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  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with one of the greatest Strength & conditioning coaches for endurance athletes in the world, Erin Carson. In her Strength coaching business ECFIT Erin has worked with beginners, to the worlds greatest elite athletes, including Olympians and World Champions Mirinda Carfrae and Timothy Odonnell, to name a few. Erin own’s Rally Sport training facility and Health club in Boulder, which has become the meca for amatuer and pro triathletes around the world. Erin's content on the AnyQuestion platform is simply brilliant. Some of which we discuss in this episode. Timestamps2:15 - Interview with Erin Carson begins8:45 - Erin & Greg chat about Taylor Knibb and her rise from juinors to her current successes. How she has brought her skill in short course racing, through to her long course events.The harder the course, the more my athletes are going to thrive15:43 - Greg & Erin rewind the clock and discuss her career beginning from the start.20:31 - How did Erin adapt her strength training knowledge when she began working with endurance athletes. Erin's ability to incorporate 'play' in her training programs and get out of the training studio is a key to her sucess with athletes.My job is to make the athlete and their sport coach look really REALLY good!26:02 - Have you ever considered being a full coach to pro athlete's?27:54 - Athletes bring their challenges to Erin and her philosophy is to encompass herself and her athletes with a team of specialists so she can ensure a full strength training service.30:03 - Erin explains her view about Lucy Charles-Barkly's injury recovery ... she shares 'the magic' ingredient.32:12 - Erin describes where and how she is learning and growing as a strength training coach. The research tends to be based around male athletes, rather females. 'Experience' and 'listening' to the athlete can be more important than a research paper.There's never perfect ... there's just fast, and pain free37:54 - Erin discusses how patience and committment to the process is a key as a strength training coach. She believes her job is not to fix things, rather she is trying to work within the brilliance of the body and allowing it to work.39:36 - We have this mentality that 'tough is better'. Greg and Erin discuss how the flow of running where it's more of a dance than a battle of strength.40:34 - How much of the strength training that Erin's involved with is about injury reduction, or is it about optimizing performance?42:15 - So how much correspondence does Erin have with the sports coach so that she is adapting the strength training she allocates and does not 'crush' the athlete. Erin encourages her athletes to come straight to her from their training rathe than heading home and resting prior.Movement before Muscle48:44 - Erin continues to learn and she shares her most interesting learning lately. The impact between the diaphram and pelvic floor through breathwork. It's amazing if you can just take a big breath and create space between the ribs and the hips, to free up the movement of the pelvis. How do we train the athlete to experience that when they are riding and running!50:52 - Running tall is a key for Erin. She explains how the GOAT is a tall runner.53:21 - Erin shares some training tips for us all to utlize no matter where you are in your training journey.58:25 - What would you tell your 18 year old self?58:46 - Who would you want to have a dinner with (non family, living or dead)?59:51 - Where do you see yourself in 3 years?1:02:38 - Check out the 200+ answer Erin has shared on the www.anyquestion.com app1:05:13 - Interview concludes LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter @GregBennett1 Instagram @GregBennettWorld And check out Erin CarsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecfit_strengthFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecfitstrength/Website: https://rallysportboulder.com/Rally Sport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rallysportboulder/Rally Sport Twitter: https://twitter.com/rallysportcoRally Sport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rallysporthealthandfitness?fref=ts

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Dr. Tommy Wood. Greg and Dr. Tommy discuss the effects of exercise on the brain, and how your mind can impact your physiology. They discuss longevity and what age we can expect to live to. Dr. Tommy gives advice on how we all can improve cognitive function, and what we can do to reduce the chances of demntia and alziemers. Dr. Tommy Wood received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. He’s currently the assistant professor of pediatrics and neuroscience at the University of Washington. His research program focuses on factors associated with brain health and function across lifespan. Add to that, he competes in Powerlifting and Cross fit and understands the benefits of physical activity for metabolic health. Timestamps2:12 - Interview with Dr. Tommy Wood begins4:02 - Is it better to work out in the morning, or afternoon?5:38 - Where did Dr. Tommy Wood's interest in brian health all begin?10:09 - Have you found that there are some exercise that positively effects cognitive function?13:23 - Dr. Tommy explains how important it is that we stimulate the tissue. Demand function coupling refers to the function of the tissue is dependent of the demands that you put on it. You need to stress the system and then give it a period of rest and recovery in order for it to get stronger. It's the same process in muscle tissue, and the same in brain tissue.We need to stimulate the tissue17:40 - What are the best ways to train the brain? What activities can we do to stimulate the brain tissue?23:45 - There have been studies completed that look at aerobic type exercise in or around a learning task which shows us how the brain responds after exercise. People who are fitter, had better results in the memory tasks.Lactacte is a very good fuel for the brain31:46 - At what point does exercise not help your brain? Overtraining or an exhausting session or strong race performance can diminish your cognitive function. Dr. Tommy describes the research and the particular situations where this occurs.35:21 - How do extreme heat and cold therapies affect the brain. Which sauna is better, Infrared, or coals? 41:52 - Dr. Tommy explains how our brain affects our physiology? What you think directly affects your physiology46:42 - Dr. Tommy and Greg discuss the studies around sleep and the benefits of sleep tracking long-term.50:26 - What are some of the tools that we can use to better optimize our brain-to-physical performance?55:05 - The lads change tact here and discuss longevity. If you wanna live to 150y/o, then Dr. Tommy Wood shares his view and opinion as to whether this is possible.The are two completely opposing views in regard to longevity1:01:18 - What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?1:04:08 - What is the best advice you would give to someone to help them optimize their life?1:08:46 - Interview concludes LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter @GregBennett1 Instagram @GregBennettWorld And check out Dr. Tommy WoodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtommywood/Web: https://www.drragnar.com/

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" Ben Kanute is one of the most powerful, versatile Triathletes in the world. Winning major titles over the super sprint style of racing, four Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon championships, and twice a silver medalist at the IM 70.3 World Championships, most recently at this year's World Championships in St.George Utah with an epic head-to-head battle with Olympic Champion Kristian Blummenfelt. Ben was last on the show, on Oct 4th, 2021, where he shared his journey into the sport and his love for his team and family. Ben Kanute races without fear, leading out of the water almost every time he starts and forces the race to chase him. It’s been a true joy to watch him develop his craft over the years. He has no weaknesses and races with weapons across the board. His momentum is building and he’s spearheading the next generation. In this episode, Ben disects his turnaround from the past 18 months of racing with some tough performances, physically and mentally. Been also discusses his debut Ironman in 2 weeks. Timestamps2:12 - Interview starts7:25 - Ben explains his training schedule going into St George, and then backing it up 2 weeks later with Ironman Arizona.9:27 - Greg and Ben discuss the deadlines and fees for professional athletes entering events. Yep, pro's have to pay too!11:23 - Greg & Ben discuss the past 12 months of racing and how some of those lackluster performances affected his mindset.my team are really good at focussing on the positives29:31 - Ben discusses how important his team has been in helping turn things arouns. Jim Vance, Bobby McGee, Matt Pendola, Courtney (wife), Seth Pepper have all played a significant role in allowing Ben to become free to play and race.you just wanna go out there and take it33:32 - Ben always takes a race by the horns. He describes the plan and his mindset during his epic battle at St George. From the weeks leading in, to the transitions, to the final run battle with Kristian Blummenfelt.38:18 - Ben disects the race, starting with the swim.some guys take the gloves out when the gun goes off41:51 - Moving through T1, Ben explains the first 10-15 miles on the bike and how he focussed on his watts and just hunkered down. "We were in the 340's for most of the first part of the bike".we train to ride at threshold power46:26 - Starting the run, Ben relaxed and felt he had a really solid shot at the podium. (with no socks!)If you want to beat the Norwegians, you have to take the race to them ...52:32 - Ben's description of exactly how the run battle with Kristian played out is a fantastic insight into the mindset of a pro athlete.54:57 - Ben explains how he felt running down to the finish line.57:05 - Check out Ben's 176 answers on www.anyquestion.com59:16 - Interview concludes LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show And check out Ben Kanute at:https://www.instagram.com/benkanute/http://www.benkanute.com/https://twitter.com/benkanute/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB3MuY8VlYo

