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Marc On the Bike In IMCDA

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P returns to the interview booth and introduces Marc Taylor. A new member for 2016, Marc really did Endurance Nation "the right way" if there is such a thing. His connection to the Team -- and our sport -- is a function of his unique approach as an engineer. Bonus that he's got weapons-grade aerodynamic material on his ride. You can't not like him!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_615_-_Marc_Taylor_Interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:00am EST

 

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P interviews Calvin Kim, a member of Team Raise the Bar -- a Powered By Endurance Nation partner.  

After his first Ironman at Chattanooga in 2015, Calvin pivoted into ultra running and completed the prestigious Rim2Rim2Rim run (adding 2 miles to make it 50) and then following up two weeks later with a 100-miler in Michigan (see picture above).

The interview is more about the experience than the nitty gritty...and Calvin's humility barely hides the awesomeness of what he achieved. Enjoy!!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_615_-_Calvin_Kims_Ultra_Running_Adventure.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P talks about wrapping up your gear at the end of the season. This is an opportunity for you to do a little maintenance (extend the life on your gear) and to even get organized for next season! 

Coach Patrick walks you through options for Swim, Bike and Run...as well as some good gear upgrades if you are planning for the end of the year!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_614_-_End_of_Season_Gear_Management_and_Gift_Ideas.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he and TeamEN member Mike Roberts discussed the OutSeason

2017 will be Mike's 4th Endurance Nation OutSeason and he has seen tremendous growth in the process. Over the course of his time with EN, Mike has brought his Functional Threshold Power (FTP) on the bike up from 180 to 265 watts, and has gone from a Middle of the Pack (MOP) triathlete to placing 3rd in M45-49 at Ironman North Carolina. 

Rich and Mike discuss the OutSeason, sharing their lessons as coach and athlete.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: OS_Interview-_Mike_Roberts.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another race report podcast. Coach Rich interviews Giselle Carson about her 2016 Ironman Chattanooga training and race execution. 

Giselle is a busy business immigration attorney who trained using our advanced IM program. She rode the bike she should and executed a run that led her to place 4th in W45-49 and earned a Kona slot through the Executive Challenge.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMChat_--_Giselle_Carson.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMChat -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another race report podcast. Coach Rich interviews Jenn Edwards about her 2016 Ironman World Championship training and race execution. 

Jenn chased Kona for at least 3 very solid season and her hard and attention to detail paid of at Ironman Texas 2016, where she earned her Kona slot. Jenn kept that ball rolling and crushed Kona as well! 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: Kona_--_Jenn_Edwards.mp3
Category:Race Report, Kona -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P drops an in-between-isode on the concept of using your social network(s) to improve your fitness.

If you truly are the sum of the five people you hang out with the most, then how can you use that information to your advantage? How can you intentionally build a better you, and what role can a virtual community like Endurance Nation play in that process? 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_613_-_You_Are_Your_Five_Closest_Friends.mp3
Category:InBetween-isode -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another race report podcast. Coach Rich interviews Jeremy Behler about his 2016 Ironman World Chapionship training and race execution. 

Jeremy crushed it in 2015, earning his Kona slot at Ironman Wisconsin with a blistering performance. He then kept it rolling through 2016 to put together a great race in Hawaii. 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMKona_-_Jeremy_Behler.mp3
Category:Race Report, Kona -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Beth Hornak about her training leading up to and performance at 2016 Ironman Louisville, her first Ironman finish!

Beth is a 47yo self-employed mother of two and shares with us some great perspectives for the Ironman first timer.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMLou_-_Beth_Hornak.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLou -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another race report podcast. Coach Rich interviews April Rusing about her 2016 Ironman North Carolina training and race execution. 

April is a first time Ironman athlete and share with us many valuable tips for her fellow first timers.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMNC_-_April_Rusing.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMNC -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Cicely Wallis about her training leading up to and performance at 2016 Ironman Chattanooga. 

Cicely's performance was a 3 hour personal record over her first Ironman 8 years ago, coming within one roll down slot of qualifying for Kona! 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMChat-_Cicely_Wallis.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMChat -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Holiday Planning for Endurance Athletes -- Episode #608

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P talks about preparing for the Holiday Season that is December. Tune in for some big picture thougths on what really matters as well as how to best train when you are on the road and away from home. 

  • Give the Gift of Fitness
  • Share a Workout with Someone Else (or Drop One)
  • Organize Your Wishlist
    • Tracking Tool - GPS, Power, Body Comp
    • Tracking Site - Strava, Training Peaks, etc.
    • Cool Random Gear - Gloves, socks, lights, etc.
  • Plan Your Training You Selfish Jerk!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_608_-_Holiday_Planning.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another race report podcast. Coach Rich interviews Josh Church about his 2016 Ironman Chattanooga training and race execution. 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMChat_-_Josh_Church.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMChat -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Mike Blackburn about his training leading up to and his performance at 2016 Ironman Chattanooga. 

Rich and Mike discuss the special considerations of racing in the heat...and Ironman Chattanooga 2016 was an especially hot year, with an over 25% DNF rate!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: Mike_Blackburn.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMChat -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Ed Eovino about his training leading up to and his performance at 2016 Ironman Louisville. Ed also raced Ironman Wisconsin, only four weeks before the Louisville. 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMLou_-_Ed_Eovina.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLou -- posted at: 8:00am EST

The Value of Fall Running -- Episode # 607

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P covers Fall Running, and how it playing into the annual process of creating your best possible race. Points covered include: 

  • Value of Run Durability
  • Commit to Running Steady
  • Aid with Body Composition Goals
  • Fun Run Races Abound
  • Set Frequency and Total Volume Goals

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_607_-_Fall_Running.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Paul Curtin about his training leading up to and his performance at 2016 Ironman Louisville. Rich and Paul discuss:

  • The value of Paul's running durability focus to his run performance at Ironman Louisville.
  • Effective season planning and race scheduling
  • Course-specific tips and guidance. 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMLou_RR_Podcast-Paul_Curtin.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLou -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he recounts his 2016 Ironman World Championship race experience:

  • Goals and objectives for the race, and his execution plan for meeting those goals
  • How he executed his race to achieve his race day goals, with a 1:02 swim, 5:36 bike, and 4:58 run, finishing in 11:47. 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: Ironman_Kona_Race_Report.mp3
Category:Race Report, Kona -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down  the concept of the racing in the heat... consider this podcast to be inspired by what happened at Ironman®'s Hawaii this year.

As more and more races get hotter, and are championship races remain in the heat, your ability to be fast despite these conditions is critical. Tune in to learn our top five focus points to make sure you will be at your best in your next hot race.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_606_-_Heat_Racing_Excellence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he discusses:

  • Why do we call it the OutSeason® vs the OffSeason, and the opportunities this distinction creates for you, the self coached athlete, and our TeamEN members.
  • When is the best time for you to start your own OutSeason® training?

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: Ep_606_-_OutSeason_v_OffSeason.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 11:59am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Shaughn Simmons about his performance at the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon

Rich and Shaughn discuss many topics, most notably how Shaughn handled an exploding cassette before biggest hill on the course, and how he then rallied to run a negative split marathon!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: Ironman_Wisconsin_-_Shaughn_Simmons.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Frederick Guesneau about his 4th place performance in the men's 50-54 age group at the 2016 Ironman Wisconsin triathlon.

Rich and Ian discuss many topics, most notably Frederick's mental trick of turning the pain of race day into a positive experience.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: Ironman_Wisconsin_-_Frederick_Guesneau.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Ian Kurth about his 10th place performance win the men's 40-44 age group at 2016 Ironman Wisconsin triathlon.

Rich and Ian discuss many topics, most notably Ian's experiment of running every day for 42 consecutive weeks!

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: 2016_Ironman_Wisconsin_-_Ian_Kurth.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Dawn Cass about her 5th place performance win the women's 40-44 age group at 2016 Ironman Mont Tremblant triathlon.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: 2016_IMMT_-_Dawn_Cass.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMT -- posted at: 8:13pm EST

Derrek On the Run at Lake PlacidJoin

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another member interview podcast. Derrek Sanks from VA is our guest this week. Derrek shares his journey from his first marathon in Okinawa 2005 to his third Ironman in Chattanooga this September.

Derrek talks about his lifestyle as retired military, as well as his smart progression across the years. He's been a member of Endurance Nation for about three years, and during that time he set his marathon personal best of 3:17 at age 50!

Derrek talks the OutSeason® with Coach Patrick as well, in terms of the role it has played in his annual build to each new season. Spoiler Alert: It works!

How to get the new OutSeason® plans?

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Derrek_Sanks_Interview_-_9_20_16_Episode_601.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down the elements of the 2017 OutSeason® training plans -- what's changed, why, and what it means for you. 

If you are pumped to have a great 2017 season, don't miss this podcast!

  • Problems & Benefits
  • What is the OS?
  • New Changes for the 2017 Plans
    • Swim
      • Clearer Guidance for Swim Technique and Swim Skills
    • Bike
      • VO2 is 30/30s
      • Open Intervals on Weekends
    • Run
      • Fixed weekly build
      • Increased mid week steady run
      • New VO2 sessions on Sunday run

How to get the new OutSeason® plans?

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_600_-_2017_OutSeason_Overview__Launch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a podcast on preparing for the OutSeason®.  The OutSeason® is Endurance Nation's renown winter training protocol that has helped more than 5,000 triathletes build critical fitness and early season strength. 

In this episode, Coach Patrick outlines other elements that will help make your next season even better than this one!

  • Wrap Your Season
  • Re-Entry Training
  • Line Up Your Gear
  • Goal Setting
  • Extra Stuff to Do
    • Athletic
    • Non-Athletic

Create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join or Sign up for the OutSeason Waitlist here: www.endurancenation.us/outseason for one of our upcoming four group training start dates!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_599_-_Prepare_for_the_OutSeason.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for tips on how to make most of your Fall marathon obsession. 

We can't stop you, we can only hope to contain you. In this episode, we've outlined how to plan and train for a Fall Marathon in a way that complements your bigger picture goals.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_598_-_Fall_Marathon.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Jennifer Eckert about her age group winning performance at the 2016 Ironman Mont Tremblant triathlon.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMMT16-_Jennifer_Eckert.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMT -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Joe Garrison about his 45 minute PR performance at the 2016 Ironman Vineman triathlon.

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30-day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: 2016_Ironman_Vineman_Race_Report-_Joe_Garrison.mp3
Category:Race Report, IM Vineman -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P discusses how the Ironman® season unfolds with the qualification schedule and what that means for your registration -- and racing! -- experience. 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_597_-_The_Kona__Line__and_Your_Tri_Season_-_8_4_16.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P covers the value of having a few go to routes for your training. 

One of the biggest obstacles to getting a good workout done is motivational, or physical -- it's logistical. Where can you get in the right work? Will others know where you are? How long will it take you to complete that session and return? 

Using go to routes helps you visualize your workout ahead of time (improving performance and compliance!) and makes for better training overall.

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_596_-_Go_To_Routes.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interview Scott Dinhofer about his epic finish of the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

Rich and Scott discuss:

  • The qualification process for Leadville
  • Training and equipment considerations
  • The logistics of the race
  • The value of the long course triathlon pacing and nutrition plan discipline
  • And more!

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Direct download: 2016_Leadville_RR-_Dinhofer.mp3
Category:Race Report, Leadville -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P walks through the logic of running before your bike ride vs after.

Traditional brick workouts focus on learning to run with "heavy legs" but most runners don't actually suffer decreased performance from this situation. A bigger area for improvement is to get an increased amount of quality running...every week...over the many weeks up to your next race. 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_595_-_The_Better_Brick_Run.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interview John Withrow about his preparation for and execution of Ironman Vineman. 

John shares with us many lessons learned from when you do everything right, preparation-wise, but then things just don't go your way on race day. His race was an exercise in gaining the proper perspective on what's important, and what's not so much. 

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Direct download: 2016_Ironman_Vineman_RR_-_John_Withrow.mp3
Category:Race Report, IM Vineman -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN athlete Peter Noyes about his performance at the Angeles Crest 100, an ultramarathon that takes place in the San Gabriel mountains just north of Los Angeles, Califorinia. 

Peter dedicated his race to his son who has been struggling with a congenital heart issue. Please visit Peter's charity here to learn more: www.runningforhearts.org

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Direct download: AC100_RR-_Peter_Noyes.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Rob Sabo about his performance at 2016 Ironman Lake Placid.

Rob has been managing a hamstring injury for the better part of two years and his story is a great lesson in perseverance and adjusting goals and expectation to fit within the new box that an injury or other life change deals you. 

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Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P covers how to avoid the debilitating fears that can derail your race day experience. 

Racing at your limits requires a high level of mental attention and clarity. But as things start to go wrong -- and they will! -- not everyone has the presence of mind (or strategies) to keep on the right path. 

Tune in to hear Coach Patrick's tips and best practices!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_594_-_Race_Day_Fear_-_8_4_16.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Robin Sarner about his performance at 2016 Ironman Canada.

Robin has been a member of Endurance Nation since 2010 and has been on the bubble of KQ'ing for many, many races. 2016 was breakthru year for him as he finally put together the fitness and execution package to earn a Kona slot.

In this episode, Rich and Robin discuss:

  • The strengths and weaknesses of using a Vasa Trainer for swim training.
  • The process and value of targeting a watts per kilogram goal for the Ironman bike.
  • How producing a faster Ironman bike dramatically changes the mindset of the run. 

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Direct download: IMCA16_Race_Report-_Robin_Sarner.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCA -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he is interviewed by Endurance Nation marketing director Mariah Bridges.

That's right, the tables are turned and Coach Rich is the interviewee! Hear about his first triathlon experience, his training and coaching life on the east coast, his non-triathlon hobbies and more!

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Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as interviews Scott Dinhofer about his race at 2016 Ironman Lake Placid. This was a breakthru performance for Scott, earning him 10th place in the men's 50-54 year old age group. 

Thanks for listening to this Endurance Nation podcast. Endurance Nation is the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together. Be sure to check us out at EnduranceNation.us, or create a FREE 30­ day trial membership at EnduranceNation.us/join.

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Direct download: IMLP16-_Scott_Dinhofer.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interview TeamEN athlete Dino Sarti.

Dino is a entrepreneur, father of two young kids, 5x Ironman finisher, and has lost over 80 pounds since turning a corner towards a healthy, fitness-based lifestyle in 2010.

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Direct download: Athlete_Interview-_Dino_Sarti.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down the 2016 Ironman® Lake Placid experience.

As one of our Key Races, Lake Placid athletes get a unique Endurance Nation experience -- from the Team Dinner to the Live Four Keys to Race Day Mojo from the Team and Coaches. 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_8_1_16_-_Placid_Coach_Recap.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Laura Becker, a 31 year old school teacher in Connecticut who's been on the Team for a couple years.

Rich and Laura discuss considerations for triathletes new to the long course distance, with some especially powerful lessons for women in the sport.

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Direct download: Athlete_Interview-_Laura_Becker.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Josh Church is a newbie to the triathlon racing scene - and is only five years out of school! You'd think the triathlon life in your 20s would be easy, but Josh works the night shift and has to make plenty of adaptations to his plan to stay on track. It's no wonder he shows endurance wisdom beyond his years. 

 

Tune in to hear what Josh experienced at IM Texas and how he's preparing for Chattanooga in September. He also shares some local things to do in TN and his super secret snack!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Josh_Church_-_7_28_16.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Catherine Juon only recently started doing triathlons, but she's already completed her first half at 70.3 Muncie. As an entrepreneur and active mother, Catherine believes triathlon has given her great perspective and many lessons. Her #1 regret is that she didn't start them earlier!

Tune in to hear how why Catherine now owns a FatTire Bike and jumps into trail half marathons. She also shares some of her lessons learned as a beginner, which are great!

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jess Backofen has been doing triathlons since 2011, but she only recently accepted the fact she's a triathlete. A mother of two with a full-time job, Jess has turned to an Endurance Nation Digital Training Plan to guide her to Half Iron #3 in Atlantic City. 

Tune in to hear how Jess kicked the doggy-paddle habit (with help), how triathlon has helped her with kids and her super double top secret approach to eating oreos like a PRO. Blew. My. Mind.  Not joking. 

 

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  • Why it took five years to "become" a triathlete.
  • The Confidence Gap
  • Why her favorite gear are Aquasphere Goggles
  • How binge watching Scandal keeps the trainer going.
  • And the unbelievable connection she shares with Coach Patrick in NJ!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_7_19_16_-_Jessica_Backofen.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Kim Dubord has been on the team for 2-3 years, most recently racing Ironman Chattanooga. She and Coach Rich discuss her movement into bike racing...and their mutual love of DOGS!

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Direct download: Athlete_Interview-_Kim_Dubord.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Rick Goullaud has been a member of Endurance Nation for a few years, and along the way has done IM Wisconsin, Kona and is now headed to Lake Placid. A sprightly 71 years old, Rick stands 6' 4" tall at 180 lbs. 

Hard to believe that just a few years ago he was on Heart Medication and was 235 lbs! Along the way, Rick has found some great friends and is a true student of the sport. He attended our Placid Camp and brought his energy and laugh to keep us all at ease. 

Truly and inspiration and great guy...enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

William is one of our "Wicked Smart Members," a peer-given status in recognition of William consistently going above and beyond to share his knowledge and experience with the other members of Endurance Nation.

Coach Rich and William discuss a range of topics, including how to create a healthy relationship between your child and triathlon.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Beth is a three year member of Endurance Nation, from beautiful (and currently not snowy) Rochester New York. With two active teenage daughters and her own business, Beth still manages to train and stay focused. Her story is powerful in its simplicity. 

Tune in to learn more about how Beth started triathlon and what year hear looks like en route to IM Louisville 2016! 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Beth_Hornak_-_7_13_16.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Brian is a first year member from Brighton, Michigan. He did the Endurance Nation OutSeason® starting in October, then right into Race Prep training for Ironman® Texas (his third IM). 

Living life on the fast track, Brian isn't one to leave stone unturned. His energy and focus have helped him quickly move up the food chain to becoming one of our more active members. Learn how his tri career started with the Annual Physical and his wife tricking him into a local Jingle 5k...as well as what's on his bucket list!

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  • Zwift.com - makes indoor cycling easier…people to ride with, chase…it’s so intuitive you might try to crash your bike inside!
  • Garmin 920 -- simple won't run or swim without the Garmin.
  • Ultraman Florida -- It's a couple of years away, but he's already doing the due diligence!!!
  • Texas Race Camp

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Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Endurance Nation's intrepid Marketing Director Mariah Bridges flips the script and interviews Coach Patrick. Find out about Patrick's training experiences, bucket list athletic endeavors, alternate non-profit life and much more. 

Many thanks to Mariah for making this so much fun!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Jeremy is six year member of Endurance Nation, newly relocated to Kohler Wisconsin to work as CFO at Sargento. With three kids at home, Jeremy does his best to balance his competitive streak with everything else in his life. 

Tune in to learn more about his radical year on / year off approach to racing. Even I learned something new!

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Ralph is 3yr member of Endurance Nation, an orthopedist, and the father of 2 college age daughters. Listen to this interview to learn more about Ralph, just one the great folks and real world people that make up Endurance Nation!

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Kori is 4-5yr member of Endurance Nation, an automotive engineer, and the mother of 3 young kids. Listen to this interview to learn more about Kori, just one the great folks and real world people that make up Endurance Nation!

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Doug is 2-3yr member of Endurance Nation, an oncology urologist in Tacomo, WA, and former college football player. Listen to this interview to learn more about Doug, just one the great folks and real world people that make up Endurance Nation!

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Direct download: July_2016_Athlete_Interview-_Doug_Sutherland.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P discusses the telltale signs that you need to improve your training nutrition -- and how best to do just that.

Race Day is nothing more than your best training day on the year's biggest stage...so get it right today so the BIG DAY is worry free and fast! 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_6_11_16_-_Episode_577.m4a
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P covers how to keep yourself focused and point on race day.

Racing is hard. Really hard. But that's partly WHY we race in the first place.

Tune in to hear Coach Patrick break down the best way to stay focused and effective when things start to get real on race day!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_6_11_16_-_Episode_576_-_Positive_Self_Talk.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jenn Edwards is easily one of the hardest working athletes in Endurance Nation and her dedication and discipline finally paid off this year with Kona qualifying performance at Ironman Texas!

Coach Rich and Jenn discuss her training, racing, and lessons learned. 

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Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down what it means to taper and get ready to race. 

You have three forces coming together:  Logstical, Mental, and Physical

How you manage them will greatly influence your performance on race day...to tune in so Coach P can sort you out!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_6_11_16_-_Episode_575_-_Taper_Demons.m4a
Category:Taper -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a special in-between-isode podcast. This week Coach P gives an update from the sidelines of the Lake Placid training camp. 

The ritual of supporting campers is a reminder of all the things that triathletes do...that they shouldn't do...or at least, should do better. Tune in so you can stop making the same mistakes!!!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_6_11_16_-_Bike_Critical_Three_In_Season_Tips.m4a
Category:InBetween-isode -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Mark is an Endurance Nation veteran and race execution ninja, earning his second Kona qualification at Ironman Texas.

