TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast (general)

 

This week the tables are turned and I'm getting interviewed by non other than my awesome wife, Charlotte Paul. It's more a conversation about my experience of my first 100 mile run race through the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming. Today's podcast is a long one... but you know what, the race was kinda long. 

As per usual, lots of lessons for all of us and I know how much it helps to go over and debrief a race. Because we can always find areas to improve upon. For me, this race was everything and more than I could have hoped for or imagined. 

The day before the race, there was this shop (unfortunately closed) across from the Blacktooth brewery where race registration was and it had this sign - "Today is a good day for a good day" -  it made me smile and I woke up with that in my head on race morning. Positivity IS a performance enhancer :)

Ok, Lets do this.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why the hell run a 100 miler? 
  • Commitment to the goal
  • The training and getting it done, no matter the weather
  • My 3 goals for the event
  • The road trip down and making the best of suboptimal
  • Not being able to consume food for near 18 hours 
  • Missing my crew at 50k in
  • My organisational mistakes
  • Flirting with hypothermia (again)
  • Being adaptable to what mother nature throws at you on the day
  • The pacing strategy
  • Keeping my head entertained for 24 hours
  • The major lessons
  • Coaches messages
  • It takes a team to succeed
  • The standoff with a Moose

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Anyway… I run this podcast, Charlotte and I coach and we love improving peoples lives through the vehicle of endurance sports and triathlon. So from now until July 4 we are offering a years worth of access to TS LIFE (all the success generating TS Blueprints - ironman, half ironman, Olympic, and more, plus tons of education on all aspects of being an endurance athlete and getting access to the private TS LIFE member group on Facebook with interaction with us coaches and the other TS LIFE and coached athletes to get your questions answered for just $295

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Direct download: FB219_-_The_Bighorn_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT

This week I have the first person I ever spoke to in the sport of Triathlon. Teresa Rider was the then partner of John Hill (our first coach) and was a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Teresa proves that you’re never too old to start and etch away at blowing the doors off of what’s possible. She started at 33 years young.

With NO swim background Teresa breastroked her way through her first Triathlon swim. She went on to Ironman and did Kona 12 times with 9 podiums, two of those being an age group World Champion.

Teresa is married to Scott Jones a man I have so much respect for and someone that is like a brother too me. He was part of the Triathlon World Summit and you can listen to his fantastic interview here [FB#160] this is one power couple that is for sure.

I’m stoked to have been part of this amazing woman's journey and she played a massive part in both Charlotte’s and mine for which I have so much gratitude for.

Enjoy this and listen with both ears. A lot of wisdom and knowledge from Teresa. Over 2 decades in the sport, retired healthy and injury free. Success leaves clues.

Lets do this.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • From party girl to triathlete and beyond
  • Developing resiliency and thus longevity
  • Breastroking her first Triathlon to winning her age group in Kona (twice)
  • Why a coach matters
  • A big key to getting fast
  • It's not talent, but you can expose 'talent'
  • You must develop this skill set to have any sort of success
  • Why breaks are good
  • The benefits of this sport
  • Giving back and paying it forward
  • And so much more

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Direct download: FB218_-_Teresa_Rider.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

Well… there have been no podcasts due to the simple fact of moving back to Whistler and all the craziness around that and then moving in and getting everything done before this trip to Bighorn 100 for my 100 miler.

Honestly I just ran out of time to edit one from Teresa Rider and another from Chris Kelly. They will be out on our return along with a special episode (I’ll keep under wraps) and then once the results are in, a follow up with InsideTracker on my post 100miler bloods.

Ok… so today is just a quick one from musings on the road and a lesson to me and that can help you out

Lets do this. 

 Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why we need to create urgency for important but not urgent tasks and how it helps your goals including race goals.
  • The importance of scheduling
  • A 'new' goal setting process I'm in love with. 
  • Committing to a goal when there is so much other FUN things to do
  • The best feedback loop that keeps you motivated

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Direct download: FB217_-_Musings_on_the_Road_to_Bighorn_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41am PDT

Today I speak with Mariah and Laura ( I mean Sassy) from Inside Tracker about their blood testing but all about my bloods from my pin prick in time- InsideTracker has become well-known among athletes for its ‘never-ending scientific discoveries and relentless pursuit of the health movement’. Its vision is to extend the quality and duration of human life and performance by… ‘empowering individuals with information they need to manage and optimize their own health – by providing a dynamic, personalized analytic platform at the intersection of biochemistry and technology, then distilling the results into simple, natural, and sustainable paths for people to follow’.

But what does that mean in English? 

