TriSpecific's | The Fat Black Podcast (general)

Today I have Joanna Zeiger on the podcast talking all about CBD. Joanna was a pro athlete from 1998 to 2010. She was 4th in the first ever triathlon in the Olympics in Sydney and then 5 weeks later was 5th at the Ironman World Champs. In 2008 Joanna one the 70.3 World champs…

Joanna had a career-ending injury when a bottle handoff at the 2009 70.3 World Champs went horribly wrong. Joanna has been living with chronic pain ever since.

This led to Joanna eventually trying CBD (with a lot of coercing from her husband, as school had focused on all the potentially damaging effects of cannabis, and being a professional athlete, drugs were are no go zone… Something we go into in the podcast).

I’m super interested in the benefits of CBD… As we discuss it’s not for everyone and that’s ok. But there is a lot of information and miss information out there. So there are things you need to understand and this interview is a great starting place.

Enjoy

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Joanna Zeiger Website

Train Away Chronic Pain

You can email Joanna here.

Resources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc

https://www.consumerlab.com/answers/is-cannabidiol-cbd-helpful-and-legal/cbd/

https://www.cannainsider.com/reviews/cbd-oil-reviews/

https://www.consumerreports.org/marijuana/how-to-shop-for-cbd/

CBD for Athletes

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_279_-_CBD_For_Athletes_with_Joanna_Zeiger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Your best will never be enough unless it’s always enough – David Roche

Today I have my run coach David Roche back on the podcast talking about their book (which is available now) which in my mind is required reading for all of us endurance athletes. The book might be using running and being a happy runner… you can just change running for Triathlete or cyclist or whatever. Charlotte and I got lucky and got an advanced copy… and Charlotte even got a quote on the back cover of the book! I’m so thankful we go an advance copy as it greatly helped me leading into my 110k race here in Whistler and then for my recent 100 miler. It wasn’t about Part two of the book on running principles but part one… running happy principles. A major one about self-acceptance and ultimately the results matter but they don’t matter.

As always enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

Momento Mori, why talking about death matters!

What’s really important to get results

What self-acceptance means and how it helps

The reason to decide now!

Why hitting your life performance goals can leave you depressed and not fulfilled

Cutting others and yourself some slack

Depression

The dangers of room temperature

Why the parts that suck are super important parts of the journey

How happiness is found in the atmosphere of growth

Being enough doesn’t depend on a race result

The striving for the result matters more than the result. the striving is the fun part.

And  more

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Some Work All Play

The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer 

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_278_-_Run_Happy_with_David_Roche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm PST

So this is an episode I recorded after my 100 miler whilst down in California. We were staying with good friends Sean & Tiana Rockwell in Grass Valley and we always talk about loads of topics on nutrition and hormones etc. I got a handy new zoom pro4n recorder so we sat down in her office talking about a topic that is rarely discussed.

Tiana has been on the podcast before - episode 201, you can check that out - Tiana is an endurance athlete, dark chocolate lover, and a certified nutritional therapy practitioner who believes that real food can balance the body and produce personal record sports performance. 

Now this one is for the ladies. But guys… This is a topic you probably want to understand a little more too.

Today we are talking about menstruation and why it matters, we talk expectations and why and how to support the different phases of your cycle.

As always enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The basics of the 28-day cycle
  • What happens in each phase
  • When the best days are for performance
  • Expectations
  • When it's a great time to race
  • Negatives of trying to control your cycle
  • High hormone and low hormone phases
  • Strategies of racing around your cycle
  • And  more

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http://www.trirealfood.com/

ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life

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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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_277_-_Menstruation_Matters_with_Tiana_Rockwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

I’ve been off for a bit, focusing on my 100 miler and recharging the batteries. So today I’m talking with Charlotte about complexity, simplicity and reducing the noise that is hurting your results. I also wrap this up with lessons from my 100 miler.

As always enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • A bit about Kona
  • Why complexity is creating noise and hurting your performances
  • How to develop your tolerance to uncomfortableness
  • How not to let your devices and toys become oppressive dictators  
  • My 100 miler race reflection on how I can improve - lessons! 
  • How to create more self-doubt or more self-confidence 
  • Why acceptance and knowing you are enough is critical to success
  • And  more

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Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation With Alex Hutchinson on Endurance

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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 Trucker cap too!

Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_276_-_Less_Complexity_More_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

Today I have a man that is on a tear, winning his first two Ironmans. A man who was going backward when it came to health and someone that learned what to do to not only fix his health... But come back and dominate. That man is Cody Beals. 

As always enjoy.

Image: @TalbotCox

  • IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:
  • On being fully transparent and why it's important
  • Fit, Fast but far from healthy
  • The magic number
  • Stress and techniques on management
  • Body composition
  • Checking in with oneself
  • Strategies on being less self-critical 
  • And so much more

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Cody Beals

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Strava

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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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_275_-_Cody_Beals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am PST

Today I have arguably the best finish chute dancer in the triathlon world Lucy Gossage on the show. Lucy is such an awesome human being, juggling both being an oncologist that is making positive changes to NHS over in the UK, and a professional Ironman triathlete. There's probably a reason she has been dubbed the Duracell bunny! 

As always enjoy.

Image: Ross Grieve

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • No pressure
  • All about perspective
  • Juggling being a pro and an oncologist 
  • The 3 essential attributes for all athletes
  • Getting mentally tough
  • Fitting training in with long work days
  • Training when tired
  • Why not to DNF
  • And so much more

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Lucy on twitter @lucygoss

The finish line dance

lucygossage.com

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Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_274_-_Lucy_Gossage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Today I have Evan De Marco on the show. Evan is a sports medicine and nutrition expert, published author, public speaker and frequent guest on television, radio, and digital platforms. He is a successful entrepreneur whose interest in diet, health and supplements began as an athlete and consumer determined to improve an industry that was going through massive transformation. We talk all about CBD oil as right now the world seems obsessed by it. I have been testing it myself as a way to help with my sleep (which it has), and to lessen the inflammation from my ultrarunning pursuits. I'm feeling good and backing up... and it's part of a bigger puzzle. 

We discuss many things on the podcast and with legalization happening around the world this could be an exciting supplement. And Cannabidiol is now legal as per WADA as stated here. 

As always enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The obsession with CBD oil and why
  • The myths and facts
  • Is it legal for athletes?
  • Where is it legal?
  • The endocannabinoid system
  • What is Full Spectrum and what's that mean?
  • Dosing, can you have too much?
  • Benefits
  • Sleep
  • How to know what's quality and what's not
  • And so much more

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https://omaxhealth.com/

https://www.instagram.com/omaxhealth/

Life to the Max (CBL Oil on Recovery)

Evan on Twitter

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Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

And If you’d simply like to support the show and with your help make it better. Check out our Patreon page and various benefits at patreon.com/trispecific

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_273_-_Evan_De_Marco_-_CBD_Oil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Today I have good friend Peter Defty back on the show... It's been a while since he's been on and today we go into hydration and why it matters on so many levels. No matter if you are fat adapted or still a carb dependant athlete. At Ironman Canada we saw many athletes day's hampered due to screwing up hydration and fueling. A big goal of mine is to help stop that happening. 

As always enjoy. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • How you get a competitive advantage in the heat
  • Why some athletes can tolerate the heat more
  • Pre-hydrating and why you should not do this
  • Sweat rates test
  • Do you really need supplemental sodium?
  • Understanding how dynamic hydration is
  • Thermoregulation
  • What to use
  • A basic starting point on needs
  • What electrolytes you DO need
  • Why big hits of caffeine in the heat will destroy you
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

https://vespapower.com/

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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 Trucker cap too!

Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

And If you’d simply like to support the show and with your help make it better. Check out our Patreon page and various benefits at patreon.com/trispecific

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_272_-_Peter_Defty_-_Hydration_Matters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Today I have ultrarunner and coach Jeff Browning aka Go Bronco Billy on the show. Jeff just turned 47, recently won the Hard Rock 100, his 32nd 100 miler after coming 5th at the Western States Endurance 100 not that many weeks before. Now I won't say his 18 years of competitive ultrarunning have been plain sailing but in the last few years Jeff has focused on a few things specifically that have led him to be able to crush folks half his age after going through some health issues. So for all of us aging athletes, this podcast is an important one - and for you youngen listeners... You get away with it until you don't. Heed the advice. 

I'm psyched on this one. I know you'll enjoy.

Image: Gary Wang

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What you do not want to be neglecting
  • Some simple time effective strength routines
  • Fitting it all in with a family
  • Coffee... Yes we talk coffee!
  • Why having a cross-training activity is super important (lucky triathletes...)
  • Candida flare ups
  • OFM
  • Understanding your personality
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

@gobroncobilly

gobroncobilly.com

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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 Trucker cap too!

Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

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Enjoy the show!

 

Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_271_-_Jeff_Browning_-_What_You_Cannot_Neglect.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Today Charlotte and I analyze Ironman Canada race day in the tough conditions that athletes were presented with on the day. Being on the ground we witnessed many mistakes that led to much slower times and many DNF's. It's a tough course but many athletes still performed and they did so because they executed wisely and likely adjusted expectations to match the conditions of the day while still racing. As always no matter the result, there are many lessons that can lead us to become better athletes. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Propper conditioning
  • What many athletes were lacking
  • How not to DNF
  • How to get lucky! 
  • What stuffed some athletes up pre-race
  • Learning to suffer
  • A rant on what I hope not to see again
  • And more

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IRONMAN Canada and IRONMAN 70.3 Canada race pictures provided courtesy of AbovetheBurn.com Photography and Kwazadilla.com.

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You don't need a why! 

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

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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 Trucker cap too!

Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm PST

Today Charlotte and I talk about race week. What's essential to stack the deck of race day success in your favor, we go into some Ironman Canada specifics but the reality is, it's all relevant no matter the race you are doing. Last year I did a "how to pace and race an Ironman" with my buddy and coach Patrick Ash which is also a must listen. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The temps are skyrocketing, so how to adjust for that with fueling, cooling, and pacing
  • Being prepared
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Sleep
  • Our thoughts on a Coffee taper 🤔
  • Riding a challenging bike course
  • What happens if you F@%K it up
  • Race week nutrition
  • Clean your bike! 
  • And more

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@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

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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 Trucker cap too!

Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm PST

Today I have my friend, clinical counselor and mental performance consultant Greg McDonnell on the podcast. We've tried for a while to make this happen and at the end of the day Greg came round to our place and we sat down and talked through the stories we tell ourselves. Because honestly, it's those narratives that can either build us up and keep us stuck seeing the same old crap over and over again. 

I know you'll enjoy this one. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The stories we tell ourselves and how they either help or crush us
  • The foundations of these stories
  • Strategies on mental toughness development
  • Why you need Big Hairy Audacious Goals and where you need to then put them
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

http://www.mcdonnellcounselling.ca/

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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!

Need accountability?

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

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Today Charlotte and I talk about commitment, desire, responsibility and also smiling your way to results. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What desire will do for you
  • Self-efficacy
  • Responsibility
  • Grant Giles post on Coaching 101
  • Smiling

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SHOW LINKS:

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

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!

Need accountability? 

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 help get you to your goals if you commit to the process 100%. That means you commit to us and to yourself!  We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer but life circumstances matter. 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.

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_267_-_Weak_Desire_Equals_Weak_Results.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm PST

Today Charlotte and I talk about how thoughts create results. 

This is a really important concept to grasp as it will impact not only your sports performance but also life. 

No, we aren't going all woo-woo on you here. You'll see how you’ve played this out and how you can think better to, therefore, create better outcomes.

Charlotte takes us through a model of how thoughts create results and we give you some solid examples. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The Thoughts to Results Model
  • The question you need to ask
  • Why you dread some sessions
  • If you're not getting results, how to reverse engineer to see what the true causing factor is. 

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SHOW LINKS:

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

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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!

We now also have TS LIFE + which gives you accountability. To find out more Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click the TS LIFE + option.

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 but life circumstances matter. 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.

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Direct download: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_266_-_How_Thoughts_Create_Results.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

5 years... Can you believe the Fat Black podcast is 5 years old? Truth be told, the podcast is 5 years old as it originally started as 'The TriSpecific Podcast" on June 15, 2013, before morphing into "The Friday Fat Black" in November 2013, but this episode marks the 5th year that I've been putting out podcasts. Pat on the back.😆 

Charlotte and I are again talking about performance. I should probably stop calling it the performance series, because each time we do a show, there will be topics and advice that can lead you by the hand to getting better performances. Today we cover a number of things, but after seeing a bunch of post-race debriefs, being around races and conversing with athletes we see a lot of self-sabotage. Not all of this is conscious by the way and we are going to help you stop doing these things and ultimately lead you (if you choose) to become a better athlete.  

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why post-race debriefs can improve future performances
  • Race day nutritional sabotages
  • Planning
  • All races can be A- Races
  • Practicing something never practiced
  • And more

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SHOW LINKS:

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

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: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_265_-_Sabotaging_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

How do you get the performances you are after? Well, between guest podcasts I have decided to go all in on giving you all the tools you need to get the race performances you are after, while also not killing your health. Today Charlotte and start continue with the performance series and what you need to do, or develop to become the best athlete you can. The topic of today is that you need to be strong. Triathlon is not just an aerobic endurance sport. In fact, it's a strength endurance sport. You need to be strong. You need to recruit more muscle fibers and to develop triathlon specific motor patterns to help you maintain form under duress. That is how you get your PR's and how you get the performances you dream of. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why strength matters
  • Low cadence on the bike
  • When to put strength training
  • Fatigue and how it differs depending on the system you are training
  • Strength specific training within the component sports
  • Bike trainers
  • And more

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SHOW LINKS:

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

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: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_264_-_You_Need_to_Be_Strong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

How do you get the performances you are after? Well, between podcasts I have decided to go all in on giving you all the tools you need to get the race performances you are after, while also not killing your health. Today Charlotte and start with the most important aspect of performance and that is your mindset. And there is one thing you need to do if you are going to perform. You have to become your own referee that blows the whistle on your own B.S. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Flicking the switch - where you find your mojo
  • Why lying to ourselves is the worst person we can lie to.
  • Making contracts that build mental strength
  • Not giving up
  • Overthinking it
  • Energy
  • What turning up late to training does
  • And what consistently cutting sessions short does to you

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SHOW LINKS:

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

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: The_Fat_Black_Podcast_263_-_Be_Your_Own_Referee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

Today I have Charlie Jabaley on the show. Who the hell is Charlie… Charlie is a common man that found success at a young age in the entertainment industry. But Charlie had always been the fat kid. As he got more success he got bigger, he was depressed.

He was in a dark place, even when he won a Grammy, even with making a million dollars before the age of 30. He hit rock bottom. He told himself... what a person does in the dark is what he truly is. He left his successful career, his support network… to become the opposite of everything he ever was.

He moved from Atlanta to California. He retired from the music industry to chase his childhood dream of becoming an athlete. Charlie’s story consists of a brain tumor, depression, binge eating, obesity, starving himself, running marathons, gaining weight, becoming vegan, gaining more weight, he felt stuck and He knew everything had to change.

He took 2017 to become the exact opposite of everything he was. He completely turned his life around and now my health is in a diametrically different place. His brain tumor is shrinking. He lost 120lbs and in March he chased the cut off at Ironman New Zealand to fulfill a contract he wrote to himself.

Charlie is now riding across America on his dream machine tour. He still is facing challenges but his on the right channel and changing lives along the way. As he says… His story isn’t over yet.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The contracts
  • Quantum physics and energy
  • Chasing the time cut off at Ironman New Zealand
  • The dream of being an athlete
  • Making his own Nike commercial that went viral
  • Food addiction
  • Mindset
  • On becoming our own superhero
  • Why going bold in life is actually easier than playing small
  • Charlie’s advice on living
  • The dream machine tour
  • What has improved his life the most in the last 5 years
  • CEO Charlie to CEO of his own life
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

Instagram

 

The Dream Machine Tour

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

CharlieJabaley.com

Charlie on Rich Roll Podcast

Charlie on MFCEO

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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: FB262_-_Charlie_Jabaley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Today I have Charlotte back on the podcast and one of the biggest take-home lessons is immediately at the start. 

We talk about training and race execution and also importantly debriefing or evaluating. Among other things ALL related to race dace execution.

Enjoy

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The past, present and future and why you need to be in the present
  • Self-evaluation in the day to day and racing
  • Why and how to test drive the body
  • Objective V subjective decision making
  • How to calm the fuck down
  • While you'll never rise to the occasion 
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

@charliepaul

@kristianmanietta

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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: FB261_-_Race_Planning_Executing_Evaluating_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am PST

 

Today I speak with Josh Sprague, he’s a tech and gear guy that has spent years racing in Ultras, Gravel Races, Ironman, mountain bike races, adventure races and traveling all over the globe in search of adventure.

Along the way, he wasn’t satisfied with the hydration packs on offer. From his frustrations came innovation and he created Orange Mud to change the way endurance athletes looked at hydration.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The right tools for the job
  • Mindset, this is what it's about
  • Where adventure started
  • The parallels between running a business and endurance sports
  • Being efficient as possible and smart
  • The best tool to use for thoughts/ideas out on the road or trail
  • Making better products
  • Not quitting
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

http://www.orangemud.com

Use the code FATBLACK for 15% off

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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_260_-_Josh_Sprague.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

I always enjoy speaking with Phil. The good doctor... 

A wealth of knowledge and ultimately a person that just cares about our wellbeing. MAF is about health and fitness. Period and rather than people taking knowledge at face value Phil advises people to TEST it out for themselves. Figure out your own tolerances and amounts. Ultimately true health and awe-inspiring performances come from self-responsibility. Knowledge, real lasting knowledge doesn’t come from knowledge in of itself, it comes from action and reflection.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Conformational bias
  • Our obsession with wellness making us unwell
  • Searching for problems
  • Looking at the biggest issues impacting health (physical and mental)
  • Getting rid of nutritional confusion
  • Being treated as a person and not a symptom
  • Awareness of stress
  • Simple effective strategies for stress management
  • Dieting the ultimate obsession
  • Knowledge doesn't necessarily lead to knowledge
  • Keto
  • Race nutrition and figuring it out
  • MAF being "open source" 
  • Vegan
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

https://philmaffetone.com/

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Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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: FB259_-_Dr_Phil_Maffetone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Damn, I enjoyed this conversation with Talbot. This kid (and yes at 41 I can call Talbot a kid) is out there creating his own path. He's done alright athletically but what he's doing in the sport of triathlon for the sport of triathlon to increase its exposure and create better experiences for all of us is downright inspiring. Talbot is on a tear and having a lot of fun along the way. His attitude is infectious and already has wisdom beyond his years.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Doing what you love
  • Why there is no competition
  • Creating content for the sport we love
  • Feedback is key to improvements
  • If you want something you must go get it
  • Surrounding yourself with the right people
  • Ask better questions to have better outcomes
  • Big scary changes
  • Keeping fit on a crazy schedule
  • Who inspires him? When surrounded by the best of the best
  • Being positive
  • Talbots challenge to you
  • And so much more

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https://www.talbotcox.com/

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Instagram

YouTube

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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.

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Direct download: FB_258_-_Talbot_Cox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm PST

 

Once again I have my buddy and phenomenal coach Grant Giles on the podcast. I love Grant's writing and musing that is developed not through theory (sure he's spent the time reading, being open and learning) but mostly through his only personal journey into this mental world. What's first is uncomfortable then opens space and quietens the noise. We are only just scratching the surface to what the mind can do for us. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The illusions of Fear
  • Judgment and how we are not our thoughts
  • Acceptance & non-resistance
  • Energy
  • Being a victim 
  • Creating mind space
  • Mental toughness
  • Thought traps, spirals of negativity and how to stop it
  • Responsibility
  • Getting rid of the mind suffering and anxiety we place on ourselves
  • And so much more that leads us to perform better

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SHOW LINKS:

Sports Supports

Facebook

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Grant's Athletes Apathy Mind Series Workshops-
 
Melb 
19th May 18-

http://www.sportssupports.com.au/melbourne-workshop/

Gold Coast 
16th June 18-
 
Sydney 
14th July 18-

 

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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.

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Direct download: FB_257_-_Grant_Giles_-_The_Mind_Trap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PST

 

To be honest I was a little apprehensive at first because last year Lisa accepted a public warning for an anti-doping rule violation. However, Lisa was awesome and open about the whole thing. Had I not had her on the show I  would have missed out on two fun conversations and you would have missed out on some very valuable lessons.

Yes, two… for the first time in nearly 5 years of doing this show… I simply didn’t follow my checks and balances and forgot to hit record. And I only realized after we wrapped up the show and I went to stop recording!

Lisa is fast, she has a great can-do attitude and will not give in, even when it gets tough as shown when she went through her public sanction. There’s some good lessons in this one for sure.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Running fast
  • Stress
  • The USADA Public warning
  • Finding balance
  • Injury and the windows of opportunity they present
  • Finding your training ranges
  • Pacing and breaking stuff down
  • Races you must do if you want a different challenge
  • Her answers to my favorite questions
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

http://www.lisajroberts.com/

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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.

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Direct download: FB_256_-_Lisa_Roberts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

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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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.

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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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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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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.

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

Learn more about Rich

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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.

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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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Websites: 

https://www.dremilysplichal.com/

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

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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.

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

Today I have a cracker of a conversation with pro athlete Ben Kanute aka the connoisseur of pain. Ben is also a Professional Triathlete, Olympian, coffee enthusiast (we will get on), and world traveler. 

As usual lots of goodies for you.

Enjoy my conversation with Ben Kanute.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The importance of the team
  • The Olympic dream
  • Growing up in transitions
  • Outsprinting Terenzo at Island house tri
  • Making mistakes
  • Balance
  • Connoisseur of pain
  • Bens dad
  • The new Olympic format
  • The feeling of going FAST
  • Being humble
  • When things go wrong
  • The need for open and honest communication
  • Learning the ropes in Europe
  • Taking opportunities
  • The golf analogies on performance
  • Mental strategies and decision making
  • And so much more

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SHOW LINKS:

Website: http://www.benkanute.com/

Learn more about Ben via his Innervoice.life article

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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. 

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Direct download: FB_251_Ben_Kanute_-_The_Connoisseur_of_Pain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

Wow the 250th episode… and it’s one that can definitely help your performances. The unfortunate truth is we all get niggles and injuries that aren’t fun. They kill consistency (which kills performance) and they can cause a helluva lot of frustration which is a massive killjoy.

The problem with running is we just go out and do it. No though other than one foot in front of the other. But where are we starting from? Do we wave muscles that are unplugged? What sort of movement blocks do we have?

Well, Jay Dicharry, one of America’s leading physical therapists is the man that elites go to because of his success with diagnosing and rebuilding injured endurance athletes.

He has been able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach works outside of the traditional model of therapy to correct imbalances before they affect performance.

Enjoy my conversation with Jay Dicharry.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The cadence myth
  • Move better before running better
  • Mobility and Stability
  • Fixing blocked areas
  • Unplugged Muscles
  • Neural plasticity
  • Everyone lands in front of COG
  • Deliberate practice
  • Precision movements
  • Fitting in the rewiring and performance sessions into your weekly schedule
  • Software v hardware problems and knowing whats what.
  • Being honest where you are
  • The chassis is important too
  • Cross training versus complementary training
  • Defining posture
  • Finding your balance point
  • Does it matter where you land
  • And so much more.

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Get the book: Running Rewired

Practice/Clinic: http://www.reporegon.com/

Personal Blog: https://anathletesbody.com/

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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.

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Direct download: FB_250_-_Jay_Dicharry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

Ritch Viola is the founder of Every Man Jack, a company that produces a complete line of grooming products for men. In his short 10 odd years as an age group athlete he has been able to accomplish so much, like winning his AG in Kona and 70.3 worlds in the same year but also crush it as a businessman (he gives us some great pointers), husband, dad and for those racing in North America, you have likely seen very fast age groupers in the EMJ kits.

Ritch formed his own team in 2011 to help promote his business, but discovered so much more about how he could contribute to the triathlon community. Team Every Man Jack has grown into one of the most recognizable outfits in the sport and currently boasts a roster of 75 athletes.

I wanted Ritch on because he is just that. A very busy man that gets it done. He has been deliberate about setting up his life - something we go into.

Lots of goodies in this conversation. And …. Ritch has been kind enough to set us up with a 25% discount over at everymanjack.com. This offer is only good to Feb 16th - so get in on some excellent products that care about you and nature.

I love seeing products that don’t have the crap in them. So boys get yourself some goods or ladies buy your man some. Use the coupon code TRISPECIFIC and get 25% off (excludes Truckers and accessories)

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • That Kona swim start
  • The roll on effect of that first committed decision
  • Knowing thyself is very important
  • The benefits of being overcommitted
  • A typical day in the life
  • 3 key attributes to Ritch’s success
  • Staying in the moments
  • The biggest challenge in racing
  • Losing Meredith
  • What Ritch does when unmotivated or overwhelmed
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Your path
  • Team EMJ
  • And so much more.

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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/

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

Ok this week I was meant to bring you my conversations with a successful entrepreneur, businessman, AG Ironman and 70.3 World champion but we had some connectivity challenges. The editing just wasn’t going to cut it so we have rescheduled that for next week.

So… You have me again, maybe with a little ranting only done with love because I rather have all of us rise up, fight the good fight and achieve great things. So this one's an off the cuff episode of some of the things I see too much of (things that I’ve done) and things that just are screwing you over when it comes to bring out performances that are within you.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • It's not about being smarter it's about making less stupid decisions
  • Common nutrition mistakes
  • Race pacing
  • Doing efforts correctly
  • On finding Mojo
  • Why the fight
  • Some additions to last weeks GRIT episode

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Direct download: FB_248_-_Whats_Screwing_You_Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm PST

Alrighty guys and girls. This week I'm talking about developing your mental strength.

We all know athletes that are tough as nails. No matter what a race throws at them they seemingly take it in their stride. While you may feel that when the going gets tough you don't seem to be able to rise to the occasion.

Well in todays episode, I cut to the chase and give you some in the trenches tools on how you can develop some GRIT to help you get to where you want to in this sport.

