Hillseeker https://hillseeker.com/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:14:10 +0000 en-US © 2017 Hillseeker Hillseeker Hillseeker jeff@hillseeker.com Hillseeker jeff@hillseeker.com clean No https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Finding growth in adversity, wild dogs in Italy, airport yoga and stand up desks https://hillseeker.com/podcast/finding-growth-adversity-wild-dogs-italy-airport-yoga-stand-desks/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:55:27 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=437 In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover embracing your low points in endurance events and training as growth opportunities, 24-hour workouts, listener questions on ultra running and stand up desks.

  • Taking care of hydration and nutrition, even when you think the event isn’t a huge challenge
  • Embracing the suck & using low points as growth moments
  • Post-event care, nutrition and hydration. Jeff’s Nutrition Coach Danielle Gordon
  • Update on 100 Day Burpee Challenge, including 1,000 burpee “Dog Food” workout
  • Listener questions:
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In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover embracing your low points in endurance events and training as growth opportunities, 24-hour workouts, listener questions on ultra running and stand up desks.

  • Taking care of hydration and nutrition, even when you think the event isn’t a huge challenge
  • Embracing the suck & using low points as growth moments
  • Post-event care, nutrition and hydration. Jeff’s Nutrition Coach Danielle Gordon
  • Update on 100 Day Burpee Challenge, including 1,000 burpee “Dog Food” workout
  • Listener questions:
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In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover embracing your low points in endurance events and training as growth opportunities, 24-hour workouts, listener questions on ultra running and stand up desks.

  • Taking care of hydration and nutrition, even when you think the event isn’t a huge challenge
  • Embracing the suck & using low points as growth moments
  • Post-event care, nutrition and hydration. Jeff’s Nutrition Coach Danielle Gordon
  • Update on 100 Day Burpee Challenge, including 1,000 burpee “Dog Food” workout
  • Listener questions:
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clean No no no 39:02 Jeff Grant
A cool up hill triathlon in the Italian Alps & relationship dynamics in endurance sports https://hillseeker.com/podcast/cool-hill-triathlon-italian-alps-relationship-dynamics-endurance-sports/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:48:42 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=436 We profile Ötzi Alpin Marathon, the perfect UP HILL Hillseeker race in Süd Tirol, Italy, that combines mountain biking, trail running and ski mountaineering. We also tackle the often touchy topic of relationships in sports.

Ötzi Alpin Marathon 42KM up racing up a mountain in Süd Tirol, combining mountain biking, trail running and up hill ski mountaineering.

Relationship dynamics in sports training, competition and lifestyle. Special guest Becky Grant (Jeff & Becky have been married since 1993).

 

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We profile Ötzi Alpin Marathon, the perfect UP HILL Hillseeker race in Süd Tirol, Italy, that combines mountain biking, trail running and ski mountaineering. We also tackle the often touchy topic of relationships in sports.

Ötzi Alpin Marathon 42KM up racing up a mountain in Süd Tirol, combining mountain biking, trail running and up hill ski mountaineering.

Relationship dynamics in sports training, competition and lifestyle. Special guest Becky Grant (Jeff & Becky have been married since 1993).

 

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We profile Ötzi Alpin Marathon, the perfect UP HILL Hillseeker race in Süd Tirol, Italy, that combines mountain biking, trail running and ski mountaineering. We also tackle the often touchy topic of relationships in sports.

Ötzi Alpin Marathon 42KM up racing up a mountain in Süd Tirol, combining mountain biking, trail running and up hill ski mountaineering.

Relationship dynamics in sports training, competition and lifestyle. Special guest Becky Grant (Jeff & Becky have been married since 1993).

 

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clean No no no 30:55 Jeff Grant
Your Inner Coach Looks Back and You Move Forward: Self-criticism and gratitude when reviewing your season, setting both an audacious goal and an early winnable goal for the new year and more coaching tips! https://hillseeker.com/podcast/inner-coach-looks-back-move-forward-self-criticism-gratitude-reviewing-season-setting-audacious-goal-early-winnable-goal-new-year-coaching/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:25:20 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=444 Year-end Assessment and GOALS feature. We share experiences and offer insights for new endurance athletes, as well as guidance for sport and life on assessing a year, strengthening your inner coach’s voice and firing yourself up for the new year.
Eileen shares an update on Turkey Trot running in Florida. Jeff offers insights on managing expectations related to race day weather.

