Episodes
Bevan and Tim review the racing from the Oceania Tri Champs in Taupo at the weekend. Victory in the Miyazaki World Cup saw Great Britain’s Hugo Milner move up 51 places in the World Triathlon Olympic Rankings. It has been a whirlwind two years for the 25-year-old, who only took up the sport in 2021 after COVID had cut short his time at Harvard University. We share excerpts from the World Triathlon podcast with Hugo. We chat about the strengths and successes of Lionel Sanders’ and Sam...
Published 04/15/24
Published 04/15/24
Bev and Tim review the racing from IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside plus we discuss the points system and what Taylor Knibb’s win means for the rest of the female podium. We discuss the racing from Xterra Rotorua and bring you a finish line chat with winner Sam Osborne. Durability in an athlete is crucial to effective race performance. We share excerpts from The Science of Sport Podcast defining durability plus we discuss some test sessions that athletes can use to measure their own durability. ...
Published 04/08/24
Tim’s back in the studio and he fills us in on his last week! Clive Asplen won the free race entry to IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong. We hear how it all went. We review the racing from the Indoor Triathlon Festival in Lievin, France plus we share the World Triathlon podcast interview with Vincent Luis. Lastly, we revisit our interview with Joe Friel and his work in getting “Fast After 50”. (0:00:00) – Tim’s back and he fills us in on what’s happened to him. (0:08:15) – Infinit Nutrition 10%...
Published 04/02/24
Jack Moody, Professional Triathlete, is hosting the podcast with Bevan this week. We catch up on the racing from the weekend plus we talk about the “sellout” for the pros at the upcoming IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside race – will this be a nightmare to officiate? We share Sam Long’s review of his race at the T100 in Miami and ask do pro athletes have their feet in both camps, despite having contracts with the PTO? We catch up with Graham Brewster, winner of the free race entry to IRONMAN...
Published 03/25/24
Tim fills us in on the last week in the snow. First Wheel was founded by Daniel Barry, a mechanical engineer and endurance athlete. Daniel has spent years balancing life as a professional engineer with life on the road as a professional cyclist for a number of continental teams. The experience of racing in a team environment in some of the biggest races on the world cycling calendar has greatly influenced his approach to engineering and design. He now combines his sporting and academic...
Published 03/18/24
Jaimie Fuller is the founder of eo and the driving force behind the development of its brand. As the former Executive Chairman of SKINS, we hear about his journey from founding the compression garment business to innovating in the sports tech industry, and his philosophy of creating products that offer real, tangible benefits to elite athletes. Jaimie explains how the eo SwimBETTER technology allows swimmers to analyse and enhance their stroke technique, force production and efficiency. We...
Published 03/12/24
Tim calls in from St Moritz. The Abu Dhabi test event was cancelled at the weekend, we discuss what that means for selection and how it affects qualification for Paris. Bevan and Tim review the racing from the T100 series in Miami and discuss why they believe the PTO have a big challenge on their hands going forward. Marc Wrobel won the free race entry to Ultra Trail Australia. We find out more about him. NZ Professional Triathlete Jack Moody has worked hard on his swimming, and with...
Published 03/11/24
The IRONMAN New Zealand episode. Bevan and Tim review the racing from IMNZ at the weekend.  We chat to James Elvery of Race Ranger. James is off to Europe for 6 months delivering Race Ranger to a whole host of new events. We chat about the new partnership with IRONMAN, how Race Ranger has developed over the past year, plus we hear about their plans for the future - integration into the age group field plus the development of a portfolio of ‘athlete profiles’ in respect of drafting. Data...
Published 03/05/24
Bevan and Tim review the racing from the World Triathlon Cup in Napier last weekend plus we catch up on the latest triathlon news. We chat to Anna Dungey, winner of the free race entry to the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka half, to find out how it all went. Mikki’s back on the show and tells us all about her 50K trail race at the Tarawera Ultra. Plus, we discuss Mikki’s recent podcast with Mitochondria Dysfunction expert Dr Christabelle Yeoh. Dr Yeoh graduated from medicine at the...
Published 02/26/24
We discuss the importance of shoulder strength and mobility for swimming and touch on the nuances of swimming technique, the differences between open water and pool swimming, and how strength training and mobility work hand in hand. Emphasizing simplicity, we highlight how gym workouts and other activities can enhance these physical attributes, ultimately benefiting athletes in their swimming and cycling endeavors. We explore the importance of simplifying swimming coaching techniques to...
Published 02/21/24
We review the racing from Challenge Wanaka plus Bev chats to winners Kyle Smith and Els Visser at the finish line. Seth Williams won the free race entry to IRONMAN Australia. We find out more about him. We talk swimming and the swim warmup and share excerpts from the ‘Swimming Revisited’ podcast where Joel Filliol talks about the effectiveness of dry land activation, neuromuscular and strength exercises.  Tim catches up with Kate Baldwin of Valere Endurance to talk about the importance of...
Published 02/20/24
Tim and Bev catch up on this week’s news. Chelsea Sodaro is doing IRONMAN New Zealand. We hear from Chelsea at the finish line after her win at the IM703 in Tasmania. Dr Stacy Sims has revised her world best seller book ROAR. Bev chats to Stacy about the changes plus we hear more about 2 female health events coming soon to New Zealand. Sleep and the athlete – we share an excerpt from the ‘We Do Science’ podcast where Prof Neil Walsh tells us about the importance of sleep, the accuracy or...
