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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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Jul 15, 2019
Q&A #43 - Weight gain during Ironman training, and is there too much intensity in traditional triathlon swim programs  
  • Why am I gaining weight rather than losing or maintaining weight when training for an Ironman?
  • Is there too much intensity in "traditional" triathlon swim programs?
 
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Jul 10, 2019
Q&A #42 - Increasing swimming stroke rate, heart rate response to different bike intervals, and becoming less reliant on your kick when swimming 
  • How to increase your swimming stroke rate effectively. 
  • Why doesn't heart rate rise as much in very short and hard intervals as in longer and slightly less intense intervals?
  • How can you transition to becoming less reliant on your kick in swimming - particularly in the open water in a wetsuit
 
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Jun 20, 2019
Q&A #40 - When to choose a road bike in a non-draft race, using half or full Ironmans in the lead-up to a big goal race, and making up calories after big days of training
  • How do you know if you should choose a road bike or a tri bike for very hilly races like Ironman 70.3 Nice?
  • Can you use half and full Ironmans in the lead-up to an important goal race or are you better off just training?
  • Should you make up all calories expended on a big day of training that same day, or can you make them up the following day?
 
 
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Jun 18, 2019
Q&A #39 - How much should you train if you have the time available and day-to-day recovery for (beginner) triathletes
  • If you have the time available to train, how much training should you be doing?
  • What should triathletes, in particular beginners, consider when it comes to day-to-day recovery and being ready to go in the next workout?
 
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Jun 17, 2019

Alan Couzens is a coach and exercise physiologist in Boulder, Colorado. Through his laboratory testing of a large number of athletes over a long time period he has found that triathlon and endurance sports potential (specifically VO2max) is far more trainable and less limited by genetics than what most textbooks and university courses would have us believe. In fact, most triathletes may actually have the potential to qualify for Kona - with the right training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How trainable is VO2max really?

-Why do most athletes fail to reach their athletic potential even though they are putting in a lot of hard work?

-What is the right way to train to reach your athletic potential?

-The importance of training at the first lactate/ventilatory threshold (aerobic threshold)

-The importance of proper testing so you can do the right testing for you

-When to use heart rate vs. pace/power in training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts186/

 

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Jun 10, 2019
Q&A #38 - Individual differences in heart rate and training zones, including cadence spin-ups in aerobic rides, and hard run to easy ride brick workouts
  • How come my slower friend (in races) runs faster than me in training and at a lower heart rate?
  • What is the right way to include cadence spin-ups in an aerobic ride without negating the effects of the easy aerobic training? 
  • Are there benefits of doing an easy ride right after a hard run?
 
 
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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! 
 
 
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Jun 3, 2019
Q&A #37 - How to determine what training is most effective for the individual athlete, how to combine training with an extremely physically demanding full time job, and the training adaptation time continuum
  • Is it possible to determine what type of training is best for each individual athlete?
  • What role does the time course of training adaptations play in deciding what training is best for the individual?
  • How do you combine triathlon training with being a bike courier or having an extremely physically demanding job in general?
 
 
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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! 
 
 
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May 27, 2019
Q&A #36 - Power targets and pacing half and full Ironmans, what target power would make you competitive, and the best way to monitor and use heart rate in training
  • What target power should you shoot for in your half or full distance triathlons? 
  • What power do you need to hold to be competitive in a medium-sized half distance race? 
  • Why you have to consider power-to-weight and power-to-aerodynamics
  • How to make best use of heart rate and real time monitoring of it in training
 
 
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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! 
 
 
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May 20, 2019
Q&A #35 - Lactate and VO2max testing, thresholds and zones, and dealing with illness 
  • Lactate and VO2max testing: good and bad testing protocols
  • What do the results from lactate or VO2max tests really mean and how do you use them?
  • How do you set training zones based on your threshold found in testing? 
  • How do you change your training when illness strikes?
 
 
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May 14, 2019
Q&A #34 - Strength training on the bike, training changes during forced time off from swimming, and Sprint Interval Training
  • How to use "strength training on the bike" (high power sprints and strength endurance/low cadence training)
  • How to change your training when injury forces you to stay away from the pool
  • Sprint interval training on the bike - should you do them in the TT position or sitting up?
 
 
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ROKA - Enter the ROKA + Scientific Triathlon Giveaway to win prizes worth more than $2000m including race entry to an IRONMAN race of your choice and a ROKA Maverick X Wetsuit. And as usual, you can get 20% off a regular order on roka.com with the discount code TTS. 
 
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! 
 
