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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 30, 2018
David Pease, PhD, is a swim coach, scientist, and national lead of Sports Biomechanics at the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS). He is also the author of the Swimming Biomechanics chapter in the book Triathlon Science. 
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The key elements of swimming biomechanics: centre of mass, propulsion, and momentum
-Drag: how it works in swimming and how to minimise it
-The lowdown on kicking, stroke rate, and rotation
-How far should you pull through with your stroke before exiting the water?
-Technical troubleshooting of body position, dropped elbow and asymmetric stroke
 

SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts123/
 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com
 

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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
*David_Pease Dave's ResearchGate profile
*Triathlon Science book
*All previous triathlon swimming episodes on That Triathlon Show on one page


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Apr 27, 2018
Beginner Tip 17 - The Magic Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone. On this week's episode:
 
  • 1 hour outside your comfort zone = 100 hours in your comfort zone
  • Get out of your comfort zone by changing the way you train
  • Get out of your comfort zone by changing where and in what conditions you train
  • Get out of your comfort zone by changing who you train with
 
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Apr 26, 2018
How well you tolerate consuming sports drinks and energy gels and how well you can absorb the energy in them and use to fuel your performance are both trainable factors that are critical for endurance performance. 
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Training the Gut methods to improve your tolerance of sports nutrition products and reduce GI-distress
-Training the Gut methods to improve how much carbohydrate you can absorb and use as fuel
-A two-week Gut Training protocol
-Why "Train low, race high" is not a smart, and definitely not evidence-based strategy

 
SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts122/

 
THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com

 
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Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 

Stac - The Stac Zero is the world's quitest 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 Zero (any of the models). 
 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
*Race-day fueling and The Core Diet with Jesse Kropelnicki | EP#40
*Nutrition before, during and after workouts | EP#100
*Training the Gut for Athletes - Asker Jeukendrup, Sports Medicine, 2017
*Two weeks of repetitive gut‐challenge reduce exercise‐associated gastrointestinal symptoms and malabsorption, Miall et al., *  ***  *Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2017
*The New Science of Training Your Gut - Sweat Science
*How to shave 14 minutes off your Ironman bike split with Jon and Chris Thornham | EP#31


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Apr 23, 2018
Multiple studies reveal 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 moderate to high intensity. David Warden, co-author of 80/20 Triathlon explains why and how you will become faster if you start doing more slow training. 
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-What is the 80/20 intensity distribution in practice
-What is the science behind 80/20 intensity distributions
-How most age-groupers fall way short of doing 80% of their training at an easy intensity: most do only 50%, if that. 
-Does 80/20 still apply if your total training volume is low?
-Practical advice for getting started with 80/20 training. 


SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts121/
 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com
 

SPONSORS:
Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 

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. 
 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Training Priorities: Seiler's Hierarchy of Endurance Training Needs | EP#120
80/20 Endurance website
80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels
80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
Training Priorities: Seiler's Hierarchy of Endurance Training Needs | EP#120


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Apr 20, 2018
Beginner Tip 16 - What Comes After Your Race. On this week's episode:
 
  • Take a break or keep training
  • Technique and aerobic base focus
  • Finding and focusing on your weakest discipline and your technical limiters in each discipline
 
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Apr 19, 2018
What is the hierarchy and priority order of the various elements in endurance and triathlon training? Distinguished sports scientist Stephen Seiler has summarised what we know about this from practical experience and research studies in a presentation called "Seiler's Hierarchy of Endurance Training Needs", which I review on this episode.
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Training volume
-High intensity training
-Training Intensity Distribution and Polarised Training
-Annual Periodisation
-Micro-periodisation
-Altitude and heat training
-Race training and race pace training
-Tapering
 

SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts120/
 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com
 

SPONSORS:
Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 

Stac - The Stac Zero is the world's quitest 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 Zero (any of the models). 


LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Seiler’s Hierarchy of Endurance Training Needs - Presentation
Tapering and peaking in triathlon: the art and the science | EP#119
Triathlon periodisation with Chris Myers | EP#112
High sweat sodium losses can aid the development of hyponatremia! (PH paper published in The BMJ)


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Apr 16, 2018
The art and the science of tapering and peaking for triathlons uncovered.
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
* How big a performance improvement can you expect from tapering?
* What's the ideal taper duration? 
* How should your training volume, intensity, and frequency change in the taper?
* What do we know from science about tapering, and how much is down to the art of coaching?
* How does tapering apply when having multiple races in a short time-span?
* Practical examples of the taper in training programs


SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts119/
 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com


