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Episode 4

Joe Friel: The World is Changing

by | Apr 10, 2020 | podcast | 0 comments

In this interview, I met Joe in Kona, Hawaii where we were both visiting for the 2014 Ironman World Championships.   we discuss a number of topics including new research in periodization, nutrition & training, how he organizes all of his research, the role of curiosity in his professional life, Pete Jacob’s use of a power meter in his training and racing for Ironman, and issues of the aging athlete. “Fast after Fifty” is Joe’s most recent book as of this writing, and was released shortly after this interview. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Episode Highlights:

02:30 The best Ironman of all time  (1989)

04:00 What brings Joe back to Kona over & over?

06:30 Pete Jacob’s 2012 Ironman world champion’s training

07:30 FTP & Meaningless Data

08:45 Triathlete’s Training Bible history

10:30 Joe’s daily reading & study

11:45 Joe’s 3×5 card system

14:00 New Science on high intensity training

15:15 Ironman training: periodization & polarized training

16:15  Nutrition avenues for triathletes

17:45 Cholesterol & LDL in the diet

19:00 Curiosity & Coaching

21:00 Research on Aging in athletes 50 vs 70

24:00 Aging in Men vs Women

29:00 Prevention, Injuries & arthritis in aging athletes

30:30 The perfect training for Ironman **Don’t skip this**

33:00 Pete’s last hard workout before he became the world champion

34:00 Duration vs. Intensity in power training

Hosts & Guests

Suzanne Atkinson, MD

Joe Friel

 

About this Episode

 

Todays episode is from the “lost files” from my trip to the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona.   I thought I had lost SIX different interviews I had done, and thankfully I was able to resurrect them.  After listenign to this conversation with Joe, I’m so glad that I did. His advice and commentary on triathlon training is timeless.

In this interview we discuss a number of topics including new research in periodization, nutrition & training, how he organizes all of his research, the role of curiosity in his professional life, Pete Jacob’s use of a power meter in his training and racing for Ironman, and issues of the aging athlete.

“Fast after Fifty” is Joe’s most recent book as of this writing, and was released shortly after this interview. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Episode 4: Transcript

 

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