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Dave Jimenez comes at you with his take on endurance sports like triathlon and running, health and wellness.

Dave Jimenez comes at you with his take on endurance sports like triathlon and running, health and wellness.
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Dave Jimenez comes at you with his take on endurance sports like triathlon and running, health and wellness.






Episode 72: IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Taper, Race Strategy, and Planning

In this episode, Coach Dave Jimenez does a deep dive on the final preparation for for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3. Dave breaks this episode down covering the following: Leading up to the Race RESOURCE: Comprehensive IRONMAN Gear Bag Checklist Race Day

Duration: 00:49:35

Episode 71: Dealing with Setbacks | Consistency cuts both ways | Community

In this episode, Coach Dave discusses setbacks and how to deal with them. They can come in many ways.. injuries or health related issues, time constraints, family emergencies, etc. When they come up, how you deal with them is important. Dave speaks from experience having gone through many in his years in the sport, from a DNF at IRONMAN Canada in 2014 to most recently, an injury that has cost him from competing at the Cowtown 50K and IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder this season. In the second...

Duration: 00:40:16

Episode 70: Training and Racing with the Elements with Coach Avram and Coach Sergio

In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by fellow Octane Athletics Training Systems Coaches, Avram Carter and Sergio Arias. Coach Dave has mentioned Coach Avram and Coach Sergio many times and now you get to meet them. It’s been a long time coming for these two brilliant and committed coaches to be on the show. The Coaches discuss training and racing in different climates and at different elevations and provide solid strategies and tactics for doing that. It’s a fantastic episode. One worth...

Duration: 01:11:09


THIS IS ONE OF MY PROUDEST AND MOST FAVORITE EPISODES EVER. In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by Octane Athletics Training Systems Coach Jaleen and Athlete John Femling. Together we discuss one of the most epic races I have heard of… the Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon. John has done the race two years in a row, one time training on his own and this past race, working with Jaleen as his coach. The two met while volunteering at the Trans Pecos Ultra Stage Race. We hear all about the...

Duration: 01:30:54

Episode 68: The Brave Athlete with Dr. Simon Marshall and Pro Triathlete Lesley Patterson

What a treat! In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by Triathlete Pro Lesley Paterson (@lesleydoestri) and her husband, the uber-brilliant Dr. Simon Marshall (@pssjm3). They discuss Dr. Simon and Lesley’s new book, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion. It’s an incredible sports psychology book that helps athletes understand how your brain can be your best friend or your worst enemy. If you have ever said any or all of the following, this book is for you:

Duration: 00:40:53

Episode 67: Triathlete Anna Leigh Kirk who is training and thriving with multiple sclerosis.

In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by friend and Octane Athletics Training Systems athlete Anna Leigh Kirk, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. Two years ago, Anna Leigh took up cycling and then eventually triathlon. Anna Leigh completed her first 70.3 at IRONMAN 70.3 Texas in Galveston in April and now has her sights set on larger goals like a Marathon and IRONMAN Texas in 2018. Anna Leigh is positive and optimistic. She is thankful for her health and is a huge...

Duration: 00:43:11

Episode 66: Goal Setting, Stepping up your distance, first-timer fears, and more

In this episode, Octane Athletics Training Systems coaches, Coach Dave (@bigdave4) and Coach Jaleen (@oboejmh) take questions from the listeners and members of the Octane Athletics Training Systems Fuel Your Fire Running and Triathlon Facebook Group. They talk about one of the coolest races around, the Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon. We then hop into Q&A where we talk about: Goal SettingStepping up to that next Distance and knowing when to go for itFirst-Timer Fear

Duration: 01:11:32

Episode 54: Burnout & Making Training Fun Again | Randy’s Ironman Dream

After too long of a break, Dave and Randy finally reunite for a great show. The boys discuss putting the fun back into your workouts, mental fatigue associated with training and planning, and Dave dodging a bullet at the greatness that is the Original Pancake House ( Randy touches on the Heart Rate Strap issuesfor big guys, the Wahoo Tickr ( the Fuel Your Fire Nation chimes in on...

Duration: 00:59:59

Episode 53: Raw and Real - Coach Dave on Clinical Depression | Ironfire / Ultrafire Wrap Up

In this episode, Coach Dave is solo. The events of the week surrounding husband, father and former Pro BMXer and talented Ironman Triathlete Dave Mirra motivated Coach Dave to discuss his personal journey with respect to clinical depression. In this episode, Dave is real, raw and honest about his dealing with the struggle. In the end, Coach Dave shares a challenge with those struggling today. He wants them to seek help and deal with the challenges. Life changed in a very positive way for...

