Episode 58: Kevin Kuhn on non-existent Lactic Acid and Keytones | Coach Dave races for Operation IRONFREEDOM

May 5, 2016
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In this episode, Coach Dave talks with Kevin Kuhn from Classified Nutrition. The last time that Kevin was on, he dropped the hammer on the fact that the notion of lactic acid is BUNK. He discusses why he feels that way on the show. Later in the episode, the guys talk about the benefits of supplementing with ketones which Coach Dave started doing now that he is on track to race at IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta raising money for the Scott Rigsby Foundation and Operation IRONFREEDOM in September as his comeback race from knee surgery. To support Coach Dave's goal of raising $2,500, head over to this page and donate whatever you can.

Check out the new and improved Octane Athletics Training Systems website.

Racing IRONMAN Texas on May 14? Coach Dave is one of ten CERTIFIED IRONMAN Coaches that were chosen as official coaches for the race. As an IRONMAN Texas finisher just one year ago, Dave knows what it's like racing in the Woodlands.

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Kevin and his partner Jeff have been incredible supporters of the Fuel Your Fire Podcast and Octane Athletics Training Systems and it doesn't stop now. Want proof... check out what I got from them to share with you: 

Hey Octane Athletics crew!

Jeff and I really appreciate being a small part of your team!  We’d love to help out more, so we decided to come up with an exclusive program just for Octane athletes.  If you buy the BFA Box (BEFORE, FUEL, & AFTER) we’ll give you 2 free Flavor Files and a free Time-Release Leucine.  We know you are putting in the time, effort, and work, so this is our way of helping you better repair, recover, and adapt to all your training. 

Add the BFA System, Time-Release L-Leucine, and your choice of two Flavor Files to your cart.  Then use the coupon code:  OCTANE 

We’ll even cover shipping. 

Keep up the great work!            

Kevin & Jeff

What a couple of great guys! Thanks Kevin and Jeff

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The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly. 

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple. No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

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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 57: Ryan Cooper from TrainingPeaks and Best Bike Split Returns!

April 12, 2016
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Cooper.jpgSome of you might recall Ryan from Episode 13 of the podcast. Ryan is one of the founders of Best Bike Split, which was acquired by TrainingPeaks in 2014. TrainingPeaks  is the gold standard for endurance training tools. It offers the best possible platform for athletes to use to log their training and collaborate with coaches via the web. It's built in analysis tools are second to none. Very simply put, Best Bike Split takes athlete, course, and other pieces of information like weather and provides the athlete with a race strategy that will optimize performance. Best Bike Split is available to try for free, so head over to bestbikesplit.com to try it out. 

It was time for us to have Ryan come back to discuss the latest from the TrainingPeaks team and we thank him so much for his time. 

Ryan mentioned some training on the show, you can take all of that training in here: https://trainingpeaksuniversity.digitalchalk.com

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The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.  

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

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Episode 56: Support the Meredith Kessler (@mbkessler) Bay Area Cycle Challenge | Heart Rate Variability 101 / 201

March 29, 2016
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I start this week discussing an amazing event taking place in the Bay Area called the MBK Bay Area Cycle Challenge that is being lead by our friend, amazing person, professional triathlete and Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler. The event supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Whether you are in the Bay Area or not, you can support this event. Just CLICK HERE and donate a few dollars. They all add up. Challenged Athletes Foundation is a 501c3 organization so your donation is tax deductible. Let's come out in force as the Octane Nation and show Challenged Athletes FoundationMeredith Kessler and her friends our support!


CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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The second part of the show I discuss Heart Rate Variability. I don't go super deep into the science behind it because I am still researching and learning, but I know enough to take you through how you measure it, why you want to, and how to use the data. 

The app that I mention on this show is Elite HRV which can be found at http://www.elitehrv.com/.
The heart rate straps that I mention that are compatible with the app are the following:
Wahoo Tickr ($49) or the updated and more feature rich Wahoo TickrX ($99)
Polar H7 ($49)


I personally use the Wahoo Tickr and love it.


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The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly. 