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" On this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by Triathlon legend, Brent McMahon. Multiple Olympian, and 5 x Ironman Champion with a Personal best Ironman of 7.46. Brent won his debut Ironman in 2014 with a 7.55 hr at Ironman Arizona. Backed this win up with a win at IM Brasil and a time of 7.46 (a world record at the time), and then wins at Lake Placid, IM Canada, and more recently his Ironman win on September 11th in Wisconsin. Brent has turned up with consistency and intent for over 25 years. He’s taken some talent and turned himself into one of the world's great. He’s ticked every box in the sport, from winning ITU World Cups, Xterra off-road events, going to two Olympics to winning Ironman 70.3s and Ironmans around the world. Brent is a triathlete, any way you look at it. He has been participating since he was 10 years old. That’s over 25 years of doing triathlons. Growing up in North Vancouver, Brent enjoyed many sports ranging from high school wrestling to club soccer. It was after high school that Brent turned his sole focus to triathlon and the goal of making the senior national team and ultimately, the Olympic Team. Timestamps2:18 - Interview with Brent McMahon begins4:12 - Greg and Brent chat about Kona Ironman 2022 starting with the high calibre women's race on Thursday.7:09 - Moving onto the men's race, Greg and Brent talk through how fast the event is becoming, with the top 10 all sub 8 hours. Brent was the first ever rookie to go under 8 hours, so his explanation and prespective is fascinating.10:42 - Having been around for a few years, Brent explains the impact he has seen on the sport from the science and training, to the equipment and technology, plus the impact of fresh new raw talent coming to triathlon.13:17 - The 2022 KONA mens results - 1st: Gustav Iden 2nd: Sam Laidlow 3rd place: Kristian Blummenfelt Greg and Brent talk through the men's race and give their view on Sam's phenomenal performance.16:53 - Greg rewinds the clock ... Brent explains his early sporting journey, then how (and why) he found his passion for triathlon.23:43 - In 1995 Brent decided to try his hand at triathlon, and it's when he first started working with Lance Watson. 27 years on ... Lance & Brent could possibly be the longest athlete/coach partnership in the history of sport.37:19 - Greg and Brent spent time living together and training together in training camps and explain how the competitivness within the group pushed them individually to greater success.A high and a low are intertwined ... you can't have one without the other39:16 - Brent describes some of the highs and lows of his career.44:03 - Brent and Greg describe the perfect race, what it is, and how it feels. Brent tells a wonderful story around coming within 10 seconds of a world record in Brasil.48:46 - Brent describes the learnings he has gained from his lowest low moments in his career.55:47 - Greg tests Brent's fast twitch sensors with some rapid fire questions.First car?3 favorite streaming shows everyone should watch?Kona Ironman or Olympic Gold?Should a vegetarian eat animal crackers?How many episodes of the Greg Bennett show have you listened to?Best training location?Best decade of music?Best movie of all time?1:02:58 - Wrap up - what's next for Brent McMahon?1:04:01 - Interview ends. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Brent McMahon on social mediawebsite: https://brentmcmahon.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tribrentmcmahontwitter: @tribrentmcmahonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmcmahonfanpage/

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by an absolute Triathlon legend. Rob Barel has a triathlon career spanning 18 years, including six Dutch National Championship titles, seven European Championship titles, the Nice Long-distance World Championship title in 1994 at the age of 40, four top five finishes at the Olympic-distance World Championship and two fourth place finishes at the Hawaii Ironman. Of the 245 triathlons competed, he has raced in 31 countries around the world and has won 113. Rob’s final competition was at the Netherlands 2000 Summer Olympics, securing forty third place, before taking retirement at the end of the Games at age 42. Rob is now working as a marketing consultant, coaching in various capacities and to no surprise, still racing and training, albeit in a more low-key fashion. We raced each other several times in the late 90s and I can honestly say that to have him join me on the show is just such a privilege and an honor. Timestamps2:23 - Interview starts4:06 - After 40 years in the sport of triathlon, Rob is still very fit and still races, albeit as an ametuer in the senior categories. Greg and Rob discuss how his age group colleagues think about an ex-pro athlete competing against them as an amatuer.8:02 - This is the mountain bike tours Rob mentions in this episode. https://www.vasasport.nl9:15 - Greg and Rob discuss the 2000 Sydney Olympics and his appearance as a 42 year old.... You didnt know what you had started when you went into the sport back in 1982 ...14:03 - 40 years ago, September 4th, 1982, Rob claims to be the day that his life changed forever. He discusses how he found the sport and how his passion developed in those early days. A true legend of Triathlon.22:44 - Rob shares the 'highs' throughout his career. An amazing insight into the early mechanics, the early growth of the sport of triathlon. Rob's story around the boycott of Ironman Kona and how they went and raced in Nice instead as a show of support for professional athletes is a timely reminder of how the pioneers of the sport encouraged the prize money that we see today.27:18 - Rob's top 3 career highlights include his first win in Nice in 1988. Nice again in 1994. Rob recounts a hilarious story mid race against Lother Leder from Germany.32:49 - Rob & Greg chat about Ironman Muskoka.35:26 - Rob discusses the 'lows' of his career and reflects on how many times he has raced other people rather than focus on racing himself. Competing against his best ... something he never mastered until he became an 'age-grouper'.38:50 - Rob reflects on how the sport has changed over the past 40 years. From the events, to the athletes, to the technology, to the training, to the safety within the event. Rob and Greg discuss the entry fee changes between the 80's ... to current day.46:59 - Rob abd Greg discuss the changes in equipment and nutrition. From the first spaghetti bars on bikes, to the current aero dynamic helmets, wetsuits, and running shoe enhancements.51:05 - Rob gives us his Greatest of All Time Women's, and Men's athlete in the sport of Triathlon.54:41 - Greg and Rob discuss thei predictions for the Men's and Women's races in Kona 2022. You'll be able to compare their views on the actual results from last weekend.59:43 - Rob still competes and is about to head to Kona, and also coaches a variety of athletes across different sporting disciplines, while also taking people on mountain bike tours.1:02:08 - Conclusion

