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Steven Langenhuizen from The Pacing and Racing Podcast connects you with the best professional triathletes and coaches in the world through deep discussion of inspiring stories of struggles and triumphs, and some of the best training advice, so that you can be ahead of the curve with your Triathlon Training!

Have any questions in triathlon? Who better to ask then the top pro triathletes and coaches in the world!

The Pacing and Racing Triathlon Podcast also hosts the Road to Roth Podcast series with Challenge Roth and Super League Triathlon Series Interviews!

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Steven Langenhuizen from The Pacing and Racing Podcast connects you with the best professional triathletes and coaches in the world through deep discussion of inspiring stories of struggles and triumphs, and some of the best training advice, so that you can be ahead of the curve with your Triathlon Training!

Have any questions in triathlon? Who better to ask then the top pro triathletes and coaches in the world!

The Pacing and Racing Triathlon Podcast also hosts the Road to Roth Podcast series with Challenge Roth and Super League Triathlon Series Interviews!

    Craig Alexander - COVID-19, the PTO and Longevity through Triathlon

    Craig Alexander - COVID-19, the PTO and Longevity through Triathlon

    The lineup keeps getting better and better with the latest guest being the legendary Craig Alexander!
    Every now and then we get the privilege to speak to an athlete who has played a big role in shaping our sport into what it is today. Craig has been competing in the sport for over 25 years now and is still continuing to perform at top level caliber. He has over 50 IM 70.3 wins to his name, with 5 world titles, and an endless list of accolades.
    Craig has a wife and three kids and has lead by example in what it takes to get longevity out of the sport all while keeping balance in your family life.
    Craig has been announced as one of the Team Captains for TEAM INTERNATIONAL in the Collins Cup via the Professional Triathletes Organisation, so Craig is here today to chat with us about what the Collins Cup is all about and how he will approach this first race as a captain and we dive into race tactics, race details and so much more.
    Now you are all probably thinking by now; is this race even going to happen now with COVID-19? To be honest, our guess is as good as yours. And I don’t think we’ll know until we see how the next month or so shapes out to look like. But, if this race doesn’t happen at the end of May, you can be rest assured it will be postponed and it will be one exciting race to watch.
    Now as we talk about COVID-19 we also talk about training as age groupers and professional triathletes throughout a season with race potentials unknown. Craig with over 25 years experience in the sport shares some incredible motivation and insight that I DEFINITELY think you need to hear if you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure on where to take your training from here.
    To end off the chat, Craig dives into his on-course race fuelling strategies and we also chat about his everyday diet and healthy lifestyle habits which have allowed him to truly get longevity in the sport and how we can do the same in our own journeys.
    This is an awesome podcast episode so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did; and now… let’s get into it!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sal Di Stefano (Mind Pump): Endurance Athletes & Cortisol, Testosterone, Creatine, weights & more!

    Sal Di Stefano (Mind Pump): Endurance Athletes & Cortisol, Testosterone, Creatine, weights & more!

    So as the year 2020 has an ever-changing landscape with COVID 19 and race events cancelling globally I felt the need to react accordingly with the Podcast. I know we will eventually get back into the race season; we just simply don’t know when and because of that it may be disheartening and difficult to find motivation to put in those long hours preparing for an IRONMAN. 

    Not only that, but in a time where a virus runs ramped in our society, I think the last thing we want to do is put anymore pressure on our immune system by risking over-training. Therefore, one of the shifts in the podcast I wanted to introduce is incorporating more health and wellness information across the platform so that we as endurance athletes can get the longevity out of our passions. 

    This means I’ve been inviting experts across the health and wellness scene to converse on ways we can best supplement our current endurance training, whether its alternative training advice, health advice, supplement education and more. 

    That’s why I am excited to have Sal Di Stefano on the show, who is an incredible fitness expert and co-host of the Mind Pump Podcast which is a top health podcast with 1000’s episodes and receives over 2 million downloads each month across 100 different countries. Sal has had the opportunity to chat with hundreds of the top health and fitness experts and has an incredible fitness journey himself.

    I wanted to have a chat with Sal to shed light on the negative health effects that endurance training can bring forward; but more importantly, how can we correct them early on so that we can get longevity in this sport. 

    The conversations we explore in todays podcast are testosterone, HPA Axis Dysfunction, weight training, sleep & recovery, and Creatine for Endurance athletes. 

    This is by far one of my favourite podcasts to date, so I hope you guys enjoy this and learn from the fitlosopher himself! Of course, definitely head to Mind Pump Media and give their podcast a listen!

