Dave Scott: Reflections On Endurance Training, Racing, And Nutrition Over Decades
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I’m catching up with the legendary Dave Scott in this episode!
Dave is a 6-time Hawaii Ironman world champion and respected coach, and in this show, we talk about endurance training, savoring the small victories and not just the big ones, the importance of having hobbies and other interests, how to know when you need to cut back on training and the mental toll it takes, what he does to feel fulfilled, and much more!
Does Dave Scott take the opportunity to reflect back on how really awesome his career at Ironman was? [02:40]
Dave recalls how brutal the races were back in the day. [05:15]
Is it a possibility to be a well-adjusted but extremely competitive athlete? A well-rounded athlete will have some diversions besides the striving for success in the sport. [07:57]
How has the transition from the competitor on top of the field to coaching been for Dave? [12:33]
Dave has had some heart concerns but keeps up a pretty good exercise regimen. You can’t go “kind of hard” all the time. [18:06]
How do the athletes and equipment of today’s athletes compare with the former years? Dave thinks the new shoes should be banned! [21:49]
Today’s athletes are more sensible with monitoring the hearts rates and understanding that “kind of hard” is to be modulated. [33:55]
It makes no sense to run a marathon close to a week before doing Ironman. [36:35]
At what point do you bestow the distinction of being fit versus someone who is less fit metabolically? [41:22]
Everything varies by athlete and their goals. What is an “easy day” of training? [44:21]
A heavy diet of carbs was not optimal. Many people look thin but have lost muscle mass. [48:30]
We need to regulate our metabolic rate by having a bigger block of protein, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. Grazing is not as good. [51:29]
It is easy to mis-estimate the amount of protein you are eating. Is there a danger in ingesting too much protein? [55:32]
Today’s dietary strategy is still a mess. [01:06:19]
At the end of a tough training day, is there a justification to going and trying to maximize intake of all the macronutrients? [01:10:07]
Many of the bars on the market are toxic. [01:123:50]
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