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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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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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Apr 22, 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 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:

-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

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts178/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 15, 2019
Q&A #30 - Training reviews for the self-coached athlete and critical power / metabolic profiling tests
 
  • How should the self coached athlete review their training? What to look at, and how regularly?
  • Metrics and things to track - and what you don't need to track and care about.
  • What critical power / metabolic profiling test options exist, and what are the preferred ones?
 
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Apr 15, 2019

Stephen Seiler, PhD, is known for his research on how elite endurance athletes actually train. In this research, he discovered that most endurance athletes spend the majority of their training time (~90%) at very low intensities (below the first lactate/ventilatory threshold) with most of the remainder of the training time spent at high intensities (above the second lactate/ventilatory threshold), with little time spent in between. This training intensity distribution has become popularised and known as 'polarised training'.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is polarised training, and what is the evidence behind it?

-Polarised training and "pyramidal training" - the nuances of training for different kinds of endurance sports and events

-Does polarised training work for time-limited age group triathletes?

-How to set up your training zones and intensities correctly (and the dangers of short-cutting FTP-tests)

-Triathlon-specific considerations with polarised training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts177/

 

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Apr 8, 2019
Q&A #29 - Long slow distance and training zones, and LCHF for triathlon - yay or nay?
 
  • Is it "bad" to stay in a higher heart rate zone (e.g. zone 4) for your long runs and long slow distance training in general? 
  • What can you do to get your heart rate down in these workouts? 
  • Mikael's perspective on LCHF (low-carb high-fat) diets in endurance sports
  • A sneak peak of the Supernova 2.0 study results
 
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Apr 8, 2019

Bo Falck Hansen, PhD, is a researcher and cycling coach with a special interest in training and performance for the aging athlete. He describes the top-5 challenges that masters athletes in triathlon and other endurance sports face, and how to tackle them.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Reducing the rate of decline in aerobic capacity (VO2max) with the right kind of endurance training

-Reducing the rate of loss of lean muscle mass with the right kind of strength training

-Reducing the impact of the insulin response while still making sure you perform in training and racing with periodised carbohydrate intake

-Maintaining flexibility, coordination, and balance

-Having the right attitude to aging

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts176/

 

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Apr 2, 2019
Q&A #28 - Time management, training on limited time, mastering workout logistics and transitions, training frequency vs. workout duration and training to distance or to time?
 
  • How should you structure training for a sprint triathlon when you can only train 4 days per week?
  • Is it more important to have a higher training frequency (more workouts) or longer individual workouts if the total time/duration is the same, and why?
  • Is it better to train to time or to distance, and why?
  • How do you manage your time effectively and become a master of workout logistics and transitions in order to get the most out of your training time budget?
 
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Apr 1, 2019

Dan Lorang is the coach of triathletes like Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug, as well as a high performance coach and Head of Innovation of the Bora Hansgrohe professional cycling team. In this Training Talk we dive deep into a variety of topics on training and performance, in particular as it pertains to long-distance triathlon.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The training bull's eye: maximising adaptations

-How to structure your training over an entire season (e.g. leading up to an Ironman) as well as on a weekly level

-Bike training structure

-Swim training structure

-Run training structure

-The importance of heart rate

-The importance of physiological testing

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts175/

 

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Mar 25, 2019
Q&A #27 - Cramping (with expert guest Andy Blow), what CTL is required to get to Kona and a little rant...
 
  • How do you solve cramping issues when you've tried everything, with expert guest Andy Blow
  • Is there any particular Chronic Training Load (CTL) number you should shoot for if you want to qualify for Kona? 
  • A rant about over-reliance on arbitrary metrics like TSS and how it causes athletes to forget the meaning of training: adaptations and performance
 
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Mar 25, 2019

Training camps are great (and fun!) ways to increase fitness and build up towards a strong triathlon racing season. But there are several important do's and don'ts you must pay attention to if you want to make the camp a successful one from which you come out the other side stronger. The main reason many age-groupers do not benefit from training camps is that they are unaware of, or do not adhere to these triathlon training camp commandments.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The objectives of a training camp

-How much volume can and should you do on a training camp

-How much intensity can and should you do on a training camp

-Training tips for swimming, cycling, and running when on a training camp

-Nutrition, hydration, workout and post-workout fuelling, and recovery tips for a training camp

-How to resume training after a training camp

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts174/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Mar 19, 2019
Q&A #26 - Swim training on two swims per week, what to do when heart rates spikes as soon as you start jogging, the danger of potluck training and the myth of base and build
 
  • How should you structure your swim training on two swims per week?
  • What should you do when you cannot run at a low-intensity heart rate, since it spikes as soon as you start jogging?
  • Why you need to avoid potluck training (or combining incompatible training philosophies) 
  • Is the concept of "Base" and "Build" training a myth?
 
