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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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Dec 31, 2018
Q&A #15 - What's the limit and crossover effects of high-intensity training across disciplines, how to adapt training to hot and humid climates, and training for ultra- and extreme triathlons like the Swissman
 
  • What's the limit and crossover effects of high-intensity training across disciplines? 
  • How do you adapt your training and training zones to hot and humid climates? 
  • Should you train differently for ultra-long, extreme triathlons like the Swissman compared to Ironman training? 
 
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Dec 31, 2018

Simon Wegerif is the founder of ithlete, a company that creates sensors and apps related to heart rate variability (HRV). He discusses how triathletes and endurance athletes can use HRV to measure and manage total load - the sum of various different kinds of stress on the body, including mental and physical.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is total load, and how is it relevant for triathlon training?

-What is the relation between HRV and total load?

-How do we know how much we can or should train, given all the stressors in our lives outside of training?

-Does stress really equal stress, no matter the source of that stress?

-How can age-group triathletes practically use HRV to measure and manage total load?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts162/

 

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Dec 24, 2018
Q&A #14 - Half marathon training with cycling as cross-training, maintaining run fitness during a swim-bike focus block, and my best coaching advice to you for 2019
 
  • How should you use cycling as cross-training when training for a half marathon?
  • How can you maintain a high level of run fitness after a running block when turning the focus to swimming and biking?
  • My Best Coaching Advice for 2019 - it starts with looking at your 2018 accumulated training hours.  
 
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Dec 24, 2018

James Teagle is an elite triathlete and a Scientific Triathlon coach. In this episode we discuss his own career and training at the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre, as well as his coaching and training advice for age-group triathletes.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The training diary of an elite triathlete

-Training in a high-performance squad, with the likes of Jodie Stimpson and Tim Don

-Coaching principles and core values: care, communication, individualisation and more

-Goal setting, intermediate objectives and process goals

-The primary reason athletes leave their coaches and come to us instead, and how we want to stand out in the coaching industry

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts161/

 

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Dec 17, 2018
Q&A #13 - Bike power indoors vs. outdoors, and are recovery weeks necessary for low-volume athletes
 
  • If the difference between your FTP indoors and outdoors can be 20-30 watts, do you need to test your FTP separately in these different conditions? 
  • What are the factors that impact how big (or small) of a difference you will have? 
  • If you're only training 7-8 hours per week, do you really need a recovery week every 3 or 4 weeks? 
 
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Dec 17, 2018

Andrew Buckrell, co-founder of STAC, discusses heat. Our bodies do a great amount of work to get rid of excess heat generated when training, and strategies for maximising the body's ability to get rid of heat, and minimising heat build-up in the first place, are critical for optimal endurance performance.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How much heat does our bodies generate in triathlon and how does that impact performance.

-The effect of ambient temperature

-The effect of speed and air flow

-The effect of sweating and humidity

-Strategies for minimising or reducing heat buildup in racing

-Strategies for minimising or reducing heat buildup in training

-What's the deal with slush drinks?

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts160/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Dec 11, 2018
Q&A #12 - Heart rate or power zones, and incorporating additional races into a training plan
 
  • Why it makes sense to train according to heart rate rather than pace or power in your aerobic endurance training, as long as you are aware of some caveats.
  • Using power at your Zone 2 heart rate as a valuable metric indicating aerobic development. 
  • How to include additional races in a generic training plan for one key A-race. 
 
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Dec 10, 2018

Cyril Schmit, PhD, discusses non-functional overreaching for triathletes and endurance athletes. What is it, how can we identify it and prevent it and what are the biggest risk factors for it.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is non-functional overreaching, and how is it different from overtraining syndrome.

-How can it be identified using subjective and objective markers?

-How can it be prevented?

-What are the roles of training volume and intensity in causing non-functional overreaching?

-How important is the role of factors outside of training (life stress) in causing non-functional overreaching?

-The relation between heart rate and non-functional overreaching.

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts159/

 

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Dec 3, 2018
Q&A #11 - Should you use different heart rate zones for swimming, cycling and running?
 
  • According to Dr. Phil Maffletone, the aerobic threshold heart rate is the same in all aerobic sports (like swimming, cycling, and running). Is this true? 
  • How the type of athlete you are and your ability and experience in different sports impacts whether your heart rate zones will be similar or not between different sports. 
  • Practical examples from lab tests and research studies showing massive discrepancies in threshold heart rate between sports (we're talking 10-20 bpm differences)
  • The problems with the MAF-formula or 180-formula for aerobic threshold heart rate.
 
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Dec 3, 2018

Rob Wilby, triathlon coach, coach educator, and host of the OxygenAddict podcast, discusses his T.I.M.E system for effective triathlon training through winter. His approach works particularly well for time-crunched age-group triathletes training for half and full distance triathlons.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Test and Evaluate

-Intelligent Intensity

-Mindset

-Effective Effort

-Examples of weekly structures and workout structures Rob uses with his athletes

-Rob's recommendations for when you're going into spring and summer training.

