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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: October, 2021
Oct 25, 2021

In this episode, coaches Frank Jakobsen, Val Burke and Ryan Bolton and Björn Kafka each give their perspective and recommendations on how to prepare for and race well in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What should you do differently when preparing for Kona compared to a "regular" Ironman or full distance triathlon event? 

-What are the most common mistakes athletes make that you should avoid? 

-Considerations regarding the course

-Considerations regarding the environmental conditions: wind, heat, and humidity

-Logistical recommendations, time-zone adjustments, and more

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts309/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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CONTACT:

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Oct 18, 2021

Jamie Stanley, PhD, is a sports physiologist with the South Australian Sports Institute. Jamie did his PhD thesis on the topic of Heart Rate Variability (HRV), but in his applied sports science role today he has a wide breadth of performance and recovery optimisation expertise, and we tap into that expertise on a number of interesting applied sports science questions in today's interview. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The responsibilities and day-to-day work of Jamie in his role as sports scientist supporting athletes and coaches

-How to use HRV to monitor training adaptations

-Looking at medium and long-term HRV trends rather than daily values

-Tools of the trade: recommendations for tools with which to measure HRV and analyse the data

-Tracking resting heart rate, sleep duration, and sleep quality

-Lab and field testing - who should use what kind of testing, and when? 

-Best practices for monitoring training load

-How to find your individual physiological limiters, and when to work on strengths vs. weaknesses

-Continuous blood glucose monitoring

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts308/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - Want to optimise your performance in hot or humid conditions, avoid cramping, and make sure your hydration is on point? Take PH's free online Sweat Test to get personalised hydration strategy. Also use the Quick Carb Calculator to get fueling recommendations, and book a free one-on-one consultation to refine your hydration and fueling strategy. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your first order of PH electrolytes or the Precision Fuel range.

 

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CONTACT:

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

Oct 11, 2021

Mehdi Kordi, PhD, is a track cycling coach (sprinting in particular) working with the Royal Dutch Cycling Federation. In Tokyo, the Dutch track sprinters brought home multiple golds and medals, and Mehdi joins us to discuss how these athletes train to be the fastest on the planet. Also we discuss the physiology of W' and how it relates to neuromuscular function, and other bits and pieces from Mehdi's research.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Mehdi's take on the Olympics in Tokyo and how his team performed

-How do track sprint cyclists train?

-The relationship between neuromuscular function and W' (anaerobic work capacity) 

-The importance of muscle size (rather than neural functions, fiber type etc.) and maximum force capacity on W'

-What sort of strength training might be used to improve W'?

-Reliability and sensitivity of the Notio Konect aero sensor 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts307/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from  the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as  Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. The swim trainer is a perfect complement to your training in the pool. On days when you don’t have time to go to the pool, you can now do a short but effective home-based workout on the trainer. It is inflatable, so doesn’t take up much space, and best of all, it is very affordable. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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.

Oct 4, 2021

In this episode, coaches Frank Jakobsen, Val Burke, Kolie Moore, Ryan Bolton and Björn Kafka each give their perspective and recommendations on how to fuel workouts. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How much energy to consume for different kinds of workouts? 

-In what form should you consume energy? 

-Pre- and post-workout fuelling

-Is there a time and place for "training low" - i.e. training in a state of low glycogen (e.g. fasted training)

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts306/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Hydration - Want to optimise your performance in hot or humid conditions, avoid cramping, and make sure your hydration is on point? Take PH's free online Sweat Test to get personalised hydration strategy. Also use the Quick Carb Calculator to get fueling recommendations, and book a free one-on-one consultation to refine your hydration and fueling strategy. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your first order of PH electrolytes or the Precision Fuel range.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. The swim trainer is a perfect complement to your training in the pool. On days when you don’t have time to go to the pool, you can now do a short but effective home-based workout on the trainer. It is inflatable, so doesn’t take up much space, and best of all, it is very affordable. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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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