Zwift PowerUp Tri Podcast
Episode 25 - Tony Kanaan: Why Pro Drivers are Turning to Tri

Episode 25 - Tony Kanaan: Why Pro Drivers are Turning to Tri

April 5, 2020

Fast cars and TT bikes is life for Brazilian IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan. We learn why the Indy 500 Champ leans on Zwift to support his racing career – the answer will surprise you. Plus, how coronavirus is affecting the season, and more insight into the onion that is Jordan Rapp.

Episode 24 - Jan Frodeno on Legacy

Episode 24 - Jan Frodeno on Legacy

March 13, 2020

This week, we chat with reigning IRONMAN World Champ, Jan Frodeno. We dig into his achievements and ask big questions. Is he the best? Does legacy transcend beyond race results? On the heels of the tragedy of Kobe Bryant, this standout episode hits all the notes. Plus, he spills the beans on why he’s changing shoe sponsors after 17 years! Not to miss. 

Episode 23 - Tim Reed: Perception vs Reality of Being a Pro Triathlete

Episode 23 - Tim Reed: Perception vs Reality of Being a Pro Triathlete

February 20, 2020

This week, we chat with Australian Pro Tim Reed and the perception vs reality of pro triathletes. From juggling training, family, sponsor obligations, and even a regular job, pro triathletes have more in common with age groupers than you may realize. We also chat about the recent news of a notable triathlete jumping back into the pro peloton and the recent sponsorship change with the reigning Kona champion. Jordan also discusses some new workout features he personally worked on that just came out for Zwift Run.

Episode 22 - Malindi Elmore: From pro triathlete to Marathon record holder!

Episode 22 - Malindi Elmore: From pro triathlete to Marathon record holder!

January 30, 2020

This week we were lucky enough to score a sit down with the freshly minted Canadian Marathon record holder, Malindi Elmore. You might ask why we'd have a runner on the show, but Malindi raced as a pro triathlete after 2 decades of running on the track, inclusive of an Olympic appearance and some National Championships, only to go back to dominate the Marathon in just her 2nd attempt. We talk all things marathon and what she learned from triathlon to make her a better runner!

Episode 21 - Skye Moench on Goal Setting

Episode 21 - Skye Moench on Goal Setting

January 15, 2020

This week we've got Skye Moench joining us and we're talking goal setting. As a new pro athlete Skye had a breakthrough season this year with several wins including the Eurpoean Ironman Championship in Frankfurt. With a recent bike crash Skye shares with us how she's learned more about goal setting in her recovery on her journey back to the top!

Episode 20 - The Wurteles on Moving On

Episode 20 - The Wurteles on Moving On

December 16, 2019

Heather and Trevor Wurtele have been a force in triathlon over the last decade. Recently, the power couple announced their retirement. What’s it like leaving something that’s been such a driving force in your life? How do you know when it’s time to move on? In Episode 20, they drop by the studio to answer these questions and chat about their next move as well recent tri happenings.

Episode 19 - Dan Plews on Heat Adaptation

Episode 19 - Dan Plews on Heat Adaptation

December 9, 2019

Say hello to Dan Plews, the architect of Zwift Academy Tri’s training plan. A physiologist, sport scientist, and researcher, Dan is a top-level triathlon coach as well as the fastest ever age group athlete at Kona. He’s all about low carbs, high fats, and heart rate variability. In Episode 19, he drops into the studio to chat about heat adaptation as well as some of his favorite workouts in the program and the "why" behind them.

Episode 18 - Ronnie Schildknecht on Athlete Management and Athlete Contracts

Episode 18 - Ronnie Schildknecht on Athlete Management and Athlete Contracts

November 20, 2019

When it comes to life as a pro athlete, performance is only half the battle. To truly reach the next level, you need to know the business of sports. In this episode, we bring in an expert on the matter: 9x winner of Ironman Switzerland, Ronnie Schildknecht. He dives into and corrects misconceptions about how athletes make their living. Beyond that, we also chat about news regarding aerodynamic effects of drafting riders and motos

Episode 17 - Dede Griesbauer on Longevity in Endurance Sports

Episode 17 - Dede Griesbauer on Longevity in Endurance Sports

November 5, 2019

Have you noticed that many elite endurance athletes are getting fitter and faster as they get older? Some are peaking in their late 40s.  Multi-time Ironman champ and Kona top 10 finisher, Dede Griesbauer, sat down to chat with us about this recent phenomenon. With an athletic career that will reach its 4th decade this January, Dede has some great insights. Lots of recent race news, too, as well as Jordan's quick take on CBD and its place in triathlon in this episode.

Part 2: Kona Recap Special

Part 2: Kona Recap Special

October 14, 2019

Kona is done and dusted, so Jordan, Matt, and Tim get back together to go over what was an epic race. The race had some big surprises throughout the day, and the titles ended up with the two Germans, Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug. We sit down to see whose predictions did the best, and we also talk to two Zwift Academy athletes about their successful Kona experiences.