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Winning Ironman Kona on a Low Carb Diet | Dan Plews

Dr. Dan Plews is a Physiologist, Sport Scientist, and researcher who also happens to be a triathlon coach and the Ironman Kona AG course record holder, which he achieved in 2018 with a time of 8:24. Dan lives a low carb, high fat lifestyle, and is an expert in Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which he uses as a cornerstone of his own training and coaching.


The Vegan Cyclist | Tyler Pearce

Tyler Pearce, also known as The Vegan Cyclist on YouTube and Instagram, is a professional cyclist and a vegan. He started cycling as a cross training activity for Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2010, and he was instantly hooked He's now a cat 2 NCNCA racer. His journey into the vegan lifestyle started 10 years ago after being a three-times-a-day fast food junkie. On the podcast, Tyler, Taren and NTK talk about Tyler's pet chickens that launched him towards being vegan, Tyler's forray into...


Jocelyn McCauley | Juggling pro triathlon and parenthood

From the time she was 5 years old, Jocelyn McCauley had athletic aspirations. At that time she saw herself as an Olympic medalist. She channeled her dreams into cross country, a sport she competed in throughout high school and college at BYU. After graduation, she discovered her love for longer distances and began running everything from 5Ks to half marathons. She registered for her first half-Ironman in 2013 at IM Muncie, completing that race in under five hours -- only 11 weeks after...


Sam Long | Young professional Ironman with the best stories

At only 22 years of age, professional triathlete Sam Long has already been on the podium in Ironman, 70.3, and Xterra races. A naturally gifted athlete, Sam had four top-five Ironman finishes in 2018. He is also one of the most entertaining athletes on the circuit and he has a bright future ahead. On today's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Sam talks about becoming a pro at such a young age, the worst race of his career, and eating a donut the size of his head in the middle of a...


Super talented but flying below the radar | Pro triathlete Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts has been a professional triathlete since 2009, and is the current course record holder for IM Cozumel and IM Louisville. She has heaps of top-5 finishes in both Ironman and Challenge events, most recently winning Challenge Venice in 2018 and Challenge Madrid in 2017. She found her way to triathlon after a successful collegiate distance running career. On today's show, Taren and NTK chat with Lisa about her natural aptitude for the sport, about training alongside Daniela Ryf,...


Inspiring 2018 Kona IM Age Group Finishers | Marcus Cook and Elle Goodall

Elle Goodall and Marcus Cook are both age-group triathletes who competed in the 2018 Ironman World Championship at Kona, both having lost significant amounts of weight on their triathlon journeys. Marcus crossed the finish line at Kona in the final hour before the race cutoff, with a cardboard cutout of himself at 500 pounds (he now weighs less than half that weight). Meanwhile, Elle fought bullying when she was big, and talks about her new life as person with fitness as a priority.


Ben Kanute | Professional Triathlete and Future World Champion?

The 2nd place finisher at the 2017 70.3 World Championships and 4th in the 2018 Worlds, Ben Kanute is a professional triathlete who has had great results since bursting onto the pro scene. Most recently, he repeated as the Escape From Alcatraz champion and won Island House in 2017, but he has also had impressive results in shorter distances as well. He was on the US Olympic team in 2016, named USAT Athlete of the year in 2015, and was the USAT Sprint National Champ in 2014. In this...


2018 Ironman World Championship Kona Wrap-Up

The Ironman World Championship is over for another year, and 2018 was an amazing year in Kona. On this podcast, Taren and NTK talk about their experience on the Big Island, their insights into what happened in the race, and all about the performances of Lionel Sanders, Patrick Lange, Daniella Ryf, Lauren Brandon, Lucy Charles, Tim Don, Matt Russell, Sara True, and so much more.


Finding My Voice | Triathlon inspiration from the voice of Ironman Mike Reilly

Mike Reilly has been involved with Ironman from the very beginning, 40 years ago. He's the beloved voice of Ironman, the finish line announcer who bestows the honor of the call "You are an IRONMAN!" on those who complete the race. He's also one of the most positive, inspiring people involved in the sport. And now, he has written a book detailing some of the most incredible tales from his four decades meeting the people who participate in Ironman races. On this episode, Mike returns for his...


Fight of the underdog | Pro triathlete Emma Pallant

Emma Pallant is a British pro-triathlete who first made her mark as a track athlete, winning British Universities Championships and European Cross Country Championships (to name a couple.) She took up triathlon in 2012 and started winning both triathlons and duathlons, becoming the World Duathlon champ in 2015. With her focus shifted strictly to triathlon, Emma had a strong year in 2017, picking up 2nd place in the 70.3 World Championship, and in 2018 winning in Mallorca, Barcelona and...


