Long course triathlon has been dominated by Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf in recent years. So much so that most of their competition have admitted that they don't even think they can beat them!
Does this mean that Jan and Dani have beaten their competitors before the race has even begun? Who or what will it take for someone to stand up to their dominance and not be afraid? Who if anyone can beat them?
To discuss this we are joined by Macca to get his insights into the who, what and why of this question.
This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by 2014 Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle. Sebi is one of the biggest names in the sport and part of the fabric of long distance racing.
We discuss the impact of 2020, the emergence of the PTO, Lionel Sanders and how at 36 his desire to improve and become a better athlete is stronger than ever.
No one is more dialled in to the changing dynamic of triathlon than the Kona winner and uber-biker who is looking for a new edge to take to the competition.
What a weekend of triathlon with Iron Man, 70.3, XTERRA and even a little ITU World Championship all happening.
We round up the all the racing that happened over the weekend including all of the action from the ITU World Championship. We also look at the PTO supported Helvellyn Triathlon.
All of the racing action, coverage and lack thereof raises the question whether Iron Man is critical to the future success of triathlon? Would Kona still be as iconic if it wasn't called an Iron Man?
The ITU faces backlash over a one-day World Championship, drama at the TDF and speculation that Iron Man World Champion Jan Frodeno is injured is just some of what we cover on this week's episode.
We are also joined by Australian triathlete Jake Birtwhistle. Jake is the defending ITU Hamburg champion and we discuss the decision to make the event a championship race, having the Olympics moved and some insight into the newly launched Pho3nix Foundation and all that they have coming up.
You've heard that Super League is triathlon done differently and that was certainly the case at the SLT Arena Games.
The Arena games saw athletes compete in both the real and virtual world with swims in a pool & riding and running on Zwift.
MX Endurance gives you the definitive post-race round up as we are joined by Macca to discuss the event as well as interviews with both winners, Jess Learmonth and Justus Nieschlag.
Is Iron Man the worst distance? Are the Olympics the pinnacle of our sport? Is getting an M Dot tattoo a faux pas? This week we discuss some of the most controversial triathlon opinions.
Be careful because these takes might be too hot to handle. We also discuss positive signs that the PTO Daytona event may happen, the recent 5000m world record and preview this weekend's SLT Arena Games.
Is a triathlon podcast really a triathlon podcast if it hasn't interviewed Dave Scott?
This week we we are joined by a legend of triathlon, 6-time Kona Champion, Dave Scott.
What is it like to lose the greatest triathlon of all time? What does the future of the sport look like and what sort of changes are the PTO making to help facilitate that change? Dave Scott answers all of these questions and more as he speaks with James about the history of the sport and what is to come on this week's episode.
With no Kona this year or much racing at all, we look to the future to try and work out who we think will be the next new Kona champions. Who will be the next male and female athletes to win Kona who have never won Kona before?
Will it be Lionel Sanders or will his second place be his best effort? Can Lucy Charles-Barclay put together a performance good enough to beat Daniela Ryf? Or do we need to look further into the future at up and coming stars like Kristian Blummenfelt or Ashleigh Gentle?
The endurance sports world came grinding to a halt this week as people were no longer able to upload their workouts!!!
We are also excited to be joined by American triathlete, former World Champion and last year's Kona runner-up, Tim O'Donnell. We talk about his Kona race last year, what 2021 is looking like for him and the very active role he has taken up with the PTO. He explains how the PTO will work for athletes and what its formation means for triathlon.
Since retiring as a professional triathlete, Macca has become a triathlon professional working with MX Endurance, Superleague Triathlon, Bahrain Endurance and now Pho3nix. Having raced as one of the most successful professional triathletes in history who better to discuss the current state of triathlon?
This week, Chris talks us through the ways in which our sport will change, the history and current situation with Ironman and what triathlon might look like in the future.
This week we are joined the 2019 Ironman World Champion Anne Haug.
Anne was part of one of the most exciting women's races we have seen in Kona for many years and is the first German to ever win the race.
We talk about her amazing day in Kona, how her short course career prepared her for long course success and ask if she thinks she can beat Daniela Ryf on her best day.
We also discuss the appointment of the new PTO Vice-Chairman Chris Kermode and what he could bring to triathlon.
This week we are joined by Lauren Parker, the 2019 ITU World Paratriathlon Champion, member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team, and 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist. We talk about her journey through paratriathlon following her accident in 2017, her achievements so far, and her plans for the future.
We also discuss changes to IronMan pro racing and prize money, a new everesting record and introduce their new PTO specific segment focusing on all things Professional Triathletes Organisation.
IronMan is being sued for not offering refunds for events cancelled during COVID. A complaint has been filed in Florida and the MX Endurance team unpack what it's all about as well as the thoughts of some of our members.
We are also lucky to be joined by ITU athlete, Georgia Taylor-Brown to discuss her approach to Tokyo 2020(21), what training in Leeds with the Brownlee's is like and the different approaches to endurance training for women to men.
2021 looks like being absolutely jam packed with Olympics, 2 Konas and more world championships than you can count on one hand!
We thought this could be the perfect opportunity to put out thinking hats on and look at the ways in which triathlon could come out the other side of this break from racing bigger and better than ever!
Do not be fooled by our catchy title, this week we talk about what we would do in a perfect world to try and make triathlon bigger and better than ever before!
John McAvoy, a former armed robber and one of Britain’s most wanted men was born into a crime family, after two spells in prison he found redemption through sport.
Given two life sentences and told that he’d never change and always be a danger to society John started his stay in one of Britain’s highest security prisons.
John’s story is fascinating because it highlights the importance and power of sport and the power of opportunity - the difference between having it or not.
It's the 100th episode and to celebrate we got Greg Bennett from the BE with Champions podcast to sit down with Macca to work out who is the greatest male triathlete of all time.
Greg had an amazing professional career and both he and Chris raced and trained with most of the athletes on the list. Greg has been managing a list of athletes for years where he used a set of criteria to decide.
Who will be in the top fifteen? Who rounds out the top five? Who is the greatest male triathlete of all time?
Few athlete have have had as big an impact on the sport of triathlon as Chrissie Wellington. A 4-time Kona champion, Chrissie is the fastest woman to ever complete an IronMan distance event and has 5 of the fastest ever recorded results out of the all-time top 10.
Chrissie retired in 2011 undefeated at the IronMan distance after one of the toughest Kona victories by any athlete in Kona. We look at how triathlon changed Chrissie as a person and the what the pressure of being undefeated was like.
Bob Babbitt has seen it all! From racing the 2nd Hawaiian IronMan to becoming the go to source for Kona-week coverage and being inducted into both the USA Triathlon and IronMan Halls of Fame, Bob has become synonymous with the sport of triathlon.
If you are a fan of triathlon you probably know who Bob is or you have watched 'Breakfast with Bob'. Bob has been there to see so much of the history of our sport happen and we got discuss some of his highlights over the last forty odd years.
This week we get inside the head of one of the most successful triathletes of all time. You are probably know who Macca is and this is a rare opportunity to find out what went through his head when he was racing. We discuss the champion mindset that allowed him to overcome his competitors and the voices inside his head that told him to stop. We discuss the changes to the 2020 World Championship events and what this means for 2021. We look at the new Lance Armstrong documentary and changes to Strava.
This week we are excited to be joined by Australian triathlete and professional cyclist, Cameron Wurf.
Cam has raced as an Olympic rower, professional cyclist (currently signed with Team Ineos) AND finished fifth in Kona in 2019. We talk about Cam's return to cycling, the impact that he has had on professional triathlon and his pursuit of high performance.
This is another great opportunity to gain insight into what is involved in being one of the strongest athletes in the world.
This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by Emma Frodeno (Snowsill), Australia’s only Olympic triathlon gold medalist, Commonwealth gold medalist, and three time world champion. We look back at her journey through triathlon, how it led to the high of 2008, how that race felt, and what followed.
We also discuss the possibility of Ironman moving their world championship to 2021 and doubling up in that year, while Tim talks through the changes being made to the IMVR series (he’s a big fan).
