“People train too hard on their easy days and not hard enough on their hard days.” – Triathlon Taren
In this new episode of The Extramilest Show, Triathlon Taren gives us an honest and entertaining account of his beginnings, having an apparently typical Curler’s lifestyle, through the trials which led him to compete in sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman races and to help many amateur triathletes with healthy lifestyle and triathlon training tips.
We discuss heart rate training for triathletes, power meters for running and cycling, a periodized training approach, MAF training, low-ish carb nutritional approach and much more.
This episode is brought to you by PATH projects running apparel. My go to running gear is the Graves PX 7″ shorts, paired with the Tahoe 5″ baseliners and Cascade Shirt. More info at PATHprojects.com.
Hope you enjoy this conversation with Triathlon Taren!
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Taren also has a heart rate training calculator that you can download for free here.
Links and tools mentioned:
- Triathlon Taron – podcasts
- Team Trainiac
- Oura ring
- Dr Dan Plews
- power meters
- Jim Vance – Run with Power (book)
- Triathlon Swimming Foundations book by Taren
- Triathlon Bike Foundations book by Taren
- From No-Triathlon Taren to Triathlon Taren! [5:15]
- First race experience [7:50]
- The road to improvement, training with more intent [9:36]
- Polarized training method / Taren’s three lives of training [11:50]
- Right heart rate training zones for Triathletes [14:50]
- Integrating low heart rate training with swimming [18:30]
- Switching to a Periodized training approach [20:25]
- Slowing down – a big blow to the ego? [24:35]
- Managing overall level of physical stress [27:10]
- Taren on Dr Dan Plews and heart rate variability [28:30]
- Use of tools [31:35]
- Impact of sleep and other factors on heart rate variability [32:55]
- Power meters for running as an additional source of data [35:10]
- Measuring performance data as a guide to workouts [37:40]
- Nutritional approach / carbs and fat: source and appropriation [38:45]
- Commonalities is training mistakes [43:40]
- Team Trainiac [44:30]
- Dividing time / doing fewer things, but the right things [48:10]
- Journal as a tool [50:05]
- Running Foundations.. works in the pipeline [52:00]
- Train at a lower heart rate – chill out and you’ll have a much better time [53:30]