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That Triathlon Show

The one triathlon show focusing on practical and actionable advice that you can use in your own triathlon training and racing. New episodes are released twice per week. The episode types are interview episodes with the greatest and smartest people in triathlon and endurance sports, and solo episodes with host Mikael Eriksson where you'll learn tactics and strategies you can apply in your triathlon training and racing, and all things swim, bike and run. All episodes, both interview and solo episodes, are produced with the goal in mind of giving age-group triathletes actionable advice. That Triathlon Show is brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com and is hosted by Mikael Eriksson. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
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Jul 15, 2019
Q&A #43 - Weight gain during Ironman training, and is there too much intensity in traditional triathlon swim programs  
  • Why am I gaining weight rather than losing or maintaining weight when training for an Ironman?
  • Is there too much intensity in "traditional" triathlon swim programs?
 
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Jul 15, 2019

Shannon Grady is the founder of GO! Athletics and an expert in the application of bioenergetics, lactate dynamics, and applied physiology for endurance performance optimization. Shannon has worked with over 9000 athletes including Olympic, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes in over 25 sports, and is herself a former professional runner, NCAA All-American, and five-time Team USA Triathlon with 4 Top-10 ITU World Championship finishes.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The science of bioenergetics and lactate dynamics and how they relate to endurance performance and training
  • The fallacy of traditional lactate testing
  • A systems based training approach based on the individuals range of lactate concentration
  • How many endurance athletes lack at least one system and are therefore bioenergetically limited and therefore compromising their endurance perfomance
  • Training mistakes that lead to bioenergetic deficits and suboptimal performance and training adaptations
  • Nutrition mistakes that lead to bioenergetic deficits and suboptimal performance and training adaptations

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts190/

 

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Jul 10, 2019
Q&A #42 - Increasing swimming stroke rate, heart rate response to different bike intervals, and becoming less reliant on your kick when swimming 
  • How to increase your swimming stroke rate effectively. 
  • Why doesn't heart rate rise as much in very short and hard intervals as in longer and slightly less intense intervals?
  • How can you transition to becoming less reliant on your kick in swimming - particularly in the open water in a wetsuit
 
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Jul 8, 2019

Learn about ten extremely important and high-leverage ways to improve your training and triathlon performance. These aspects of the training process are often not in place, in particular in self-coached athletes. If you can start incorporating even a few of them in your training you are pretty much guaranteed to see great improvements in your training and triathlon performance. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Knowing the purpose of each and every workout

-Having the right mindset in training to make the most of every workout

-Prerequisites of successful workouts - mobilisation, hydration status, energy and carbohydrate status, recovery status

-Using session-RPE to train at the right intensity

-Focusing on the big picture

-Balancing your engine and your chassis

-Getting out of your comfort zone by doing things that you consciously or subconsciously tend to avoid doing in training

-Using group training strategically

-Benefiting from the compound effect of coaching, testing, and technical advice

-Constantly improving your training and racing by an effective review and self-reflection process

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts189/

 

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Jul 3, 2019
Q&A #41 - Back to back morning workouts; flip turns, bilateral breathing and non-freestyle strokes; and run training progress when returning from a stress fracture
  • Can you do two workouts in the morning rather than one in the morning and one in the evening and still get the same benefits?
  • Should triathletes learn how to do flip turns, how to swim other strokes than freestyle and how to bilaterally breathe?
  • What is a safe way to get back into running when returning from a stress fracture?
 
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Jul 1, 2019

Paul Newsome coaches thousands of triathletes and open water swimmers every year through his company Swim Smooth with its local squad in Perth, through international courses and clinics, through the global Swim Smooth coaching network and indirectly through the Swim Smooth blog and podcast. In this episode we discuss the Swim Types system and how to correct and improve the stroke of each Swim Type.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Taming the Arnie

-Boosting the Bambino

-Inspiring the Kicktastic

-Curing the Overglider

-Supporting the Swinger

-Motivating the Smooth

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts188/

 

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Jun 24, 2019

Professor Andy Jones is internationally recognized for his work in academia and applied sports science. He has authored more than 280 original research and review articles, worked with the two best marathoners in history (Eliud Kipchoge and Paula Radcliffe) and is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in the use of dietary nitrate (found in e.g. beetroot) and its impact on endurance performance.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Nitrate loading: what are the benefits and what is the proper protocol for it?

-Can nitrate loading be done with normal beetroot juice or beetroots, or are specific supplements preferable?

-Will we see the 2-hour marathon milestone broken soon, and what advances in running should take place for it to happen?

-Running and endurance performance in large part comes down to three parameters: aerobic capacity (VO2max), economy, and lactate threshold. How should we train to improve these parameters?

-The Critical Power concept and how it stacks up to Maximum Lactate Steady State

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts187/

 

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Jun 20, 2019
Q&A #40 - When to choose a road bike in a non-draft race, using half or full Ironmans in the lead-up to a big goal race, and making up calories after big days of training
  • How do you know if you should choose a road bike or a tri bike for very hilly races like Ironman 70.3 Nice?
  • Can you use half and full Ironmans in the lead-up to an important goal race or are you better off just training?
  • Should you make up all calories expended on a big day of training that same day, or can you make them up the following day?
 
