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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: August, 2017
Aug 31, 2017

Learn how to train for your first triathlon, and how to train when you've got your first sprint behind you and want to move up the distances to an Olympic, or get faster in the sprint. Joining me to discuss these topics is Gale Bernhardt, Olympic coach, who has helped countless beginner triathletes using the concepts we discuss today.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How to lay out your training as a beginner triathlete
-How much do you need to train to complete your first triathlon
-How should you pace your races and workouts?
-How does your training change when you've done your first sprint and want to get faster or go longer

COACHING:
I am currently (August 2017) taking on new athletes as I transition from my engineering job to working full time on Scientific Triathlon. If you want to learn more (or already know that you want me to coach you), email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com.

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:
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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.

Aug 28, 2017

David Tilbury-Davis, coach of among others Cody Beals and Lionel Sanders, shares fascinating insights about training, including the cognitive load of triathlon, splicing workouts (based on the WHY of your workout), and action steps for how self-coached athletes can get started coaching themselves more effectively. We also dive a bit deeper into bike training specifically.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How to become a more effective self-coached triathlete
-Splicing workouts to achieve a desired adaptation
-The cognitive load of triathlon and how it impacts planning your training
-The 20-minute rule
-Technique-under-load in swimming
-How a weekend warrior's and Lionel Sander's bike training in principle is not too dissimilar...

COACHING:
I am currently (August 2017) taking on new athletes as I transition from my engineering job to working full time on Scientific Triathlon. If you want to learn more (or already know that you want me to coach you), email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com.

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.

Aug 24, 2017

You know that recovery is important for triathlon performance. But just how important is it? And how can you improve your recovery status without disrupting your life? Shona Halson, PhD, of the Senior Recovery Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS) discusses that today.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How important is recovery for triathletes?
-Different recovery methods and their relevance
-Sleep and its impact on performance
-Screens, electronic devices and sleep

COACHING:
I am currently (August 2017) taking on new athletes as I transition from my engineering job to working full time on Scientific Triathlon. If you want to learn more (or already know that you want me to coach you), email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com.

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.

Aug 21, 2017

Triathletes are prone to mental self-sabotage that ruins their chances of race success. Dr. Patrick Cohn, a master mental game coach with Peak Performance Sports, explains the six most common ways athletes self-sabotage mentally, and what you can do to avoid it.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Placing strict expectations on performance and striving for perfection
-What to do with pre-race jitters
-Worrying about results, outcomes, and what others think
-Proactively building confidence

COACHING:
I am currently (August 2017) taking on new athletes as I transition from my engineering job to working full time on Scientific Triathlon. If you want to learn more (or already know that you want me to coach you), email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com.

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.

Aug 17, 2017

Highlights and hidden gems from the best of the best of the first 49 episodes of That Triathlon Show, to celebrate the show turning 50 episodes old!

EPISODE 50 SPECIAL:
-Top-10 highlights: the best of the best in terms of advice, tips, tools, and tactics
-Hidden gems: unconventional or more unknown pieces of advice and information
-The most voted for favorite books, blogs and resources, triathlon gear and equipment, and personal habits of all TTS guests
-The 5 most downloaded TTS episodes revealed. Have you listened to all of them

COACHING:
I am currently (August 2017) taking on new athletes as I transition from my engineering job to working full time on Scientific Triathlon. If you want to learn more (or already know that you want me to coach you), email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com.

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.

Aug 14, 2017

Andy Blow, founder of Precision Hydration is a former elite triathlete, who suffered a lot from cramping and sodium-depletion related performance drops. Especially in hot environments in his long course racing career. So he scratched his own itch and came up with a product range that solved his issues, which led to founding Precision Hydration, a company that makes a range of electrolyte products for athletes.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Why sodium is a critical component of your hydration strategy and what happens if it gets depleted.

-The massive variance in sodium requirements between individuals, and why there's no one size fits all solution.

-The free online sweat test you can take to determine your own individual sodium needs with good accuracy.

-How to take that knowledge into practice and apply it in your hydration in training, racing, and leading up to races.

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.

Aug 10, 2017

Bike for show and run for dough. A poor run rarely leads to a good race overall. And yet, so many triathletes struggle mightily with running well off the bike. Today you'll learn the 5 keys to having a great run off the bike in your next race, and most races after that.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The 5 keys to running well off the bike!
-How much slower should your triathlon run splits be compared to open running races?
-Is your cadence on the bike important for running performance?
-The one running biomechanics tip I'll give to all triathletes (despite generally being a bit hesitant to dish out advice on running form...)
-How to pace your triathlon runs for different race distances.
-The science of running well well off the bike.

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."

Aug 7, 2017

The Virtual Wind Tunnel is an exciting new innovation by Canadian startup STAC Performance, co-founded by Andrew Buckrell. It allows triathletes to get a complete, accurate aerodynamic analysis done in an affordable and convenient way, just by taking a few iPad scans and sending them to STAC for computational analysis, Joining Andrew and myself in the conversation is VWT-provider Michael Liberzon, who discusses the importance of combining aerodynamics with a good bike fit.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How the virtual wind tunnel works, and what happens from the second you step into a bike shop for an analysis to when you have your full report in your hands.
-How you can benefit from using the VWT by comparing different positions, equipment, and even comparing your aerodynamic drag with that of other riders in STAC's database.
-The importance of combining aerodynamics with a great bike fit.
-How accurate the Virtual Wind Tunnel is, how it compares to actual wind tunnels, and potential limitations.
-Case studies of pros and amateurs gaining big aerodynamic advantages from using the VWT.

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.

Aug 3, 2017

Rob Sleamaker is the founder of Vasa, a company that pioneered the market for swim training benches and changed dryland swim training forever. Vasa Trainers have been used by the US Olympic swimming squads for all Olympics since 1996, and are now starting to make headway into triathletes' training regimes as well.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How Vasa's SwimErg allows you to train in precise power zones just like in cycling and how this allows you to improve your fitness at a rapid rate
-Why it may be easier to improve your technique and learn exact movement patterns for swimming in the dry comfort of a Vasa Trainer
-How time-crunched and pool-restricted triathletes all over the world are using the Vasa Trainers to not only get them through the swim part of the race, but get them through fast.

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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