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Smurf and Smurfette are full-time professionals, part-time age group triathletes and forever trying to find balance. Each week we talk all things age group triathlon with great special guests.
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Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with world class ultra runner Zach Bitter. In particular, we dive deep in to Zach's philosophies around coaching including;Where he is at with his planning for his trans America runHis career as a teacher and how those skills transfer in to coachingDifferentiation of programs and sessions for individual athletesManaging the training load and programs of athletes when taking in to account their life circumstancesZach's nutrition philosophies and how they influence his coaching methodologiesTraining for a 50k compared to a 50 miler, 100 milers or even longer ultraResearch in to LCHF and how our knowledge and understanding of LCHF Endurance has developed since the FASTER StudyThe limitations of research and how athletes can use lab research regarding nutrition to maximise their performanceZach's next goals through the end of 2021 and in to 2022Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with entrepreneur, age group triathlon and family man Ed Baker. Ed is an angel investor and growth advisor to various startups and has led the growth of global businesses such as Facebook, Uber, Zwift and Whoop. Ed has also been incredibly successful in age group triathlon having won his age group at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant (2018) and Ironman 70.3 Texas (2018), as well as taking the overall age group title at Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz (2021), Ironman 70.3 Maine (2021), Ironman Copenhagen (2018) and Ironman Lake Placid (2018). We talk with Ed about;His life as a marathon runner during his college years and his Olympic dreamBusiness and family life before finding triathlonTransitioning in to triathlon under the guidance of Matt DixonHis initial success and the lessons learned through 2018 an 2019The obstacles along the way including bike crashes and heart concernsJumping back in to racing this year following 2.5 years with no racesTraining and nutrition under the guidance of new coach Dr Dan PlewsPreparations for Ed's first Ironman in 3 years at Ironman CaliforniaShowlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
It's a special edition of the Smurf & Smurfette podcast as we talk with Robbie Andrews just before we runs a 6.7km loop around his block, on the hour, every hour, for 55 hours!!!"Robbie Does His Block" is a charity initiative raising money for endED - a charity with the vision of providing a safe haven for expression and support of people suffering from eating disorders, their family and carers in a private non-judgemental space.We talk with Robbie about;His history in endurance sport, particularly Ironman triathlonHis WHY for jumping in to such a huge challengeThe training and preparation for 55 x 6.7km loops around his local neighbourhoodNutrition, pacing and support throughout the 55 hours of runningYou can support Robbie's cause by donating HERE. Follow Robbie's progress at his Facebook age HERE or by following endED HERE.Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and former AFLW premierships winner with the Western Bulldogs, Tiarna Ernst. Tiarna has significant experience with training and performing as an athlete and also supporting women to training and perform in their chosen sports. We talk with Tiarna about the menstrual cycle and athletic performance including;How female athletes can get the best out of themselves through different phases of the menstrual cycleDifferent types of training through different stages of the menstrual cycleSome of the myths surrounding female athletes, the menstrual cycle and performanceThe impact of contraception on the menstrual cycle and athletic performanceAdolescent females, the menstrual cycle and athletic developmentThe first steps for female athletes to begin working on their ability to manage their training and performance around the menstrual cycleThis week's podcast is not just for female athletes. It is a great reminder for coaches, parents and anyone else involved in female sport on working with female athletes and the menstrual cycle.Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with champion age group triathlete Madi Roberts following her overall age group win at 70.3 Sunshine Coast. Madi blitzed the age group field taking out top female in a time of 4:20 and even finished fourth female overall including professional athletes. Madi has had an interesting triathlon journey to date and we talk with her about;Growing up in Port Macquarie, the heart of Australian long course triathlonRacing her first 70.3 World's on a road bikeBecoming 20-24 Age Group World Champion over the Standard Distance at the 2017 ITU World Championships in Rotterdam, NetherlandsBeing named 2017/18 Triathlon Queensland Age Group Athlete of the Year Injuries and setbacks and how she overcame theseA short hiatus from triathlon to tackle marathon runningGetting back to triathlon with more setbacks and successHer win at 70.3 Sunshine CoastPreparation for her first Ironman at Ironman WA in Busselton this DecemberTurning pro in 2022Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with runner, multisport athlete, coach and massage therapist Greta Truscott. Greta recently had the privilege of participating in the 1000 Miles To Light project with big ultrarunning names such as Pat Farmer and Dean Karnazes. In this project, two teams of 4 runners (an Australian team and US team) each ran 100 miles for 10 straight days, with runners taking it in turns to run 5km stints. We talk with Greta about her history in the sport of running and the 1000 Miles to Light project itself, including;The challenges COVID put in front of the organising team, reducing the event from a transcontinental run to a looped run on the Singleton Army BaseRunning 1000 miles in a team of 4 (250 miles each) over the space of 10 daysRaising awareness and funds for youth mental health charity Reach OutTraining for the stop start nature of 1000 Miles to LightNutrition to fuel each day and ensure recovery for the nextThe competition of Australia v New ZealandThe mental and physical challenges encountered through 10 days of runningWhat's next for GretaShowlinkshttps://www.1000milestolight.com/https://rejoovrunners.com.au/www.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, we talk with the one and only Dr Dan Plews. He's an age group Ironman World Champion, a coach, a sports scientist, a family man and much more!! And this week, Dan talks us through what makes up the "ultimate" age group triathlete. We talk with Dan about;Athletic history of age group triathletes - what sports tend to be great breeding grounds for successful age group triathletesTraining for age group triathletes - what the approximate ideal training load and hours is and what this should look like over a week and throughout a seasonNutrition for age group triathletes - what the ideal day to day nutrition looks like and how this helps elevate the training and recovery of athletesMonitoring performance and recovery - using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and blood glucose levelsNature vs Nurture - what is more important for age group triathletes? Can hard work and smart training out do genetics and natural ability?The mindset of an age group triathlete - how do age groupers build mental strength and maximise their mental gameShowlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
My First (Almost) 100 Miler