This week we are joined by multiple World Champion & Olympic gold medalist, Jan Frodeno.
Jan discusses the 2008 Olympics and the impact of achieving a life-long goal so early in his life. We discuss how the 2018 70.3 World Championship mirrored that race so much then look at last year's amazing Kona performance. Jan tells us how much faster he can go, what is happening inside his head and what he sees for the future. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the top athletes on the planet.
This week we discuss the launch of the PHO3NIX Triathlon team, more virtual race results and even IMVR finisher gear that you can wrap yourselves in.
We are also joined by Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Relay Gold Medalist and rising star of Australian triathlon, Matt Hauser. We discuss the impacts of the Tokyo Olympics being moved on his career and his concern over qualifying after Cam Wurf decided to step down in distance.
This week we talk all things virtual including Frodo's indoor IronMan (and why we aren't blown away by it), Lionel dominating esports and changes to the cycling calendar.
We are also joined by Sarah Crowley, with too many victories to list, Sarah is the fastest ever Australian in both Kona and at the IronMan distance. Sarah talks about her career, what motivates her, how she stays focused for 8 hours straight and what her battle with Lucy Charles-Barclay was like last year in Kona.
Chloe is the MX Endurance Dietitian and on this special bonus episode, Chloe shares her dos and dont's when it comes to nutrition.
Chloe explains which supplements you should and shouldn't use, how to make sure you are fuelling for performance versus weight loss and ways to develop a solid race day nutrition strategy.
Chloe is available to all MX members to help with their nutrition and diet questions and is also available for individual consultations too.
Henri and Franzel recently got married and are a powerhouse team both inside and outside of triathlon. Henri has had an amazing career of short course racing and recently made his 70.3 debut with Franzel there to make sure he performs at his best along the way.
We discuss the recent IMVR, Sanders dropping invisibility boosts to beat cyclists on Zwift and look at the 1989 Iron War as this week's classic race.
A special bonus episode where we hear from an event director about how Covid-19 is impacting race organisers and the business of triathlon.
Michael Brown has put on some of the biggest races in North America and currently works with Super League Triathlon to host their events.
This week we look at Ironman VR1 as the online racing platform launches in earnest whilst also looking backwards to 1987 in the first of our book club reviews with the Ironman World Championship that changed everything. Can Mark Allen ever take that final step up and dethrone Dave Scott?
James also say down with Joe Skipper to discuss a range of topics, including his much talked about 200 mile ride, Joe had lots to say on a everything from virtual racing to the PTO, so strap in and enjoy.
IronMan has been sold, announced virtual racing with world championship slots. The Olympics have officially been postponed to 2021 and some of the biggest triathlons have been cancelled including Challenge Roth.
James also sat down with British triathlete, David McNamee. McNamee has finished third at Kona twice and they discuss his background, his change to long course racing, mental strength when racing and what the future looks like.
Chris recorded a live Q&A in the MX Endurance Facebook Group and we thought as a bit of a bonus we would share it with everyone to listen to. For those of you unfamiliar, Chris is a four time world champion including two Kona wins.
We regularly hold these live events for our members. We constantly working hard to create more and more ways for us to engage as a community while so much of the world is shutting down.
Stuck at home and getting a little restless? Stressed because you can't train the way you are used to? MX Endurance Expert, Brad Beer is here to tell you the ways you can stay active while we are forced to alter our routines.
Brad and James talk about the benefits of movement and why we should all aim to stay active, the need to not over do it as we have a lot of other things going on in our lives at the moment as well as the mental benefits of staying active.
This week we have a 3rd co-host because all of his other work has suddenly dried up!
Will McCloy, the official voice of Super League Triathlon joins us to talk about what the rest of 2020 is going to look like. We talk about the impact of the current health crisis on triathlon and what it means for some of this year's biggest events. We discuss some recent events including super close racing in Mooloolaba and not so close racing in Campeche.
After the controversial announcement (and postponement) of Super Leage NEOM we wanted to know the thoughts behind Super League going to Saudi Arabia. This week we are joined by the CEO of Super League, Michael Dhulst. Michael goes into depth about the NEOM race as well as the challenges faced of being the newest form of racing in the World. Michael talks about what the journey has been like so far as well as the future plans for Super League.
Did you know that Ben and Courtney Kanute have started their own YouTube Channel?
This week we are joined by the team behind one of the world's most versatile triathletes to hear all about the launch of their new YouTube Channel. We also discuss Ben's 2019 season and his plans for 2020. We then get stuck in and ask about why he is so versatile and able to race across distances so effectively.
This week on the show we look at the close racing from Geelong 70.3 in Australia as well as the potential 2022 70.3 World Championship locations.
We also discuss the recent announcement of the Superleague triathlon season opener in NEOM Saudi Arabia. We introduce the first ever MXXX section, the content too hot for the regular episode, then immediately realise that our takes are so hot that we actually cannot include them in the episode!
Unless you live in a cabin in the middle of the woods and are only a triathlete so you can jump on your exercise bike to power your off the grid cabin, you have heard of the PTO!
We are joined by PTO Chairman, Charles Adamo who answers all (most) of our questions about how the PTO will work, how their business model works and why this is giving the power back to the greatest triathletes in the world.
This week we take a look at how the racing unfolded in Dubai for Dubai 70.3. We talk about the incredible line up for Challenge Roth this year as well as the announcement of the Bahrain Endurance 13 for 2020.
We discuss how the PTO may or may not be affecting the races athletes choose to do and how 'the strongest ever field' in Roth does not feature Daniela Ryf.
This week we do a bit more research into what the PTO and Collins Cup are all about. We discuss Cam Wurf signing with Team Ineos and the changes to regulations around running shoes.
We then present our 2020 endurance sports predictions. Who will win Kona, what upsets will we see in Tokyo, will there be a 'real' sub 2-hour marathon, will Lionel Sanders remember to drink water in Kona? We speculate on all of the things we want to see happen in 2020 and actually have a fair few disagreements.
This week we sink our teeth into the announcement of the PTO and the Collins Cup (or more try to work out what it is) then we are joined by Olympic gold medal favourite and WTS World Champion, Vincent Luis. We discuss how he is preparing for the World's biggest sporting event. what has changed for him to be more successful and what motivates and pushes him to keep improving.
With 2020 going to be a huge year in endurance sports we wanted to kick things off by looking at our favourite moments from 2019. We present our top 10 endurance sport moments of 2019. From Kona wins, world records, flat tyres and swimming the English Channel we present the moments that made us stop and say wow!
After an amazing performance in Bahrain, we are extremely lucky to sit down for a race debrief with Kristian Blummenfelt. Find out how his day unfolded, what going faster than any human has ever gone before felt like and what the future looks like for this triathlon superstar.
We discuss his 2020 season and what his goals are for the Olympics, 70.3 Worlds, and Super League Triathlon.
This week we discuss the upcoming Bahrain 70.3 where Kristian Blummenfelt aims to break his own World Record. We discuss Brownlee's performace in Bussleton securing his Kona slot and Jodie Stimpson racing Bahrain 70.3.
James also chats with 2012 Olympian, Stuart Hayes, who supported The Brownlee Brothers to Gold and Bronze in 2012. Stuart talks all about his career, what he has been up to since he retired and his thoughts on Alistair Brownlee's 2020 season.
This week we discuss what the hell 'Black Friday' is and why we are being inundated with ads for massage guns as well as the 'new' 70.3 to hit Australia and the way the return to Kona slots is impacting late year Iron Man fields in a good way.
We talk about recent performances at Ironman Arizona, Ironman Cozumel (we do some research into how long that swim course actually was) and Western Sydney 70.3 where James makes the huge mistake of calling some Kiwi women Australian...
Another results wrap up as we discuss the upcoming Bussleton Iron Man with Brownlee going for an early Kona spot. We look at Ash Gentle winning her first 70.3 race on debut and the recent domination of short course athletes at the middle distance.
