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Hosted by Coaches Bevan McKinnon and Tim Brazier, Fitter Radio brings together their shared passion and knowledge of triathlon, running, nutrition and basically all things endurance. Listen to the latest research, interviews with pro athletes and leading experts to help you improve your sports performance and your health.
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The Taren's MōTTIV Method Podcast is the place to go if you're an age group triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimrunner, or any other type of endurance athlete. Every Friday on the Taren's MōTTIV Method Podcast you'll hear fun, engaging and informative endurance-related conversations led by Taren, proving that ordinary people CAN accomplish extraordinary things. For more resources from MōTTIV including blogs, training plans and beginner's guides go to https://mymottiv.com/
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Bev calls in from Singapore and Tim from Cairns. We review the racing from IRONMAN Cairns and share finish line interviews with both Matt Burton and Hannah Berry. We share excerpts from Training Peaks CoachCast: Endurance Elasticity with Alex Hutchinson. Alex Hutchinson’s best-selling book “Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Hu…
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This weekend…. Cairns Airport IRONMAN in Cairns. We chat about this iconic race and how the start list is stacking up. Chris Beckmans, the second fastest age group triathlete in the world, discusses his recent sub-eight-hour IRONMAN race at IRONMAN Hamburg. We review the racing from the IRONMAN 70.3 in Boulder and discuss the issues arising from th…
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Jack Moody, NZ Professional Triathlete, has a reputation as one of the best runners in the sport. After winning Challenge Korea in a time of 7:50 he’s proven he can bike and swim too. We chat to Jack about his day. Dr Kate Baldwin of Valere Endurance is back to share her expertise on scheduling strength training. We explore how to manage strength t…
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Bev chats to Bec Burns, Partnership Manager with FulGaz, and Professional Triathlete Nikki Bartlett, FulGaz Ambassador. We find out more about Nikki’s race plans for this year plus we chat about FulGaz Femmes - a vibrant community created by women, for women. Led by a former IRONMAN World Champion turned coach, Michellie Jones, this community offer…
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We review the racing from the weekend and catch up on Olympic qualification stakes from around the world. Simon Cochrane, Ultraman World Champion, can now add another incredible result to his resume. Simon ran just under 237km in 24 hours on the 400m track at AUT Millennium, breaking the Athletics New Zealand 24-hour track record. We catch up with …
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Seth Williams won the free race entry to IRONMAN Australia, Port Macquarie. We find out how his day went. Bev chats to Bec Burns, Partnership Manager with FulGaz, about their new IRONMAN Pro Series Virtual Edition where you can conquer the same bike courses featured in the IRONMAN Pro Series from the comfort of home. We review the racing from the W…
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We discuss a recent study which explores the use of AFT (Advanced Footwear Technology), or Super Shoes, during training and competition. The study describes the injuries sustained in amateur runners and we look at what that means for the integration of these shoes into training programmes. We review the racing from IRONMAN Australia and IRONMAN 70.…
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Bevan and Tim review the racing from the weekend at Challenge Taiwan and IRONMAN Texas. We also look at the start list for Cagliari – a who’s who of the contenders for Paris! David Tilbury-Davis is the coach of an impressive roster of pro triathletes, including the likes of Ashleigh Gentle, Skye Moench, Amelia Watkinson (all three women ranked in t…
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Bevan and Tim review the racing from the weekend. Dan Lorang is the Head of Performance / Head Coach at World Tour cycling team Bora-Hansgrohe, and he is the coach of a small roster of world-class triathletes, including Lucy Charles-Barclay, Anne Haug, Frederic Funk and until his recent retirement, Jan Frodeno. We share excerpts from the Scientific…
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Bevan and Tim review the racing from the Oceania Tri Champs in Taupo at the weekend. Victory in the Miyazaki World Cup saw Great Britain’s Hugo Milner move up 51 places in the World Triathlon Olympic Rankings. It has been a whirlwind two years for the 25-year-old, who only took up the sport in 2021 after COVID had cut short his time at Harvard Univ…
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Bev and Tim review the racing from IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside plus we discuss the points system and what Taylor Knibb’s win means for the rest of the female podium. We discuss the racing from Xterra Rotorua and bring you a finish line chat with winner Sam Osborne. Durability in an athlete is crucial to effective race performance. We share excerpts from…
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Tim’s back in the studio and he fills us in on his last week! Clive Asplen won the free race entry to IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong. We hear how it all went. We review the racing from the Indoor Triathlon Festival in Lievin, France plus we share the World Triathlon podcast interview with Vincent Luis. Lastly, we revisit our interview with Joe Friel and his …
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Jack Moody, Professional Triathlete, is hosting the podcast with Bevan this week. We catch up on the racing from the weekend plus we talk about the “sellout” for the pros at the upcoming IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside race – will this be a nightmare to officiate? We share Sam Long’s review of his race at the T100 in Miami and ask do pro athletes have their…
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Tim fills us in on the last week in the snow. First Wheel was founded by Daniel Barry, a mechanical engineer and endurance athlete. Daniel has spent years balancing life as a professional engineer with life on the road as a professional cyclist for a number of continental teams. The experience of racing in a team environment in some of the biggest …
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Jaimie Fuller is the founder of eo and the driving force behind the development of its brand. As the former Executive Chairman of SKINS, we hear about his journey from founding the compression garment business to innovating in the sports tech industry, and his philosophy of creating products that offer real, tangible benefits to elite athletes. Jai…
