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Coaching Philosophies with Zach Bitter

Smurf & Smurfette Tri

Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with world class ultra runner Zach Bitter. In particular, we dive deep in to Zach's philosophies around coaching including;Where he is at with his planning for his trans America runHis career as a teacher and how those skills transfer in to coachingDifferentiation of programs and sessions for individual athletesManaging the training load and programs of athletes when taking in to account their life circumstancesZach's nutrition philosophies and how they influence his coaching methodologiesTraining for a 50k compared to a 50 miler, 100 milers or even longer ultraResearch in to LCHF and how our knowledge and understanding of LCHF Endurance has developed since the FASTER StudyThe limitations of research and how athletes can use lab research regarding nutrition to maximise their performanceZach's next goals through the end of 2021 and in to 2022Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page

1hr 12mins

13 Oct 2021

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Zach Bitter - Running 100 Miles and setting a WORLD RECORD

Tom Rowland Podcast

Buff athlete, Zach Bitter is an ultra runner that holds the world record for the fastest 100 mile run, completing it in 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 13 seconds! Zach is known for doing amazing endurance events on an extremely low carb diet. Zach obviously has a ton of expertise in fitness, nutrition, and training so we talk about all of that. In addition, we talk mindset and the ability to take what is learned on a hard training run or failed or successful race and apply it to everyday life. Zach is a fellow BUFF athlete, so that is how I linked up with him, and we talk about how he uses Buff products compared to how I use them for fishing. Find and follow Zach on his social platforms:https://www.instagram.com/zachbitter/https://zachbitter.com/WIN A FISHING VACATION AT HAWKS CAY! Click Here to Enter: http://tackledirect.tvIf you have questions or suggestions for the show you can text Tom at 1 305-930-7346This episode has been brought to you by Waypoint TV. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts@waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointsalt @waypointboating @waypointhunt @waypointoutdoorcollectiveFind over 150 full episodes of Saltwater Experience on WaypointYou can follow Tom Rowland on Instagram @tom_rowland and find all episodes and show notes atTomrowlandpodcast.comLearn more about Tom's Television shows by visiting their websites:Saltwater ExperienceInto the BlueSweetwater Contact Tom through email: Podcast@saltwaterexperience.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 43mins

25 Aug 2021

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Zach Bitter: Running 100 Miles, What Keeps You Motivated, and Always Learning

Align Podcast

Have you ever thought about running 100 miles? Zach Bitter has, multiple times. In this weeks episode of ‘Align Podcast’, I interview running extraordinaire, Zach Bitter. He has broken multiple World and American running records, and has ran hundreds of races. We discuss all things running, injuries, foot strikes, stamina, motivation, mindset, and experiences. Zach and I discuss the mechanical aspects of running, how training and diet works while getting ready for an ultra marathon, and what started his career and passion for running! Zach has competed professionally in ultramarathons since 2010. Zach has broken both World and American Records, as well as won three national championships. Zach has competed for Team USA’s World 100km Team on three occasions. Zach is the current 100 Mile World Record Holder (11 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds), the current 12 Hour World Record Holder (104.88 miles), the 9th Fastest Time Recorded on the historic JFK 50 Mile Course and the three time National Champion (50 mile ‘12 & ‘15 100km ’14). With his many achievements, he is the expert on running long distances and coaching runners all of the world. What we discuss… 1:14- Are you a freak of nature? 3:30- Running as the most injury prone exercise 5:29- What are the foundational bullet points for a person to go out and run a marathon? 10:17- Different runner’s foot strikes 15:03- What is your opinion on minimalist shoes & barefoot running? 20:53- How does relaxation take part in your marathons? 31:27- Have you had perceived pain or injuries during your races? 36:07- Do you have any advice for those struggling with mental limitation? 38:55- How do you explain pain disappearing while running? 43:20- Do you have anything else you master & put a lot of time into? 45:00- What did the beginning of your career look like? 50:08- Did you use running to fill some type of void? 56:43- How do you coach someone who is unmotivated? 1:01:17- What thoughts come up in your head while running 100 miles? 1:06:24- What does a typical week of training look like 1:09:48- Other runners breaking Ben’s records 1:14:40- What makes your training different than others? To Learn More about Zach Bitter Website: https://zachbitter.com Instagram: @zachbitter Related links: insidetracker.com/align for 25% OFF the entire Insider Tracker store drinkLMNT.com/align for a FREE sample pack of LMNT RECHARGE www.magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10 percent.

