Karen joins the three-timer club, this time as the second guest for ULTRA AUGUST. Her unique perspective on this sport and her first-hand knowledge on dealing with roadblocks in your life will help even the most experienced athlete and shows us how to remember what is important.
Longtime fan and contributor to what we are doing here at teamE4E, Meghan joins us once more as our first guest in ULTRA AUGUST to talk about her history in this sport, the Infinitus race, and why she loves Fritos!
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As part of ULTRA AUGUST the race director for FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN, Mr. Kevin Spradlin. Kevin talks with Rob about his race history and about the race and the location.
A great start to ULTRA AUGUST. More great shows to come this month.
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This is one of the shows where Rob and John went in with really no clear idea about what to talk about, yet still manage to fill a good 45:00 or so with tales from their recent training week, dealing with a foot issue, and how weight can just make training uncomfortable.
This week the guys tackle the issue of training in the heat. With the temperatures soaring all over, how do you get through training days when the gauge hit 90-100? And if it is that hot, is it good for you to train in it at all?
Science might surprise you ...
Rob then goes over some tips to handle the heat beyond the normal "drink more water" mantra, then both Rob and John talk about taking what you find on the Google Machine, especially things that magically appear at the top of search inquiries, with a grain of salt.
Be intelligent consumers, everyone ...
Annnnnddddd ....just as we were going to hit record john lost power and left Rob to fend for himself. But he's up to the task (and John snuck a message in just before posting ... ya know ... so ya won't miss him).
Down the long and winding road the guys go this week, delving into the ever-present issue of gaining, keeping, and losing motivation, and how accountability (or lack thereof). Then Rob follows up on his recent Facebook group posting about his shoes and when it is time to replace them.
The guys are back this week with Rob joining the show from the Finger Lakes, relaxing by an outdoor firepit, surrounded by S'mores and Ninja's.
Topics this week include:
- The Dam Tri Race Recap
- Bad case of the "Eff Its" and is it related to a paring down of the race schedule in 2018
- What measurements like TSS, CTL, ATL, and TSB mean in TrainingPeaks and how to use them
- Fire On The Mountain 50K ... the first official teamE4E group race?
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Can you tell what the show is about this week?
Prompted by a listener question, the guys delve into the world of stretching and get into the different types, if they really dp prevent injury, and can it increase performance.
This is a touchy topic with people, John and Rob come at the subject from both a personal view AND from a science-based view.
Rob goes solo on a longer sprint episode, recapping the last few shows and giving some clarity to what he was thinking in Episode 135 ("Identity Crisis"). He then ties it to some goals he "inadvertently" met and how he may need to redefine them, as the victories were not what he thought they would be.
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Rob is away on a fishing trip with his family in the wilds of Canada, so Karen Clarke sits in with John to discuss the joys of Ultrarunning. Karen has been at it a few years and John is still relatively new, so with questions being raised by listeners they look at what exactly an Ultramarathon is, how to get started, how to train for one, and what to expect when you are out there in the wilderness with just a Gamin and Camelback to get you home.
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As it does to most of us at some point, Rob is having a bit of an identity crisis this year. As lives change, training changes, due to demands on time by work, life, family, so how do you change with it and still maintain the identity you have clung to for so many years? Sometimes it's just a matter of letting things go and realizing that you are not a Triathlete, or a Runner, or anything of the sort; you are an Endurance Athlete at your heart.
Every coach has a guiding set of principles and beliefs that they have developed through training, both their own and the "book learnin'" received as part of the certification process. But when what is taught in a class clashes with what experience has taught, what do you do?
Rob is back from his adventure and we get to listen to how the ride went, some lessons learned, how great small town Americana can be, and how much REAL bike people rock. Shout outs to both Meghan Collins Fanning who is in Day 6 of the 888K Infinitus Trail Race, and to our old frond from Octane Athletics Dave Jimenez who is recovering from a nasty bike wreck.
John talks about some ways to make sure you are getting the best out of your training, and a few tips to make sure you stay on track.
Sometimes it takes a while, sometimes years, to discover something that was probably evident from the start. John talks about some recent revelations in his constant weight loss battle. Does it really mean anything, in the long run, is another discussion, but he may be on to something?
A discussion about Zone 2 training and dietbet is also in the show, and a random "The Office" memory near the end.
Now ... GO TRAIN!!!
So many magazines and resources for runner, triathletes, and cyclist, and Rob believes in one that still remains worth the money