Mr Smith Talks Triathlon

Mr Smith Talks Triathlon
Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)
24 - Conversations from Ironman Camp
Jan 29 • 30 min
Our recent Ironman camp had lots of conversations around race prep and ll related matters. We wrap up some of those conversations here, including: weightloss amongst peak training, race nutrition and hydration, dealing with nerves and the mental aspect of…
23 - Preparing for the Ironman Run
Jan 21 • 28 min
Just about everyone slows down on the Ironman run, but those who slow down the least get the best results. The run, just like the ride, requires a smart pacing and nutrition, but it’s also the time that your mental strategies are called on the most. We…
22 - Preparing for the Ironman Ride
Jan 15 • 25 min
The bike leg is the longest part of an Ironman, and in a lot of cases the most crucial. A well executed ride sets up your run. Nutrition and pacing are the cornerstones of this ride, but there are plenty of other aspects to consider too, depending on…
21 - Preparing for the Ironman swim
Jan 8 • 28 min
Part 1 of 4 episodes preparing you for Ironman. In this episode: the swim. Things that everyone needs to be ready for, and the specific difference between people with different goals for the event - covering everything from those simply trying to…
20 - Training through the holiday period
Dec 18, 2018 • 21 min
The holiday season is here so it’s important to find the balance of training / family / relaxing / work / etc. Be clear on your priorities, figure out how to make your training work in amongst everything else, and give yourself permission to relax and…
19 - Need to know for Rotorua Half
Dec 11, 2018 • 22 min
This week more detail about recovering from key events, as well as our run through about what to expect at the Rotorua Half this weekend. Race well everyone!
18 - Post event recovery & Taupo 70.3
Dec 4, 2018 • 26 min
Recovery after a key event is absolutely vital if you are going on to other events and training soon after. The goal is to to be bursting to get back into your next training, so think about how best you can achieve that through your recovery. We also talk…
17 - All about IronMaori Half
Nov 27, 2018 • 24 min
It’s race week for IronMaori so we have a special guest (Mr Warren Sue) to talk about his experience at the event, with insider tips and things you need to know leading into it.
16 - Half Ironman Pacing
Nov 20, 2018 • 25 min
Last week we talked nutrition, and this week it’s pacing. Those are the two critical components to set up your performance in the second half of the run. And that second half is where the most time is likely to be gained or lost in your race. Pace it…
15 - Half Ironman nutrition
Nov 12, 2018 • 25 min
There is no “one size fits all” for race day nutrition, so although we can’t tell you exactly what or how much to eat and drink, there are some simple guidelines to help you work it out. Remember it’s up to you to try things in training, so you are…
14 - How to set effective race goals
Nov 6, 2018 • 21 min
Throw away your time goals - they simply lead to fixation on the outcome, and often disappointment from not achieving perfection. Instead, lets set goals that help you through the process of doing your best possible event. When you do this, the outcome…
13 - Ten Ways to a Faster Half Ironman
Oct 30, 2018 • 27 min
There are many ways to go faster on race day, but we’ve chosen ten that are practical and simple for everyone to implement.
12 - Spring Camp + Run/Walk
Oct 23, 2018 • 18 min
We talk about the experience and lessons from spring training camp, plus how to use the run/walk approach to get your best possible result in your Half or Ironman.
11 - When will I get faster?
Oct 9, 2018 • 26 min
We all want to feel like the training is making us faster. But don’t try and be fast all the time in training. Do the right training at the right time so you hit a true peak for the most important events. Think long term, not short term.
10 - Triathlon is not swim, and bike, and run
Oct 2, 2018 • 18 min
Triathlon is one sport. It’s about integrating swim, bike, and run disciplines - not training them as 3 separate sports. Listen in to hear about differences between triathlon and the individual sports. Plus sessions throughout the week are related to each…
9 - Lessons from an every-day athlete
Sep 25, 2018 • 21 min
Long time squad member Warren Sue talks about his time in the sport, the ups and down, how to make it work when juggling family and work, and other lessons that have helped him make the sport an ongoing part of his life.
8 - Slow down to speed up
Sep 18, 2018 • 21 min
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking “I don’t have much time to train so I need to train harder”. However that often leads to training in the “gray zone” where you are loading the body with more stress, but not the right stress to actually get…
7 - What’s recovery all about?
Sep 11, 2018 • 18 min
It’s not about how much training you can DO - it’s about how much training you can recover FROM. Training breaks down the body, and recovery helps it repair and get stronger. Its only with appropriate recovery that you get the benefits of the training.
6 - Six ways to get faster (without training harder)
Sep 4, 2018 • 17 min
We can get very focused on doing the training day in day out, but there are plenty of things outside of training that will help us lift the performance. We talk about six of those today. And remember: small amounts on a regular basis make a real…
5 - Think and Eat Like an Althlete
Aug 28, 2018 • 21 min
Carrying on the nutrition theme, we talk about: fuelling your training, timing of food, different needs at different stages of training, and ensuring weight-loss goals don’t sabotage your training.
4 - Day to Day Nutrition
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
Our team want to know more about nutrition so we make a start here. But many more episodes will be needed on the subject! Today we talk about how important attitudes and behaviours are, and the simple foundations of good day to day nutrition
3 - Effective Indoor Training
Aug 14, 2018 • 17 min
Choosing your indoor trainer, setting up the environment, using technology, and of course making sure you do specific training - not just mindlessly spinning away
2 - 4 keys to a successful season
Aug 7, 2018 • 14 min
This week we talk about what’s been happening in the team with a 5k TT at Park Run. Plus we dive into the 4 keys to a successful season. Obviously one of these is to do your training, but the other 3 are NOT about your training!
1 - Start your training the right way
Aug 3, 2018 • 13 min
Meet Doug Stark and Gerrard Smith, and find out what this podcast is all about. Plus practical advice to make sure you have started your training in a sustainable way - not getting too carried away with excitement too early.