Our interview this week is with Coach Matt Fitzgerald is co-author of 80/20 Triathlon with David Warden. This book packages what professional endurance athletes and their coaches have been practicing for years. You've heard this concept in dozens of interviews on this podcast starting as far back as former Olympic Nordic Skier Jim Galanes, Dr. Inigo San Milan, and many more.
Welcome to Episode #144 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.
We're your hosts coaches Rich Soares and Khem Suthiwan and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
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Thanks to last week's guest, pro triathlete Andrew Talansky. Andrew gave us the rare perspective of top pro cyclist who has a top 10 GC finish in the Tour de France and now competing as a professional triathlete at the 70.3 and 140.6 distance. Andrew has a ton of respect for the pros he competes against and he is slowly earning respect as he has been climbing up the result ladder. He will be competing at Ironman Louisville in a few short weeks and we are eager to see how he performs there and in 2019. We hope to see him at the Ironman World Championship in 2019. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #143.
Speaking of previous guests. We want to put out a "heal fast" wish to Benji Marshall from Today's Plan. Benji had a fall on his bike earlier this week and broke his collar bone. His boss, Ben Bowley sent me an email. Ben really appreciate the follow up and hope Benji heals up quick.
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Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called “moderate-intensity rut,” spending almost half of their time training too hard–harder than the pros. Training harder isn’t smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results.
In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance–Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman–to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.
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Our show is also supported by 303 Endurance Network, which includes 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which covers the endurance culture, news and events on triathlon and cycling. Be sure to subscribe to the 303Radio podcast for great interviews.
Working on a number of interviews on 303Radio. One I'm particularly excited about is Team USA Paratriathlete Allysa Seely who competed in Rio. In addition to her brain abnormality, neurological issues and amputation, she has a great partner Mowgli a 3 year old Golden Retriever. She recently did an interview with the Denver Post and we're going to have her on for an interview. https://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/07/30/paralympian-triathlete-allysa-seely-trains-with-dog/190726/
We are also lining up Nicholas Graeef and Tommy Danielson.
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