• Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Javier Gómez-Noya. These last ten months have been a little rocky but overcoming adversity is what makes this man such a legend. He was fortunate to even have a career, to begin with. Just after he started the sport of Triathlon the High Council for Sports in Spain revealed a cardiac anomaly. That finding led to a six-year battle between him and the sporting administrators in Spain to allow him to race internationally. Since winning that battle, he has raised the standards of the sport for his entire career. Just as impressively, he’s also been able to reinvent himself whenever new pretenders have looked set to take his mantle. He’s a man who has won more Triathlons than anyone else in the history of the sport. A career that has spanned almost two decades with 10 world titles over various distances and formats, including 5 ITU World Championships titles, 2 Ironman 70.3 World Titles, an ITU Long course world title, and an Xterra Off-road world title. Add to that a silver medal at the Olympics. But he’s far more than a champion athlete, he’s one of the best men I know. We’ve lived and shared some epic training sessions together, and battled on the racecourse numerous times. And I’m honored to call him a friend. Timestamps2:52 - Interview starts4.10 - Having a year with set-backs and where things don't go to plan is not new to Javier. He dissects the past 12 months with Greg.7:38 - With 10 World Titles and an Olympic silver medal, Javier explains how proud he is of his career to date. 11:18 - Teaming up with Coach Dr. Dan Plews shortly after the Olympics, Javier and Greg discuss the deeply personal relationship that exists between athlete and how Dan's coaching has improved his performance.18:02 - Javier is determined to come back and get healthy for the 2023 event program.Racing is not only about the great times and winning19:55 - Having a coach with a sport science slant is exactly the difference Javier was searching for. Greg and Javier discuss the training regime he has been working hard on.30:27 - Javier and Greg discuss the recent Collins Cup and the amazing new talent in the sport at the moment including Colin Shatier.31:42 - KONA 2022 - Greg and Javier discuss their view on the athletes, both Men & Women for this years event.44:13 - Javier discusses his rehab and plan for getting back to racing.47:00 - Javier's race 'bucket-list'.Stay calm and keep working and eventually you'll be back52:09 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Javier Gomez Noya on social media:Twitter: @JgomeznoyaInstagram: @Jgomeznoya

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by one of the greatest Ironman Triathletes the world has ever seen, Patrick Lange. A two-time Kona Ironman World Champion and the first man ever to break the elusive 8 hours on the Big Island with a time of 7:52:39. Patrick's weapon is the marathon. Consistently going under 2:40 off the bike and holds the fastest marathon time in Kona of 2:39:45. Add to that his wins at Challenge Roth, IM Texas and IM Tulsa and the list goes on, and you can see why I rate him as one of the greatest ever. I have been wanting this man on the show for several years. Not only because of his athletic achievements and prowess but because he is one of the best men I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I wanted this opportunity to share his story and his journey. Timestamps2:53 - Interview starts7:16 - From a shoulder injury from a nasty crash, to a second bout of COVID, it's been a challenging year to prepare for Kona 2022.... really not the way I wish my training camps to an end. 14:42 - On the 23rd of February (he's wife Julia's birthday) Patrick crashed badly while training in Spain with a pro buddy, and faced an extended spell on the sidelines. He talks through the accident and his recovery and how he conveyed his vision to race again with his doctors.19:12 - Patrick's 2019 swim in Kona was spectacular, and he talks with Greg about the training and strategy he put into play.23:15 - Patrick and Greg discuss he's win at Challenge Roth and how he fell in love with the race.28:18 - Patrick is now the sub 2:40 marathon specialst, and he explains how he wworked hard behind the scenes to deliberatly achieve the results he has become known for.30:32 - Leaving a coach can be a massive decision. Greg and Patrick discuss how Patrick has gone about changing his coaches throughout his pro career.34:58 - Greg rewinds the clock with Patrick and they discuss his childhood, his early inspirations, through to his current pro career and personal life.my endurance passion was awake from that time36:32 - One of Patrick's early desires was to become a Formula 1 driver. Ironically, many Formula 1 drivers are into Triathlon.39:42 - Patrick describes how his early passions lead him to triathlon, through mountain bike racing, to go-carting, to learning the history of triathlon.47:47 - Patrick's Kona journey ... in detail. The record for the fastest marathon in Kona and how he feels around the pressure of racing Kona.2016 3rd at Kona ... Germans 1,2,3, Marathon record 2.39.452017 Kona win 8.01.40 record, over taking Lionel Sanders in the final 5k ... Marathon 2.39.592018 Kona win 7.52.39, 1st time under 8, then proposed to his fiance (now wife) Julia at the finish line.59:04 - The proposal - A very special moment.1:01:14 - Patrick describes the highs and lows of his career to date. He talks openly about his mother's cancer battle and the last words she left him with, and how those words fuelled his determination and 'why' to win.1:06:12 - Patrick's opinion on this year's Kona and how he loves to 'fly under the radar'. The Quiet Assasin.1:10:27 - The year ahead doesnt exist as Patrick describes how he and his team are completely focused on Kona 2022.1:12:57 - Conclusion LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Check out Patrick Lange at:Website: https://www.patrick-lange.orgStrava: https://www.strava.com/pros/11654626Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/P.Lange.Leidenschaft.am.Limit/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patricklange1

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  • After almost 30 years in the sport of Triathlon, Nicola Spirig completed her final rae this past weekend and we wanted to celebrate the incredible career of Nicola Spirig. In today’s episode (recorded in November 2021), Greg is joined by his wife Laura, and they talk with Nicola about her career and pull apart specific races and moments. Nicola Spirig is a Swiss professional triathlete. She is a five-time Olympian, the 2012 Olympic, and six times European champion in women's triathlon. Nicola is married to fellow retired athlete Reto Hug, has three children, and during her athletic career completed a law degree. As the conversation kicks off, Greg asks Nicola to reflect on this past year in the sport. She has been training and her next large goal is to complete an IronMan race in under eight hours. Even if a goal sounds impossible, she says it’s important to try, especially when the intention is to inspire others to follow their dreams. Nicola isn’t an extrovert who loves being in front of others, but she does love working with young people and is glad her status as an Olympian has given her this platform. Going into the Tokyo Olympics, Nicola was ready. She was able to prepare without injury, compete in and win other good races like the European Championships, and beat some of her own personal best times. On race day, even though everyone had prepared for a hot day, it was raining, which for Nicola wasn’t a problem and she placed sixth. Today, she says she’s happy with her performance and wouldn’t change anything even though she didn’t get the medal she was aiming for. Nicola grew up with parents who were sports teachers and had the luxury of trying many different sports. For a long time, she didn’t think of triathlon as a career, but rather as something she loved to do. She only considered herself a professional athlete for about two years, despite being involved in the sport for much longer. Her preparation around the London 2012 Olympics was nearly perfect and her at a professional level. She won the Olympic Gold medal just ahead of Lisa Norden, with their times being the same, and only a photograph was able to be used to separate their crossing the finish line. For the Rio Olympics, things were different. She was injured, the defending Olympic champion, and she’d had a baby in the years since her Olympic win. She took home the silver from that race and says the experience was much different than the London Olympics, but she was still very happy with her performance. She reminds listeners that while yes it takes a lot to get a medal in the Olympic games, it also takes a lot to finish fourth, sixth, or tenth. Laura and Greg then ask Nicola rapid-fire questions covering everything from TV and movies to household chores, to her taste in music. They wrap up the episode with Nicola sharing what her day-to-day life is like these days. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show And check out Nicola Spirig at:https://www.instagram.com/nicolaspirigofficial/https://twitter.com/NicolaSpirighttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nicola+spirig

