Laura Bennett joins Greg Bennett as a co-host - The evolution of Triathlon
Episode 72: Laura Bennett joins Greg Bennett as a co-host - The evolution of Triathlon
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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg officially brings on his cohost, his wife, and multiple Olympian and former number one ranked triathlete in the world, Laura Bennett.
Laura and Greg have been together for 21 years this year. For much of that time, they worked together to maximize their athletic careers. For all of those 21 years, they have helped each other optimize their lives.
You can listen to Laura’s episode #38 when they discussed her journey and her process.
In this episode, Greg and Laura discuss the great episodes and guests of the show from the past 18 months. They then discuss the evolution of the sport of Triathlon - The athletes, the races, the training, and the equipment.
Laura will join the show from time to time as a co-host… a lot of it will be dependent on the timing of interviews with guests and how they can work around the kid's naps and sleep schedules.
See the timestamps below for more detail.
0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising
4.20 - Introduction to Laura
5.15 - General chit-chat -
5.50 - Reflecting on the episodes - The Doctors, The Coaches, Triathletes, other Athletes, Entertainers, Commentators - Phil Liggett - Documentary "The Voice of Cycling https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12999126/
17.20 - How Greg and Laura met. Laura describes going to Australia because that's where the best athletes were and racing in Australia - Victoria, Canada
20.20 - 2021 Tokyo Olympics - What the Olympics meant to Laura? - Qualifying - the event and the race itself
24.10 - What the Olympics meant to Greg? - the disappointment of 2000 - preparing for 2004 - qualifying for Athens
30.30 - What was missing for Greg and Laura not to win the Olympics? Managing emotions and training leading into the Games
33.10 - This Tokyo Olympics 2021 - Pushing even though an athlete does not know if it's on - Jake Birtwhistle quote "If there's a 1% chance of the Olympics I'm training 100%"
36.50 - Triathlon the evolution - Who is the best? he athletes - The greatest, it's hard to compare - Greg's spreadsheet - Reinvesting in yourself - "Pick a race and focus on it"
48.00 - The evolution of races - How have they changed? The Grand Prix in Australia - The ITU - Australians learned their craft racing in Australia - The French Grand Prix - The ITU moved more to Europe - "Get out there and race"
54.00 - Coaches - what coaches work when? Siri Lindley, Darren Smith, Joel Filliol, and Dan Lorang.
1.00.40 - Triathlon equipment - Bikes, Running gear, - Form Swim Goggles - Data and its usefulness
1.07.00 - Recovery - Hyperice - Hypervolt
1.08.00 - Biggest day in Volume for Laura? - 3.5 x24km climb up Left-hand canyon (180km) and then run off 20 km - Greg's biggest day - Tuesday long run 2hrs (20 miles or 32km run) plus an 8km run or 5 miles run in the afternoon - Using Arthur Lydiard training - Wednesday long ride 180km to 200km - Thursday 100km bike TT, Swim 4km and a 25km run
1.15.00 - Conclude
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