Lets do it.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • It is really simple
  • Making the right choices when it matters
  • Developing mental toughness from books
  • Excuses
  • Motivation
  • Why Repetition
  • A timely post from David Goggins

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Direct download: FB247_-_Developing_Grit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am PST

 

Ok, today I have a returning guest, the awesome Steph Corker.

Steph is championing women getting out there and kicking ass in what has been in the past a male-dominated world. Not just out on the race course but in boardrooms across the world.

Why is Steph awesome? She has an infectious attitude, is brave to get highly uncomfortable on a path to self-betterment but also to help inspire the females that follow. She also helped me out, really when I most needed it, on a run I definitely was not fit for. Yes, I can run long, but week out Ironman shape I was not. Good times. We cover a lot on today's conversation from equality to making the jump to pro, the fears of not belonging, obsession and more.

Sit back for the ride. Be inspired. Screw the naysayers and follow your heart.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The new pro Ironman rule changes
  • Theme songs (see below)
  • Being humbled
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Making the jump
  • Obsession and the love of the moment
  • Clock lessons
  • Making and maintaining benchmarks
  • Consistency
  • Staying the course
  • Equality
  • Making the main thing the main thing
  • And more

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Direct download: FB246_-_Steph_Coker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

Ok guys and girls… This week on the podcast I’m laying out some of the things that I did and continue to do that led me to going from an 11:27 to an 8:57 Ironman time. I asked the folks in the TS Cafe, if they just wanted interviews or also me speaking about my philosophies on training, racing, race execution, mental toughness and more so we can continue to give you strategies for success in your endurance endeavours.

Well the answers were clear, with many wanting some rants. And rants are just done with love, because I really just want to see you become better.

So here we go, with the first of 2018… Covering some topic areas of how I too a lot of time off of my Ironman PR and won my age group. These things still help me today and they will help you if and when applied with consistency.

Lets do it.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • It’s got to excite you

  • The love of the process

  • Attitude
  • Desire and intention
  • Commitment
  • Failure
  • Advice
  • Support
  • Embracing discomfort

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Direct download: FB245_-_It_Must_Excite_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm PST

On today's show, I have the author of "Spitting in the Soup" Mark Johnson. Mark's book has done a phenomenal expose into the history of sports really, drugs, supplements and more. I think we’ve all only been scratching the surface layer when it comes to drugs in sport and how our thinking has been created by fiction, sensationalism and more.

Marks book as opened my eyes to that we have only been using surface level thinking, been sheep to sensationalist and at many times fictional media and to the pursuit of something that never existed in the first place. Have we been ignorant? Has sensationalism got us away from some facts? Marks book uncovers so many things I would have never even thought to contemplate. His work is thorough.

Has it relaxed my view on drugs in sport? I don’t know, I don’t think so as I still don’t like the ‘taste. I’d still like to line up and race people on ‘equal terms’ but even that is a ridiculous notion because what is equal? We have full-time age groupers, we have those more financially well-off, or who live in better environments, or won the genetic lottery.

There just can’t be this level playing field. However… seeing what we can get out of the cards we've been dealt I believe is a worthy goal. For me that drives me, to see what I can do with training the trials of miles and the miles of trials, getting mentally tougher. So many of us may not have won the genetic lottery but time and time again, we've seen that genetics can only take us so far. The heart and grit of an athlete... Well, that’s hard to measure now isn't it?

Anyway… As you’ll soon see, the moral playground surrounding drugs in sport changed… What was once not taboo now is. There was never this Eden… But maybe with societies taste for lifestyle drugs and the enormous commercial and government forces promoting the medicalization of every aspect of our lives… society could benefit from drug-free roles models and using sport as that vehicle. That’s a tough goal. But dream big.

Enjoy my conversation with Mark. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Pierre de Coubertin and how his aristocratic ideals and goals shaped sport
  • The impact of societies insatiable appetite for pharmaceuticals
  • What sport or professional sport was and really still is about
  • The hypocrisy with performance-enhancing drugs to get more out of life… but our outrage on drugs in sport.
  • The inherent corruption of those creating the rules
  • Knut Jensen and how his death changed sport
  • Eden never existed - the truth on drugs in cycling
  • The Iron Curtain and geopolitical ambitions
  • Doping, health, and safety
  • ADHD a cover for gaming the system
  • Eugenics
  • When doping become morally corrosive
  • And more

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Direct download: FB244_-_Mark_Johnson_-_Spitting_in_the_Soup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Alrighty … 2017. A review and my parting words, some advice that if you choose to heed that can help you get after those goals.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • A 2017 Review
  • Why you should set unrealistic goals
  • Building self-confidence
  • How to develop GRIT
  • Forget New Years Resolutions
  • And more

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Want more plans and yearly access to over 10 years worth of coaching lessons, advice and more. Join TS LIFE, save $100 this Christmas and also get access to our coaches and an awesome community. http://www.trispecific.com/xmas

We are also starting a new coaching pathway with coach Brad Kahn. For $100/mth you get coaching via Training Peaks and access to our TS LIFE community and member portal. Spaces are limited and you must apply by emailing me kristian [at] trispecific.com and putting $100 coaching in the subject line. For our one-2-one coaching please apply here

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Direct download: FB243_-_2017_Review_And_2018_Goals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PST

Today, Oh this is a special one today. One for the Fat Black history books. Lionel Sanders is more than the real deal. We cover a lot in this conversation and if you aren’t fired up and ready to get after it and see what your potential is... no matter the cards you have been dealt with, after listening to this. I’m not sure what will…

This conversation shows why Lionel is so good and why he can and will be better and it gives us some solid clues, actually a bit of a roadmap to how we can be better too.

Enjoy because I thoroughly did.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Making the athlete
  • Finding real balance after a ‘bad’ race in St George
  • The gift that keeps on giving
  • Asking the right questions to improve
  • The time to learn to train properly
  • Trading negative addiction for positive addiction
  • The role of Barrie Shepley
  • Self confidence
  • Polarized training
  • Who Lionel is afraid of
  • The training and the importance of a journal
  • The benefit of progressive efforts
  • Doing it for the right reasons
  • How to not have a bad race
  • The fun, the game, with the cards you have been dealt
  • Talks cheap
  • Amassing fatigue
  • The support of Erin
  • Investing in himself
  • How to get rid of boredom
  • The #1 thing that dies with overtraining
  • Why you ned to shut off triathlon
  • Dealing with self talk
  • Racing angry
  • What inspires him
  • The importance of rhythm
  • On integrating positive talk
  • Single most important advice he’s ever received

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https://lsanderstri.com/

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Want more plans and yearly access to over 10 years worth of coaching lessons, advice and more. Join TS LIFE, save $100 this Christmas and also get access to our coaches and an awesome community. http://www.trispecific.com/xmas

We are also starting a new coaching pathway with coach Brad Kahn. For $100/mth you get coaching via Training Peaks and access to our TS LIFE community and member portal. Spaces are limited and you must apply by emailing me kristian [at] trispecific.com and putting $100 coaching in the subject line. For our one-2-one coaching please apply here

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Direct download: FB242_-_Lionel_Sanders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12am PST

Today on the Fat Black, I have Rachel McBride on the show... The purple Tiger is a badass Canadian triathlete that doesn’t care what other people think. After spending her high school & college years as a “goth, punk rocker, artist type” (as she puts it) she moved to the freezing tundra of Ottawa, Canada for grad school and turned to running to stay warm. She quickly caught the triathlon bug and hasn’t back. After claiming her ITU National Age Group Champion title in her first year of racing, Rachel went full force into training and racing.

She works hard and it is paying off. She won 70.3 Austin, was 3rd at Ironman Canada after being first out of the water and then crushing the bike course record - she’s also quite the handy trail runner.

Rachel has some serious prowess on the race course and she won’t back down from any challenge. And I know she has set some mighty ones for herself…

The “Purple Tiger” is on the rise. And she will succeed. That intention shines.

Enjoy...

Pictures: Mark Mackay Photography

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The backstory to "Be The One" and what it means to Rachel
  • Going from mid to back of pack to leading out swims
  • The development of being a high performer
  • Growing up and Rachels journey to Tri
  • How her 'selfishness' impacts, inspires others
  • The origins of the Purple Tiger
  • Where her inspiration comes from
  • Getting after it
  • Adulting
  • Dealing with setbacks and it's not going to be 100% amazing all the time
  • The need to self-recognize 
  • Passion
  • Pivoting and change
  • Bike dominance
  • On not quitting
  • Struggling with post-race blues  
  • And much more awesome

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Be The One from Goldstein Productions Inc.

Web:

http://rachelmcbride.com/

Innervoice Life Interview

Tower 26 Program

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Want more plans and yearly access to over 10 years worth of coaching lessons, advice and more. Join TS LIFE, save $100 this Christmas and also get access to our coaches and an awesome community. http://www.trispecific.com/xmas

We are also starting a new coaching pathway with coach Brad Kahn. For $100/mth you get coaching via Training Peaks and access to our TS LIFE community and member portal. Spaces are limited and you must apply by emailing me kristian [at] trispecific.com and putting $100 coaching in the subject line. For our one-2-one coaching please apply here

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Direct download: FB241_-_Rachel_McBride_-_The_Purple_Tiger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PST

Today I have Bob Babbitt on the show. Bob is USA Triathlon Hall of Fame and Ironman Hall of Fame Inductee and a guy who’s name is writ large across the Ironman story. You’d be hard-pressed to find a person that has done more for our sport than Bob Babbitt. This guys passion over 3 decades is just on another level. The giving back and the building of brands where the goal and outcomes have been that 'everyone wins'. There's so much we can learn from this standup guy and a fantastic storyteller. This was a long conversation so if you have to split it up. It’s worth it. So very much worth it.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why race shorter races
  • The Business plan for competitor magazine and all that followed
  • Bobs first Ironman Hawaii on Oahu with his Police auction fire charred bike
  • How lucky we have it
  • The lessons of working with disadvantaged kids from rough upbringings
  • His favorite interviews
  • What his tagline "Inspire - Inform - Ignite" means
  • The start of CAF and what its done
  • Bob's best and worst investments
  • The best bits of advice he's been given
  • Bob's call to us athletes
  • And more

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Web:

http://babbittville.com/

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Emmanuel's Gift

Emmanuel ESPY awards with Oprah  
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qSnGo5wmNGc

Davis Phinney Endurance Awards Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmJhVh3DGVU

Will Farrell Endurance Awards Speech
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4XG65MRIPPA

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Want more plans and yearly access to over 10 years worth of coaching lessons, advice and more. Join TS LIFE, save $100 this Christmas and also get access to our coaches and an awesome community. http://www.trispecific.com/xmas

We are also starting a new coaching pathway with coach Brad Kahn. For $100/mth you get coaching via Training Peaks and access to our TS LIFE community and member portal. Spaces are limited and you must apply by emailing me kristian [at] trispecific.com and putting $100 coaching in the subject line. For our one-2-one coaching please apply here

Get to Kona on any of these pathways in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

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Direct download: FB240_Bob_Babbitt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm PST

 

So today I have Dirk Bockel on the show. It's been a long time since I've caught up with Dirk but we could have chatted for hours and likely would have if he wasn't flying to Germany to the US the next morning for his upcoming book tour.

We talk about his new book The Art of Triathlon Training which is very thorough and definitely worth the read.

The book is in depth. It takes you through the theory and practice of it all. From taking those first steps, doing the groundwork, the tools for the job, the training, getting race ready, race day, the day after… analyzing your race and the mind of a champion. All very important and all could be topic points and a podcast on there own.

Today we dive into the journey. The mind stuff. Yes we will go down some training/racing do’s/don'ts rabbit holes but so much of what we can or cannot achieve is packaged in that grey matter between our ears.

I enjoyed this chat with Dirk and I think you will too.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The ego and losing the ego
  • No work life balance
  • Attacking and going all in
  • Pivoting and life after triathlon
  • The routine
  • 10 days of silence
  • The Extremes
  • Planning and writing it down
  • Balancing the four anchors and how to best navigate
  • The love of the process
  • Being who you are
  • On days off days in training, life and business
  • Life - it doesn’t begin with triathlon and it doesn’t finish with triathlon
  • Developing your inner game
  • And more

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm PST

Today we have serial Fat Black podcast guest Steph Lowe on and we have a chat about so many things nutrition. As per usual, there are a few rants - of course there are! But it's purely because we care and want to stop the self-imposed pain... 

Always a pleasure chatting with Steph and I am excited to see her new program, LCHF Endurance... Make sure you check out her LCHF Endurance FB account (below) and for those non-Vegans, the Chicken abundance bowl looks fab. If you're vegan, simply sub the chicken out. 

I trust you’ll enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why the macro number is not set in stone
  • Being SMARTER about what you're doing
  • Macros and what they look like
  • Vegan LCHF
  • Why you should test your gut (or your poo) before bloods
  • Fruits... They fit in with JERF
  • Falling in love with the process
  • Why a percentage is better than a number
  • The NCHF mistake (made worse by doing NCLF)
  • Intelligent fuelling
  • Why you don't need to start the LCHF journey with macros
  • And so much more

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Today’s show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

Today’s show is brought to you by Purica. For over 17 years Purica has been offering supplements of the highest quality a results-based company.  From their flagship product, Recovery that offers increased cellular health and powerful anti-inflammatory properties to their brand new Power Vegan Proteins containing Chaga AND effective digestive enzymes, Purica has something for every athlete, active person and anyone looking to improve their health and longevity, not to mention performance.

Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

Today I have Jocelyn McCauley on the show. I met Jocelyn McCauley at the daylight mind cafe in Kona this year and we tried to get a podcast done in the craziness of race week. It didn’t happen, but we finally got there.

Jocelyn started the sport of swim bike run in 2013, in fact, she registered for her first 70.3 and shortly after found out she was pregnant. Well, she trained as much as she could and 11 weeks after the birth of her daughter she completed Muncie 70.3 in under 5 hours!

She went on to do her first Ironman and qualified for Kona. And in her second IM, she added IM World Champion to her name and first amateur female. Her first IM pro win was Mallorca in 2016 and then she won IMNZ in 2017 and ran a smoking 2:59. 10 in Kona this past October … This mum is the real deal and we speak about her trajectory and her lessons as a 2nd year pro. Many of these lessons we should heed.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did interviewing Jocelyn. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- Self identity 
- Pro and AG - it's a different race
- Logistics of racing with a 3-month-old
- Her trajectory in the sport and how athletic background matters
- Fitting it all in being a mother and wife
- Visualizing 
- Making it and keeping it fun
- Her Jekyll and Hyde personality
- Breaking down her Kona race
- The 10 things she learned as a 2nd-year pro
- And so much more

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Please head over to http://www.trispecific.com/fb237 for all links discussed in todays show.

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Today's show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

Today’s show is brought to you by Purica. For over 17 years Purica has been offering supplements of the highest quality a results-based company.  From their flagship product, Recovery that offers increased cellular health and powerful anti-inflammatory properties to their brand new Power Vegan Proteins containing Chaga AND effective digestive enzymes, Purica has something for every athlete, active person and anyone looking to improve their health and longevity, not to mention performance.

Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB237_-_Jocelyn_McCauley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm PST

 

 

Today I have Simon Whitfield on the Fat Black. Simon shouldn’t need any introduction, however… For those that don’t know. Simon won the first Olympic gold in Sydney 2000 and in this interview he tells how he believes he got a leg up on every other competitor well before the course was even set. He won that event after going down on the bike with 14 others and worked his way back. I remember sitting in the stands with Charlotte watching that live and thinking damn near 2 hours is a long time to be racing. Who would’ve known some 17 years later I'd be having a conversation with Simon. Ahh, the poetry of life. 

Simon also won silver in Beijing a gold at the 2002 Commonwealth games among so many other medals was know for having a great kick in the finish straight. One of my favorite ever finishing pictures is the one above by the legend that is Dely Carr of Simon outsprinting Brad Kahlefeldt, Jan Frodeno and Kris Gemmell to the line at the Hyvee race for $200K… Absolutely Rivetting.

I really enjoyed my chat with Simon and especially why having and cultivating your imagination is so important.

Anyway, I’ll leave it at that so you can fully enjoy. There's some big life lessons in here.

Image: Delly Carr

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • How Simon orchestrated his gold medal in Sydney
  • Chasing the ball and how it helps you find that little bit more
  • The connection of fiction with champions and why fiction is so important
  • Daily rituals and why you need to be disciplined with them
  • Why cultivating your imagination is so crucial to everything
  • Deliberate orchestration of that you wish to attain
  • Performance decision making
  • Losing self-authority of our attention span
  • What’s occupying your mental landscape
  • The overwhelming characteristics of champions like the Brownlee brothers, Daniela Ryf, Jan Frodeno, Chrissie Wellington, Nicole Spirig
  • Why maintaining your breath is everything
  • Creating and cultivating your environment to success
  • Keeping it simple
  • State story strategy
  • The benefits of a systematic process
  • On navigating an about end to a triathlon career
  • The butterfly story
  • The best response from Simon’s dad after he came second to Jan in Beijing
  • The importance of play
  • Nutrition
  • N+1 training
  • Biggest mistake athletes make in quest for performance

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Books mentioned

The Art of Learning

Remembrance of Earths Past series

  1. The 3 Body Problem
  2. The Dark Forest
  3. Deaths End

Butchers Crossing

The Paper Menagerie

The Last Neanderthal

The Color of Lightning

Children of Time

The Paul Kennedy Meat Debates

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 Today I have Dag Oliver - the GM of Norseman Xtreme triathlon on the show. Dag DNF’d his first triathlon back in 2005 due to a broken handlebar. Like all of us was bitten by the tri bug, but as most of us go deep into racing and competing, Dag went into race directing, to the secretary general of the Norwegian triathlon federation, to splitting his time between his relaxed sports photography business and the IT department of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

He is a busy man but one that is passionate about the sport and you can see how this shines through and how he lives the core values of Norseman.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • How Norseman rekindled the love of triathlon in Norway
  • Enticing the Germans so as to bring out the Viking spirit
  • What has made Norseman Xtreme tri such a success
  • The core values and how they make Norseman what it is
  • The biggest mistakes Dag see athletes make at Norseman
  • How having support makes the Norseman experience richer
  • The value of good planning
  • Getting it all done whilst being so busy
  • And so much more

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Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am PST

 

Today I have Mike Maric on the show. Mike is a medically trained forensic scientist that loves freediving and he believes that the quality of a person's life depends on the quality of their breathing. On his website, he says “when you master your breathing, you'll master your body, your mind, your life “ - I believe there is a lot of truth in that statement. We are always looking for ways to improve performance, yet we typically overlook the simple but not easy ones. Sleep and breathing are two of those. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why breathing is the ultimate cross-training tool.
  • Breathing and life
  • Co2 training and why it helps with dealing with open water swimming. And why triathletes should learn and do flip turns in a pool and why Co2 tolerance is harder developing out of the pool
  • Repetition is needed.
  • Becoming the master of your breathing.
  • The science
  • All life is in the breathing
  • Making our muscles work better without oxygen
  • Where Mike’s mind is when he is about to do a big freedive
  • Reducing recovery time
  • Losing a friend and leaving the water
  • Defeating his two biggest enemies (himself and fear)
  • How to improves one breathing
  • And so much more

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:50am PST

The clock is doing its thing ticking down to the start of the 2017 Ironman World Championships. The vibe is electric and you can feel the nerves mounting.

Today I have my brother from another mother Scott Jones on the podcast. You can find an interview I did with Joneser on the Triathlon World Summit at FB160 this episode is often quoted as a favourite. Joneser is a winner in life… this guy packs more into life than most with more responsibilities in life than most (he’s a rear admiral of the US Navy and a commercial pilot, loving husband, father and kick ass athlete).

We talk about Kona and how to race well out here and we also cover the ageing athlete. Joneser always comes out with nuggets of pure gold. Listen with your ears peeled back.

Enjoy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm PST

Today I’m speaking with Jesse Kropelnicki again - Jesse was on the podcast recently FB227 but this time we are chatting at the QT2 systems house in the calm away from the chaos and we speak about Kona from the things to focus on IF you are racing to a strategy for what it takes to get here and race.

Simple but not easy, but isn’t that typically the case…

Enjoy.

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The Endurance Training Diet & Cookbook

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm PST

Today I’m speaking with the plucky Aussie Greg Welch. Better known as Welchy. he really doesn’t need an introduction but for those, who for some reason do not know who Welchy is… he is the charismatic Aussie and the first Aussie to win here in Kona back in 1994.

I got the pleasure of sitting down at the Oakley house here in Kona with Greg and having a very quick conversation before the party started. There’s a bit of background noise but honestly who cares. We are in Kona sitting by the ocean chewing the fat about the race.

Good times.

And if you are here in Kona, go check out Oakley’s new helmets and glasses. They are pretty sweet.

Enjoy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm PST

Today I’m speaking with a good buddy, coach and someone who has been coming to the Big Island for 23 years. He knows a thing or two about racing here and having coached many athletes through Kona.

Sergio and I go through mistakes made in Kona and what it really comes down to, to ensure you have fun and put yourself in the best chance of race day execution.

The vibe in Kona is awesome so let's experience it in the best way possible

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Race week sabotage 
  • Heat acclimation
  • Missing the race start 
  • The compounding effects
  • Expectations 
  • Getting and using energy
  • Riding down from Hawi
  • Don't live in Flipflops 
  • And so much more goodness.

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Today’s show is brought to you by Purica. For over 17 years Purica has been offering supplements of the highest quality a results-based company.  From their flagship product, Recovery that offers increased cellular health and powerful anti-inflammatory properties to their brand new Power Vegan Proteins containing Chaga AND effective digestive enzymes, Purica has something for every athlete, active person and anyone looking to improve their health and longevity, not to mention performance.

Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Direct download: Sergio_Borges_FB230_-_Kona_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm PST

Today we kick off the Kona special with Kona local and swim legend Karlyn Pipes. I’ve had Karlyn on the podcast back in episode 140.

Karlyn is a swimmer, swim technique coach, author and inspirational speaker. She has established more number one rankings than any other Masters-level swimmer in history and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2015.

Do yourself a favour and get her book The Do Over - an inspiring story of her do-over from early swim success to addiction and then recovery through swimming.

This year she has been on a tear in masters swimming and I got lucky enough to have a swim session with her in her endless pool yesterday which had me focused and playing around in the water in today's Ho’ala Ironman Worlds Champs training swim.

Her swim lessons also come packaged with metaphors for life.

My conversation with Karlyn will help you become a better swimmer. And if you happen to be on the Big Island reach out to Karlyn via her contact page at Karlynpipes.com. You won’t regret it.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Deconstructing and reconstructing my swim
  • How to swim the Kona Ironman
  • One of the worst pieces of advice given to get your hips up
  • See the fishes, hear the fishes and talk to the fishes and why you’ll want to do this in open water swimming especially in Kona.
  • Why you don’t want to finish your stroke
  • Rolling - being on your side is not faster
  • Finding quiet power
  • Contrasting your swimming to SEE and FEEL the differences
  • Why you DO NOT want to be feeling the water
  • Scissoring your kick is only the ‘symptom of the disease’
  • Warming up for Iroman
  • Why Karlyn writes KNOW on her hand/arm in competition
  • Where to start depending on how you breathe
  • Finding space in the turns at the buoys
  • And so much more goodness.

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The Do Over

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Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm PST

Ok, today I have Denis Mikhailov on the show. Denis is not a triathlete but he definitely IS an athlete and his big wall climbing adventures definitely fall into the endurance category and he has much to share. 8-14 odd hours out in the elements, working out the puzzle of performance to get to the ultimate destination. That puzzle includes the fitness and strength required to get the job done, not to mention fuelling and Denis’s path led him to create nomad nutrition and of course that mental fitness is so key. All of which we discuss on the show.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Deconstructing performance
  • Why structure is so important
  • Your next performance breakthrough comes down to your mental training
  • When you have to get out there
  • Zen Archery
  • The process of coming back mentally from a scary fall
  • Food equals health
  • Why he went raw vegan and the day he gave it up
  • The morning ritual
  • The need to create great adventure food
  • His book recommendation that is not a book.
  • Ingredients matter
  • The REV dry process to preserve food and keeping it as it should be
  • The biggest food myth
  • And so much more

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Books mentioned in this podcast

Zen Archery

The Rock Warriors Way

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Direct download: FB228_-_Denis_Mikhailov.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST

Today’s guest is coach Jesse Kropelnicki who is the coach of two past professional athletes guests - Angela Naeth and Linsey Corbin.

What I like about Jesse and why he has had so much success is that it’s not just about the training. When things go pear-shaped most peoples knee-jerk reaction is “it must have been the training” - when most of the time it’s simply some other limiter that is getting in the way of being able to leverage the training. These limiters are typically daily nutrition, or race fuelling, race execution or simply the athlete's mental fitness is not there.

We get into the nitty-gritty in this conversation and as usual, there are great lessons that can help you in your quest to be a better athlete.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Managing your mental space for high performance
  • Why context in any situation matters
  • There is no balance
  • The strategy to fixing your limiters
  • The foundations of performance
  • Unorthodox training methods
  • Setting up your environment for success in training, business and in life
  • Durability and why that is a key ingredient
  • The critical system you need in place
  • The stress budget and why you need to understand this
  • And so much more

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QT2 Systems

http://kropelnicki.com/

The Endurance Training Diet & Cookbook

The Field Work Nutrition Co

Other things mentioned in this podcast

The Advantage

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB227_-_Jesse_Kropelnicki.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am PST

Today's podcast is my conversation with pro triathlete, Angela Naeth. And let me tell you, we get deep and Angela really lets it all out there. This makes it so special - we all have ups and downs and the best of life’s hurdles to overcome. Angela shows her vulnerability but it also shows that that is the true path and the reason why we should truly be ourselves.

Angela grew up here in beautiful British Columbia, Canada and is known in the tri world for her powerhouse of a bike. She is a multiple 70.3 Champion, twenty-five 70.3 podium finisher, Ironman 2014 Chattanooga Champion (her third Ironman) and the 2015 North American Ironman Champion and had gone sub 9 twice.

