The Triathlon Taren Podcast with Taren and NTK (No Triathlon Kim), features pro triathletes, heavy hitters in the triathlon world, age group triathletes from around the world, and coverage of races and triathlon events. Every Sunday night on the Triathlon Taren Podcast you'll hear fun, engaging and informative tri-related interviews from the triathlon world led by Taren and NTK.
On this episode of the podcast, Triathlon Taren discusses the three keys beginner triathletes need to know to have a strong triathlon swim. Taren's new book, "Triathlon Swimming Foundations" is also available for sale now attriathlontaren.com/triathlonswimmingbook.
Rudy von Berg is a professional triathlete. Born in the USA, he grew up in France and is now back in the US, currently living and training in Boulder, Colorado. Over the past 18 months, he's been tearing up the circuit with victories at (among others) the 2018 70.3 South American championship, the 2018/19 70.3 European Championship, and the 2019 70.3 North America Championship. At 25 years old, he's an athlete to watch in the coming years!
Triathlon Taren completed his first full distance (aka Ironman-distance) triathlon at Challenge Roth, in a blazing fast time of 9:41:32, quite a feat for a first full. Taren did it all under the guidance of Dr. Dan Plews, the 2018 Kona amateur champion who researches, teaches and coaches under the low carb, high fat paradigm. And that's exactly how he trained Taren for Roth: low carb, high fat, with very specific training techniques.
Maggie Walsh is an ultra runner-turned-triathlete, who absolutely smashed her way into the sport. Just this past year, she entered Ironman Boulder, never having done a triathlon of any distance... and she proceeded to not only win the amateur division of the race but came in 4th overall, finishing ahead of many pros! Thanks to her incredible showing, she was invited to the 2019 Zwift Tri Academy, and will race in Kona in October.
Matt Bottrill started his career as an elite cyclist when he was young, and he eventually became a professional cyclist and time trialist. In that time, he won 60 National medals and had 500 race wins, representing Great Britain on more than 30 occasions.
In 2014, he started putting his vast cycling knowledge into use as a coach, when he started Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching. In a short time, he's become known as one of the top pro triathlon coaches.
On this week's edition of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren recaps Challenge Roth. He breaks down the travel to Germany, his nutrition before and during the race, plus the swim, the bike and the run in the race which he finished in 9:41:38.
Pro triathlete Sam Long has blown 2019 out of the water, with four races in 37 days which included two IM 70.3 first-place finishes, Sam is on a tear. The Big Unit joined us first on the podcast in 2018 as a young athlete to watch; now he's keeping pace with some of the biggest names in the field. At 23 years old, he's only just begun!
Chris Lieto is a former professional triathlete who is now a triathlon consultant and coach. During his racing career from 2002 - 2014, he won multiple Ironman and Half Ironman Titles, multiple National Championships victories, and was runner up in two Ironman World Championships at Kona. One of the best cyclists the sport has ever seen, Chris has since moved to Kona where he lives full-time with his family and is now launching a unique online coaching service.
You know him on Instagram as the triathlete who runs in a speedo. Justin Lippert was a successful NCAA collegiate track and cross country runner at Clemson before he quit running after his junior year. He took up triathlon and after just one summer of serious training, he won the 2018 Age Group Nationals in both the Sprint and Olympic distances, and the 2018 70.3 Long Course nationals, and was invited to the Zwift Tri Academy.
For the past two years in a row, Cameron Wurf has been the fastest male professional triathlete on the bike course at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Now, with a 2019 win at the Cannes International Triathlon, Wurf has his sights set on a bigger finish in Kona this year. On the podcast, we talk Wurf's rise through the ranks and how he's taken his experience in Olympic rowing and professional cycling into triathlon, doping in the sport of triathlon, and so much more.
Just a few short years ago, Chelsea Sodaro was a professional distance runner, running at lightning speed since college. An injury in 2016 prevented her from running so she cross-trained by swimming and cycling, and then her husband suggested she try triathlon. She transitioned to the sport (ITU) in late 2016 and hasn't looked back. Her long-disance debut race was IM 70.3 Indian Wells in 2018 which she won, and she's been having impressive finishes ever since.
