TriNews: Get to Know Pro Joe Gambles’ Smart Approach to Training and Wellness, Plus 2016 Season Highlights

December 14, 2016


Open Amazon via to do your online shopping—it’s just one extra click to link to Amazon through the banner on our sidebar or click theAmazon links in the show notes.


Also, head to for a bunch of cool products and services we’ve come to love, use and endorse. Everything we offer is centered around helping you achieve the ultimate in health and performance. Also when you shop through endurance planet you directly help support the podcast so we can continue to provide you with great content always for free… Get started now on the path to optimizing your health and performance!

On this episode of TriNews with Thorsten Radde:

  • Top-3 favorite triathlon moments of 2016
  • ….Thorsten and Tawnee each share theirs. What do you think? What are your favorite moments from this year in triathlon? Email or tweet at us to let us know!
    • Tawnee’s
      • Gwen Jorgenson and Nicola Spirig Olympics battle, with Gwen getting gold and Nicola getting pregnant right after the race!
      • Patrick Lange’s record-breaking day in Kona (listen to our Kona recap here).
      • Natasha Badmann’s final Kona performance capping off one of the most inspiring careers ever in the sport.
    • Thorsten’s
      • Roth & Frankfurt
      • MBK & Diana Riesler’s consecutive wins and IMNZ, IMAZ and IM Malaysia, respectively.
      • Big German wins: Jan Frodeno, Julia Grajer
  • Special guest interview: Pro triathlete Joe Gambles
    • Healing his Achille’s
    • Transitioning to more minimalist running shoes as part of healing his injury
    • Specializing in 70.3 vs. full-ironman distances
    • Why he’s finally shifting to more Ironman focus
    • “70.3’s build you up; Ironman breaks you down”
    • In 70.3 vs. Ironman, it all comes down to the bike and for Joe the bike was a strength in 70.3 but a weakness in IM, and he’s working on fixing that
    • On diet and nutrition:
      • Fat-adaptation – Joe’s diet has transitioned to be better at utilizing fat for fuel
      • He’s also a vegetarian and talks on that
      • Other pros who are becoming more fat-adapted: Tim Reed, Sam Appleton, Benn Hoffman, etc.
      • The secret to success: proper timing of nutrients and proper nutrients that complement the workout (high intensity = add back more carbs)
    • Joe on being Heather Jackson’s coach
      • Their plan that got Heather on the IM Kona podium (3rd)
      • How they improved Heather’s bike and also got her out of a plateau
      • Early season:
        • Neuromuscular training
        • High-cadence drills and developing an efficient pedal stroke
        • Top-end power work, short-duration intervals/repeats
        • VO2max workouts
      • Add the high-end work to a huge bike base for the best success
    • On the men and women’s race in Kona
    • And more!

Add your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.