Monday Sep 04, 2017

Episode 166 - Erin MacKenzie - 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist & Co Founder Of Power Speed Endurance

Our special guest is Erin MacKenzie. Erin is a 2 time Olympic Gold Medallist at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics where she competed in rowing in the Women's 8. She graduated from the University of California Berkley and was a member of the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Division 1 rowing championships. She is co founder of power speed endurance and is a highly sought after coach. You will learn plenty from Erin MacKenzie in episode 166 of The Vision Board Podcast. What you will learn in this episode: 6:30 - we welcome Erin MacKenzie 6:55 - are we overtraining? 7:45 - the art of dealing with pain 9:30 - what the preparation is like as an Olympic rower 13:02 - what the communication is like on an Olympic rowing team 16:31 - CrossFit and different styles of training 17:42 - "sleep is my superpower" 22:25 - "do what you enjoy" 27:15 - Dr Sean Stevenson, sleep, and circadian rhythm 32:45 - how much does an Olympic rower make? 35:02 - how her body responded to retirement 41:22 - the importance of trusting ones coaches 44:05 - the toughest part of her career that she learned from 47:09 - what is was like to be on Oprah 50:13 - what's it feel like to be in ketosis? 54:32 - mental health 57:49 - the pain and acceptance of training hard 58:05 - what posters were on her childhood wall? 59:30 - what would her 3 closest friends say about her? 103:05 - advice for bad days? 104:33 - what 5 people would she invite to dinner? Get your FREE copy of CONVERSATIONS WITH CHAMPIONS, an inspirational quote book of all the guests from the podcast Simply visit // Get in touch with Jonny and Tristan at

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