Trust the Process Triathlon Podcast

Trust the Process Triathlon Podcast

Trust the Process is brought to you by D3 Multisport based in Boulder, CO. Each week we'll dive into triathlon topics through interviews with highly regarded triathlon coaches, age-group athletes, and industry experts within triathlon. D3 was founded in 2000 by USA Triathlon Coach of the Year, Mike Ricci. D3 was one of the first online coaching companies in the sport of triathlon.

Episodes

May 25, 2024 27 mins

Coach Mike Ricci interview 6 time National Champion Coach Jim Hallberg about the importance of Zone 2 and how Jim relies on it to see progress with his athletes.


Takeaways

  • Zone 2 training is the foundation of all training in endurance sports.
  • Zone 2 training improves aerobic capacity without excessive fatigue or muscle breakdown.
  • Perceived effort, heart rate, pace, and power can be used to determine Zone 2 intensity.
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Mike Ricci interviews Kevin Hester, a triathlete from Canada. Kevin shares his experience racing at altitude at Boulder 70.3 triathlon in Colorado. He discusses his training background, his goals for future races, and his favorite race distance. Kevin talks about the challenges of racing at altitude and the impact it had on his swim, bike, and run. He also shares his emotional moments during the race and the support he received fr...

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May 10, 2024 31 mins

Summary In this conversation, Mike Ricci interviews Michael Folan, the owner of Infinit Nutrition, about the evolution of nutrition in endurance sports. They discuss the importance of personalized nutrition, the benefits of custom mixes, and the role of sweat rate and sodium levels in performance. Michael shares insights from his experience as a 10-time Ironman finisher and explains how Infinit Nutrition helps athletes optimize th...

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The conversation features Coach KJ and members of the CU Buffaloes women's triathlon team discussing their experience at the National Championship.

They talk about the challenges of the race, the team's performance, and the importance of having fun while competing.


The team had a strong showing, with several athletes finishing in the top 10.

They also won the Spirit Award, showcasing their positive team cult...

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Coach Mike Ricci interviews Jennifer about her incredible streak of 30 straight Boston Marathons, her Ultra Marathon career and how an injury got her started in triathlon. From having a severe life changing injury as a child to starting to run in her early 30s, this is a tremendous story. Jennifer goes into detail about her challenges in keeping the streak going including an injury during her 23rd marathon that almost ended it. Thi...
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In this conversation, professional triathlete Ali O'Donnell discusses her journey from being a road triathlete to transitioning to XTERRA and becoming a professional triathlete. She talks about her first professional race in Athens, Greece, and the qualification process for the XTERRA World Championships.

Ali also shares her experience of transitioning from soccer to running in high school and her decision to join the triathlo...

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In this conversation, Coach Mike interviews sports nutritionist Craig David. They discuss the importance of nutrition in athletic performance and recovery. Craig shares his background in nutrition and his experience working with triathletes and endurance athletes. They talk about the timing of nutrient intake after workouts and the role of hydration in recovery. They also discuss the use of supplements, including essential fats, am...

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Coach Dave and Mike discuss the use of power meters in running and how it can improve triathlon performance. They talk about the reliability of power meters and how they can be used to pace races. They also discuss the evolution of power meter technology and its accuracy. They touch on the importance of cadence and stride length in running and how power meters can help improve these metrics. They emphasize the need to balan...

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Coach Mike Ricci interviews 2 time Ironman triathlon finisher, Michelle Franks. Michelle discusses learning to swim, overcoming panic attacks and is on the verge of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Please reach out if you have questions: Info@d3multisport.com Give this episode a share with your friends.



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Michelle Franks shares her journey in triathlon, starting from her early sports experiences and competiti...

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Coach Mike interviews 6 Time Triathlon National Champion Jim Hallberg.


Summary

Coach Jim Hallberg shares his journey in endurance sports, from starting in cross-country and track to transitioning to triathlon.

He discusses the importance of patience and progression in training, as well as the key workouts he uses to prepare for national championships.


Jim also emphasizes the role of strength training in improving perfo...

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In this episode, Coach Mike Ricci interviews members of the CU Triathlon team as they prepare for their conference championship and nationals. Madeline and Devin share their journey into triathlon and their roles within the team. Coach KJ discusses her background in swimming and her transition into coaching. The team emphasizes the importance of fundraising to support their races and the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. They also h...

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In this episode our guest is Dave Schell of Kaizen Endurance. Dave is a long time endurance coach and we discuss all things cycling, include why triathletes should get off road, average power vs normalized power and other important talking points.

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In this episode, D3 Coaches Mike Ricci and Dave Sheanin discuss the best approach to swimming faster. Does a volume based program work better than a technique based program or is it something in between? Listen in as these two experienced coaches give their points of view and ideas on how to balance your swim training to make the most of your time investment in swimming. Please share this episode with a friend and if you have a que...

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Mia Keller finished last in her 1st Olympic Distance Triathlon. This didn't deter Mia but motivated her to see what she could accomplish. She has since qualified 2 times for the Ironman World Championship; once in Kona, and once for the for the upcoming race In Nice, France. Mia also battles Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which is also known as Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBD). She has yet to find the perfect solution for her diseas...

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Matt Cicchinelli is a retired US Marine with almost 20 marathons under his belt. After a life time best of 3:15 many years ago, Matt has been chasing the podium, year after year. His recent best has been 3:39. He reached out to D3 about a year before planning his goal of getting on the podium at the Marine Corps Marathon. This is another example of a D3 Athlete working with their coach together to accomplish a goal that may have be...

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This week on our Trust the Process Podcast we are talking with D3 athlete Matt Szymaszek, who is coached by D3 Coach Brad Seng. Matt recently finished IM Triathlon Florida in 9:43 – with a 1 hour and 24 minute PR. Matt finished the race with a 3:17 run, despite cramping. Matt is a full-time physician and has a young family. I hope you enjoy this interview with Matt and please your friends, follow the show and send us some feedback....

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In this episode we sit down with D3 Coach and triathlete Dave Sheanin. Dave balances so many things in life and does them all at a high level. On top of his day job as a COO, Dave also volunteers with Athletes In Tandem, where he'll tow, pull and push an athlete across a triathlon course. Dave also volunteer coaches with the University of Colorado Triathlon Team and has been doing so for 14 years. He was named the USAT Communit...

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This week on our Trust the Process Podcast we are talking with D3 athlete Dixon McDonald. Dixon recently finished IM Triathlon Florida in sub 9:30 – with a 45+ minute PR. He definitely had some challenges this season with a sprained ankle and then some back issues and we were unsure if he would even start the race 8 weeks out. Although his leadup was far from perfect, race day went pretty well. He has an incredible endurance backgr...

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On this week's podcast we are chatting with D3 Athlete Cathy Casey. Cathy has a long career in triathlon and had her sights on Ironman Hawaii for a number of years. This was the year she made it happen. The only problem was that in her buildup she had a nagging Achilles injury. Listen to how she got through it and made the most of her special day in Hawaii. I hope you enjoy this episode with Cathy. Please let us know if you hav...

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All-In! Reaching the Top Step of the Podium

On this week's podcast we are chatting with D3 Athlete and triathlon age-grouper Mike Reed. Mike is a former surfer, turned triathlete, who has qualified for Ironman Triathlon Hawaii multiple times.  Mike is fresh off winning his age group at Ironman Triathlon Maryland and then coming back to run the NYC marathon a few weeks later. Mike is a great example of someone who has worked...

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