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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 31, 2021

Jamie Pringle in an exercise physiologist with a background in academia, applied work over several Olympic cycles with the English Institute of Sports, coaching and advising many high-level athletes, and currently working in the aerodynamics and cycling biomechanics field at Vorteq, a spin-off company from Formula 1 located in Silverstone.         

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Physiology, finding individual limiters, and athlete profiling

-The role of the coach, and how to be a scientist as a coach

-How to assess and improve aerodynamics on the bike

-The importance of biomechanics, and not chasing aerodynamic gains or "lower is better" at all costs

-Aero-considerations (and biomechanical ones) when getting a trisuit, cycling shoes, and calf guards for the lower leg

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts288/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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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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May 27, 2021
Active or passive recovery between intervals | TTS Thursday #13
  • The physiological (and other) factors impacted by the choice between active or passive recoveries
  • Why and when should you use passive recoveries?
  • Why and when should you use active recoveries?
  • General recommendations
 
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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 24, 2021

David Bowden is a New Zealand-based bike fitter and coach, who also works as a consultant for Profile Design. David also has a background in bike fitting software, having designed the Velogicfit 3D Motion and 3D Aero performance bike fitting products that he uses in the studio. David currently coaches among others pro triathlete and cycling powerhouse Teresa Adam. In this episode we discuss bike fitting, equipment to improve performance, and bike training for triathlon.       

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How important bike fitting is, with quantitative examples

-The tools used in bike fitting and their importance

-How to find a good bike fitter (not just "ask around")

-Considerations around aerobars, saddles, cranks, helmets, tires and more 

-A typical training week (cycling specifically) for age-group triathletes focusing on 70.3 and Ironman

-How to find your bike pacing strategy for Ironman 70.3 and Ironman racing

-David's top tips for age-group triathletes 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts287/

 

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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May 20, 2021
Return to racing - race planning, prep, and execution | TTS Thursday #12
  • Pre-race planning (race strategy, pacing, nutrition, hydration, equipment, mental game)
  • The day(s) before the race (equipment prep, nutrition and hydration, course/transition area recce)
  • Race day execution
  • Mistakes to avoid
 
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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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May 17, 2021

Björn Kafka is a cycling and endurance coach at the highest level, including coaching multiple World and European champions. He is also an expert in metabolism and metabolic calculations, and has developed the Aerotune Powertest that gives athletes access to in-depth information about their own physiology. In this interview we go in-depth on the topics of training, testing, and metabolism, and Björn shares his expertise from all of these domains.         

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How VO2max is related to the maximum number of training hours you can positively adapt to without overreaching

-How to train VO2max (for different types of athletes)

-VLaMax: how to use it in training, why lower is not always better, and why it still isn't very widely used

-Guidelines for using high-intensity interval training

-Guidelines for using cadence and torque work in training

-Nutrition recommendations in training, racing, and day to day life

-The Aerotune Powertest

-General tips for age-group athletes and mistakes to avoid

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts286/

 

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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May 13, 2021
How to pace hilly triathlon bike courses | TTS Thursday #11
  • How to pace hilly 70.3 and Ironman courses (for 95% of athletes)
  • How to pace hilly 70.3 and Ironman courses for pros and the very top age-groupers
  • Differences in pacing hills between half and full Ironman races 
  • How to train for hilly triathlon bike courses and practise your pacing strategy
 
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.
 
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May 10, 2021

Blair Cartmell is a Scottish triathlon coach working as a Junior National Coach with British Triathlon in addition to running his own coaching business. Blair's coaching resume is of a very high level, including currently being the coach of George Goodwin (3rd at the PTO Championships in Daytona in 2020), holding the lead coach position of the Triathlon Scotland performance Centre at Stirling University, as well as being a national coach for Scotland's home Commonwealth games in 2014.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Blair's coaching philosophy

-How to achieve consistency in training

-Intensity management

-Group training environments

-Learning how to race by putting yourself on the startline

-Top tips for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts285/

 

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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May 6, 2021
How to do your own swim video analysis | TTS Thursday #10
  • Why is swim video analysis so important
  • Equipment and tools needed
  • How to shoot the videos like an experienced coach
  • How to analyse the videos and assess Impact and Difficulty
  • Alternative (phone-only) options for swim video analysis
 
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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May 3, 2021

Neil MacPherson is Scottish coach living in Cape Town, where he owns and runs the coaching business Dinamic Coaching. In addition to his own coaching and performance center services, Neil has also served as a coach educator and facilitator for British Triathlon and for the International Triathlon Union (ITU). In this interview, we discuss Neil's training and coaching philosophy, get into specific case studies, and much more.       

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Neil's coaching and training philosophy

-Case study: taking an explosive athlete (Olympian) and coaching them towards an Ironman

-How to break past performance plateaus for age-group triathletes

-Swim technique, and using the SmartPaddle for quantitative analysis of your swim stroke

-The skills that aspiring (and established) coaches really have to learn

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts284/

 

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:

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