In this St George Special with David McNamee, Tim Don and Matt Lieto, the trio banter about St George, Kona and how David McNamee wants to take over the Zwift PowerUp Tri Podcast!  

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Thorsten Radde on Who Will Win St George

April 28, 2022

Matt Lieto and Sarah True are joined by Thorsten Radde, founder of the TriRating website, to discuss how data analysis can help predict race winners for some of this years biggest Tri races. And of course how to tell if an upset was truly an upset! 

Marten Van Riel on the Olympics and Middle Course Racing

April 7, 2022

Matt Lieto and Sarah True are joined by Marten Van Riel to discuss juggling Olympic distance racing and 70.3 racing until the Paris 2024 Games, as well as Matt's next gluten-free baking adventure 

Couples Special: Ash Gentle and Josh Amberger

March 31, 2022

Matt Lieto and Sarah True are joined by tri power couple Ash Gentle and Josh Amberger to discuss Josh's recent Visa nightmare and what their 2022 race schedules look like (complete with wedding planning!) 

Sam Renouf On How The PTO Is Changing Triathlon

February 24, 2022

Matt Lieto and Sarah True are joined by the CEO of the PTO (Professional Triathletes Organisation), Sam Renouf, to talk about how the PTO is changing the face of triathlon as a business

St. George World Champs Course Preview With Tim Don

February 10, 2022

Matt Lieto sat down with Sarah True and Tim Don to discuss their recent trip to the Specialized Win Tunnel in Morgan Hill, California with the Zwift Academy Tri Team, as well as their recon of the St. George World Championships course. 

Jeremy Powers on Cyclocross and the JAM Fund

January 13, 2022

Jeremy Powers joins Matt Lieto and Sarah True to discuss his cyclocross career, his involvement with Whoop and how he gives back to the cycling community with the JAM Fund

Archive: Keeping Up With Paula Findlay

December 31, 2021

In honour of Paula Findlay's recent IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside win, we are resurfacing this interview from earlier in the year

Archive: A Collin‘s Cup Breakdown with Jackie Hering!

December 30, 2021

In honour of Jackie Hering's recent CLASH Daytona win, we are resurfacing this interview from earlier in the year

Archive: Lionel Sanders on Racing Frodeno and Disappointing Races

December 29, 2021

In honour of Lionel Sanders' recent IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells win, we are resurfacing this interview from earlier in the year

Archive: Flora Duffy: How to be a Multidimensional Triathlete

December 28, 2021

In honour of Flora Duffy's recent XTERRA World Championships win, we are resurfacing this interview we did with her last year

Chelsea Sodaro on Training, Pregnancy and Reno

December 16, 2021

Matt Lieto and Sarah True sit down with Chelsea Sodaro to discuss how pregnancy and motherhood has changed the way she trains and her new home in Reno

Julie Dibens on Coaching The Best of The Best

November 25, 2021

Hugely accomplished athlete and coach Julie Dibens joined Matt Lieto and Sarah True to discuss the ins and outs of coaching the finest athletes in the world 

ZA Tri Baseline Ride and Run Workouts With Dan Plews

November 23, 2021

Matt Lieto and Dan Plews take a look at the baseline run and ride workouts of the Zwift Academy Tri program and offer their advice on how to tackle them.

Gustav Iden on the Olympics and Running In Crocs

November 18, 2021

Gustav Iden sat down with Matt Lieto and Sarah True to discuss the important parts of Triathlon - the Olympics, Kona, Lionel Sanders and the correct running technique when running in Crocs

ZA Tri Bike Workout 5 and Run Workout 5 With Dan Plews

November 16, 2021

Matt Lieto and Dan Plews take a look at the fifth run and cycling workouts of the Zwift Academy Tri program and offer their advice on how to tackle them.

ZA Tri Bike Workout 4 and Run Workout 4 With Dan Plews

November 9, 2021

Matt Lieto and Dan Plews take a look at the fourth run and cycling workouts of the Zwift Academy Tri program and offer their advice on how to tackle them.