1hr 24mins

19 Aug 2021

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EP. 572 - Ultra Marathon Runner Zach Bitter

Mark Bell's Power Project

Zach Bitter is an endurance athlete and coach. He has been competing in marathons since 2008 and ultramarathons since 2010. He is a World and American Record Holder, a 3X National Champion, and was sent to the World 100k championships as a member of the US Team. He is driven to find his limitations in a variety of environments and help others find theirs. Subscribe to the NEW Power Project Newsletter! ➢ https://bit.ly/2JvmXMb Subscribe to the Podcast on on Platforms! ➢ https://lnk.to/PowerProjectPodcast Special perks for our listeners below! ➢Marek Health: https://marekhealth.com/powerproject Use code POWERPROJECT for $101 off the Power Project Panel! ➢Eat Rite Foods: http://eatritefoods.com/ Use ode "POWERPROJECT25" for 25% off your first order, then code "POWERPROJECT" for 10% off every order after! ➢LMNT Electrolytes: http://drinklmnt.com/powerproject ➢Piedmontese Beef: https://www.piedmontese.com/ Use Code "POWERPROJECT" at checkout for 25% off your order plus FREE 2-Day Shipping on orders of $99 ➢Sling Shot: https://markbellslingshot.com/ Enter Discount code, "POWERPROJECT" at checkout and receive 15% off all Sling Shots Follow Mark Bell's Power Project Podcast ➢ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/markbellspowerproject ➢ https://www.facebook.com/markbellspowerproject ➢ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbpowerproject ➢ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/powerproject/ ➢ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/markbellspowerproject ➢TikTok: http://bit.ly/pptiktok FOLLOW Mark Bell ➢ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marksmellybell ➢ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkBellSuperTraining ➢ Twitter: https://twitter.com/marksmellybell ➢ Snapchat: marksmellybell ➢Mark Bell's Daily Workouts, Nutrition and More: https://www.markbell.com/ FOLLOW Nsima Inyang ➢YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NsimaInyang ➢Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nsimainyang/?hl=en ➢TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nsimayinyang?lang=en ➢Nsima's Coaching: https://www.breakthebar.com/learn-more Podcast Produced by Andrew Zaragoza ➢ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamandrewz #PowerProject #Podcast #MarkBell

2hr 56mins

12 Aug 2021

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#205 – Zach Bitter: Ultramarathon Running

Lex Fridman Podcast

Zach Bitter is an ultramarathon runner and coach. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Ladder: https://ladderlife.com/lex – Belcampo: https://belcampo.com/lex and use code LEX to get 20% off first order – Noom: https://trynoom.com/lex – BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off EPISODE LINKS: Zach’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/zbitter Zach’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachbitter Zach’s Website: https://zachbitter.com/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: – Check out the sponsors above, it’s the best way to support this podcast – Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman – Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman – Instagram:

3hr 6mins

29 Jul 2021

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99. Low Carb World Record Athlete | Zach Bitter

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

This episode is brought to you by TruLOCAL. Use code MP to get a free steak in your order at trulocal.ca or trulocalusa.com.  In this episode, extreme long-distance runner Zach Bitter gives us the “run down” on all things distance. Zach’s extraordinary lifestyle gives way to an insightful discussion with Mikhaila on his diet, lifestyle, and habits. Having competed in several Ultra marathons, Zach’s experiences led him to curate a specific way of life that best adheres to the upkeep of his physical and mental state. Together, they get into the specific of what it takes to be a long distance runner, and just how crucial it is to push your own limits. Zach Bitter is an American extreme long distance runner. He competes in a marathon called Ultra and holds the world record for the 100 mile track run, as well as the 12 hour track run. Zach’s different approach to nutrition in his field separates him from most as he runs on a low carb ketogenic diet. 

