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Stories from people who find joy in pushing their limits and discovering new challenges. Triathlon, Marathoning, Ultrarunning, and Adventure Racing are among the sports we feature.

Stories from people who find joy in pushing their limits and discovering new challenges. Triathlon, Marathoning, Ultrarunning, and Adventure Racing are among the sports we feature.
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Stories from people who find joy in pushing their limits and discovering new challenges. Triathlon, Marathoning, Ultrarunning, and Adventure Racing are among the sports we feature.






Anna Vocino: Managing Celiac With Diet, Healthy Gluten-Free Living, and The ‘Eat Happy’ Cookbook

Anna Vocino is an actress, standup comedian and co-host on America’s Angriest Trainer Podcast with Vinnie Tortorich. She has a fabulous cookbook called Eat Happy, with gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb recipes, which was largely inspired by the diet changes she made after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. On this show we discuss: Anna’s story of […]

Duration: 00:42:01

ATC 247: Top Strength Exercises To Do This Offseason, Balancing ‘Body Maintenance’ With Training, How To Be a Low-Risk Triathlete, and More

On this episode of Ask The Coaches: We’ve recently had many general questions on what to do in offseason; here are links to shows where we’re talked about offseason structure, please start there. If you have a more specific offseason question that we didn’t address yet, then send it to us! ATC 244: Offseason Planning […]

Duration: 01:19:10

Ask The Doc: Dr. Tommy Wood on Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Athletes, Restless Leg Syndrome, His ‘Elite Performance Analysis’ Test and Much More

Dr. Tommy Wood is back on the show for another edition of Ask the Doctor, Tommy’s sixth time as our resident doc. You can find Tommy over at NourishBalanceThrive, and be sure to check out their Elite Performance Analysis quiz. On this show, we catch up with Tommy and he tackles the following listener questions: […]

Duration: 01:06:08

ATC 246: The Long Run for 50k Training (How Far?), Run Drills for Cyclocross, MAF vs. Max HR for Zones, and More

On this show: A little Kona talk. For more, catch our Kona recap podcast we recorded with Thorsten Radde hours after this year’s Ironman World Championships. The long run when training for a 50k trail run: how far? Using past marathon training as a gauge for how far your 50k long run can be. For […]

Duration: 01:03:42

Tina Muir: Building Healthier Mind and Body To Beat Amenorrhea And Start A Family

On this show we catch up with pro runner Tina Muir, who’s had many life changes since we last spoke with her in 2016 (listen to that podcast here). If you don’t know Tina, she is a pro runner from the UK and living in Kentucky with her husband, who’s a running coach. Last year […]

Duration: 00:50:22

ATC 245: Train Your Swim Kick For Better Triathlons, Improve Ground Contact Time To Run Faster, Pro-Dairy or Dairy-Free, and More

Announcement: If you want in on an epic experience with the EP crew, don’t wait, email us now at events@enduranceplanet.com! We have two teams for SoCal Ragnar on April 7-8, both ultra and regular distance, and we’re taking signups for Ragnar Cape Cod on May 11-12. On this show: Should you spend more time training […]

Duration: 01:20:54

Pete Jacobs: Kona Ironman Champ On Repairing Metabolic Damage and Making a Comeback with Increased Focus on Health, Clean Eating & MAF

With Kona right around the corner, on this show we feature professional triathlete Pete Jacobs, the winner of the 2012 Ironman World Championships. The year prior to that, Pete was second at Kona and the winner of Ironman Australia. After a hiatus, this year he’s toeing the line at Kona again. Today we’re going to […]

Duration: 00:58:10

ATC 244: On Vegan Diets For Athletes, Offseason Planning, Coach-Athlete Trust, and More

Announcement: We got a team for the SoCal Ragnar SoCal ULTRA team in addition to our usual regular team, so that opens up more spots on the regular team and the ultra team too. The race is April 7-8, 2018. If you are interested in running for either the regular team or ultra team, please […]

Duration: 01:21:05

TriNews: SuperMoms of Triathlon, Kona Pro Field Preview, 70.3 Worlds, and More

We catch up with Thorsten Radde of trirating.com featuring our Kona Preview and covering the latest and greatest in professional triathlon including: SuperMoms Many pro women are having babies, and with the points system it’s making it really hard to comeback and get to Kona. Is the current setup fair to these SuperMoms or could […]

Duration: 01:04:44

ATC 243: Acute Effects of Plyos and Strength on Running Economy, Aerobic Training For Crossfit, Food Diary Pros and Cons, and Much More

On this episode with Tawnee and Lucho: Journal of Strength & Conditioning Study mention: Acute Effects of Plyometric and Resistance Training on Running Economy in Trained Runners. Bottom line: Plyos and strength training temporarily reduce running economy. Don’t plan your key run in the 24hr after your plyos and heavy strength training: For Tawnee: Do […]

