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YogiTriathlete and its co-founders, Jess and BJ, are waking up and shaking up the world of endurance sports. Their approach is anything but mainstream and they are known to go deep. Buckle up because jumping on this train has the power to change your life forever.

YogiTriathlete Podcast Jess & BJ Gumkowski

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

YogiTriathlete and its co-founders, Jess and BJ, are waking up and shaking up the world of endurance sports. Their approach is anything but mainstream and they are known to go deep. Buckle up because jumping on this train has the power to change your life forever.

    Cocodona 250 with Ultrarunner and Mountaineer Dandelion Dullvio-Scott

    Cocodona 250 with Ultrarunner and Mountaineer Dandelion Dullvio-Scott

    Like many of you, the YogiTriathlete team was glued to this year's coverage of the Cocodona 250, and today, you get to hear all about it from first-time finisher Dandelion Dullvio-Scott.

    Chris Thornley, the founder of Squirrel's Nut Butter, introduced hosts Jess and BJ to Dandelion, their fellow SNB Adventure Teammate, after her grueling 105:28:27 journey from Black City Canyon to downtown Flagstaff. This point-to-point foot race, the Cocodona 250, is not for the faint of heart, with over 40,000 feet of vertical gain and 34,000 feet of loss over the 250 miles. It culminates in a challenging climb up Mt. Elden before a final descent into town to the finish line.

    From her mountaineering roots, Dandelion stepped into trail racing in 2018 with her first fast-pack event and has accumulated countless miles and finishes over the years, but Cocodona was her first race of the 200-mile flavor.

    Thank you for tuning in and supporting the YogiTriathlete podcast since 2016. It is one of the OG podcasts of the endurance sports world. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on your favorite place to listen. By joining our Patreon community, you can also support the commercial-free nature of the YTP and Awake Athlete podcasts and the early release of every podcast episode.

    In this episode:

    - curiosity in what is possible
    - choosing to go through suffering
    - training in extreme environmental conditions
    - move with the terrain, not against it
    - panic happens
    - relationship to the unknown
    - Cocodona crew
    - breakdown of the race
    - challenges to sticking to the plan
    - sleep deprivation
    - pacer responsibilities
    - feelings coming into the final climb just before the finish
    - emotions coming off a big race
    - mental training from hard sessions and workouts

    • 1 hr
    IRONMAN 70.3 Morro Bay with Overall Winner Sebastian Radilla

    IRONMAN 70.3 Morro Bay with Overall Winner Sebastian Radilla

    Jess and BJ sit down with triathlete Sebastian Radilla, who recently captured the overall win at the now-infamous Ironman 70.3 Morro Bay. This year's race will go down in triathlon history as having some of the most chaotic conditions, which resulted in DNF rates close to 400. Most of these occurred during the swim due to a current that we heard was about 5 knots.

    The conversion is 1.15 miles per hour x 5—almost 6 miles per hour, which is faster than most people can swim.

    Sebastian, who swam competitively throughout high school and has continued to work on his swim through triathlon, came out of the water first in his age group and then moved through the field to capture the W on the day.

    Jess and BJ dive in with this champion to get a first-hand recount of his day and insight into what it takes to be a champion.

    Thank you so much for tuning in and supporting the YogiTriathlete podcast since 2016. It is one of the OG podcasts of the endurance sports world. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on your favorite place to listen to it. You can also support the commercial-free nature of the YTP and Awake Athlete podcasts by joining our Patreon community.

    In this episode:

    - riding the highs and lows of racing
    - what have you learned about yourself so far on this triathlon journey
    - healing yourself through movement via InnerRunner
    - going slow in order to get faster
    - stop thinking and do what you gotta do
    - how do you navigate when to push and when to hold back
    - the only way to trust your intuition is to practice training your intuition
    - breathing for mindfulness training
    - Ironman 70.3 Morro Bay race recap
    - prep for his first Ironman that didn’t happen
    - what life was like growing up in Mexico City
    - how did he choose the sport triathlon
    - nutrition changes to boost run performance
    - nullifying the nerves of the unknown by practicing it over and over
    - the swim experience in Morro Bay
    - ambitions and dreams in the sport for the future
    - self-coaching process

    • 55 min
    Hannah Hoetmer, The Professional Alpinist Who Could Barely Run A Mile

    Hannah Hoetmer, The Professional Alpinist Who Could Barely Run A Mile

    Six years ago, Hannah Hoetmer had zero climbing experience and could barely run a mile. But here she is now, a professional alpinist for The North Face. Of course, with all that is life, her journey has not been without challenges, but certainly, her story is a nudge to taking risks and finding purpose in life.

    Hannah is involved in her own adventure goals but also deeply invested in the success of others and breaking down barriers in the climbing world by providing accessible training, resources, and support for climbers with diverse needs.

    She is also a big champion for women achieving their dreams and is endeavoring to complete a project she calls 30 before 30, which is to mentor 30 women before she turns 30 next year.

    This is an inspiring conversation for those on the edge of making shifts and taking risks, please share this episode with your community and let the trickle effect commence.