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Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Philip Skiba, one of the most sought-after coaches and consultants in the triathlon and endurance sports industry joins us to discuss the fundamentals of designing a training program. He also gives his viewpoint on a number of topics and busts some hard lived myths.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The physiological fundamentals behind effective training
-The volume vs. intensity debate
-How to include intensity in your training program
-How to think about rest in your training program
-Periodisation (or the lack thereof)
-Nutrition, and not falling for fad diets and the flavour of the month
-Some common triathlon myths or misconceptions busted and explained

SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts173/

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

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Dr. Skiba on Twitter

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Mar 12, 2019
Q&A #25 - RPE or power/pace in workout prescriptions, best cross-training for running, and Big Days and 70.3 races in preparation for an Ironman
 
  • Is it better to use subjective Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) or objective outputs like power or pace when prescribing workouts?
  • What is the best cross-training method for running when carrying an injury? 
  • Where in your Ironman training program should you include Big Days, and how should you prepare and recover from them? 
  • How should you taper and recover from 70.3 races in the lead-up to an Ironman, and should you race them at planned Ironman intensity? 
 
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Mar 11, 2019

Joel Filliol is one of the most successful elite triathlon coaches in the history of the sport. In his multi-national squad he coaches athletes like Mario Mola (three-time World Champion), Katie Zaferes, Vincent Luis, and Jake Birthwhistle, and his on his CV is also coached Simon Whitfield to an Olympic silver medal and working as the Head Coach of British Triathlon. In this in-depth interview we discuss Joel's learnings from this great career of what really matters in training, and how to get these things right.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Keeping training simple and avoiding major mistakes

-The importance of consistent total workload over time and of training frequency

-No "main" sessions: every workout counts

-A typical training week of athletes like Mario Mola, Vincent Luis and Katie Zaferes

-How to do low-intensity training the right way!

-How to do high-intensity training the right way!

-Brick workouts and peaking



SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts172/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Mar 5, 2019
Q&A #24 - Improving and testing aerobic capacity, dealing with 45-minute workout limits, back-to-back long rides, and training the respiratory system
 
  • What are the best ways to train to improve aerobic capacity (VO2max) and what's the best way to assess it?
  • How should you structure your training when you're limited to 45-minute workout windows?
  • Is there a benefit of doing back-to-back long rides on the weekend in Ironman training (and move the long run to midweek instead)?
  • Is there a benefit of using various products or techniques to train your respiratory system?
 
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Mar 4, 2019

Fran Bungay is head coach of Goalspecific and a coaching tutor at the British Triathlon coach development programme, as well as a top-ranked age-group athlete with two European titles to her name. She discusses the use of process goals in triathlon, and why you might want to move towards a more process-driven approach rather than focusing hard on outcome goals.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The advantages of using process goals

-Why too much focus on direct outcomes can be detrimental to triathlon progress

-How to set process goals for yourself, step by step

-Building confidence and mental strength

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts171/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Feb 26, 2019
Q&A #23 - Maintaining race fitness for an entire race season and the mental battle of FTP-tests
 
  • How do you keep a high race fitness for an entire season with multiple sprint and Olympic distance triathlons spread out over a period of time? 
  • Should you train differently for the sprint races compared to the Olympic distance races? 
  • What's the right mindset to have in FTP-tests (or other benchmarking tests) to get the most out of yourself and avoid performance anxiety?
 
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Feb 25, 2019

Wendy Mader is a coach as well as former Ironman age-group world champion, with more than 25 years of experience in triathlon. In this interview we discuss what female athletes need to consider in their triathlon training, and how they may (or may not) need to train differently from male athletes.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What might female triathletes need to do differently than males in their training?

-The impact of the menstrual cycle on training

-How does age impact training?

-Differences between men and women when it comes to psychology, mindset, and confidence.