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts158/

 

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Nov 27, 2018
Q&A #10 - Why 80/20 training is NOT the best way to train for time-crunched age-group triathletes
 
  • What do you miss out on, if anything, by following a sweet spot based training approach versus an 80/20 approach?
  • Should you keep your TSS constant as you change your approach to training?
  • Flaws in studies used as evidence of 80/20 training
 
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Nov 26, 2018

Short-form interviews with the major and up-and-coming indoor bike training software platforms and apps. Each company gets to pitch their product, describe the main features and benefits they offer, and explain what makes them unique and stand out among the competition. This episode will help you decide which platform is right for your winter bike training. Being stuck inside can be both fun and effective!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Xert

-Sufferfest

-Rouvy

-Fulgaz

-PerfPro Studio

-RoadGrandTours

-Zwift

-TrainerRoad

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts157/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Nov 20, 2018
Q&A #9 - Should you run to pace or to heart rate, and how can you become a better self-coached athlete?
 
  • Should you do your run workouts (in particular your threshold runs) to pace or heart rate, and why?
  • What can self-coached athletes do to find the most effective training for them? 
  • What resources should you invest in when you cannot afford a coach but want to be an effective self-coached athlete?
 
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Ventum - The ultimate triathlon bikes, using technology from fighter jets and Formula One race cars. Easier to build, pack, and travel with than any other tri bike. Get 110% of the value of your old bike towards the purchase of a new Ventum bike. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW to get a free upgrade from training wheels to Edco Aerosport Gesero 65 race wheels when you order your Ventum bike. 
 
 
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Nov 19, 2018

Short-form interviews with the major and up-and-coming training planning and analysis platforms in the triathlon industry. Each company gets to pitch their product, describe the main features and benefits they offer, and explain what makes them unique and stand out among the competition. This episode will help you decide which platform is right for  planning, logging, and analysing your triathlon training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Azum

-TrainingPeaks

-Gutaï

-Today's Plan

-FinalSurge

-Train Xhale

-SportsTracks

-TrainerRoad

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts156/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Nov 12, 2018
Q&A #8 - Time gains with Time Trial bike vs. road bike & triathlon with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
 
  • When should you invest in a time trial/triathlon bike if you already have a road bike?
  • Should you buy a second-hand TT bike or a new one? 
  • What other investments should you prioritise before a TT bike?
  • Tips for managing a triathlon with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
 
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Nov 12, 2018

Episode 155 (Monday 12 November)

Lars Finanger is another case study showing how when you don't have a lot of available time to train, you need to be very smart and make the most with the time you have. Lars finished Ironman Texas 2017 in a sub-9:30 time, on less than 9 hours of training per week. The most surprising thing about his training is that roughly 40% of it was swimming!

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-A big-picture overview of Lars' build to Ironman Texas

-An example of a typical training week for him (which was always less than 9 hours)

-Factors outside of the actual Ironman training that Lars focused on to achieve a fast time

-Lars' top tips for time-crunched age-groupers and their Ironman training

-Swimrun events in the US: Lars is the race director of Casco Bay Islands, Boston Harbor Islands, and San Juan Islands

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts155/

 

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Ventum - The ultimate triathlon bikes, using technology from fighter jets and Formula One race cars. Easier to build, pack, and travel with than any other tri bike. Get 110% of the value of your old bike towards the purchase of a new Ventum bike. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW to get a free upgrade from training wheels to Edco Aerosport Gesero 65 race wheels when you order your Ventum bike.

 

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Nov 6, 2018
Q&A #7 - How to increase run cadence and alcohol's impact on training
 
  • Is there an ideal cadence for Ironman?
  • What is a training protocol for increasing run cadence?
  • What is the impact of alcohol on performance in training and recovery from training?
 
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Ventum - The ultimate triathlon bikes, using technology from fighter jets and Formula One race cars. Easier to build, pack, and travel with than any other tri bike. Get 110% of the value of your old bike towards the purchase of a new Ventum bike. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW to get a free upgrade from training wheels to Edco Aerosport Gesero 65 race wheels when you order your Ventum bike. 
 
 
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Nov 5, 2018

On 28 April 2018 Norway became the first nation ever to sweep a podium in a World Triathlon Series event when Casper Stornes, Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden showed the world what the "Norwegian train" is capable of. Arild Tveiten is the head coach of these athletes, and the man behind the transformation that is making Norway a true triathlon powerhouse.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The training philosophy of the Norwegian triathletes

-Intensity control in both easy and hard workouts

-The use of extensive lab testing and an incredible amount of lactate testing in the field to ensure intensity control

-Building the engine and physiology of an athlete versus race specific training

-Triathlon being a highly aerobic sport and what that means for training

-Managing training load to prevent illness and injuries

-Training at altitude (and managing the return to sea level)

-Using technology to get the marginal gains needed to win in world-class competition

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts154/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Stac - The Stac Zero is the world's quietest bike trainer. No noise and no tire wear, since it doesn't even touch the tire! It is also very portable and affordable. Even more so when using the discount code TTS20 for 20% off when you buy your Stac bike trainer (any of the models).  