Angela has a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelors in Health Sciences… and in her quest to give back she has created this great women's triathlon/cycling community iracelikeagirl.com which gives her the opportunity to support others in the sport of triathlon. 

I really enjoyed this conversation with Angela and I think you will too…

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The coaches she's had, (including Chucky-V, Mark Allen, Sutto and current coach Jesse Kropelnicki) and the invaluable lessons 
  • The value of sacrifice
  • Why simplicity rules
  • How RedBull changed her life
  • What it takes to be an endurance athlete and what it takes to be pro
  • Becoming a pro today versus in 2008
  • Belief and being yourself
  • Stress
  • Her injury journey and getting through it
  • The biggest obstacle
  • Where age groupers screw it up (mostly)
  • A book everyone needs to read. 
  • The best advice she has ever received. [KM - This is it! Solid advice for all]
  • And more.

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AngelaNaeth.com

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Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB226_-_Angela_Naeth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm PST

Today I get to have a candid conversation with pro athlete, entrepreneur, Picky Bar founder, husband, and dad, Jesse Thomas. We deep dive into 'fitting it all in' while aiming to play well above the line on all those things. It's a tough ask but Jesse puts it all in a refreshing view.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Kona 2017 prep with a second rad little human on the way (due, two days post race).
  • On meeting and not meeting expectations
  • Differentiating training to release the stress of life versus training for performance
  • RedBull and the BIG Picture Philosophy
  • 3 reasons why Picky Bars has had the success and growth that it's had
  • Pushing through the dark times
  • The art of saying NO
  • How to switch off
  • Environments of success
  • The balance of IM training and being a dad
  • Jesse's outlook on life
  • How he fits it all in
  • What drives him
  • The best and worst investments his made
  • The single most important piece of advice he ever received
  • The aviators

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Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB225_-_Jesse_Thomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

Today’s Fat Black is Charlotte and I being the chainsaw and cutting through the BS when it comes to Fat Adaptation. We keep seeing the mistakes because like most things, simplicity has been replaced with noise and "shoulds". What's needed is simplicity and patience. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Does it make sense to go lower carb and higher fat?
  • Mistakes most make and the ones I made
  • Why the point is getting missed
  • What it's really about
  • The four things that need to be focused on with focus
  • The dark sides of LCHF and carb dependency
  • The simple no stress process to become fat adapted
  • The benefits
  • How you can still be social 
  • And more

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Todays shows is bought to you by Purica. For over 17 years Purica has been offering supplements of the highest quality a results based company.  From their flagship product, Recovery that offers increased cellular health and powerful anti-inflammatory properties to their brand new Power Vegan Proteins containing Chaga AND effective digestive enzymes, Purica has something for every athlete, active person and anyone looking to improve their health and longevity, not to mention performance.

Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB224_-_Missing_the_Point_Low_Carb_High_Fat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm PST

Today’s Fat Black is with Brad Kearns a former professional triathlete who performed on the international triathlon circuit from 1986 to 1995 and won 31 events around the world. He’s also the co-author with Mark Sisson of Primal Endurance, and host of the Primal Endurance Podcast, and just released the Primal Endurance Online Mastery Course.

Brad and I speak about conventional wisdom and why we should question things. We talk on slowing down to go fast and we also go into an area of so much confusion which is nutrition and so much more.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Not accepting conventional wisdom
  • Why carb dependency means you have to keep stuffing your face with sugary carbs
  • How to get out of carb dependency and what it takes
  • The stress of it all
  • Maffetone Method
  • The advice from Mark Allen after Brad was getting his ass kicked week in week out no matter the training he put in. 
  • The Max Aerobic HR is totally relative to fitness level.
  • How to contribute to your demise in endurance sports
  • Avoiding extreme burnout
  • Buying into the first step
  • Not throwing the baby out with the bath water
  • On suffering
  • Fear of being lazy
  • Enjoying your workouts and getting better results
  • Cultivating the intuitive principles
  • Why you have to get over yourself!
  • The background problem of carry excess body fat and it’s not genetics
  • Step one of dietary modification that makes sense to all

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Primal Endurance Master Course

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Todays shows is bought to you by Purica. For over 17 years Purica has been offering supplements of the highest quality a results based company.  From their flagship product, Recovery that offers increased cellular health and powerful anti-inflammatory properties to their brand new Power Vegan Proteins containing Chaga AND effective digestive enzymes, Purica has something for every athlete, active person and anyone looking to improve their health and longevity, not to mention performance. 

Learn more about Purica here: http://purica.com/trispecific

Order Purica products via Lifestyle Markets here: https://lifestylemarkets.com/vitamins-and-supplements/purica-trispecific and use the code "ALLERGICTOAVERAGE" to save 15% on your order today. 

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Direct download: FB223_-_Brad_Kearns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

Today I have a conversation with my ultra running coach, David Roche. David is not only a great runner - he’s the 2016 Way Too Cool 50k winner, the 2012 and 2014 USA Trail 10k National Champion, the 2014 US Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year, a member of the 2014 US Mountain Running Team, the 2015 US Long Distance Mountain Team, and the 2017 US Trail World Champs team. 

David is also great coach, with a strong community and has athletes crushing it over various distances every weekend. (Like Cat Bradley who was one of the 2.5% of people that got a ticket to Western States in the lottery and went on to WIN)  But as the title of his blog spot is… Some Work, ALL Play lays down his life philosophy of having fun. Yes it’s the trials of miles for success but love of the process and understanding that We are stardust with delusions of grandeur. And None of this stuff matters except the memories we make. So DECIDE to MAKE good memories no matter what. There’s a lot to learn in that view point and also loads to learn in my conversation that applies to any endurance sport.

David made this call work off a mountain in Colorado to fit this in, so at times there’s a little wind disturbance towards the end as a thunderstorm was rolling in but it’s all good.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Coaching, Performance and getting the ingredients right.
  • Exposing Talent
  • The trials of miles the miles of trials and why it matters
  • The big reasons of being an athlete
  • The first pre requisite of an athlete so you don’t sell yourself short and allows you to become the best you can become.
  • How to build belief in oneself
  • Comparisons the thief of joy
  • The problem with focusing only on the outcome
  • Depression and post race blues
  • Ego based training
  • Why you need a what’s next
  • And much more.

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SWAP

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Direct download: FB222_-_David_Roche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am PST

On Wednesday morning after joining my TS open water swim, the awesome Linsey Corbin sat down with me at FORLiSE and we got to talk a lot of shop. Hubby Chris getting his hand slapped from Ironman from flying his drone (but damn... Check the footage AND showcase of the Ironman Canada course on his Instagram page), why she chose racing IM Canada, Kona, equality and so much more. 

Ok, Lets do this.

Enjoy.

*Apologies about the buzz in the background. The big lights in FORLiSE make quiet the noise. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why she chose Ironman Canada
  • Longevity
  • How her year has been going
  • Changing the recipe
  • Racing a pro female only field and the benefits
  • Drafting
  • The equality thing and why there maybe shouldn’t be 50 females
  • The positive changes in Kona
  • On racing more
  • The trump card on setting up your season
  • Maturity
  • And a little more awesome ;)

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Direct download: FB221_-_Linsey_Corbin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm PST

 

This week we are going with two podcasts - today is my buddy and coach Patrick Ash and I talking all about racing and pacing Ironman Canada, or really any Ironman you are lining up for. It's a long one as we really go into setting up your day for success. And today I also sat down with Linsey Corbin and her race week interview will be up on Friday. 

Ok, Lets do this.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • How to pace and race Ironman
  • Breaking down the component sports 
  • Race planning and strategy
  • Why you need to get to T1 early on race day
  • How to ensure you go slower on the bike and what to do to go FASTER
  • Setting up for success
  • Nutrition
  • Transitions
  • Getting aero
  • And more

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Direct download: FB220_-_How_to_Race__Pace_Ironman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm PST

 

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

So... 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: FB219_-_The_Bighorn_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

Social:

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

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

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

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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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Enjoy the show!

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

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

Social:

Follow @Gut_Goddess Twitter & Instagram
Follow The Gut Institute Facebook 

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Enjoy the show!

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

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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SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

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

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Enjoy the show!

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

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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http://www.trispecific.com/itunes
http://www.trispecific.com/stitcher

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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SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

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

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

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

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Enjoy the show!

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

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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SHOW SPONSOR:

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Enjoy the show!

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

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

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE http://www.trispecific.com/tscafe

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

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

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

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Enjoy the show!

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

This week it's my absolute pleasure to sit down with my better half Charlotte Paul. Ironman champ and super mum, talking all about her time as a triathlete. From age grouper to professional and it being the vehicle where she went from a life of no direction to one of finding purpose and self belief. It was fun going into the memory archives, having a fun conversation and give you many take homes to improve you as an athlete and person.

I trust you'll enjoy this as much as we did recording it. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why you need to be patient
  • Finding purpose and belief
  • Preparing to win
  • The hated session that improved an already fast run
  • At the end of the day... What really matters
  • Mental toughness 
  • Pacing
  • Race week mishaps and how we sabotage ourselves
  • The road to success
  • And much more.

SHOW LINKS:

 

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/charliepaul/

Learn more about CP:

http://www.innervoice.life/charlotte-paul

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

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

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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB209_-_Charlotte_Paul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm PST

This week I chat Pete Bryceland whom I was introduced to via a TS LIFE athlete. Pete has an interesting background working his way up through the McDonalds ranks of management and training which in reality provided the foundation of solid systems. He set his focuses on learning and implementing NLP (Neural Linguistic Programming) although he's not conventional in that approach, hypnotism, mental health, buisness and personal coaching.

This was definitely a mind expanding conversation.

Grab yourself a tasty beverage and enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- The lessons from 'failures'
- What NLP is
- Why we need to ask questions
- The thinker and the prover
- Depression and the myth of chemical imbalance
- Being Response-able
- The curse of wishful thinking
- Where the power is
- Hypnosis - why?
- And much more.

SHOW LINKS:

Books mentioned

The book I couldn't remember was What Makes Olga Run

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/petebryceland/

Website:

http://PeteBryceland.co.uk


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SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

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

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

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http://www.revbox.co.nz

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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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB208_-_Pete_Bryceland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am PST

This week I chat with the smash fest queen Hillary Biscay. 

 

We had Hillary on way back on episode #114 talking all about the art of suffering. But this time on the back of two 'smash fest' camps we talk all about her journey of becoming a plant powered athlete. 

The downs and then how this 60x Ironmaner, Ultraman and Ironman Champion had her career best results as a plant powered athlete. 

Grab yourself a tasty beverage and enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The catalyst
  • Underestimating nutrition
  • Overdoing the refined carbage
  • The protein myth
  • Common mistakes, mishaps and lessons
  • Farting
  • And more candid conversation

SHOW LINKS:

Books mentioned

 

The Food Revolution by John Robinson

Social:

https://www.facebook.com/hillarypbiscay

https://twitter.com/#!/hillarybiscay

http://instagram.com/smashfestqueen

http://facebook.com/smashfest.queen

http://twitter.com/smashfestqueen

 

Website:

Hillary Biscay

Smash Fest Queen

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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

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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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB207_-_Hillary_Biscay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PST

This week I chat with TS LIFER, and king juggler Tim Corbett.

Tim is happily married 5 time Ironman has 5 kids and juggles family, business, coaching and competing. Right now Tim should be a 6x IMer but his most recent one in stunning Taupo NZ was done in dusted in a sub 10min time (something we discuss in the show).

He has a passion for making Ironman training and competing, family friendly helping ‘normal’ mums and dads become Iron-parents.

With a background in sport science, behaviour change and marketing, he is the Director of Thinking at Deep Limited, a specialist health advertising and marketing agency. Tim looks to mix research with real life experience so doing Ironman not only makes you fitter and faster but a better mum or dad. Your legs will only take you so far, it’s your heart that gets you across the line.

A strong believer in the power of the team, he believes Ironman should not be pursued as an individual sport but as a chance to grow communities.

His wife, Catherine, is a strong believer in the power of the ‘weapon of mass distraction’. Expensive, shiny pieces of jewellery that ‘distract’ from the pain of watching, waiting and dealing with the whining.

Grab yourself a tasty beverage and enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Weapons of mass distraction
  • Why you need to know your partner! 
  • Ironman training spin offs
  • Doubling up and how it's a key to making it all work.
  • Significant supporter tips
  • Why we're privileged 
  • The right type of bank deposits 
  • Smart insurance
  • And more candid conversation

SHOW LINKS:

Books mentioned

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Grit

The 5 love languages by Gary Chapman (the most critical ironman training book you need)

Social:

Facebook

Instagram

Work:

http://deeplimited.com/

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TS LIFEAs I mentioned I’m turning 40 on Saturday… and I’m going to be bring that big 4-0 in with a 40km trail adventure here. I was excited to see some dirt trails again last week, but alas we are back in snow… So it will just add another element of awesome.

And since it’s supposedly a big mile stone and I’ll only be turning 40 once. I pretty much giving away a year's access to TS LIFE for 40% off. Access to everything TS LIFE has to offer has never been this low. And yes there’s a catch - As soon as I’m done my 40km run, showered, had some nutrient dense food… I’ll be turning off the discount code.

So go to http://www.trispecific.com/tslife and put in code "happy birthday" and that will take a whopping 40% off your entry to TS LIFE. And everyone that joins will be getting a little extra gift from me.

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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Enjoy the show!

Direct download: FB206_-_Tim_Corbett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm PST

So I had a last minute cancelation on the podcast so I thought I’d go into the Triathlon World Summit archives and bring to you my interview for TWS, where I go through many lessons we face on our journeys as endurance athletes and what it really takes to set ourselves up for success. 

Even if you have access to the TWS recordings, I recommend you re-listen to this as there are some great take homes that you can choose to use and improve how you show up in the world. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What really matters
  • How to set yourself up for success and what you must focus on
  • Using your head
  • What ALLERGICTOAVERAGE really means
  • Critical thinking and why it's important
  • Mistakes athletes make and how to avoid them
  • What long course triathlon is really about
  • The rules of engagement
  • We talk; Regen, Training, Movement, Nutrition
  • Life stress
  • The time for volume
  • And more

SHOW LINKS:

 

Social:

 

Instagram

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

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

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…

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: FB205_-_Kristian_Manietta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PST

This week Kristian sits down with Travis McKenzie. A fellow Aussie living thats also made Canada home and has a big goal of leaving an to leave a legacy of extraordinary impact on the endurance sports industry. Trav left his dream job of running world class events for Lululemon to scratch his own entrepreneurial itch, thus gain sleepless nights and all the other challenges that go along with that. But there is definitely always a gift in the challenges we face. In 1992 at the impressionable age of 10, Trav ran down the Ironman World Champs finish chute with his old man which solidified a deep life long passion in endurance sports - both partaking in them and creating some exceptional events along the way. 

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The highlights reel
  • His time at Lululemon and the BIG lessons
  • Arriving at this point in his life
  • The 3 simple but most effective traits of those that taste lasting success
  • The parallels between business and sport 
  • Making the committed decision on getting to Kona 
  • A life changing bike accident
  • On finding your inner voice
  • And more

SHOW LINKS:

 

http://www.ntsqsports.com
http://ntsqvelo.com
https://www.dirtyphil.com
http://www.innervoice.life
http://join.nokidhungry.org/goto/cc17_travismckenzie

Books mentioned

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Social:

 

https://www.instagram.com/travmckenzie/

http://instagram.com/ntsqsports

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Direct download: FB204_-_Travis_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19am PST

This week Kristian virtually sits down again with Dr Phil Maffetone to discuss fitness and health. How they don't always share the same bed and that endurance athletes aren't getting heart issues so much due to partaking in these immensely rewarding and enjoyable pathways but more likely how they're are going about them. As athletes we aren't immune to the typical yet avoidable western diseases - and these diseases necessarily increased due to the fields we play on. So today we get down to whats truly important, so you can live life big and be healthy whilst doing it. 

Enjoy. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The big picture is not being looked at
  • Why we need to change the terminology
  • High fat burn equals less symptoms
  • What your % of fat oxidation is versus sugar burn all the way up through higher intensities
  • Why people die from preventable diseases
  • The international cuisine and why it's sad
  • Low grade inflammation
  • Were not finding the causes due to our want of the quick fix
  • And more

SHOW LINKS:

http://philmaffetone.com

The paper: Athletes: Fit But Unhealthy!

Social:

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Facebook

https://instagram.com/maf_method

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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Direct download: FB203_Dr_Phil_Maffetone_-_Athletes-_Fit_but_Unhealthy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am PST

This week Kristian gets to have an amazing conversation with Jon Vroman, an award-winning keynote speaker, ultra-marathon runner, host of the Front Row Factor Podcast and founder of Front Row Foundation, a charity established in 2005 that creates front row experiences for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses.

Jon and Kristian, dive into being engaged and energised in the front row of life versus being checked out, while discussing living in the moment, creating compelling futures for ourselves and those whom with show up with and for.

Jon inspires others to Live Life In The Front Row™ by teaching the art of moment making and give us strategies, ideas, questions to ponder so we too can get Living Life in the Front Row.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Why it’s important to Live Life in the Front Row
  • We do get to choose
  • On finding the gift in the challenge
  • Why we need to ask better questions
  • Rewiring the brain
  • Why who we show up with matters. A lot
  • The key to strategically choosing our environment
  • Choosing and how we feel
  • How hope for the future brings power to the present and why it’s not wishful thinking
  • Becoming a moment maker and how we do it
  • What makes us most alive in life and why we should chase it
  • The 12 morning questions that will tune your mind
  • Why and how to be your own CMO (chief marketing officer) and the absolute necessity to advertise to ourselves
  • The simple law of proximity
  • Why it’s unhealthy to “look around the locker room”
  • One of our most dangerous places to be as a human being
  • The power and value of curiosity
  • Are we worth the investment?
  • Finding your own front row

SHOW LINKS:

http://frontrowfactor.com/

The book: http://frontrowfactor.com/preorder/

Social:

https://www.instagram.com/jonvroman/

https://www.facebook.com/frontrowfactor/

http://twitter.com/jonvroman

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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Direct download: FB202_Jon_Vroman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am PST

This week Kristian speaks with one of his own one 2 one athletes Tiana Rockwell - the Queen B - on many things nutrition. Including the fundamental value of self experimentation, the critical nature of a time frame when it comes to commitment and so much more.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

- The Queen Bee
- People are different
- The right diet for you
- The rules of engagement when it comes to commitment
- Getting educated
- The dirty dozen
- Bloods don't lie
- Tiana's post Ironman Arizona blood test
- What to do if you cannot afford comprehensive blood tests.
- And more.

SHOW LINKS:

http://www.trirealfood.com/

https://twitter.com/TriRealFood

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Direct download: FB201_Tiana_Rockwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

 

For our 200th episode, we are joined by mental-master and coach, Grant Giles. We have featured Grant on the show before, and today he brings insights into understating and managing the ego, taking responsibility, and the dangers of comparison. This is a not-to-be-missed episode!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Finding acceptance 
  • Being the right 'slave'
  • Fighting intuition 
  • The psychology of ego
  • Avoiding the cycle 
  • The insanity of this sport 
  • Taking responsibility  
  • The coach-athlete relationship
  • The dangers of comparison
  • Understanding pace
  • The fear of winning
  • Change your thought process
  • Planning to fail

SHOW LINKS:

 

http://www.sportssupports.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/aeromaxteam/

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PST

Today we speak with the philosophical former pro-athlete and current coach, Jasper Blake on managing the ego, creating self awareness and how to properly manage fatigue. Grab a cup of your favourite Fat Black mix, and enjoy!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Using sport as an outlet
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Sleep
  • The importance of your mindset
  • Being dictated by ego
  • Self awareness
  • Being uncomfortable 
  • The other side of ego
  • Putting it on the line
  • When things go bad

SHOW LINKS:

 

http://www.jasper.is

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Direct download: FB_199_-_Jasper_Blake.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

Today Kristian gets to speak with swedish athlete and new dad Fredrik Croneborg. Fredrik has had loads of podiums and finally won a big race in Atlantic City in 2014. But in 2016 he won Challenge Taiwan and Ironman Malaysia showing that it’s consistency in the long game that matters most.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The impact on being a member of Bahrain Endurance
  • Inside a Bahrain Endurance get together
  • A lesson we can take from why the top pros are so successful
  • Fredriks absolute key to racing success
  • Why Asia
  • Overcoming adversity in racing
  • Keeping the enjoyment alive after 20 years in the sport
  • How you can get out of bed when you don’t want to

SHOW LINKS:

 

https://bahrainendurance13.com/athletes/8/frederik-croneborg

https://www.facebook.com/croneborg

https://twitter.com/frreddie

https://www.instagram.com/frreddie/

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Direct download: FB_198_-_Frederik_Croneborg.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm PST

 

For the final Fat Black episode for 2016, and the second part in our Mixtape series we thought we share some of our favourite parts of 3 very inspiring interviews. Scott Jones, Steph Corker and Craig Percival all have their own unique sense of passion and drive and the rare ability to motivate without over the top bravado; these are down to earth, practical ideas that you can, and should, implement immediately. Enjoy the show, and thank you for helping make 2016 another awesome year for the Fat Black Podcast and TriSpecific.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The values and motivation of taking on big goals with Craig Percival
  • Steph Corker tells us how to truly set and understand your goals
  • Scott Jones shares his wisdom on mediocrity and attitude

SHOW LINKS

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Direct download: FB_197_-_The_2016_Mixtape_Part_2.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

What a year! We have had the absolute pleasure of interviewing so many great guests in 2016 and we think the best way to wrap up the year is to showcase some of the most knowledgeable episodes in this mashup! With so many great guests it sure was hard to squeeze everything into just one show, so this is a 2-part series - so stay tuned for the next Mixtape, coming up immediately after this one. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Talent and practice with Todd Herman
  • Knowing your Why 
  • Shutting out the noise with Pete Jacobs
  • Grant Giles on pacing, FTP and knowing yourself.
  • Heather Wurtel talks on doing the work and keeping perspective

SHOW LINKS

http://www.trispecific.com/craig

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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Direct download: FB_196_-_The_2016_Mix_Tape_Part_1.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

The festive season is here! It's a busy time of year for everyone; shopping, parties, family gatherings - all of the fun things we love about the holidays. That doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your training and it also doesn't mean you have to lock yourself away from all the Holiday fun! For the committed triathlete this time of year is all about finding balance. Today we discuss some strategies to help keep you on track for the break, and still enjoy yourself! Merry Christmas!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Finding the balance over the holidays 
  • Taking things too the extreme
  • The trappings of rigid training plans
  • Stop chasing the Green Boxes
  • Data Free December
  • Eating, drinking and being Merry, TS style
  • Everything will be OK
  • NY resolutions
  • Donate to the Percival family

SHOW LINKS

http://www.trispecific.com/craig

 

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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Direct download: FB_195_-_Surviving_the_Holidays.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

 

Today, Kristian speaks with Ironman age group champion Steph Corker. We peel back the layers and find that Steph is this dynamo of positivity, backed with a lust for hard work and someone that is highly curious at becoming better in all that she does and has this wants to transfer those skill sets across to others. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The darkside of meditation in Kona
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Congruency in training and life
  • Having the guts to stand for something
  • Becoming a better version of yourself
  • The willingness to do
  • What your goals really need
  • 1/10th of a second. 
  • Fun and how lucky we are

SHOW LINKS

http://www.stephcorker.com/

http://www.innervoice.life/steph-corker/

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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Direct download: FB_194_-_Steph_Corker.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm PST

 

Today we sit down with the all-class Sarah Piampiano, an athlete who transitioned from Olympic hopeful (in two sports), to dominating Wall St, to now setting her sights firmly on dominating long course triathlon. She is tenacious, intelligent and a damn hard worker. She also has a lot of wise to share with Age Group Athletes on how to get the most out of yourself. Get ready to take notes!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Olympic hopeful -> Wall St -> Ironman Pro Athlete
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Leveraging passion
  • Understanding "too hard"
  • Remaining objective
  • Taking criticism the right way
  • Becoming mentally tough
  • The Habit Project

Show Links

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http://sarahpiampiano.com

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm PST

Today we have the pleasure of sharing the story of Ironman Blueprint athlete, Graham Monteith with you. Graham's journey into the sport began with a quest to improve his health;  with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes,  and an unhealthy lifestyle, he needed to take control of his life, and health. Graham openly shares how he managed to get full control of his diabetes, embracing not just the LCHF lifestyle but by going deeper into ketosis to manage his blood sugar responses. He shares valuable tips on how to make LCHF easy, and how you can still function and race. We love Graham's story, because he took control and got his life back.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The real dangers of carb-dependancy 
  • Eating a "balanced diet"
  • Having a reason to change 
  • Being fit & unhealthy 
  • Beating diabetes 
  • Going all in with ketosis 
  • Integrating LCHF with the family 
  • To measure or not to measure
  • Controlling your food

Show Links

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific
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http://www.sarahwilson.com

http://realmealrevolution.com

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Direct download: FB_192_-_Getting_Control.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

 

Triathlon is a lifestyle. The way we train, the way we eat, the decisions we make and the commitment to being healthy humans is encompassed in that lifestyle. It's never perfect, but the journey of getting the balance between family and the sport you love is something to look forward to; something that everyone can enjoy -  and you can still perform at your best. Today we sit down and discuss what it takes to create a lifestyle that integrates with your family, and how it to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Creating the right environment
  • Meshing the lifestyle with kids
  • Leading by example, always
  • Sharing the experience with your family (even your dog)
  • Finding the balance
  • What underpins the entire process 
  • Adaptability & flexibility
  • Longevity
  • Being world class
  • "Is this the best you got?"

