The story of this year's St. Anthony's Triathlon unfolds as we go through John's race day, the training leading up to it, and some thoughts on the way we train, some methods that seemed to work, and juggling life's "glass balls". The show ends with some discussion about Rob's upcoming marathon this weekend and the race plan leading in. Next week we will see how it all works out.
You have three brains; your ancient Chimp brain (keeps you alive), your modern Professor brain (navigates the civilized world), and your Computer brain (accesses memories and runs your habits, both good and bad. They fight for control all the time; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. Feeling unworthy of being called an athlete (runner, triathlete, cyclist) is referred to as cognitive distortion, but can also work both ways. Being overconfident can be as damaging as being under confident. How does each happen?
Drawing from the book "The Brave Athlete" by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson (https://www.velopress.com/books/the-brave-athlete/), a book recently recommended to John by Beth Shaw after reading of his ongoing anxiety about the open water swim, the guys talk about these and some of the points made in the book.
Well, at least the first 1/3 of the book.
Vinnie Tortorich is an author, radio and podcast host, fitness trainer, model, and international motivational speaker based in Beverly Hills, California. He is well known among most of the teamE4E listeners, as his influence brought Andrew and John together back in 2013 to start this podcast journey, and with this appearance has now, along with Anna Vocino and Jennifer Cultrera, been on every version of the show.
Vinnie is the author of the successful book "Fitness Confidential" and hosts the hugely popular Vinnie Tortorich podcast.
Check out his site at http://vinnietortorich.com. He announces the "secret" that we refer to at the end of the show posted today.
But you're getting nothing out of us yet
Rob is on his own for this show (for a good reason that will become apparent, so he gives us an update on his recent runs, his bout with illness and having to get through that while training, and motivation through using "diet bet".
He also discusses some pre-Pittsburgh planning and trying to approximate the race course (a subject that will be covered more in-depth in another upcoming show).
It is truly an honor when we get to have the best podcast voice in radio (ask Vinnie Tortorich) join us for a show. Anna is an actor, comic, voice overer, podcaster, and cookbooker. Her recent book, "Eat Happy", has been a favorite of ours and of others in the group, so make sure you head over to Amazon and pick up a copy.
As is normal with Anna we do have to warn you of some language throughout the show. Nothing earth shattering but young ears may not be appropriate.
The discussion begins with Anna's journey, her book, her podcasting with Vinnie, and her career as a comedian.
LOADS of good information in the show everyone!