My First (Almost) 100 Miler

2021-08-0301:05:03

Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf and Smurfette talk with ultra runner Matty Campbell. Based in the UK, Matty has run 50k and 100k ultra events, however, just recently laced up for his first ever 100 miler. Unfortunately, Matty didn't quite make it, but walked away with plenty of success and learning regardless. We talk with Matty about;How he got involved in running - the first 5k up to his first ultra marathonsBeing "prepared" for ultra running and his first ultrasThe training and journey towards his first 100 milerTraining in the depths of a UK winterBalancing training with work, new jobs, social life, family and everything elseThe importance of a coach to help Matty to his first 100 milerThe Beacons Way Ultra - how it played out and what led to the DNFLessons and learnings for next timeShowlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
My First Half Marathon

My First Half Marathon

2021-07-2748:14

Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf and Smurfette talk with first time half marathon runners Vanessa Van Bael and Annie May. With 6 to 9 months of training, both Vanessa and Annie have worked their way up to their first half marathon and recently achieved their goals at their respective events. We talk with Vanessa and Annie about;What inspired them to give a half marathon a goWhat event they chose and whyWhat the training was like in the lead up to their first halfBalancing life with trainingThe challenges along the way including injuries, illness and even weddings!The highs and lows of race dayWhat is coming nextShowlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf talks through his experiences at 3 Marathons 3 Days held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The event includes a marathon on Friday with 1400m of elevation and a mix of rainforest single track, fire trail, dirt road and sealed road; a marathon on Saturday with 1400m of elevation along 4wd tracks, overgrown single track and fire trail; a marathon on Sunday with 900m of elevation with a fast, but hard, 10k of downhill on the road to finish!Smurfette interviews Smurf about the highlights and lowlights, the training leading in to the race, strategy for a stage race, nutrition and much much more!A big thank you to Dynamic Running for putting the event on for the 10th year and to our little family of runners from the weekend.Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf talks with first time Ironman athlete Michael Kimpton. Retired and based in Airlie Beach in Queensland, Michael just complete his first Ironman at Ironman Cairns...at 66 years old!!! We talk with Michael about;Growing up with sports and encountering a setback with a significant motorcycle accidentGetting back on his feet and his first triathlon in his late twentiesTaking up triathlon again in 2016, 30 years after his first triathlonTraining and nutrition for older age group athletes70.3 racing and 70.3 World Championships in Nice 2019Preparing for his first IronmanThe pre-race week nerves and preparationsFinishing his first Ironman and hearing Pete Murray call him across the finish linePicking up a Kona qualifying slot!!Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
The Happy Athlete