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by pro Triathlete Sam Laidlow.Sam is leading the next generation of super-star Triathletes. Finishing 2nd at the Kona IM World championships 2 weeks ago in a time of 7.42hr, shattering the previous course record by 9 minutes. And setting a new bike course record of 4.04hrs. Elevating him to #4 in the world rankings. Sam races without fear, and with controlled aggression.He knows who he is, he knows what he wants and he’s in control of his life. He has an incredible team around him and he’s been steadily improving for years. But it was this year that the world took notice, with his incredible performances at the PTO US and Canadian opens where he was 4th and his 8th place at the IM StGeorge IM world championships. Timestamps1:57 - Interview startsKona is the only currency of triathlon3:39 - Have you had a chance to decompress since the race?Everything was going my way8:18 - Greg and Sam reflect on his performance in Kona 2022. Sam explains why Kona is so important to him.14:59 - We all get caught up in what we are 'supposed' to do ... Sam pressed reset on this myth and is running a plan that is 'his' own path. 20:25 - Sam is an aggressive racer, however his 'control' of that agregession is what sets him apart. Sam explains how he views his aggressive nature and how he channels it when it comes to racing.22:43 - Sam describes the bike transition in Kona and his mindset as he focussed on his watts.26:58 - There appeared to be a lot more penalties in Kona this year. Greg and Sam discuss who and what was going on.28:07 - Being decent at maths is an advantage in the middle of racing. Understanding how much energy you have left and what are the time caps can have your mind calculating all sorts of figures to determine where you are and what you have to keep on doing.31:25 - Sam explains how he felt when he'd heard the splits and the moment Gustav caught and passed him.32:41 - Greg asks Sam if there was any moment in the race that he feels he should have done differently?34:47 - Greg asks Sam where he sees he can tighten his performance moving forward.Bike for show ... run for dough37:13 - Sam describes the final leg of Kona and how loud the crowd were and some of the emotional joys he felt having had Kona as a race goal for many many years.40:26 - Greg and Sam rewinds his clock and how his early years formed his love for sport and then triathlon.47:55 - Sam is not a big believer in 'ability' however he explains how his mindset has helped him along his long journey to Kona.53:27 - Greg and Sam start a session of Rapid Fire Questions:The worst subject at school? (hint - it's the country he currently resides)First car?Favorite Netflix/ streaming shows everyone should watch?Most inspiring performance you’ve seen in the sport of Triathlon?3 people (not family) you’d want a meal with?How many episodes of the Greg Bennett show have you listened to?Best training location?Best decade of music? (a tough question for a 23y/o)Best movie of all time?If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?56:45 - What's next for Sam Laidlow?1:02:08 - Conclusion LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Check out Sam Laidlow at:Website: https://samlaidlow.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samlaidlowFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/laidlowsam/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/SamLaidlow

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by the current Ironman World Champion - Chelsea Sodaro. Eight days ago Chelsea took the world by storm. She was 'under the radar', but as the race progressed Chelsea started to come to the forefront. And by the time the marathon started her name started rising to the top. But no one wins on debut, right? Wrong!On her 2nd ever Ironman, she came to Kona and demonstrated a performance with no weaknesses and showed weapons across the board, especially her run. To win in a time of 8.33 (2nd fastest of all time) and a 2.51 marathon off a 4.42 bike and 54 min swim, is incredible. Add to this the fact she gave birth to her daughter 18 months ago and it makes this story even more remarkable. She’s one of our favorite experts on the AnyQuestion app and in her short career, Chelsea Sodaro has quickly ascended to the top of levels of elite triathlon. Chelsea Sodaro grew up in Davis, California — Bike City, USA. She swam, biked, danced, and played competitive soccer as a young kid. In high school, Chelsea discovered an affinity for running and began competing in cross country and track.After a successful high school track campaign, she was recruited by several top Division 1 programs and decided to take her talents to UC Berkeley. During her senior year she became a Four Time All-American. She was the captain of the cross country team and helped lead the Golden Bears to their first appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in thirty years. In only her 4th 70.3, Chelsea placed 4th and as the top American at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France and is considered one of the biggest up-and-comers in the sport. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Chelsea Sodaro on social mediaInstagram: instagram.com/chelseasodaro/twitter: https://twitter.com/chelseasodarowebsite: chelseasodaro.com Timestamps3:06 - Interview with Chelsea Sodaro begins8:34 - Chelsea and Greg discuss her decison behind changing coaches only 2 years ago and working with Dan Plews (previous guest) and how they plotted and planned her journey to Kona.18:52 - The path to Kona not only included a coach change, Chelsea & Steve (her husband) became parents 18 months ago. Skye was born in March of 2021. Chelsea opens up and discusses her tough journey through the pregnancy and return to training.I wasn't handing the training that well26:08 - Chelsea came second in her debut Ironman in Hamburg and she explains how that helped pave her confidence pathway into Kona. After a swim session with Paul Newsome, Chelsea made some changes to her technique and was able to apply it to her swim in Hamburg. She breaks down the race and how she was measuring her times throughout the race.30:35 - It was after Hamburg that Dan and Chelsea realised she had something special going on. However the up's and downs post childbirth were well and truly still challenging. Chelsea explains how she was questioning herself, but was pulled back into focus on Kona.I was a hot disaster34:32 - After Hamburg, and after the Collins Club Chelsea got sick and was hitting a low point. She discusses how she was feeling prior to her committment to get to a training camp in Hawaii. "The only reason I got on the plane was because Steve told me if my training didn't come around, I could at least have a Hawaiian vacation on my own."37:46 - Steve (Chelsea's husband) is a firefighter in Reno, so they have a challenging rhythm of life between Chelsea's pro career and Steve's career. Chelsea discusses how her schedule looks day to day while also managing her motherhood duties for Skye.It's been really really hard and I have wanted to quit so many times40:37 - Moving onto the pre-race week in Kona, Chelsea explains how 'flying under the radar' was a real help to her preparation. Having no media committments will change for next years event though!43:18 - Chelsea breaksdown her race morning feelings and how things didn't work out to the plan. However as soon as she got in the water, she was at peace and ready.47:23 - Breaking down the race, Chelsea and Greg discuss her Swim - Bike - Run. From her transitions to her mantra's, to her stats and nutrition. "I'm just sticking to my plan, riding my power, taking care of myself - I didn't play anyone elses game."It's just about putting the pieces together at the right time54:15 - Jumping off the bike, Chelsea explains how she didn't stick to the plan at the start of her run, and how she settled into her 10k pace. "You know you're having a good day when you're telling yourself to slow down." Chelsea explains her technique for staying cool and how the media was critisizing her performance.57:52 - Chelsea explains her mantra's to keep her mind focussed during the run and the moment when she finally allowed herself to feel that she might have it in her to finish on the podium.1:00:37 - Having spent so much of the race not alowing herself get emotional, Chelsea explains the last few moments of her race prior to crossing the finish line - how she took it all in ... then received the "best hug of her life".1:07:24 - Interview ends.

