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Fitter Radio Episode 181 - Yvonne Van Vlerken

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Bevan’s in Boulder. He talks us through how he’s periodising training for a professional triathlete preparing for optimal performance in Kona. ONE STEP AHEAD: The keto diet and your thyroid. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW: YVONNE VAN VLERKEN: We’re delighted to be able to bring back Yvonne Van Vlerken to the show to tell us about her season to date and her recent win and course record at the Long Distance Triathlon European Championships at Challenge Almere. SIMS SCIENCE:...

Duration: 01:30:33

Fitter Radio Episode 180 - Andi Boecherer and Sam Osborne

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Bevan’s in Boulder. He tells us why they’re altitude training and what he’s measuring. ONE STEP AHEAD: How training in a dehydrated state can help with short term heat acclimatisation. ANDI BOECHERER – HOT… AND THEN NOT!: Andi Boecherer was leading the field at the recent Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz race but had to pull out on the run due to a foot injury. The injury has now forced his decision to miss Kona this year and with his history of numerous top 5 performances...

Duration: 01:44:09

Fitter Radio Episode 179 - Braden Currie

Laura Siddall hosts this week and we talk IM703 Santa Cruz, IM703 World Champs Chattanooga, IM703 Sunshine Coast and Challenge Walchsee. BRADEN CURRIE Winner of the Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz race. JORDAN RAPP We talk to Jordan pre-race about his recent 3rd place at the infamous Isklar Norseman Extreme Triathlon. PODCAST SURVEY Pre-Survey Information The purpose of this survey is to develop an understanding of the use of podcasts within the sport and exercise industry. The aim...

Duration: 01:36:30

Fitter Radio Episode 178 - Lisa Roberts

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: How to use the TSB (Training Stress Balance) number in Training Peaks around rest and recovery. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – LISA ROBERTS: Lisa Roberts USA triathlete and member of the Trisutto squad recently placed 3rd at Challenge Roth. Since doing this interview she’s also placed 4th at the incredibly tough Embrunman race breaking the run course record in the process. We talk to Lisa about her triathlon career to date, her recovery from a stress fracture and her plans...

Duration: 01:38:33

Fitter Radio Episode 177 - ITU Worlds Penticton

This week we come to your from Penticton, Canada. Laura Siddall hosts and we talk all things ITU Multisport World Champs. We also talk to Mike Phillips recent winner of Ironman 70.3 Bintan. Bevan interviews ‘Dark Horse’ Kyle Smith after his U23 World Champs victory. We talk to Mel Hauschildt, Heather Wurtele and Lionel Sanders at the Pros Pre-Race Conference and include footage from the conference itself. Bevan gets down to the finish line and manages to capture some interviews...

Duration: 02:23:18

Fitter Radio Episode 176 - Jaime Nielsen

ONE STEP AHEAD: Capsaicin. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: What to display on your bike head unit on race day. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – JAIME NIELSEN: Jaime Nielsen is a New Zealand track and road cyclist and a former representative rower. Despite only taking up cycling in 2007 she competed for New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's Team Pursuit placing 5th and setting a national record of 3:18.514. At the 2016 Summer Olympics she finished 4th in the Women's Team Pursuit. Most...

Duration: 02:03:46

Fitter Radio Episode 175 - Brad Kearns

ONE STEP AHEAD: Riboflavin. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Aerobars. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – BRAD KEARNS: Brad Kearns of Auburn, California is a noted speaker, author and coach and during his nine-year career as a triathlete, was one of the world's top ranked professionals, amassing 30 wins worldwide on the pro circuit. Brad currently works with health & fitness expert Mark Sisson on a comprehensive lifestyle movement called the Primal Blueprint. 5 MIN FOCUS: Breca SwimRun is coming to the Bay...

Duration: 01:45:26

Fitter Radio Episode 174 - Corinne Abraham

ONE STEP AHEAD: Iron overload. WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Using the data from Training Peaks to help inform your taper. GIVEAWAY: ‘The Brave Athlete – Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion’ by Dr Simon Marshall PHD and Lesley Paterson offers an innovative, brain training guide for athletes that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience. Win a copy of the book by going to our Facebook page and looking out for our competition post. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW –...

Duration: 02:14:56

Fitter Radio Episode 173 - Haley Chura

We talk to you from Noosa at our athlete training camp. ONE STEP AHEAD: Mikki tells us about her new Athlete Nutrition Training Programs. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – HALEY CHURA: Hayley Chura, American Ironman athlete and 70.3 specialist, turned pro in 2013. Her biggest breakthrough came at the end of 2014 when she spent a month in Brazil, winning both Ironman Fortaleza and Challenge Half Florianopolis. A major bike accident in 2015 took her out of the sport for a while but this year she’s...

Duration: 01:55:08

Fitter Radio Episode 172 - Joe Skipper

ONE STEP AHEAD: Protein WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: We talk to Matt and Jamie from Stryd Power. Stryd is the world’s first wearable power meter that measures every key aspect of running – performance, technique, muscle strength and condition as well as the external running environment. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – JOE SKIPPER: We bring back Joe Skipper to talk about his recent 2nd place at Challenge Roth plus we find out a bit more about his season to date and his plans going forward. SID...

