Three weeks before the Ironman World Championships, professional Haley Chura was just getting into her long Sunday ride when disaster struck–she was hit by a car. The accident knocked her from the road and into a ditch, doing some damage to Haley and her new bike, but, thankfully, it wasn’t the worst possible scenario. She’d… read more

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Thorsten and Tawnee recap the 2015 Ironman World Championship pro race in Kona, Hawaii. In this show: – Highlights and what stood out in 2015? – A 32 % DNF rate among the pros (13 women, 17 men); up from 22% last year – New generation of athletes dominating Kona (Frodo, Ryf, etc.) – Crazy… read more

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Coach Joe Friel sits down with Tawnee overlooking the Kona shores on the eve of the Ironman World Championships to talk all about endurance training. Get a deeper understanding of the process and journey that makes a great athlete. Whether you have a coach or are self-coached this is a must-listen! And of course, some… read more

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Sunny Garcia is a native of Hawaii and has surfed all his life, becoming a pro surfer at age 16. Since then he’s been crowned surfing’s world champion, has dozens of titles to his name and is one of the most well-known surfers on the planet. But this Saturday, Oct. 10, you won’t find Sunny… read more

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We bring together two badasses of the triathlon and endurance world: Pro triathlete Beth Gerdes and ATC’s Tim “Lucho” Waggoner. Before ATC, before Beth was an IM athlete — Lucho coached Beth and helped her develop her signature run–she runs a sub-3 marathon in an Ironman. In this show you will get lots of marathon… read more

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Discussion on a new review study measuring the effectiveness of polarized training -What is polarized training: undulating nonlinear periodization model with nearly all the training time spent at a “light” (≤13) and “very hard” (≥17) pace with very limited time at “hard” (14-16) or race pace (6-20 RPE scale). To accomplish this, the polarization training… read more

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New guest expert Dr. Tommy Wood joins the show! Tommy is a medical doctor, with degrees from Oxford University and Cambridge University. He’s currently working toward a Ph.D. in neonatal brain metabolism at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is also an athlete, specializes in working with endurance athletes, and he takes the functional approach… read more

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Flashback Friday: Sept. 2013 with Angela Naeth, who had just made her Ironman debut at IM Lake Tahoe, placing 5th. Since then, Angela’s been crowned an Ironman Champion and will be racing Kona for the first time this year… Find out what she had to say about Ironman back then. In this episode, pro triathlete… read more

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Intro & Background as the “sherpa housewife” -Who are The Cotter’s? –About Lindsay -Feeding her pro-triathlete husband, James Cotter -What Lindsay’s learned after 8+ years of cooking for a pro triathlete? -Lindsay’s battles with a parasite that resulted in gut issues and food intolerances, and fixing health via food -How does Lindsay describe her approach… read more

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On this show we discuss a couple new studies just released in the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning: “The Effect of Rocktape on Rating of Perceived Exertion and Cycling Efficiency” -18 recreational cyclists -4 conditions: 60% vo2max with RT; 60% VO2max no RT; 80% vo2max with RT; 80% VO2max no RT -During the RT… read more

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