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The Weekly Word Podcast
87 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Ep 169: Athlete Mission Statement
How an Athlete Mission Statement can dramatically improve the quality of your life, and how to write your own. Episode Intro [0:57] Athlete Mission Statement Introduced [3:28] Athlete Mission Statement Defined [7:55] Why is an Athlete Mission Statement Important [8:54] Athlete Mission Statement Examples [22:34] Step 1 – How to Write your Athlete Mission Statement [36:15] Step 2 – Articulate Your Most Important Goals [37:38] Step 3 – What Legacy Do You Want To Leave? [46:32] Questions to Help Set Your Legacy [54:18] Athlete Mission Statement Conclusion [1:04:08] “Treat one as they are, and they will remain as they are” [1:09:52] Women’s Wellness Retreat [1:18:24] Episode Outro [1:23:13] Say hello or ask a question at www.AIMPCoaching.com > Contact Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter! The post Ep 169: Athlete Mission Statement appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
99 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Ep 168: Is Your Head In The Right Place?
AIMP Challenge Week lessons, how to think about Strava, and the struggle of managing time in this ultra endurance lifestyle. Intro – Go Explore [1:46] Challenge Week Lessons Learned [3:57] Stop ‘Showing Up’ [16:23] Strava Debate [26:42] These Sports Are Made Up [1:05:20] Tom’s Ultra Cycling Adventure Example [1:09:23] David’s Challenge Week [1:19:39] The Struggle of Managing Time [1:22:18] 2022 AIMP Events [1:31:07] Closing: We Can Do So Much More [1:33:20] Say hello or ask a question at www.AIMPCoaching.com > Contact Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter The post Ep 168: Is Your Head In The Right Place? appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
85 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Ep 167: Listener Email Questions
Answering listener email questions regarding Zone 2 & heat, how to pace an ultra, how to build a great crew, optimal swimming kick, racing after injury, and the mindset of doing the work! Intro 0:59 Jordan Peterson Quote 2:07 Picking Races Through a Season 6:26 Low Carb Diet & Ketoacidosis 10:23 Reading Recommendations on Heart Rate Training? 18:53 Improving Swimming Kick 21:16 Zone 2 Heart Rate in the Heat 29:06 Racing Possible Post Injury? 33:55 You’ve Got To Do The Work! 40:04 Stomach & Core Issues Pool Swimming 46:38 Pacing a Flat Ultramarathon 49:15 Tips for Building a Great Crew 53:37 Indoor Cycling Interval Workouts 1:18:10 The post Ep 167: Listener Email Questions appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
53 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
Ep 166: Interview on TrainingPeaks CoachCast
Chris is interviewed by Dirk Friel, co-founder of TrainingPeaks [4:09] Training Peaks CoachCast Say hello or ask a question at www.AIMPCoaching.com Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter The post Ep 166: Interview on TrainingPeaks CoachCast appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
117 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Ep 165: DNF Thoughts, AIMP Challenge Preview
Tahoe swim crossing recap, how to think about a DNF (Did Not Finish), the mindset to bring to a grand challenge, showing up WITH INTENTION! Tahoe Swim Debrief; how to think about a DNF [7:53] -AIMP Challenge Week Preview [1:02:17] How dependent to be on Ironman Aid Stations [1:18:09] Corros watch review [1:22:42] How to get zones from the 5×1-mile test [1:26:32] Thoughts on Open Water Swimming [1:28:58] When is it useful to hire a coach [1:31:23] Hope = Will + Way [1:44:30] The post Ep 165: DNF Thoughts, AIMP Challenge Preview appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
83 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Ep 164: The Example Race Debrief
How to think about and write a Race Debrief, in order to optimize your next Race Plan. As with the last episode, we use a 50K trail ultra as an example. Intro – Intention in Planning Your Events [1:03] Value of a Race Plan and Debrief [7:46] Example Race Debrief – Shadow of the Giants 50K [19:29] Writing Your Own Training Plan – Keep It Consistent [1:10:14] 50K vs 100K Ultramarathon Nutrition [1:14:50] Outro – Practice the Athlete’s Mindset [1:18:10] ‘Rise’ Music [1:20:08] The post Ep 164: The Example Race Debrief appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
67 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Ep 163: The Ultramarathon Race Day Plan
How to think through your ultramarathon race day planning [25:27], and a marathon swim training update! Episode Intro [0:43] Tahoe Marathon Swim Training Update [5:16] The Journey vs The Outcome [12:31] Ultra Swim Nutrition [14:33] Taking a Pause in an Ultra Endurance Event [19:13] Fueling Best Practices [21:09] Fueling in High Heat [22:12] Ultramarathon Race Day Plan Deep Dive [25:27] Say hello or ask a question here. Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter here. To Rate & Review This Podcast: Podcast App > Weekly Word Podcast Series Page > “Ratings & Reviews” > “Write A Review” The post Ep 163: The Ultramarathon Race Day Plan appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
84 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Ep 162: Listener Email Questions
