Lost in Transition Triathlon Podcast

Lost in Transition is a triathlon podcast with tips, tricks, interviews and giveaways, hosted by Chris Gerard and Lana Burl.




      episode 33: Gettin’ Dirty: From Ironman to XTERRA Worlds in 12 Months with Derek Tingle

      Derek Tingle (Podium Sports Medicine Team) has run two marathons. One open and one at the end of Ironman Lake Placid in 2016. He's pretty convinced that marathons suck majorly and doing one at the end of an Ironman every year was not going to be his plan. 

       Returning to his mountain bike roots, Derek started picking up podiums in races around the Southeast, and found himself in the hunt for a trip to the XTERRA World Championships in Maui. 

      His 2017 season finished off ge...



      episode 32: Ironman Florida 2017 Winner Elyse Gallegos

      It was great to have 10-time Ironman and 3-time Kona qualified Elyse Gallegos back on the podcast!

      When we last spoke to her,  she was prepping for Kona 2016. This year, she was looking to punch her Kona ticket again after returning to the island again in 2017. 

      The race she selected was Ironman Florida, just a few weeks after Kona. Her better than expected recovery from Kona, coupled with her lobbying her coach to let her do Florida (with an altered game plan and some r...



      episode 31: Michigan Titanium - Organizing An Iron-Distance Independent

      Independent Iron-Distance (140.6) events are somewhat hard to come by, so when a small group of triathletes organize one that is entering its seventh successful year, it's a big deal!

      Ann and Andy Vidro and Doug Tuttle have put in countless hours organized both the Michigan Titanium (Full/Half/Olympic plus AquaBike and Duathlon Options) and the Grand Rapids Triathlon (Sprint/Olympic/Half Distances) with their company Tris4Health. 

      On the show, we talk about a range of topics ...



      episode 30: Time to Start Planning Your 2018 Season

      Now that the leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping--it's a great time to look back at how the 2017 triathlon season went. On this episode, Lana and Chris talk about how to evaluate the season that just finished, how to set reachable and motivating goals for 2018, as well as some thoughts on selecting races and creating a big-picture training approach to be prepared for a great 2018!




      episode 29: Purple Patch Fitness Coach Matt Dixon on the Fast-Track Triathlete

      We talked to Purple Patch Fitness founder and coach Matt Dixon about how busy triathletes can still have it all with a low-time training approach detailed in his brand-new book "Fast-Track Triathlete."

      Joining us was Purple Patch age-group athlete Joseph Hicks from Farragut, TN. Before starting with Matt, he weighed just 118 pounds and pushed intensity like crazy. Matt's coaching helped him add some functional weight and power to sustain time trial and climbing efforts on the bike...



      episode 28: What To Do After Triathlon Season Ends

      This week, Lana Burl runs down some of the most common questions triathletes have about the "off" season. When you're training toward a goal race, your focus and the steps you need to take are usually well-defined, but after the last race of the year its easy to do too little, too much, or have no plan. 

      Some topics we talked about include: 

      What does a "structured" off season look like?  Should you try Crossfit? Does the easy/intensity split of 80/20 change over the wi...



      episode 27: Former Pro Cyclist Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever”

      Late last year, Phil Gaimon made a decision. "I couldn't be the best at cycling, so I decided to be the worst at retirement."

      The "Worst Retirement Ever" has Phil chasing Strava KOMs around the U.S. and the world as he provides a real-world answer to "what if an actual cycling pro tried this segment and didn't hold back?"

      What started as an effort to displace a known doper from the top spot on the leaderboard for some iconic Los Angeles-area climbs became a popular YouTube...



      episode 26: Flatline to Finish Line: IronHeart Foundation Founder David Watkins

      As he was being wheeled into a tricky open-heat surgery, David Watkins wondered about the legacy he would leave to his daughters if he didn't make it. Seventeen hours (and a full five minutes without a functional heart beat) later, he began a road to recovery that would take him to the start line of a half marathon six months later and to an Ironman 13 months post-surgery. 


      "The support from my family was amazing, but it also wasn't enough on its own," says Watkins, who s...



      episode 25: Ideal Racing Weight with Matt Fitzgerald

      Talking with nutritionist, author and coach Matt Fitzgerald about finding your ideal racing weight. We covered topics from Matt's 2013 Book "Racing Weight" (2nd Ed.), as well as his thoughts on training and his observations on racing psychology in his most recent book "How Bad Do You Want It?" 

      Some Topics Covered: Standard dieting versus "performance weight management" The importance of diet quality versus traditional "calorie counting" How much priority should be placed on ...



      episode 24: Jesse Thomas and the First-Year Pro Scholarship Program Winners

      Six-time Wildflower Triathlon winner and Aviator-sporting Jesse Thomas remembers what it was like as a new pro triathlete. Nobody really tells you what to do, where to go, or how to make it work. As a late-comer to the sport (started at 29), some might have considered him too old to be starting a career in a sport not known for throwing large sums of cash at its pro athletes.

      Combining some surprising early wins with an entrepreneurial streak and MBA know how, Jesse not only built...