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Hosted by Coach Bevan McKinnon & Nutritionist Mikki Williden.

May 10, 2015

LISTENER QUESTIONS: Does fat metabolism slow down when ingesting carbohydrates during exercise. ONE STEP AHEAD: Polycystic ovary syndrome in endurance athletes. 5 MINUTE FOCUS: This week we talk to Gordon Drummond in Scotland, one of the guys behind the new 'Limits' Power Meter. Limits are bringing power to the market at an incredibly competitive price. Their power meter is interchangeable between bikes and the simplest ever to install and use. It is compatible with every type of bicycle and, for the first time, is located between the pedal and crank arm.  WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: We expand more on fitness testing and look at the metrics of 'Efficiency Factor' and 'Decoupling' available in the Training Peaks software. HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - NICOLA SPIRIG: Nicola Spirig won Olympic Gold in London 2012 in a photo finish ahead of Lisa Norden in one of the closest and greatest triathlon races in history. After a brief break to have her baby boy Nicola has spent her time focussing on other races including her first marathon in Zurich finishing with an impressive 2:42:52, winning the Kitzbuhel ETU Champs and taking 1st place at her debut Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. In her first race back on the WTS circuit last month Nicola raced to a podium finish at Cape Town. Bev talks to Nicola about her career to date, her progress and rise to triathlon champion and her plans around Rio and the future.

Nicola Spirig

THE GEEK OUT: Beetroot juice - the latest study in respect of altitude running performance.


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