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts170/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Feb 21, 2019
Q&A #22 - How to improve swim pacing, modify Red Mist workouts, and a beginner's guide to training zones and physiological terms
 
  • How to become better at pacing when swimming
  • How to adjust the Classic Red Mist swim session to your current swim ability
  • The few, simple things beginners need to know and care about when it comes to training
  • Different training zone system options for beginners
  • A beginners' guide to some key physiology terms
 
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Feb 18, 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 Greipek) and with age-group endurance athletes. He is also the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. One of the important factors for his success is his knowledge about exercise physiology and metabolism. Today, he shares this knowledge with us so that you too can benefit from it and become a faster triathlete.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is FTP (Functional Threshold Power), why does it even exist, and how can you train to improve it?

-The only two variables that can be changed to improve FTP: VO2max (Aerobic Capacity) and VLaMax (glycolytic capacity)

-Why you need to focus on changing VO2max and/or VLaMax, and NOT FTP itself, if you want to improve your FTP.

-How to train to increase VO2max to increase FTP

-How to train to decrease VLaMax to increase FTP

-How VO2max and VLaMax determine your fat and carb oxidation at any intensity (including submaximal intensities)

-Nutritional aspects of changing FTP through changing VO2max and/or VLaMax

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts169/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Feb 11, 2019
Q&A #21 - Training to heart rate or power, improving your aerobic engine for the swim, and are intervals better than long slow distance training? 
 
  • Do the day to day variations of heart rate mean it's better to train to power (or pace), even though you have assessed your heart rate zones using a lactate test?
  • Things to consider to get the most out of your lactate tests
  • How should you train to you improve your aerobic engine for the swim? 
  • Are intervals better than traditional long runs or ride for improving VO2max? 
 
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Feb 11, 2019

Barb Lindquist is a US Olympian and the World #1 ranked triathlete from 2003-2004. After retiring from professional racing, she turned to coaching, and also started working for USA Triathlon on the Collegiate Recruitment Program. We discuss training and overall performance in triathlon from both an elite and age-group perspective.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Setting up the world-renowned collegiate recruitment program and the reasons for its success

-High performance triathlon now and then - what has changed in the last 15-20 years in training and racing?

-Long-term athletic development for elite athletes and for age-group athletes

-Things that age-groupers tend to underestimate, and on the flipside, over-value

-Fitting triathlon into life, and not life around triathlon for age-group triathletes

 

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Feb 5, 2019
Q&A #20 - Testing for half and full distance triathlon: are typical 20-minute tests relevant, and are there better options?
 
  • How relevant are typical field tests (20-minute bike and run Time Trials, 400 + 200 m Critical Swim Speed test) for half and full Ironman athletes? 
  • How skewed are these tests by athletes' anaerobic capacity? 
  • Can and should Muscular Endurance be tested? 
  • What is the role of race intensity training, if it isn't to improve threshold or VO2max?
  • How important is VO2max (aerobic capacity) anyway for long distance triathlon?
  • The little-known but massively important Ironman training and testing weapon: Lactate Building Rate, VLaMax
     
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Feb 4, 2019

Susan Sotir coaches with Breakthrough Performance Coaching, has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is an assistant professor at Springfield College. We discuss the importance of balancing the art and science of coaching to develop better athletes, and how leaning to heavily on one side can be costly if you're after improved performance.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Why and how to balance the art and science of coaching or triathlon training for the self-coached athlete

-Individuality, and why research findings should never be generalised directly to the individual athlete without a good knowledge of the context of this particular athlete

-How lab testing can massively beneficial in optimising and individualising an athlete's training, when we apply both the art and science of coaching to their training

-How to read research papers the right way, and conduct a critical analysis of the findings within

 

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Jan 28, 2019
Q&A #19 - Does carbohydrate fueling impact fat oxidation in training and racing, and endurance sports metabolism 101
 
  • Does taking on carbs during exercise stop or reduce fat oxidation?
  • The fallacy of the carb/fat oxidation "switch"
  • Effective training is the best way to improve substrate utilisation (and therefore performance) - of both carbs and fats!
  • What we know and don't know about fasted training
 
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HIIT Science Course - If you are a coach, a sports scientist or student, or an athlete that want in-depth knowledge into understanding the science/physiological response of HIIT, and how to actually apply it in triathlon, enroll in the HIIT Science while enrollment is open 22-31 January 2019. 
 
 
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