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Official triathlon podcasts from the coaches at Endurance Nation; includes training and racing insights, gear overviews, training instructions, EN updates, and some random fun stuff too.

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Official triathlon podcasts from the coaches at Endurance Nation; includes training and racing insights, gear overviews, training instructions, EN updates, and some random fun stuff too.

    Mastering Endurance Training: Race Selection, Heat Management, and Nutrition Strategies for Success

    Mastering Endurance Training: Race Selection, Heat Management, and Nutrition Strategies for Success

    Join us for an enlightening discussion on optimizing your endurance training and race preparation in this latest episode. We kick things off by exploring the critical importance of race selection and early planning. Using an example from Liz in Rhode Island, we illustrate how selecting a race well in advance can strategically benefit your training schedule, travel plans, and equipment needs. This proactive approach allows athletes to make thoughtful decisions that enhance their chances of success and reduce stress.
    Listen in as we cover effective strategies for managing heat and pacing during triathlons. We delve into maintaining a wet kit while cycling to help dissipate heat and emphasize the importance of strategic pacing to avoid overheating. We also discuss how adjusting effort levels based on the time of day and incorporating walking breaks through aid stations can help manage heart rate and sustain performance. These actionable strategies are designed to help you optimize your performance and ensure you cross the finish line successfully.
    Lastly, we address the crucial role of nutrition in race preparation, particularly in the final week leading up to the event. Emphasizing clean eating and deliberate food choices, we share tips on reducing portion sizes, avoiding junk food, and planning meals in advance. Additionally, we highlight the benefits of getting personalized endurance training guidance from experienced experts rather than relying on generic advice. By following these guidelines, you can ensure you are optimally fueled and ready for race day.
    Have a question that you want to ask? Submit it here to get an answer from Coach Patrick on the podcast: https://www.endurancenation.us/questions/

    • 22 min
    Balancing Triathlon Training Between Miami Heat and DC Hustle: Mark’s Story

    Balancing Triathlon Training Between Miami Heat and DC Hustle: Mark’s Story

    Unlock the secrets to effective triathlon training and immerse yourself in a world of vibrant athleticism with our special guest, Mark, an age-group triathlete who juggles his regimen between the sun-soaked streets of Miami and the bustling avenues of Washington, DC. Hear Mark’s firsthand account of the unique hurdles and perks of Miami’s flat landscapes, paired with the perks of its warm winters and thriving swimming and cycling communities. Plus, get a peek into Mark’s amusing strategies for balancing remote work and training, including his innovative use of a magnetic screen door for dog training during DC’s sweltering heatwave.
    Experience the adrenaline rush of the Clash Miami triathlon through Mark’s eyes as we uncover the race's intriguing history and ever-evolving course. Discover what it takes to conquer the Miami distance—a unique challenge that sits between an Olympic distance and a half Ironman. Mark shares indispensable advice on hydration and nutrition to combat the intense Miami heat, especially during the grueling run segment. Gain insights into pacing strategies that can make or break your race performance, all while navigating the unusual race setting of a spring-fed lake within a NASCAR track.
    But racing in Miami is about more than just the competition; it’s an adventure for the whole family. From the cultural riches of the Perez Art Museum to the lush expanses of the Everglades, Miami offers an array of activities that extend the triathlon experience beyond the race. We highlight the city’s cosmopolitan allure, with its rich Cuban and Latin American influences, making it an ideal destination to blend sport with travel. Tune in and get ready to be inspired by Mark’s stories and find out why supporting diverse race venues like Clash can add an exciting new dimension to your triathlon journey.

    • 29 min
    Master Race Execution: Insider Tips from Coach Patrick on Achieving Your Best Performance

    Master Race Execution: Insider Tips from Coach Patrick on Achieving Your Best Performance

    Unlock the secrets to race day success with Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation! Transform your race execution strategy and achieve your personal best without increasing your training volume. Learn from Coach Patrick's journey through eight Ironman races before qualifying for Kona and discover the pivotal lessons that made the difference. This episode is your roadmap to smarter, more strategic racing, focusing on the crucial elements of nutrition, pacing, and meticulous planning.
    Get an insider look at our comprehensive race execution course designed to help athletes craft a detailed race plan. Coach Patrick explains how writing and rehearsing your race plan can embed it into your memory, ensuring you make intelligent, on-the-fly decisions when it counts the most. Say goodbye to the cycle of endless training and hello to a well-executed race strategy that can propel you to new heights. Tune in to elevate your racing strategy and hit those ambitious goals!

