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Once a couch potato, now a 4th year age grouper triathlete, Kelownagurl talks about her goals, her training, and her life in general in hope of providing encouragement and inspiration to other "average" people who have always dreamed of doing something they never thought possible. Her motto is "It's never too late to be what you might have been" ~ George Elliot (running, swimming, cycling, biking)
 
We are here to experiment, be completely unprofessional in the most professional way possible and just have an all round good time. Try not to smile and laugh... We dare you! Follow @noelexperience for the chance to vote on our podcast name and the latest updates! We recommend listening when you are doing an activity, for example: Listen at the gym, On the way to work/school, When studying, On a run, Etc.
 
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Triathlon is a data-rich sport. But with so much data available, it can be difficult to discern what information is helpful, and what is just noise. On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines cover all of the training terms and metrics you need to know to properly analyze your workout. Learn how descriptive data presents opportunitie…
 
Splitting her time between her home in Australia and her adopted home in Boulder Colorado the former ITU athlete and Youth Olympic Silver Medalist almost gave up on the sport when she fell out of love with it, taking 6 months away completely to pursue other interests. But it wasn't long before her love of the sport and all it embodies saw her retur…
 
The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is a bucket list race for triathletes around the world. It has a famous start, a unique course, and a picturesque destination location. From start to finish it is truly a one-of-a-kind race. In August 2021, the race celebrated its 40th anniversary of athletes swimming, biking, and running their way through San Fra…
 
You know how important it is to stay hydrated in training and racing. So on today's episode, Sports Scientist Andy Blow from Precision Hydration returns to the show to help you craft a race day hydration plan. Precision Hydration has studied the hard-earned sweat of thousands of athletes all so YOU can properly hydrate your way through that next ev…
 
Fenella says she is just a big kid at heart and loves what she does. With the biggest smile on her face she finished Challenge Daytona in 7th position last year before going on to claim a silver medal at IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene in June of this year stamping her ticket to Kona finishing in 8:59:49, a sub 9 debut IRONMAN. She has had her fair share of …
 
We're celebrating episode 100 with our coaches answering your questions! TriDot coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, Jeff Raines, and Matt Bach are in the hot seat on this round-robin, rapid-fire episode! Learn how to conquer a hilly course and better train your aero position. Pick up tips for exercising in cold, snowy, or icy weather, and hear …
 
Make the most of your running miles! On today's episode, coaches Matt Bach and Elizabeth James provide 21 running tips for improving your times, and your experience, as a runner. Matt and Elizabeth cover running mechanics, equipment, fueling, race day tips and more! This episode is packed with practical information like when to buy a new pair of sh…
 
With a string of successes to his name already including; the winner of the Bearman Xtreme Long Distance race in 2017 and the Lakesman in 2019 he set the fastest long distance triathlon time ever recorded in the United Kingdom on the day in a winning time of 8:21. In the same year he finished 7th at Ironman Barcelona in a time of 8:05. He was recen…
 
What is pain? What is happening in our body that causes us to feel it? Can you tangibly improve your pain tolerance? Should you? On this episode, Dr. B.J. Leeper, physical therapist and TriDot coach, answers these questions, and more! Listen in as host Andrew Harley, coach Matt Bach, and Dr. Leeper discuss the painful parts of training for, and com…
 
A better bike split awaits! On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield and Matt Bach provide 20 cycling tips to help you make the most of your training sessions and prepare for race day. John and Matt cover training metrics, pedal stroke, bike handling, positioning and more! This episode is packed with helpful information including everyday tips abo…
 
It was joining Team Passion Fit in 2018 that her journey as a triathlete really started to take shape and notably her ability and tenacity as an athlete began to shine through. Her results speak for themselves in recent years with a 7th overall in IM 70.3 Weymouth in 2018, 1st in her age group at IM 70.3 Staffordshire in 2019 a 14th place overall r…
 
With icy fjord swims, crew supported courses, and elevated mountain top finishes, Xtreme Triathlons are an adventurous take on the familiar swim, bike, and run race pattern. On today's episode, join two TriDot athletes who have embraced, and conquered, numerous Xtreme Triathlons. The athletes share their most memorable experiences and lessons from …
 
Supercharge your swim sessions! On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines provide 18 swim tips to help you make the most of your training sessions and prepare for race day. John and Jeff cover pacing, stroke rate, pool sets, goggles and more! This episode is packed with helpful information including everyday tips about swim tools an…
 
As a youngster his bike was his mode of transport to get to school and his swimming lessons, the thrill of adventure and opportunity for fun started him on a journey for life that would see him start bike racing at the tender age of 14 in 1987 when Stephen Roche won the Tour De France. A high performer in sport across boxing, running and rugby it w…
 
Triathletes love obsessing over the weather forecast leading into race day. And for good reason! Weather conditions play a huge role in performance. While you can't control what Mother Nature serves you on race day, you can control how you manage the conditions, both physically and mentally. On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth Jame…
 
