The Swim for Tri Podcast
A chat with Annie Emmerson, the voice of Triathlon, the BBC, the Olympics, her Elite racing career....
Another famous lady more used to being on the other side of the mic, but today I am asking the questions. Annie first raced as far back as 1991 and has had success running for GB, Duathlon and Triathlon on the world stage & even winning the UKs first Half IM distance event in 2002.
Since then her coaching career has grown helping womens tri grow with the help of the BBC Tripod podcast then the Herspirit website. Other accolades include being involved in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics with the commentary team. A fascinating insight to her racing, overcoming a fear of the swim, not fully but enough to race to an elite level. Her coaches and progress through to retirement when she started coaching herself.
Joe Beer and I discuss training camps, something to look forward to on day 1 of lockdown
I first trained at Club La Santa in 1990 on a swim week getting ready to head back to the U.S. and Collegiate swimming. I have loved it ever since. Needing something to look forward to as we lockdown again what better than a virtual training camp guide with Joe Beer
Our tri camp runs February at Club La Santa on the beautiful island of Lanzarote and since Joe and I have been doing these for well over 10yrs we thought we would share the benefits, what can be achieved, what to avoid, how to fuel and prepare for a week of training.
Fingers crossed we get out there again soon. Joe will next be speaking at the https://www.accelevents.com/e/VirtualEnduranceConference
Zwift with Joe Beer
A chat with Dr Perry, Sports Psychologist and Ironperson. We chat mental health, social media and lockdown.
With a long background in communications she first started learning about performance psychology after competing in Ironman Melbourne in 2013. It was a really windy day with huge waves. For someone used to swimming in a 20 metre London gym pool this was way out of her comfort zone. She heard the commentator mention the waves. He said “you can’t control the conditions. What you can control is the way you choose to react to them.” A light bulb moment. She realized it was her choice if she was scared or not and had to choose not to be. It became the fastest Ironman she’s raced and set off a full career change, from a conversion course to learn all the basics of Psychology to the MSc in Sports and Exercise Psychology.
4th Discipline- Nutrition is such a key topic we decided to chat to Claire again.
A chat with Claire about the new Hub feature she has created - https://www.4thdiscipline.co.uk/join-the-nutrition-hub
Her swim progress and how to best fuel for the sometime awkwardly timed swim sessions we have to endure. What is the best approach if you are swim training until 9pm or starting at 6am? Claire delivers some key insights I wish I had known about 30yrs ago as an elite swimmer. Wake up at 4:45am, swim 8km with no water or gels/bars from 5:30 - 7:30am, get home, 8 weetabix! repeat after school 5-7pm.
It is brilliant how the supporting science has progressed to help us become better athletes now. Fuelling is definitely one of them.
A chat with Frankie Sanjana. Champion rower to AG Tri Champ to Pro to finally a Pro Win. 6years of hard work off the back of more hard work!
I have worked with Frankie for 6 yrs now and still have not met anyone quite so focused or determined or prepared to work so hard to do well. Tenacious and driven, hers has been a hard journey with injuries interrupting progress. But it has been a remarkable journey that finally culminated in a her first Pro Win last year in France. Have a listen to find out what drives her on and some great advice re injury prehab and rehab.
Web https://frankiesanjana.com @frankiesanjana for twitter etc
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30mins with Olympian Marc Jenkins. 'That' moment at the Athens Games, coaching and the new Jinx Sport concept.
A great insight to a great Olympian. How Marc Jenkins bounced back from Olympic disappointment and helped coach Helen to glory. We discuss his race career, that moment at the Athens Games, swim technique, coaching philosophy, plans for the future and the new coaching concept. JinxSport.
Awful sound quality
The sound quality of the of the interviewees is unbearable to listen to so I’ve given up on this one.