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?
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