Triathlon Coach

Triathlon Coach

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A daily triathlon podcast that answers your training, racing and nutrition questions.


#341 How to clean your heart rate strap
Aug 26 • 3 min
How to clean your heart rate strap
#340 Where to start in triathlon
Aug 25 • 3 min
In this episode, I answer a question on where to start when looking at getting into triathlon.
#339 Improve your run cadence
Aug 24 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about how to improve your run cadence.
#338 Should I do an Ironman?
Aug 23 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question for an athlete who has only done sprint and 5150 races who is keen for an Ironman.
#337 staying a competitive cyclist and running half marathons
Aug 22 • 17 min
staying a competitive cyclist and running half marathons
#336 Tapering between a 5150 & a 70.3 race
Aug 17 • 8 min
I answer a question on tapering between an Olympic Distance triathlon & a Ironman 70.3
#335 Next step to take in triathlons
Aug 17 • 13 min
In this episode, I answer a question for an athlete who is looking for advice on the next step in their new triathlon spot
#334 New to triathlon & Olympic Distance is the goal
Aug 15 • 15 min
I answer a question for an athlete who is new to triathlon and wants to target an Olympic Distance race and do well.
#333 doing a 12 week half marathon program right after a 70.3
Aug 13 • 11 min
I answer a question for an athlete who will finish a half Ironman and go right into a 12 week half marathon build.
#323 Buying a second hand TT bike
Aug 9 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on buying a second hand time trial bike.
#331 Running with no socks in a race
Aug 8 • 5 min
I answer a question for an athlete about running with no socks during a half Ironman and looking at other ways to shave some time off their race.
#330 tapering for two races
Aug 7 • 8 min
I answer a question on tapering for two races.
#329 Training for Ironman New Zealand 2020
Aug 6 • 11 min
I answer a question on how to structure your training over months leading into Ironman
#328 Taking MAF to next levvel
Aug 5 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on when MAF training isn’t improving anymore and what you can do to help MAF or what you can do next.
#327 Marginal Gains
Aug 4 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question and brainstorm on marginal gains for triathletes and sports performance.
#326 Indoor Training
Aug 2 • 13 min
I answer three questions for a triathlete regarding training for his next race, winter training and indoor training
#325 open water swimming for a 70.3 and do well on the bike
Jul 25 • 6 min
I answer a question on how to train/race the 70.3 swim so you can still do well on the bike
#324 Can you swim an open water Ironman 70.3
Jul 24 • 10 min
I answer a question on if an athlete who would like to race an Ironman 70.3 is able to swim the distance by December.
#323 will walking twice a day help with recovery
Jul 22 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question for an athlete who trains 17 hours per week and walks twice a day.
Recruitment Drive
Jul 17 • 2 min
Three triathletes wanted
#331 breaststroke vs freestyle
Jun 24 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question for an athlete who is good at breaststroke but not the best at freestyle.
#330 blowing up in the swim
Jun 23 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question on swim starts and blowing up early.
#329 Training for your first half Ironman in 12 weeks
Jun 9 • 10 min
I answer a question on training for your first half Ironman that is in 12 weeks.
#328 Heart Rate in the aero position
Jun 8 • 13 min
In this episode, I answer a question why your heart rate increases when in the aero position.
#327 Swim Session
Jun 4 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question on swim sessions, time of improvements and what works for what athletes.
#326 open water swimming for first time triathlete
Jun 3 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on open water swimming for a first time triathlete.
#324 Cycling or triathlon shoes?
Jun 1 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if you should purchase triathlon cycling shoes or simply go with normal cycling shoes.
#323 training for hills in a flat area
May 30 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on training for a hilly race when you live in a flat area.
#322 Time Trial Championships
May 29 • 17 min
I answer a question for an athlete who wants to target the masters Time Trial Championship.
Qualifying for Kona
May 26 • 20 min
In this episode, I answer a question on qualifying for the Ironman world championship.
#320 Killer Bike Session
May 10 • 7 min
In this episode, I tell a story and give a killer bike session
#319 Clipin peddles
May 9 • 11 min
I answer a question on using clipin peddles, things to consider when getting use to them and some drills you can use to make your RPM smoother
#318 Should you upgrade to an 70.3?
Apr 28 • 14 min
In this episode, I answer a question on training for a half Ironman
#317 cramping off the bike
Apr 18 • 9 min
I answer a question about cramping when running off the bike.
#316 Purchasing Speed
Apr 16 • 10 min
I answer a question on purchasing speed within triathlon.
#315 What power should you ride in a 70.3 race
Apr 15 • 6 min
I answer a question on what power numbers an athlete should ride at during a Ironman 70.3 (% of FTP)
#314 No pool access for two weeks in Ironman build
Apr 14 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question on not having pool access for two weeks in the middle of an Ironman build.
#313 TT position and getting the most out of it
Apr 12 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to stay in the aero position longer
#112 Half Ironman training for younger triathletes
Apr 1 • 18 min
I answer a question on how to train for a 70.3 at only 18 years old.
#311 Olympic Distance Run Speed
Mar 31 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to improve your Olympic distance run speed.The cycling challenge link is at https://cyclesmooth.com/cycling-challenge/
#310 breathing and swimming
Mar 27 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question on breathing when you are swimming and adding volume.
#16 Run Show - Manflu
Mar 21 • 5 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#15 Run Show - Year Long Marathon Training
Mar 13 • 9 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#13 Run Show - Diet Negative impact
Mar 12 • 5 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#14 Run Show - Ultra Marathon
Mar 12 • 7 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#11 Run Show - Normal Runs
Mar 11 • 7 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#12 Run Shows - Track sessions
Mar 11 • 5 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#10 Increasing your midweek run
Mar 10 • 6 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#9 Run Show - Most Miles
Mar 9 • 7 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#8 Run Show - Mobility
Mar 8 • 8 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#7 Run Show - Strength Training
Mar 7 • 10 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#6 Run Show - Increase Run Volume
Mar 6 • 8 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#5 Run Show - Coming back from injury
Mar 6 • 7 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#3 Running Show - Running Shoes
Mar 5 • 11 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#2 Run Show - Different Long Runs
Mar 4 • 11 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#4 Running Show - MAF Training
Mar 4 • 9 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#1 Run Show - Running Technique
Mar 4 • 9 min
This episode is from an old podcast I have recently closed down. I thought some of the content within the show is applicable and worth sharing.
