Sports Motivation Podcast is a Must Listen


The blog had a recent post “Five books and a podcast to help you this offseason” and the recommended The Sports Motivation Podcast by Olaniyi Sobomehin.  

I’ve been binging on this podcast over the weekend and should be on everyone’s listening list.  Olaniyi publishes two podcasts a week and his direct, practical style is captivating. 

An undrafted NFL player, Olaniyi knows what he's talking about.  His website is

If you are serious about success, you need to listen.  

Triathlon Tuesday 1st Edition

I am a beginner triathlete so I spend a lot of time researching, learning and training. I benefit from all work others have done sharing lessons learned, product reviews and resources.  There’s a lot out there.

I am putting together a weekly summary of things I have discovered, experienced myself, bought etc. Every Tuesday I will publish a brief post on what I discovered, bought, experienced in the hopes of helping on you this triathlon journey. 

Here’s the first edition

1.  A book I just finished and really enjoyed Triathlon 2.0: Data-Driven Performance Training by Jim Vance

This book distills down all the training and racing data you collect allowing you to efficiently train and race.  A great resource to help design and specify a training and racing plan geared towards your strengths, weaknesses and goals.

 2. Tower 26-Be Race Ready Podcast   

Coach Gerry Rodrigues and pro triathlete Jim Lubinski host this regular podcast dedicated to open water swimming.  With regular 30 minute podcasts Gerry and Jim condense the key information and workouts you need to be successful in open water.  They help bridge the critical differences between pool and open water swimming.  Great information from a proven coach and pro triathlete.

3.  Zen and the Art of Triathlon Podcast

Brent Blankner hosts this podcast and as the ITunes summary says “A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing.”  This is a long podcast from the perspective of the working age grouper as he goes about balancing training, racing, work and family.  Good practical information in the regular podcast.  Each podcast cast last 2+ hours, and typically have an interview.

4.  Fueling Mistakes Triathletes Make Article 

In triathlons your success usually comes down to training and fueling. I found I was making a lot of fueling mistakes. This article describes four common fueling mistakes we have probably all made.  

 5. Beginning Running Tips Article

Running is the hardest of the three disciplines for me.  I raced road bikes right after college and did swim some in my youth.  As a beginner triathlete I am having the hardest time with the run.  Be it finding the time, avoiding injuries or enjoying it.  I found this article on beginner running tips interesting and helpful.


That's all for this week.  Enjoy


Easy Way to Play your IPhone on Sonos

Connecting your phone or music device to your Sonos couldn't be easier. If you Sonos has a Line In connector you are all set.  The Play 5 has one.  All you need is a standard headphone jack cord to attach your phone to the Sonos Line-In port. 

After you have your phone connected, select Line -In Under the "Select a Music Source" menu. 

Within the Line-In menu select your Audio Component that should be your phone. After that you can control playback with all the normal Sonos player controls. 

I use this method to quickly listen to podcasts on my IPhone.  This is also a quick way to hook up a friend's phone to your Sonos system.  You can listen to music this way as well, but it is much easier to load all your music into your Sonos system.  I hope this helps.