Join Coach Rich and Mark as they discuss his training, racing, and what it takes to perform at the top levels of the M45-49 age group!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

The legend that is Ironman Saint George 70.3 continues to grow and grow -- after a very hot race in 2015, Mother Nature did a complete 180 and served up cold, rain, and wind in 2016. Tune in and Coach Rich and Gabe Peterson discuss his race!

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Direct download: IMSG16_Gabe_Peterson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down the pre-race rituals that can help make you faster and more efficient on race day. 

Level One = Routines
+ Day Before
+ Day Of - Morning
+ Day Of - Warm Up


Level Two = Preparing for the Known
+ Day Of - Swim, then bike, then Run
+ Day Of - Transitions

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Direct download: Your_Pre-Race_Mental_Ritual_Episode_571.m4a
Category:Racing -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P tackles the impossible -- getting triathletts to place nicer (and safer!) with one another. 

We've all had perfectly good workouts ruined by some else's behavior or attitude. Here are some basic guidelines to help keep you in line. Remember, it's better to model with your behavior than just tell everyone else what to do!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_568_-_Swim_Bike_Run_Ettiquette.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast.

This week Coach P covers nutrition. Specifically how to frame your daily food choices in both human and athlete terms. 

We are all humans first, athletes second. It's important to understand how to keep your body fueled and happy over the course of your training. Done properly, making changes to your diet can keep you on track and make you healthier. 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_567_-_Daily_Nutrition_from_Weight_Loss_Perspective.m4a
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Club EN

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this special introduction of Club Endurance Nation.

For a limited time, athletes can sign up for Short Course membership -- plans, coaching and support targeting Sprint and Olympic distance events.

Normally $79/four weeks, you can lock in just $49/four weeks if you create your free trial before 5/18/2016. 

BACKGROUND

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_ClubEN_Launch.m4a
Category:ClubEN -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P covers making small system-wide changes and tweaks that can improve your triathlon lifestyle. 

The more you do something the better you should get at it. Case in point, I am a really really good sandwich maker (for the kid's lunches). And I wash some mean dishes too. Best part it, these are on autopilot...in this podcast I break that down and encourage you to do the same!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_565_-_Finding_Daily_Efficiencies.m4a
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a special announcement -- The Short Course Season is upon us! And that can only mean one thing: Club Endurance Nation is back!

That's right, now you can get top-notch short course coaching and support for just $49 / 4 weeks. This includes training plans, support, a season roadmap to plan your year and access to more than $1,250 in triathlon discounts.

The regular price is $79/month, but if you create your FREE 30-day Trial before May 18th you can lock in the introductory price of $49/month and save a ton!

Start Here: http://club.endurancenation.us

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_ClubEN_Short_Course_Coaching_2016_Launch.m4a
Category:ClubEN -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly triathlon podcast. This week Coach P breaks down what it means to increase your training hours as you move across your season. 

  • Knowing Your Baseline Hours
  • Defining Goals for the Volume
  • Balancing Work vs Absorption
  • Testing Your Rest
  • Improving Your Nutrition

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_565_-_More_Training_Volume.m4a
Category:Training -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Ironman® Texas is a special race. But the 2016 Ironman®Texas is going to be one-of-a-kind. The weather has been viciousthis Spring, with incredibly flooding and high levels of bacteriain the water. Local resistance + that flooding have eliminated theoriginal most likely back up routes for the event. And therun...well, it's just hot! 

 

On Monday May 9th, 9pm EST / 6pm PST, join Endurance NationCoaches Patrick McCrann and Rich Strauss for a breakdown of thecourse and how you can still be your best. 

>> Register Online Here <<

This webinar will not berecorded or replayed...live only.

It is sponsored by Amrita Bars,check'em out here: https://amritahealthfoods.com/

Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Texas_Webinar_Announcent.m4a
Category:Racing -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P talks swimming!

  • Inhaling by Instinct vs by Force;
  • The role of Carbon Dioxide in Breathing;
  • The best way to shut things down to focus only on your breathing!
  • And more...

TOPIC DETAIL

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_564_-_Exhale_Fully_on_the_Swim.m4a
Category:Swimming -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P shares how hills can be an important part of your season, regardless of the terrain at your next race.

  • Hills are Speedwork in Disguise;
  • Value of running up & how to do it right;
  • Value of running downhill & how to do it right; 
  • And more!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_563_-_Running_Uphills_and_Downhills.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P discusses how friends / training partners are a great way to improve your fitness.

The breakdown includes: 

  • Fun Friends;
  • Fast Friends;
  • Crazy Friends;
  • How to workout with friends;
  • Much more!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_562_-_Training_and_Friends.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P covers the importance of uploading your workouts -- for analysis and security reasons!

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_561_-_Why_You_Should_Upload_Your_Workouts.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Can You Rest More Effectively? [Episode #560]

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly endurance podcast. This week Coach P breaks down the value of rest as a part of your endurance lifestyle.

Starting with how you can reposition rest as a reward (not a problem!), Patrick moves on to discuss other elements of recovery that can help keep your training up at a high level across your season. 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Episode_560_-_How_to_Rest_Effectively.m4a
Category:Training -- posted at: 7:12am EST

Ultraman Florida Interview with the Intrepid Simon Shurey -- Episode #559

[Approximate Listen Time: 64 minutes]

Join Coach Patrick has he interviews Endurance Nation athlete Simon Shurey. Simon just completed the Ultraman Florida event and he joins the podcast to review his race and share some of his insider tips and lessons learned, including…

    • The importance of the right crew…
    • How to handle nutrition and recovery across a 3-day event…
    • What he did at the low points of each leg of the race…

This is a must listen for anyone looking to do an Ultra, or to just be inspired. Simon is a veritable force of nature making this world a better place one workout at a time. All of the stuff mentioned in the interview is listed at the bottom of this post for your reading pleasure.

Case in point, Simon is running the Boston Marathon for Team Hoyt. The Hoyt Foundation gives gifts each year of $30,000 to the Easter Seals of MA summer camp programs and to Children's Hospital Boston- Augmentative Communication Enhancement Program. The Foundation also makes various donations to camps for the disabled and therapeutic horseback organizations in the Massachusetts area. To support this incredible foundation, and Simon’s efforts, please consider making a donation online here: http://www.crowdrise.com/teamhoytboston2016/fundraiser/simonshurey

Without further ado, please click the link below to find and listen to the interview. ~ Coach P

 

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  • Where can folks find you on Twitter: acksim
  • Link to the race website: http://ultramanflorida.com
  • Link to race results: http://ultramanflorida.com/2016-results/
  • Your top five nutrition items you used + url: infinIT (www.infinitnutrition.com)  Picky Bars www.pickybars.com/www.drinkmaple.com, beet performer, gu blocks, Salt Sticks, Greens Superfood Raw
  • Any reading you recommend? Stronger than Iron,  Wayne Kurtz,  Rich Roll,  Finding Ultra. Podcasts -- Rich Roll.
  • Your top three training tools: Zwift, Training Peaks, Strava
  • If you could put a billboard anywhere, where would you put it and what would it say?  It is okay to challenge yourself, feel some pain, make yourself feel uncomfortable and out of your comfort zone. You just might surprise yourself with the end result. Where to put it hmmm I would say every Ironman race.
Direct download: Ultraman_Florida_Interview_with_Simon_Shurey_--_Episode_559.m4a
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

Good nutrition takes practice. Experimentation is nice. Fringe food groups are cool to read about...but then there's the fundamentals of building a day with the food you can afford and access. There's nothing sexy or unique about mapping out a successful day from the perspective of nutrition, but few endurance athletes actually take the time. 

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for in-depth podcast, this time focusing on nutrition. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

 

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Direct download: Daily_Nutrition_Tips_--_Episode_558.m4a
Category:In Depth -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Blue shoes. Old shoes. New shoes! So many choices, so little time. If you're anything like the vast majority of triathletes you are overwhelmed with the sheer number of shoe choices available on the market today. In this episode Coach Patrick presents a basic framework on how you can think about making your next purchase a smarter one. Enjoy!  

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Direct download: Picking_the_Right_Run_Shoes_-_Episode_557.m4a
Category:In Depth -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for an overview of the brand new Powered by Endurance Nation program. Now any Club or Team in the US is eligible to partner with Endurance Nation -- we will help promote your organization and give you discounts on our membership, training plans, camps and much more. 

Use our proven online infrastructure to make sure your teammates have a great season...it's just a click away.

Application Deadline is March 17th, 2016 -- Don't Delay!

If you have questions about the program, please email us

www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: ENPodcast_556_--_Announcing_PxEN_Applications_Thru_March_17th.m4a
Category:Promo -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

Coach Rich, the official "Endurance Nation Season Planning Coach," shares with you his five tips for planning a successful triathlon season. 

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Direct download: Season_Planning_Tips.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he introduces our new 2016 Full and Half distance triathlon training plans.

From our Run Durability focus to changes in taper timing, additional strategic bike volume and even rethinking the long run...it's all here. 

We re-write our training plans EVERY DAMN YEAR to make sure they are the best they can be -- you deserve nothing less. Tune in for the full breakdown or read the complete update in the EN Blog here

>> All Full and Half Plans are On Sale Thru March 7th -- View them Now <<

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Direct download: EN_Episode_554_-_New_Full_and_Half_Plans_for_2016.m4a
Category:State of the Nation -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

This week Coach Patrick outlines what he looks for with his winter clothing selection -- as a normal triathlete, not you extreme adventure junkies!

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Direct download: Winter_Endurance_Clothing_Tips_with_Coach_Patrick_--_Episode_553.m4a
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for an overview of why doing a camp -- maybe even instead of a shorter race -- is the best bang for your triathlon dollar. 

What: Ironman Texas Race Specific Camp
When: March 17th to 20th, 2016
Where: The Woodlands, TX
Full Description: On the EN Blog
Registration: Online here.

Save $50 before Valentine's Day!

This will be Coach Patrick's fifth camp on the IM Texas course. He has raced it twice, going sub-9:30 both times, placing in the top of his AG and qualifying for Hawaii. Campers not only get to train, they'll receive two lectures on Race Execution as well as awesome sponsor schwag!

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Direct download: 2016TexasCampAnnouncement.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This week Coach Patrick covers how to manage your training when the weather crushes your training plan. Snowpocalypse anyone!?

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Direct download: ENPodcast_1.27.16_-_Dealing_with_Inclement_Weather_1000.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon coaching group with more than 750 athletes across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topic is the Winter Warm Up...why you should do it and how you'll know if you need to. Feel free to share your warm up tips with us on the official Endurance Nation Facebook page.  

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_1_12_16_-_Importance_of_Your_Warm_Up_Winter_Edition.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Looking for the best possible workout this winter? Ready to kick off your 2016 but want to do it right? Look no further than Endurance Nation and our OutSeason® training protocols.

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for the full breakdown on how to make the most of your winter training months as a triathlete. We are the world's largest, fastest triathlon coaching group with more than 750 members across the globe who train online and race together.

The Breakdown of this Week's Podcast:

  1. Become Really Good at One Discipline

  2. Schedule Your Training Into Your Calendar Every Week

  3. Capture Your Lessons Learned from Every Race & Key Workout

  4. Become More Self Aware

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_12_26_15_-_Intensity_in_the_OutSeason.m4a
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topic is all about New Year's Resolutions that work...and our process for how we suggest you approach setting the right things in motion for a great next season.   

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_New_Years_Resolutions.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topic -- how to handle the ups and downs of the holidays and their effect on your training. Don't fall victim to your type A personality and miss out on an opportunity for perspectives and balance – even if it is only for a week! If you could do a triathlon, but I know you can chill out for a couple days. Tune in to find out how to do it best.  

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Managing_the_Holiday_Week.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for an annual recap of the 2015 triathlon season as well as a peek at everything coming up for 2016. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's conversation flows as follows:

The Review / Lessons Learned
- Goal Setting
- Smart Re-Entry

What's Coming in 2016
- Team Sponsorships
- Updated Focus on Run
- New Race Camps (www.endurancenation.us/camps)

Sale Point
- Plans for Team & Online
- January OutSeason

  

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Direct download: End_of_2015_Season_Podcast_CoachP_11_30_15.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 8:51am EST

Coach Rich Strauss and first time Ironman athlete Jordan Marchewka discuss his performance at Ironman Louisville 2015.

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Louisville_Race_Report-_Jordan_Marchewka.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLou -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Dawn Cass discuss her performance at Ironman Wisconsin 2015, a 45 minute same-course PR!

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Wisconsin_Race_Report-_Dawn_Cass.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Exploring Run Durability for Triathletes with Coach Patrick

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a break down on Run Durability and how you can use it to set the stage for your upcoming season.

Following up on his Run Durability Advantage blog post, Coach Patrick gives more detail on the basics of running as a baseline tool for seasonal improvement.  

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Remember, we aren't just the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together...we're members too. 

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Direct download: ENPodcast_-_11_3_15_-_What_Is_Run_Durability.m4a
Category:Running -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Juan Vergara has been with Endurance Nation since 2010, during his journey through is first short course triathlon, half and full Ironman, Kona-qualifying performance at Ironman Florida, and now his first race at Kona for the Ironman World Championship. 

He and Coach Rich discuss his journey and his special day at The Show!

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Direct download: Ironman_Kona_Race_Report-_Juan_Vergara.mp3
Category:Race Report, Kona -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich and Michal Kovac discuss his 9:37 performance at the 2015 Ironman Maryland.

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Maryland_Race_Report-_Michal_Kovac.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMD -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Turby Wright discuss his performance at the 2015 Ironman World Championships.

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Kona_Race_Report_-_Turby_Wright.mp3
Category:Race Report, Kona -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich and first time Ironman athlete Keith Shackleford discuss his performance at Ironman Maryland.

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Maryland_Race_Report-_Keith_Shackleford.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMD -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Rich Strauss and first time Ironman athlete Kevin Foote discuss his performance at Ironman Maryland.

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Maryland_Race_Report-_Kevin_Foote.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMD -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich and Emily Brinkley discuss her performance at the 2015 Ironman Chattanooga.

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Chattanooga_Race_Report-Emily_Brinkley.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMChat -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Rachel Hawe discuss her performance at the 2015 Ironman Wisconsin - a 70+ minute same course PR!

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Wisconsin-_Rachel_Hawe.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich and Jeremy Behler discuss his breakthrough performance at Ironman Wisconsin 2015. 

 

 

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Wisconsin_Race_Report-_Jeremy_Behler.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann discuss their learning takeaways from the 2015 season and how they will apply these towards improving the TeamEN experience of their athletes in 2016. 

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Direct download: 2015_State_of_the_Nation.mp3
Category:State of the Nation -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

The end of another year is a great chance to review all of our lessons learned...what worked, and what didn't. As a coach and athlete, I pretty much test all manner of new training protocols on myself before recommenting them to our Endurance Nation athletes. The process of self-improvement is a large part of what makes triathlon the life-style sport that I have grown to love. So, without further ado, here are my lessons learned from 2015!

 

Direct download: ENPodcast_-_CoachP_2015_Lessons_Learned_-_10_19_15.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:00am EST

After a 4yr absence from long course triathlon racing, Coach Rich Strauss returned to form, with a 10:07 at Ironman Wisconsin, 35th overall, 5th in M45-49, and a KQ. His time was within 2' of his 2002 performance at the age of 34 years old. 

in this podcast Coach Rich discusses his 2015 Lessons Learned, and gives a preview of how he and Patrick will apply these elements to training of their athletes for 2016. 

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Direct download: Coach_Rich_2015_Lessons_Learned.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Peter Noyes discuss his performance at Ironman Wisconsin 2015.

 

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Direct download: Race_Report-_IMWI15_Peter_Noyes.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this quick explanation of when Heart Rate trumps Pace as a training and racing tool. Learn more online at www.endurancenation.us.

Direct download: EN_Coach_Tip_-_Using_Heart_Rate_-_9_10_15.m4a
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Ian has been an EN member for 3+ years and has seen great improvement with us. He's a very busy dad, and he and Rich discuss his training for 2015 and performance at Ironman Mont Tremblant 

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Direct download: 2015_IMMT_--_Ian_Kurth.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMT -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Tim Cronk and Coach Rich Strauss discuss is age-group winning performance at Ironman Lake Placid, with particular attention paid to the changes Tim made to his training in 2015. 

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Lake_Placid-_Tim_Cronk.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Heidi and Coach Rich Strauss discuss her performance at Ironman Mont Tremblant.

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Direct download: 2015_IMMT_Race_Report-Heidi_Marcus.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMT -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

Beach 2 Battleship Overview Podcast

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this special overview / interview of the Beach to Battleship Triathlon (www.beach2battleship.com) with Team Endurance Nation member Ralph Moore.

Renown as a top-notch East Coast full distance (140.6-mile) triathlon, the Beach to Battleship event is a draw for beginners and experienced athletes alike. Ralph walks us through the entire race, from Check-In to the Finish Line, leaving no stone unturned.   

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Direct download: Beach_2_Battleship_Overview_Ralph_Moore_Interview_7_15_15.m4a
Category:Racing -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

Endurance Nation "Wicked Smart Member" Jenn Edwards and Coach Rich Strauss discuss her race at the VERY HOT 2015 Ironman Coeur d'Alene. Jenn's performance was a '15 PR on a day that saw a >25% DNF rate, a true testament to her fitness, race execution skills, and adaptability. 

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Direct download: IMCDA15_-_Jenn_Edwards.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In 2015, Endurance Nation will hold it's first annual Kona Race Week Experience Camp (learn more). The camp is both for those who are competing (get complete support all week!) and for folks who just love triathlon and want to be on the ground to experience the biggest week in our sport all year. 

In this episode, Jess Withrow discusses her experience on the Big Island and does her best to convince you that you should be here for Camp in 2016!

From the best expo on the planet to swimming in Kailua Bay to rubbing shaved legs with pros at Lava Java, there's no end to the awesomeness that is the Kona Experience. 

Racers will get support all week to be 100% race ready; athletes will have a chance to train on the world championship course and experience the wind and heat that make the event one-of-a-kind. 

>> Learn More and Make Your Deposit Here

Direct download: ENPodcast_-_7_8_15_-_Kona_Week_Interview_with_Jess_Withrow.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EST

First time Ironman Doug Sutherland and Coach Rich Strauss discuss his race at the VERY HOT 2015 Ironman Coeur d'Alene

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Direct download: IMCDA15-_Doug_Sutherland.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Turby and Carol are a fun masters couple from New Jersey who each won their respective age groups at Eagleman 70.3. Rich, Carol, and Turby sat down to discuss the challenges and opportunities for a masters triathlete, and race execution tips for Eagleman 70.3

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Direct download: 2015_Eagleman_Race_Report_Turby_and_Carol.mp3
Category:Race Report, Eagleman 70.3 -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this special in-between-isode where he offers the most up-to-date "Three Bullets" of race guidance for Lake Placid. 

If you are looking to learn more about Lake Placid or your next race, please visit Endurance Nation online here: www.endurancenation.us/race

We'll also be doing a free on-site race execution talk on the Friday before the race at the Main Street Theater in Lake Placid. Learn more and RSVP here.

Direct download: 2015_Lake_Placid_Three_Bullets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Coach Rich and Bob discuss his performance at Ironman Honu 70.3.

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Direct download: IMHI_70.3_Race_Report_Bob_Hiller.mp3
Category:Race Report, Honu 70.3 -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich and Rich discuss his performance at Ironman Raleigh 70.3, with some particularly good insights on season planning and gear selection on the bike.

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Direct download: Race_Report_Raleigh_70.3_Rich_Stanbaugh.mp3
Category:Race Report, Raleigh 70.3 -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topics include....

This Week in Triathlon News:

  • Challenge Quassy
  • Escape from Alcatraz

Current Updates for the Team:

  • Nutrition Planning please!

  • Enter your race results please!

  • Placid Camp Coming, check out our other camps (including Kona): www.endurancenation.us/camps

Sponsor Highlight: TTBikeFit (www.ttbikefit.com)

Team EN Athlete Interview:  Emily Brinkley from North Carolina!!

Training Tip of the Week: Using Camp Week to get ready for Race Day

  

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Coach Rich and Derek discuss his performance at the inaugural Ironman Chattanooga 70.3. 

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Direct download: Race_Report_Chattanooga_70.3_Derek_Sanks.mp3
Category:Race Report, Chattanooga 70.3 -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

EN Podcast [InBetween-isode]: Coach Patrick's 4:44 Bike Split Review

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a special "inbetween-isode." This is a chance to dig into a particular topic a bit more deeply, and this week Patrick reviews his 4:44 bike split from 2015 Ironman Texas. 

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Kim Eagle (www.earnthatbody.com) on her race at Ironman® Texas. There are a couple of key elements as to why Kim was successful when 12% of competitors had to DNF due to the wind and heat. Tune into find out how Kim leveraged her attention to detail and mental toughness to have a solid first race. Congrats Kim!!!

