Overcoming Obstacles & the Ultimate World Triathlon with Rob Lea
The Art of Awesome
Episode 32: Rob Lea - Something to Look forward to
Today we are talking to Rob Lea and we think you’ll find this one pretty inspirational. In 2019, Rob completed what he has dubbed the Ultimate World Triathlon. In the span of 6 months, he summited Mount Everest, swam the English Channel, and rode his bike across America. This is a man that isn’t afraid to take on hard challenges, in fact, he thrives on them.Rob also had his eyes on the greater good as he summited Mount Everest with his now wife, Caroline Gleich (did I fail to mention he married his dream girl in the midst of all this?). Rob & Caroline used their climb as an opportunity to raise awareness for women’s equality, drawing attention to the implicit biases that exist toward women.We explore all of this and more on today’s episode with Rob. So settle in to whatever it is you’re doing and enjoy.In This Episode We Discuss:What inspired the Ultimate World TriathlonThe difference between suffering while climbing Everest, swimming the English Channel and biking across AmericaHow Rob prepared his body for each leg of the journey (like gaining 30 pounds in 30 days before the swim)How to develop coping mechanisms to get through hard momentsWhat motivated the “tri for equality” aspectChallenges for female athletes he’s witnessed first-hand as the partner of a pro athleteWhat someone can do to understand their implicit biasWhat he misses when he doesn’t have a “next” adventure planned.Thought Experiment:Rob’s motivation to take on these monumental challenges is simple, but so inspiring. To paraphrase, it gives him something to look forward to. Finding a reason to want to better yourself everyday is not easy. But if you can find a challenge you look forward to (one that causes you to train, study or prepare incessantly) you’ll be forced to become an improved version of yourself. We live for the feeling that comes along when you finally put all your training and preparation to the test - there’s nothing better.Today’s thought experiment may sound simple but might be challenging to answer. What are you looking forward to? It’s perfectly fine to look forward to your beach vacation - we work hard to save the money to afford to do such things - but, beyond that, I’m asking about something you can achieve. Something that is simultaneously a challenge but also seems achievable with application. It can be as simple as making time to read a book or as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. What are you looking forward to and what will it take to make it reality? Until next time.Resources:Follow Rob’s adventures on Instagram!Interrupt your implicit bias with this worksheet!Learn about the Big Mountain Dreams Foundation!Get yourself some real estate in Park City from Rob!
Training, Relationships and Adventure with Rob Lea: Episode 2
The Caroline Gleich Show
In 2019, Rob Lea completed his "Ultimate World Triathlon," where he climbed Everest, swam the English channel and rode his bike across American, all in six months. He did it as a "Tri For Equality," to talk about men's role in advocating for gender equality. He was the 2012 world champion half Ironman in his age group. He's climbed some of the highest mountains in the world. When he's not adventuring, he makes his living selling residential real estate in Park City, UT with his dad, Jim. Rob did one other notable thing in 2019, and that was he got married to me. In this episode, we talk about his athletic achievements, how men can become advocates for gender equality, how we met, and our most embarrassing nicknames for each other. We share training advice for novices and professionals alike and discuss our future goals and dreams. To support the Tri For Equality, check out the bigmountaindreamsfoundation.com. To follow Rob on Instagram, check him out at @rob.lea, his website, roblea.com and his real estate, Lea Team Real Estate. Thanks to Rob for being on the Caroline Gleich Show! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/caroline-gleich/message
Quantum Mysticism and Pseudoscience in Physics with Rob Lea
The Science Bloggers Podcast
This episode's guest is Rob Lea. Rob is a freelance science journalist with a background in physics and covers stories in space, astronomy, and quantum physics. In this episode we talk about pseudoscience, why do people connect quantum mechanics with their mystical beliefs, and what it means for science communicators. Check Rob's articles on Medium: https://medium.com/@roblea_63049 Like the show? Want to support us? https://www.patreon.com/sciencebloggerspodcast
E9. Rob Lea and Caroline Gleich: Ultimate Outdoor Couple
Last Chair: The Ski Utah Podcast
Rob Lea and Caroline Gleich are Utah’s true adventure couple. Caroline is a well known big mountain skier and alpinist. Rob an accomplished triathlete. In what was clearly the Ultimate World Triathlon, Rob set out last summer to climb Mount Everest, swim the English Channel and ride his bike across America. Oh, and along the way, Rob and Caroline were married. Rob’s ultimate triathlon was a world first, and all done to raise awareness of gender equality.