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the consistent and most diversified professional Triathletes in the world, Aaron Royle. Winning, and podiums at major events from the WTS super sprint mixed relay, to non-drafting Olympic and U23 World Title, to Ironman 70.3s and middle distance events. Aaron’s always at the pointy end of the race and making others chase.Aaron, nick-named “Bugs”, made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games after he secured Australia’s first Triathlon quota spot having finished 6th at the 2015 Rio Test Event. A multiple Olympian from Australia, he is preparing to marry Non Stanford who in her own right is an Olympian, World & European Champion - together making up the ultimate power couple in the world of Triathlon. Check out Aaron Royle at:Website: www.aaronroyle.comTwitter: twitter.com/ARoyle90Facebook: facebook.com/AaronRoyleTriathlete/Instagram: instagram.com/aaronroyle/ Timestamps2:11 - Interview starts8:03 - With a solid win at The Collins Club recently, Aaron is definitely in form. He explains where he feels he is at within his strengths and fitness.13:35 - Super League v. PTO v. Ironman - who's doing it best?15:22 - At the age oof 32, Aaron's experience in endurance is now combining with his speed. Greg and Aaron discuss how Aaron feels at this stage of his career.18:23 - Greg rewinds the clock with Aaron and the lads discuss Aaron's upbringing and how he first found his love for triathlon.25:47 - Travelling around the globe and competing as a young athlete with his mates can create many great moments, and many wonderful life stories. Aaron describes this time in his life.28:29 - Aaron describes his greatest highlight in his career so far.This is what I need to do to win 34:00 - Learning how to win can take some specific preparation and laser-beam focusing on the process.37:23 - Very few poeple leave an Olympics happy. Greg & Aaron discuss how achievements and disappoinment can often 'define' an athlete.38:36 - Injuries. If we push our bodies as hard and as often as elite athletes, injuries are inevitable. Aaron describes some of the more serious and troublesome injuries he has had throughout his triathlon career.49:52 - Races on his bucket list that are driving and inspiring Aaron.59:02 - The boys conclude with some fun Rapid fire questions. 1. Best and worst subjects at school?2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?3. First car you owned.4. Two most-used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Who does most of the chores around the home?8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?9. Which decade of music is the best?10. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?11. Greatest movie of all time?1:05:23 - Conclusion

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the world's greatestStrength & conditioning coaches for endurance athletes. Matt Pendola has decades of experience helping runners get ahead of their injury cycles by building strength.Matt has been in this field for over 20 years. He’s worked with beginners, to the worlds greatest elite athletes including Olympic and World Champion medalists Kevin McDowell and Ben Kanute, to name a few. He has a list of credentials in the areas of Run coaching, strength training, wellness, massage and everything else in between. He is truly one of the worlds leading bodywork and movement experts.Matt Pendola has several professional qualifications including a running coach, S&C coach, licensed manual therapist & wellness coach and works with several Olympic athletes. He has also personally achieved a tonne of impressive running achievements including winning the Elite Spartan World Championships Masters Division (2015) & Qualified for Duathlon World Championships 3x. Today Greg and Matt talk about the 3 C's of running. Connected, Cadence, and Compact. Bobby McGee and Matt Pendola have put together 4 pillars so you can optimize your running potential. Dynamic Mobility Drills restore and optimize your running movement and propulsion potential. Banded Dynamics maximize your running strength, power, balance, and stability. Form Drills maximize your mechanical running efficiency. Loaded Mobility Drills restore and optimize tissue and joints and continuing gains. Ben has kindly offered 10% off his Run Form program for all Greg Bennett Show listeners.enter: GregBennett10 at the checkout.Start your 12 week course for a lifetime of better running! You'll get a set of movements to do before and after all of your runs to improve your mechanics. Find out more at https://www.pendolaproject.com/ Timestamps1:21 - Interview starts5:39 - Matt discusses his view on coaching towards the longevity of an athlete. from a young athlete to a more senior.8:34 - Matt started strength training originally as a hotshot in Flagstaff. That was just kind of what you did, you had to be in shape for the job. One day, a tree fell on him fracturing his back. After that he was forced to slow down and learn how to train smart so he could get back to running again.This injury led to Matt's guiding principle: FIT, which stands for Focused Intentional Training. It really is about helping people gain function through training. Matt started Pendola Training in 2001.I was able to gain strength without doing a bunch of heavy lifting.– Gwen Jorgensen, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist 14:27 - Around 2011, Matt was coaching high school cross country, and saw that he could use what he had learned about strength training to prevent injuries in endurance athletes. Matt met Bobby McGee in 2015 and his approach to training has evolved incredibly since then."When I started working closer with elite athletes I was forced to take my learning to the next level. At a certain point I realized with a brick and mortar business I could at most affect 40 people at a time. I built R3 so that I could make everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years available to any runner at any level."Each and every movement you'll do is designed specifically to help you run stronger.23:34 - So what is RunFORM - and how can it help you to run faster with less injury?Based on four pillars developed by the #1 running coach in the world, Bobby McGee, and Matt Pendola - Form Drills, Dynamic Mobility Drills, Loaded Mobility, and Banded Dynamics. This easy to follow progression builds week by week adding the perfect mix of adding new movements to your schedule combined with movements you mastered the week before. The time commitment is low, the benefits are high, and the better running you'll achieve will last a lifetime.33:47 - Matt describes some his biggest highs over his career working with all kinds of athletes.38:32 - We all have tough times. Matt explains one of his lowest career moments.Keep showing up ... and doing it with intent42:09 - Strength training can be a bit of an after-thought. Matt explains why strength training is important for the elite/endurance athlete, and how they can best fit it into their busy schedule.49:38 - Matt lays it all out ... Do your quality run first, recover within about 8 hours, then strength train later that same day.52:54 - Matt has his LMT licence and explains why and how he utilises massage within his coaching of athletes. In the United States, massage therapists who hold a state license to practice are typically known as LMTs, whereas Canadian counterparts are known as registered massage therapists or RMTs.59:02 - The future for Matt Pendola. What and who are the professional athletes he is working with? What’s next for Matt?1:07:25 - Conclusion