Reaching your performance potential requires getting the most out of your limited time and energy by doing the RIGHT training RIGHT. This doesn't happen by just "working hard" and putting in "more time." There are specific things you can do to ensure your training is the best quality possible and that you complete it in the most effective way. We'l…
 
He has a string of wins to his name including fastest overall amateur at IRONMAN Lanzarote in 2019 which saw him finish 11th overall on the day, as well as multiple age group wins at IRONMAN UK before breaking the tape as the overall winner in 2019. Racing in Kona six times he has had some super results on the Big Island in Hawaii, his most recent …
 
Whether it’s a local sprint race, or a full IRONMAN, putting on a multi-sport event takes leadership, teamwork, and lots and lots of water, bananas, and energy gels! Logistical tasks like designing a good course, getting plans approved by the city, and recruiting volunteers don’t happen by accident. All the moving parts come together under the watc…
 
You have diligently prepared to reach the finish line, but what comes after that? How should you navigate post-race eating? What are the primary methodologies for giving your muscles some recovery help? How long should you wait before you resume training? How can you overcome post-race blues? In this episode, TriDot’s John Mayfield and Matt Bach co…
 
It was a rollercoaster start in life for Kim as she underwent open heart surgery at just three years of age at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London, however her fighting spirit and competitive ambition from an early age has seen her enjoy much success in sport both as a field hockey player and now as a professional triathlete. As an ag…
 
Even once you know what to eat, consuming the right calories at the right time isn't always feasible day-to-day. On today's episode, expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin goes "beyond the book" and offers insight for those tricky situations when quality nutrition isn't available. How do you navigate your best friend's birthday party, your company h…
 
Arrive race ready no matter how far from home your race adventures take you! On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James discuss mitigating the effects of travel on your race performance. The coaches outline pros and cons of driving v. flying to your event, share tips for booking your accommodations, and give recommendations for pack…
 
Keith's running journey started in 2016 with his daughter Alanna, running the Dublin Marathon with her in 2017, capturing and captivating the hearts of the nation as they completed the event together with Keith pushing Alanna in her chair over the 26.2 mile distance. Tragically Alanna passed away unexpectedly just a few weeks later, however, Keith …
 
Should you incorporate run drills into your training? If so, which drills and how often? In this episode, coaches Elizabeth James and Jeff Raines drill down on run drills. Learn how run drills help prepare the body for exercise, refine technique, and prevent injuries. Then get tips for executing specific plyometric drills, including recommendations…
 
Don't let dehydration hinder your race-day performance! On this episode, host Andrew Harley and coach Elizabeth James talk with Andy Blow, a Sports Scientist and expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping. As the founder of Precision Hydration, Andy works with athletes to determine their sweat rate and sodium concentration in their sweat. Listen in …
 
Aoife is a proud member of Eagle A.C. and has represented the club over a multitude of distances from 5km to marathon. In her late teens Aoife attended Arkansas Tech University on an athletics scholarship and showed great promise as a junior athlete, representing Ireland in the Euro XC in 2005. Unfortunately, injury prevented her from reaching her …
 
How do you balance hours of triathlon training with family time and work responsibilities? On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines, both fathers of three children, share their experiences with racing triathlons while remaining devoted family men and dedicated employees. John and Jeff tell listeners the joy of sharing the sport with t…
 
Often referred to as the fourth discipline, it's no secret that nutrition is an important part of triathlon. On today's episode, expert sports nutritionist, Dr. Krista Austin explains the connection between your performance goals, body composition, and food consumption. Dr. Austin also weighs in on finding your race weight, metabolic factors based …
 
The winner of the Deca UK in 2017, Ger completed 52 Long distance triathlons in 2018 which included a double, a continuous triple, a quinn and an indoor deca distance as part of his 52 in 52 challenge for Mental Health Ireland. In May of the same year he also completed a 100 Mile run in 20 hours on a 550 metre loop. He has some more challenges up h…
 
While there is no substitution for consistent training leading up to a race, there are still many tricks of the trade you can use on race day to get to the finish line faster. On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines unload their arsenal of 31 race-day, time-saving tips. Whether it's your first race or your 101st,…
 
Smile, you’re on race-day camera! In this episode, host Andrew Harley and coach John Mayfield are joined by sports photographer, Scott Flathouse. Scott shares his journey from an active competitor to getting behind the lens on course. Listen in as Scott, who has shot hundreds of race events from destination IRONMAN’s to neighborhood 5k’s, describes…
 
Hannah took up running at the age of 34 and has represented her club and country at local and international level, winning national and international medals in a wide range of distances. Stepping up to ultra-distance and endurance mountain running she has finished on multiple podiums across her running career. Turning her hand to triathlon as she a…
 
What is a performance plateau? How can your prevent yourself from getting stuck in one? Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they discuss how to determine if you are plateauing, and if you are, what to do about it. Examine possible causes for a plateau in swimming, biking, or running performance and listen in as the coaches provide sel…
 