E9. Rob Lea and Caroline Gleich: Ultimate Outdoor Couple
Last Chair: The Ski Utah Podcast
Imagine climbing Mount Everest. Then think about swimming the English Channel. If that's not enough, how about riding your bike across America. That was last summer for Park City triathlete Rob Lea. Oh, and let's not forget the August wedding!Rob Lea and Caroline Gleich are Utah's true adventure couple. Gleich, a noted ski mountaineer, joined fiancé Rob for the Everest climb. On May 24, they stood together atop the world's highest peak, gazing out across the vast expanse of the Himalayas. Just six weeks later, Caroline was in the boat documenting Rob's swim from Britain to France - the first time anyone had done Everest and the English Channel in that short a span of time. Lea wrapped up his Ultimate World Triathlon in September, riding from the Pacific Ocean to Nantucket.It all began when Lea learned that an injury was going to cause him to give up his passion for triathletes. So he wanted to go out with a bang. And, along the way, help raise awareness for gender equality.Last Chair's Tom Kelly will explore Rob and Caroline's ultimate summer adventure, as well as diving into her own passion for big mountain skiing in the Wasatch. The couple will share their backcountry outing in Little Cottonwood earlier that day, plus fun things they love in the show-closing lightning round.
Rob Lea: Climbing Everest, swimming the English Channel and cycling America
Jason Pine Mornings
American Real Estate Agent Rob Lea thought it would be a good idea to climb Mt Everest, swim the English Channel and cycle across the United States in the space of six months. The ultimate triathlon.Rob caught up with Radio Sport’s Brian Ashby upon the completion of his epic journey.You can follow Rob on Instagram here.LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE
Rob Lea Summited Everest, Swam the English Channel, and Biked Across America in 6 Months
The Sonya Looney Show
Rob Lea is an animal. In a 6 month period, he summitted Mt. Everest, swam the English Channel, got married, and rode his bike across America, all while raising awareness for gender equality in the mountains and in the boardroom based on the HeforShe Initiative by the United Nations. Rob’s mountaineering career includes climbs of mountains around the world including Aconcagua, Denali, and most recently, Cho Oyo. Not only is he an endurance machine, but he is a realtor in Park City, UT. His love for triathlon, inspiration from his wife and Professional Athlete Caroline Gleich, and even the medal hanging in his closet as Age Group 30-34 Half Ironman World Champ prove that Rob is no stranger to pushing his limits. Topics Discussed in the Podcast how did he come up with the Ultimate World Triathlon how to get out of your own way and dream big men supporting gender equality and #climbforequality prepping for Everest Risk Mitigation: personal safety vs pushing limits on Everest Swimming the English Channel: jellyfish stings, caloric intake, brown fat Biking across America with virtually no training overcoming monotony and the will to go on Listen Now Resources Follow Rob on Instagram Rob's website Implicit Bias Disrupter Questions HeforShe Initiative Listen to my podcast episode with Rob's wife: Caroline Gleich ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 Ways to Give Back to the Show ____________ Yay! Our Podcast Sponsor- Sufferfest Beer In 2012, Founder and CEO Caitlin Landesberg started her search for the perfect beer to cheers with friends after long trail runs in and around San Francisco… but didn’t find a beer that fit the bill when it came to celebrating her athletic lifestyle and diet. So, taking matters into her own hands, Caitlin spent years developing the beer she wanted to see in the world. After teaming up with an all-star brewmaster to perfect her recipes, Caitlin started to share her beer with friends and fellow trail runners. The beer is brewed with built-in superfoods so you can recover, sweat for your beer, and feel good! Listen Now: The Sonya Looney Show Podcast Episode with Caitlin Landesberg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Don't Miss an Episode: Subscribe!
