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May 16, 2022
Michael Liberzon is a Toronto-based triathlon coach, bike fitter and aero tester, and host of the Endurance Innovation podcast. In this episode Michael explains what gains can be made by upgrading from a road bike to a Time Trial bike, and how things like the type of course and terrain can impact your choice of bike.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Expected time gains for a TT bike vs. a road bike over sprint, Olympic, half and full distance races on relatively flat courses. 

-Is there a point where a course is so hilly that it makes sense to race on a road bike? 

-When might it make sense to simply put extensions on a road bike rather than purchasing an entirely new bike?

-At what speed does it make sense to get out of the aerobars and sit up when climbing? 

-Other considerations for racing on hilly courses like disc wheel and hydration setup

SHOWNOTES:

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May 9, 2022
A solo episode where I share a couple of key tips for improving your swim, bike and run performance in a triathlon context.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Swim volume

-Swim video analysis

-Bike intensity on easy days

-Specific bike training for race course demands

-How not to get injured on the run

-Extending rather than intensifying run training

SHOWNOTES:

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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May 2, 2022

Eoin Everard is is a physiotherapist with a PhD in biomechanics, and is a sub-4 minute miler and two-time Irish 1500 m national champion. In this interview we discuss staying injury-free in running and triathlon, biomechanics, and training interventions to improve running performance.  

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Injury prevention strategies for runners and triathletes

-Why triathletes typically experience tendon and joint injuries, and rarely muscle tears

-How to work with a physiotherapist, including how to find the right physiotherapist for you

-Running biomechanics, and whether you should focus on improving your running form

-How to include plyometrics and strength training into a triathlon training program

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts336/

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Apr 25, 2022

Glenn Poleunis is a triathlon coach and founder of the PTC high-performance squad based in Girona, which includes among others Marten van Riel. He is also a Belgian national federation coach with a home base in Leuven (Flanders). 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The setup of the PTC squad, and how athletes can get the most out of themselves in a squad environment

-How Glenn manages things like individualisation and competitiveness within the squad

-Glenn's coaching philosophy

-Specific insights into Glenn's perspectives on swim, bike and run training

-Marten van Riel's 70.3 World record, and differences and similarities between training for short-course and long-course triathlon

-Top tips for age-group triathletes

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts335/

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

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.

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Apr 18, 2022

Natasha van der Merwe is a triathlon coach and professional triathlete with a background in professional tennis and coaching tennis. Originally from South Africa, Natasha is now based in Texas, where she has built a successful coaching program that caters to athletes of all levels, from beginners to professionals. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Natasha's coaching methodology

-How her background in tennis and coaching tennis has helped her in triathlon coaching

-Advice for age-groupers on how to improve their swim, bike, and run, respectively

-How to fit in training and maximise positive training adaptations for time-crunched athletes

-The balance of training load and recovery

-The art and science of coaching

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts334/

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Apr 11, 2022

Andy King, PhD, is an exercise physiologist at the Australian Catholic University. Andy joins us to discuss the science and application of hydrogel products like Maurten and SiS Beta Fuel. Do they work, how do they work, and is it worth paying the premium compared to regular sports nutrition products? 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What are hydrogels, and how are they different from regular gels? 

-The theory behind how hydrogels could work to improve endurance performance

-What does the science say? Do hydrogels improve endurance performance, metabolic markers, or gastrointestinal symptoms compared to regular gels?

-Practical recommendations: is it worth it to use hydrogels? 

-Glucose and fructose - is there an ideal ratio for sports nutrition products? 

-How to maximise carbohydrate intake (e.g. taking in 120 g/h of CHO) 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts333/

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Apr 4, 2022

Jodie Swallow Cunnama is a triathlon coach and retired professional triathlete. As an athlete, Jodie went to the Olympics in Athens 2004, and she has three World Championship titles to her name (one 70.3 world title, two ITU Long Distance titles). As a coach, Jodie now coaches a mix of amateur and professional athletes, including for example Jodie Stimpson. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Jodie's coaching philosophy

-Influences from previous coaches and from her own career as a professional triathlete

-Differences between coaching age-groupers and professionals

-Specific tips for improving your swim, bike and run training, respectively

-How to prepare for and execute in races

-Why there is a lack of female coaches in endurance sports, and what can be done about it

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts332/

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

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.

