Episode 72: IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Taper, Race Strategy, and Planning

September 4, 2017
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In this episode, Coach Dave Jimenez does a deep dive on the final preparation for for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3. Dave breaks this episode down covering the following:

Leading up to the Race

  • Tapering and Training During the Taper
  • Nutrition - Topics like carb loading, etc.
  • Mental Preparation
  • Rest and Sleep
  • Race Check-In
  • Gear Preparation, Gear Bags, and Turning in the Bike/Gear Bags

RESOURCE: Comprehensive IRONMAN Gear Bag Checklist

Race Day

  • Race Morning - Having the Right Mindset
  • Nutrition on Race Morning
  • Race Morning/Pre-Race Protocol
  • Transition Race Morning
  • Race Nutrition
  • The importance of race day execution.

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Episode 71: Dealing with Setbacks | Consistency cuts both ways | Community

August 22, 2017
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In this episode, Coach Dave discusses setbacks and how to deal with them. They can come in many ways.. injuries or health related issues, time constraints, family emergencies, etc. When they come up, how you deal with them is important. Dave speaks from experience having gone through many in his years in the sport, from a DNF at IRONMAN Canada in 2014 to most recently, an injury that has cost him from competing at the Cowtown 50K and IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder this season.

In the second segment, Dave discusses consistency. It's arguably the most important part of training and racing. Recently, Dave had a conversation with a friend and athlete who was not only doing their workouts, but they were over-training. The athlete was not understanding how their over-training was a bad thing, then Coach Dave explained that it's inconsistent and impacts everything following that session. It clicked with the athlete and things have improved. The bottom line is that consistency works both ways, you have to do your training and not skip or miss sessions too often and you have to resist the temptation to do more work than what is in the plan. 

Finally, Dave spends a few minutes discussing the endurance community. In Dallas/Fort-Worth, there is a very strong community; one where clubs and coaching groups generally do a great job at working together. There are certainly a couple of exceptions, but on the whole, it's a fantastic community. If you feel as if your community isn't what you would like it to be, take it upon yourself to help to create it. It's can be as simple as creating a Facebook page to get area athletes talking and inviting each other to train together. Start there, then see where it goes. Keep the overall theme positive, inclusive and fun and before you know it, it'll be huge. The Fuel Your Fire Running and Triathlon Facebook Group has nearly 500 people at this point and would welcome you to join.

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Episode 70: Training and Racing with the Elements with Coach Avram and Coach Sergio

July 30, 2017
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In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by fellow Octane Athletics Training Systems Coaches, Avram Carter and Sergio Arias. Coach Dave has mentioned Coach Avram and Coach Sergio many times and now you get to meet them. It's been a long time coming for these two brilliant and committed coaches to be on the show. 

The Coaches discuss training and racing in different climates and at different elevations and provide solid strategies and tactics for doing that. It's a fantastic episode. One worth sharing with a friend or two.

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EPISODE 69: JOHN FEMLING AND COACH JALEEN TELL US ALL ABOUT THE MT. TAYLOR QUAD | TRAININGPEAKS DEEP DIVE

July 21, 2017
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THIS IS ONE OF MY PROUDEST AND MOST FAVORITE EPISODES EVER.

In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by Octane Athletics Training Systems Coach Jaleen and Athlete John Femling. Together we discuss one of the most epic races I have heard of... the Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon. John has done the race two years in a row, one time training on his own and this past race, working with Jaleen as his coach. The two met while volunteering at the Trans Pecos Ultra Stage Race. We hear all about the training leading up to the race and the race itself. Once we wrap up that interesting conversation, we move to an outstanding second segment.

The second segment of the show is focused on questions that we get very often about TrainingPeaks, our chosen tool for athlete planning and collaboration. We focus on what all the interesting metrics, how to set training zones, and how we use the performance management chart. Grab a pen and a notepad, because there are some outstanding learnings available in this segment. We are always open to follow up questions you have. Just hit us up at the contact the coaches page on the website.

We promised to post two things during the eposide. 

