Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad

Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad

The Successful Athletes Podcast makes you faster with athlete interviews that dig into the details of outstanding accomplishments. From world record performances to personal records and life changing health improvements, get an inside look at what it takes to get faster.

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April 5, 2021 49 min

After several wins and podiums in the Team Time Trial and Individual Time Trial National Championships Thrude Natholmen had her eyes set on the next big gial. When she didn’t reach this goal she found herself struggling to hold onto positive motivation. Find out how Thrude used these setbacks to find new motivation and get back on track with her goals in this episode of the Successful Athlete’s Podcast.

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Georgina von Marburg thrives on competition. From a youth spent on the tennis court, to criterium and track racing in university, to XC and now elite enduro racing, she’s always moving forwards towards her next goal. Her experience surmounting injuries, finding a positive mental outlook on two wheels, and perfecting her training with TrainerRoad offers a perfect example for any athlete striving to get faster. Learn more in this epi...

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Derek Teel has had an incredible journey, from a young professional downhill racer, to personal fitness trainer, to busy family man and business owner. These days he trains cyclists in strength and mobility as the face behind @dialedhealth and continues to push his own limits on the bike, using TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 82 watts and nearly reach 5 W/kg. We discuss his experiences and find out how strength training can ben...

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From a career as a pro mountain biker in the 90s to running two small businesses on his own, Art O'Connor knows what it takes to be at the pointy end of a race and how challenging it is to do that when you have a limiting schedule. Find out how Art used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 43w and achieve 4.0w/kg for an ultra-endurance fat bike race in extreme, sub-zero conditions in this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad while training for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. Tune in to find out the small changes he made to lose 35 pounds and how he used consistent, low-volume training to reach 4.0 W/kg in episode 38 of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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Stephen Morina is a cellar worker at a winery in Napa Valley, California. It’s a beautiful place to ride, but a demanding and physically challenging job, and Stephen is on his feet for up to 12 hours a day. Using low-volume training with TrainerRoad and smart approaches to motivation, nutrition, and rest, Stephen added 106w to his FTP in less than a year. Find out how he’s achieved such impressive results amidst his busy and exhaus...

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Michael Brophy is a Physical Therapist, partner and father who uses TrainerRoad to get faster, but also to keep in touch with friends. Using Group workouts with his friends, he’s managed to maintain over 5w/kg with diligent early morning workouts. Find out what he does to enable the sort of consistency he needs to achieve such a high level of performance.

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    Jessica Kuepfer is an accomplished multisport athlete that has used TrainerRoad to get faster for everything from criteriums to IRONMAN and Adventure Racing. Find out how Jessica trains for each of these disciplines, how she balances the training with her demanding career as a Communications Director for a national corporation, and what she does to improve in this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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    Octavio Flores Quintero used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo – an absolute dream ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how Octavio trained for this event, including how he raised his FTP and improved at VO2 Max intervals, plus how he prepared for and executed a multi-day event and much more in Episode 34 of the Successful Athletes Podcast...

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    Egert Purre earned an Estonian Age Group National Time Trial Championship and raised his FTP 90 watts while using TrainerRoad. Coming from a running and triathlon background, Egert proved stereotypes wrong by winning on a highly technical course and managing very complex pacing requirements. In this episode we dig into all the details of Egert’s training, equipment, nutrition and race day execution to find out what it takes to beco...

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    Hormonal imbalances affect every athlete and often go unnoticed, but Austin Killips has an especially insightful perspective. Austin is a transgender woman who is focused on cyclocross and has had to learn to adjust her training through the process of transition. Tune in to learn what signs Austin has learned to recognize as hormonal imbalance, how she has learned to adjust as a result, and how she has used TrainerRoad to get faste...

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    Cameron Seamons raised his FTP by 80 watts with TrainerRoad while training for the Triple Bypass Century and ultra-distance running events, all while being a busy medical school student. Tune in to find out how he manages a 50-hour work week and uses low-volume training for long-distance cycling and running in episode 31 of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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    Laura Alagna never thought she’d be standing on top of podiums and earning her Cat 2 upgrade, but with structured training on TrainerRoad and a lot of hard work, she made it happen. Listen in as Laura shares what she has done to make her successful in cyclocross, how she had to pivot and change focus when she changed categories, and how she used TrainerRoad to make it all happen.

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    Triathlete Jamie Berry overtrained and under-fueled, and suffered serious consequences as a result. With medical attention, proper recovery, and better fueling, he eventually came back stronger than before. Find out how Jamie overcame RED-S and used TrainerRoad to break through a longstanding fitness plateau in episode 29 of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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    Doug Moore raised his FTP by 41 watts with TrainerRoad while training for a multi-day 415 mile ride across the state of Utah, all while being a busy father of 5 with a demanding career and a farm to take care of. Find out how he balanced his training and made low volume training work for ultra endurance in episode 28 of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

     

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    Sloane Tilley used TrainerRoad to recover from being hit by a car and raised her FTP by 34 watts. Tune in to learn how Sloane returned to training after multiple surgeries and a head injury, how she manages fear from her accident, and how she trained to come back even stronger.

     

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    Joe Byrne used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70% and log an incredible sub-10 IRONMAN time in terrible conditions, then he changed gears to try something new. Joe is now working his way up the road race classification system in Ireland and proving you don’t need a huge FTP to be successful.

     

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    “I’m too old to improve” was Lydia’s Gould’s thought before signing up for TrainerRoad in March 2020. Since then she has raised her FTP by 30 watts, turned VO2 work from a weakness to a strength, won races, and found motivation to get faster and reach bigger goals. Tune in to Episode 25 for insight into how she has had success at short and intense races like CX and ultra-endurance events, how she has successfully managed a lifelong...

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    Sika Henry is determined to succeed and is changing the face of IRONMAN triathlon. From her roots in collegiate track & field to her rapid improvement in triathlon, Sika has created a strong process of improvement that will see her become the first African-American woman to hold a pro card in IRONMAN triathlon. Tune in to find out how this Age-Group winner improves and pushes through adversity, including a near-career ending cr...

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    Justin Brayton is one of the best Supercross racers in the world and he uses cycling and structured training with TrainerRoad to achieve success. Learn how he uses principles of periodization, training intensity, stress balance and more to be one of the world's most elite athletes.

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