Episode 62: Dispatches from IRONMAN Boulder with Coach Jaleen, and IRONMAN Finishers Micah and Bruce

August 11, 2016
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Two of the Octane Coaches made the trip to Boulder for IRONMAN Boulder this past weekend. On this episode we sit down for breakfast the morning after the race with two of the four new IRONMAN Triathletes, Micah and Bruce to hear all about their race and how they are feeling.  It's an entertaining episode. We hope you 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.

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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 61: Coach Jesse Carrington on Training & Racing with Power | Sport/Life Balance | Dealing with Race Day adjustments

July 26, 2016
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This week, Coach Dave (follow @BigDave4) is joined by Octane Athletics Training Systems Coach Jesse Carrington (Follow @TriCoachJesse) for a series of athlete submitted questions. Dave and Jesse discuss Training and Racing with Power, the importance of family and balance with respect to your endurance endeavors, and they discuss how to deal with challenging race day changes like the ones that occurred at Ironman Racine 70.3, Ironman Texas and the CapTex Triathlon in Austin, Texas this year. All of those events had significant and unavoidable things that caused course changes, delays and cancellations. It's a great episode. We hope you enjoy 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.

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Episode 60: Youth and Juniors Programs | Athlete Q&A with friend and coach, Lawrence Arnold

June 21, 2016
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In this week's episode, Coach Dave is joined by his friend and a fellow coach Lawrence Arnold from Triple Threat Tough to discuss that club's Youth Training Program. It's a wonderful program run by even more wonderful people. Check it out at triplethreattough.com.

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

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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 59: Coach Dave on an eventful IRONMAN Texas Race | Jason Moore from Elite HRV on Heart Rate Variability

May 18, 2016
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In this week's episode Coach Dave discusses the race that was IRONMAN Texas 2016 which took place on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Dave was chosen as one of ten official event coaches for the race and it was a busy, fun, eventful place to be. After a few minutes about IRONMAN Texas, as promised, Dave discusses Heart rate variability in depth with Jason Moore, one of the co-founders of the best mobile app for measuring HRV, Elite HRV

Coach Dave is training to race at IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta and is 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.

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 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.

CLASSIFIED NUTRITION

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

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 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

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 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.


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 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.  

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 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