Zen and the Art of TriathlonAuthor: Zen and the Art of Triathlon
27 Sep 2020

Zen and the Art of Triathlon

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A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing. Tune in, turn on, and work out.

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    ZenTri 683 - Training Tips and Adventures in the Lockdown

    Coronavirus Megashow! News: The IRONMAN World Championship will now take place on February 6, 2021. Taupo is next 70.3 champs. Zwift France is officially out. Steering device for Zwift? Elite Sterzo. $50 Warmup: Coronavirus lockdown, how everything got turned on it's head. No swimming, then trying to get back in. Schedule all over the place, allowing for all kinds of bad habits to get started again. We went to Durango, CO for mountain biking vacation. Did a ton of gravel riding with Kai. I nearly broke my shoulder flipping over a cliff because of grabby brakes. Couldn't run for 2 weeks because of SI joint injury in left hip. Main Set: Garmin varia long term review. Why is it so awesome? How to use ZwiftPrefs app to ride Watopia Waistband route. How to watch bike races WHILE on Zwift to make it more fun and realistic. Blackpods Airpods alternative testing. How to baby an injured foot by running on sloped roads. Amphipod new belt. Skin Sake for healing cuts and sores. Kai got a job at our local bike shop. Trick to remember to charge your watch. Is your watch crushing your wrist? How to find out. Swim workout of the week - 6x 10 minutes with pull bouy or fins or regular free. Why you should sandwich your weekends with swims. Preloading sodium for long, hot workouts. How to know to train your legs or your lungs. Ever heard of a "Three-way" bike tool? What happened when I got extremely dehydrated mountain biking two days in a row in 100 degree heat. How blue glasses affect your mood, and what to wear while mountain biking. Trick to clean your bike before you drive home and it will be dry when you get there. Weekly totals mileage and nearly 15 hours. Finish your week with a nice swim to help recover faster. Need coaching? Reach out to me at texafornia@gmail.com

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2020

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    ZenTri 682 - Quarantine Training Madness

    Join me from your own training caves as I take you through a wild ride of triathlon life during the pandemic lockdown! Show Notes: How I accidentally beat Mark Cavendish by 3 miles on his Zwift ride. I completed the 70.3 for Ironman Virtual Racing How to work your way up to 5 hours on the trainer. Cllimbing Alp D’ Zwift on a tri bike after reaching Level 50. How I did the swim and bike of an Ironman at home a couple of weekends ago. Do you actually need to bike 112 miles before doing an Ironman? It depends. Get coached by me! texafornia@gmail.com Kai chasing down Jan Frodeno on his Zwift ride. GCN cyclist rode Zwift for 24 hours and it was harder than riding outdoors! Sam Long beat Lionel Sanders up Mount Lemmon. How to get faster every workout. Next show will be a triathlon tech show! How to keep going when you feel like quitting. Live drama of Kai getting haircut at home. Ironman sold to new owners.

  • Posted on 13 Apr 2020

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    ZenTri 681 - The Secret to Endurance is

    Pedal extenders might be what you need. Latex tubes are faster! Fructose can cause gut issues. Long hill climb intervals to increase testosterone Trainer Road podcast Garmin Varia Weak calves Airpods "running in traffic mode" Does Ford make the best full-size pickup truck? TPU soles make the best running shoes! Do Zen to help others, not just yourself. Crazy bike intervals The secret to endurance is... How to repair sewing with dental floss. How to record your weight for weight loss. You need a REASON to lose weight. Epic mountain biking and camping at Colorado Bend State Park (Texas) The Zen flow of perfectly challenging mountain biking

  • Posted on 09 Mar 2020

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    ZenTri 680 - Girls of GRIT, Mountain Bike Racing, Training Tips

    I score an interview with the women's bike movement "G.R.I.T." while at Kai's mountain bike race review, what is the right bike to race on, and other training tips.

  • Posted on 30 Jan 2020

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    ZenTri 679 - Best Zen Tech of 2019 to 2020

    From optical heart rate monitors to electronic shifting, I list off the best Zen Tech of 2019. "Zen Tech" is gear or methods that make your training and racing easier by making it simpler. I look for items that remove steps or reduce time or maintenance so you can spend more time enjoying life and less time fiddling with settings and cleaning up.

  • Posted on 09 Jan 2020

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