SPONSORS:
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
"How to optimize your triathlon taper" - Scientific Triathlon blog post
Tapering for triathlon competition (Mujika, 2011)
Peaking for optimal performance: Research limitations and future directions (Pyne et al., 2009)
Scientific Bases for Precompetition Tapering Strategies (Mujika and Padilla, 2003)
Effects of Tapering on Performance: A Meta-Analysis (Bosquet et al., 2007)
The Road to Gold: Training and Peaking Characteristics in the Year Prior to a Gold Medal Endurance Performance (Tønnessen et al., 2014)
*  Short-term performance peaking in an elite cross-country mountain biker (Rønnestad et al., 2016)
*  Specific Intensity for Peaking: Is Race Pace the Best Option? (Munoz et al. 2015)
*  A theoretical study of taper characteristics to optimize performance (Thomas and Busso, 2005)
*  Functional Overreaching: The Key to Peak Performance during the Taper? (Aubry et al., 2014)


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Apr 13, 2018
Beginner Tip 15 - The 7 Best Investments for Beginner Triathletes. On this week's episode:
 
  • Swimming lessons
  • Coaching
  • Physiotherapy assessment 
  • Bike fit
  • Club/community membership
  • Buy yourself time to train!
  • GPS-watch
 
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Apr 12, 2018
Mental skills coach and sports psychologist Carrie Cheadle discusses the emotional and mental challenges of dealing with injury, and how triathletes can make the most of their forced time out if injury strikes.
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

        * Adjusting triathlon goals and making new injury recovery goals
        * Visualization to get healthy and improve performance once you're back             racing
        * How breathing exercises and meditation to manage stress can speed               up recovery
        * The importance of acceptance of the situation


SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts118/
 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com
 

SPONSORS:
Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 

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 Zero (any of the models). 
 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

        * Carrie's website
        * Mental skills and the psychology of suffering with Carrie Cheadle | EP#97
        * Injury prevention and recovery methods for triathletes with Nate Koch | EP#14
        * The Injured Athletes Club - Carrie's Facebook group
        * Are athletes winning the war on cramp?
        * STAC Zero variable resistance trainer - special preorder offer


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Apr 9, 2018

Jordan Santos, associate professor, discusses a number of topics within running science and their practical implications for triathletes.

 


IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

       * Lactate testing best practices, validity of field testing to estimate lactate threshold, and using heart          rate variability to estimate lactate threshold in the near future?
       * Running Economy: how important is it and how can it be improved?
       * Strength training for running and its impact on performance
       * The best predictors of running performance


SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts117/


THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com


SPONSORS:
Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free!

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.


LINKS AND RESOURCES:

       The Triathlete's Strength Training Formula | EP#81
       Brain training and psychobiology of endurance performance with professor Samuele   Marcora | EP#17
       Mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance with Alex Hutchinson | EP#101
       Psychology and the Central Governor Model with professor Tim Noakes | EP#43
       Low-carb high-fat (LCHF) for endurance sports with professor Tim Noakes
       To lab test or not to lab test with Alan Couzens | EP#79
       What Type of Run Training Improves VO2max, the Aerobic Threshold, and Running economy? | EP#91



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Apr 6, 2018
Beginner Tip 14 - 9 Ways To Find Motivation To Train. On this week's episode:
 
  • Lifestyle, Goals, Training Plan + Log
  • Train with others, mix things up, rewards,
  • Determine the feeling, Triggers, Get a coach
 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
 
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Apr 5, 2018
Jonathan is the author of Your Best Stride, former editor of Running Times, running coach, and lifelong runner. In Your Best Stride, he discusses running form and biomechanics, and his search for common ground among the world's top coaches, biomechanical researchers, physicians, and physical therapists.
 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

        * Is there such a thing as a right way to run?
        * Hip flexibility, glute strength and inhibition - the top reasons preventing runners from achieving their best running form
        * The few form cues that are actually worth using in your running
        * Everyday habits and how they affect running form
        * Is a high cadence really all that necessary?
        * What's the experts' consensus on running shoes?


SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts116/
 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com
 

SPONSORS:
Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free! 

Stac - The Stac Zero is the world's quitest 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 Zero (any of the models). 
 
 

CONTACT:
Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.
Apr 2, 2018
Jimmy Seear, co-founder of Ventum, former pro triathlete and an extraordinary bike mechanic discusses basic bike maintenance, how to clean your bike and when, and other things you have to know related to caring for and maintaining your bike to save you both headaches, speed, and money. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
  • A clean bike is a fast bike: how to wash your bike and when
  • Basic bike repairs you need to know
  • What tools do you need in your bike maintenance toolbox
  • What's the best way and the best resources to learn more about cleaning, caring for, repairing, and maintaining your bike? 
 

SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts115/
 
 
THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:
www.thattriathlonshow.com
 
 
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