Endurance for Everyone: Fat Slow Triathlete Show

Navigate the Endurance for Everyone world with Ironman Certified Coaches John Harris and Randy Messman

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Ironman has relaxed a few and tightened a few rules up, so before the season get's into full swing the boys will review them for you, so you are aware, and can't blame them. Do you need a race in fr...
April 19, 2017
John tried hard for a while but has to say something SLIGHTLY political this week, and no it's nothing you'll get angry about. The PHIT Act was reintroduced to congress in March and it is something a...
April 12, 2017
A lot of discussion in the group this week about time management for those member working 12+ hour shifts ( we seem to have a lot of doctors/nurses/first responders in the group). John and Randy talk ...
April 6, 2017
  John and Randy talk about race bandits and race cutters, the Garmin 935 and its relation to TrainingPeaks, some inside discussion about fueling during long events, and John's recent foot injury and...
March 30, 2017
Since John and Randy could not get their schedules in synch this week (John's fault this time) we dug deep into the archives of IM YEAR ONE/BACK OF PACK ENDURANCE and found a great episode with C...
March 26, 2017
Randy is back this week and joins John to talk about the importance of sleep, how it can affect your weight loss and training, and ways to fix and adapt to a natural circadian rhythm. The ongoing dram...
March 15, 2017
John goes it alone this week and attempts to make it a listenable experience by going through his recent training plans, issues he is having with recurring pain in the ankles and feet, and in line wit...
March 10, 2017
With Randy still adjusting to life with a new baby, friend of the show Dave BAldwin joins John as a guest co-host to discuss his recent year long journey away from fitness and back again, along with h...
March 1, 2017
A number of great posts and emails have been received recently that have let Randy and John know that what they set out to do, the core meaning of the group, has started to manifest in listeners and ...
February 15, 2017
The show received some interesting question this week and John and Randy try to give the best answers they can, so keep them coming. Discussion around nutritional needs for short workouts, dealing wit...
February 8, 2017
After a week off the guys are back with another information loaded episode, ranging from types of DNF's, the rules of weight loss during the off season, and some talk about running form.  This week's...
February 1, 2017
Two questions were posed this week to the guys. The first concerned the metric called "decoupling" in TrainingPeaks (along with the "Efficiency Factor") and how it is used in training. As with most qu...
January 18, 2017
John returns from his first journey into the trail running world with tales of amazement ... this is a MUST listen (or you can read about it in the blog HERE). Then Super Fan Tabitha Hill took the tim...
January 11, 2017
It's a new year and like most new years the focus is on getting healthier, both in body and in spirit. 2017 will hold changes for us all, so the guys at Fat Slow Triathlete are here to help you get th...
January 4, 2017
John and Randy say goodbye to 2016 (and to Carrie and George) and welcome the challenges of the New Year head on. George Michael's "Freedom" leads the show off and right into discussions about John's ...
December 27, 2016
John's trail running adventure has begun and he is finding comfort and solace in the great outdoors.  Is there even such a thing as "too much data"? Garmin Varia Vision (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/...
December 21, 2016
Getting ready for the holidays and the guys are a bit all over the place this week, but still some good information on whether or not to buy a Garmin Chronos if you have the Fenix, the capabilities of...
December 13, 2016
Christmas is coming (Santa!!!) and after john regales you with his tale from a Twilight 5K and following Therapy, the guys go through some of their picks for "must reads" during the holdiay season. If...
December 7, 2016
Happy Anniversary!! The Fat Slow Triathlete Show is now 1 year old and we are still going strong. This week we talk about John making it through the Space Coast Half Marathon after visiting both a spo...
December 2, 2016
Both John and Randy want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners. As they approach a full year of shows, the support received from both people they know and from any they don't has been b...
November 23, 2016
At the half century mark John and Randy discuss keeping focus and motivation up during the normal off-season doldrums we all go through. 13 great points to ponder. Music from Alice Cooper's Brutal Pla...
November 16, 2016
Debbie Potts from Fitness Forward joins John one on one tonight. Debbie is the Owner, trainer and coach of new unique personal training & small group training boutique private fitness studio in ...
November 10, 2016
Episode 48 find John and Randy discussing the new feature in TrainingPeaks to use TSS and CTL for training plans and events. Their clients will probably be seeing this in the near future. Discussions ...
November 1, 2016
Life lessons and exploring some diet myths courtesy of Runners World and SweatRx .... these are always fun and worthy of discussion, especially since John and Randy don't always agree.  This week's ...
October 26, 2016
John and Randy hot the airwaves once again to talk about the origin of the Fat Slow Triathlete name and why it does not mean what you might think it means, the Pathetic Triathletes Facebook group's is...
