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Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)

Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)
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Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)

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English


Episodes

Update - Sept 2019

9/18/2019
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Quick update to explain podcast on hold for a few weeks while Gerrard juggles priorities. We'll be back early November

Duration:00:01:06

Episode 41 - Make group training work for you

9/10/2019
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Training with others is great for social support and the challenge to push harder or longer than you might otherwise. But it is all too easy to push too hard too often. We talk about how to make group training work for you across swim, bike, and run disciplines.

Duration:00:31:52

Episode 40 - Key Triathlon Equipment

9/3/2019
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There is a lot of different equipment you can use in both training and racing, and all of it has benefits. However there is a lot you can do with the basics, so we give some guidance on the different options to help pick and choose the things that will make the biggest difference for you.

Duration:00:37:45

Episode 39 - Patience Young Jedi

8/27/2019
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We live in a world of instant gratification so it’s common to want/expect instant fitness returns too. But it just doesn’t work like that. True peak fitness takes time and is hard earned. We talk about the importance of thinking long term, but taking small daily steps towards your goal.

Duration:00:26:00

Episode 38 - Get the most from your GPS device

8/20/2019
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Who has a GPS watch or bike computer they look at to see how long they have been going and how fast they have been going? There is so much more more these devices can do for you, but as always we focus on the key things that will make the biggest difference to you.

Duration:00:18:01

Episode 37 - Embrace your Time Trials

8/13/2019
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No one loves a time trial, and most people will avoid them if possible. But you should not dread them. Time Trials are fantastic training sessions, and an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself. If you don’t do that learning throughout training you can’t be at your absolute best on race day.

Duration:00:21:59

Episode 36 - Training and Recovery Nutrition

8/6/2019
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Nutrition can be such a confusing area so this week we give you some simple and practical ways to tweak your current nutrition without needing a complete overhaul. Spoiler alert: it should be as simple as fuelling your training and recovery for performance, then eating less and eating for health at other times.

Duration:00:31:16

Episode 35 - Understanding training zones

7/30/2019
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Training zones are there to help you get the most out of your training (rather than take the fun out of it as some people believe!). But you need to understand the training zones associated with your training plan, and why some zones are more beneficial than others.

Duration:00:39:40

Episode 34 - Choosing your Half Ironman event

7/23/2019
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There are 8 Half Ironman distance events around New Zealand between December and March. Each of those is different so listen in to find out which one(s) might appeal or be good for you.

Duration:00:43:50

Episode 33 - 5 steps to improve your nutrition

7/9/2019
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Nutrition changes of sound simple but they’re not always easy to make stick. Instead of trying to change everything at once just pick one thing and commit to doing to well for 3 weeks to build a new habit. We’ve got 5 different ideas for you to choose from.

Duration:00:17:43

Episode 32 - Mindset for racing

6/25/2019
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Whether you are competing to win, or simply out there to complete and event, your mindset has a huge impact on the outcome. Make sure your mindset is aligned to your capabilities, prepare for the tough times, and create the race experience you want.

Duration:00:24:51

Episode 31 - Why you want a cycling power meter

6/18/2019
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Cycling power meters are more affordable than ever, and give huge benefits in your triathlon training and racing - especially for busy athletes looking to get the most benefit out of your training. We explain what a power meter is, why you want one, and who should NOT buy one.

Duration:00:26:15

Episode 30 - Best diet for endurance athletes

6/11/2019
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There is too much advice on the Internet about diet and nutrition for athletes. Hot topics come and go, companies are trying to sell you things, and there are a lot of confusing messages. So we compare 5 diets popular with endurance athletes, and tell you which is best - you may be surprised!

Duration:00:23:22

Episode 29 - Nutrition for Wuu2k

6/3/2019
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Our Wellington squad is running an offroad marathon and ultra marathon (Wuu2k) as the winter training focus. This episode gives advice about planning race day nutrition for that event, but is also relevant for anyone doing such longer / lower intensity training or events.

Duration:00:13:05

Episode 28 - Become your own coach

5/21/2019
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Coaches have a critical role in your sporting development. But not everyone has a coach, and your coach is not with you 24 x 7. So you also need to be your own coach. Ask yourself the relevant questions, monitor your progress, and make decisions on the go.

Duration:00:20:11

Episode 27 - Rebuilding fitness

5/14/2019
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Rebuilding fitness after a layoff can feel like a struggle. Coach Gerrard is going through that process right now so shares his experiences so far, and has tips for anyone else going through the same. “It won’t happen overnight but it will happen”.

Duration:00:19:52

Episode 26 - Get more from your running

5/7/2019
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We all want to run faster and perform better but it doesn’t happen overnight. Consistency over time is key, and minimising injuries helps you to be more consistent. We also explain how strength and mobility contribute, along with practical tips about running shoes, offroad running, and much more.

Duration:00:24:33

Episode 25 - We’re back!

4/30/2019
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We have been off the air for a while so time to explain why, learn more about the hosts Doug and Gerrard, and find out what’s coming up in future episodes

Duration:00:21:15

Episode 24 - Conversations from Ironman Camp

1/29/2019
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Our recent Ironman camp had lots of conversations around race prep and ll related matters. We wrap up some of those conversations here, including: weightloss amongst peak training, race nutrition and hydration, dealing with nerves and the mental aspect of Ironman.

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 23 - Preparing for the Ironman Run

1/21/2019
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Just about everyone slows down on the Ironman run, but those who slow down the least get the best results. The run, just like the ride, requires a smart pacing and nutrition, but it’s also the time that your mental strategies are called on the most. We cover tips for everyone whether you're racing for Kona, or simply to beat the cutoff time.

Duration:00:28:29