Alex Hutchinson is the author of a must-read book for triathletes called Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. A Physicist turned journalist turned author (and a pretty good runner himself), Alex joins us on the podcast to talk about his findings in the book, what surprised him during his 10 years of researching and writing the book, and what all endurance athletes (particularly triathletes) need to know.
Paul MacKinnon, better known as The Balanced Runner, is a professional run technique coach based in Melbourne, Australia. He helps professional and amateur runners and triathletes, identify small changes they can make in their running form to produce huge gains in performance. On this week's podcast, we talk to Paul about the basic principles of good running form, how he identifies and fixes problems in a person's stride, and what he has to say about Taren's running form.
Professional triathlete Lauren Goss looked to be on top of the world in 2018, with four wins, two second place and two third place finishes. But after winning 70.3 Lima, the 31-year old confessed 2018 was a blur as she was relying on depression medication and sleeping pills just to survive. On today's podcast, Lauren talks about struggling with her mental health, what she did to pull herself out of the dark hole she found herself in, and how she's feeling today (hint: pretty darn great).
Kris Pinnow was nearly 375 pounds when he knew something had to change if he wanted to be around for his wife and daughter. He signed up for a weight loss guidance program through a local hospital in Wake Forest, NC, and on a whim, decided on giving triathlon a try with his new lifestyle and mindset. Now, down more than 100 lbs and still going, Kris has raced several triathlons including 70.3 Puerto Rico, and he's signed up for a full IM race later this year.
Dr. Paul Laursen is "Prof", one half of "Plews and Prof" with Dr. Dan Plews. Laursen holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology and is a coach to numerous elite and professional athletes in various endurance-based sports. A triathlete himself, Prof's focus is on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and the science and application of it in triathlon training.
On this week's edition of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we chat with Kurt Spenser, co-founder of one of the most popular brands in Triathlon today: ROKA, the creator of some of the best wetsuits in the world. We talk about how they started the company, how they came up with some of their groundbreaking innovations in wetsuit technology, and about some of their products that never got off the ground!
On this week's edition of the podcast, Triathlon Taren does a deep dive into how much you should be running if you're a triathlete in training! He talks about how many runs a week you need, what to do if you don't have enough time to run, what type of runs will benefit you most, and more.
Creatine is well known as a supplement to aid in weight lifting results, but could it help triathletes? On this week's edition of the Triathlon Taren podcast, we talk to Dr. Scott Forbes of Brandon University about his extensive research into creatine and how the research shows it could be used to help triathlon performance.
Dr. Grant Schofield is a leader in the low-carb, high-fat field for endurance athletes. Co-author of What The Fat, and What the Fast, and a very fast triathlete in his day, Schofield is a respected PhD public health academic for the past 20 years. He not only talks the talk, he walks the walk and lives the LCHF lifestyle, and helps triathletes become better fat burners to fuel long endurance efforts.
SEBASTIAN WEBER has coached some of the world's top professional cycling teams and athletes for the past decade. With degrees in Sport Science and Molecular Human Biology, he was recognized as a top mind in sport science at age 28 when he was named the youngest Head Sports Scientist ever for the T-Mobile professional cycling team at age 28. He's since been working with athletes in other sports, including Ironman Kona bike course record holder, pro triathlete Cam Wurf.
Recognized around the world as the “Voice of IRONMAN,” Mike Reilly has called more than 180 IRONMAN events, including 30 straight years of the World Championship in Kona. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!” as they crossed the finish line.
Every one of those athletes has a story, and Reilly has heard hundreds of them. At long last, at the urging of many friends and athletes, Reilly has written a book about what he’s seen and what he’s learned.
On this episode of the podcast, Triathlon Taren goes into the nitty gritty of IM 70.3 Puerto Rico from start to finish, talking about the specific details of how he ran the race which netted him an 8th place finish in his age group and a 13th overall finish!
Kaisa Sali is a professional triathlete from Finland who came 5th at the Ironman Kona World Championship in 2016 and 2017, and 7th in 2018. She's the winner of IM South Africa and IM Arizona, after 2016 which was a real breakout season for her. But not only is Sali impressive on the course, she also has a Masters of Human Nutrition and is working on a project to develop clean and healthy fuel for training and races.