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Mar 28, 2022

Mark Burnley, PhD, is an exercise physiologist at the University of Wolverhampton. In this episode, we discuss the VLaMax, polarised training (and it not being optimal for endurance athletes), and using measures of complexity to assess fatigue. This is part two of a two-part interview with Mark.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-VLaMax: the background, reason for recent surge to popularity, and the mechanistic and practical issues with measuring it

-Polarised training is not optimal for endurance athletes: the arguments against polarised training being an "ideal" training intensity distribution, and why quantifying training intensity distributions may not be the smartest thing to do in the first place

-How measures of complexity (e.g. Approximate entropy ApEn, alpha-exponent of Detrended Fluctuation analysis DFA) can be used to assess fatigue, and the potential applications thereof

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts331/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Mar 21, 2022

Mark Burnley, PhD, is an exercise physiologist at the University of Wolverhampton. In this episode, we discuss the lactate threshold (specifically, the first lactate threshold), how to measure it, what it means, and more. This is part one of a two-part interview with Mark.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Terminology and definitions of exercise intensity domains and thresholds

-Methods for assessing the threshold separating the moderate and heavy intensity domains, including lactate testing and gas exchange tests

-Pros and cons of different testing methods

-How-to guide to lactate testing, including protocols, sampling tips, and how to interpret the data

-How does knowing your (first lactate) threshold help inform your training?

-What is the value in doing lactate spot checks in training? 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts330/

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Mar 14, 2022

Bruce Rogers, MD, is one of the researchers behind the research on using the non-linear HRV-based marker DFA alpha-1 (which can be be measured non-invasively and for free or very cheaply) to assess the aerobic threshold. We discuss this research and its applications in this interview.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is DFA alpha-1, and how can you measure it? 

-The current evidence behind using DFA alpha-1 as a marker for the aerobic threshold (LT1/VT1)

-Testing protocols, and hardware and software requirements for testing

-Limitations and challenges, including devices, artifacts, and training modality

-How to incorporate DFA alpha-1 testing in your training

-Other potential applications of DFA alpha-1, including assessing fatigue and durability

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts329/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

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.

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Mar 7, 2022

Luca Filipas, PhD, is a researcher at the University of Milan and an endurance sports coach of professional and amateur runners, cyclists, and triathletes. In this interview, we discuss his recent study comparing polarised, pyramidal, and combined POL-PYR or PYR-POL training intensity distributions, and the applications of this research in planning a periodised endurance training plan. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How combining pyramidal and polarised training blocks (in that specific order) may be a more effective periodisation scheme to optimise endurance performance

-How the goal event (e.g. 5k vs. marathon running) might influence and change these findings

-The alignment of a pyramidal-polarised periodisation with classic tapering and peaking research

-Periodisation across a season: the importance of downtime and careful race planning

-Luca's coaching methodology and top tips for endurance athletes

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts328/

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 one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Feb 28, 2022
Olli-Pekka Nuuttila is a doctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä. In this interview we discuss his recent study comparing two-week blocks of either increased volume (70% increase over baseline) or increased intensity (5 interval sessions per week), and how the findings can be applied in the real world.  

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How does a two-week block of volume or intensity impact performance (3000m running time trial), subjective markers of recovery, and hormonal/biomarkers of recovery and stress?

-The impact of adding a recovery week after a two-week focused block on volume or intensity

-Individual variations in response and non-responders or trivial responses

-When and how to incorporate volume blocks or intensity blocks in your training

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts327/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Feb 21, 2022
Scott Johnston is an endurance sports coach, author, and co-founder of the coaching business Uphill Athlete. The main focus of Scott and his company is coaching mountain sport athletes, like mountain runners, climbers, and ski mountaineers, but Scott also has an extensive background in more traditional endurance sports like swimming, cross-country skiing, and even triathlon.  

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What do we mean by "aerobic base", and how do you develop a really strong aerobic base? 

-How should aerobic training be executed? 

-How and when should you balance high-intensity training into your training program? 

-Training zones: Scott's recommendations for how to assess and use training zones

-Testing: the Heart Rate Drift test for assessing your aerobic threshold

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts326/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

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.

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Feb 14, 2022

Marco Altini, has a PhD in Data Science and an MSc in Human Movement Sciences and High-Performance Coaching. He is the founder of HRV4Training and a passionate runner. In this interview, we discuss the latest in research and application when it comes to heart rate variability (HRV).