    Thank you so much for tuning in and supporting the YogiTriathlete podcast since 2016, one of the OG podcasts of the endurance sports world. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on your favorite place to listen to it. You can also support the commercial-free nature of the YTP and Awake Athlete podcasts by joining one of our paid tiers on Patreon.

    In this episode:

    - The Infinity Loop
    - Venturing into the unknown
    - Summiting the volcano
    - Inspiration and vision behind 30 under 30
    - Alaska experience as a glacier guide
    - Assisting women in overcoming the obstacles to their success
    - Defining what is successful to you
    - What are the qualities that help you achieve a dream
    - Contrast is good for personal growth
    - Working with North Face
    - Climbing 14’ers on limited experience but firm belief
    - Not everything needs to make sense on paper
    - What if what you’re doing now is worst case scenario
    - Just do something when faced with fear and doubt

    • 59 min
    Don't Rush Your Life and Don't Quit - May OH Show with Jess & BJ

    Don't Rush Your Life and Don't Quit - May OH Show with Jess & BJ

    BJ and Jess are back with some awesome questions from the community on combining mindfulness practices with endurance sports—obstacles to adopting a practice and benefits for injury. They also dive into BJ's build into Ironman Lake Placid and his history with this race. There is lots of gold, so please dive in!

    Thank you so much for tuning in and supporting the YogiTriathlete podcast since 2016, one of the OG podcasts of the endurance sports world. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on your favorite place to listen to it. You can also support the commercial-free nature of the YTP and Awake Athlete podcasts by joining our Patreon community.

    In this episode:

    - Taking possibilities to the very end
    - The culture of giving up
    - Palomar Shuffle ride
    - Fueling workouts with Blank Nutrition and The Right Stuff
    - Doing all the things to stay healthy
    - Round 2 Patagonia Yoga Adventure
    - Special Rhode Island Event - June 10th
    - The biggest obstacle for athletes and meditation
    - Nothing is outside of mind training
    - Pool clock as a mindset training tool
    - Flow state
    - Can a meditation practice help with injury and rehabilitation

    • 1 hr
    IRONMAN Texas Smackdown with Team YogiTriathlete

    IRONMAN Texas Smackdown with Team YogiTriathlete

    We're thrilled to bring you this first-hand IRONMAN Texas smackdown with Team YogiTriathlete, so much gold in this episode and great insight into the strong mindset of a YogiTriathlete athlete.

    Thank you so much for tuning in and supporting the YogiTriathlete podcast since 2016, one of the OG podcasts of the endurance sports world. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on your favorite place to listen to it. You can also support the commercial-free nature of the YTP and Awake Athlete podcasts by joining our Patreon community.

    In this episode:

    - Welcome YT team members Derek and Jeremy
    - The power of a calm mind
    - The race laboratory
    - Mental toolbox on the packing list
    - Obstacles leading into Ironman Texas
    - Positive side to every negative component
    - Snakes in the water!
    - Race day recaps
    - Power of gratitude
    - Mantras: I am here, I am calm
    - Finish line feels
    - Takeaways applied to their everyday life
    - Being fully present is the key to success

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Send it! IRONMAN Texas Recap with Pro Triathlete Penny Slater

    Send it! IRONMAN Texas Recap with Pro Triathlete Penny Slater

    Just days after placing 2nd at the IRONMAN North American Championship in Texas, professional triathlete Penny Slater graciously accepted our invitation to smackdown her incredible performance for this community.

    With an overall time of 8:44:36 and the second-fastest run split of the day, Penny earned her spot to the IRONMAN World Championship in Nice, France, this year and executed what she describes as a breakthrough race.

    She generously shares all the details, pretty and not-so-pretty, of what it took for her to deliver this world-class performance that was years in the making. There are many nuggets of gold in her words, so grab your journal and pen because you will not want to miss a beat.

    Thank you so much for tuning in and supporting the YogiTriathlete podcast since 2016, one of the OG podcasts of the endurance sports world.

    If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on your favorite place to listen to it. You can also support the commercial-free nature of the YTP and Awake Athlete podcasts by joining our Patreon community.

    In this episode:

    - Moving forward, despite all the signs to the contrary
    - Coming in under the radar
    - Focusing on what you can do
    - Crop dusting on the bike
    - 1% dehydrated = 10% decreased performance
    - As long as you don’t give up…
    - Power of a “no quit” mindset
    - Chewing gels to trick the gut
    - Pulling back time and onto the podium
    - Why it was a breakthrough race
    - Pressure is a privilege
    - "Taking the leap" mindset
    - Training your gut is KEY
    - Ari Klau swimming with the Aussies
    - Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do what you love

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

ErikaJessicaM ,

A gem

This is such an amazing podcast and fills the gap for the athlete who wants more than just what they experience in the race. It helps you realize that your mind is your greatest ally and tool

Mel Sakowski ,

Wholesome and real

Another grateful Canadian over here, namaste!

Skinnerd ,

Thanks for inspiring me to show up in my own life

Peace and love from Canada 🇨🇦✌️

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