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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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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

The swim is the one triathlon discipline that most triathletes are the least confident about. Not only is swimming a very difficult sport technically, even in the safe confinement of a pool, but when you get to the open water and have to deal with waves, currents, and hundreds of other triathletes, the sport changes entirely - and it doesn't get any easier. Brenton Ford is a top Australian swim coach, founder of Effortless swimming, and former national level competitive swimmer. On today's episode he discusses how to improve your open water swimming in both training and racing.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-The different training approach required for open water swimming compared to pool swimming
-How to swim better in the open water
-Open water swimming workouts in the pool and in the open water
-Open water swimming tips for race day
-How to do a proper race day warm-up
-Overcoming open water or race day anxiety


LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

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Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 24, 2017

Mind over muscle isn't just a saying, to an extent it's actual science, and you can use that to your advantage in your triathlon training. Today's interview is with Professor Samuele Marcora, Director of Research at the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kent. He is a leading expert on psychobiology in endurance performance, and has done extensive research showing that endurance performance is not just limited by our physiological fitness, but also by our minds and mental fitness. He is also leading the way in the fascinating research of Brain Endurance Training (BET).

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-Why traditional physiological models aren't enough to explain limits in endurance performance
-Perception of effort and how it governs endurance performance
-The benefits of practicing positive, motivational self-talk
-Why mental fatigue is a critical component in the endurance performance model
-How you can use Brain Endurance Training to improve your tolerance to mental fatigue


LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 20, 2017

What's the relative importance of training intensity versus training volume? The answer could answer be simply "it depends", but let's try to dig a little bit deeper and get at least some guidelines.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-What levels of triathletes should prioritize volume over intensity and vice versa
-HOW should you increase training volume?
-WHAT KIND of intensity should you add to your program?
-What does prioritizing one over the other mean in practice - what does it look like in your training program?

LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 17, 2017

Strength and Conditioning is something most triathletes know that they should do. Yet very few actually do it, usually because of not knowing really how to do S&C and what sorts of workout structure to apply. Frank Velasquez Jr., Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and Director of Sports Performance at Allegheny Health Network covers the subject in great detail, so you can learn exactly how to get going with S&C.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-Why you should do strength and conditioning (S&C)
-How to go about doing S&C for complete novices and those with more experience
-Example S&C sessions
-How much time you should spend on S&C and how to periodize it
-The most common S&C mistakes triathletes make


LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 13, 2017

How do you prepare for your optimal half or full distance triathlon. Elite coach and double world champion in his age-group in 2016, Bevan McKinnon, who won the Ironman 70.3 world championships in Mooloolaba and the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, let's you in on the secrets to his and his athletes' success.


IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-Structuring a training plan for a half or full distance goal race
-How to set yourself up for success in the days leading up to the race
-How to perfect your race execution.
-The most common mistakes triathletes do in their training for and racing in half and full distance triathlons


LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 10, 2017

The pillars of triathlon performance are endurance training (naturally), nutrition, recovery and strength and conditioning. Elite coach Matt Dixon explains why everything other than swimming, biking, and running should NOT be an afterthought, but rather, an equally important part of the athlete's program.


IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-How Matt burnt the candle at both ends in his own athletic career and learned invaluable lessons that have shaped his coaching philosophy.
-The pillars of performance in triathlon: endurance training, nutrition, recovery, and strength and conditioning.
-The importance of mindset for age-group triathletes
-How Matt lays out the training in his programs over the course of a season.


LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 6, 2017

Listener questions and answers. I answer some of the triathlon questions you have been sending in over the last few weeks.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-How to meet the increased recovery needs that come with age.
-The best way to get started with swimming when you're new to the sport.
-Weekly training structure and too long bike rides?
-Balancing family commitments, your career, and training for long-distance triathlons.

LISTENER QUESTIONS:
If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES:
If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing.

SHOWNOTES:
www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

Apr 3, 2017

Actionable Ironman 70.3 training and racing tips for age-groupers from pro triathlete Cody Beals.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How to self-coach effectively. -How to train for 70.3 (half-distance triathlon) races specifically.
-What age-groupers can learn from pro triathletes' training.
-The indoor trainer workout that reduced Cody to a puddle of quivering protoplasm.
-Cody's take on benchmark workouts and formal tests.


LISTENER QUESTIONS: If you have questions that you want me to answer on the show or off the show (in an email), send me your question via email or Twitter (contact information below).

NOTES: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing.

SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com

Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.

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