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with one of the brilliant minds of the 21st century. A key figure in developing growth with some of the world's leading tech companies.He is the CEO and Founder of AnyQuestion. The purpose of AnyQuestion is to democratize access to insights from the world’s greatest experts to help people fulfill their human potential. With the mission to become the most impactful living library of trusted insights and expertise authored by the world’s greatest experts in every field.This episode is loaded with quality information on how to build a succesful business. Father of four. Harvard Grad, MBA at Stanford Business school, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Growth Specialist. Previously Vice President of Growth at Uber and Head of International Growth at Facebook. Ed Baker is also an extraordinary athlete, winning his first Ironman after only 6 months of being in the sport of Triathlon. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps2:48 - Interview starts6:22 - Ed and Greg discuss the similarities between sport and starting a business.7:55 - Ed describes how he came about to be entreprenurial, right back to his first venture (datesite) in the late 90's. Ed built the first website Datesight.com which launched in 1999. In one week every student in Harvard had signed up - Ed's interest was in the math behind the growth. Understanding how to get one user to share with one other user - Growth art and science - how has human behavior changed.12:56 - How The Greg Bennett Show podcast inspired Ed to start his new venture, AnyQuestion.com18:50 - Book: The Cold Start Problem - Andrew Chen (audiobook version)Ed describes how Uber began, and compares the learnings he made at Uber to how he is aplying them in his new company AnyQuestion.com29:11 - Ed explains his process from taking an idea and turning it into a viable business.37:19 - Building a team in a start-up, can be similar to building a team in sports.43:54 - How different is it starting a business in today's software driven world, as opposed to 20 years ago when the internet was around but nowhere near the penetration it now has. The online tools for starting a business have dramatically changed and improved.45:44 - Raising funds to start a business can be tricky. Ed explains his view and what has worked for him in previous ventures. Now Ed is able to view the investment process from the 'investors' perspective, which enables him to understand what and how to pitch your new business idea.51:46 - Interview Concludes LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.comFind Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Check out Ed Baker at:AnyQuestion: AnyQuestion.com/EdBaker LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uberedbaker/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/uber.ed.baker/Web - https://www.edbaker.com/Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUAl559y7ZY&feature=youtu.befacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ed.baker.ironman/

  • For over 40 years Bob Babbitt has influenced the world of Triathlon for the better.He started racing triathlons way back in the late 1970s. He did his first Ironman Triathlon in 1980 on the island of Oahu and ended up completing five more when the event moved to the Big Island. He has been inducted into both the Ironman Hall of Fame and the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. He also co-founded Competitor Magazine and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, plus he created Competitor Radio, and Babbittville radio.He’s traveled the world interviewing the greats of the sport with his show Breakfast with Bob. His passion for the sport and willingness to always put others first and help them achieve greatness is truly inspiring. He also co-founded Competitor Magazine and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, plus he created Competitor Radio and the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series. When people ask about his best finish in the Ironman World Championship, he is quick to tell them that back in 1980 he finished in the top 60. Hey, who needs to know that there were only 108 people in the race? Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/BobBabbitt Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps2:02 - Interview starts5:46 - You can be faster - Bob's passionate description about why triathlon is the ultimate aging sport for everyone!Triathlon is an equal opportunity abuser6:57 - Why it's imperative why we need to show young people the benefits of triathlon.11:49 - The Journey of triathlon from Bob Babbitt's eyes. (listener warning; Sit back, and prepare to laugh and learn) Bob participated in the third ever Ironman Triathlon in 1980 – there were only 108 entrants in that race, and there were only 15 in the field the year before. Bob purchased a second hand bike for $75 from a local police auction.Mile 90 I got a root beer snow cone for a food hand-off24:36 - Through passionate people like Bob Babbitt the sport of Triathlon grew exponetially through the 80's. Bob explains the day Julie Moss captivated television screens across America. This is the video that Bob explains from that event in 1982.34:06 - After 40 plus years, Bob self reflects on the greatest highs he has experienced. Bob describes a wonderful story about Dave Scott and Mark Allen.40:47 - Book reference: Mark Allen's Total Triathlete - written by Mark Allen & Bob Babbitt.43:37 - The Mark Allen and Dave Scott rivilry is beautifully explained by Bob who had a front row seat and friendship to it playing out.46:03 - Bob explains his involvement and how it all started in the Challenged Athlete Foundation. Most insurance companies do not cover adaptive sports equipment and many individuals with physical challenges simply cannot afford it. The Challenged Athlete Foundation has raised over $123 million. It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. If you are in a position to donate to this amazing cause, please do.The person who wins the race isn't the one who goes the fastest ... it's the person who slows down the least ...52:48 - All the details about The Million Dollar Challenge.55:00 - Bob explains some of the biggest impacts he has seen through the Foundation over the decades. One particular athlete - Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah has a tremendous and inspiring story. Emmanual was born in Ghana missing his tibia in one leg. In the Country of Ghana, 20% of the population is disabled. In Ghana, your family is 'cursed' when born with any kind of disability, and his mother was told to abandon her son in the jungle.1:03:32 - Bob describes the challenges and highlights he has experienced through the Foundation.1:07:56 - Greg abd Bobbie have some fun and talk through their opinions on the following;GOAT Triathletes - men and womenPredictions for 2022 Kona70.3 WorldsWTS1:23:07 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Bob Babbitt on social media:Website - babbittville.comTwitter: Bob BabbittFacebook: Bob BabbittInstagram: - Bob BabbittYouTube: Bob Babbitt videos

  • Today I am joined by the most recent USATriathlon Hall Of Fame inductee ... my lovely wife, mother of our two children, and Olympian and former professional triathlete, Laura Bennett. Laura is a four-time World Championships medalist, four-time US National Champion, and multiple US Olympic Triathlete, She’s an NCAA championship-winning swimmer from Southern Methodist University and she had almost 20 years at the top of the sport of Triathlon as a professional. She spent some time as the world's number 1 ranked triathlete and narrowly missed winning the world series title in 2003. In this episode Greg and Laura recap her journey, looking at the highs and lows of Laura's career and the lessons she has learned along the way. Career Highlights2012 U.S. Olympic Team Member2011 USAT Elite National Champion2010 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2010 USAT Elite National Champion2008 U.S. Olympic Team Member2008 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2007 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2006 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year2004 Olympic Team Alternate2003 USAT Elite National Champion2003 USOC Triathlete of the Year Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/laurabennett Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps1:48 - Interview starts3:21 - Laura describes what it feels like to be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall Of Fame.7:47 - What is scarier, standing on the Olympic podium, or giving a speech at the awards night?9:50 - Finding sport is within you. Laura describes her journey to Triathlon through her early years.16:11 - Laura began at the age of 12, and now as a mum of 2, she explains how parents can foster the love of sport in young teenagers.21:34 - Laura and Greg rewind the clock and talk about her full journey through her younger years.24:48 - If you are a young pro athlete, The Bennett's give their experienced opinion on how to develop. Race! Race often, build up your calendar to ensure you are racing often.Even a bad race is better than a great training day27:06 - When you look back at your 20 year career, what are some of your greatest highs?29:38 - Laura explains her journey to the Olympics.26:08 - The low's of a pro athletes career can often be defining moments. Laura describes her career low points and how they allowed her to focus (and achieve) on what was truly important.38:38 - Hintsa have a core model titled The Circle of better life. Sleep & Recovery, Nutrition, General Health, Mental Management, Bodywork and Biomechanics, and Physical Training. The Bennet's have added a 7th core, Relationships and Team and they explain how they integrated it together into their own professional training and life.It takes as much effort to win a $250,000 race as it does a $2500 race47:07 - Laura has a unique story of her biggest mistake in a race in her career.51:12 - Do you believe athletes are born, or made? Nature vs. Nurture?54:29 - Should Triathlon at the Olympics be sprint distance or Olympic?59:39 - The Bennett's conclude their chat with a rapid fire Q&A 1. Best and worst subject at school?2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?3. First car you owned.4. Two most used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Music or no music during workouts?8. Number #1 pet peeve?9. Which decade of music is the best?10. Best after-party in Triathlon? 1:04:01 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media:Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Laura Bennett on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurarbennettFacebook: Laura BennettInstagram: - Laura Bennett

