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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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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

 

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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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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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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/

 

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www.thattriathlonshow.com

 

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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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May 14, 2020
Q&A #86 - Static stretching, dynamic stretching, foam rolling or manual therapy; How to pace VO2max-intervals (running)
  • When does and does it not make sense to use static stretching, dynamic stretching, foam rolling and manual/physical therapy?
  • How should you pace VO2max-intervals when running?
 
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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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May 11, 2020

Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University is a sports medicine clinician and an academic. She is the lead author of the 2018 IOC concensus statement on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S, previously known as the "Female Athlete Triad"). In this episode we discuss RED-S, it's symptoms and root cause, screening and diagnosis, treatment and recovery and more. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Health and performance consequences of RED-S

-The root cause of RED-S: energy deficincy

-Prevalence, risk groups and risk factors, and early warning signs of RED-S

-RED-S in female and male athletes - beyond the female athlete triad

-How to avoid RED-S

-Energy deficiency and calorie deficit: what is an acceptable range during periods of weight loss?

-Screening and diagnosis, treatment, and recovery time course of RED-S

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts233/

 

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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May 7, 2020
Q&A #85 - Backyard pool training; Ammonia smell after workouts; Can Max Heart Rate be trained?   
  • If you have access to a small backyard pool and a tether, how much is a reasonable amount to train in it? 
  • What is the reason for smelling ammonia after long workouts and what to do about it. 
  • Can you increase maximum heart rate with training?
  • Possible reasons for seeing a very low maximum heart rate.
 
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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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May 4, 2020

Phil Burt is a world renowned bike fitter and physiotherapist who has spent 12 years with British Cycling and 5 years with Team Sky. In this episode we go deep into the topic of bike fitting, covering topics ranging from physiotherapy and injury prevention through power production and aerodynamics.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Physiotherapy, injury prevention, and bike fitting

-The balance between aerodynamics, power production, and comfort

-How to adapt to a new position on the bike

-How to optimise aerodynamics through bike fitting

-Saddles and saddle health

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts232/

 

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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