Welcome to the very first episode of the Swim Smooth Podcast - we are super excited to have 2018 Ironman World Age Group Champion and World Record Holder (8h24m if you don't mind with a 2h50m run off the bike!), Dan Plews, from www.plewsandprof.com joining us on the show to chew the fat about all things "endurance" and to of course divulge some of his wisdom, insight and training tactics and methodologies that resulted in a truly phenomenal result in Kona and 22nd place overall. Dan's amazing 2h50m run was the 5th fastest of the entire day and he gets stuck into telling us exactly how he approached that. His pacing was amazing at between 4:05 and 4:10/km for the full marathon after having split an average of 259w on the way out on the bike course and 261w on the way back - HUGE wattage in a controlled manner for this 74kg athlete!
*SPECIAL BONUS MATERIAL* watch Head Coach, Paul Newsome's video analysis of Dan's stroke from September 2017 when Dan announced to Paul his intentions to try and win the overall Age Group award in Kona here: goo.gl/4rNxbT - as you'll discover in the interview, Dan is a huge fan of our www.swimsmooth.guru and used primarily our #RedMist endurance sessions to ready himself for his assault on Kona!
Also check out the site www.hrv4training.com which Paul and Dan discuss to explain how Dan's insight into HRV (Heart Rate Variability) testing and monitoring has led to Dan monitoring his training health and recovery in a way that he can predict performance to a good degree of certainty and equally know when to take a day off (or not!).
Paul and Adam also deliver their #2kswimeveryotherday challenge and discuss how using a single paddle in your training can really help maximise your stroke!
It's a bumper first episode, so please let us know what you think and share far and wide so we can keep pumping out the kind of material that you've come to know and love on our 125,000+ blog subscribership www.feelforthewater.com - thanks!