1. InsideTracker uses your blood 

2. Takes the key biomarkers found in your blood to determine your course of action for any goal

3. No more guessing - your blood - your body - your tailored results. 

And as their hashtags states. #BloodDontLie 

Lets do this. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • We go deep into my bloods
  • What the zones or levels are and why you want to optimize
  • The different tests
  • The times to test and why that matters
  • Common mistakes
  • Why it's good to look under the hood
  • PR'ing your recovery!
  • The need for more than one test
  • A look into InsideTracker
  • And more

If you would like to get tested, head over to InsideTracker.com and put in discount code ALLERGICTOAVERAGE to get 15% off your test.

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My InsideTracker Screen shots

Bloodwork Analysis & Recommendations

Biomarker Test Results - Print out

Nutrition recommendations based on specific biomarkers

SHOW LINKS:

Web:

www.insidetracker.com

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Facebook
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Direct download: FB216_-_InsideTracker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT

This week I get to have a helluva fun conversation with Dr Simon Marshall the other half of Lesley Patterson - the sports psych half that trains the brains of athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become happier and more mentally tough. We delve deeper into their new book “The Brave Athlete – Calm the Fuck Down and Rise to the Occasion” and do so in a fun way that just makes you want to roll up your sleeves and get into it. Simon makes the subject really fun and easy to understand. 

I had a helluva lot of fun speaking with Simon and I know you’ll get lots from this. And if you haven’t yet ordered their book. Do it, you won’t regret it but be willing to work to make a huge positive impact on your life. 

Lets do this. 

 Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • We go into the Brain basics, then jump into the heart, the wings and the fight
  • Dealing with obstacles, setbacks and conflict
  • Mirror mirror on the wall... Is it real?
  • Developing battle skills
  • We talk feeling FAT
  • Comfort Zones
  • Why we need love and compassion for ourselves and our competitors
  • The real swim conversation going on in your head
  • Mind viruses
  • Bringing baggage to training, racing and life
  • And so much more training between your ears

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

www.braveheartcoach.com

Get the Book:

The Brave Athlete – Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

 

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Direct download: FB215_-_Dr_Simon_Marshall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm PDT

Todays podcast is a topic close to my heart. Without a doubt it was screwed up gut biome that switched on my celiac gene and it was the thing I needed to fix to get strong and resilient again. So Im fortunate to have one of the worlds leading experts in the field on the Fat Black. 

Dr. Grace Liu is a trained functional medicine practitioner and founder of The Gut Institute. She is a clinical pharmacist with a doctorate in practice for 19+ years and specializes in complex disease management. Dr. Liu consults and helps clients gain optimal performance through rebuilding the microbiome after damage from modern living. She uses nutrigenomic tools and other advanced functional lab testing. Currently she is training some functional medicine leaders to approach gut protocols with her expertise and speaks around the world and has been on various summits. 

Ok lets get into it. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Rebuilding the biome of endurance athletes
  • Understanding that our guts our on the OUTSIDE
  • The species of healthy gut biome
  • Testing your guts
  • The ABC's
  • Stressors affecting our guts
  • Poo (of course we speak poo)
  • And a whole lot more. 

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SHOW LINKS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_stool_scale

Web:

The Gut Institute 

Ultra BIFIDO|MAXIMUS is our special formulation which replenishes what is lost from antibiotics and modern damage that lead to gluten intolerance, autoimmunity, cancer, chronic inflammation. Ultra BIFIDO|MAXIMUS is a foundational fix for problems with fog, fat and fatigue!
 
Special bundle: purchase Ultra BIFIDO|MAXIMUS probiotic + Prescript Assist and receive one complimentary bottle of Floraphage
 
Group Gut Class offers customized gut protocols to blast fat, fog, fatigue based on urine OAT testing. We have ongoing enrollment and accepting now
 
Poo analytics are imperfect but we have the OAT! We ship the urine organic acid test (OAT) kit internationally. I love this kit. The OAT explains many things regarding gut status, SIFO (fungal overgrowths), triple adrenal depletion, mood and customizing the diet (oxalates, salicylates, protein putrification/malabsorption). 
 
One complimentary brief lab consultation ($188 value) with me to review the OAT is included with code: FATCOFFEE

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Direct download: FB214_-_Dr_Grace_Liu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm PDT

Today we have a friend, someone I’ve coached in Ironman and someone who supported Charlotte and I back in Australia with Nike. Now Mike may work and love Nike but he is not biased towards the brand in such a way that - no not everyone should run in Nike. In fact in todays conversation we do talk about who the best person is to listen too when it comes to shoe choice. 

We blow the doors off pronation, we talk run mechanics, whats important, the show industry and of course this little project of Breaking 2. Theres a link in the show notes @ trispecific.com that links to nikes page for the live event. I might just be cracking open a beer any 8:45pm Friday night here in Canada.  

