The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

“Usually people are reactive because they’ve got an injury and really they should be addressing it beforehand,” says Dave Scott, 6x Ironman World Champion. 


Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Dave about the best formula for nutrition + strength for endurance athletes.  In this episode, you’ll learn...


-Never skip a strength or mobility workout, even if it means sacrificing a run, bike or swim

-What is strength and why it’s important for the endurance athlete

-Dave’s current philosophy on nutrition

-What foods to avoid when training

-You can’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as you want


Dave Scott is known as the Roger Bannister of triathlons as the first person to go under 10 hours at Kona.  In 1980, Dave Scott went to the island of Oahu to race the third ever Ironman Triathlon. In both 1978 and 1979, there were 15 starters and 12 finishers. After an article on the event appeared in Sports Illustrated in the spring of 1979, the number of entries ballooned up to 108 in 1980, which would be the last year the event was held on Oahu. Dave Scott was an unknown that day in February of 1980, but after ABC’s Wide World of Sports showcased Dave’s journey around the island of Oahu where he led the entire day and broke the existing course record by nearly two hours, that changed pretty quickly. In many sports, the winners from the early years quickly become yesterday’s news as faster athletes bypass the trailblazers. Not Dave Scott. He was the Roger Bannister of triathlon. Over the next 16 years he won five more Ironman World Championship titles, became the first athlete to go under 3:00 hours for the Ironman marathon, then the first to go under 2:55 and the first to go under 2:50.


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Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


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