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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 30, 2020
Q&A #84 - Open Water Swim training structure; Differences between Heart Rate training zone systems
  • How should you structure your swim training if you have open water access but no pool access?
  • Different hear rate training zone systems can lead to quite different training levels and intensities - so how do you know which system to choose? 
 
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Apr 27, 2020

Coach Frank Jakobsen came into triathlon coaching via an elite swimming background and later on alpinism. He quickly gained credibility through being the mentor of Ironman World Champion Craig "Crowie" Alexander, and has since coached a large number of professional long distance triathletes. In this episode, Frank discusses his views on triathlon performance, training, and mindset. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Frank's ten-point checklist for triathlon success

-Goal-setting and motivation

-Training philosophy, and the difference between making more vs. making bigger mitochondria. 

-Differences and similarities between age-groupers' and professionals' approach to the sport

-Transitioning from age-group to professional racing

 

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Apr 23, 2020
Q&A #83 - Mechanisms behind endurance adaptations to strength training; Functional vs. heavy-resistance strength training
  • What are the mechanisms behind improved endurance performance resulting from heavy-resistance strength training?
  • Pros and cons of functional vs. heavy-resistance strength exercises 
 
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Apr 20, 2020

Juli Benson is a 1996 US Olympian in the 1500 m turned elite running coach, with among other accomplishments coaching Jenny Simpson to her 1500m World Championship victory. In this episode she describes her coaching philosophy, and also discusses the lack of female endurance coaches, in particular at the highest level. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Juli's coaching philosophy and influences

-Periodisation

-The balance of volume and intensity

-Strength and conditioning

-Nutrition, and navigating disordered eating

-The lack of female endurance coaches, in particular at the elite level, and what to do about it

 

SHOWNOTES:

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Apr 16, 2020
Q&A #82 - Minimum worthwhile time for a workout; Two hard workouts on the same day
  • What is the minimum duration a workout (particularly a bike) should be to be worthwhile?
  • Is deliberate planning of two hard workouts on the same day (e.g. "double-threshold") an effective strategy to get a stronger training response? 
 
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Apr 13, 2020

Dan Bigham is a multiple British Champion (Time Trial and track), a member of the Huub Wattbike track team, and an aerodynamics consultant who recently helped the Danish track team beat the team pursuit world record. In this episode Dan goes into many of the most important aspects of optimizing aerodynamics on the bike. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Aerodynamics testing protocols: on the road, at the velodrome and in the wind tunnel

-On-bike aerodynamic sensors and their use cases

-Bike fit and aerodynamics

-Equipment, upgrades and the £/watts ratio

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts229/

 

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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 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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Apr 9, 2020
Q&A #81 - "Race pace" or Z2-training for Ironman; FTP-tests vs. race-specific fixed heart rate tests
  • For slower Ironman athletes, target race pace and Z2 are pretty much the same. 
  • Is there any benefit in training (in particular running) at race pace if it realistically is just a slow shuffle? 
  • What are the pros and cons of a classic FTP-test vs. riding at a fixed (race-specific) heart rate (or power) and measuring how power (or heart rate) progresses for that fixed value?
 
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Apr 6, 2020

Bradford Cooper, PhD, is an academic, business executive, and extremely accomplished endurance athlete (among other achievements, he has won the Race Across America). He joins us to discuss his research in the field of Functional Mental Toughness (fMT), its implications and practical takeaways for endurance athletes of all levels. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

 

-What is functional mental toughness and why is it important?

-Mental toughness is ever-changing, not fixed

-Mental toughness is a trainable skill, not an inherent trait

-The quantifiable impact of variations in mental toughness on endurance performance

-Tactics and strategies for improving mental toughness: the Prepare, Thrive, and Activate framework

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts228/

 

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SPONSORS:

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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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Apr 2, 2020
Q&A #80 - Muscle mass, fibre type distribution and considerations for triathlon
  • What special considerations should muscular triathletes (e.g. powerlifters and bodybuilders) take regarding...
  • ...general training
  • ...lactate production and lactate threshold (or Maximum Lactate Steady State)
  • ...race nutrition and hydration
  • ...swimming, body position and buoyancy
  • ...cycling, power-to-weight, and power-to-aerodynamics
 
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