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats to Dr. Dan Plews. Dan is one of the most requested guests. Elite coach Dr. Dan Plews. Just days after coaching Chelsea Sodaro to her debut Kona in 8:33, Dr Dan joins Greg to dissect the process of how Chelsea went from having a baby 18 months ago, to winning Kona this past weekend.Dan discusses the training prep, nutrition, and heat adaptations, plus the mental prep that he and Chelsea went through prior to her amazing debut. Dan Plews is an Applied Sports Scientist, Researcher and coach.As a Sports Scientist (specialising in the area of Physiology) Dan has worked closely with athletes who have won more than 25 world and Olympic titles in the sports of rowing, kayak and triathlon. Athletes include Mahe Drysdale, Lisa Carrington, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond. As a researcher, Dan completed his PhD in the area of applied heart rate variability (HRV). This work focused on implementing and validating methods regarding the application of HRV to track training adaptation in elite athletes. Since then, Dan has gone onto having more than 21 peer-reviewed publications in the area of applied sports science. Dan is seriously passionate about endurance sport, particularly Ironman triathlon, where he has coached 3 athletes under the 8-hour barrier. He lives and breathes it, and is a competitive Ironman athlete himself. In 2018 he broke the amateur course record at Ironman New Zealand by more than 10 minutes in a time of 8 hr 35 min. Dan thrives on continuous learning and being on the cutting edge of applied sports science. He often throws himself into the depths of new science, measurements and self-quantification to find out first hand the effects that they have on training adaptation. He’s one of the world’s greatest minds in endurance sports. He has the practical and personal experience, and he has the science. Check out his website - https://www.endureiq.com/ Timestamps2:28 - Interview starts5:36 - It's been a challenging year for one of Dan's star athletes - Javier Gomez. Dan describes his perspective on the 'highs & lows' of professional sport for a coach.8:08 - Dan holds the course record in Kona @ 8:24. Greg and Dan discuss how fast the race is getting.14:52 - Dan and Greg discuss at what point in the race he felt Chelsea was going to win.19:17 - These types of wins are lifechanging for an athlete. Dan explains how he feels Chelsea can go on and win further within the sport plus also to be able to grow and deal with the success at this level.Success breeds Success23:26 - Dan and Chelsea met only2 years ago ... right before she had her baby. The story from that interview is extraordinary.28:50 - Chelsea was the first athlete Dan has coached through pregnancy. So he applied his sports science knowledge and got to work on studying what he need to do coach Chelsea back to racing form.32:46 - Chelsea chose to only take 6 weeks off from training after giving birth. Her frist goal was to get to The Collins Cup. Dan explains her training program and the path to Kona. Chelsea's dedication to race in The Collins Cup is an inspiring story.36:33 - Chelsea's swimming power was holding her back so they called in Paul Newsome to help and guide her.42:33 - Dan explains the point at which he and Chelsea decided to focus on Kona.44:48 - Greg probes Dan on his heat-adaption process for Chelsea and Kona. But do we get the full details? usually Dan is so open in sharing his wisdom.46:51 - One of the hot topics in endurance sports nutrition at the moment is ‘carbohydrate periodization’. Dan explains his view on training to improve Chelsea's ability to make use of fat as a fuel source during exercise.52:21 - Greg asks Dan on his views on hydration in race mode. We know that better performance can come from those who lose more body fat lose over the course of a marathon.55:49 - On race day, what did Dan advise Chelsea in terms of keeping cool? 57:49 - Dan and Greg discuss the mental and emotional preparation for Chelsea prior to the race.Is what I'm doing now, positively affecting the last part of my race01:09:35 - Interview concludes

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22 wins at major events throughout the world. Along with the ITU Long Distance World Champion (2009) title, his other wins include nine Ironman 70.3 victories, two IRONMAN wins, and six Armed Forces National Championships. One of only 4, and the only American to go under 8 hours at the Kona IM World Championships. But more than that, he is the man who at the ripe age of 40 had a near-fatal heart attack on the Miami speedway race course, in March of 2021 and still finished the race in 11th. And just over a year later he was back racing, and not only racing he is on the podiums at both Ironmans and 70.3s and has his eyes set on another Kona Ironman world championship where he has been on the podium several times. In fact, the last time he raced in 2019, the last time the race was on, he finished 2nd and went sub 8. We discuss Tim's near-fatal Heart attack then move onto discussing his prep and predictions for Kona Ironman. Timestamps3:57 - Interview with Timothy O'Donnell beginsI was probably about two-thirds through the bike…when it basically happened ...11:31 - The Heart Attack - What Happened in Challenge Miami - 80% block in his Led "called the widow maker" - Pain in the chest and lockjaw - Leaving the party - Just suffering - Tim wasn't aware of how bad it was - There was one point that Tim, thought it was is this the point of dying? Tim continued on in the race, though commentators noted he seemed to be struggling. He crossed the finish line in 11th with a time of 2:44:57. trying to get my mind in a space where I could focus on racing ...13:16 - Building his mental confidence back up and training hard, Timothy discusses the journey back to racing.17:08 - Greg and TO chat through the Des Moines Ironman and how he felt going into the race and throughout the course.23:39 - When is it a heart attack ... and when is it fatigue? The mental tools have been added to TO's kit and he is ready for Kona.26:40 - You're always trying to improve as an athlete. Greg and Timothy discuss his changes in nutrition since the heart attack and his prep for training and racing. Ketones have helped TO in athletic performance, imrpoved cognition and focus, and his general health. Tim mentions Delta G - click here to access their website (non-sponsored)35:08 - Greg and TO share their views son Kona - starting with The Women's race. Who's going to podium?37:21 - Kat Matthews was recently injured in an accident while training for Kona.41:10 - Timothy explains how he'd like the race at Kona to unfold. There's an old guard of experienced Kona competitors that know how to perform well, but as TO explains, often it's the Island that defeats, not another athlete. So what is it about the Kona energy?47:02 - Having a massive 'why' going into Kona, TO has done everything to get himself ready. It's all about belief from this point.50:40 - Tim's affirmations during a race.52:23 - What's after Kona?54:56 - Interview ends. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Timothy O'Donnell on social mediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tointri/twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/tointriLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-o-donnell-15515b8/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tim+and+rinny+show

