Pursuit Athletic Performance Podcast

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Coach Al Lyman is an expert endurance sports and strength coach who is passionate about helping others reach their goals and dreams, and loves to share everything he’s learned in his over 35 years as a competitive runner and triathlete. Dr. Kurt Strecker is a passionate “Renaissance” sports physician with experience in all aspects of prehababilitative and rehabilitative training, working daily with athletes of every age and ability level. Together, they are the experts behind Pursuit Athletic Performance, a unique, cutting-edge sports training company dedicated to helping athletes get faster and stronger! The goal of our podcast is to share honest, effective training tips and information from the nuances of triathlon, to the rigors of ultrarunning. We help clear up confusion about daily nutrition and fueling for sport, and will help you get your mental game in the most powerful place possible. We want YOU to train, race, and live to your ultimate potential.

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Coach Al Lyman is an expert endurance sports and strength coach who is passionate about helping others reach their goals and dreams, and loves to share everything he’s learned in his over 35 years as a competitive runner and triathlete. Dr. Kurt Strecker is a passionate “Renaissance” sports physician with experience in all aspects of prehababilitative and rehabilitative training, working daily with athletes of every age and ability level. Together, they are the experts behind Pursuit Athletic Performance, a unique, cutting-edge sports training company dedicated to helping athletes get faster and stronger! The goal of PAPTalk is to share honest, effective training tips and information from the nuances of triathlon, to the rigors of ultrarunning. We help clear up confusion about daily nutrition and fueling for sport, and will help you get your mental game in the most powerful place possible. We want YOU to train, race, and live to your ultimate potential.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-03 00:44
last episode published
2016-06-11 19:32
publication frequency
20.03 days
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Coach Al Lyman and Dr. Kurt Strecker author  
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Coach Al Lyman and Dr. Kurt Strecker owner  
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Number of Episodes
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11.06.2016

060: MORE on Mindsets for Optimal Performance with Stanford Researcher, Omid Fotuhi [Podcast]

    Hey everyone! Coach Al here. Today I am once again honored and pleased to welcome back onto the podcast, Dr. Omid Fotuhi, runner, triathlete, and project manager for the Stanford University Interventions Lab. It has been almost a year since we last...
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6.06.2016

059: “Slipped Away,” with Special Guests Jean Mellano and Ron Hurtado [Podcast]

  I'm honored to have two special guests on the podcast today: Jean Mellano, author of the memoir Slipped Away, and veteran, founding member, and executive director of the Airborne TriTeam, Ron Hurtado. Some background: I first met Steve Tarpinian in 1...
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13.06.2015

058: Mindsets for Optimal Performance with Stanford Researcher, Omid Fotuhi [Podcast]

    Today I am really psyched to welcome onto the podcast, Dr. Omid Fotuhi, triathlete and project manager for the Stanford University Interventions Lab. I truly believe the topics we discuss on the podcast today will have a profound impact on anyone l...
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2.06.2015

057: All Things Trail Running with Ethan Veneklasen and Deborah Livingston [Podcast]

    Today I am excited to welcome Ethan Veneklasen and Debbie Livingston to the podcast. Without a doubt, this was one of my favorite podcasts to date! I had the opportunity to connect with Ethan after this year's Miwok 100k. All three of us were there...
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22.04.2015

056: Visiting with Podiatrist Rebecca Rushton [Podcast]

    Today I am pleased to welcome podiatrist Rebecca Rushton of Esperance Podiatry in Esperance, Australia, to the podcast. Without a doubt, Rebecca is one of the world's foremost experts on blisters! Now if you've never struggled with a blister, then ...
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10.03.2015

055: Visiting with Troy Anderson of Anderson Training Systems [Podcast]

    Today I am pleased to welcome Troy M. Anderson of Anderson Training Systems as a guest on our podcast. Troy is an RKC Kettlebell Instructor, a DVRT Master Instructor, and most importantly perhaps, is a self described "farm kid driven to spread the ...
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22.02.2015

054: Presenting The Trail Running Film Festival [Podcast]

  In today's Episode 54, we are psyched to welcome race director and trail running junkie, James Varner of Rainshadow Running and The Trail Running Film Festival. Also joining us is our own ultra runner extraordinaire and coach, Debbie Livingston. The ...
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26.08.2014

053: New Segment: Meet The Team! With Colleen Kelly Alexander and Sean Alexander [Podcast]