  • Tim Crowley has been coaching triathletes since 1993 and he has been a pro and elite age grouper for over 30 years. Tim is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Montverde Academy in Central Florida and is the Owner of TC2 Coaching. Tim was a 2008 team USA Olympic Triathlon coach, and he has coached athletes to World Championships, Ironman Championships, ITU Worlds Triathlon Series gold, Duathlon World Champions numerous National Championships at the Elite level.Tim was the 2009 USA Triathlon Elite Coach of the Year, and 2007 USA Triathlon Development Coach of the Year. He’s worked with the very best in the business and helped each of them find more out of themselves. Tim's answers on the AnyQuestion platform have been outstanding, and his depth of knowledge is truly remarkable. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/CoachTim Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Find Tim Crowley on social media:Website - timcrowley.bizTwitter: Tim CrowleyLinkedIn: Tim CrowleyTraining Peaks: Tim CrowleyArticle: The Powerful Triathlete ... by Tim Crowley Timestamps1:50 - Interview startsI don't really worry if people know who I am ... but it's super important to me that people recognize and know the athletes I work for.4:51 - Why do athletes and coaches base themselves in Clermont Florida?8:23 - Tim is in the process of writing a book around High-Performance aging … a topic that many listeners are keen to lean into. How do we optimize our lives?13:02 - Tim explains some of the different ways we can work through training plateaus or situations where we stop progressing.20:31 - At what point in your early career did you acknowledge to yourself that you had some talent in the coaching of elite athletes?22:54 - What are some of Tim Crowley's career highlights?29:41 - What are some of the bigger 'lows' in your coaching career, and what have you learnt from them?It's not about being the best, it's about the best at being better ...33:34 - What has most influenced or developed your coaching philosophy?36:26 - Tim's belief and view on why is strength training important for endurance athletes? Is it all about injury reduction, or performance?41:51 - Tim's favourite training workouts for triathletes. Get your pen and paper out, you're gonna want to record his answer!44:45 - Some of Tim's favourite exercises for swimmers.Athletes don't have an 'un-do' key. You can't mess it up and hit the key and go back.1:02:09 - Understanding an athletes flexibility and knowing what is best for them for their particular sport is crucially important. Mobility and stability are two opposing forces. You only need to be as flexible as you need. 1:02:59 - Greg and Tim share their opinions and thoughts around some really interesting topics and people.Top 3 endurance sport coaches of all time.The greatest of all time male and female triathletes.What are Tim's thoughts on the modern day 'super-show'?Who is gonna win Ironman?1:10:33 - Tim and Greg go at it with some Rapid fire questions and answers.One book you would recommend? Upstream by Dan HeathTwo most-used apps on your phone?What time of day are you most productive?First job?Which decade of music is the best?Greatest movie of all time?1:17:08 - Interview concludes.

  • Barrie Shepley has been to 6 Olympics & 30 World Tri Champs as coach or commentator.He is a true Canadian and Triathlon legend. He’s a professional Coach, Olympic and World Cup Triathlon Commentator, and Mentor to many professional athletes.For over 30 years, Barrie Shepley has influenced the world of Triathlon for the better. Starting the Kids of steal Triathlons in Canada we’re the future Olympic Gold medalist Simon Whitfield developed his craft. He was the Canadian head coach during the 2000, Sydney Olympics where that same Simon Whitfield won Gold, add to that, his Commentary for the World Cup series for over 20 years and if you’re in triathlon you no doubt know who he is. His job as a professional coach and TV sports commentator has taken him to all corners of the earth where he’s experienced many unexpected twists and turns.His new book, Chasing Greatness, has just been released. Where he shares his stories about sport and life. Whether you’re a sports fan or not, this book carries many beautiful lessons. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Find Barrie Shepley on social media:Twitter: Barrie ShepleyFacebook: FacebookLinkedIn: Barrie ShepleyBook: Chasing Greatness - Stories of Passion and Perseverance in Sport and in Life ... by Barrie Shepley Timestamps1:49 - Interview starts3:43 - What it's like to have breakfast with Lori Bowden - 7 straight years on the podium at Kona with 2 wins.9:18 - Barrie describes his view on the power of getting yourself in a race, as opposed to laser-beam focusing on your training. The more often that you can race, the better that you can see your skills evolving. You really start to see who is cut out for elite racing, and who is a good trainer who cant race.15:22 - Some amazing stories about Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno and their race vs. training numbers.16:58 - Rewinding the clock with Barrie Shepley. From the early inspirations in sport, through to his realization that he was not gonna make pro, through to his decision to create the first Kids Of Steel race. with Simon Whitfield.Every kid is a triathlete28:25 - Barrie explains how he transitioned into commentating. Telling stories and a commitment to 'never leaving an event' until the last person crosses the line has seen Barrie crafting an amazing career commentating triathlon.35:59 - From commentating ... to coaching. Barrie's journey and passion into coaching athletes is fascinating and inspiring.44:30 - Barrie describes one of the biggest highlights of his 40+ years career. Simon Whitfield50:36 - Some of the 'lows' from Barrie Shepley's career also help us understand the life journey within sport.55:34 - Barrie's new book is titled 'Chasing Greatness' - Stories of passion and perseverance in sport and life. Barrie Shepley’s quest to find greatness in himself and others has been far from a straight line. His job as a professional coach and TV sports commentator has taken him to all corners of the earth where he’s experienced many unexpected twists and turns. The stories that Barrie tells will have you crying, laughing, holding your breath, and, at times, even applauding. His stories are about sport but also about life, love, success, and failure. Whether a sports fan or not, this book carries lessons for us all. Learn about Barrie Shepley and his unforgettable journey from small town roots to the highest level of sport success, but also learn what it means to find the best in yourself along the way.1:08:11 - Greg and Barrie share their opinions and thoughts around some really interesting topics and people.Top 3 triathlon coaches of all time.The greatest of all time male and female triathletes.Predictions for Kona - who's gonna win 2022 and beyond - Men & Women.Who's gonna win the World Series?1:31:54 - Interview concludes.

