59 episodes

Welcome to The Why We Tri Podcast!

Finding self motivation when the world beneath you is crumbling seems impossible.
Triathlon & Endurance Sports demand you to be present at all times.
Losing focus for only a moment while on the swim, the bike or the run can have dangerous consequences. 

After the sudden loss of mom in 2018 my WHY in triathlon, as well as in my personal life was deflated. My 3 daughters needed their Mom back and I needed my WHY back. Small attempts back into the pool for a swim, or back on the bike to cycle, or out on that track to run, I found myself surrounded by a WORLD of triathletes in The Miami Tri Club and later at Ironman Races. A world of triathletes who openly shared their incredible stories with me. These stories inspired me to get back up, keep going and SHARE: 
WHY WE TRI!!

During the pandemic of 2020 another life challenge presented itself: Divorce.
While the world around me and our three daughters seemed to crumble, I refused to believe I was the only one who needed to redefine or rather, reclaim my Why in Tri-athlon once again.

Kick back, grab you favorite beverage, tune in and enjoy the stories of ordinary people, who set out and go far beyond ordinary distances on 
The Why We Tri Podcast!

~CAROLINE 
IG: @WhyWeTriPodcast
FB: Why We Tri Podcast
Website: https://whywetripodcast.com/
© Why We Tri LLC

Why We Tri | Triathlon Podcast for Beginners Caroline Gardner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Welcome to The Why We Tri Podcast!

Finding self motivation when the world beneath you is crumbling seems impossible.
Triathlon & Endurance Sports demand you to be present at all times.
Losing focus for only a moment while on the swim, the bike or the run can have dangerous consequences. 

After the sudden loss of mom in 2018 my WHY in triathlon, as well as in my personal life was deflated. My 3 daughters needed their Mom back and I needed my WHY back. Small attempts back into the pool for a swim, or back on the bike to cycle, or out on that track to run, I found myself surrounded by a WORLD of triathletes in The Miami Tri Club and later at Ironman Races. A world of triathletes who openly shared their incredible stories with me. These stories inspired me to get back up, keep going and SHARE: 
WHY WE TRI!!

During the pandemic of 2020 another life challenge presented itself: Divorce.
While the world around me and our three daughters seemed to crumble, I refused to believe I was the only one who needed to redefine or rather, reclaim my Why in Tri-athlon once again.

Kick back, grab you favorite beverage, tune in and enjoy the stories of ordinary people, who set out and go far beyond ordinary distances on 
The Why We Tri Podcast!

~CAROLINE 
IG: @WhyWeTriPodcast
FB: Why We Tri Podcast
Website: https://whywetripodcast.com/
© Why We Tri LLC

    59. Chris Pavon: Powering Cyclists to the Finish Line with Mack Cycle

    59. Chris Pavon: Powering Cyclists to the Finish Line with Mack Cycle

    Professional bike fitter, Chris Pavon from Mack Cycle, joins me on Why We Tri to talk about how he helps power athletes to the finish line. 

    In this episode we chat about:

    The man that shaped Chris’ life

    Chris’ beginner to bike fitting pro journey 

    Why Chris started in the sport and the Why that keeps Chris going 


    Connect with Chris:

    Chris: @chrispavon

    Mack Cycle: @mackcycleandfitness


    This Episode concludes Why We Tri(be) 2021-2022 Season. It certainly has been an insightful one with courage and kind guests who have all shared such personal stories of their WHY in all they TRI. Thank you for your continued support and dedication in listening, reviewing, and conversing on social media! June- August 2022 I will be taking a much needed pause on new recordings to refresh, reorganize, and renew the direction of this podcast adventure! Stay tuned and feel free to reach out directly to me with any and all future recording requests: Caroline@whywetripodcast.com

    For more insights, tips, and training encouragement follow us on Instagram @whywetripodcast.  
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    • 48 min
    58. Mason Gravley: From Canada to Mexico in 25 Days

    58. Mason Gravley: From Canada to Mexico in 25 Days

    On a trip to Canada, Mason and his friend discovered hundreds of bikers walking with their bikes. It was the Tour Divide, which Mason decided at that moment he would participate in the following year. Listen to the full episode to discover how long this grueling bike ride took, as well as the secret to drinking beer with no side effects!