First ever Trainiac mini-camp

For the first time ever, Taren hosted two Trainiacs in Winnipeg for a mini training camp inside the pain cave. In this podcast, Taren and NTK talk to Ben Briu and Dave Mcilmoyle about their experience as amateur triathletes going through a camp for the first time, and what motivates them to train and race. SHOW SPONSORS Four Sigmatic


Cody Beals | Winner of IM Mont Tremblant & Chattanooga

Cody Beals is one of the hottest professional triathletes on the circuit right now, notching wins at Ironman Mont Tremblant (beating favourite Lionel Sanders in that race) and Ironman Chattanooga in 2018. Based out of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Cody found his way to competing as a pro in 2014, having a top five finish at Ironman 70.3 Muskoka as his final age group race of 2013. On today's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren and NTK talk to Cody not just about his sudden rise in the...


Lucy Charles | The next great female triathlete, could she win Kona in 2018?

Lucy Charles is a 24-year old professional triathlete who has literally burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and is being called the next great female triathlet. Previously a high level swimmer in the UK, she made her triathlon debut in 2014 as an amateur, winning her age group in Kona in 2015. She subsequently turned pro and has been shocking the world ever since. Charles won Ironman Lanzalote in 2017, she came second place to Daniela Ryf in the 2017 World Ironman Championship,...


2018 IM 70.3 World Championship Pro Race Recap

The 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. On this week's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we talk about the pro race including Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez Noya, Alistair Brownlee, Ben Kanute, Sam Appleton, Lucy Charles, Daniela Ryf, Sara True, Heather Wurtelle, as well as the location and thoughts on the upcoming full Ironman World Championship in Kona in October! SHOW SUPPORTERS: Four Sigmatic New Wave Swim Buoy (Get 10% off on New Wave Swim...


Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race Recap

The Ironman 70.3 World Championship was held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on September 2nd, 2018. That's where Triathlon Taren posted a personal best time of 4:35:59 -- exactly six minutes faster than his previous PB in the 70.3 at Coeur D'Alene, Idaho back in June 2018. In this episode of the podcast, Taren dives into every nitty, gritty detail of the race. How he felt on each leg of the race, what his race tactics were, how those tactics compared to his pre-race plan, and what...


Pro Triathlete Coach Erin Carson | Strength Training For Triathletes

Erin Carson is co-owner and operator of RallySport in Boulder, Colorado. Not only does she run the training facility and health club, Erin runs ECFit Boulder, where she coaches many current and former world championship athletes including three-time Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, two-time ITU World Champion Flora Duffy, and Tim O’Donnell, Long Course Triathlon World Champion. On the podcast, Taren and Erin get down and dirty about strength training for triathletes! They talk tips,...


2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Pro Panel

On this bonus episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we bring you the audio from the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship pro triathlete pre-race interview panel from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The field is considered one of the best ever to compete at the 70.3 Worlds and includes, on the women's side, Lucy Charles, Sara True, Emma Pallant, Jeanni Seymour, and number one seed, Daniela Ryf. On the men's side, Sam Appleton, James Cunnama, Alistair Brownlee, Ben Kanute, Jan Frodeno, and...


Mat Steinmetz | Faster cycling and best triathlon bike setup from the owner of 51 Speedshop

Mat Steinmetz is a self described "Sports Scientist, Coach, Bike Fit Specialist, and Age-Group Triathlete". He's also the owner of 51 Speedshop, which is quickly becoming known as one of the top bicycle component makers in triathlon as their products focus on on comfort, positioning, and aerodynamics. On this week's Triathlon Taren podcast, Mat talks with Taren about proper bike fit and all things cycling, common bike fit mistakes, how small tweaks can make huge improvements in a...


Talbot Cox |The man behind the camera for Lionel Sanders, Gwen Jorgensen and Mirinda Carfrae

Talbot Cox burst onto the triathlon scene at Kona in 2017 when he published his first behind-the-scenes video with pro triathlete Lionel Sanders, which instantly garnered hundreds of thousands of views. Since then, he's done photography and video work for some of the world's top professionals at triathlons around the country including regular content for Gwen Jorgensen as she chases Olympic gold medal in marathon, and two-time Kona champ Mirinda Carfrae and pro triathlete husband Tim...


Pro Triathlete Ben Hoffman | USA's best hope at Kona

Ben Hoffman is a professional triathlete from Grand Junction, Colorado. He started training for tri at the University of Montana and quickly rose to the top of the ranks at the collegiate level. He turned pro in 2007 and has had two top 5 finishes at Kona, plus several other Ironman, Half-Ironman, and National Championship victories. On today's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren and Ben chat about overcoming injuries, keeping focus, and Ben's expectations for himself at...