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Tim Reed - Australian Ironman 70.3 World Champion & Coach - 2021 IM 70.3 Predictions

Tim Reed - Australian Ironman 70.3 World Champion & Coach - 2021 IM 70.3 Predictions

Episode 90: Tim Reed - Australian Ironman 70.3 World Champion & Coach - 2021 IM 70.3 Predictions

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Show notes (please see Timestamps below for more detail)

Today, I’m joined in the studio by Tim Reed. Tim has over 80 professional podium finishes, winning 23 Ironman 70.3 distance events, add to that Ironman Australia, and in 2016 won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships on home soil on the Sunshine Coast. Queensland, Australia.

Somehow, he’s able to balance his professional racing with his wife and raising their three young boys.

It’s been a pleasure watching him win so consistently over the years. And now I get to sit with him in the studio.

In this episode, we discuss Tim's journey and his process, we dissect the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and we have some fun with 15 rapid-fire questions.

I'll have to have Tim back on the show. His knowledge of what it takes to perform at the highest level is remarkable... we could have kept talking for hours... in fact, we did keep chatting post-recording for a long time.

See the timestamps below for more detail.


0.0 - Introduction to show and advertising

5.35 - Introduction to Tim Reed

6.00 - General chit-chat - Tim discusses being a fan of the sport - what is a budgie smuggler

8.10 - How is Tim in Boulder - dealing with Covid and lockdowns - Monica is the strength behind Tim - going all-in - Tim describes his kids and recovery - finding balance - Communication and compromise

13.10 - Four canceled races has Tim fit but not race sharp

14.45 - Tim has been doing shoe testing - thoughts on the best running shoe

17.50 - Athletic Brewing

18.30 - Gwen Jorgenson and Flora Duffy

19.30 - Rewind the clock -where did Tim find his passion for the sport - Lord Howe Island - Barker College - Vo2 80+ at University - Playing Rugby - Athletic career and coaching - Coaching Sam Appleton

28.45 - Recognizing some ability - raced age group before Pro - Matt Reed

31.30 - Becoming professional - The first big win after self-belief

35.00 - Think about giving up - 2020 was tough - training for 4 Ironmans and then having them canceled - being grateful - Trek Roka and Allen's Sport that stayed on

39.20 - Midroll advertising

40.50 - 15 fun rapid-fire quick answer questions

  1. What is your favorite family vacation? Lord Howe

  2. Who would you dream of having a head-to-head duel to finish at the Ironman 70.3 World Champs this weekend? Lionel Sanders

  3. First car you owned? Mitsubishi Nimbus 2nd hand

  4. What would you change about yourself if you could? I wish I could have lost with more grace

  5. Two most-used apps on your phone? Instagram and WhatsApp

  6. Out of 10, how cool would you say you are? 3.5

  7. Outside of Triathlon, If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Long lunch with all the school friends with beers

  8. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house? Mow the lawn

  9. First job? Kitchen hand

  10. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Dani Divito

  11. What dinner could you prepare? Omelet Three guests’ non-family you would invite? Scott Morrison (Prime Minister Australia), Robbie McEwen, Craig Alexander

  12. Which decade of music is the best? 90's grunge

  13. What do you do on a day off? 3 kids

  14. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go? South America

  15. Greatest movie of all time? Gladiator

47.00 - Predictions The 70.3 World Championships in St.George - altitude, dry air, advantage media at front of the race, Sam Long, 1/2 the field will be cooked, can the Norwegians maintain a pick

52.10 - The woman predictions - Daniela Ryf, Taylor Knibb - Swimmers Lucy Charles-Barclay, Pamela Oliveria, Bike - Clear favorite is Daniela Ryf - The claims are power climbs - the difference between weight for athletes on the hills, Holly Lawrence, Chelsea Sadaro, Paula Findley, Jackie Hering, Ellie Salthouse, Emma Pallant-Browne - Tims picks 1st Daniela, 2nd Taylor Knibb 3rd Ellie Salthouse - 1st Daniela Ryf, Emma Pallant-brown, and Taylor Knibb

59.00 - The men predictions - who is out Gomez, Brownlee, Lionel Sanders, - Michael Raelerts a dark horse for top 5 - Sam Appleton, Ben Kanute off the front - "They've gotta go" - Sam Long - the media train upfront could hurt him - Gustav Iden is the favorite, Kristian Blummenfelt in 2nd, Feeling for Rudy von Berg, Brad Weiss is on form - Appleton, and Kanute for the podium, Daniel Beakegard

1.06.00 What about Tims prediction - he'd like a top 10

1.08.30 - Tim's coaching style - Matt Dixon and recovery - Cycling approach - Tim likes a large aerobic volume

1.10.30 - Nutrition and fueling - Metabolic flexibility

1.14.30 - Tim's team and relationship - Matt Dixons greatest strength was helping with psychology - Mark Andrews from Trek - find perspective - Be grateful - Three sisters and his wife help keep Tim grounded

1.18.30 - Coaching Steve McKinna who has a big ego

1.19.45 - Greg shares his stories about Byron Bay - Swimming out to Julien rocks - body surfing at Tallows beach

1.21.30 - Two Big questions

1. What is one tip you have for people on how to optimize their sport and life? Perspective and gratefulnesses

2. If you could sit and have a coffee with any living person, who would it be and why? Dave Growl Foo fighters

What’s next? 70.3 World, 70.3 Augusta, 70.3 Memphis, California Ironman

Conclude - Beating up on Alistair Brownlee - Tim's homestay in Boulder Warren and Pam Shukies is a 2nd family for Tim since 2010


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