We discuss whether Gustav Iden should focus more on 70.3 now that he is World Champion and catch up with all things Lionel Sanders after his win at Loc Cabos 70.3
Running is probably the easiest and most painful of the three disciplines of triathlon. It is something that regardless of your age, background or sporting history you have experience with.
This week we talk all about running with two-time Kona winner Chris McCormack. We discuss how he has always approached running, the sessions he likes and basic things we can all do to un faster.
After far too long we are back to talk all about the recent happenings in endurance sports with some potentially unpopular opinions about some of the worst performances we saw in Kona. We discuss the masterclass that is Jan Frodeno as well as the abrupt end to Super League for 2019.
We discuss the news that Lange has parted ways with his coach, Cam Wurf is aiming for Tokyo and the news that Sanders has a new (old) coach (even though we thought he already had one.)
Some incredibly impressive results recently but the standout has to be Cam Wurf's incredible performance at Ironman Italy. 3 weeks out from Kona, Wurf has shown he can run and is taking a very different approach to most other athletes leading into Kona. We discuss the Ironman Wales result as well as all the action expected in Jersey this weekend with Super League kicking off.
This week we are joined by the World Triathlon Series World Champion and reigning Super League Triathlon Champion, Katie Zaferes.
We talk to Katie about her amazing 2019 season and her Super League Triathlon dominance. We discuss her goals and preparation for Tokyo 2020 and potential plans to step up to middle and long distance racing in the future. Katie talks to us about what her usual training load is like and how she approaches racing and her competitors.
Last weekend saw 2 days of incredible racing with some extremely surprising results!
This week we look at all the action from Nice& what these results mean for Kona in a little less than a month.
The biggest story out of Nice was the incredible win of Norwegian athlete Gustav Iden, one of the only athletes on the course on a road bike. Gustav's break out performance has made him one of the hottest names in the sport and he joins us this week to talk all about his race in Nice!
This week James had the opportunity to speak with multiple 70.3 Champion and 2016 World Champion, Holly Lawrence. Holly is one of the absolute favourites to win the 2019 70.3 World Championship in Nice.
Holly talks about her rough 2018 after breaking her foot, her approach to racing this weekend as well as an exciting announcement about her first Iron Man race planned for 2020!
The bike is the most time consuming of the three disciplines but it can often be the easiest place to start as a triathlete.
This week Macca talks all about the bike. How to train for the bike, how to use the bike to improve your run and all the things he learned that helped him to use the bike to secure his 2nd Kona Title.
You will learn all about improving your triathlon performance and bike splits and which training sessions are the best bang for your buck!
The perfect follow up to Macca's guide to swimming is to hear from MX Endurance swim expert and the man behind Effortless Swimming, Brenton Ford. Brenton works with swimmers around the world to improve their stroke and swim faster. Listen to what Brenton thinks are the common mistakes triathletes make, how triathlon swimming differs from pool swimming and some simple drills and things to think about when you're in the pool to improve.
This week we are lucky to be joined by New Zealand pro athlete, Hayden Wilde as a guest co-host. We talk about Hayden's introduction to triathlon, racing Superleague and the pressure of trying to qualify for the New Zealand Olympic team.
We discuss the recent Norseman Extreme Triathlon and James chats with the women's winner Lucy Gossaage about what is arguably the world's hardest triathlon.
This week Macca talks all about swimming and passes on his knowledge so that all triathletes, regardless of their level can benefit. Chris talks about the differences in technique between swimmers and triathletes and what triathletes should focus on as well as what you should spend your time in the water doing to improve. Chris cuts through the white noise to simply state what you need to focus on to improve your swim split.
So we thought we uploaded this last week but it seems like there was a technical glitch.
We discussed the recent IM Frankfurt performances, Challenge Roth results and IM Austria. We look at what has been happening in the Tour de France and some short course results too!
This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by Kristian as he talks us through how that race unfolded, the preparation for the event and most importantly, how much faster he thinks he can go.
We discuss his plans for the future including Olympic success, Iron Man domination and not only breaking the 70.3 World Record but the Iron Man World Record as well.
Kristian also talks about the lessons that age group athletes can take from him to improve their performance as well.
This week we look at recently announced changes to the Kona swim start with a move away from mass starts to age group waves. We discuss the recent IPO of Wanda Sports including Iron Man and the newly announced Tulsa IM.
We discuss a whole list of WTS results and the impact that 2019 being a pre-Olympic year has on performance as well as the Iron Man Asia-Pacific Championship and other 70.3 results.
The world of endurance sports has been in hysterics with the news that 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Alistair Brownlee will make his Iron Man debut! We look at all the recent race results including 'The Championship' in Slovakia with Charles and Kienle winning there. We discuss the future of championship races and what sort of impact Brownlee would make on the Kona race.
We are then joined by Rick Boethling from Race Across America to discuss the upcoming race that, you guessed it, is across America!
It's time for recent news and results and this week we look at Iron Man acquiring the World's largest fun run, overturned disqualifications and new Challenge Family events. We then turn our attention to Iron Man Lanzarote and Brasil and have an interview with Lanzarote winner, Nikki Bartlett.
One of the biggest benefits of being part of MX is access to our experts. Sarah Alexander is a professional triathlete and shares her experiences to help our members maximise their performance. Sarah does not have a background in triathlon competing as both a figure-skater and rower before making the shift to triathlon.
Sarah talks about the challenges she has faced coming to triathlon later in life, what racing ITU and Super League was like and the differences now she focuses on 70.3.
This week we go through recent endurance sports news including the first Otillo race in the US, the new seaweed water packaging used at the London Marathon and Kipchoge's new attempt at a sub-2 hour marathon. We discuss the weekend's results from Gulf Coast 70.3, Asia-Pacific 70.3 Championships and Pays d'Aix as well as recent events in the Giro d'Italia.
These episodes will aim to fill the gaps between episodes with Macca and will focus on news and endurance sports results.
Recent recaps of all the most recent triathlon results including Iron Man Australia, ITU World Long Course Championships, Bussleton 70.3, St George 70.3 and the new world one hour record that was recently set.
We discuss some new changes to get these episodes out more consistently including news episodes twice a month, a monthly episode with Macca and a special guest interview once a month.
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Macca is back on the newly named MX Endurance Podcast.
With so much having happened since we last recorded we discuss the new 70.3 World Record and the most expensive cramp in the history of our sport! We look at the show down between Frodo and Lange this year in Kona. We discuss Gomez aiming for Tokyo 2020 & Holly Lawrence's return to racing and if she will step up to long course.
We talk about the Super League 2018/2019 season and make our predictions for the final in Singapore.
this week we discuss how Super League Jersey unfolded and how this different format of racing impacted on the athletes. We then talk about Kona. So much to say but 2 course records absolutely destroyed. We talk about how both the mens and womens races unfolded and what these results will mean for next year's event. Macca gives his thoughts on which was a more impressive performance. His answer may surprise you. We also discuss some of the gutsy efforts and results off the podium.
We made you wait for it but we made it worth it as we present our 70.3 World Championship recap. Thanks to MG we are also excited to present post-race interviews with your top 3 men, Jan Frodeno, Alistair Brownlee & Javier Gomez. Macca gives his thoughts on the mens and womens race and the stand out performances off the podium.
We discuss the news that Jan Frodeno wont be racing in Kona and what this means for the race. Who does Macca think will take the title now and how the race will unfold.
After a week of fun in Penticton for our team camp and Super League we talk about what went down with air quality issues and how Super League reacted. We have a rolling list if guests on this episode including the CEO of Super League, American, Canadian and Australian pro athletes and we hear from the MaccaX team about their camp experiences. We discuss Iron Man Mont Tremblant with Cody Beals making an impressive IM debut & what we can expect to see at the 70.3 World Championships in a couple of weeks.
Plenty of results to talk about including some impressive female performances at IM Lake Placid, IM UK and the ITU World Long Course Championships. This week we cover some training advice. First, Macca talks about how to manage your training & racing in season and how you can actually use races to find form. We also then discuss the difference between motivation and accountability and how Macca managed to train when he wasn't motivated. These are tips that all athletes, age group or pro can use to improve.