Direct download: 2015_IM_Texas_KimEagle.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:32am EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation and Mark Cardinale, a TeamEN athlete and Kona qualifier, discuss their performances at the 2015 Ironman Saint George 70.3, sharing with you many half Ironman race execution tips and IMSG 70.3 specific insights. 

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_St_George_70.3_Race_Report-_Mark_Cardinale.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMSG 70.3 -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topics include....

This Week in Triathlon News:

  • St George Review
  • IM Texas Preview

Current Updates for the Team:

  • Brand new search module!
  • Core Diet Webinar just done
  • Boston Qualifying Volume Hack just added! 

Sponsor Highlight:

  • Energy Bits (www.energybits.com)

Team EN Athlete Interview:  

  • Wicked Smart Member John Withrow checks in from his new digs in Minneapolis to update us on his exploits and plans for 2015.

Training Tip of the Week

  • How to manage the heat!

  

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Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation and Chris Oubre, a TeamEN athlete, discuss his performance at the 2015 Ironman Texas 70.3, sharing with you many half Ironman race execution tips and IMTX 70.3 specific insights. 

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Texas_70.3_Race_Report-Chris_Oubre.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMTX 70.3 -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation and Chris Knighton, a TeamEN athlete, discuss his performance at the 2015 Ironman Texas 70.3, sharing with you many half Ironman race execution tips and IMTX 70.3 specific insights. 

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Direct download: 2015_Ironman_Texas_70.3_Race_Report-_Chris_Knighton.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMTX 70.3 -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Brandon DuMontier discuss Brandon's racing at the 2015 Ironman New Orleans 70.3, sharing with you many course-specific race exection and other tips. 

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Direct download: 2015_IMNO_70.3_Brandon_Dumontier.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Dino Sarti discuss Dino's performance at the 2015 Ironman California 70.3. Rich and Dino know the course very well and share many, many course specific race execution and other tips. 

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Direct download: 2015_IMCali_70.3_Dino_Sarit.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topics include....

This Week in Triathlon News:

  • Boston Marathon
  • Texas 70.3

Current Updates for the Team:

  • Core Diet Webinar coming soon for members only!
  • Texas Race Webinar, race pages.
  • Trainer Road workouts fully updated for Half and Full Threshold workouts!

Sponsor Highlight: Fuelbelt (www.fuelbelt.com)

Team EN Athlete Interview:  Steve Ross from Ottawa Canada about his Boston Marathon performance!

Training Tip of the Week: Improving Your Swim Breathing!

  

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Coach Rich Strauss and David Duran discuss David's performance at Ironman Florida 70.3, with a particular focus on sharing with you course specific race execution strategies and tips. 

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Direct download: 2015_IMFL70.3_David_Duran.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in on all things Endurance Nation. We are the world's largest, fastest online triathlon team with more than 750 members across the globe training and racing together.

This week's topics include....

This Week in Triathlon News:

  • New Orleans 70.3
  • Dede at IM Taiwan
  • Boston Marathon

Current Updates for the Team:

  • 2015 Short Course plans are live!
  • IM 70.3 St. George webinar on 4/22.
  • Trainer Road workouts are being updated!

Sponsor Highlight: Challenge Family Race Discounts!

Team EN Athlete Interview:  Meet Jimmy Augustine

Training Tip of the Week: Splitting Your Long Run

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Direct download: EN_Podcast_4_16_15_--_Jimmy_Augustine_NO_70.3_Split_Long_Run.m4a
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another Age Group Triathlon Update. This week Patrick talks all things endurance, including the impending Paris Roubaix, wishing our FL 70.3 athletes good luck, updating your EN race results.

Patrick introduces one of our newest sponsors, Amrita Foods (https://amritahealthfoods.com) and interviews Team Endurance Nation athlete Doug Miller via Skype from across the pond! Finally, the Weekly Coach Tip -- Planning for Camp Weekend.

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 


Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another podcast installment from the world of Endurance Nation.

This week Patrick covers race updates from Oceanside 70.3 and the change with Princeton 70.3. Then he talks admin homework for TeamEN members (help us help you!) and then a highlight of our sponsor Fuelbelt (www.fuelbelt.com).

We have a special athlete interview with Laura Becker and her 30-mile birthday run to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). It's a great story!

Finally, Coach P wraps with some thoughts for your first outdoor ride of the year! 

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Mike Roberts of Endurance Nation worked methodically to move from a 1:05 to :55-56 Ironman swimmer, with is performance at the 2015 Ironman New Zealand. Mike and Coach Rich discuss the changes Mike made to his swimming to create this huge jump in his swim.

Learn more about Endurance Nation, our Team Coaching model and how we can help you achieve your triathlon goals without sacrificing life as you know it!  It's why we are two-time Ironman® TriClub Division One world champions!

www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: MOP_to_FOP_Swim_Improvement.mp3
Category:Swimming -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

In this, our FIRST race report podcast of the 2015 triathlon season, Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation interviews Mike Roberts about his performance at Ironman New Zealand.

Learn more about Endurance Nation, our Team Coaching model and how we can help you achieve your triathlon goals without sacrificing life as you know it!  It's why we are two-time Ironman® TriClub Division One world champions!

www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: IMNZ_2015_Mike_Roberts.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMNZ -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another installment of our weekly triathlon podcast. This week Coach P waxes poetic about gender equity, Ironman Texas Race Camp, Mike Robert's incredible swim thread and even dishes on how to handle training with zones as a newbie.

Kori Martini drops in to turn the tables and interview Coach P instead...there's nowhere to hide!!

Learn more about Endurance Nation, our Team Coaching model and how we can help you achieve your triathlon goals without sacrificing life as you know it!  It's why we are two-time Ironman® TriClub Division One world champions!

www.endurancenation.us


Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for our regular weekly check-in on all things triathlon and Endurance Nation. 

This week Coach P covers the Kona Lottery and two new PowerTap Products. He interviews Doug Johnson, highlights on of our many amazing sponsors (The Core Sling), and dishes out another Coach Tip: Managing Fatigue Between Plans.

Download and enjoy. We'll see you next week!

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Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly check in podcast on all things Endurance Nation. From the latest race and bike news to our TriClub awards, from our awesome sponsor Ruster Sports to TeamEN Member Tim Cronk crushing his first 50-mile Ultra Run...all the way to Coach Tips on your first outdoor ride of the year, it's all here!

Tune in for this special extra long episode...TeamEN members, if you'd like to share your story, please send a PM to Coach Patrick via the EN website. 

Endurance Nation is the creators of the Four Keys of Race Execution, the FirstTimeFinish™ Guarantee and triathlon's only FREE 7-Day Coaching Trial. Come and find out what makes Endurance Nation the world's largest and fastest online triathlon team: www.endurancenation.us/join


Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for the Team Endurance Nation weekly podcast to discuss the awards from being the 2014 Ironman® TriClub Division 1 Champions, as well as meet superstar Team EN member Turby Wright (M60-64) who is training for Kona after going 10:31 at IM Maryland last year. 

Learn more about TeamEN -- create a free 7-day trial to explore our coaching, resources and, of course, the Team!!!!  www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: ENPodcast_--_03_05_2015_--_TurbyWright_TriClubAwards.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation delivers a primer for triathletes on "All Things Cycling:" pedaling technique, cadence, braking, cornering, descending, and much more!

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Direct download: All_Things_Cycling.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation discusses the suite of training plans he uses to build the fitness of TeamEN athletes towards their key races, with particular focus on managing their transition from OutSeason to InSeason.

How exactly do two coaches manage the training of 700+ athletes by using a suite of over 50+ training plans? Tune in and find out!

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Direct download: Managing_OutSeason_to_InSeason_Transition.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for another weekly update from triathlon coaching central. This week in addition to the usual TeamEN updates, there's a shout out to our AWA award winners, an interview with TeamEN athlete Mike Brand and some coaching advice on managing your Season Plan with your Daily Training Results. 

To learn more about TeamEN, feel free to visit us online: http://www.endurancenation.us/take-a-tour/

If you are a member of Team Endurance Nation and you'd like to be interviewed, please send a PM to Coach Patrick from inside the members area. 

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Endurance Nation


Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for the fourth and final installment of our Self Coached Triathlete Season Planning Series. In this fourth segment, Coach Patrick covers the format of the basic Endurance Nation season as well as how to make accommodations to focus on a single discipline.

Read the full blog post online here: http://www.endurancenation.us/blog/uncategorized/patience-discipline-how-to-set-expectations-for-performance-as-a-self-coached-triathlete-part-4-of-4/ 

Direct download: Patience__Discipline_Part_4_of_4.m4a
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this third installment of our Season Planning series, where he discusses how Critical Performance Components (CPCs) are the building blocks of your season. As an Endurance Nation athlete, many of these are already accounted for within the context of your training plan. And each level works across a given season, such that by Year Three you will be in Level Three of your CPCs.

But of course, not everyone wants to wait a few years to be better…so this section is dedicated to explaining the progression of CPCs, defining basic exceptions, and explaining how to tackle your current season goals.

Tune in for more details or view the full blog post here: http://j.mp/15Lyz41


In 2008 we revolutionized the long course triathlon space by creating the Four Keys of Race Execution DVD, a product of a our Four Keys Talks, has been used successfully by over 15,000 Ironman triathletes.

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation has now applied this Four Keys perspective to the topic of triathlon training, delivering to you the big picture guidance that we use to create incredible results for real-world, age group triathletes.

If you're a triathlete looking to achieve results while maintaining balance in your life and healthy perspective on endurance training, these tips are for you!

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Direct download: Four_Keys_of_Triathlon_Training1.mp3
Category:Four Keys -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this weekly update on Team Endurance Nation.

This week his guest is Patty Swedberg from Team Raise the Bar (www.weraisethebar.com), the newest team to join Endurance Nation's "Powered By EN" program.

>> Click here to learn more about the Powered By EN program.

Patrick wraps with his Weekly Training Tip for the January / February transition, aka the "midpoint" of winter. 


Coach Rich introduces his January OutSeason (JanOS) crew to the OutSeason and gives them a ton of guidance to lead them toward success.

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: OutSeason.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for Part Two of Setting Triathlon Expectations -- Determining Your Training & Focus Windows. Now that you have Described Your Race, with accompanying goals, you now need to set out how much time is required to Train for, and Focus on achieving this performance. 

 

 

See also Part One in this series here: http://enation.libsyn.com/en-patience-and-discipline-season-planning-for-triathletes-part-14 

Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Patience__Discipline_Part_2_4_1_15_15_6.54_AM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for an introduction to the Annual Planning Process that we recommend our athletes use for each season. Endurance excellence is an annual journey, repeated over time, that leads to fitness, confidence, experience and performance. Tonight’s Coach Chat will cover Part One: Defining Your Great Race. You can watch the video on our YouTube Channel here: http://youtu.be/xnIMVvSrpC8

Direct download: Patience__Discipline_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST

Coach Rich discusses relative merits and applications across a triathlon season of cycling volume and running durability

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Coach Rich discusses the objectives we have for our athletes in Year Three of our Three Year Plan for Triathlon Excellence:

  1. Signature Race Selection
  2. Single Sport Focus
  3. High Volume Training Camps
  4. Mental Toughness on Race Day

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: 3YP_Y3.mp3
Category:Three Year Plan -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this novel New Year's Resolution strategy for the chronically overcommitted triathlete. Sometimes being your best isn't about doing more!

 

 

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Direct download: StopDoingList_--_NewYearsResolution.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Coach Rich discusses the objectives we have for our athletes in Year Two of our Three Year Plan for Triathlon Excellence:

  1. Complete a Full Season with Endurance Nation
  2. Schedule Two "A" Races this Season
  3. Equipment Upgrades
  4. Appropriate Volume via Race and Epic Training Camps
  5. Race to Your Potential

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: 3YP_Y2.mp3
Category:Three Year Plan -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

While procrastinating his own run, Coach Rich and Riley the WonderPup share with you their tips on running form, giving you a host of form concepts and cues to keep you busy during your next EN podcast enabled triathlon training run!

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: Running_Form.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Effective season planning and the scheduling of races is an important, but often overlooked, component to triathlon success. 

Coach Rich shares with you the tips he's applied to the nearly 3000 Triathlon Season Roadmaps he's created for the Team in the last couple years, showing you how to plan your season and race schedule effectively. 

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: Season_Planning_a_Refresher.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Coach Rich discusses the objectives we have for our athletes in Year One of our Three Year Plan for Triathlon Excellence:

  1. Learn how to train like a vet
  2. Get the basic gear
  3. Learn how to schedule races like a vet
  4. Learn how to race like a vet

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: Three_Year_Plan_Year_1-_Train_and_Race_Like_a_Vet.mp3
Category:Three Year Plan -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a review of how to plan quality goals for your next season. While most triathletes get mired in the details --- aka "What am I doing for my long in on that first Saturday of August???" -- but few set goals that hold them accountable. The Fall / Winter is a great time for this process. Coach Patrick will walk you through Season, Phase and Specific goal setting. 

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: ENPodcast_-_Setting_2015_Goals_-_11_24_14_10.22_AM.m4a
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:00am EST

We thought it might be interesting and valuable to share with you the history of Endurance Nation: how two very different triathlon coaches (East Coast vs West Coast, Peace Corps vs Marine Corps) fired themselves as traditional one-on-one coaches in 2007 and created the Endurance Nation of today. 

Gather round the camp fire as Coach Rich tells the tale, discusses the winding path the Team has taken, and perhaps an overview of our vision for the future!

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: Coach_Chat_History_of_EN_podcast.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Triathlon Gift Ideas for Giving and Getting

 

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he gives some simple insights to good triathlon gift ideas. From the general to swim / bike / run options, Patrick covers all the bases to ensure you, and your gift-giving triathlete friends will be happy!

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Direct download: BestHolidayGiftIdeasTriathletes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Coach Rich introduces "The Three Year Plan," a tool we have created to focus our athletes and bring them several years up the learning curve, and discusses the lifecycle of the typical Ironman athlete.

This is the first in a four part series.

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Direct download: 3YP_Intro.mp3
Category:Three Year Plan -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this review of how to set up the treadmill for your winter workouts. From pacing to planning to sweat management, it's all here...don't miss out on dialing in the run for the most important part of your year!

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: ENPodcast_-_HackingTheTreadmill_-_11_24_14_1.06_PM.m4a
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation for this discussion of training considerations specific to Ironman Arizona. 

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Endurance Nation: Work Hard, Get Smart, Go Fast! 

Direct download: Ironman_Arizona.mp3
Category:Course Tips, IMAZ -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Endurance Nation is known for it's "unique" position on triathlon swimming in the OutSeason, especially for Ironman athletes.

Coach Rich discusses our reasoning in detail. He also outlines the swimming tools we've created for our Team and their application across a triathlon season. 

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Direct download: Swimming_in_the_OutSeason.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 8:44pm EST

Triathletes -- Train Smarter, Not Harder

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he breaks down how you want to approach your training this winter for maximum results next season. It's time to put your thinking cap on people!

 

 

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Direct download: TrainSmarterNotHarder_--_Fall_Drive_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a quick review of what it means to focus on your body composition in the Winter. 

Most athletes think of "race weight" as something you look at when your race is looming -- there couldn't be a worse possible time. Instead, use the wintertime as a change to create sustainably good habits around your food and diet. This will carry into your race season and make you a much happier triathlete, promise!

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Direct download: EN_WinterWeightLossFocus.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this third and final installment of his 2014 Ironman® Hawaii Race Report. Read the full report here: http://www.endurancenation.us/blog/race-report-2/kona-race-report-2/coach-patricks-2014-ironman-hawaii-race-report/

 

In this third podcast, Patrick reviews his marathon and talks about the conditions as well as strategies for improvement. Learn more about TeamEN online and create your free trial membership here: www.endurancenation.us/join

Direct download: IMKona2014Debrief_PartThree_Run.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Are you racing IRONMAN® Arizona? Tune in as Coach Rich gives you many invaluable tips for racing the Arizona bike course correctly, setting up a great day on the run!

And be sure to attend our LIVE, FREE Four Keys of Arizona Pre-Race Talk: www.thefourkeysAZ.splashthat.com

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Direct download: IMAZ_Bike_Tips.mp3
Category:Course Tips, IMAZ -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Endurance Nation's 2015 OutSeason® has begin, with our November OS crew having performed their initial power tests. We're seeing several comments about "I ustacould do this and I ustahave an FTP of that." So the natural question is "how long/how much will it take to get that back?"

Coach Rich shares with your his experience and some big picture strategies to ensure you continue to see power gains year after year!

Visit www.endurancenation.us to learn more and create a FREE 7-day trial membership!

 

Direct download: OS_Series_How_Long.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 6:00am EST

[EN] Ironman Hawaii Report Part 2 of 3 -- The Bike

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for the second installment of his 2014 Ironman® Hawaii Race Report. Read the full report here: http://www.endurancenation.us/blog/race-report-2/kona-race-report-2/coach-patricks-2014-ironman-hawaii-race-report/

 

In this second podcast, Patrick reviews his bike, the crash and how he manages the "final" 90 miles.

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Direct download: IMKona2014Debrief_PartTwo_Bike.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this review of the Winter OutSeason® Training approach and how it can help you improve your overall conditioning and get you on the fast track to be awesome next year!

 

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Direct download: Redefining_Winter_Triathlon_--__The_OutSeason_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

[EN] Ironman Hawaii Report Part 1 of 3 -- The Swim

 

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this first installment of his 2014 Ironman® Hawaii Race Report. Read the full report here: http://www.endurancenation.us/blog/race-report-2/kona-race-report-2/coach-patricks-2014-ironman-hawaii-race-report/

In this first podcast, Patrick reviews his swim and talks about the conditions as well as strategies for improvement. Learn more about TeamEN online and create your free trial membership here: www.endurancenation.us/join

Direct download: IMKona2014Debrief_PartOne_Swim.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Triathletes: Don't have an OffSeason! Instead, have an OutSeason! Since 2007, Endurance Nation has created incredible results fo thousands of Ironman triathlon finishers every year through your unique approach to their OutSeason, or your OffSeason. Basically, our athletes are getting FAST while you are taking time off. 

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation discuss OutSeason do's and don'ts for the age group triathlete looking to achieve breakthru results next season.

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Direct download: OutSeason_Dos_and_Donts.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

In 2008 we drilled down our guidance for racing triathlon into the Four Keys, guidance that thousands of triathletes have used to have success races, especially at the Ironman distance.

Coach Rich Strauss now distills the training methods and perspectives we use to train our squad into the Four Keys of Triathlon Training. If you are a real-world, time-pressed age group athlete, these big picture keys will fundamentally change how you approach triathlon training.

Check us out on the web at www.endurancenation.us. 

Direct download: Four_Keys_of_Triathlon_Training.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Bruce Thompson has been with Endurance Nation since 2010, and has progressed from a 13hr Ironman to an 11:05, age group winner performance at 2014 IRONMAN® Mont Tremblant. 

Rich and Bruce discuss his race in detail. MANY race execution lessons here for everyone!

Direct download: IMMT_14_Thompson.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMT -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Scott has been on the squad for a couple years now, taking well over 2hrs off of his pre-EN Ironman time. Rich and Scott discuss his performance at Ironman Wisconsin, which netted him a 45' PR!

Direct download: IMWI_14_Giljum.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

Rich and Dave have been working together for many, many years. In this episode they discuss in detail Dave's breakthru performance at Ironman Canada, where he WON the mens 45-49 age group!

Direct download: IMCA_14_Tallo.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCA -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

Coach Rich and Ian discuss his performance at Ironman Wisconsin and deliver some especially good guidance on how to break down the bike course. 

Ian has taken nearly an hour and half off of his Ironman Wisconsin time in his two years with Endurance Nation.

Direct download: IMWI_14_Kurth.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

John and Coach Rich Strauss discuss his textbook perfect execution at Ironman Mont Tremblant. This report contains lots of great lessons for athletes interest in the specifics of racing a long course triathlon with power. 

Direct download: IMMT_14_Withrow.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMMT -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

As the Season Planning Coach, Coach Rich sees many TeamEN athletes have "sub-optimal" seasons as a consequence of not-so-smart race scheduling, and not have the proper perspective on the structure of their training and racing seasons. Rich discusses:

  • How to build 2015 on the base of your 2014 fitness.
  • Endurance Nation's General Preparation Phase -- purpose, training plans we use, etc.
  • How to schedule races and structure your calendar to help us help you have your best season ever!
  • Our split-season approach
  • The importance of preserving your head and SAUs
  • Why you don't want to run a marathon
  • Scheduling half Ironmans in route to your Ironman

And more!

Direct download: Effective_Triathlon_Season_Planning.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation discusses tips for the Ironman Wisconsin run course. 

Join us for our FREE Four Keys of Wisconsin Pre-Race Talk, Friday, 9/15/14 at 10:30a at the Overture Center for the Arts. 

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Direct download: IMWI_Run.mp3
Category:Course Tips, IMWI -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation discusses tips for the Ironman Wisconsin bike course. Specifically:

  1. Why Ironman Wisconsin is perhaps the most challenging bike course on the US Ironman circuit.
  2. How to ride hills effectively and intelligently, conserving energy, and momentum around the the course. 

