#TriathleteLive: Tim O’Donnell On Kona Success, Injury, Family, and More

Triathlete LIVE with Timothy O'Donnell

Triathlete LIVE with Timothy O'Donnell

Posted by Triathlete Magazine on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

American Tim O’Donnell, who is fresh off of a second-place finish at the 2019 Ironman World Championship, joins us in our studio in Boulder to talk all things triathlon. T.O. chats about his Kona performance, his tough 2019 season, nutrition, and what he has planned for the rest of the year. Thanks to UCAN for sponsoring this edition. Be sure to check out UCAN’s Tri Starter Pack at 50% off at generationucan.com/TRI.

2 minutes in: TO starts out by talking about his experience at the 2019 Ironman World Championship.

6 minutes in: TO shares that he’ll be racing Ironman Cozumel later this month.

7 minutes in: TO talks about his in-season and off-season nutrition plans.

9 minutes in: “Have you ever tried the keto diet?”

10 minutes in: “What are some of the changes you made this year that led to success in Kona?”

11 minutes in: TO talks about his bike setup and how he’s worked on his aero position.

12 minutes in: “How much did your nutrition plan contribute to your success in Kona?”

13 minutes in: “What is your longest run before an Ironman?”

14 minutes in: “How many times do you swim train per week?”

16 minutes in: TO shares his tips for non-swimmers who are getting started in triathlon.

17 minutes in: “Do you breathe to the same side?”

18 minutes in: “Do you like to train alone or with others?”

19 minutes in: “Will Lucy Charles ever win Kona?”

20 minutes in: “What’s the best method you’ve found to staying cool on the run?”

20 minutes in: “Why do you think triathletes tend to get better with age?”

23 minutes in: TO talks about the importance of recovering well, especially as he gets older.

23 minutes in: TO shares his bucket list races he has yet to tackle.

24 minutes in: “Do you train with heart rate?”

27 minutes in: TO talks about family life and managing the balance.

29 minutes in: TO talks about how he deals with disappointing races and DNFs.

32 minutes in: “What’s the last thing you think about before a race?”

32 minutes in: “What’s your advice for getting better on the hills?”

34 minutes in: “What’s your best advice for getting faster at running?”

35 minutes in: TO shares his strength training routine.

36 minutes in: “Do you do any cross country skiing during the off-season?”

37 minutes in: “What was the key to success in Kona?”

39 minutes in: “What do you drink on the run in an Ironman?

40 minutes in: “How long before the race do you eat?”

40 minutes in: “Who do you think will be a threat for the Kona win in the future?”

41 minutes in: “How did you prepare for the heat of Kona?”

43 minutes in: “How many more years do you see yourself racing triathlon?”

43 minutes in: TO talks about his wattage on the bike at the Ironman World Championship.

Learn more about O’Donnell and UCAN here.