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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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Aug 10, 2020

Marcel Wouda is a swim and open water swimming coach from the Netherlands, who has coached and worked with multiple Olympic gold medalists, including the 2008 and 2016 (men's and women's) Olympic open water champions Maarten van der Weijden, Ferry Weertman, and Sharon van Rouwendaal. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Marcel's open water swim coaching philosophy

-The specific demands of open water swim races, and training to meet those demands

-Example training weeks and key workouts for open water swimmers

-Periodisation

-Performance testing

-Dryland training

-Swim toys, gadgets and technology

-Advice for triathletes on improving their open water swimming

 

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Aug 6, 2020
Q&A #98 - Daily calorie needs, Energy Availability, and stress fractures
  • What should you do to figure out your daily calorie needs to avoid low Energy Availability and RED-S? 
  • The problems with many online calculators for basal metabolic rate
  • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S), how it relates to low energy availability, and incidence of stress fractures
 
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Aug 3, 2020

Eirik Myhr Nossum is head coach of the Norwegian cross-country skiing national team. In this interview we discuss his training and coaching philosophy for cross-country skiing and generally for endurance training, and how it applies to elite and amateur endurance athletes, respectively.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Eirik's general training and coaching philosophy

-The training of world-class cross-country skiers

-Polarised training and training volume

-Interval and threshold training

-Periodisation

-Performance testing

-Advice for age-group endurance athletes

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts245/

 

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Jul 30, 2020
Q&A #97 - Best practices for training after work; How to deal with mental and physical fatigue from the workday 
  • What preparation and mental and physical activation can be done to optimise training performance after a demanding workday? 
  • When and how should you adjust training for fatigue from the workday? 
  • The 20-minute rule
 
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Jul 27, 2020

Michael Rosenblat is a Canadian researcher working towards his PhD. In this interview we discuss one of his main research papers: a meta-analysis and systematic review comparing polarised training and threshold training in endurance sports. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -How polarised training and threshold training are defined in the scientific literature, and common misconceptions around this -The scientific evidence available comparing these training models -Why polarised training may work better than threshold training for endurance athletes -Just how polarised (high vs. moderate intensity) should polarised training be? -How strictly should athletes and coaches follow "hard numbers" in their training intensity distribution (between low, moderate, and high intensity)

Jul 23, 2020
Q&A #96 - Using crit plans for triathlon cycling improvements; Focus blocks on your weakest discipline; Training stimuli to get past fitness stagnation 
  • Can a crit training plan be a way to apply a new training stimulus for cycling improvements? 
  • Does it make sense to use "focus blocks" where you're primarily focusing on your weakest discipline? 
  • How to know what sort of training stimuli might help you break out of fitness stagnation
 
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Jul 20, 2020

Michael Rosenblat is a Canadian researcher working towards his PhD. In this interview we discuss one of his main research papers: a meta-analysis and systematic review all about interval training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Long, medium, and short High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared with Sprint Interval Training (SIT) 

-The scientific evidence available for trying to find the "optimal" type of interval training

-Why Long HIIT may have certain advantages over other types of HIIT as well as SIT

-Should athletes try to optimise (find the one best workout) or mix things up to get the best of all worlds? 

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts243/

 

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Jul 16, 2020
Q&A #95 - Differences and similarities between 70.3 and Ironman training; What does it take to finish an Ironman; What does it take to qualify for Kona
  • What are the differences and similarities between training for half and full distance triathlons? 
  • Considerations around long workouts, training volume, intensity, nutrition, recovery, equipment, and indoor training
  • How many hours per week should you train if your goal is to finish an Ironman? 
  • How many hours per week should you train if your goal is to qualify for Kona?
 
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Jul 13, 2020

Hugo van den Broek is an elite running coach based in Kenya, with a professional running background himself and a 2:12 personal best for the marathon. In this interview, he discusses his training and coaching philosophy for distance running. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The mental aspects of running and endurance sports

-Training volume and training intensity distribution

-Periodisation

-Threshold training

-Training monitoring

-Differences between fast-twitch and slow-twitch dominant athletes

-Training for time-crunched athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts242/

 

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Jul 9, 2020
Q&A #94 - Duration and frequency of long runs; The long run in Xterra training
  • What factors should you consider when deciding on the frequency and duration of your long run? 
  • Specific long run recommendations when training for Xterra as well as sprint, Olympic, half and full distance triathlon
 
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Jul 6, 2020

Izzy Moore, PhD, is a researcher specialising in running biomechanics, economy, and injuries. In this interview, we discuss her research in these areas and the implications of her findings for triathletes and runners. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Running biomechanics, self-optimisation, and gait analysis

-Wearables and running biomechanics metrics

-Running economy: what factors impact it, and how can you improve it? 