Published 02/10/24
Bevan and Tim review the racing at IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania last weekend. Amelia Watkinson talks to Jason Cheshire of Infinit Nutrition about her season ahead and her nutrition strategy. We share excerpts from Kristian Blummenfelt’s interview with the Super League Triathlon podcast where he discusses his plans for 2024 and the importance of his relationship with Gustav Eden Kristian Blummenfelt is reported as having a VO2 max of over 100. We share excerpts from The Real Science of Sport...
Published 02/06/24
Bevan and Tim highlight the difficulties and controversy surrounding race scheduling for 2024. We discuss the kiwi perspective on the race for selection to the Olympics and share excerpts from interviews with Hayden Wilde, Dylan McCullough and Hayden’s coach Craig Kirkwood. Alex Bees, winner of the free race entry to the Tauranga Half, tells us how it all went. (0:00:00) – Tim updates us on his training for the IM703 Taupo. (0:06:37) - Infinit Nutrition 10% discount for all listeners...
Published 01/29/24
We welcome back Dr. Phil Skiba to the show to discuss his latest book, "Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes," and in particular his work with Critical power/W Prime. W Prime (also known as Anaerobic Work Capacity), is the amount of work you are able to do above your Critical Power (CP) and is measured in joules (J) or kilojoules (KJ). A world-renowned expert in elite athletic performance, Dr. Philip Skiba is the Medical Director of Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Advocate...
Published 01/23/24
Bevan and Tim review the racing from the Calley Homes Mount Festival of Sport at the weekend. Plus we ask, should all events have an Open Category? We discuss Dr Phil Skiba’s work in the area of critical power and the W prime model and its importance in training over traditional FTP workouts and share excerpts from our interview with Dr Phil Skiba, out tomorrow. (0:00:00) – Calley Homes Mount Festival of Sport. (0:03:49) – Fitter Radio “Best triathlon podcast for raising your IQ” –...
Published 01/22/24
The term 'gut training' is thrown around a lot these days, but what does this actually mean?  We share excerpts from the podcast “The Long Munch: Fueling Endurance - Nutrition podcast for runners, cyclists & triathletes” where sports dietitians Steph Gaskell & Alan McCubbin take us through what we mean by gut training, why would runners, cyclists or triathletes want to do it, what is the evidence that it works and how you go about gut training. Clive Asplen won the free entry to...
Published 01/14/24
Dr. Guillaume Millet is a professor at Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne.  His general research area investigates the physiological, neurophysiological and biomechanical factors associated with fatigue, both in extreme exercise and in patients. This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Guillaume Millet about the endurance athlete. They discuss what creates fatigue, how we might train to be better athletes and how to build resilience against fatigue. We hear from Lionel Sanders and...
Published 01/07/24
Rachael Cunningham won the free race entry to IRONMAN New Zealand. We find out more about her. We explore the crucial role of mental fitness in endurance sport and its significance for both performance and recovery. We discuss how athletes handle pre-race anxiety and stress differently and the mental resilience required in elite adventure racing where cognitive stamina and decision-making under duress are as crucial as physical ability. We share insights from an episode of That Triathlon...
Published 01/01/24
For our Boxing Day episode, we’re delighted to be able to bring you a chat with Laura (Sid) Siddall and Sonia Bracegirdle-Moerloose. Sid and Sonia discuss their experiences participating in the extreme triathlons Patagonman and Fodaxman. An inspirational discussion during which they both share their motivations for taking on these challenging races and the preparation involved. We hear about their experiences of both races, for Sonia as a participant at Fodaxman and as support crew for Sid...
Published 12/25/23
Dr Nicky Keay is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at University College London and previously Research Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University. She conducts clinical research in sports/dance endocrinology, resulting in a range of research publications and awards. Dr Keay is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the British Menopause Society. She is also the author of ‘Hormones, Health and Human Potential: A guide...
Published 12/18/23
Helen Guillaume is back on the show to talk about the new WILD.AI Coach Dashboard. An initiative designed to help coaches understand, support and maximize the potential of their female athletes. We share excerpts from Jonny Brownlee’s interview with Super League. Jonny reflects on his glittering career and admits he’s coming to terms with the fact that ‘it won’t last forever’. We hear about what the future holds for him. We have a free race entry to the IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong to give away...
Published 12/18/23
Bevan and Tim review the racing from IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain and IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo. Plus, we talk about course management and what that IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo Worlds course might look like. Brad George won the free race entry to IRONMAN Western Australia. We find out how it all went. We discuss bike pacing on undulating courses and how to manage energy output using the Alan Couzens models of the 50/40/30/20/10 rule and power pacing calculator. We share excerpts from Georgia Taylor-Brown’s...
Published 12/11/23
Kiwi triathlete Simon Cochrane has won the iconic Ultraman World Championships in Kona smashing the previous race record by an incredible 44 minutes. Travelling over 515km in three days of racing, the event starts with a 10km ocean swim followed by a 145km cycle. Day two a challenging 276km cycle and Day three 85 kms of running (a double marathon). We chat to Simon about his previous victories leading in to the World Championship – the Ultraman Australia race and Ultraman Canada, where he...
Published 12/05/23