The Triathlon Preview Show Episode 4: Aug 22-23 Ironman Races & ITU Stockholm Analysis w/ Jason Pedersen

TriPreviewShow-1I wanted to share a podcast I was featured on this week called “The Triathlon Preview Show,” hosted by Zach Miller and Emily Cocks. I was featured in the second half of the show as an “ITU athlete” giving some insight into this weekend’s WTS Stockholm race. It was fun talking triathlon and hopefully I can do more of this in the future. Thanks for having me on!

Have a listen: TRS Triathlon website or iTunes.

You can watch WTS Stockholm live thanks to the Triathlon Live website.

Note: TRS Triathlon article also includes quotes from many of the athletes racing this weekend, if you want to go a little deeper.

VIDEO: Early Season Hill Repeats at Challenger Park

On Saturday I had one of my last solo workouts before joining back up with The Triathlon Squad in Poway. I did some short hill repeats at Challenger Park in Simi Valley. I grew up running there as a kid and continued to practice and race there in high school. Some of the trails at Challenger are still some of my favorites to run to this day.

My dad made a video of the workout and posted in on Youtube. If you have a few minutes, check it out. (at 5:30 into the video I explain the workout and say a few things about running at Challenger Park)

Thanks, Padre!

Alberto Salazar: “We don’t dabble” and “There are no secrets”

We work harder, more consistently than anybody else, nothing is left to chance, we don???t dabble at this. There are no secrets.

Great reminder as I get back into training for 2014 and say goodbye to “off season.” The rest of the Telegraph story written by Seb Coe, speaking with Alberto Salazar about Mo Farah (name drop!) racing the London Marathon next year and possibly skipping out on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is worth a read.

For the record, here’s my favorite “no secrets” quote (from Once a Runner, of course):

And too there were questions: What did he eat? Did he believe in isometrics? Isotonics? Ice and heat? How about aerobics, est, ESP, STP? What did he have to say about yoga, yogurt, Yogi Berra? What was his pulse rate, his blood pressure, his time for 100-yard dash? What was the secret, they wanted to know; in a thousand different ways they wanted to know The Secret. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most unprofound and sometimes heart-rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes. The Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials. How could they be expected to understand that?

And here’s my least favorite (and proof that some guys do have secrets, but they are always found out in the end):

F1 Fearless Pro Super Sprint on Universal Sports

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Last night Universal Sports aired the F1 Fearless Pro Super Sprint. This was my last race of my 2013 season, about two weeks ago. The race took place in Mission Bay, home to the very first triathlon almost 40 years ago.

I thought the coverage of the men’s race was pretty good. They did a good job showing how the race for the podium unfolded. I had barely any race coverage. The issue here isn’t that the television cameras didn’t capture??enough of the race, but rather that I didn’t race fast enough. Had I been in the mix, I would have had lots of air-time, like my The Triathlon Squad teammate Eric Lagerstrom. Eric, Joe Maloy and I did get some one-on-one time with the camera before the race. At this point in my pro career, it’s still pretty neat to see your face on tv. I plan to get over this feeling as this becomes more common… 🙂

A face made for television.
A face made for television.

In case you missed it last night, the race will re-air a few more times this week.

  • November 12 at noon
  • November 14 at 5 pm
  • November 15 at 1:30 am

(All Eastern Time)

The Competitors Radio Show

In studio with Bob Babbit on The Competitors Radio Show. Photo by: Eric Lagerstrom.
In studio with Bob Babbit on The Competitors Radio Show. Photo by: Eric Lagerstrom.

Last week Eric Lagerstrom, Joe Maloy and I were on Bob Babbitt’s The Competitors Radio Show. We briefly went over our humble beginnings in triathlon, the recent F1 Super Sprint race, and the dynamic between the three of us as we eat, sleep, train & race together. We had a great time with Bob and look forward to more of these types of media requests after kicking ass next year!

You can listen to the interview here.

Fearless Pro Super Sprint Video

Back in April I raced in a double super sprint race (swim/bike/run/swim/bike/run) in San Diego. It was a fairly small field, but with some great talent, including a couple Olympians and many of the guys that raced the WTS San Diego race. I finished 8th in my first draft-legal event of the year. Here is a video of the race.

There will be another race with a similar format in October that I will hope to be doing.

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