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Javier Gómez-Noya. These last ten months have been a little rocky but overcoming adversity is what makes this man such a legend. He was fortunate to even have a career, to begin with. Just after he started the sport of Triathlon the High Council for Sports in Spain revealed a cardiac anomaly. That finding led to a six-year battle between him and the sporting administrators in Spain to allow him to race internationally. Since winning that battle, he has raised the standards of the sport for his entire career. Just as impressively, he’s also been able to reinvent himself whenever new pretenders have looked set to take his mantle. He’s a man who has won more Triathlons than anyone else in the history of the sport. A career that has spanned almost two decades with 10 world titles over various distances and formats, including 5 ITU World Championships titles, 2 Ironman 70.3 World Titles, an ITU Long course world title, and an Xterra Off-road world title. Add to that a silver medal at the Olympics. But he’s far more than a champion athlete, he’s one of the best men I know. We’ve lived and shared some epic training sessions together, and battled on the racecourse numerous times. And I’m honored to call him a friend. Timestamps2:52 - Interview starts4.10 - Having a year with set-backs and where things don't go to plan is not new to Javier. He dissects the past 12 months with Greg.7:38 - With 10 World Titles and an Olympic silver medal, Javier explains how proud he is of his career to date. 11:18 - Teaming up with Coach Dr. Dan Plews shortly after the Olympics, Javier and Greg discuss the deeply personal relationship that exists between athlete and how Dan's coaching has improved his performance.18:02 - Javier is determined to come back and get healthy for the 2023 event program.Racing is not only about the great times and winning19:55 - Having a coach with a sport science slant is exactly the difference Javier was searching for. Greg and Javier discuss the training regime he has been working hard on.30:27 - Javier and Greg discuss the recent Collins Cup and the amazing new talent in the sport at the moment including Colin Shatier.31:42 - KONA 2022 - Greg and Javier discuss their view on the athletes, both Men & Women for this years event.44:13 - Javier discusses his rehab and plan for getting back to racing.47:00 - Javier's race 'bucket-list'.Stay calm and keep working and eventually you'll be back52:09 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Javier Gomez Noya on social media:Twitter: @JgomeznoyaInstagram: @Jgomeznoya

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by one of the greatest Ironman Triathletes the world has ever seen, Patrick Lange. A two-time Kona Ironman World Champion and the first man ever to break the elusive 8 hours on the Big Island with a time of 7:52:39. Patrick's weapon is the marathon. Consistently going under 2:40 off the bike and holds the fastest marathon time in Kona of 2:39:45. Add to that his wins at Challenge Roth, IM Texas and IM Tulsa and the list goes on, and you can see why I rate him as one of the greatest ever. I have been wanting this man on the show for several years. Not only because of his athletic achievements and prowess but because he is one of the best men I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I wanted this opportunity to share his story and his journey. Timestamps2:53 - Interview starts7:16 - From a shoulder injury from a nasty crash, to a second bout of COVID, it's been a challenging year to prepare for Kona 2022.... really not the way I wish my training camps to an end. 14:42 - On the 23rd of February (he's wife Julia's birthday) Patrick crashed badly while training in Spain with a pro buddy, and faced an extended spell on the sidelines. He talks through the accident and his recovery and how he conveyed his vision to race again with his doctors.19:12 - Patrick's 2019 swim in Kona was spectacular, and he talks with Greg about the training and strategy he put into play.23:15 - Patrick and Greg discuss he's win at Challenge Roth and how he fell in love with the race.28:18 - Patrick is now the sub 2:40 marathon specialst, and he explains how he wworked hard behind the scenes to deliberatly achieve the results he has become known for.30:32 - Leaving a coach can be a massive decision. Greg and Patrick discuss how Patrick has gone about changing his coaches throughout his pro career.34:58 - Greg rewinds the clock with Patrick and they discuss his childhood, his early inspirations, through to his current pro career and personal life.my endurance passion was awake from that time36:32 - One of Patrick's early desires was to become a Formula 1 driver. Ironically, many Formula 1 drivers are into Triathlon.39:42 - Patrick describes how his early passions lead him to triathlon, through mountain bike racing, to go-carting, to learning the history of triathlon.47:47 - Patrick's Kona journey ... in detail. The record for the fastest marathon in Kona and how he feels around the pressure of racing Kona.2016 3rd at Kona ... Germans 1,2,3, Marathon record 2.39.452017 Kona win 8.01.40 record, over taking Lionel Sanders in the final 5k ... Marathon 2.39.592018 Kona win 7.52.39, 1st time under 8, then proposed to his fiance (now wife) Julia at the finish line.59:04 - The proposal - A very special moment.1:01:14 - Patrick describes the highs and lows of his career to date. He talks openly about his mother's cancer battle and the last words she left him with, and how those words fuelled his determination and 'why' to win.1:06:12 - Patrick's opinion on this year's Kona and how he loves to 'fly under the radar'. The Quiet Assasin.1:10:27 - The year ahead doesnt exist as Patrick describes how he and his team are completely focused on Kona 2022.1:12:57 - Conclusion LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Check out Patrick Lange at:Website: https://www.patrick-lange.orgStrava: https://www.strava.com/pros/11654626Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/P.Lange.Leidenschaft.am.Limit/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patricklange1

  • After almost 30 years in the sport of Triathlon, Nicola Spirig completed her final rae this past weekend and we wanted to celebrate the incredible career of Nicola Spirig. In today’s episode (recorded in November 2021), Greg is joined by his wife Laura, and they talk with Nicola about her career and pull apart specific races and moments. Nicola Spirig is a Swiss professional triathlete. She is a five-time Olympian, the 2012 Olympic, and six times European champion in women's triathlon. Nicola is married to fellow retired athlete Reto Hug, has three children, and during her athletic career completed a law degree. As the conversation kicks off, Greg asks Nicola to reflect on this past year in the sport. She has been training and her next large goal is to complete an IronMan race in under eight hours. Even if a goal sounds impossible, she says it’s important to try, especially when the intention is to inspire others to follow their dreams. Nicola isn’t an extrovert who loves being in front of others, but she does love working with young people and is glad her status as an Olympian has given her this platform. Going into the Tokyo Olympics, Nicola was ready. She was able to prepare without injury, compete in and win other good races like the European Championships, and beat some of her own personal best times. On race day, even though everyone had prepared for a hot day, it was raining, which for Nicola wasn’t a problem and she placed sixth. Today, she says she’s happy with her performance and wouldn’t change anything even though she didn’t get the medal she was aiming for. Nicola grew up with parents who were sports teachers and had the luxury of trying many different sports. For a long time, she didn’t think of triathlon as a career, but rather as something she loved to do. She only considered herself a professional athlete for about two years, despite being involved in the sport for much longer. Her preparation around the London 2012 Olympics was nearly perfect and her at a professional level. She won the Olympic Gold medal just ahead of Lisa Norden, with their times being the same, and only a photograph was able to be used to separate their crossing the finish line. For the Rio Olympics, things were different. She was injured, the defending Olympic champion, and she’d had a baby in the years since her Olympic win. She took home the silver from that race and says the experience was much different than the London Olympics, but she was still very happy with her performance. She reminds listeners that while yes it takes a lot to get a medal in the Olympic games, it also takes a lot to finish fourth, sixth, or tenth. Laura and Greg then ask Nicola rapid-fire questions covering everything from TV and movies to household chores, to her taste in music. They wrap up the episode with Nicola sharing what her day-to-day life is like these days. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show And check out Nicola Spirig at:https://www.instagram.com/nicolaspirigofficial/https://twitter.com/NicolaSpirighttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nicola+spirig