October 19, 2016
After Randy's efforts in last weekend's Ironman Louisville it's no wonder that this episode will be mostly on that race, what happened before, during, and after, and how Randy is facing recovery. Then...
October 12, 2016
Randy is facing Ironman Louisville in three days and the nerves are hitting, so everyone send him good vibes and go to Ironman.com and track/cheer him on. John starts talking about his recent post o...
October 5, 2016
John and Randy are back after a week hiatus. Talk started with Randy's recent race (X50) and progressed to racing in the heat (IM Chattanooga) and What are the important thing a coach looks for in T...
September 29, 2016
Both John and Randy were unable to record a new show this week, so instead we dug up one from the FST Experiment on Back of Pack Endurance while Andrew Weaver was doing his stage show. This was John t...
September 21, 2016
This has to be one of our favorite shows to date. John's (and Jennifer's) coach, Ms. Meghan Collins Fanning of Zendurance Now (zenduranceNow.com) joins us to talk about her journey into coaching from ...
September 14, 2016
John and Randy, and a listener here and there, are gaining weight while training. The discussion tonight revolves around why that happens, what can be the cause, and how to reverse the trend. An explo...
September 8, 2016
Looking back at Randy's first Century Ride this week at the Hotter Than Hell 100, plus some talk about the new features in TrainingPeaks and how they will help with TSS based training. This week's mu...
August 31, 2016
Still diving into the TrainingPeaks numbers and how to use them in training. This week we look at Chronic Training Load (CTL), how it is calculated, and how to use them when setting up a training plan...
August 24, 2016
In the first full length episode on Podbean John and Randy discuss the changes made during the most recent duathlon John completed and how it effected the race outcome and they delve into the meaning ...
August 16, 2016
Randy Messman reviews three popular Bluetooth sports earbuds and gives his opinions.  Check it out. Model Price Link Build Sound Value Battery Connection Reliability Fit Com...
August 15, 2016
The guys get into a discussion about training with power and what normalized power, normalized pace, and using power on runs actually means. Some other topics covered are cryotherapy, moov's new monit...
August 10, 2016
Our long time listener and current coaching client Peter Flagg joins us this week to talk about his experience volunteering at Ironman Vineland (a sort of "stories from the Aide Station") and then dis...
August 3, 2016
Dr. Jennifer Cultrera of Florida Cancer Specialists joins us this week to talk about thyroid issues and metabolic efficiency, especially surrounding the training and racing issues John has been having...
July 27, 2016
Time for everyone's favorite subject this week. No not NUTRITION, but it is a part of it. We are going to discuss Hydration, what it means to really hydrate for a race both before, during, and after, ...
July 20, 2016
Of all the things we get questions about, there are two areas that are at the top; Nutrition and Running. Since we have talked a bit about nutrition recently, and will continue to do so, this episode ...
July 12, 2016
The guys are following up on the metabolic testing Randy conducted mentioned on Episode 30 with some hard results. Then, as promised, a discussion starts around the cost of triathlon and how to get th...
July 7, 2016
After numerous questions regarding the measurements in TrainingPeaks the guys try to help you (and themselves) decipher what the numbers mean and how to best use them. After that Randy tells us about ...
July 6, 2016
Randy brings is his race report from the last minute decision to race a 70.3 and his first time use of UCAN. Discussion of Metabolic Efficiency and getting tested, with a shout out to the Tri Shop in ...
June 30, 2016
We all know them. The people on social media who are so adhered to an ideology that anyone questioning it is seen as a threat and attacked. Vegans attacks Paleo. Paleo attack Vegans. Podcasts appear t...
June 20, 2016
Well, Randy went and done it, and the folks from Generation UCAN got in touch with us to discuss his issues and the science behind their product. LOADS of good information await, even if John could no...
June 17, 2016
After a week off riding (John) and vacationing (Randy) the guys are back with a summary of Tahoe, Randy's (idiotic) decision to enter a 70.3 in two weeks and his projected time, the effects of heat an...
June 13, 2016
John is about to leave for the Tahoe Century Ride and is having anxiety issues, which Randy attempts to quell. Travelling is not a comfort zone for John it seems. Dave Baldwin talks John into a race t...
June 1, 2016
We received listener questions on weight loss from Carolyn Miller, and have a few opinions on the bottom dwellers calling themselves triathletes who disparage racers that have shortened events. But th...
May 25, 2016
More important information this week from the brilliant minds at Fat Slow Triathlete. Listener Carolyn Miller asks about the use of Red Bull and Caffeine, and we are more than happy to help her out. A...
May 17, 2016
In a new segment that will appear throughout the training cycle, Dave Baldwin joins John to discuss his training while working toward Ironman Augusta 70.3. In the coming weeks, months, years, John and...
May 12, 2016

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