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#283 - Race Ready - Why The Little Things Are So Big

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 07/08/2019

Are you drinking too much water? Training for the wrong course? Pushing hard at the wrong times? Today, it’s all about why races fall apart, both because in-race decisions and lack of race specific training. We look smart heat acclimation, sweat tests, replicating your race course, and how to nail nutrition. The difference between a decent race and a great one comes down to the little things. 


  • Mind tricks of big training blocks
  • The Dead of Summer Heat
  • Being blind to getting fit
  • Optimal training conditions 
  • Summer training is hard to compute
  • The body as a machine
  • Heat and Hydration
  • Why You Should be taking notes
  • Dialing in Nutrition in the Heat
  • How athletes typically screw up races
  • Sweat Tests 
  • Why straight water is bad for your race
  • Is the Run the problem or what you do before it?
  • When nutrition mistakes are amplified
  • Practicing Race Day 
  • Replicating the Ironman bike 
  • Detailing Demands of the course you’re racing
  • Race specific training
  • Heat Acclimation vs. Fitness 

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