90 episodes

Steven Langenhuizen helps you achieve peak human performance in everyday life.

Learn mindset, diet, training and race tactics from the brightest minds and strongest endurance athletes in the world. Steven's interviewed over 100 Professional athletes and loves picking their brains on self-hacks to becoming a peak performing athlete.

Steven takes the longevity approach to performance, which is why he invites some of the top cutting-edge health experts on to discuss nutrition, diets, chronic illnesses, longevity, aging, bio hacking, alternative medicine, and more.

Let's get after it!

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Steven Langenhuizen helps you achieve peak human performance in everyday life.

Learn mindset, diet, training and race tactics from the brightest minds and strongest endurance athletes in the world. Steven's interviewed over 100 Professional athletes and loves picking their brains on self-hacks to becoming a peak performing athlete.

Steven takes the longevity approach to performance, which is why he invites some of the top cutting-edge health experts on to discuss nutrition, diets, chronic illnesses, longevity, aging, bio hacking, alternative medicine, and more.

Let's get after it!

    Goal Setting & Defying the Odds: The Life Well Lived Podcast Series (Trish Omeri)

    Goal Setting & Defying the Odds: The Life Well Lived Podcast Series (Trish Omeri)

    Hey guys welcome back and welcome to the first time listeners, my names Steven Langenhuizen and I am the host of the Pacing and Racing Podcast – and on this podcast we are working alongside the Toronto Triathlon Festival to share another amazing episode in the Live Well Lived Podcast Series Presented by Raymond James where we dive into a topic that will resonate with everyone, and that is Goal setting and Defying the odds. 



    Let’s be clear, here. Even the highest performing athletes out there struggle day to day to find motivation and energy to keep focused. It doesn’t come easy. As we all know its easiest to follow the path of least resistance. But there is this innate calling within many of us who want to defy the normal standard and push ourselves to be better. This is something I think we see in all triathletes as a triathlete is one to defy the odds and reach and exceed their goals; time and time again. 



    We all weren’t born like this, however. This may come natural to some, but it can also be learned by others. And that’s where I’d like to introduce Trish Omeri and her inspiring story. As you’ll hear in our chat, she had one of those light bulb moments. And it allowed her to change the life path that she was on and the give her the confidence to set new goals. And she’s here today to share her story, allowing us to tap into her mindset to help you set your own goals. And who knows, we might be able to make that seemingly impossible goal you have, well… not so impossible! 



    From being a working mom who wanted to lose weight, to courageously stepping outside her comfort zone to compete on the Amazing Race Canada (on live television), to becoming a Personal Trainer, to becoming a Triathlete; Trish has found the secret to goal setting and I hope you can leave today episode with some key takeaways that will help you reach your goals! 



    We also chat about training tips for the Toronto Triathlon Festival, nutrition, and more so there’s something for everyone in this episode. Now keep in mind, this episode was recorded before the Pandemic and the TTF outdoor event cancellation! Both Trish and myself will be competing in the Virtual event so we hope you join us in Solo-darity throughout this historic journey in which we will always look back on.



    Now.. let’s get into it.

    • 39 min
    CBD For Endurance Athletes: What you need to know!

    CBD For Endurance Athletes: What you need to know!

    Will CBD Show up in a Drug Test? Will you get high? Does it matter what type of CBD you use? What are effective doses and methods of consumption? And how does this benefit athletic performance? These are some of the themes we explore in today's Podcast on CBD for Endurance Athletes! 

    Today joining us is Jay OHare to talk the how athletes can use CBD to improve their overall quality of life as well as performance.

    Now Jay is one of the founders of Venga CBD which is an American-based CBD company who puts an emphasis CBD being super beneficial particularly for endurance athletes. Jay has recognized that CBD can benefit endurance athletes in six integral ways:

    It will assist recovery, improve mental resilience, help with pain management, reduce inflammation, improve your sleep, and help you through an injury.