      In today's Episode 53, we are launching a brand NEW segment (recommended to us by many listeners) in which we will interview and feature different members of Team Pursuit Athletic Performance. We'll call this segment: Meet The Team!     We're hon...
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21.08.2014

052: After Your “A” Race: Euphoria, Letdown, or Somewhere In Between? With Functional Wellbeing Coach, Olivia Syptak [Podcast]

      If you are like so many endurance athletes everywhere who enjoy toeing the line at a race (be it sprint or iron distance triathlon, running, cycling, or Spartan), it's quite likely that you have either just completed your "A" priority race for th...
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13.08.2014

051: Talent, Training and Exploding Your Potential [Podcast]

  Where does talent, in all its many forms, come from? Are we born with our own unique talents or can we develop them over time? And if we can “grow” and develop talent, how does that happen? Thinking about it a bit differently, does intelligence measu...
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29.07.2014

050: An Interview With Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler, D.P.M., Ph.D. [Podcast]

    Hi Everyone! Today I am honored and pleased to welcome Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler as a guest on our podcast. Let me say this right up front: In my opinion, this is a MUST LISTEN podcast for every endurance athlete who has ever wondered what the science ...
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24.07.2014

049: Coach Al visits with Triathlete Rachel Beckmann, Ironman Coeur d’Alene 30-34 Age Group Winner [Podcast]

    Today I'm really pleased to welcome on to our podcast the winner of the women's 30-34 Age-Group at Ironman Coeur d'Alene, Rachel Beckmann. Rachel is an active duty commisioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard presently stationed in Alexandria Virgin...
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22.07.2014

048: Listener Questions: Becoming a Better Runner, Swim Training and More! [Podcast]

    Today we dig into some great questions sent in to us from listeners.  The first has to do with becoming a BETTER runner, something nearly every triathlete and pure runner has thought about at one time or another (or a few thousand times!) 🙂 Whether...
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15.07.2014

047: An Interview With Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM [Podcast]

    Today we're pleased to have Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM as a guest on our podcast. Dr. Kirby has been a practicing podiatrist since graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983. Dr. Kirby has authored or co-authored 26 articles in ...
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8.07.2014

046: An Interview With The Amazing Larisa Dannis! [Podcast]

    Today I'm really excited (I mean, REALLY excited!) to be able to share a wonderful conversation with elite ultra-runner and friend Larisa Dannis, on the heels of her recent 2nd place finish at the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run. In a nutshel...
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25.06.2014

045: Butter, Brains, and Better Health and Performance! [Podcast]

  Today’s podcast is positively packed with powerful pearls of wisdom that are applicable in team sports, triathlon and life!  Coach Al and Dr. Strecker start off with a discussion of the role of fats in the diet on the heels of the TIME magazine artic...
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19.06.2014

044: More Listener Questions: Comparing Ourselves To Others; The Psychology Of Suffering [Podcast]

    In today's podcast, I jump right into some great questions posed to us by some listeners. As we've said before, we really appreciate it when you contact us and ask great questions - keep them coming! Comparing Ourselves to Others:  We all know and ...
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13.06.2014

043: So, You Had a “Bad” Race? [Podcast]

  "Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."  - C.S. Lewis "Our best successes often come after our greatest dissapointments." - Henry Ward Beecher "Reflect, learn, go again." - Ben Reyna     Every athlete, regardless of the sport (runner,...
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12.06.2014

042: Interview with Pursuit Ultra-Runner Debbie Livingston [Podcast]

    Hi Everyone. Coach Al here.  Today I'm thrilled to share an interview I did with elite ultra-runner Debbie Livingston. Debbie and I have worked together for a few years as coach/athlete. She's well known in local circles as an elite ultra-runner, y...
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6.06.2014

041: The ONE Thing! [Podcast]

    Hi Everyone! Coach Al here. In today's podcast, Doc and I delve into a topic we feel is SO important for long term success and fulfillment.  It is simply this: what is that ONE thing, that more than anything else, if you experienced a breakthrough ...
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22.05.2014

040: Listener Questions: Downhill Running and Nutrition [Podcast]

    In today's podcast, we once again respond to some listener questions. We really appreciate it when you contact us and ask great questions - keep them coming! Going down: The topic of downhill running, both from a technique perspective and also from...
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15.05.2014

039: More Listener Questions! [Podcast]

    In today's podcast, we respond to some listener questions on running shoes. This is always a popular topic for discussion regardless of the circle of athletes you're in. We sure do LOVE OUR SHOES, don't we? 🙂 We get a regular stream of questions on...
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8.05.2014