Join us for our FREE Four Keys of Wisconsin Pre-Race Talk, Friday, 9/15/14 at 10:30a at the Overture Center for the Arts. 

RSVP here: http://thefourkeyswi.splashthat.com/

Direct download: IMWI_Bike.mp3
Category:Course Tips, IMWI -- posted at: 8:00am EST

2014 Lake Placid Race Report Series: Ben Hales

Ben and Coach Rich Strauss discuss his performance at Ironman Lake Placid. 

Direct download: IMLP_14_Hales.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 8:00am EST

2014 Lake Placid Race Report Podcast Series: Ed Croucher

Ed and Coach Rich discuss his performance at Ironman Lake Placid.

This was Ed's second finish at Ironman Lake Placid, after having been self-coached to his first performance at IMLP. Ed's experience with EN provides an excellent demonstration of the value of our "team coaching model," vs the more typical self-coached training approach.

Direct download: IMLP_14_Croucher.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 8:00am EST

2014 Lake Placid Race Report Podcast Series: Laura Becker

Coach Rich Strauss and Laura Becker discuss her performance at Ironman Lake Placid. 

Direct download: IMLP_14_Becker.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 8:00am EST

2014 Lake Placid Race Report Podcast: Doug Johnson, 10:42, 55' PR!

Coach Rich and Brian Johnson discuss his 55 minute PR performance at Ironman Lake Placid.

Direct download: IMLP_14_Johnson.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMLP -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

Jenn Edwards: Team Endurance Nation Athlete Interview and CDA + Whistler Recap

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this unique interview with Team Endurance Nation all-star, Jenn Edwards. 2014 saw Jenn breakthrough with a great race at Ironman® Coeur d'Alene, and then four weeks later make the podium at Ironman® Canada (Whistler). 

This has been a long-time coming, and Jenn shares her total story with with us, from her humble origins of 80+ pounds ago all the way up to how she uses her analytical super powers to rise above the competition. 

At the end, the conversation turns towards what it means to acutally get to Kona. Coach Patrick points out all of the key things that Jenn is doing -- that anyone CAN do -- which separate her from the competition.

Get comfortable...this is a long one but it's a great one!

Direct download: JennEdwards_2014Recap_CDA_Whistler.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he breaks down the run course portion of the full-distance triathlon in Mont Tremblant; be sure to pay attention to how the hills hurt more on the way out than the way back!

FREE Four Keys Race Execution Talk in Tremblant

Friday 8/15/2014 @ 10am, Fairmont Tremblant

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation will walk you through our pre-race strategy and cover critical elements of the Mont Tremblant race course. This event is free and open to the public; please bring your friends and training partners. 

>> More Details & RSVP Here

Direct download: Tremblant_2014_RunPreview.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this review of the bike portion of the full-distance triathlon in Mont Tremblant. 

It's fast, but challenging and will crush your race day dreams unless you are careful. Tune in to learn more!

FREE Four Keys Race Execution Talk in Tremblant

Friday 8/15/2014 @ 10am, Fairmont Tremblant

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation will walk you through our pre-race strategy and cover critical elements of the Mont Tremblant race course. This event is free and open to the public; please bring your friends and training partners. 

>> More Details & RSVP Here

Direct download: Tremblant_2014_BikePreview.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this review of the swim portion of the full-distance triathlon in Mont Tremblant.

FREE Four Keys Race Execution Talk in Tremblant

Friday 8/15/2014 @ 10am, Fairmont Tremblant

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation will walk you through our pre-race strategy and cover critical elements of the Mont Tremblant race course. This event is free and open to the public; please bring your friends and training partners. 

 

>> More Details & RSVP Here

Direct download: Tremblant_2014_SwimPreview.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

You plan all year for your race and then, mere days before, the weather gods inform you that they are going to piss all over your race with some rain. Racing in the rain can be everything from cold to confusing to dangerous -- but it doesn't have to be. In this Coach Chat, Coach Patrick will talk about racing in the rain and the many things you can do to prepare for it!

Direct download: CoachChat_RacingintheRainPODCAST.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

  • Coach Rich's experience as an Ironman athlete, coach, and riding motorcycle support on race day has shown him that rules violations are often the result of ignorance rather than criminal intent. In this podcast, Rich does his part to educate long course triathletes about the rules of the sport.

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Direct download: Long_Course_Triathlon_Rules.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this insider preview of the Ironman Lake Placid Swim Course.

This is part of our Four Keys pre-race strategy series. If you or someone you know is racing, please RSVP for the live, FREE talk on Friday July 25th at 10am at the Main Street Theater in Downtown Lake Placid. You'll get a complete race overview with strategy tips and have a chance to win some great prizes as well!

Full details are online here: http://thefourkeyslakeplacid.splashthat.com/

Direct download: IMLP_2014_SwimPreview_4K.mp3
Category:Four Keys -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this insider preview of the Ironman Lake Placid Run Course. We'll talk Ski Jump Hill and the Evil Hill in Town That Shall Not Be Named.

This is part of our Four Keys pre-race strategy series. If you or someone you know is racing, please RSVP for the live, FREE talk on Friday July 25th at 10am at the Main Street Theater in Downtown Lake Placid. You'll get a complete race overview with strategy tips and have a chance to win some great prizes as well!

Full details are online here: http://thefourkeyslakeplacid.splashthat.com/

Direct download: IMLP_2014_RunPreview_4K.mp3
Category:Four Keys -- posted at: 7:00am EST

The hill you're climbing will eventually end. You may not believe it, but it WILL end. The wind, however, is an invisible force that temps to do the wrong thing for a very, very long time. How exactly should you race a wind triathlon bike course? 

Direct download: Coach_Chat_Windy_Bike.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

  • Coach Rich Strauss and Team Endurance Nation member  Jason Brandt discuss Jason's performance at Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2014.
Direct download: IMCDA14_Jason_Brandt.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

  • Coach Rich and David Levanthal, first time Ironman and father of six (6), ages 19mo to 11yo, discuss his performance at Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2014.
Direct download: IMCDA14_David_Levanthal.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this insider preview of the Ironman Lake Placid Bike Course. From the descent to the flats to the secret climbs to Wilmington, it's here.

This is part of our Four Keys pre-race strategy series. If you or someone you know is racing, please RSVP for the live, FREE talk on Friday July 25th at 10am at the Main Street Theater in Downtown Lake Placid. You'll get a complete race overview with strategy tips and have a chance to win some great prizes as well!

Full details are online here: http://thefourkeyslakeplacid.splashthat.com/

Direct download: IMLP_2014_BikePreview_4K.mp3
Category:Four Keys -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Coach Rich Strauss and Al Truscott discuss his 65-69AG winning performance at Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2014. Al is a 20+ time Ironman, has won IMCDA four times, Ironman Arizona twice.

 

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Direct download: IMCDA_14_Al_Truscott.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a review of the different types of Days Off that an Ironman or Half Iron athlete might take...as well as how to make the most of each situation so that you are rested and ready for the next workout -- or race!

Direct download: EN_Types_of_Days_Off.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 6:00am EST

  • Coach Rich and Peter Noyes discuss Peter's race at IMCDA'14. Peter is a first time Ironman who finished in 11:11, running a negative split 3:32 marathon!

www.EnduranceNation.us

Direct download: IMCDA_14_Peter_Noyes.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:12am EST

Coach Rich (www.endurancenation.us) discusses the what, why, and how of the Endurance Nation Long Ride, encouraging you to focus on the work you get in within the time that life gets you vs simply punching the clock in the saddle.

Direct download: Endurance_Nation_Long_Bike.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this post Ironman Texas 2014 race review with Team Endurance Nation athlete, Mike Crosby. Hear how he went sub-12 hours (comfortably) in his first race, and how he leveraged our Texas Training Camp (www.endurancenation.us/camps) and the input of his teammates to create the perfect first race.

Direct download: IMTX_2014_MikeCrosby.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this look at speed as a training tool, not a target outcome. It's easy to start chasing speed for results, but that often means losing out on the big picture goals you have for your season. Tune in to learn how you can balance your training and intermediate results en route to achieving your long-term goals.

Direct download: EN_Weekly_Speed_As_A_Tool.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 6:00am EST

You've trained, and trained, and trained, your Big Day has come and gone...and now what? Where do I go from here? Coach Rich of Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) lays out for you all manner of good stuff regarding Post Ironman Depression Syndrome (PIDS), training and racing expectations, season planning, administrative steps we have for you, and much more!

Direct download: Coach_Chat_Post_Ironman_Transition.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 9:37am EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) sits down with Jason Cox to discuss his 2nd place performance in M40-44 at the Gulf Coast Triathlon in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Direct download: GCT14_Jason_Cox.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich chats with Team EN member Mark Roberts, discussing his performance at the 2014 Gulf Coast Triathlon. Mark was one of the top Age Group perfromers at the race, placing fourth in the Men's 40-44 age group.

Direct download: GCT14_Mark_Roberts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

  • Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he discusses opportunities and tips for tweaking the Race Preparation Phase of your long course triathlon training plan.
Direct download: Race_Prep_Phase_Training_Plan_Change.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this short podcast on managing your breathing during high intensity interval training or racing. This tip will hopefully help you maintain relaxation while you are pushing your limits!

Direct download: EN_RunBreathingTip.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich, during a weekly coach video chat, discusses our new "Endurance Nation Three Year Plan for Triathlon Excellence" and then gives you many tips on how to brake, corner, and descend on your bike.

If you want to get more valuable information like this, including coach webinars, team forums, training plans, ebooks, and much more, join Team Endurance Nation now

Direct download: Coach_Chat_Braking_Cornering_Descend.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this quick review of the three key things you need to make sure are ready before you head outside to start training on your bike!  

Visit Endurance Nation to learn more about us and create your own FREE 7-day trial.

Direct download: EN_TakingYourBikeOutsideInSpring.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) discusses considerations for transitioning from the OutSeason to the remainder of triathlon training and racing season. 

Visit www.endurancenation.us to learn more about Team Endurance Nation and create your own FREE 7-day trial membership!

Direct download: Transitioning_from_OutSeason.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

  • Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this post-race podcast on the Beach to Battleship iron-distance event. This race has been on the calendar for some time, and Darren Freeman graciously walks us through his race and the event itself. Some really good tidbits in here!
Direct download: Beach2Battleship_DarrenFreeman_2013.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this review of the most common early season mistake that triathletes make regarding their training and how to avoid it!  Get more updates and resources when you sign up for our newsletter: www.endurancenation.us/newsletter

Direct download: Manage_Early_Season_Expectations.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a review of our latest ebook Crossing the Line: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ironman but were Afraid to Ask.  Patrick outlines the methodology behind the book as well as the basic contents. He also explains Endurance Nation's true intent – to get you into the long-distance triathlete lifestyle. Tune in or download your copy here: www.endurancenation.us/crossingtheline

Endurance Nation is the world's largest most active triathlon team with more than 1000 Ironman finishes every year. You can join the Team anytime or during our April Membership Drive. Learn more about us online here: www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: Crossing-The_Line_Intro.mp3
Category:ebook -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a quick overview of the 2013 Customer Survey. Learn a bit more about the Team!!!  Also, tune in for a brief introduction to our new FirstTimeFinish™ Guarantee (learn more here). 

Remember TeamEN is open and anyone can Apply Now to join. We've got a great 2014 in store and we'd love to have you be a part of the journey!

Direct download: 2013_Customer_Survey_Review__FirstTimeFinish_Guarantee.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for  this episode on adding treadmill training to your OutSeason training  routine. Patrick discusses how a treadmill can help you manage intensity  and cumulative effort, as well as encourage proper nutrition and much  more. There's even a benefit for your in-season nutrition!  Want to  learn more about the Endurance Nation OutSeason? Please visit our online  training plan store for information and training plan options: http://www.endurancenation.us/outseason-category-page-manual/

Direct download: LoveTheTreadmillEN.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Watch Coach Rich of Endurance Nation (http://www.endurancenation.us) as he discusses why competing in epic winter events might not be the best strategy for your overall race plan. As endurance coaches and athletes ourselves, we certainly understand the commitment to a fitness lifestyle — build your fitness and do cool stuff with it. But these events may have some implications for your next triathlon season that you may not be aware of, or have fully considered.

Direct download: EpicWinterEvents-Audio.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a  review of how a well-executed OutSeason can lead to significant  performance gains during your race season. Patrick covers the most  common mistake triathletes make in regards to training across a full season, and explains the value that exists following a targeted program like an Endurance Nation OutSeason training plan. Want to learn more  about the Endurance Nation OutSeason? Please visit our online training  plan store for information and training plan options: http://www.endurancenation.us/outseason-category-page-manual/

Direct download: OutSeasonAddsRaceSpeed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Whenever possible we encourage our athletes to add the objective intensity metrics of power and pace to the more common metrics of Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and heart rate.

Direct download: Objectify_Training.m4a
Category:Training -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for a great podcast with TeamEN member and first time Ironman Jaime Fields. Jaime walks through his race, highlighting exactly how he used our Four Keys of Race Execution to have a solid day. Despite a few challenges, Jaime finished 20 minutes ahead of his dream time! A very solid report...worth it whether you are a beginner Ironman or headed to IM Florida in the future!

Direct download: IMFL2013_JaimeFields_PostRacePodcast.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for some insider tips on how to approach your first Ironman event. There's a lot to do and to consider, but if you use this simple acronym you'll save yourself a ton of time and energy and be well on your way to a great race!

Learn more about Team Endurance Nation online here:www.endurancenation.us/waitlist

Direct download: RIGOR_-_A_First_Time_Ironman_Approach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

  • Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN's Rian Bogle about his stellar performance at the 2013 Ironman Arizona. 
Direct download: IMAZ2013_Rian_Bogle.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:00am EST

  • Join Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews veteran Team EN member Al Truscott on performance at Ironman Arizona 2013. Tune it to hear how Al used Endurance Nation training methods to get within a minute of his personal goal!
Direct download: IMAZ_Al_Truscott.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:00am EST

  • Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews new member Brian Anderson on his first Ironman finish at Ironman Florida. Tune it to hear how Brian used his ultrarunning experience and the Endurance Nation Four Keys of Race Execution to make the right decisions all day!
Direct download: IMFL2013_PostRace_BrianAnderson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Jason and Coach Rich discuss his race, a 10:26 performance for a first time Ironman athlete!

Direct download: IMAZ13_Jason_Brandt.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

  • Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews first time Ironman Florida finisher Delton Chen. Delton is new to Endurance Nation and Ironman, but he puts together a really solid first time performance using our Four Keys of Race Execution. Tune in to hear how Delton managed the day as well as to get Coach Patrick's tips on the swim, bike and mental strategies!
Direct download: IMFL2013_PostRace_DeltonChen.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) to learn more about how Team Endurance Nation veteran member Michael Johnson paced his day to his some personal bests. Mike is a great, low-key guy and this interview includes some excellent insights on finding improvement in the advanced stages of your Ironman athletic career!

Direct download: IMFL2013_PostRace_MichaelJohnson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:36am EST

  • Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) to learn why you can skip single workouts in the OutSeason, but multiple sessions require some adjusting. Patrick will also talk about being "in the bonus" and what it means for OutSeason excellence and your overall season.
Direct download: Managing_Missed_OutSeason_Workouts.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 8:30am EST

  • Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) to learn how a fixed training week—a limited set of training hours—can be a significant advantage over your triathlon competition. Coach Patrick shares three strategic elements of managing a fixed schedule successfully.
Direct download: Making_the_Most_of_a_Fixed_Training_Week.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 5:00am EST

  • Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) to learn how changing your ability level across seasons isn't an all-or-nothing affair. Coach Patrick discusses the value of an early season Bike Week or Bike Camp in boosting your fitness across the entire year.
Direct download: Jump_Training_Levels_with_Strategic_Bike_Volume.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Rich and Melissa discuss her performance at Ironman Wisconsin. IMWI'13 was a 22' PR for Melissa, over IMCDA, and she negative split the run!

Direct download: IMWI_13_Melissa_Olivas.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Rich and Joe discuss his race. After throwing up all night before the race, Joe stays in his Box, works the problem, and still manages a 55' course PR and a 5' negative split run!

Direct download: IMWI_13_Joe_Matchette.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

Ironman Wisconsin was only Jeremy's 2nd Ironman and he was less than 90 seconds out of a Kona slot! Look out 2014!

Direct download: IMWI_13_Jeremy_Behler.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Rich and Scott discuss his race, his first Ironman, including a 15 minute negative split on the run!!

Direct download: IMWI_13_Scott_Carty.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Join Coach Patrick & Coach Rich from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as they review 2013 and discuss all of the things planned for 2014. Here are the talking points....time to map out a long run and fire up your MP3 player!'

[Remember: Our Training Plan Sale (www.endurancenation.us/store) continues through 9/30/13 and our membership drive kicks off on October 7th!]

What Happened in 2013

* Rich and Patrick can’t ride 2 wheels!

* First National Rally

* Key Races...they Work!

* Four Keys Talks

* Staffing Upgrades - Expanding the Team

What’s Happening in 2014

* OutSeason 1 starts on 10/28

* OutSeason 2 starts on Jan 6 or 13?

* Key Training Plan Changes

* Key Races

* New Camps: TX, MT, LP, WI, LT, Chat

* Role of the National Rally

Direct download: 2014_State_of_the_Endurance_Nation_Podcast.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for this unique interview with George Jordan. 

George recently did the Ironman Lake Placid / Ironman Louisville double, and managed to PR in both events!  His story is one of long-term planning and race day execution; learn where he can still improve and here his question on how to handle riding "EN Style" on race day!

Direct download: IronmanLakePlacidLouisville2013_GeorgeJordan.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:00am EST

"12 days before Ironman Lake Placid I crashed on my bike."

Coach Patrick sat down to talk with Teri Cashmore, who crashed on her bike while training only 12 days before Ironman Lake Placid, but still managed to pull out a huge performance. IMLP was an emotional rollercoaster for Teri, but thanks to her training, she rocked the course and managed a PR. 


Direct download: 2013_IM_Lake_Placid_Report_-_Teri_Cashmore.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this recap of a really solid race for TeamEN athlete Joe Manning. A competitive cyclist by nature, Joe was on a mission to put together a complete race...and I think he did an amazing job of running consiering the size of his quads!!! Tune in to learn more...

Direct download: IMLPRR_JoeManning2.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this interview with TeamEN athlete Kori Martini about her super solid race in the 2013 Lake Placid Ironman. Kori put up the fastest bike split in her age group and came oh-so-close to a Kona slot...next year!!!

Direct download: IMLPRR_KoriMartini.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for this post Ironman Lake Placid 2013 interview with Todd Ackerman. 

A long-time triathlete, this was Todd's first Ironman attempt. He does it right, missing only three workouts between January and July 28th (that's gotta be a record!)…but he crushes his race day goal to go sub-13. Tune in to find out how much weight Todd lost and how being an Ironman finisher has truly changed his life...

Direct download: 2013_IM_Lake_Placid_Report_-_Todd_Ackerman.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN member Frank Zaffino on his Ironman Lake Placid race experience. 

With this being his third Ironman attempt, Frank has set some lofty goals around performance…tune in as we walk through them together to identify areas of improvement on the bike and the run. 

Besides, Frank had a faster T2 than overall winner Andy Potts…so you gotta listen!

Direct download: 2013_IM_Lake_Placid_Report_-_Frank_Zaffino.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Open water swimming presents its own set of challenges, unlike any other swim location. In this episode, Coach Patrick addresses these challenges, from getting your bearings to calibrating yourself to the open water.

Direct download: 2013_OpenWaterSwimTips.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Coach Rich sat down with TeamEN member Jen Datwyler, who made it to the podium at Ironman Coeur d'Alene! Jen talks about her race and breaks down some of the challenges she faced on race day. 

Direct download: IMCDA_13_Datwyler.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Brandon and Rich discuss his performance at IMCDA, including a 3:30 marathon.

Direct download: IMCDA_13_Cantrell.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Mark and Coach Rich discuss Mark's performance at IMCDA'13.

Direct download: IMCDA_13_Cardinale.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Rich and Dino discuss his race and go into great detail about how WTC's new swim system worked.

Direct download: IMCDA_13_Dino_Sarti.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Team Endurance Nation is deep into the race season and hard at work in the Race Preparation Phase of their training. During this period, training becomes much more race specific on a number of levels. In this episode, Coach Rich gives us his notes and ideas about the things you should be incorporating into your own Race Prep Phase.

Direct download: Race_Prep.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Coach Rich applies to the framework of riding with power to explaining how you should ride the Ironman bike.

Direct download: Lessons_from_Power_for_IM_Bike.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Join Coach Patrick for this interview with Ryan Miller, another New England native. Ryan had one helluva day out there, pumping so much CO2 in the atmosphere that Mother Nature was offended. Thanks to some super teammate support, and a good samaritan, Ryan made it to the run. It was here that his day became super valuable, helping him to get ready to tackle Lake Placid later this year. Tune in so you can learn without losing 30 minutes in your next race!

Direct download: 2013_Rev3Quassy_RyanMiller.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Coach Rich discusses the true measure of the difficulty of an Ironman bike course and rates each US Ironman course.

