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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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Feb 26, 2019
Q&A #23 - Maintaining race fitness for an entire race season and the mental battle of FTP-tests
 
  • How do you keep a high race fitness for an entire season with multiple sprint and Olympic distance triathlons spread out over a period of time? 
  • Should you train differently for the sprint races compared to the Olympic distance races? 
  • What's the right mindset to have in FTP-tests (or other benchmarking tests) to get the most out of yourself and avoid performance anxiety?
 
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Feb 25, 2019

Wendy Mader is a coach as well as former Ironman age-group world champion, with more than 25 years of experience in triathlon. In this interview we discuss what female athletes need to consider in their triathlon training, and how they may (or may not) need to train differently from male athletes.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What might female triathletes need to do differently than males in their training?

-The impact of the menstrual cycle on training

-How does age impact training?

-Differences between men and women when it comes to psychology, mindset, and confidence.

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts170/

 

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Feb 21, 2019
Q&A #22 - How to improve swim pacing, modify Red Mist workouts, and a beginner's guide to training zones and physiological terms
 
  • How to become better at pacing when swimming
  • How to adjust the Classic Red Mist swim session to your current swim ability
  • The few, simple things beginners need to know and care about when it comes to training
  • Different training zone system options for beginners
  • A beginners' guide to some key physiology terms
 
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Feb 18, 2019

Sebastian Weber is a sports scientist and highly successful coach, in both professional sports (having worked with athletes like Peter Sagan, Tony Martin, and André Greipek) and with age-group endurance athletes. He is also the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. One of the important factors for his success is his knowledge about exercise physiology and metabolism. Today, he shares this knowledge with us so that you too can benefit from it and become a faster triathlete.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is FTP (Functional Threshold Power), why does it even exist, and how can you train to improve it?

-The only two variables that can be changed to improve FTP: VO2max (Aerobic Capacity) and VLaMax (glycolytic capacity)

-Why you need to focus on changing VO2max and/or VLaMax, and NOT FTP itself, if you want to improve your FTP.

-How to train to increase VO2max to increase FTP

-How to train to decrease VLaMax to increase FTP

-How VO2max and VLaMax determine your fat and carb oxidation at any intensity (including submaximal intensities)

-Nutritional aspects of changing FTP through changing VO2max and/or VLaMax

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts169/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Feb 11, 2019
Q&A #21 - Training to heart rate or power, improving your aerobic engine for the swim, and are intervals better than long slow distance training? 
 
  • Do the day to day variations of heart rate mean it's better to train to power (or pace), even though you have assessed your heart rate zones using a lactate test?
  • Things to consider to get the most out of your lactate tests
  • How should you train to you improve your aerobic engine for the swim? 
  • Are intervals better than traditional long runs or ride for improving VO2max? 
 
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Feb 11, 2019

Barb Lindquist is a US Olympian and the World #1 ranked triathlete from 2003-2004. After retiring from professional racing, she turned to coaching, and also started working for USA Triathlon on the Collegiate Recruitment Program. We discuss training and overall performance in triathlon from both an elite and age-group perspective.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Setting up the world-renowned collegiate recruitment program and the reasons for its success

-High performance triathlon now and then - what has changed in the last 15-20 years in training and racing?

-Long-term athletic development for elite athletes and for age-group athletes

-Things that age-groupers tend to underestimate, and on the flipside, over-value

-Fitting triathlon into life, and not life around triathlon for age-group triathletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts168/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Feb 5, 2019
Q&A #20 - Testing for half and full distance triathlon: are typical 20-minute tests relevant, and are there better options?
 
  • How relevant are typical field tests (20-minute bike and run Time Trials, 400 + 200 m Critical Swim Speed test) for half and full Ironman athletes? 
  • How skewed are these tests by athletes' anaerobic capacity? 
  • Can and should Muscular Endurance be tested? 
  • What is the role of race intensity training, if it isn't to improve threshold or VO2max?
  • How important is VO2max (aerobic capacity) anyway for long distance triathlon?
  • The little-known but massively important Ironman training and testing weapon: Lactate Building Rate, VLaMax
     
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Feb 4, 2019

Susan Sotir coaches with Breakthrough Performance Coaching, has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is an assistant professor at Springfield College. We discuss the importance of balancing the art and science of coaching to develop better athletes, and how leaning to heavily on one side can be costly if you're after improved performance.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Why and how to balance the art and science of coaching or triathlon training for the self-coached athlete

-Individuality, and why research findings should never be generalised directly to the individual athlete without a good knowledge of the context of this particular athlete

-How lab testing can massively beneficial in optimising and individualising an athlete's training, when we apply both the art and science of coaching to their training

-How to read research papers the right way, and conduct a critical analysis of the findings within

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts167/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

SPONSORS:

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