Coming to you from 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Taren sits down with six-time IM Kona Champ Dave Scott to dissect the race, the course, and what it takes to compete in the hardest triathlon race on earth.
On this week's edition of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we talk to Steve Del Monte, also known as the "DelMo" in DelMoSports, the group that runs IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, Escape the Cape, and several other races in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. We find out what it takes to run an IRONMAN event, and why IMAC 70.3 is considered a "must-do" race.
Nutrition is a huge element of successful triathlon training, but many athletes don't know where to start. On this week's podcast, we talk to Taren's new nutritionist, Steph Lowe, also known as "The Natural Nutritionist" about what kind of approach athletes should take to nutrition, how to figure out what's best for each person, and what testing she recommends.
Andy Blow is a Sport & Exercise Scientist, who has previously been the Team Sport Scientist for Benetton and Renault F1 racing tams, and is now the co-founder of Precision Hydration. On the podcast, we talk to Andy about the hydration strategies, why athletes cramp up in the first place, how to handle hydration in the heat, and more.
Nick Bare is a well known bodybuilder on YouTube and Instagram, as well as the founder of Bare Performance Nutrition, but this November he'll add a new item to his resume: he'll complete an Ironman, his first ever triathlon. On the podcast, we talk to Nick about going from bodybuilding to endurance sports, maintaining his muscle mass while doing endurance training, and what he has thought of this entirely new type of training.
On today's podcast, we answer one of the most-asked questions: what does a professional triathlete eat in a day? We get that answer from pro Sarah Piampiano, who has been tearing up the field in 2018 and 2019, and her certified nutritionist (who also works as the Performance Sports Nutritionist for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs) Scott Tindal. High fat? Low fat? Protein? Carbs? We get deep into the details on the show.
Pete Jacobs is the 2012 Ironman World Champion, and he's also a strict carnivore, eating only fish, eggs, meat, water and salt on a daily basis. On this week's edition of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we find out what Pete's been up to since 2012, whether we'll see him race in Kona again, and how he fuels Ironman training and racing on a meat-only diet.
On this episode of the podcast, Triathlon Taren discusses the three keys beginner triathletes need to know to have a strong triathlon swim. Taren's new book, "Triathlon Swimming Foundations" is also available for sale now at triathlontaren.com/triathlonswimmingbook
Rudy von Berg is a professional triathlete. Born in the USA, he grew up in France and is now back in the US, currently living and training in Boulder, Colorado. Over the past 18 months, he's been tearing up the circuit with victories at (among others) the 2018 70.3 South American championship, the 2018/19 70.3 European Championship, and the 2019 70.3 North America Championship. He comes by his triathlon abilities honestly; his father competed at IRONMAN Kona three times when Rudy was growing...
Triathlon Taren completed his first full distance (aka Ironman-distance) triathlon at Challenge Roth, in a blazing fast time of 9:41:32, quite a feat for a first full. Taren did it all under the guidance of Dr. Dan Plews, the 2018 Kona amateur champion who researches, teaches and coaches under the low carb, high fat paradigm. And that's exactly how he trained Taren for Roth: low carb, high fat, with very specific training techniques. On this episode of the podcast, they talk all things LCHF...
Maggie Walsh is an ultra runner-turned-triathlete, who absolutely smashed her way into the sport. Just this past year, she entered Ironman Boulder, never having done a triathlon of any distance... and she proceeded to not only win the amateur division of the race but came in 4th overall, finishing ahead of many pros! Thanks to her incredible showing, she was invited to the 2019 Zwift Tri Academy, and will race in Kona in October. We find out all about Maggie's experiences in her first...
Matt Bottrill started his career as an elite cyclist when he was young, and he eventually became a professional cyclist and time trialist. In that time, he won 60 National medals and had 500 race wins, representing Great Britain on more than 30 occasions.
In 2014, he started putting his vast cycling knowledge into use as a coach, when he started Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching. In a short time, he's become known as one of the top triathlon coaches, working with amateurs and pros alike,...
On this week's edition of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren recaps Challenge Roth. He breaks down the travel to Germany, his nutrition before and during the race, plus the swim, the bike and the run in his first ever Ironman-distance race, which he finished in 9:41:38.
Pro triathlete Sam Long has blown 2019 out of the water, with four races in 37 days which included two IM 70.3 first-place finishes, Sam is on a tear. The Big Unit joined us first on the podcast in 2018 as a young athlete to watch; now he's keeping pace with some of the biggest names in the field. At 23 years old, he's only just begun!
Chris Lieto is a former professional triathlete who is now a triathlon consultant and coach. During his racing career from 2002 - 2014, he won multiple Ironman and Half Ironman Titles, multiple National Championships victories, and was runner up in two Ironman World Championships at Kona. One of the best cyclists the sport has ever seen, Chris has since moved to Kona where he lives full-time with his family and is now launching a unique online coaching service.
You know him on Instagram as the triathlete who runs in a speedo. Justin Lippert was a successful NCAA collegiate track and cross country runner at Clemson before he quit running altogether after his junior year. When some of his running buddies took up triathlon, Justin figured he'd try it too. Not only did he quickly fall in love with the sport, after just one summer of serious training, he won the 2018 Age Group Nationals in both the Sprint and Olympic distances, and the 2018 70.3 Long...
For the past two years in a row, Cameron Wurf has been the fastest male professional triathlete on the bike course at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Now, with a 2019 win at the Cannes International Triathlon, Wurf has his sights set on a bigger finish in Kona this year. On the podcast, we talk Wurf's rise through the ranks and how he's taken his experience in Olympic rowing and professional cycling into triathlon, doping in the sport of triathlon, and so much more.
Just a few short years ago, Chelsea Sodaro was a professional distance runner, running at lightning speed since college. An injury in 2016 prevented her from running so she cross-trained by swimming and cycling, and then her husband suggested she try triathlon. She transitioned to the sport (ITU) in late 2016 and hasn't looked back. Her long-disance debut race was IM 70.3 Indian Wells in 2018 which she won, and she's been having impressive finishes ever since.
Alex Hutchinson is the author of a must-read book for triathletes called Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. A Physicist turned journalist turned author (and a pretty good runner himself), Alex joins us on the podcast to talk about his findings in the book, what surprised him during his 10 years of researching and writing the book, and what all endurance athletes (particularly triathletes) need to know.