The Happy Athlete

2021-06-2950:53

Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf & Smurfette talk about "The Happy Athlete". Why being a happy athlete is so important and strategies to help make this happen. This includes;Making endurance sport part of your lifestyleInvolving friends and familyNutritional balance and the 80/20 ruleComparison being the thief of joyVolunteering and giving backEmbracing the struggle and loving the processBeing grateful that we GET to do these things!Showlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook PageEpisode is LivePublished: May. 24, 2021 @ 3AM EditUnpublishAdd a TranscriptGet episode better indexed by search engines.Add Chapter MarkersListeners can tap through & see what’s coming up.Create a Visual SoundbiteBest way to share to social media for engagement.Share Episode OnFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore OptionsEmail Link to Episode CopyDirect Link to MP3 Copy Download MP3Embed this ONE EpisodeView Episode Stats
It's now just over a week on from the finish line of Ironman Cairns 2021, and Smurf & Smurfette provide a wrap up of some of the age group highlights, finish line interviews and a play by play of the pro race.Some of the highlights in this week's podcast include;Breaking age group course records in both the mens and womens raceA broken course record in the mens 70.3 raceFinish line interviews with Nick Carling, Sarah Thomas, Jason Limbert, Rhys Jones, Craig Whiting and fan favourite Clare ZappalaA recap of the women's pro race from SmurfetteA recap of the men's pro race from SmurfAfter hearing this week's podcast, you will want to sign up for 2022!!!Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicCruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expoSFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & SmurfetteRun Like A Girl - supporting women in runningShowlinksSmurf & SmurfetteOSSEMCruze CoffeeWyn RepublicMalo RepublicSFuelsRun Like A Girl
Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.Today we talk with Emma and Colin Leeson. The father daughter duo have been training hard for Ironman Cairns 70.3 with Emma about to finish her first 70.3 and Colin coming along for the ride. Colin has been involved in triathlon since the early 90's as an athlete and also as the Managing Director of TLR Race Wheels. When Emma decided to give Cairns 70.3 a shot, Colin jumped on board to coach, support and complete the event as well. We talk with Emma and Colin about;Colin's background in triathlonThe inspiration for Emma to take up triathlonThe training in the lead up to Cairns 70.3The nerves and excitement the night before race dayThe plan for race day and nutritionThose finish line feels and "ugly crying"!!What comes next for Emma and Colin And of course - the SUPER SPEEDY SMURF Round!!!Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicCruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expoSFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & SmurfetteRun Like A Girl - supporting women in runningShowlinksSmurf & SmurfetteOSSEMCruze CoffeeWyn RepublicMalo RepublicSFuelsRun Like A Girl
Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.Today we talk to Megan Hendry, a highly successful age group triathlete local to the Cairns hinterland. Megan has finished Ironman Cairns twice and Cairns 70.3 three times. In these five races on the Cairns course, Megan has not finished lower than 4th in her age group! We talk with Megan about;Balancing triathlon training with FOUR part time jobs!Her first triathlon experience at Yungaburra triathlon to now being an ambassador for the raceLocal knowledge of the Ironman Cairns course and the local support of the raceTraining for Ironman and 70.3 in the Atherton TablelandsWhat the final days of preparation look like pre-raceOrganisation and logistics on the weekend of Ironman CairnsAdvice for first timers on the Ironman Cairns courseAnd of course - the SUPER SPEEDY SMURF Round!!!Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicCruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expoSFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & SmurfetteRun Like A Girl - supporting women in runningShowlinksSmurf & SmurfetteOSSEMCruze CoffeeWyn RepublicMalo RepublicSFuelsRun Like A Girl
Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.Today we talk to local Cairns athlete and coach Nick Carling. Nick has 5 Ironman distance finishes, two of which are at Cairns. He also has numerous Cairns 70.3 finishes and podiums to his name. We talk with Nick about;Preparations for race day and some of the bumpTips for managing these final days and race dayThe build in to Ironman and 70.3 Cairns for his athletesBuilding the mental capacity of athletes to ensure success on race dayHow to manage the deep lows that race day bringsExpectations for Ironman Cairns and chasing that pro cardHow to celebrate post-race dayRaising awareness and funds for COUCH (Cairns Organisation United for Cancer Health)And of course - the SUPER SPEEDY SMURF Round!!!Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicCruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expoSFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & SmurfetteRun Like A Girl - supporting women in runningShowlinksSmurf & SmurfetteOSSEMCruze CoffeeWyn RepublicMalo RepublicSFuelsRun Like A Girl
Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.Today we talk to our first special guest for the week, first time Ironman athlete Clare Zappala. Clare has thirteen 70.3 finishes to her name, including four 70.3 finishes on the Cairns course. We talk with Clare about;Balancing Ironman training with life as a teacherWhy Clare decided to make the leap up to the Ironman distanceThe difference between training for a 70.3 and an IronmanWhat to be aware of out on the Ironman Cairns courseGreat advice she has received from many many other athletesThe taper and how it has differed from a 70.3 taperRacing on her home course with friends, family and colleagues all cheering her onWhat she does in the days preceding a race, particularly here in CairnsHer expectations for race dayAnd of course - the SUPER SPEEDY SMURF Round!!!Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicCruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expoSFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & SmurfetteRun Like A Girl - supporting women in runningShowlinksSmurf & SmurfetteOSSEMCruze CoffeeWyn RepublicMalo RepublicSFuelsRun Like A Girl
Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.We start the week talking the "art of the taper"...because it really is that - an art!! In this episode, Smurf & Smurfette cover the key Do's and Don'ts of race week, including;Keeping things as normal as possibleWhat training during race week should look likeNutrition for race weekPlanning and organisation during race week and for race dayIronman Cairns specific logisticsVisualisationRest and recoveryControlling what you can controlSmurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinicCruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expoSFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & SmurfetteRun Like A Girl - supporting women in runningShowlinksSmurf & SmurfetteOSSEMCruze CoffeeWyn RepublicMalo RepublicSFuelsRun Like A Girl
Ultraman Anthony Ralph

