Off Road Triathlon World Champion Lesley Paterson on FMT and Solving Mental Conundrums

July 13, 2017

Three times XTERRA World Champion Lesley Paterson is the “little Scottish lassie who packs a mean punch.” In this interview, Lesley talks briefly about her early triathlon days and later success in the offroad world.

I wanted to get Lesley on for two reasons, first, because I knew she’d been working with Chris Kresser and the Taymount Clinic to resolve longstanding gut and Lyme issues. Secondly, I wanted Lesley to talk about her new book, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion. Lesley co-authored the book with her sports psychologist husband Simon Marshall, PhD and I’d highly recommend to anyone looking to get the most out of their brain to maximise endurance.

Sorry about the swearing! My goal was not to offend. Honest.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Lesley Paterson:

[00:00:00] PHAT FIBRE, Article: How to Use MCT Oil to Fuel an IRONMAN Triathlon, and, How Endurance Training Affects Carbohydrate Tolerance by Megan Roberts, MSc, and Tommy Wood MD, PhD.

[00:00:24] Interview: Lauren Peterson, PhD.

[00:00:35] YouTube: The Lesley Paterson Story by the Taymount Clinic.

[00:01:12] Site: International Triathlon Unit, or ITU racing.

[00:02:06] Site: XTERRA: Global Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Running Series.

[00:03:57] Being out in nature.

[00:04:14] Quote: “If it were easy, they'd call it IRONMAN” — Bob Babbitt.

[00:07:27] Gut issues.

[00:08:04] Antibiotics and Accutane.

[00:09:29] Weight gain.

[00:10:05] Lyme disease.

[00:10:35] 6% bodyfat.

[00:11:25] Site: Taymount Clinic.

[00:11:48] Podcast: Chris Kresser interview with Glenn Taylor of the Taymount Clinic and an Update show.

[00:13:00] Sign up for our Highlights series.

[00:14:35] Ozone and IV therapy.

[00:15:07] Interview: Dr David Minkoff.

[00:16:06] The artist formerly known as Adrenal Fatigue.

[00:16:26] Carbs.

[00:17:01] SIBO.

[00:18:10] The Taymount experience.

[00:21:05] The gut brain connection.

[00:23:25] Types of athlete at Braveheart Coaching.

[00:25:01] Site: BMC bike racing team.

[00:25:35] Professor Steve Peters.

[00:26:33] TED Talk: Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind: Steve Peters at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2012.

[00:28:06] Do you want to be having these feelings right now? If no, the chimp is in charge.

[00:29:31] Alter ego.

[00:32:46] Athlete identity issues.

[00:40:30] Race: Sea Otter Classic.

[00:42:48] Finding gratitude.

[00:44:12] Being mindful during the race.

[00:45:10] Negative thoughts.

[00:46:26] Music.

[00:48:25] Site: Braveheart Coaching.

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