 
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Jun 18, 2019
Q&A #39 - How much should you train if you have the time available and day-to-day recovery for (beginner) triathletes
  • If you have the time available to train, how much training should you be doing?
  • What should triathletes, in particular beginners, consider when it comes to day-to-day recovery and being ready to go in the next workout?
 
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Jun 17, 2019

Alan Couzens is a coach and exercise physiologist in Boulder, Colorado. Through his laboratory testing of a large number of athletes over a long time period he has found that triathlon and endurance sports potential (specifically VO2max) is far more trainable and less limited by genetics than what most textbooks and university courses would have us believe. In fact, most triathletes may actually have the potential to qualify for Kona - with the right training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How trainable is VO2max really?

-Why do most athletes fail to reach their athletic potential even though they are putting in a lot of hard work?

-What is the right way to train to reach your athletic potential?

-The importance of training at the first lactate/ventilatory threshold (aerobic threshold)

-The importance of proper testing so you can do the right testing for you

-When to use heart rate vs. pace/power in training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts186/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Jun 10, 2019
Q&A #38 - Individual differences in heart rate and training zones, including cadence spin-ups in aerobic rides, and hard run to easy ride brick workouts
  • How come my slower friend (in races) runs faster than me in training and at a lower heart rate?
  • What is the right way to include cadence spin-ups in an aerobic ride without negating the effects of the easy aerobic training? 
  • Are there benefits of doing an easy ride right after a hard run?
 
 
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Jun 10, 2019

An in-depth discussion and Q&A session on the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of polarised training for triathletes and endurance athletes in general. This episode is part 2 of a Q&A follow-up to the extremely popular interview with the godfather of polarised training, Dr. Stephen Seiler in EP#177.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How can polarised training apply to age-group triathletes?

-Polarised training for beginner athletes, masters athletes, and for longevity and health (rather than performance)

-Periodisation with polarised training

-Differences in applying polarised training between disciplines, distances and events

-The physiology of polarised training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts185/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Personal case examples from Mikael Eriksson's and Stephen Seiler's training and resulting performance improvements

-Common objections to polarised training

-How can polarised training apply to age-group triathletes?

-Polarised training for beginner athletes, masters athletes, and for longevity and health (rather than performance)

-Periodisation with polarised training

-How to execute low-intensity workouts correctly

-How to execute high-intensity workouts correctly

 

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Jun 3, 2019
Q&A #37 - How to determine what training is most effective for the individual athlete, how to combine training with an extremely physically demanding full time job, and the training adaptation time continuum
  • Is it possible to determine what type of training is best for each individual athlete?
  • What role does the time course of training adaptations play in deciding what training is best for the individual?
  • How do you combine triathlon training with being a bike courier or having an extremely physically demanding job in general?
 
 
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Jun 3, 2019

Hunter Allen, is head coach and founder of Peaks Coaching Group. He is also the co-author (together with Dr. Andrew Coggan and Dr. Stephen McGregor) of arguably the most widely recognised cycling training book in the world: "Training and Racing with a Power Meter". Hunter and colleagues have now released the third edition of this book to keep it up to date with recent developments, and he joins us to discuss training and racing with a power meter in 2019.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What's new about training and racing with a power meter (in general, and the book) in 2019 compared to the previous edition of the book?

-What's in training and racing with a power meter for more beginner cyclists/triathletes and very advanced athletes, respectively?

-How to use power AND heart rate together

-How to do a proper FTP-test, and where people get it wrong

-Training strategies, typical weekly structures, workout progressions and more for the cycling part of triathlon training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts184/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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May 27, 2019
Q&A #36 - Power targets and pacing half and full Ironmans, what target power would make you competitive, and the best way to monitor and use heart rate in training
  • What target power should you shoot for in your half or full distance triathlons? 
  • What power do you need to hold to be competitive in a medium-sized half distance race? 
  • Why you have to consider power-to-weight and power-to-aerodynamics
  • How to make best use of heart rate and real time monitoring of it in training
 
 
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May 27, 2019

Menachem Brodie is one of the leading strength training coaches for cyclists and triathletes. Among other achievements, he has been heavily involved in USA Cycling and educating USAC coaches since 2011, and is the creator of the Training Peaks course "Strength Training for Triathlon Success".  In this two-part episode, we dive deep into a number of important aspects triathletes and endurance athletes need to know when it comes to strength training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Benefits of strength training for triathletes and endurance athletes

-How much strength training should you be doing?

-What should your strength training consist of?

-The importance of assessments in strength training

-How to fit in strength training around swim, bike and run workouts

-Periodisation of strength training over a year or an entire triathlon season

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts183/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free!

 

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May 20, 2019
Q&A #35 - Lactate and VO2max testing, thresholds and zones, and dealing with illness 
  • Lactate and VO2max testing: good and bad testing protocols
  • What do the results from lactate or VO2max tests really mean and how do you use them?
  • How do you set training zones based on your threshold found in testing? 
  • How do you change your training when illness strikes?
 