038: Supplementing With Amino Acids: A Smart Choice? [Podcast]

    Today we sit down with the Director of Business Development for Vitality Sciences, LLC, a leading company in the production of supplements for athletes, to discuss one of the hottest topics in endurance sports nutrition today: supplementing with Am...
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25.04.2014

037: More Listener Questions! [Podcast]

    Today's podcast brings Coach Al and Doc Strecker back together again to discuss and answer some listener's questions. (Thank you everyone for sending in your questions - we appreciate it!) Among the topics we delve into in today's episode are Cross...
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18.04.2014

036: Listener Questions! Last Minute Marathon Tips! [Podcast]

      In today's podcast, Coach Al goes solo to tackle a couple of listener questions, as well as sharing some "last minute" tips for marathoners everywhere, including those toeing the line this coming Monday for the 118th running of the Boston Maratho...
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8.04.2014

035: Open Water Swimming with Alcatraz Legend Gary Emich [Podcast]

  Today we're stoked to have Alcatraz swimming legend and triathlon coach, Gary Emich, on our podcast. Gary is most well known for having completed over 1000 Alcatraz swims (without a wetsuit!) and for a host of other impressive open water swimming acc...
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4.04.2014

034: Is “Minimalist” The Best Way To Train? [Podcast]

  On just about a daily basis, Kurt and I get questions about what we feel are the optimal ways to train if you're an endurance athlete. Do we believe higher volume training is a necessary component for success over long distances, or do we believe "mi...
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28.03.2014

033: Food: Facts and Falacies [Podcast]

  With every passing day, it seems there is a new research study, article from an "expert," or training partner, telling us we HAVE to eat more of this food or that food, or avoid some kind of food altogether.  The old saying about the pendulum swingin...
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21.03.2014

032: The Two Most Common Mistakes Endurance Athletes Make! [Podcast]

  What’s that old saying about the definition of insanity? To keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? When it comes to THESE two “most common” mistakes, get in line if you’re among the folks who routinely make them, ye...
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11.03.2014

031: Intensity Metric Triangulation with Coach Will Kirousis [Podcast]

  Today I'm joined by coach Will Kirousis of Tri-Hard Endurance Sports Coaching to discuss a variety of training related topics.  I've known Will for many years and know him, along with his partner Jason Gootman, as among the finest coaches in the busi...
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25.02.2014

029: Break Out Of Your Winter Rut! [Podcast]

 Break Out Of Your Winter Rut! Coach Al shares some TIPS on how to find your motivation!  “Work involves whatever a body is obliged to do, and play involves whatever a body is NOT obliged to do.” – unknown Motivation is the fuel and propulsion behind e...
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20.02.2014

028: Training and Life Balance: Have We Lost The Personal Connection? [Podcast]

  Training and Life Balance: Have We Lost The Personal Connection? Hi Everyone! Coach Al here. For today's podcast, we welcome a NEW guest, Pursuit Athletic Performance Triathlon team member, Olivia Syptak. Olivia is a Denver, Colorado based life-coach...
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13.02.2014

027: Does Running With a Forward Lean Help Efficiency? Does Your Bike Pedal Fit Matter? We Answer [Podcast]

Hi Everyone! Today on the podcast we discuss two things. First, the foot-pedal interface is an important part of a bike fit, yet it is frequently overlooked.   When this is executed correctly, it can improve power and reduce injury. Second, we answer t...
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8.02.2014

026: Coach and Kurt and the Balance Puzzle (And We Don’t Mean Standing On One Foot) [Podcast]

We need to be in balance. We hear it so often it can sound cliche. But the simple concept of "being in balance" comes up over and over again in all facets of our lives. That's because the truth of its importance remains consistent over time. Coach come...
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3.02.2014

025: Discerning Gems from Junk in the Athletic Information Age (Podcast)

According to Darren Hardy, publisher and founding director of Success Magazine, we are bombarded by more than 30,000 marketing messages on a daily basis. How can any athlete hope to sort through such a mountain of information and effectively cull the w...
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23.01.2014

024: Race Day Nutrition: Plan A Fueling Strategy NOW (Podcast)

Hi Everyone! A little early in the year to talk race day nutrition? We don't think so.  The time to begin planning a fueling strategy is NOW, and in this podcast we review the many facets of how and why. We walk you through the following: Is there a pe...
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16.01.2014

023: Dr. Diane Hindman, PhD On Fitness Facts and Fallacies — Training, Weight Loss, Diet, Supplements, and More (Podcast)