For a large majority of age group athletes, the swim is their biggest obstacle. But Brenton Ford is here to help. The founder and coach of Effortless Swimming, Brenton is an expert at analyzing problems or hitches in an athlete's swim stroke, and prescribing easy, manageable drills to can fix them. He's worked with pros and amateurs alike, and is in the middle of developing a new program aimed specifically at age-groupers, to help make swimming easier, more enjoyable, and ultimately effortless.
James Mitchell is one of the top photographers shooting triathlon today. He's become the personal photographer for reigning Kona runner-up and swim course record holder, Lucy Charles, and works with many of the top pros in the world including Patrick Lange, Andreas Dreitz, Tim Don and many more. We chat with James about how he's able to work with all of these pros, what kind of equipment he uses, and some of Lucy and her husband Reece's day to day secrets!
Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The author of the best selling book "The One Minute Workout", Dr. Gibala is an expert in the realm of High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT.
On this episode of the podcast, we discuss HIIT for triathletes and how HIIT training can bring more benefits in a shorter amount of time than traditional, long, steady-state training.
David McNamee is a Scottish professional triathlete whose name you might not know, but you definitely should. In 2018, he became the third fastest finisher ever at the Ironman World Championship in Kona with a time of 8:01:09. One year earlier, he was also on the podium at Kona, with a 3rd place finish in 8:07:11. In other words, he's fast and only getting faster at age 30.
On this episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren talks about how to train for triathlon if you're someone who happens to travel a lot -- or if you have to travel in the prime part of your training for a big race. How to not just maintain fitness but even gain fitness, even without the comforts of training at home!
Patrick Lange is the reigning, two-time Ironman Kona World Champion and course record holder with a time of 7:52:38, making him the fastest man ever in Kona IM history.
On this episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren talks to Patrick during an early-season training camp at Club La Santa in Lanzarote. They discuss Patrick's approach to training, his #BeTheRecordBreaker campaign, and that epic finish line proposal to his now-fiance Julia!
On this week's episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren discusses Zone 2 training: why it's such a critically important part of a triathlon training plan and how a lot of people have the wrong idea about it.
Kris Gethin is a well known bodybuilder AND an Ironman and Ultramarathon athlete, as well as the founder of Kris Gethin Gyms and the CEO of Kaged Muscle Supplements. Kris is, in a word, jacked. And he proves that even someone like him, who at his peak placed 2nd in the Natural World Bodybuilding Championships, can build heaps of muscle and still do endurance sports. He's got a massive social media following and helps people with their own transformations.
Ashley Wiles is a member of Live Feisty Media, a progressive media outlet aimed at empowering new perspectives and voices in triathlon. They have the Ironwomen Podcast, they live stream events on Facebook, and generally work to support and hilight women in the sport of triathlon!
On the podcast today, she speaks to us about the recent, first-ever Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit, and talks about why it's important to focus on females in tri.
Sylvester “Sly” Walters is Head Athletic Trainer and Owner of TERNION. A highly sought-after Athletic Performance Specialist for flourishing and injured athletes alike, Sly has worked with athletes at all levels from amateur to pro in a huge variety of sports: soccer, football, basketball, hockey, swimming and now triathlon. He has emerged as a leader of Injury Prevention and Bio-mechanics within the sports performance industries.
Dr. Dan Plews is a Physiologist, Sport Scientist, and researcher who also happens to be a triathlon coach and the Ironman Kona AG course record holder, which he achieved in 2018 with a time of 8:24. Dan lives a low carb, high fat lifestyle, and is an expert in Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which he uses as a cornerstone of his own training and coaching.
Tyler Pearce, also known as The Vegan Cyclist on YouTube and Instagram, is a professional cyclist and a vegan.
He started cycling as a cross training activity for Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2010, and he was instantly hooked He's now a cat 2 NCNCA racer. His journey into the vegan lifestyle started 10 years ago after being a three-times-a-day fast food junkie. And he's now dabbling in triathlon.