    So this is an exciting episode to chat about because we’ve all heard the craze on CBD but many might be new to the concept of it being beneficial to our sport. You may have recognized some pro triathletes on the circuit recently having announce partnerships with CBD companies like Angela Naeth and Matt Hanson. I think we will see more and more of this in the years to come and you might already be questioning how is this allowed if THC consumption is prohibited in triathlon?

    Well Jay is here to break all of that down for us by answering many frequently asked questions, as well as explain how it works in our body, how to get started with CBD, how to incorporate it into your daily regiment, how it will improve your overall performance, and he’s got all the research to back it up!

    • 52 min
    How to podium in a Zwift race (Yes, You can too!): with Frank Sorbara from zTeam [DRAFT]

    How to podium in a Zwift race (Yes, You can too!): with Frank Sorbara from zTeam [DRAFT]

    Shoutouts from Frank to Chris Froome (a ZWIFT Challenge awaits you in this episode!) and Adam Zimmerman! 

    Alright what’s happening everyone welcome back and welcome to the first-time listeners, my names Steven Langenhuizen and I am the host of Pacing and Racing – The podcast helping you reach Optimal performance through learning from the worlds brightest health experts and the worlds most talented Endurance athletes. 

    So as the shift towards virtual racing has become mainstream due to the Pandemic there has been a lot of focus on Zwift Racing. In fact, I just did my first Zwift race while I was completing my IRONMAN VR4 and after completing it I questioned why I had waited so long to get In on this action. Frank Sorbara is a good buddy of mine whose a pro Canadian triathlete that has been Zwift racing for a few years now with Team DRAFT so I thought, who better to chat with then Frank himself. 

    One of his recent accomplishments was finishing 7th out of over 130 pro triathletes in the latest Zwift Pro Tri Series. Now there was a lot of discussion around this race as there were a lot of questions raised about athletes cheating (whether intentional or not) and also it really brought forward a reality that Zwift Racing isn’t only about dropping high watts, it’s very tactical; and with the Drafting benefits, power up features, kit configurations and specialty bikes, it also becomes a game. 

    Frank and I chat about what went down in the first couple Pro Zwift races, the changes they made, and what virtual racing might look like in the months to follow. We also go into some awesome insight on how YOU can set yourself up for your best success for getting on the podium in a Zwift Race. You don’t have to be a professional. You just need to understand the game, put in the work, and have a little bit of luck on your side. 

    This is a fun chat and very insightful if you are brand new to Zwift Racing OR if you have been a zwift racer but want to hear some tips from a pro. I can honestly say this brought back the competitive edge I had lost when our outdoor season was canceled, and I can truthfully say this may be our new normal for the next while so lets embrace this sufferfest and let’s have some fun. 

    IF you want to link up with myself or Frank on Zwift then search our names Steven Langenhuizen and Frank Sorbara.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (Gastroenterologist) - a Plant-based (data-backed) approach to optimal gut health

    Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (Gastroenterologist) - a Plant-based (data-backed) approach to optimal gut health

    Plant-Based diet...Celery Juice & Bone Broth....Why you hear so many Doctors recommending complete opposite diets...How fiber and your microbiome are crucial in understanding how to optimize gut health...why endurance athletes should take gut health seriously...These are a few of the amazing topics we cover in today's podcast!

    Today joining us is the Gut Health MD, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz to talk the how athletes can improve their performance through optimizing Gut Health.

    Now Will is days away from releasing his new book, Fiber Fueled, which outlines a Plant-Based Gut Health Program so we caught him at a perfect time to pick his brain on optimizing gut health.

    This is an important topic for a number of reasons. When you think of it from the performance point of view, endurance athletes eat way more calories a day than the average person. Not only that, athletes will need to resort to some less-than-optimal foods during our workouts to fuel our bodies. And when we workout we put our bodies in a sympathetic/fight-or-flight state, which means we’ve left our parasympathetic/rest-and-digest state.

    So in these long workouts we are continuously neglecting our gut health by shutting our digestive systems down and filling it with tons of carbs and electrolytes.

    Now from the health point of view, our gut accounts for up to 70% of our immune system and plays a vital role in our overall health and longevity. His book has several hundred science-backed studies showing how a Plant-based approach can completely revamp your microbiome, improve your digestive health, which in turn will make you healthier AND a better athlete.

