Paleo Treats Podcast (racing)

Barry Murray is a sports nutritionist and coach for elite endurance athletes.  His main focus is on adapting athletes to burn fat instead of carbs, and his work with Tour de France cyclists along with his own performances (several wins in ultra marathons) lend credence to his ideas.  In this podcast we discuss how long it takes to fat adapt, how fat adaptation is not the only part of athletic performance, and why you shouldn't go out and run 50k on no breakfast starting tomorrow morning.

Direct download: episode-30-barry-murray.mp3
Category:racing -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Our guest on this podcast is Dr. Phil Maffetone, coach of legendary athletes Mark Allen, Stu Mittelman, and Mario Andretti.  Phil has worked with more than just sporting greats, he's been an adviser to the military on how to make  B2 bomber pilots more effective, has worked with NASA and has even helped race horses improve their performance via heart rate training. 

He's most well known for The Maffetone Method, which is a heart rate based method for increasing your aerobic (vs anaerobic) performance.  A simple equation (train at a heart rate of 180 minus your age), it is one of the most effective training tools in any athletes repertoire.

An avid proponent of barefoot running and occasionally lifting heavy things, Dr. Maffetone's methods are most clearly distinguished by three things: His extraordinary individualization of coaching, his incredible patience, and his holistic approach that goes well beyond just one type of healing modality.

Dr. Maffetone made the transition from endurance performance coaching into music in the early 2000s, so we also talk about how music affects people, how the way we listen to music has changed, and how music can increase your athletic performance (hint: It's not with earbuds!)

Enjoy!

Direct download: episode-28-phil-maffetone.mp3
Category:racing -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Episode 14: Jamie Little, ESPN reporter & fierce competitor

Perhaps best known for her work with ESPN on the X-Games and in NASCAR, Jamie Little tells the classic American story of starting out as a wild child, working hard and getting a few breaks to become one of the most well known names in motorsports reporting.

Direct download: episode-14-jamie-little.mp3
Category:racing -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

1