In this episode, Colin O’Brady, world record holder of the Explorer’s Grand Slam and Seven Summit world records, discusses the value of hard work, patience, and passion.
In this episode, Linsey Corbin, professional triathlete, discusses overcoming adversity with strength and patience. She reflects on the lessons she learned from illness and injury in 2015. Linsey recounts setting the American Ironman record at Ironman Austria in 2014.
In this episode, Rich Roll, ultra-endurance triathlete, plant-based nutrition advocate, podcast host, writer, and public speaker explores how to take ownership of your evolution. Rich discusses the process of letting go of control in both his creative endeavors and interpersonal relationships. He reflects on his path of recovery with alcoholism.
In this episode, Jessica and Brian Gumkowski, creators of Yogi Triathlete and plant based advocates explore what it means to practice presence in partnership. Jessica and Brian recount the sacred story of how they met. They explain how their individual, yet connected journeys into triathlon and the significance of their upcoming Ironman race and wedding anniversary in Cozumel Mexico.
“The emotional content, the emotional factor is something we have to bring back into an enjoyment. We have got to destress the body and allow the physical stress to start to melt. And once we can start to clear it, it’s amazing how the tissues start to respond.” * In this episode, Ian O’Dwyer, performance movement specialist, director of OD on Movement, and co-founder of PTA Global, tells the story of his movement background, from raising horses throughout his childhood to playing Australian rules football. Ian discusses lessons learned from co-founding PTA Global, a leadership company focused on professional fitness development. He offers advice on empowering clients in the fitness industry to see themselves as their own healers. Ian reflects on the role of emotional stress in athletic performance, and in turn, provides insight on the importance of recovery in order to move and live optimally. Lastly, Ian reveals upcoming ideas and projects he is working on.
“I believe that you can fit everything in your life the way you want and still get better. It’s just how you structure your training to get better.” * In this episode, Karen Smyers, world class triathlete, coach, mother, race director, and cancer survivor, tells the story of how passion allowed her to persevere through cancer, injury, and setbacks to have one of the most historic triathlon careers. Karen is the only woman ever to win the 1995 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship and the short course World Championship in the same year. Karen discusses her athletic background as a competitive swimmer and her introduction to running at Princeton University. She explains how she unexpectedly made the transition to professional triathlon. Karen provides insight on how the power of passionate positivity allowed her to overcome numerous setbacks, including a freak accident that sliced her hamstring, being struck by an 18-wheel truck on her bike, another bike accident during an important race, and her battle with thyroid cancer. She reveals her relationship with triathlon now, from the challenges she faces during a race to her experience as a triathlon coach. Karen reflects on the growth of triathlon in the USA and shares her upcoming athletic goals.