 

 

 

Kat Matthews on Her Military Career and Triathlon

November 5, 2021

Kat Matthews sat down with Matt Lieto and Sarah True to discuss both her occupations; her young triathlon career and her military career

ZA Tri Bike Workout 3 and Run Workout 3 With Dan Plews

November 2, 2021

Matt Lieto and Dan Plews take a look at the third run and cycling workouts of the Zwift Academy Tri program and offer their advice on how to tackle them.

ZA Tri Bike Workout 2 and Run Workout 2 With Dan Plews

October 26, 2021

Matt Lieto and Dan Plews take a look at the second run and cycling workouts of the Zwift Academy Tri program and offer their advice on how to tackle them.

ZA Tri Bike Workout 1 and Run Workout 1 With Dan Plews

October 19, 2021

Matt Lieto and Dan Plews take a look at the first run and cycling workouts of the Zwift Academy Tri program and offer their advice on how to tackle it.

Jackson Laundry on His Career So Far

October 18, 2021

Canada's Jackson Laundry drops in to discuss his career from start to present and hope he'll cope with his next challenge, taking on his first Ironman. Don't miss out, we have race news, career tales and a baby update from Sarah!

Episode 43 - A Collin‘s Cup Breakdown with Jackie Hering!

September 10, 2021

This week we welcome American unsung hero Jackie Hering to talk about Collin's Cup and her impressions and experience of the event. Jackie is generally an athlete that lets her results speak for her but on this episode we really got a glimpse of her genuine and straight forward personality. Long story short, she's awesome, and if you listen to this episode you'll be a fan after! All this, and Sarah is back and she's got a new human to tell us about!

Episode 42 - Angela Naeth on Gravel Racing

August 13, 2021

Angela Naeth joins Matt Lieto and Sarah True to discuss her new found love of gravel riding and why more triathletes are taking to the discipline. They dive deep into the intricacies of gravel, why the start is so scary (even for seasoned pros) and where her next race will be. Plus Angela provides one of the best PowerUp ideas yet! 

Episode 41 - Lionel Sanders on Racing Frodeno and Disappointing Races

July 12, 2021

Sarah and Matt are lucky enough to be joined by the the man himself, Lionel Sanders. Just a few days post a disappointing Ironman Coeur d'Alene, and a few days prior to leaving for the highly anticipated Tri Battle with Jan Frodeno, we get Lionel at his best; raw and unfiltered. We chat about what he's learned from his last race, how he plans to improve upon it, and we get the details behind his upcoming Tri Battle. This one is a must listen!

Please be aware that there are some expletives in this episode, listener discretion is advised around children. 

Episode 40 - Morgan Pearson and His Olympic Journey

July 2, 2021

Sarah and Matt have the great pleasure of sitting down for a casual chat with an athlete that has recently achieved most athlete's lifelong dreams- an Olympic Qualification. Morgan brings his laid back and fresh attitude to the podcast and chats us through what brought him to this point as a pro triathlete after years as an elite runner. Listen to this episode and we know you'll be rooting for Morgan in Tokyo!

Episode 39 - Mental Health with Kristen Yax

June 11, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, Matt and Sarah banter about Sarah's pregnancy cravings and they sit down with Zwift Academy Triathlete Kristen Yax to discuss mental health. As it is Mental Health Awareness Month, it was only fitting to speak to Kristen who has a PhD is Social Psychology (with a Minor in Sports Psychology) and is a seasoned triathlete herself. They talk about mental wellness and sports, as well as discovering potentially the most relatable new PowerUp we'd all like to see in game.

If you are struggling with any of the issues discussed in todays podcast, please reach out to a medical professional for help.

2XU Brick Training Series | Cam Brown

May 26, 2021

Beginning April 19, join the 2XU Brick Training Series. An epic 6-week event with top 2XU Pro Triathletes riding and running their favourite workouts throughout Zwift. What makes these workouts their favourite? Find out as they dish the details in exclusive interviews on the PowerUp Tri Podcast! This week, we are joined by Kiwi Pro Cam Brown.