    • 54 min
    Beetroot Juice - Why you NEED this All-Natural nitrate supplement to improve your IRONMAN!

    Beetroot Juice - Why you NEED this All-Natural nitrate supplement to improve your IRONMAN!

    Now. Joining us today to talk about the performance and health benefits associated around Beet Root Juice is Mark Pinder from Beet It Canada! Many of you may have heard rumblings of how Beet Root Juice is beneficial for making you run longer or faster without tiring. But how does this work? 

    “Beetroot juice is a dietary source of nitrates, which are broken down in the mouth and stomach to become nitric oxide. Nitric oxide expands blood vessels and increases blood flow. But what’s really impressive about beetroot and dietary nitrate supplementation is that it lowers the amount of oxygen you need to run at a given intensity.” 

    This essentially means you can use it to improve your Sprint PB, OR improve your next IRONMAN. 

    Now time to introduce Mark. Mark has been well-involved in the Beetroot juice research with a Masters in Food and Human Nutritional Science and has ran many clinical trials on nitrate supplementation dating back as early as 2013. Mark has recently taken the opportunity to grow the Beet It brand in Canada through the new brand, Beet It Canada and is on here today to teach us how we can incorporate a health product like this into our training. 

    In today's chat we’ll go into an overview of nitrate supplementation (and yes we get into some physiology for all the keeners out there!), and we also talk about the Beet It Sport Company and its heavy involvement in the Nitrate Research, and we explain what sets Beet It apart from other products on the market and more importantly where its heading as it expands its horizon on the Canadian Athletic Scene. 

    Anyways I think I’ve left you with a ton of questions around Beetroot Juice, so, let’s hear it from Mark himself; Let’s get into it.

    • 50 min
    Patrick Lange - 2x IM World Champion: KONA, COVID-19 & the 2020 season, & nutrition talk!

    Patrick Lange - 2x IM World Champion: KONA, COVID-19 & the 2020 season, & nutrition talk!

    I’m REALLY amped up to say the guest in today's episode is the former 2x IRONMAN World Champion and one of my favorites all time triathletes, Patrick Lange! 

    If you’ve been following professional triathlon in the last few years, then you’ve more than likely heard about Patrick as he’s been one of the most talked about triathletes out there. It was only back in 2016 when Patrick made his IRONMAN debut at IM Texas in which he came first place and then continued on that season with a 3rd overall at IM KONA; breaking the run course record. 

    This opened up a floodgate of sponsorship opportunities for Patrick which really helped him kickstart his long course career. He then went on to win consecutive IRONMAN World Championships in 2017 and 2018 breaking the overall course record each year and then becoming the first ever athlete to finish KONA in sub 8 hours. Hence his hashtag line #BetheRecordBreaker 

    Patrick is known to go full throttle on the big island but unfortunately in 2019 he had to drop out of the race leaving many people guessing what had happened. 

    Well, I am excited to talk to Patrick to chat about what happened that race day and leading up to the race. But more importantly, what is ahead going further as we start the new 2020 race season. 

    Some other themes we explore in today’s podcast: -  is the history of his early days in his triathlon career - his day to day nutrition strategies - his on-course nutrition strategy - And of course, we talk all things KONA – because nobody thinks about the IM World Championships on a daily basis more than Patrick Lange! 

    One race doesn’t define an athlete, so expect Patrick back at the start line in KONA 2020 with vengeance and a desire to reclaim his title from his fellow Countrymen Jan Frodeno. This is an awesome podcast episode so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did; and now… let’s get into it!

    • 43 min
    Beth McKenzie: The Final Showdown at Challenge Roth 2020!

    Beth McKenzie: The Final Showdown at Challenge Roth 2020!

