181 – IRONMAN© Louisville – Sam Long Professional Triathlete

I begin the IRONMAN© Louisville series with my friend and Professional Triathlete Sam Long.  The race was cut short in the swim to a little less than a mile and it was raining mostly all day.  This made for a mentally challenging day for the competitors and from a preparation standpoint of what athletes should wear on the course.  The tactics he used to stay warm and somewhat dry is worth listening to and taking note.  One of the biggest takeaways is how not to allow negative thought enter your mind when times are tough and some ways to deal with the negative thoughts. Thanks for coming on the show and I look forward to following you in your career next season!

Weather that day:  48 – 61 = Raining

Water:  70ish


Age Group: PRO

Height:   6’4”

Weight:  173

Calories per hour: 500

PSI for this course:  95

Depth of Wheels: disc/50mm

Bike Elevation Gain:  5,448ft

Run Elevation Gain: 281ft

Swim –12:57

T1 – 3:45

Bike – 4:23:41

T2 – 3:25

Run – 2:55:35

Total Race Time:   7:39:21


Gender Rank:  2

Division Rank: 2

Overall Rank:  2


Follow Sam,

Instagram:  @SamgoLong

Facebook:   Sam Long

Website: www.samgolong.com

Twitter: @samgolong

Strava: Sam Long (SamGoLong)


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Mentioned on this episode:

Timex Multisport Team: http://www.timexteam.com/

Trek Bikes: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/

First Endurance Nutrition:  https://firstendurance.com/