Triathlete Matt Bach: Newly Crowned Ironman Champion on Winning IM Maryland as an Amateur, Plus His Metabolic Efficiency, Kona Goals, and More

September 25, 2014
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Meet Ironman Champion Matt Bach, 27, of New Jersey. Matt’s a member of Team Zoot and a triathlete since 2010. On Sept. 20, 2014, Matt won IMMD in 8:51 with a 1:05 swim, 4:41 bike and 3:00:25 run, which earned him the win by more than 5 minutes. IMMD was the first Ironman to not feature a pro field. It was Matt’s fifth Ironman and a PR performance. He’ll now race Kona in 2015, his second time at the Ironman World Championships.
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On this show we get to know Matt and discuss:MattBachIMMDChamp
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His Secrets to Success
So…. what changed this year for IM Maryland that led to his huge Ironman PR of nearly an hour???
-Got a coach (Tailwind endurance)
-No injuries thanks for strength training/PT
-Power meter
-Adjusted diet and fueling to be more metabolically efficient
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Race Coverage of IMMD
-Matt’s thoughts
-Awarding the winners
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His background
-Runner in HS and college
-When and how he got started in triathlon
-Doing it for his brother who died of cancer, and raising money for St. Jude’s
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Balancing Full-Time Work and Training
-Day job at a hedge fund company
-A Day in the Life
-Morning workouts
-Wife and dogs
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Diet and Metabolic Efficiency for Success
-This year how he became extremely fat-adapted and the benefits he saw
-Raced on less than 100cal an hour at IMMD!!!!
-Fuels using primarily Generation UCAN SuperStarch – find out more at enduranceplanet.com/UCAN
-Works with Nicci Schock of ElevateByNicci
-His pre race dinner and breakfast
-Macronutrients in his regular diet
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Racing
-Will we see Matt going pro???
-Half-Ironman goals
-Plans for the rest of 2014 and the 2015 season leading into Kona
-Goals for the IM World Championships next year
-Team Zoot member

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