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the consistent and most diversified professional Triathletes in the world, Aaron Royle. Winning, and podiums at major events from the WTS super sprint mixed relay, to non-drafting Olympic and U23 World Title, to Ironman 70.3s and middle distance events. Aaron’s always at the pointy end of the race and making others chase.Aaron, nick-named “Bugs”, made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games after he secured Australia’s first Triathlon quota spot having finished 6th at the 2015 Rio Test Event. A multiple Olympian from Australia, he is preparing to marry Non Stanford who in her own right is an Olympian, World & European Champion - together making up the ultimate power couple in the world of Triathlon. Check out Aaron Royle at:Website: www.aaronroyle.comTwitter: twitter.com/ARoyle90Facebook: facebook.com/AaronRoyleTriathlete/Instagram: instagram.com/aaronroyle/ Timestamps2:11 - Interview starts8:03 - With a solid win at The Collins Club recently, Aaron is definitely in form. He explains where he feels he is at within his strengths and fitness.13:35 - Super League v. PTO v. Ironman - who's doing it best?15:22 - At the age oof 32, Aaron's experience in endurance is now combining with his speed. Greg and Aaron discuss how Aaron feels at this stage of his career.18:23 - Greg rewinds the clock with Aaron and the lads discuss Aaron's upbringing and how he first found his love for triathlon.25:47 - Travelling around the globe and competing as a young athlete with his mates can create many great moments, and many wonderful life stories. Aaron describes this time in his life.28:29 - Aaron describes his greatest highlight in his career so far.This is what I need to do to win 34:00 - Learning how to win can take some specific preparation and laser-beam focusing on the process.37:23 - Very few poeple leave an Olympics happy. Greg & Aaron discuss how achievements and disappoinment can often 'define' an athlete.38:36 - Injuries. If we push our bodies as hard and as often as elite athletes, injuries are inevitable. Aaron describes some of the more serious and troublesome injuries he has had throughout his triathlon career.49:52 - Races on his bucket list that are driving and inspiring Aaron.59:02 - The boys conclude with some fun Rapid fire questions. 1. Best and worst subjects at school?2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?3. First car you owned.4. Two most-used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Who does most of the chores around the home?8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?9. Which decade of music is the best?10. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?11. Greatest movie of all time?1:05:23 - Conclusion

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the world's greatestStrength & conditioning coaches for endurance athletes. Matt Pendola has decades of experience helping runners get ahead of their injury cycles by building strength.Matt has been in this field for over 20 years. He’s worked with beginners, to the worlds greatest elite athletes including Olympic and World Champion medalists Kevin McDowell and Ben Kanute, to name a few. He has a list of credentials in the areas of Run coaching, strength training, wellness, massage and everything else in between. He is truly one of the worlds leading bodywork and movement experts.Matt Pendola has several professional qualifications including a running coach, S&C coach, licensed manual therapist & wellness coach and works with several Olympic athletes. He has also personally achieved a tonne of impressive running achievements including winning the Elite Spartan World Championships Masters Division (2015) & Qualified for Duathlon World Championships 3x. Today Greg and Matt talk about the 3 C's of running. Connected, Cadence, and Compact. Bobby McGee and Matt Pendola have put together 4 pillars so you can optimize your running potential. Dynamic Mobility Drills restore and optimize your running movement and propulsion potential. Banded Dynamics maximize your running strength, power, balance, and stability. Form Drills maximize your mechanical running efficiency. Loaded Mobility Drills restore and optimize tissue and joints and continuing gains. Ben has kindly offered 10% off his Run Form program for all Greg Bennett Show listeners.enter: GregBennett10 at the checkout.Start your 12 week course for a lifetime of better running! You'll get a set of movements to do before and after all of your runs to improve your mechanics. Find out more at https://www.pendolaproject.com/ Timestamps1:21 - Interview starts5:39 - Matt discusses his view on coaching towards the longevity of an athlete. from a young athlete to a more senior.8:34 - Matt started strength training originally as a hotshot in Flagstaff. That was just kind of what you did, you had to be in shape for the job. One day, a tree fell on him fracturing his back. After that he was forced to slow down and learn how to train smart so he could get back to running again.This injury led to Matt's guiding principle: FIT, which stands for Focused Intentional Training. It really is about helping people gain function through training. Matt started Pendola Training in 2001.I was able to gain strength without doing a bunch of heavy lifting.– Gwen Jorgensen, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist 14:27 - Around 2011, Matt was coaching high school cross country, and saw that he could use what he had learned about strength training to prevent injuries in endurance athletes. Matt met Bobby McGee in 2015 and his approach to training has evolved incredibly since then."When I started working closer with elite athletes I was forced to take my learning to the next level. At a certain point I realized with a brick and mortar business I could at most affect 40 people at a time. I built R3 so that I could make everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years available to any runner at any level."Each and every movement you'll do is designed specifically to help you run stronger.23:34 - So what is RunFORM - and how can it help you to run faster with less injury?Based on four pillars developed by the #1 running coach in the world, Bobby McGee, and Matt Pendola - Form Drills, Dynamic Mobility Drills, Loaded Mobility, and Banded Dynamics. This easy to follow progression builds week by week adding the perfect mix of adding new movements to your schedule combined with movements you mastered the week before. The time commitment is low, the benefits are high, and the better running you'll achieve will last a lifetime.33:47 - Matt describes some his biggest highs over his career working with all kinds of athletes.38:32 - We all have tough times. Matt explains one of his lowest career moments.Keep showing up ... and doing it with intent42:09 - Strength training can be a bit of an after-thought. Matt explains why strength training is important for the elite/endurance athlete, and how they can best fit it into their busy schedule.49:38 - Matt lays it all out ... Do your quality run first, recover within about 8 hours, then strength train later that same day.52:54 - Matt has his LMT licence and explains why and how he utilises massage within his coaching of athletes. In the United States, massage therapists who hold a state license to practice are typically known as LMTs, whereas Canadian counterparts are known as registered massage therapists or RMTs.59:02 - The future for Matt Pendola. What and who are the professional athletes he is working with? What’s next for Matt?1:07:25 - Conclusion

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with one of the brilliant minds of the 21st century. A key figure in developing growth with some of the world's leading tech companies.He is the CEO and Founder of AnyQuestion. The purpose of AnyQuestion is to democratize access to insights from the world’s greatest experts to help people fulfill their human potential. With the mission to become the most impactful living library of trusted insights and expertise authored by the world’s greatest experts in every field.This episode is loaded with quality information on how to build a succesful business. Father of four. Harvard Grad, MBA at Stanford Business school, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Growth Specialist. Previously Vice President of Growth at Uber and Head of International Growth at Facebook. Ed Baker is also an extraordinary athlete, winning his first Ironman after only 6 months of being in the sport of Triathlon. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps2:48 - Interview starts6:22 - Ed and Greg discuss the similarities between sport and starting a business.7:55 - Ed describes how he came about to be entreprenurial, right back to his first venture (datesite) in the late 90's. Ed built the first website Datesight.com which launched in 1999. In one week every student in Harvard had signed up - Ed's interest was in the math behind the growth. Understanding how to get one user to share with one other user - Growth art and science - how has human behavior changed.12:56 - How The Greg Bennett Show podcast inspired Ed to start his new venture, AnyQuestion.com18:50 - Book: The Cold Start Problem - Andrew Chen (audiobook version)Ed describes how Uber began, and compares the learnings he made at Uber to how he is aplying them in his new company AnyQuestion.com29:11 - Ed explains his process from taking an idea and turning it into a viable business.37:19 - Building a team in a start-up, can be similar to building a team in sports.43:54 - How different is it starting a business in today's software driven world, as opposed to 20 years ago when the internet was around but nowhere near the penetration it now has. The online tools for starting a business have dramatically changed and improved.45:44 - Raising funds to start a business can be tricky. Ed explains his view and what has worked for him in previous ventures. Now Ed is able to view the investment process from the 'investors' perspective, which enables him to understand what and how to pitch your new business idea.51:46 - Interview Concludes LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.comFind Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Check out Ed Baker at:AnyQuestion: AnyQuestion.com/EdBaker LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uberedbaker/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/uber.ed.baker/Web - https://www.edbaker.com/Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUAl559y7ZY&feature=youtu.befacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ed.baker.ironman/

