Paleo Treats Podcast

Ian Dunican joins us today to talk about one of his favorite subjects (other than jiu-jitsu and ultra running), which is sleep.  He's currently working on a PhD at the University of Western Australia (UWA) focused on the question, "Can you use sleep as a performance enhancer?"

Starting off in the Irish Army as an infantryman, after five years he left the military and moved into personal training, eventually following his wife to Western Australia where he settled down and ended up working for the mining industry as a Human Performance and Health & Safety project manager.  He has a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering, an MBA, and a Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science from UWA.

A well traveled man, Ian has lots of experience and education about sleep on this podcast, from the basics of sleep hygiene to how much sleep you need as an athlete to the difference between chronotypes such as larks and owls, how to beat jetlag and the best way to adjust to sleeping at altitude. 

Ian discusses the best times to schedule meetings and make decisions, the worst times to quit, and everything in between.  A finisher of the Leadville Trail 100 (in 2013) and a BJJ blue belt, Ian backs up his academic knowledge with a lifetime of practical application with elite athletes, the military, and the corporate world. 

If you'd like to connect with Ian he's @sleep4perform on Twitter or @sleep4perform on Facebook, or you can grab his email at the end of the show.

Enjoy!

Direct download: 038-Ian_Dunican.mp3
Category:human performance -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT


One of my favorite guests, Roz Savage combines the fierce heart of an adventurer with the ability to describe beautifully the wildest & loneliest places on the planet.

As a Guinness World Record holder (first woman to row solo across 3 oceans), Roz is a shining example of someone following her dream. 

She started out as a money hungry young professional, saying “I was laboring under the illusion that money was going to make me happy.”  Working in London alongside the rest of the sharks (and whales) cured her of that drive; she realized it was an illusion, and in a famous story wrote down two obituaries.  First, the one she was headed for, and second, the one she wanted.

Staring her in the face was her whole future, and it wasn’t one she wanted.  “I realized to my great embarrassment and shame that the dream that I’d been chasing for 11 years was not the right dream.”

She was ““…actually quite terrified of the implications of realizing I was living the wrong dream.  I had to self-sabotage because I didn’t have the courage to change.”

So, cutting ties with job, relationships, and material possessions, she set out to row across the Atlantic and began to live the path she actually wanted.

Along the way she learned when to use the word fail (or really, what to replace it with) as well as what the right questions to ask were.  Having lost her self confidence in her 20s as a management consultant she regained it out in the middle of the ocean.

Listen in to Roz as she describe her most harrowing experience as well as her most beautiful, and revel in the accomplishments of another human in pursuit of excellence.

If you’d like to learn more about Roz, please check out her book “Rowing the Atlantic” or “Stop Drifting, Start Rowing”  or www.rozsavage.com or if you’d like to learn more about her coaching check out rozsavagecoaching.com

Enjoy!
NFH

Direct download: 037-Roz_Savage.mp3
Category:adventure -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

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