Pro triathlete Jocelyn McCauley registered for her first half-Ironman in 2013 at IM Muncie, completing that race in under five hours -- only 11 weeks after giving birth to her first child. Later that year, she competed at Kona -- her 2nd full Ironman -- and was the first female age-grouper to finish that race. She decided at that time to go pro. Since then, she has won 2016 IM Mallorca, IM New Zealand in 2017, as well as 70.3 Vichy, France. She also finished 2017 IM Kona in 10th place.
At only 22 years of age, professional triathlete Sam Long has already been on the podium in Ironman, 70.3, and Xterra races. A naturally gifted athlete, Sam had four top-five Ironman finishes in 2018. He is also one of the most entertaining athletes on the circuit and he has a bright future ahead.
Lisa Roberts has been a professional triathlete since 2009, and is the current course record holder for IM Cozumel and IM Louisville. She has heaps of top-5 finishes in both Ironman and Challenge events, most recently winning Challenge Venice in 2018 and Challenge Madrid in 2017. She found her way to triathlon after a successful collegiate distance running career.
Elle Goodall and Marcus Cook are both age-group triathletes who competed in the 2018 Ironman World Championship at Kona, both having lost significant amounts of weight on their triathlon journeys. Marcus crossed the finish line at Kona in the final hour before the race cutoff, with a cardboard cutout of himself at 500 pounds (he now weighs less than half that weight). Meanwhile, Elle fought bullying when she was big, and talks about her new life as person with fitness as a priority.
The 2nd place finisher at the 2017 70.3 World Championships, Ben Kanute is a professional triathlete who has had great results since bursting onto the pro scene. Most recently, he repeated as the Escape From Alcatraz champion and won Island House in 2017, but he has also had impressive results in shorter distances as well. He was on the US Olympic team in 2016, named USAT Athlete of the year in 2015, and was the USAT Sprint National Champ in 2014.
The Ironman World Championship is over for another year, and 2018 was an amazing year in Kona. On this podcast, Taren and NTK talk about their experience on the Big Island, their insights into what happened in the race, and all about the performances of Lionel Sanders, Patrick Lange, Daniella Ryf, Lauren Brandon, Lucy Charles, Tim Don, Matt Russell, Sara True, and so much more.
Mike Reilly has been involved with Ironman from the very beginning, 40 years ago. He's the beloved voice of Ironman, the finish line announcer who bestows the honor of the call "You are an IRONMAN!" on those who complete the race. He's also one of the most positive, inspiring people involved in the sport. And now, he has written a book detailing some of the most incredible tales from his four decades meeting the people who participate in Ironman races.
Emma Pallant is a British pro-triathlete who first made her mark as a track athlete, winning British Universities Championships and European Cross Country Championships (to name a couple.) She took up triathlon in 2012 and started winning both triathlons and duathlons, becoming the World Duathlon champ in 2015. With her focus shifted strictly to triathlon, Emma had a strong year in 2017, picking up 2nd place in the 70.3 World Championship, and in 2018 winning in Mallorca, Barcelona and Staffordshire.
For the first time ever, Taren hosted two Trainiacs in Winnipeg for a mini training camp inside the pain cave. In this podcast, Taren and NTK talk to Ben Briu and Dave Mcilmoyle about their experience as amateur triathletes going through a camp for the first time, and what motivates them to train and race.
Cody Beals is one of the hottest professional triathletes on the circuit right now, notching wins at Ironman Mont Tremblant (beating favourite Lionel Sanders in that race) and Ironman Chattanooga in 2018.
On today's episode, Taren and NTK talk to Cody not just about his sudden rise in the triathlon ranks but about his passion for home renovations, . being a "nerd in jock's clothing" and his decision to be more open about being the only openly gay male triathlete competing professionally today.
Lucy Charles is a 24-year old professional triathlete who has literally burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and is being called the next great female triathlet. Previously a high level swimmer in the UK, she made her triathlon debut in 2014 as an amateur, winning her age group in Kona in 2015. She subsequently turned pro and has been shocking the world ever since. Charles came second place to Daniela Ryf in the 2017 World Ironman Championship, with a personal best time of 8:59:48.