Show Links

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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http://realmealrevolution.com

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

How do you keep focused on the task at hand without losing sight of the bigger picture? How do maintain year-round training focus? How do you stop your head un-ravelling in a race? The answers start with the processes. Today we drill down how to focus on the process of training, avoid distractions and not over0-think the outcomes. Triathlon - like everything in life - is about the journey.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Commitment
  • The right choices
  • Knowing the objectives
  • "If this, then that"
  • Lacking discipline
  • How to prevent self-sabotage
  • Why you didn't get the result
  • Solving your own problems
  • Replicating success
  • Playing above the line

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm PST

 

We love an adventure; wether it's climbing glaciers, Mountain biking across deserts, or just exploring our own backyards. Seeking adventures like these are a great way to switch-off from the world, close-out the triathlon noise, but most importantly: have fun and grow! Today Kristian chats with the guys from IGO Adventures. Never heard of it? What is it? Well Bobby sums it up perfectly here:

IGO was born as an idea when I completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. After a life-changing 48 days at sea, the euphoria of the finish was powerful. I believe everyone should experience that feeling and have it as frequently as possible. Therefore, I was determined to answer the question: If I bottled the adrenaline and emotions I felt upon seeing Antigua after 2 months of rowing, how can I give that ‘adventure ecstasy’ to people who only have a week to spare? The answer is IGO.

- Bobby Melville – Founder

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What is IGO Adventures
  • The DNA that makes these events high on the bucket list
  • The world records and how IGO came about
  • The events on offer

Show Links

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PST

We live in a complicated world, and each year we see the sport that we love become more and more complex, yet results remain unfulfilled. If it was as easy as "the fastest bike, the latest gadget, the most complex training plan, and supplement X, wouldn't everyone be smashing their respective goals? Today we highlight the key areas that we see triathletes overcomplicating and look at workable solutions to creating simplicity. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What you cannot do well without
  • Engine VS Machine
  • Simplifying technology
  • Uncomplicated training
  • Stop hacking
  • How marketing ruins your nutrition
  • Fat Adapted or not fat adapted
  • The search for simplicity
  • F.O.C.U.S
  • Auditing you tri-life

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

That 6 inches between your ears...It can be a hugely powerful tool that can help thrust you towards your goal. Or it can completely destroy your confidence and over-ride your trained ability to succeed. Today we sit down and pull apart the how to create the right headspace, even when you can't see through the murky waters.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Having doubts
  • Creating the right headspace
  • Growth Mindset VS Fixed Mindset
  • Negative input/ output
  • Channelling The BS
  • Responsibility = Strong mindset
  • The easy road
  • Responsibility

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

Getting the balance of training and recovery is more art than science sometimes, and can be a complicated process. In the post-Kona whitewash, we have seen quite a few top athletes who (through their own admissions) just didn't get that right on the lead up to the race. We believe this is also a big issue for Age Group triathletes, so today we break down that intricate balance of knowing when enough is enough.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Getting the balance right.
  • Training consistency.
  • Recovery consistency.
  • Getting the execution right.
  • Heading the warning signs.
  • The bigger picture; the macro VS the micro.
  • Art and science of recovery
  • Desire/ drive VS intuition and clarity.
  • Weak desire = weak result.
  • Self reflection and self awareness.
  • When is enough really enough.
  • Doing things you don't want to do.

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Direct download: FB_186_-_Dialling_In__Ratcheting_Down.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

Ahhh Kona. Such a beautiful location that can deliver both pain and glory. This year was no different with plenty of drama and action unfolding throughout the day followed by plenty of celebrations (and possibly some disappointment). Rather than tell you about the winners of the race (you already know that) today we discuss some valuable lessons from the race on the big island, and how you can apply these in your next race.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Strengths VS Weaknesses
  • Staying cool
  • Training and preparation
  • Backing yourself
  • Understanding when to push
  • Course knowledge
  • Reverting to your trained state

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Direct download: FB_185_Kona_Lessons.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PST

It's here! The biggest race of the year for the Iron Distance event! There is a tonne of excitement built up for this years Ironman World Championships with plenty of speculation about who will take out the Men and Women's titles for 2016. But Kona is more than just the race itself - the race is a huge industry event with plenty of hype and noise. So today we discuss some of that noise and what is really important. We also talk a lot about committing to the process. Sit back, and enjoy.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Some not so wild predictions 
  • The beam bike
  • Investing the right way
  • Kona noise (volume 12)
  • There is no easy way
  • Commitment
  • Gratitude and attitude
  • Dealing with your own headspace
  • The key to success at any race

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

Today we are talking all things NOISE. Let's be clear, we love this sport and we love the knowledge and passion that is shared throughout the triathlon community. But too much noise leads to distraction, and distraction leads to inconsistency. And of course inconsistency is what stops people from achieving great things in sport. So settle in as we talk about how to manage the noise and help you find some clarity. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The noise of Kona
  • Processing information
  • How the noise affects outcomes
  • What you really need
  • "Talk less, ride more"
  • Following the path
  • Internal and external noise 
  • Training yourself to believe
  • Setting your reality
  • Showing up
  • Dealing with distractions 
  • The best question 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm PST

Today Pete and I "sip the fat" of our fat black coffees with me here in Whistler Canada and Pete in sunny Cancun and we talk about what you need to do to make your goal more likely to happen while also be smarter with your expectations. Enjoy the show and please join the 297 athletes and counting in our TS CAFE. It's free but a place paced with value. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Suffering indoors 
  • Misalignment of your actual goals
  • Setting up your environment for success
  • Creating opportunities for growth
  • Knowing the value in your training
  • Setting expectations in training
  • Using intuition 
  • Stop trying to PB every session
  • The number one thing you should focus on
  • Understanding your testing 
  • Simplifying training  

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Direct download: FB_182_-_Goals__Expectations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PST

Today we "sip the fat" with this years winner of the ULTRA 520K Canada (formerly known as UltraMan Canada) and TS Life Member, Ross Welton. Ross adopted the LCHF lifestyle to prepare his body for the race and talks us through the nuances of his journey with LCHF - mistakes he made, and strategies that you absolutely have to employ to ensure that the LCHF protocol works for you. Ross, as well as many other athletes, are proof that you can perform at high levels without destroying your body with excess, processed carbohydrates.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How a bet turned into a full-blown commitment to race.
  • The rewards of persistence.
  • Going all in.
  • Knowing what is right an what is wrong for your body.
  • Getting over fat-phobia.
  • Fat bombs.
  • Getting the numbers and the training just right.
  • How to race as a LCHF athlete.
  • The social acceptance of eating.
  • Seizing the moment.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm PST

It's race week! And one of the biggest ones of the year! The Sunshine Coast is teaming with fit, confident, excited athletes ready to take on the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Over 3000 athletes are set to take on the tough, but fast course, so today we are talking about racing strategy; what you need to think about, what you don't want to forget and how to lay down a solid plan of action for any race. Sit back and enjoy! And if you are racing this weekend - we wish you the best of luck. Get after it!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The who's-who of the Pro list (plus some very biased predictions).
  • Understanding course dynamics.
  • The relevance of equipment selection for different races.
  • Dealing with swell and chop in the swim.
  • Compartmentalising the race.
  • Pacing the bike.
  • How to run hills efficiently.
  • The 4 biggest tip for any race.
  • The 5th biggest tip for any race.
  • Creating great racing strategies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm PST

 

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

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

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.

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

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PST

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

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

Today Pete and I get back on the podcast with Christopher Kelly founder of Nourish Balance Thrive and talk about combatting adrenal dysfunction. We discuss our own dealings with this health issue that supposedly doesn't exist and how to go about rebuilding ones health and of course... Performance. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • A quick recap from Chris’ last interview in EP 164.
  • We share our own experiences with adrenal dysfunction.
  • The individuality of adrenal dysfunction.
  • Defining adrenal ‘fatigue’.
  • What Red Flags you should look for.
  • The value of testing.
  • What are the biggest influencers on adrenal function.
  • The Autoimmune Protocol.
  • When it's ok to have a beer and burrito (if that's your thing).
  • Finding your own optional.
  • The truth about stress and adrenals.
  • What to do if you cannot afford testing.
  • The Keto Summit

Show Links

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

Today Pete and I kick start our performance series were will (over time) breakdown all the little parts it takes to be as successful as you can in this sport or any endurance sport for that matter. Many things cross over and the main differences will be training prescription and required skill sets for different sports. Today we start with building consistency and how you build belief and confidence. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What it takes to be successful.
  • Being consistently present.
  • Getting realistic with your life circumstances.
  • How health leads to consistency.
  • Making the commitment to showing up.
  • Why you need more downtime.
  • Believing it before you see it.
  • The WHITEBOARD method.
  • Consistency → Belief → Confidence.
  • The power of positive reinforcement.
  • The little coach in your head.
  • Attaching the physical to the mental.

LINKS

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am PST

Today Pete and I have Steph Lowe 'The Natural Nutritionist" back on the Fat Black and we talk all about the Facts versus Fiction when it comes to LCHF. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The LCHF acronym and how it's getting incorrectly followed.
  • What LCHF essentially is... We like simple and it is simple.
  • What it includes and excludes.
  • What LCHF is not! 
  • Some controversy and maybe a rant or two ;)

LINKS

 

Web: http://www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/

Lower Carb, Higher Fat - 7 Day Meal Plan

Also check out Stephs "Real Meals for Athletes" 

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Direct download: FB_173_-_LCHF_Fact_Versus_Fiction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PST

Today Pete and I talk with Ted Adams III whom is the writer and producer behind the new triathlon movie "TRI" The movie is an inspiring, emotionally-charged drama about a medical technician with a history of not finishing things who is inspired by a cancer patient to do for her first Triathlon. TRI is the first scripted feature narrative about triathlons that has been developed for theatrical release and is aiming to raise awareness and hope for those who are seeking compassion or understanding while dealing with cancer as a caregiver, a patient and a survivor.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

- How Ted got into triathlon
- Team In Training
- How cancer inspired a film
- Learning from not finishing something
- Transitions in tri and in life
- The strength of the triathlon community
- How you can watch the film
- Women for tri

Links

http://www.triforcure.com/

TRAILER

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Direct download: FB_172_-_TRI_The_Movie_with_Ted_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am PST

Today Pete and I talk once again with Peter Defty and this time we go into exogenous ketone supplementation because it's becoming the rage right now. We dive into why you'd consider spending the bucks to use whats on the market and why and when you shouldn't even consider using them. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Exogenous ketone supplements. 
  • When you should not use them and why.
  • Why they could be a very powerful tool in the toolbox for the fat adapted athlete.
  • If you're going to use them, when you should. 
  • And more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

Today Pete and I are speaking with Martin Schoenfelder from Cosinuss, who leading the way in wearable technology with a very cool, very handy device that measures Heart rate, Heart Rate Variability as well as Core Temperature.

Martin has joined us today to talk about the device, how it works and a little bit about why endurance athletes would want to pay attention to their core temperatures.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Meet Martin Schoenfelder, Sports Scientist and Biologist working with Cosinuss.
  • The work of 7 years of development.
  • How the Cosinuss works; using optical measurements to read HRV, HR and core temperature.
  • Understanding core temperature and brain function.
  • How core temperature affects performance.
  • The optimal core temperature for you.
  • Keeping cool.
  • The value of real-time feedback.
  • Connecting the device with open-source data transfer.
  • How your coach could monitor your vitals using Cosinuss.
  • New additions of the Cosinuss tech -  some exciting applications!

Links

https://www.cosinuss.com/en

https://twitter.com/cosinuss_

https://www.instagram.com/cosinuss_earconnect/

https://www.facebook.com/cosinuss.wearables

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Direct download: FB_170_-_Cosinuss_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm PST

Today Pete and I break down what it really takes to achieve your goal. It doesn't matter if you want to break an hour mark, podium, or qualify for Kona or a World Championships event - there is a formula to getting it right. We break down some of the non-negotiables to this strategy and then how to implement on the day.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Learning lessons from the professionals of the sport.
  • How to gain true confidence.
  • Why the desire has to BURN.
  • What happens when you don't want it as much as you think you do (hint: it's not great).
  • Why you should be a nice person.
  • The absolute non-negotiables of your race preparation.
  • Creating a sleep routine: learning to say NO.
  • The real challenge that Fat Adapted Athletes face.
  • Why movement matters.
  • 5 keys to race execution.
  • Why people mess up their positive affirmations.
  • Understanding true belief.

Links

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific
http://www.instagram.com/trispecific
http://www.twitter.com/trispecific

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_169_-_What_it_Takes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm PST

Today Pete and I have one of the nicest guys in triathlon, Tim O'Donnell on the Fat Black. Tim definitely shows that how you do something is how you do everything. He works hard and demands the best of himself no matter what he does and is why his had the success he has to date. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How the Navy introduced T.O. to triathlon.
  • Learning to make sacrifices for the greater goal.
  • How military training can help athletic performance.
  • Lessons from Kona.
  • Working with Mark Allen to become a better athlete.
  • Managing the ego.
  • Fixing the chinks in the armour.
  • How to create a normal life as an athlete.
  • Dealing with the tough days.
  • Why T.O. is so strong.
  • Giving back: Team red White and Blue.

Show Links

http://timothyodonnell.com/

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_168_-_Tim_Odonnell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am PST

Today Pete and I have Ariel Garten, one of the founders of Muse 'your personal meditation assistant' with brain-sensing technology to measure whether your mind is calm or active, and translates those signals into guiding sounds helping you develop zen like focus. We all know we need to reduce the noise and regain focus to be as efficient and effective as possible and Pete and I are looking forward to getting our mitts on a set of these. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Meet Ariel Garten the founder of Muse.
  • How a brain-sensing headband can teach you to be calm.
  • Mind-wandering VS Focused Attention.
  • The feedback that muse provides, and why it is so valuable.
  • Understanding mediation better.
  • How smartphones can help change our brains (for the better).
  • Tracking real-time progressions and improvements.
  • Shutting down the internal dialogue.
  • The neuroscience of meditation.
  • Where you can get Muse.

Show Links

www.choosemuse.com

Click here to get 15% off your Muse device

Connect with Muse on Twitter

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Direct download: FB_167_-_Mastering_Meditation_with_Muse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

Today Pete and I have Michael Brown from Specialized Australia on the Fat Black Podcast talking all about Specialized's Body Geometry system and how since acquiring Retul they have successfully combined the two systems to quantify a better fitting solution for you.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Michael’s background with Specialized.
  • Recapping the Body Geometry methodology.
  • How bike fitting is evolving.
  • The advantages of BG Fit and RETUL coming together.
  • The value in computer analysis and biomechanical assessments.
  • The true role of a (great) bike fitter.
  • Understanding marketing VS true R&D process when choosing saddles.
  • Equipment bias.
  • The most important aspect of female specific fitting.
  • How bike shoes can affect performance (and comfort).

Show Links

https://www.specialized.com/

Facebook (AUS) Facebook (US)

Instagram (AUS) Instagram (US)

Twitter (AUS) Twitter (US)

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Today Pete and I have Craig Percival back on the Fat Black Podcast talking all about his epic 8 Ironmans in 8 days across 8 states and territories in Australia. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The reality of completing 8in8in8.
  • How the weather affected Craig’s performances.
  • Important advice from James Lawrence (Iron Cowboy).
  • The true dangers of sleep deprivation.
  • Adapting on the fly.
  • Letting go of expectations.
  • Who really motivated Craig during the event.
  • Being a positive role model.
  • Craig’s 3 main goals for 8in8in8.
  • What’s next for Craig.
  • Lessons learned.
  • The values of your crew.

Show Links

 

Direct Link to Donation Page http://www.trispecific.com/888

http://www.nolimitsendurance.com.au/

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_165_-_Getting_it_Done_8in8in8_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm PST

Today Pete and I interview Christopher Kelly founder of Nourish Balance Thrive. A couple of years ago Christopher quit his job at a hedge fund to start Nourish Balance Thrive a small functional medicine practice for athletes.

In today’s interview we are going to dive into the some baseline testing athletes should get and why. We are also going to talk nutrition, energy and fatigue and how all these topics glue together.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to get a greater advantage.
  • The two most influential levers you need.
  • Why testing is a smart investment.
  • Why a normal GP can't do what a functional medicine practitioner can.
  • The types of tests and what you can gain from them.
  • And more.

Show Links

Set up a free consultation here: http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/fatblack/

http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB_164_-_The_Path_to_Thriving_with_Chris_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PST

Today Pete and I have the host of the great Endurance Planet podcast Tawnee Prazak on the Fat Black. Tawnee is a triathlete and triathlon coach living in Laguna Beach, Calif, and like us has a huge passion for endurance sports.

She has a master’s-level education in exercise physiology and strength and conditioning. Has been involved in the endurance world for nearly a decade, and is considered one of today’s leading experts in the field of endurance training, racing, strength training, nutrition and wellness. When not podcasting, Tawnee coaches and consults with triathletes and endurance athletes around the globe. She is also a freelance writer, speaker, fitness model, and healthy cooking aficionado.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • A paradigm shift being driven by coaches.
  • The background and laying the path to 'wrecking' health.
  • Falling in love with endurance sports.
  • Working with functional practitioners.
  • Hormone testing
  • Using an elimination diet to problem solve.
  • Understanding the different testing.
  • The female athlete triad.
  • The MAF method: getting real with it.
  • Measuring energy balances in female athletes.

 

Show Links

Endurance Planet Podcast

Coach Tawnee

Personal Blog

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB_163_-_Getting_Real_with_Tawnee_Prazak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am PST

Today we speak with new Whistler local Kirsten Sweetland, the 2006 junior world champion, 2013 U/23 World Champs silver medalist and Glasgow Commonwealth games silver medalist on her quest to make it on the Canadian Olympic team for Rio after missing out on making the teams for Beijing and London due to injuries.  We love Kirsten's mindset and how she has seen the positive side of learning much more about her body while working through parasitic and bacterial infections after racing in dirty water Stockholm. When she gets fit and strong .. We'd say look out!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Why Train in Whistler in winter.
  • Dealing with setbacks and the privilege of hardship.
  • The domino effects of a suboptimal choice.
  • Working through 18 months of parasite and bacterial issues from dirty water in a race.
  • Developing a strong mental strategy.
  • Breathing patterns.
  • Understanding what stress is.
  • Learning to stay positive through adversity.
  • The pressure of an Olympic year.
  • Working with the Red Bull team.
  • Understanding Flow State.
  • Letting go of the 1%-ers.
  • Kirsten’s biggest mistake and the lesson (Age groupers take note).

Show Links

Kirsten Sweetland

Instagram

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_162_-_The_Privilege_of_Hardship_with_Kirsten_Sweetland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm PST

Today we have another interview we did for the Triathlon World Summit with Mark Cote, the head aerodynamicist at Specialized Bicycles. We go through the hard data on the massive time savings you can make from some simple changes. We also talk what's really important first and foremost and then give you the keys so to speak with what you can do to slash massive amounts of time off of your bike splits without more training.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How you can get massive time savings by doing some simple things
  • The new frontier of aerodynamic gains
  • How to set your bike up so it’s clean and doesn’t slow you down
  • The low down on wheels and how to choose right for conditions
  • The 2 first things you need to tick before you think aero and this coming from an aerodynamic geek.
  • Tubulars or Clinchers? 
  • And so much more. 

Show Links

Specialized Bicycles

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_161_-_Everything_You_Need_to_Know_About_Getting_Aero_with_Mark_Cote.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Today we have an interview we did for the Triathlon World Summit with US Navy Captain and newly appointed Admiral Scott Jones. After listening to Scott, you are going to want more so we will have him on The Fat Black shortly. Scott is a no nonsense kinda person but a man who is exceptionally humble and has a huge heart. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Why it pays to be a winner
  • Mediocrity 
  • To be strong in the body you need to be strong in the mind
  • Setting the 'table' correctly and why thats important
  • Importance of the swim on the bike and run
  • Why you want to train with joy
  • And much more wisdom

Show Links

http://www.imjcoaching.com/

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_160_Why_it_Pays_to_Have_A_Winning_Attitude_with_Scott_Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm PST

Today Pete and I speak with fellow Aussie and Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs on getting back on track after his bumpy road since winning the big one back in 2012.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Life with Fatigue
  • The catalyst for change
  • Ken Ware ... The man that helped John Mclean walk again
  • There are no hills - quieting the mind
  • Belief when the chips are down
  • Dealing with the noise
  • PJ's lessons and taking responsibility.
  • The n=1 journey

Show Links

http://petejacobs.com/

PJ on Twitter

PJ on Instagram

PJ on Facebook

 

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB_159_-_Back_On_Track_with_Ironman_World_Champion_Pete_Jacobs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm PST

Today Pete and I speak with Steve Fleck, a lifelong endurance athlete. Husband and Father. Businessman. Race & Event Announcer for triathlon, cycling, running and all endurance sports events and someone that truly has his finger on the pulse of triathlon. Steve gives us some history lessons and we talk about the state of affairs in our beloved sport and how it can thrive going forward. 

Enjoy and scroll down to check out my birthday and good news deals. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The early years of the sport.
  • Working with Graham Fraser.
  • The problems with the sport in it’s current state.
  • The True meaning of the sport.
  • The efficacy of the draft legal format.
  • The 2 most significant changes in the sport, and why.
  • On that win in Sydney.
  • Too much focus on Ironman racing.
  • Sports media and triathlon.
  • Creating better race coverage and athlete tracking.
  • The most effective format of triathlon for media coverage.
  • Steve’s favourite race experience.
  • Doping in the sport; can it be stopped?
  • The transformative event happening this year.

Show Links

Twitter

It's my birthday (well in Australia and here in Canada tomorrow), and I just got some news that is truly epic, so here below are some birthday awesomeness deals until Sunday.

Grab a TS Blueprint (Ironman or 70.3) and I'll add in our Hard Reset Plan that will help turn you into a Fat Burning Beast and I'll throw in access to the Triathlon World Summit Recordings. $300 in extra value.

OR

Grab lifetime access to TS LIFE Member site. You get access to everything. All the plans (Ironman, 70.3, Next Level IM/70.3, Olympic, Sprint, Hard Reset, Park Bench, Marathon) and so many more goodies. Which you can check out here. The worth of this in in the thousands but you can get it for just the cost of just 2 Blueprints.

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Direct download: FB_158_-_Triathlon-_The_State_of_Affairs_with_Steve_Fleck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm PST

Today Pete and I are excited to speak with triathlon legend Cameron Brown. We had to reschedule this after some pre race issues for Cam last week and glad we did and get to speak to him about his exceptional performance at Ironman NZ on the weekend and breaking the course record at 43 years young. Brownie's been racing for 28 years and has a bit of wisdom to impart.

Enjoy.

Picture by @DellyCarr

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The big secret to Cam’s success (Clue: there is more than one!).
  • What keeps Cam Brown motivated.
  • Enjoyment in the sport.
  • Adapting the discipline.
  • Family.
  • Battling it out with Calum (Millward).
  • Knowing when to make a move.
  • Coming back from an injury too soon.
  • Training under Scott Molina.
  • Cam’s biggest adversity.
  • Managing the “age factor”.
  • Learning patience.
  • Active recovery.
  • What triathlon means to Cam.
  • Staying focused in the race.
  • The 4th discipline of racing.
  • Why you should race more.
  • Tools of the trade.

Show Links

Twitter

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB_157_-_The_Legend_that_is_Cameron_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

Today Kristian gets to chat with Danish pro triathlete Michelle Versterby on The Fat Black. I remember watching Michelle be 4th across the line in Kona last October and her smile and celebration was pretty infectious. But learning a little more about Michelle, it’s seems the smiling is a motto for how she lives her life.

Her attitude is infectious… Enjoy

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The smile and what’s behind it
  • We get philosophical about life and training/racing
  • Perspective
  • Michelle’s favourite training environment
  • Her mental game and getting sacked by her mental coach
  • What you must have for success
  • The great advice she’d give her 25 year old self. This ones important for all of us.
  • And more

Show Links

http://michellevesterby.com/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

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Direct download: FB156_-_Michelle_Vesterby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm PST

Pete and I have been talking recently about ways we have sabotaged ourselves, our fitness, our health and our triathlon results and we see athletes making some of these mistakes repeatedly. Now we don’t cover everything because much of it we have covered in previous podcasts with ourselves and other guest experts and pro athletes + many topics are covered in our Bottlenecks project. This one is pretty short and sweet but will give you a number of things to think about and maybe change.

Enjoy!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Reverting to sub-optimal habits in race week or on race day.
  • Big mistakes when it comes to your bike.
  • The details.
  • Paying attention (or not) to the internal dashboard.
  • Learning.

Show Links

Twitter
Instagram (get some great coaching tips, recipes and more)
Facebook

www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB155_-_Kristian__Pete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PST

Today we have hands down one of the best triathlon swim coaches in the business, Gerry was a guest expert on our Triathlon World Summit and today we have Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 on the Fat Black.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Gerry’s background.
  • The “Be Race Ready” podcast.
  • What it takes to be successful.
  • What's holding you back in the pool.
  • Swimming misinformation.
  • Understanding swim specificity.
  • Getting Open Water ready in the pool.
  • The 3 F’s.
  • WARM UP.
  • How the swim affects the rest of the race.
  • Mistakes fast swimmers make.
  • The 5 Pillars of triathlon swimming.
  • Swim training is your run training.

Show Links

Tower 26

Be Race Ready Podcast

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
www.thefatblackpodcast.com <– Get the Bottlenecks project.

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Direct download: FB154_-_Gerry_Rodrigues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm PST

Today Pete and I get to talk cupcakes and a whole lot more with Callum Millward. Of course there is some humor in this interview but behind that there is also a lot of smarts and many good lessons we can put into practice. Enjoy!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How Cupcakes with Cal came to be
  • The balance between being a funny man and a serious athlete
  • On racing and how to race
  • The positive aspects of the school of hard knocks
  • Sponsorships and some good advice
  • Who you want to have around you and who you don’t
  • The mistakes and the big lessons
  • What’s coming up

Show Links

http://www.callummillward.com/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube

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Direct download: FB153_-_Callum_Millward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PST

Today we have our good buddy Craig Percival on the Fat Black Podcast for the second time (he was on way back in FB23 talking all about swimming). This time we go into his next and biggest ultra challenge to date which is 8in8in8. That is 8 iron distances, in 8 days, crossing Australia’s 8 states and territories. Now with Australia being the land mass it is… It makes it a bit of a logistical nightmare and some relatively quick times to make next flights. Get inspired to be #allergictoaverage with Craig. Enjoy.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The Why
  • How the SBR will be the Easy part
  • The importance of the team
  • The crazy logistics
  • The training involved
  • Preparing for the mental challenges
  • His fuelling ... Not our way ;) 
  • His thoughts on how the finish will go. 