#3 Swimming Show - Oxygen Program
Mar 3 • 11 min
Triathlon Coach, Swimming Coach
#2 Swimming Show - Using Swim Cords
Mar 3 • 10 min
Swim Coaching, Triathlon Coaching
#309 Can’t swim freestyle?
Mar 2 • 17 min
I answer a question about freestyle swimming and can you use another stroke during a race.
#308 Transition into Multi Sports
Feb 26 • 14 min
I answer a question on how to transition from running into triathlon.
#307 open water swimming for new triathletes
Feb 25 • 11 min
I answer a question on open water swimming for new triathletes.
#306 improving your swim kick
Feb 15 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on improving your swim kick
#305 Rebuild your bike
Feb 10 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if you should best rebuild your bike instead of getting a new one.
#304 Swimming 12 weeks out from Ironman
Feb 9 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question on swimming for an Ironman and what, how and when you should swim.
#303 Cleaning your bike
Feb 8 • 3 min
In this episode, I answer a question on cleaning your bike when you have nowhere to clean it.
#302 Sprint triathlon to Ironman
Feb 7 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question on doing sprint triathlons and how to build your swim up and making the jump to Ironman.
#301 Doing a marathon 12 weeks before an Ironman
Jan 31 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to use a marathon 12 weeks before an Ironman to help your performance within the Ironman.
#300 Recovery after a big training day or race
Jan 30 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on recovery after a big training day or after a race.
#299 Achilles pain and can you keep running through it
Jan 29 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question if your achillies is sore and how you can keep running
Your Questions
Jan 28 • 4 min
We are back and need your training, racing and nutrition questions. Email [email protected]
#297 Volume Question
Jan 11 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question on volume and how much is too much.
#296 Goals for 2019
Jan 10 • 16 min
Crush 2019
#295 What power numbers you should hold for your long rides
Dec 26, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what power numbers an athlete should hold on their long rides.
#294 Ironman Taper and Race Week
Dec 25, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on tapering for an Ironman and what you should do come race week.
#293 DNF during the swim of Ironman
Dec 24, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about the number of DNF during an Ironman
#292 Differences between TT bike and Road bike for local aces
Dec 23, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on the differences between TT bike and Road bike for local aces
#291 Speed vs distance in the pool
Dec 19, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode I talk about speed vs distance in the pool for an athlete who is training for an Ironman in nine months.
Win a Stryd Power
Dec 17, 2018 • 2 min
Win a Stryd Power Meter
#290 ITB Pains
Dec 16, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I answer a question on ITB pains and how to fix them fast.
#289 Killer training weekends
Dec 10, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I give an example of a killer training weekend in the lead up to an Ironman that you can do weeks 9, 6 and 3 out from your Ironman.
#288 Using a pool Buoy vs not using a pool buoy
Dec 9, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question about using and not using a pool buoy in training
#287 Doing a 70.3 three months after childbirth
Dec 5, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode, I answer a question on training for a half Ironman just three months after giving birth.
#286 Holding your breath under water when you swim
Dec 4, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question about holding your breath under water while swimming.
#285 what is the best cadence
Nov 27, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I answer a question on cycling cadence and what is best for you.
#284 Three Run Examples for a Ironman 70.3
Nov 26, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I give three run examples for an athletes who is training for a Ironman 70.3.
#283 Over Swimming
Nov 25, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question for an athlete who thinks he maybe swimming too much.
#282 Transitions & Special Needs for Ironman
Nov 23, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, I answer a question on transition one and two and special needs for Ironman.
#280 Lacking Motivation
Nov 19, 2018 • 10 min
I have ran out of time to record an episode today so I thought I would put on a recent episode of my cycling podcast called Cycle Smooth.
#279 Bike Chain
Nov 18, 2018 • 4 min
I have ran out of time to record an episode today so I thought I would put on a recent episode of my cycling podcast called Cycle Smooth.
#278 Track Cycling
Nov 17, 2018 • 12 min
I have ran out of time to record an episode today so I thought I would upload a recent episode of my cycling podcast called Cycle Smotth.
#277 What Ironman in Australia is best for you
Nov 16, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what Ironman in Australia is best for you.
#276 How many sprint triathlons in a row can you do
Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a couple of questions with regards to how many sprint distance triathlons you can do and if doing a Olympic Distance triathlon two weeks out from a 70.3 is a good idea.
Recruitment Drive
Nov 15, 2018 • 2 min
I am looking for three triathletes who are interested in my online coaching services for a reduced price of only $50 a month so I can use what we do as part of a case study.
#275 Yard Pool and Lap Pool
Nov 12, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how an athlete can use his yard pool and his lap swim pool to become a faster swimmer.
#274 Deep Dive into an athlete’s training
Nov 11, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, I deep dive into an athlete’s training.
#273 How slow can you swim and still make the cutoff
Nov 4, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how slow you can swim for a half and full Ironman before you reach the cutoff time.
#272 Get ready for a flat during a race
Nov 3, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if and how you should set yourself up for a flat when you are racing.
#271 Transition One & Two
Nov 2, 2018 • 7 min
I talk a first time triathlete through transitions and things to consider.
#270 Winter Training
Nov 1, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question with regards to off-season training
#269 Nutrition Plan for an Olympic Distance Triathlon
Oct 31, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what you should have during an Olympic Distance triathlon.
#268 Ironman next August and how to train for it
Oct 30, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to train for an Ironman next August and things to consider.
#267 MAF Training for the bike?
Oct 29, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on MAF training for the bike and I also offer another option I learned from Allan Pitman.
#266 ITB Pains
Oct 28, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on ITB pains and how to overcome this problem.
