Ep 105: Greg Bennett, Olympian, and Former World No.1 Triathlete Explores the Mindset for High Performance
Mantras on training and living a healthier and fitter life coming from the world’s number one can be so simple that they often dodge us. We often wait for a nugget of golden wisdom to catch our attention, which we hope will lead to the transformation we have been waiting for.
But this time, sharing these simple mantras, we had a strong and passionate voice to encourage you to start and keep going. In this episode of ‘Run with fitpage,’ we had the pleasure of hosting Greg Bennett who has been ranked the world’s number one Triathlete in 2002 and 2003, winning the ITU Triathlon World Cup in both years. He is not just a highly decorated athlete, but also an entrepreneur, working on a tech Q&A startup.
This conversation between Vikas and Greg focuses on highlighting features and habits that enable high performance, be it sports or in any other aspect of life. Both speakers are passionate about asking questions to some of the top athletes, gold medalists, and celebrated researchers and doctors, and in this episode, they bring you the best from the world of these high performers. Here Greg touches upon the following topics:
Greg’s journey of being the world’s best Triathlete
— The charm of running and triathlon communities
— How it is not just about working hard
— Owning sleep and recovery
— Understanding your needs and practicing gratitude
— Dealing with setbacks and things that are out of control
— The power of showing up every day and staying consistent
Greg has had a reputation for training spectacularly hard (there was a time when he would train until he peed blood), but as Greg reconsidered his training strategy, which was more in tune with being healthier, he started making small changes that had big impacts.
He cannot stress enough, but Greg puts immense value on getting enough sleep and focusing on proper recovery. He advocates surrounding yourself with people who are pushing you towards your cause; who have positive narratives about what you are striving to do.
Greg’s story is about reaching many destinations by improving the quality of the journey. Some of the training principles Greg has to share here have also helped his friends…and in the case of Simon Whitfield, they sought Olympic gold during the Sydney 2000 Olympics. This episode is nothing short of gold, you don’t want to miss it.
About the host
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)