-Injury risk and prevention

-Footwear, and the impact on biomechanics, economy, and injury risk

-Training load quantification

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts241/

 

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Jul 2, 2020
Q&A #93 - Structuring microcycles; Muscle damage and recovery
  • How should you structure your training week or microcycle to accommodate muscle damage and recovery from hard workouts? 
  • How should you space out hard swim, bike, run, and gym workouts through the training week? 
  • What are the mechanisms and principles behind muscle damage and recovery?
  • What are the effects of muscle damage on performance and physiological systems and functions? 
 
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Jun 29, 2020

Scott DeFilippis and Carrie Lester are both professional triathletes and coaches. They are also partners, and Scott coaches Carrie. In this interview we discuss a number of training-related topics, the overarching training philosophy of the couple, and the experiences and influences that led to this philosophy. We also discuss how age-groupers should apply these concepts. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Scott's and Carrie's athletic and coaching careers and backgrounds

-Being coached and mentored by Brett Sutton of TriSutto

-The influence of Gerry Rodrigues on their swim training

-Scott's and Carries coach-athlete relationship and process

-A normal training week and changes to the norm during Covid-19

-Differences between males and females in training and training tolerance

-Advice for age-groupers 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts240/

 

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Jun 25, 2020
Q&A #92 - Heat acclimation principles and protocols; Early-morning training; Fasted training  
  • How should you incorporate heat acclimation in your training when preparing for hot races?
  • Is there a place for heat exposure training year-round? 
  • Training and nutrition considerations for early-morning workouts
  • How to use fasted workouts strategically in your training
 
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Jun 22, 2020

Nick Tiller, PhD, is a postdoc in exercise physiology and respiratory medicine, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to his academic pursuits, he writes about science, health, exercise, critical-thinking, philosophy, and ultra-marathoning, and is an ultra-marathoner and endurance athlete himself. He is the author of "The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science: Confronting Myths of the Health and Fitness Industry".

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The sports, health, and fitness industry, money and marketing, and the prevalence of unsubstantiated claims

-Examples of hyped-up or straight out snake-oil products in the industry

-How to be a critical thinker and protect yourself from falling prey to false marketing claims

-Understanding critical thinking: Cognitive biases and logical fallacies

-Understanding science: the concepts of scientific consensus, statistical significance, and meaningful effect/effect size

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts239/

 

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Jun 18, 2020
Q&A #91 - Training transfer effects between cycling and running; High-intensity training in Ironman preparation for time-poor athletes; Base-training "versus" HIIT 
  • What are the cross-training (transfer) effects between cycling, running, and swimming? Where are the transfer effects strong and where are they weak? 
  • For time-poor athletes, can a more high-intensity heavy training program translate to the required endurance for doing an Ironman?
  • What are the considerations for finding the right balance between "base training" (low-intensity training) and HIIT (high-intensity interval training)?
 
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Jun 15, 2020

Sebastian Weber is a sports scientist, coach of world class cyclists and endurance athletes, and consultant of multiple world class cycling teams and other endurance sports organisations and federations. He is also the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. In this two-part interview we discuss recent updates to the INSCYD platform and go deep into physiology and training concepts relevant for optimising endurance performance. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Block periodisation vs. mixing different types of training

-Time-course of adaptations for VO2max and VLaMax

-The challenges of increasing VLaMax 

-Potential issues of high-intensity training when your VLaMax is low

-Differences between VLaMax and VLaMax training between cycling, running, and swimming

-Training zones

-Training stress/load and recovery, and using carbohydrate combustion rates to figure out how much intensity is feasible to do

-Differences between testing in the aero position compared to sitting up

-How world tour cycling teams are using INSCYD  

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts238/

 

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Jun 11, 2020
Q&A #90 - Cycling cadence physiology and training revisited; Running dynamics metrics
  • The physiological effects of cycling at different cadences 
  • Why is heart rate high during high cadence cycling? 
  • Cycling training at low and high cadences
  • Running dynamics (stride length, vertical oscillation and ratio, ground contact time and left/right balance, etc.) - are they useful? 
 