#265 Road bike for a Ironman 70.3
Oct 27, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question about doing a Ironman 70.3 on a road bike and what things to consider
#264 Losing 50kg to do an Ironman
Oct 26, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I give advice for an athlete who needs to lose 50kg and wants to one day to an Ironman.
#263 First Triathlon
Oct 25, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I talk about doing your first triathlon, things to think about and how to attack it.
#262 Liquid Nutrition
Oct 24, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about having all your Ironman race day nutrition as liquid.
#261 Want to do a triathlon one day?
Oct 23, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question about how a person who’s goal is to do a triathlon how to go about this.
#260 Should you do flip turns in the pool
Oct 21, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if you should do flip turns in the pool.
#259 Are aero bottles worth the investment?
Oct 20, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if aero bottles worth the investment or not and how much time they will save
#258 Off Season Break or not?
Oct 19, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if you should take a rest after a triathlon season and if so, for how long and what you should do after coming back.
#257 Old Tim missed you
Oct 18, 2018 • 6 min
I am back doing daily shows answering your questions
#256 What should you eat before a sprint distance triathlon
Oct 2, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what you should have the morning of a sprint distance race
#255 Gels on the run and how to carry them
Oct 1, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode I answer a question on carrying and using gels on the run during a 70.3 Ironman.
#254 Road bike vs TT bike for an Olympic Distance race
Sep 30, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question if it is best to use a road bike when racing an Olympic distance hilly technical course.
#253 time differences between 5km run and sprint distance run
Sep 29, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about the difference between 5km run race times and the times for sprint distance triathlons.
#252 improve swim and bike over winter
Sep 28, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question on improving swim and bike over winter.
#251 Training in your race kit
Sep 8, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about if you should and when you should train with your race kit.
#250 transition training
Sep 7, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on transition training and how you can improve your transition times.
#249 shin splints
Sep 3, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question about shin splints and how you can keep training.
#248 Swimming and breathing
Sep 2, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question about breathing and improving your swim.
#247 Ironman with bad knee and hips
Sep 1, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I answer a question for an athlete with arthritis in his knee and hip. I give advice on run training to get through the Ironman.
#246 open water swimming solo
Aug 23, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on things to consider when training in open water when by yourself.
#245 Threshold Pace
Aug 22, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on threshold pace and is it worth tracking.
#244 Training Programs and Plans
Aug 20, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on training programs and training plans
#243 Training for an Xteria
Aug 19, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to train for an Xteria triathlon from a cycling background.
#242 Combating dizziness while going into transition one
Aug 17, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on combating being dizzy while coming out of the water and running into transition.
#241 understanding a wetsuit
Aug 16, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I give advice on getting a wetsuit for a race.
#240 weight lost during a race
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on losing weight during a race.
#239 Minimalist strength training for triathletes
Aug 14, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on the pros and cons for using minimalist approach to weight training
#238 Taking 9 days off training in a Ironman build
Aug 13, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what to expect come race day if you take nine days off training during your Ironman build.
#237 can bike fit make your hand go numb while riding?
Aug 8, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on why I think an athlete has numb hands on a long ride.
#236 Gym bikes and should you use them
Aug 7, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on the stock standard gym bike and if you should use them in your training.
#235 Ironman as a goal
Aug 6, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I explain to an athlete what he would need to do to complete an Ironman.
#234 Getting your bike ready for race day
Aug 5, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, I answer a question on getting your bike in perfect condition ready for your main race.
#233 how to pace a super sprint triathlon
Aug 4, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to pace yourself through a super sprint triathlon.
#232 will swimming with fins make you faster
Aug 1, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if you should use fins in the pool and if they will make you faster.
#231 Heart Rate for sprint triathlons
Jul 31, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode I answer a question on if you should race sprint distance races with a heart rate and what your zones should be.
#230 Triathlon Kit
Jul 30, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on triathlon kit for your first race
#229 Two years out from your Ironman
Jul 29, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to should train for an Ironman when you are two years away.
#228 Ironman Wife
Jul 28, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question from a Ironman’s wife.
#227 when you are a weaker swimmer
Jul 27, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what to do when you are a weaker swimmer and how to get better at this.
#226 When should you do a Ironman
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question on when you should consider stepping up to Ironman.
#225 Swim drills & technique correction
Jul 25, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about swim drills, holding your breath in the water and swim technique correction
#224 Become faster on the bike
Jul 23, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to become faster on the bike.
#223 Will trail runs make you better cyclists
Jul 22, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on if running trails will help you become a better cyclist.
#222 What is the best item you can have
Jul 16, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on what is the best item you have purchase within triathlon
#221 Open water skills
Jul 15, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I talk about open water swim skills and how to improve them even if you only have access to a pool
#220 can you use a diving wetsuit in a triathlon
Jul 14, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode, I answer a question on if you can and if you should use a diving wetsuit in a triathlon.
#219 Traveling with your bike
Jul 13, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about traveling with your bike and doing this on a budget and keeping your bike safe and sound.
#218 Training / work / Life
Jul 12, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to structure your training to best fit in with your family and work life
#217 Drinking while riding
Jul 11, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, I answer a question on how to ride and take on nutrition at the same time with nervous to do so.
#216 Why you should use a swim cap in training
Jul 10, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode, I answer a question from Ivan about why you would need to use a swim cap in training that isn’t only about protecting your hair.
#215 Two Newbie Questions
Jul 9, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer two questions from Emily who is new to the sport of triathlon
#214 Doing two half Ironman four weeks apart
Jul 8, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question from Luke on how to structure his training around doing two 70.3 Ironman races four weeks apart.
#213 Best discipline to reduce time
Jul 7, 2018 • 8 min
I answer a question from Robbie on what is the best discipline to reduce time within triathlon. The answer isn’t all that simple so I give many ideas and suggestions to think about.
#212 Becoming a better triathlete swimmer
Jul 1, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to become a better triathlon swimmer.
#211 how long to rest after a half Ironman
Jun 30, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question for an athlete who has just completed a 70.3 and want to know how to start training again ready for a half marathon.
#210 Shoulder Pains from swimming
Jun 29, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on dealing with shoulder pains from swimming.