We discuss the recent European Iron Man Championships which saw the current defending World Champion come up against 2-time World Champion and the results were epic. You cannot mention Frankfurt without talking about Daniela Ryf's incredible performance! We discuss the mens and womens race at Challenge Roth, Gomez making his IM debut in Cairns and even get into the Tour de France! We hear how Chris's training is going as he prepares to make his return to racing in Penticton.
Lots of races to catch up on this week including Barcelona 70.3, Chattanooga 70.3, IronMan Australia, St George 70.3 and Yokohama ITU racing. Macca shares his thoughts on Leanda Cave's amazing career. We also discuss the recent volcano eruptions in Hawaii and if it will impact the Kona race this year. We also answer some listener questions about how to recover form an event and Chris talks about which of his rivals he would like to race against as an age grouper, the answer may surprise you!
We have lots to discuss as we sink our teeth into the recent drafting controversy around IM Texas. We also discuss a whole range of results including IM South Africa, WTS Bermuda, 70.3 Oceanside and the impressive racing from the Commonwealth Games.
We also discuss when is it ok for Macca to make a comeback to racing? As a former pro who loves the sport, is there ever a time where he would be able to come back and race as an age grouper without being lynched by the masses?
You have spoken and we listened. This week Chris gives his thoughts on who are the best male and female triathletes of all time. We are talking about triathletes. Not IronMan, not short course, who are the best triathletes of all time. Find out who Chris thinks are the best men to have raced ever and who he thinks are the greatest women to ever put on the lycra. We then go a step further and Chris declares who he thinks, regardless of gender is the greatest triathlete of all time.
WTS Abu Dhabi , Iron Man New Zealand, this episode we discuss the amazing results over the weekend and also a discussion about who is the G.O.A.T triathlete. Gomez? Brownlee? Frodeno? Allen? Find out Chris's thoughts and why he finds it such a difficult question to answer. Thanks to MaccaX member, James Bale for the question this week.
This week we discuss some recent results including Brownlee and Lawrence's performances at Dubai 70.3. Macca talks about the 40 years of Kona history and the biggest changes he noticed throughout his career including changes in technology he thought were ridiculous that turned out to be game changers. We answer a MaccaX member, Henning Von Poser's question about where the sport will be in 10 years.
So much to discuss this episode including the Schoeman news, Brownlee's plans for 2018 and if we will see him race an IM distance. We discuss Gomez taking on Kona this year & why it was the right time for him to step up in distance. We discuss women to watch this year & the different seasons we can expect to see from Holly Lawrence & Daniela Ryf and changes happening to the Bahrain 13 team this year as they prepare for Tokyo and more World Championships.
Chris Macca McCormack's thoughts on all things triathlon in 2017
Lionel Sanders 3peat at IM Arizona Weekend review Arizona Ironman The guys discuss Lionel Sanders’ incredible progress. The Rocky Balboa of triathlon Island House Tri and that epic sprint between Ben Kanute and Terenzo. If Kona happened in November Terenzo could be world champ! He runs off rhythm until he’s done then starts again. Is Terenzo racing Bahrain or Western Sydney? Macca’s picks for the weekend: Western Sydney 70.3 Bahrain 70.3 – should be an easy $1m for Daniela Phuket 70.3 – weak field with so many big races Is there money to be made in triathlon? Jan Frodeno – coming off a soft year what’s his strategy for a comeback. Is he intimidated by the likes of Lionel Sanders? Career longevity – the impact of so many races Patrick Lange – someone Macca never picked to win Kona Gwen Jorgensen’s move to marathon – an easier lifestyle choice with a family. Will Flora Duffy fill her shoes in triathlon. Younger athletes will do well at Olympics with the shorter distance – Zaferes, Cook, Gorman, Brown – USA very strong Last big race of the year at IMWA – Terenzo defending Alistair Brownlee – plans for 70.3/Olympics/Ironman Macca’s travels – Superleague where to next? Questions Superleague for IM triathletes – any advice What format would Age Groupers prefer? MaccaX camps around Superleague races
What’s going on, America? Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner, incident in Las Vegas .... WTF? How often is Macca running/training? MaccaNOW and MaccaX at Super League Jersey – guest-starring Alistair Brownlee Swozzi, HeiQ designed Super League Jersey uniforms Next Super League Triathlon event… Big takeaways from Super League Triathlon Women’s race – Katie Zaferes, Nicola Spirig Men’s race – Kristian Blummenfelt Breakout commentating from Alistair Brownlee and Vicky Holland Prize money breakdown How many days of racing is ideal Like the Super League Triathlon Facebook Page Two weeks from Kona – who’s mentally there? Lionel Sanders getting plenty of fan support Pete Jacobs, Frederik van Lierde, Sebastian Kienle all won Kona once, only previous champions racing War is between Kienle, Jan Frodeno, James Cunnama, Sanders Kona record 8:03 – who could break it? Winds of Kona Most races set up for faster times unlike Kona Tim Don vulnerable on bike but tactically strong on run Bike ride is more aggressive, impacts the marathon Macca’s Kona races – does he miss it? Normann Stadler and Macca now on good terms Effect of social media on athlete mental state Women’s race is Daniela Ryf’s to lose, sorry Chrissie Triple Crown is on – Ryf and Javier Gomez Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa wants to qualify for Kona MaccaX member Evelyn Salama racing in Kona – best tips for a first-timer Macca going to Beijing for Under Armour Team MaccaX Questions: Stuart Gray – How to manage own expectations after setting new PRs? Ian Farrell – What do you think of the run-walk strategy for Ironman marathon? Kona underdog predictions: James Cunnama in red-hot form with mega-run Lionel Sanders could be in top 10 Sebastian Kienle Ben Hoffman with consistent year, tough to beat, clever racer Terenzo Bozzone needs a big performance, sweats a lot Heat prep for Kona: dry heat vs. humid heat Altitude training benefits smaller guys rather than big guys
Medellin, Colombia a potential cycling and running haven, great weather Busy city but great tracks and trails just outside Like NZ but cheaper, welcomes investment and foreigners ITU Long Distance Worlds Congrats to MaccaX member Jenna-Caer Seefried, age group world champion Original Ironman Canada course all the greats like Peter Reid raced on 3-120-30, an ideal long distance format you can race til the finish Lionel Sanders: Macca’s fave triathlete outside of Javier Gomez; has had the #1 season this year among the men; walked away from 70.3 Worlds to focus on Kona Josh Amberger now working with the Trisutto group, same coach as Sarah Crowley’s Sarah Crowley won ITU LD Worlds, has had the #1 season this year (Frankfurt, Cairns, going to Konai) Kona Frodeno has dodged big events; could he see Sanders as a threat? Sanders has worked on his weaknesses, improved swim with Gerry Rodriguez Tim Don’s 70.3 Worlds performance (3rd) was done off an Ironman build; able to drop the fast boys and strong at finish Ben Hoffman, Brent McMahon Kona doesn’t seem to have depth, unlike back in Macca’s day four previous champions were racing the field every year (Faris, Stadler, Crowie, Macca) plus Raelert and Chris Lieto; pressure was on defending champion to dictate the pace Women’s side, Ryf to dominate completely with Crowley as potential challenger -- could Ryf be better than Chrissie? Ironman 70.3 Worlds Split men’s and women’s races; great course Ryf crushed the field mentally even before the race, was in a great headspace Defending champion Holly Lawrence imploded mentally (looking back instead of looking forward) Emma Pallant starting to come through the distance -- learned the craft racing in Asia then ran through the field to finish 2nd Coverage could be better, don’t just stay with the leaders; commentary lagged by 10 minutes Awesome men’s race Tim Reed vulnerable to big swimmers like Ben Kanute (racing Super League Jersey) who led out of the water and changed the dynamic Javier Gomez was tactically smart, prepared to race this Sebastian Kienle frustrated, could not put pressure on Sam Appleton had a good year Proves ITU athletes can succeed in long-course Triple Crown Gomez and Ryf going after it, with $2mil total on the line at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain Javier Gomez Should he move to Ironman? Not doing so he could miss out on peak years of racing Still has Olympic dreams; Spain a contender for mixed relay gold in 2020 Super League Jersey Who’s racing, who’s not racing Two days of racing broadcast live on BBC and with massive broadcast distribution thanks to media partner Lagardere -- most distributed triathlon in history! First women’s race Jersey is NOT New Jersey Corporate Mix: a way for sponsorships to come into the sport without locking anyone out superleaguetriathlon.com What will it take to win? What kind of conditions will athletes face? Questions; Tips for the offseason? (Jenna-Caer Seefried) Workouts to replace swimming while injured? (Anthony DiMauro) What strength training to do in the offseason? (Lynda Rowan) MaccaX members get an offseason strength training plan designed by Belinda Granger How to train for long swim transitions if training mostly in pools? (Chris Stevens) What was Macca's longest time out of the sport while he was competing and how did he approach rebuilding his volume and fitness? (David Procida) How to make the most out of run training and get fast fast without getting injured or looking like a skeleton? (Anne-Louise McLean)
Superleague updates - Race 1 location announced (sort of!) Alistair Brownlee dominance! Brownlee V's Frodeno - When they will meet Holly Lawrence V's Daniela Ryf Ultraman Australia and Coach Justin Granger's athlete Andrew Hartnett Questions Answered ... What changed in your mindset from training to racing? How do you reinvent yourself year after year to keep improving Off Season training - Members get your free plan (email email@example.com) Push through the pain or listen to your body?
