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Triathlon Taren Podcast

The Triathlon Taren Podcast with Taren and NTK (No Triathlon Kim), features pro triathletes, heavy hitters in the triathlon world, age group triathletes, plus coverage of races and other triathlon events. Every Sunday night on the Triathlon Taren Podcast you'll hear fun, engaging and informative endurance-related conversations led by Taren and NTK.

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Being a Better Triathlete is as Easy as Breathing | James Nestor

What if we told you that simply breathing through your nose could lower your heart rate and improve your performance dramatically?  That's what author James Nestor discovered as he researched his book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art".  He explains how the simple act of learning to breath with our mouths shut (especially while training) is a huge game changer.

1hr 10mins

25 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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What a Pro Triathlete Eats in a Day | Sarah Piampiano and Scott Tindal

On today's podcast, we answer one of the most-asked questions: what does a professional triathlete eat in a day?  We get that answer from pro Sarah Piampiano, who has been tearing up the field in 2018 and 2019, and her certified nutritionist (who also works as the Performance Sports Nutritionist for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs) Scott Tindal. High fat?  Low fat?  Protein?  Carbs?  We get deep into the details on the show.

1hr 14mins

1 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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Matt Dixon: Become The Fastest Athlete Possible with Fewer Training Hours - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Matt Dixon is the head coach of Purple Patch Fitness. He coaches professional Ironman champions with notables such as Sarah Piampiano, Jesse Thomas, Laura Siddall, Kevin Collington and an host of other pros, elite amateurs, and age groupers from around the world. Matt Dixon is well known for his authorship of two books the Well Built Triathlete and the Fast-Track Triathlete which are two of the most highly rated triathlon training books on Amazon and have turned the endurance training world on it's head by supporting the belief that age grouper triathletes can become faster by actually dialling back the training hours they put in. Topics discussed in the podcast: The Well Built Triathlete The Fast Track Triathlete Purple Patch Fitness Website Purple Patch Podcast (my favourite episode) Matt Dixon on Twitter Matt Dixon on Instagram Matt Dixon on Facebook

57mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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Short Course vs Ironman Athletes With #1 ITU Triathlete In The World Vincent Luis

Vincent Luis is currently the number one ranked ITU athlete in the world. He had a spectacular 2019 season, and now he's about to face off against some of the best IRONMAN athletes in the world at Challenge Daytona.  On the podcast today, we dissect how things could play out at Daytona with a field of long-course vs short-course athletes.  Who will dominate!?  We also talk about the best places in the world to live and train, Vincent's non-tri hobbies, and his thoughts on breaking records.

1hr 14mins

29 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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How Zwift Took Over The Indoor Training World

On the podcast this week, we talk to the man who dreamed up Zwift and made it a reality, Zwift CEO Eric Min.  We find out how the idea came to be, when he knew it would be a success, and what the future plans are for online cycling. Also find out which Grey's Anatomy star regularly uses Zwift!

51mins

1 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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Exactly how triathletes should train for the swim | Part 2 with Gerry Rodriguez

Gerry Rodriguez, the founder and head coach of Tower 26, is known as one of the top triathlon swim coaches. He has such athletes on his roster as triathlon pros Lionel Sanders and Linsey Corbin, just to name a couple. But he also works with age-groupers of all skill levels to improve their swim strokes, both in person and through his sought-after online swim program. On this episode of the Triathlon Taren podcast, Taren visited Gerry in California for a few days of swim training and they sat down to talk in depth about Gerry's swim philosophy and what he teaches athletes on a daily basis.  Gerry shares tips, tricks, and analysis of Taren's stroke! LINKS: Tower 26 Tower 26 Podcast SHOW SUPPORTERS: Four Sigmatic New Wave Swim Buoy (Get 10% off on New Wave Swim Buoys on all Amazon sites with the coupon code “TRITAREN”)

1hr 9mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Josh Amberger: First out of the Water in Kona and His Secret Sauce to Success - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Josh Amberger made a big splash in the Ironman World Championship in 2017, literally, he came out of the water first in just over 47 minutes well ahead of one of the largest swim packs to ever form in the Hawaii Ironman.  Josh has been a fixture on half-ironman 70.3 podiums over the last couple years and in 2017 he stepped up to full Ironman distance racing with a course record performance in the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship. Topics discussed in this interview: Josh Amberger website Josh Amberger Instagram

46mins

24 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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No Back Pain Ever for Triathletes

Many triathletes suffer back pain from so many hours scrunched in the aero position (not to mention so much sitting in modern society, especially in our jobs). Dr. Eric Goodman has spent the past 10 years developing Foundation Training, a system of simple isometric movements that easily and effectively fix back pain. On this week's podcast, we find out why he developed it, why it works so well, and which famous people are using his system (hint: some famous royalty...)

