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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.

    Sarah Thomas - First Year Pro

    Sarah Thomas - First Year Pro

    The Smurf & Smurfette podcast is back for 2022 as we talk all things endurance sport with our special guests.

    Our second podcast for the year is a returning guest, but this time it's a much different conversation! Last time we spoke to Sarah Thomas, she was a elite age grouper winning Ironman age group races. This time, she has just finished her first year as a pro triathlete. We talk with Sarah about;


    The trials and tribulations she faced in 2021 including a relationships breakdown, tough racing and a change in coachThe tough moments and the decision to race pro in 2021How training and racing as a pro has been different from training and racing as an age grouperHer first pro Ironman event at her home Ironman course, Ironman CairnsHer reflections and learnings from this experience Lining up at Sunshine Coast 70.3 and Hervey Bay 100 against some of Australia's best long course triathletesHer experiences in her second pro Ironman race at Ironman Western AustraliaThe emotions of crossing the IMWA finish line second overall and securing her first ever pro podiumA switch of coach and tri squad for 2022What lies ahead for Sarah in 2022
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    • 51 min
    Matt Kerr - Elite Age Grouper

    Matt Kerr - Elite Age Grouper

    The Smurf & Smurfette podcast is back for 2022 as we talk all things endurance sport with our special guests.

    We kick off 2022 talking with one of the most successful age group athletes of 2021, Matt Kerr. Matt is an elite age grouper and proved this with his overall age group wins and course records at 70.3 Cairns, 70.3 Sunshine Coast, Ironman New Zealand and Ironman Western Australia. We talk with Matt about;


    His athletic history in surf life saving, crossfit and other sportsStarting his triathlon journey by jumping straight in to long course racingThe early days of LCHF with Grant Schofield and Dan PlewsMaking the move to base himself on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland for the majority of 2021Successes at 70.3 and Ironman racing in 2021The inevitable question about turning proWhat 2022 and the future brings
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    • 51 min
    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
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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
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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.

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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.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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