TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

 

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

http://www.allistercaird.com

http://www.allistercaird.com/journal/2015/10/28/how-to-bike-for-kona-ag

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Direct download: FB_179_-_Racing_with_Numbers_Alister_Caird.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am PDT

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.

Show Links

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

Show Sponsor:

Revbox

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

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.

Show Links

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

Show Sponsor:

Revbox

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Direct download: FB_177_-_Dealing_with__Understanding_Fatigue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT

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

Show Links

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

Show Sponsor:

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

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

Check out the upcoming Keto Summit: http://www.trispecific.com/keto

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

http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/

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Show Sponsor:

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Direct download: FB_175_-_Combatting_Adrenal_Dysfunction_with_Chris_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

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

 

Want results? Grab a copy of our race proven TS Ironman Blueprint or 70.3 Blueprint

SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

Vespa

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Direct download: FB174_-_Showing_Up_Belief__Willing_it.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am PDT

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" 

SHOW SPONSOR:

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.

Vespa

What you feel is what you don’t feel. Want to get fat adapted? Want to metabolize both fats and strategic carbs better? These little pouches will help the journey.

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpTVN_hMTM8

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

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.

Links

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

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

Show Sponsor:

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.

Vespa

What you feel is what you don't feel. Want to get fat adapted? Want to metabolize both fats and strategic carbs better? These little pouches will help the journey.

Please Help Us Grow…

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Direct download: FB_171_-_The_Skinny_on_Ketone_Supplements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

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

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

Show Sponsor:

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