The Physical Performance Show: Cam Brown, 12x Ironman New Zealand Triathlon Champion

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In episode 214 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Cam Brown, 12x Ironman New Zealand Triathlon Champion in this featured performer edition.

Cam Brown is unlike any professional triathlete that I’ve ever witnessed racing. Cam’s bio is nothing short of spectacular, Cam started in the sport of triathlon in 1987 and in 2020 as we record this episode Cam continues to race professionally at the top end of Elite long course distance triathlon. Cam competed in his first Ironman distance triathlon in 1997 and at the time of recording Cam has completed Circa 70 Ironman distance triathlons.

Cam has won the New Zealand Ironman Triathlon championships 12 times.  Has been crowned the European ironman champion in Frankfurt, has two second place finishes at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, two third place finishes at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Has won the Cannes Ironman title, Metaman Ironman Distance Champion and the list goes on and on.  Cam’s last New Zealand Ironman title in fact came at the age of 43 in 2016.

During this episode Cam shares some key concepts that kept him in the game. These include attitude to training, being consistent, listening to one’s body, the importance of developing good running technique and how that impacts on running efficiency, strength conditioning, structuring training programs and of course we reflect on some of the early days in the world of Triathlon.  There’s a whole lot of fun in this and a lot of learnings as well.  Here is Cam Brown, 12 times New Zealand Ironman Champion, sharing his career highs, lows and learnings.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • How Cameron first fell in love with Triathlon
  • Attributes that are required in Triathlon
  • His Discipline
  • Recollections from his previous race
  • Significance of Ironman Titles for him
  • Top 3 Requirements for Master Athletes
  • Intensity of his training sessions
  • How he adjusted to overloads
  • What has been his best bike time in Triathlon
  • Top 3 Requirements for Good Distance Running
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • What is the high light of his career
  • Secret of performing in the heat
  • Darkest day
  • Top 3 Nutrition Tips
  • Managing physiological changes

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Quotes:

“If you are hardworking, you’ll go a long way.”
“Keep your body moving.”

Top 3 Requirements for Masters Athletes

  1. Enjoy
  2. Push your boundaries
  3. Consistency

Top 3 Requirements for Good Distance Running

  1. Strong Core
  2. Hill work
  3. Consistency in Training

Top 3 Nutrition Tips

  1. Know what your body can handle
  2. Have a balance diet but enjoy as well
  3. Keep your body hydrated

Cam Brown

Cam Brown

To follow Cam Brown

Instagram:  @cambrown72
Twitter:  @ChuckiBrown
Facebook:  @CameronBrownTriathlete
Website: Cameron Brown

Timeline

0:00 Start
1:58 Introduction to Cam Brown
4:50 How Cameron first fell in love with Triathlon
7:50 Attributes that are required in Triathlon
10:20 His Discipline
11:45 Recollections from his previous race
17:00 Significance of Ironman Titles for him
21:05 Top 3 Requirements for Master Athletes
24:14 Intensity of his training sessions
26:03 How he adjusted to overloads
27:55 What has been his best bike time in Triathlon
31:40 Top 3 Requirements for Good Distance Running
33:00 Strength and conditioning training
36:26 What is the high light of his career
40:30 Secret of performing in the heat
42:12 Darkest day
45:50 Performance Round
53:29 Top 3 Nutrition Tips
57:00 Managing physiological changes
59:15 Best Advice
1:02:18 Physical Challenge for the week
1:04:08 Finish

Cam Brown

People Mentioned:

Meb Keflezighi – 4x US Olympian, New York & Boston Marathon Champion, Silver Marathon Medalist (2004) Episode 165 of The Physical Performance Show
Jake Riley – USA Olympic Marathon Rep Episode 209 of The Physical Performance Show
Abdihakem “Abdi” Abdirahman – American long-distance runner

For questions and comments about this Episode

Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter) or @brad_beer (Instagram)

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