Direct download: IM_Bike_Course_Difficulty.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews TeamEN athlete Chris Beuer on Ironman Texas 2013.  Learn as Chris breaks down his day, including a critical hydration mistake that led to him not being able to sweat at mile 9 of the run...and get tips from Coach Patrick on how to avoid this in his next hot race!

Direct download: IM_Texas_Report_-_Chris_Beuer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews veteran EN member Jay Lakamp on his incredibly hot experience at Ironman Texas 2013!

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Endurance Nation is building the ultimate suite of resources for self-coached endurance athletes. Leverage our experience, access our affordable online training plans and build your own breakthrough season. Learn more about TeamEN and how we can guide you to success: www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: IMTX_2013_JayLakamp.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:16am EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us), the world's largest online triathlon Team, to learn how Robin faired at Ironman Texas. He has been doing a lot of good work as he inches closer to qualifying for Kona, learn what he knows and what he's still working on!

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Endurance Nation is building the ultimate suite of resources for self-coached endurance athletes. Leverage our experience, access our affordable online training plans and build your own breakthrough season. Learn more about TeamEN and how we can guide you to success: www.endurancenation.us

Direct download: IMTX_2013_RobinSarner.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:24am EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us), the world's largest online triathlon team, explains the importance of evaluating each race to determine lessons learned.

Direct download: Debrief_Your_Triathlon_Like_A_PRO.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss interviews his college swimming friend, Alan Clack of Montreal, Canada. Fewer than 1000 people have completed the English Channel swim and Alan now counts himself among them after making a successful crossing in 2012. Rich and Alan discuss his preparation and his incredible swimming accomplishment. 

Direct download: Clack_Eng_Channel_Swim.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Endruance Nation's Coach Patrick gives you tips on transitioning out of a marathon while still accomplishing your yearly triathlton training goals.

More information always available at www.endurancenation.us.

Direct download: Post_Marathon_Transition_for_Triathletes__Early_Season_Advice.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Coach Rich discusses the considerations of scheduling a half Ironman in route to a full Ironman, and for schedule multiple half Ironman events across a season.

Direct download: HIM_Scheduling.mp3
Category:Season Planning -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for insight on how to manage your early season triathlon fatigue. Get tips on how to incorporate rest both in the short-term and over the long-term implementation of your plan to make sure you are 100% on race day!!!

Direct download: Managing_Early_Season_Fatigue.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Rich and Patrick are creating NEW Ironman Course Talks for 2013. First created in 2010, these electronic products teach you how to race every inch of YOUR specific Ironman, based on the tips, tricks, and experience we've gathered from coaching over 1000 Ironman finishers, each year, since 2008. 

This podcast is a recording of Rich and Patrick delivering their Four Keys of Ironman Execution pre-race talk, included with each of these Course Talks.

The Course Talks will be available for purchase in May 2013 but we hope you enjoy this free preview!

Direct download: EN_Four_Keys_RnP_13.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this brief overview of the four main areas you'll want to consider when prioritizing your run training. The four areas he covers include: 

  • Benchmarking
  • Incremental goals
  • Frequency
  • Durability

Tune in so you don't make the same mistakes as your competition!

Direct download: Endurance_Nation_Podcast__Four_Guidlines_for_Improving_Your_Run.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this overview of how to make the Boston Marathon fit into your overall triathlon season. He covers three key areas:

  • Going long early in your season
  • Racing to your fitness
  • Recovering like a champ

Tune in to learn how to make an early season marathon work for you!

Direct download: Endurance_Nation_Podcast__Framing_The_Boston_Marathon.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Coach Patrick of Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) discusses how to move from our OutSeason plan and your winter training focus, to an InSeason, race-centric training approach.

Direct download: EN_Podcast__OutSeason_to_InSeason_Transition.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

Join Coach Rich and Coach Patrick for this overview of the 2013 Ironman and 70.3 training plans. They'll cover what's new in this year's edition of plans as well as what special items will be included during the sale. The 2013 plans will kick off at $100 less than the 2012 plans...and you'll get even more stuff...it's a pretty sick deal but it will only last a few days. Make sure to subscribe to the EN Newsletter to get sale updates and regular articles and resources. 

Direct download: 2013_LC_Plan_Sale_Podcast_Finalist.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he reviews the weekend in Ottawa, from the fun times to the lessons learned. Patrick also hints at a brand new Coach project that will soon be out for triathletes everywhere....great stuff!!!

Photo Credit: Steve Ross helping to set up!!!

Direct download: CoachPodcast__Ottawa_2013_Seminar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Rich and Dave discuss his race: a 6th AG performance after racing Kona just 5-6wks earlier!

Direct download: IMAZ12_Dave_Tallo.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:56am EST

Todd and Coach Rich discuss his incredible performance at Ironman Arizona

Direct download: IMAZ13_Todd_Mellinger.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

Dan and Coach Rich discuss his race.

Direct download: IMAZ13_Dan_Billingsley.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Rian and Coach Rich discuss his race

Direct download: IMAZ13_Rian_Bogle.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:03pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews one of our members about race day. To learn more about TeamEN and our Team Coaching approach that will help you Save Time, Spend Less and Get Faster, please visit us online here:www.endurancenation.us.

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Florida_Brian_Pautsch.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews one of our members about race day. To learn more about TeamEN and our Team Coaching approach that will help you Save Time, Spend Less and Get Faster, please visit us online here:www.endurancenation.us.

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Florida_John_Withrow.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Coach Patrick outlines the 2012 CyberMonday sale on our renown OutSeason (winter) training plans. In addition to paying just $1/day for a 14-week training plan, Endurance Nation will also throw in -- for this week only -- a FREE Copy of our Four Keys of Race Execution DVD (a $37 value). 

For just one low price you get a fantastic training plan AND guidance for your next big race!

Direct download: CyberMondaySaleNotice.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Coach Patrick and Marian discuss her race at Ironman Florida

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Florida_Marian_DeSimone.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

Coach Patrick and Doug discuss his race at Ironman Florida

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Florida_Doug_Herr.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

Coach Patrick and Brian discuss his race at Ironman Florida

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Florida_Brian_Comiskey.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Coach Patrick and Woody discuss his race at Kona

Direct download: _2012_Ironman_Kona_Woodrow_Freese.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Coach Patrick and Dave discuss his race at Kona

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Kona_Dave_Tallo.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Coach Patrick and Al discuss his race at Kona

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Kona_Al_Truscott.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Coach Patrick and Carol discuss her race at Kona

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Kona_Carol_DeFazio.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Patrick and Brad discuss his race at Kona

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Kona_Brad_Loescher.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Coach Patrick and Teri discuss her race at Kona

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Kona_Teri_Cashmore.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Coach Patrick and Kit discuss her race in Kona

Direct download: 2012_Ironman_Kona_Kit_Bryan.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

** Click Here To Learn More About the OutSeason **

Every year we re-write our OutSeason training plans to make them more detailed and effective. We launched the OutSeason in 2008 as a means of helping our athletes do the _right_ training over the winter to be ready for the upcoming season. We intentionally keep the hours low and intensity high so that we don't suck up all your time and we challenge your physical and mental fitness in new, non-race-specific ways. 

In this podcast we discuss the new 2013 OutSeason Training Plans as well as give you information on how to access the early-bird discount code to save. 

Best of luck this winter!

~ Rich and Patrick

Direct download: 2013_OutSeason_Plan_Sale.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Join Coach Patrick and EN Member Christy Beal to break down her race day experience. Listen to how she handled the heat and how she refocused on the run by finding some friends to make sure she reached the finish line. Ironman racing is all about Execution, Not Fitness and Christy does it right. Nice work!

Direct download: 2012IMLOU_ChristyBeal.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he interview Ian Coleman about his experience at Ironman Louisville. Learn about the motivation behind his race and how he handled his pacing to make sure that he'd finish strong. Congrats Ian!!!

Direct download: IMLOU2012_IanColeman_1.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

JT Thompson put up a 12:13, good for an 18' PR, less then 6 months after surgery for a broken clavicle, which pinched a nerve, which precipitated another surgery during which he was found to have a congenital heart defect...and had a mild stroke on the operating table! 

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Direct download: IMWI12_JT.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Rich and Bruce discuss his race.

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Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

Rich and Brian discuss his race -- a TWO HOUR personal record!

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Direct download: IMWI12_Kelly.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Rich and Carl discuss his day at Ironman Wisconsin

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Direct download: IMWI12_Noftsger.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

Rich and Annie discuss here race at Ironman Wisconsin -- another first timer racing like a vet!

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Direct download: IMWI12_Stokes.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Robert and Rich discuss his race, a great example of a first timer executing Ironman like a seasoned veteran!

 

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Direct download: IMWI12_Chose.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Brian and Rich discuss his race in Madison, including his 22 minute PR!

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Direct download: IMWI12_Comiskey.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Rich and Aaron discuss his race at Ironman Wisconsin. Aaron nearly even split both the bike and run, and passing over 200 people in the last 10k.

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Direct download: IMWI12_Aaron_Kline.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 11:56am EST

>> Download Your FREE PreSeason PDF Here <<

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation walks through the latest release from Endurance Nation -- a brand new PreSeason Training Guide. Patrick explains the critical role of the PreSeason, from a pro-active standpoint in terms of capturing your season gains to an even more important benefit: stopping you from training right into your season and selling your future development short. 

Tune in to hear Coach P outline exactly how the PreSeason works to find out if it's right for you.

Bonus: Activate your PreSeason Plan online from 10/1/12 to 10/8/12 to get full coach support, a 14-day FREE trial membership to Endurance Nation and lock in $60 worth of savings! Learn more when you download the full guide!

Direct download: FREE_PreSeason_Training_Guide.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) for this podcast interview with first-time Ironman finisher Christy Beal. She brought her whole family to Louisville for the journey, and they have the bug more than she does...all she has to do now is keep racing. :) Listen to her swim strategy and how she fueled on the bike. Hear how she used her EN Heat Adjusted pace to make a critical call on the run so she could finish her day strong! Congrats on such a great race Christy!!!

Direct download: IMLOU2012_ChristyBeal.mov
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Join Coach Patrick (www.endurancenation.us) for this great podcast. Mark is a CASE STUDY of how to leverage Endurance Nation's many resources to build fitness and prepare for an excellent race. And aside from some Aid Station Sluggishness on the run, he crushed it!  Tune in for the full story in his own words...and learn how you can do the same on Team EN!

>> Read the Full Report Online Here: http://www.endurancenation.us/blog/race-report-2/ironman-louisville-2012-mark-thompson-races-his-first-like-a-veteran/

Direct download: IMLOU2012_MarkThompson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation as he interviews Rob Tagher on his race day in Louisville. A runner with a few ultras under his belt, Rob came to Ironman looking for a challenge...he found that challenge in 140.6 miles, and he also found that he's not too shabby at racing triathlons either! 

Tune in for the full skinny on how TeamEN can help total newbies have a fantastic first Ironman!

Direct download: IMLOU2012_RobTagher.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

Trevor and Coach Rich discuss Trevor's performance at IMMT.

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Direct download: IMMT12_Garson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Tim and Coach Rich discuss Tim's performance at the inaugural Ironman Mont Tremblant.

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Direct download: IMMT11_Cronk.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

Rich and Jess, mother of 2, discuss her race at IMNYC.

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Direct download: IMNYC11_Withrow.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

Coach Rich and Joel discuss his race.

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Direct download: IMNYC12_Bell.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

Coach Rich and Carol discuss her race

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Direct download: IMNYC12_Defazio.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Jon and Coach Rich discuss his performance at Ironman New York City.

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Direct download: IMNYC12_Jon_Needell.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Brian outlines his return for redemption at Racine after suffering massively in the heat last year. Hear how he works through is day to have a solid race and test a lot of his Ironman Wisconsin plan along the way! Thanks Brian!

Direct download: Racine70.3_2012_BrianComiskey.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Monika takes Coach P -- and all of YOU to school! -- as she breaks down how she managed her effort and nutrition across the day. Lots of great learning here to make you a better racer. Thanks Monika!

Direct download: IMLP2012_MonikaHill.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he works with Lauren to dissect her race challenges and get her back on track for a solid rest of her season after nutrition troubles at IM Lake Placid. Racing isn't all gumdrops and fairytales...it can get really really hard. Lauren will bounce back!!!

Direct download: IMLP2012_LaurenMcDonald.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he hears about David's unfortunately exciting day and how he stills manages to salvage his performance and, as he pointed out to me later...a 26-minute PR!!!  Nice work David and the next race is the big one! 

Direct download: IMLP2012_DavidMartin.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Ryan, one of the most advanced newbies to Ironman he's ever met. A new member for just a few weeks (!) before Placid, Ryan used all the tricks in our racing bag to make sure that his first attempt at 140.6 miles was his best possible. A great listen!!!

Direct download: RyanMiller_IMLP2012.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:15am EST

An Ironman veteran and one of the most laidback paople you will ever meet, Paul had a really solid day in Lake Placid. Here how he approached the swim adn made super-sure his bike and run were "good" by proactively managing the heat Some great execution mojo here!

Direct download: PaulTakac_IMLP2012.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:12am EST

Coach Patrick interviews Kori Martini about her experiece with Endurance Nation. Find out how she benefitted from fewer training hours as she continued to work and raise three children under the age of three (including twins!) with her super supportive husband. Hear her execution story and how she raced to 14th in her AG without murdalizing herself....watch out for this one, ladies, she's got some serious tri-potential!!!

Direct download: KoriMartini_IMLP2012.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:05am EST

Coach Patrick interviews Brad on his third Ironman Lake Placid (ninth overall); he suffered like everyone else, but managed to use the hot day as good prep for his impending Kona expedition this October!

Direct download: BradLoescher_IMLP2012.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he finds out why Kim's 2nd attempt at Ironman Lake Placid was so tough...and they work together to identify the potential causes for her stomach issues. Let's hope the third time is the charm!!!!

Direct download: KimAshworth_IMLP2012.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us) as he interviews Bruce on his history in the sport and how he has targeted improvement since starting in 2010. Bruce just took 2nd place in the Men's 55-59 AG at Racine 70.3, and there's lots of great information on both how he trained but also on how to manage the event. 

Since Racine will be one of our key events for the 2013 season, it's worth hearing how Bruce handled that day and what he recommends you should know! 

Direct download: BruceThompson_Racine70.3_2012.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Robin and Rich discuss her race and Ironman execution lessons learned at IMCDA

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Direct download: IMCDA_Clevenger.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Rich and Bart discuss his performance and Ironman execution lessons learned at IMCDA

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Direct download: IMCDA_Stevens1.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

Brett and Coach Rich Strauss discuss Brett's performance at Ironman Coeur d'Alene.

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Direct download: IMCDA_Prince.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he interviews Kori Martini about her experience at the 2012 Ironman Lake Placid Tri Rally. Learn why we bike the course twice on consecutive days, why we save the run for last and what Kori thinks is the COOLEST thing about TeamEN!

Direct download: IMLPRally2012_KoriMartini.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation covers how he focused on nutrition and body composition across the entire season to set up a breakthrough race performance at Ironman Texas. This includes information on The Core Diet (www.thecorediet.com) and a full breakdown of how he ate 3,500+ calories on the bike and 2,000+ calories on the run and still survived to set a personal best by 25 minutes!!!

Direct download: IMTX_2012_P_NutritionBreakdown.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

Coach Patrick breaks down just how he modified his training to get faster by Ironman Texas. From an abbreviated OutSeason that mixed FTP and VO2 to early mega-swims and alternating volume weeks, it's all in here!  

You can read the original blog post here for more infomation: http://www.endurancenation.us/blog/results/from-sub-10-to-sub-930-in-one-ironman/

You can read other personal recaps here: www.pmccrann.posterous.com

Direct download: IMTX_2012_P_TrainingBreakdown.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Coach Patrick interviews Jeff Kopp of Jacksonville, Florida, about his first ever Ironman in Texas. He lost his powermeter yet managed a 4:57 (on target!) and then ran his first marathon to a 10:40 finish. The temps were high, the winds were there...and he still killed it! Enjoy!

Direct download: IMTX_2012_Jeff_Kopp.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss his age group winning performance at the 2012 Ironman Texas. Patrick split 1:08 / 4:56 / 3:15, with many lessons learned for all age grouper triathletes!

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Direct download: IMTX_Patrick.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Pat Ward of Port Huron, Michigan on his PR performance (more than an hour!). He explains how he didn't ride outside until the end of April and still put in a great race. Learn how he used Endurance Nation to PR and have a great day!

Direct download: IMTX_2012_Pat_Ward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

Coach Rich and Teri discuss her Kona qualifying performance at Ironman Saint George.

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Direct download: IMSG_Teri_Cashmore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Kit Bryan completed her first Ironman, widely recognized as the hardest in Ironman history, and qualified for Kona! Coach Rich and Kit discuss her race.

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Direct download: IMSG_Kit_Bryan.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

Carl and Coach Patrick break down his day at Ironman St George. Starting with rebuilding from his aborted attempt at racing IMWisconsin 2011, Carl puts up some incredible training only to encounter one of the toughest IM days probably ever recorded. A great listen on how to execute!

Direct download: IMSG_2012_Carl_Noftsger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Ryan Smith on his recent switch to triathlon and how he found Endurance Nation. Ryan is one of our newer members but it's clear he's on the fast track to a great triathlon career. Welcome aboard, Ryan!!!

Direct download: MeetTeam_RyanSmith.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:54am EST

Join Coach Patrick as he walks through what it means to exit FastCamp into a great season. There are different considerations based on how you improved, your ability level, your goal race distance and the proximity of that race. It's all covered in just over ten minutes!!!

Direct download: FastCamp_ClosingCoachPodcast.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Coach Patrick interview Jenna Seefriend a newbie triathlete and new member of Team EN, from Midland, TX. 

Direct download: EN_Interview_JennaSeefried_07052012.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Tune in as Coach Patrick reports back on several days worth of riding the Ironman Texas bike course. Learn how the race unfolds, where the trouble spots are and what you can do to be 100% ready for the big day!!!

To learn more about Endurance Nation and our Age Group Triathlon Coaching, please visit us online at www.endurancenation.us

Thanks!

Direct download: IMTX_2012_BikeCourseReview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

For their FastCamp Week 7 podcast, Rich and Patrick discuss the race execution focus and resources of Endurance Nation.

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Direct download: FC_7.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Rich and Steve discuss his race and 1:05 PR over IMCDA just 5 months before IMAZ!

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Direct download: IMAZ_Swanlund.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Rich and Al discuss his race: first in 60-64, with a dramatic pass at mile 20, and Kona'12 bound!

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Direct download: IMAZ11_Truscott.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

Rich and Jon discuss his race and the challenge of adjusting race day goals due to an injury.

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Direct download: IMAZ_Needel.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

Rich and Jeremy break down his performance and share many lessons learned -- 1st time Ironman races to a 10:06!

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Direct download: IMAZ11_Behler.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:35am EST

Rich and David break down his performance and share many lessons learned -- 1st time Ironman races to a 10:23!

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Direct download: IMAZ11_Lesh.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:35am EST

The conversation of how to train takes place within the context of relatively fixed resources: time, money, etc. Any discussion of how to train must be approached first with the question:

What approach will yield the highest rate of return, on race day, for my investment?

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Direct download: Swim_ROI_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

After years of reviewing results and the feedback of our athletes, customers, and comparing both with our own training and racing experience, we have come to the conclusion that brick workouts become less valuable as the distance of your goal race increases. In other words, they are more relevant to sprint triathlon training than your next Ironman.

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Direct download: No_Brick_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Coach P interviews...himself! That's right. A quick overview of his breakthrough race in Kona as well as a note about things he would do differently if given the change to race on the Big Island again. From swim to bike to run, the full day is laid out here!

For more information, be sure to check out his race report on his blog!

Direct download: Kona2011_PatrickMcCrann.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Coach P interviews the one, the only, cue the drum roll and the Rocky music: JONATHAN LIEBERMAN!!!

Jonathan got a lottery slot, validated it at Ironman Lake Placid and then raced the Big Dance a mere ten weeks later. Nothing like competing in the world championships in your second ever Ironman...and none of this was lost on Jon. His focus, tenacity and perserverance are amazing, as is his journey. You can hear it all, in the first person, in this podcast!

Direct download: Kona2011_JonathanLieberman.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Coach Patrick sits down with Keith Buell to learn about his interested path to the World Championships. It's a great story and Keith really makes the most of his day...very cool!

Direct download: Kona2011_KeithBuell.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Greg "The Fish" Charbeneau on his first ever Ironman Kona experience. Greg's a regular guy, kids in college, relatively fit...and he almost cracked 10 hours!!! Hear how he did it and why he considers Endurance Nation his secret weapon. 

Direct download: Kona2011_GregCharbeneau.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Rich and Dave Tallo discuss his Kona qualifying performance at Ironman Wisconsin, and dovetail into a discussion of what it takes to Kona qualify in the wicked fast age groups of men 35-59'ish.

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Direct download: Tallo_IMWI11.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 7:04pm EST

Rich and Brian discuss his performance at IMWI'11...and 1:07 PR!