    • 9 min
    Transform Your Endurance Journey: Discover the Magic of European Training Camps with Coach Patrick

    Transform Your Endurance Journey: Discover the Magic of European Training Camps with Coach Patrick

    Get ready to transform your endurance journey as Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation reveals the secrets behind our unique European training camps. Learn why shifting from a performance-driven mindset to one of exploration and enjoyment can vastly enhance your athletic experience. From breathtaking rides to cultural immersion, discover how our camps offer a refreshing alternative to the typical, high-pressure race preparation. 
    In this episode, I unpack the key lessons learned from hosting four incredible camps this year and explain why they could be the best investment for your fitness in 2024. Hear firsthand accounts of the camaraderie, the serene landscapes of Spain, Italy, and France, and the exhilarating feeling of achieving a state of Zen on your bike. If you’re ready to trade rigid schedules and stress for adventure and fun, this episode is your gateway to an unforgettable training experience.

    • 8 min
    Unpacking a Solid Chattanooga 70.3 Race Day with Jonathan Benson

    Unpacking a Solid Chattanooga 70.3 Race Day with Jonathan Benson

    Balancing family life and rigorous training is no easy feat, but racing close to home offers unique flexibility and greater involvement with loved ones. Reflecting on the Chattanooga 70.3, we share how family commitments, like my daughter's dance recital, influenced our choices and how a home training setup kept us on track. The journey wasn't just about physical preparation but also navigating the planning and personal growth that came with it.
    Facing a significant setback with a bike accident in 2022, I had to rethink my training strategy for Ironman Chattanooga. We turned the focus to volume targets and resumed swimming after a lengthy hiatus. Our conversation highlights the combo of midweek intervals, sweet spot sessions, and efficient indoor rides to prepare for race day, demonstrating resilience and strategic adaptation in the face of adversity.
    Ironman Chattanooga presented its unique set of challenges, from steep climbs to managing resources under hot conditions. We discuss the competitive nature of the event, the importance of course familiarity, and dealing with unexpected race day scenarios. The episode also underscores strategic analysis and mental toughness, transitioning from personal bests to tactical decisions aimed at higher placements, and how various course characteristics demand specific skills and tactics for success.

    • 48 min
    Maximizing Athletic Performance with Mid-Season Slump

    Maximizing Athletic Performance with Mid-Season Slump

    Unlock the secrets to maximizing your athletic potential with our latest episode. Discover how to effectively extend your rest periods beyond what you might think is necessary, ensure you're getting at least eight hours of high-quality sleep, and eliminate those sneaky, unnecessary sugars and calories from your diet. We’ll share expert strategies for reducing overall life stress by tweaking your workout load structures—keeping the frequency but dialing back the duration and intensity. Learn how these adjustments can make a significant difference in alleviating training stress and promoting optimal recovery without sacrificing your activity levels.
    Next, we tackle the art of balancing your training schedule to boost race day performance and recovery. Find out why prioritizing weekday workouts and incorporating strategic rest blocks or full rest days, especially on Sundays, can be game-changers. Learn how to align your workouts with the specific demands of your upcoming races, whether they call for short, intense efforts or longer endurance sessions. Our goal is to help you eliminate unnecessary mileage and tailor your training plan to meet your unique personal goals, ensuring you remain strong and competitive throughout the season.
    Finally, we dive deep into the nuts and bolts of strategic training and race planning. Understand the crucial balance between hard training and adequate rest to avoid burnout. We'll provide practical tips for monitoring fatigue through heart rate variability, mood checks, and nutrition adjustments. Learn how to create a personalized recovery protocol and outline a recommended training block structure that propels you toward peak performance as race day approaches. Plus, we offer insights into adjusting your nutrition plan throughout the year to maintain optimal body composition and athletic performance. This episode is packed with actionable advice to keep you performing at your best all season long.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Ericf515 ,

Great listening material for triathletes

Perfect for listening while commuting or on your runs. Interviews very helpful for the specific races too.

TriDVM ,

Solid

Solid podcast but can you please turn up your mic. Can barely hear you with speakers on blast.

Trimom84 ,

Great pod cast

Love this pod cast. The race reports are fun to listen to and they give a lot of helpful tips and info.

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