 
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May 20, 2019

Menachem Brodie is one of the leading strength training coaches for cyclists and triathletes. Among other achievements, he has been heavily involved in USA Cycling and educating USAC coaches since 2011, and is the creator of the Training Peaks course "Strength Training for Triathlon Success".  In this two-part episode, we dive deep into a number of important aspects triathletes and endurance athletes need to know when it comes to strength training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Benefits of strength training for triathletes and endurance athletes

-How much strength training should you be doing?

-What should your strength training consist of?

-The importance of assessments in strength training

-How to fit in strength training around swim, bike and run workouts

-Periodisation of strength training over a year or an entire triathlon season

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts182/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free!

 

ROKA - Enter the ROKA + Scientific Triathlon Giveaway to win prizes worth more than $2000m including race entry to an IRONMAN race of your choice and a ROKA Maverick X Wetsuit. And as usual, you can get 20% off a regular order on roka.com with the discount code TTS.



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May 14, 2019
Q&A #34 - Strength training on the bike, training changes during forced time off from swimming, and Sprint Interval Training
  • How to use "strength training on the bike" (high power sprints and strength endurance/low cadence training)
  • How to change your training when injury forces you to stay away from the pool
  • Sprint interval training on the bike - should you do them in the TT position or sitting up?
 
 
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May 13, 2019

Professor John Hawley is one of the leading researchers in the world on sports nutrition, the interaction between exercise and diet on fat and carbohydrate regulation, and the cellular and molecular basis of endurance sports adaptations. He gives us a complete update on what we actually know as of today about endurance sports nutrition, and where evidence is still lacking.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Nailing the basics of endurance sports nutrition - what's most important to consider and get right?

-Getting clear on commonly misunderstood terminology in the field of nutrition

-Beyond the basics: the impact on endurance performance of manipulating carbohydrate availability, nutrition periodisation, and day to day diet

-Fat, carbs, and their impact on inflammation and recovery, insulin response, and body composition

-How do elite endurance athletes actually eat?

-Common myths about and mistakes amateur athletes make with nutrition

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts181/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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May 7, 2019
Q&A #33 - Incorporating bike or run commutes to work in training, and distinguishing between good and bad lower heart rate
  • How should you effectively incorporate bike or run commutes into your training to get training benefits without compromising quality in other key workouts? 
  • How does this change if you do both a regular workout and the morning bike/run commute?
  • How should you think about nutrition around training in the morning and commuting to work?
  • How do you distinguish between a reduction in exercise heart rate due to getting fitter versus being in a state of non-functional over-reaching?
 
 
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May 6, 2019

Sebastian Weber is a sports scientist and highly successful coach, in both professional sports (having worked with athletes like Peter Sagan, Tony Martin, and André Greipel) and with age-group endurance athletes. He is also the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. In this episode we discuss cycling technique, quality of movement, and holding a good (aerodynamic) position, and how the LEOMO Type-R device can be used to improve these important but easily forgotten aspects of cycling and triathlon cycling.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The importance of quality of movement in cycling, and how it has become somewhat forgotten in a world obsessed with power.

-The LEOMO Type-R device, and how it can measure quality of movement in a large variety of ways to help assess and inform training.

-Examples of common issues regarding quality of movement and how to correct them

-How to use the LEOMO Type-R to improve aerodynamics

-How much should triathletes and time trialists train in the TT-position

-Is the LEOMO Type-R a good investment for age-group triathletes?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts180/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 29, 2019
Q&A #32 - Training on 3-5 hours per week, and how to get started with adding high-intensity training to your program
 
  • How should you train on just 3-5 hours of available training time per week? 
  • Should you still periodise your training, and if so, how? 
  • How do you introduce more high-intensity training to your program without doing too much? 
  • How can you evaluate and review this change in training? 
 
 
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Apr 29, 2019

The Nike Vaporfly 4% running shoes are supposed to improve running economy by 4%. Wouter Hoogkamer, PhD, is one of the researchers who found out that this improvement is actually legit. What's more, he has researched how much faster that improvement in running economy could make you. In today's episode we discuss the Vaporfly 4% shoes, running shoes in general, running economy, breaking two hours for the marathon, and more.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The Nike Vaporfly 4% shoes, and how Wouter and his colleagues at the University of Colorado verified that they can reduce the energetic cost of running a given speed by 4%.

-Running economy, and how improvements in it translates to improvements in speed. Slower runners may benefit more from the 4% shoes than faster runners.

-Footwear in general, and the tradeoff between cushioning (which is good for running economy) and weight (which is bad for running economy)

-The impact of drafting in running - how much energy can it save you? -

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts179/

 

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Apr 22, 2019
Q&A #31 - Cycling cadence in training and racing - the scientific and anecdotal evidence
 
  • What does science say about the pros and cons of cycling at different cadences? 
  • What cadence ranges are most effective in racing? 
  • What are the potential performance benefits of training at high and low cadences?
  • A 2018 cycling cadence research round-up
 
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