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Direct download: Comiskey_IMWI11.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

Ebe and Rich discuss his first Ironman experience, which includes a near even split of the run, and passing over 500 people on the bike and 500 on the run!

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Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

Rich discusses his race with Patrick --> how to manage your day when the day isn't how you expected and still have a good race.

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Direct download: Strauss_IMWI11.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Rich and Adam discuss his 10:22 performance at Ironman Wisconsin

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Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Rich and Jeremy discuss his race, including some nutritional issues on the run.

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Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Rich and William discuss his 45 minute PR at Ironman Wisconsin

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Direct download: Jenks_IMWI11.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Chris and gets his perspective on the hot-yet-not-so-hot 2011 Ironman Louisville. Everyone's race is unique, and Chris' is another great example of what it takes to make it to the finish line!

Direct download: IMLOU_2011_Chris_Martin.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Jason about his day on the Ironman Louisville course. Jason had a really solid day where he handled multiple challenges really well...certainly worth a listen to make sure that you are able to do the same when it's your turn to race!

Direct download: IMLOU_2011_Jason_Clishe.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews John to learn about his day, about his first Ironman. Along the way we'll find out just how well he executed for a newbie...it's awesome! in addition, you'll hear about John's charity of choise -- ReserveAid -- and how he was one of many folks who have helped to raise almost $200,000 by competing in Ironman Louisville.

Direct download: IMLOU_2011_John_Withrow.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews Scott to learn about his experience in Louisville and how he managed his day to make it to the finish line. Scott's a great guy with a real analytical mind and a good sense of humor...you'll enjoy it!

Direct download: IMLOU_2011_Scott_Dinhofer.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Coach Patrick inteviews Jim, yet another EN first time Ironman athlete going sub-13 at Ironman Lake Placid. Jim outlines his steady approach to Ironman, from deciding to do it in 2008 to building yearly until racing in 2011. Learn how he increased his bike watts almost 40% in the OutSeason plan, and how he got his weight down to 195lbs by race day. Just a great story; well done Jim!

Direct download: IMUSA_2011_JimDaley.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:21am EST

Coach Patrick finds out just exactly why Bill signed up for IMUSA in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay using his iPhone, what charity he raced to support and how Bill just killed his first IM attempt (including a negative split swim and an even split run). Can't wait to see what his next race looks like!

Direct download: IMUSA_2011_BillFritton.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Hear about Dave's return to Ironman, how he stacked up his big week of training in the Blue Ridge Mtns and how he could improve the pacing on his bike for an even faster finishing time in his next attempt!

Direct download: IMUSA_2011_DaveCampell.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 10:26am EST

Join Coach Patrick as he interviews Nate about his day on the IMUSA course. Tune in to hear how and why Nate stayed so steady on the bike, and how his pacing helped set up a solid marathon!

Direct download: IMUSA_2011_NateParaday.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Coach Patrick interviews Bob Turner on his race performance at IMUSA. Tune in to hear how his day went down and how you can have a great day in Lake Placid!

Direct download: IMUSA_2011_BobTurner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Rich interviews Patrick about his performance at IMUSA. Many lessons for EVERYONE, especially front of the pack peeps looking to qualify for Kona!

Direct download: IMUSA11_Patrick.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Rich and Dave discuss his race - textbook Ironman execution and patience!

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Direct download: IMCDA11_Tallo.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Rich and Steve discuss his performance at IMCDA

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Direct download: IMCDA11_Anderson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:02am EST

Rich and Allen discuss his race -- injury forces a reassessment of race day goals and execution.

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Direct download: IMCDA11_Eskelin.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Rich and Al discuss his race -- from 3x AG winner and course record holder to 2wks in the ICU after bike crash to an IM finish!

 

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Direct download: IMCDA11_Truscot.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Rich and Stephanie discuss her race -- recovers from a bike crash at 2nd aid stations and regroups to have a great day!

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Direct download: IMCDA_Stevens.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 11:28am EST

Rich and Michael discuss his performance at his second IMCDA.

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Direct download: IMCDA_Smith.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Rich and Tucker discuss his race at IMCDA -- works his way through some nutrition issues to have a great second half of the run

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Direct download: IMCDA11_Tucker.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

Rich and JT discuss his race at IMCDA -- end of a post ski crash, broken neck, recovery experience!

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Direct download: IMCDA11_Thompson.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

Coach Rich and Jeff discuss his performance at IMCDA. First time Ironman!

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Direct download: CDA11_Sorensen.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 7:12pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss Patrick's race at Patriot Half. Must listen!

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Direct download: Patriot_Patrick.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

Coach Rich talks to Jeremy Richardson about his performance at Ironman Kansas 70.3

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Direct download: Kansas11_Richardson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

Coach Rich interviews Dan Gilliat about his race at Ironman Kansas 70.3. Dan has been with TeamEN for over 2yrs and raced IMKS in 4:57, as 34:45/2:42/1:35

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Direct download: Kansas11_Gilliat.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:23pm EST

Coach Rich interviews Carl Noftsger about his race at Ironman Kansas. Listen and learn how a half season with TeamEN can create a 39' PR!

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Direct download: Kansas11_Noftsger.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Coach Rich interviews William Jenks about his race at Ironman Kansas 70.3, 2011. William has been with TeamEN for 2 years and has made huge strides! Come learn about Kansas and how we set our athletes up for success on race day by teaching them how to race.

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Direct download: Kansas11_Jenks.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Coach Patrick sits down with Simon Shurey, EN Member and resident of Nantucket, MA to talk about his day at the Rev3 event in Quassy. 

Direct download: QuassyHalf_SimonShurey.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:22am EST

Coach Rich talks with Tim Dux about his Ironman Florida 70.3 performance.

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Direct download: Tim_Dux_White_Lake.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

Nate was kind enough to chat with Coach Patrick about the big day; tune in to hear how he handled 140.6 on a challenging day!

Direct download: IMTX2011_NatePepper.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Tune in as Coach Patrick interviews Jeff Braaten, of Texas, about how his race played out. He was at our rally so he's got good course insight!

Direct download: IMTX2011_JeffBraaten.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he interviews Paul Takac about his experience at the inaugural Ironman Texas. You just might learn something!!!

Direct download: IMTX2011_PaulTakac.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation interviews Bob McCallum about his day in the Houston heat. Tune in to learn how it played out for him and what you can do to make your Ironman Texas experience that much better!

Direct download: IMTX2011_BobMcCallum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EST

Coach Rich interviews Scott Davis about his race at the White Lake Half Ironman, 2011

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Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

Every year in May, Endurance Nation heads out to California for a week plus of epic cycling at the Tour of California. 2011 was a bit different, as a renegade East Coast contingent sprung up to create the first-ever Blue Ridge Mountain Camp: Four Days of epic cycling and climbing in ideal conditions. Built by the members for the members, this camp exemplifies what makes Endurance Nation so special. Tune into this interview to hear what happened first hand with attendee Ralph Butler...and maybe we'll see you there in 2012?

Direct download: BRMC2011_RalphButler.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 10:42am EST

Coach Patrick interviews Tom Glynn, an EN veteran member who just went 5th AG at Ironman Texas earning his first-ever Kona spot. All that less than one year, almost to the day, that he broke his hip in a bike crash and had to have a plate put in. An amazing tale!

Direct download: IMTX2011_TomGlynn.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Rich and Cynthia discuss her Ironman Saint George performance, where she won her age group by over an hour and twenty minutes!

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Direct download: Cynthi_Snyder_IMSG11.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

In this race report podcast, our first for the 2011 season, Dave Campbell discusses his White Lake Half Ironman performance with Coach Rich.

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Direct download: Dave_Campbell_WhiteLake.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation breaks the typical taper down into three distinct phases: Excitement, Anxiety, Resignation --- or, if you are an Endurance Nation athlete -- Re-Invigoration!  Tune in for this 10 minute podcast and learn how to make the most of the build up to your next big race! 

Direct download: EN_Weekly_MentalTapering.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Coach Rich discusses the "Basic Week," the most fundamental building block of an successful Ironman training plan. Register for the complete seminar by clicking on the Free Resources tab at EnduranceNation.us. You'll received each lesson delivered to your inbox, free ebooks and a FREE Four Keys of Ironman Execution DVD, a $37 value!

Direct download: Long_Course_Seminar_2.mp3
Category:Virtual Seminar -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation checks in on Tha Nation to see how everyone is doing out there. In this episode he talks about how to get mentally and physically ready for the first real outdoor ride of your season.

Direct download: CoachP_Weekly_110318.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

Coach Patrick discuss the "Basic Week," the fundamental building block of our new short course training plan. Listen and learn how to create an effective training week, where every workout just "fits" with the entire week.

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Direct download: ShortCourseSeminar_3.mp3
Category:Virtual Seminar -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Lesson #1: Short Course Fitness is Power & Pace at Threshold

Coach Patrick discuss EN's focus on "Return on Investment" (ROI), our definition of fitness, and we apply these principles to the training of short course triathletes.

Please visit Endurance Nation to register for the course and we'll deliver each lesson straight to your inbox. You'll also receive a FREE Four Keys of Triathlon Execution DVD ($37 value), a 10% discount on an EN training plan, and invitation to join TeamEN, as space becomes available!

Direct download: ShortCourseSeminar_1.mp3
Category:Virtual Seminar -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

Lesson #2 of our FREE virtual seminar on the Half Ironman triathlon distance. In this lesson, Coach Rich discusses the concept of Return on Investment (ROI) for age group triathletes and why fitness is the ability to perform WORK. He then puts these concepts together to explain how we plan a half Ironman training season.

Go to EnduranceNation.us and click on the Free Resources tab to register for the seminar. You'll receive 5-6 lessons of Rich and Patrick teaching you everything you need to know about half Ironman training and racing. You'll also recieve a training plan discount code and a FREE Four Keys of Ironman Execution DVD, a $37 value!

 

Direct download: HIM_Seminar_2.mp3
Category:Virtual Seminar -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss their latest free virtual seminar: Beginner Triathlon. The coaches will bring you several years up the learning curve in this nine lesson seminar.

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Direct download: Beginner_Triathlete_Seminar_Intro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss their latest FREE virtual seminar: The Half Ironman. The coaches will teach you, over 5-6 lessons emailed directly to you, everything they know about half Ironman training and racing.

Visit the Free Resources tab at EnduranceNation.us to register. You'll also receive a FREE Four Keys DVD and a discount code on any Endurance Nation training plan!

Direct download: Half_Ironman_Seminar_Intro.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

This podcast accompanies Lesson #1 in our FREE virtual seminar on Long Course Triathlon Training. To register, visit the Free Resources tab at EnduranceNation.us
Purpose of the Course
  1. Bring you several years up the self-coached triathlete learning curve, as we share with you the lessons we have learned as coaches, athletes, and leaders of a 500 member long course triathlon Team.
  2. Give you practical tools you can use to organize and manage your own long course season and training week.
  3. Totally redefine your understanding of endurance training, freeing you from out-dated methodology and preparing you for a great season!
Course Syllabus
Lesson 1: Introduction, ROI, Work, and Season Planning
In this first lesson we'll introduce you to the concept of fitness as the ability to perform work. Next, we'll give your job description, as a Time Investment Manager (self-coached athlete), and finally describe how we suggest you lay out your long course triathlon season. 
 
Lesson 2: The Basic Week
Next, we'll introduce you to the Basic Week, the template training week you'll use to effectively and efficiently manage your training. 

Lesson 3: Race Scheduling
In this lesson we'll discuss how and where to schedule races and big training weeks. We'll also provide you with proven tools to adjust your training schedule to accommodate A, B, and C priority races. 

Lesson 4: Common Long Course Training Pitfalls and Race Execution
In this final lesson, we'll teach you how to avoid the training mistakes we've seen too many triathletes make. We'll also introduce you to our thoughts on race execution.

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Direct download: Long_Course_Seminar_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Rich chats with Paul Hough, 53yo from Tampa Bay, FL, about his day on the Ironman Arizona course. Paul went 10:36, after having raced IMCDA earlier in the year.

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Direct download: Hough_IMAZ10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

Rich chats with Greg Charbeneau about his day at IMAZ. Greg has been with us since 2008, progressively getting faster each race with EN, culiminating with his performance in Tempe, good for 10:04 and a Kona slot!

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Direct download: Greg_C_IMAZ10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Rich chats with Colin Cook, from Boston, about his day on the IMAZ course. Note: we had significant connectivity issues with the podcast but still lots for you to learn from Colin's race.

Direct download: Cook_IMAZ10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Rich chats with Julia Herrmann, a relatively new member, about her day at Ironman Arizona 2010.

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Direct download: Julia_Herrmann_IMAZ.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

Rich chats with Ellen Charnley about her day at Ironman Arizona 2010. Ellen is a new TeamEN member and underwent open heart surgery (!!) only 8mo before IMAZ.

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Direct download: Ellen_IMAZ10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Gilberto Hernandez, 37yo from Los Angeles, chats with us about his race. Gilberto has been with EN for nearly 3yrs and this is his third Ironman with Endurance Nation.

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Direct download: Gilberto_IMAZ10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

Join EN coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann for a review of the upcoming changes to the 2011 Half Iron and Ironman training plans. This is part of our annual review process, where member feedback helps to guide the coaches in our efforts to make the best triathlon training plans anywhere.

Direct download: 2011_TrainingPlanUpdates.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Coach Rich talks with Brian Comiskey about his breakthrough race in Panama City Beach. Pay close attention to how he executes the bike, as it sets up his run and a great day!

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Direct download: 2010_IMFL_BrianComiskey.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Coach Patrick sits down with Nathalie to dissect her 90 minute personal best performance. We'll learn how her day played out, how she managed the bike, where she saved her day on the run and what her "one thing" was that kept her focused enough to run through the final three aid stations to break 13 hours. I got goosebumps just listening to her!

 

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Direct download: IMFL_2010_NathalieBruneau.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:01am EST

Becky Hirselj, TeamEN member and first time Ironman athlete, discusses her race with Coach Rich. Becky raced like a vet after having been brought several years and races up the learning curve by the Coaches and the Team.

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Direct download: Becky.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Coach Patrick sits down with Greg Cole, proud owner of a new sub-12 Ironman finishing time after laying down a two hour, thirty minute personal best. We'll hear about his training build up as well as how he executed on the bike. He makes a critical decision on the bike that sets him up for a PR day...see if you can find it!

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Direct download: IMFL_2010_GregCole.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 11:23am EST

Rich and Patrick check in with the follow up podcast to their Annual Update. In Part 1 (here) we talked about how Team Endurance Nation has grown and all the changes we have made. In this second installment, we talk all about YOU: our members, fans, and training plan customers.

We are committed to making the Endurance Nation experience better and cooler every year -- even as your membership dues decrease! How crazy is that???  Seriously, we love you guys and want to help you make EN something we can all be proud of.

Updates include:

  1. New EN Volunteer Positions
    1. Race Director Position Announcement
    2. RC
    3. RallyCapt
  2. New Class of WSM's
  3. Sleeper Cell Initiative
  4. Charity Starter Program
    1. EN will contribute first $250 to member fundraising initiatives.
  5. Member Directed Camps:
    1. $400 for min 8 people --> 50% members, open to other members. 
    2. March 1 application deadline
Direct download: SON_Part2_Stakeholders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EST

Join Rich and Patrick from Endurance Nation to learn more about our unique training plan offer: you can buy an Endurance Nation training plan and send in your receipt for any one of our competitor's training plans -- and we'll cut you a check for that "old" plan. That's right...you'll be saving money on a triathlon expense!!!

Not to mention our follow up offer, the Big Meal Deal: Once you buy a plan we want to give you zero reason to leave by putting a special -- training plan customer only -- discount of 40% to keep you a happy triathlete for years to come!

Direct download: Cash_For_Clunkers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EST

Coach Patrick sits down with Matt Ancona to talk about his first trip to the Big Island. Hear how we handled the setbacks of the day and the highlights of the week (including swimming with one world champion). Thanks for sharing, Matt!

Direct download: EN_Kona2010_MattAncona.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Endurance Nation Head Coaches Rich and Patrick walk through the growth of Endurance Nation, outline what makes Team EN so unique and give a hint as to what's coming in 2011!

Direct download: StateOfTheNation_2010.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss their OutSeason running protocol, why becoming a faster 5k runner WILL build a faster Ironman marathon, and much more.

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Direct download: OS_2010_Podcast4_Run.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss why Fast is FAST, you won't get hurt, and how AG'ers just like you have gone from 3-4hrs of cycling per week on a trainer to 25hrs+ at our Tour of California, lived to tell about the tale and have a blast.

In short, cycling volume is overrated/neglient in the OutSeason.

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Direct download: OS_Podcast_3_Bike.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Mythbusting episode: Rich and Patrick discuss the why and the truth behind their "don't swim in the OutSeason" guidance, and offer a $100 reward to anyone who produces the swim resources of any coach or training plan to match those included in ALL of EN plans, much less plans that supposed don't include an swimming. Hint: our OS plans do...tons.

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Direct download: OS_Podcast_2_Swim.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

A self-proclaimed "non numbers guy," Dan outlines how he used the OutSeason plan for the better part of 2010. With three kids under five, he has minimal time to train, but still managed an impressive turnaround:

Pre-OutSeason:   195lbs, 192 FTP, 34 vDOT

Post-OutSeason:  170lbs, 254 FTP, 44 vDOT

An amazing turnaround for sure! Use code OSFan20 through Oct 31 to save 20% on our brand new, 2011 OutSeason training plans.

Direct download: OS_2010_DanForbes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Matt Ancona, IMWI'09 M25-29 AG winner, discusses his OS experiences and results with Coach Patrick

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Direct download: OS_2010_MattAncona.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

EN OG (Original Gangsta) Tom Glynn discusses his OS experiences and results with Coach Patrick.

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Direct download: OS_2010_TomGlynn.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

TeamEN athlete Cary Blanco discusses his OutSeason experiences, perspective, and results with Coach Patrick.

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Direct download: OS_2010_CaryBlanco.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

Rich and Patrick discuss the big picture of their "Fast before Far" OutSeason training methods, and call out 95% of the coaches out there who simply recycle each other's advice year after year.

Direct download: OS_Coaches_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:OutSeason -- posted at: 7:32pm EST

Coach Rich sits down with Matt Samojedan, 53 years old from St Louis, MO. Matt got off the couch in April of '08, joined EN in Fall of '08 and, 70+ pounds lighter, 40% stronger on the bike and 20% faster on the run, qualified for Kona at Ironman Louisville 2010. Matt's story is amazing with a lot of learning points for the EveryMan triathlete!

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Direct download: Matt_Samo.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

Coach Rich sits down with Bob Arsenault to discuss his race. Bob is 47yo chiropracter who set a 30+ min PR at Wisconsin to grab 9th in his age group, running a 3:35 marathon.

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Direct download: Bob.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation chats with Kitima about her day on the Ironman Wisconsin course.

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Direct download: Kitima.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation chats with first time Ironman athlete Trevor Garson to discuss his day at Ironman Wisconsin. Rich and Trevor discuss valuable lessons of pacing on a hilly course and much more.

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Direct download: Trevor.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Coach Rich interviews Michele about her Ironman Wisconsin race day experience. Great learning tips about the value of patience on the bike, fixing problems right away, and adjusting run pace and expectations on a hot day.

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Direct download: IMWI10_Michelle.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMWI -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Coach Patrick sits down to interview Dan "The Metronome" Gilliat who had a very impressive and steady finish at IM Louisville. Not his fastest IM finish ever, but a great result considering the temps. You'll hear about his strategy and some of the crazy things he saw on the race course!

Direct download: IMLV2010_DanGilliat.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he interviews Aimee Hendrigan to learn about her first Ironman finish and how it could possibly go so well given the atrocious conditions. Listen to hear how she approached her day like a veteran athlete and how you can do the same!

Direct download: IMLV2010_AimeeHendrigan.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as we tune in to hear what Michael's day was like. A veteran of the 2009 edition, Mike explains just how "different" things were with an additional 25 degrees on race day. Although he was 7 minutes slower than last year, he was 450 places higher overall...not too shabby at all!

Direct download: IMLV2010_MikeJohnson.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

Join Coach Rich and Coach Patrick for a break down of ironman race week. Everything you need to know to be 100% ready!

Direct download: TeamEN_IMRaceWeek_08_31_2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am EST

Coach Rich shares many insider Ironman Wisconsin tips with you. Racing IMWI? Don't miss this podcast, or our Four Keys Talk on Friday, 10am, at the KSwiss booth!

Become an ENFan today to receive a FREE Four Keys of Ironman Execution DVD and a FREE 14-day trial TeamEN membership!

Direct download: IMWI_Coach_Notes.mp3
Category:Course Tips, IMWI -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

Join Coach Rich and Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for this 20-minute podcast on the myths and truths of Ironman tapering. Why we do it, when to do it, and how to do it. Eliminate some doubt, pick up some tips, get ready for your next race EN-style!