  • For over 40 years Bob Babbitt has influenced the world of Triathlon for the better.He started racing triathlons way back in the late 1970s. He did his first Ironman Triathlon in 1980 on the island of Oahu and ended up completing five more when the event moved to the Big Island. He has been inducted into both the Ironman Hall of Fame and the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. He also co-founded Competitor Magazine and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, plus he created Competitor Radio, and Babbittville radio.He’s traveled the world interviewing the greats of the sport with his show Breakfast with Bob. His passion for the sport and willingness to always put others first and help them achieve greatness is truly inspiring. He also co-founded Competitor Magazine and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, plus he created Competitor Radio and the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series. When people ask about his best finish in the Ironman World Championship, he is quick to tell them that back in 1980 he finished in the top 60. Hey, who needs to know that there were only 108 people in the race? Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/BobBabbitt Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps2:02 - Interview starts5:46 - You can be faster - Bob's passionate description about why triathlon is the ultimate aging sport for everyone!Triathlon is an equal opportunity abuser6:57 - Why it's imperative why we need to show young people the benefits of triathlon.11:49 - The Journey of triathlon from Bob Babbitt's eyes. (listener warning; Sit back, and prepare to laugh and learn) Bob participated in the third ever Ironman Triathlon in 1980 – there were only 108 entrants in that race, and there were only 15 in the field the year before. Bob purchased a second hand bike for $75 from a local police auction.Mile 90 I got a root beer snow cone for a food hand-off24:36 - Through passionate people like Bob Babbitt the sport of Triathlon grew exponetially through the 80's. Bob explains the day Julie Moss captivated television screens across America. This is the video that Bob explains from that event in 1982.34:06 - After 40 plus years, Bob self reflects on the greatest highs he has experienced. Bob describes a wonderful story about Dave Scott and Mark Allen.40:47 - Book reference: Mark Allen's Total Triathlete - written by Mark Allen & Bob Babbitt.43:37 - The Mark Allen and Dave Scott rivilry is beautifully explained by Bob who had a front row seat and friendship to it playing out.46:03 - Bob explains his involvement and how it all started in the Challenged Athlete Foundation. Most insurance companies do not cover adaptive sports equipment and many individuals with physical challenges simply cannot afford it. The Challenged Athlete Foundation has raised over $123 million. It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. If you are in a position to donate to this amazing cause, please do.The person who wins the race isn't the one who goes the fastest ... it's the person who slows down the least ...52:48 - All the details about The Million Dollar Challenge.55:00 - Bob explains some of the biggest impacts he has seen through the Foundation over the decades. One particular athlete - Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah has a tremendous and inspiring story. Emmanual was born in Ghana missing his tibia in one leg. In the Country of Ghana, 20% of the population is disabled. In Ghana, your family is 'cursed' when born with any kind of disability, and his mother was told to abandon her son in the jungle.1:03:32 - Bob describes the challenges and highlights he has experienced through the Foundation.1:07:56 - Greg abd Bobbie have some fun and talk through their opinions on the following;GOAT Triathletes - men and womenPredictions for 2022 Kona70.3 WorldsWTS1:23:07 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Bob Babbitt on social media:Website - babbittville.comTwitter: Bob BabbittFacebook: Bob BabbittInstagram: - Bob BabbittYouTube: Bob Babbitt videos

  • Today I am joined by the most recent USATriathlon Hall Of Fame inductee ... my lovely wife, mother of our two children, and Olympian and former professional triathlete, Laura Bennett. Laura is a four-time World Championships medalist, four-time US National Champion, and multiple US Olympic Triathlete, She’s an NCAA championship-winning swimmer from Southern Methodist University and she had almost 20 years at the top of the sport of Triathlon as a professional. She spent some time as the world's number 1 ranked triathlete and narrowly missed winning the world series title in 2003. In this episode Greg and Laura recap her journey, looking at the highs and lows of Laura's career and the lessons she has learned along the way. Career Highlights2012 U.S. Olympic Team Member2011 USAT Elite National Champion2010 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2010 USAT Elite National Champion2008 U.S. Olympic Team Member2008 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2007 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2006 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2004 Olympic Team Alternate2003 USAT Elite National Champion2003 USOC Triathlete of the Year Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/laurabennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps1:48 - Interview starts3:21 - Laura describes what it feels like to be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall Of Fame.7:47 - What is scarier, standing on the Olympic podium, or giving a speech at the awards night?9:50 - Finding sport is within you. Laura describes her journey to Triathlon through her early years.16:11 - Laura began at the age of 12, and now as a mum of 2, she explains how parents can foster the love of sport in young teenagers.21:34 - Laura and Greg rewind the clock and talk about her full journey through her younger years.24:48 - If you are a young pro athlete, The Bennett's give their experienced opinion on how to develop. Race! Race often, build up your calendar to ensure you are racing often.Even a bad race is better than a great training day27:06 - When you look back at your 20 year career, what are some of your greatest highs?29:38 - Laura explains her journey to the Olympics.26:08 - The low's of a pro athletes career can often be defining moments. Laura describes her career low points and how they allowed her to focus (and achieve) on what was truly important.38:38 - Hintsa have a core model titled The Circle of better life. Sleep & Recovery, Nutrition, General Health, Mental Management, Bodywork and Biomechanics, and Physical Training. The Bennet's have added a 7th core, Relationships and Team and they explain how they integrated it together into their own professional training and life.It takes as much effort to win a $250,000 race as it does a $2500 race47:07 - Laura has a unique story of her biggest mistake in a race in her career.51:12 - Do you believe athletes are born, or made? Nature vs. Nurture?54:29 - Should Triathlon at the Olympics be sprint distance or Olympic?59:39 - The Bennett's conclude their chat with a rapid fire Q&A 1. Best and worst subject at school?2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?3. First car you owned.4. Two most used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Music or no music during workouts?8. Number #1 pet peeve?9. Which decade of music is the best?10. Best after-party in Triathlon? 1:04:01 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Laura Bennett on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurarbennettFacebook: Laura BennettInstagram: - Laura Bennett