Triathletes train year after year dreaming of one day racing in Kona. On today’s episode, Andrew Harley is joined by Greg McAuley and Joanna Nami, two athletes who will be racing in Kona this fall. Both athletes qualified to race at the Ironman World Championship through the Legacy Program. Learn more about the legacy program and preparing to race …
 
Heather won the national road race cycling championships in 2009 and broke both the national 10 and 25 mile TT records within a year of switching from triathlon to cycling. She finished 5th in the points race in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and competed at world cup level on the track and raced for Ireland at UCI level races internationally. She has…
 
Do you need to leverage power in your run training? What are the benefits of using run power compared to pace and heart rate? On today's episode, the Director of High Performance at Stryd, Evan Schwartz, joins host Andrew Harley and coach John Mayfield to discuss running with power. Evan describes how Stryd measures metrics such as pace, elevation,…
 
Your best triathlon performance is preceded by an effective taper. Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they discuss the purpose of the taper and how to productively finish preparing for your race. The coaches overview your final workouts, considerations for sleep and nutrition, and how to handle travel during this time.…
 
Cath’s swimming accolades include swimming the English Channel in 2018, which began with her taking a notion to google how do you swim the Channel. She has represented Great Britain at the World Ice Swimming Championships in Russia, where she finished third in her age group. She has completed 8 official ice miles to date and a number of unofficial …
 
In this episode we count down the "Top 12 Reasons to be a Triathlete." Host Andrew Harley is joined by John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines for a celebratory look into what makes our sport so special. Will your reason be mentioned? Listen in and then join us on social media to tell why you love being a triathlete.…
 
Do you really need to strength train to succeed as a triathlete? Dr. B.J. Leeper's answer may surprise you! On this episode, host Andrew Harley, coach Elizabeth James, and physical therapist B.J. Leeper discuss the role of strength training in triathlon preparations. Can lifting make you faster? Will doing specific exercises prevent injury? Listen …
 
As an athlete Gavin began Triathlon in 1995 and won at every level from Youth, including a British Junior Title, to senior, over every distance nationally. He was the first ever male triathlete to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games in 2012 where he finished in an impressive 23rd position. Gavin is the only Irish male athlete to have won an Ironm…
 
Race rehearsals are a great opportunity for you to practice everything heading into race day. Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they give tips for testing your gear, nutrition, hydration, and pacing during these preparatory sessions. John and Elizabeth also overview RaceX’s race-execution tools that you can use both in your rehearsa…
 
TriDot coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines are in the hot seat on this round-robin, rapid-fire episode! The coaches answer your questions about a variety of topics. Learn how to maintain your bike and determine if a product or supplement is in compliance with anti-doping regulations. We'll also discuss tips for running on a trea…
 
Spending a number of years abroad chasing his cycling dreams he returned to Ireland last year having made the decision to retire as a professional athlete. The now, former professional cyclist and a member of the Irish National cycling team is currently the number one ranked category 1 racing cyclist in Ireland, on the back of a super run of racing…
 
Our sport is filled with life-changing moments, inspirational stories, and forever friendships. In this episode, you'll be motivated and inspired by all three. Triathlete Adam Cook shares his multisport journey that has impacted his life forever and set him on a wild challenge that took him all of 2020 to complete. Gain motivation as he shares abou…
 
What is intermittent fasting and why are some athletes adopting this approach? In this episode, expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin outlines different types of fasting and overviews how restricting food can impact your body composition, mood, sleep patterns, HbA1c, insulin regulation, and cholesterol levels. Learn about fat oxidation, muscle prot…
 
In this Episode we hosted our first annual End of Year Awards Show!! Back in December we put out a poll on Instagram for our followers to vote on our end of year awards, In this one we announce the winners! Awards include: 2020 Host of the year, @020 Guest of the year 2020 Episode of the year, Top 5 Fans and more! Hope you Enjoy! Give us a shout if…
 
Competing in his first triathlon in 2010, he has gone from strength to strength and steadily grown in stature and success since he took up the sport. With a multitude of podium finishes, course and race records, he has gone sub 8 hours in multiple IRONMAN events, racing with and against some of the best athletes in the sport of triathlon and is get…
 
Crossing the IRONMAN finish line requires dutiful physical preparation. But even the most physically-prepared athletes may succumb to the day's elements without a proper race-day nutrition plan. Learn from two of TriDot's elite athletes and coaches, Jeff Raines and Elizabeth James, as they discuss developing and implementing a race-day nutrition st…
 
Why is movement the foundation of the Performance Pyramid, and how can understanding it benefit your triathlon training? Listen in as physical therapist and TriDot coach, Dr. B.J. Leeper, answers this and more! Learn how to identify areas of your body that could most benefit from improved mobility and stability. Dr. Leeper discusses how functional …
 
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