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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 27, 2020
Q&A #75 - Continuous swimming or broken sets; Full rest days or active recovery days; Rest days and strength training
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of swimming long, continuous sets compared to breaking it up into shorter intervals?
  • Should rest days be complete rest days, or can you do some easy training on them?
  • Can strength training be done on days that are complete rest days from endurance training? 
 
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Feb 24, 2020

Faris al-Sultan is the Ironman World Champion from 2005 and multiple podium finisher. Since retiring and moving into coaching he is most well-known for coaching Patrick Lange to two World Championship titles and one third place in Kona. Currently, Faris works with the German Triathlon Federation to bring up the nation's draft-legal success closer to the successes seen on the long distance triathlon side. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What has changed in triathlon and in training in 15 years since Faris won the World Championships?

-Coaching Patrick Lange to two World titles

-Faris' general coaching methodology

-Working at the German Triathlon Federation and developing world class draft-legal athletes

-The differences and similarities between long and short course triathlon

-The importance of volume and movement quality

-The art and science of coaching

-Advice for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts222/

 

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Feb 20, 2020
Q&A #74 - How to deal with lack of tune-up races; Intervals vs. continuous hard exercise to improve VO2max
  • If there are no tune-up races available before your A-race, what can you do to replace the race preparation normally gained from these tune-up races?
  • Are intervals or continuous hard exercise more likely to get you close to VO2max, and why? 
  • How can you manipulate intervals to get your heart rate closer to maximum heart rate? 
  • Why heart rate is not a perfect proxy for VO2
 
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Feb 17, 2020

Ryan Bolton is a US Olympian from Sydney 2000, an Ironman champion, and now coaches elite runners (like Caroline Rotich, winner of Boston Marathon 2015) and triathletes (like Ben Hoffman, 4th in Kona 2019). In this episode he discusses his coaching methodology and thoughts on training strategies he employs at the elite level as exemplified by Ben Hoffman, but also how they apply to age-group athletes.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Ryan's general coaching methodology

-How he periodises training

-Building a strong base

-The balance of volume and intensity

-Intuitive training

-Advice for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts221/

 

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Feb 13, 2020
Q&A #73 - Pre-run mobility work; Combining marathon and 70.3 training; Solid vs. liquid carbs in racing
  • Why and how to do mobility work before running (with link to video of 5-minute routine)
  • How to combine training for 70.3 and for a marathon - with the marathon 2 weeks after the 70.3
  • The argument for solid (including gels) carbohydrates in racing vs. liquid (EP#218 follow-up)
 
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Feb 10, 2020

Craig Kirkwood is a former elite runner, Kona finisher, and coach of age group and elite triathletes and runners like Hayden Wilde and Sam Tanner. In this episode he discusses his coaching methodology and thoughts on training strategies in particular for draft legal racing at the elite level as exemplified by Hayden Wilde.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Craig's general coaching methodology

-Coaches and methods that influenced him as a young runner

-The training of Hayden Wilde

-Group training vs. solo training, and why solo training works really well for Hayden

-The balance of volume and intensity

-Advice for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts220/

 

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 THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Feb 6, 2020
Q&A #72 - Hill repeats and long runs; Protein for endurance athletes
  • What are the different kinds of hill workouts to incorporate in running? 
  • At what point in a workout should hill repeats be done? 
  • Can hill repeats be combined with a long run?
  • What's the reasoning behind the recommendation of aiming for higher than research-backed amounts of daily protein intake? 
 
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Feb 3, 2020

Philipp Seipp is the coach of Sebastian Kienle, Laura Philipp, and Florian Angert (among others). In this episode he discusses his coaching methodology and thoughts on training strategies for long-distance triathlon.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Philipp's general coaching methodology

-The importance of biomechanics

-The importance of speed and training for speed in long-distance triathlon (especially older athletes)

-Periodisation based on the individual's limiters and goal event demands

-Testing methodologies and principles

-How Philipp uses strength and conditioning

-Too much training volume and not as a common training mistake

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts219/

 

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 THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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