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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 25, 2021
Q&A #127 - Fatigue mechanisms and assessments
  • What are the different types of fatigue that endurance athletes might run into and their respective time-courses for recovery? 
  • Methods to measure or assess fatigue
  • Sprinting as a simple but effective fatigue assessment method
 
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ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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 22, 2021

Scientific Triathlon coach Lachlan Kerin returns to the podcast to discuss how to plan and execute your training so that there is an appropriate balance between training load and fatigue. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How to balance load and recovery at a macro (season/yearly) and meso (roughly monthly) timescale

-How to balance load and recovery at an acute, micro timescale (roughly weekly)

-Full rest days and easy days - when and how to use each of these

-How to account for intense training days, big volume days, and strength training sessions when planning your load-recovery balance

-Methods for tracking recovery and training readiness

-When (and when not to) and how to adjust training for fatigue

-The impact of age, sex, experience, athletic profile and more on the load-recovery balance equation

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts274/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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 18, 2021
Q&A #126 - Swimming and the specificity of upper body training adaptations (or how the turkeys can catch up with the fish)
  • Is having the swim as your weakest discipline really just a consequence of not having put in the long and hard work required in the pool to the same extent that you have on the run and the bike?
  • Differences in muscle fiber type and function between the lower body and upper body
  • Trainability and adaptability of upper body muscle fibers
  • Practical recommendations for improving your swimming
 
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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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Feb 15, 2021

Scientific Triathlon coach James Teagle is back on That Triathlon Show. In today's episode, he shares advice on how best to train and prepare for sprint and Olympic distance races for age-group triathletes. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Base training for sprint and Olympic distance athletes

-Specificity: when, why and how should training start to really emulate your goal event

-The balance between training to the race demands and to your athletic profile

-Executing the race - tips (pacing, strategy, preparation, and more) for getting the most out of yourself on race day

-Example key workouts to use in the lead-up to the race

-Tips for training on a tight time budget

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts273/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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 11, 2021
Q&A #125 - Adding bike, run and strength training in place of swimming; When to train to current ability level and when to train to target ability level; Adventure racing
  • With pools being closed, what is the best way of substituting swimming with bike, run and strength training? 
  • When should you train to your current ability level (e.g. training zones based on a recent race or test) vs. train according to your target ability level (e.g. training to a goal race pace or power)? 
  • Training priorities for adventure racing
 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
 
SPONSORS:
ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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 8, 2021

Strength and conditioning coach Dave Cripps of TriTenacious and Coalition Performance returns for his second interview on That Triathlon Show. In this interview we discuss some key aspects of strength training for triathletes and endurance athletes, that when done right will greatly increase the effectiveness of your resistance training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The importance of intensity (weights) and intent (~power/speed) when lifting

-Why is technique important in order to reap the benefits of strength training?

-Exercise specificity and the Goldilocks principle - not too little but not too much

-Workout structure: how to choose number of reps, sets rest duration, and progression from one workout to the next

-Advice for home-based strength training 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts272/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

SPONSORS:

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:



RATE AND REVIEW:

If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

 

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Feb 4, 2021
Q&A #124 - Stride length, cadence and running speed; Cross-country skiing as part of winter training
  • How do running stride length, cadence and running speed relate to each other? 
  • Does it make sense to track or try to alter running stride length or cadence? 
  • How to make the most of cross-country skiing training during winter
  • Should you establish training zones for cross-country skiing if using it during a relatively short winter season?
 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
 
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.
 
RATE AND REVIEW:
If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing
 
CONTACT:
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Feb 1, 2021

Kolie Moore is a cycling coach to athletes of all levels and disciplines. He has consulted for World Tour teams and world champion cyclists, and is a national championship medalist himself. In this interview, we discuss Kolie's approach to coaching, and go into detail on topics like testing protocols and how to use different overarching types of workouts (think endurance, threshold, and so on) in your training.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Kolie's training principles and approach to coaching 

-Testing protocols, testing recommendations, and mistakes to avoid when it comes to testing

-The how, when and why of different types of workouts: endurance rides, tempo, sweet spot, and threshold rides, and high intensity intervals

-Periodisation and planning out a season

-Nutrition recommendations 

-Strength training recommendations

-Advice for time-crunched athletes

-Kolie's top tips for self-coached athletes to improve their training effectiveness

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts271/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

 

RATE AND REVIEW:

If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

 

CONTACT:

Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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