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Direct download: FB_152_-_8in8in8_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am PST

Today we have Dr Kevin Maggs of Running Reform on The Fat Black podcast. Kevin has studied Kinesiology and Chiropractic and was brought on by Rev3 triathlon to be their ART (Active Release Technique director). Kevin created one of/if not the best video education on prescribing running shoes (link below) and started Running Reform after continually hearing the same thing over and over from both pro and age group athletes. Their pain goes away with rest but always comes back with re-introduction of training and this will always be the case when biomechanics aren’t addressed. Today we address that topic and many others.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What is the right shoe for you?
  • What is relevant when choosing shoes.
  • The factors that go into injuries.
  • What can influence your technique.
  • Gait re-education.
  • The 3 aspects of biomechanics.
  • How to change your cadence.
  • Fatigue and biomechanics.
  • Questions you need to be asking your practitioner.
  • Respecting your injury.
  • The problem with orthotics.
  • Barefoot running.

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http://runningreform.com/

http://activespineandsport.net/

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Direct download: FB151_-_Dr_Kevin_Maggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Today we have Heather Wurtele, whom is one half of team Wurtele, on the podcast.

Team Wurtele is a husband and wife team who committed, full-time, to the sport of long course triathlon in 2009. They sold almost everything they owned and bought a small RV so that they could travel, train, and race around North America.

They have travelled the globe and Heather is now a 6x Ironman champion and 11 time half iron champ and was 2nd at last years 70.3 world champs.

I can tell you, speaking with Heather helped me get out of a little funk after being sick. You’ll see why Heather has had so much success.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The culmination of hard work.
  • Waiting for Kona.
  • Heat management for a heavy sweater.
  • Dealing with incredibly unlucky problems.
  • Caring about the process.
  • Dealing with negative thoughts.
  • Flipping your mental framework.
  • Choosing the right choice.
  • Steps to getting better sleep.
  • Keeping perspective.
  • Training through the Canadian winter.
  • Going all in.

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http://www.teamwurtele.com/

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Direct download: FB150_-_Heather_Wurtele.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am PST

Today Pete and I speak with Grant Giles on the components athletes need to create their own success in Ironman racing. We also discuss Gilesy’s new project Sport Support. An area that commonly gets neglected in lieu of just training the physical but an area that undoes many an athlete.

Enjoy as we break down what it takes with Grant.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • We go in depth into 10 areas athletes need to cover to be successful in Ironman racing
  • The flipside of a driven personality
  • A treadmill test to see how far one can go and unshackle some limitations
  • Sport Support
  • TSS (Training Stress Score) and why it’s greatly limited.

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Aeromax

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Direct download: FB_149_-_Grant_Giles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm PST

Today we have Bill Chaffey on the Fat Black to talk about how that accident has shaped his life, and the what it really takes  to turn tragedy into triumph. Last year he took out first place in his Cat @ the ITU Worlds in Chicago - which Pete go to watch live - and for the past 7 years or so has been dominating the Olympic distance with multiple WC wins, and came 2nd in Kona in 2013…..

Bill is an exceptional athlete no doubt, but he has an inspiring story to share….

In 2005, just 5 days before his first IM, Bill was in a serious accident, resulting in spinal damage, a broken pelvis, broken elbows and serious internal injuries.
Today we get to see what makes Bill tick and how he goes about preparing to get the nod to race in Rio.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • When you really know what you want.

  • The value of structure and constant communication.

  • Embracing challenges.

  • What motivates Bill.

  • The ONLY person you should never let down.

  • The little things VS the big picture.

  • Bill’s biggest mistake.

  • Preparing for realistic goals.

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Direct download: FB_148_-_The_Road_to_RIO_with_Bill_Chafey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Today we have Whit Raymond who is arguably one of the most energetic people you’ll ever meet and if you’ve never experienced Whit’s infectious energy at the races before you are about to in this interview today. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

 

  • How Whit got his gig calling his first race - Kona.
  • What has inspired Whit over the 20 years of calling races.
  • Whit’s most memorable after-party moment.
  • The value of preparation.
  • Whit's life moto
  • How to maintain the passion and intensity.
  • Dealing with criticism.
  • Pro travel tips.
  • Important advice for every athlete.

Show Links

http://www.whitraymond.com/

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Direct download: FB_147_-_Swim_Bike_Run_Have_Fun_with_Whit_Raymond.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am PST

Today we have one of the heavy hitting British athletes Rachel Joyce on the Fatblack. Rachel gives us a lot of insights and clues into what it is to be a champion athlete and the reality is we can all take on the traits of champions to bring out our best selves.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Focusing on strengths
  • NOT worrying about others
  • Where competitiveness comes from
  • Dealing with pressure
  • Employing calm-confidence
  • Hard work = success
  • Putting what you want out there to the world
  • What REALLY motivates the Joycenator
  • The mistake of panicking
  • Racing sick VS Listening to the body
  • Rachels’ training secret
  • The numero uno recovery tip
  • Removing emotions
  • The BIG mistake age groupers make

Show Links

http://www.racheljoyce.org/

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Direct download: FB_146_-_Keeping_Calm_and_Carrying_On_with_Rachel_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PST

Today is all about value. The value you place in not only your goals and ambitions, but the value place in the process to get there. We live in the era of “now” - everyone wants  something now(!) and most of the time they want to do it for “free” - not always in the monetary sense, but in the form of minimal commitment.

This is a demanding and sport and you have to be prepared to commit.

We also spend time breaking down the components of Todd Herman’s episode from last week - so go back and listen to that first if you haven’t already.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why investing in your performance is important
  • Learning to invest in yourself, the right way
  • Why free = zero value to you
  • What free is going to cost you in the long run
  • The dangers of an exit strategy
  • The truth
  • Making the right decisions
  • Amateurs thinking like professionals
  • Asking yourself the right questions
  • Using mindset to shape your lens
  • Creating your alter ego in detail

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Direct download: FB_145_-_The_REAL_Cost_of_Free.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm PST

Today we have Todd Herman on the show. Todd is exceptionally good at high performance coaching/advisory, has worked with Pro/Olympic athletes all over the world on the Mental Game. He also advises C-Level execs on building high-performing teams (mainly tech and hedge funds) & business owners on deleting, subtracting and removing activities they shouldn't be doing and recently started a VC company.

Todd has coached thousands upon thousands of athletes on developing their mental game while helping them craft their alter egos that allow them to level up big time.

Make sure you are present for this podcast with pen and paper to take notes. Todd gives us some work to do, but if you do the work you'll get the rewards. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Not using practice time/training correctly and missing out on stacking
  • Why you need to create time and space
  • Understanding your sport and what it is about is key to high performance
  • Using the Pareto principle to best effect
  • 90 days
  • How to break a paradigm 
  • The why and how to build your alter egos
  • The Personal Limiter Analysis
  • The Talent Magnifier
  • The Origin Profile
  • The Artifact Enhancer
  • The Immersion Experience
  • Using the 6 senses and which is the most untapped
  • A different take on visualisation how to
  • The imposter syndrome
  • The power of writing it down
Direct download: FB_144_-_Todd_Herman_and_The_Performance_Masking_Protocol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm PST

Today Pete and talk all about the daily discipline, the art of 'throwing' those consistent jabs that will help take your performances - next level. 

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • An awesome blog post from 2014
  • Why a boxing analogy just makes sense for endurance sport
  • Why do athletes always look for the big Right Hook?
  • Learning to throw jabs
  • Training like a champ, racing like a chump
  • Building confidence with repeated jabs
  • Throwing jabs in training
  • When to throw Right Hooks in a race
  • The art of setting up the big Right
  • Jabs and your mental game

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Direct download: FB143_-_Creating_the_Jabs_to_Land_the_Right_Hooks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am PST

Welcome to 2016! This is going to be an amazing year! And we start it off with a bang today!

Today we speak with Bob Murray from Flex Pharma on an extremely important issue: Cramping. Everyone knows that cramping sucks. We get them racing , we get them training, we get them lying in bed at night. And until now, there have only been anecdotal solutions to manage your cramping. Both of us have had success with magnesium, to an extent, but we couldn't find an answer as to why.... Bob is here to tell us about a new sports drink that is going to change how we deal with cramps - forever. This isn't a marketing pitch - this is getting into the science of cramping and helping you understand and manage your cramps.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • A story of two sea-kayaking neuroscientists and how they cracked the code
  • Why we cramp
  • Different types of cramps
  • What we know and don't know about cramping
  • Cramp triggers
  • How "It's the Nerve" works
  • Getting spicy
  • Mouth --> Brain --> Muscle
  • Mouth rinsing
  • Making your neuromuscular system more awesome
  • It's the Nerve and performance
  • When you can get your dirty little hands on the drink

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Direct download: FB142_-_Cracking_the_Code_on_Cramps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm PST

What a year of The Fat Black Podcasts. So many epic guest interviews, so many knowledge bombs and a lot of pushing performance and health forward. Pete and I have had a lot of fun bringing you these episodes in 2015 … Can’t believe it’s be 2.5 years since I started podcasting and 2 years of TFB. Bloody good times.

In this last episode of 2015 Pete and I discuss how you can set yourself up well for 2016 and some of our favourite things of 2015.

Enjoy and Thank You for being part of the TFB.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why 2015 has been a great year
  • Our favourite Episodes from 2015
  • Why people mess up their Goal Setting
  • Gaols are only for 90 days
  • Biting off more than you can chew

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Direct download: FB141_-_A_Year_of_AllergictoAverage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PST

Today Pete and I get to talk with Karlyn Pipes whom is a Professional Athlete, Swim Clinician and Speaker and owner of Aquatic Edge in Kona. Karlyn has set over 219 FINA Masters World Records and currently holds 43 FINA Masters World and 87 United States Masters National records. On top of that Karlyn has numerous open water titles and records to her name among a plethora of other titles to her name and in June this year was inducted into the swimming international hall of fame.

Karlyn has also just released her book the Do-Over which we go into in this podcast. Enjoy as there is a lot of take homes not only to become a better swimmer but also to inspire and help us through our own demons.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The Do-Over
  • Dealing with and overcoming addiction
  • When NOT believing becomes easy
  • “Stinking Thinking”
  • Triathlon and addiction
  • Judging yourself
  • One word to change your mindset
  • “Know”
  • How to become a faster swimmer
  • Getting good in the open water
  • Wetsuit swimming
  • Swing and fling
  • Knowing when NOT to quit
  • What addictions tell you
  • Uncover, discover, discard

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Check out Karlyn's website at:

http://aquaticedge.org/

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Direct download: FB140_-_Karlyn_Pipes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm PST

It’s always great to speak with our great mate Luke McKenzie. Today Luke ventured over to Pete’s place to get on The Fat Black and speak to us all about his crushing IMWA performance but the things leading up to that, which made the result possible. There is one tip that allows you to move forward from both the good and the bad. Enjoy.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • What Kona taught Luke
  • How to deal with disappointment
  • Amped vs relaxed
  • Knowing when you have more to push
  • Where the focus goes when you are on the edge
  • Consistency in running
  • Re-discovering the passion for swimming
  • Self belief

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Check out Luke's website and social media pages at:

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Direct download: FB139_-_Luke_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am PST

Today Pete and I speak with Arielle Fitzgerald on TFB and Arielle has one helluva story from being a budding track superstar, breaking records, winning medals and getting recruited for Division 1 and division 2 scholarships for university to her health slowly unraveling and people labelling her with an eating disorder … And all the way to reclaiming health, studying holistic nutrition and kicking ass in ultra running.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • Stress and expectations.
  • Losing the fun of it.
  • Wearing labels.
  • The perfect storm.
  • Learning to understand your body.
  • How eating raw veggies can hurt you.
  • How to know you’re not absorbing nutrients.
  • What you learn when you make mistake.
  • Trusting yourself.
  • The power of belief.
  • Eating bugs.
  • Eating and travelling. Zen eating

Links from the show:

Connect with Arielle on her website:

http://www.recoveryrunner.com/

And on Social Media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/arielle.fitz

https://www.instagram.com/recoveryrunner/

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Direct download: FB138_-_Arielle_Fitzgerald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Pete and I get to chat with Jarrod Owen. A fast Aussie age grouper that had lots of success and then was sitting in Hawi at the midway point of Ironman World Champs with gut problems that led to a DNF. The journey down didn’t stop there but Jarrod has listened, applied and clawed his way back to health and racing at the pointy end of all age groups.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • The lessons from over a decade of racing
  • The early warning signs of burnout
  • Going too deep into LCHF
  • Racing with bad habits
  • Supporting your body the right way
  • The first cause of fatigue
  • Appreciating setbacks
  • Being Grateful
  • Balancing shift work
  • Jarrod’s Daily habits

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Direct download: FB137_-_Jarrod_Owen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am PST

Today Pete and I get to have a lively chat with founder and CEO of Trigger Point Performance Therapy Cassidy Phillips. We talk balls, maintenance, excuses, getting it done and ultimately what it’s all about at the end of the day.

In today's podcast, we discuss:

  • The value in rolling (just in case you have forgotten!)
  • Some exciting new TP tools
  • The key difference between the GRID and the ball
  • Why triathletes continue to ignore body maintenance
  • Making the commitment to your long term health
  • Amatuer athletes treating themselves unproffesionally
  • Being the best example of yourself
  • Sport does not transcend life

Show Links

Connect with Cassidy on the Trigger Point Therapy website:

www.tptherapy.com

Cassidy’s YouTube Channel -A Bootstrapping Life

And other Social Media pages:

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Or email Cassidy at: Cphillips@4implus.com

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Direct download: FB136_-_Cassidy_Phillips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

I should have dropped the f-bomb in the title. It would have more impact. 

Seriously. Why are athletes wanting things easy? Race after race we hear how tough it was like the toughness of doing an Ironman was not expected.

I don't get it. A big reason we sign up for these events is because we are looking for a challenge. We are seeing (even if we are only aiming to finish and don't care what time it is, other than it being under cut off) if we have what it takes. What we have deep within ourselves when the going gets tough. 

Yet that goes out the window when it does get tough ... And athletes are wishing it was easier. 

Yeah it was choppy, yeah it was windy .. Yeah it was .... But some athletes still went fast and many of them don't have anything you don't. 

Pete and I talk IMWA, why athletes need to get real, use the power of negative preparation and we talk about the absurdity of 70 athletes not finishing the swim. I also give some accountability home work at the end. To do one thing... Make you a better athlete. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Strategy, preparation, execution.
  • Luke Mckenzie is a badass. 
  • Giving in. 
  • Disrespect.
  • The swim and how NOT to be one of those 70 that didn't finish.
  • Why it shouldn't be easy. 
  • What you need to do now if you did race. 
  • What you need to do if swimming isn't a strong point.

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Direct download: FB135_-_Its_not_meant_to_be_easy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm PST

Race day ... It should be the day that you look upon with wonder, wow and awe. You get a phenomenal chance to execute on what you have put in prior to race day. The key to being the executioner on race day is limiting the mistakes and as importantly being flexible and adaptable to the mistakes that come along. There is a big key to performing big time on race day and Pete and I discuss race day tips, avoiding errors and a little exercise to do before race day that is a cracking strategy allowing you to be the executioner. 

Enjoy. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • What to do on race morning.
  • Giving yourself time to fix mistakes.
  • Why time travel is a bad idea.
  • The key to performing at your best on race day.
  • Exercises that give you a winning strategy.
  • And more Pete and Kristian greatness. 

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Direct download: FB134_-_Be_the_Executioner_on_Race_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm PST

Every race is a lesson. And whilst both of us still race, and coach, we are continuing to learn lessons - some more harsh than others. Over the weekend Pete served himself an extremely important lesson on pacing, but as you will hear in this episode, it is much more than just pacing that he was able to learn from. All too often we see athletes place blind faith in everything and anything other than their own institution. Not a good idea.

Listen in as Kristian and Pete discuss how Pete’s errors unfolded, and what you can learn from them.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • Making mistakes.
  • Learning to trust yourself.
  • Know thyself.
  • Stop beating yourself up!
  • Lessons in pacing.

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Direct download: FB133_-_When_Pacing_bites.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01am PST

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.

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http://theultimatetriathlon.co

https://twitter.com/LukeTyburski

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Direct download: FB132_-_Luke_Tyburski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm PST

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/

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http://twitter.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.

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

http://www.vespapower.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

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

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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

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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.

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Back into Action Physio (Whistler)

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

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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.

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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

With the launch of our Bottlenecks Project, Pete and I decided to get on and talk about the fundamentals. 4 basic bottlenecks which really need to be covered before anything else. We do mention a 5th in the episode because frankly it is the overriding bottleneck that stops us from really removing the 4 discussed in this podcast, the four we dive into in our successful Ironman/70.3 Blueprint systems and all other bottlenecks that exist.

Show Notes Bullets

  • The Basic Nutrition Principles
  • Getting Enough Sleep
  • Training Right
  • Tissue Work
  • And the solutions to these above

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The Bottlenecks Project http://thefatblackpodcast.com 

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Today Pete and I get to chat strength training for endurance performance with Chris Ritter of Ritter Performance. Chris has over a decade of experience successfully coaching a diverse population of athletes and clientele; from youth to masters athletes and even Olympic Gold Medalists.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Beliefs in S&C
  • How strength training can magnify results
  • The importance of the posterior chain
  • Movement practices
  • Functional exercises
  • Screening and what’s all about
  • When not to lift
  • Why slowing down is the key for endurance athletes when it comes to strength training
  • Protecting the priority
  • The questions to ask
  • Holding back v pushing forward
  • And more

Links from the Show:

Check out Chris's website and other social media pages at .....

Website: http://rittersp.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RITTERSP

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rittersp

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RITTERSPvideos/feed

And:  http://rittersp.com/fat-black-podcast/ - Gain access to our pull-up progression to go from just hanging on the bar to becoming a pull-up master.

Also check out Pete and my The Fat Black Bottlenecks Project. 10 short interviews to help you remove the bottlenecks hindering your bests.

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Direct download: FB123_-_Chris_Ritter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm PST

We always love talking with Steph Lowe … The shows just flow and we have a lot of fun while getting across very good useable information. If you so wish to take it on board and improve your health and athletic outcomes. Nutrition is a huge pillar to success and it can’t be discussed enough. So this week as we are focusing on food and how awesome it is we are talking simple fundamentals and Stephs new ebook.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Keeping it simple
  • What is food?
  • Truths about gluten.. Yes that little chestnut again but it needs to be said
  • Dairy
  • Fat that's BAD
  • Resetting.. What’s it all about
  • The Real Food Reset
  • Jerfing… It’s more than just eating real food
  • 2-1-2 concept
  • And more goodness.

Links from the show:

Check out Steph's website and other social media pages at:

Website:  www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au

Facebook: /thenaturalnutritionist

Instagram:  @thenaturalnutritionist

Twitter: @natnutritionist

To purchase Steph's E-book, go to:

http://www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/store/reset/

(Get it for less than $10 and use discount code: fatblack)

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

We love the boys from Skratch Labs… Both Chef Biju and Dr Allen Lim are not only smart boys when it comes to removing all the crap and what its about but they are also entertaining and fun to speak with.

Today Pete and I got to speak with Chef Biju and show how simple real food, sports nutrition and rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen really is!

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Biju is lazy and how that has helped his cooking
  • The one food that you use to ‘finish’ off a meal that will brighten a dish and give it some punch
  • The equipment
  • Favourite recipe
  • Food is not just about performance
  • The danger of eating alone
  • And a load more fun

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Check out Chef Biju at:

http://www.skratchlabs.com/

www.littlecurryshop.com

https://twitter.com/bijuthechef

http://feedzonecookbook.com/allen-biju/

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Linsey Corbin is one of those athletes that does not lie down easily. The passion Linsey has for triathlon is immense. This year for the first time in 10 years she couldn't race Ironman World Champs because of an injury, so Linsey signs up as a volunteer and heads over to the Big Island to cheer and help out. Awesome.

Today Pete and I got to enjoy seeing and hearing Linsey’s passion for the sport come through loud and clear and bring wisdom along with it - for all that are willing to listen … you should listen because she has posted the 5th fastest female IM time in history!

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • The unexpected lessons from watching Kona
  • Pressure and expectations
  • Living and learning from mistakes
  • Injuries are not textbook
  • Chris Corbins (Linsey’s Hubby) best advice
  • Listening
  • How wanting to control everything hurts us
  • What it takes to be successful
  • Her 3 biggest mistakes
  • An Age Grouper Tip
  • Making it work with family
  • Dealing with the inner critic
  • Her favourite workout … We approve

Links from the Show:

Read about and catch up with Linsey at ......

http://www.linseycorbin.com

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Linsey-Corbin-141393535892316/)

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/linseycorbin

Instagram (http://instagram.com/linseycorbin)

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm PST

Living a life of adventure, intrigue and having a fun time is something close to us here at TriSpecific and why we are slowly and steadily building our TS LIFE platform. Because we can integrate Triathlon with family and life and not have it become a negative in the other areas of your life.

That’s why we love following the Legh’s … Chris being a long time professional triathlete and it’s awesome to see how Sara and him are living that life of adventure with the kids while still working hard.

Like always on The Fat Black podcast… Loads of lessons you can take on board and make life better :)

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Kona 97 .. The complete breaking down of the body and lessons
  • Life adventures
  • How to avoid conflicts with family/partners and training
  • What it’s all about
  • A defining moment
  • Learning how to race… Developing your triathlon chops
  • What not to be afraid of
  • Mentoring
  • Advice to his 25 year old self
  • The commitment needed to step up

 

Links from the show:

Follow Chris on twitter at:   https://twitter.com/chrislegh 

and that 1997 Iron Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyYkKkLRAec

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Direct download: FB119_-_Chris_Legh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm PST

Pete and I chew the fat on Kona… Some tips, thoughts, our pie in the sky guesses and also on getting to the Big Island in 2016.

In this episode we discuss:

  • More mistakes
  • Where to position yourself at the swim start
  • The critical points on the bike
  • How to deal with the heat
  • Managing your hydration and cooling
  • Don’t make THIS mistake at the Aid Stations
  • Who we think will take the win

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Direct download: FB118_-_Kona_time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Pete and I speak with the good doctor, Phil Maffetone on avoidable mistakes athletes make in race week and on race day in Kona. Even if you are not in Kona this discussion applies to all races… We just see smaller errors in Kona become a big thing.

If you are racing … It’s not too late to listen and learn.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What you want to be doing in Kona in race week
  • The one word from Phil on what you need to do
  • What Mark Allen did in race week
  • Where you focus should be
  • Choose these ____ battles wisely
  • Coffee abstinence … Worth it or not?
  • Caffeine supplementation, what you need to know for Kona
  • The dietary changes in race week
  • When to show up
  • What you want to be relying on for the race
  • And more.

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Links from the show include:

Website:  http://philmaffetone.com/

And a link to the TED talk referred to is:

https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

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Direct download: FB117_-_Phil_Maffetone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am PST

I literally have two pages of notes from this interview with Greg Bennett. Pete and I really enjoyed our chat with GB but when someone has been around as long as Greg and won as many big time races along with being part of a winning team with his wife Laura (we will have to get Laura on the show soon) one needs to take note.

There is much wisdom gained and things I know I’ll add to my toolbox to help me going forward.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The thing that keeps them going
  • Stepping up VS stepping out
  • Talent VS hard work
  • Big tips on visualisation, and something we are adding
  • Distracting from pain
  • What being professional means
  • The game that helped Greg winning the biggest prize purse ever
  • Why you want to be nervous
  • Becoming the athlete you need to become
  • Investing in yourself
  • Planning long
  • Leveraging passion

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Website:  http://www.bennettendurance.com/

Twitter:  @gregbennett1

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Direct download: FB116_-_Greg_Bennett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Today Pete and I had the pleasure of speaking with James Lawrence AKA the Iron Cowboy. We thought we were going to discuss the why and the doing of the 50 iron distances in 50 states in 50 days… But we got so much more. Truly inspiring stuff from a guy not afraid of telling it how it is. Many life lessons in this Fat black Podcast … Enjoy, we sure did.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The accidental world record
  • The true way to find yourself
  • Generation soft!
  • Jame’s why - childhood obesity
  • Blowing the cost of good food argument out of the water
  • 50-50-50 is only the start line.
  • The importance of cooking and where to learn
  • A 10 day experiment in mental strength development!
  • What YouTube is good for
  • The biggest “LACK” in the world right now
  • How to train for 50 iron distances
  • Training to go slow…
  • Real food
  • Figuring out how to heal oneself during the rigors of the event
  • 2 keys to success available to all
  • The best way to set yourself up for failure
  • Everyone has their own 50-50-50
  • What you can and cannot physically prepare for
  • Why quitting never crossed his mind
  • And more life lessons

Links from the Show:

Connect with James at:

www.ironcowboy.co

https://twitter.com/IronCowboyJames 

http://instagram.com/ironcowboyjames 

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkInPF0XvXNTyYC16aYPxfw 

http://www.facebook.com/651310699 

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Direct download: FB115_-_Iron_Cowboy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PST

Love it… Today we get to speak with Smashfest Queen herself Hillary Biscay. Always so much fun hanging around and speaking with Hills. This chick is tough… And gives us all lessons in how to get it done and become a better athlete. When you’re an Ironman champion and Ultraman World Champion you know a thing or two about suffering!

