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November 30, 2023

What's Physically Harder: Rowing 3,000 miles or racing an Ironman?

This week on our Trust the Process Podcast we are talking with D3 athlete Dixon McDonald. Dixon recently finished IM Florida in sub 9:30 – with a 45+ minute PR. He definitely had some challenges this season with a sprained ankle and then some back issues and we were unsure if he would even start the race 8 weeks out. Although his leadup was far from perfect, race day went pretty well. He has an incredible endurance background, having rowed with a team of rowers across the Atlantic. That’s just an incredible feat to me and pretty much unfathomable. Obviously, he has a lot of drive and can dig deep when he needs to draw off experience like rowing 3,000 miles! I hope you enjoy this interview with Dixon! If you like the podcast, please share it with your friends, follow the show and send us some feedback. Thank you!

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November 23, 2023

After 20 Years of Racing, Cathy Casey Qualifies for Ironman Kona!

On this week's podcast we are chatting with D3 Athlete Cathy Casey. Cathy has a long career in triathlon and had her sights on Ironman Hawaii for a number of years. This was the year she made it happen. The only problem was that in her buildup she had a nagging Achilles injury. Listen to how she got through it and made the most of her special day in Hawaii. I hope you enjoy this episode with Cathy. Please let us know if you have any questions that are triathlon related - you can reach us at

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November 16, 2023

All-In! Reaching the Top Step of the Podium

On this week's podcast we are chatting with D3 Athlete Mike Reed. Mike is a former surfer, turned triathlete, who has qualified for Ironman Hawaii multiple times.  Mike is fresh off winning his age group at IM MD and then coming back to run the NYC marathon a few weeks later. Mike is a great example of someone who has worked hard over several years and continues to see results even into his 50s. I hope you enjoy this episode with Mike Reed.

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November 5, 2023

From an Ivy League Athlete to Ironman Hawaii Finisher

Karen Rice is a 9 time Ironman finisher and just recently finished Ironman Hawaii in Kona. She is also an ultramarathoner, an avid skier, and played two varsity sports while attending Harvard. Karen says that sports changed her life and gave her the gift of resiliency when she had to learn to deal with being the only female on her baseball and soccer teams growing up. We hope you enjoy this episode with Karen. Please let us know if you have any questions that are triathlon related - you can reach us at

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November 1, 2023

Pro Triathlete and National Champ Coach

I sit down with long time D3 Coach Brad Seng. Brad was a multisport athlete growing up. He took up triathlon in his 20s and turned pro when he was in his 30s. His personal best at the Ironman distance is 8:55. He was coached numerous National Championship teams and individuals at the University of Colorado and has been coaching with D3 Multisport since 2013.

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October 22, 2023

If it Makes you Uncomfortable, Go For It!

Coach Mike Ricci interviews Kalee Tyson after her Ironman Hawaii finish. Kalee has worked incredibly hard over the last several years to qualify for the World Championship. She has a 2 year old, a full time job, and a husband, Isaac, who is also an Ironman athlete. She does an amazing job of keeping the balance in her life. This episode will make you laugh and inspire you to take your own training to the next level, no matter what your current training level is.

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