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
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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.
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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...
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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...
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...
In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by his friend Scott Campbell (@TriNetworkcom) the founder and creator of the triathlon community that is TriNetwork.com. Scott shares what TriNetwork.com is, who it is meant for, and what motivated him to create it. Scott’s fiance is Casey Poe, who you might remember from Episode 32 of the podcast. Casey also wrote a great article on Octane-Athletics.com about SKIN CARE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A RACE.
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In this episode, Coach Dave (@BigDave4) is joined by Coach Jaleen Seshadri (@oboejmh) who had a fantastic year that was capped with her finish at IRONMAN Louisville. The coaches talk about Jaleen’s path to IRONMAN, the decision that had to be made 9 weeks out, and the lessons that were learned leading up to, during and after the race.
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In this episode, Coach Dave talks with Kevin Kuhn from Classified Nutrition. The last time that Kevin was on, he dropped the hammer on the fact that the notion of lactic acid is BUNK. He discusses why he feels that way on the show. Later in the episode, the guys talk about the benefits of supplementing with ketones which Coach Dave started doing now that he is on track to race at IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta raising money for the Scott Rigsby Foundation and Operation IRONFREEDOM in September as...
Some of you might recall Ryan from Episode 13 of the podcast. Ryan is one of the founders of Best Bike Split, which was acquired by TrainingPeaks in 2014. TrainingPeaks is the gold standard for endurance training tools. It offers the best possible platform for athletes to use to log their training and collaborate with coaches via the web. It’s built in analysis tools are second to none. Very simply put, Best Bike Split takes athlete, [...]
I start this week discussing an amazing event taking place in the Bay Area called the MBK Bay Area Cycle Challenge that is being lead by our friend, amazing person, professional triathlete and Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler. The event supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Whether you are in the Bay Area or not, you can support this event. Just
lon strength and conditioning. Puberty hits Randy like a armored car filled with quarters and Octane Athletic’s first virtual event, The Ironfire Challenge is discussed in detail. Our dynamic duo also discuss the Octane Athletics Training System’s take on the communal nature of the triathlon related organizations and finally get philosophical about how if you help enough people achieve their goals then we will achieve our goals.