Direct download: TeamEN_IMTaper_08_18_2010.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 5:59am EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation breaks down the Ironman Louisville course into the critical points of each discipline. If you are racing IMLouisville, this is a must listen podcast to make sure you get the full 411 on where to be careful on race day! Enjoy!

Direct download: Three_Bullets_IMLouisville.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 11:52am EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation uses the Team's input to create this quick review of the Ironman Canada course. Using the unique three bullet format, he covers the critical elements of the Penticton swim, bike and run course. Enjoy and please share!

Direct download: Three_Bullets_Ironman_Canada.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Your fearless triathlon coaches, Rich and Patrick, outline the latest element to the TeamEN experience: ENFan. Now anyone can sign up to get a FREE Four Keys DVD, early-bird access to content and our annual Tri-Rallies and even a 10% discount on EN plans! This is the latest move to connect our 450 members with our over 2,000+ Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

After redefining the triathlon space, RnP begin outlining the 2010-2011 OutSeason. In addition to pointing you to our free OS Course, we outline exactly why this part of our season is the most critical. Our motto is "Work WORKS!" and that's never more true than during the winter!

Direct download: ENFan_FREE_OutSeason.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

Coach Patrick finds out how Suzanne recovers from a broken elbow only seven weeks out from race day (!!!) to lay down a great first (marathon) and time IM!

Direct download: IMUSA_Recap_SuzanneKinsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Coach Patrick digs into Cary's race story to learn more about how he leveraged the Four Keys to make his first time IM experience so powerful and rewarding!

Direct download: IMUSA_2010_Recap_CaryBlanco.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Coach Patrick interviews the inimitable Dana Sharp, returning to her first Ironman after having a baby. Learn how she used the EN plans to manage her training time, and our Four Keys guidance to manage her race day! Very informative and inspirational.

Direct download: IMUSA_2010_DanaSharp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Coach Patrick delivers the Ironman USA version of our Four Keys of Ironman Execution Talk, live at Ironman Lake Placid in July 2010. Patrick discusses the Four Keys, the guidance used by thousands of successful Ironman finishers, and then describes their application, in detail, to the IMUSA course.

Interested in joining our team of 400+ Ironman and Half Ironman athletes? Go here!

Direct download: IMUSA_7-23-2010_4_keys_Coach_P-edit.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21am EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation interview Eric Voboril about his race day experience. Eric set a big new PR and had a really solid day across the board for a self-described average athlete. Learn how it went!

Direct download: IMUSA_2010_EricVoboril.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 6:09am EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation interviews Dave Halligan about his race experience at Ironman USA 2010. Learn how Dave really upped his game from 2008 and how his day played out!

Direct download: IMUSA_2010_Halligan.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 5:59am EST

Coach Patrick records his welcome message and quick overview of the Ironman USA course as presented to the Team during our annual dinner. More than 80 athletes, family members and friends descended on Nicola's to connect with one another and prepare for a great weekend. We hope you enjoy this podcast and take it as an example of how commited Endurance Nation is to supporting the Age Group triathlete - from our renown training plans to fun, family-oriented race weekend experiences!

Direct download: IMUSA_Dinner_2010.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:20am EST

Coach Rich discusses proper gearing for Ironman racing, bike setup, nutrition, racing with power, and much more in this podcast recorded at our FREE Ironman Wisconsin Tri-Rally.

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Direct download: IMWI_RallyDay2.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for this 12-minute overview of the critical elements of the Lake Placid Ironman Course. In the "three bullets" format, Patrick gives guidance for three distinct parts of the swim, bike and run portions of your day. Consider this to be the final takeaway before your big race!

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Direct download: EN_IMUSA_3Bullets.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 9:43am EST

Coach Rich delivers the Ironman Wisconsin version of our Four Keys of Ironman Execution Talk, live at our free Tri-Rally on the course in July 2010. Rich discusses the Four Keys, the guidance used by thousands of successful Ironman finishers, and then describes their application, in detail, to the IMWI course.

Want to learn about future Tri-Rally opportunites, our 100% FREE-to-everyone training camps on the US Ironman Courses? Go here!

Interested in joining our team of 400 Ironman and Half Ironman athletes? Go here!

Direct download: WI_Rally_Day1.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Coach Patrick celebrates Ironman CDA and hypes up this weekend's FREE Tri-Rally in Madison WI. More than 100 triathletes are set to meet up, train and have fun on the IMWI course. After covering the latest results via the data tool, Coach P gives some advice on how to handle the heat!

Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_7_7_2010.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

Rich interviews Peter Carroll, 36yo, of Davis, CA. IMCDA'10 was Peter first Ironman...and SECOND triathlon! Rich and Peter discuss his race and his experiences as a first time Ironman athlete within Endurance Nation

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Direct download: CDA_Carroll.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

Bryan Ogle, 43yo, Agoura Hills, CA, recently transplanted from Couer d'Alene, ID, father of 3. Bryan is also the New Business Development Manager for KSwiss and has been a member of Endurance Nation for over 2yrs.

Bryan experienced some challenges on the run and his race is an excellent example of always keeping your head in the game and trying to thing through, and solve, the problems the day presents to you.

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Direct download: CDA_Ogle.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Coach Rich interviews Al Truscott, 61yo from Gig Harbor, WA. Al won his age group and broke his own course record at IMCDA this year. This on the heels of a similar AG winning, course record performance at IMAZ'09...which was on the heels of Kona '09.

Rich and Al discuss his race and deliver some valuable, big picture guidance about the IMCDA swim and bike courses. Al also relates an interesting tactical decision on the run course. In the Haus we call Al the "Oracle of IMCDA." You don't want to miss his advice!

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Direct download: CDA10_Truscott.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Coach Rich chats with Reed Rinderknecht, 40yo, of Iowa. Reed missed qualifying for Kona at IMCDA by about four minutes. Rich and Reed discuss his race, specifically the mental requirements for peak performances that are applicable to all flavors of athletes -- back, middle and front of the pack.

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Direct download: IMCDA10_Reed.mp3
Category:Race Report, IMCDA -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Coach Rich interviews Aaron Linkow, 39yo father of 3 girls, from Denver, CO. IMCDA'10 was Aaron's first Ironman and his performance is an excellent example of continuing to think, solve problems, and adjust goals throughout the day.

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Direct download: CDA10_Linkow.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Put the right gears on your bike before your next Ironman. Help us help you! Please!​
Direct download: IMGearing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

Rich talks about his day on the IMCDA course, supporting TeamEN athletes
Direct download: PostCDA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

This week Coach Patrick highlights the midwest Towers of  Power (guess who?), covers the importance of checklists in terms of being ready to race and has one, just one, final tip for all the CDA folks. ​
Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_6_23_2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Coach Rich Strauss of Endurance Nation delivers his Ironman training guidance for self-coached athletes. Straight shooting and uncensored, this is not the stuff you read in the mags...
Direct download: Tri-RallyDay2.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Coach P does a short podcast this week, highlighting key races and giving some advice on managing the "expectations vs results" gap we face after race day. Enjoy!

Approx: 5:30
Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_6_14_2010.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

Coach Patrick checks in with North Dakota resident Terry Olivas just before he hops into Kailua Bay for a recovery swim. Terry put out a great race in his second ever 70.3 event, riding well and running sub-8s for the first time in any running event ever. Learn more about his race and the course!
Direct download: Interview_TerryOlivas.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:03am EST

Coach Patrick checks in with Mike Allen regarding his race at Rev3 @ Quassy and then discusses the importance of "big picture" race day goal setting. Approximately 15 minutes.​
Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_6_7_2010.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Coach Patrick covers the most recent Team EN results and talks briefly about why early season races are both important​ and (kinda) insignificant. Short one this week (8:24).
Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_5_31_2010.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Join Coach Patrick for a quick recap of the weekend's racing (team, enter your data here!) and a review of why you need to separate your approach to training from your approach to racing. Approximately 15 minutes.

Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_5_10_2010.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 6:23pm EST

Fred Gilbert -- Wildflower '10 Race Report and Interview

Fred Gilbert goes sub 5hrs at Wildflower, a significant achievement on this course, and tells Coach Rich all about it.

Direct download: Fred_Gilbert_WF10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Carrie Chavez Ironman St George Race Report

Carrie Chavez of Endurance Nation and San Ramon, CA had a good day on a TOUGH Ironman St George course, placing 8th in 40-44 AG with a 12:07. She discusses her race with Coach Rich Strauss

Direct download: Carrie_Chavez_IMSG10.mp3
Category:Race Report -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Coach Rich Ironman St George Debrief

Rich debriefs the Ironman St George course and race weekend!

Direct download: IMSG_Debrief.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

TeamEN Weekly Update: Monday 5/3/10

Coach Patrick recaps the wicked hard weekend of racing at Ironman St. George, Wildflower and White Lake by looking at our Team results. He also talks about the importance of patience when racing long course, especially on tough terrain and in early-season races!

Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_5_3_2010.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Join Coach Patrick as he recaps recent results, sends good vibes to the folks racing IM St George, Wildflower and White Lake Half, and talks about the most important thing you need to do during the final lead up to your race.

EN folks, if you want the shout out, please put your race results into the EN Data Tool! Thanks!

Direct download: Weekly_TeamEN_Update_4_28.mp3
Category:Weekly Update -- posted at: 2:08pm EST

Join Rich, Patrick and a handful of EN's amazing women to learn what makes Endurance Nation such a powerful place to train and grow as a triathlete. The full podcast runs about 45 minutes, and includes excerpts on how we race, why we train the way we do, and what the women have in store for 2010!

Direct download: Womens_Open_House_Call_3_18.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Meet The Team: Olivia Syptak

Coach Patrick talks to Olivia, another EN newbie, about her return to Ironman in 2010, the tough OutSeason and much more. Olivia is just good people, 'nuff said. Check it out!

Direct download: MTT_OlyviaSyptak.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 10:15am EST

Meet The Team: Pam Kassner

Coach Patrick talks to Pam about her plan for IM Wisconsin, her cycling hubby, how Ironman inspired her to start her own company and much more. Inspirational and fun to listen to…a can’t miss episode!

Direct download: MTT_PamKassner_100210.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 10:03am EST

2010 Ironman and Half Iron Training Plan Introduction Join Endurance Nation Coaches Rich and Patrick as they recap 2009 and outline the 2010 plan of attack. The latest EN plans, now in their 7th generation, are due to hit the public on 1/4/2010. They are significantly improved over 2009; tune in to learn about all of the changes, how they can help you out, and much more.
Direct download: 2010_Plan_Update_Dec2009.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Tune in with Endurance Nation's Coach Patrick for a quick review of the top three recovery items in your OutSeason toolkit!
Direct download: OutSeason_091130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Join Coaches Rich and Patrick for a recap of Kona and our recent Team Challenges. Our repeat Ice Cream Time Trial Champ dials in and reveals just how close he was to the edge! Amazing!

Listen Here   |    Download Here

Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 5:26am EST

Triathlon Race Execution Radio: Episode #16 - Part Deux: 2009 Kona Overview Conclusion Join Coach Patrick as he quickly talks you through the race from the turn on the bike at Hawi (not halfway!) and the entire marathon. Learn how to stay focused, what to stay focused upon and where (most likely) your wheels will come off on race day!

Duration: 15:00
Direct download: 2009_Kona_Review_Part_Deux.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 11:07am EST

Join Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann as they walk you through the last week pre-Kona and give key pointers re: race day. Combined they have raced Kona 4 times and have plenty of crazy stories to tell and key advice to share.

Note: Show was cut short a bit...kind of a cliffhanger. We'll revisit latter half of the race in Episode #17!

Listen Live Here  |  Download Here

Category:Racing -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Join Rich and Patrick to learn why they have a love hate relationship with Fall marathons. Learn how you can improve with out them, when to do them, and if you insist upon it, how you can structure your training.

Listen Here  |  Download Here

Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

Endurance Nation Coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann discuss the performances of their 13 athletes on the IMWI course, and lessons learned from them and other competitor. Rich and Patrick will also discuss the upcoming off-season and welcome their latest crew of new members, joining the team yesterday!

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Category:Race Report -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Coach Patrick wraps up the 2009 Ironman Louisville experience. He talks about the 30 athletes who raced (results) and the overall process of supporting the team (pictures). He even includes some race day / Kona tips before talking about the 2010 OutSeason Training Plan Sale through 9/30 and the Team EN Waitlist!
Direct download: IMLV_2009_Coach_Wrap.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

Join Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation for a quick preview of our 2010 OutSeason plans and what makes them so insanely effective.
Direct download: OutSeason_Propaganda_1.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

Join Endurance Nation Coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann as they recap the weekend at Endurance Nation.

Please Click Here to Listen / Download the Podcast

Contents include:

USA numbers summary --
    •    36 athletes
    •    70 @ dinner
    •    100 @ talk
    •    about 500 DL's of 4keb in the last 2wks
    •    4 x podiums and kona slots
    •    Coaches on the course at 7/19, caught nearly all of our athletes at the finish
Race execution notes --
    •    Reiterate no training race week
    •    Checklists
    •    Value of 4Keys talk
    •    Bike mount line
    •    Early bike pacing and hydration
    •    Not wigging out over potential weather on the bike
    •    Early run pacing
    •    Last 6-8 miles of IMUSA so much more critical than any other race.
Category:Racing -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Triathlon Race Execution Radio: Episode #11: Hidden Value of Racing Steady Episode 11: Rich and Patrick talk about the Hidden Value of Steady Pacing on Raceday. Listen to the full show online here. Be sure to check out our future schedule and tune in live next time!
Category:Racing -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Triathlon Race Execution Radio: Episode #10: Training To Race Episode 10: Rich and Patrick talk about the most important aspect of your training -- preparing to race: Determining pace, nutrition, & gear for your big day.
Direct download: RER_Episode_10_Racing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52am EST

Rich and Patrick wrap Ironman CDA. We talk about the Team presence both during the week but on the big day, as well as how the race went down. We cover some lessons learned re execution, point out some great racing by EN folks, and review our Team approach to the week.

In the second half, RnP cover the highlights of the Ironman USA swim.

Go To Episode 9 Here

Category:Racing -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

Rich and Patrick, fearless leaders of Endurance Nation, check in during their work week in Coeur d'Alene 2009.
Direct download: CDA_radio_1.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

Join Rich and Patrick for this hour long show that covers the elusive Ironman taper. In addition to outlining how you can set up your own taper, Rich and Patrick conduct an interview with The Halligan about his experience at the Mooseman Half. Your fearless leaders finally have time to discuss a few of the nuances of the IM Coeur d'Alene swim and transition areas. A great hour!

Download it here!
Category:Radio -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

Since we were up in Lake Placid at our annual camp, we were unable to broadcast the Race Simulation show live. Rich and I sat down an recorded this offline, so you can enjoy exactly what we want you to know about Race Simulation workouts: how to plan, execute, and analyze them. What to look out for and how to make critical decisions on what to wear and where to ride.

Length: Approx 47 minutes.
Direct download: RaceSimulation.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 9:14am EST

Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation talks about the true value of racing with a plan for an Endurance Nation athlete.
Direct download: RaceTriathlonWithPlan_090603.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 9:48am EST

Coach P reflects on how it's natural to worry about a missed workout...but why it ultimately doesn't matter...at all!  Tune in and then focus on the future!
Direct download: WorkoutsDoNotARaceMake_090528.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 10:13am EST

Race Execution Radio: Episode #5: Racing Hilly Ironman Bike Courses, Athlete Interview, More Join Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann for Episode #5 of Race Execution Radio. This week Rich and Patrick talk Racing Hilly Ironman Bike Courses and they interview Matt Ancona (mancona), a Team EN athlete around his most recent race performance.

First Half: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/endurancenation/2009/05/18/Endurance-Nation-Radio-Weekly-Check-In-With-The-Coaches

Second Half: Audio file included here.
Direct download: 5.18.Remainder_Audio.mp3
Category:Radio -- posted at: 6:09am EST

Triathlon Coach Podcast: Race Day Bike Set Up In the fourth episode of Triathlon Execution Radio, Rich and Patrick talk the specifics of Long Course Bike set up for race day. From fit to wheels to helmets to food...we've got it all covered!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/endurancenation/2009/05/11/Endurance-Nation-Radio-Weekly-Check-In-With-The-Coaches

Approx 45 minutes.
Direct download: TE_Radio_FINAL.jpg
Category:Racing -- posted at: 5:52am EST

Join Rich and Patrick as they welcome the final 58 members to sign up for TeamEN before the membership drive ended on 5/1/2009!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/endurancenation/2009/05/04/Endurance-Nation-Radio-Weekly-Check-In-With-The-Coaches
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

Coach Patrick talks about the looming Ironman CDA event and helps re-focus you to making that guy feeling into an ally instead of your training and racing enemy.
Direct download: Podcast_FEAR_090506.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:35am EST

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/endurancenation/2009/04/27/Endurance-Nation-Radio-Weekly-Check-In-With-The-Coaches

Tune in to hear Rich and Patrick discuss the TriathlonExecution survey results, wrap up the 4/25-/26 weekend of Team Events and cover critical race-specific swimming guidance.
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

Join Coach Patrick of Endurance Nation as he helps an athlete consider how to interpret the new results from a recent bike threshold test.
Direct download: Triathlon_WeeklyQandA_by_EnduranceNation_090427.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Meet John Stark: EN NorCal Sleeper Cell Member and our Ironman Couer d'Alene Team Captain. John joined EN in October 2008. In that time his FTP on the bike has increased 14%, from 235 to 275w. Rich and John discuss his progress within EN and his performance at Ironman California 70.3.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Please create a 30-day free trial to check us out before the 5/1/2009 deadline.

Direct download: Stark.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

Meet Kris Frazier. Kris is an EN OG, Charter Member of the Lil' Peeps Mafia, Ironman Louisville Team Captain, and a resident of Louisville, KY. She lives right on the bike course and is recently the former president of the Louisville Landsharks Triathlon Club.

Since training with Endurance Nation, Kris has seen a 24% FTP increase, 12% VDot increase, a 7' HIM PR on a hilly course vs her former flat course PR. She also finished her first Ironman, Louisville, "coherent and with a smile on her face," and is ramping up for another breakthru performance at L'ville this year.


Direct download: KrisF.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

Marianne is an EN OG (Original Gangsta), having attended Rich's Ironman Louisville camp in June 2007, and then joining EN from the very beginning. She is THE EN Denmother and the Don of the EN Arkansas Mafia.

Marianne and Rich discuss her challenging day at Ironman New Orleans 70.3 and her training for Ironman Lake Placid 2009.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Please create a 30-day free trial to check us out before the 5/1/2009 deadline.

Direct download: Marianne.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 7:02pm EST


Meet Tom Glynn of Danville, CA. Tom is another member of our EN NorCal Sleeper Cell and is fast becoming the EN Poster Boy for MOP to FOP progression.

Since joining Endurance Nation in the fall of 2007, Tom's VDot has risen from 51 to 55.  His Functional Threshold Power (FTP) on the bike has increased 43%, from 215w to 304w. That increased fitness has translated into some very impressive PR's: from a 11:55 at IMAZ'07 to an 11:12 at IMLP'08. Most recently Tom, PR'ed Ironman California 70.3 2009 by 25', on unrested, untappered legs as he focuses on Ironman Coeur d'Alene this season.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Please create a 30-day free trial to check us out before the 5/1/2009 deadline.

Direct download: Glynn.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Meet Verna Mandel of Pasadena, CA. Verna has been with us since early 2008 and has made great strides on the bike and run. She and her 47cm bike are members of the Lil' Peeps Mafia, and she is also our resident WKO+ software expert: another example of how Endurance Nation is a unique learning environment in the tri-space.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Please create a 30-day free trial to check us out before the 5/1/2009 deadline.

Direct download: Verna.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Kitima, or EN Code Name Kitiboo, is a relatively new member. She gives us a great perspective on our power and pace focus, and is another example of how you don't have to be a skinny, bald, Type A, male 25-35 power geek to find value in training with power. Oh, and she's also a smart doc-type who gives us her expertise on a number of issues.

Since joining EN her running VDot is up 2 points and her FTP on the bike is up...wait for it, 36.7%!

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Direct download: Kitiboo.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 9:37pm EST

Tune in as Rich and Patrick talk preparation for IMCDA over the last 10 weeks. They celebrate some killer EN athlete results and examine some of the other "experts" in the triathlon space. Available online via BlogTalkRadio.com.

Note: This is a weekly show, tune in online or on your phone, at 12pm EST every Monday.
Category:Radio -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Meet Todd Glass. Todd and his family live in St. Louis. He is another athlete who has been with us, off and on, since the Crucible Fitness days. He is currently in the rarified fitness air of an FTP north of 300w, and VDot in the high 50's. But he did a lot of work to get there. In the '08-09 Out-Season with Endurance Nation, Todd's FTP has risen 22%, from 265 to 325w. His VDot has climbed from 50 to 57. With an IM PR of 10:15, Todd is poised for even greater things at IMCDA in a couple months.


Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Direct download: ToddGlass.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Hayes is on the right and is not the pro cyclist on the left :-)
Hayes is on the right and is not the pro cyclist on the left :-)
Hayes is ANOTHER member of EN Northern Illinois Sleeper Cell and the man behind the soon-to-be-legendary EN Midwest Training Camp coming up in less than two short weeks in Madison, WI.