Update on the next Super League races Reviews: Oceanside 70.3, Texas IM, Gran Canaria Lionel Sanders V's Frodo Alistair Brownlee stepping it up Holly Lawrence V's Daniela Ryf (+ wildcard Heather Jackson) Macca's picks for the 2017 70.3 World Champs Why so many sub 8'hr performances? How to get stronger on the 2nd half of the marathon.
Chris "Macca" McCormack talks Super League and where the idea came from and dives a little bit into the race format and the athletes taking place. What it will take to be successful and what you can expect. https://superleaguetriathlon.com/
Lionel Sanders – New Ironman World Record at Ironman Arizona, his story and the person Using the Indoor trainer Loretta Harris & Andy Potts Ashlee Gentle Gomez and Brownlee - going long Alister 70.3 Worlds 2017 Javier 70.3 Worlds 2017, Lond distance end of the year Can anyone beat Jan Frodeno ? Sebastian Kienle - Have we seen the best of him? Daniela Ryf Chrissie Wellington Holly Lawrence, Amelia Watkinson Ask Chris what it is that you look for when signing athletes other than performances. Best piece of advice for any up and coming professional athlete Can the alter ego personality be taught or is it just something you’re born with? How Chris became such a smack talker Short talk with MaccaX members Tim Ford who won his AG last week at Laguna Phuket Triathlon From 125kgs to 165lbs His story, what was the turning point? Dealing with depression and being in denial. “I’m probably going to die” Here is on old podcast with more details about Tim : Craig Toh - over 32 MaccaX meet ups around the world how to travel, train and stick to a program MaccaX is his family away from his family See more and join us on MaccaX
This months Podcast is hosted by MaccaX team member and head of the MaccaNow Foundation Kurt Taylor from Miami who sits down for an interview with Justin and Belinda Granger to discuss ... How to handle race week if you are an age grouper. Reasons why the pros may be putting in to much work race week Rinny vs Daniela Expectations for Melissa Hauschildt What does Joyce, Caroline Steffen and Liz Blanchford not racing mean for the women's field? Swallow doing ITU long course worlds 2 weeks ago Is Frodo untouchable? Expectations for Jesse Thomas first Kona? Lionel Sanders drafting post following 70.3 worlds. Belinda and Justin make their podium pick for the men's and women's ... shocker!
Macca and Azza discuss, personalities in the sport, how it's changed, who looks good for the Olympics and World Champs. How Jan has pulled out of the 70.3 Worlds to focus on Kona. Macca lists off his top 10 bucket list races for the U.S, Asia, Europe and down under. Olympics 70.3 Worlds Roth record Tripple crown $1,000,000 up for grabs again Which ITU guys will go long Jan Frodeno, Lionel Sanders, Sebastian Kienle, Andi Dreitz, Brownlee Brothers
Topics discussed are ... Olympics, who's looking good Leeds ITU Race Jarvier Gomez, Brownlee Brothers Ironman Cains review Who's looking good for Kona Roth 2016 - What you should be doing 4 weeks out Roth 2017 - Nominate someone, we have a free slot Chris changes roles at Thanyapura UFC sold for 4.1 Billion Amelia Watkinson - the next Chrissy Wellington? Heidi Sowerby - Welcome to Kona!
You name it we cover allot of stuff in this Podcast, great conversation with the Boss man Chris "Macca" McCormack about ...
Cameron Brown - IMNZ #12 @ 43yrs
Craig Alexander - On a roll
Maria Sharapova - Positive Drug Test (Compared to Lance Armstrong etc)
Jurgen Zack - Positive Drug Test
Olympic Team - Who's in, Who's out and who to watch for
Michael Raelert - Thanyapura training camp, Ironman Frankfurt
Conor McGregor V's Nate Diaz
High cadence V's Big Gear work - Brett Sutton V's Macca thoughts
What makes an Elite athlete?
Macca & Azza get into the following discussions …
How to race Roth, strategy and key points in the race to prep for
Jake Montgomery & Melissa Hauschildt – Geelong 70.3
How would Macca do things differently if he was a 21 yr old top gun today
Racing in Asia, huge progress and step forward
Funny Ladyboy story involving Bryan Rhodes
Singapore Training Camp – 26th-28th Feb
Thanyapura – www.thanyapura.com the ultimate Triathlon training grounds
Challenge Roth Triathlon training plan – FREE
MaccaX Phuket training Camp 22nd Nov – 29th Nov
Major half and full distance races in Asia 2016 …
70.3 Subic Bay Philippines – Mar 6th
70.3 Taiwan – Mar 27th
70.3 Putrajaya (Malaysia) – April 3rd
Challenge Taiwan – May 7th
70.3 Vietnam May 8th
Challenge Nusajaya – Aug 13th
70.3 Bintan Aug 28th
Challenge Vietnam – Sept 11th
Challenge Jeju (Korean) – Sept 25th
IRONMAN Taiwan – Oct 2nd
Challenge Kanchanaburi – Oct 23rd
IRONMAN Langkawi – Nov 12th
70.3 Phuket Nov 27th
There’s also races in Korea, China and Japan with dates still to be announced.
- See more at: http://www.maccax.com/32-racing-roth-babies-ladyboys/#sthash.U99HzZuB.dpuf
Chris opens up about some of his past business deals, appearance fees and where all the money has gone over the last 20 years.
From 200k appearance fees to Daniela Ryf making approx 2.5 million in 2015. This episode is all about the money, money, money.
Macca & Azza go over all the latest in the triathlon world and do an interview with x-pro surfer Clint Kimmins who tells his amazing story of how he went from making hundreds of thousands of dollars to travel the world and surf/party to being a top age group athalete and now coach at Thanyapura in Phuket aiming to get his pro card.
Also how to blend the right type of training sessions to build your own triathlon training plan by Chris "Macca" McCormack.
Great interview with age group triathalete Tim Ford who’s gone from 120kg (165lbs) to 71 kg (156lbs) and qualified for the 70.3 World Championships in 2016.
We also discuss ….
Triple crown and how this now looks
Stand out performances of 2015 (Jan Frodeno, Gwynsanity, Daniele Ryf)
Off season training, common mistakes to avoid.
View the free training sessions here ...
Big announcements this week with the Chinese buying the WTC and the 70.3 World Championships wrapping up.
Chris discusses how Asia is embracing and going crazy for sports while going over his Kona picks and the 70.3 Worlds results from the weekend where Jan Frodeno and Daniella Ryf were on fire.
