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Why you should bring your pillow to your next race! | #10 ft. Aaron Geiser




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In this episode Coach Aaron Geiser and I talk about his half ironman race performance, how to avoid race day mistakes, and why sleeping well can increase your race day performance!


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OUTLINE:

0:00 – Introduction

0:23 – Race Recap: Augusta 70.3

4:30 – Pre-Race Preparations

8:03 – Internal vs. External Locus of Control

9:18 – The Importance of Bringing Your Own Pillow

11:15 – Race Day: The Swim

12:21 – Race Day: The Bike

17:33 – Pushing Through Discomfort

20:53 – Learning from Mistakes

22:58 – Race Performance Summary

23:34 – Qualification for World Championships in New Zealand

24:03 – Planning and Optimization for Upcoming Races

26:03 – Preparing for Upcoming Races

27:32 – Emphasizing Endurance Work and Strength Training

29:22 – Varying Threshold Training for Different Race Distances

30:38 – The Importance of Specificity in Training

31:45 – The Dynamic Nature of Threshold Power

33:01 – The Value of Individualized Thresholds

34:11 – Factors Affecting Daily Performance

35:59 – The Art of Coaching and Adjusting Workouts

37:29 – Challenges of Obtaining Physiological Testing

38:11 – The Role of a Coach in Interpreting Data

45:21 - The Role of Testing in Performance

46:02 - The Complexity of Testing

47:20 - Understanding Athlete Needs

47:56 - Communicating Results

48:47 - Optimal Testing Conditions

50:04 - Utilizing Data

51:05 - Outro

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