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The fastest bikers in triathlon love to talk about their strength and power, but they often don't win because everyone else is drafting them even though they don't get a penalty. Bike for show, run for dough is the saying that applies to this situation. Transcript: "I think the big thing that all the fastest bikers in triathlon has if they love talking about it, oh my days. They think they're heroes because they're so strong on the bike and their power, they sit on the front. You don't hear the fastest swimmers-- you never hear Josh Amberger talking a big swim up. Patrick Lange very rarely talks up some of his fastest runs. But definitely in the men's side, those big power bikers they like to tell everyone. And the only reason they often don't win is because everyone else is drafted even though they haven't been given a drafting penalty. You know they say, bike for show, run for though."
Two types of painful workouts for me are a hard VO2max track session and mental pain. The mental pain is the hardest to overcome but it is possible with determination and perseverance. Pain is temporary but the feeling of accomplishment and glory lasts forever. Transcript: "Sorry, what is the most painful workout? Jamie? And how do I get through? I think there's two types of painful work out for me as a really hard vo2max track session. And it's painful because I am just bubbling over with lactic acid, my legs and arms are screaming to stop and by the end of it. I've literally thrown up on the track after my last rep. That is really really painful. I think the other type of pain is that is the mental pain. It. Those sessions that quite arduous leading up to a big race and Iron Man in 2017. When I was living in Boulder. I knew I had to do a 200 km ride with a really hard block of effort. And if I filled, well, it was a simple easy, but very doable session and I had to run off it as well. And and and I just struggled and I and and I guess that to me was painful because I knew I had to do it. I knew I had to get it done. It was, it was, you know, it was the last big long as super long block. I don't do that every day, but but it was, It was kind of killing me. Not not just sat there not wanting to do it and even when I was doing it, it got to a point where I was thinking three and a half four hours in and I had to do an out and back because if I did a loop, there's a little shortcut. So, you know, you've got to pay Games with yourself to fight the pain and that the, the mental pain and anguish was just terrible. And I remember, I finished it. I was a park a place called coot Lake in Boulder. Do my bike ride? Come back, do a lap of the reservoir 10 km, and always go to this sandwich, place for Snarf's and all that pain, just melted away because I used to get a great chicken sandwich. And if it went, well, I've got extra cheese on it. And, and it's funny how seriously pain is temporary, but that Glory, even Glory, that, that Euro for that, feeling of the accomplishment that you have overcome something last forever. So yeah, pain is temporary guys. Remember that?"
It sucks to put on shoes for a few seconds, but it's necessary for amateur athletes to put socks on even if they're riding in them. This helps prevent blisters, foot chafing and other issues. Oceanside 2022 was an amazing race and Holly Lawrence was awesome. Transcript: "Always sucks for the five to ten seconds. It takes extra guaranteed. No blisters. No foot chafing. No Robin. It is a no brainer recently. Oceanside 2022. Holly Lawrence had an amazing race, but my gosh, one of her shoes had change color by the end of the Run Red raw, you do that, except get that occasional freak. Athlete, who has got a know like elephant feet. And I don't mean large at all. But I mean, the skin must be so rough. Cuz they just get away with it. They never ever use socks. But yeah, as an app if you're an amateur there put socks on even if you ride in socks, maybe even put fresh socks on so they're nice and dry and ready. But yeah, sucks all the way 70.3 and an Ironman."
I typically have three balanced meals a day, such as eggs, avocado, toast and plenty of water with electrolyte tabs. Sundays usually include a roast dinner with the family, and other days something lighter. I don't count calories, but listen to my body when it craves things and prepare for big days by eating more. Transcript: "Hi, Adriana, typical day of nutrition. Every day is different. Really? I try and have three balanced meals a day. I normally wake up have an expresso on a Sunday. I do my long run, fasted. Come back normally have a couple of eggs, some avocado, some toast, and plenty of water throughout and I use electrolyte tabs just to keep my electrolytes up lunch. Maybe a chicken salad or actually on a Sunday. We probably have a roast dinner. So roast chicken roast. I was in all the trimmings with my family and in the evening something a little bit lighter, maybe two coffees during the day. I kind of don't weigh everything called my calories. It's kind of like not my style, but I know what? When my body craves things? I eat. And I know if I've got a big day coming up, I'll prepare for that by eating more. So yeah, every day is different but on the whole healthy balanced diet, try and have real foods as much as possible clean, you know, fresh fresh produce. Jesus. Hope that's answered your question. Bye."
If I had to pick one athlete to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, I would pick Alex Ye. For swimming, I'd go with Benjamin Sampson, who holds the French junior record for 1500m in the pool. For cycling, I'd go with Martin Van Real, who is on fire in 70.3 events and Iron Man races. Transcript: "I think that's a great question. Peter. I think I've definitely pick. Alex. Ye for the run whether it's 5K, 10K. Half marathon Marathon. He is your man maybe actually tied up Butterfield, if it was an Ironman because he's run a 220 marathon in a championship, race is a class Runner the swim, the swim swim, our and Royal something really well. Now current form any distance. But if I'm honest, I picked Benjamin Sampson, you got to look up Benjamin stamps. And he is still the French. Junior record holder for 1500 in the pool. That's such a class. Summary is Javier. Gomez is another class swimmer. He's a close to 15 minutes flat. And then on the bike, I would say if it was a short course Martin Van Real. He is the real deal 70.3. The man is on fire Iron Man can worth. He's such a great Pace. Sir. I know you said what would I do? I don't know those transitions. I really really would."
I like a classic set of 40 50s 16 or 45 seconds, every fourth one hard 12 or 50 seconds, every third eight of 55 seconds, every other one hard and then four off a minute. It's a good mix of speed and endurance for me as a triathlete, and I first did it on the Gold Coast with some amazing swimmers in the 90s. Transcript: "Hey. Now, one of my favorite personal sets is the classic main set of 40 50 s 16 or 45 seconds. Every fourth. One hard 12 or 50 seconds. Every third eight of 55 seconds. Every other one hard and then you finish with for off a minute, everyone hard. Yeah. I really like that set for me as a triathlete. It's got a good mix of speed and endurance. Normally. I do a pool set after that something like And 5, 200 pop paddles, pull boy and band of 250 just to add some strength in. Yeah, I don't have much speed. I never did. I was always backing on the back end of the 1500 and that set. I really enjoyed our first time I did, it was trained on the Gold Coast of Dennis kochel in the 90s. And yeah, I was humbled by the likes of Grant hack, acai, hearse and young Rooney. I think her name was some amazing Summers there who Yeah, they were they were cruising that set. Well, I was hanging on for dear life, you know, swimming 32s."