Duration: 01:10:41

Simon Marshall, PhD, and Lesley Patterson: How To Be A Brave Athlete By Managing Your Brain

We’re joined by pro triathlete Lesley Patterson, a 3x world champion in offroad triathlon, Ironman champ, pro mountain biker and endurance coach at Braveheart Coaching, along with her husband, Simon Marshall, PhD, who is a sports psychologist, exercise physiology professor, and the go-to guy for endurance athletes to train their brains and build mental toughness. […]

Duration: 00:53:50

ATC 242: Eating for Very High Volume, Sub-3 Marathon Tips, Benefits of Training by Heart Rate Not Pace, The ‘Special Block’ Beastly Workout and More

Lucho and Tawnee are on for Ask The Coaches 242, on this show: An ultrarunner and professional bike courier is working out 50 hours a week wants to know: What would proper fueling look like for this amount of volume? Eat – a lot! Protein needs for endurance athletes: 1.4-2.g grams or protein per kg […]

Duration: 01:05:21

Dina Griffin, RD: Individualizing Your Diet/Fuel Plan, Ketone Supplements, Muscle Testing, and More!

Our guest, Dina Griffin, holds a Masters of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Sport Dietitian, and Certified Level II Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist. Dina’s clientele includes adults of all ages and activity levels, from “off the couch” athletes to recreational and elite/professional endurance athletes including fitness enthusiasts, runners, ultrarunners, […]

Duration: 01:00:37

ATC 241: Believe It – You ARE an Athlete, Keys To Nailing a Marathon, Harms of Chornic Hypocaloric Diets, and Much More

Tawnee and Lucho are on for Ask the Coaches episode 241. Announcements: Have a question for one of our shows? Send to questions@enduranceplanet.com. Ragnar: The 2018 SoCal regular team is FULL for now, but we are entered in the lottery for an ultra team and will know if we get it by September. If […]

Duration: 01:31:20

The Sock Doc: Caffeine and Dehydration, Train Low Race High, MTHFR’s Role In Your Training, Post Tib Tendonitis, and More

Dr. Steve Gangemi, the Sock Doc, is back on the show. We hear about his latest adventure race and he provides his wisdom on the following: Sports nutrition – fact or myth? We clarify the following: Does coffee/caffeine before exercise leads to dehydration? https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165%2F00007256-200131110-00002 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12187618?dopt=Abstract http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/y90-135#.WYnOntPysi4 If you’re fat-adapted can you “race low”...

Duration: 00:59:34

ATC 240: Tawnee’s Baaack! We Discuss – Best ‘Bang for Your Buck’ Strength Training, Nutrition for Midday Race Starts, 180 Formula for Teens, and Much More

On this episode of Ask the Coaches: Tawnee’s back from her break, and her and Lucho take some time to catch up and share the latest news, including that she’s pregnant! You can read more of Tawnee’s pregnancy blogs and follow her journey at tritawn.com. Study mention – Running Exercise Increases the Intervertebral Disc “Chronic running […]

Duration: 01:10:14

Lucho and GZ: Trying Something New: Talking About The Aging Athlete, Is Pot a PED, And Much More

On this show Lucho and George Zack chat it up and cover: US Masters National Championships Training for speed. Is marijuana a performance enhancing drug?

Duration: 00:51:00

Dr. David Minkoff: Mind Your Immune System, Tips For Master’s Athletes (From A Master), and Why You Need To Take Your Amino Acids!

Dr. David Minkoff is an alternative health practitioner and triathlete based in Florida. At 69 years young, he has completed 42 Ironmans and feels healthier than ever. He was also Endurance Planet’s resident doctor for our Ask the Doc shows back in the day (see archives). On this show we catch up with David, talking about […]

Duration: 00:46:57

ATC 239: Lucho with Guest Host Greg White on Transitioning Into Minimalist shoes, building a periodized plan using MAF, Tapering for Races and What To Do Physically and Mentally to Prepare

Meet Greg White, a professional writer, avid runner and student of all things health. How to begin using minimalist shoes after a back injury and four-year break from running. Katy Bowman’s Whole Body Barefoot book How best to structure training with MAF + intensity. What exactly a taper is and several strategies to you can […]

Duration: 01:07:44

Sock Doc: Gaining Weight in Ironman Training, Why!? Plus, Meniscus Tear Recovery, Hiatal Hernias in Athletes, and More

We are back with The Sock Doc, Dr. Steve Gangemi, for another”grab bag” style show with a variety of important topics and answers to your questions so you can kick more butt in your training and racing… Steve’s trip to the Galapagos Islands a few highlights including the giant turtles who sound like Darth Vadar […]

Duration: 00:52:40

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