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From tough lessons learned, to mindset, to pure race and training strategies, Shangrila Rendon shares her journey and secrets to successful triathlon and endurance racing. Dive into different aspects of triathlon and endurance sports from running, cycling, swimming, recovery, injury prevention, nutrition.& mindset.

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From tough lessons learned, to mindset, to pure race and training strategies, Shangrila Rendon shares her journey and secrets to successful triathlon and endurance racing. Dive into different aspects of triathlon and endurance sports from running, cycling, swimming, recovery, injury prevention, nutrition.& mindset.

    Interview with solo Uberman Finisher, multi Ultraman, Double Decaman Finisher, Legend Giorgio Alessi

    Interview with solo Uberman Finisher, multi Ultraman, Double Decaman Finisher, Legend Giorgio Alessi

    In this episode, Coach Shangrila Rendon interviews solo Uberman finisher, multi Ultraman, Tour Divide, Double Decaman finisher, Legend Giorgio Alessi


    Inside this interview:


    How was it doing Uberman as the first solo racer

    Running in Death Valley while wife is worrying about seeing a coyote

    Finishing the Tour Divide 2x

    Doing the 2-month East West mountain bike race

    Training during covid

    Swimming in a lake for TransAmTri compared to a Double Deca race

    Finishing the Arch to Arch

    Why you shouldn’t worry about sharks

    Planning for bikepacking and things that can’t be planned

    Curious observations about Northern and Southern states/countries

    Vacation races

    Setting a goal and sticking to it

    • 47 min
    How Steve avoided foot surgery with proper training for 70.3 - Interview

    How Steve avoided foot surgery with proper training for 70.3 - Interview

    In this episode, Coach Shangrila Rendon asks Steve how he is getting stronger and faster despite having a plate and screws in his foot after a reconstructive foot surgery. How he is training for 70.3 despite having his left ankle swell up about 1.5 size of his other ankle from exercise. 


    Inside this interview:


    Going from thinking I can't run because I have a plate and 9 screws in my foot to thinking I can finish a 70.3

    How Steve finished his first century ride on a spin bike, riding for 5 hours in a gym alone with no tv

    "Drinking the triathlon koolaid" and realizing I could do so much more

    From not being able to finish a 400 yards swim to finishing 3000 yards

    “Living with the dark passenger that lives within each of us and prevent us from moving forward”

    What happens with motivation when things are in shambles

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How Katy Beat her Ironman PR & Placed 11th AG Post ACL & Meniscus Surgery in Cozumel - Interview

    How Katy Beat her Ironman PR & Placed 11th AG Post ACL & Meniscus Surgery in Cozumel - Interview

    In this podcast, Coach Shangrila Rendon asks Katy how she was able to beat her Ironman personal record (PR) and place 11th in her age group (AG) Post ACL & Meniscus Surgery. How was she preparing and training for it despite challenging physical limitations. 


    Inside this interview:


    Going from feeling fearful of running because of exercise induced asthma since childhood and not being able to breath to finishing a hilly full marathon

    Scared of screwing up my knee after surgery

    Learning to pay attention to the small things. Early symptoms. Proactively knowing what's gonna happen.

    Figuring out how hard I can push myself before it becomes unsafe.

    Going from 2:10 to 1:50 seconds per 100 yards in swimming

    Having a support system. Having someone that believes in you more than you believe in yourself.

    Not always taking what the first doctor says as the end story.

    Dealing with physical limitations

    • 31 min
    How Fanny overcame her Shin Pain & is now winning Back-To-Back Tri & MTB Races - Interview

    How Fanny overcame her Shin Pain & is now winning Back-To-Back Tri & MTB Races - Interview

    In this interview, Coach Shangrila Rendon listens how Fanny Hollingshead overcame her Shin Pain and is now winning Back-to-Back Triathlon and MTB Races


    During the LIVE show, we will talk about:


    How Fanny was able to go from a 11 min/mile run pace while feeling nagging shin pain to placing in her age group without experiencing pain

    When should pain be addressed?

    What is Body Maintenance and why it matters?

    How Fanny used targeted strength training to address the root of what was causing the pain

    What effect did correcting the technique have?

    How did it feel to place 1st in age group in the Oregon Triple Crown race with 7073 Ft Elevation Gain

    • 32 min
    How Gloria finished her 1st Ocean Swim & 1st Sprint Triathlon Races without a Wetsuit on the same weekend - Interview

    How Gloria finished her 1st Ocean Swim & 1st Sprint Triathlon Races without a Wetsuit on the same weekend - Interview

    In this episode, Coach Shangrila Rendon asks how Gloria Isela Vazquez from Texas, who started from ZERO triathlon experience, finished her 1st ocean swim & 1st sprint triathlon races without a wetsuit on the same weekend and with only 1 month training without injuring herself.


    During the show, we will talk about:


    How to gain confidence for swimming in the ocean?

    How did Gloria find the courage to commit to something that seemed so out of reach just 1 month ago?

    What did Gloria do to go from nervous and scared to confident?

    How did it feel to achieve a 3-month goal in 1 month andwhat was required to do it?


    ZERO experience to a gutsy, go-getter very confident triathlete WITHIN A MONTH!!!


    1000 meter ocean swim Toyota Legacy finisher without wetsuit

    FIRST sprint triathlon finisher without a wetsuit and also in the ocean. 600 yards 🏊🏻‍♀️, 12 miles 🚴‍♀️, 5k 🏃🏻‍♀️

    Injury free and with unstoppable mindset

    • 49 min
    How a Busy Single Mom Won 1st in Age Group on her 1st Half IRONMAN - Interview

    How a Busy Single Mom Won 1st in Age Group on her 1st Half IRONMAN - Interview

    In this podcast episode, Coach Shangrila asks a busy single mom with a full time job how she placed 1st in her age group on her 1st half Ironman while also starting her own business at the same time.


    During the interview, we talked about:


    What helped her mindset and staying grounded considering all the commitments that she has on her plate

    How was she able to ramp up from swimming only 1k yards as her longest distance to swimming up to 3 miles with very limited access to pool?

    How was she able to overcome her dislike of cold temperature and fear of creatures/plants in open water?

    How did she train and win her age group on top of everything that she was doing?

    • 32 min

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Shangrila has achieved goals that most of us would never even think to dream about. Yet she is very much in touch with how it was to start and every step along the way. We are so fortunate that she so freely shares her experiences and knowledge base for is to benefit from them.

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