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" Magnus Ditlev Timestamps2:55 - Interview starts4:18 - The week in detail after winning in Roth.8:45 - How the sponsorship with Scott bikes came about.11:22 - Magnus explains (in detail) how his mental strength has been challenged in the 2022 season so far ... from Miami, to Ironman Texas, to last weekend.22:18 - The preparation for Roth included altitude tents. Magnus explains all the training and reasons behind his preparation for Roth (and beyond)24:48 - Having the right mindset prior to big races is imperative. Magnus was quietly confident he could run a 2:40 and he believed he could fight for the win.26:10 - Magnus breaks down his strategy for the race.29:59 - Magnus describes the intense battle within the race with Jan Frodeno.Focus on the process not the outcome37:00 - It's a long way to run 38kms on your own and ensure you stay competitive. Magnus describes his mental process while he pushed his body to the limit and the calculation he made on how Patrick Lange would need to run to catch him. 39:42 - Greg 'rewinds the clock' with Magnus and uncovers his introduction to the sport of triathlon and his early sporting influences.43:56 - Magnus completed his first triathlon in 2015 and from there started training more and more on his own before he realised he would pursue a pro career.49:50 - Magnus describes the low points in his career over the past few years and how he has set his mindset to ensure he remained focused and disciplined to achieve and succeed.53:07 - Greg and Magnus discuss the methodology behind his altitude tent training and acclimation.59:13 - We finish up with some Rapid Fire questions.1:04:10 - Interview concludes. LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show Find Magnus Ditlev on social media:Instagram: Magnus DitlevFacebook: Magnus Ditlev

  • Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/McGeerunning Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Bobby McGee is one of the worlds greatest running coaches and has been involved in endurance coaching for 32 years. He is a 5 x Olympic coach, and has been involved in some form with 9 Olympic medalists.Bobby has spent many years coaching elite athletes and individual amateurs of all levels, guiding them to achieve their goals.Bobby says, there are three very important aspects of endurance training;Firstly, address your running mechanics. Teach yourself to run effectively and to avoid injuries in order to race at your optimum level.Secondly, look at how you train. What is it about your training that’s holding you back? Is there a way that you can train better?Lastly, address the mental blocks that hold you back. How can you unleash the power of your mind to get you to race effectively?In this episode, Bobby and Greg discuss The Pendola Project. Here is a link to more information where you can even sign up to one of thee 12 week RunForm. Whether you are training for an Olympic Gold or a local 5k you can run happier and faster. The Relative Run Readiness packages will give you the strength and proper movement patterns to run with good form for longer. Timestamps1:53 - Interview starts5:05 - About Bobby McGee. Bobby was born in South Africa and went to University basically to study to become a coach, He started by coaching middle and long distance track runners and went on to coach road runners and marathoners. Bobby moved to Boulder in the US in 1992 , and started coaching triathletes.8:23 - Bobby currently coaches Victoria Lopez, Taylor Knibb, Flora Duffy, Kirsten Kasper along with other pro and amatuer athletes.10:21 - When coaching elite triathletes, it's important to consider the athletes biomechanics. For instance long distance swimmers often have low bone density and therefore do not perform as strong runners due to the rigors of long distance running, so as a coach it's important to understand and set training expectations specifically for each individual.Bobby's book: Magical Running - A Unique path to running fulfillment15:59 - Bobby's fascination of the bio mechanics of running came about as he could see a connection between certain running motion patterns and the tendency of getting injured.I use to say: I don’t teach people how to run, I help people get back to the best running that they are capable of.Good running form looks very differently depending on the individual’s genetics, one has to have a very different approach to someone with for instance long torso and short legs compared to someone with a more natural body composition for running. Also, factors like running background (has the athlete practiced plenty of speed work or come from an endurance background?) matters in how Bobby approaches individuals running technique.20:06 - Rewinding the clock. Bobby describes his youth and pathway through younger years to discover his passion for running, and then coaching, including serving time in the South African Military.37:54 - Shifting to mindset and performance, Bobby describes the advice he would give an athlete struggling with confidence. Being aware and knowing how your thoughts affect you is crucial in order to perform. Bobby feels that there is no right or wrong way to prepare mentally for competition, some people are super calm before races and perform well and others are extremely nervous and also perform well. Many age groupers (especially males) tend to overestimate their performance and hence set themselves up for failure by not being able to rise to their expectations. Don't doubt yourself, "The only thing you should doubt, is the doubt".The only thing you should doubt, is the doubt.41:53 - When it comes to an athlete feeling failure, Bobby explains his techniques that he applies to his athletes. Bobby's golden rule - There is what happened ... then there is 'what are you making it mean to you'. Meaning and interpretation affect an athlete's mindset.48:23 - Different type of run drills are great in order to achieve a change in running style. The purpose of drills are basically to exaggerate a specific movement. Drills play three different roles: First, you’re trying to address a mechanical anomaly that the athlete has gotten into, the second reason is to do it as an activation exercise and the last role is for muscle endurance or power purposes. One also needs to make sure that the athlete has the strength, mobility and balance to run in a specific way. When approaching your running technique, one must be rather careful, this is an area where the wrong tips can get the opposite effect on your performance. 57:27 - First two laws of mechanics. The first rule is to never trust what you feel, you think you run a certain way but when you look into the mirror it rarely looks like what you first thought. The second rule is that if you want to achieve a change, you need to exaggerate the movement (this is also very applicable to swimming).1:04:26 - The Run Transformation Course is a membership-based training program put together by Bobby McGee and is available at his website. Members have access to Bobby McGee’s proven training strategies and a wealth of other resources. The program currently provides nearly 10 hours of running training including over four hours of video on running drills, two and one half hours of video on biomechanics, a 75 minute mental skills assessment and two hours of running sports essentials material.1:06:16 - Interview concludes.

  • British Olympian and 3 time World Champion2010 70.3 Ironman2009 and 2016 ITU World Long Course World Champion.Add to that multiple full Ironman wins and 15 x 70.3 victories it truly is a remarkable resume. Known for her honesty and integrity Jodie combines a lifetime of training experience and sports knowledge with a Sports Science degree from Loughborough University and years of age group coaching experience. Jodie transitioned from professional athlete to become a Mother of three, and coach and mentor to numerous athletes through Cunnama Coaching Part-mum, part-athlete, Jodie sometimes nurtures her athletes, and sometimes pushes them on, but always gives 100% focus to the task at hand, a skill she's cultivated through a lifetime in sport. Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" - Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com Find Jodie at:Web: https://www.cunnamacoaching.co.uk/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodie-cunnamaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jodieswallowcoachingTwitter: https://twitter.com/jodiecunnamafacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jodie.swallow/ Timestamps0:00 - Introduction to show1:40 - Interview starts6:11 - When you decided to have children and 'pause' your triathlon career, you were coming off peak form. How was that transition for you? 12:39 - How did you find the sport of triathlon and how did that passion grow?18:24 - Talk us through how the eating disorder in your teens affected your training and performance and obviously mindset and emotions.23:01 - So many things had happened while you were in your late teens. How did 'finding' triathlon feel, did it help?36:22 - You were such a talented youth in sport. How did you handle the expectations when you moved into your professional career?39:11 - Did you ever work with a mental performance coach or sports psychologist?44:42 - Tell us about the highest high in your career.49:06 - Tell us about the high performance triathlon coaching you and your husband James now do.55:18 - After almost 22 years around the sport, what changes have you seen?1:00:53 - What's next for Jodie Cunnama, what's on the horizon?1:06:49 - Interview ends

