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A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing. Tune in, turn on, and work out.

Zen and the Art of Triathlon Zen and the Art of Triathlon

    • Sports
    • 4.5 • 206 Ratings

A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing. Tune in, turn on, and work out.

    ZenTri 683 - Training Tips and Adventures in the Lockdown

    ZenTri 683 - Training Tips and Adventures in the Lockdown

    Coronavirus Megashow!
    News:
    The IRONMAN World Championship will now take place on February 6, 2021.
    Taupo is next 70.3 champs.
    Zwift France is officially out.
    Steering device for Zwift? Elite Sterzo. $50
    Warmup:
    Coronavirus lockdown, how everything got turned on it's head.
    No swimming, then trying to get back in.
    Schedule all over the place, allowing for all kinds of bad habits to get started again.
    We went to Durango, CO for mountain biking vacation.
    Did a ton of gravel riding with Kai.
    I nearly broke my shoulder flipping over a cliff because of grabby brakes.
    Couldn't run for 2 weeks because of SI joint injury in left hip.
    Main Set:
    Garmin varia long term review. Why is it so awesome?
    How to use ZwiftPrefs app to ride Watopia Waistband route.
    How to watch bike races WHILE on Zwift to make it more fun and realistic.
    Blackpods Airpods alternative testing.
    How to baby an injured foot by running on sloped roads.
    Amphipod new belt.
    Skin Sake for healing cuts and sores.
    Kai got a job at our local bike shop.
    Trick to remember to charge your watch.
    Is your watch crushing your wrist? How to find out.
    Swim workout of the week - 6x 10 minutes with pull bouy or fins or regular free.
    Why you should sandwich your weekends with swims.
    Preloading sodium for long, hot workouts.
    How to know to train your legs or your lungs.
    Ever heard of a "Three-way" bike tool?
    What happened when I got extremely dehydrated mountain biking two days in a row in 100 degree heat.
    How blue glasses affect your mood, and what to wear while mountain biking.
    Trick to clean your bike before you drive home and it will be dry when you get there.
    Weekly totals mileage and nearly 15 hours.
    Finish your week with a nice swim to help recover faster.
    Need coaching? Reach out to me at texafornia@gmail.com

    • 2 hr 21 min
    ZenTri 682 - Quarantine Training Madness

    ZenTri 682 - Quarantine Training Madness

    Join me from your own training caves as I take you through a wild ride of triathlon life during the pandemic lockdown!
    Show Notes:
    How I accidentally beat Mark Cavendish by 3 miles on his Zwift ride.
    I completed the 70.3 for Ironman Virtual Racing
    How to work your way up to 5 hours on the trainer.
    Cllimbing Alp D’ Zwift on a tri bike after reaching Level 50.
    How I did the swim and bike of an Ironman at home a couple of weekends ago.
    Do you actually need to bike 112 miles before doing an Ironman? It depends.
    Get coached by me! texafornia@gmail.com
    Kai chasing down Jan Frodeno on his Zwift ride.
    GCN cyclist rode Zwift for 24 hours and it was harder than riding outdoors!
    Sam Long beat Lionel Sanders up Mount Lemmon.
    How to get faster every workout.
    Next show will be a triathlon tech show!
    How to keep going when you feel like quitting.
    Live drama of Kai getting haircut at home.
    Ironman sold to new owners.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    ZenTri 681 - The Secret to Endurance is

    ZenTri 681 - The Secret to Endurance is

    Pedal extenders might be what you need.
    Latex tubes are faster!
    Fructose can cause gut issues.
    Long hill climb intervals to increase testosterone
    Trainer Road podcast
    Garmin Varia
    Weak calves
    Airpods "running in traffic mode"
    Does Ford make the best full-size pickup truck?
    TPU soles make the best running shoes!
    Do Zen to help others, not just yourself.
    Crazy bike intervals
    The secret to endurance is...
    How to repair sewing with dental floss.
    How to record your weight for weight loss.
    You need a REASON to lose weight.
    Epic mountain biking and camping at Colorado Bend State Park (Texas)
    The Zen flow of perfectly challenging mountain biking

    • 1 hr 28 min
    ZenTri 680 - Girls of GRIT, Mountain Bike Racing, Training Tips

    ZenTri 680 - Girls of GRIT, Mountain Bike Racing, Training Tips

    I score an interview with the women's bike movement "G.R.I.T." while at Kai's mountain bike race review, what is the right bike to race on, and other training tips.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    ZenTri 679 - Best Zen Tech of 2019 to 2020

    ZenTri 679 - Best Zen Tech of 2019 to 2020

    From optical heart rate monitors to electronic shifting, I list off the best Zen Tech of 2019.

    "Zen Tech" is gear or methods that make your training and racing easier by making it simpler. I look for items that remove steps or reduce time or maintenance so you can spend more time enjoying life and less time fiddling with settings and cleaning up.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    678 - Electronic shifting, Off-road 70.3 Success, and Kona Review

    678 - Electronic shifting, Off-road 70.3 Success, and Kona Review

    678 - Electronic shifting, Off-road 70.3 Success, and Kona Review by ZenTriathlon

    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

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Insights and entertainment

I treat this show like I’m having a beer with Brett as he chats about his experience and insight. Don’t expect to be taking detailed training notes every other sentence because some of his anecdotes can take the long road home. It is an entertaining and helpful unpacking of his endurance racing and everyday training experiences (backed by years upon years of training experimentation and analysis)

Fatboy Tn ,

Glad your back.

Glad your back. Keep em coming.

Nikki Capes ,

My first outdoor tri this July 14th in Flintstone, MD. XTERRA

Hi Tri Team!!

I am super pumped to be doing my first outdoor triathlon. It is a pleasure to listen to your podcast today to get more enriched with the motivation of the 12-year-old swimmer. I personally was a competitive swimmer growing up since I was six years old. Swimming was my life. It is so enriching to have such a part of my daily practice as a child, swimming got hours, back into my truest life as an adult. If you’re interested to follow more about me or my training, follow me on Instagram @nicoles_art_creations.

Or Facebook at
Nikki Capes
Pittsburgh, PA

I hope all is well. Happy Zen. Happy outdoors to you and yours!!

High 5,
Nikki

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