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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 22, 2019

An in-depth discussion and Q&A session on the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of polarised training for triathletes and endurance athletes in general. This episode is a follow-up to the extremely popular interview with the godfather of polarised training, Dr. Stephen Seiler in EP#177.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Personal case examples from Mikael Eriksson's and Stephen Seiler's training and resulting performance improvements

-Common objections to polarised training

-How can polarised training apply to age-group triathletes?

-Polarised training for beginner athletes, masters athletes, and for longevity and health (rather than performance)

-Periodisation with polarised training

-How to execute low-intensity workouts correctly

-How to execute high-intensity workouts correctly

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts178/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 15, 2019

Stephen Seiler, PhD, is known for his research on how elite endurance athletes actually train. In this research, he discovered that most endurance athletes spend the majority of their training time (~90%) at very low intensities (below the first lactate/ventilatory threshold) with most of the remainder of the training time spent at high intensities (above the second lactate/ventilatory threshold), with little time spent in between. This training intensity distribution has become popularised and known as 'polarised training'.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is polarised training, and what is the evidence behind it?

-Polarised training and "pyramidal training" - the nuances of training for different kinds of endurance sports and events

-Does polarised training work for time-limited age group triathletes?

-How to set up your training zones and intensities correctly (and the dangers of short-cutting FTP-tests)

-Triathlon-specific considerations with polarised training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts177/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 8, 2019

Bo Falck Hansen, PhD, is a researcher and cycling coach with a special interest in training and performance for the aging athlete. He describes the top-5 challenges that masters athletes in triathlon and other endurance sports face, and how to tackle them.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Reducing the rate of decline in aerobic capacity (VO2max) with the right kind of endurance training

-Reducing the rate of loss of lean muscle mass with the right kind of strength training

-Reducing the impact of the insulin response while still making sure you perform in training and racing with periodised carbohydrate intake

-Maintaining flexibility, coordination, and balance

-Having the right attitude to aging

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts176/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Apr 1, 2019

Dan Lorang is the coach of triathletes like Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug, as well as a high performance coach and Head of Innovation of the Bora Hansgrohe professional cycling team. In this Training Talk we dive deep into a variety of topics on training and performance, in particular as it pertains to long-distance triathlon.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The training bull's eye: maximising adaptations

-How to structure your training over an entire season (e.g. leading up to an Ironman) as well as on a weekly level

-Bike training structure

-Swim training structure

-Run training structure

-The importance of heart rate

-The importance of physiological testing

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts175/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Mar 25, 2019

Training camps are great (and fun!) ways to increase fitness and build up towards a strong triathlon racing season. But there are several important do's and don'ts you must pay attention to if you want to make the camp a successful one from which you come out the other side stronger. The main reason many age-groupers do not benefit from training camps is that they are unaware of, or do not adhere to these triathlon training camp commandments.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The objectives of a training camp

-How much volume can and should you do on a training camp

-How much intensity can and should you do on a training camp

-Training tips for swimming, cycling, and running when on a training camp

-Nutrition, hydration, workout and post-workout fuelling, and recovery tips for a training camp

-How to resume training after a training camp

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts174/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Philip Skiba, one of the most sought-after coaches and consultants in the triathlon and endurance sports industry joins us to discuss the fundamentals of designing a training program. He also gives his viewpoint on a number of topics and busts some hard lived myths.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The physiological fundamentals behind effective training
-The volume vs. intensity debate
-How to include intensity in your training program
-How to think about rest in your training program
-Periodisation (or the lack thereof)
-Nutrition, and not falling for fad diets and the flavour of the month
-Some common triathlon myths or misconceptions busted and explained

SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts173/

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

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Mar 11, 2019

Joel Filliol is one of the most successful elite triathlon coaches in the history of the sport. In his multi-national squad he coaches athletes like Mario Mola (three-time World Champion), Katie Zaferes, Vincent Luis, and Jake Birthwhistle, and his on his CV is also coached Simon Whitfield to an Olympic silver medal and working as the Head Coach of British Triathlon. In this in-depth interview we discuss Joel's learnings from this great career of what really matters in training, and how to get these things right.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Keeping training simple and avoiding major mistakes

-The importance of consistent total workload over time and of training frequency

-No "main" sessions: every workout counts

-A typical training week of athletes like Mario Mola, Vincent Luis and Katie Zaferes

-How to do low-intensity training the right way!

-How to do high-intensity training the right way!

-Brick workouts and peaking



SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts172/

 

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Mar 4, 2019

Fran Bungay is head coach of Goalspecific and a coaching tutor at the British Triathlon coach development programme, as well as a top-ranked age-group athlete with two European titles to her name. She discusses the use of process goals in triathlon, and why you might want to move towards a more process-driven approach rather than focusing hard on outcome goals.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The advantages of using process goals

-Why too much focus on direct outcomes can be detrimental to triathlon progress

-How to set process goals for yourself, step by step

-Building confidence and mental strength

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts171/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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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.

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts170/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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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 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

 

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Jan 28, 2019

Jason Koop is the Director of Coaching at Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) and a wealth of knowledge and experience in endurance sports coaching. We dive into a wide variety of triathlon training topics in this interview, including getting specific on how to improve your triathlon run training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How much (or how little...) fitness should you lose in the off-season?

-Why you must know the purpose of every single workout and block of training

-How should triathletes structure their run training to improve their running?

-Common mistakes triathletes make in their training

-Current fads in triathlon and endurance sports

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts166/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Jan 21, 2019

Tim Floyd is a swim coach specializing in triathlon swimming with his squad Magnolia Masters. He has coached both amateur and professional athletes, and over the last few years has used Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) as a cornerstone of his training program.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) and how can it be used in a triathlon swim training program?

-What are some typical USRPT workouts?

-What is the anecdotal and scientific background of USRPT?

-How could you include USRPT in a typical training week?

-How could you include USRPT over an entire triathlon season?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts165/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Jan 14, 2019

Sara McLarty is a former professional triathlete for Team USA, with a particularly strong swim, coming from a competitive swimming background. Today, she coaches age-groupers as well as travels as a Team Leader with the USA Triathlon Elite National team to ITU World Triathlon Series events.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Preparation for a race

-Going through race morning

-What you should do while standing on the start line and waiting for the gun to go off?

-How should you execute a great swim?

-How should you execute a great bike?

-How should you execute a great run?

-How should you execute two great transitions?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts164/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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Jan 7, 2019

Paul Laursen is adjunct professor and performance physiologist at AUT, he lead the Performance Physiology Team at High Performance Sport New Zealand for both the London and Rio Olympic cycles, and he coaches several elite triathletes. He is also the man behind HIIT Science (together with colleague Martin Bucheit). In his third appearance on That Triathlon Show, we dive even deeper into all things interval training for triathletes, and discuss practical programming applications.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What is the cost in terms of fatigue, recovery time, overall stress, and injury risk of various types of intervals?
  • How do factors like age, sex, and athletic ability and experience influence interval training?
  • Practical application of HIIT in triathlon programming - what would be some example training weeks for long- and short-course triathletes?
  • The HIIT Science book and the course

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts163/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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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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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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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

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts161/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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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?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts160/

 

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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.

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts159/

 

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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 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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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 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 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/

 

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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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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"

 

SHOWNOTES:

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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