 
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May 7, 2019
Q&A #33 - Incorporating bike or run commutes to work in training, and distinguishing between good and bad lower heart rate
  • How should you effectively incorporate bike or run commutes into your training to get training benefits without compromising quality in other key workouts? 
  • How does this change if you do both a regular workout and the morning bike/run commute?
  • How should you think about nutrition around training in the morning and commuting to work?
  • How do you distinguish between a reduction in exercise heart rate due to getting fitter versus being in a state of non-functional over-reaching?
 
 
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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! 
 
 
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Apr 29, 2019
Q&A #32 - Training on 3-5 hours per week, and how to get started with adding high-intensity training to your program
 
  • How should you train on just 3-5 hours of available training time per week? 
  • Should you still periodise your training, and if so, how? 
  • How do you introduce more high-intensity training to your program without doing too much? 
  • How can you evaluate and review this change in training? 
 
 
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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! 
 
 
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Apr 22, 2019
Q&A #31 - Cycling cadence in training and racing - the scientific and anecdotal evidence
 
  • What does science say about the pros and cons of cycling at different cadences? 
  • What cadence ranges are most effective in racing? 
  • What are the potential performance benefits of training at high and low cadences?
  • A 2018 cycling cadence research round-up
 
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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! 
 
 
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Apr 15, 2019
Q&A #30 - Training reviews for the self-coached athlete and critical power / metabolic profiling tests
 
  • How should the self coached athlete review their training? What to look at, and how regularly?
  • Metrics and things to track - and what you don't need to track and care about.
  • What critical power / metabolic profiling test options exist, and what are the preferred ones?
 
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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! 
 
 
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Apr 8, 2019
Q&A #29 - Long slow distance and training zones, and LCHF for triathlon - yay or nay?
 
  • Is it "bad" to stay in a higher heart rate zone (e.g. zone 4) for your long runs and long slow distance training in general? 
  • What can you do to get your heart rate down in these workouts? 
  • Mikael's perspective on LCHF (low-carb high-fat) diets in endurance sports
  • A sneak peak of the Supernova 2.0 study results
 
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ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and performance eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Get 20% off your entire order with the discount code TTS.
 
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! 
 
 
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Apr 2, 2019
Q&A #28 - Time management, training on limited time, mastering workout logistics and transitions, training frequency vs. workout duration and training to distance or to time?
 
  • How should you structure training for a sprint triathlon when you can only train 4 days per week?
  • Is it more important to have a higher training frequency (more workouts) or longer individual workouts if the total time/duration is the same, and why?
  • Is it better to train to time or to distance, and why?
  • How do you manage your time effectively and become a master of workout logistics and transitions in order to get the most out of your training time budget?
 
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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! 
 
 
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Mar 25, 2019
Q&A #27 - Cramping (with expert guest Andy Blow), what CTL is required to get to Kona and a little rant...
 
  • How do you solve cramping issues when you've tried everything, with expert guest Andy Blow
  • Is there any particular Chronic Training Load (CTL) number you should shoot for if you want to qualify for Kona? 
  • A rant about over-reliance on arbitrary metrics like TSS and how it causes athletes to forget the meaning of training: adaptations and performance
 
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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! 
 
 
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Mar 19, 2019
Q&A #26 - Swim training on two swims per week, what to do when heart rates spikes as soon as you start jogging, the danger of potluck training and the myth of base and build
 
  • How should you structure your swim training on two swims per week?
  • What should you do when you cannot run at a low-intensity heart rate, since it spikes as soon as you start jogging?
  • Why you need to avoid potluck training (or combining incompatible training philosophies) 
  • Is the concept of "Base" and "Build" training a myth?
 
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Mar 12, 2019
Q&A #25 - RPE or power/pace in workout prescriptions, best cross-training for running, and Big Days and 70.3 races in preparation for an Ironman
 
  • Is it better to use subjective Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) or objective outputs like power or pace when prescribing workouts?
  • What is the best cross-training method for running when carrying an injury? 
  • Where in your Ironman training program should you include Big Days, and how should you prepare and recover from them? 
  • How should you taper and recover from 70.3 races in the lead-up to an Ironman, and should you race them at planned Ironman intensity? 
 
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Mar 5, 2019
Q&A #24 - Improving and testing aerobic capacity, dealing with 45-minute workout limits, back-to-back long rides, and training the respiratory system
 
  • What are the best ways to train to improve aerobic capacity (VO2max) and what's the best way to assess it?
  • How should you structure your training when you're limited to 45-minute workout windows?
  • Is there a benefit of doing back-to-back long rides on the weekend in Ironman training (and move the long run to midweek instead)?
  • Is there a benefit of using various products or techniques to train your respiratory system?
 
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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 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:

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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 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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