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Episode 90

The Athlete Agenda - With April Zilg

We kick off Season 5 with in-form US racer, April Zilg. April has competed at the highest level for a number of years, winning some of the world's biggest races and became APP world vice champion in 2019

This season, April has won the 2022 Carolina Cup and the first APP event of the season in Santa Monica, winning clean sweeps across technical and distance!

In this episode we discuss her sporting and coaching background, before getting to how her scientific approach has changed her agenda as an athlete, and has led to her step-up in form.

April's new book, The Athlete Agenda coaches you to assemble your individual and personalised approach to achieving success, whatever your event and your aspirations.

April also offers her coaching services, check out her website here:

Buy The Athlete Agenda here (AL)

Connect with April on social media

Instagram @aprilzilg

Instagram @theathleteagenda

Facebook @AprilZilgPaddles

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Links to What We Talked About

April's favourite podcast is one of mine too, The Huberman Lab a load of interesting physiology information to benefit your training and health education.

The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Phillip Maffetone is one of the important approaches that April has taken from to shape her coaching and training.

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SUPfm The International Stand Up Paddle Board Podcast
This is the podcast for stand up paddle inspiration whether you're a SUPracer , stand-up paddleboard surfer or SUP adventurer.

About your host

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Simon Hutchinson

I'm an all-season UK based paddler, BSUPA instructor, Hutch SUP Wear brand owner and podcast host and producer.
I enjoy spreading the stoke and connecting the aloha worldwide, with my love for this incredible sport