Listener email questions answered, from nuances of HR testing, to Ironman pacing and strategy, to how the endurance mindset plays out in daily life. Intro [1:43] Heart Rate Zones for run vs bike [7:29] Re-testing HR Zones in different climates, temperatures, seasons [9:59] HR vs Watts vs Perceived Effort [12:30] How often do you look at your watch during a workout? [15:11] Faster vs Slower Training [16:30] Don’t Judge Yourself; Accept and Forgive Where You Are Currently [19:50] Ironman Pacing and Race Strategy [23:51] No such thing as a fast first Ironman [26:43] Determining Ironman Bike Effort [27:39] Nutrition for first Ironman [36:57] Kilojoules to Preidict Kcal (Calories) on the Bike [39:36] Chris’s Ironman Training Progression [51:05] Pedaling Squares Explained [59:49] How to prevent injury? Does cross-training help? [1:03:42] The challenge of fitting training into our lives [1:18:46] Outro Music ‘Rise’ [1:20:36] Say hello or ask a question here. Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter here. To Rate & Review This Podcast: Podcast App > Weekly Word Podcast Series Page > “Ratings & Reviews” > “Write A Review” The post Ep 162: Listener Email Questions appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
104 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Ep 161: Sonoma Tri Camp Debrief & Lessons
Lessons and insights from the annual AIMP Triathlon Camp in Sonoma County, California. <ul> <li>Intro [2:22]</li> <li>AIMP Sonoma Tri Camp Debrief [5:59]</li> <li>Swim Stroke for Triathlon vs Pool [27:43]</li> <li>Intro to Live Recording [40:10]</li> <li>Live Recording of Tri Camp Discussion [41:29]</li> <li>Outro [1:40:30]</li> <ul> Say hello or ask a question here. Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter here. To Rate & Review This Podcast: Podcast App > Weekly Word Podcast Series Page > “Ratings & Reviews” > “Write A Review” The post Ep 161: Sonoma Tri Camp Debrief & Lessons appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
74 minutes | May 23, 2021
Ep 160: Consult – Making a Training Plan Stick
How do you take a training plan and execute it sustainably given all the demands of life, work, and family? Join Chris in a consult call discussing how to make a plan become reality. Intro to the Weekly Word Podcast [2:26] Intro to the Consult Call – Where the Plan Meets Real Life [4:59] Consult Call – How to Structure an Ultra Running Lifestyle [12:53] Outro [1:11:27] Say hello or ask a question here. Sign up for our AWESOME newsletter here. To Rate & Review This Podcast: Podcast App > Weekly Word Podcast Series Page > “Ratings & Reviews” > “Write A Review” The post Ep 160: Consult – Making a Training Plan Stick appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
67 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep 159: Live Q&A
Enjoy this Live Listener Q&A held recently over Zoom! Questions Answered: How to structure a return to swim training? [5:36]When should I reduce strength training? [10:26]When should I shift from Zone 2? [12:36]How should I train for multiple ultra events happening close together? [16:32]‘Carb Loading’ before an event? [20:51]How do I time strength and interval work amidst running a 50K (31mi) every week? [25:47] & [27:05]Plant-based nutrition advice for high-volume training? [26:20] & [33:55]What is the value of Zone 2 while training under 10 hours per week? [42:26]How should I train to manage fueling and hydration for an unsupported ultra adventure? [44:21]What daily information is most valuable from the athlete to their coach? [51:15]When should I do field tests? [54:20]How do I deal with calf pain? [58:47] Say hello or ask your own questions hereSign up for our awesome newsletter here To Rate & Review This Podcast:Podcast App > Weekly Word Podcast Series Page > “Ratings & Reviews” > “Write A Review” The post Ep 159: Live Q&A appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
136 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Ep 158: Intention, Lessons from Ultra Events
A deep dive into the importance of Intention (from the Purpose, Intention, Clarity series), Smarter Better Faster Stronger Explained, our approach to coaching, the 67-mile Backbone Trail Adventure Report, CA Coast Ride Report, and lots of ultra-endurance lessons learned! Sign up for our awesome newsletter: https://dm-mailinglist.com/subscribe?f=f8720db4 Gabi Maudiere: Anti-diet Athlete Coach https://gabi-maudiere.com/ Path Running Apparel: https://pathprojects.com/ AIMP Coaching: www.aimpcoaching.com Welcome to the Weekly Word Podcast [1:12] Better Smarter Faster Stronger [7:13] Awareness is the Master Skill [14:02] Learn from the Experience of Others [19:46] Chris’s Position on Coaching [25:29] Intention Explained [29:43] Four Components of Intention [44:46] How We Coach [1:00:42] Backbone Trail Event [1:06:14] Backbone Race Report [1:14:30] Lessons Learned Ultra Running [1:28:11] Don’t Rush Aid Stations [1:35:57] California Coast Ride Recap [1:50:55] Life & Training Update [2:01:51] Outro [2:11:30] The post Ep 158: Intention, Lessons from Ultra Events appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
125 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Ep 157: Intention & Clarity, Ultraman Training, Ultra Swimming
