes. The semi-retired Elite Triathlete, photographer, and joke writer from Santa Cruz, California traveling the world with his wife professional kick ass ITU triathlete Katie Zaferes.

I love the windows of opportunity that come through adversity - so many takeaways

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS: 

  • The jokes
  • The difference between elite and age groupers when it comes to switching off
  • Hard work and perseverance 
  • Lessons from heat stroke and being in a coma 
  • Stress and not racing well
  • Bad luck and opportunities
  • The master packer on bike packing and more
  • The benefits of making oneself valuable 
  • Getting the shots
  • His and Katies tiny house
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

Website:http://www.tommyzphotos.com/

Jokes on Twitter

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We have a number of options here at TS from the new Ironman and 70.3 Blueprints for those that just want a kick-ass plan and all the needed content to plug and play. Simply get it, follow the plan and advice and you can crush it. Go to trispecific.com/raceready

TS LIFE membership for just $395 for the year is really the no-brainer. Once you sign up we send you a questionnaire and we set up your training in a training peaks account. We plug in the phases you need when you need them and take you towards your races and goals. You get all the supporting content in the member area and coaching support through the TS LIFE private FB group. Join the family today at http://www.trispecific.com/tslife / I’ll send you out our new Trucker cap too!

And there is full coaching: Full coaching – it’s the full deal but we only take on a limited amount of folks per year. This is full commitment. But we will get you to your goals. We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer. If someone is selling 12 weeks to a 9 hour Ironman… You best be already in great shape and knocking on the door. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

If you need to chat about which option is best for you. Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click I would like to discuss options.

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

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Direct download: FB_255_-_Tommy_Zaferes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm PST

Conformational bias…

We all have it or have had it… I’m for one sick of it and want to be more pragmatic about it all.

But I still find myself getting angry because of it. Even with people who I know have others best interest at heart. I’ve been guilty of this, and I believe we've lost the forest for the trees! 

This is a short podcast on confirmation bias and some strategies I believe will help you have better health and performance. I have the good doctor, Dr Phil Maffetone coming back on the show so we can dissect all these nutritional bias's and give you a simple path to better health and performance. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, I DISCUSS:

  • Confirmation bias
  • What simple effective day to day nutrition looks like
  • Does nutritional ketosis have a time and place?
  • Benefits of metabolic flexibility
  • Our obsession with health is making us unhealthy

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SHOW LINKS:

The below are IF you want to look into nutritional ketosis more. I don't believe you need to go "keto" as an endurance athlete. I do believe it has a time and place, but it is not a requirement unless you have some untoward things going on (metabolic disease, cancer, pre-diabetes, type II). But if you need education, Dominic D' Agostino is your man. 

https://dominicdagostino.wordpress.com/

https://ketonutrition.org/

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SHOW SPONSORS:

We have a number of options here at TS from the new Ironman and 70.3 Blueprints for those that just want a kick-ass plan and all the needed content to plug and play. Simply get it, follow the plan and advice and you can crush it. Go to trispecific.com/raceready

TS LIFE membership for just $395 for the year is really the no-brainer. Once you sign up we send you a questionnaire and we set up your training in a training peaks account. We plug in the phases you need when you need them and take you towards your races and goals. You get all the supporting content in the member area and coaching support through the TS LIFE private FB group. Join the family today at http://www.trispecific.com/tslife / I’ll send you out our new Trucker cap too!

And there is full coaching: Full coaching – it’s the full deal but we only take on a limited amount of folks per year. This is full commitment. But we will get you to your goals. We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer. If someone is selling 12 weeks to a 9 hour Ironman… You best be already in great shape and knocking on the door. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

If you need to chat about which option is best for you. Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click I would like to discuss options.

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

PLEASE HELP US GROW…

To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below:

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB254_-_Confirmation_Bias.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am PST

 

 

I still remember the first time I 'met' Rich,  it was during the marathon at Ironman WA in 2007 when I broke 9 hours for the first time. Early on were running together, and he had one of those back then new fandangal Garmin watches that told your pace.

I still had the good ole trustworthy Timex 100 lap stopwatch. I remember asking him what pace we were running.

The answer: Too Fast. Haha.

This was off the back of when Rich won his age group in Kona and I’ve seen him take on a pro card, helped coached him for a bit, go through the ups and downs and seen him change his career to something he is way more passionate about and inevitably reducing his earnings but on the flip side enjoying his life with his family way more.

Last year Rich won Ultraman Australia and posted the fastest Ultraman overall time in the world.  It’s not an ‘easy’ course even though any Ultraman is not going to be easy. But this course is spicy. I know.