Talks of Daniella being the fist triathalete to potentially make $2,000,000 USD in 1 year and if she can back up her dominating 10 min + victory over the weekend with a win in Kona + Bahrain.
Off season triathlon trainning plan advice avaliable on www.MaccaX.com
70.3 Worlds - Men's & Woman's Favourites
Triple Crown - $1,000,000 will go to ...
New Triathlon Union
Chinese to buy WTC for 850,000,000
Tapering - Common mistakes you need to avoid.
Honourable mentions, links ...
Exclusive: China's Dalian Wanda in talks to buy Ironman parent -source
Thanyapura - The greatest triathlon training resort on the plant
Search 4 Hurt
Mark Hunt - UFC Fighter
MaccaX - Online triathlon coaching & plans
Joanne Baxas Best and worst thing about living in Thailand
Noel Fenn Why does life get in the way?
Tim Ford Norseman... How is it looking? Competing or completing?
Mike Robinson Is the burning sensation a good or bad thing?
Noel Fenn What's your best recovery tips for a iron distance race completed by someone who is barely conditioned to sprint distance race. **Spreecast must be done before Port Mac!**
Adrian O'brien Dehydration problems. How to hydrate before race day. I suffered again at mile 16 doing a marathon yesterday. Any tips? As I've another marathon in a few days
Brett Murray Are you going to have a cracked at any more big races? Bahrain, Oman, triple crown, or have we seen the last of Macca at the elite level and now just going to dominate the same bloody age group as me!!! For the next 20 year's I'll bet.
Deirdre Robbins How much electrolytes do you take per hour and is there a way to tell how much is best for each person
Caroline Steffen How organized are ya before a big A race? ...
Adrian O'brien Who will be your support crew at Norseman
James Bale Any specific tips for Ironman Lanzarote? I'm going long sleeve top on cycle and run.
Dai Roberts How about the fast cadence swim vs slow cadence swim stroke current topic of heated debate?
Anthony Holdsworth Bike choice for Alcatraz. Any advice for the run.
Jim Martin Dealing w/ extreme heat & humidity when racing. I recently raced and had a terrific bike leg, got off the bike and thought...I feel great, time to run! About 2/3 of the way into the first of 3 loops, I was forced to walk. You know the rest of the story ... See More
Stuart Gray Should we ditch the technology now and again? I've found myself chasing numbers and not enjoying racing thus ending up in an ambulance!! If we train with power/HR would it be possible to race without the Garmins etc?
Joanne Baxas Best after party
Bryan Dever how tall are you I'm normaly good with the inter-webs but i couldn't find it on google
Jason Ripkey What would you consider your weakest discipline? And how did you overcome it?
Tim Ford when will the Bahrain announcement happen?
Phil Jarvis Nutrition (On site) prior to a race. How do you get around getting quality nutrition in when the local food being offered isn't up to standard . Especially important if you have arrived 1/2 weeks before!
Jones Karlström El Ouard Are you going to race under the Bahrain team banner in the Norseman Chris McCormack ?
Chris and Azza sit down to discuss the latest coverage from the first big races of the year ...
Chris answers the question about What is the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team?
Special guest Nick Gates the director of the cycling academy at Thanyapura swings by to tell a funny story from the Tour de France days (he did it twice) and also gives details on 3 key bike sessions you can do if you are a time crunched age grouper and preparing for a half ironman or full.
Challenge Dubai 2015 Preview
Bahrain Endurance Team
Thanyapura Super Coaches Nick Gates + Miguel Lopez
Announcement of the Bahrain Endurance Team
Tapering do's and dont's
Racing angry, getting out the negative thoughts, mental training
Podcast #25 (next) with be with x-Tour de France rider Nick Gates who now heads up the cycling team at Thanyapura. We'll get them together for some epic story telling from the cycling scene and get all the dirty details on how nuts it really was.
Race Predictions ...
Challenge Laguna Phuket 2014
20 Meter draft rule
General Discussions ....
Nutrition advice for heat training
Avoiding rookie mistakes
Macca's back! 2015 A race announced
Huge news coming out of Bahrain soon, stay tuned (game changer)
Rasmus & Macca take questions from the audience
What would you do differently if you were the CEO of WTC
What Rasmus is doing now.
Intro to co-host Azza
Questions for Macca ...
Kona brief, stand outs and what shocked you the most
The mental game, who's got it, did you always have it?
Why is race coverage so crap!
Thailand, the good the bad and the ugly.
Great podcast with Macca & Jurgen covering ...
WTC KPR points system - WTF!!!
Challenge World Champs
Pro cards given out in cerial boxes
Bahrain 70.3, what a race this is going to be!!!
Bonus Brick sessions from Macca & Jurgen at the end.
Kienle is good but these times have been posted before years ago!
New Co-Host Jurgen Zach shares his wisdom about todays big stars.
Roth Contenders, Mens and Woman's breakdown
Guest appearance from Caroline Steffen
Questions from the audience ...
First time ironman tips
Roth Swim tips
Hydration during a hot race.
Macca and MG are back in the ‘studio’ with a very special guest Formula 1 racing driver Jenson Button who happens to also be a pretty good triathlete.
Jenson talked about his journey into triathlon and his dreams for Kona and training whilst working as a F1 driver.
Macca shared the experience of being a part of the Crown Prince of Bahrain’s swim from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain – 31kms and change – a swim that proved to be a very challenging one and an honour to be a part of.
In another Middle East trip Macca took part in the Ride for Roy to honour and fundraise in memory of the triathlete Roy Nasr killed tragically in a bike accident.
The boys reviewed the weekend’s racing action in ITU at New Plymouth where Mario Mola took the honours ahead of Gomez.
Finally a wrap up of Ironman Asia Pacific in Melbourne with Chris sharing the experience from a coach’s perspective.
Don’t forget to check out the 2014 Thanyapura Supercamp – >> www.thanyapura.com/supercamp which will be August 23 rd -30 th .
The boys finished with a Q and A session.
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Macca and MG with a live studio audience present a podcast reviewing the latest racing from the Southern Hemisphere including IMNZ, Husky Long course, Challenge Philippines and Devonport Tri.
First up Ironman New Zealand taken out by Marko Albert with a cracking second place to legend Cam Brown and a solid third from MaccaX friend Terenzo Bozzone.
The guys discuss the DNF from ‘supermodel’ Bevan Docherty. The girls’ race was won in record time by Meredith Kessler. MG asks if this has motivated Macca….
Next up Husky Long Course in NSW, Australia taken out by a very in form Pete Jacobs. Solid performances from other Aussies, Tim Reed and Sam Appleton with the girls’ race taken out by Liz Blatchford.
Macca told us of his Challenge Philippines experience where even getting behind a tuk tuk didn’t help. Is this the hardest race in the Southern Hemisphere?
Macca mixed with royalty when the royal princes of Bahrain raced at the Challenge event.
Devenport used to be one of the must do races in Australia – Macca infamously got banned from this race…….back in the day!
The experts then cast their eyes over the upcoming events, notably IM Melbourne and Abu Dhabi. Will Crowie win Melbourne, can Supermodel finish the race?
Abu Dhabi short course will feature the Brownlee brothers.
Macca spoke about his upcoming plans – he’s off to Carnivale in Rio with Michael Phelps but before that he’ll be doing a charity ride in the UAE .
The heir to the Bahrain throne is swimming from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain – a cool 34km and Chris is joining on this crazy endeavor.
Camps are now on the website www.maccax.com/camps
Places will fill fast….
Macca shoots a commercial for Under Armour’s launch in Australia with Rebel Sport.
The guys finish up with questions from the facebook group and Big Ring gets on the line….
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The boyz have on the first ever official guest, multiple Ironman winner and legend in the sport.
Topics covered ...
Lace V's Macca Race
Macca coaching Xena
Jurgen Zach Hawaii Stories
Upcoming Camps - www.MaccaX.com/camps
The new bolder ....