Hey Everyone! I had a GREAT podcast session with inspirational speaker and spiritual entrepreneur Dr. Diane Hindman, PhD. On all things involving natural health, wellness, green living, nutrition, and fitness, Diane knows her stuff -- to say the least....
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10.01.2014

022: Coach Al Demystefies Heart Rate Training (Podcast)

In this podcast, Coach Al demystifies heart rate training.  He answers some common questions, talks about ways to calculate max HR, explains heart rate as a reflection of work (but not a measure of work), and describes the most effective ways and best ...
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18.12.2013

021: Why The Front Plank Is A Dumb Exercise (Podcast)

Hi Everyone! You might be surprised to read that we think the the front plank is a dumb exercise. The triathletes and runners on our team RULE the plank, but a focus on the front plank is not part of our training. Here's why.... As you've undoubtedly s...
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11.12.2013

020: Gait Analysis: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Will Work For You (Podcast)

  Hey Everyone! We've been getting lots of questions about gait analysis of late. It seems many of you are turning your attention to the basics during the off-season, and searching for ways to shore up weaknesses. That's exactly the right thing to be d...
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6.12.2013

019: Core Stability: It’s Not About A Muscle (Podcast)

Hey Everyone! When we start talking about core stability, let's start with this.... It’s not about a muscle. Coach Al and I recently discussed an article where the author had examined a large body of research and claimed to have elucidated the most imp...
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27.11.2013

018: The Secret To Running Technique No One Is Telling You (Podcast)

Hey Everyone! Want to know the secret to running technique no one is telling you? (Hint: It has nothing to do with shoes or drills.) When it comes to running, we tend to put the cart before the horse. Browse the web and you're sure to find plenty of co...
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21.11.2013

017: 70x Ironman With 30 Straight in Kona: Ken Glah (Podcast)

Hi Everyone! In the sport of triathlon, the name Ken Glah is synonymous with class and endurance. A humble guy from eastern Pennsylvania who has mixed it up with the best in the world on the race course, he's competed in more than 70 Ironman races and ...
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14.11.2013

016: Bike Fit With Todd Kenyon of TTBikeFit (Podcast)

  Hello Everyone! Every triathlete knows the importance of the aero position on the bike, and all the free speed it can bring. In our opinion, no one sets up that bike fit more expertly than Todd Kenyon of TTBikeFit. We are very pleased to have Todd on...
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7.11.2013

015: Ben Greenfield, Coach Al, and Dr. Strecker Take On Minimalist Running Shoes (Podcast)

Hi Everyone!  Here’s a simple but often overlooked fact: Each one of us is unique. We each have a unique history and lifestyle. As runners, we all have unique foot mechanics, unique training and racing histories, and unique running goals for the future...
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1.11.2013

014: Injuries in Student Athletes and Strategies for Prevention (Podcast)

Today, Dr. Kurt Strecker sits down with orthopaedic surgeon Steven Wei, MD to talk about the most common injuries in student athletes from middle schoolers through collegiate competitors. They identifyat-risk athletes, discuss strategies for prevention...
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21.10.2013

013: Off-Season Training: System Reboot to Prepare For Your Best Season EVER! (Podcast)

Coach Al and Dr. Kurt Strecker here to encourage you to do a system reboot to prepare for your best racing ever! How to do a full system reboot, you may ask? Through specific, precise, and directed off-season training. In this podcast we explain why th...
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17.10.2013

012: Owen Anderson, PhD and Coach Al: The Latest Science On How To Run Faster and Stay Injury Free (Podcast)

  Hi Everyone! I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with Owen Anderson, Ph D to discuss all things running! Owen is one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject as many of you know. As the long-time editor and writer of Running Research New...
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10.10.2013

011: Kona Through the Eyes of a Champion–Lisbeth Kenyon (Podcast)

  Pursuit Athletic Performance triathlete Lisbeth Kenyon joins us live from Alii Drive as she gets ready to take on her 7th Kona this Saturday, October 12. For those of you who don't know, Lisbeth is an Ironman Age Group World Champion in the 40-44 and...
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4.10.2013

010: Training Truth Over BS with Pat Flynn and Coach Al (podcast)

     Hey Everyone! Last week I was inspired by a blog post by Pat Flynn of The Chronicles of Strength to write on the issue of being a truth-telling coach. Pat's words about cutting through the training bunk out there to present the TRUTH about what wo...
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