So we talk some on Ultraman, we talk some coaching, we break stuff down and his answers to the final questions are the goods.

Enjoy my conversation with Rich Thompson

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Is Ultraman then next step?
  • Do you need to train more volume than IM
  • Breaking down Rich’s worlds fastest Ultraman time
  • How the team matters (this is recurring!)
  • Racing strategies and adapting the plan on the go
  • The primary driver to get you to the finish line the fastest
  • The mental games
  • The athlete you have to become
  • All goals matter
  • Getting the most out of yourself
  • On losing what you objectives ought to be in training and racing
  • How life circumstances matter and being ok with them
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

Website: https://www.tzeromultisport.com/

Learn more about Rich

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SHOW SPONSORS:

We have a number of options here at TS from the new Ironman and 70.3 Blueprints for those that just want a kick-ass plan and all the needed content to plug and play. Simply get it, follow the plan and advice and you can crush it. Go to trispecific.com/raceready

TS LIFE membership for just $395 for the year is really the no-brainer. Once you sign up we send you a questionnaire and we set up your training in a training peaks account. We plug in the phases you need when you need them and take you towards your races and goals. You get all the supporting content in the member area and coaching support through the TS LIFE private FB group. Join the family today at http://www.trispecific.com/tslife / I’ll send you out our new Trucker cap too!

And there is full coaching: Full coaching – it’s the full deal but we only take on a limited amount of folks per year. This is full commitment. But we will get you to your goals. We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer. If someone is selling 12 weeks to a 9 hour Ironman… You best be already in great shape and knocking on the door. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

If you need to chat about which option is best for you. Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click I would like to discuss options.

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

PLEASE HELP US GROW…

To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below:

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Enjoy the show!

Image: Courtesy Innervoice.life – Matt Clark @Stirlandraephoto

Direct download: FB253_Rich_Thompson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm PST

 

Today I have Dr Emily Splichal on the podcast. I was introduced to Dr Emily by a good friend of mine who used to head up Trigger Point in NZ and I knew as soon as her website loaded, I needed to have her on the podcast.

This quote by Leonardo Di Vinci "THE HUMAN FOOT IS A MASTERPIECE OF ENGINEERING AND A WORK OF ART" and then her intro paragraph on us holding the power to our own health and well-being and that we need to take ownership and commit to the plans and necessary steps needed to improve our lives. Boom. 

This conversation really follows on from my one with Jay Dicharry on Running Rewired. There is simply stuff we need to do if we want to not only keep playing (our sports) but playing for the long term. Movement is freedom folks and to have freedom we need to move. 

Ok without further ado.

Enjoy my conversation from a couple of weeks ago with Dr Emily Splichal

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • There is no magical quick fix
  • Dual tasking and cognitive challenges for optimal recovery
  • All the things you NEED to do to get better
  • The exploration of movement and why its needed to avoid injury
  • Life is sensory
  • Why you need belief in what you are doing
  • The power of the mental aspect in health and performance
  • Whats important
  • Over optimizing stimulation
  • Naboso innersoles for proprioception and sensory stimulation
  • Move Please MOVE
  • Optimizing the full puzzle
  • Why you need barefoot stimulation
  • The power of intention
  • Just getting out the door without activation hurts you success
  • Focus on SELF
  • Emily’s best advice
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

Websites: 

https://www.dremilysplichal.com/

 
EBFA Education - www.ebfaglobal.com
Naboso Technology - www.nabosotechnology.com

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSORS:

We have a number of options here at TS from the new Ironman and 70.3 Blueprints for those that just want a kick-ass plan and all the needed content to plug and play. Simply get it, follow the plan and advice and you can crush it. Go to trispecific.com/raceready

TS LIFE membership for just $395 for the year is really the no-brainer. Once you sign up we send you a questionnaire and we set up your training in a training peaks account. We plug in the phases you need when you need them and take you towards your races and goals. You get all the supporting content in the member area and coaching support through the TS LIFE private FB group. Join the family today at http://www.trispecific.com/tslife / I’ll send you out our new Trucker cap too!

And there is full coaching: Full coaching – it’s the full deal but we only take on a limited amount of folks per year. This is full commitment. But we will get you to your goals. We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer. If someone is selling 12 weeks to a 9 hour Ironman… You best be already in great shape and knocking on the door. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

If you need to chat about which option is best for you. Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click I would like to discuss options.

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

PLEASE HELP US GROW…

To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below:

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If you have a chance, please leave an honest rating and review on iTunes by clicking here. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes immensely! We appreciate it!

Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB_252_-_Dr_Emily_Splichal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am PST

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