    As Will describes in his book, Fiber Fueled isn’t a quick fix or diet, it’s a lifestyle trajectory that heals.

    This is an excellent podcast and the privilege is all mine to be speaking him! Now, let’s get into it!

    Let’s get into it.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Simon Whitfield: The Life Well Lived Podcast Series Ep. 2

    Simon Whitfield: The Life Well Lived Podcast Series Ep. 2

    On today's show we are working alongside the Toronto Triathlon Festival Presented by Raymond James in what is our second episode of the Life Well Lived Podcast Series. 



    In the First episode you heard from two of the Triathlon Together ambassadors Michael Telpner and Kate Wallis. We spoke on some excellent topics like what Triathlon Together meant to them and we discussed the barriers of entry and access to help for new triathletes. 



    So for episode number two we are pleased to welcome on the 4x Olympian, 2x Olympic Medalist, 14 x World Cup Winner and the very first triathlete to ever win gold at an Olympic triathlon event; Former Canadian Triathlete, Simon Whitfield! 



    In this episode we talk about a wide variety of topics from the Olympics, KONA, the Toronto Triathlon Festival, Lionel Sanders, Training Tips, and a ton of motivation and inspiration. It’s got a bit of everything for all types of triathletes and its super fascinating to hear about all these topics from his perspective. 



    Now full discloser here, one of the crazy hurdles as a podcaster for me is planning ahead for episode recordings. Simon and I sat down back in Mid November 2019 to record this podcast, WAY back before we ever dreamed of the disruptions that laid ahead with the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s crazy to see how far we’ve come since then, but the optimism and his story-telling still shines through and only gives us a brighter outlook on our current landscape. 



    Simon has a big spot in his heart for the Toronto Triathlon Festival. He helped launch the TTF back in 2012, he’s raced at the TTF, he worked with the TTF to implement his vision of Triathlon Together at the race, and he attends every year to be apart of the festival. What started as a mutually beneficial arrangement for Simon and the race’s founder, Jeff Chong, has evolved into an enduring friendship. I am excited for you to hear this exclusive chat with one of Canada’s sporting legends. 



    Now, let’s get into it..

    • 48 min
    Sanjay Rawal: Run For Self-Transcendence; a 3100Mile Run to Enlightenment

    Sanjay Rawal: Run For Self-Transcendence; a 3100Mile Run to Enlightenment

    I am happy to be speaking with Sanjay on Transcendence through running as I REALLY think as endurance athletes listening to this podcast, that every single listener can take away something life changing from this conversation that we all so desperately need right now.

    Sanjay is a filmmaker and a lifelong runner who has been meditating and running daily for the last 27 years. Sanjay studied his meditation practice under Sri Chimnoy who was an Indian-born spiritual leader who used strenuous exercise and art to spread his message of world harmony and inner peace before his passing in 2007 at age 76. Since then, Sanjay has embraced this way of life and continues to shine light on inner peace and how people can transcend spiritually through running.

    Sanjay directed the film 3100: Run and Become which follows athletes on their quest to enlightenment through completion of a 3100-mile race. It’s a life changing quest and he’s on today to chat with us about the realities of a mind-numbing 3100mile race and why ultra running is popular now more than ever but the multi-day idea has been lost.

    We chat about the relationship between spirituality, running and transcendence, how to unlock your inner strength and bring it into your fitness endeavors like Sri Chimnoy, and where running comes from ancestrally and how our cultures has affected running in the modern era.

    We also chat about the running monks in Japan who embark on a thousand-day solo trek around a mountain to achieve enlightenment with only one of two options: complete the daily mileage or commit suicide.

    It’s a crazy story and when you listen to this, I truly think you’ll think twice about complaining about your next run and you may approach it with a much more holistic and meditative mindset.

    I am happy to be speaking with Sanjay on Transcendence through running as I REALLY think as endurance athletes listening to this podcast, that every single listener can take away something lifechanging from this conversation.

    So..Let’s get into it.

    • 51 min

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