The Triathlon Age Group Journey

The Triathlon Age Group Journey

As triathletes, we love watching and racing with the pros. However, what they do is not always possible for us. This podcast is for age group triathletes that want to be part of a conversation on being the best triathlete they can be with their time, talent, resources, and level of effort. Being age group triathletes, coaches, parents, and full-time working professionals, your hosts, Jillian Carlson, Jay Cougnet and Matt Sommer will be your guide on this adventure. Each podcast, we will discuss topics pertinent to you with other age group triathletes of varying capabilities in order to have some fun and hopefully share some insights that might make your training and racing just a little bit better! We all have something to learn and share while on the journey of our individual triathlon adventures!

Episodes

July 10, 2024 66 mins

Boy are we excited for Matt and Jillian!!  Hear about their race experience at 70.3 Coeur d'Alene which we turn into a tutorial about the process of qualifying and planning a trip to a world championship race!  

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What?  This is a triathlon podcast, why are we talking about strength training?  Don't we just care about getting faster at swimming, biking, and running?  Well, yes we do!  But we also want to stay healthy doing what we love and maybe get faster in a more efficient way!  Between the three of us, we cover the full spectrum of excuses of why we can't seem to do as much strength training as we would like, but maybe after li...

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In this episode, Matt, Jillian, and Jay tackle the challenge of staying motivated to train.  What do you do to stay motivated?  What if it just seems like life is challenging you every day to get it done?  How do you adjust a workout if you have less time then the workout you want to complete?  All of these questions and more are answered. 


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We are so excited to go back to our season 1 roots and bring a guest on to share their journey.  We hope many of you will recognize this guest's name as he is the co-host of the very popular, That Triathlon Life Podcast.  Nick Goldston is a very accomplished age group triathlete and we wanted to really dive deep into his journey and hear how he came to love the sport of triathlon.  This is a special conversation with some very...

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June 5, 2024 54 mins

Unfortunately, many of us do not live in locations that triathlon races are normally conducted.  On top of that, many of us have to travel for work and at the very least for vacation.  So how do you balance triathlon with travel?  How do you make it a little less stressful so you don't add to your training fatigue?  Matt, Jillian, and Jay combined have travelled tens of thousands of miles by car and plane.  You will undoubtedl...

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If you listened to the last few episodes, you probably knew what we were going to talk about next...  the run!  Jillian leads the boys in a discussion about the third discipline of triathlon.  Things got, lets just say, personal during this episode... you have to listen to find out!  Like the bike, we just scratched the surface, so we have much more to cover in a future part 2 episode!

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Oh my goodness!!  The longest leg of triathlon has so much to unpack, doesn't it!  Matt, Jay, and Jillian have only begun to scratch the surface of riding bikes!  We are calling this part one because we will no doubt need to dedicate another episode in the future to bikes.  Hopefully though, this episode will hit some topics that many of you will appreciate!


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For many age group triathletes, swimming is their biggest weakness.  For Matt, Jillian, and Jay, it is no different!  We are mesmerized by the few that have been swimming since they were teens or younger.  They make it look so easy!  We hope everyone will take something away from this raw, fun, and exposing discussion of how we have come to enjoy swimming and maybe get just a little bit faster with every year that goes by!

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How do you go about setting your season of races?  Do you sit down all at once and select them?  Do you pick them as your season goes?  What bucket list races do you have?  In this episode, Matt, Jay, and Jillian discuss all this and more! 

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Recovery means a lot of things in the sport of triathlon.  Recovery may be the time dedicated within a workout between intervals, a day off, what you do between workouts in the same day, or even what you do to prepare for a race.  Matt, Jillian, and Jay talk about all their favorite means and methods to letting the body get stronger... that is the real reason for recovery! 

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April 17, 2024 69 mins

Jay, Matt, and Jillian took a bit of hiatus to reformulate plans and figure out how to juggle life with triathlon and recording a podcast.  We are making a small adjustment to the format of the pod but it will make a big difference for everyone's training and racing!  Listen to this episode for more details about Season 2 of The Triathlon Age Group Journey!!

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February 28, 2024 66 mins

From the velodrome as a kid to triathlon and beyond, Jason Davidson epitomizes longevity in endurance sports.  With multiple age group podiums at the 70.3 and the full distance, Jason discusses what secrets have helped him stay competitive and reach multiple world championships. 

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February 7, 2024 63 mins

No single word describes the character that is Anthony Haddad!  From nearly couch to Ironman, Anthony will amaze you with his "bring it on" approach to life.  Age group triathletes have a lot to learn from someone that just decides to give something a go.  It might be ego, bravado, or being foolhardy.  It doesn't matter, Anthony is an Ironman now and that can never be taken from him!

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January 25, 2024 57 mins

What is the secret to longevity in the sport of triathlon?  Mike Gastineau started in the sport in 1985.  Like many of us he was captivated by the budding sport of triathlon shown on ABC's Wide World of Sports.  Fast forward to 2023... Mike demonstrated how age is just a number and tackled six 70.3's at the age of 60!  What is his secret recipe of remaining committed to the sport for so long?  Listen and you will find out...

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January 17, 2024 60 mins

15 full distance triathlons!  Not many individuals rack up this kind of experience on the race course.  Jen Rulon proved to us that she epitomizes the age group triathlon lifestyle including qualifying and racing in Kona.  However, it all did not come easily and life challenged her to make changes.  Listen to how Jen overcame these changes, established boundaries and now lives a full life.  She is giving it all back through her wor...

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December 20, 2023 67 mins

"Where is your head at?" The space between your ears could be the biggest inhibitor of the performance you are seeking as an age group athlete.  We are honored to have Dr. Jim Taylor join us on the podcast to share with us his triathlon journey as well as his expertise in sports psychology.  Dr. Taylor is a very prominent expert on the topic and helps professional, elite, and age group athletes in all sports build their &...

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December 13, 2023 58 mins

Known as "Sprint the Energizer Bunny" and for more than 20 years, Gina Welc has done almost everything you can imagine in the multisport universe including all distances of triathlons, marathon swims, ultra runs, and duathlon.   Her spirit and positive attitude is something we all can learn from in keeping us grounded in our endeavors.  We connected with Gina way back after episode 11 when Haiku's were a thing on thi...

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December 6, 2023 62 mins

Matt and Jillian were a dynamic duo hosting the podcast this week because Jay was their guest to talk about his journey creating a new Fastest Known Time route called, "Johnny's Route to Heaven."  If you are a regular listener to this podcast, you will already know much of the background of this story.  However, regulars and new listeners will get a full recap of the route attempt and the story behind the fundraiser ...

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November 22, 2023 61 mins

Many triathletes dream of making it to the Big Island.  How long have you dreamed of racing in Kona?  Cary Maycock has been racing triathlon for 36 years!  Early on she never thought she could make that Kona dream come true.  Through persistence, patience, and a bit of urging from friends, Cary was able to make that dream come true this past October!  We hope you enjoy hearing about Cary's journey that includes 10 full distanc...

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In this episode we had the privilege to talk with USA Triathlon's Chief Sport Development Officer, Tim Yount and Club Program Manager Chad Cunningham about some exciting news regarding triathlon's growth at the youth and collegiate level and how we all can participate.  We also discuss the state of local races and what we all can do to help support your local triathlon community.  After this episode, we hope you are inspi...

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