Interview 021: Rob Lea | The Ultimate World Triathlon
Bike Tour Adventures Podcast
In Episode 021 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the chance to speak with Rob Lea, an adventurer that has just completed the Ultimate World Triathlon, a combination of climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel and crossing the USA on a bicycle: all in one calendar year. Learn about how he prepared for all these different challenges, what the most difficult parts were and why gender equality plays such an important part in his life. Links to Rob's social media and foundation website can be found by clicking my Episode 021 link below. Follow me at…EPISODE 021: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-021/WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 50 sec Intro to Episode 21 with Rob Lea~ 5 min Preparing for Mt. Everest, why they climbed from the Tibetan side of the mountain~ 9m 30s Challenges and dangers to climbing Mt. Everest~ 24 min Swimming the English Channel and rules for making the swim~ 30 min What he ate throughout the swim, how he prepared for the swim~ 35 min Challenges during the swim, pacing, keeping the correct heading~ 40 min Cycling across the USA, deciding his route~ 45 min What bike he used, modifications, bike setup~ 50 min Having a support car and accommodations~ 54m 30s Highlights and lowlights, which event was most difficult physically and mentally~ 59 min Gender equality campaign~ 1h 7m Where to find Rob on social media and what's next for him~ 1h 11m Next time on Bike Tour Adventures - Pablo Espitia
Rob Lea – Episode 5 In 2012 Rob Lea was the Men’s 30-34 Age Group World Champion in the Half-Ironman triathlon. With this win, Rob began to seriously contemplate pursuing a professional career in triathlon’s. That is, until his he had some bad luck with an ankle injury that limited his ability to run. This was big moment for Rob as it was the moment he decided to not wallow in the face of injury, but instead see it as an opportunity. That opportunity came in the form of a new goal. This goal initially was to swim the English Channel, but while doing his research on what they call “the Everest of swimming,” he was inspired to also try and climb Mount Everest in the same year. If successful, Rob would be the first person to do both incredible feats within a single year. Even though this would be an amazing task to do both, Rob couldn’t forget his background in triathlon’s and thus a bike ride across the US was tacked on to this already hefty goal. Also he cut the timing down to six months to accomplish all three adventures, because why not? Kicking off his Ultimate World Triathlon in April of this year, he has now successfully climbed Everest and swam across the English channel. Leaving only his ride across America left. Oh and did I mention he somehow also found time to marry his now wife Caroline Gleich in that time? Yeah… I don’t know how he does it. Luckily I was able to catch Rob right before he kicked off the final leg of his Ultimate World Triathlon to discuss just what it is like to conquer the world’s biggest challenges! The Links Find Your OM Instagram – @findyourom.officialFacebook – @findyourom.officialWebsite – www.findyourom.net Rob’s Links Rob’s Instagram – @rob.leaRob’s Facebook – @roblea The Mentions American Alpine Club – americanalpineclub.org | @americanalpineAdventure Cycling Association – adventurecycling.org | @adventurecyclingCaroline Gleich – carolinegleich.com | @carolinegleichFat Tire Beer – newbelgium.com | @fattireSpecialized Bikes – specialized.com | @iamspecializedSwift Industries – builtbyswift.com | @swiftindustriesGarmin – garmin.com | @garminRed Banjo Pizza – redbanjopizza.business | @redbanjopizza Click here to check out our first interview with Andrew Fraser! The post Rob Lea – Ep. 5 appeared first on FIND YOUR OM.