Ultraman Anthony Ralph

2021-05-2352:57

oin endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf & Smurfette talk with Cairns triathletes Anthony Ralph who completed Ultraman Australia on May 8, 9 and 10. Ultraman Australia is a 3 day triathlon event held in Noosa and on the Sunshine Coast that includes;DAY 1 - 10k Swim, 140km BikeDAY 2 - 281.1km BikeDAY 3 - 84.4km Double MarathonWe talk with Anthony about;His history in triathlon and what inspired him to give an Ironman and then Ultraman a shotThe training in the lead up to Ultraman Australia, including 20+ hours a week fo swim, bike, run and strength workThe importance of the crew over the 3 days of UltramanNutrition and pacing strategies over the 3 daysRecovering between days to maximise performanceThe atmosphere of the event and the challenges facedShowlinkswww.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!On this week's podcast, Smurf & Smurfette talk with Tim Walsh, creator and race director of Dead Cow Gully Backyard Ultra, and John Pearson, second place at the inaugural 2021 Dead Cow Gully with 43 loops.We discuss the inspiration for the creation of the event, the location and course (on a working cattle farm in rural Queensland) and the highs and lows of an epic weekend. The event saw Ryan Crawford finish 44 loops, assisted to this epic 295km journey by John Pearson who pulled the pin after 43 loops. The family friendly event provided numerous inspirational stories that we hear about in this week's podcast.Showlinkshttps://www.deadcowgully.com.au/www.smurfandsmurfette.com.auWyn RepublicSFuelsRun Like A GirlSmurf & Smurfette Instagram PageSmurf & Smurfette Facebook Page
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