  • Jeff talks about the struggles of writing a book, self-doubt and the finish line push and ties it to the importance of lacing up and getting out the door to train. Eileen covers suffering in training and the delayed return on investment vs. instant gratification.
  • Jeff calls for being self-critical only once when reviewing a year, capturing your lessons learned and keeping a strong inner coach’s voice to avoid negativity traps.
  • Jeff talks crazy year-end goals (2016 challenge & video from 2014 squat challenge) and making goals public. Here are some ideas for 2016 challenges.
  • Eileen shares more about her journey toward Ironman 70.3 Switzerland and a great knife sharpening metaphor.

 

Links & Resources

 

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Year-end Assessment and GOALS feature. We share experiences and offer insights for new endurance athletes, as well as guidance for sport and life on assessing a year, strengthening your inner coach’s voice and firing yourself up for the new year.
Eileen shares an update on Turkey Trot running in Florida. Jeff offers insights on managing expectations related to race day weather.

  • Jeff talks about the struggles of writing a book, self-doubt and the finish line push and ties it to the importance of lacing up and getting out the door to train. Eileen covers suffering in training and the delayed return on investment vs. instant gratification.
  • Jeff calls for being self-critical only once when reviewing a year, capturing your lessons learned and keeping a strong inner coach’s voice to avoid negativity traps.
  • Jeff talks crazy year-end goals (2016 challenge & video from 2014 squat challenge) and making goals public. Here are some ideas for 2016 challenges.
  • Eileen shares more about her journey toward Ironman 70.3 Switzerland and a great knife sharpening metaphor.

 

Links & Resources

 

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Year-end Assessment and GOALS feature. We share experiences and offer insights for new endurance athletes, as well as guidance for sport and life on assessing a year, strengthening your inner coach’s voice and firing yourself up for the new year.
Eileen shares an update on Turkey Trot running in Florida. Jeff offers insights on managing expectations related to race day weather.

  • Jeff talks about the struggles of writing a book, self-doubt and the finish line push and ties it to the importance of lacing up and getting out the door to train. Eileen covers suffering in training and the delayed return on investment vs. instant gratification.
  • Jeff calls for being self-critical only once when reviewing a year, capturing your lessons learned and keeping a strong inner coach’s voice to avoid negativity traps.
  • Jeff talks crazy year-end goals (2016 challenge & video from 2014 squat challenge) and making goals public. Here are some ideas for 2016 challenges.
  • Eileen shares more about her journey toward Ironman 70.3 Switzerland and a great knife sharpening metaphor.

 

Links & Resources

 

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clean No no no 29:16 Jeff Grant
Post-Event Blues: Softening the blow, life in the thick of it and suggested after-care. Plus, Eileen gets out of her comfort zone and runs fast and Jeff writes around the clock https://hillseeker.com/podcast/post-event-blues-softening-blow-life-thick-suggested-care-plus-eileen-gets-comfort-zone-runs-fast-jeff-writes-around-clock/ Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:21:12 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=443 Post-Event Blues feature. Jeff & Eileen share experiences and cover the double-edge sword of allowing races to define us. Jeff offers suggestions for Blues preventative care, triage and after-care. Thomas checks in from New Zealand and Eileen races hard!
Lots of valuable coaching guidance in this episode!

  • Eileen shares an update on getting out of her comfort zone with some fast foot races in Germany.
  • The two cover risk-taking with foot races in the off-season to experiment, become mentally stronger and bust through limits.
  • Jeff introduces post-race blues and shares his insights and experiences, including his first Ironman.
  • Listeners John Righeimer and Thomas Schlegel offer insights on Post-Event Blues. Thomas checks in from New Zealand to share his experience with post-race blues after his epic 76-hour Ruck that we interviewed him for in Episodes 8 & 9. He shares some excellent insights and suggestions on the show.
  • Eileen shares a glimpse into her journey toward Ironman 70.3 Switzerland.
  • Jeff shares guidance for any athlete going through post-race or post-event blues or interested in preventing it or lessening the impact, offering a detailed Post-Race Blues approach in 3 stages: preventative care, triage and after-care. Check out the Hillseeker Podcast Episode 11 full article at hillseeker.com for the text version of Jeff’s 3-stages guidance.
  • Episode 12 is on end-of season and post-event assessments, building your knowledge base for the future and more!

