Brett Hawke

#009 Brent Hayden

#009 Brent Hayden

When Brent Hayden left the water for retirement 7 years ago, he was a talented swimmer who had found his career plagued by a series of physical and mental setbacks. Today— in what is possibly the best shape of his life— he’s preparing to qualify for the Olympics and ready to pick up where he left off.  In this episode, catch Brent share the story of his departure and the inspiration for his return. What has been the key to finding success after a 7 year hiatus. He provides training insights, advice for young swimmers and shares who he’s looking forward to facing in the water this year.  “The challenges that I was just going to have to overcome was just going to make whatever happens more valuable.”  -Brent Hayden [13:53]  Key Takeaways: Brent Hayden’s thoughts on returning to swimming. What caused him to leave the sport. How his swimming has changed. His advice for young swimmers.. Episode Timeline: [00:02] Intro  [00:14] Brent Hayden is returning to training at 36 [00:52] What retirement was like for Brent Hayden [02:20] Falling back in love with swimming while in Lebanon [06:03] Experiencing back spasms and  in 2012 [11:45] Earning a bronze medal despite personal struggles [14:04] Swimming faster in the final v.s semi-final [15:28] Predicting times while training & gauging the field  [17:46] Brent Hayden’s career best time [18:48] How he's planning to get faster in the next 6 months [20:44] Bent's weekly training schedule [21:44] Recovery at age 36 [23:04] Understanding nutrition post-retirement [24:45] What he's eating on a daily basis [29:00] What he would tell his younger self [30:24] What kind of competitor is Brent Hayden [32:20] Who he enjoyed racing against in the past Connect: Find | Brett Hawke At fitterandfaster.com On Instagram @hawkebr Find | Brent Hayden At Brenthayden.com On Instagram: @thebrenthayden On Twitter: @thebrenthayden Subscribe & Listen: Apple Podcasts Google Spotify YouTube Special Thanks: IWBH is presented by Fitter & Faster. Host a swim camp. More than 1,000 swim clinic sessions in 46 States plus Canada & the Bahamas in 2019. IWBH is produced and promoted by Swimnerd. Connect your phone to your pace clock with the Swimnerd Pace Clocks. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brett-hawke/message

Duration: 43 min

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