1hr 11mins

27 Jul 2021

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Zach Bitter - An Ultramarathon Mindset

The Essential 11

For some, entrepreneurship is just in their DNA. But in the case of today's guest, his DNA set him up to be a record-breaking endurance athlete. Zach jumped on a call with the young men of Apogee and talked about how having the right mindset, a willingness to try new things, and the endurance to push through can be the perfect recipe for success.  Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11 ZACH BITTER Zach Bitter is an American ultramarathon runner. He held world records for the 100-mile run (track) and the 12-hour run (track). Bitter claimed both records with his performance during the Six Days in the Dome event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 24, 2019. His 100-mile time of 11 hours, 19 minutes and 13 seconds, bested Oleg Kharitonov’s 2002 world record by almost 11 minutes, and was more than 20 minutes faster than his own American mark of 11:40:55. After claiming the 100-mile record, Bitter continued running for another 40 minutes and upped his own 12-hour distance world record to 104.8 miles, an improvement of more than three miles over the previous mark. MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND ZACK Instagram - @zachbitter Twitter - @zbitter Facebook - Zach Bitter Website - https://zachbitter.com/ MORE CONTENT Follow me on social to get the latest updates and Essential content. Instagram: @mattbeaudreau Twitter: @mattbeaudreau YouTube: Matt Beaudreau THE MISSION Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students. More About E11 Podcast

1hr 13mins

18 Jul 2021

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Zach Bitter: Don't Put All Your Goals in One Basket - R4R 253

The Running for Real Podcast

Joining this episode is Zach Bitter, an ultra-marathoner, endurance athlete, and coach. We dive into human performance during long stretches of endurance sports, how to wrap our heads around discomfort and touch distances, and the science behind gear like arm sleeves and their benefits doing long ultras.    Zach is the 100 Mile World Record Holder (11 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds), 12 Hour World Record Holder(104.88miles), has 9th Fastest Time Recorded on the JFK 50 Mile Course, and is a three time National Champion (50mile x2 and 100km).   We deep dive into the inner mind of Zach and how he is able to take extremely long distance races and break them down into manageable training plans and mindset training.    In this episode we cover… Different types of fatigue: mental and physical Training for a road race vs trail race and how pacing works with each, as well differences in recovery for each.  How your body handles hard surfaces during road races compared to the uneven terrain of trails and how your body mechanics are different.  Training cycles throughout the seasons (from extreme cold to extreme heat) and how you transition between them and begin anew with each season.  Training gear- learning about shoes like Altras which have zero drop and toe boxes, to hearing about how arm sleeves generate a cooling effect (for hot runs) and a warming effect (for cold runs)   Resources: Human Performance Outliers Podcast Zach Bitter WebsiteZach's Instagram     Thank you to Momentous, Tracksmith, and Picky Bars for sponsoring this episode. Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep.  Go here and use code TINA for 20% off. Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites! You can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more, click here and enter code TINA15. I am thrilled to be sponsored by Picky Bars now! I have had a few people on the podcast who are from the Picky Bar Company and I am happy to say that their ideals are right in line with what Running for Real stands for. These bars are not only delicious but made of real food and are made for sport, imagine that…. It’s gluten, soy, gmo, and dairy free with even some vegan options.  Click here for 20% off AND you can also get an additional 20% off your order, if you purchase a Picky Club membership. A membership entitles you to hand pick your own Picky Bars products and you will be getting a box every month of your picks.   Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are, others are too, and you will help them feel less alone  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you to Zach, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1hr 17mins

18 Jun 2021

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#70 - Running 100 Miles On A Treadmill With A Low Carb Diet | Zach Bitter