  • Tim Crowley has been coaching triathletes since 1993 and he has been a pro and elite age grouper for over 30 years. Tim is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Montverde Academy in Central Florida and is the Owner of TC2 Coaching. Tim was a 2008 team USA Olympic Triathlon coach, and he has coached athletes to World Championships, Ironman Championships, ITU Worlds Triathlon Series gold, Duathlon World Champions numerous National Championships at the Elite level.Tim was the 2009 USA Triathlon Elite Coach of the Year, and 2007 USA Triathlon Development Coach of the Year. He’s worked with the very best in the business and helped each of them find more out of themselves. Tim's answers on the AnyQuestion platform have been outstanding, and his depth of knowledge is truly remarkable. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/CoachTim Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Find Tim Crowley on social media:Website - timcrowley.bizTwitter: Tim CrowleyLinkedIn: Tim CrowleyTraining Peaks: Tim CrowleyArticle: The Powerful Triathlete ... by Tim Crowley Timestamps1:50 - Interview startsI don't really worry if people know who I am ... but it's super important to me that people recognize and know the athletes I work for.4:51 - Why do athletes and coaches base themselves in Clermont Florida?8:23 - Tim is in the process of writing a book around High-Performance aging … a topic that many listeners are keen to lean into. How do we optimize our lives?13:02 - Tim explains some of the different ways we can work through training plateaus or situations where we stop progressing.20:31 - At what point in your early career did you acknowledge to yourself that you had some talent in the coaching of elite athletes?22:54 - What are some of Tim Crowley's career highlights?29:41 - What are some of the bigger 'lows' in your coaching career, and what have you learnt from them?It's not about being the best, it's about the best at being better ...33:34 - What has most influenced or developed your coaching philosophy?36:26 - Tim's belief and view on why is strength training important for endurance athletes? Is it all about injury reduction, or performance?41:51 - Tim's favourite training workouts for triathletes. Get your pen and paper out, you're gonna want to record his answer!44:45 - Some of Tim's favourite exercises for swimmers.Athletes don't have an 'un-do' key. You can't mess it up and hit the key and go back.1:02:09 - Understanding an athletes flexibility and knowing what is best for them for their particular sport is crucially important. Mobility and stability are two opposing forces. You only need to be as flexible as you need. 1:02:59 - Greg and Tim share their opinions and thoughts around some really interesting topics and people.Top 3 endurance sport coaches of all time.The greatest of all time male and female triathletes.What are Tim's thoughts on the modern day 'super-show'?Who is gonna win Ironman?1:10:33 - Tim and Greg go at it with some Rapid fire questions and answers.One book you would recommend? Upstream by Dan HeathTwo most-used apps on your phone?What time of day are you most productive?First job?Which decade of music is the best?Greatest movie of all time?1:17:08 - Interview concludes.

  • Barrie Shepley has been to 6 Olympics & 30 World Tri Champs as coach or commentator.He is a true Canadian and Triathlon legend. He’s a professional Coach, Olympic and World Cup Triathlon Commentator, and Mentor to many professional athletes.For over 30 years, Barrie Shepley has influenced the world of Triathlon for the better. Starting the Kids of steal Triathlons in Canada we’re the future Olympic Gold medalist Simon Whitfield developed his craft. He was the Canadian head coach during the 2000, Sydney Olympics where that same Simon Whitfield won Gold, add to that, his Commentary for the World Cup series for over 20 years and if you’re in triathlon you no doubt know who he is. His job as a professional coach and TV sports commentator has taken him to all corners of the earth where he’s experienced many unexpected twists and turns.His new book, Chasing Greatness, has just been released. Where he shares his stories about sport and life. Whether you’re a sports fan or not, this book carries many beautiful lessons. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Find Barrie Shepley on social media:Twitter: Barrie ShepleyFacebook: FacebookLinkedIn: Barrie ShepleyBook: Chasing Greatness - Stories of Passion and Perseverance in Sport and in Life ... by Barrie Shepley Timestamps1:49 - Interview starts3:43 - What it's like to have breakfast with Lori Bowden - 7 straight years on the podium at Kona with 2 wins.9:18 - Barrie describes his view on the power of getting yourself in a race, as opposed to laser-beam focusing on your training. The more often that you can race, the better that you can see your skills evolving. You really start to see who is cut out for elite racing, and who is a good trainer who cant race.15:22 - Some amazing stories about Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno and their race vs. training numbers.16:58 - Rewinding the clock with Barrie Shepley. From the early inspirations in sport, through to his realization that he was not gonna make pro, through to his decision to create the first Kids Of Steel race. with Simon Whitfield.Every kid is a triathlete28:25 - Barrie explains how he transitioned into commentating. Telling stories and a commitment to 'never leaving an event' until the last person crosses the line has seen Barrie crafting an amazing career commentating triathlon.35:59 - From commentating ... to coaching. Barrie's journey and passion into coaching athletes is fascinating and inspiring.44:30 - Barrie describes one of the biggest highlights of his 40+ years career. Simon Whitfield50:36 - Some of the 'lows' from Barrie Shepley's career also help us understand the life journey within sport.55:34 - Barrie's new book is titled 'Chasing Greatness' - Stories of passion and perseverance in sport and life. Barrie Shepley’s quest to find greatness in himself and others has been far from a straight line. His job as a professional coach and TV sports commentator has taken him to all corners of the earth where he’s experienced many unexpected twists and turns. The stories that Barrie tells will have you crying, laughing, holding your breath, and, at times, even applauding. His stories are about sport but also about life, love, success, and failure. Whether a sports fan or not, this book carries lessons for us all. Learn about Barrie Shepley and his unforgettable journey from small town roots to the highest level of sport success, but also learn what it means to find the best in yourself along the way.1:08:11 - Greg and Barrie share their opinions and thoughts around some really interesting topics and people.Top 3 triathlon coaches of all time.The greatest of all time male and female triathletes.Predictions for Kona - who's gonna win 2022 and beyond - Men & Women.Who's gonna win the World Series?1:31:54 - Interview concludes.

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" Magnus Ditlev Timestamps2:55 - Interview starts4:18 - The week in detail after winning in Roth.8:45 - How the sponsorship with Scott bikes came about.11:22 - Magnus explains (in detail) how his mental strength has been challenged in the 2022 season so far ... from Miami, to Ironman Texas, to last weekend.22:18 - The preparation for Roth included altitude tents. Magnus explains all the training and reasons behind his preparation for Roth (and beyond)24:48 - Having the right mindset prior to big races is imperative. Magnus was quietly confident he could run a 2:40 and he believed he could fight for the win.26:10 - Magnus breaks down his strategy for the race.29:59 - Magnus describes the intense battle within the race with Jan Frodeno.Focus on the process not the outcome37:00 - It's a long way to run 38kms on your own and ensure you stay competitive. Magnus describes his mental process while he pushed his body to the limit and the calculation he made on how Patrick Lange would need to run to catch him. 39:42 - Greg 'rewinds the clock' with Magnus and uncovers his introduction to the sport of triathlon and his early sporting influences.43:56 - Magnus completed his first triathlon in 2015 and from there started training more and more on his own before he realised he would pursue a pro career.49:50 - Magnus describes the low points in his career over the past few years and how he has set his mindset to ensure he remained focused and disciplined to achieve and succeed.53:07 - Greg and Magnus discuss the methodology behind his altitude tent training and acclimation.59:13 - We finish up with some Rapid Fire questions.1:04:10 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Magnus Ditlev on social media:Instagram: Magnus DitlevFacebook: Magnus Ditlev