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What Pace is the Right Pace?

What pace should you hold? When I talk to athletes I train for racing, run pacing questions always come up. It would be easier if there were simple math equations to tell you what to do. There are some amazing tools out there, and they are getting better every day, but they still need to be combined with “feel”. Feel, must be learned though. Here is how. ...

1 MILLION downloads!!! and the offseason

On today's show Iott and Zucco chat about what the offseason means to each of us, and we highlight 1 MILLION downloads!

Ironman #3 recap, managing holidays, offseason continued

On today's show, Iott and Zucco chat about the final Ironman of the year, Florida.  We also touch on how to manage around the holidays and continue some offseason chat.

Aerobic base work, Fall IM #2 Ironman Louisville

On today's show Iott and Zucco chat about the importance of your aerobic base.  We also highlight Ironman Louisville.

What to do in the off season

If you want to take racing to the next level next year, you must get the off season right. That doesn’t mean you cannot, or should not take a break, but you need to use this precious time to apply some of the thoughts and adjustments you have been thinking about making to see how they affect things, with time to adjust if needed. I always...

2018 KONA show

On today's show, Jim Vance and Zucco lead the charge for the 2018 KONA show.

Helpful Ironman Tips, IMWI recap

On today's show, Iott and Zucco chat a bit about some helpful Ironman racing tips and we recap IMWI.

To Marathon or NOT to Marathon

There is usually a large temptation to do a winter marathon but most triathletes. Sometimes they can be a great idea. You just have to know what the purpose is. They are a great idea if: - You just want to run a marathon - You are trying to qualify for Boston - Obviously, if Marathoning or distance r...

Show 178, Jim Vance and Adam @jimvance

On today's show, SuperFly Coach Jim Vance sits in for Iott to chat  with Zucco.

Muncie and Racine 70.3, Chronic Training Load (CTL) and TAPER

On today's show, Iott and Zucco recap both Muncie and Racine 70.3.  We also discuss Chronic Training Load (CTL) and tapering.

Olympic distance racing and training, and swim challenge

On today's show, Iott and  Zucco discuss olympic distance training and racing and also challenge the listeners to a swim task!

Madison 70.3 review

On today's show, Iott and Zucco discuss and review the Ironman Madison 70.3 race.

Madison 70.3 - first "Race" back.

Well, that was interesting. I did Madison 70.3 yesterday. It was my first race back from all my surgeries and injuries. A brief re cap – I had surgery on both of my Achilles over the last 14 mo. That’s about a 12-month rehab process, and while I thought I could beat that timeline, I wasn’t able to. I think I could have with 1 but the issues...

Bike handling skils, and swim tips

On today's show, Iott and Zucco discuss bike handling, both in windy conditions and on descents.  We also chat about swimming.

Minimal bike mechanics for triathletes, continued chat on HR

On today's show, Iott and Zucco talk about the minimal bike maintainence skills every triathlete should have.  We also talk about heart rate and zone 2.

Chat about Olympian Ben Kanute with Coach Jim Vance

On today's show, Zucco sits in with Jim Vance to discuss Ben Kanute's debut into the world of 70.3 racing.

Heart rate training arguements, and Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

On today's show Iott and Zucco continue a chat about heart rate monitors and hilly training.  We also discuss branch chain amino acids with Tanya.

Functional Threshold Power vs. Lactate Threshold

On today's show, Iott and Zucco chat about the differences between Functional Threshold Power and Lactate Threshold.  Then we discuss how to apply the analysis to your training.

Fueling for training and racing

My take on metabolic efficiency when it comes to training and racing. As someone who struggled big time with nutrition and stomach issues, I tried every trick in the book to try to figure it out. When I did, it was a HUGE change in my results. Here are my thoughts and beliefs. Metabolic efficiency is the way to go as the foundation of ho...

Fining your disruptive force

On today's show, Iott and Zucco discuss stepping out of your comfort zone to see improvements and finding your "disruptive force."