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The Triathlete Hour: ep. 18 - Lauren Brandon didn't break the finish tape for years

The Triathlete Hour

In episode 18 of The Triathlete Hour, we talk to uber-swimmer and Ironman champ Lauren Brandon. Known as one of the nicest people in the pro field, the many-time swim course record holder tells us she felt terrified of biking during her first triathlon—and how she's improved.She talks about why she made the switch to tri after the swimming Olympic Trials (because she loves it), why she prefers the Ironman distance even though it doesn't benefit swimmers, and how it took her nearly eight years of racing before she got to break a finish line tape. Plus, she gets real about the ups and downs right now during COVID-19 and staying motivated—and what she still has to work on to get faster.And, first, we chat with age-group athlete, Guy Kornblum about the Ironman VR races—he's done eight—and what his tips are for getting the most out of your virtual racing. Here's our guide to the Ironman VR Championship races: https://www.triathlete.com/events/ironman/ironman-vr-challenger-championship/One note: This episode was recorded before Ironman announced the cancellation of Kona and the 70.3 World Championships.This episode was supported by Shimano SPD.

1hr 7mins

22 Jul 2020

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286 - IRONMAN© Boulder - Lauren Brandon OVERALL WINNER

Pursuit of the Perfect Race

Overall wins are always an amazing story to share. I’ve learned through the hundreds of episodes that the winners of the races are struggling just as much to win as the last few athletes are to finish. The bond that the winners and the last few finishers are always amazing. I’m privileged and honored to talk with the humble Lauren Brandon about her win for the sunset year of Boulder. She talks and we laugh about her race and the excitement of not only this race but also other races in comparison. She passes on some tips and tricks she’s learned from the years of racing as well. Thank you so much Lauren for your time and the opportunity to share your story with the world. Best of luck to you in Kona this year!-Weather that day: 45-63Water: WSL-Age Group: PRO Height: 5’9”Weight: 135lbsCalories per hour: ~350PSI for this course: 95Depth of Wheels: 65/105Bike Elevation Gain: 4711ftRun Elevation Gain: 1355ftSwim: 48:43T1: 3:23Bike: 4:38:06T2: 2:25Run: 3:36:34Total Race Time: 9:09:09-Gender Rank: 1Division Rank: 1Overall Rank: 16-Follow Lauren Brandon,Facebook: Lauren Brandon TriathleteInstagram: @LaurenbbrandonWebsite: https://www.lbtriathlon.com/-Lauren’s Sponsors:VentumEdcoColonial BankSuuntoPro CompressionRokaBASESTACPioneerFenn Coffee-Follow Coach Terry:Instagram: @PerfectRacePodcast

1hr 30mins

15 Jul 2019

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IRONMAN's Super-Swimmer Lauren Brandon Interview!

The Pacing and Racing Podcast

Hey guys! This Podcast episode I have guest Lauren Brandon - Pro Triathlete on the show! We discuss her former NCAA swim background and how she made the transition over to Triathlon. We also touch on topics like her past race experiences, plans for her 2019 season and KONA, as well as training tips for the age group triathletes. Tune in and be sure to find her on Instagram @Laurenbbrandon ! Enjoy! 

43mins

26 Feb 2019

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Lauren Brandon | 2nd out of the water in Kona, Faster than Pro Men, and being coached by a spouse - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Triathlon Taren Podcast

Lauren Brandon is a pro Ironman triathlete who has just weeks before this interview quit her job and committed full time to pro triathlon racing.  Lauren is a former NCAA All-American swimmer and is so talented in the swim that even when starting five minutes behind the pro men's field will swim past some of the pro male triathletes. In this triathlon podcast interview with Lauren Brandon we talk about how she got into triathlon through her husband Barrett Brandon, who is also a professional triathlete, how she stays motivated to train after a lifetime of competitive swimming, how she finally made the jump from full time employment to full time pro Ironman triathlon racing, her performance in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, and her race plans for 2018. Topics mentioned in this podcast with Lauren: Lauren Brandon website Lauren Brandon Instagram Lauren Brandon Twitter BASE Performance Ventum Bikes Lauren's sponsors

