Ep. 13: Katie Zaferes – #1 Ranked ITU Pro

Katie Zaferes is the #1 ranked Pro Triathlete on the ITU circuit with big plans for the 2020 Olympics racing for team USA. Katie spoke about her journey to triathlon as well as her road to becoming the top ranked pro. She also spoke about the importance of the mental game when it comes to triathlon. Furthermore, she discussed some of her training sessions, nutrition while traveling all over the world and her plans for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Contact Katie:
http://www.katiezaferes.com
Instagram.com/kzafares6
https://twitter.com/kzaferes6

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Ep. 12: Rachel Brenke

Rachel Brenke is a cancer survivor, mother of 5, lawyer, entrepreneur, wife to a vet, Ironman, celebrity and just an all around amazing person that we can learn a lot from.

Rachel spoke about her journey to the world championships, how she managers to fit everything into 24 hours and she was also nice enough to provide some legal tips pro bono.

instagram.com/Fitlegally
www.RachelBrenke.com

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Ep. 11: Mark Turnipseed – Addict to Athlete

Mark Turnipseed is a recovering addict with an amazing story. Mark’s story is one of battling a heroin, drug and alcohol addiction. Through ups and downs Mark is now a triathlete and in addition to that he’s opened up a triathlon based youth sobriety foundation called Tri-4-Youthsobriety. Mark’s view of triathlon and its benefits is unlike any I’ve ever heard of it and I’m excited to share it with you.

Mark’s info:
https://www.trialstotriathlon.com
IG: Trials_To_Triathlon
FB: Mark Turnipseed

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Ep. 9: Matt Miller – Base CEO

Matt Miller is the CEO of Base. Base now provides nutrition to Ironman races in North America. We chatted about the history of Base, the importance of electrolytes during races, sweat analysis and a bunch of other cool topics. Don’t worry, I did ask him the tough questions about Base Salt.

Use code “tripothesis19” for 25% off Base products.

https://www.baseperformance.com

@BasePerformance

https://www.forrestspencefund.org

https://www.baseperformance.com/blogs/base-performance/2-ironman-races-in-2-states-in-2-days-700-miles-apart?fbclid=IwAR28lljnwdmoVmVvdhkHgbYknzr3vio71yQlL5V37fJD0zI9ylhEKNF9Szc

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Ep. 8 Sarah Piampiano

Sarah Piampiano is an elite pro triathlete that just won Ironman Brazil breaking the course record and punching her ticket to Kona. On this episode we spoke about her transition from a 2 pack a day smoking wall street investment banker to pro triathlete, her dominating performance at Ironman Brazil, a typical day for an elite pro and some tips for Age Groupers to implement to improve their finish times. Enjoy!

Instagram.com/spiampiano
https://twitter.com/SarahPiampiano

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Ep. 7 Nathan Hernandez

Nathan Hernandez is an Ironman triathlete with an amazing recovery story. After many run-ins with the law as well a battling addiction, Nate just finished Ironman Texas. Everyone always loves a success story, but what people love more is comeback story. Especially coming back from something that seems insurmountable at times. Nathan’s story is the later and now he puts his energy into triathlon – and he does this all with 7 kids – some of whom you’ll get to hear on the podcast.

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Ep. 6 Paul Howell

Paul Howell is an injury prevention and gait specialist who is dedicated to finding the perfect human movement and the author of the Sling Method. Paul’s approach to injury prevention and strength is very unique and special because unlike most other approaches it does not happen in a silo and takes the entire body into account.

www.fasterlongerstronger.com

fasterlongerstronger@yahoo.com

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Ep 5. Greg Kalt – Colorectal Cancer Survivor & Ironman

Greg Kalt is a colorectal cancer survivor who’s is also an Ironman triathlete. He races Ironman with a colostomy bag. Greg started racing Ironman after his diagnosis and surgery. His story is one not only of overcoming but exceling. There are so many great logistical takeaways from this episode for patients who might’ve been hesitant about racing with their bag and for all athletes because I think Greg is a true embodiment of an endurance athlete. Nothing stops us and he shows that day in and day.

Greg is a big supporter of the The Mohawk Foundation. www.themohawkfoundation.org

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Ep 4. Peter Shankman

My guest today is Peter Shankman. Peter is an entrepreneur, a best selling author, an Ironman triathlete and I’m pretty convinced that he has more than 24 hours in each day. We discussed the importance of time management, how to train while traveling year round, coming back and injury as well as how ADHD affects training and life. Please, give it up for Peter Shankman.

Contact on all social media:
@PeterShankman
http://petershankman.com

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Ep. 3 Brad Williams – Pro Triathlete

Today’s guest is Brad Williams. Brad is a US Air Force vet turned AG triathlete turned pro triathlete. On the episode we discussed the reality of being a pro-triathlete, coming back from a pretty bad injury, the financials of sponsorship for pros and a whole bunch of other awesome topics.

Contact for Brad:
https://www.bw-tri.com
IG: bw_tri

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Tripothesis Ep. 2 Jim Gazzale from SENS Fitness

Today we talk with Jim Gazzale from SENS Fitness. Jim is a nutritionist that works with a multitude of client types from sedentary individuals looking for weight loss to endurance athletes looking to optimize nutrition for their Ironman.

We discussed the importance of knowing what constitutes good evidence in nutrition, the importance of not seeking a quick fix when looking to lose weight, what a typical pre-race meal looks like and a plethora of other topics.

Contact Jim Gazzale:

https://www.facebook.com/SENSFitness/

https://www.instagram.com/sensfitnessusa

https://www.sensfitness.com

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Ironman Mont Tremblant Race Report

I’ll be completely honest with you, this is my third try at writing this race report and I hope I succeed. The past 2 had to scrapped because I found myself venting, whining and complaining – and it’s not something I want to look back on given my experience. Pre-Race: I’ll spare you the usual pre-race “I didn’t feel ready” nonsense because I did. Although the hours I put weren’t optimal (averaged about 13 hours…

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Supplements for Triathletes: What really helps.

A Dutch study found that “receiving dietary counseling seemed to result in better-informed choices with respect to the use of nutritional supplements related to performance, recovery, and health.” (Wardenaar et al., 2017) so I decided to write a bit about nutrition since it’ll allow me to casually reminisce about my college days without breaking down and sobbing because I miss it. Dietary supplements are a multibillion dollar industry. Being that triathlon is expensive as it…

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The Triathlon Off-Season: How To Set Yourself Up For a Successful Year

For triathletes, off-season is typically a make-it or break-it indicator of their next year. I am of the opinion that the statement “triathletes are made in the off season” is very true. Of course, the term off-season is pretty misleading when it comes to triathlon. We go from 15-hour weeks to 10-hour weeks and consider it an “off-season” In fact, the majority of growth – both mentally and physically – is done in the off-season.…

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Sudden Cardiac Death in Triathlon – Should Triathletes Be Concerned?

Every few years (or months?) an article comes out that galvanizes the public, throws the media into a frenzy and forces us to take a good look at actual risk. “Death and Cardiac Arrest in U.S. Triathlon Participants” by Harris et al., was that article for triathletes. Published just a few days ago it threw the triathlon community into disarray. The British Medical Journal and the article itself went as far as suggesting that sudden…

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Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Race Report

Ironman AC 70.3 Race Report Coming off Maine 70.3 where I smashed the course (5:16) and hit all my goals this season I was not planning to go hard at AC. However, once that cannon goes off (or lack thereof but I digress) a competitor’s mindset shifts. I guess that’s how you know you’re a competitive person and a type A… which triathlon seems to attract. Pre-Race: Drove up to AC Friday after work and…

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