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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: May, 2017
May 29, 2017

Training zones. You know of them, but do you know just how important it is that you use them? And most importantly, how to go about using them in swimming, biking and running? In part 1 of this episode series on training zones, we cover how to use training zones in swimming.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How to determine training zones in swimming
-How to use training zones in different types of workouts
-Is heart rate a valuable metric in swim training or should you just use pace?


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).

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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.

May 25, 2017

Paulo Sousa, PhD, is an elite triathlon coach from Portugal now residing in California and operating The Triathlon Squad, a high-performance environment for elite triathletes. Among other accomplishments, he coached two of the three male athletes in the Rio Olympics 2016, and was given the USAT Coach of the Year award for 2016.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The origin story of The Triathlon Squad and why it came to be
-How Paulo and his athletes in the squad operate on a day-to-day basis
-Balancing athletes' individual training with benefiting from the group environment
-What it takes to be a professional triathlete - physically and mentally


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.

May 22, 2017

Nuno Prazeres is a competitive Portugese age-group triathlete and That Triathlon SHow listener with great attention to detail. He has really managed to get the most out of his bike power by optimizing his aerodynamics and using other hacks to get free speed on the bike.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-The 11 boxes Nuno checked to master aerodynamics and free speed
-The gear that will give you the best aerodynamic benefits
-How much time does shaving your legs really save?
-The mindblowingly effective (and free!) parafin and tire pressure tricks that can save you 10+ watts
-Everything is backed up with numbers: how much time or how mnay watts do you save by doing this or that

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.

May 18, 2017

Kevin Koskella is founder and head coach of www.triswimcoach.com. His approach to swim training incorporates drills and technique training combined with video analysis, to help triathletes get more out of their strokes, be more fluid in the water, have a better triathlon swim, and laugh at the water.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-How to structure your triathlon swim training to improve performance
-Periodization of swim training for triathletes
-The problem with the traditional approach to swim training
-The most common technique flaws triathletes have and how to correct them
-How to incorporate open water swimming and swim-specific strength training in your training plan
-How to combat anxiety of open water swimming

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.

May 15, 2017

Learn how to improve your running from one of the fastest runners in the sport of triathlon. Sean Jefferson is a former professional mid-distance runner with a mile personal best of 3:56. Injuries forced him to quit running, and instead, he ended up becoming a professional triathlete. We also talk about how to get started swimming and improve quickly when you have absolutely no swimming background, just like Sean when he first started out.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-The type of run training Sean suggest triathletes do for best results
-Whether you should focus on run technique or not
-How to become a fast swimmer quickly when you have no background in swimming
-Sean's background and story, growing up as a runner, turning pro, and then switching to triathlon

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.

May 11, 2017

When it comes to nutrition, there are some overarching principles that are true for almost everybody, but there's no one-size-fits-all approach to optimizing performance through nutrition. Steph Saullo (MS, RD, LDN), registered dietitian at Ritter Sports Performance and host of the Performance Nutrition Summit empowers people to learn how to make the best nutrition-based choices for themselves and their goals.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-Performance nutrition for triathletes - how to set up a healthy eating foundation in your day to day life.
-Once you have a healthy eating foundation in place, how can you optimize your nutrition and take it to the next level?
-How should you fuel before, during, and after workouts?
-What supplements might be a good idea to take, and which supplements should you avoid?
-Nutrition myths and fads - what's working and what's just marketing hype and misconceptions?

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.

May 8, 2017

Barry Siff is the president of USA Triathlon, and serves as member of the board of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the American Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI). He has been an integral part of the multisport scene since 1986 years as an athlete, race organizer, writer and executive leader. As an athlete Siff completed his first marathon in 1981 before turning to triathlon five years later while living in Omaha, Nebraska. He has finished more than 60 marathons and 10 IRONMAN triathlons, and was a full-time adventure racer from 1998-2003.

IN THIS INTERVIEW WE DISCUSS:
-The current status of triathlon in the US and worldwide, and how our sport is facing competition from new sports like obstacle racing and Tough Mudder.
-USAT:s strategy for growing triathlon in the US.
-Barry's role in ITU, and what the ITU does for triathlon
-Adventure racing, and Barry's years racing full time.
-Barry's prediction for what triathlon will be like 10 years from now

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.

May 4, 2017

Let's face it, at some point in your triathlon career, you will face an inevitable decline in endurance performance due to age. But how big a decline it is and at what point it happens is in your control to a much greater extent than you may think. Today we discuss just how you can minimize that performance decline as a masters triathlete.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-What are typical endurance performance changes for masters athletes?
-What are the main physiological and non-physiological reasons for these reductions in performance?
-What should you do and what should you not do to counteract these changes?
-Endurance training, strength training, nutrition and hydration for masters triathletes.

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.

May 1, 2017

Many promising triathlon races have fallen flat on the run. Somebody who has made running off the bike his biggest strength is Eric Schwartz, former elite triathlete and duathlete. Among other accomplishments, Eric won the US national championships in duathlon in 2004. Today Eric and I discuss run training for triathletes, as well as why triathletes should give duathlons a go, and how to do that from both a training and racing perspective.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN:
-Run training for triathletes - what type of run workouts should you do, how much running should your plan contain and at what intensity levels.
-How to adapt your run training to your ability level and your goal race distance
-The most common mistakes triathletes do in their running
-Why triathletes should consider giving duathlons a go
-How to train for a duathlon goal race
-Duathlon race strategies


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.

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