In today's episode we discuss:

  • The critical things to focus on
  • The #1 thing that can bring you down
  • Where your thoughts need to be
  • Shutting down the negative
  • What to expect
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • IM and 3 catastrophes
  • When to set new goals
  • The lessons from obsessing on a goal
  • When you should be thinking of racing in IM
  • Where you gain true confidence
  • Rehearsing your race
  • When to play the imagery tape
  • The life changing nutrition change from eating a plant based diet and it’s not what you think
  • On being a vegan
  • How the sport changed her life
  • The major lesson on inspiration
  • The #1 key to success … What you need to say yes to.
  • 5Q and the push for equality
  • Smashfest

Links from the Show

Connect with Hillary via these links:

https://hillarybiscay.com

https://www.facebook.com/hillarypbiscay

https://twitter.com/#!/hillarybiscay

Or check out SmashfestQueen at:

http://www.smashfestqueen.com/

http://instagram.com/smashfestqueen

http://facebook.com/smashfest.queen

http://twitter.com/smashfestqueen

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Direct download: FB114_-_Hillary_Biscay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PST

Today we have fellow Specialized athletes, Michelle and Katy Duffield joining us on the show. Not long ago, these two fast ladies became the first Aussie twins to qualify for Kona (as age groupers) and have since begun their pro-careers, racking up some impressive performances to date. The girls join us today to chat about what it's like racing at the pointy end of the female AG field and taking the big leap into pro ranks. Mim and Katy are class athletes with great attitudes and plenty of wisdom to share for age groupers.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Being the first Aussie twins to race Kona.
  • Dealing with setbacks and how to stay positive.
  • Staying focused on your own race (when your sister is performing better on the day!)
  • Learning from mistakes.
  • Developing the right attitude.
  • Why giving back is so important.
  • Who inspires the twins to race.
  • How to be a better age grouper.

Show Links

www.duffieldironmantwins.com

www.facebook.com/katy.duffield

www.facebook.com/michelle.duffield

www.facebook.com/DuffieldIronmanTwins

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Direct download: FB113_-_Duffield_twins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Today Pete and I get to speak with none other than Dr Mitch Anderson a former IM Champion, axe on the bike and fun guy to speak with. Being a doctor and science guy, Mitch needs the science and he runs us through this little nasal device aptly named turbine and how it can help us improve our training, how we recover and ultimately our performances.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Turbine WTF is it
  • Background of Rhinomed
  • Where 50% of resistance comes from and how to reduce it.
  • Increase airflow by 38%
  • The studies
  • What the device is actually about
  • Other benefits … These are HUGE
  • The biofeedback and why that matters
  • How long you can use the device
  • Best use
  • Swimming with it
  • Rhinomeds other products that help improve your breathing health
  • Turbine V Nasal strips
  • How it helps to develop your aerobic system
  • One of the best Aussie age groupers and IM WC advise on performance improvement

Show Links

Connect with Dr Mitch:

https://twitter.com/DrMitchA

Turbine:

http://www.theturbine.com

Mute Snoring

http://mutesnoring.com/

Get Social:

https://www.facebook.com/TheTurbine

https://twitter.com/theturbinecom

https://instagram.com/theturbinecom/

https://twitter.com/Mutesnoring

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Mitch and the kind folks at Rhinomed are hooking you, our Fat Black Podcast listeners up with 10% off and free shipping world wide for both the Turbine and the Mute.

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Direct download: FB_112_-_Turbine_with_Mitch_Anderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm PST

Today we get to speak with pro triathlete, dietitian, sports nutritionist Pip Taylor all about nutrition and her new book the Athletes Fix. As you know we are all about LCHF here at TS but I’ll say that Pip’s books is awesomely refreshing and as the title states goes into helping you Fix your diet.

We like Pip’s terminology of a base functional diet and she goes through identifying your intolerances to help you eat well for life.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Pips background and her personal lessons on the effects of foods on her health and performance.
  • The food recommendations that didn’t gel with her
  • The one place we have complete control of.
  • Understanding inflammation.
  • Allergies vs intolerances.
  • Fodmaps WTF are they and what you need to understand.
  • What should I eat?
  • Having fun with food.
  • Tips for eating well for life
  • And so much more.

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http://www.piptaylor.com/

https://twitter.com/PipTaylorRacing

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Direct download: FB111_-_Pip_Taylor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PST

We get to speak to professional ironman triathlete Sara Gross today on the Fat Black podcast all about getting women on equal standing to the men. It’s 2015 and boggles the mind that something as simple as 50 women 50 men in Kona even needs to be discussed.

Something simple that goes much deeper than the same amount of athletes starting a race. What is the message we send to younger generations going forward? It’s time for change so lets collectively make that happen.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • How Sara got to this point and breathing life into Tri Equally.
  • Andrew Messicks message.
  • How Ironman creates empowering life lessons.
  • The pro value.
  • Pro Triathlon Union.
  • Why equality is important for future generations.
  • Mentoring pathway
  • The big question around #womeninsport
  • Sara spreading the word via wisp.media

Show Links:

http://triequal.org/

http://www.50womentokona.org/

https://www.facebook.com/50womentokona

http://www.twitter.com/tri_equal

Podcast on Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2015/08/11/mental-toughness-for-women-ironman-champion-sara-gross-talks-women-and-confidence/

For coaches that want to lend a hand: info@triequal.org

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Direct download: FB110_-_Sara_Gross.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PST

Pete and I got to jump on a skype call with ultra-man champion man crushing and history maker Kate Bevilaqua. We get to go behind the scenes into what went into the event and how Kate overcame the inevitable challenges along the way.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Dealing with the inevitable head challenges
  • Lessons from what Kate focused on
  • Importance of the team
  • How she looks after herself
  • The differences between pro and age group athletes
  • Captain Awesome
  • What she has every night
  • And more awesome

Show Links:

Connect with Kate on Social Media at:

Website:    http://www.katebevilaqua.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kate.bevilaqua

Twitter:     https://twitter.com/katebevilaqua

Instagram (Kate links to Capt Awesomes) https://instagram.com/guyrcrawford/

Kate winning her first Ironman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfHp0ZessqM 

The must read blog from Kates' partner Capt Awesome and pro athlete Guy Crawford … Hillarious http://guycrawfords.blogspot.ca/2015/07/living-with-some-one-training-for-ultra.html

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Direct download: FB109_-_Kate_Bevilaqua.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PST

Jon happens to be the first person we ever spoke to in the world of triathlon as he was the then president of Brat Tri Club when Charlotte and I were looking at triathlon. We got to know JP over the years but it was only recently that I got to know what he does for a living.

Today I get to speak with JP all about the brain and how we can use it to get the outcomes we desire. Pete and I are fascinated about this stuff because we know it’s an area of untapped potential. Not just for our sporting potential but our potential in living a life well lived.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • The simple model of the brain
  • Why we need to be able to effectively communicate to self and others
  • Emotional intelligence
  • When things go wrong
  • Fixed versus growth mindsets
  • What practice becomes
  • And why repetition is the mother of all skill
  • The steps to creating a better story of you.
  • Playing above or below the line.
  • And more.

Show Links:

Connect with Jon on social media at:

http://www.jonpratlett.com/

https://youtu.be/DObM7Ms-v7Y   (Growth versus Fixed Mindset)

The books discussed in the podcast include:

  • Carol Dweck's book is called "Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential"
  • Daniel Siegal's book is called "Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life"

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Direct download: FB108_-_Jon_Pratlett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am PST

Today Kristian and Pete talk with ex-professional triathlete, Richard Allen who is heading up the new Professional Triathlon Union, or the PTU. The PTU was launched at the end of July and they are now in the “spreading the word” phase. What started as a discussion between triathletes about how to change and develop/improve the sport, turned into what is now the PTU. Membership uptake and input/support from pro-athlete’s is key to the success and influence the PTU will have moving forward.

This is an important topic in our sport and a refreshing look at how change is possible by taking the first step.

In today’s episode they discuss:

  • What is the PTU
  • How the PTU started
  • The PTU as a work in progress
  • The grand slam idea
  • Education and mentoring - helping pro’s be more professional
  • A Code of Conduct for professionals
  • The benefits of PTU membership
  • Grants for athletes in developing countries
  • An athlete database, showing stats, races, results, etc.
  • The next 12 months - what is in store
  • Supporting change via the supporters club

Show Links:

Connect with the PTU on social media at:

www.protriunion.com 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Professional-Triathlon-Union/784815421617703

https://twitter.com/protriunion

 

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Direct download: FB107_-_Rich_Allen_PTU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm PST

Today Pete and I had the opportunity to speak with founder of the Marc Pro EMS device Ryan Heaney. We have used and played with various EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) devices before but only came across the Marc Pro unit after speaking with Kelly Starrett.

We got to delve into the science and how the devices we see on the market differ in the outcomes achieved. We all know that recovery is king to our ultimate performances. The quicker one can recover, the quicker they can train hard again and adapt to the stimulus.

What we love is the simplicity and its time efficiency. Pete and I are definitely adding this to our recovery to help performance tool box.

In Today's Episode We Discuss:

  • No, it’s not going to give you 6 pack abs ;-)
  • The 4 steps of recovery
  • The importance of shifting the fluid
  • Not just any EMS - when and how to use the Marc Pro
  • Conditioning versus recovery
  • Recovery - how to make the most of the hard work
  • For the 40+’s - don’t slow down, just recover better

Show Links:

Connect with the Marc Pro team on social media at:

WEB:                    http://marcpro.com/

TWITTER:            https://twitter.com/TheMarcPro

INSTAGRAM:      https://instagram.com/themarcpro/

YOUTUBE:          https://www.youtube.com/user/marcproEMS

FACEBOOK:       https://www.facebook.com/TheMarcPro

 

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Direct download: FB106_-_Marc_Pro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PST

Today I get to speak with two seriously awesome individuals that are hell bent on making the world a better place. These two definitely play at levels way way above average and I for one am seriously grateful for it.

We speak on many things today to ultimately create a life of wild(e) performance. Which by the way is available to each and everyone of us. Yes it takes work, yes you’ll need to change things and it won’t always be easy.. But it will be worth it.

Enjoy…Cliff and Marta Wilde of Wilde Performance.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • The wilde performance story
  • How epigenetics is at play
  • The 5 buckets of well being
  • How you gut-feelings are being hijacked
  • The starting place for health
  • Why you need to suspend disbelief
  • The importance of putting your own oxygen mask on first
  • And much more

Show Links:

Connect with Cliff & Marta on social media:

website:   www.wildeperformance.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/wildeperformance

twitter:    @performwilde

youtube:  www.youtube.com/wildeperformance

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Direct download: FB105_-_Wilde_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26am PST

Today Pete and I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Dr Amanda Stevens and we go deep into the challenges Amanda has faced along her journey of being an elite triathlete. First her bids to become an Olympian and how her health was for all intensive purposes destroyed and how the struggles continued to multiply when going long. Then we see just how tough and positive Amanda is to stay the course, work it out and get her health back and she is crushing it at races again. Truly inspiring.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • How she fixed herself
  • Not giving up on finding an answer
  • The difference between fitness & health and the importance of building a healthy foundation
  • Actually managing stress
  • How to change habits for good
  • Fine tuning health with food choices
  • No stone left unturned
  • What inspires Amanda

Show Links:

Connect with Amanda on social media

http://dramandastevens.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DocAmandaStevens

https://twitter.com/DrAmandaStevens

https://instagram.com/docamandastevens/

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Direct download: FB104_-_Dr_Amanda_Stevens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am PST

Today Pete and I got the privilege to speak with one of the best movement specialists around. Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. 

More than that Kelly is a whole lot of fun to talk too.. Drops a lot of f-bombs in this interview (so beware, though we are all adults here...) but the knowledge bombs dropped are immense and should have you thinking and wanting to relearn how to move optimally. We also go into many of what Kelly calls basic adaptation errors. Us triathletes are guilty at thinking it's all about continual development of the engine ... However we can never truly build a great engine when not only is the chassis is bent but we sabotage ourselves with simple daily errors that stop us adapting to the stimulus we present the body. 

Stop everything and lets get your full attention. Because you are worth it. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

 

  • Who is Kelly Starrett?
  • Why a conversation can only be started when we know where you are starting from.
  • The need to become more self aware.
  • Taking responsibility for your mobility.
  • The conversation on quality.
  • Understanding dysfunction.
  • Organising your spine.
  • Why our races are the tests of our robustness.
  • The holes in our being.
  • The four horseman and why they’re important.
  • The questions you need to ask when traveling to races.
  • Standing VS sitting.
  • Why you should do yoga.
  • What races are truly about.
  • And more knowledge bombs. 

Show Links:

Connect with Kelly on Social Media.

 

http://www.mobilitywod.com

https://www.facebook.com/kelly.starrett.7

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mobility-Wod/

https://twitter.com/mobilitywod

Books

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Ready to Run

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Direct download: FB103_-_Kelly_Starrett_on_Mobility.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm PST

After months of trying we finally lock down ultra runner, world record holder, F.A.S.T.E.R study guinea pig and all round good guy Zach Bitter to chat to Pete and I on the Fat Black about OFM and all the things that truly matter. 

Zach cuts through the noise and is one smart guy. 

Take note and apply and you'll put the ball in your court. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • Zach’s background and journey
  • Getting to OFM Zen
  • The right way and wrong way to getting fat adapted
  • What kills OFM
  • The importance of lifestyle
  • The truths about burnout.
  • How the answers have changed when  it comes to benchmark data numbers
  • How to make carbs truly boost your performance
  • How to manipulate your nutrition to serve you best in training and racing
  • How to not lose your top end
  • The hard reset
  • The real benefits of LCHF and OFM for performance
  • Insights into Zach’s participation in the FASTER study.
  • And more.

Show Links:

Connect with Zach on Social Media.

https://twitter.com/zbitter

https://www.facebook.com/zach.bitter

http://www.zachbitter.com

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Direct download: FB102_-_OFM_Zach_Bitter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am PST

Today we get to sit down and learn some brilliant insights from Pro Athlete, Liz Blatchford. What? You don't know who Lizzy B is??

Well, she has won Cairns Ironman for 3 years straight, she was 3rd in debut at Kona in 2013, races for the impressive BMS Uplace Team and has been showing the triathlon world that she is a World Class Athlete since she burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion.

Sit back (with a Fat Back of course) and enjoy, as we chat to Liz about what makes her tick.

In Today's Episode We Discuss:

  • Who is Liz Blatchford?
  • A shocking(!) revelation about Liz and coffee.
  • What makes Liz so successful.
  • The mental strategies that Liz uses to race at her best.
  • Overcoming challenges in the middle of a race.
  • What it is like racing for BMC Uplace.
  • Using mentors for support and guidance.
  • Liz's pre-race rituals.
  • How Liz deals with injuries.
  • Liz's awesome advice for aspiring athletes.

Show Links:

Connect with Liz on Social Media.

WEB
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
YOU TUBE
INSTAGRAM

You can read more about Li's team, BMC Uplace here.

You like cool pictures? So do we! Check out the work by Liz's husband @koruptvision

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Direct download: FB_101_-_Liz_Blatchford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am PST

Wow.. Episode 100 of the Fat Black podcast and we are excited to bring to you a great interview with Skratch labs founder and all round endurance sports scientist heavy hitter Dr Allen Lim.

As you can see from the podcast image, Lim likes to have fun in life and his companies values really resonate with us here at TriSpecific. Today we go into such an important topic of endurance sports training and racing and where so many athletes make mistakes.

More than that we go into a point that will help you improve you life.

Because... That's whats important to us here at TriSpecific ... Yes we help improve your Triathlon performances but it's also highly important to us that your health is improved as is your life. It's the way we roll.

Enjoy our 100th episode of the Fat Black.

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • How Skratch Labs came to be; the Secret Drink Mix.
  • What Dr. Lim learnt on the  Pro Tour and working with different athletes.
  • Testing your sweat rate and sodium concentration.
  • Which test is the most accurate and why.
  • Understanding your individuality.
  • Learning to be more intuitive.
  • Why sodium is so important to athletes.
  • Understanding the relevance of magnesium in your electrolyte profile.
  • Over-consumption during races.
  • Learning the best strategies for race fuelling in different conditions.
  • Understanding cramping.
  • Too little sodium VS too much.
  • Racing in hot climates.
  • Managing/removing your bottlenecks
  • Happiness VS Ambitions.
  • And more awesome…

Links From Today’s Show:

http://www.skratchlabs.com http://feedzonecookbook.com/ Sean Achor Ted Talk

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Direct download: FB_100_-_Hydration__Bottlenecks_with_Dr_Allen_Lim.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm PST

On this weeks Fat Black Podcast we get to talk with 3x ITU World Champion Peter Robertson or better known simply as Robbo. 

Robbo was an athlete that could execute when it was called for and made history when he was Australia's first athlete to qualify for the inaugural Olympic triathlon.
We talk with Robbo about his ITU past, his unfortunate collar bone break weeks out from Kona in 2014 and how he bounces back from that and of course his new business Elite Performing Minds. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The two things you should lock at via a race debrief
  • Lessons on where you CAN make up time. 
  • The importance of having a process and how it saves time.
  • Being consistent when it counts.
  • The one factor that most miss. 
  • Strategies for mentally dealing with injuries.
  • The mindset shift.
  • A cool mind hack even though it could be placebo. 
  • And more

Links From Today’s Show:

The fastest bike dismount you have ever seen!

Elite Performing Minds

Elite Performing Minds Facebook page

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Direct download: FB_99_-_Peter_Robertson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm PST

This week we wanted to dive into an interview we did with none other than Chris "Macca" McCormack on the Triathlon World Summit. Even if you own the TWS recordings or remember listening too it, it's a great interview to go back to and get little nuggets of gold that can help you develop the one thing that is stopping you. That is YOU. 

This month we have lined up some interviews for you that are next level and we cannot wait to share them with you. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Being in Control versus Being Out of Control
  • Asking the HARD Questions of yourself
  • The benefit of doing debriefs
  • How to eliminate self doubt
  • And much more. 

Links From Today’s Show:

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

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Direct download: FB_98_Macca_on_The_Attitude_The_Mindset_on_Training_and_Racing_to_Win.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm PST

Today we go all impromptu on the Fat Black podcast... I've been writing a bit lately and preparing for this webinar (tonight), so it brings up a lot of things when it comes to getting the desired outcomes in this sport and our life. 

So today we talk, desire, commitment, intention. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The importance of intention and focus in training
  • How serious are you?
  • The biggest thing stuffing you up.
  • Awareness
  • The one and only thing stopping you.
  • And so much more awesome. 

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Direct download: FB_97_-_Own_it.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am PST

Seriously, it does. And as you are about to hear it is extremely unhealthy. There is a lot research available now that links sitting to a LOT of chronic illnesses and diseases. So sitting is actually killing us. As athletes, it is destroying our performances. You don't believe us? Well, sit back, grab a Fat Black and listen to some facts on sitting.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Just how many hours do you think? The answer will shock you.
  • The scary research on how siting affects your health.
  • Exactly what happens to your body when you sit.
  • GOYA.
  • Why you need a standing desk.
  • Strategies to minimise the affects of sitting on your body.
  • How sitting ruins your SBR.
  • A simple step to help your prepare for sitting.

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Direct download: FB_96_Sitting_Sucks__Is_Killing_Your_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm PST

Welcome to the Fat Black, Episode #95 and today we are throwing the kitchen sink at you. We are talking everything from Kristian's new hill repeat session (it will make you über strong, being awesome at everything you do, and Ironman Cairns.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Just why Kristian decided to ride over 200km of hill repeats (hint: not just for fun, although he did enjoy it!)
  • Some insights into what he learned from the experience.
  • How to develop an awesome mindset and why you need to.
  • We also talk Ironman Cairns, how to deal with the cards on race day.
  • How to be a more adaptable athlete.
  • Special mention of an awesome cause that a good friend of ours is riding for.
  • The Fat Black Podcast kit design update.

Show Links:

The TS Bring out your best webinar is coming next week. Fill in the quick survey so I can cover your greatest challenges. http://www.trispecific.com/survey – the webinar is free to join and you can register your spot now..

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Direct download: FB_95_The_Lesson_from_UP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PST

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with non other then Doctor Phill Maffetone. 

Phil is a respected doctor, coach and author and is all about health. Without true health your performance will suffer. Today we talk about that, his new website and exciting app and also we cover health and performance. 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • The app, the why and what its going to do for athletes
  • We discuss the basic thing of life to be a better athlete and have better health
  • Asthma and Allergies ... You CAN get rid of these! 
  • The non thought about biochemical injuries
  • Are you improving or just fooling yourself.
  • And so much more

Links From Today’s Show:

http://philmaffetone.com/

The App: http://philmaffetone.com/maf-app/

The MAF Method: http://philmaffetone.com/method/

The 2 Week Test: http://philmaffetone.com/2-week-test/

Other Links:

Episode 100 is looming ... We're running a Fat Black Kit competition. Design our limited edition kit to win. Or put your name down to own a high quality Fat Black Cycle Kit. 
http://www.trispecific.com/fatblackkit

The TS Bring out your best webinar is coming next week. Fill in the quick survey so I can cover your greatest challenges. http://www.trispecific.com/survey - the webinar is free to join and I'll be sending emails out tomorrow so ensure you are on the email list by signing up below. 

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Direct download: FB_94_with_Doctor_Phil_Maffetone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PST

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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Direct download: FB_92_with_Super_Consistent_Gina_Crawford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PST

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

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Direct download: FB_90_The_Mental_Game_with_Grant_Giles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am PST

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

Today we got the low down on getting ugly with straight up nice guy and Ironman Melbourne Champion Jeff Symonds and you'll want to have your ears perked up for this interview as Jeff reveals a number of insights that can help all of us to greater heights. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What does "Get Ugly" mean and where did it come from?
  • Building a strong mental game.
  • The art of race execution
  • Overcoming his biggest adversity and how that has helped him perform going forward.
  • The secret to Jeff's success.
  • Planning for the "What If" scenarios.
  • The importance of recovery.
  • Making sacrifices.
  • Some awesome advice for tips for AG athletes.
  • And more

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Direct download: FB_88_Getting_Ugly_with_Ironman_Melbourne_Champion_Jeff_Symonds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PST

There's no doubt about it. Our interview with Noakes opened a lot of questions, which is great because it keeps the conversation going. 

Noakes was fantastic to speak too and while we shared 90+% of the beliefs there are some we don't hold especially when it comes to performance. As you know we are all about health but we are also heavily invested into performance and there are some very key areas where we are seeing performance drop when following a LCHF approach. So we decided to get our good friend Peter Defty on another Fat Black and discuss the points. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Sodium opinions and how lack of sodium causes the 'bonk' effect in fat adapted athletes 
  • The forgotten about electrolyte that is critical in fat adapted athletes.
  • No calories.
  • It's not a matter of IF.
  • And more

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Direct download: FB_87_Open_Discussion_with_Peter_Defty_on_Noakes_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

To say we are excited about this episode is an understatement! In fact Kristian stayed up past midnight to fit in with time schedules for this one!

Tim Noakes shouldn't need an introduction, he has played a pivotal role in health and performance research for over 30 years. In case you don't know about Tim .... (crazy thought), he wrote the bible for runners and running coaches in 1986 called 'The Lore of Running" which included a whole chapter on the importance of carbohydrates for athletes and runners. His stance publicly changed when he ripped out that nutrition section of his famous book stating we had got it so wrong.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Why he ripped out pages of his infamous "Lore of Running" book.
  • Why there is still pushback against the LCHF approach to eating.
  • The Real Meal Revolution.
  • Understanding Insulin resistance and Insulin sensitivity and why it's likely one of the most important things you can do as an athlete.
  • Where to start on your LCHF approach.
  • What you should be testing for.
  • Real world evidence.
  • Understanding the role of sodium in LCHF.
  • Going to deep, too quickly into LCHF.
  • The truth about those top end speed "loses".
  • Why banting (LCHF) increases health and performance.
  • LCHF for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Tim answers some questions from our TS athletes.

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Direct download: FB_86_Banting_for_Performance_with_Timothy_Noakes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

We love an adventure - especially one that pushes the comfort zone and forces us to learn more about ourselves. Ironman is a big part of that but there are more adventures too be found. Today we speak with an athlete who is on a mission to become an adventurer and inspire others to get outside and find things that push them to be better humans. Over the past few years Luke Tyburski has been planning The Ultimate Triathlon, a 2000km journey over 12 days and join us on the Fat Black to explain why and how he is going to make this happen!

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • Why Luke decided to become an Adventurer.
  • Why he chose the Real Food path.
  • How he plans to fuel for The Ultimate Triathlon.
  • What exactly is the Ultimate Triathlon and why he created it.
  • Planning and preparation.
  • Creating great engagement for the event with live-streaming.
  • Being scientific about the event.
  • The mental preparation involved in crazy big adventures.
  • Bucket list plans.

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Direct download: FB_85_The_Ultimate_Triathlon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PST

Whilst we don't get much of an off-season here in Australia - mainly because of the continually awesome weather -  it is important to take a bit of downtime at certain points throughout the year to allow the body  to reset and work on key aspects if your endurance development whilst having a bit of fun. Like most things, there is an art to getting the off-season right. It doesn't need to be all serious and Long course racing driven, and it must be enjoyable, but the off-season can provide some fantastic athletic development.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Planning for the off-season.
  • Repeating the recovery process.
  • Using your time to understand EASY.
  • Seeking a "mental refresh".
  • Using non IM specific training to develop your IM racing ability.
  • Having a plan to come back to racing after downtime.
  • Pushing your body without proper rest is a killer.
  • Finding the passion in what you do as an endurance athlete.

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Direct download: FB_84_Off_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

Today's guest is none other then Professor Grant Schofield from Auckland University of Technology and is the director of the University's Human Potential Centre (HPC). We have wanted to bring Grant on the Fat Black podcast for a long time and have spent some time reading his blogs and work, so I was quite excited to finally get him on the show and talk many things LCHF and how this ex professional Triathlete is making a storm down in New Zealand to change dietary guidelines for better health. With better health we can create better performances.

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • Gran't roller-coaster ride that led to his LCHF hypothesis.
  • The mental side of LCHF.
  • Why having metabolic flexibility leads to great Ironman potential.
  • CARB Phobia is hurting you.
  • Something scary that many of todays iron distance 'athletes' will likely have.
  • The rules.
  • What Real Food really is.
  • You are undoing this and you need to up it.
  • Bacon
  • Vegetarian and Veganism
  • WTF Book
  • And of course more awesome.

