I’m Alive Dammit!
Mindset, motivation and multiple sports, the Tri Me Tapes are the audio journal of an amateur athlete, Abi Dawson.
Seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to improve her mindset Abi made the commitment to try new sports and compete.
Initially, she identified triathlon as a true test of grit, physicality and most importantly mental fortitude.
Join Abi and her partner in crime Matt as they discuss the journey to competition, the highs, the lows and lessons learnt along the way.
In this tape of Tri-Me Tapes Podcast, we review the 16 - 18 weeks of training. Looking at weight management whilst ensuring nutrition is on point for endurance training. How food, recovery and increased workload leads towards anxiety, self-doubt and criticism of Abi’s ability in the sport.
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In this episode, we discuss:
01:06 Accountability & supporting those that are new to triathlon
01:50 Kit guide for beginner triathletes
03:49 Riding in extreme weather conditions
05:54 Kids size crash helmet top tip
07:02 Weight and nutrition update
08:57 Sugar & fueling the body for endurance training
10:00 Sleep, recovery & taking control of your nutrition
13:13 Accountability for your own diet
14:17 16 week review of training, mindset & progression
17:48 Anxiety, mistakes & high expectations
21:10 Training alone and the effects on the mind
22:40 Rest week & recovery - the dangers of burnout
23:51 Training plan overview
25:29 Negative & Positive effects of tri-training
28:54 Data Vs Body - What to listen to?
31:24 Advice for starting your fitness journey
32:13 Booking the first event! Woo Woking!
34:01 What is a Brick?
38:48 Summary of 18 weeks of training
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- Kit Blog
- Cycling Shoes
- Forrest Gump - Lt Dan
- Wahoo Elemnt
- Cycling Helmet
- InBody Scanner
- My Fitness Pal App
- Training Peaks
- Sweat-It Training
- Crowborough Hockey
- East Grinstead Hockey
- Woking Triathlon
- Brick Blog
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