Episodes
Jim and Gerry welcome Form Swim CEO and Founder Dan Eisenhardt to the show. Dan discusses the technology in the Form Goggles and how it helps the swimmer in training and racing. A very informative episode. You can check out Form Goggles here Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching.tower26.com to subscribe to the TOWER 26 Swim Subscription Plan Go to www.training.tower26.com to join the TOWER 26...
Published 04/16/21
Gerry and Jim sit down with Sports Medicine Doctor Heather Gillespie to talk about common injury rehab protocol amongst endurance sport athletes as well as preventive measures athletes can take to stay healthy. Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching.tower26.com to subscribe to the TOWER 26 Swim Subscription Plan Go to www.training.tower26.com to join the TOWER 26 Triathlon Training Program For Swim...
Published 03/27/21
Coach Gerry and Jim break down swim, bike, and run workouts. How to read the workouts, the components that make up each, and how to properly execute the sessions. Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching.tower26.com to subscribe to the TOWER 26 Swim Subscription Plan Go to www.training.tower26.com to join the TOWER 26 Triathlon Training Program For Swim Video Analysis email: contact@tower26.com To...
Published 03/11/21
Jim and Gerry are back at it to discuss the new approach to the season TOWER 26 athletes will see due to the current delayed race season. This is a LIVE recorded session infront of a virtual studio audience. Not to be missed!   Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching.tower26.com to subscribe to the TOWER 26 Swim Subscription Plan Go to www.training.tower26.com to join the TOWER 26 Triathlon Training...
Published 02/19/21
Jim and Gerry are back on the air chatting about the foundation of triathlon training, Tautness. After going over the review of the swim video analysis with Coach Megan, the Coaches get into the 1st Pillar of the technical side of your training, Tautness. As discussed on the show, the up-coming LIVE, COACHED Zwift/Zoom Ride on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 26th, will be OPEN and FREE to all riders.  Access Zwift and Zoom here: Zwift 5:45am Pacific Time Nov 26th Zoom 5:45am Pacific Time...
Published 11/21/20
Christophe Balestra and Coach Megan Melgaard join Jim and Gerry to dive into the NEW TOWER 26 Swim Video Analysis Coaching option now available.  Using Christophe's Motionysis program TOWER 26 Coaches can now break down your swim stroke no matter where you are located in the World.    Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to www.training.tower26.com to join the TOWER 26 Triathlon Training Program To purchase the...
Published 08/14/20
Jim interviews Coach Gerry and Author and Retired Pro Triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury  about co-authoring the NEW book being released this summer, "Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method".  The three go into why the TOWER 26 Method is THE method swimmers and triathletes must adhere to in order to get the most out of their open water swim.  They give all of the details on what topics the book will cover for the athletes reading. Preorder, Triathlon Swimming-Master...
Published 05/21/20
Gerry and Jim bring you another quarantine edition of the #1 podcast in triathlon.  They introduce the audience to the NEW TOWER 26 Triathlon Training Program.  Listen in, then go to www.training.tower26.com to sign up and receive 30 days of FREE training while there. Stay in the know on all Tower 26 rides and runs by signing up for the TOWER 26 email list by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom Go to www.training.tower26.com for 30 days of FREE triathlon training. To purchase...
Published 04/11/20
Gerry and Jim sit down with, Director of Growth Marketing for Running and Triathlon for Zwift and Elite Amateur Athlete Craig Taylor to speak about the ins and outs of Zwift.  After the conversation with Craig, Jim and Gerry go over how TOWER 26 is navigating the Corona Quarantine and how TOWER 26 is trying to build routine into athletes lives in this challenging period of time. Find Zwift HOW TO VIDEOS FOR THE BIKE HERE Find Zwift HOW TO VIDEOS FOR THE RUN HERE Stay in the know on all...