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Direct download: FB83_-_Prof_Grant_Schofield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm PST

In today's Fat Black podcast we get to speak with John McKenzie whom is the communications and marketing manager for Revbox. John has a big background in the cycling industry and I met him down in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 when a select few of us got to test out Specialized's New Tarmac. It was here that John told me all about the Revbox from the hotel to Specialized HQ. I was excited as I had previously got to play with a wind brake erg early in my coaching career and these things were cost prohibitive until now. John put me in touch with Philipp Schacht the owner and developer from Revbox who was kind enough to get me on one of the few early models. What can I say other than Pete and I were blown away and so were the legs! Especially after doing some of our standard trainer sessions that had been done for years on Computrainers and Kickr's. Don't get me wrong, those trainers are good and have helped many athletes. I just put true wind break ERGs in another realm of athletic development. 

In Todays Episode We Cover:

  • How the concept of the Revbox began.
  • Why track cyclists have been using ERG's for along time.
  • What "wind-break" means.
  • How rotational inertia makes you a better rider.
  • How the Revbox is different compared to most other indoor trainers.
  • How to dial in the Revbox to maximise training sessions.
  • The Revbox app.
  • The Kickstarter campaign.
  • A sweet little deal from us here at Trispecific for those interested in getting onboard with Revbox (see below).

Links from todays Episode:

  • Revbox Kickstarter campaign - As I mention in the Podcast, anyone backing the team at Revbox for $1000 or more will get their choice of a TriSpecific Iron or Half Iron Distance Blueprint for free. That's a $300 saving. All you need to do is email us your receipt of purchase to kristian [at] trispecific.com and I'll get you set up. At the $1000 investment you get: The Full Package! A next generation Revbox Erg for free, including the Revbox Power App, sensor kit, one free Hunter Allen Workout Guide + a riding kit (jersey & bib short) which is usually not available for purchase and freight free delivery.  It's estimate that you'll get your game changer ERG in July 2015. Be quick as you only have 29 days left till the campaign finishes. 
  • Revbox.co.nz - go here to learn all about the concept, the science, the training and more. 

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Direct download: FB82_-_REVBOX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm PST

Ahhh Race Week.

It's a different kind of beast. High energy, edgy nerves, lots of Hype, stress and confusion. But it doesn't have to be. Race week is a time for calm, composure and organisation. It's the best time of year, because you get to relax. Of the years we have learnt and witnessed a lot mistakes, so here are some Do's and Don't's of Race Week and Race Day (you might want to take notes).

What We Cover in This Episode:

  • Get Organised early!
  • Beating the Taper Blues.
  • All things nutrition and hydration.
  • Shutting out the noise.
  • How to be patient.
  • Setting up your race plan.
  • Understanding your goals.
  • Flexing the Mental Muscle.
  • Staying focused.
  • Being ready to work hard for what you want.
  • STOP stressing about the weather. Seriously. Just STOP.
  • Planning; the devil is in the detail.

Race Week doesn't need to be Stress Week. Follow this simple, common sense rules, and learn to enjoy your race!

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Direct download: FB81_-_Dos_and_Dont_of_Race_Week_and_Racing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PST

Recently Pete and I got to speak with Gus and Jamie from the team at STRYD. 

Who and what is STRYD? Well stride is a small company out of Boulder, CO that has been developing a cool little device that captures power in real time while you're running. Pete originally put me onto them and then I saw there hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. I got in touch to do an interview to find out more and of course we became a backer. As coaches we believe in creating efficient athletes. While I always advise athletes not get caught up in the minutiae of data there are benefits of data when used appropriately. What I like about STYRD is that it is going to give an objective measurement 'Power' that we can use to improve our running training and in real time. 

Now you'll be able to see the direct correlation between improving a stride rate and seeing your power number lower (more efficient use of energy for same speed) or how your posture impacts the number coming back at you. Pete and I think this is an exciting time in running and are excited to be involved.

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • What STRYD is and how it works
  • The new evolution in running metrics
  • Accuracy
  • Improving efficiency 
  • Power Zones
  • Running on different surfaces
  • Run form feedback
  • Real time feedback
  • The STYRD app
  • What watches it will work with
  • and more

Show Links:

STRYD.com

Kickstarter campaign (be quick as they are cutting off numbers around the 1000 mark)

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Direct download: FB80_Power_Up_Your_Run_with_STRYD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am PST

Last night Pete and got to interview Donal Oniell from Cereal Killers movie fame. We loved both movies and CK2 'Run on Fat' makes it pretty damn clear what we have not only been talking about but living it for so long now. "The science is coming" but the athletes that are open and willing will be the ones reaping the rewards. I'm stoked we got to record this interview and help push this message out to the world for athletes and non athletes alike. Performance is important ... but not as important as your health. Why not attain both?

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • Overweight Endurance athletes.
  • The Science is Coming.
  • Ketones.
  • Breaking records.
  • The NEED for this mineral.
  • Health and Performance can it be achieved or are just bad bed fellows.
  • You cannot out train a shitty diet.
  • The rise of the Pemmican.
  • Donals daily diet and his favourite dish.
  • What's next for Donal Oniell.
  • And oh so much more.

Show Links:

Cereal Killers 2 - Run on Fat

Cereal Killers 2

Run on Fat charts world class triathlete Sami Inkinen’s transition from pre-diabetic sugar burner to a faster, healthier, fat fueled endurance athlete under the guidance of New York Times bestselling author Dr Stephen Phinney.

When Sami embarks on an epic anti sugar crusade with his wife Meredith – rowing 4,000 kms unsupported from California to Hawaii – their remarkable journey reveals the astonishing performance benefits and pitfalls of successful fat fueling strategies for athletic performance.

As more and more evidence emerges of world class athletes adopting a similar protocol – with remarkable results in some cases – “Run on Fat” challenges the very foundations of sports nutrition.

 

Cereal Killers 1

Cereal Killers

The film follows Donal – a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man – on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family.

Donal’s father Kevin, an Irish gaelic football star from the 1960s, won the first of 2 All Ireland Championships with the Down Senior Football Team in 1960 before the biggest crowd (94,000) ever seen at an Irish sporting event.

When Kevin suffered a heart attack later in life, family and friends were shocked. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man – who has sailed through cardiac stress tests – suddenly fall victim to heart disease?

Can a controversial diet consisting of 70% fat provide the answers?

 

Run on Fat The Movie

Run on Fat Blog Post - 5 Trends for 2015

5 Reason to Run on Fat

Cereal Killers 1

Cereal Killers Social Media

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Direct download: FB79_CK2_Run_on_Fat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm PST

It may be lucky that I slept on my thoughts before Pete and I recorded this podcasts. If I'm honest, I guess I was pretty ropable the night before and definitely toned it down for this podcast. However I have a post in the works thats needs to be posted - stay tuned.

The mistakes keep coming and they are simple to avoid and even rectify if we just use those two things on the sides of our heads. They're called ears in case you're wondering ;) 

In Today’s Episode We Cover:

  • No carbs.
  • Sodium - this has been painted in the same light as Fat and as an endurance athlete you NEED way more then you may think. Fat adapted or not.
  • Habits - how to create news ones that stick.
  • Some K Rants... as I say above you get off pretty lightly ;) but maybe I should just let loose?
  • Rote learning and why it's important.
  • What ONE thing you NEED to do to get success in any goal. And how much depends on the difficulty of the goal. 
  • The art of looking where you WANT to go and where not to look when you're suffering.

Show Links:

Willpower. Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength”, Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney

“The Power of Habit”, Charles Duhigg

http://jamesclear.com/habit-triggers

http://www.zoeharcombe.com/the-knowledge/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am PST

A few weeks back I got to speak at an event in Squamish, Canada with a couple other experts in their respective fields. One of them was Sylvia Rayner who was absolutely captivating in the way she spoke about the mind and how much potential we have locked up inside our heads. I knew within a couple of minutes that we needed to have Sylvia on a Fat Black podcast.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • What clinical hypnosis is and how it can help us in our sports and life
  • How you get behavioural change
  • Why you must stop playing the victim
  • The key to success
  • Why repetition is important
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Sylvia even takes us through a mini session and I tell you it's crazy how it works
  • And much more. 

Show Links:

http://www.sylviarayner.com/

Recommended Books:

Trances People Live

Hypnosis for Running

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Direct download: FB77_Sylvia_Rayner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PST

Earlier this week we listened to a great podcast from the guys at Spartan who interview Scratch Lab inventor - Dr. Allen Lim.

For years Allen Lim worked with Tour de France teams and has learned a lot about working in high pressure situations and how to develop performance. In a sport that focuses so intently on marginal gains, Lim argues that athletes should be focusing less on the 1% and more on removing bottlenecks from our lives. This gives way to a much better focus and performance.

So today we are discussing the bottlenecks that we see in the sport and how to solve them.

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Understanding marginal gains.
  • Underestimate the value of making better decisions on a daily basis.
  • The "Never Miss Twice" rule.
  • Understanding your Rate Limiting Factors.
  • Seeking to create better habits.
  • The bottlenecks we see in triathlon (and life).
  • Becoming a solution creator.
  • Learning to have fun.
  • We also discuss some important and very relevant aspects of the movie "Fed Up" (you need to watch this film!)

Show Links:

Spartan Podcast with Dr Allen Lim - this podcast goes into many more important aspects for all athletes and we took loads of notes. Required listening I must say! 

Marginal Gains by James Clear and Jame's Habits Book (free download)

FED UP - The Movie

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm PST

Last week we got a whole bunch of questions from a fellow Aussie Ian who is living in the US of A and we love answering questions on the Fat Black because that way it helps our community as a whole! So if you have any just hit us up in the comments on the blog or via our emails or various social media outlets. Today we also dive into a little bit of a review of Cereal Killers 2 the movie "Run on Fat" 

In todays Episode we Cover:

  • Strategic Carb use VS strategic Fat use in training and racing.
  • Chocolate Milk for recovery - why it won't work.
  • Fuelling for long swim events.
  • Cereals Killers 2 - Run on Fat review

Show Links:

Cereal Killers 2 pre order & The Run on Fat Movie Blog

Steph Lowes "The Real Food Real" Podcast

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Direct download: FB75_QnA_RunONFat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Pete and I were searching for an angle for todays podcast. Some things keep popping up being an endurance athlete and working in the day to day with endurance athletes and that was robustness. When we're robust good things happen. When we lose that robustness we can feel stuck in a not so fun place. So today we wanted to cover just a few of the overriding topics that lead to robustness or maintaing it and of course how you can destroy it ... so you know what not to do. 

In Today's Episode We Cover:

  • Why feedback is important.
  • The questions you should be asking yourself each day.
  • Self assessment = self awareness.
  • Learning to be honest with yourself.
  • Why going molecular on the Fat Adaptation process is a waste of your time.
  • Learning to make FA/OFM simple and stress-free.
  • Seriously. Just stop stressing about food.
  • Why your words matter.
  • How verbally beating yourself up ruins performance.

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Direct download: FB74_-_Robustness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am PST

Today we are again joined by Peter Defty to help share some insights into a topic that is extremely important to us as coaches, and valuable to all female athletes (and males) looking to become Fat Adapted.

Peter spends a great deal of time researching and understanding the various considerations required to achieve Fat Adaptation but one message remains clear: you have to keep it simple. We see A LOT of athletes overthinking this process - which becomes a huge distraction and destroy confidence.

So sit back, grab a cup and have a listen.

In this Episode we cover:

  • A quick understanding into the different requirements between male and female athletes (not as obvious ays may think).
  • Why it is more difficult (but NOT impossible) for female athletes to achieve a Zen state of Fat Adaptation.
  • Some important things for females athletes to consider during their FA journey.
  • The How, Why and When of strategic carb use & training loads for women during monthly cycles (this is SUPER important!).
  • Some common mistakes that (all) athletes make during the Fat Adaptation process.
  • Why counting macronutrients is a waste of time.
  • We also discuss some key nutritional areas that are important to Vegan and Vegetarian athletes.
  • Why Vitamin D is essential to ALL athletes.
  • How and when to measure Ketones (if you decide you want to).

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Direct download: FB73_Low_Carb_High_Fat_for_Women.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm PST

Well it's 2015 and we have an awesome year of Fat Black Episodes planned for you guys, with some amazing guests planned, and some super important topics to be addressed! So today's Episode is all about starting the year with a plan. A plan to ensure that you start the year on the right foot, with great habits and standards that will ensure you kick some ass this year and be more awesome. We also discuss some important strategies to implement if you have had a break, or are returning from injury and illness. You DO NOT want to miss these as they are crucial to your long-term success!

In Today's Awesome Episode We Discuss:

  • Re-learning your intuition.
  • Learning to have fun.
  • Enjoying the process.
  • Listening to the body.
  • Critical strategies for reorienting from illness.
  • Easy methods to start the year well.

2015 is going to be a massive year for TriSpecific and the Fat Black series! If you have suggestions on topics, or a guest speaker you want to hear from then let us know!

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Direct download: FB72_2015_Coming_Back_Strong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm PST

Well it has been a great year for everyone here at TriSpecific! And we are sure that everyone has enjoyed listening to the last 12 months of Fat Black episodes.

We have had a great time sharing so much content with you all, and especially hearing the many insights from fantastic athletes and coaches. To help us celebrate the year that was, we discuss the highlights from Fat Black from 2014; some of the best episodes and speakers.

In the Final Episode for 2014 we cover:

Our personal favourite Episodes and Speakers for the year.

Some valuable lessons.

Taking the time to reflect.

How to start 2015 the right way.

Goal Setting.

We could not have had such a brilliant year with the support of our families, friends, athletes, sponsors (Specialized, Smith Optics, TriTravel and Revbox) and of course....YOU... our awesome audience!

Thank you for an amazing year - bring on 2015!

 

Direct download: FB71_EOY_Wrap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm PST

In todays Fat Black podcast Pete and I get to speak with Luke Mckenzies better half Beth Gerdes. Beth didn't muck around getting back into all things triathlon after the birth of their gorgeous little Wynne McKenzie and 6 months after the birth of Wynne, Beth had an absolute cracker at Ironman Western Australia coming in 4th with a fast 9:04 IM split and hauling assimus on the run and knocking out a handy 2:58:17.

The biggest take home from this interview with Beth would have to be her looking at the opportunities in things and having gratitude. Great lessons.

 What we cover:

  • Training through pregnancy.
  • Managing being a new mum and training for Ironman.
  • Support and Aunty Jackie.
  • We talk IMWA, the race and the mental side of it.
  • We talk fast AG men and how it affects pro women on the bike.
  • What drives Beth.
  • We go into Beths background as a school psychologist.
  • The lessons.
  • Beths biggest 'failure' ... this one is deep!
  • And of course her greatest and proudest achievement so far.

You can follow and learn more about Beth below:

http://bethgerdes.com/
Beth's Blog
@IMbethgerdes - Instagram
@IMBethGerdes - twitter

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Direct download: FB70_Beth_Gerdes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PST

In todays Fat Black podcast I get to speak all about fascia with Brooke Thomas of Liberated Body.

I love this topic because it so crucial to movement. Understanding fascia can really help you move better and be pain free. Those two things will make you perform better. What you have to understand is that you don't have to tolerate movement dysfunction or body aches and pains. Most chronic overuse injuries and mobility woes are reversible. The process is pretty simple... it just ain't easy!

Unfortunately Pete had to sit this interview out due to time zone differences but he and I and guests will be back on as normal from next week.

In episode 69 of the Fat Black we cover:

Why understanding fascia is crucial to your longevity and performance.

Everything is connected and our muscles don't actually originate and insert like we were taught in anatomy class!

How we move.

Compensation patterns and tensegrity.

What our soft tissue should really be like.

Variations in movement and why it's needed.

Communication failure of our bodies biggest sensory organ.

Why our feet are SO important.

How we keep our fascia health.

You can learn all about Brooke and a lot more on Fascia over at here site www.liberatedbody.com or follow her on social media via the links below:

Facebook

Twitter

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Direct download: FB69_Brooke_Thomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm PST

This week Pete and I do our first FB from opposite hemispheres and today we talk about the Obstacles. 

Pete wrote a blog this past week on rethinking stress and make sure you listen to the TED talk of Kelly McGonigal.

One of the most loved interviews of Triathlon World Summit was with Dr Phil Maffetone so Pete and talk about parts of that interview and namely go over some of the common obstacles and get you to think about strategies to remove those. 

As Phil said.. you can be fit but very unhealthy which in turn won't lead to longevity in the sport. 

We need to get smarter across the board when it comes to how we train but how we live our lives. Stress is cumulative and while we need some stress... the amount of stress we pile on our shoulders is killing us or our performances. 

Enjoy
Kristian 

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Direct download: FB68_-_Obstacles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am PST

Last week you heard some great insights from Champion Athlete, Jan Frodeno on his quest to take on Kona and what he has had to do to make the transition from short-course to long-course a successful one. Today we get to talk his wife, Olympic Gold Medalist, Commonwealth Medalist and 3x World Champion - Emma Snowsill.

Emma has enjoyed an amazing career but has dealt with some serious health issues, that ultimately lead to her retiring from the sport. As a result Emma has learned some hard lessons and had decided to embark on a quest to fully understand health and help educate athletes as to what real health actually means.

Emma Talks About:

  • What being a World Champion has taught her.
  • Why she stopped racing.
  • Emma's personal health journey.
  • Learning about true health.
  • Understanding that what we eat underpins performance.
  • Giving back to the sport.
  • Being an ambassador.
  • Educating people on the sport through commentary.
  • What is in store for Emma.

This was a fantastic opportunity to sit down and speak candidly with such a remarkable athlete - and person. Emma's positivity is amazing as she prefers to view her health battles as step into a new direction and career, rather than something that holds her back. Emma's story carries the message that as athletes we owe it ourselves to understand what true health really is.

You should check Emma out on Instagram and via her Website.

 

Direct download: FB_67_Emma_Snowsill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

Today we sit down and Sip the Fat with Olympic Champion, coffee connoisseur and super nice guy, Jan Frodeno. Jan and his wife Emma Snowsill were kind enough to let us drop in and chat to them over a few espresso's. Both Jan and Emma have some fantastic insights into the sport and share some brilliant knowledge

 

Today Jan Frodeno talks about:

 

Making the transition from short course to long course.

Dealing with injury.

Changing training to suit the distance.

Challenges faced when making the transition.

Lesson from Ironman.

Working with his coach.

Confidence and self-belief.

Next week, you'll want to listen to our episode with Emma Snowsill. It is a cracker.

 

 You cab reach Jan at: @janfrodeno 

 

Direct download: FB66_Jan_Frodeno.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm PST

Well we can't believe that the Triathlon World Summit is almost over! This has been an amazing project for TriSpecific and we hope you have all enjoyed hearing the fantastic information the speakers. We have enjoyed the process immensely and would like to thank all of you for the amazing feedback!

Today we sit down and sip the fat on an important topic that was discussed frequently throughout the Summit:

Human Movement.

Today We Cover:

  • Why hydration is important for movement.
  • Taking responsibility.
  • The performance pyramid.
  • Skill development.
  • Form VS Function.
  • The X.
  • Why sitting is crap for our bodies.
  • Easy fixes to correct faulty patterns. 

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Direct download: FB65-_Movement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03am PST

Today we sit down with not only two brilliant athletes but also a professional couple who have crafted their skills as a highly functioning family unit. 
Tyler and Nikki Butterfield have worked hard to understand the importance of balancing family life with work life.

And provide some great insights how any athlete - professional or amateur can do this and still enjoy the sport we all love.

We go into:

  • Being the best you can in your job.
  • Being present where you are. 
  • The Importance of planning
  • Being the best you can in everything you do.
  • Working as a team
  • Daily strategies.
  • Communication
  • More then Sport

You can find out more at

butterfieldracing.com

Twitter
@TyButterfield
@NikButterfield

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Direct download: FB64_-_The_Butterfields.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47am PST

So much going on and so much love for the Triathlon World Summit that we're truly grateful. It's awesome. 

We're now in Round 3 of the TWS sessions and so many great interviews have been shared and the information is resonating with our listeners on so many levels. 

Today Pete and I decide to go into some of the areas that have impressed us and that you really need to take note of. 

So many more great interviews to come so if you haven't already - make sure you register to watch them for FREE at www.triathlonworldsummit.com 

Enjoy

Kristian & Pete

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm PST

Today we caught up with an athlete who is well know for running some incredibly fast times off the bike, and just recently made a statement with a very impressive 7th place finish in Kona, Tim Berkel.

Tim has been steadily building a solid career and gained a lot of experience by putting himself up against the best in the sport and learning from tough experiences.

Check out some great insights from Tim.

Today We Cover:

  • Tim's mental preparation for Kona.
  • Dealing with low points.
  • Getting the hunger back.
  • Learning to take care of the body.
  • Fuelling the machine.
  • Finding enjoyment in the day-to-day.
  • Racing happy.
  • Using mentors.
  • Understanding coaching relationships.
  • Staying in the moment when under pressure.

To this date Tim has a great career with 3 Ironman Champion titles, and an Australian 70.3 title.

Follow Tim on Twitter Facebook Instagram or reach to him via timberkel.com

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PST

Today we sit down and sip the fat with one of the most Professional professionals we know: Sam Betten.

Sam's attitude towards the sport and determination to be the nicest, hard working guy out there, is infectious, and it fantastic to see such maturity in a young athlete. Sam discussed the importance of having the right attitude, being mentally tough and giving back to the sport. There are some important lessons for all triathletes here! Age groupers and Pro's alike.

Sam has an immense amount of invaluable knowledge for you.

In This Episode We Cover:

  • Sam's story.
  • Being injured.
  • Being sick - creating a better mindset.
  • Improving in the sport.
  • Mental training.
  • Making the right investments.
  • Finding the mental limit.
  • Learning values from mentors.
  • Attitude
  • Giving back.
  • Being professional.
  • Building the brand.
  • Becoming a credible source of information.
  • Knowing when to stop.
  • Goal setting
  • Tips for Age Group athletes.

There is no doubt that Sam is going places in this sport. Yet he remains grounded and incredibly focused in his approach - it is refreshing to see!

Reach out to Sam on sambetten.com or Twitter or Facebook

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am PST

That's exactly how we feel right now. We are in hustle mode at the moment and this Triathlon World Summit is just simply a huge undertaking. I obviously can't say for certain because I've never been there ... that young mans dream has thankfully for Charlotte been squashed. So we 'feel' somewhere near camp 4 ... that is the death zone on Everest. We aren't getting much sleep, the goal feels so close yet so far away ... but it's one step at a time.

So today Pete and I decided to give you a little insight into TWS. We're excited. So much awesome content has been shared that we know you're going to love.

The snippets:

Macca - On understanding where your heads at.

Matt Dixon - Racing an Ironman.

Kev Cutjar - Attitude (crucial).

Marc Evans - Movement is like cash... it's King.

Phil Maffetone - What you need to do today to be a better triathlete tomorrow.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm PST

Today we sit down and have a super informative chat with Peter Mckenzie. Now if that surname sounds familiar....it should.

Of course we are talking about Luke Mckenzie's father! And this is one of the most knowledge packed episodes yet!

Peter has long history of coaching and teaching and over the years has formulated some fantastic philosophies and strategies to help athletes achieve their true potential.

It was a lot of fun talking shop with Petee and gain some insights from someone with so much experience.

In this episode we cover:

  • The fundamentals of triathlon.
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Refining economy with drills.
  • Building the journey.
  • Being committed and supportive as a parent of an athlete.
  • Communication. Actually, we talk about this a lot!
  • How training is a progression of development.
  • Developing patience.
  • Looking for marginal gains.
  • Pacing!
  • Dealing with time-poor, Type A athletes.
  • Shutting out the noise.
  • Recognising coachable athletes.
  • How no two athletes are the same; coaching the individual.
  • The unconquered frontier in this sport; the mental game.
  • Recognising negative thoughts and acting accordingly.

Learn more about Peter McKenzie at https://www.facebook.com/RacePaceCoaching

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Direct download: FB59_Peter_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm PST

Today we sit down and 'sip the fat' ™ with Tim Reed who has been making his mark on the sport in recent years with some very impressive results. Tim has a background in exercise physiology and before turning pro he spent a bit of time crafting his skills as a top Age Group athlete.

One of the most exciting things about 'Reedy' is his willingness to learn; whether it is through coaching mentors, or advice form experienced pro-athletes, Tim is focused on absorbing as much information as possible in order to further his athletic and business careers and as such has some great wisdom to share.

In this Episode we cover:

  • Making the jump from elite Age Group athlete to Professional athlete.
  • Working hard in the early days.
  • Learning to hustle to achieve success.
  • Balancing family life with career.
  • The value of communication.
  • Maintaining perspective; what really matters in your life.
  • Values for success.
  • How to wear budgie-smuglers/ how to craft your 'brand'.
  • Tim's 5 tips for athletes new to the sport (actually for every athlete).

You can follow Tim on Twitter and Instagram or check out his website

Make sure you go over and check out The Triathlon World Summit and RESERVE your seat ... The FREE sessions start November 9

Direct download: Timothy_Reed_FB58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PST

In today's Episode of the Friday Fat Black, we sit down with #allergictoaverage superstar journalist and Witsup chief, Steph Hanson.

If you haven't heard of Witsup, you must have been living under a rock. Through the efforts of Steph and her team, Witsup have been helping communities of women become more engaged in the sport of triathlon by creating ways to break down the barriers that and removing the intimidation that can be associated with triathlon.

There is one thing about Steph: her personality is infectious! You can't help but get excited when she talks on the things that she is passionate about and that enthusiasm is unmistakable in the work that the Witsup crew do.

So sit back with a cup of your favourite caffeinated beverage, and listen to some wisdom from Steph.

