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Podcast Ep. 2: Thanyapura Supercamp, Interview w/ Xena & Macca

This is Kikay Runner On the Go’s second podcast episode featuring Thanyapura Supercamp and some massive interviews I scored with Caroline Steffen and Chris McCormack. We have a few shocking revelations…

Thanyapura Supercamp


Also on iTunes.

Show notes:

What was my biggest take-away from triathlon supercamp at Thanyapura? How hard did we work? Did we break, or break through?

Thank you so much to Thanyapura and MaccaX for making this trip possible, and thanks to Macca and Caroline for being so accommodating. Definitely watch out for Xena in Kona. She’s looking super strong and fit!

As for Macca racing, I’ll let him tell you the news…

Caroline Steffen “Xena” Interview

  • How long has she been training in Thanyapura?
  • How conducive are the facilities to a solid training block?
  • How is she able to back up and become stronger after doing successive races?
  • What is the dynamic like between her and her coach, Macca?
  • Plus a short message to her boyfriend David Dellow.

Chris McCormack “Macca” Interview

  • What is Thanyapura about? What are his duties as Chief Executive Chairman?
  • How big is the Philippine market for triathlon and how important is it to introduce Thanyapura’s facilities to them?
  • What are his thoughts about Supercamp so far? How engaged is he in the activities?
  • How does he manage (or not manage) training as a professional athlete and holding down an important job at Thanyapura?
  • What are his future racing plans?
  • A short message to Filipino triathletes.

Opening and closing music by

Let me know what you think about the podcast in the comments section!

Blog Training Triathlon

Thanyapura Triathlon Supercamp, Day 3 & 4

Hello everyone! It’s been four days of our eight-day “Supercamp” triathlon training here at Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand. It’s been a blast! We’ve had some tough sessions, but also lots of downtime where our bodies are able to recover and absorb the work. Yesterday was quite tough, but today was softer. Check out what’s happened so far.

Thanyapura Supercamp

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Blog Training Triathlon

Thanyapura Triathlon Supercamp, Day 1 & 2

This blog entry is coming to you from Thailand! I am in Phuket participating in the first-ever Thanyapura Supercamp. It’s eight days of intensive triathlon training meant to make us stronger, faster triathletes. Most of the people at this camp are here preparing for big races, but I’m here to learn what it is to train hard so that when I start building for my next race, I know how to go about it. Where else should I go, but to the experts and professionals?

Thanyapura Supercamp
note: that’s not me getting a helping hand from Macca. I wish it were!

I’ve decided to blog about the training camp as it happens, in part so I won’t forget what I’m learning and also because I want to take you readers with me on this amazing (so far) experience.

So here goes… read more »

Blog Race Info Triathlon

Challenge Philippines Launches Challenge Camsur

The week after I got back from Challenge Roth, I received an invitation to a press launch for Challenge Philippines. It confirmed what I had been told in Roth (but couldn’t announce) — that a new Challenge race would be held in Camsur on June 14, 2015.

This expands Challenge Family’s footprint in the country after its initial foray with Challenge Philippines on February 22 this year. That race saw over 729 athletes toe the start line, including two princes of Bahrain (their positive experience birthed Challenge Bahrain, BTW) and 25 professional triathletes including world champions and Olympians.

Challenge Philippines medals (credit: Nicky Loh/Getty Images)
Challenge Philippines medals (credit: Nicky Loh/Getty Images)

Many Filipino triathletes still remember Camsur as the first read more »

Ask Kikay Runner Blog Triathlon

Ask Kikay Runner: Half-Ironman on a Budget

This is a section on my blog where I answer questions people ask me. If you have any questions for future Ask Kikay Runner entries, email me, tweet me, or leave me a message on the Kikay Runner Facebook page.

Ian Jimenez Miciano asks: how can an average Joe with an average day job and competent fitness level but no teammates, no sponsors, and not enough money to burn (yes, I’m referring to myself) train for and finish even just a half Ironman without blowing his savings and/or losing his job? I’m asking because (maybe I’m just not looking hard enough but) most of the triathletes I know are one or more of the following: pros (like you) who belong to fitness-related lines of work, rich people and/or those who have passive income (despite working abroad, I still consider myself to be of the middle class), people who belong to teams, and celebrities.

Gibran John S. Henson asks: How much does it cost to join a race (Ironman)?

#ChallengeRothTeamPHI 2014

Thanks for the questions! People from many walks of life can complete a half-ironman on a budget. All it takes is read more »

Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX
Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX

Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX

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