Hayes has seen a 25% FTP increase over the winter, lifting his watts from 191w to 239w. He also set a 3 minutes half marathon PR in March, again using our Out-Season training plan....which had him training for a 5k, by the way. Hayes PR'ed his goal Half Ironman last year by 40' with EN.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you’ve heard in these podcasts?

Direct download: Sanborn.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Matt Sullivan, another member of the EN Northern Illinois Sleeper Cell, is next in our podcast series. Matt's Functional Threshold Power (FTP) on the bike has risen from 175w to 222w, 27%, using our Out-Season training program this weekend. He has also set 45" 5k and 2' 10k PR's this winter.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you've heard in these podcasts?

Direct download: Sullivan.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 11:37am EST

Meet Helen Brauch (the one in the middle), or Nemo as she is known to the member of the EN Haus. Nemo has been with us since January '08 and is a charter member of the EN Lil' Peeps Mafia. While training with EN last year she PR'ed IMWI by 1:54. Her previous IM was IMFL, a much faster course.

She and a few other EN Chicas will be joining us for our Tour of California 2010 training camp!

Listen Now!

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you've heard in these podcasts?

Direct download: Nemo.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 11:35am EST

After meeting so many of our NIL Sleeper Cell, it's time to shift towards the Left Coast and talk to the leader of our NorCal Sleeper Cell: Steve Cramer! Yep, there is ANOTHER solid squad of EN athletes training and racing together in the East Bay area and Steve Cramer deserves much of the credit for bringing them onto the team by setting the local fitness and training example.

Steve has been inside the Endurance Nation/Crucible Fitness house since about 2006. His Ironman PR has plummetted, from an 11:37 to a 10:08, an effort at IMLP'08 that earned him a slot to Kona, where he raced to a 10:43.

Can your triathlon coach or training plan demonstrate a history of delivering results and testimonials like the ones you've heard in these podcasts?

Direct download: Cramer.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Today EN broke new ground, using the BlogTalkRadio service to host a live broadcast of an hour-long Intro to EN talk by Rich and Patrick.  Now you can listen -- and join -- us as we talk LIVE. Call in and ask those tough EN questions...no holds barred! This will be a weekly recurringent event on Mondays in April @ 12pm EST, so be sure to tune in next week!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/endurancenation

Please find the file under the "On Demand" section of our page. Note there a slight delay on the front end of the file, so you might have to fast forward a bit.

Hope you can join us next week!

RnP
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 9:37pm EST

The Halligan and Family
The Halligan and Family

Dave Halligan, THE Halligan, the Chuck Norris of EN, a giant of a man and a legend in the EN Haus after tearing the legs off of his coaches and fellow campers at our Tour of California camp!

Dave has been with EN for just over year. IMLP'08 was his Ironman, where he negative split the bike AND the run using our execution guidance. More recently, since purchasing a Powertap in January, training with our Out-Season program and joining us for the Tour of California, Dave's FTP has risen from 323w to 348, an 8% increase in six weeks.

More from The Halligan

Rich, I hope I didn't talk too much last night.  We didn't get to the part where  you ask me how EN has benefitted me the most.  Hopefully people with be able to get that from our conversation, but in case you wanted to add something here's what I would have said:

  1. The community is what it's all about.  I'm not a social networking guy,no facebook, myspace, blog.  But EN is a different story.  It's like a private club for down to earth, regular folks who like to train and race, but are also people that work, support families, and have other interests. Then, you get to meet some of the people at camps, races, social events, and next thing you know, you have new friends to train, race, and do other fun stuff with.
  2. The shift from LSD to interval work is huge!  Not only does it spice up the workout and make it more interesting, it makes you faster.  I was skeptical at first, but was a quick convert.
  3. The EN founders.  Great guys with not a hint of mightier than thou attitude.  Completely vested in how their athletes do regardless of their level and/or experience.  Always willing to help and support.
Direct download: Halligan.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Rich and Dan go way, way, way back to the early beginnings of his Crucible Fitness days. They have been business, virtual training, and trash-talking partners for years. Dan has a PR of 10:20 at IMLP’07 and recent placed 9th in a bitter cold and rainy Michigan time trial.

When Dan isn’t doing cool stuff with his fitness, like running 40 miles in the snow on his 40th birthday, you can find him coordinating the websites and marketing campaigns of his clients through Dan Socie Creative, or sharing a home office with his wife, Steph, as they tackle the birth announcement world through their shared business 2Peas1Pod

Direct download: Socie.mp3
Category:MeetTeam -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

Endurance Nation Coach Rich Strauss discusses every inch, turn, hill and stride of the CaliHalf course. He knows it very, very well!
Direct download: CaliHIM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am EST

We are pleased to introduce Linda Patch.

Linda is one of our original members. Linda set a 1:30+ PR at Ironman Flordia 2008 after training with EN for about a year. Since joining us in October, 2007, Linda's Functional Threshold Power (FTP) on the bike has increased from 146w to 181w, a 24% gain. Her VDot on the run has increased from 34 to 39 during our Out-Season program this year.  Most notably, through working with a "special" power-training protocol that we discuss in this podcast, she has increased her 5' power from 206w to 221w since December.

Oh yeah, she is also a 50's-ish mother of four sons and the owner of Linda Patch and Associates, a PR and marketing firm. No, she is not some young thing with tons of recovery and time resources on her hands and, yes, she is very, very busy!

Direct download: Patch.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am EST

Endurance Nation Matt Ancona is another member of EN Northern Illinois Sleeper Cell who has seen incredible gains after joining Endurance Nation after his fall marathon. You can read about Matt's improvement over the Out-Season in this detailed post on his blog: http://ironmancona.blogspot.com/2009/03/en-out-season-results.html

Coach's Summary:
Bike: 20% gain in FTP, from 209w, 3.3w/kg to 251 watts and 4.07 w/kg
Run: 3.2 VDot increase in 16wks, with his final test coming shortly.

Patrick and Rich (Endurance Nation Coaches/Founders) have the opportunity to travel to all of the North American Ironman (TM) races throughout the year and meet a ton of Endurance Nation members. But many of our members — though they train and network with each other virtually — only know each other as email addresses, forum names and signatures, rarely getting the chance to connect in the real world.

We thought it would fun for us, the Team, and our listeners to interview our athletes. To put a name, a voice and a face to an email address/forum handle and learn more about each other!

Direct download: Ancona.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Endurance Nation

Meet Carrie Himmel of Cisco, TX. Carrie and her husband Daniel are both members of Endurance Nation and are training for Ironman Cozumel, Carrie's first Ironman. Carrie is working mom and a neat lady, not a uber geeked out super stud, so we thought it would be valuable for you to meet her and gain her perspective on Endurance Nation.

Patrick and Rich (Endurance Nation Coaches/Founders) have the opportunity to travel to all of the North American Ironman (TM) races throughout the year and meet a ton of Endurance Nation members. But many of our members -- though they train and network with each other virtually -- only know each other as email addresses, forum names and signatures, rarely getting the chance to connect in the real world.

We thought it would fun for us, the Team, and our listeners to interview our athletes. To put a name, a voice and a face to an email address/forum handle and learn more about each other!


Direct download: Himmel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am EST

EN Weekly Update for 3/27/2009 Join Coach Rich and Patrick as they talk about Patrick's 30-Day Run Project, the Cali Half coming up, training with TSS/fitness in the muscles and what set's  Endurance Nation apart from the coaching competition. Approx 45' in duration.
Direct download: TeamEN_090327.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

Endurance Nation

Patrick and Rich (Endurance Nation Coaches/Founders) have the opportunity to travel to all of the North American Ironman (TM) races throughout the year and meet a ton of Endurance Nation members. But many of our members -- though they train and network with each other virtually -- only know each other as email addresses, forum names and signatures, rarely getting the chance to connect in the real world.

We thought it would fun for us, the Team, and our listeners to interview our athletes. To put a name, a voice and a face to an email address/forum handle and learn more about each other! So without further ado...

Meet Chris Gleason (Chris G), an EN OG (original gangsta) with us since almost Day 1. You'll find Chris outside Albany, or in airport on business travel, or stalking the IMLP course during training camps in the summer.
Direct download: Gleason.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Intro to Endurance Nation (Audio from Webinar) Listen in as Coach Rich and Patrick do a walk through of EN, who we are, how we work, and how you can plug in to achieve your triathlon best. About 45' in duration with some references to the webinar we were doing.
Direct download: IntroToEN_WebinarAudio_090325.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am EST

Endurance Nation Coach Rich Strauss and professional mountain biker and coach Lynda Wallenfels, of LWCoaching.com, discuss the brand new St. George Ironman. Lynda is a long time resident of St. George, a former Ironman athlete, and knows every inch of the bike and run courses.

She and Rich discuss weather, terrain, road conditions, hills, curves, chip seal, water temp, where to spectate, where to park, where to stay and much, much more!

If you are a mountain bike or triathlete looking for the best guidance on how to train in the dirt, there is no one better than Lynda Wallenfels. Please check her out at LWCoaching.com!

If you are registered for or thinking about racing Ironman St George, check us out at EnduranceNation.us. In only the first week of registration we already have 8-10 team members signed up for this race! We will easily have 20-30 athletes in the event by the time the gun goes off!
Direct download: SGIMTalk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

Coach Patrick gives a not-so-succinct review of the importance of capturing your fitness at the end of your OutSeason / OffSeason Program. Hard to tell if you are going to get to where you want to be (race day) if you don't know where you are (right now). Time to test people!
Direct download: Coach_OSBenchmark_090322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am EST

Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann discuss the teams incredible race results last weekend, Rich's clinic in NoCal this coming weekend, and preview their Bike Fit webinar coming at the end of the month.
Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_090318.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

This Fall, Endurance Nation conducted a free, 90' webinar on heart rate based training. The webinar was converted to an ebook, which you can download below. Over 1000 athletes have read the ebook!

Heart Rate Training Redefined

We've now made the entire audio presentation available, also for free!


Direct download: Webinar_ENHeartRate_Full.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Coach P takes a swing at the Stump the Chump questions…including Wetsuit Selection, Intensity vs Base training and much more!
Direct download: StumpTheChump_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56am EST

The 60'+ audio file to accompany our free ebook: Introduction to Training and Racing with Power.
Direct download: PowerWebinarAudio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Coach Rich discusses his thoughts on the "compartmentalization of fitness" adhered to by much of the triathlon world, and how this severely limits the perspectives and performances of age group athletes.

Please share your thoughts with us by adding a comment!

Please Twitter this post or share it with your friends on Facebook!
Direct download: Limiters.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Coach Rich and Patrick talk about the Stump The Chump project, the impending release of their FREE Power Training eBook (stay tuned people!) and the two online events they are playing in next week: Triathlete's Coffee Shop and a webinar with Mike Folan of infinIT nutrition! Enjoy it!
Direct download: TeamEN_Weekly_090306.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 11:57am EST

Enough of Rich and Patrick talking about the camp; it's time for the campers to have their say. We are excited to have Leigh and Brian, both first time campers, weigh in with what was cool, fun, and epic about our week together in CA. Remember you can see the pics from the camp here! Enjoy!

Approx. 21:00
Direct download: TOC2009Interviews.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Listen along as Rich and Patrick review their personal highlights from the 2009 Tour of California Camp. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the hundreds of camp pictures and videos in our Camp Album.
Direct download: TOC2009Wrap.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Coach Patrick reviews the magical ride that was Day 5 (thru Fort Hunter Ligget) and preps for the TT day in Solvang. Enjoy!
Direct download: TOC_Day6.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Coach P checks in with a review of Stage 4's Epic Day with 4 KOMs and 2 Sprints. 65 miles of incredible riding yesterday left smiles on everyone's faces...and Day 5 looks to be a great ride as we depart from the scheduled course for some coastal riding.
Direct download: TOC_Day5_Pre.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 8:37am EST

Coach P recaps the 50-mile ride day, including the epic climb up Sierra Mtn Road!
Direct download: TOC_Stage3_Post.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 12:50am EST

Coach P preps you for our big Day Three trip over Sierra Mtn road.
Direct download: TOC_Stage3_Pre.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 12:47am EST

Coach P wraps up our second day of camp, looking forward to Day Three's excitement!


Direct download: TOC_Day2_Post.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Enjoy Coach P's preparations for the second day of the TOC Camp!
Direct download: TOC_Day2_Pre.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Coach Patrick recaps the crazy day that was Stage One of the 2009 TOC, from missing TT bikes to KOMs, it's all here. Enjoy!

(Approx 6.5' total)
Direct download: Day1_PostRide.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 1:47am EST

Join Coach Patrick at 5am in his hotel room to recap the prologue action and to outline what's ahead for folks on the first Stage, Davis to Santa Rosa. Full specs and pics and links over on the Team EN blog here. Slideshow here. Enjoy!

(Approx 10' in length)
Direct download: Day1_PreRide.mp3
Category:Tour of CA -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Join Coach Patrick as he sits down to talk with Roman Micah of Everymantri.com to learn more about this endurance entrepreneur, his background, his work, and what 2009 has in store for his fans.
Direct download: Interview_EN_RomanMicah_090202.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:19am EST

Endurance Nation Triathlon Coaches Rich and Patrick review the recent Boston Weekend (Open House / Power Clinic / Swim Clinic). They also talk about the most important part of your season -- the OUTSeason!
Direct download: TeamEN_090123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Listen along as Rich and Patrick take you back in the day to the very beginning of Endurance Nation. They talk candidly about their business prowess (or lack thereof) as well as about all the amazing things that have happened in the last 1.5 years. We even include some new updates and our goals for 2009! It's going to be a great year!!!!


Direct download: 2008_2009_Review.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 7:03am EST

Listen along as Coach Patrick recaps the growth and highlights of 2008, then he briefly introduces some of the new changes coming into play in early January 2009. If you prefer, watch the video on the Endurance Nation blog or on YouTube.
Direct download: 2008YearInReview_2009Preview.aif
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

Rich and Patrick talk a bit of admin and a lot about IMAZ! Good luck to everyone racing!

P
Direct download: ENWeekly_081117.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Rich and Patrick check in with the team re IMFL and Clearwater 70.3. They cover the progress of our OutSeason athletes and discuss the upcoming Tour of California! (Time: Approx 38 mins).
Direct download: Weekly_081112.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

Coach P gets on a rant about one doode's training plan (only 56 weeks to go!), and along the way explains a better way to build your next season successfully.
Direct download: WeeklyUpdate_081022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Five Principles of Effective Triathlon Training Endurance Nation's coaches discuss the core concepts of effective age group triathlon training. Topics include: the basic week, fitness as work, real-world scheduling and why the traditional approach to periodization falls apart at longer distances.

All of the information discussed in this podcast is covered in greater detail in the FREE Long Course Triathlon Training Manual

Enjoy!

Rich and Patrick
Direct download: 5Principles_SelfCoaching.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 10:11am EST

Coaches Rich and Patrick cover EN business, set a date for the Great Ice Cream showdown and offend 1:1 triathlon coaches everywhere. It's a good one.

Listen below or download the mp3 here.



Direct download: ENWeekly_080919.mp3
Category:The Coaches -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Endurance Nation Triathlon Season Plan Introductory Podcast Please listen as Rich and Patrick introduce you to their new product, the Season Plan: the combined their Out-Season, Basic Month, and IM or 70.3 training plans, with a "Season Map," and much more, creating a complete solution to guide you across an entire season towards your goal race.

Visit the Endurance Nation Training Plans page to learn more!
Direct download: SeasonPlanIntro.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

Listen in as Rich reports from Louisville, Patrick and Rich talk shop and more...
Direct download: Weekly_080829.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Endurance Nation Swim eBook, Version 2, podcast preview! Originally created in 2005, thousands of athletes have used Version 1 of our ebook to improve their swimming. Responding to the overwhelming demand and positive feedback from our original ebook, we've lifted the hood and reworked the product to make it even bigger, better, and more effective.

Listen to the 15-20' introductory podcast by the coaches, then learn more here!
Direct download: Swim_eBook_Intro.mp3
Category:Promo -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

Thank you for following along as we've discussed our system for long course racing. Now we would like to put it all together for you and share with you the racing lessons we've learned so far this season.

Please read the accompanying article on the EN Blog.

Like what you’ve read and heard in the series so far? Join our Team today!
Direct download: IMExecution_080724.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Coach Patrick tracks down Steve Cramer of EN-Forum (and now Kona-qualifying) fame to learn more about his race in Lake Placid, how he's recovering and what's next!

Like what you’ve read and heard on our podcast channel? Join our Team today!
Direct download: Interview_SteveCramer.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann introduce and discuss their system for preparing for and executing the Iron distance run leg using Pace. For additional details and to ensure you get the most out of the podcast, please read the complete post on the EN Blog.

Like what you’ve read and heard in the series so far? Join our Team today!


Direct download: RacingWithPace.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Team! Hope you are all heathly, happy, and hitting it hard. This is another weekly podcast by Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation talking about racing IM as a newbie. Patrick outlines a few key areas to help "noobs" stay focused on what really matters!
Direct download: IM_as_Newbie.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

EN Coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann discuss their roles as teachers and leaders within the Endurance Nation community.
Direct download: Trial_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann explain the value of their training plan bundles: 6 x HIM and IM training plans for Advance, Beginner and Intermediate athletes, with pace, power and heart rate guidance PLUS 36 podcast, 10+hrs, to accompany the bundle. For only $249. Learn more by listening to the podcast!
Direct download: Trial_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

Just what is Endurance Nation? Coaches and Founders Patrick McCrann and Rich Strauss offer more detail. Over 400 members have joined us in only seventh months...a full season of training solutions for only $.27/day...almost 20 athletes at IMCDA with 4 guys under 10:30...you may want to check us out!

Be sure to also read our Blog!
Direct download: Trial_Intro_Clean.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am EST

Rich and Patrick continue their series on long course race execution by discussing Racing with Power. Endurance Nation is widely recognized as the leader in training and racing solutions for multisport power athletes. Today, they discuss Patrick's breakthru race at Ironman Coeur d'Alene as a result of using the power racing system they have developed.

To set the stage and ensure you get the most out of their podcast, be sure to read the full article on the Endurance Nation Blog
Direct download: Xtri_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:Racing -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Listen in as Todd talks about his most excellent race at IMCDA; specifically how he set a 29' personal best (vs IMCDA 2007) and how Endurance Nation helped to tip the scales in his favor. Great job Todd!!!!

Please also check out Todd's race report!
Direct download: Interview_ToddM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

IMCDA 2008 was a great event; folks like Marianne made it awesome. Listen in as Marianne tells you about her race, training and execution. Thanks, M!!!

Please also read Marianne's race report!
Direct download: Interview_Marianne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Listen along as Endurance Nation coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann discuss the Four Keys to Iron Distance Racing in the context of Patrick's 2008, Kona-qualifying performance at Ironman CDA.  This 30' podcast gives you the basics of the Four Keys (available on DVD) with real-world examples from an actual race. Read the accompanying text on the Endurance Nation Blog here.
Direct download: Xtri_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

Reviewing Your Screw Ups Listen along as Coach Patrick from Endurance Nation talks about how to transform your past mistakes into your future strengths!
Direct download: PRO_ScrewUps.mp3
Category:Tips + Tricks -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

Coach Patrick covers the basic elements of what it means to be racing for a Kona slot on Ironman day. He outlines the biggest challenges you will face (#1 being yourself) and outlines one way to get it done without doing yourself in.
Direct download: Chasing_Slots.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15am EST

Join Endurance Nation coaches and founders, Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann for this FREE hour-long presentation on how to train and race your next long course triathlon. From start to finish, Rich and Patrick cover:

  • How to structure your training;
  • Key workouts to execute;
  • Race day strategies;
  • Pacing guidance;
  • Racing as an “A? race or as Ironman preparation.

Click here to download the webcast (audio + PDF files) to your desktop.

This FREE resource was made possible by the members of Endurance Nation; check them out online here or join them with a free two week trial membership.

Direct download: EN_HIM_Webcast_2008.zip
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EST

Endurance Nation Coaches Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann deliver a webinar to their athletes for a "virtual epic training weekend" organized over the MLK holiday weekend.
Direct download: MLK2008_Podcast.mp3
Category:Virtual Camp -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

Listen and read along as Coach Rich outlines the underlying philosophy of the "basic week" that is the foundation of all EN training plans. You'll need to open the audio file (below), then go to the presentation and follow along. Enjoy! 

View the presentation here; get the audio below.

Note: The audio runs approximately 60 mins.
Direct download: BasicWeekWebinar_080107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Coach Rich and Coach Patrick talk for 20' about how to lay out a proper triathlon season. The main points are:
  • Conserving Your Head Across a Long Season
  • Focus on Short Term, Consistency
  • Epic Weekends to Boost Fitness
  • Cool Events to Maintain Fun Factor

Direct download: EnduranceNation_071212.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Rich and Patrick give an insider look to new developments happening inside Endurance Nation. This is (hopefully) the first of many weekly podcasts.
Direct download: 071210_State_of_the_Nation.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01pm EST