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"Diet and Triathlon": Tri Swim Coach Podcast (Part 1 Audio)

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http://triswimcoach.com Tri Swim Coach podcast on managing your diet. Sign up for the Tri Swim Coach newsletter at http://www.triswimlessons.com for 5 online swim lessons geared towards triathlon swimming. Transcript: Kevin: Welcome to the triswimcoach podcast with you host, Kevin Koskella, and today is episode number 10. We're going to talk a little bit about managing your diet. A little bit off the swimming topic today but I wanted to throw that in. I've got a book upcoming. I'm writing right now. I'm almost finished with it. On nutrition, weight loss, fitness and how to achieve the best body for you and compete in sports. So, this is on topic as far as that goes. But, I had an interesting experience yesterday. One of the Santa Monica, just north of L.A. and I was interviews by Chris Shawble of the Channel 4 KNCBC Morning Show today in L.A. And the topic was swimming. It was just about how to get started in swimming, not triathlon-specific. We covered some points about really just the basics and how to get started. And what is good about swimming. What are some of the benefits of swimming? Mainly, the benefits would be the great cardio workout that you get the full body workout and the lack of injuries in swimming. Besides shoulder injuries, there's not a lot of risk to other injuries. And then just getting started, what do you do? How do you get moving? I emphasized hiring an instructor first and getting some lessons and then learning to swim on your side rather than doing the stomach swimming which is what most people do. So, that was a pretty fun time! I had a couple of volunteers from the triswimcoach newsletter list and thanks to those guys- Steven Young and Rachel Ragona. We will all be on the news. It's going to be on, if you guys are on the L.A. area, you're going to be able to see it. Otherwise, I'll have a link to the video on my blog. But, it'll be 4:00 AM on Tuesday morning and then again at 6:00 AM. That's Tuesday, June 23rd. We're going to start airing the segments. There's a total of 4 segments and I don't know when the next ones are going to be but I know they are going to do the first one on Tuesday, the 23rd. 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM. So, if you're up early and you're in L.A., check it out! So, that leads me to the topic of today which is managing your diet and I thought I'd read a part of a chapter from Mark Allan's book. It's called "Workouts For Working People". And about this book, I think it came out about 2000 so it's about 8 or 9 years old. So, Mark's story himself is that he's won the Iron Man 6 times. And in his younger years, he used to just eat anything. He just eat everything and it worked fine and then he got to about age 30 and that's stopped working for him. And also, he started getting a gut and he's a skinny guy with a gut which is probably the worst of both worlds. So, anyway, he developed an eating plan that gave him a lot of energy and was able to keep fit and lean so that his triathlon career could continue. So, this chapter "Managing Your Diet" is chapter 10 in the book and his wife actually co-wrote the book with him. His wife is Julie Moss and she is a famous triathlete in the early days of triathlon, in the early 80's. There's a video of her finishing the race and she's crawling to the finish line. She just had enough energy to make it by 10 to 20 yards to the finish line. Then she collapsed and crawled to the end. But if you ever watch the Iron Man on NBC, you'll probably see a replay of that. So, anyway, she wrote the first part of this chapter and I wanted to read that. "The best guide for eating exactly the right amount of food is a forgotten adaptation you have built into your body. It's called an appetite. You eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full. It's simple enough to be guided by your appetite while eating all the calories and nutrients you need. In the absence of social eating pressures and the personal/emotional reasons you eat other than hunger. If you do...