Mr Smith Talks Triathlon

24 EpisodesProduced by Gerrard Smith Doug Stark

Practical triathlon advice for every-day athletes (not just the racing snakes…)

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Episode 24 - Conversations from Ironman Camp

January 29th, 2019


Our recent Ironman camp had lots of conversations around race prep and ll related matters. We wrap up some of those conversations here, including: weightloss amongst peak training, race nutrition and hydration, dealing …

Episode 23 - Preparing for the Ironman Run

January 21st, 2019


Just about everyone slows down on the Ironman run, but those who slow down the least get the best results. The run, just like the ride, requires a …

Episode 22 - Preparing for the Ironman Ride

January 15th, 2019


The bike leg is the longest part of an Ironman, and in a lot of cases the most crucial. A well executed ride sets up your run. Nutrition and pacing are the cornerstones of this ride, but there are plenty of other …

Episode 21 - Preparing for the Ironman swim

January 8th, 2019


 Part 1 of 4 episodes preparing you for Ironman. In this episode: the swim. Things that everyone needs to be ready for, and the specific difference between people with different goals for the event - covering everything …

Episode 20 - Training through the holiday period

December 18th, 2018


The holiday season is here so it’s important to find the balance of training / family / relaxing / work / etc. Be clear on your priorities, figure …

Episode 19 - Need to know for Rotorua Half

December 11th, 2018


This week more detail about recovering from key events, as well as our run through about what to expect at the Rotorua Half this weekend. Race well everyone!

Episode 18 - Post event recovery & Taupo 70.3

December 4th, 2018


Recovery after a key event is absolutely vital if you are going on to other events and training soon after. The goal is to to be bursting to get back …

Episode 17 - All about IronMaori Half

November 27th, 2018


It’s race week for IronMaori so we have a special guest (Mr Warren Sue) to talk about his experience at the event, with insider tips and things you need to know leading into it.

Episode 16 - Half Ironman Pacing

November 20th, 2018


Last week we talked nutrition, and this week it’s pacing. Those are the two critical components to set up your performance in the second half of the run. And that second half is where the most time is likely to be …

Episode 15 - Half Ironman nutrition

November 13th, 2018


There is no “one size fits all” for race day nutrition, so although we can’t tell you exactly what or how much to eat and drink, there are some simple guidelines to help you work it out. Remember it’s up to you to try …

Episode 14 - How to set effective race goals

November 6th, 2018


Throw away your time goals - they simply lead to fixation on the outcome, and often disappointment from not achieving perfection. Instead, lets set goals that help you through the process of doing your best possible …

Episode 13 - Ten Ways to a Faster Half Ironman

October 30th, 2018


There are many ways to go faster on race day, but we’ve chosen ten that are practical and simple for everyone to implement.

Episode 12 - Spring Camp + Run/Walk

October 23rd, 2018


We talk about the experience and lessons from spring training camp, plus how to use the run/walk approach to get your best possible result in your …

Episode 11 - When will I get faster?

October 9th, 2018


We all want to feel like the training is making us faster. But don’t try and be fast all the time in training. Do the right training at the right time so you hit a true peak for the most important events. Think long …

Episode 10 - Triathlon is not swim, and bike, and run

October 2nd, 2018


Triathlon is one sport. It’s about integrating swim, bike, and run disciplines - not training them as 3 separate sports. Listen in to hear about differences between triathlon and the individual sports. Plus sessions …

Episode 9 - Lessons from an every-day athlete

September 25th, 2018


Long time squad member Warren Sue talks about his time in the sport, the ups and down, how to make it work when juggling family and work, and other lessons that have helped him make the sport an ongoing part of his life.

Episode 8 - Slow down to speed up

September 18th, 2018


It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking “I don’t have much time to train so I need to train harder”. However that often leads to training in the “gray zone” where you are loading the body with more stress, but not …

Episode 7 - What's recovery all about?

September 11th, 2018


It's not about how much training you can DO - it's about how much training you can recover FROM.

Training breaks down the body, and recovery helps it repair and get stronger. Its only with appropriate recovery that you …

Episode 6 - Six ways to get faster (without training harder)

September 4th, 2018


We can get very focused on doing the training day in day out, but there are plenty of things outside of training that will help us lift the performance. We talk about six of those today.

And remember: small amounts on a …

Episode 5 - Think and Eat Like an Althlete

August 28th, 2018


Carrying on the nutrition theme, we talk about: fuelling your training, timing of food, different needs at different stages of training, and ensuring weight-loss goals don't sabotage your training.

Episode 4 - Day to Day Nutrition

August 21st, 2018


Our team want to know more about nutrition so we make a start here. But many more episodes will be needed on the subject!

Today we talk about how important attitudes and behaviours are, and the simple foundations of …

Episode 3 - Effective Indoor Training

August 14th, 2018


Choosing your indoor trainer, setting up the environment, using technology, and of course making sure you do specific training - not just mindlessly …

Episode 2 - 4 keys to a successful season

August 7th, 2018


This week we talk about what's been happening in the team with a 5k TT at Park Run.

Plus we dive into the 4 keys to a successful season. Obviously …

Episode 1 - Start your training the right way

August 4th, 2018


Meet Doug Stark and Gerrard Smith, and find out what this podcast is all about.

Plus practical advice to make sure you have started your training in a sustainable way - not getting too carried away with excitement too …

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