    What your all here for - Joining us today is Beth McKenzie; IRONMAN & 70.3 Champion, Chief Creator of Wyn Republic and Malo Republic triathlon apparel lines, mother of two and wife to Pro triathlete Luke McKenzie and SHE. Has just announced she’ll be doing her FINAL Pro Triathlon race in Challenge Roth This summer.
    With a legendary lineup expected here at Challenge Roth this summer Beth has been training harder now more than ever to make her last race an epic one and I am excited to have her here to talk about it! This will be her first-time racing Challenge Roth BUT this isn’t her first time at the event. Back in 2014 she watched her husband Luke compete in the pro field from the sidelines with her 6-week-old daughter. If any of you watched We are Triathletes movie on Challenge Roth then you’ll recognize Luke was one of the athletes they highlighted in the movie and followed him along his journey to Roth!
    So for the first time listeners, a bit of a backstory here with the Road to Roth Series – at the beginning of August 2019 I announced that I’ll be doing my first full distance triathlon at Challenge Roth in 2020, and since then, I found that a lot of listeners were actually on a similar path; whether it was with Roth or another race; but they too were on their crazy journey to their first full distance triathlon and looking forward to hearing content specific to the full distance!
    Of course, never having actually done the distance before, I figured everyone could benefit the most in a series where I interview top professional triathletes and coaches that will be able to provide a ton of training tips specific to the full distance as well as give us the motivation and insight we need to help us maximize our performances come race day!
    So Beth has joined us here today as we delve into her thoughts and anticipation on what could be one of the most memorable races of her career. This will be her final pro triathlon race and she is aiming for a speedy sub-9 hour goal so I hope you join me in cheering her on and sending her positive vibes and warm wishes for her race!
    Some other themes we explore include her incredible story behind her triathlon & athletic-wear apparel brands, training throughout pregnancy, getting into triathlon without a swimming background in her late 20’s, and we even go over some sound training advice and motivation that you can use for your next race!
    This is an awesome podcast episode so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did; and now… let’s get into it!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Triathlon Together: The Life Well Lived Podcast Series

    Triathlon Together: The Life Well Lived Podcast Series

    GUESTS: MICHAEL TELPNER AND KATE WALLIS. 

    Hey guys welcome back and welcome to the first time listeners, my names Steven Langenhuizen and I am the host of the Pacing and Racing Podcast – and on this podcast we are working alongside the Toronto Triathlon Festival to share an another amazing episode in the Life Well Lived Podcast Series Presented by Raymond James where we dive into a very important topic in our sport and that is the barrier of entry and access to triathlon for new triathletes. 

    I am sure if you’ve been competing in triathlon for a while now that you can probably recall your first triathlon and your emotions around it. Do you remember how you first got into triathlon? Were you hesitant? Nervous? Or maybe lacking confidence and felt like you wouldn’t be able to complete the race? Or maybe you are new to triathlon and your having these feelings. I know the sport has all kinds of demands but I hope after you listen to this episode it inspires you to tap into a new mindset and map out your plan on what it will take for you to succeed. 

    If you are a well-seasoned triathlete then this would be a great episode to reflect on how far you’ve come in your triathlon journey, or maybe it presents an opportunity to share this podcast and message with a friend in your life who could benefit from triathlon but is hesitant to start. I hope that in today's interviews you will find peace in hearing how other people overcame their struggles to reach their goals and how overcoming these have made them stronger more than ever. I hope that as you hear their stories it allows you to reflect on your struggles and triumphs that you have had or may be going through in your triathlon journey. 

    Today we have 2 intertwining short-interviews! We have Michael Telpner who is an experienced Age Group triathlete and played a key component within the Triathlon Together Movement this year at the Toronto Triathlon Festival Presented by Raymond James. We also have Kate Willis who set a goal at age 60 and 300lbs to get back into shape and live a healthy lifestyle and finish her first triathlon. One year later after hard work and pure determination she raced at the Toronto Triathlon Festival Presented by Raymond James and we hear all about her journey through this accomplishment. 

    Before we get to the interviews, a quick 101 on Triathlon Together. Over the last few years, Olympic Champion, Simon Whitfield, was seeing something he didn’t like. Accessibility to triathlon was becoming too cumbersome – too much gadget emphasis, too much fully-decked-out bike adulation, etc. Now, don’t get Simon wrong, he understands there’s a place for all of this stuff. But he noted that this was becoming a barrier to entry. Not so much for the cost – which is part of the issue – but more-so because taking triathlon for a test drive was increasingly becoming psychologically too difficult for those new to the sport. 

    Therein, Triathlon Together was born. The 2019 Toronto Triathlon Festival featured the inaugural Triathlon Together wave and there will be another one again for the 2020 TTF’s Try-A-Tri race. At its core, the concept is meant as a throw back to celebrate the supportive community the sport was born out of in the 70s. 

    The clock is irrelevant – no one is worrying about a PB. Everyone starts together – no one is alone. 

    No athlete begins the bike until everyone finishes the swim – no one is left behind. 

    No participant starts the run before everyone completes the bike – no one crosses the finish line by themselves. 

    It’s a movement. It’s fun. And it celebrates unity. 

    It’s Triathlon Together. Now, let’s dive in.

    • 39 min

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