Engearment Podcast – An interview with Wil Rickards
What is adventure? Why do we need it? What do we gain when we have one?
Hear the formula Wil used for endurance success. Find out about the gear he took and why he chose it. Ponder why you might benefit from a stretch goal, how you will breathe life into it, and strategies for making it successful.
00:00 Intro (Breaking it down to Why? How? and What?)
00:56 The Adventure (Riding a bike up and back down a very big hill)
04:30 Why? – Why make life more difficult by embarking on an adventure of this nature?
12:51 How? – Overview – Training & Gear
16:38 How? – Training – 1. Heart Rate (the Maffetone Method)
21:08 How? – Training – 2. Nutrition & Hydration (Skratch Labs & Food Zone Portables)
26:31 How? – Training – 3. Saddle Time & Fortitude (Evolving distances)
27:49 How? – Training – 4. Hills & Altitude
29:15 How? – Gear – Overview & values
30:44 How? – Gear – The Bike – Triban RC520 from Decathlon
32:40 How? – Gear – Clothing – Pearl iZumi – (layering for diverse temperatures & conditions)
37:22 How? – Gear – Helmet – Sena R2X (communications built-in)
38:11 How? – Gear – Miscellaneous gear & thoughts
39:14 What? – The day/ride
50:00 Why? – Revisited – This is the big one for Wil
51:11 The Takeaways from the Experience
54:04 How to reach out to Wil if you want to talk about the value of adventure
Links: Chris McDougal’s Website – Where you can buy the book Natural Born Heroes. https://borntorun.world
The Book that Sean contributed to that goes in-depth on mitochondria – there is so much new research on why developing these little guys is so important. https://www.strongfirst.com/shop/books/the-quick-and-the-dead/
An app for staying in a particular HR zone https://www.pulse-alert.com/#home
If you want to know about sports nutrition and how to cook like a pro cycling team nutritionist, start here. https://www.skratchlabs.com/pages/cookbooks
For rice cake recipes, delve into the blog for even more. https://www.skratchlabs.com/blogs/recipes/skratch-aspen-hospital-rice-cake-tutorial
Full review of the Pearl iZumi gear used: https://youtu.be/UvSGYvlYlNk
All individual links are listed there
Full review of the Sena R2X helmet: https://youtu.be/pkemkaeLNwg
Decathlon RC520 on clearance: https://www.decathlon.com/collections/road-bikes/products/triban-rc520-disc-brake-road-bike-8629968-967269?
Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Jacket: https://www.mountainhardwear.com/p/mens-stretchdown-parka-1942931.html?dwvar_1942931_color=347
Mountain Hardwear Compressor Pants: https://www.mountainhardwear.com/p/mens-compressor-pant-1561481.html?dwvar_1561481_color=090