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Tune into the latest episode each Wednesday and have a live Q&A ride or run session with top pro triathletes like Brent McMahon, Sarah Crowley, Terenzo Bozzone, and Cam Brown. Or join a recast ride every Saturday, where you can zone in the workout with the podcast. Stream the PowerUp Tri podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen.

2XU Brick Training Series | George Goodwin

May 19, 2021

Beginning April 19, join the 2XU Brick Training Series. An epic 6-week event with top 2XU Pro Triathletes riding and running their favourite workouts throughout Zwift. What makes these workouts their favourite? Find out as they dish the details in exclusive interviews on the PowerUp Tri Podcast! This week, we are joined by British Pro George Goodwin.

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Tune into the latest episode each Wednesday and have a live Q&A ride or run session with top pro triathletes like Brent McMahon, Sarah Crowley, Terenzo Bozzone, and Cam Brown. Or join a recast ride every Saturday, where you can zone in the workout with the podcast. Stream the PowerUp Tri podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen.

Episode 38 - Swim Training With Tower26

May 13, 2021

On this episode we bring in the mighty duo of Gerry Rodrigues and Jim Lubinski of Tower26 to chat about one of the often overlooked disciplines in triathlon... the swim! Gerry and Jim break down some key things to work on in form, but most importantly workout focus and how to periodize your swimming training in the season. If you feel you haven't gotten the most out of your swim yet, dive in and you won't be disappointed!

2XU Brick Training Series | Terenzo Bozzone

May 12, 2021

Beginning April 19, join the 2XU Brick Training Series. An epic 6-week event with top 2XU Pro Triathletes riding and running their favourite workouts throughout Zwift. What makes these workouts their favourite? Find out as they dish the details in exclusive interviews on the PowerUp Tri Podcast! This week, we are joined by Kiwi Pro Terenzo Bozzone.

https://www.zwift.com/events/preview/series/NzI3OTUwNjE=?bypass

Tune into the latest episode each Wednesday and have a live Q&A ride or run session with top pro triathletes like Brent McMahon, Sarah Crowley, Terenzo Bozzone, and Cam Brown. Or join a recast ride every Saturday, where you can zone in the workout with the podcast. Stream the PowerUp Tri podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen.

2XU Brick Training Series | Sarah Crowley

May 5, 2021

Beginning April 19, join the 2XU Brick Training Series. An epic 6-week event with top 2XU Pro Triathletes riding and running their favourite workouts throughout Zwift. What makes these workouts their favourite? Find out as they dish the details in exclusive interviews on the PowerUp Tri Podcast! This week, we are joined by Aussie Pro Sarah Crowley.

www.zwift.com/events/preview/ser…zI3OTUwNjE=?bypass

Tune into the latest episode each Wednesday and have a live Q&A ride or run session with top pro triathletes like Brent McMahon, Sarah Crowley, Terenzo Bozzone, and Cam Brown. Or join a recast ride every Saturday, where you can zone in the workout with the podcast. Stream the PowerUp Tri podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen.

2XU Brick Training Series | Jonas Schomburg

April 28, 2021

Beginning April 19, join the 2XU Brick Training Series. An epic 6-week event with top 2XU Pro Triathletes riding and running their favorite workouts throughout Zwift. What makes these workouts their favorite? Find out as they dish the details in exclusive interviews on the PowerUp Tri Podcast! This week, we are joined by German Pro Jonas Schomburg.

https://www.zwift.com/events/preview/series/NzI3OTUwNjE=?bypass

Tune into the latest episode each Wednesday and have a live Q&A ride or run session with top pro triathletes like Brent McMahon, Sarah Crowley, Terenzo Bozzone, and Cam Brown. Or join a recast ride every Saturday, where you can zone in the workout with the podcast. Stream the PowerUp Tri podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen.