#209 Reducing fueling pricing
Jun 28, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on reducing fueling pricing during training and racing.
#208 Post Training Nutrition
Jun 27, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on post training nutrition. What session you need to focus on nutrition, what sessions are not needed and things to consider.
#207 Half Marathon Nutrition
Jun 26, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to manage and what to consider your half marathon nutrition including race week.
#206 Balance your training week
Jun 25, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to best balance your training week so you can fit everything in.
#205 How to deal with goggles fogging up
Jun 24, 2018 • 5 min
In this podcast, I answer a question on how to stop your goggles fogging up when you are swimming.
#204 Become a better swimmer
Jun 23, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question and offer advice on how to become a better swimmer.
#203 Self Sabotage
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on “Self Sabotage” in the lead up to a big race
#202 Best Triathlon Training Plans
Jun 20, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on the Train Road training plan. I also give a review on Brett Sutton, Craig Alexander, Macca X and other training plans.
#201 Ironman swim pace
Jun 19, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what Ironman swim pace that will help set you up for your goal.
#200 How to use treadmill session within your program
Jun 17, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to use treadmills within your training program
#199 cycling tyre pressure - What is best?
Jun 16, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask the Coach, I answer a question on what is the most optimal tyre pressure for a triathlete
#198 Setting yourself up for failure
Jun 15, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I offer advice to an athlete who swims and cycles a lot but struggles to run.
#197 Ironman Bucket List
Jun 14, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on training for an Ironman as part of a bucket list
#196 Doing a triathlon after stomach sleeving
Jun 12, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a nutrition question for an athlete who has recently had stomach sleeving.
#195 More sleep & training for an Ironman
Jun 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on getting more sleep while training for an Ironman around a job with long hours.
#194 Strength training for a marathon
Jun 6, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on adding and balancing strength training within your marathon training program.
#193 Marathon Nutrition
Jun 5, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what nutrition needs for a marathon.
#192 New to cycling
Jun 4, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I give advice to a person who is just getting into cycling.
#191 Ride across Australia
Jun 3, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I give advice and tips for an athletes who is thinking of riding his bike across Australia.
#190 Ironman nutrition and using aid station nutrition
Jun 2, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a nutrition question for Ironman and using what is within each aid station.
#189 Training camp four weeks out of an Ironman
Jun 1, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on having two week training camp four weeks out from an Ironman and how you should structure your training.
#188 incorrect bike fit - DIY an option?
May 31, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on having an incorrect bike fit and is looking for other option.
#187 Smashing hills on the bike
May 29, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to ride faster and better on a hill that he has been trying to nail for the past year.
#186 Boot Camps for triathletes
May 28, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to structure a training boot camp for a triathlete who is leading into an Ironman.
#185 Why triathletes don’t use socks and gloves
May 27, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question for a cyclists why triathletes don’t ware socks and gloves.
#184 How to train for an ultraman
May 26, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to train for an Ultraman Triathlon. Things to consider and offer a number of tips.
#183 Garmin Settings
May 25, 2018 • 8 min
in this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what screens and data you should look at using on your training device.
#182 SRM Power Meter
May 24, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a quick question on buying a secondhand power meter and things to consider.
#181 Adding rides to and from work to your training for a 70.3 Ironman
May 23, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on adding commute rides to work into your training program and how to structure this for a half Ironman
#180 Time between bike and run for a brick session
May 21, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of ask The Coach, I answer a question on how much time you can afford to give between the time you stop riding and start running so you can get the benefits from a brick workout.
#179 Ultra 355 - New three day race
May 18, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to train for the new Ultra 355 race that Ultraman announced this week.
#178 Interview with Kate Bevilaqua
May 16, 2018 • 31 min
I uploaded an interview I did with an old podcast I use to have. I interviewed pro triathlete Kate Bevilaqua on her training, racing, nutrition and the business side of the sport.
#177 Inconsistent Training (take two)
May 15, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on inconsistent training and wanting to race a half Ironman
#176 Intermittent Fasting
May 10, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on if Intermittent fasting can help improve or hinder your triathlon performance.
#175 Oxygen Program
May 9, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I go into detail on adding an oxygen program into your day to day training that will take your performance to the next level.
#3 Talking Pro
May 7, 2018 • 13 min
We are back talking Ironman Australia and the lead up to Ironman Cairns.
#174 Faster 10km run in an Olympic distance race
May 5, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to get faster 10km time during an Olympic distance triathlon.
#173 Common cold and still want to train
May 4, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on having the common cold and how you should structure you training.
#172 Aero Sun visor - Yes or No
May 3, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on if you should consider using a sun visor on your aero helmet. I give a number of things to think about.
#171 Should you do a sprint triathlon in the lead up to a half Ironman
May 1, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on should you do a sprint distance triathlon in the lead up to a half Ironman.
#170 Training for a tripple triathlon
Apr 30, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of ask the coach, I talked about how to train for a triple triathlon, I talk about what your swim session should look like what you biking should be and how you should structure your run.
#169 Hacking MAF Training
Apr 30, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about a way I am hacking MAF for an athlete I am working with and what I think will happen.
#168 How many hours to train for a 70.3 per week
Apr 26, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how many hours per week does it take to train for an Ironman 70.3.
#167 Brick Sessaions
Apr 25, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about brick sessions, why and how I go about giving brick sessions to athletes, what to think about with doing brick runs.
#166 What swim paddles do you need?
Apr 24, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what swim paddles should you need, what are they for and I also go right into using swim cords.
#165 Interview with Guy Crawford
Apr 23, 2018 • 24 min
I uploaded an interview I did with pro triathlete Guy Crawford from an old podcast I use to have. guy talks about training, racing, nutrition and the business side of the spo
#164 Intervals while fasted
Apr 22, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on doing intervals while in a fasted state. Things to consider and I also give other options while fasted.
#163 Olympic distance or 70.3 for your first triathlon?
Apr 21, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question for an athlete who is tossing up if he should do a Olympic Distance or a 70.3 for his first triathlon. I give him a number of things to consider including drive, available training hours, family…
#162 Duathlon from a runners background
Apr 20, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to train for an Duathlon when coming from a runners background. I give advice on training and many tips and things to consider.