Part 2 & 3 of the ‘Clarity, Intention, Purpose’ Series. Timestamps: Intention & Clarity Explained 1:07 21-mile Swim Prep Across Lake Tahoe 19:59 Lake Sonoma Triathlon Camp Announcement 21:28 Cold Water Swim Prep & Gaining Weight 23:12 You Are In Competition With The Ideal In Your Mind 28:50 How To Bring Intention To A Workout When Mentally Drained 58:03 You Can Only Do Your Potential 1:02:39 Putting Cancelled Events In Perspective 1:05:52 Cost Of Showing Up Without Intention 1:09:27 How Far Should You Go With Setting Intention 1:10:36 Habits For An Athlete’s Consistency 1:15:12 Just Get Sh*t Done 1:20:44 Ultraman Training Q&A 1:30:51 Swimming Intervals vs Sendoff & Touch Time 1:56:25 Closing: Anyone Can Be An Athlete 1:59:18 The post Ep 157: Intention & Clarity, Ultraman Training, Ultra Swimming appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
97 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
EP 156: Q&A – Mindset, Multisport Prep, Paddling, Real Food vs Gels
Beginner Mindset, Multisport event prep (Coast to Coast New Zealand) Ultra paddling prep StrechCordz vs swim training, real food vs gels The hilarious story of Chris’s first Ironman. Upcoming Events Mar 3-7 California Coast Ride – San Francisco > San Diego Apr 22-25 AIMP Triathlon Camp – Healdsburg, CA https://www.thecamp.co/ Sep 22-25 Oregon Coast Ride – Portland > San Francisco www.aimpchoaching.com for details Intro, 2021 Event Announcements 2:15 Multisport Event Prep – Coast to Coast New Zealand 10:27 Strength Exercises for Kayaking 21:14 Aerobic Training for Multisport Events 24:25 Listener Shoutout: Self-curated Trail Marathon in Germany 41:23 Ultra Paddling Training 43:28 Determining Zone 2 for Swimming & Paddling 51:36 Listener Shoutout: Racing at 48 53:20 StrechCordz – When to use for dry land swim training, when to not 54:27 How Important is the Swim in Ironman Triathlon 56:44 Mindset is what makes an Athlete an Athlete 1:03:08 How to Approach Your First Ultra Endurance Event 1:05:35 Hilarious: Chris’s First Ironman Triathlon – Epic Fail 1:07:27 Benefits of Going Out Too Fast 1:16:55 Racing at 48 Continued 1:20:15 Bike Pump vs CO2 1:22:13 Real Food vs Bars and Gels in Ultras 1:27:07 The post EP 156: Q&A – Mindset, Multisport Prep, Paddling, Real Food vs Gels appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
82 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
EP 155: Purpose
Part 1 of the 3-Part Series: Purpose, Intention, Clarity. 1:27 Intro 6:37 Purpose in the Athlete Explained 34:42 Purpose Discussion Intro 35:36 To Make You A Better Athlete 36:14 Relationship Between Purpose, Clarity, Intention 39:47 Going Deeper Into Your ‘Why’ 47:39 Common Athlete ‘Why’ Answers 53:19 How Do You Know When You Have Dug Deep Enough? 57:28 Chris’s Evolving ‘Why’ 1:07:06 “Today Is A Great Day To Die” and Letting Go of Attachment to the Outcome 1:12:03 What To Do With Your ‘Why’ 1:13:44 Should You Share Your ‘Why’? 1:15:06 What It Feels Like To Find Your Deepest ‘Why’ 1:20:49 Microphone Blooper The post EP 155: Purpose appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
53 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 154
Chris introduces his assistant coach David on the Weekly Word Podcast and shares a sampling of a longer conversation about many of the ways mindset challenges come up in the life of an athlete. The post The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 154 appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
78 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 153
Chris shares an athlete consult conversation that goes deep into how to train to run 24 hours in a 7-day team relay. Chris also discusses how to structure a block of strength-focused training in the pre-season, and mindset for walking the ultra-endurance path. The post The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 153 appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
49 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 152
Chris discusses the value of training strength in the preseason, the winning mindset to stay on the path through the holidays, what to look for in a trainer and a strength program, stretch cords for pool fitness, and how to have gratitude for what our bodies can tolerate and do for us in this ultra-endurance lifestyle. The post The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 152 appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
76 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 151
Chris talks with Athletic Brewing Founder Bill Shufelt, discussing the rise of non-alcoholic beer at the Ironman World Championship at Kona and more broadly across the ultra-endurance landscape and lifestyle, addressing the claimed health benefits, dealing with the stigma, and the challenges of launching a non-traditional brewing company. The post The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 151 appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
96 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 150
What happens to your soul on an ultra-endurance adventure? Debriefing the 750 mile Oregon Coast Ride from Portland to San Francisco, the AIMP Fall Challenge Week during which athletes faced the biggest training week of their lives and dealt with the accompanying fear and mental noise. Listener questions include how to deal with high heart rate in a race, planning for 2021 and 2022 ultra events, books I’m reading on mindset, and heart rate drift. The post The Weekly Word Podcast Episode 150 appeared first on AIMP Coaching.
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