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Lauren Paquette - Pro Runner and Sport Psychologist

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 03/31/2019

Kirsten Sass - Multi Time National and World Champion Triathlete - Paratriathlon Guide show art Kirsten Sass - Multi Time National and World Champion Triathlete - Paratriathlon Guide

Coaches on Couches

In this episode we've got our good buddy Kirsten Sass (aka the smiling assassin, aka the Sassinator) on the couch....finally. Kirsten has won just about every championship there is in multisport and is now focusing her efforts on helping visually impaired athlete Amy Dixon qualify for a spot in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. We talk about her very humble beginnings in triathlon, her method for improving year after year, how her late father influenced her rise to triathlon royalty, how the sport got her through a tough time, how she got into guiding, and tons more! This is one interview you...

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Finding Your Ideal Diet For Optimizing Performance show art Finding Your Ideal Diet For Optimizing Performance

Coaches on Couches

Simply put, there is an insane amount of conflicting information out there in the world of nutrition right now. The confusion is multiplied for cyclist, runners, and triathletes that think they are already doing a pretty good job with their day to day nutrition. Plant based? Ketogenic? Vegetarian? Whole 30? Beach Body? Kangatarian? WTF!? It's a thing. In this episode we are going to try to wade through all the BS and give you the major points that will actually provide benefit to your health and performance as an endurance athlete. We'll also provide our big tips for small changes that make...

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Vanlife for the Endurance Athlete show art Vanlife for the Endurance Athlete

Coaches on Couches

This episode is less on performance enhancement and more on enhancing the experience of training and racing. We recently purchased a couple of adventure vans build by the good people at VanDOit in Blue Springs, MO. The truth is we did a ton of research before pulling the trigger and spending our hard earned dollars with VanDOit. But for every cyclist, runner, or triathlete, a camper van or adventure van can make an otherwise awesome adventure, epic. We talk about why we wanted adventure vans, why we chose VanDOit, some of the must have items in the build, and some places we are excited about...

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Pros and Cons - Self Coached vs General Plans vs Hiring A Coach show art Pros and Cons - Self Coached vs General Plans vs Hiring A Coach

Coaches on Couches

In this episode we chat about the pros and cons of choosing to coach yourself, versus choosing a free or paid training plan, versus hiring a coach. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing which is best for you. Things like budget, spare time, and the learning curve of each will play a big role on the route you should go. So if you are a cyclist, triathlete, or runner staring down a big season with big goals, and don't have a road map yet, join us for another round of Coaches on Couches.

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How to Become An Early Riser Athlete show art How to Become An Early Riser Athlete

Coaches on Couches

Some cyclist, runners, and triathletes just are not morning people. Which is odd, because most races start at the butt crack of dawn. But generally speaking, if you don't knock out some training in the early morning, the chances of it happening diminish with every hour that passes. So on this episode we are going to give you some tips and methods on how you can change and create new routines that can lead to the incredibly efficient and productive habit of....getting your butt out of bed.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Endurance Athletes show art Holiday Gift Guide for Endurance Athletes

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Back by popular demand we are dropping our 2019 holiday gifts for the cyclist, runner, or triathlete in your life. Or just something nice for yourself. We all know that's why you'll listen. We break the gifts down by price point starting at the sub $20 mark. Each coach gives their recommendations for things they personally use and love so you are sure to score brownie points with any of these ideas. We threw in a few shameless plugs so forgive us. So if you are looking for last minute gifts for the fitness enthusiast in your life, join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches! Shout Outs:...

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Holiday Survival Guide for Endurance Athletes show art Holiday Survival Guide for Endurance Athletes

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In this episode we are going to guide you cyclists, runners, and triathletes through the most difficult time of year for consistent training and decent nutrition. Lend us your ears and we'll prepare you for battle. No, we can't help you with your family. Control the controllables people! We're breaking it up into the two major sides that can go wrong over these busy holiday months, training and nutrition. We'll break down our top tips for maximizing both during the holidays, or at bare minimum, not totally falling off the wagon. So if you are keen on not tarnishing your coveted power to weight...

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Big Winter Cycling Gains By Maximizing Indoor Training show art Big Winter Cycling Gains By Maximizing Indoor Training

Coaches on Couches

Today on the couch we are going to give you our exact recipe for making massive gains on the bike over the winter. This usually means a decent amount of indoor training due to colder weather and less daylight. But that's not an excuse to hibernate! Nobody wants to revive their base fitness every single spring. On the contrary, a lot of athletes commit to do the work, and when group rides and racing start back up in March they are ripping people's legs off! If you are one of those cyclists or triathletes who poo poo the trainer, we'll give some tips on how to learn to love...well at least...

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The Magic of Layering for Cold Weather Training show art The Magic of Layering for Cold Weather Training

Coaches on Couches

It's that time of the year. Long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves. Shorts, tights, thermals. Thick gloves, or just the liners. If I overdo it I'll be soaking wet. If I under do it I'll freeze, or at best be the person with the bloody nipple kit. Fear not, we're here to walk you through the magic of layering...yes, via some simple layering techniques you too can survive almost any training and racing conditions Mother Nature can conjure up. So grab your balaclava, find your quiet spot, and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches. Shout Outs: House of Pain Athletes Good Luck: BRX...

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From Dirt to Ironman with Bobby Weakley show art From Dirt to Ironman with Bobby Weakley

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Fire fighter, soon to be father, master movie quoter. We're going to talk about Bobby' Weakley's transition...ummm...from mountain bike specialist to ironman finisher. And yes, we start off with WHY. Then the HOW. It wasn't an easy road to travel. Ridicule from his co-workers and mountain bike buddies. Learning to swim as an adult. Running on road when there's a perfectly good trail nearby. Tough stuff. But ultimately it culminated to a great performance at Ironman Chattanooga in 2019.

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In this episode, we have pro runner, coach, and sport psychology guru Lauren Paquette. And we couldn't be more psyched. Get it? As a multi-time Olympic trialist, Lauren is still traveling the globe taking on the best in the world. We dig a little into her past and personal life as always, but what we really wanted to dive into is how she prepares herself mentally for a big race. How do we best control that massive limiter between our ears? How do we get to the line with superb confidence and push beyond what our brain tells us we can't do? We ask Lauren about her personal mental strategies as well as the ones she suggests for the amateur racer looking to push beyond when the brain is saying “nope”. The mental game has been Coach D's recent obsession so this one is a can't miss episode. Shoutouts! -Greg Rohoe -Margie and Tom Ratlif -Hart Robinson -Everyone racing for team USA