Published 03/28/20
Coach and Author Jim Vance sits in with Jim and Gerry to discuss his history in coaching, running with power, and how he helps his athletes achieve success. They go on to cover the NEW TOWER 26 Group Zwift Ride which will take place every Thursday at 5:15PST.  To sign up for the workout go to https://www.zwift.com/events/view/348100 Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. To purchase the TOWER 26 Transition Bag and Mesh Gear...
Published 02/27/20
Gerry and Jim chat about how and why the swim improves your bike and your run so much.  They cover several factors that attribute to this.   Then the Dynamic Duo covers the NEW TOWER 26 Group Zwift Ride which will take place every Thursday at 5:15PST.  To sign up for the workout go to https://zwift.com/events/tag/tower26 Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. To purchase the TOWER 26 Transition Bag and Mesh Gear Bag go to...
Published 02/06/20
Jim and Gerry open up the 2020 podcast season with an episode in which they speak about how to set up your swim training year for success.  They go over the importance in having structure to your overall season.  Also covered are a plethora of little tid bits to catch the audience up on the happenings in the Jim, Gerry, and TOWER 26 world. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the...
Published 01/23/20
Gerry and Jim cover a plethora of topics in this episode including a recap of the World Championships in Kona and how the TOWER 26 athletes faired, the NEW TOWER 26 Triathlon Coaching Program, and what athletes are doing wrong in terms of overall season planning. Go to www.tower26.com/triathon for more information on TOWER 26 Triathlon Coaching Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is...
Published 10/15/19
Cam Wurf fins Jim and Gerry once again to discuss his performance at Ironman Italy, his astounding gains he's made in running, and his plans for the Ironman World Championships in Kona on October 12th.   View this episode on Facebook  Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at contact@tower26.com. To listen to the show, subscribe to the TOWER 26...
Published 09/25/19
Gerry and Jim discuss different race strategies and tactics any swimmer can use to better the race day effort, experience, and result. View this episode on Facebook  Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at...
Published 08/29/19
Gerry and Jim address several factors that lead to race day anxiety and how to overcome those factors through practice and preparation. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at contact@tower26.com. To listen to the show,...
Published 07/26/19
Gerry and Jim get back to their roots with an audio only podcast.  They talk about the 2 MUST DO open water skill drills every triathlete needs to do in order to be best prepared for race day.  Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email...
Published 06/28/19
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   ...
Published 05/09/19
Being that the race season is right around the corner, Jim and Gerry discuss wetsuits and the factors the triathlete should take into consideration when purchasing a wetsuit. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questions to be answered...
Published 03/08/19
Jim and Gerry bring Super Cyclist Cam Wurf into the studio to talk about his career in sport and how he came about making the huge gains in the swim that he has made. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR,...
Published 01/17/19
Gerry and Jim discuss percentage of effort in swimming and how to best find and utilize those percentages in your swim training. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questions to be answered ON-AIR, tweet @Tower_26 or email the show at...
Published 11/30/18
Gerry and Jim discuss their trip to Kona and the Tower 26 athlete results, in addition to the trending times of Ironman swims overall as seen on www.obstri.com.  After Kona is discussed, they dive into a discussion about the transitioning into the Technical Phase of training.   The World Open Water Swimming Association conference takes place November 10th, to attend it go to www.SanFranSwimCo.com   To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for...
Published 10/25/18
Gerry and Jim sit down in front of a LIVE audience at Lava Java Coffeehouse in Kona, HI, the location of the Ironman World Championships this Saturday(10/13).  They give some great nuggets of information that you help you execute warm up, race course specifics, race tactics, oceans conditions, etc.  You WILL be race ready after listening to this podcast. A great episode for anyone who wants to have success on race day. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to...
Published 10/12/18
Gerry and Jim sit down to talk about the new Tower 26 website, their 2018 Kona schedule, and the athlete's thinking that they MUST start training at a specific phase of training instead of just starting training. NOTE: The Kona podcast next week will be posted as SOON as the podcast is recorded so athletes who cannot attend the LIVE show will be able to access the information as soon as possible. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a...
Published 10/04/18