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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December 27, 2021 43 min

Teresa Harrison used TrainerRoad to raise her FTP by 40w and win her age group at XTERRA World Championships. Find out how Teresa dealt with tough conditions on race day and how she balanced her training while recovering from a lower leg stress fracture in the latest episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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Jim Mueller thought he was stuck at a lifetime FTP PR of 250w at the age of 73, but then he started using Adaptive Training. Jim used Adaptive Training to break through that plateau and reach a 270w FTP and accomplish his goal of winning Cyclocross National Championships. Tune in to learn how Jim trains and competes in the latest episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast.

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Matt Nussbaum used TrainerRoad’s triathlon training plans to raise his FTP by 90w, achieve 4.7W/kg and qualify for the 2022 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, HI. Listen in to learn how Matt managed nutrition, scheduling, strength training, injury prevention and more in Episode 66 of the Successful Athletes Podcast presented by TrainerRoad

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Rodney Scrimsher has used TrainerRoad since 2016 to raise his FTP by over 96w and go from hoping he could finish Lotoja (200mi road race) to getting 2nd place in the Category ⅘ division. Tune in to hear how he accomplished this in addition to how he used TrainerRoad to go from 88th place to 3rd place in a truly unique and fun yearly TT series.

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Connor Willson used TrainerRoad to go from 4.5 to 5.2W/kg, raising his FTP by 44 watts and losing two kilograms. Tune in now to find out what did Connor do to break the 5W/kg barrier, how his background as a competitive ski racer gives him an advantage, and much more in the latest episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast

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Joy Aboim used TrainerRoad to raise her FTP 17 watts and accomplish a massive personal goal of finishing a full-distance IRONMAN. After missing the time cut in two full-distance IRONMAN’s, Joy was struggling with self-doubt. Having come up short 2/2 times and being one of the only black athletes she had seen in triathlon, Joy couldn’t help but ask if she belonged in long-distance triathlon. After signing up for TrainerRoad and disc...

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Carson Bench used TrainerRoad to drop 26 minutes from his time at IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta while raising his FTP 34 watts. Tune in to find out how Carson trained to improve his swim, bike and run performance, and for insight into how Carson has waged a battle with substance abuse, eating disorders and more while being an endurance athlete.

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Nadia Hill used TrainerRoad to reach 3.8w/kg and raise her FTP 53 watts. While returning to MTB after an injury, Nadia realized she wasn’t enjoying mountain biking like she used to. In spite of her boyfriend’s suggestion to try an e-bike, Nadia went all in on structured training with TrainerRoad. She’s now enjoying the sport more than ever and has even begun achieving podium results in races. Tune in to learn what training Nadia ha...

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Thorn Bickel used TrainerRoad to go from 2.4 to 3.4 w/kg and win the 50-59 Enduro National Championship. Thorn’s long background in BMX, motocross, jet ski racing and cycling brought him a lot of aerobic fitness, but when he set the goal for a National Championship, Thorn stepped it up. Tune in to learn how he adjusted his training, nutrition, equipment choices and more to win 4/4 stages and become a National Champion.

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Lauren Hackney used to struggle with 20km bike rides, but that all changed when she started using TrainerRoad. Lauren went from 2.8-3.77w/Kg while taking on the massive challenge of a full-distance triathlon, all during the onset of the pandemic. Tune in to learn what caused Lauren to take on such a big challenge during such a complicated time, and what greater purpose drove her to achieve.

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When James Dunleap started structured training he was very motivated by the numbers and data of training. Over time what started out as a healthy source of motivation though, progressed into a harmful preoccupation. In this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast James shares how he built a healthier relationship to food, training, and weight loss, and how he balances training with life for improved mental health.

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Angela Chang balanced following a training plan, family and career to prepare for a 1,000km self-supported off-road race across British Columbia. Find out how Angela used TrainerRoad’s mid-volume training plans to prepare for such a huge challenge and what she did to cross the line after seven days of riding!

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Matt Dockins is a Florida-based mountain biker that trained for and won a national championship in the high altitude of Colorado. Listen in to find out how Matt used TrainerRoad and what sort of training he did to prepare for racing above 9,000’ (2,743m).

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Jessica Brooks is a mother, VP at a Fortune 400 company, and an athlete who used TrainerRoad to raise her FTP by 24 watts and win a 2021 Masters National Criterium Championship. Tune in to learn how she balances training with her busy life, how she trained to be competitive at a national level, and what she did to win her age group championship.

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Please be advised: this episode contains discussions about mental health that may be difficult for some listeners.

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In the US: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — tel: 18002738255 In the UK: Samaritans — 116 123

Before she was a professional cyclist, Amber Pierce was a high-level swimmer aspiring to be an Olympian. However, the physical, emotional, and mental stress of transi...

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Please be advised: this episode contains discussions about mental health that may be difficult for listeners.

If you are in need of help or support, please contact:

In the US: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — tel:18002738255 In the UK: Samaritans — 116 123

Before she was a professional cyclist, Amber Pierce was a high-level swimmer aspiring to be an Olympian. However, the physical, emotional, and mental stress of transitionin...

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Three months before the Silver Rush 50, Kate McLaughlin sustained an injury that would keep her off of her mountain bike for three months. Eager to keep her Leadville goals on track, Kate looked for a new outlook and approach to training. Tune into this episode of the Successful Athletes podcast to hear how Kate pushed through setbacks, found a training regimen that worked for her, and made it to the finish of the Silver Rush 50.

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Five years ago Sofía never thought she would be an Olympian, but years of hard work and dedication helped her achieve this massive and daunting goal. Tune in as Sofía shares her inspiring and unconventional path to becoming an Olympian, as we discuss her training, mental fortitude and execution for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Francesco Magisano, blind since the age of 16, is a triathlete, cyclist, and the New York City metro region director for Achilles International, a global organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Tune in to learn how Francesco used TrainerRoad to add 120w to his FTP and place second in the 2021 USA National Para-cycling Road and Time Trial Champions...

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Jarret Oldham is an Elite Road Racer that competes in the PRT series for the First Internet Bank Team. Jarret uses TrainerRoad’s High Volume Training Plans as the foundation of his training and has used them to raise his FTP from 350w up to a massive 414w. Tune in to find out how Jarret has achieved this level of success, how he prepares himself for such high level racing and much more in Episode 50 of the Successful Athletes Podca...

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