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Coaches on Couches Ep. 32 – Seth Rider – Elite ITU Triathlete
*We had a bit of an audio failure but we cleaned it up as best we could. But this was an awesome interview!
This week on the couch we’ve got local hometown hero and ITU elite triathlete Seth Rider coming in to chat with us.
We’ve watched in awe as Seth has gone from shaggy-headed junior to getting a hair cut and battling the best in the world while fighting for a spot on the US Olympic team. We’d like to think his success revolves around all the group rides and races we exerted “tough love” on him as a teenager. But we’ve come to terms with the fact that he’s just better than us and works harder than everyone else.
We talk about Seth’s journey so far and dive into the inner workings of the elite development pathway. You’ll also get a glance into a general training week for the 22 year old pro.
Our favorite part of the conversation was when Seth broke down some of the lesser known strategies involved in draft legal racing.
If you’re a fan of the sport of triathlon, you won’t want to miss this. So find your own couch and hunker down!
Shoutouts: -Lee Ruston -Weekday Hammerfest -David Boyd – Walt Rider
Don’t forget about the Speed Skills Run Workshop coming up on March 30 at 8AM. Located at Schilling Farms YMCA!
Dale is Co-Founder of BPC and has been coaching athletes of all ages, ability levels, and sporting backgrounds for over 10 years. Dale has been certified through just about every USA governing body, and is a biomechanics nut. To learn more about Dale, check out our coaches page.