#161 Sunscreen during an Ironman
Apr 18, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on sunscreen for Ironman triathlons. There is more to sunscreen than just bringing your own.
#160 Cycling & Running Base
Apr 17, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on on an athlete who has just completed a cycling base through trainer Road and now wants to jump right into running. I give him advice on how to start, what to consider so he can progress with his…
#159 Faster Half Ironman Run
Apr 17, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to become faster on the run within a Ironman 70.3 race. I give advice and tips and a number of examples.
#158 Training for an Xteria event
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what to consider and how to structure your training from normal triathlon training to start training for an Xteria. I give advice on what to do within each training week.
#157 foot cramps while swimming
Apr 15, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to fix cramps in your foot while swimming. I give some advice and tips on how to get this right.
#156 Becoming a better swimmer
Apr 14, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how a swimmer who swims 1:55 per 100m with an average swim stroke of 60 SPM can improve.
#155 Pre Training Fuel
Apr 13, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode, I post a old Q&A I did with Margaret from Fuel Right Nutrition on pre training fuel.
#154 Getting everything in for training for a 70.3
Apr 11, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of As The Coach, I answer a question on how to get everything in your training week while training for a 70.3.
#153 Interview with Elly Frank
Apr 10, 2018 • 29 min
I uploaded an old interview I did with pro triathlete Elly Frank. We talk racing, training, nutrition and the business side of being a pro triathlete.
#152 Rest Days vs Easy Days
Apr 8, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to structure rest days and easy days within your training program.
#151 Triathlon Kits
Apr 7, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about the new style triathlon racing kits vs the old style kits.
#150 First triathlon - Tips
Apr 6, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on doing your first sprint distance triathlon. I give some advice and tips and talk about what to expect.
#149 Strength training through swim, bike & run
Apr 5, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about strength training for triathletes who can’t get to the gym and need to look at getting their strength sessions through swim, bike and run.
#148 Finding the right wetsuit
Apr 4, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to find the right wetsuit, ways you can find cheap wetsuits and make shore they are right for you.
#147 what should your Ironman 70.3 swim sessions look like
Apr 2, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of “Ask The Coach”, I answer a question on what should your Ironman 70.3 swim sessions should look like, how often should you go swimming and I give a training block to follow.
#146 When to taper your strength training
Apr 1, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about when to start tapering your gym sessions, what to think about within your strength program for Ironman through to sprint distance.
#145 Train Smarter not harder
Mar 31, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode I talk about training smarter not harder. I break this down and talk about how to reverse engineer your goals and maybe doing both train smarter and harder could be a better option….. If time is available to do so.
#144 Ironman Swim Training
Mar 30, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what should your Ironman long swim look like. I give a 12 week program to follow and offer some advice and tips.
#143 Creating your own training camp
Mar 29, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to structure your own training camp, what you should increase, what should stay the same, things to consider and many tips along the way.
#142 How long will it take to train for an Ironman
Mar 28, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about how long it will take to train for an Ironman, what should your avlable training hours should look like and give many suggestions and ideas.
#141 Cycling Power Meter 101
Mar 27, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on the basics of power meter for cyclists. I talk pricing, where to look for a cheap one, what devices to connect them too and more.
#140 how to include gym into an Ironman build
Mar 26, 2018 • 12 min
IN this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk a about how to include gym work into a Ironman build, things to consider, how long you should spend in the gym, what to expect from the gym work and other ways you can get strength work in
#139 Tubular wheels and punctures during a race
Mar 24, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on having a set of tubular wheels and being worried having a flat tyre. Things to consider, ways to get into a good mindset.
#138 Using a power within your Ironman 70.3
Mar 23, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of “Ask The Coach”, I answer a question on how to race with your power meter for a Ironman 70.3. I gave many tips and suggestions for training and race day.
#137 Two quick questions
Mar 22, 2018 • 6 min
I answer two quick questions. One on RE (part of a power meter for runners) and a question on my homemade sports gels.
#2 Talking Pro
Mar 20, 2018 • 12 min
Jack and I talk about what is going on within the pro field of triathlon.
#136 Waking up early to train
Mar 19, 2018 • 12 min
In this podcast, I talk about waking up early to train. How to get in the right mindset to get out of bed and get going.
#135 How to set your training around two “A Races”
Mar 18, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question for a athlete who has a half Ironman and a full Ironman as their “A Race” for this season. I set out some information on how to structure each training block to best reach the goal.
#134 70.3 Training (short sessions vs long sessions)
Mar 17, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about 70.3 training and talk about short sessions vs long sessions. What to consider when creating your own program.
#133 Upgrading to a TT bike
Mar 16, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what to consider when looking for a new time trial bike, where to look, things to consider. I even talk about rebuilding your old bike, ways to get top quality gear at a cheaper price and more.
#132 Interview with Jason Shortis
Mar 15, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, I uploaded an old interview I did with retired pro triathlete Jason Shortis. We talk training, racing, nutrition and life after triathlons.
#131 Adding speed work to your training
Mar 14, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on when is a good time to add speed work to your training. things to consider.
#130 Can’t train? now what
Mar 13, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on when you can’t train due to weather, work, family, etc and how you can handle it.
#129 Limited pool access so what triathlon should you do?
Mar 12, 2018 • 5 min
Triathlon, Triathlon Training, Triathlon Swim, Triathlon Bike, Triathlon Run, Ironman, Ironman Training, Ironman Triathlon, Ironman tri, Swimming, Swim Training, Bike, Cycling, Cycling training, Run. Running, Run training, Marathon, Marathon Training,
#128 Interview with Sarah Paimpiano
Mar 11, 2018 • 36 min
I uploaded an old interview I did with pro triathlete Sarah Paimpiano. We talk training, racing, nutrition and the business side of the sport.
#127 Adding massages for triathletes
Mar 11, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer when you should have a massage, why you should have one, what you can use to do it yourself and other things to consider.