What Jurgen thinks Macca's weaknesses are
Is Jurgen going back to Kona?
Racing in the heat
Who will win the 70.3 World Championships this year.
MG and Macca welcome to the show our first international guest Jurgen Zack 8 Ironman distance wins to his name. Jurgen was a big part of the German dominance at this distance.
Jurgen talked about his voyage into triathlon and IM – starting as a track runner when an injury got him cycling. Then he found triathlon, taught himself to swim and started racing.
Initially he said he would NEVER race at Hawaii – it looked crazy.
He raced his first Hawaii in 1989 – a virtual unknown – and came 7 th . He quickly came to realize he loved the atmosphere of Hawaii and would be back.
In 1997 Jurgen finished Roth in 7.51 only to be passed with one mile to go!
Jurgen Zack is not done yet – does he have unfinished business in Hawaii – will the Zack Attack be back?
Macca talked about his role as Caroline ‘Xena’ Steffen’s coach and also the disappointment of the Last Dance with Lance being postponed.
Macca, MG and Jurgen talked about the athletes coming across to long course – the likes of Gomez, Frodeno and the Brownlees – the Wind of Change is here and it’s going to be fascinating!
Also in the show – training camps for 2014 announced, Macca’s pick for the 70.3 Worlds and a wrap up of the Geelong 70.3 last week as well as a lot of fun and humour.
Tags #Jurgen Zack #Jan Frodeno #Emma Snowsill #Dave Scott #Mark Allen #Julie Moss #Dirk Aschmoneit #IM Kona #Wolfgang Dietrich #Challenge Roth #Dr Nicholas Romanov #Peter Reid #Thanyapura #Lance Armstrong #Livestrong #Challenge Philippines #Bevan Docherty #Javier Gomez #Brownlees #IMPanama 70.3 #Emma Moffat #Caroline Steffen #Brett Sutton #Brad Kahlefeldt #Tim Reed #Crowie #IMGeelong 70.3
Auckland 70.3 + Wanaka
What Chris has been up to and how his training is going
Macca's Race Schedule for 2014
Can he still be competitive in 2014 at 41 + with his new role?
Questions From The Team
Charles Breen - How to effectively balance training fatigue with the slow burning stresses of an office job
J.Granger - Back in the day you had the "big four" They each had their own character and enigma. So what would be the modern day big four and what do they add to our great sport?
THE PROS Macca as we know is not racing due to glandular fever. MG and Macca sit down and talk all things Kona – who are their picks? How will the race pan out at the big dance?
Both agree Pete Jacobs is looking in great form having decimated the field in Sunshine Coast 70.3 including swimming with and over Clayton Fettell. A lot will depend on the bike. The benefit of riding in the front pack on the bike has been calculated by Aaron Hersh as 4.30mins Can the 2.40 marathon be beaten – maybe Pete Jacobs or Crowie both capable. The guys talked about how Pete Jacobs will cope in a less than perfect race and will Crowie miss his old nemesis, Macca?
THE GIRLS Excited – two years since Chrissie Wellington retired. Leanda Cave won last year and is everything CW was. Now it’s time to stand up to win. Rachel Joyce – hard to beat – hasn’t raced a lot this year Caroline Steffen – amazing form – fell apart last year scared to win Yvonne Van Vlerken – also up there for third Mirinda Carfrae – for third The talk on the island is always about the weather and of course it will be hot and windy! Prepare for the worst ride 808’s.
MG and Macca discuss how so many people are out training in the heat – it’s in the bank, don’t bother.
Macca will be attending the TGINR party hosted by Bob Babbitt. MG – talked about the race management at Kona – no support provided for the pro’s – or not enough. What difference would it make? The sport hasn’t evolved enough. Rules need to progress.
HOW SHOULD THE AGE GROUPER APPROACH THE RACE?
Heart rate can be deceiving due to the heat. You need a plan particularly a marathon plan. Run lower tyre pressure. Get it into your head – it’s going to be uncomfortable. EMBRACE THE SUCK Drink water not the Gatorade on the course – salt tabs for electrolytes. Gatorade makes you thirsty. 1L per hour. Be flexible in your nutrition during the race. Roll with the punches during the run. Great book – Waterlogged by Tim Noakes
MG and Macca talked about Thanyapura in Thailand and what a great training facility especially for Kona prep.
• When will Challenge run a World Championship?
• St George Bank Series - how to run it – build a festival and they will come
• How to keep weight on during training?
• One piece of advice for your A race?
Interesting fact – 1 in 5 do not qualify for Kona – such as celebrities…
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· Thanyapura camp – highlights
· Welcome to Belinda and Justin Granger to the maccax team
ITU recap London. Chris and MG discuss ITU race series – and how they could be improved. The progress of the Brits in triathlon since the Olympic
· Macca – Kona update. Diagnosis Glandular Fever – 4 weeks out, inflamed spleen.
· Challenge update – USA third week in June – announcement in 3 days, mid Atlantic city region
· Tri Rock race in Austin Texas – Macca discusses his experience there as well as Malibu triathlon.
· 70.3 – Vegas world championship recap - Terenzo Bozzone’s amazing comeback from Achilles injury
· Macca’s tips for Kona Pete Jacobs, Kienle, Eneko Llanos, Crowie Raelert, Womens, Caroline Steffen, Rachel Joyce, Carfrae MG’s tips Pete Jacobs, Crowie, Eneko Llanos, Raelert
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Great question on The Iron War and the different strengths & weaknesses of Mark Allen & Dave Scott compared to Macca's career. Chris & MG discuss the latest race results plus who to watch out for this year in Kona and give some advice to 70.3 legend Terenzo Bozzone.
Races Discussed ..
Tour De France
Athlete Mentions ...
Another Pro tested positive for drugs! What's your take on this?
Macca, is your approach more like Mark Allen or Dave Scott?
I'm getting back pain when racing and coming right out of T1
Matt White, Nick Gates, Pete Jacobs, Richie Port, Frume, Contador, Cadel Evens, Robbie McEwan, Craig Alexander, Lance Armstrong, Paul Ambrose, Belinda Granger, Greg LeMond, Bevan Docherty and more.
Sportoga Preview Here ... https://vimeo.com/66415221
Race Coverage ....
Wattage Numbers by drug cheats
Frank – How do I train coming off a broken foot?
Jenna - How do you approach a B Race?
Macca straight off the plane from Europe lands back in Sydney and does a recap of his European Tour + all the big races coming up.
70.3 St Polten
The boys chat about the best way and place to do your professional training, Bolder V's L.A etc. Then break down all the races and the talent that performed well and the talent we need to watch out for! Macca calls out the next wave of dominant athletes.
What is the craziest thing you've seen in a Triathlon? Here it is, Wildflower 2012 ....
Can you give us some pre-race prep for a hot Ironman?
If we don't have a coach what would you recommend for a program during the off season?
What is the hardest set you've ever done?
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Macca & Milhouse (Santa Monica, March 2013)
Chris "Macca" McCormack & MG cover all things Triathlon from the past and present. Allot of history mixed in with the very latest from todays superstars and the best and worst races around the globe.
Chris also announces that Team MaccaX (www.MaccaX.com) will be giving back $5 per member every other month to friends and family of Team MaccaX who are fighting cancer.
November Training Camps ...
Miami Training Camp, Only $59 - www.MaccaX.com/Miami
Phuket Training Camp, Only $59 - www.MaccaX.com/Phuket
Live from the Encore in Las Vegas!
Macca turns 40 and celebrates in Las Vegas, along for the ride are some of his good mates including MG his regular side kick and Paul Amey (3 x World Duathlon World Champion) and Derek King the owner of www.k226.com Triathlon.
They discuss all the big races over the last couple of weeks and the Ironman today V's the Ironman of the past and chasing points for Kona. What it takes to win Kona in this new era.
Hawaii 2013 Picks?
New wave of atheletes
Wheels over wetsuit?
Wheels over bike?
Pro Cycling Talk (Richie Port)
ITU Versus Long Course
So you wanna be a Pro Triathlete?