Links & Resources

  • Closing music: “Three O’Clock Blues” by Eric Clapton and BB King
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Post-Event Blues feature. Jeff & Eileen share experiences and cover the double-edge sword of allowing races to define us. Jeff offers suggestions for Blues preventative care, triage and after-care. Thomas checks in from New Zealand and Eileen races hard!
Lots of valuable coaching guidance in this episode!

  • Eileen shares an update on getting out of her comfort zone with some fast foot races in Germany.
  • The two cover risk-taking with foot races in the off-season to experiment, become mentally stronger and bust through limits.
  • Jeff introduces post-race blues and shares his insights and experiences, including his first Ironman.
  • Listeners John Righeimer and Thomas Schlegel offer insights on Post-Event Blues. Thomas checks in from New Zealand to share his experience with post-race blues after his epic 76-hour Ruck that we interviewed him for in Episodes 8 & 9. He shares some excellent insights and suggestions on the show.
  • Eileen shares a glimpse into her journey toward Ironman 70.3 Switzerland.
  • Jeff shares guidance for any athlete going through post-race or post-event blues or interested in preventing it or lessening the impact, offering a detailed Post-Race Blues approach in 3 stages: preventative care, triage and after-care. Check out the Hillseeker Podcast Episode 11 full article at hillseeker.com for the text version of Jeff’s 3-stages guidance.
  • Episode 12 is on end-of season and post-event assessments, building your knowledge base for the future and more!

Links & Resources

  • Closing music: “Three O’Clock Blues” by Eric Clapton and BB King
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Post-Event Blues feature. Jeff & Eileen share experiences and cover the double-edge sword of allowing races to define us. Jeff offers suggestions for Blues preventative care, triage and after-care. Thomas checks in from New Zealand and Eileen races hard!
Lots of valuable coaching guidance in this episode!

  • Eileen shares an update on getting out of her comfort zone with some fast foot races in Germany.
  • The two cover risk-taking with foot races in the off-season to experiment, become mentally stronger and bust through limits.
  • Jeff introduces post-race blues and shares his insights and experiences, including his first Ironman.
  • Listeners John Righeimer and Thomas Schlegel offer insights on Post-Event Blues. Thomas checks in from New Zealand to share his experience with post-race blues after his epic 76-hour Ruck that we interviewed him for in Episodes 8 & 9. He shares some excellent insights and suggestions on the show.
  • Eileen shares a glimpse into her journey toward Ironman 70.3 Switzerland.
  • Jeff shares guidance for any athlete going through post-race or post-event blues or interested in preventing it or lessening the impact, offering a detailed Post-Race Blues approach in 3 stages: preventative care, triage and after-care. Check out the Hillseeker Podcast Episode 11 full article at hillseeker.com for the text version of Jeff’s 3-stages guidance.
  • Episode 12 is on end-of season and post-event assessments, building your knowledge base for the future and more!

Links & Resources

  • Closing music: “Three O’Clock Blues” by Eric Clapton and BB King
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clean No no no 30:51 Jeff Grant
How to use race course reconnaissance and visualizations, Advanced Yoga Training in Thailand, Hamburg’s Bergziege race and national cultures in amateur racing. https://hillseeker.com/podcast/use-race-course-reconnaissance-visualizations-advanced-yoga-training-thailand-hamburgs-bergziege-race-national-cultures-amateur-racing/ Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:14:02 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=442 Benefits of the course recce and how to use it mental training and visualization. Jeff shares recce experiences, discusses emotional connections to races and using recce-fueled visualizations for flow state. Lots of coaching tips in this episode!
This episode’s main coaching topic is the benefit of doing course reconnaissance (recce) and how to use these recce’s in mental training and visualization exercises. Jeff shares his recce experiences for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and Ironman Hawaii, discusses emotional connections to races, facing fear and using recce-fueled visualizations to enable you flip the switch to hit flow state. Lots of coaching tips in this episode!