    In this episode we hear about:
    - Mason's spontaneous decision to bike from Canada to Mexico
    - How to use Ironman and endurance sports to train for separate events
    - Enjoying beer without the negative effects to your training lifestyle 

    Connect with Mason and Athletic Brewing:

    @athleticbrewing

    @alive_adventures


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    • 48 min
    57 Joanne Murphy: The Ironman Announcer from Ireland

    57 Joanne Murphy: The Ironman Announcer from Ireland

    Committing to triathlons or any sport takes time and dedication, but would you quit your job to pursue it full time? That's exactly what Joanne Murphy from Ireland did after spending 10 days in Kona. 

    Listen to hear all of Joanne's daring choices and travel adventures!

    In this episode we hear about:
    - What inspired Joanne to get into the world of triathlons
    - Joanne's travel experience that led her to quit her job and pursue triathlons full time
    - Maintaining relationships with the triathlon community throughout the pandemic 

    For more insights, tips, and training encouragement follow us on Instagram @whywetripodcast.  

    Connect with Joanne:
    Instagram: @tritalkingsport
    Facebook: @tritalkingsport
    Twitter: @JoanneMurphy_
    Linkedin: @joanne-murphy-5ba98421/

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    • 53 min
    56 Dan Grieb: Training The Strongest Athletes Among Us - Special Olympians

    56 Dan Grieb: Training The Strongest Athletes Among Us - Special Olympians

    Dan Grieb: Training The Strongest Athletes Among Us - Special Olympians

    In Special Olympics, the power and joy of sport shifts focus to what our athletes CAN do, not what they can't. Attention to disabilities fades away. Instead, Dan see his athletes' talents and abilities - and applauds them for all that they can do. The transformative power of sports to instill confidence, improve health, and inspire a sense of competition is at the core of what the Special Olympics does. The focus is on real sports, real competition, real achievements.

    In this episode we hear about:
    - Dan's childhood and turning a path molded for disaster into fuel for his success
    - Dan's experience his first time training an athlete with down syndrome
    - The trade offs of being healthy, and do they really exist?

    Connect with Dan:
    Facebook and Instagram: @dgrieb 

    For more insights, tips, and training encouragement follow us on Instagram @whywetripodcast.  

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    55 Stephen Ban: Giving Back with USA Triathlon Foundation

    55 Stephen Ban: Giving Back with USA Triathlon Foundation

    From well known triathletes to Olympic gold medalists, these are athletes we idolize. 

    But how did they get there? Stephan Ban shares his 15 year experience with triathlons and what he is doing now with the USA Triathlon Foundation to make sure our athletes get the support they need starting from youth. 

    Listen to the full episode to learn Stephen’s "three pillars" to creating a winning athlete. 

    In this episode we hear about:

    Stephen role in the USA Triathlon Foundation and how it encourages participation in multisports

    What truly makes the triathlon community special and what it takes to be part of it

    How Olympic athletes are made starting with the support they get as youth


    For more insights, tips, and training encouragement follow us on Instagram @whywetripodcast.  

    Connect with USA Triathlon Foundation
    @USATFoundation (Twitter)
    @usatfoundation (Instagram)
    @usatfoundation (Facebook)
    www.usatriathlonfoundation.org

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    • 41 min
    54 Alex Larson: Optimized Nutrition for Optimized Self

    54 Alex Larson: Optimized Nutrition for Optimized Self

    Creating a plan for physical training is important for the next race, but are you optimizing this training to the fullest? 

    Alex Larson, dietician and founder of Alex Larson Nutrition, joins us on the show to share her expertise on just how big of a role diet plays in our performance. 

    Alex gives us her expert insights on how to optimize both your daily and training nutrition needs.

    In this episode we hear about:
    - Alex's background in nutrition and the role it plays in her races
    - The moment she quit her job to pursue her nutrition business full time
    - The different ways you can stay hydrated for peak daily performance

    For more insights, tips, and training encouragement follow us on Instagram @whywetripodcast.  

    Connect with Alex:
    Facebook: @alexlarsonnutrition
    Instagram: @alexlarsonnutrition
    Web: https://alexlarsonnutrition.com/

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    • 45 min

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35 Ratings

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Inspirational!

A great listen and a reminder that everyday people can do amazing things!

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Find your why

I can’t get enough of inspirational content that comes from real, down-to-earth people like Caroline. Love her interview style and each unique guest’s perspective.

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Why I Listen

I started listening to podcasts when the pandemic hit and I wanted all things Tri. This podcast keeps reminding me of all the wonderful reasons of Why we Tri. Thank You!

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