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Tim calls in from St Moritz. The Abu Dhabi test event was cancelled at the weekend, we discuss what that means for selection and how it affects qualification for Paris. Bevan and Tim review the racing from the T100 series in Miami and discuss why they believe the PTO have a big challenge on their hands going forward. Marc Wrobel won the free race e…
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The IRONMAN New Zealand episode. Bevan and Tim review the racing from IMNZ at the weekend. We chat to James Elvery of Race Ranger. James is off to Europe for 6 months delivering Race Ranger to a whole host of new events. We chat about the new partnership with IRONMAN, how Race Ranger has developed over the past year, plus we hear about their plans …
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Bevan and Tim review the racing from the World Triathlon Cup in Napier last weekend plus we catch up on the latest triathlon news. We chat to Anna Dungey, winner of the free race entry to the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka half, to find out how it all went. Mikki’s back on the show and tells us all about her 50K trail race at the Tarawera Ultra. …
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We discuss the importance of shoulder strength and mobility for swimming and touch on the nuances of swimming technique, the differences between open water and pool swimming, and how strength training and mobility work hand in hand. Emphasizing simplicity, we highlight how gym workouts and other activities can enhance these physical attributes, ult…
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We review the racing from Challenge Wanaka plus Bev chats to winners Kyle Smith and Els Visser at the finish line. Seth Williams won the free race entry to IRONMAN Australia. We find out more about him. We talk swimming and the swim warmup and share excerpts from the ‘Swimming Revisited’ podcast where Joel Filliol talks about the effectiveness of d…
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Tim and Bev catch up on this week’s news. Chelsea Sodaro is doing IRONMAN New Zealand. We hear from Chelsea at the finish line after her win at the IM703 in Tasmania. Dr Stacy Sims has revised her world best seller book ROAR. Bev chats to Stacy about the changes plus we hear more about 2 female health events coming soon to New Zealand. Sleep and th…
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Bevan and Tim review the racing at IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania last weekend. Amelia Watkinson talks to Jason Cheshire of Infinit Nutrition about her season ahead and her nutrition strategy. We share excerpts from Kristian Blummenfelt’s interview with the Super League Triathlon podcast where he discusses his plans for 2024 and the importance of his relati…
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Bevan and Tim highlight the difficulties and controversy surrounding race scheduling for 2024. We discuss the kiwi perspective on the race for selection to the Olympics and share excerpts from interviews with Hayden Wilde, Dylan McCullough and Hayden’s coach Craig Kirkwood. Alex Bees, winner of the free race entry to the Tauranga Half, tells us how…
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John Howard is one of the greatest endurance athletes of all time. He went to three Olympic Games as a cyclist, won the 1981 Ironman World Championship, went over 152 miles per hour on his bike to set a land speed record, and his most recent book: ‘The Black Cyclone: A Hero the World Forgot’ on the great cyclist Major Taylor, is now available on Am…
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We welcome back Dr. Phil Skiba to the show to discuss his latest book, "Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes," and in particular his work with Critical power/W Prime. W Prime (also known as Anaerobic Work Capacity), is the amount of work you are able to do above your Critical Power (CP) and is measured in joules (J) or kilojoules (KJ). A worl…
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Bevan and Tim review the racing from the Calley Homes Mount Festival of Sport at the weekend. Plus we ask, should all events have an Open Category? We discuss Dr Phil Skiba’s work in the area of critical power and the W prime model and its importance in training over traditional FTP workouts and share excerpts from our interview with Dr Phil Skiba,…
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The term 'gut training' is thrown around a lot these days, but what does this actually mean? We share excerpts from the podcast “The Long Munch: Fueling Endurance - Nutrition podcast for runners, cyclists & triathletes” where sports dietitians Steph Gaskell & Alan McCubbin take us through what we mean by gut training, why would runners, cyclists or…
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Taren and NTK are back for 2024! We talk about the best time of day to train for fat loss, what to expect after a 70.3 race, how to move from run-walk to run-run, how to stack workouts when you're short on time, and some cool MOTTIV business updates! To submit your question to the podcast, visit mymottiv.com/ask and you'll get yours answered on a f…
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Dr. Guillaume Millet is a professor at Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne. His general research area investigates the physiological, neurophysiological and biomechanical factors associated with fatigue, both in extreme exercise and in patients. This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Guillaume Millet about the endurance athlete. They discu…
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Rachael Cunningham won the free race entry to IRONMAN New Zealand. We find out more about her. We explore the crucial role of mental fitness in endurance sport and its significance for both performance and recovery. We discuss how athletes handle pre-race anxiety and stress differently and the mental resilience required in elite adventure racing wh…
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For our Boxing Day episode, we’re delighted to be able to bring you a chat with Laura (Sid) Siddall and Sonia Bracegirdle-Moerloose. Sid and Sonia discuss their experiences participating in the extreme triathlons Patagonman and Fodaxman. An inspirational discussion during which they both share their motivations for taking on these challenging races…
