Smurf & Smurfette Tri

The Ultimate Age Grouper with Dan Plews

August 30, 2021 Smurf & Smurfette Season 3 Episode 76
Smurf & Smurfette Tri
The Ultimate Age Grouper with Dan Plews
Show Notes

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 triathletes
  • Training 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 season
  • Nutrition for age group triathletes - what the ideal day to day nutrition looks like and how this helps elevate the training and recovery of athletes
  • Monitoring performance and recovery - using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and blood glucose levels
  • Nature 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 game

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