The Bare Performance Podcast

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Zach Bitter, an American ultra-marathoner. In May of 2020, Zach ran 100 miles on a treadmill in 12 hours, setting a world record. Today’s episode will dive into all things ultramarathons, running, endurable bodies and Zach’s diet and training regimen. As a kid, Zach participated in various sports, eventually realizing his gift for running. In 2010 he jumped into a 50-miler and was hooked from then on. By the end of the next year, he was training specifically for ultramarathons, though he enjoys switching up his routine from time to time. Zach held two 100 mile records in running. The first being 11 hours 19 minutes in August 2019 and the second in May 2020, 100 miles on a treadmill in 12 hours and 9 minutes. Having to match the pace of the machine was the most difficult aspect of his treadmill ultramarathon. Then, Zach discusses the mental demons that can arise over the course of an ultramarathon. In order to make it to the end, the pace of a 100-miler has to be much slower than your single mile or even marathon pace. Thus, the mentality differs greatly when running such long distances at a slower pace, allowing for the mind to wander much more. Nick offers his own experience realizing the importance of pacing and not pushing yourself to be as fast as you can be. His slower morning runs are his most creative part of the day . Zach has learned to use the following week or two after an ultramarathon to reflect on the experience. Uniquely, because of the length of ultramarathons, it’s rare to actually train for the full distance. He likes to incorporate block training into his routine, focusing on specific quality sessions back to back. Depending on the type of race he has coming up, Zach says his training varies quite a lot in terms of intensity. About 8-10 weeks before a race is when he really begins to focus on things he will be doing during the race. He says the most difficult period of training is during the very beginning coming off from an off season. But, his body catches up to him and he quickly adapts to the regimen. Zach tends to maintain a diet higher in fats and lower in carbohydrates. On average, his diet consists of 10% carbs, 20% protein and the rest fats. On days before he works out harder, he finds it beneficial to incorporate more carbohydrates into his diet. In preparations for lower intensity higher volume races, such as 100 milers, he sees the implications of carbohydrates or even a strict keto diet. During his college years, he began looking more into the scientific aspects of the foods he ate. Around 2011 he started getting more interested in a low carb diet when he noticed irregular sleeping and energy patterns. It took time to figure out what kind of foods worked best for him. He’s experimented with diets ranging from plant based low carb to animal based low carb and everything in between. Everyone’s gut and microbiome is different, so it’s important to find out what really works for you instead of basing your diet on someone else's. In Zach’s opinion, maintaining peak-season fitness isn’t sustainable year-round. During his off seasons when he isn’t training for a specific race, he listens to his body and doesn’t push himself. During a race he is typically at his leanest, so he doesn’t mind gaining a few pounds when off season rolls around. His training foundation remains mostly the same throughout the year, and is just tailored a bit differently towards any upcoming races. He averages about 100 miles per week factoring in both on and off seasons. He is cautious of over training, believing it to pull away from your potential down the road. Timestamps: 0:05 - Introduction of today's episode and guest. 2:30 - Zach’s background in running. 7:57: - Zach discussing his mentality during the treadmill 100 miler. 13:55 - How Zach navigates training and race preparations. 27:10 - Most difficult period of training.  30:30 - Overview of Zach’s typical diet. 37:40 - Zach’s relationship and experimentation with nutrition. 44:40 - What Zach’s off season looks like. 51:11- Zach’s weekly mileage average. 54:40 - Zach’s upcoming transcontinental event. Links: Learn more about Zach Bitter. Follow Zach on Instagram. Visit the Fight for the Forgotten website. Learn more about BPN


14 Jun 2021

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Zach Bitter


Zach Bitter is an American ultramarathon runner who holds world records for the 100-mile run (track) and the 12-hour distance world record. He is an endurance coach and the host of the informative and popular Human Performance Outliers podcast, a show that goes in-depth with guests who explore their outer limits, along with research in a wide variety of sports, fitness, and nutrition-related topics.In the show we discuss: How he coaches his clients Desert Solstice Invitation preparation ( held on December 12th 2020)- Race website: https://www.aravaiparunning.com/desert-solstice/ HPO Podcast where he outlines his strategy and also a debrief on how it went: https://zachbitter.com/hpo Benefits of Strength training and how he builds it into a already heavy training load Why he embarked on LCHF Book: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Low-Carbohydrate-Performance/dp/0983490716 FASTER Study: Volek, J. S., Freidenreich, D. J., Saenz, C., Kunces, L. J., Creighton, B. C., Bartley, J. M., ... & Phinney, S. D. (2016). Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Metabolism, 65(3), 100-110. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26892521/ Fueling during an ultramarathon How he fits in a 200mile training week and how he fuels those training runs (hint  - it is a lot of eggs!)  S Fuels: https://www.sfuelsgolonger.com/ Trans Continental Run: San Fran to New York in 2021 for charity Fight for the Forgotten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-American_Footrace) Zach's contact: https://zachbitter.com/ @ZachBitter   Instagram @Zbitter Twitter

1hr 23mins

12 Jan 2021