Ok lets get into it. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What's important when it comes to shoes and running
  • Run mechanics
  • The shoe industry
  • Shoes and injuries
  • The one thing with running you have to make the one thing
  • Who you should listen to when it comes to shoe choice
  • What pronation is and does it matter
  • How to ensure success in your running shoes
  • How many miles or kilometers you run in shoes
  • Looking after your shoes
  • Nikes breaking2
  • And more

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

 

Nike Breaking2 Run

Social:
Instagram

 

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TS LIFE – Are YOU worth the investment? Our TS LIFE Yearly membership gives you access to 12+ plans, all the content you do need so you can turn down all the other noise and access to a great community and the coaches to get your most pressing questions answered.

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Direct download: FB213_-_Mike_Osten.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

This week I get to virtually sit down with John Kelly. The 15th finisher at the Barkley Marathon - which has been going for way more years than finishers of the event. It’s really the end point of ultra running. If you haven’t watched the Netflix doco do it.

John is a husband and in his words to an incredible wife, the proud father of 3 kids under the age of 3 (the latest addition are twins) - he works as a data scientist in a start up in Washington DC and he runs, bikes, hikes to support his ability to do his job with a clear mind. And he does swim but only because he likes to race and challenge himself in triathlons.

John is racing Kona this year and after his recent Barkley success and the amount of interviews his had.. I did not want this to be another same same interview focusing on the Barkley. No, I wanted to dig deeper and have a conversation around making it work with a very young family (shows how real communication allows it to work), and how he uses his commute to do hie training. How he got the necessary elevation training done in an essentially flat area, his training, the mental differences between ultra running and racing Ironman and some really great stuff on goals.

I really enjoyed this conversation and there are many take home points that if implemented will not only help bring out the best versions of ourselves but make us better athletes.

Ok lets get into it.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- The benefit of adapting your goals in the race
- Developing the confidence to keep pushing when things go south
- Lessons of self
- The 3 priorities when setting goals
- Getting it done in a time compressed environment
- The mental differences between Ironman racing and ultra running
- The performance benefits on hiking
- The training
- Believing it's possible, even at a stretch
- Failures
- And more

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

http://www.randomforestrunner.com

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/randomforestrunner/

Haven't seen the doco:

https://www.netflix.com/title/80076413

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Join now and enter the coupon code “fatblack” to save $100 off.

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Direct download: FB212_-_John_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT

This week I get to have a super fun conversation with multiple Xterra and Off Road World Champion Lesley Paterson. Lesley's story is an  inspirational one from early success to quickly becoming disillusioned with the sport when sports scientist tried to bake her in the 'one size fits all' performance mould. After bunch of years off she got reacquainted to getting muddy (past rugby days... yes you read that right) and chiseled herself to become an Xterra World Champion. Throw in Lyme disease into the mix, learning to deal with negative Nora and all the other mental conundrums that we athletes face on a daily basis... mix in her sports psychologist hubby Simon and very soon you to can have an exceptional book in your hands that could be life changing for you.

Reading it won't do that... rolling up your sleeves and creating awareness of your inner self  and doing the exercise contained within will help. The book is hilarious and super practical. And with a title "The Brave Athlete - Calm the Fuck Down and Rise to the Occasion" how can it not be a winner.

Lesley is the real deal. The Scottish lass doesn’t mind dropping an f-bomb to two and is just passionate about helping others rise to the occasion. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with her and I know you will too. 

LET’s do it. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The story
  • Not fitting the mould
  • Overcoming the hurdles
  • The gradual process
  • The Why
  • Asking Why! Be a 3 year old.
  • Our existential crisis
  • Why not giving a shit can be the catalyst to your best ever results
  • The need and the reason for gratitude
  • Our 3 brains
  • Lesley's alter ego and why it's needed
  • The single most important psychological trail we need.

SHOW LINKS:

Web:

www.braveheartcoach.com

www.lesleypaterson.com

Social:
Instagram
Twitter

Get the Book:

The Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

The other book mentioned in this episode

A Curious Mind - Brian Grazer

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Direct download: FB211_-_Lesley_Paterson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

This week I get to welcome back Rachel Joyce aka the Joycenator back on to the Fat Black podcast. We had Rachel on way back for episode #146 where she gave us a lot of insights and clues into what it is to be a champion athlete and how we can all take on the traits of champions to bring out our best selves. Well today we kind of continue that thread but in the new light of Rachel being a mum to 7 month old Archie and coming back to racing. Recently Rachel lined up a Oceanside 70.3 as her first race back (her race choice speaks volumes about her and choosing a race with with a stacked field). You will most definitely hear little Archie throughout the interview because he decided being awake listening to mum speak was way more exciting than sleeping.
Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- Making it work
- Making peace with her past achievements
- The decision to come back to racing
- The balancing act
- Choosing the tough races
- When the TrainingPeaks box goes RED.
- The value of benchmarks
- The enjoyment of the puzzle
- And much more.

SHOW LINKS:

Web:

http://www.racheljoyce.org

Social:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

 

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Join now and enter the coupon code “fatblack” to save $100 off.

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Direct download: FB210_-_Rachel_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm PDT