TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

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 PDT

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.

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_168_-_Tim_Odonnell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am PDT

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

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_167_-_Mastering_Meditation_with_Muse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm PDT

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)

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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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.

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_165_-_Getting_it_Done_8in8in8_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT

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:

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_164_-_The_Path_to_Thriving_with_Chris_Kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PDT

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:

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…

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Enjoy the show!

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

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.

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.

Please Help Us Grow…

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

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Enjoy the show!

 

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

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.

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.

Please Help Us Grow…

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Enjoy the show!

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

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.

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.

Please Help Us Grow…

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Enjoy the show!

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