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Sam Long is spearheading the next generation of young, brash, superstar long course Triathletes.
He races without fear, he trains with pure passion and love for the sport.
His recent Ironman and Ironman 70.3 wins have thrown him into the spotlight in the world of Triathlon. Currently ranked #4th in the world on the Professional Triathlete rankings
His momentum is building, and one can sense even greater things on the horizon for this man.
He’s one of the sport's great personalities, and it’s an enormous privilege to have him on the show.
This episode was in person in The Greg Bennett Show Studio.
In this episode, we review the past few months and Sam's outstanding performances. We dissect Sam's career to date and look at his journey.
See the timestamps below for more detail.
0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising
6.00 - Introduction to Sam Long
6.15 - General chit-chat - Becoming better - outsourcing to experts - finding the gains in the swimming
9.50 - Ryan Bolton, Sam's coach, and the style of training - Easy miles are still at 7 & 7.30
11.50 - Drive or walk it - Sam lives a few 100m's from Greg's place
13.00 - Easy day - 30-mile easy bike to Jamestown and 4 miles but still has swim
14.20 - St.George 70.3 and finishing 2nd - The best race of Sam's life at the time - The world is possible... it's ok to dream big - Check out the finish of this race - Running shoulder to shoulder - It made a great race - Does Sam have a sprint finish - Ben Kanute kick - Lionel Sanders - Chris Leiferman at IM Tulsa
20.15 - St.George IM 70.3 Worlds coming up - It's Sam "A"race - The run course - What is it going to take - taking pressure off Kona
24.30 - Boulder 70.3 - All-time best performance - 3.37 hr new record - 4.5 w/kg - the pacing was even 346 normalized power - Crossing the line in Boulder - what it meant - life stress
29.20 - Life Stressors - Negotiations with sponsorships
30.30 - Sam's team - Both his parents - Girlfriend - Coach Ryan Bolton - and training mates
33.00 - The Collins Cup - A game of chess - "I want to race Jan", "I want the closest seat possible" - Team USA - Andy Potts - Timothy O'Donnell and Ben Hoffman - Team Europe The woman - Team Internationals
42.00 - The Professional Triathlete Organisation (PTO).
43.00 - The Collins Cup is short and may suit the Team USA
44.40 - Rewind the clock - growing up in Boulder but didn't know about Triathlon - First love was skiing - Then Mountain biking - But just loved training - Football, playing tight-end - Rode his bike everywhere - "For me, a bike was a teenager"
49.20 - Is it still play and fun? - 90% of the time it's fun
52.30 - Training - Tue, Thur, Sat are bike days, and Wed and Sun are run days
53.45 - Getting into Ironman - A coach told him the football team was no good and he should run - Tore his MCL when he was 17 and his dad told him to do Ironman for rehab - a passage into adulthood - He had 15 weeks - got up at 4.45 am and 8 pm at night - he finished in 9.27 and won his age-group by 55 minutes
1.00.30 - Being a Triplet - Brothers - Musician and Banker
1.02.00 - Training plans - Ryan Bolton as his coach - Finding his coach via Ben Hoffman - Ben Hoffman as a mentor - The importance of mentors - Tyler Butterfield, he's trained with everyone he's been a great mentor as well
1.10.00 - Sam's Partners - Enve wheels as title sponsor, and MirraFlora for recovery of Sam's use code YoYOYO20 for a discount - Allocating funds to invest yourself - Building a team - Christine Bell for Dry needling - Your team grows as you get better
1.15.30 - Length of a podcast
Two Big Questions
1.16.30 - Tip for optimizing life? - "View Triathlon as a lifestyle, not just the training"
1.17.15 - If you could sit and have a coffee with one living person, who would it be and why? George Washington
Rapid Fire Questions
What is your favorite family vacation? Crested Butte
Who would you dream of having a head-to-head duel to finish at the Kona Ironman? Jan Frodeno
What would you change about yourself if you could? Started swimming earlier
Out of 10, how cool would you say you are? 6
Outside of Triathlon, If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Professional Skier
Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house? Do the dishes
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Brad Pitt
What dinner could you prepare? Salmon, Rice, Broccoli - Three guests’ non-family you would invite? Lionel Sanders, Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle
If you had a time machine, would you travel to the future or back to the past? Future
Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals? Animals
Which decade of music is the best? The 70s - Zepplim, WHO, Talking Heads
Can a vegetarian eat animal crackers? Yes
Greatest movie of all time? Batman the dark night or the Gladiator
If you won, $100 million in the lottery how would you spend it? I wouldn't change a thing but have no sponsors
Collins Cup, Ironman 70.3, and Kona
1.24.40 - Conclude
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