In episode 113 of The Physical Performance Show, Brad Beer has a conversation with Cam Dye - Professional Triathlete.
Cam Dye is well known in the US and abroad in the world triathlon scene as a specialist none drafting triathlete across the Olympic distance comprising 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km running.
Cam’s resume is impressive and contains many podiums in some of the biggest events in the world triathlon scene including second place in the coveted Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco.
During this conversation, Cam references how he would like to have taken the title in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon however it came in just a week short of previous podcast guest Ben Kanute also a US triathlete. During this episode, Cam discusses the highs, the lows and the many learnings of his career. He shares some great stories from his home in Boulder, Colorado as well as his experience in the Super League series. We hope you enjoy this insightful and fun episode.
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"I actually thought I could make a go of being a professional triathlete."
"You will only win your first big race, one time!"
"Keep my head down and do the job!"
"Very rarely does a race hurt over the training sessions."
"I did all that for this so let’s just go out and race."
"Don’t race until you’re ready."
"Give your best and know that you have a good chance to win the race."
"Stay Even Keen and Keep Consistent."
"Turn it on!"
"Get comfortable, being uncomfortable."
"Get it done!" - Mantra
"Make sure you eat or drink something healthy within 30 minutes of your workout." - Best Recovery Tip
"A very calm and chaotic place." - Being in the Zone
"Be as consistent as you can possibly be!" - Best Advice
"Being consistent pays the most dividends."
4:00 Kids and sports
5:20 How Cam started out playing sports
9:20 Who Cam was inspired by when he first started in Triathlon
12:20 Highlights on Cam’s triathlon career
17:30 Most significant racing achievement and favourite story.
27:00 Cam’s darkest day in his athletic career
36:00 Start Line Self Talk
38:40 Focus for the season this year.
40:00 Super league experience
45:00 What Cam means by ‘Turn it on’
49:20 Performance Round
56:00 Being in the Zone
1:02:00 Physical Challenge: Find a workout that you have completed that didn’t go well and reschedule it to see if you can beat it.
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