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A Conversation with Coach Shelly Lake

This week we visit with coach Shelly Lake of Fiv3 Racing. Shelly has coached me for the past three years – from my first 70.3 to the Boston Marathon, to a tremendous performance at last year’s 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga.  And it’s not just me.  She’s coached more athletes than I can count to slots at Boston, Kona, and the Ironman 70.3 and ITU Long Course World Championships.

During the conversation, we discuss how a Star Wars movie led to her triathlon career, how to fine-tune winter training and mental toughness, why race simulations can pay big dividends on race day, and how the great Arthur Lydiard influenced her coaching philosophy.

Resources mentioned in this episode:


Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

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