2XU Brick Training Series | Brent McMahon

April 21, 2021

Beginning April 19, join the 2XU Brick Training Series. An epic 6-week event with top 2XU Pro Triathletes riding and running their favourite workouts throughout Zwift. What makes these workouts their favourite? Find out as they dish the details in exclusive interviews on the PowerUp Tri Podcast! This week, we are joined by Canadian Pro Brent McMahon.

https://www.zwift.com/events/preview/series/NzI3OTUwNjE=?bypass

Tune into the latest episode each Wednesday and have a live Q&A ride or run session with top pro triathletes like Brent McMahon, Sarah Crowley, Terenzo Bozzone, and Cam Brown. Or join a recast ride every Saturday, where you can zone in the workout with the podcast. Stream the PowerUp Tri podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen. 

Episode 37 - Tim Don, the Master of all Distances?

April 19, 2021

In this episode Sarah and Matt sit down the man, the myth, the legend, Tim Don to talk about his experiences at the top end of both short and long distance racing. Tim shares what the change from short course to long course was like, but also what listeners could learn from trying a similar change themselves. Always a laugh filled chat with Tim, and some big news during Matt and Sarah's banter time!

WRRS Special: Malindi Elmore on Her Exceptional Tri and Run Career

March 25, 2021

Malindi Elmore sits down with Sarah True and Matt Lieto to discuss her exceptional career and how she manages to balance work and home, with her husband as her coach and raising her two kids. She went from running in the 1500m, to competing in triathlon, to focusing on the marathon - if anyone knows how to handle a work life balance, it’s Malindi. She also recalls a story about a Christmas present she sent to Matt last year, which didn’t quite go to plan

WRRS Special: Sika Henry’s Historic Journey

March 4, 2021

To kick off Women's History Month celebrations, Sika Henry chats with Sarah True and Matt Lieto about her ambitious dreams to be the first African American female to become a pro triathlete. She talks about how she got into triathlon, her impressive recent work as an ultra runner's pacer and how the life changing bike crash she suffered has not dampened her athletic dreams.

Tune in at the end of the month when we talk to Malindi Elmore!

Episode 36 - Jim Manton on Bike Fits and Aero Gains

February 26, 2021

With about 30 years of experience, it's no wonder that Jim Manton has gained the title of one of the best bike fitters in the world. So it was only fitting that he sat down with Matt Lieto and Sarah True to retell the tale of how he started his company and how bike fitting has changed over the years. He also drops a bombshell when he reminds Sarah that they had met before and that he actually observed one of her bike fits, and still thinks he could have done a better job! 

Episode 35 - Keeping Up with Paula Findlay

February 5, 2021

Matt and Sarah welcome one of the hottest names in triathlon at the moment. Canadian pro Paula Findlay comes on, fresh off a win at the PTO Championship in Daytona. Paula talks about how her prep for this race was different than most, and what lessons she picked up that she’ll apply to future race days. We also get first dibs on chatting about her new bike sponsor, Specialized!

Episode 34 - Jay Dicharry, World Renowned Bio-Mechanist

January 26, 2021

A new year often brings with it a newly dedicated focus to our training and racing, but sometimes we overlook the the little things that could benefit us most. In this episode we bring in world renowned bio-mechanist, author, and cookie connoisseur, Jay Dicharry to enlighten us on what we really need to focus on structurally, and as he explains, posturally to have our best shot at hitting our training healthy and efficiently. Listen in if you want to be faster and stronger this year, and if you want some laughs along the way!

The Catch Up With Sam Appleton

January 18, 2021

For the first Catch-Up episode of the year, Matt sits down with Australian Sam Appleton after his impressive 6th place performance at Challenge Daytona in December. The two catch up with what Sam has been up to, mostly coffee and home furnishings, but also fit in some good tri talk and laughs as well!