#1 Talking Pro
Mar 10, 2018 • 20 min
This is a new show that Jack and I talk about pro triathlon. what athletes are doing, what we think they should do and much more.
#126 Rest after an Ironman
Mar 10, 2018 • 8 min
in this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question about how much rest you should take after an Ironman. I give a few examples and things I am thinking about right now and some tests I have done and some tests I would like to do.
#125 Power Meter vs Smart Trainer
Mar 9, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode I help an athlete on where to invest his money as he is looking at a power meter or a smart trainer. I list a few things to think about when spending this kind of money.
#124 Over Training
Mar 8, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I answer a question regarding over training. My experience with over training, things to look out for and what you should do.
#123 Swim Sighting
Mar 7, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question about how to improve sighting in the water, things to consider when training and sessions you can do both in the pool and in open water.
#122 Swim Equipment needed for triathletes
Mar 6, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question about what equipment you need and don’t need for training for a triathlon.
#121 Interview with Darren Jenkins
Mar 5, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, I uploaded an old interview I did with pro triathlete Darren Jenkins where we talk about his training, nutrition and racing.
#120 Improve swim cadence
Mar 5, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to improve swim cadence. I give some sessions to do that should help with this.
#119 running Injury free
Mar 4, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on coming back to running after many years and how to stay injury free. things to consider and why you need to need careful.
#118 Ocean swim vs lake swim
Mar 3, 2018 • 8 min
I this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about swimming in the ocean vs swimming in the lake and some things to consider with getting use to swimming in the ocean.
#117 How to ride hills better and stronger
Mar 2, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to become a better rider up hills that doesn’t include “ride more hills”. I offer sessions and things to consider.
#116 First Time Ironman
Mar 1, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about training for your first Ironman, how to build your training up, things to consider.
#115 Max Heart Rate Test
Feb 28, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about doing a max heart rate test, what to do and things to consider.
#114 Easy way to put on your wetsuit
Feb 27, 2018 • 2 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about tip on how to put your wetsuit on easy and tips to make it fit better.
#113 Vitamins you should take
Feb 26, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on what Vitamins you should consider taking and offer some ideas to think about
#112 Group Rides vs Solo Rides
Feb 20, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about the difference between solo riding and riding within a group. Things to consider with skills, build up to races and much more.
#110 Power & heart rate zones Vs perceived effort
Feb 19, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about the difference between training to power and heart rate and training on feel using the moderate, medium and mad zones.
#111 Interview with Guilherme Ferreira Campos
Feb 19, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, I uploaded an interview I did with pro triathlete Guilherme Ferreira Campos and we talk training, racing and nutrition.
#109 Open water swim training using a pool
Feb 18, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to get open water swim training in while you only have access to the pool. There are many things you can do to get ready for your open water race without swimming in the open water.
#108 creating a program for half and full Ironman with limited time
Feb 17, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on how to train for two half Ironman and a Ironman triathlon with limited avlable training time . Things to consider and advice on how to create a program
#107 Cadence for swim, bike and run
Feb 16, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on the best ways to count cadence, things to consider with cadence and is swim and run cadence more important than bike cadence?
#106 Going from short distance to Ironman
Feb 12, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about going from short distance races and stepping up to Ironman. Things to consider with increasing volume, staying healthy and more.
#105 Interview with Tim Berkel
Feb 11, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, I upload an interview I did with pro triathlete Tim Berkel a few years ago on an old podcast I use to have.
#104 Making that aero position your default position
Feb 11, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about whys to get use to that aero position for long amounts of time. Some things to consider that will help.
#103 Ironman Long Ride
Feb 10, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about ways your long ride doesn’t need to be boring, things to consider and why you should do them.
#102 Dismount off the bike and into T2
Feb 9, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I talk about how to get better dismounting off the bike and running into transition two.
#101 Should you invest in a indoor trainer?
Feb 8, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Ask The Coach, I answer a question on the return for your investment on an indoor cycle training. Things to consider and some other training advice.
#100 Supper Foods
Feb 7, 2018 • 6 min
I talk about supper foods for athletes.
#99 Interview with Luke Bell
Feb 6, 2018 • 35 min
I uploaded an interview with pro triathlete Luke Bell I recorded this episode a few years ago on an old podcast I use to have.
#98 Getting started in triathlon
Feb 5, 2018 • 5 min
I answer a question about what you will need on the bike and how to get started. Things to consider, what you should target and more.
#97 How to structure a swim session
Feb 4, 2018 • 8 min
I talk about how to structure a swim session, what to focus on, what to consider and more.
#96 Race brief for Ironman and 70.3 athletes
Feb 3, 2018 • 18 min
I give a race brief for athletes who will be doing an Ironman or a 70.3 races.
#95 FTP Test up hill
Feb 2, 2018 • 5 min
I talk about doing a FTP test up hill instead of on a flat or indoor session.
#94 Nutrition notes for Ironman
Feb 1, 2018 • 5 min
More information regarding nutrition for Ironman racing
#93 Interview with Ultraman Robbie Andrews
Jan 30, 2018 • 25 min
I uploaded an interview I did with 3rd place at Ultraman Australia Robbie Andrews who talks about Ultraman, backing up and racing Ironman Cairns, training, nutrition and his love for the sport.
#92 Heart Rate Zones
Jan 30, 2018 • 4 min
I answer a question on heart rate zones, how to train with heart rate, is there a better option and other things to consider when looking at heart rate.
#91 Ironman last 6 miles of the run
Jan 29, 2018 • 8 min
I talk about the last 6 miles of the Ironman marathon and some advice and tips to finish strong
#90 Broken clavicle and training through
Jan 24, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode, I talk about when you get a broken clavicle and what you can and can’t do to maintain fitness.
#89 Sprint Triathlon Swim Training
Jan 23, 2018 • 5 min
I help a sprint triathlete with her swim training to help her improve after not seeing any improvements.
#88 testosterone supplements
Jan 22, 2018 • 4 min
I talk about testosterone supplements are should you be taking them, what are they good for, how to get your body to increase testosterone naturally and more
#87 MAF Training - Block Two
Jan 21, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, we have back a athlete from episode #65 to give feedback and more information on his second block of MAF training.