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Dr Nicky Keay is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at University College London and previously Research Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University. She conducts clinical research in sports/dance endocrinology, resulting in a range of research publications and awards. Dr Keay is a member of the British Assoc…
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Helen Guillaume is back on the show to talk about the new WILD.AI Coach Dashboard. An initiative designed to help coaches understand, support and maximize the potential of their female athletes. We share excerpts from Jonny Brownlee’s interview with Super League. Jonny reflects on his glittering career and admits he’s coming to terms with the fact …
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It's the final podcast of 2023 before we take a short break for the holidays. On the podcast, we talk about the biggest MOTTIV win of 2023, we talk about how to handle training during the holidays. And we talk about the new format for our question and answer segment on the podcast! To ask a question for the podcast, head to mymottiv.com/ask. To get…
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Bevan and Tim review the racing from IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain and IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo. Plus, we talk about course management and what that IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo Worlds course might look like. Brad George won the free race entry to IRONMAN Western Australia. We find out how it all went. We discuss bike pacing on undulating courses and how to manage energy o…
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On the podcast this week, we talk about Taren's surprise training progress. Some new training research that shows a level of too much training to be healthy. And we answer questions from our listeners, including a great question about tracking heart rate in the pool. To submit your own listener question to be answered on the podcast, go to mymottiv…
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Kiwi triathlete Simon Cochrane has won the iconic Ultraman World Championships in Kona smashing the previous race record by an incredible 44 minutes. Travelling over 515km in three days of racing, the event starts with a 10km ocean swim followed by a 145km cycle. Day two a challenging 276km cycle and Day three 85 kms of running (a double marathon).…
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We have 2 free race entries to give away to the Whakatipu Legend – you choose the distance you’d like to enter. The Competition: Email in to info@fitter.co.nz the answer to the following question… “The Whakatipu Legend has an event called The Combo Challenge. What is the total distance that swimmers will swim at this event?' The answer can be found…
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On the podcast this week, we talk about Taren's old pain cave, the 7 most important things in training, 50m vs 25m swimming, and a brand new way to submit your Q&A questions for the podcast! For a free training plan go to mymottiv.com. To submit a question for future podcasts, go to mymottiv.com/ask
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Coach Tim Brazier and Dr Kate Baldwin of Endurance Movement discuss the common injuries faced by triathletes, including achilles and calf injuries, hip issues and bone stress injuries. They emphasize the importance of understanding the multifactorial nature of injuries and how to prevent or manage them. The role of bone health, particularly before …
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We have a free race entry giveaway to IRONMAN New Zealand. Bevan and Tim review the racing from Challenge Canberra plus we hear from winners Daniel Baekkegard and Els Visser at the finish line. Anna Dungey won the free race entry to the Challenge Wanaka Half. We find out more about her. Henri Schoeman discusses his recent battles with injury and we…
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Tim Podlogar BSc, MSc, PhD is an applied researcher primarily working at the University of Birmingham where he conducts research in the field of sports nutrition and carbohydrate metabolism. He is also one of the nutritionists for Bora-Hansgrohe World Tour cycling team, Head of Development at Nduranz sports nutrition brand, Head of Science at the H…
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Shay McLeod of Symmetry Physio won the free race entry to IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne. He was unable to finish the race due to a calf injury but shares his expertise as a Physiotherapist on how he plans to rehabilitate his calf before his next race in December, IRONMAN Western Australia. We have a free race entry giveaway to the Tarawera Ultra. We revie…
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On the podcast this week, Taren talks about the business side of MOTTIV and the steps being taken to continue to grow the app (and how you can help!) We also talk about working your way out of the off-season. And some great Q&A questions about cadence, split runs, "floaty pants" in the pool, and travelling before and after a big race. If you want t…
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Jason West has become known as one of the fastest runners in the sport of triathlon. His goal is to win an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships and he is currently having a lot of success, winning several races and landing on the podium in many others. In our chat with Jason we talk about his triathlon journey and his strategies for racing success. We …
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Bevan and Tim review the news and racing from the weekend. We discuss and share excerpts from Mikki’s interview with Dan Plews where he talks about energy expenditure, calories and training load. Olav Aleksander Bu, coach with the Norwegian Triathlon Olympic team, talks about Maximal Sustainable Energy Expenditure and his work with Kristian Blummen…
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This week on the podcast, we talk about setting PRs into your 60s (one of our MOTTIV athletes just did it at IM Florida!) How to race 5-8% faster, based on a brand new study. And, a reminder that MOTTIV gear is 30% off in the store in our pre-Black Friday sale that ends Friday, November 10th at midnight Pacific Time. To try the MOTTIV app for free,…
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Brad started racing as a professional triathlete in 2012, focusing solely on XTERRA racing. He won his first African Championship and European Championship in 2016 and claimed his first XTERRA World Championship Title in 2017. Since then Brad has dominated the world of off-road triathlon, winning a further 2 African Championships, multiple Asia Pac…
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