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

TEAMWORK | OPTIMISM | POSITIVITY


Episode 55: Kevin Kuhn from Classified Nutrition | ALL ABOUT PROTEIN

March 24, 2016
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Kevin is back on the show, this time to go deep on protein. When we say that he goes deep, we mean it. This self proclaimed biochem nerd knows his stuff. Toward the end of the show we discuss ketones and a bit about some future releases from Classified, including HMB which prevent muscle protein from breaking down. Less damage after training means that it takes shorter for you to recover. Less damage + less time = BETTER RESULTS. 


Kevin and his partner Jeff have been incredible supporters of the Fuel Your Fire Podcast and Octane Athletics Training Systems and it doesn't stop now. Want proof... check out what I got from them to share with you: 

Hey Octane Athletics crew!

 

Jeff and I really appreciate being a small part of your team!  We’d love to help out more, so we decided to come up with an exclusive program just for Octane athletes.  If you buy the BFA Box (BEFORE, FUEL, & AFTER) we’ll give you 2 free Flavor Files and a free Time-Release Leucine.  We know you are putting in the time, effort, and work, so this is our way of helping you better repair, recover, and adapt to all your training. 

 

Add the BFA System, Time-Release L-Leucine, and your choice of two Flavor Files to your cart.  Then use the coupon code:  OCTANE

 

We’ll even cover shipping. 

 

Keep up the good work!            


Kevin & Jeff

CLASSIFIED NUTRITION


What a couple of great guys. Thanks Kevin and Jeff


Support the Fuel Your Fire Podcast

The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

TEAMWORK | OPTIMISM | POSITIVITY

Episode 54: Burnout & Making Training Fun Again | Randy’s Ironman Dream

February 23, 2016
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After too long of a break, Dave and Randy finally reunite for a great show.  The boys discuss putting the fun back into your workouts, mental fatigue associated with training and planning, and Dave dodging a bullet at the greatness that is the Original Pancake House (www.originalpancakehouse.com).  

Randy touches on the Heart Rate Strap issues for big guys, the Wahoo Tickr (http://amzn.to/1mWrPZj) and the Fuel Your Fire Nation https://www.facebook.com/groups/1193347154024728/ chimes in on advice for integrating your family into your triathlon life.  Randy transfers out of IMAN Texas to Louisville and the boys discuss Dave jumping into the ketosis pool.  

Finally they move to the always entertaining topic of training distractions and how to climb out of the “burn out” doldrums.  Listen up because there are some solid nuggets to take away from this episode.  

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The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

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Episode 53: Raw and Real - Coach Dave on Clinical Depression | Ironfire / Ultrafire Wrap Up

February 6, 2016
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In this episode, Coach Dave is solo. The events of the week surrounding husband, father and former Pro BMXer and talented Ironman Triathlete Dave Mirra motivated Coach Dave to discuss his personal journey with respect to clinical depression. In this episode, Dave is real, raw and honest about his dealing with the struggle. In the end, Coach Dave shares a challenge with those struggling today. He wants them to seek help and deal with the challenges. Life changed in a very positive way for Coach Dave once he dealt with his own issues. He offers to help whomever needs it. 


Coach Dave also discusses the wrap up of the super successful Ironfire Challenge and looks forward to seeing lots of pictures online of folks with their Ironfore SWAG.

Support the Fuel Your Fire Podcast

The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

TEAMWORK | OPTIMISM | POSITIVITY

Episode 52: Timing of Metabolic Testing | Metrics done right | Guns on Bikes?

January 12, 2016
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In this episode we answer questions about metabolic testing. When to do it, why and how to use this information. The question comes from long time listener and friend of the show, Sujean Kim. We make mention of a talented coach, Kristin Codish, who runs a local triathlon club, Triple Threat Tough. She also is a Ph. D candidate, a masterful coach and testing practitioner.

Randy and Dave then discuss the fact that with all this tech, we have a ton of metrics and that doesn't mean that we should focus on the wrong metrics at the wrong time. When it's time to perform a zone 2 run, then we focus on heart rate to make sure we do so, even if that is at the expense of things like run cadence or ground contact time.