Duration: 00:39:17

Did you know #2 - How to treat yourself to RecoveryPump greatness for little to no money!

Recovery Pumpis the sponsor for this short “did you know” episode. Go torecoverypump.comand use the code: OCTANE. You get a $25 shipping credit and either a $50 or $150 Gift Card when you order your Recovery Pump System. The last R [...]

Duration: 00:05:36

Episode 42: Lifelong Triathlon Leader and Ambassador Jack Caress talks the sport and the business of Triathlon

In this episode, Mike and Dave are joined by a triathlon business legend, Jack Caress. For over 30 years, Jack Caress has been producing and marketing participant sports events around the world. He is the founder and President ofPacific Sports LLC.Since the firm’s inception Pacific Sports has produced over 430 multisport events throughout the world. Jack is a co-founder ofTriathlonBusinessInternationaland until recently, Jack served as the organization’s President. From it’s inception in...

Duration: 00:19:22

Episode 40: Welcome to the World, Stearns La Seur V! The low down and down low on Ironman University. Getting the mind right with the “Off-Season”. Yeti Rambler Q&A!

First off…. We want to welcome little Stearns Le Seur V to the world. That’s right… he’s the fifth! We wish Stearns IV and Laura the biggest congrats on the arrival of their baby boy. In this episode, the boys discuss Ironman University in depth. Coach Dave and Randy are both completing the program and share their candid thoughts on it. I think you’ll be somewhat surprised by what they have to say. As a matter of fact at the time Coach Dave has completed the testing process and found out...

Duration: 01:15:18

Episode 39: Open Water Swim Tips, Bucket List Races, Marathon Prep Talk

The guys take a break from guest interviews and go back to answering lister questions and topic suggestions. This week they discuss Open Water Swim Techniques, including things that you can do in the pool to better prepare you for the open water. They discuss their favorite races that they have done and why and then discuss what races are on their bucket lists. Finally, the guys talk about marathon preparation and the importance of good form, core strength and flexibility for runners....

Duration: 00:54:20

Episode 38: Jeff Randol and Kevin Kuhn from Classified Nutrition discuss simplifying and demystifying endurance nutrition.

Jeff Randol, President ofClassified Nutritionand his co-founderKevin Kuhn, M.S. Ed., CSCS join us for their unique take on training and race nutrition and to discuss their before, during, and after nutritional supplementation system designed to simplify anddemystifyendurancenutriti [...]

Duration: 00:55:22

Episode 37: Ask Eve #2. Sports Dietician Eve Pearson drops knowledge again!

Sports DieticianEve PearsonfromNutriworks CNCjoins Coach Dave for a second episode of “Ask Eve” where she knocks it out of the park with her knowledge of endurance nutrition. You can reach Eve at herwebsiteor at 214.739.2223.

Duration: 00:49:09

Episode 35: Nick Salazar (@tririg) from on WTF is up with the Mercury Pedal and more…

Nick Salazar (@TriRig) startedTriRig.cominitially to do product reviews. His product reviews are detailed and have some great photography even today. What Nick noticed in his research while doing the reviews is that there were some gaps in the marketplace that needed to be filled. It was then that he took things into his own hands and started to develop products to fill those gaps. Nick shares this unique story and discusses gear, bikes, and aerodynamic innovation. Give it a listen and let...

Duration: 00:41:52

Episode 34: Ironman Champion and kick ass human being Meredith Kessler (@mbkessler)

That’s right, we had the pleasure of spending around an hour talking withMeredith Kessler(TwitterandInstagram), who minutes before our conversation had just wrapped up a7-hourtraining day. You’d never know it though because she’s got an amazing energy. Infectious. This is a must listen episode where Meredith opens up about her training and training partners, the sport of triathlon today, the newly formedProfessional Triathlon Union, how she feels going into Kona as well as a sweet tribute...

Duration: 00:48:18

Episode 33 - How Gene Gurkoff (@GeneGurkoff) went from Harvard Law to CEO of @CharityMiles #everymilematters

What an honor! We got to record an interview with Charity Miles (@CharityMiles) CEO Gene Gurkoff (@GeneGurkoff

Duration: 00:23:17

Episode 31: Audio from Live Podcast with Bike Fit Yoda Trent Nix from TriShop

We love to make ourselves a little uncomfortable so that we can get better and learn new things. With that said, on July 28, 2015 we did our first LIVE show fromTriShopin Plano, TX. We sat down with Trent Nix, arguably the best bike fitter in the area if not the state. He’s has completed over 1,000 rider’s bike fits and is aSlowtwitchandRetul Master Bike Fitter. Tr [...]

Duration: 01:16:39

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