#86 Interview with Jon Woods
Jan 21, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, I share an old interview I did with retired pro triathlete Jon Woods. I will upload a number of old interviews I did in the past once a week.
#85 knee pains, could it be something else?
Jan 20, 2018 • 4 min
I talk about knee pains and giving you another option of the reason. This is a good episode to listen to if you are injured as it will help make you look elsewhere.
#84 Different Long Runs
Jan 19, 2018 • 7 min
I talked about three different types of long runs you can add into your weekly program to mix things up
#83 Hole in your wetsuit
Jan 17, 2018 • 3 min
I talk about what you should do when you get a hole or a rip in your wetsuit, offer some advice and tips.
#82 Racing Flats
Jan 15, 2018 • 5 min
I talk about training in racing flat shoes, when you should use them, why are should use them and how you should use them. I also offer advice and some tips with using flats.
#81 Back Pains after training
Jan 15, 2018 • 5 min
I talk about having back pains after training, what may be the reasons and some tips to overcome these pains.
#80 Racing in the cold
Jan 13, 2018 • 4 min
I talk about things to consider if your racing in the cold and live in warmer parts of the world.
#79 When should you replace your running shoes
Jan 12, 2018 • 4 min
I talk about when you should replace your running shoes, a system to get into, how many miles you can expect to get out of a pair and other things to consider.
#78 FTP test indoor and out door
Jan 11, 2018 • 4 min
I talk about the difference between doing a FTP test indoors vs out doors, things to consider and why there could be a FTP difference between the two.
#77 Adding a 70.3 into an Ironman build 21 days before
Jan 10, 2018 • 5 min
I talk about adding a 70.3 in the lead up to an Ironman, is this best for you, should you have it closer to an Ironman or are you best to have it 12 weeks out.
#76 Off Season Break
Jan 9, 2018 • 3 min
I talk about how long you should take off all training, things to consider and why you should take time off. I also talk about training right after an Ironman and not taking a rest.
#75 Negative Split
Jan 8, 2018 • 4 min
I talk about negative split sessions and negative split racing. what to look for with a session to give yourself a good chance of negative split.
#74 Triathlon Transitions
Jan 7, 2018 • 6 min
I talk about triathlon transitions and how important they are, ways you can improve and get better and take minutes off your race time.
#73 Flat Tire within a race
Jan 6, 2018 • 6 min
I talk about dealing with a flat tire during a race, how you can get faster at fixing them, should you reuse tubes and are the foam refills any good.
#72 MTB ridding can help you time trialing
Jan 5, 2018 • 3 min
I talk about mountain bike riding for triathletes. When is the best times to ride, why you should ride a MTB and how you will get the most out of it.
#71 Sprint Races during an Ironman build
Jan 4, 2018 • 3 min
I talk about should you do a sprint triathlon in the build up to an Ironman. What should you consider when looking into a race, how you can structure a sprint into your program.
#70 How to run off the bike strongly
Jan 3, 2018 • 7 min
I talk about running off the bike strongly, how far should you do a brick run, how often should you run off the bike, look at race information to help create a brick session and more.
#69 Open water swimming in winter
Jan 2, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, I talk about open water swimming in winter, training for open water using a pool and structuring a session in open water to get the most out of the session.
#68 What are the advantages and disadvantage of using a disc wheel?
Jan 1, 2018 • 5 min
I talk about the advantages and disadvantages for using a disk wheel. I gave some ideas on if you are best to get one.
#67 Adding walking into your runs
Dec 23, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about adding walking into your runs. Why you would do it, how you would do it, when to do it
#66 you have a FTP, now what?
Dec 22, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about when you get a power meter, you find out what your FTP is and what to do from there.
#65 How long should you do MAF training
Dec 21, 2017 • 7 min
I talk about how long you should do MAF training, when you need to change it, How often you should do a MAF time trial and more.
#64 Ironman Nutrition Plan and adding Redbull
Dec 20, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about my Ironman Nutrition plan on the Train Smooth website and why I have Redbull ten minutes before race start.
#63 Faster Ironman Bike Time
Dec 19, 2017 • 7 min
I talk about how to take 30 minutes off your bike time over a year.
#62 MAF Training
Dec 18, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about MAF training, what you may be doing wrong and ways you can change the MAF rate to fit in with you.
#61 Training Base and why you need it
Dec 17, 2017 • 3 min
I talk about what is a base, why you need it and how to build a good base.
#60 Training intensities
Dec 16, 2017 • 6 min
I talk about training intensities and how to build your program right for you.
#59 Racing back to back
Dec 15, 2017 • 4 min
I talk about racing back to back weekends and how to stay in peak for a number of weeks.
#58 Mentally getting through an achilles injury
Dec 14, 2017 • 8 min
I talk about the mental aspect of being injured, how to get back to training after an achillies injury.
#57 Swimming Non-Stop
Dec 13, 2017 • 4 min
I talk about if you only want to swim non-stop and hate doing shorter intervals. I give training advice on this.
#56 Fasted Training
Dec 11, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about the benefits of fasted training sessions and offer some ideas with the what, how and when.
#55 Training with a wetsuit
Dec 10, 2017 • 4 min
training with a wetsuit and what you can do if you can’t get to an open water to train and all your training is at the pool.
#54 Injury Prone athletes
Dec 9, 2017 • 5 min
I give advice to an athlete who is injury prone
#53 Marathon four weeks after an Ironman
Dec 8, 2017 • 5 min
I give advice on how to train for a marathon four weeks after an Ironman
#52 Clinchers vs Tubulars
Dec 7, 2017 • 3 min
clinchers vs tubulars and what ones are best for what kind of athlete.
#51 Bike Chain and how often they need replacing
Dec 6, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about how to get the most out of your bike chain, when they need replacing, should you train on cheap ones and race on good ones and a tip come race day.
#50 Should you use a band in your swim session
Dec 5, 2017 • 6 min
I talk about if using a swim band is a good idea, ways to use a band and the reasons on why you would use one.