Jeff updates us on his advanced yoga teacher training course in Thailand, where he developed new ideas for Flow State Runner from Yin Yoga, finally learned handstands and consumed 40 coconuts in 6 weeks.

Eileen shares her experience chasing a goal and running an awesome hilly race in Germany. The two discuss different national cultures in race supporters and endurance racers and Jeff shares his default of thanking people for whatever they are saying when he doesn’t understand the language they are speaking.

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Benefits of the course recce and how to use it mental training and visualization. Jeff shares recce experiences, discusses emotional connections to races and using recce-fueled visualizations for flow state. Lots of coaching tips in this episode!
This episode’s main coaching topic is the benefit of doing course reconnaissance (recce) and how to use these recce’s in mental training and visualization exercises. Jeff shares his recce experiences for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and Ironman Hawaii, discusses emotional connections to races, facing fear and using recce-fueled visualizations to enable you flip the switch to hit flow state. Lots of coaching tips in this episode!

Jeff updates us on his advanced yoga teacher training course in Thailand, where he developed new ideas for Flow State Runner from Yin Yoga, finally learned handstands and consumed 40 coconuts in 6 weeks.

Eileen shares her experience chasing a goal and running an awesome hilly race in Germany. The two discuss different national cultures in race supporters and endurance racers and Jeff shares his default of thanking people for whatever they are saying when he doesn’t understand the language they are speaking.

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Benefits of the course recce and how to use it mental training and visualization. Jeff shares recce experiences, discusses emotional connections to races and using recce-fueled visualizations for flow state. Lots of coaching tips in this episode!
This episode’s main coaching topic is the benefit of doing course reconnaissance (recce) and how to use these recce’s in mental training and visualization exercises. Jeff shares his recce experiences for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and Ironman Hawaii, discusses emotional connections to races, facing fear and using recce-fueled visualizations to enable you flip the switch to hit flow state. Lots of coaching tips in this episode!

Jeff updates us on his advanced yoga teacher training course in Thailand, where he developed new ideas for Flow State Runner from Yin Yoga, finally learned handstands and consumed 40 coconuts in 6 weeks.

Eileen shares her experience chasing a goal and running an awesome hilly race in Germany. The two discuss different national cultures in race supporters and endurance racers and Jeff shares his default of thanking people for whatever they are saying when he doesn’t understand the language they are speaking.

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clean No no no 30:51 Jeff Grant
Burning the boats and securing triumph after multiple failed attempts: Thomas Schlegel Epic 76-hour Solo Ruck Interview Part 2 https://hillseeker.com/podcast/burning-boats-securing-triumph-multiple-failed-attempts-thomas-schlegel-epic-76-hour-solo-ruck-interview-part-2/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:10:24 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=441 Eileen races at night in Germany and Jeff shares Part 2 of his interview with Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal
Eileen races at night in Germany and Jeff shares Part 2 of his interview with Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal.

  • Part 2 of the Thomas Schlegel Interview. By the way, in case you missed it, Hillseeker Podcast Ep. 8 contains Part 1.
  • Linking an event to a charitable cause: Face-to-Face Project and Thomas’s Crowdrise Fundraiser Page
  • Numerous insights and lessons in this episode, including Burning your Boats, targeted preparation, box breathing, visualization of overcoming expected moments of adversity, pushing through failure, mantras, and harnessing the power of a virtual support team to help you push through limits.
  • Request for stories from listeners on post race blues. Please leave us a voice message and we’ll play it on the show!

 

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Eileen races at night in Germany and Jeff shares Part 2 of his interview with Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal
Eileen races at night in Germany and Jeff shares Part 2 of his interview with Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal.