  1. The Octane Athletics Training Systems Threshold Test Template
  2. Coach Avram's Article on EXPORTING YOUR TRAININGPEAKS WORKOUTS

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Episode 68: The Brave Athlete with Dr. Simon Marshall and Pro Triathlete Lesley Patterson

May 31, 2017
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What a treat! In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by Triathlete Pro Lesley Paterson (@lesleydoestri) and her husband, the uber-brilliant Dr. Simon Marshall (@pssjm3). They discuss Dr. Simon and Lesley's new book, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion. It's an incredible sports psychology book that helps athletes understand how your brain can be your best friend or your worst enemy. If you have ever said any or all of the following, this book is for you:

  • I wish I felt more like an athlete.
  • I feel fat.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind.
  • I don't think I can.
  • I don't cope well with injury.
  • I need to harden the f*ck up.
  • Setting goals is not my problem, acting on them is.
  • People say that I am dependent on exercise or have an addiction.
  • I keep screwing up my races because I lack focus.
  • Other athletes are just tougher, happier, or more bad ass than I am.
  • I don't feel like leaving my comfort zone or pushing myself.
  • I don't handle pressure well. I get overly stressed and anxious the closer I get to race day.

In the book, Dr. Simon and Lesley take us through strategies and tactics related to dealing with these issues. They help us understand how our brain is functioning during these times and provide us with exercises to deal with them. 

Order the book today. You won't regret it. Here is an Amazon link for you to do so: http://amzn.to/2rGOW1a

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Episode 67: Triathlete Anna Leigh Kirk who is training and thriving with multiple sclerosis.

May 17, 2017
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In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by friend and Octane Athletics Training Systems athlete Anna Leigh Kirk, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. Two years ago, Anna Leigh took up cycling and then eventually triathlon. Anna Leigh completed her first 70.3 at IRONMAN 70.3 Texas in Galveston in April and now has her sights set on larger goals like a Marathon and IRONMAN Texas in 2018. Anna Leigh is positive and optimistic. She is thankful for her health and is a huge inspiration to all that know her. This is a must listen episode!

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Episode 66: Goal Setting, Stepping up your distance, first-timer fears, and more

February 27, 2017
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In this episode, Octane Athletics Training Systems coaches, Coach Dave (@bigdave4) and Coach Jaleen (@oboejmh) take questions from the listeners and members of the Octane Athletics Training Systems Fuel Your Fire Running and Triathlon Facebook Group. They talk about one of the coolest races around, the Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon. We then hop into Q&A where we talk about:

  • Goal Setting
  • Stepping up to that next Distance and knowing when to go for it
  • First-Timer Fear
  • And a few other Quick Hit Questions...

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Episode 65: Scott Campbell (@TriNetworkcom) about the Community that is TriNetwork.com | Off-Season Reminder | IronFire 2017

November 20, 2016
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In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by his friend Scott Campbell (@TriNetworkcom) the founder and creator of the triathlon community that is TriNetwork.com. Scott shares what TriNetwork.com is, who it is meant for, and what motivated him to create it. Scott's fiance is Casey Poe, who you might remember from Episode 32 of the podcast. Casey also wrote a great article on Octane-Athletics.com about SKIN CARE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A RACE.

Go out to TriNetwork.com and join the network. Interact with one another. Let's grow this into the largest and most positive triathlon community on the internet.

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Get your Gatorade Endurance from your local running or triathlon specialty store or at Amazon.com. If your local store doesn’t have it, ask them why. Train with what is on course at over 350 running events around the country and at Ironman Triathlons, Gatorade Endurance.

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Episode 64: Octane Coach Jaleen Seshadri is an IRONMAN! Her #IMLOU Story

November 2, 2016
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In this episode, Coach Dave (@BigDave4) is joined by Coach Jaleen Seshadri (@oboejmh) who had a fantastic year that was capped with her finish at IRONMAN Louisville. The coaches talk about Jaleen's path to IRONMAN, the decision that had to be made 9 weeks out, and the lessons that were learned leading up to, during and after the race.

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Get your Gatorade Endurance from your local running or triathlon specialty store or at Amazon.com. If your local store doesn’t have it, ask them why. Train with what is on course at over 350 running events around the country and at Ironman Triathlons, Gatorade Endurance.

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Episode 63: First-Timer Melissa Powell discusses her IRONMAN Chattanooga Finish

October 16, 2016
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This week, Melissa Powell joins the show to discuss her journey to her finish at IRONMAN Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago. She shares the whole story from her decision to sign up and race just four months before to her trip to the hospital, post-race and everything in between. You don’t want to miss it.

Here is a link to Melissa’s full race report: https://mpowellweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/first-blog-post/

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Get your Gatorade Endurance from your local running or triathlon specialty store or at Amazon.com. If your local store doesn’t have it, ask them why. Train with what is on course at over 350 running events around the country and at Ironman Triathlons, Gatorade Endurance.

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