The Boundless adventurer Paul Trebilcock joins us today to talk about doing lots of sports, finding adventure and making a TV show. So many great take-a-ways today to apply to your life and favorite sports.
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Of all the goals and accolades Paul has achieved as a professional (which includes co-founding/hosting the reality adventure show Boundless), his proudest accomplishment is starting the Kids for Kenya-Toilet Run, which supports the building of toilets at schools in Kenya.
1) what’s your sport background? Carpenter?
Featured in Sports Illustrated, Esquire Network
-> started as a carpenter, then started a bike messenger service in 1990
Outside of sport and competition, I’m a pretty regular guy, going to work every day and coming home to my family. In high school, I ran cross-country and track. It wasn’t until I started a bike courier business that I got into cycling. Riding every day quickly got me hooked on adrenaline. I eventually sought out other sources of adrenaline and started competing in endurance races that combine every type of physical activity you can think of. During the Costa Rica Adventure Race, we biked for 20 hours, trekked for 60 and kayaked for 32. Off-season, I train three times a day, usually starting with a 6 a.m. high-intensity bike ride. When I am not training, I also love to take on new adventures as part of Boundless, a reality adventure TV show that I co-founded and host. While I’m obviously competitive, I’ve learned that the journey is more important. Of all the goals and accolades I’ve accomplished, my proudest is starting the Kids for Kenya Toilet Run which supports the building of toilets at schools in Kenya.
2) how did you start Boundless? The jump from two friends adventuring to a TV show is not a small one.
3) What was your favorite adventure/episode – was it the one you were most looking forward to before the show/in planning?
4) craziest moment? is there a method or mindset you use or have found useful during times of emergency or danger?
5) Training for being a ‘consummate athlete’ or to be ‘boundless’ … How can you be ready for these? (ie. ironman without being on the bike for months before?)
5) 3 seasons of a TV is certainly an accomplishment, where do you go from here?
– your back to MTB, is that the favorite?
6) For the 1/2 Ironman in Thailand – what did you learn about triathlon that you wish you knew before?
7) seems like you’ve made more of a dive into the wellness side of fitness now. Has this always been an interest?
-> you mention ‘small things to keep the body happy so it can go forever in one of the episodes’ … what are some of those little things?
8) BOOKS that have influenced you.