  • Part 2 of the Thomas Schlegel Interview. By the way, in case you missed it, Hillseeker Podcast Ep. 8 contains Part 1.
  • Linking an event to a charitable cause: Face-to-Face Project and Thomas’s Crowdrise Fundraiser Page
  • Numerous insights and lessons in this episode, including Burning your Boats, targeted preparation, box breathing, visualization of overcoming expected moments of adversity, pushing through failure, mantras, and harnessing the power of a virtual support team to help you push through limits.
  • Request for stories from listeners on post race blues. Please leave us a voice message and we’ll play it on the show!

 

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Eileen races at night in Germany and Jeff shares Part 2 of his interview with Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal
Eileen races at night in Germany and Jeff shares Part 2 of his interview with Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal.

  • Part 2 of the Thomas Schlegel Interview. By the way, in case you missed it, Hillseeker Podcast Ep. 8 contains Part 1.
  • Linking an event to a charitable cause: Face-to-Face Project and Thomas’s Crowdrise Fundraiser Page
  • Numerous insights and lessons in this episode, including Burning your Boats, targeted preparation, box breathing, visualization of overcoming expected moments of adversity, pushing through failure, mantras, and harnessing the power of a virtual support team to help you push through limits.
  • Request for stories from listeners on post race blues. Please leave us a voice message and we’ll play it on the show!

 

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clean No no no 50:17 Jeff Grant
Big goals, overcoming failure and perseverance: Thomas Schlegel Epic Ruck Interview Part 1 https://hillseeker.com/podcast/big-goals-overcoming-failure-perseverance-thomas-schlegel-epic-ruck-interview-part-1/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:07:10 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=440 Jeff talks Superbike cornering and Flow State and then interviews Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal.
Update on Jeff’s Flow State experience at a Motorcycle Superbike course at Silverstone, UK.

  • Part 1 of the Thomas Schlegel Interview
  • Requests for funny stories from listeners from races or training. Please leave us a voice message and we’ll play it on the show!

 

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Jeff talks Superbike cornering and Flow State and then interviews Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal.
Update on Jeff’s Flow State experience at a Motorcycle Superbike course at Silverstone, UK.

  • Part 1 of the Thomas Schlegel Interview
  • Requests for funny stories from listeners from races or training. Please leave us a voice message and we’ll play it on the show!

 

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Jeff talks Superbike cornering and Flow State and then interviews Thomas Schlegel on his multiple attempts to complete a solo, non-stop 50+ hour ruck in Bavaria, Germany. Follow along on this inspirational journey to chase an audacious goal.
Update on Jeff’s Flow State experience at a Motorcycle Superbike course at Silverstone, UK.

  • Part 1 of the Thomas Schlegel Interview
  • Requests for funny stories from listeners from races or training. Please leave us a voice message and we’ll play it on the show!

 

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clean No no no 47:00 Jeff Grant
Flow State triggers, team energy and self-honor https://hillseeker.com/podcast/flow-state-triggers-team-energy-self-honor/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:02:58 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=439 In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover the quantitative focus trap and when more is less, flow state triggers in team sports performance, transferring team peak performance factors to individual training and racing and more.
Update on Eileen’s Dove Elbe Rallye rowing race experience with Jeff’s coaching guidance on Flow State triggers, honoring team and self and more.

  • Stages of Flow State: Struggle, Release, Flow, Recover
    • Finding the right level of adversity to trigger flow and let go, embracing the adversity.
    • Hyperawareness, staying with collective team energy and not chasing the negativity spiral
    • Obvious Lesson: Using team events to cultivate flow state and peak performance experiences (e.g. SEALFIT Academies, 20X, Kokoro) http://sealfit.com
    • Less Obvious: Transferring team Flow State experiences to solo
    • Other People articles with the idea of applying it to solo performance in training and racing.
    • Virtual team of supporters and channeling that energy into motivation when alone physically.
  • Pursuing balance between quantitative and qualitative focus, and between self-motivation and self-destructive pressure.
    • Awareness: Treating yourself like a team member you value (respect, honor, compassion)
    • Self-toughness on recovery and adherence to a training plan vs. objective observation and feedback.
    • Calming our monkey minds and avoiding negativity spirals. Unbeatable Mind
    • Quantitative overload and conversation with future 80-year old you on quantitative/qualitative ratio
    • When more is less, and is not better.
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In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover the quantitative focus trap and when more is less, flow state triggers in team sports performance, transferring team peak performance factors to individual training and racing and more.
Update on Eileen’s Dove Elbe Rallye rowing race experience with Jeff’s coaching guidance on Flow State triggers, honoring team and self and more.

