TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

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.

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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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Simon's musings

How to Whitfield your way to a win

 

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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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.

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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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Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

Swim Safe Series

XTRI World Tour

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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: 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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Suunto article

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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: 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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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: 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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QT2 Systems

http://kropelnicki.com/

The Endurance Training Diet & Cookbook

The Field Work Nutrition Co

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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: Jesse_Kropelnicki_FB232_-_Kona_2017.mp3
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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SHOW SPONSORS:

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

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

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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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https://www.sdxtraining.com/

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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

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

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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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SHOW SPONSORS:

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

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

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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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SHOW SPONSORS:

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

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am PST