#49 Can Crossfit help your performance
Dec 4, 2017 • 5 min
I talk about Crossfit and if it can help you in triathlon and are there better options and what you should look for in a Crossfit gym
#48 Park Run and getting faster
Dec 2, 2017 • 4 min
Park Run and getting faster
#47 Road bike vs TT bike for Ironman
Dec 1, 2017 • 5 min
Can you get away with using a road bike for long distance triathlon?
#46 Adding a 70.3 to your Ironman build
Nov 30, 2017 • 4 min
Should you add a 70.3 Ironman into your Ironman build up and if so, when and where should you place it.
#45 Do you need a power meter?
Nov 29, 2017 • 6 min
Do you really need a power meter to get better?
#44 Training for an Ironman in a backyard pool
Nov 28, 2017 • 5 min
Training for an Ironman in a yard pool
#43 Training while on vacation
Nov 27, 2017 • 4 min
I answer a question on what you can do when on vacation without your bike
#42 Building confidence and doing a 70.3 Ironman
Nov 26, 2017 • 4 min
Building confidence and doing a 70.3 Ironman
#41 Open water panic attack
Nov 25, 2017 • 6 min
talk about ways to work through panic attacks during the swim
#40 Ten day programs vs seven day programs
Nov 25, 2017 • 4 min
I talk about having a ten day training program and a seven day program and what will best work for you
#39 Strength and Speed Program for a half Ironman
Nov 24, 2017 • 5 min
strength and speed program for a 70.3 Half Ironman
#38 How many hours do I need to train for an Ironman?
Nov 23, 2017 • 8 min
how can a person who works a lot of hours still train for an Ironman
#37 Zwift vs Trainer Road
Nov 22, 2017 • 9 min
I talk about what is the best for what athlete when using Zwift and Trainer Road
#36 Using Swim Cords
Nov 21, 2017 • 6 min
I talk about how using swim cords can help improve your swim
#35 Post Training Nutrition
Nov 20, 2017 • 7 min
In this episode, I talk about post training nutrition with all the what, how and when
#34 Training for a half Ironman with a broken wrist
Nov 19, 2017 • 6 min
I answer a question for an athlete who is registered for a 70.3 and has broken his wrist
#33 Should you use race wheels
Nov 18, 2017 • 7 min
Race wheels and should you train on them
#32 How to train with power
Nov 17, 2017 • 7 min
How to train with a power meter
#31 Aero helmets vs road helmets on race day
Nov 16, 2017 • 6 min
road helmets and aero helmets and some things to think about.
#30 What your Off Season should look like
Nov 15, 2017 • 7 min
How to structure your off season
#29 Training Zones - Moderate, Medium, Mad
Nov 14, 2017 • 6 min
I explain what the main training zones I use and what each one I mean. Easy, Moderate, Medium, Mad
#28 Finding the right nutrition plan
Nov 13, 2017 • 6 min
Create your own nutrition plan
#27 Living and training in heat
Nov 12, 2017 • 6 min
I talk about when you live in a hot place, what, how and when should you train.
#26 Heat Acclimation
Nov 11, 2017 • 3 min
I talk about ways and hacks to become heat acclimation even ready for your big race
#25 Coming back from injuries
Nov 10, 2017 • 5 min
Start training again after an injury
#24 Do compression socks work?
Nov 9, 2017 • 5 min
Do compression socks work in aiding recovery?
#23 Back Pains after long runs
Nov 8, 2017 • 6 min
Back pains after running and how to fix it
#22 Tips to train in cold weather
Nov 7, 2017 • 8 min
Training through cold weather can be easier if planned right
Episode 21 Recovery Tips
Nov 6, 2017 • 5 min
Recovery tips after long bike and run
Episode 20 - How mobility and flexibility can help you
Nov 5, 2017 • 8 min
How mobility and flexibility sessions can help you in triathlon
Episode 19 My Training
Nov 4, 2017 • 9 min
My Ironman Triathlon Training update
Aero position on your TT bike
Nov 4, 2017 • 7 min
Make the aero position your default position
Episode 17 improve your swim technique
Nov 2, 2017 • 8 min
How to become a faster swimmer within triathlon
Episode 16 - Training Diaries and what good are they
Oct 31, 2017 • 7 min
Triathlon training diary
Episode 15 - Improve your swim
Oct 30, 2017 • 8 min
Become a faster swimmer
Episode 14 Q&A Increasing Run Volume
Oct 29, 2017 • 11 min
A safer way to increase run volume each week
Episode 13 Ahillies Injury and rehab
Oct 28, 2017 • 11 min
Achilles injury, rehab and hacks
Episode 12 Weight Loss
Oct 27, 2017 • 7 min
Tim talks about weight loss for endurance athletes
Episode 11 Pete Jacobs Kona Review
Oct 25, 2017 • 8 min
My opinion and review of Pete Jacobs
Episode 10 Race Weight Blueprint
Oct 23, 2017 • 4 min
Getting down to race weight can be easier with your own blueprint
Episode 9 Q&A What vitamins do I need
Oct 22, 2017 • 5 min
In this episode, I answer a question regarding what supplements should triathletes should be taking.
Episode 8 Q&A Cycling knee pains
Oct 20, 2017 • 5 min
Knee pains for a cyclist.
Episode 7 Oxygen Deprivation
Oct 19, 2017 • 10 min
Oxygen deprivation sessions.
Episode 6 - Q&A How to improve your FTP
Oct 18, 2017 • 9 min
Improve your FTP and VO2 max
Episode 5 - The mistakes I noticed at Ironman World Championships
Oct 16, 2017 • 5 min
These are the mistakes I noticed at Ironman World Championships
Episode 4- Athlete’s Diary
Oct 16, 2017 • 5 min
Athlete’s diary.
Episode 3 - Q&A What is the best Cadence for a triathlete?
Oct 14, 2017 • 7 min
Best Cadence for triathletes
Episode 2 - What is coming
Oct 13, 2017 • 4 min
Triathlon podcast information
Test Show
Oct 10, 2017 • 1 min
This episode is simply a test episode before we kick the show off properly answering your training racing and nutrition questions