  • Stages of Flow State: Struggle, Release, Flow, Recover
    • Finding the right level of adversity to trigger flow and let go, embracing the adversity.
    • Hyperawareness, staying with collective team energy and not chasing the negativity spiral
    • Obvious Lesson: Using team events to cultivate flow state and peak performance experiences (e.g. SEALFIT Academies, 20X, Kokoro) http://sealfit.com
    • Less Obvious: Transferring team Flow State experiences to solo
    • Other People articles with the idea of applying it to solo performance in training and racing.
    • Virtual team of supporters and channeling that energy into motivation when alone physically.
  • Pursuing balance between quantitative and qualitative focus, and between self-motivation and self-destructive pressure.
    • Awareness: Treating yourself like a team member you value (respect, honor, compassion)
    • Self-toughness on recovery and adherence to a training plan vs. objective observation and feedback.
    • Calming our monkey minds and avoiding negativity spirals. Unbeatable Mind
    • Quantitative overload and conversation with future 80-year old you on quantitative/qualitative ratio
    • When more is less, and is not better.
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In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover the quantitative focus trap and when more is less, flow state triggers in team sports performance, transferring team peak performance factors to individual training and racing and more.
Update on Eileen’s Dove Elbe Rallye rowing race experience with Jeff’s coaching guidance on Flow State triggers, honoring team and self and more.

  • Stages of Flow State: Struggle, Release, Flow, Recover
    • Finding the right level of adversity to trigger flow and let go, embracing the adversity.
    • Hyperawareness, staying with collective team energy and not chasing the negativity spiral
    • Obvious Lesson: Using team events to cultivate flow state and peak performance experiences (e.g. SEALFIT Academies, 20X, Kokoro) http://sealfit.com
    • Less Obvious: Transferring team Flow State experiences to solo
    • Other People articles with the idea of applying it to solo performance in training and racing.
    • Virtual team of supporters and channeling that energy into motivation when alone physically.
  • Pursuing balance between quantitative and qualitative focus, and between self-motivation and self-destructive pressure.
    • Awareness: Treating yourself like a team member you value (respect, honor, compassion)
    • Self-toughness on recovery and adherence to a training plan vs. objective observation and feedback.
    • Calming our monkey minds and avoiding negativity spirals. Unbeatable Mind
    • Quantitative overload and conversation with future 80-year old you on quantitative/qualitative ratio
    • When more is less, and is not better.
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Setting sports and fitness goals, embracing the journey of event preparation, and using audacious goals. https://hillseeker.com/podcast/setting-sports-fitness-goals-embracing-journey-event-preparation-using-audacious-goals/ Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:59:53 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/?post_type=podcast&p=438 In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover setting sports and fitness goals, embracing the journey of event preparation, and using the power of audacious goals to get more out of ourselves and life.
Update on Eileen’s Mallorca cycling trip with Jeff’s coaching guidance on framing early season performance.

  • Setting goals
    • Self-assessment & drivers. Awareness of our own motivation to help set appropriate and fun goals.
      • Transformation, Adventure, Work-Life Balance, Bucket List, Prove something (to self, others, etc.), Variety / fun, Quantitative or qualitative, a mix
      • Preventing burnout, especially triathletes!
      • Bringing awareness to conflicting goals.
    • Considering the distance by which our reach should exceed our grasp
  • Training as a journey
    • Life life! Open yourself up to meet others and occasionally deviate from your plan with Jeff’s coffee stop in Holland story.
    • Select a goal for which you will enjoy training
    • Making it about the journey takes pressure off of race day and makes the training more enjoyable
  • Use of audacious goals
    • Examples of audacious goal successes and failures: Switzerland’s mountainous Inferno Triathlon and Jeff’s attempt at a Ph.D.
    • Flow State synergies across multiple audacious goals, ideas on finding synergy, as well as pitfalls to avoid in overstacking yourself.
  • Coaching Advice on Goals
    • Make your commitment public
    • Consider dedicating your pursuit to someone or to a charitable cause
    • Use milestones, aka Toll Gates, especially with audacious goals.
    • Consider combining goals across life categories. e.g. audacious physical goal with career development goal, as there are synergies across flow state performance.
  • Listener Questions
    • Tim from Michigan on how much time is needed to prepare for a marathon and on setting first marathon time goals.
    • Nash from Canada on preparing for the Canadian Death race, evaluating the need for a coach and what type of coaching is the best fit and volume requirements (time/distance) for ultra marathon training.

