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The Grind With Spencer Ralston Podcast: Mike Arishita

Hey everyone,

My name is Spencer Ralston and I am a first year professional triathlete. For my senior business project I decided to make a podcast where I interview other first and second year professional athletes to help them gain exposure to sponsors and to gain a larger social media following. I would love to hear what you guys think about the podcast and the idea to make it better.

If anyone would want to come on and talk about their successes or failures as a first/second year pro feel free to contact me at ralstontri@gmail.com or just hit me up join Facebook.

Hope you all enjoy it!!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-grind-with-spencer-ralston/id1287748950?mt=2
AaronWebstey

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    edited September 22
    @Sralston I haven't listened to your podcast yet but I will.

    I'm also not a pro but I'd be interested in learning why new pros decide to take their pro license vs. staying an age grouper. I'd also be interested to hear about their progression and how they try to market themselves to not only businesses/sponsors but age group athletes.

    AaronWebstey
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    @Sralston was polite enough to ask permission to post about a triathlon podcast here. Sounds like a great idea and I wish you good luck.
    M_Warekjrunninidking90MartinGasBombCraig DTad_MachrowiczbalsdorfBrendo78AlexShaywarmi
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    @jakesaunders I have a few people lined up that are about to turn pro and I will be asking them that exact question, what lead them to turn pro.

    I think with the emergence of these "age group teams" have presented a real challenge in turning pro. If you are on a team like "Every Man Jack" a lot of things are given to you that some first/second year pros do not have access to.

    And please feel free to send me more specific questions you want to here answered. (ralstontri@gmail.com)
    mbrekk44
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    I have a question: did you ever get that Strava segment in East Lyme back for me after that one guy clearly moto paced it?
    KenElPescadoPelado
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    @Sralston polite is good. I’ll put this in my queue for this weekend. Everyone else, please PM me your favourite podcasts. I’ve got 22 hours of driving to do this weekend. I’m tired of TRS and dcrainmaker re-runs, and I’ve listened to so many Audible books that I’m slowly starting to sound like George Guidall.
    AaronWebstey
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    Here's what I want to hear:

    "Do coaches charge pro clients more, and are top AGers being pushed by coaches to go pro for this reason?"

    "Name one sport that financially rewards its professionals less than Triathlon."

    "There should be no division between professional and age group categories in triathlon. Winner takes all. " Discuss.

    "Pro triathletes should belong to a union." Discuss.

    What percentage of your soul dies when some AGer that worked 50 hours this week beats you on the weekend?
    M_WareKenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebstey
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    @idking90 i follow my workouts not my strava....
    @Martin good questions I will add some to next segment
    AaronWebstey
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    if you had a podcast sidekick would you make him sleep in a kennel? asking for a friend
    AaronWebsteyidking90rigpigMartinCraig DkjrunninPevashishDaulscottyRobert RankinTad_MachrowiczAlexSKenElPescadoPelado
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    Part of the question of why you turn pro......
    "What is the single most valuable benefit you derive from turning pro during the initial inevitable lean years? Is it just the net race fee reduction, or is there something else? Or is the pro identity more enticing initially?"
    #Sworry in advance if that's too juvenile
    AaronWebstey

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    Dark_mark said:

    if you had a podcast sidekick would you make him sleep in a kennel? asking for a friend

    you can sleep in my dorm room...twin bed but we sleep head to toe. Also please bring a 30 of natty light if you are sleeping over.
    AaronWebsteysimonsen77
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    Part of the question of why you turn pro......
    "What is the single most valuable benefit you derive from turning pro during the initial inevitable lean years? Is it just the net race fee reduction, or is there something else? Or is the pro identity more enticing initially?"
    #Sworry in advance if that's too juvenile

    hitting on the Wattie Ink wanna be pro moms has now become easier with the "Im a pro" pick up line
    AaronWebsteybalsdorfidking90Tad_MachrowiczKHilgendorfMattsimonsen77KuchCraig DKenElPescadoPelado
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    Sralston said:


    Dark_mark said:

    if you had a podcast sidekick would you make him sleep in a kennel? asking for a friend

    you can sleep in my dorm room...twin bed but we sleep head to toe. Also please bring a 30 of natty light if you are sleeping over.
    M_WareSralstonDark_markmaggieruKenElPescadoPelado

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