Best Of 2020

December 28, 2020

It's been a crazy year to say the least, but we are lucky enough to have still had all star guests join us for some great chats. We pick some of our favorites from the last 12 months to give you a little something to listen to to finish out the year. Maybe you'll find an episode you haven't heard yet, or you'll be inspired to listen again!

Farewell To Jordan Rapp

December 21, 2020

In this Catch Up, Matt gives calls in a very special guest... Jordan Rapp! The two Power Up Tri hosts catch up on what Jordan is up to, including a career shift, and Matt gets some insight on Jordan's experiences at his 4 years at Zwift!

Episode 33: Lionel Sanders’s 2020 Achievements

December 11, 2020

In what may be the understatement of the decade, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone—athletes included. Making goals. Checking them off. Finding the next event. 2020 is, ahem, the worst. But Canadian pro triathlete Lionel Sanders has kept the negativity of this year at relative bay, managing to set a new Canadian Hour Record on the track, chased down a 5K personal best, won the Z Pro Tri Series, and recently finished 4th at the PTO Championships in Daytona. This episode, we chat with Lionel about how important these missions are for an athlete in 2020. Oh, and Matt welcomes on his new co-host, Sarah True!

 

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ZA Tri Special with Sarah True and Dan Plews

December 5, 2020

It's that time of year: Zwift Academy Tri! In this episode, ZA mentor extraordinaire Sarah True and coach of the stars, Dan Plews, talk about this year's Tri Academy with Matt. Lots of good banter as usual with this crew. There’s also amazing information about the program Dan designed. He even shares some great training advice. Give it a listen to learn more about Dan, the training, and the potential benefits of completing the program!

 

Zwift Academy Run Special Episode with Coach Terrence Mahon

November 6, 2020

In this podcast special Matt Lieto brings in Sean Jefferson to talk about the inaugural Zwift Academy Run program. The training camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Zwift’s new top end run team, and explore some killer workouts to improve your fitness. Matt and Sean bring on Terrence Mahon, a world renowned coach and runner in his own right, to chat about the coaching program he created. Some really good banter and running history covered in this episode, give it a listen.

Episode 32 - The Effect of E-racing on Professional Triathlon with Jess Learmouth

September 23, 2020

Jess Learmonth is an ITU star who has had great success in a relatively short time within the most competitive levels of triathlon with both European Championships gold and silver medals as well as a WTS World Series silver.  She was hoping to build up to and compete in the 2020 Olympics but has pivoted, along with a lot of us, to adding some E-racing into her resume. She's come off a recent win at the inaugural Super League Triathlon Arena games as well as highlighting our Z Pro Tri series field earlier this year. We get some insight into her experiences with these new formats as well as chat about her move from swimming into triathlon and the current state of ITU racing.

The Catch Up with Heather Jackson

September 15, 2020

Matt and Heather sit down for a quick chat about how Heather has been spending her time this year. Spoiler alert, she's been spending a lot of time on her gravel bike, she's been camping a lot, and oh yeah, she even did a "race"! Listen in for details and to find out what, exactly, a kitty puppy is. 

Episode 31 - A Look Back At Jesse Thomas’s Unique Triathlon Career

September 8, 2020

Jesse Thomas had a surprisingly quick rise to the top within the sport of  triathlon, and he stayed there until his recent retirement announcement. Jordan and Matt get Jesse on the podcast to catch up on what Jesse has been up to since, and reminisce about some great times shared within the sport. Some good engi-nerd talk between Jesse and Jordan in the tech corner and lots of good laughs in this one, so give it a listen! 

The Catch Up With Ben Hoffman

August 27, 2020

Matt jumps on the line with good friend and American long distance triathlon star, Ben Hoffman for this episode of The Catch Up. The two have a casual chat about what Ben has been up to this summer and what adjustments he's been making in his life and training. Ben fills us in on how he's mentally getting through this summer and living in the moment, and gives some great advice to the listeners on how to take advantage of the silver linings available during this time off of racing. Be sure to checkout the episode we did with Ben last year on the Business Side of Being a Pro.