  • Today I am joined by one of the greatest Ironman athletes in the world. He’s currently ranked 8th on the PTO World rankings and has been steadily making his way up this list for many years. Dr. Matt Hanson is a professional triathlete and coach for triathletes, cyclists and runners. He has an extensive background as an athlete and is highly-educated in all things sports-related. He’s quietly gone about the job of winning major Ironman's, including 4 North American titles. Combine that with his multitude of half-Ironman wins and you start to see the incredible foundation he has built. As an athlete, Matt comes from a wrestling background, but running has always a been a passion of his. In 2014, his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 run course records and won Ironman Chattanooga. He has since tallied 10 professional wins. He also owns the fastest ever marathon off the bike with a 2:34. With his background as a Professor of Sports Science, his natural ability to run a fast marathon in an Ironman, and his discipline and determination, I have him on course to become one of the true greats. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/MattHansonTri Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Find Matt Hanson on social media:Twitter: @MattHansonFacebook: FacebookInstagram: Matt Hanson Tri YouTube: Matt Hansonweb: WebsiteTraining Peaks: Matthew Hanson Coaching Timestamps0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising5:56 - Altitude v. Humidity when it comes to training and racing.7:52 - 2022 has been a solid year - Matt talks us through this year after having a quiet year in 2021 where he came 2nd to Bart Aernouts in 70.3 IM Florida and ran out of real estate and 4th at Clash Daytona.16:04 - Matt explains how after a bought of heat stroke in Kona he now loses over 20lbs during a race. The challenge is to stay hydrated to ensure his sweat rate is maintained.18:11 - The Champions Mindset of Matt realises that he has to improve to keep up with the math of performance. Greg and Matt discuss where the numbers sit currently, and how they have changed in the past decade.21:25 - There's no place to be when it comes to giving up time ... the fella's talk how running shoes have played a significant part to performance.24:58 - Greg and Matt 'rewind the clock' and discuss Matt's early connection and inspiration in sport. How he set 50 goals and developed his passion for triathlon. Surprisingly, owning a monkey came close to triathlon on Matt's set of goals. 31:57 - Matt explains the moment when he decided to go 'all in' on triathlon, effectively giving up his tenure as a Professor. Academic tenure is a system of strong job protection that virtually guarantees a university professor will never be fired.43:09 - Matt is coached by Julie Dibens and Matt Botchel. He explains the training process and schedule in Boulder.45:40 - Matt talks through his pre race training schedule, including how he test his nutrition plan going into a race.47:22 - The hard lessons learned.54:04 - Who can stop the Norwegians?58:50 - Rapid fire Q&A; 1. Best and worst subjects at school?2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?3. First car you owned.4. Two most-used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Summer or winter?8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?9. Which decade of music is the best? 1:03:01 - What is instore for Matt Hanson in 2022 and beyond?1:04:33 - Interview concludes.

  • In today's episode I have a conversation with two of the greatest athletes in the world ... and honestly, two of the best men I know. One of them dominated the world of 70.3 and Ironman with 3 Kona Ironman and two 70.3 world titles and arguably the greatest career in the middle distance Triathlon, with more wins at that distance than anyone else. Add to that his impressive short course wins at Minneapolis, Chicago and many others and you can see why I hold him in such awe. The other has one of the greatest Olympic careers we’re ever seen. Four Olympics, a Gold medal at the first ever Olympic Triathlon and Silver medal 8 years later. Known for his powerful sprint he also took the biggest prize money wins at the Hyvee and Life Time Minneapolis. Personally, I watched from the very beginning as both of them started their careers as young men. Neither of them were remarkable to start but they chipped away to become icons of the sport that we all love. I’ve spent thousands of hours training with them both. We’ve crashed, and we’ve had podiums on the world stage ... we’ve shared the highs and lows of sport and life together. They’ve both been on the show separately, but this is a first for the three of us. Show SponsorAnyQuestion - https://anyquestion.com/crowiealexander Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" Timestamps0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising4:14 - What was unique about Balmoral Triathlon Club and why we all thought it was 'awesome'.7:25 - A wonderful story of the three lads doing a team time trial around Centennial park in Sydney ... who's fault was it for the crash right on the 60 minute buzzer?9:56 - From one crash ... to another. Simon recalls a spectacular crash in Geelong where Greg tried to (at the last minute) bunny-hop his bike over his fallen mate. Only to slice him open with his bike chain.19:31 - In reflection how do three young men look back on their early triathlon careers ... some wonderful stories and memories.23:40 - A lesson in how to speak 'athlete'.24:27 - A subtle plug for our show sponsor - https://anyquestion.com/crowiealexander26:26 - To an elite athlete ... there is no 'Plan B'. You are 'all-in'. The lads describe what this means in each of their eyes. Fascinating!!!30:23 - The guys talk about some of the toughest times in their careers. Inspiring!!!40:26 - After going through everything that you've been through, what would you tell your 17 year old self?46:31 - The lads discuss how Triathlon has progressed, grown and become the elite sport it is today.54:13 - So who is the GOAT?01:00:23 - Some rapid fire questions (and answers) to wrap up this amazing conversation between 3 incredibly talented athletes.Books that the boys are reading;Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted ChiangShoe Dog - Phil KnightHarry Potter 01:04:30 - One final story that will leave you laughing from Craig about a trip to Tokyo that changed his life (and vocal chords) forever.01:06:25 - Conversation concludes.