Links & Resources

  • We’re on Stitcher now!
  • Please review and rate us on iTunes
  • Thanks for great response on our launch!
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In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover setting sports and fitness goals, embracing the journey of event preparation, and using the power of audacious goals to get more out of ourselves and life.
Update on Eileen’s Mallorca cycling trip with Jeff’s coaching guidance on framing early season performance.

  • Setting goals
    • Self-assessment & drivers. Awareness of our own motivation to help set appropriate and fun goals.
      • Transformation, Adventure, Work-Life Balance, Bucket List, Prove something (to self, others, etc.), Variety / fun, Quantitative or qualitative, a mix
      • Preventing burnout, especially triathletes!
      • Bringing awareness to conflicting goals.
    • Considering the distance by which our reach should exceed our grasp
  • Training as a journey
    • Life life! Open yourself up to meet others and occasionally deviate from your plan with Jeff’s coffee stop in Holland story.
    • Select a goal for which you will enjoy training
    • Making it about the journey takes pressure off of race day and makes the training more enjoyable
  • Use of audacious goals
    • Examples of audacious goal successes and failures: Switzerland’s mountainous Inferno Triathlon and Jeff’s attempt at a Ph.D.
    • Flow State synergies across multiple audacious goals, ideas on finding synergy, as well as pitfalls to avoid in overstacking yourself.
  • Coaching Advice on Goals
    • Make your commitment public
    • Consider dedicating your pursuit to someone or to a charitable cause
    • Use milestones, aka Toll Gates, especially with audacious goals.
    • Consider combining goals across life categories. e.g. audacious physical goal with career development goal, as there are synergies across flow state performance.
  • Listener Questions
    • Tim from Michigan on how much time is needed to prepare for a marathon and on setting first marathon time goals.
    • Nash from Canada on preparing for the Canadian Death race, evaluating the need for a coach and what type of coaching is the best fit and volume requirements (time/distance) for ultra marathon training.

Links & Resources

  • We’re on Stitcher now!
  • Please review and rate us on iTunes
  • Thanks for great response on our launch!
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In this episode of the Hillseeker® podcast we cover setting sports and fitness goals, embracing the journey of event preparation, and using the power of audacious goals to get more out of ourselves and life.
Update on Eileen’s Mallorca cycling trip with Jeff’s coaching guidance on framing early season performance.

  • Setting goals
    • Self-assessment & drivers. Awareness of our own motivation to help set appropriate and fun goals.
      • Transformation, Adventure, Work-Life Balance, Bucket List, Prove something (to self, others, etc.), Variety / fun, Quantitative or qualitative, a mix
      • Preventing burnout, especially triathletes!
      • Bringing awareness to conflicting goals.
    • Considering the distance by which our reach should exceed our grasp
  • Training as a journey
    • Life life! Open yourself up to meet others and occasionally deviate from your plan with Jeff’s coffee stop in Holland story.
    • Select a goal for which you will enjoy training
    • Making it about the journey takes pressure off of race day and makes the training more enjoyable
  • Use of audacious goals
    • Examples of audacious goal successes and failures: Switzerland’s mountainous Inferno Triathlon and Jeff’s attempt at a Ph.D.
    • Flow State synergies across multiple audacious goals, ideas on finding synergy, as well as pitfalls to avoid in overstacking yourself.
  • Coaching Advice on Goals
    • Make your commitment public
    • Consider dedicating your pursuit to someone or to a charitable cause
    • Use milestones, aka Toll Gates, especially with audacious goals.
    • Consider combining goals across life categories. e.g. audacious physical goal with career development goal, as there are synergies across flow state performance.
  • Listener Questions
    • Tim from Michigan on how much time is needed to prepare for a marathon and on setting first marathon time goals.
    • Nash from Canada on preparing for the Canadian Death race, evaluating the need for a coach and what type of coaching is the best fit and volume requirements (time/distance) for ultra marathon training.

