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That Triathlon Show is the number one triathlon podcast for interviews with the best coaches, scientists and experts in the world. 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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Mar 20, 2023

Jim Vance is a San Diego based coach, author and sports technology consultant. He is most well-known for his work with Ben Kanute (second at IM70.3 World Championships 2022 and 2017), but he also works with developing athletes focusing on short-course racing on the Olympic pathway, and he has a long background as a swim coach. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Jim's coaching philosophy and methodology

-Key principles and specific examples of how Jim approaches swim, bike, and run training in triathlon

-The two-day rule

-Working with Ben Kanute, and Ben's training leading into his 2nd place at the IM70.3 World Championships in 2022 

-Strength training

-Jim's top advice for age-group triathletes

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts382/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

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Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Mar 13, 2023

Mikael and Lachlan Kerin answer listener questions on the topic of bike training for triathlon.      

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Road bike and TT bike power differences

-Doing intervals uphill vs on flats

-Can your easy cycling be too easy? 

-How to execute endurance rides when the terrain is hilly

-Low cadence training

-Pacing strategies for races

-Using rollers instead of trainer

-Misc. equipment questions

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts381/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

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FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15 on formswim.com/tts

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

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Mar 6, 2023

Fredric Funk is a pro triathlete from Germany with six IM70.3/Challenge Family titles to his name, currently ranked 9th in the world the PTO rankings, and with a strong 5th place at the IM70.3 World Championships in 2022. In this interview we discuss his training in great detail, with lots of numbers and specifics shared.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Frederic's transparency with his training and data

-His goals and race calendar for 2023

-Winter lab testing

-Breakdown of Frederic's latest training week, and insights into how he approaches swim, bike and run training 

-Equipment and aerodynamics

-Training camps, altitude, and heat preparation

-Numbers and data (VO2max, bike race power, swim and run speed in time trials/races, carbohydrate intake etc.)

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts380/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15. 

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Feb 27, 2023

Jason Boynton, PhD, is a sports scientist and cycling coach with an interest in critical thinking and epistemology. In this interview, we dive deep into these topics and discuss how to improve our thinking about training, knowledge and evidence. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Critical thinking, skepticism and falsifiability

-Different levels of evidence

-What does it mean to "train scientifically" or be "evidence driven"?

-Pseudoscience, anecdotes, confirmation bias, logical fallacies and the placebo effect

-Examples of how to apply these concepts in training, science, and the world of endurance sport

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts379/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

RATE AND REVIEW:

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Feb 20, 2023

José Arteta, PhD, is a lecturer at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. His primary interest is in the area of training-nutrition interactions in humans, including energy availability and low energy availability specifically, which is the main topic of today's interview.    

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is energy availability, and how is it different from energy balance? 

-What is considered low energy availability? 

-Symptoms and consequences of low energy availability 

-The uncertainty around measuring energy availability in the field, and difficulties with interpreting it

-Diagnosis, detection and treatment of low energy availability

-Sex differences in low energy availability

-Weight loss and low energy availability

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts378/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15 on formswim.com/tts

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

RATE AND REVIEW:

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Feb 13, 2023

Mikael and Jack Hutchens answer listener questions on the topic of swim training for triathlon.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Training to translate pool swimming to open water swimming

-Training strategies for 1- to 2-mile open water swim races

-Differences between training for pool swimming and triathlon swimming

-Critical Swim Speed testing protocols and application

-Is using buoyancy shorts a good idea or a crutch to be avoided?

-How to swim easy enough on your easy days

-Flexibility training and strength training for swimming performance

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts377/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15. 

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 6, 2023

Sebastian Sitko, PhD, is a professor in sports science at the University of Zaragoza, a cycling and endurance sports coach, and a passionate athlete himself. In this interview we discuss a number of topics spanning a wide range from science and physiology to practical application and training principles. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-FTP: is it useful, and how to test it? How does it correspond to physiological markers? 

-VO2max: is it important to know it, and if you do want to know it, how to go about it?

-Lab testing: how to get the most out of lab testing and avoid common pitfalls

-Sebastian's thoughts on the balance of volume and intensity, recovery and microcycle structure, periodisation, torque training, and more

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts376/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on 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.

Jan 30, 2023

Alexandra Coates, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the McMaster University in Canada. She is also a former elite short-course triathlete and triathlon coach.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Cardiac adaptations to endurance training

-How important and rate-limiting are cardiac adaptations for endurance performance?

-Stroke volume, VO2max, and what type of training to do to improve them?

-Transferring scientific knowledge into practical application

-What Alex would have done differently in her career knowing what she knows now

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts375/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15 on formswim.com/tts

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on 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.

Jan 23, 2023

Coach and professional triathlete Melanie McQuaid (still going strong at 49) returns to That Triathlon Show for another interview, this time focusing on Ironman and 70.3 distance training and racing.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Mel's overall approach to training for long-distance triathlon

-Diving into specifics on swimming, biking and running

-What training looks like early in the year (right now) far from racing

-Pacing in long-distance triathlon

-Running biomechanics 

-How Mel has stayed competitive as a professional athlete while approaching her 50th birthday

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts374/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15. 

 

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.

Jan 16, 2023

Coach Frank Jakobsen returns to That Triathlon Show to discuss a number of topics pertinent to the start of the year.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Season analysis: how to do it and use the information gained going forward

-Periodisation strategies

-Training camps: benefits, considerations, and mistakes to avoid

-The Ironman World Championships in Kona and Nice: implications for athletes

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts373/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on 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.

Jan 9, 2023

Mikael answers listener questions (from Instagram and Newsletter followers) on the topics of season planning, goal setting, and personal limiters. 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How to set race goals (and account for factors like course, competitiveness of the field, etc)

-How to know what's realistic to aim for

-How to track the progress towards your goals

-How to establish limiters and assess if you're training to tackle them is working

-When is the best time to do a marathon if triathlon performance is your main goal?

-How to plan your season when you want to qualify for Kona but you don't know if you will manage to qualify or not

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts372/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15 on formswim.com/tts

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a unique Dryland Swim Trainer that allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. With the trainer you can do specific power and technique work, including working on your catch and core activation, and it helps you stay consistent even if you don’t have much time to train. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts on 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.

Jan 2, 2023

A round-up of some of the best episodes and moments from That Triathlon Show in 2022.   

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Tim Reed

-Bex Milnes

-Mark Burnley

-Tim Podlogar

-Alan Murchison

-Glenn Poleunis

-Paulo Sousa

-Eoin Everard

-Erin Carson

-Tom Bell

-Andrew Sellars

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts371/

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes perform at their best through their online tools, patented Sweat Test and range of electrolytes and fueling products. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner and receive a personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake. If you want further help, book a free 20-minute video consultation to chat through your plan. Listen out for the code in today's show to get 15% off your first order of PF&H electrolytes and fueling products. If you missed the code, just email hello@pfandh.com.

FORM Smart Swim Goggles give you unprecedented real-time feedback in your swim training through a display on the goggle lens. See every split to stay on pace, track your stroke rate and don't let it drop, use heart rate to become more scientific and precise with your training (through integration with Polar HR monitors) and analyse more in-depth metrics post-swim in the app. You can also use a vast library of workouts or training plans, or build your own guided workouts. Get 15% off the goggles with the code TTS15. 

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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