  • One of the benefits of podcasting is the evergreen inspiring content always available at our fingertips ... no matter where you are in your life or athletic journey. Recently I found myself flicking back through early shows of The Greg Bennett Show in my own endeavour to learn and find some extra inspiration from the amazing guests I've had the privilege to chat to these past few years. Dan Lorang joined me back in September 2021 on episode 91.Dan is one of the greatest endurance coaches on the planet. This episode was the most downloaded episodes in 2021 and is still in the top ten most downloaded to date. Dan's athletes have exceled and dominated. Notably, Jan Frodeno and his Ironman World Record, Anne Haug and her mind-boggling victory at Challenge Roth, Lucy Charles Barclay, and her Ironman 70.3 World title, and all his cyclists in the Bora Hansgrohe cycling team. What an absolute honor and privilege it is to have one of the greatest minds in the world of endurance sport join me for a chat. So, I've decided to run this episode again. In this episode, Dan is incredibly forthcoming with sharing his wisdom and his knowledge. Dan gives a quick recap of his journey of how he got to where he is, and then we discuss his athlete's performances in 2021 and get a little more specific on his coaching methodology. There is so much in this episode. Truly outstanding. Timestamps0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising5.30 - Introduction to Dan Lorang6.00 - General chit-chat - Dan's performances - Dan is living his passion - Dan was determined to work in High-Performance sport - mentoring the younger coaches9.00 - The Show – "What I’d like to do is do a quick recap of your journey and process to this point and then discuss your athlete's performances in 2021 and get a little more specific on your coaching methodology."10.40 - Recapping Dan's Journey - finding his passion for sports science and coaching - his boss in engineering told him to go for it - Working with Anne Haag as his first athlete - The German U23 and National head Coach for Triathlon, now Bora Hansgrohe Head coach - Combining Data and psychology 18.50 - Managing time between coaching Triathletes, and the Bora Hansgrohe cycling team and his family - His athletes need a team around him 23.30 - 12 - rapid-fire quick answer questions1. What is your favorite thing about your career? That I live my dream2. What is your favorite book to read? Eleven rings from Phil Jackson3. What motivates you to work hard? Athletes who are 100% committed4. In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life? Managing Failure5. If your athlete could only train 10hrs a week, what would you have them do? Go have fun... you won't win anything6. What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise? I don't like generalizations7. What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made (Could be an investment of money, time, energy, etc.)? Coaching athletes for free 8. What is one thing that annoys you the most? When people talk about things they have no clue about9. On a scale of 1 to 10 how “cool” are you? "5"10. If you were stranded on a tropical island what 2 things would you want with you? My phone11. Which decade of music is the best? The 80s and 90's 32.10 - Athletes performances in 2021 33.10 - Lucy Charles-Barclay - How did this relationship start? When did you start working together? End of March 2021. What changes did you make to her program? Lucy absorbed the training very well - increasing her aerobic conditioning - "We need to build the base" with a polarized approach - The main goal was Kona - an altitude camp before St.George - Dan has developed Lucy as a Triathlete - Was Dan Surprised with Lucy's performance in IM 70.3 World Champs? 46.50 - Anne Haug – Roth (shame it was short due to road works... we will never know), 7.53.48 with a 31.36min win over Laura Siddall. 12 min lead off-bike over Langridge and Crowley, 2.43hr run. Thoughts on Anne's performance in Roth? Anne wasn't in a good place mentally before the race. What has changed with the training after 15 years? Anne did a 33min 10km road race last year. - She's a Ferrari - "we do a minimum amount of run training to optimize her performance" 54.45 - Jan Frodeno - 9 years with Jan - A target on his back - Collins Cup – fastest overall (20 sec in front of Gustav)? The decision not to race 70.3 World – A race between Gustav and Jan was missed. Tri-Battle Royale –– World Record – 7.35.39, Kona World Champion, Olympic Gold - How has the training changed over 9 years? Dan was surprised at Jan's low numbers when they started. What else is there for you and Jan? 1.06.00 - Collecting Data - What data - metabolic profile collecting at the beginning - Adaptation, Polarized (VO2 and base), Specific (Strength endurance), Race-specific - slowly increase, it's a step by step process over years - 1.12.40 - Retests in standardized training like an 8x 1km run - Dan doesn't like to stop training to test - he uses training to test and compare - You have to be honest with your athlete - You have to be careful in the words you choose 1.17.30 - Example of VO2 work - using hills for 8 x30 sec but build to 4 x 4min - what do you want to achieve and where is the athlete at the moment? How many times a week - 4-5 sessions split over the three sessions. The rest of the training is easy - VO2 max is NOT sprinting it's a controlled intensity 1.23.00 - Recovery - measuring using Heart Rate Variability and Sleep quality - each athlete is different and they can choose how they monitor - Glucose monitoring it can be interesting to watch 1.26.00 Conclude - Two questions1. What is one tip you have for people on how to optimize their life? "Ask yourself, 'Are you happy doing what you're doing?"2. If you could sit and have a coffee with any living person, who would it be and why? Phil Jackson, book eleven rings LinksBe sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett ShowInstagram The Greg Bennett Show And check out Dan LorangTwitter: https://twitter.com/DanlorangInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/danlorang/

  • Seth Pepper has developed mental training systems that have helped Olympians, World Champions, Netflix film directors, and executives optimize their potential. With over 25 years of experience competing and coaching when the stakes are at their greatest, Seth has seen first-hand the results the power of the mind can deliver … both good and bad. Seth helps elite performers unlock the secret of how to utilize pressure to unlock peak performance. Yes, pressure … can be good.What would life look like if you could not fail? Timestamps0:00 - Introduction to show2:05 - Interview starts3:29 - Seth explains his journey to become a high performance coach. From his early sporting achievements through to his tougher times that helped him to understand himself at a deeper level. 14:41 - Everything serves us moving forward ... it might not make sense now, but lean into it as it will become evident what the learning is and how you can utilise it to achieve. It may look like a dis-advantage at the time ... but it will become an advantage. Learn as many lessons as you can in the shortest amount of time.16:03 - Seth taught himself to create a vision for himself. Your thoughts ... become your words ... become your actions. 18:33 - Being given some 'space to explore' can be critical to success. Frank Busch coached Seth, and became a significant mentor in his life. Ironically, Frank was close to quitting coaching to become a realtor at the time he met Seth, but went on to have a very successful coaching career.22:56 - What appears to be courage, often the ability or openness to look foolish ... Mike Tyson has a quote "It's only delusional if it doesn't come true". Seth explains how his obsession for his vision to win drove him and the techniques he applied to achieve his athletic dreams.29:21 - How do we optimize dreams. How much does realism come into our vision and goals? Seth explains his definition of the 'flow state' and how he believes we can achieve any goal we set.33:56 - The movie version meets the reality version - Seth explains how his trajectory to winning nationals and how his early vision intersected with his achievements.37:59 - Pressure is like a magnifying glass. Being able to handle pressure at critical times is exemplified in Seth's story about this Olympic finals story.46:05 - The joy in helping others drives Seth today and he explains some of the models around how he applies his life learnings and experiences to help people achieve. Personal experience is a sacred space ... cause it's a battlefield out there. It's an extreme pressure that happens in life that you must experience if you wish to help others achieve. 48:42 - Good coaching is more like an art ... rather than a science. Seth explains his method of coaching elite people.52:32 - 3 Questions. Do you know who you are, do you know what you want, and are you in control of your life? When you know who you are, you can navigate towards your dreams and goals more efficiently.55:42 - Seth explains how he helps people to find their 'flow state'. (note to self; Don't make 'death' the consequence to your motivation to get into action)1:08:43 - Having the winners mindset that you WILL outlast, you WILL out perform, and you WILL improve transfers to any industry, any individual. Seth explains how he works with different people on their confidence. From Netflix Directors, to Salespeople, to Athletes. 1:13:57 - Interview ends Find Seth Pepper at:Web: http://www.sethpepper.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sethpepperTwitter: https://twitter.com/sethpepper

