Apr 2, 2020
"People train too hard on their easy days and not hard enough on their hard days."
Taren Gesell aka Triathlon Taren (IG | YouTube) started out playing baseball, skateboarding and Curling competitively. After finding Triathlon at University he went on to become an All-World Ironman triathlete, IRONMAN U Certified Coach and ISSA Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition.
In this interview, Triathlon Taren gives us an honest and entertaining account of his beginnings, having an apparently typical Curler’s lifestyle, through the trials which led him to compete in sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman races and to help many amateur triathletes with healthy lifestyle and triathlon training tips.
We discuss MAF heart rate training for triathletes, power meters for running and cycling, a periodized training approach, low-ish carb nutritional approach and much more.
This episode is brought to you by PATH projects running apparel. My go to running gear are the Graves PX 7" shorts, paired with the Tahoe 5" baseliners and Cascade Shirt. The shorts have plenty of pocket space to carry my phone, gels, keys, ID etc without any bouncing. More info at PATHprojects.com.
Hope you enjoy this conversation with Triathlon Taren!
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