 

Ventum - The ultimate triathlon bikes, using technology from fighter jets and Formula One race cars. Easier to build, pack, and travel with than any other tri bike. Get 110% of the value of your old bike towards the purchase of a new Ventum bike. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW to get a free upgrade from training wheels to Edco Aerosport Gesero 65 race wheels when you order your Ventum bike.


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Oct 30, 2018
Q&A #6 - How long should you make your post-season break, and can you be competitive in non-draft races on a road bike?
 
  • How long a break should you take at the end of your season?
  • And to what extent should or should you not train within that break?
  • Can you be competitive in non-draft races even though you're on a road bike and not a triathlon bike?
 
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Oct 29, 2018

Author, coach, and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald wrote the book "The Endurance Diet" after doing extensive investigations into what elite endurance athletes all over the world really eat. He discovered that even though their plates look very different, there are 5 core habit that they all adhere to to perform at the top of their game in performance, recovery, and overall health.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The 5 Core Habits: eat everything, eat quality, eat carb-centered, eat enough, eat individually

-Does elite athletes' eating habits really apply to normal age-group triathletes?

-More advanced concepts beyond the 5 core habits: nutrition periodisation, fuelling workouts, fasted workouts/training low, supplements

-Matt's thoughts on "trendy diets"

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts153/

 

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Oct 22, 2018
Q&A #5 - Planning winter training, the most common mistake with "base training", and sprint interval training
  • How should you plan your training for fall/winter when there is a long time to your summer races?
  • The most common mistake age-group triathletes make with there "base training" and how to not fall into this trap.
  • How do you incorporate Sprint Interval Training in workouts? 
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Oct 22, 2018

Research has shown that cyclists, runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes improve the most when they consistently do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the other 20 percent at a moderate to high intensity. Matt Fitzgerald, co-author of the new book "80/20 Triathlon" explains what 80/20 training is all about and answer commonly asked questions.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What Matt would put on a t-shirt if he had to distill 80/20 Triathlon down to a very short and concise slogan

-The proper planning and the proper execution of 80/20 training

-Is there "wiggle room" in the 80/20 percentages?

-Should you apply 80/20 within each discipline or simply across all your training?

-The most common mistake age-groupers make: not executing the easy training easy enough

-How is easy, moderate, and high intensity percentages calculated?

-The difference between 80/20 training and polarised training

-What to do with the 20% of moderate to high intensity

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts104/

 

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Oct 17, 2018
Q&A #4 - Stretching post-exercise, the best-kept triathlon cross-training secret, and lactate testing
 
  • Is there a place for stretching post-exercise? What does the science say?
  • If you stretch post-exercise, is there a difference in after which workouts you should do it?
  • The best triathlon cross-training method - that almost nobody knows about!
  • Is it worth it to get a lactate test?
 
 
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Oct 15, 2018

Sprint interval training consists of 4-7 all out efforts of typically 30 seconds, followed by 4 minutes recovery. Jerome Koral has researched this kind of training, and the results of his studies indicate that it may be one of the most under utilised types of training around, that more triathletes should tap into.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Specific sprint interval training (SIT) protocols
  • How effective is SIT at improving Time Trial performance, Time-To-Exhaustion, Maximum Aerobic Speed, and so on?
  • How do these results compare to other types of training, like traditional volume-based training or VO2max-type intervals?
  • Injury risk and other risk factors and considerations with SIT
  • The best times of the season to implement SIT

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts151/

 

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Episode 150 (Monday 8 October)

Petri Karvinen is an age-group triathlete from Finland. In this episode we discuss his build-up to Challenge Roth in 2018, where he was limited to 10 hours of training per week but still managed a very strong 10:30 finishing time.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Petri's training approach leading up to Challenge Roth (full distance triathlon)
  • A typical 10-hour training week for Petri
  • Focusing on staying healthy, recovering well, and sleeping well and enough
  • Using STAC's Virtual Wind Tunnel to improve his aerodynamics

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts150/

 

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Oct 10, 2018
Q&A #3 - The validity of 80-20, how easy is easy, and different types of interval workouts.
 
  • How easy should your easy training be?
  • Should 80% of your training really be very easy? It's not as clear cut as it's sometimes made out to be
  • In a given time period, should you focus on improving one particular type of interval workouts, or should you mix and match different types of workouts. 
 
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