TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

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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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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http://karlynpipes.com/

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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Direct download: Karlyn_Pipes_FB229_-_Kona_2017.mp3
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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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

https://www.nomadnutrition.co/

Get some tasty meals and use code kristian15 at checkout and get 15% off your order. 

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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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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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

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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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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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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Web:

AngelaNaeth.com

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Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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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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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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Picky Bars

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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-trispecificand use the code “ALLERGICTOAVERAGE” to save 15% on your order today.


Get your ROKA gear for 30% off until September 5 - use the code T-TriSpecific-LD17-30 over at Roka.com

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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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SHOW SPONSOR:

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-trispecificand use the code “ALLERGICTOAVERAGE” to save 15% on your order today.

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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

Primal Endurance Podcast

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SHOW SPONSOR:

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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Web:

SWAP

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Today’s show is bought to you by Swagman racks – no matter your ride they have the perfect rack. From roof mount to hitch mount, to pick up truck mounts or Ute mounts for those down under and more they have what you need. The TS Truck is now sporting the Swagman Semi 4.0 bike rack that has zero frame contact and fits from 20” to 29” wheels and the locking ratcheting arms only grab the wheels but what’s cool is they have an integrated locking cable to secure your ride. The hitch pin also locks and I also go the 2 bike add on to make it both a 2 bike and 4 bike carrier. Check out Swagman racks over at swagman.net and on instagram @swagmanracks

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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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Linsey Corbin

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Today’s show is bought to you by Swagman racks – no matter your ride they have the perfect rack. From roof mount to hitch mount, to pick up truck mounts or Ute mounts for those down under and more they have what you need. The TS Truck is now sporting the Swagman Semi 4.0 bike rack that has zero frame contact and fits from 20” to 29” wheels and the locking ratcheting arms only grab the wheels but what’s cool is they have an integrated locking cable to secure your ride. The hitch pin also locks and I also go the 2 bike add on to make it both a 2 bike and 4 bike carrier. Check out Swagman racks over at swagman.net and on instagram @swagmanracks

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