Candotri - You Can Do Triathlon
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This is the candotri podcast. If this swimmer-turned-triathlete can do tri, you too candotri. Join me as I swim, run, ride, and explore the ways that technology can help us really enjoy the triathlon lifestyle. I also have race reports, gear reviews, and interviews with the people who inspire me to go harder and better. The candotri podcast is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where there are open skies, few mountains, very little ocean swimming, and temperatures that vary from -40C in the winter to almost +40C in the summer. 110707
||Cleancandotri 022: Craven-Genki Triathlon At Pike Lake 2011||* Craven Genki Triathlon at Pike Lake 2011 * Wetsuits provide a HUGE advantage * Practiced transitions in the pool * Objectives for the race * Kicking is not only for propulsion * thoughts on how pike lake went * Zencast 306 - Intro to Zen buddhism - Al||8/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 021: Moe's Triathlon 2011||* Swimming promotes recovery * Effects of a recovery swim on subsequent running performance * Chlorine is an irritant * Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis in swimmers: clinical and cytological aspects * Results from Moe's Triathlon 2011 * Don't carr||7/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 020: Bridge City Duathlon 2011||* Bridge City Duathlon 2011 report * Swim Pacing * Whole-race approaches * Moe's is next!! Quote: "Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independ||6/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 019: Maratona di Roma 2011||* Maratona di Roma 2011 * All of the show notes are contained in my race report at http://candotri.com/rome.html Quote: "I did it! I'm a marthoner!" - Chad Matsalla Intro music: 'Heat' by Wheatmonkeys. Used with the permission of the artists. Check||4/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 018: long run chad is running long||* http://teamchad.ca and aproaching the Rome Marathon * Leukemia & Lymphoma Society * Being vegetarian means a ham sub with ham on the side * Zencast 296 "perfection of effort" * Zencast.org * BBC4 - In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg * Duke Universities Dig||3/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 017: hope and progress||* George Sheehan's 'Running and Being' - missing in action * Big guy wearing Shimano cap (the reason for the cover art) * Treadmill running is hard - scientific papers * Alex's swimming lessons - Red Cross Starfish * Runner's Pace Calc for iPhone * New||2/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 016: the track incident||* Baby it's cold outside. * My new clothes: MEC Jetstreak, MEC Mercury * Making green smoothies (recipe on candotri.com) * Making hummus (recipe on candotri.com) * Signed up for the Stony Plain Triathlon * First Ever Triathlon! * Chad is injured The pa||1/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 015: supports and goals||* Winter is here! * Live in the place where you live. * Risk assessment * Interview with Rambling Dave Scharf - Ironman Canada 2010 * Check out an excellent post in Joe Friel's blog: "Should I coast or pedal?" * Please donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma||12/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 014: fall (or close to it)||* Report from active.com - demographics of trithletes * Trip to Toronto is coming * Please say positive things to new parents * The age grouper podcast * A NEAR CRASH!!! * Victoria Marathoners! Congratulations to Kelownagurl (1/2 marathon), Jennifer,||10/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 013: amplified||* Headphone reviews - Sennheiser PMX80 Sport II, Sony MDR-AS20J * Interview with Ironman triathlete Ray Miller * Suffering and ascetism * Frustration and acceptance * Race report from Dax Apolinario Links: http://race4ms.ca http://www.facebook.com/page||10/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 011: volunteering and directing||* Being more vegetarian * Volunteering at the Living Sky Tri * Training report from Jennifer * Interview with Glenn Patkau Quote: "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Al||9/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 012: Alexander Kai||* Introduction to Alexander Kai * General Update - Why I missed my races * Alexander vanquished jaundice * Tanya continues to recover * Anybody use a treadmill? * Cycling update * Running Update * Chad is a handy guy - painting a deck * Do you call runn||9/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 010: Spin Off Spadina 2010||* Spin Off Spadina 2010 results: * overall: 2:28:44 41/110 16/23 age group * swim: 22:29 (1:30/100M) 7th * bike: 1:10:41 (34km/h) 22nd * run: 55:35 (5:18/km) 83rd "Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race||7/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 009: Moes Triathlon 2010||* Race report from Moe's Triathlon 2010 * Chad's placing: 10/94!! 