Finally, listener and friend of the show, Eric Looney asks an interesting question about whether the new Texas open carry gun law that came to be on January 1st means that we're going to have some folks riding strapped with "an AK47 on their top tube" as Randy suggests. It's an interesting question and we get into it a bit in this episode.

Check out the Resource page at octane-athletics.com for free training plans, workouts and other cool stuff.

Support the Fuel Your Fire Podcast

The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

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Episode 51: Ironfire is ON | Nutrition Planning Tips | Slider…. You Stink! | Bike Trainer Apps

January 6, 2016
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In this episode we talk about Ironfire starting up. People are killing it with #Ironfire2016. We have at least two people that have almost finished the 140.6 miles already and we're only 6 days in. Ironfire is global. There are 160 people going for it from 5 different countries including the US, Sweden, The Netherlands, The UK, Mexico and Canada. Registration is closed for this time around, but stay tuned because we've got more where this came from!

For today's discussion we talk about three topics...

  1. Ideas for keeping your nutrition in check. 
  2. How to deal with your workout gear when your "stink" lingers around after a good washing.
  3. Some of the Bike Trainer Apps out there and why we like them.

Check out the Resource page at octane-athletics.com for free training plans, workouts and other cool stuff.

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The Octane Athletics Training Systems Coaching Staff is offering FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

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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 50: The half-century mark. Who knew? | Strength training in depth | IRONFIRE Challenge

December 22, 2015
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The boys hit the half century mark with Episode 50.  Topics vary from the perils of raising millennials to taking the mystery out of triathlon strength and conditioning. Puberty hits Randy like a armored car filled with quarters and Octane Athletic’s first virtual event, The Ironfire Challenge is discussed in detail.  Our dynamic duo also discuss the Octane Athletics Training System’s take on the communal nature of the triathlon related organizations and finally get philosophical about how if you help enough people achieve their goals then we will achieve our goals.  

Probably the most exciting thing to come out of Octane Athletics since free t-shirts and water bottles, is “The Ironfire Challenge.”  We are putting on a virtual 140.6 distance race that can be completed during the entire month of January. The faster you finish, the more bragging rights to be had.  Tell your friends, tell your family, tell the mailman… challenge people in your life to start off 2016 with steps towards a healthier life.  All registrants will receive a bib with number and their name, a finisher tech t-shirt, and a finisher’s medal.  Listen for details and register at http://www.octane-athletics.com/ironfire

A large portion of the proceeds with go to the Make a Wish Foundation.  

Randy and more surprisingly, Dave geeked out a little on functional screening movements, motor unit innervation, and proper strength training progression during the build up to the “A” race.  Randy plugged Matt Dixon’s “The Well Built Triathlete: Turning Potential Into Performance” as a go to reference for proper strength training creation and progression.     

Listen to Dr. Ron Tribendis' podcast Recover like a Pro.

Pick it up on Amazon today as a present for yourself here: http://amzn.to/1YuuGKl
We also took the guess work out of over/under training by discussing the TSB “Form” metric on Training Peaks.  Read more about it here http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/managing-your-training-stress-balance
Check out the Resource page at octane-athletics.com for free training plans, workouts and other cool stuff.

Support the Fuel Your Fire Podcast

The Octane Athletics Training Systems Coaching Staff is offering FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.

Episode 49: Tri 101 - Back to the Basics | Ironfire Virtual Ironman Challenge | Post-Marathon Recovery

December 18, 2015
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2016 is almost here. With that said, many people are going to set a goal to to take on their first triathlon. Dave and Randy thought it would be a good idea to talk through this in a topic they're calling Tri 101 - Back to the Basics. As an added bonus, Coach Dave put together a 12-Week Sprint Training Plan for Beginners that you can download free of charge from the Octane Resources Page.

Octane is sponsoring and "hosting" a virtual Ironman in the month of January. Perfect for those New Year's resolutions. Stay tuned to Octane Athletics websiteFacebook and the Fuel Your Fire Running and Triathlon Page on Facebook.

The Octane Athletics Training Systems Coaching Staff is offering FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly.

Support the Fuel Your Fire Podcast

Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple.No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link.

Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com.

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.

If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show.