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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lucy Charles. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lucy Charles, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lucy Charles. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lucy Charles, often where they are interviewed.

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Lessons Learned with Lucy Charles

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My amazing guest this week is three-times silver world Ironman medallist Lucy Charles, and her gorgeous dog Lola. Together, we explore all she has learned so far, from the threat of injuries and a stress fracture that almost curtailed her career, to grief, competitive swimming, her husband Reece, her dog Lola, the hustle of starting your own business and how she plans to become world champion. Enjoy! 

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Sep 24 2020 · 43mins
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FTP 006 - Lucy Charles, Our Favorite Pro Triathletes, What the Off-season Looks Like

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0:00 Cam's Corner Corrections and intro | 
8:48 Lucy Charles the queen of second place? | 
17:38 Triathlon distances | 
28:30 Cam's Corner | 
33:46 Indoor training + send us your pain cave! | 
42:15 It's the off-season! | 
47:00 Our favorite pro triathletes | 
51:00 Upcoming Races |

Jan 09 2020 · 53mins

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Episode #64: Comparing Lucy Charles's Open Water Stroke Vs Reece Barclay's Pool Stroke

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Gerry and Jim use video analysis to break down two elite swim strokes. One geared toward open water swimming, Lucy, and one geared towards pool swimming, Reece.  What allows Lucy to be the fastest swimmer in triathlon? Find out on this episode.

Listeners can view the episode and the video analysis at 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUI1X6Ab6o

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tower26triathlonswim/videos/vb.138337912886545/303694183888110/?type=2&theater¬if_t=page_post_reaction¬if_id=1557422050156102

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May 09 2019 · 55mins
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How To Become Lucy Charles' Personal Photographer | James Mitchell

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James Mitchell is one of the top photographers shooting triathlon today.  He's become the personal photographer for reigning Kona runner-up and women's swim course record holder, Lucy Charles, and he works with many of the top pros in the world including Patrick Lange, Andreas Dreitz, Tim Don and many more.  His photos are not just beautiful, they also tell a story.

On today's podcast, we chat with James about how he's able to work with all of these pros, what kind of equipment he uses, and some of Lucy and her husband Reece's day to day secrets!

Mar 03 2019 · 1hr 2mins

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Episode 5 - an interview with the world's fastest female Ironman swimmer, Lucy Charles and her coach

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What an amazing interview we have lined up for you today with the fastest ever female Ironman swimmer, Lucy Charles (UK) and her coach and partner, Reece Barclay (also a professional triathlete)!

Interestingly enough, Swim Smooth’s Head Coach, Paul Newsome’s best mate and former swim training partner (Roy Shepherdson), was one of Lucy’s favourite swim coaches back when she was 14 / 15 years of age and Lucy credits Roy with him directing her away from sprint freestyle into distance freestyle and eventually out into the open water. So we thought it’d be pretty cool to bring Coach Roy in on this chat to give an exclusive never-before-heard account of Lucy’s development as a swimmer to being today one of the best swimmers the sport of triathlon has ever seen! How’s that for a coincidence “small world” scene setting scenario!

In just the first 60 seconds of this podcast, Lucy’s thoughts and comments epitomise everything that Swim Smooth is all about. Listen to how she refutes the need to look pretty to be effective in the water as she very much embodies our “Swinger” Swim Type (www.swimtypes.com):

“People would probably say that my stroke, looking at it from the outside, is a fairly messy stroke - I’ve got a very high turn-over (stroke rate) and I haven’t got much of a leg kick either, so most coaches I ever had would tell me off for not kicking my legs (which I always found quite funny) and no matter what I did - I tried to work on it - but because the front end of the stroke was moving so fast, I just didn’t have the coordination to do that with my legs as well. I think it seems to work pretty well for open water - it’s definitely served me well so far - the key thing is, it might look a little bit messy from above the water but everything under the water is doing what you’re supposed to do and is quite a strong, powerful pull. I think when I was more of a pool swimmer, it was probably a bit of a neater stroke, but I’ve adapted it without really realising it for the open water.”