1hr 3mins

15 Apr 2018

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Fitter Radio Episode 185 - Lauren Brandon

Fitter Radio Triathlon Podcast

5 MIN FOCUS: (00:16:55) We talk to Toughman’s Rich Izzo about live streaming, their recent championship event plus the 2 races left to go… Chile and Brazil. (00:28:50) We also talk to Daniel Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer of Major League Triathlon. Major League Triathlon is the world's first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. A mixed team relay that’s already in its 3rd season. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - LAUREN BRANDON: (1:00:25) Lauren Brandon is a former NCAA All-American swimmer from the University of Nebraska. She found her passion for triathlon in 2010 and began her triathlon journey racing Olympic distance. In 2015 she changed to long course and raced her first full Ironman in 2016, ending the season with a 2nd place at Ironman Cozumel. Lauren’s strong swim/bike combo put her near the front of the race in Kona but she struggled with vomiting on the run. We look forward to seeing her come back next year to give it another go! ONE STEP AHEAD: (1:34:50) A listener question: Can CLA and L-Carnitine help with body composition.  LINKS: More about Lauren Brandon at https://www.lbtriathlon.com/ More about Toughman at http://www.toughmantri.com/ More about Major League Triathlon at https://majorleaguetri.com/ Diana Rodgers Sustainable Dish at https://sustainabledish.com/ Allan Savory Ted Talk at https://www.ted.com/speakers/allan_savory Robb Wolf Review of ‘What the Health’ at https://robbwolf.com/2017/07/03/what-the-health-a-wolfs-eye-review/ CONTACT US: Learn more about us at http://www.fitter.co.nz Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fitter.co.nz for the latest news and information Mikki Williden can be found at https://www.facebook.com/mikkiwillidennutrition

1hr 47mins

29 Oct 2017

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Lauren Brandon

The Triathlon Brick Session

Lauren Brandon is a former NCAA All-American swimmer from the University of Nebraska. Lauren began her triathlon journey racing Olympic distance, but changed to longer races in 2015. She made the move to full Ironman races in 2016 and ended her season with a 2nd place at Ironman Cozumel. Her strong swim/bike combo has become one of the best in the World. She's also a lot of fun!

1hr 13mins

28 Oct 2017

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Lauren Brandon

The Triathlon Brick Session

Lauren Brandon is a former NCAA All-American swimmer from the University of Nebraska. Lauren began her triathlon journey racing Olympic distance, but changed to longer races in 2015. She made the move to full Ironman races in 2016 and ended her season with a 2nd place at Ironman Cozumel. Her strong swim/bike combo has become one of the best in the World. She's also a lot of fun!

1hr 13mins

28 Oct 2017

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Off the Front - Lauren Brandon (S3E7)

IronWomen podcast

Lauren Brandon on what it's like to be THAT swimmer who is off the front in every race, her prep for Kona and why she rides her bike inside most of the time. Alyssa and Haley talk about poop- and how to avoid it in training. And Sara gives the inside scoop on IRONWOMEN LIVE in Kona. Plus, mental tips & porta potty PBs.**DISCOUNT CODESRudy Project- www.e-rudy.com, Code- IRONWOMENOR, go direct to our secret url - bit.ly/rudy-ironwomenF2C Nutrition- www.f2cnutrition.com, Code- IRONWOMEN =15% offCoffee Method - www.coffeemethod.com, Code- IRONWOMEN3 = FREE bag of coffee w 3 month subscription, Code- IRONWOMEN = 20% off single purchaseSmashfest Queen- www.smashfestqueen.com, Code- IRONWOMEN = FREE shipping

42mins

5 Oct 2017

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ZenTri 638 - Lauren Brandon

Zen and the Art of Triathlon

One of the fastest swimmers in Ironman joins us to talk about how she trains and races, giving us info on what it takes to swim like a pro! In the training log, we go to Kai's first "grown up" triathlon where we both do great and then discuss a simple trick to fuel smarter and beat the competition. Check out more at www.zentriathlon.com

2hr 47mins

15 May 2017