This week: what defines a good week, HR drift, double runs, race weight, and executing the game plan.
The Weekly Word Podcast – deconstructing training, racing and mindset in Ultra Endurance
The Weekly Word Podcast was started for the athletes of AIMP. Not only was I repeating a lot of my emails and commentary for my athletes, I also noticed that whatever I was explaining applied to most endurance athletes as well. Whether at Training Camps or on other Podcasts, the feedback has always been that what I am sharing is valuable to many and I should do more of this. With that, I started the Weekly Word Podcast.
Each week I break down training trends I see from the hundreds of training logs I receive daily. My athletes are great about providing valuable insights, observations and asking great questions in their logs. From that I build topics to discuss in the ultra endurance training world. I also receive plenty of emails with suggested topics, questions and general ideas for the Podcast.
The format is simple:
• A short intro with the main topic of the week.
• Quick hits: a list of questions, insights and observations from the previous week of emails and training logs.
• The Weekly Word topic for the week.
• Short athlete and AIMP update
Please have a listen. Hopefully you get some value out of it and subscribe on iTunes.
This week: How do you prepare to respond to the circumstance? Wrist HR does not work. Living document race plans. Uploads mean nothing.
Quality instead of quantity. Skills vs. fitness. Starting 2018 better, not faster.
Episode 53: December training, swimming faster, dream or goal?
Special Guest: Precision Hydration’s Andy Blow. We talk everything hydration related for Ultra Endurance athletes!
Some links from the folks at Precision Hydration:
This week: winter training focus, how to load properly into race sim, racing with a partner, learning to log better and more!
This week: Long intro and thank you. Wedge weeks, 50k to 100 Miles, breaking the chain and current favorite quote.
This week: quick hits and listener emails. SIM shorts, why you want to be coached, why Big swim volume, local coaches, understanding stress + rest = fitness gains
This week: it’s coaching, not just a training plan. Bilateral breathing in swimming. Training when sick.
The Kona Podcast: Pre Kona discussion with athletes, post Kona review, guest Mat Steinmetz on Pro field, gear and coaching.
Teaching the body to eat and drink, the preseason slowdown, intermittent fasting, Listener Question on taking a break/offseason.
Triathlon is one sport, not three. Treadmill vs. road. Scheduling 2018. Fueling during training.
The Dark Months, Shoe choices, quiet athletes fup, Training for Life’s adventure, Weight loss, theory vs. practice, AIMP events in 2018.
The Ötillö Podcast. A race recap & observations from a unique Ultra endurance event.
How do you plan to leapfrog your competitors? Flattening out courses; Otillo taper, race strategy and tackling jet lag.
An attempt in describing the Quiet Athlete; Schedule challenges; Special needs bags and The boring, slow path to Ultra endurance fitness.
How to incorporate strength & stability into current training load and when to taper it off. Help in choosing the next event. My training the past few weeks into Otillo.
Smart scheduling, training and racing in the heat, race day discipline, training day outcomes, and tapering approaches.
As promised, another one quickly:
Pre Race routines and prep.
Why training needs to be uncomfortable.
The Pre Training checklist?
Part IV: Understanding Ultra endurance Training – Sport Specific training examples and defining success.
The Bodyscan, a mental Checklist for getting outside your Head
The WWP Episode 36: Post race download (52:30) Part III Understanding Ultra endurance training.
Part II of How Ultra Endurance coaching works as well as laying the bricks of foundation and mental benefits of ultra training.
This week on the Weekly Word Podcast (WWP 34): Why Group Training? Part I of III in how Ultra Endurance coaching works.
Episode 33: Don’t turn pressure into Stress. Running after a swim. Stretch Cordz
This week: “you gotta do the work”, swimming with fins, transitions in triathlon, my 70.3 plans, and how to improve our running (economy).
What are your race priorities and race mistakes? Understanding this window in time to train. Ultras require a different training approach.
Episode 30: The Camp insights and why training camps are helpful. Also: Prioritize and execute on your goals and Race expectations vs. pressure to perform.
Episode 29: The Race Plan: why it’s so important and how it helps you succeed.
Episode 28: Racing Goals and Priorities: how to race, why to race, the patience in racing early in the season. Listener email questions.
Episode 27: A sit down with Polar, practice makes permanent, courage vs. confidence.
Episode 26: Justify Strong
Episode 25 – Racing is an acquired Skill, even for Ultra Endurance events.
Random Observations for the week:
-Why Mondays are so busy
-Different workouts for different folks
-Being prepared for Training
-Why am I not losing weight?
-Stress test for coaches
Questions by an AIMP Athlete.
The Q&A Episode
|43:30||Longer Fins and Why|
|55:45||Why no strength training?|
|1:06||Why was I faster at my first race?|
|1:14:45||Talent vs. Being an Athlete|
|1:33||What is Chris reading?|
Episode 21: Let yourself be coached.
Episode 20: Be the Athlete you envision being.
Episode 19: all Quick Hits. Hypoxic swimming, Z2 Recovery, being hydrated and fueled for training.
Episode 18: the opportunity to overcome.
Episode 17: Quick hit questions & the 2017 Coast Ride: lessons for ultra endurance season.
Episode 16: AIMP athlete events in 2017 and Intentions for the year ahead. I will….
Episode 15: missing training, more Z2 talk, injuries and why winter training should not be different
Dealing with Failure: Pain today is strength tomorrow.
Weekly quick hits, and why racing/training needs to be fun/enjoyable above all else.
This week: Keeping up with the Joneses, the importance of testing, X&Os of training vs. passion and the 3 C’s for a successful plan.
This week: a perfect day. How a vision of the perfect race day can shape your training and your mindset.
The Grind: understanding the Preseason begins now
Kona 2016 observations and lessons.
Blast #4 from Kona ahead of the Ironman World Championships–Wednesday and Thursday prior to the race.
Blast #3 from Kona ahead of the 2016 Ironman World Championships
Recorded in Kona the week of the Ironman World Championships
Blast #1 from Kona ahead of the 2016 Ironman World Championships
Fearless training. Understanding why to blow up and how training sets up successful mental race prep.
My race report from the Wasatch 100.
This week, I talk about foot strengthening exercises and my preparation and training for the Wasatch Front 100 Endurance Run on September 9.
An intro and brief reasoning why a podcast from me. Topics include padded running shoes and the difference between coaching and training. Enjoy!
- Coach’s Corner with Rich Roll December 14, 2017
- Another conversation with Rich Roll as we prepare for Ötillö August 19, 2017
- Conversation with Rich Roll on Smart Endurance Training July 12, 2017