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 39: Al Dockery - Author of the SwimBikeStumble Blog

      Al Dockery is a self-described "recovering writer" who stumbled into running and triathlon several years ago after a frank and somewhat-scary discussion with his doctor. 

      His initial goal was to run one 10K per year, but he quickly eclipsed that mark as his newfound love of endurance sport propelled him to try longer and more challenging races. 

      With his blog, SwimBikeStumble, Al chronicles his own successes and setbacks in triathlon, and shares s...



      episode 38: Roundtable: How We’re Planning our 2018 Race Season

      In this round-table discussion, Lana, Derek and Chris talk about their 2018 race plans, how they go about planning a season, choosing races, and what they're looking to get out of the upcoming year. 

      Topics we covered include:

      Setting process-focused goals
      Different ways to plan out a race season (Performance-oriented, race-oriented, qualification-oriented and participation-oriented)
      How using a coach or trusted adviser can help keep you from doing too m...



      episode 37: Retire Pro Cyclist Andrew Talansky On Transition to Triathlon

      Andrew Talansky spent nearly a decade grinding the gears with Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling. In that time, he won U.S. Time Trial Championship and the Criterium Dauhpine, as well as top-10 finishes at the Tour De France, Vuelta, Tour de Suisse and Tour of California. 

      The schedule of a UCI-level pro cyclist is daunting. Up to 80 days a year of racing, weeks of travel, living in multiple locations, training camps, you name it. 

      After becoming a f...



      episode 36: Dr. Kevin Sprouse Talks TUEs, Tech and Testing for Triathletes

      Fan-favorite Dr. Kevin Sprouse returns as the Lost in Transition recordholder (this is his fourth show!). 

      Kevin is the "Head of Medicine" for a UCI Pro Cycling Team with perhaps the longest name in the spot. "EF Education First Drapac Presented by Cannondale." At this time this hits the show feed, he'll be in Italy for a spring training camp with the team. 

      We talked about the recent doping controversies in cycling and triathlon, as well as the process that a...



      episode 35: Unique and Challenging–SwimRun RockyKnox’s Inaugural Race

      We talk to RTMC and KTC board member Larry Brede about bringing the SwimRun format to Knoxville.

      Larry jumped in with both feet (and running shoes ...and a pull buoy) to the SwimRun format last year, along with his sister-in-law (popular Lost in Transition Guest and multisport standout Jaime Brede) at SwimRun NC in 2016.


      We covered topics like:

      Why does the SwimRun format use teams of two people?
      How does strategy for a SwimRun race ...



      episode 34: How to Find and Work With a Triathlon Coach

      Starting off the new year with a roundtable with Lana Burl and Derek Tingle about finding and working with a triathlon coach. We field some common questions such as:

      Do I need a coach; who benefits the most from coaching?
      What about training plans?
      What about self coaching or group training?
      Looking for a coach
      What do you need - Type of coach: tri, running, swimming
      What to look for in a coach?  How to select a coach? Personality, style, logistics, ...



      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 fi...



      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 a...



      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 ...



      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!