  • Ben Hoffman has had a 2nd and two 4th’s at the Kona Ironman World Championships.Ben has 8 Ironman Victories, 7 Ironman 70.3 wins and when he’s not winning he’s on the podium. In this past month he had an incredible victory at IM Texas with a 7.57/ and 2.40 marathon and backed up 2 weeks later to come top 10 at the IM St.George World Championships. He was last on the show in episode 46, Nov of 2020. If you haven’t listened to that one please go check it out, it’s a cracker. Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" - AnyQuestion - anyquestion.com/bhoffmanracingFind Ben Hoffman at:Web: http://benhoffmanracing.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bhoffmanracing/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhoffmanracingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bhoffmanracing/ Timestamps0.00 - Introduction to show2:47 - Interview starts7:48 - Ben explains his upcoming schedule. From The Escape from Alcatraz Tri, to some guiding for a visually impaired para-triathlete in France.12:25 - Having some perspective on life as an elite athlete is important. Ben describes how he has relaxed and improved because of his perspective to be a better person, which in turn has brought out the best athlete in him.15:15 - Ben explains in detail his recent Texas win. From how his mental state was going into the race, to the positive self-talk he employs, to the swim, bike and run strategies he had during the race ... right up to the final sprint.33:52 - Two weeks later Ben was at The World Championships and backed it up with a top 10 at St.George with a 8.06. Ben definitely has 'The Champion Mindset'41:28 - With his coach, Ryan Bolton, Ben explains how being 38 years old he is working with his team towards Kona 2022 to execute a race in peak physically state.52:58 - Ben describes the changes he has seen over his years in triathlon, the good the bad and the ugly ...1:00:31 - The boys conclude with some Rapid fire questions:

    1. Best and worst subject at school?

    2. What are you currently reading or watching? Barbarian Days - A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)3. First car you owned.4. Two most used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Summer or winter?8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?9. Which decade of music is the best?11. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?12. Greatest movie of all-time? 1:12:27 - Interview ends
  • Kim Brackin is one of the greatest swim coaches in the world. Coach to 7 Olympic medals (two of those gold), 13 World Championship medals (7 of those gold) and 4 Olympic Games - 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016. Kim was the Women's Head Coach at the University of Texas: 2006-2012, where they won 2 Big 12 Championship titles and previous to that was the Co-Head Coach at Auburn University from 1997-2005 where they Won 7 NCAA Championship titles. Kim was named 2002 NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year and in 2003 the SEC Swimming Coach of the Year. Kim owns and operates the state of the art swim training facility - Brackin Elite Swim Training, and she’s been incredible on the AnyQuestion platform answering 100s of questions. With over 20 years of collegiate swim coaching experience, Kim Brackin has proven her dedication to helping swimmers reach their potential as elite athletes. Her passion has driven her to build her own business, Brackin Elite Swim Training, so that she can provide one-on-one coaching to high-performance athletes using the latest technology. Since opening her personal training facility in Austin, TX in 2012, Coach Brackin has coached National Junior Team members, Olympic Trials qualifiers, TAGS champions as well as swimmers just beginning their career! Coach Brackin is careful to ensure that she mentors all of her athletes within the same philosophy that helped her guide promising high school recruits to Olympic, World, NCAA, & Conference Champions. BEST was developed to help young athletes learn some of the same technical and racing strategies that helped her world-class athletes succeed. Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" - AnyQuestion - Anyquestion.com/p_CoachBrackin Find Kim Brackin on social media:Website: www.brackineliteswimtraining.comtwitter: https://twitter.com/coachbrackininstagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachbrackinfacebook: https://www.facebook.com/kim.brackin Timestamps0:00 - Introduction to show.2:00 - Interview starts 6:11 - Kim takes us back by rewinding the clock and describing her path as a young girl swimming led to a career in coaching.9:15 - At what point did you say to yourself, "I'm actually pretty good at this" and know that it was a career path that you were fully invested in?12:26 - What inspired you to pull the trigger and uplift and move to Auburn where you had such amazing success?16:26 - When recruiting for NCAA swimming, was it a global search?20:16 - What made Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe so good?22:26 - What did you feel Kirsty needed from you above and beyond as a coach?25:34 - With the Coach & Athlete relationship, obviously it varies greatly, how invested do you need to be?33:15 - When you came to the end of your time in Texas, what were you looking to do next?36:54 - We're seeing a lot of mental health challenges in athletes, particularly with college athletes. As a coach in that world, how do you find the balance of 'push' & 'hold back'? 44:43 - How do we get more women coaches into the NCAA system?54:23 - What is the craziest thing you've ever tried in training or competition that has had the greatest marginal gain?59:10 - Are there any favourite 'sets' that you had for distance swimmers v. sprint swimmers?1:05:25 - When travelling around the world with your athletes, did you have a team that helped you manage long haul trips?1:06:36 - What are your Top 3 Swim Coaches of all time?1:08:33 - Who is the Greatest Athlete of All Time?1:13:07 - What's next for Kim Brackin?1:17:21 - Interview ends.

  • Welcome to The Greg Bennett show, an AnyQuestion podcast hosted by Former Professional Olympic and World Champion Athlete Greg Bennett. Greg chats with the world's greatest athletes and high performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how they are able to sustain it. Reece and Lucy Charles-Barclay are the most professional team I’ve witnessed in the sport. Their approach to being the best athletes they can be, their professionalism with brands, and how they present themselves to the world with how much they share with their fans … they are absolutely crushing it. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing. In February of 2022 Lucy was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the femoral neck. From the Number 1 world ranking, the world championship title and all the glory to injuries and having to rebuild. It’s all a part of the rollercoaster journey of being a professional in sport, and they have embraced it with class. Go to anyquestion.com/lucy or anyquestion.com/reecebarclaytri to ask Lucy & Reece follow-up questions and hear other answers from Lucy & Reece, and all the other Experts on the platform. Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856"The Greg Bennett Show" - timestamps2:09 - Interview begins3:46 - Congrats with the signing recently with Asics, what was that decision process like? Were there other suitors?2:09 - Interview begins3:46 - Congrats with the signing recently with Asics, what was that decision process like? Were there other suitors?6:02 - As an elite athlete, Lucy is incredibly in-tune with her body. She describes the first moment and feeling when she noticed this new injury and the pathway through to diagnosis.14:45 - Lucy explains what her day consists of since she was fully diagnosed in mid-March 2022. From the soft tissue treatment, to nutrition and training.18:22 - From Sponsors, to telling the rest of the world, Reece explains how they went about talking to each stakeholder and then sharing their news through their social channels.21:34 - There is always a grieving process when elite athletes are struck with serious injury. Lucy describes how she has navigated the process from initial injury to her current day-to-day mental health.28:58 - Greg rewinds the clock with Lucy & Reece discussing how they met, to how they have manage to work so closely together as husband & wife.38:15 - Success changes peoples lives. Lucy & Reece describe how their dual success has changed their lives forever.40:51 - Reece explains how stepping back from the full-time coaching of Lucy and bringing in Dan Lorang has impacted their day to day.46:26 - Greg concludes with some Rapid fire questions: 1. Best and worst subject at school?2. What are you currently reading or watching? Reece - The Obstacle is in the way Lucy - This is going to hurt3. First car you owned.4. Two most used apps on your phone?5. What time of day are you most productive?6. First job?7. Summer or winter - which do you prefer?8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?9. Which decade of music is the best?11. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?12. Greatest movie of all-time?13. Who does the most chores around the house? 56:53 - Interview concludes.