Zwift Power Up Tri Podcast
Episode 13 - Pieter Heemeryck: Maximizing Indoor Training for Outside Gains

Episode 13 - Pieter Heemeryck: Maximizing Indoor Training for Outside Gains

August 12, 2019
Ironman 70.3 Champion, Pieter Heemeryck, lives in Belgium and rides a lot on Zwift — he’s a level 47! That’s 21,000 KM of Zwifting. Second only to Lionel Sanders. At least in the pro triathlon world.
 
When he won Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Pieter’s bike split was the fastest of the day. Same goes for his split at the 70.3 World Championships last year in South Africa. Pieter chats with us
about why training indoors can translate into outdoor PRs. We also chat about recent tri news and Jordan’s first vacation in years.
Episode 12 - Gwen Jorgensen: Triathlon to Marathon

Episode 12 - Gwen Jorgensen: Triathlon to Marathon

July 29, 2019

Where do you go after winning an Olympic Gold Medal in triathlon? If you’re Gwen Jorgensen, you make the jump to marathon. With Gold in mind, she’s shifted gears during her training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Gwen chats with us about the change, plus we catch up on recent tri news!

Episode 11 - Alistair Brownlee cannot be stopped

Episode 11 - Alistair Brownlee cannot be stopped

July 15, 2019

Alistair Brownlee is often seen on G.O.A.T. lists, and he just completed and won his first IRONMAN! What’s next for the 2x Olympic Gold Medalist? We chatted about his move up in distance and what podium he’s hoping to stand on next.

Episode 10 - Mike Reilly on Triathlons: Then vs Now

Episode 10 - Mike Reilly on Triathlons: Then vs Now

July 1, 2019

Almost half-a-century old, the sport of triathlon has seen its fair share of progress. A pillar of the sport for decades, tri legend Mike Reilly is a staunch advocate of its positive effects. He stops by in Episode 10 to talk all about it. How it’s evolved. What the scene looks like now versus then. His experiences, and recently published book, Finding My Voice. The crew also goes over a few recent races, and checks in on some interesting tech from E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Episode 9 - Lucy Charles-Barclay on Age and Performance

Episode 9 - Lucy Charles-Barclay on Age and Performance

June 14, 2019

One of the reasons long-distance triathlon is so beloved is its all-ages appeal. Young. Old. It doesn’t matter. If you have the drive to go the distance, you can be a triathlete. Over the years, there’s been frequent debate on what the “ideal” age is for top performances. Traditionally, “older” (30–40) has been seen as better, with experience and knowledge helping tri veterans make it to the podium. Lucy Charles-Barclay is pushing back. Only 25 years old, she’s already racked up a number of Ironman wins as well as three World Championship podiums. She joins the crew in Episode 9 to explain how younger athletes can approach races similar to older competitors, and how age is just a number when it comes to experience and tri knowledge. We also talk about Allied's successful gravel bike launch in Kansas as well as other recent happenings in the tri scene.

Episode 8 - All About the Zwift Academy Tri Team with Tim Don

Episode 8 - All About the Zwift Academy Tri Team with Tim Don

June 1, 2019
Want to know more about the Specialized Zwift Academy Tri team? Here's your chance.
 
We sat down for a chat with Tim Don—a tri legend and one of the team’s two mentors—to talk about the camp at Morgan Hill. The workouts. The team. The gear. Everything. We also dive into triathlon training tips and some awesome new tech: the DJI action camera and Wahoo Elemnt Roam.
Episode 7 - Mark Allen on judging performances over the years?

Episode 7 - Mark Allen on judging performances over the years?

May 18, 2019

How do we judge athletes over time? Are "World Records" the best way? The most wins? We asked one of the greatest of all time, Mark Allen, to explore the topic. With 6 Kona wins and multiple World Championship titles over various distances and a record-setting 21-race winning streak—he knows what it takes to be the best. Plus: Jordan and Matt talk shop with Mark about triathlon and see what makes him tick.

Episode 6 - Sebastian Kienle on Staying Motivated

Episode 6 - Sebastian Kienle on Staying Motivated

May 7, 2019

Staying motivated to train hard every year can be challenging, but when you’re a professional, it’s necessary.

2014 Ironman World Champion, two-time 70.3 World Champion, and three-time European Champion Sebastian Kienle knows a thing or two about this.

In Episode 6, he dives into the demands of staying motivated and goal-setting when you’ve already been on the top. Jordan and Matt also give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the new Watopia expansion and discuss the latest wetsuit brand creating waves.

Episode 5 - Balancing Life and Performance

Episode 5 - Balancing Life and Performance

April 20, 2019
Can you be a successful athlete while maintaining a healthy social life?
 
In Episode 5, IRONMAN record holder and World Championship podium finisher Heather
Jackson chats with Matt and Jordan about her sports background before diving into the question
of the day.
 
As always, Jordan gets into the latest and greatest tri tech and we also debate how
many pillows it takes to truly be comfortable before a big race.
Episode 4 - The Business Side of Being a Pro

Episode 4 - The Business Side of Being a Pro

April 8, 2019
6x IRONMAN Champion Ben Hoffman joins Matt and Jordan in Episode 4.
 
They dive deep into the business side of triathlons and how pros can make a sustainable career out of it.
 
Between sponsorships, networking, and social media, they cover it all.