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-A brief summary of what HRV is and the benefits of monitoring it

-What are the most important factors that influence HRV and resting heart rate (RHR), and what are their relative importance or magnitude? Based on Marco's large-scale, free-living study published in late 2021. 

-Chest strap or phone camera measurement of HRV: what are the differences? 

-Should you measure in the morning, or use a tool that allows you to measure HRV all night (and day)? 

-How to use and interpret HRV and RHR - why and when to rely on one or the other

-The current state of evidence when it comes to "HRV-guided training" 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts325/

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

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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 one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Feb 7, 2022

Andy Kirkland, PhD, is a triathlon coach, sports physiologist, and lecturer in sports coaching at the University of Stirling. In this interview, Andy shares his perspectives on a number of topics related to coaching from his experience as a coach, coach educator, and as a part of various high-performance environments. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Getting a degree in Sports Coaching, and the master's program at the University of Stirling

-Pathways into coaching, including graduate programs in coaching as compared to exercise science and physiology degrees

-Beyond training and physiology: what are the domains of expertise a good coach needs to have a good grasp on? 

-How to build good coach-athlete relationships

-The role for physiology in coaching, and common pitfalls in applying physiology

-How to continually improve your coaching practices and skills

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts324/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Jan 31, 2022

Adam Kerin is the founder of Zero Friction Cycling. At ZFC he does independent testing of chain lubricants, and he also provides services (to individuals and businesses) and retails products related to reducing friction in the drive train, which ultimately helps you save watts and save money.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Performance consequences of low- and high-friction drivetrains.

-Wear and tear, and financial consequences of low- and high-friction drivetrains.

-Different methods and tools for chain lubrication, and pros and cons of each. 

-How to get started with waxing your chain, and why you should consider it. 

-Race chains, training chains, and smart chain rotation. 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts323/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

 

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.

 

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Jan 24, 2022

Associate Professor Dustin Joubert of Stephen F. Austin State University discusses his study comparing seven carbon-plated "Super Shoes", and how runners and triathletes should interpret and use the results. We also discuss more informal testing that Dr Joubert is doing on a regular basis in his lab, including shoes not included in the study. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is a super shoe, what are the purported benefits, and the proposed mechanisms behind them? 

-The Super Shoe study: protocol, shoes included, results and conclusions. Are the Nikes all-conquering? 

-What does this mean for consumers? How should triathletes and runners go about selecting shoes for racing? 

-Dr Joubert's informal testing, including the Adidas Adios Pro 2 and running in crocs! 

-How do running economy benefits translate to performance benefits? 

-What happens to the benefits from Super Shoes when running uphill or downhill? 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts322/

 

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 one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Jan 17, 2022

Associate Professor Max Paquette of the University of Memphis joins us to discuss training load in running, as well as running biomechanics and injury risk. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Training load in running: how should we approach it, and the issues with commonly used methods

-Neuromuscular load or mechanical load: what is it and which factors impact it

-The impact of ground surface on mechanical load and injury risk

-Uphill running vs. running on the flats and injury risk

-Intensity control and the impact of intensity on mechanical load and injury risk

-Injury risk and recovery times for the aging runner

-Footwear, shoe rotation and shoe replacement

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts321/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Then book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help.  

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Jan 10, 2022

Brenton Ford is a swim coach based in Australia. Brenton is the founder of Effortless Swimming, a swim coaching business through which he helps triathletes and swimmers improve their swim technique with free content (e.g. Youtube and podcast) as well as in-person clinics and online programs. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Limiters for swim performance in age-group triathletes

-What is good freestyle swimming technique in an age-group triathlon context? 

-How to improve your freestyle swimming technique

-Training structure, and how to train for fitness improvements

-The value of video analysis and how to get the most out of it

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts320/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. Then book a free one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 

 

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.

 

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Jan 3, 2022

Peter Leo is an applied exercise physiologist and high performance coach from Austria. Peter has done extensive research in profiling performance and physiological characteristics of U23 cyclists which we discuss in this interview. We also discuss power profiling and using Critical Power.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Best practices for power profiling (e.g. formal testing vs. raw training data) and methodological considerations

-What is Critical Power, and why use that as a main physiological marker over others (such as MLSS and FTP)

-Power changes in U23 cyclists across a season

-How training characteristics (e.g. training intensity distribution as well as added load from racing) impacted the change in power profile across the season

-Practical takeaways from these studies - what can we learn when thinking about how we go about our own training and racing across an entire season?  

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts319/

 

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.

 

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