The PowerUp Tri Podcast will be hosted by former pro triathletes Matt Lieto and Jordan Rapp, lending their in-depth knowledge of the multisport to the Zwift Tri audience. Matt and Jordan will be joined by a guest host on each episode lending their knowledge of the triathlon world and providing a contrasting opinion/personality to the podcast. The podcast will focus on several key segments focusing on training, current events, and technology, without the premise of coaching listeners to a better result. Different from other podcasts, the unique background of our hosts and the guest hosts will provide a rare look inside the pro ranks of the triathlon world to entertain, inform, and maybe even raise a few eyebrows. Also different from other podcasts, this is not a coaching podcast aimed at making you a faster triathlete. It will however give you tips and insights to make you a more informed, well-rounded triathlete.
Zwift Academy Run Special Episode with Coach Terrence Mahon
In this podcast special Matt Lieto brings in Sean Jefferson to talk about the inaugural Zwift Academy Run program. The training camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Zwift’s new top end run team, and explore some killer workouts to improve your fitness. Matt and Sean bring on Terrence Mahon, a world renowned coach and runner in his own right, to chat about the coaching program he created. Some really good banter and running history covered in this episode, give it a listen.
Episode 32 - The Effect of E-racing on Professional Triathlon with Jess Learmouth
Jess Learmonth is an ITU star who has had great success in a relatively short time within the most competitive levels of triathlon with both European Championships gold and silver medals as well as a WTS World Series silver. She was hoping to build up to and compete in the 2020 Olympics but has pivoted, along with a lot of us, to adding some E-racing into her resume. She's come off a recent win at the inaugural Super League Triathlon Arena games as well as highlighting our Z Pro Tri series field earlier this year. We get some insight into her experiences with these new formats as well as chat about her move from swimming into triathlon and the current state of ITU racing.
The Catch Up with Heather Jackson
Matt and Heather sit down for a quick chat about how Heather has been spending her time this year. Spoiler alert, she's been spending a lot of time on her gravel bike, she's been camping a lot, and oh yeah, she even did a "race"! Listen in for details and to find out what, exactly, a kitty puppy is.
Episode 31 - A Look Back At Jesse Thomas's Unique Triathlon Career
Jesse Thomas had a surprisingly quick rise to the top within the sport of triathlon, and he stayed there until his recent retirement announcement. Jordan and Matt get Jesse on the podcast to catch up on what Jesse has been up to since, and reminisce about some great times shared within the sport. Some good engi-nerd talk between Jesse and Jordan in the tech corner and lots of good laughs in this one, so give it a listen!
The Catch Up With Ben Hoffman
Matt jumps on the line with good friend and American long distance triathlon star, Ben Hoffman for this episode of The Catch Up. The two have a casual chat about what Ben has been up to this summer and what adjustments he's been making in his life and training. Ben fills us in on how he's mentally getting through this summer and living in the moment, and gives some great advice to the listeners on how to take advantage of the silver linings available during this time off of racing. Be sure to checkout the episode we did with Ben last year on the Business Side of Being a Pro.
Episode 30 - Using metrics to stay on task!
We are stoked to have a pillar of the endurance industry, Dirk Friel, with us for this episode. Dirk shares the history behind founding TrainingPeaks and what it's like to be the son of a true legend of the coaching world, Joel Friel.
We also talk about how to use metrics while training to stay on point during these strange times as well as some things to try and avoid.
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Love the show - the guests, the tech reviews, the insights to Zwift and best of all the “comedy banter” - great work guys!
Shut up and let the interviewees talk!
Listened to the most recent episode with Jess Learmonth who is usually great to hear interviewed and very funny. Unfortunately she barely got to speak as the hosts obviously preferred the sound of their own voices. Really poor interview style - why bother having guests on at all if you’re going to do this?!?
Jordan and Matt - Perfecto!
Love the podcast and the content - not many podcasts pull the greatest Tri and Ironman athletes in the world in week by week! RideOn!