I still remember the first time I ‘met’ Rich, it was during the marathon at Ironman WA in 2007 when I broke 9 hours for the first time. Early on were running together, and he had one of those back then new fandangal Garmin watches that told your pace.
I still had the good ole trustworthy Timex 100 lap stopwatch. I remember asking him what pace we were running.
The answer: Too Fast. Haha.
This was off the back of when Rich won his age group in Kona and I’ve seen him take on a pro card, helped coached him for a bit, go through the ups and downs and seen him change his career to something he is way more passionate about and inevitably reducing his earnings but on the flip side enjoying his life with his family way more.
Last year Rich won Ultraman Australia and posted the fastest Ultraman overall time in the world. It’s not an ‘easy’ course even though any Ultraman is not going to be easy. But this course is spicy. I know.
So we talk some on Ultraman, we talk some coaching, we break stuff down and his answers to the final questions are the goods.
Enjoy my conversation with Rich Thompson
IN TODAYS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:
- Is Ultraman then next step?
- Do you need to train more volume than IM
- Breaking down Rich’s worlds fastest Ultraman time
- How the team matters (this is recurring!)
- Racing strategies and adapting the plan on the go
- The primary driver to get you to the finish line the fastest
- The mental games
- The athlete you have to become
- All goals matter
- Getting the most out of yourself
- On losing what you objectives ought to be in training and racing
- How life circumstances matter and being ok with them
- And so much more
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