1hr 12mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Mike “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN” Reilly Ep.004 - Triathlon Taren Podcast

1hr 19mins

1 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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High Performance Fat Loss Training for Triathletes with Steph Lowe

Nutrition is a huge element of successful triathlon training, but many athletes don't know where to start.  On this week's podcast, we talk to Taren's new nutritionist, Steph Lowe, also known as "The Natural Nutritionist" about what kind of approach athletes should take to nutrition, how to figure out what's best for each person, and what testing she recommends.

1hr 9mins

29 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Sebastian Kienle

2014 IRONMAN World Champion and 3rd place finisher in 2019, professional triathlete Sebastian Kienle has returned to top form. With new coach Phillipp Seipp, who he shares with pro women's racer Laura Phillipp, Kienle has his sights set on big things for 2020, despite a post-Kona injury.

1hr 10mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Lucy Charles | The next great female triathlete, could she win Kona in 2018?

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. SHOW LINKS Lucy Charles website SHOW SUPPORTERS Four Sigmatic New Wave Swim Buoy (Get 10% off on New Wave Swim Buoys on all Amazon sites with the coupon code “TRITAREN”)

53mins

23 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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The 4 Key Ingredients for a Successful Triathlon Training Plan

In this episode, Triathlon Taren breaks down (in great detail) the four key elements of a successful triathlon training plan! SHOW LINKS Team Trainiac HR Training 80/20 Book One Minute Workout Primal Endurance Ben Greenfield SHOW SUPPORTERS Fluid Running Four Sigmatic

1hr 4mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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More triathlon swimming with swim coach Michael Collins

Michael Collins is the head coach of Nova Masters in Orange County CA, and owner of Multisports Orange County. He coaches swimmers and triathletes from age groupers to Olympians for more than 30 years, and he also competed as a professional triathlete for five years, and still races as a top age-grouper in sprint and Olympic distances. On the podcast today, Taren chats with Mike about some easy changes age groupers can make to their swim strokes to swim faster and more effortlessly!  And he's got a couple of hilarious stories about his racing days. LINKS NOVA Masters Swimming Right, Faster, Longer, Stronger SHOW SUPPORTERS: Four Sigmatic New Wave Swim Buoy (Get 10% off on New Wave Swim Buoys on all Amazon sites with the coupon code “TRITAREN”)

1hr 10mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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6-Time World Champion Mark “The Grip” Allen Ep.002 - Triathlon Taren Podcast

1hr 14mins

1 Sep 2017

Rank #15

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Coach Pat on Triathlon Communities, Training Frequency and Marathon Swimming Ep.005 - Triathlon Taren Podcast

1hr 31mins

10 Sep 2017

Rank #16

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John Cobb on Lance Armstrong in the Windtunnel and Overpriced Bikes - Triathlon Taren Podcast

John Cobb is the founder of Cobb Cycling. It's not well know that John Cobb was one of the first people to ever have cyclist enter a wind tunnel; John was bringing cyclists and triathletes like Lance Armstrong and Mike Pigg into the windtunnel at Texas A&M in the mid-eighties. In this podcast interview John talks about how he founded Cobb Cycling, why he has sold Cobb Cycling, and shares many stories from his time in bike industry like when he used to sit on a milk crate at the Ironman Hawaii World Championships in Kona doing bike fits for hundreds of athletes in the days leading up to the race. Topics discussed in this podcast: Cobb Cycling Website

1hr 20mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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2019 70.3 World Champion Gustav Iden: Lost Nutrition, Borrowed wheels, Taiwan Hats

With some of the top men's triathletes on the planet assembled at the start line of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in 2019, nobody expected 23 year old Norwegian athlete Gustav Iden to come out victorious -- except Gustav himself, and his fellow Norwegian triathletes/training partners. But he did exactly that, surprising the field with a phenomenal first place finish.  On today's podcast, we find out about the famous hat he wore in the race, all of the mishaps he encountered leading up to it, and what's next.

1hr 2mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Winning Ironman Kona on a Low Carb Diet | Dan Plews

Dr. Dan Plews is a Physiologist, Sport Scientist, and researcher who also happens to be a triathlon coach and the Ironman Kona AG course record holder, which he achieved in 2018 with a time of 8:24.  Dan lives a low carb, high fat lifestyle, and is an expert in Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which he uses as a cornerstone of his own training and coaching.

1hr 10mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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Pro Triathlete Coach Erin Carson | Strength Training For Triathletes

Erin Carson is co-owner and operator of RallySport in Boulder, Colorado. Not only does she run the training facility and health club, Erin runs ECFit Boulder, where she coaches many current and former world championship athletes including three-time Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, two-time ITU World Champion Flora Duffy, and Tim O’Donnell, Long Course Triathlon World Champion. On the podcast, Taren and Erin get down and dirty about strength training for triathletes!  They talk tips, tricks, mistakes and more! LINKS FROM THE SHOW: ECFit Boulder SHOW SUPPORTERS: Four Sigmatic New Wave Swim Buoy (Get 10% off on New Wave Swim Buoys on all Amazon sites with the coupon code “TRITAREN”)

1hr 8mins

1 Sep 2018

Rank #20