Gandalf The Triathlete

The old and wise and grey Coach Dean Hewson is back with us for are annual spring tune-up show. We cover all kinds of fresh training topics, including what triathletes need to hear, not what they want to hear. Plus, Eric has some big spankin' news.

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Eric and Dean at Age Grouper Studios North

The Age Grouper Top Ten

We're back with a huge episode! We wrap up the MIST indoor triathlon series and get some quality training tips from a toddler. Then we break down The Age Grouper Top Ten Tips for Training and Racing. All this and some bad karaoke.

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Eric's Top Ten:
10. Easy days go easy, hard days go hard.
9. Train with someone faster than you.
8. Work on your weakness.
7. Know the course.
6. Noting new on race day.
5. Log it.
4. For motivation: look up old race results and photos.
3. Listen to The Age Grouper/triathlon podcasts.
2. Mix it up.
1. Have fun.

Jeff's Top Ten
10. Keep a training log
9. Always stand on the non-drive side of your bike.
8. Go harder than you think you can go.
7. Read The Triathlete's Training Bible.
6. Practice even the smallest details.
5. After your first time, train at or over distance.
4. Do core work.
3. Simulate race conditions in training.
2. Buy good gear from good places.
1. Nothing new on race day.

Eric's never do list:
3. Never have swim rage.
2. Never try to fix your own bike.
1. Never wear silk boxers to run a half-marathon.

Jeff's never do list:
3. Don't drink any alcohol the night before a race.
2. Never leave your flat repair kit at home.
1. Don't draft. Be honest with yourself and don't draft.