24 episodes

A podcast for everyday endurance athletes aspiring to improve and achieve their best in sport while balancing the rest of life. By Alicia Golden, a small business owner, running and triathlon coach and Kate Plourd Johnson, an everyday athlete who strives to fit in training to a busy life. Over 20 weeks Alicia and Kate dive into the ins and outs, and ups and downs of training for an Ironman Triathlon in real time.

A Healthy Balance Podcast Alicia Golden, Kate Plourd Johnson, endurance athletes

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A podcast for everyday endurance athletes aspiring to improve and achieve their best in sport while balancing the rest of life. By Alicia Golden, a small business owner, running and triathlon coach and Kate Plourd Johnson, an everyday athlete who strives to fit in training to a busy life. Over 20 weeks Alicia and Kate dive into the ins and outs, and ups and downs of training for an Ironman Triathlon in real time.

    Realigning Your Why

    Realigning Your Why

    As training season begins in the northeast, Alicia and Kate say it's an ideal time to think about why you're an athlete. In this episode, they explain the psychology behind the why, the role it plays in training, and how to develop your own personal mission statement.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    New Year, New Podcast (Season)

    New Year, New Podcast (Season)

    Alicia and Kate are BACK with new athletic goals for 2020. Hear what they've been up to since fall 2019, when they completed Ironman Wisconsin, how they will be approaching endurance sports in 2020 and what the 2020 season of A Healthy Balance Podcast has in store! SPOILER ALERT: We are looking to our listeners for podcast topics and questions that you want to hear about from the coach/athlete perspective. Send questions to Alicia@ahealthybalanceinc.com 

    • 45 min
    Post-Race Blahs

    Post-Race Blahs

    In this surprise, bonus episode we cap off season 1 of A Healthy Balance podcast with a dive into the post-race blues. Like any big life event, it's easy to feel down after a big race. Kate and Alicia share their experiences with how they've been managing the post-race blahs and blues after Ironman Wisconsin. 

    • 55 min
    Ironman Wisconsin Race Recap!

    Ironman Wisconsin Race Recap!

    Brace yourself for a long one while Kate and Alicia give the play by play of how their race days went down at Ironman Wisconsin. They will take you through each leg of the race as well as some key lessons they took away from the experience. 

    • 1 hr 48 min
    We're in Madison - Final Race Prep for an Ironman!

    We're in Madison - Final Race Prep for an Ironman!

    Kate and Alicia are live in Madison gearing up for 140.6 miles of swim, bike and run. Catch up on their plans and hear tips for preparing for a big race in the final few days and hours. 

    • 43 min
    Watch me now - How to Spectate an Ironman Triathlon

    Watch me now - How to Spectate an Ironman Triathlon

    Are you planning to head out to watch your favorite endurance athlete compete in an ironman tri? Hear from our special guests, spectating experts, Adam and Kathleen on how to best prepare and execute a smooth ironman spectating day. They'll dive into what to pack, how to plan and other great tips. Kate and Alicia also recap the ups and downs of their taper weeks leading up to Ironman Wisconsin. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

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