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Jun 8, 2020

Sebastian Weber is a sports scientist, coach of world class cyclists and endurance athletes, and consultant of multiple world class cycling teams and other endurance sports organisations and federations. He is also the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. In this two-part interview we discuss recent updates to the INSCYD platform and go deep into physiology and training concepts relevant for optimising endurance performance. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-INSCYD's Power Performance Decoder (PPD) - a tool that can take any combination of data (lactate, VO2, or power only) and calculate VO2max, VLaMax and anaerobic threshold with a high degree of accuracy

-The accuracy of the PPD, and how it compares to traditional lactate or ventilatory testing

-The mechanism of calculating VO2max and VLaMax using power data only

-The original VLaMax testing protocol, and why it's near impossible to "DIY" it

-Best practices for executing the testing protocol

-FatMax: confusions around the metric and what it depends on

-Benchmark values (and realistic expectations) for VO2max and VLaMax for males and females

-How physiological testing on the bike relates (or doesn't) to running and swimming

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts237/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

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Jun 4, 2020
Q&A #89 - Typical training week structures; Frequency and load of hard workouts; Stacking hard workouts; Intensity control during swimming
  • What would be some good starting points for a weekly training structure?
  • How many hard workouts is reasonable to include, and how much of a training load should they comprise?
  • Does the load of hard workouts differ between triathletes and single-sport athletes? 
  • Can stacking harder workouts be a good strategy to get more relative rest between hard days?
  • How can adult-onset swimmers in particular maintain intensity control and avoid overloading too much when it comes to swimming?
 
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Jun 1, 2020

Professor Louise Burke is Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Through her career she has worked both practically with applied nutrition science as well as deep in academia, so she has a great perspective on both ends of the spectrum. In recent years, much of her research has been focused on investigating the effects of low-carbohydrate, high-carbohydrate, and periodised carbohydrate dietary interventions on endurance performance. This research is the topic of today's discussion. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The "Supernova" studies - comparing the effects of low-carbohydrate, high-carbohydrate and periodised carbohydrate intake on endurance performance

-How quickly does it take to get fat-adapted? 

-The impact of fat adaptation on fat oxidation and performance

-Why a constant high-carbohydrate diet outperformed the more sophisticated periodised carbohydrate diet

 

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https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts236/

 

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May 28, 2020
Q&A #88 - Polarised training or 80/20 - how to distribute moderate and high intensity work across the three disciplines
  • Should you follow a similar training intensity distribution in all three disciplines, or can you for example do more hard training on the bike and less on the run? 
  • The importance of lower intensity training (it's not just "filler") 
  • Alternatives to using fixed percentages for figuring out how much moderate and high intensity training you can do
     
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May 25, 2020

Josh Poertner has spent most of his life in the cycling industry. First racing professionally in Europe, then working with Zipp as technical director before becoming the CEO of Silca. He also consults with professional cycling teams. Josh knows all the ins and outs of tire pressure optimisation, a topic we discuss in-depth in this interview. We also discuss a variety of other equipment upgrades that can make you faster on the bike, and importantly, the hierarchy of getting the most watts for your buck when it comes to such purchases. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Optimising tire pressure (and the potential cost of getting it wrong)

-Equipment choices and watts-for-buck: bike frame, wheels, and nutrition and hydration setup

-Equipment choices and watts-for-buck: helmet, clothing, socks, shoes and shoe covers

-Equipment choices and watts-for-buck: drivetrain friction, ceramic bearings, oversized pulleys, 1x drivetrain

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts235/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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May 21, 2020
Q&A #87 - Swim training zones and heart rate monitoring
  • Why it does and doesn't make sense to track your time in different swim training zones
  • How to track your time in zone using pace, heart rate, and the session-goal approach
  • Is heart rate a variable worth monitoring in swimming?
 
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May 18, 2020

Dr. Ajmol Ali is Associate Professor at Massey University and one of the author's of the most up-to-date meta-analysis on the use of caffeine as an ergogenic aid in endurance sports. In this episode Dr. Ali discusses this meta-analysis (including 44 studies and more than a thousand total participants), the findings, practical applications, and limitations and direction for future research on caffeine in endurance sports. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The background on caffeine in endurance sports, including the time on WADA's prohibited substances list

-The differences between the meta-analysis conducted by Dr. Ali and previous reviews and meta-analyses, including the specific inclusion criteria and reasons behind them

-The findings: 2-3% improvement in endurance performance longer than 5 minutes when ingesting 3-6 mg/kg bodyweight prior to the event

-Responders and non-responders: how factors such as caffeine metabolism and sensitivity (determined by specific genes) may impact the effect each individual gets from caffeine

-Washout period: do you need to taper off your coffee consumption before an event to get the benefits of caffeine supplementation on race day?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts234/

 

THAT TRIATHLON SHOW HOMEPAGE:

www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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