What we cover:

  • Who is Witsup, what does it mean and what is it all about.
  • Breaking down barriers within the sport.
  • Creating a better perception through education and sharing a unified message.
  • Taking things too seriously.
  • Building a community.
  • Shoving Andrew Messink. Yes, that really did happen.
  • Thoughts on the split swim starts to races and what the WTC are doing right (that also does happen).
  • Men showing support for the Witsup cause
  • Spreading the message through social media #supportivedude
  • Changing the perspective in media.
  • The importance of involving family more in the sport.
  • The Noosa Triathlon Festival and what is coming up next for Witsup

It was great to talk with Steph and get more insight on how we, as coaches and representatives of the sport can work to making triathlon not only more accessible for women, but also more enjoyable and less intimidating. We are seeing a global shift in how women are being marketed to by companies, and this trend is helping push past the old school ideologies of gender in sport and helping to create greater equality.

If you want to know more about Witsup, head on over to:

www.witsup.com or follow them on @witsupcom on Twitter and Instagram or head over to their Facebook Page

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Direct download: FB57-_WitsUP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PST

Alright today we are talking about pacing.

This is one of the most important skills of the sport. We have seen many athlete ruin a race by not pacing correctly. Like everything else true pacing much be practiced in training.

True pacing takes discipline and focus (also great skills to develop), and this has to be put into the daily routine of training - which is really about going your craft.

Here is what we cover:

  • The discipline of pacing.
  • Being realistic about your efforts.
  • Learning to switch off the data.
  • Understanding how to use your data to your advantage.
  • Developing your pace intuitively.
  • What is truly easy.
  • Knowing when to push hard.
  • Understanding the different levels of effort.
  • How much time you need to spend below goal pace, at goal, and above (and why).
  • Understanding the different systems that used in pacing.
  • Strength efforts.
  • Speed efforts.
  • Lactate Tolerance.
  • Endurance.
  • Neuromuscular.

 

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Direct download: FB56-_Pacing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm PST

I'm just back from a whirlwind of Kona with lack of the number one health item.. Sleep! I've experienced both Kona as an athlete and a spectator many times and there is just something special when you step off the plan onto the tarmac at Kona International airport. My trip was short but packed with meeting up with athletes, industry contacts and other coaches. I even got a short swim and a couple of rides in. I actually recommend that if Kona is on the goal list to compete at, it's a good one to watch and go experience if you miss out qualifying one year. It definitely made me make it a definite purpose and desire to get there when I had done that.   

Today Pete and I do a recap on Kona talking through the pro and age group races. We also go into the conditions, execution, stress and mental state.

We also have a number of great podcasts lined up for you with some great age group athletes, pro athletes, coaches and experts in fields related to human performance.

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Direct download: FFB55_Kona_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm PST

Over here in Kona I got the opportunity to go to a party before the race and mingle. Whilst there I ran into ex professional triathlete, two time Olympian, world cup champion and former world ranked no.1 Andrew Johns or as he's better known as AJ. 

AJ started telling me about what he was part of and why he was in Kona. As it turns out he was here as an athlete ambassador to a new initiative called Clean Protocol. The Clean Protocol™ is a system to support clean athletes and to promote social change toward clean sport.

I was intrigued to find out more as I had seen the below image pop up in Luke McKenzies Facebook feed and was able to get together with both Andrew and the head of science Dr Michael Puchowicz MD for a chat about The Clean Protocol™

Clean Protocol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this episode we cover

  • what The Clean Protocol™ is and why it's important.
  • The Passion about making the social change needed that there is no justification to even think about taking PED's
  • Allowing clean athletes to put there hands up and go through the testing protocol and show that they can win big races being clean. 
  • The Science behind it and who is using the protocol.
  • The reception from the pro's 
  • And more. 

You can learn more about The Clean Protocol™ at their website - http://cleanprotocol.org/

Direct download: FB54_CleanProtocol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PST

Pete and I are still reeling from this interview with Andy... Yes I know it's a pun but it was completely mind blowing. Most people don't understand how powerful the mind is and how much it plays into what we see in life. You can do the training, tick the boxes, go 'all-in' and still fall short and many times we self sabotage purely because of our internal programming.

The 6 inches between your ears is important. Critically important.

Andy is a mental performance coach and has worked with world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, high net worth business owners and even royalty.

Do you want to go fast, get to Kona, have more success in life. Listen to this podcast and learn how.

Here is what we cover:

  • Neurology is a muscle.
  • The importance of a mentor.
  • Overcoming adversities.
  • The science of "Mind Set".
  • The conscious and unconscious mind.
  • We are question answering machines - why we do what we do.
  • Becoming consciously aware.
  • 50'000 words a day.
  • The Dirty Little Secret to rapid success.
  • The filter system of the mind.
  • Accessing alpha waves.
  • Gaining direct access to the unconscious mind.
  • How to ask yourself the right questions.
  • Creating the NEW version of YOU.
  • Retraining the software.
  • The value of routine.
  • Bi-neural benefits.

You can reach out to Andy via:

andymuprhy.biz ---> Get a free Focus session.

Follow @andymuprhytv on Twitter and here on Facebook

The Mindset by Design Podcast available on iTunes.

 

Direct download: Andy_Murphy_FFB53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Today Pete and talk about Kona.. predictions, the mistakes athletes make and how to avoid them... qualifying and more. 

  • Qualify... what it takes
  • The mistakes
  • Pacing
  • Being Strong
  • Carbo loading
  • Race week
  • Confidence and over confidence
  • and more... 

I'll be coming to you with some video blogs from Kona from Thursday and stay tuned for our Friday Fat Black this week... it's mind blowing! 

Direct download: FB52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm PST

Today we speak with one of the World Leaders in Functional Movement Training, Andrew Read. Andrew has been in the fitness game a very long time and he is one of those small 1 %'s that is not afraid to step outside the norm and call B.S. He is an Athletic adventurer, top 6 in the world Master RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certified instructor), author and all round bad ass.

Here is just a taste of what we cover:

  • Functional movement and why it is essential.
  • Levels of Functional Movement Screening.
  • The importance of breathing.
  • Strength training for older athletes.
  • The 3 Rules.
  • Dealing with giving up.
  • Strength & Conditioning for long course racing.
  • Becoming injury resistant.
  • How to get FREE speed - building your Formula 1 car.
  • The smartest exercises for triathletes.
  • The distinction between strength and muscle size.

Links:

Andrew Read PT
Andrew on Facebook
Andrew on Twitter

This episode includes videos which can be accessed via TriSpecific.com/FFB

This Episode of The Friday Fat Black bought to you by Smith Optics - Change is Easy! 

Direct download: FB_51_Andrew_Read_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm PST

We are EXCITED. Seriously.

We have been looking forward to this 50th Episode for a while now......The Friday Fat Black and The Answers Series have been so much fun and there has been a lot (really,  A LOT) of awesome information in each edition.

So today as we celebrate #50, we get stuck into some of the most popular topics we've discussed as well as what is coming up in the very near future. Hint: something BIG.

And, because this is a special event - something to celebrate, we are giving away some awesome prizes! You need to listen to the episode to find out how you can get your hands on some pretty cool things like:

  • Specialized Packs that will get you out of trouble
  • Smith Optics glasses for staying in style
  • TS 'swag' packs, because swag is important
  • GRID mini's and the new GRID X from Trigger Point
  • Some cool Tee's from "Art of Tri"

To enter the competition, listen to the instructions mentioned in the episode. We will announced the winners in the next Episode (this Friday).

This Episode we cover:

  • Our favourite episodes - the ones that we loved the most, and why.
  • Our favourite guests, and why.
  • Fundamentals - what it takes to be successful
  • The importance of Self Talk
  • Confidence VS Cockiness
  • Race execution - what you need to do
  • What's next: some very exciting guests coming up
  • Some special mentions....
  • And an important message to you all

Links:

https://vimeo.com/smithoptics

Smith Pivlock

Urban Ninja

TS Life

 

Direct download: FB50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm PST

Today we speak with celebrated Ultraman World Champion, Ironman athlete and Coach, Kevin Cutjar about developing confidence and executing a good race. He is also the owner of the Challenge Penticton race, held in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Kevin has a wealth of experience in racing long, hard and tough events so he knows a thing or two about confidence.

Confidence underpins performance, and developing this skill can take time and patience. There's a system to follow and as we get deeper into this episode, Kevin explains how to turn that confidence into smart race execution.

Grab a cup, sit back and enjoy todays episode of The Friday Fat Black.

Awesome knowledge covered:

  • Kevin's amazing racing career
  • Developing confidence
  • Trusting the process
  • The psychology of racing long
  • Self belief
  • Getting it right: the long run
  • Patience, and having the confidence to be patient
  • Endurance and repetition
  • The "perfect" plan
  • Understanding self-doubt
  • Executing a race
  • Dealing with distraction
  • How to stay focused in training
  • Self talk
  • Challenge Penticton

Speaking of Challenge Penticton, registration is open now for August 30, 2015. So if you want to race on one of the most historical and picturesque courses in the world get onto it fast!

Connect with Kevin

Twitter
http://triathlonwarrior.com/

 

 

Direct download: FFB49_Kevin_Cutjar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

We continue on with the Answers Series today with some great questions from some of our coached athletes. We love questions like these because it helps us to ensure that our listeners truly understand the information that we provide.

We love the challenge of the questions, and we love looking for answers to the ones that we don't know. We certainly don't pretend to know it all! But we are prepared to seek for more....

Keep the questions coming via the TriSpecific Facebook page, or kristian@trispecific.com

This weeks questions:

Q. How do you stay cool in races without your run shoes filling with water and becoming ankle 'weights'?

Q. What are the some sources of saturated fat I can look into?

Q. Can you really become fat adapted as a vegetarian?

Q. Can I substitute the lemon juice in the natural hydration mix for something else? Do I even need the lemon juice?

Q. You guys have mentioned the Maffatone methods few times, how does that fit into the TS coaching methods?

Q. What Fat Black alternatives exist for non-coffee drinkers?

Q. What wetsuit recommendations do you have?

Links:

Aqua shop

Blueseventy Westuits

 

Direct download: FB48_Answers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm PST

This week Pete and I get to interview our good friend, new dad, fellow 3326RIDE rider and world class triathlete Luke McKenzie. This didn't even feel like an interview, more like sitting down having a chat over a fat black coffee. Don't be fooled though, Luke provides some insights into being a world class athlete, keeping the motivation high and the stepping stones to being runner up in last years Ironman World Championships.

Grab yourself your favourite beverage, sit back and enjoy.

What we cover:

  • Moving to the USA full time.
  • Being a new dad.
  • Managing the schedule with Wynne and both parents training for IM.
  • The ups and downs.
  • Learning how to race.
  • How racing and winning in Asia provided the stepping stones to Kona.
  • Winning IM Cairns.
  • A couple of things Luke does that leads to success.
  • Progression in Kona and making the necessary improvements.
  • What it's all about.
  • How he keeps his motivation high.
  • Learning the lessons from the obstacles along the way.
  • Getting through the hiccups.
  • How to make the best out of a bad situation and what doing that provides.
  • Coaches, mentors and self coaching.
  • Lukes biggest advisor.
  • Pushing the boundaries of tech and the lessons so far.
  • Bike position - what's important.
  • Strength training.
  • On coaching athletes.
  • Stress and what Ironman shouldn't be.
  • On setting goals.
  • Training.
  • Giving back.

Links:

Luke McKenzie.com
Twitter
Instagram

As soon as we have details ... we will post them here about purchasing the new "GO LUKE" Kona Trucker caps with money going to the Challenged Athletes Foundation ...

Direct download: FFB47_Luke_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm PST

Wow. How good was Part 1? If you missed that make sure you go listen to FFB#46 Part 1 first otherwise you're missing a huge part of the process. 

The second part of that episode we continue the awesomeness.

Today we cover

  • VESPA. What is it?
  • Using VESPA in training.
  • How to use VESPA in racing to optimise your fat adaption.
  • 'Carb sneaking' - how strategically timing carb intake can boost your performance.
  • How to start the Fat Adaptation process.
  • How too much protein can turn off your ability to burn fat for fuel.
  • Ketone tracking.
  • Racing hungry - why you want to.

This is a seriously jam-packed episode! So sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy.

Get a discount for Vespa using TRISPECIFIC for the coupon code. 

Vespapower.com 

Direct download: Peter_Defty_OFM_Part_Two.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm PST

Today we pick the brain of Peter Defty of Vespa Nutrition, on everything you need to know about Fat Adaptation and Optimised Fat Metabolism. Peter has been driving OFM knowledge for quite a wile now and today he helps you understand the ins and outs of the process and why it is absolutely vital to not only your performance but also your long term health.

If you have been struggling to get your head around the Fat Adaptation process or what to simply understand it better then Peter provides some essential insights in this two part series. Yes there is THAT much information here that we had to make it into two Episodes!

Adopting the Optimised Fat Metabolism approach isn't hard, and definitely not 'scary'. It is a simple adjustment to your daily nutritional intake, but with some truly game-changing results.

Today in Part 1 we cover:

  • Who is Peter Defty.
  • Optimised Fat Metabolism explained.
  • Using fat for fuel.
  • How little carbohydrates the body really needs.
  • Long term affects of High Carbohydrate use and their unintended consequences.
  • Insulin resistance
  • OFM for vegan/ vegetarian athletes - how to get it right.
  • The Optimised Fat Metabolism pyramid
    • Fat Adapted metabolic state.
    • Nutrition NOT calories
    • Stomach and gut health.
    • Training and lifestyle
    • Hydration

In the next part of this awesome-sauce episode, we go further into the OFM Pyramid and discuss hydration, the Vespa product and being a 'carb sneak'.

You will probably want to listen to these Episodes more than once because there is a metric crap-tonne of knowledge to be absorbed here!

Show Links:

VESPA

Direct download: Peter_Defty_OFM_Part_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm PST

You Asked… we Answered. From this week onwards Pete and are adding a second show each week. So Tuesdays will be “The Fat Black - The Answers Series” and The Friday Fat Black will be our interviews.

So last Friday we did our first of “The Answers” series podcast and after that and the feedback for more.. we have obliged.

If you have questions. Please use the comments on the show notes page, ask on our TriSpecific Facebook fanpage or simply email me kristian [at] trispecific.com.

This weeks Questions:

Q: Out of all the pieces of equipment available for training and performance improvements, what is the first one you would recommend to buy?

Q:  What are the best cassette and chain ring choices for events. When do you determine you need to?

Q: Bike shoes for Ironman and Half … should I be using Triathlon Specific shoes or road shoes?

Q: What is the best bike case for traveling

Links:

Trigger Point Performance Therapy Tools

Australia

New Zealand

USA

Germany

United Kingdom

Bike Trainers

Revbox (if you're interested in this trainer, contact me as I have a special TS Coached Athlete, TS LIFE and Blueprint Athlete and even for our listeners)

Wahoo Kickr

Swim Tools

TYR Catalyst Hand Paddles - You can grab them here at wiggle Australia or wiggle rest of world.

Pull Buoy Options we like:

Big Ass PB ;)

Huub - Big Buoy

Blue Seventy Core Short (a new favourite)

Finis Tempo Trainer Pro (great for run training too..) 

Bike Shoes

For long course racing we prefer and recommend using a road shoe.

We like

S-Works Road Shoe

Shimano Road Shoe

If you want to go down the custom route check out Bont

Also ensure you go to your local Specialized dealer that does Body Geometry and use their "archometer" and get the specific body geometry footbeds needed for you. Instant increase in power, less foot fatigue and lessen the chances of injury.

Run

You need to ensure you are in the right shoe for you. In Australia our friends at The Running Company have a great service as does The Running Centre in Perth. If you don't have a store near you that can get you on a treadmill and see you run, both barefoot and in shoes then Pete and I have a Run Faster service where we will get you to get video footage for us and then we will guide you to a shoe that is right for you. We will also give you advice on potential mobility drills and self massage techniques you'll need to do to improve your running efficiency.

For more on this service just contact me.

Bike Cases

Shimano Mega case

SiCon Aero 2.0

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Direct download: FFB45-The_Answers_Series_No2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm PST

This week Pete and I step away from the interviews go into Question and Answer mode. We're always getting questions from our coached and Blueprint athletes but believe this is a great platform for answering questions that many of you have but haven't asked.

As I mention in the podcast. If you'd like Pete and I to do another weekly podcast specifically on QnA or dial into one topic then we're open to that. We will do leave Fridays predominantly to interviews with our awesome guests and say on a Tuesday do a 30-40min QnA. Let us know in the comments below and of course if you have any questions let us know below.

What we Cover:

  • Strategies with dealing with the heat in Kona (or any other hot race)
  • TT bike or road bike and when you should be jumping on the TT bike in your race prep
  • GF nutrition and living/racing with Celiac disease
  • Goal setting and realistic goals
  • Training for older athletes
  • Getting through tough sessions
  • How to refocus and re-ignite the motivation after a big race and also how to keep motivation levels high for training
  • Changes in our nutrition ideology and why
  • Which wheels for racing and why

Links:

Past Podcasts we mention

FFB41 - Aero is Everything (all about being aero)

Being a Gluten Free Athlete with Steph Lowe The Natural Nutritionist

Quick link to all podcasts

Direct download: FFB_44_The_Answers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm PST

Today we have the awesome Steph Lowe of "The Natural Nutritionist" on another call of the Friday Fat Black. Previously we have discussed Nutrient timing and also becoming a gluten free athlete (and why you should consider it) however today we talk all about gut health and how your gut is really the foundation of your system health.

If you're holding onto injuries, getting sick consistently then you NEED to be fixing your gut health. Even if you're not getting sick or have niggles ... good gut health will help you improve your performance.

Look, if you're serious about your performance but also about long term health (and you should be) then you can't miss this episode. 

What we cover:

  • All health and immunity stems from your gut.
  • Where does illness start?
  • Why you need to look at the gut if your sick and if you have constant injuries.
  • The indirect links your gut has on other areas of your total health than just the stomach.
  • Why your brain function is linked with your gut.
  • What affects gut health.
  • Good food in-of-itself is not the answer.
  • Good bacteria, bad bacteria.
  • Antibiotics and what you need to know if you have to take them.
  • For the female athletes. The Pill and its impact on your gut health.
  • Inflammatory foods and how to ensure you choose foods that are anti-inflammatory in nature.
  • Being an Iron distance athlete, you can guarantee that you have some level of impaired gut health.
  • Stress and its implications on your gut health.
  • The chicken or the egg with gut health.
  • What pulls the trigger and how todays choices affect what happens downstream.
  • Tips it mitigate stress in our current life circumstances.
  • Strategies on fixing or improving your gut health.
  • Vegan athlete choices of fixing gut health.
  • Caffeine and impact on cortisol, stress, acidity.
  • The one answer to getting good bacteria.
  • Detoxing.. do you need to, how to and when?
  • Stress and its roll in weight loss and what you need to understand.

Show Links:

ABC Catalyst "Gut Reaction" Parts one and two

Gut Health 101 with Steph Lowe (includes links and tips for bone broth, fermented veggies and more).

The Pill

Great Lakes Gelatine

Stephs site The Natural Nutritionist

Learn more about detoxification and Steph's six week program here: http://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/back-to-basics-b2b-cleanse/

Perhaps you could start by quitting gluten? Grab a copy of Steph's ebook, Free From Gluten (FFG), and receive over 70 pages of eduction, practical advice and whole food based recipes. Please enter the discount code 'FFB' to receive your Friday Fat Black discounted rate.

Need more help? Steph is available for both Face-to-Face and Skype consultations. Please find out more here: http://thenaturalnutritionist.com.au/programs/

Direct download: FFB43_Steph_Lowe_Gut_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm PST

Today Pete and I have the awesome pleasure of speaking with 15x Ironman distance champion, member of the Australian Ironman Hall of Fame Belinda Granger from her stunning backyard overlooking the 20m pool. We get such amazing insights from BG who has done 50 Iron distance racing and been around the triathlon traps for 20 odd years! We look at all aspects from injuries, to training, discipline, nutrition and so much more.

What we cover:

  • Lessons from one of the most longterm successful female IM athletes in the sport
  • Belinda's WHY!
  • Natural talent is useless
  • Why 'loving it' helps
  • Strategies and tips to pull you through those tough races
  • BGs two biggest regrets - massive honesty here
  • The skill of set and forget
  • When and where you learn the most
  • Why you need to self assess
  • Settling
  • Nutrition, balance and not depriving yourself
  • Looking at all aspects of the sport
  • The ABS!
  • The tell tale signs you need to listen too
  • Balance
  • The Training regiment... major lessons
  • You HAVE to give back
  • 3 huge performance knowledge bombs dropped around 28mins in
  • Keys of being professional - if you're a pro or budding pro you need to listen to this
  • Favourite sessions
  • What the future holds for Belinda

 

Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/belinda_granger

Direct download: FFB42_Belinda_Granger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm PST

This weeks FFB is all about getting AERO with Mark Cote whom is the head of aero R&D for Specialized. Last week Pete and I got the opportunity to head down to the Gold Cost for Specialized’s 2015 product launch here in Australia and were lucky enough to sit down and chew the fat with Mark and we thought .. we’re all here - can we do a podcast and Mark took it in his stride which we’re super grateful for. Listen and listen again about whats important, how you can get both free and paid aero benefits.

“the difference between athletes that pay attention to this and those that don’t is Kona spots”

What we cover:

  • Aero .. what’s really important and quick free aero gains (1:40).
  • 80” over 40km  - imagine over an Ironman that’s 6 minutes and doing this doesn’t cost you anything.
  • What a ‘shaved’ tennis ball has to do with shaved legs.
  • The Specialized wind tunnel allows them to geek out
  • Even a little matters
  • Clean it up .. it's important.
  • How AND why fit matters?
  • The preconceived notions of being low are hindering you.
  • The common trend in fit (not what you think).
  • Get faster and reduce fatigue.
  • Being in the aero bars versus being on the hoods (7:35). You’ll be stunned how much that is worth per 40km.
  • All about Wheels (8:38)
  • Style ‘watts’ versus real ‘watts’
  • The catch 22 on the deeper wheel (9:38)
  • What wheel sizes are showing the most benefits.
  • Where wheels actually come into their own.
  • Tyres (11:10)
  • Tubular v clincher
  • Tyre technology
  • Helmets and choices (13:00)
  • Why it’s more important to have a ‘quiver’ of helmets than it is wheels!
  • Helmets, there's aero and then there's the details - heat (15:20)
  • One of the new frontiers and biggest benefits you get (18:40)
  • Actually moving forward this will be one of the most (20:59) important, technical devices you can run in your setup.
  • Rider first engineered.
  • How much further improvements are there in aero?
  • The true benefits for Specialized with their win (deliberate) tunnel.
  • The athletes that focus on this stuff versus those that don't.
  • Shiv TT v SHIV TRI.

Got Question? Either hit us up in the comments section below or reach out to Mark or the Specialized team on social media

Show Links:

The Body Hair Test

ROVAL wheels

Froome looking a stems  (yes you must look at this page)

The S-WORKS Evade Tri 

Specialized Links

Website

http://www.iamspecialized.com/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/specializedbicycles
https://www.facebook.com/SpecializedAU (Australia)

Twitter

https://twitter.com/iamspecialized
https://twitter.com/specialized_au

Mark Cote https://twitter.com/MITAeroBike

Instagram
Australia
Global

YouTube

Direct download: Mark_Cote_Specialized.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm PST

Today I get to speak with TriSpecific athlete John Rutherford after his recent first time Ironman  a couple of weeks back at Ironman Switzerland. John had great IM debut going 9:34.

As I say in the intro. Nobody comes from nowhere ... and what I mean there is that we all have backgrounds and most athletes that have quick success in this sport have a solid background and John is no different here. John has ran 100 mile ultras and he definitely wasn't successful in those first outings, especially as the typical carb dependant athlete and we go into all that but his background goes further back and we look into the lessons that cross over from flying a F-18 to performance in other areas of life. And don't miss what John did with a 40 Million dollar aircraft at 14:55 into the podcast. 

What We Cover: 

  • John's first Ironman going 9:34 and the lessons. (there is ALWAYS lessons)
  • Logistics and there importance
  • Expectations and what you need to be with them
  • No unforced errors
  • John's background and his time as part of the US National Cycling team
  • Those carry over lessons from cycling, ultra running and flying an F18
  • Listen in a 14:55 to hear what John did with a 40 Million dollar aircraft
  • Learning to be calm under pressure and where it is critical on race day
  • We go deep into fuelling and how little John takes in through training and racing
  • John's part in the UCON Fat Adaptation/Perofrmance Study
  • How never to hit the wall or bonk again
  • Time to benefits of fat adaptation at 35'
  • The starting point to fat adaptation and process of teaching around 36' in
  • The 3 BIG benefits of being fat adapted
  • Sodium - the true needs
  • Johns race day fuelling strategy
  • The 3 things John's most important performance tips

Links:

Ben Greenfields Part 1 & Part 2 of his part in Voleks study and rewriting the Fat Burning text book. 

Becoming a Bonk proof athlete - FAT chance

Vespa

Keto Force (Disclaimer: I have not tested this yet, but from John's testing it seems to work well. However.. as per previous blog.. get the other aspects down first. No short cuts!)

Direct download: John_Rutherford_FFB40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

In todays Friday Fat Black Pete and talk about the real reasons of how and why injuries happen. We speak about the 7 major areas (there are more) why injuries happen. 

What We Cover:

  • The biggest killer of our performance.
  • And the reason why we get this performance killer.
  • Injuries don't come from nowhere .. i.e. they don't just pop out of nowhere!
  • The Domino effect.
  • The red flags you CHOOSE not to listen too and how to stop that happening.
  • Responsibility.
  • The injury cycle.
  • The 7 major reason you are or you get injured.
  • 90+ percent of injuries are AVOIDABLE!
  • Why electrolytes are CRITICALLY important.
  • What to do the FIRST thing when you wake up in the morning.
  • Compounding Interest - why you feel like crap at the start of your long run.
  • What muscles LOVE.
  • What you should do on those long haul travels we need to do to get to races. Long drives/long flights and why you NEED to do this.
  • The thought process you NEED to rid yourself of. 

Links

The BEST Self Massage Tools in the world

Get this awesome History of Triathlon in Australia coffee table book // http://www.multisportdreaming.com/

If you're at Challenge Gold Coast drop by the Multisport Dreaming Booth