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Triathlete Magazine brings you all the personalities, training, news, and gear from the world of triathlon.

    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 80 - Lesley Paterson is on an adventure

    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 80 - Lesley Paterson is on an adventure

    This week on the Triathlete Hour we have another Xterra legend in advance of Xterra Worlds next weekend. Lesley Paterson, the Scottish Rocket, joins us from Scotland to talk about never getting fast enough at swimming, quitting tri out of frustration, and then coming back to Xterra because of the love of adventure and nature. How does that all works with a movie industry career? And she shares the lessons she learned when writing her book, The Brave Athlete.
    And first Sid Talks tackles the question of Ironman world records after the exciting performances this week and when should a swim be canceled or a race changed for safety.
    Don’t forget to check out our Outside+ holiday membership deals at triathlete.com/outsideplus right now.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Fitter & Faster Podcast, Episode 22: How to Crush the Off-Season

    Fitter & Faster Podcast, Episode 22: How to Crush the Off-Season

    In this episode of Fitter & Faster, coach Mike Olzinski joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk through all aspects of winter training. Whether you call it the off-season, the post-season—or something else entirely—this period of time between one race season ending and the next one beginning can be more important and significant than most realize. It can also be hard to get it right: How much time should you take off? How much of that should be total rest and how much should be activity of some kind? What level of intensity should your workouts be? And would it benefit you to focus on one sport over the other two? Would you make gains from spending more time in the gym? (Spoiler alert here: the universal answer is almost always going to be Yes!). Lidbury and Olzinski, who is a senior coach and head of strength training at Purple Patch Fitness, chat through all of these things and more in the show.
    And, of course, it wouldn't be Fitter & Faster without our Gear Up section with resident gear guru and Triathlete executive editor Chris Foster. Like the true gear guru that he is, Foster runs us through gear he thinks will help get you out of the door this winter (perhaps when your mojo is low or the weather is truly grim) as well as gear that could come in handy if you're really focusing on just one sport and shoring up a weakness to make it a strength. We get in the weeds with front-mounted snorkels, swim paddles, FORM goggles, gravel bikes, trail run shoes, running with power, and more.
    In the show, we reference this article on The 9 Top Indoor Cycling Platforms This Season.

    RELATED: Spring 2021 Triathlete Buyer's Guide: Swim Training Tools

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 79 - Bradley Weiss on his Ironman-Xterra double

    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 79 - Bradley Weiss on his Ironman-Xterra double

    This week we’re talking with Bradley Weiss, who has a unique double lined up. This weekend he’ll tackle his first Ironman at Ironman South African and then two weeks later he’ll look to defend his Xterra world title in Maui. They’re two very different events; how has he prepared for that?
    Bradley talks to us about getting into Xterra coming out of school in South Africa, practicing his skills, and some tips for those of you looking to try off-road triathlon. He went on to win two Xterra world titles, and then moved over to 70.3 on the road. Bradley was coming off his second Xterra world championship in 2019 and a top 10 at 70.3 Worlds—and then COVID hit. While life has been good to him in the last two years — a wife and a baby on the way — he also talks about managing the ups and downs of triathlon and performance. And what he’d change if he was in charge of the sport…
    If you’re interested in following along with Ironman South Africa this weekend, you can tune into Ironman Now’s Facebook Live coverage on Sunday, which will be overnight Saturday for those of us in the U.S., or catch up with our weekend recaps on Triathlete on Mondays.

    • 49 min
    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 78 - Manami Iijima is Repping Guam All Over the World

    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 78 - Manami Iijima is Repping Guam All Over the World

    This week we’ve got a quick chat with one of Guam’s few pro triathlete, Manami Iijima. Manami was first out of the water at Oceanside a couple weekends ago and finished 8th in the competitive field—and she talks to us about what it’s like training in and racing from Guam. (Hint: It involves a lot of bike loops of the island and flights to race.) And she talks to us about how she’s still trying to figure everything about being a pro out and all the questions she has.
    And first, we’re back with Sid Talks: Laura Siddall and Kelly O'Mara dissect the exciting racing this past weekend, speculate about what it might mean for a Jan v. Gustav showdown next year, and try to get back to the fun of triathlon.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 77 - Remi Davis is USAT's Most Inspirational Comeback Winner For Good Reason

    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 77 - Remi Davis is USAT's Most Inspirational Comeback Winner For Good Reason

    This week we have the fascinating story of Remi Davis. Remi was the 2019 winner of USAT’s Most Inspirational Comeback award after she was hit by a car that came up onto the sidewalk while she was out training with friends. A year later she was back at the races and finished a triathlon while still using a cane.
    Remi was also born with sickle cell anemia and was told she couldn’t participate in sports. She’s now gone on to finish a marathon on every continent and is president of the District Triathlon Club in DC, working to grow the sport among athletes of color.
    Oh, and she’s a lawyer in her "free time."
    Bear with us for this interesting conversation—we had some technically difficulties and had to switch to Zoom, but it’s all there.

    • 42 min
    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 76 - Lauren Parker is chasing gold

    Triathlete Hour: Ep. 76 - Lauren Parker is chasing gold

    This week we’re talking to Lauren Parker about her dramatic silver medal in the wheelchair triathlon race at the Paralympics, and how she then raced the 70.3 World Championships with her toes severely burned. She won't let anything stop her.
    Lauren was on her way to becoming a professional triathlete when she had a freak bike crash back in 2017 and was paralyzed from the waist down. She tells us all about what it took to check herself out of rehab, get to the annual Challenged Athletes Foundation event, and reinvent herself.
    Plus, first Sid and Kelly do quick recap of that CAF event this year and discuss the big storm over the weekend that nixed the much-anticipated Ironman California. What’s to be done with increasingly common freak weather events?

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

sgolds16 ,

Great podcast

Great info and conversations. This is my favorite podcast

Teresabay ,

Obviously

How many times can the host, Kelly, come off as condescending in a single episode? How many times can she use the word “obviously“ in a single sentence? The options are endless!

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Inspiring!

Great podcast to inspire athletes in ANY sport! Love listening!

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