230. Andy Potts, US Professional Triathlete, Coach, & Co-Founder AP Racing On The Importance of Positive Self Talk, Race Recon, and Dialing In To Your Nutrition + Watts |LIVE from the OOFOS Recovery Lounge Pop Up in St. George Utah|
World famous American Professional Triathlete, Triathlon Coach and Co-Founder of AP Racing, Andy Potts, LIVE from the OOFOS Recovery Lounge Pop Up in St. George Utah. Andy Potts is a legend on the global triathlon racing scene, where he has been competing for two decades in 200+ races. He is an Olympic Triathlete and competed in the 2004 Olympic Games; 30x IM 70.3 Champ and the 2007 70.3 World Champ; 8x IRONMAN Champ, he got 4th Place IRONMAN World Championships in 2014 and 2015; and he has won 58 first place finishes overall. He is an incredible athlete, wealth of triathlon knowledge, and over all a super cool person. PS. He came in 16th at World Chamionships 2022 St. George with a time of 8:21:25
Andy and I caught up a few days before IRONMAN World Championships in St. George to talk about when he got his start in triathlon, the early days, and how far he has come as a pro triathlete, still competing at 45. He shares why he started coaching and the mission behind launching AP Racing with his co-founder, Daniel Brienza, which now has over 300 athletes.
Andy offers his advice and expertise on the importance of positive Self Talk, how to turn a bad day into a good day; Race recon, prep, and when to arrive at your race destination; The value of dialing in to your watts, His current raceday nutrition, infinite,; How he and his athletes are using and benefiting from InsideTracker. We also talk gear and his super cool bike from Diamond Bikes and the Pinnacle wetsuit that he personally designed, based on years of swimming and triathlon experience. Andy offers great advice on how to swim in cold water, overcome panic attacks, and his own personal open water swim challenges, and he sheds light on the parallel of Triathlon and life.
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