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#272 - Heat and Fatigue

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 05/30/2019

Summer just hit like a sledgehammer and it's time to train smart. Today we look at how heat impacts how you train, your pace, and your attitude. We discuss smart ways to keep building speed without getting laid up with injuries or experiencing deep fatigue. Should you spend time in the sauna or ice? What kind of adjustments do you make when doing a hot race? 


  • Transitioning to the Heat 
  • How to keep no expectations 
  • You’re gonna be slower now 
  • Zone 2 feels like zone 3?
  • Chasing Pace 
  • Why Dew Point Can Crush Your Soul
  • How heat affects pace
  • heat acclimation better than altitude?
  • Saunas? How often?
  • The best time for saunas
  • Cold water and ice?
  • Yard work as training?
  • The point of diminishing returns
  • Muncie 70.3
  • Kona vs. Wales . . . Pro Standings?
  • Chasing Watts and MPH
  • Race day is a reflection of execution on that day
  • Making Slight Adjustments is the difference
  • Racing is the ultimate training trap 
  • Plan your training backwards
  • It’s who you are, not who you want to be
  • 20+ mile runs in training
  • The worst coaching sales pitch 
  • Rearranging your schedule 
  • The Training Bed of Nails

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