Links & Resources

  • We’re on Stitcher now!
  • Please review and rate us on iTunes
  • Thanks for great response on our launch!
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Pilot — Hillseeker Podcast Launches! https://hillseeker.com/podcast/pilot-hillseeker-podcast-launches/ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:01:00 +0000 Jeff Grant https://hillseeker.com/podcast/pilot-hillseeker-podcast-launches/ Tips for training while traveling, Accountability buddies, creative travel workouts and handling nutrition goals with social pressures.

  • Embrace challenge, embrace adversity, go for the hills!
  • Reaching your potential as an athlete, or weekend warrior, or hobby runner, CrossFitter …
  • Tips for Training on the Road
  • Motivation: a) pre-committing and planning your on-the-road workouts, b) Accountability Buddy (coach, friends, people in your network)
  • Burpee Challenge —  read more
  • Short, intense workouts (Tabata; 10 each, 9 each, etc.)
  • Keeping it Fun / Creative Workouts (Escape & Spycraft Workouts)
  • Airport Yoga and Workouts
  • Strava
  • Nutrition and social pressures
  • Business dinners, parties and meals with friends and families
  • Communication — up-front, the “big event” reason or just experimenting on self
  • Building in pressure release valves (family visits and Thanksgiving)
  • Keeping your eyes on the prize (staying true to your goal and your belief in your goal in moments of weakness).
  • Targeting and waves of discipline. Will this food/decision help me reach my goals?
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Tips for training while traveling, Accountability buddies, creative travel workouts and handling nutrition goals with social pressures.

  • Embrace challenge, embrace adversity, go for the hills!
  • Reaching your potential as an athlete, or weekend warrior, or hobby runner, CrossFitter …
  • Tips for Training on the Road
  • Motivation: a) pre-committing and planning your on-the-road workouts, b) Accountability Buddy (coach, friends, people in your network)
  • Burpee Challenge —  read more
  • Short, intense workouts (Tabata; 10 each, 9 each, etc.)
  • Keeping it Fun / Creative Workouts (Escape & Spycraft Workouts)
  • Airport Yoga and Workouts
  • Strava
  • Nutrition and social pressures
  • Business dinners, parties and meals with friends and families
  • Communication — up-front, the “big event” reason or just experimenting on self
  • Building in pressure release valves (family visits and Thanksgiving)
  • Keeping your eyes on the prize (staying true to your goal and your belief in your goal in moments of weakness).
  • Targeting and waves of discipline. Will this food/decision help me reach my goals?
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Tips for training while traveling, Accountability buddies, creative travel workouts and handling nutrition goals with social pressures.

  • Embrace challenge, embrace adversity, go for the hills!
  • Reaching your potential as an athlete, or weekend warrior, or hobby runner, CrossFitter …
  • Tips for Training on the Road
  • Motivation: a) pre-committing and planning your on-the-road workouts, b) Accountability Buddy (coach, friends, people in your network)
  • Burpee Challenge —  read more
  • Short, intense workouts (Tabata; 10 each, 9 each, etc.)
  • Keeping it Fun / Creative Workouts (Escape & Spycraft Workouts)
  • Airport Yoga and Workouts
  • Strava
  • Nutrition and social pressures
  • Business dinners, parties and meals with friends and families
  • Communication — up-front, the “big event” reason or just experimenting on self
  • Building in pressure release valves (family visits and Thanksgiving)
  • Keeping your eyes on the prize (staying true to your goal and your belief in your goal in moments of weakness).
  • Targeting and waves of discipline. Will this food/decision help me reach my goals?
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