TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

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.

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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Enjoy the show!

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

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.

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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If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB_158_-_Triathlon-_The_State_of_Affairs_with_Steve_Fleck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm PDT

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:

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB_157_-_The_Legend_that_is_Cameron_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

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

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB156_-_Michelle_Vesterby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm PDT

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:

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB155_-_Kristian__Pete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PDT

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.

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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If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB154_-_Gerry_Rodrigues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm PDT

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

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB153_-_Callum_Millward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PDT

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. 

Show Links

 

Donation page for 8in8in8
http://www.nolimitsendurance.com.au/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook (8in8in8)

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB_152_-_8in8in8_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am PDT

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.

Show Links

http://runningreform.com/

http://activespineandsport.net/

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB151_-_Dr_Kevin_Maggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

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.

Show Links

http://www.teamwurtele.com/

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

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:

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes

If you have a chance, please leave me 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: FB150_-_Heather_Wurtele.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am PDT