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Coaches on Couches Ep. 52 – You Had a Bad Day…Let’s Deal With It!

Guess what? Stuff happens.

As a triathlete, cyclist, or runner, if you swim, bike, and/or run fairly often, you are going to have some bad days here and there. Some that are out of your control and some that you could have prevented. It’s inevitable. Happens to the best in the world, and the newbie alike.

The 3 most important things you can hold on to when coping with a crap day are:

1. You’ll learn more from a bad day than a good day…any day.

2. Not one single day, workout, or race defines you as an athlete.

3. Weakness = opportunity

So this week we plan to make lemonade out of lemons and talk through some tips and strategies that we use with our athletes for dealing with those down right shhhhhh….bad days.

Shout Outs!

Cliff Abeles – 2nd AG 12 Overall Possumtown Triathlon

Jamie Bailey – 1st Overall Female Possumtown Triathlon

Hart Robinson – TN State MTB Champ! Pro Division

David Collins – 3rd Single Speed TN State MTB Championship

Willis Porter – New Power Bests

Good Luck!

Dragonfly Triathlon

Rocketman Triathlon

Traverse City 70.3

Yeoju Half Distance Tri (South Korea)

Coaches on Couches Ep. 51 – All Things Leadville 100 With Hart Robinson and David Collins

Coming off a couple of stellar Leadville 100 performances, we bring back a previous guest, Hart “He Actually Rode Gears” Robinson, along with his brother from another mother and training partner, David “Hollywood” Collins, to chat quickly about their first major achievement of the year, which was dominating the Dirty Kanza 200. Then we jump right into their preparation and execution of sub 8 and sub 9 hour Leadville performances.

We cover their training (including key sessions), the course, where they rode smart, and where they made some mistakes along the way. This will be your ultimate guide to the Leadville Race Series 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race.

So get out of that chamois, find a soft surface, crank up the volume and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs:
USA Triathlon National Championships – Cleveland!
Phillip Young, Greg Rohde, Tony Gambrell, Kellan Maxwell, Ben and Jon Dixon, Bubba Hayes, Jordan Green, Kirsten Sass, Justin Lippert, Travis Wood, Gabi Broschard, Rachel Mensch

Jackson, MS LAMBRA Road Race Championship
Sally Landham, Mary Haizlip

Coaches on Couches Ep. 50 – USAT National Championship Course Changes – When and What to Upgrade or When to Buy New

This episode is really three fold. First we briefly run through the changes and improvements to the 2019 USA Triathlon National Championship course in Cleveland, OH.

Secondly, we run through when and what to upgrade if you are looking for performance gains (faster splits, speeds, etc).

Lastly, we cover when it’s just a better idea to bite the bullet and look into getting a complete bike.

It’s a tricky topic that really revolves around what you are looking to achieve, your budget, and how hard you are jonesing for a new ride. We get it! We’re always looking for an excuse to add to the stable.

Shout Outs:

Cliff Abeles – 1st Half Iron Finish – 70.3 Ohio

Liz Hall – 5k PR

Rich Wu – 3 podium finishes at Rogers Cycling Classic

Leigh Ruston – 2nd place State Road Race

Good Luck:
Riverbluff Tri Athletes – Fight for the belt!

Coaches on Couches Ep. 49 – Benefits of a Coach to the “Non-Competitive” Athlete

 

This week, we discuss the benefits of having a coach to those who don’t consider themselves competitive in their sport.

We answer a listener question: “with little hope or desire to become a pro, what are the reasons to train with a coach?”

You may not think you’re (fill in the blank) enough to work with a coach. But the truth is, if you have a desire to improve in any aspect of health, wellness, or sport performance, a good coach is worth his or her weight in gold.

If you’ve ever considered hiring a coach but talked yourself out of it for whatever reason, you won’t want to miss this episode.

You can find out more about our coaching services at https://buildpeakcompete.com

Shout Outs:

Mighty Mite Triathlon
Tim Linn – fastest splits in all 3 sports – Exhibition
Phillip Young – 4th overall
Jessica Wang – 1st AG
Chris Watts – 7th overall

Sally Landham – 4th Overall at The Eurekan.

Liz Hall – fastest mile split to date

Good Luck
Ohio 70.3
TN State Road Race

Coaches on Couches Ep. 48 – Is There a Downside to Racing Too Much?

We all LOVE to race. Some fast. Some long. But for the competitive minded person, racing is the reward! It’s why we continue to put in the work week after week. It’s why we get up early and train late into the day. It’s why we take a pass on some social outings and refrain from…ummmm…lots of things.

But, could there be a downside to racing too much? The answer is a resounding YES!

We know, say it ain’t so! Your whole foundation and identity as an athlete has just been shook to the core. But the fact is, there are a few pretty compelling arguments against racing too much. We see it every year as we put together yearly race calendars for our athletes. But we’ve got a few simple solutions so you can race faster when it counts, and gain a bit more balance to your active lifestyle (read stay married).

Shout Outs:

Paris Landing Triathlon
Heather Nichols – 4th Overall Female Sprint
Jamie Bailey – 2nd Overall Female Olympic
Jessica Wang – 3rd AG Sprint
Tom Ratliff – 2nd AG Sprint
Chris Watts – 2nd AG Sprint
Jordan Green – 1st Overall Olympic
Adrian Hall – 2nd AG Olympic

Tony Gambrell – 8th Overall – Fort Desoto Sprint Tri

Liz Hall – 2nd AG/12th Overall Female – Memphis Road Race Series

Delta Airlines for Cutting Bike Box Fees!

Good Luck
Mighty Mite Triathlon