TriNews: Get to Know Pro Joe Gambles’ Smart Approach to Training and Wellness, Plus 2016 Season Highlights

December 14, 2016
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On this episode of TriNews with Thorsten Radde:

  • Top-3 favorite triathlon moments of 2016
  • ….Thorsten and Tawnee each share theirs. What do you think? What are your favorite moments from this year in triathlon? Email or tweet at us to let us know!
    • Tawnee’s
      • Gwen Jorgenson and Nicola Spirig Olympics battle, with Gwen getting gold and Nicola getting pregnant right after the race!
      • Patrick Lange’s record-breaking day in Kona (listen to our Kona recap here).
      • Natasha Badmann’s final Kona performance capping off one of the most inspiring careers ever in the sport.
    • Thorsten’s
      • Roth & Frankfurt
      • MBK & Diana Riesler’s consecutive wins and IMNZ, IMAZ and IM Malaysia, respectively.
      • Big German wins: Jan Frodeno, Julia Grajer
  • Special guest interview: Pro triathlete Joe Gambles
    • Healing his Achille’s
    • Transitioning to more minimalist running shoes as part of healing his injury
    • Specializing in 70.3 vs. full-ironman distances
    • Why he’s finally shifting to more Ironman focus
    • “70.3’s build you up; Ironman breaks you down”
    • In 70.3 vs. Ironman, it all comes down to the bike and for Joe the bike was a strength in 70.3 but a weakness in IM, and he’s working on fixing that
    • On diet and nutrition:
      • Fat-adaptation – Joe’s diet has transitioned to be better at utilizing fat for fuel
      • He’s also a vegetarian and talks on that
      • Other pros who are becoming more fat-adapted: Tim Reed, Sam Appleton, Benn Hoffman, etc.
      • The secret to success: proper timing of nutrients and proper nutrients that complement the workout (high intensity = add back more carbs)
    • Joe on being Heather Jackson’s coach
      • Their plan that got Heather on the IM Kona podium (3rd)
      • How they improved Heather’s bike and also got her out of a plateau
      • Early season:
        • Neuromuscular training
        • High-cadence drills and developing an efficient pedal stroke
        • Top-end power work, short-duration intervals/repeats
        • VO2max workouts
      • Add the high-end work to a huge bike base for the best success
    • On the men and women’s race in Kona
    • And more!

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