Duration: 02:30:47

Fitter Radio Episode 171- Laura Siddall

ONE STEP AHEAD: More coffee, lower risk of death. SID TALKS: We bring back Pro Triathlete Laura Siddall to talk about her race and second place podium finish at Challenge Roth! 5 MIN FOCUS: We talk to husband-and-wife team Dr Simon Marshall PHD and Lesley Paterson, three-time world champion triathlete, about their new book ‘The Brave Athlete – Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion’. The book offers an innovative, brain training guide for athletes that is the first to draw from...

Duration: 02:29:48

Fitter Radio Episode 170 - Lucy Charles

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Is cadence limiting your Ironman performance. ONE STEP AHEAD: 11 reasons why you want to be thinking twice about ibuprofen. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – LUCY CHARLES: British pro triathlete Lucy Charles was a long-distance swimmer until 3 years ago when she decided to give triathlon a go! It quite obviously suited her as 2 years later she won her age group at both the 70.3 Worlds and Kona. In 2016 Lucy raced her first Ironman as a pro, she chose one of the hardest,...

Duration: 01:28:20

Fitter Radio Episode 169 - Bart Aernouts

A LISTENER QUESTION: TSS WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Drafting. ONE STEP AHEAD: Real food options for real food athletes. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – BART AERNOUTS: With a recent win at Ironman Lanzarote and a top ten at Kona last year Belgian triathlete Bart Aernouts has already qualified for the Ironman World Champs. Viewed as one of the most consistent triathletes on the Ironman circuit Bart has qualified many times for Kona and, with the support of his team BMC-Etixx, has raced to a top 10 on...

Duration: 02:05:44

Fitter Radio Episode 168 - Mike Phillips

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Rest. ONE STEP AHEAD: Beer. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – MIKE PHILLIPS: As a bigger guy, you wouldn’t have thought kiwi Mike Phillips would go well as a triathlete, however he swims well, runs well, and goes well in the heat. He’s producing some great results having come second at numerous half distances and of course coming second in the Challenge Wanaka full distance behind Dougal Allan last February. We talk to Mike about how he got into the sport and his plans for...

Duration: 02:20:49

Fitter Radio Episode 167 - Laura Philipp

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: A mixed bag including an update on the Limits Power Meter. A listener question about BCAAs and more about EnduraCell. ONE STEP AHEAD: Metabolic efficiency and what might be going wrong. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – LAURA PHILIPP: German 70.3 pro triathlete Laura Philipp has already started her season with 2 straight wins at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca and Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten in Austria. Laura gives us some fascinating insights into her training regime and tells us about her...

Duration: 02:21:03

Fitter Radio Episode 166 - Sam Betten

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Recap of the Cairns Ironman race. ONE STEP AHEAD: Porridge. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – SAM BETTEN: Australian Sam Betten transitioned from ITU to the long course and is achieving great results in the Asian market. He recently raced to 3rd behind Tim Reed and Craig Alexander at the Asia Pacific champs in Cebu and won the Ironman 5150 Subic Bay in the Philippines last weekend for the third time running. He’s not tried the full distance yet but it’s definitely on the radar,...

Duration: 02:25:56

Fitter Radio Episode 165 - Richard Thompson

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: CTL ranges for Kona. ONE STEP AHEAD: Fasting. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – RICHARD THOMPSON: Australian Richard Thompson of T:Zero Multisport coaching won Ultraman Australia last month breaking the world record by 17 mins. As an ex triathlete and age group winner at Kona Richard knew how to race long however taking on an Ultraman was a whole different ball game. Richard talks us through his race plus he tells us what brought him to the start line in the first...

Duration: 01:47:12

Fitter Radio Episode 164 - Ellie Salthouse

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: TSS Part 2 – Overload and how to use training stress to plan your season. ONE STEP AHEAD: Tomatorade. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – ELLIE SALTHOUSE: Australian triathlete Ellie Salthouse is one of the up and coming stars of the 70.3 distance. Living in Boulder, and coached by Siri Lindley, Ellie started her career as an ITU athlete qualifying for the inaugural youth Olympics in 2010 and racing to silver in the individual race and silver in the team event. In 2014/15 she...

Duration: 02:21:25

Fitter Radio Episode 163 - Scott Molina

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: The Training Stress Score. ONE STEP AHEAD: New fluid guidelines for endurance cycling. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – SCOTT MOLINA: Scott Molina, one of the legends of triathlon, has a vast array of professional victories to his name including 6 USA professional championships, 50 USTS triathlons, 2 "World's Toughest Triathlon" titles, Ultraman World Championships, 1991 Zofingen Duathlon, 1988 Hawaii Ironman World Championships and 46 podium finishes of either 2nd or 3rd...

Duration: 02:28:40

Fitter Radio Episode 162 - Ronnie Schildknect

ONE STEP AHEAD: What the elite Boston marathoners ate. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – RONNIE SCHILDKNECT: Swiss Pro Triathlete Ronnie Schildknect has competed in over 30 Ironmans, he’s also won his home country’s Ironman in Switzerland 9 times. Supported by Team BMC-Etixx Ronnie has recently raced to second place at the Ironman North American Champs Texas in a time of 7hrs 56mins. He’s now hoping to race at Kona again this year and put together a race that he knows he’s capable of. We talk to...

Duration: 02:39:03

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