You can read / watch more about Lucy’s stroke here, including a full analysis by Paul Newsome of her stroke:

Super-Fish Lucy Charles - The World's Fastest Female Triathlete In Water? (July 2016)

We thought it would be even cooler to tag on a short 2 minute segment at the end with an interview between Paul Newsome and Britain’s best ever pool / open water swimmer, David Davies, who took a bronze in the 1500m freestyle in Athens (2004) and a silver in the 10km open water event in Beijing (2008) before famously failing to qualify for the London Olympic Games (2012) due to a new team of coaches who tried to make David look prettier in the water, only to see him do the one thing that his original coach (Dave Haller) said to never do: change what worked for him:

“When I swam 1500m in Athens in 2004 (where he won an Olympic bronze medal) I would swim with 40 strokes per length and a stroke rate of 94spm and that was my optimum stroke rate. I could increase my stroke length and look better, but I could never sustain that. When I met Paul and we had this chat it was like “wow, someone understands me and my stroke”. The way I swam was a little different and I used to swim next to Grant Hackett one of the best freestylers of all time - I looked a little like a rag doll next to him but I came pretty close to him in Athens and that was the best way for me to swim. When I started swimming I had a very experienced coach (Dave Haller) but people used to say I had a spider stroke - a very high turn-over and my hips used to swing a bit - but my coach said don’t ever try and change your stroke - that’s the way you’re supposed to swim.”

You can watch more about David’s stroke here:

https://www.swimsmooth.guru/streamvideo/cLi/cyx/david-davies-on-his-swinger-stroke-style/ (February 2014)

Enjoy and thanks for listening!
Dec 11 2018 · 1hr 20mins
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Lucy Charles | The next great female triathlete, could she win Kona in 2018?

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Lucy Charles is a 24-year old professional triathlete who has literally burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and is being called the next great female triathlet.  Previously a high level swimmer in the UK, she made her triathlon debut in 2014 as an amateur, winning her age group in Kona in 2015.  She subsequently turned pro and has been shocking the world ever since. Charles won Ironman Lanzalote in 2017, she came second place to Daniela Ryf in the 2017 World Ironman Championship, with a personal best time of 8:59:48, and she won the Ironman African Championship in April 2018. Will she be able to unseat Ryf at Kona in 2018? On this episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren and Lucy chat about her unexpected, meteoric rise to fame as a pro triathlete, the fact Daniela Ryf is considered impossible to beat, and how she got into triathlon in the first place.

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Sep 23 2018 · 53mins
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Ironman Age Group World Champion - The Lucy Charles Story

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On this episode of The Kona Edge we join Ironman Age Group World Champion, Lucy Charles and follow the incredible story of how an elite swimmer turned to triathlon. Win with The Kona Edge · Access the ad free podcast
Dec 19 2017 · 31mins
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Fitter Radio Episode 170 - Lucy Charles

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WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Is cadence limiting your Ironman performance. ONE STEP AHEAD: 11 reasons why you want to be thinking twice about ibuprofen. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW – LUCY CHARLES: British pro triathlete Lucy Charles was a long-distance swimmer until 3 years ago when she decided to give triathlon a go! It quite obviously suited her as 2 years later she won her age group at both the 70.3 Worlds and Kona. In 2016 Lucy raced her first Ironman as a pro, she chose one of the hardest, Lanzarote. Despite racing on a stress fracture Lucy made it on to the podium. This year has seen Lucy’s career take another upturn with her most significant breakthrough victory in Lanzarote. She won in a time of 9:35 setting a new bike course record in the process. Two weeks later Lucy went on to win the Challenge Championship in Slovakia. Her next race is Frankfurt where she hopes to gain enough points to qualify for Kona.

CONTACT US: Go to http://www.fitter.co.nz for show notes and links. 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

Jul 09 2017 · 1hr 28mins
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Lucy Charles and Mark Threlfall

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Listen to the awesome Lucy Charles and new Ironman Lanzarote Champion 2017 (new bike course record). Also listen to Mark Threlfall who smashed the Outlaw half course record.

Read more about Lucy here - https://lucycharleswimbikerun.wordpress.com

Read more about Mark here - www.markthrelfall.com

Bilbao Triathlon bilbaotriathlon.com

Train Xhale Training/coaching Platform www.trainxhale.com
May 27 2017 · 1hr 58mins
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Lucy Charles and Mark Threlfall

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Listen to the awesome Lucy Charles and new Ironman Lanzarote Champion 2017 (new bike course record). Also listen to Mark Threlfall who smashed the Outlaw half course record.

Read more about Lucy here - https://lucycharleswimbikerun.wordpress.com

Read more about Mark here - www.markthrelfall.com

Bilbao Triathlon bilbaotriathlon.com

Train Xhale Training/coaching Platform www.trainxhale.com
May 27 2017 · 1hr 58mins