January 23, 2018

Interview with Top Triathlon Age-Grouper Stu Lowndes – Episode 17

In this podcast Ron talks to top triathlon age-grouper Stu Lowndes. Stu tells us how he morphed into a triathlete from a hulking bodybuilder. Stu shares his ideas for a successful maintenance program so you can easily ramp-up for a top season.

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Amazing Slater Fletcher – Episode 16

USAT triathlon coachIn this podcast Ron talks to Slater Fletcher about his meteoric rise in the sport of triathlon. A relative newbie, he tells us how he went from 215 pounds down to 150, qualified for the X-Terra World Championships, qualified for the Ironman World Championships and finished the grueling Ultraman in third place! Amazing accomplishments in just a couple of years.

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Check out Slater Fletcher’s blog site here for upcoming races, race reports, and his training.

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New Year’s Resolutions – Episode 15

In this edition of TriChatter Ron welcomes triathlon coach Al Gaspari. Al and Ron discuss their New Year’s resolutions. They also discuss what they recommend to athletes and what they do to stick with their resolutions.

iTunes PodcastA lot of us make New Year’s resolutions but few of us stick to them. That’s why you’ll often hear triathletes talk about the great workout they “planned” to do but never quite find the time to do.

Sure, we’re not different than the rest of the population – we make, and break, resolutions just like everyone else. The thing that we do have, that not everyone has, is a really good reason to stick to ours.

By this time you’re probably quite aware that I’m a planning nut. I love to have things planned out. Like my mom, I’ll frequently start packing for a trip weeks in advance. You also know that I encourage YOU to develop your own plans to help make you a better triathlete.
For example, you should have the majority of your triathlon year already planned out. You should already have registered for all of your “A” races and know the other races you may do. If not, do it now, before your key races fill up.

The “thing” we have to help motivate us is our races. While one person may have a resolution to lose a certain number of pounds and another to go to the gym a certain number of times a week, we have our races to help motivate us.

The fact that our races are looming helps keep us motivated. In my case, I signed up for Ironman St. George. This may be the toughest Ironman course in the entire world so I have that haunting my memory every day. And because of that it keeps me motivated to get up at 4:00 a.m. to jump into a freezing cold swimming pool.

You see, these very specific events help keep us motivated so we are extremely lucky in that regard.

So go on and make your resolution – you’ll stick to yours,

Cheers!

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What to Ask For Christmas – Episode 14

Still wondering what to ask for, for Christmas? Or, maybe looking for something for your significant other to satisfy their inner triathlete?

iTunes Podcast Sherry and Ron talk about some great gift ideas for you or for the triathlete on your shopping list. They’ll talk about everything from stocking stuffers to the some insanely expensive triathlon gadgets.
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Cheers!

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Interview with Russ Jones – Episode 13

This week the “Sultan of Speed,” Russ Jones, tells us about his amazing history in the sport of triathlon as well as his secrets to racing fast.

iTunes Podcast At 50, Russ was the top rated triathlete in the nation and has raced against the best including Mark Allen. His marathon PR of 2:18 had him on the path to the Olympics until he was hit by a car. Learn all about this and more in this week’s podcast.

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Cheers!

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Ironman Arizona Race Analysis – Episode 12

Ironman Arizona has been Ron’s “A” race all year. He has been training hard for it for a year and has had some great success in the run-up to the race.

iTunes Podcast In this edition of TriChatter Ron and Sherry analysis Ron’s performance at Ironman Arizona. And while it was a disappointing finish for Ron, he says it only inspires him to double his efforts next time.

Here you can read Ron’s Ironman Arizona race report.

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Cheers!

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Modest Beginning to Becoming an Ironman – Episode 11

Sherry’s back this week and will fill us in on her fantastic race at the New York Marathon. We’re really proud of you Sherry.

iTunes Podcast In this edition of TriChatter Ron and Sherry also welcome special guest Ly Ly Ta. Ly Ly will be attempting her first Ironman on Sunday at Ironman Arizona. Ron has been coaching her all year and she is his star pupil. Ly Ly will tell us about her modest beginnings in triathlon and how she prepared for the BIG DANCE!

If you ever wanted to do a triathlon or want to become an Ironman, you should listen this episode. Ly Ly’s story is encouraging and it will make you get up and just do it.

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Cheers!

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Coming Back From Injury to World Championships – Episode 10

Sherry is off this week on her quest to crush the New York Marathon record for women 45 – 49 so Julia Juliusson will be joining Ron to talk about her history in the sport and her performance at the World Sprint Championships.

iTunes Podcast In this edition of TriChatter Julia will share her ideas for training and coming back from injury as well as her stories about her podium finishes at Worlds in Australia and Hungary.

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Cheers!

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People Who Inspired Us – Episode 9

We all had someone in our lives who inspired us to be the athletes that we are today.

iTunes Podcast In this edition of TriChatter Ron and Sherry talk about people who inspired them athletically and people who got them involved in triathlon.

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Cheers!

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Off-Season Training and Racing – Episode 8

Now that we’re nearing the end of triathlon season what’s next? Sure, you can hibernate and put on a couple dozen pounds or maybe you can train and race in a way that will help you next season.

iTunes Podcast In this edition of TriChatter Ron and Sherry discuss their suggestions to training and racing in the off-season. They’ll discuss what they recommend to their athletes and what they do themselves to improve their triathlon performance.

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Cheers!

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