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Smurf and Smurfette are full-time professionals, part-time age group triathletes and forever trying to find balance. Each week we talk all things age group triathlon with great special guests.

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Smurf and Smurfette are full-time professionals, part-time age group triathletes and forever trying to find balance. Each week we talk all things age group triathlon with great special guests.

    Coaching Philosophies with Zach Bitter

    Coaching Philosophies with Zach Bitter

    Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!

    On this week's podcast, we talk with world class ultra runner Zach Bitter. In particular, we dive deep in to Zach's philosophies around coaching including;


    Where he is at with his planning for his trans America runHis career as a teacher and how those skills transfer in to coachingDifferentiation of programs and sessions for individual athletesManaging the training load and programs of athletes when taking in to account their life circumstancesZach's nutrition philosophies and how they influence his coaching methodologiesTraining for a 50k compared to a 50 miler, 100 milers or even longer ultraResearch in to LCHF and how our knowledge and understanding of LCHF Endurance has developed since the FASTER StudyThe limitations of research and how athletes can use lab research regarding nutrition to maximise their performanceZach's next goals through the end of 2021 and in to 2022
    Showlinks
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    Wyn Republic
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Age Group Triathlon Performance with Ed Baker

    Age Group Triathlon Performance with Ed Baker

    Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!

    On this week's podcast, we talk with entrepreneur, age group triathlon and family man Ed Baker. Ed is an angel investor and growth advisor to various startups and has led the growth of global businesses such as Facebook, Uber, Zwift and Whoop. Ed has also been incredibly successful in age group triathlon having won his age group at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant (2018) and Ironman 70.3 Texas (2018), as well as taking the overall age group title at Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz (2021), Ironman 70.3 Maine (2021), Ironman Copenhagen (2018) and Ironman Lake Placid (2018). We talk with Ed about;


    His life as a marathon runner during his college years and his Olympic dreamBusiness and family life before finding triathlonTransitioning in to triathlon under the guidance of Matt DixonHis initial success and the lessons learned through 2018 an 2019The obstacles along the way including bike crashes and heart concernsJumping back in to racing this year following 2.5 years with no racesTraining and nutrition under the guidance of new coach Dr Dan PlewsPreparations for Ed's first Ironman in 3 years at Ironman California
    Showlinks
    www.smurfandsmurfette.com.au
    Wyn Republic
    SFuels
    Run Like A Girl

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    • 1 hr
    Robbie Does His Block - 55 Times!

    Robbie Does His Block - 55 Times!

    It's a special edition of the Smurf & Smurfette podcast as we talk with Robbie Andrews just before we runs a 6.7km loop around his block, on the hour, every hour, for 55 hours!!!

    "Robbie Does His Block" is a charity initiative raising money for endED - a charity with the vision of providing a safe haven for expression and support of people suffering from eating disorders, their family and carers in a private non-judgemental space.

    We talk with Robbie about;
    His history in endurance sport, particularly Ironman triathlonHis WHY for jumping in to such a huge challengeThe training and preparation for 55 x 6.7km loops around his local neighbourhoodNutrition, pacing and support throughout the 55 hours of runningYou can support Robbie's cause by donating HERE. Follow Robbie's progress at his Facebook age HERE or by following endED HERE.

    Showlinks
    www.smurfandsmurfette.com.au
    Wyn Republic
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    Run Like A Girl

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    • 53 min
    The Menstrual Cycle and Performance - Tiarna Ernst

    The Menstrual Cycle and Performance - Tiarna Ernst

    Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!

    On this week's podcast, we talk with Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and former AFLW premierships winner with the Western Bulldogs, Tiarna Ernst. Tiarna has significant experience with training and performing as an athlete and also supporting women to training and perform in their chosen sports. We talk with Tiarna about the menstrual cycle and athletic performance including;


    How female athletes can get the best out of themselves through different phases of the menstrual cycleDifferent types of training through different stages of the menstrual cycleSome of the myths surrounding female athletes, the menstrual cycle and performanceThe impact of contraception on the menstrual cycle and athletic performanceAdolescent females, the menstrual cycle and athletic developmentThe first steps for female athletes to begin working on their ability to manage their training and performance around the menstrual cycleThis week's podcast is not just for female athletes. It is a great reminder for coaches, parents and anyone else involved in female sport on working with female athletes and the menstrual cycle.

    Showlinks
    www.smurfandsmurfette.com.au
    Wyn Republic
    SFuels
    Run Like A Girl

    Smurf & Smurfette Instagram Page
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sunshine Coast 70.3 with Madi Roberts

    Sunshine Coast 70.3 with Madi Roberts

    Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!

    On this week's podcast, we talk with champion age group triathlete Madi Roberts following her overall age group win at 70.3 Sunshine Coast. Madi blitzed the age group field taking out top female in a time of 4:20 and even finished fourth female overall including professional athletes. Madi has had an interesting triathlon journey to date and we talk with her about;


    Growing up in Port Macquarie, the heart of Australian long course triathlonRacing her first 70.3 World's on a road bikeBecoming 20-24 Age Group World Champion over the Standard Distance at the 2017 ITU World Championships in Rotterdam, NetherlandsBeing named 2017/18 Triathlon Queensland Age Group Athlete of the Year Injuries and setbacks and how she overcame theseA short hiatus from triathlon to tackle marathon runningGetting back to triathlon with more setbacks and successHer win at 70.3 Sunshine CoastPreparation for her first Ironman at Ironman WA in Busselton this DecemberTurning pro in 2022
    Showlinks
    www.smurfandsmurfette.com.au
    Wyn Republic
    SFuels
    Run Like A Girl

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    • 49 min
    1000 Miles To Light - Greta Truscott

    1000 Miles To Light - Greta Truscott

    Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!

    On this week's podcast, we talk with runner, multisport athlete, coach and massage therapist Greta Truscott. Greta recently had the privilege of participating in the 1000 Miles To Light project with big ultrarunning names such as Pat Farmer and Dean Karnazes. In this project, two teams of 4 runners (an Australian team and US team) each ran 100 miles for 10 straight days, with runners taking it in turns to run 5km stints. We talk with Greta about her history in the sport of running and the 1000 Miles to Light project itself, including;


    The challenges COVID put in front of the organising team, reducing the event from a transcontinental run to a looped run on the Singleton Army BaseRunning 1000 miles in a team of 4 (250 miles each) over the space of 10 daysRaising awareness and funds for youth mental health charity Reach OutTraining for the stop start nature of 1000 Miles to LightNutrition to fuel each day and ensure recovery for the nextThe competition of Australia v New ZealandThe mental and physical challenges encountered through 10 days of runningWhat's next for Greta
    Showlinks
    https://www.1000milestolight.com/
    https://rejoovrunners.com.au/

    www.smurfandsmurfette.com.au
    Wyn Republic
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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