Questions From The Audience:
What do you think of Brett Suttons interview about buying back the WTC?
How do you think Pete Jacobbs will do at the Boston Marathon?
How to improve swim strength?
How do you prepare for a high altitude race if you don't live at high altitude?
Does Viagra help for cycling?
What are the benefits of training at altitude and do you recommend it?
Jarvier Gomez, Graig Alexander, Caroline Steffan, Pete Jacobbs, Natasha Badman, Mark Allen, Thomas Hellregal, Bevan Docherty, Marinsa McCarfrie, Ivan Rayna, Andy Potts, Dirk Bockell, Marino Vanoenecker, Nicola Spirig, Leon Griffin, Richie Port, C.J Sutton, Cadel Evans, FRume, Alberto Contador, Nick Gates, James Hodge, Miles Stewart, Shane Sutton, Darren Smith, Kerry Classon, Lance Armstrong,
Macca & MG go through all the biggest races just completed and coming up. Macca talks about his broken hand and how it effects his season.
Ironman New Zealand
Sounth Africa Ironman
1 - What prep can an age grouper make to eliminate equipment failures come race day?
2 - How to stay mentally positive after big set backs?
3 - How do you feel about the torpedo mounted bottles in the aero bars?
4 - How do you manage hunger and overeating after big workouts?
Alister Brownlee, Bevan Docherty, Marko Albert, Terenzo Bozzone, Jesse Thomas, Keran Doe, Cameron Brown, Graham O’Grady, Ivan Rahna, Terenzo Bozzone, Pete Jacobs, Courtney Ogden, Oscar Galindez, Christian Kemp, Joe Gambles, Craig Alexander, Meredith Kessler, Gina Crawford, Caroline Steffan, Brett Sutton, Leanda Cave, Melissa Hauschildt, Candice Hammond, Marino Vanoeneker, Eneko Llanos , Jordan Rapp, Pauli Kiru, Luke Bell, David Dellow, Tim Burkel, Clayton Fattell, Tyler Butterfield, Sylvan Sydrie, Joseph Lampe, Chris Leigh, Frederik Van Lierde , Nicky Butterfield, Natasha Badman, Luke Mckenzie, Ronnie Schildknecht, Bart Anrous, James Cannamera, Bryan Rhodes, Lance Armstrong, Joe Flaco, Rory Mackelroy, Steve Larsen.
Chris and MG Discuss ...
Geelong Long Course Review - (Australia)
Husky Triathlon Review - (Australia)
Ironman New Zealand - Preview
Melbourne Ironman - Preview
Abu Dhabi Triathlon - Preview
Frankfert Ironman (July) - Preview
www.MaccaX.com Questions ....
#1 - Any advice for the 2 week taper leading up to an Ironman?
#2 - What type of nutrition do you use for long training rides?
#3 - If training late at night, and full of energy what recommendations do you have for nutrition to help you sleep rather than popping sleeping pills!
Team MaccaX Wetsuit Winner! You gotta see this ...
Honorable Mentions .... Craig Alexander, Cameron Brown, Clayton Fettell, Terenzo Bozzone, Peter Robinson, Luke Bell, Brad Katerfield, James Hodge, Chris Kemp, Melissa Hauschildt, Emma Moffatt, Liz Blatchford, Tim Reed, Lisa Marangon, Michelle Wu, Bevan Docherty, Sebastian Kienle, Pete Jacobs, Raelert Brothers, Eneko Lanos, Conrad Stoltz, Alister Brownlee, Paul Ambrose, Paul Amey, Jarvier Gomez, Mark Allen.
Swim/Bike/Run and how to blend them.
With the MX12 product the biggest question I've been getting is how do I best blend these sessions for optimal results. In this podcast I do my best to help explain the process of blending and how you should be mixing certain sessions together.
Swim,Bike,Run and how to blend them.
With the MX12 product the biggest question I've been getting is how do I best blend these sessions for optimal results. In this podcast I do my best to help explain the process of blending and how you should be mixing certain sessions together.
Chasing Ironnman Points as a professional
Panama 70.3 - Oscar Galindez at age 43 throwing it down!
Peter Robinson coming out of retirement
Sebastian Kienle goes to Orbea?
Lance Armstrong Pay Off's & Race Fixing
Swimmers Olympic Distance V's Ironman speed differences
The first 10k of the bike at Kona + wheel changes for pros
The evolution of Iron distance racing ... how much faster it's getting
Ironman Japan Prize Money ... WTF?
Sanchez Gone! Yet another drug cheat.
Effects of Energy Drinks
Geelong Long Distance Triathlon 2013 Predictions
Questions from the MaccaX VIP Group - Join Here www.MaccaX.com (pricing going up at 500 members, capped out at 1000)
1 legged cycling on the trainer .... does this really help?
How do you balance training, traveling, racing and family life?
What's more important building the base or doing high intensity work?
How do we fire our glute muscles, balance between quads and glutes for cycling and running.
Heather Wertell, Kelly Williamson, Oscar Galindez, Paul Ambrose, Lance Armstrong, Van Halen, Richie Cunningham, Paul Matthews, Clayton Fettell, Brad Kahlefeldt, Peter Robertson, Emma Moffatt, Craig Walton, Darren Smith, Annabel Luxford, Melissa Rollinson, Sebastian Kienle, Craig Alexander, Beyonce, Ray Lewis, Brett Sutton, Mark Allen, Dave Scott, Alister Brownlee, Scott Tinley, Spencer Smith, Craig Walton, Simon Lessing.
The boys breakdown the Oprah Interview with Lance. Wanaka Challenge, what the hell happened to Macca? Auckland 70.3, Terenzo takes a tumble. Christian Kemp, James Hodge and more. Ironman V's Challenge, Macca breaks it down.
South Africa 70.3, Ironman boys run faster than the ITU boyz! What's that all about? Bart Aernouts, Ronnie Schildknecht, Will Clark, Tim Don. Jodie Swallow. 2 athletes passed away in the swim, why is that? MG gives his thoughts.
Endurance racing and challenging courses, alternative courses that will push you to your limits.
Tour down under, big crashes and high drama. MG was there and gives us the break down.
Ironman New Zealand, Cameron Brown, Terenzo Bozzone, Bevan Docherty
3 Questions of the Day ...
#1 - What's the longest run you'd complete prior to an Iron Distance Race?
#2 - What can we do to help cramping in the swim?
#3 - Any training advice for someone who works night shifts?
Macca & MG go for it on today's latest topics covering all the upcoming races on the circuit and who all the top athletes to watch in 2013 will be. Pucon, Lance Armstrong, Auckland 70.3, Ironman New Zealand, Challenge Wanaka, Hawaii Ironman, Super Swimmers, Peeing on the bike, how to prepare for these early races, race tips, 3 questions from the audience. Allot of laughs! Honorable Mentions .... Terenzo Bozzone, Kelly Bozzone, Rich Roll, Bryan Rhodes, Bevan Docherty, Graham O'Grady, Paul Ambrose, Pucon, Auckland 70.3, Challenge Wanaka, Oscar Galindez, Luke McKenzie, Ben Hoffman, Cameron Brown, Tim Burkel, Tim Van Berkel, Joe Gambels, Luke Bell, James Hodge, Leanda Cave, Mark Allen, Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong, Caroline Steffan, Meredith Kessler, Liz Blatchford, Cameron Dye, Joe Lamphe, Michael Prince, James Bowstead, Mark Bowstead, Fraser Cartmell, Brett Sutton, Pete Jacobs, Bart Arnouts, Farris Al Sutan, Marco Albert, James Cunama, Richard Murray, Ronnie I-Ron Schildknecht, Tim Don, Will Clarke, Alister Brownlee, Johnathan Brownlee, Bella Ballis, Jodie Swallow, Leon Griffin, Miles Stewart, Brad Bevan, Greg Welch and more.
Listen in to Chris "Macca" McCormack and MG his Strength and conditioning coach of 20 years talk about all things Triathlon from today and past. Some great stories and a number of audience questions answered.