8th in the swim, 4th in the bike, 22nd in the run * 4:47 pace in the 5k (!!!!) * New backpack - MEC Spirit 40 * New cycling shoes - Pearl Izumi Tri Fly III * Practicing transitions * What||6/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 008: Saskatchewan Marathon 2010||* Running in Vancouver * GUU * Primal Arm warmers * Feathercraft * Maguires Saskatoon * Kits pool * Pictures of nuun mixing * Japadog * Saskatchewan Marathon (Chad's time: 1:46:37) * Quote: "The difference between the mile and the marathon is the differ||6/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 007: one with the water||* Cycled to aberdeen - check candotri.com for a video of that day * New tires on zoom zoom * Running in five fingers with splayed toes * Had to pull out of my A race * Doing more speedwork for running * long run - holding heart rates * Are you comfortab||5/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 006: carry the bike||* New Nuun! * New water bottle with a kicker valve * Hydration strategy for hot noon runs * Race report for Bridge City Duathlon 2010 * Adrienne Stinson, Huskie Athletics Sport Health Centre * I had a flat and ran with my bike * The value of a bike fitt||5/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 005: clickify promo||Subscribe to the clickified version of the candotri podcast. http://candotri.com/static/feeds/candotri-podcast-clickified.xml||4/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 004: creaky and squeaky things||* fear, doubt, and activation * Brandi Pozniak on competing and training * cycle into the wind * Chad's first long ride on Zoom Zoom * Inspect the bead after replacing your tire! Quote: Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It||4/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 003: another brick in the wall||* Check out Kelownagurl tris at http://kelownagurl.blogspot.com * Squeaky bike parts suck * A storm is a-coming * Running with the vibrams * Recovery nutrition * Old shoes replaced * Chad on the Norco crossbike * Bike trainers * Really really enjoyed ph||4/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 002: Brainfreeze 2010||* Quote: "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter wh||4/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleancandotri 001: first steps||* Choosing music for running * Metronomes in podcasts * The unicycle incident * About your host * Making energy gels - why, how they worked in the 1/2 for Haiti * Half for haiti race report - km 16 * Running in -34 weather * Chad's self-supported triath||4/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
CanDoTri Podcast is Chad Matsalla's podcast about learning to become a triathlete. His background is in swimming, with some biking. He's been running for a little less than a year, which means we get to tag along to his first timed running race. He hails from Canada. This is a new podcast, with five episodes currently available. Most episodes are around 45 minutes long. Episodes begin with a running quote, followed by some upbeat music.
Chad has a very clear voice, a little clipped, and it almost seems robotic at times, especially when he is inserting specific temperatures and humidity reports. If you find it difficult to understand running podcasts that are recorded while running, this is a very clear podcast and I suggest you give it a try. I have to admit, the more I listen, the more impatient I am for a new episode to come out. I think this podcast is easy to listen to, not just because of his clear voice, but also because it is factual with some personality quirks and jokes included. As much as I appreciate other podcasts that are all over the place (ya'll know who you are), sometimes it is nice to listen to someone who is clearly logical. I also like when Chad talks about himself in third person with very little inflection on his race report. Example: "Our hero seems to be fading. How is this going to end." No question mark, because he didn't really say it like a question. Even more than this, I like when he pumps himself up: "quick feet! Quick feet!" Also fun is the noise inserts of cheering crowds and other sound effects . And the interviews conducted so far are interesting and concise.
I highly recommend this podcast.
Motivational and entertaining
As someone who is new to triathlon training, I'm finding that Chad helps keep me motivated to stick to my schedule. He is knowledgable in all three tri sports, and I've already tried some of his product recommendations. Even more important, the delight he takes in his training and accomplishments is a great reminder that this is supposed to be fun.
my Canadian friend
I love the detail Chad goes into and with his deep exploration of the topics he covers. He has a great sence of humor (to me anyway) and has genuine compassion for people. I say give it a shot you only have a freind to gain.