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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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Aug 30, 2021

Louis Delahaije is the head coach of the Netherlands Triathlon Federation and the individual coach of athletes like Rachel Klamer, Maya Kingma and Richard Murray in triathlon, and Annemiek van Vleuten in cycling. After great Olympic success (the Netherlands were 4th in the Mixed Team Relay, Klamer was 4th in the individual race, and in cycling, van Vleuten took silver in the women's road race and goal in the Time Trial) in Tokyo, Louis joins us to discuss his training and coaching philosophy, preparing for peak performances in Tokyo, and much more.       

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Louis' coaching philosophy

-Polarised training

-How much "quality work" do you need? 

-How much training volume do you need? 

-Specific tips for effective swim, bike and run training

-Preparations for a very successful Tokyo Olympics - tapering strategies and heat adaptation

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts301/

 

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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. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.

 

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Aug 23, 2021

Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD, is a researcher at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In this interview, we discuss the effects on performance as well as acute muscular and hormonal responses of including sprints in otherwise low-intensity cycling (and other endurance) training.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Effects on (cycling) performance of including sprints in otherwise low-intensity, long-duration endurance training

-Muscular and hormonal responses to this type of training

-Recovery time-course when including sprints 

-How might the results seen in studies in cyclists translate to running and swimming? 

-Practical applications - when, how and why might triathletes benefit from including sprints in their endurance training?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts300/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.

 

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Aug 16, 2021

In this episode, Professor Robert Lamberts (Stellenbosch University) and Annemiek Roete (University of Groningen) discuss their recent systematic review on (noninvasive) markers of functional overreaching in endurance athletes. We also discuss the Lamberts Submaximal Cycle Test (LSCT), and it's application in triathlon as a monitoring tool as well as its application as a performance indicator.       

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Physiological (VO2max, submaximal power output, PPO), heart rate (resting, max, submax, HRR, HRV), and subjective (RPE, POMS, DALDA) markers of functional overreaching

-Which markers are the best for assessing non-functional overreaching, and how many (or how few) should you be monitoring? 

-Is functional overreaching necessary or beneficial for endurance adaptations? 

-What is the LSCT (Lamberts Submaximal Cycle Test) protocol? 

-The LSCT as a performance predictor in triathlon

-The LSCT as a method to monitor training adaptations and overreaching 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts299/

 

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.

 

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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Aug 9, 2021

José Ramón Lillo, PhD is a researcher at the University of Alicante. In this interview, we discuss a study where Functional Threshold Power (FTP, as measured by 95% of the average power from a 20-minute all-out time trial) was compared to maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) and other physiological markers.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Definitions of testing protocols for FTP and MLSS

-How does FTP compare to MLSS according to Dr. Lillo's research? 

-How does the warm-up protocol of the FTP-test (Coggan and Allen proposed a long, intense warm-up including a 5-minute time trial) impact the measured FTP? 

-Recommendations for a lower correction coefficient than the original 95% to get a better estimate of MLSS

-General testing recommendations for field and lab testing 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts298/

 

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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.

 

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Aug 2, 2021

Phil Bellinger, PhD, is a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. His work includes training interventions, nutritional interventions, and more recently using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively assess muscle fibre typology and investigate how it relates to performance and training adaptations. He has also recently published a literature review on functional overreaching in endurance sports.    

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Fundamentals of different muscle fibre types, and muscle fibre type distribution 

-How an athlete's muscle fibre typology impacts recovery within and from high-intensity exercise

-How an athlete's muscle fibre typology impacts adaptations to training resulting from periods of "overload training" (increased volume)

-The differences between acute fatigue, functional overreaching, and non-functional overreaching

-Is functional overreaching necessary to induce training adaptations? 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts297/

 

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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.

 

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Jul 26, 2021

Björn Andersson is a Swedish triathlon coach coaching both age-groupers and professionals, including Patrik Nilsson. Björn is also a former professional athlete himself. In this episode we discuss Björn's thoughts on training and coaching, and tips and advice geared towards both age-group athletes and professionals or aspiring professionals.      

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Björn's coaching and training philosophy

-Differences in training, coaching, and knowledge now vs. "then" (when Björn was racing professionally until 2011)

-Key tips to improve your swim, bike and run training, respectively

-How to execute your best on race day

-How age-group athletes can fit in training and adapt to it into already busy lives

-What does it take these days to race professionally

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts296/

 

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.

 

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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Jul 19, 2021

Durability can be defined as the time of onset and magnitude of deterioration of physiological performance parameters over time during prolonged exercise. Dr. Ed Maunder (Auckland University of Technology) and Dr. Stephen Seiler (University of Agder) join us to discuss their recent publication and the overall scientific knowledge on the topic of durability, as well as best practices for assessing and developing durability.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is durability, why is it important, and what are the implications of it in racing and in training?

-What do we know about durability and the mechanisms of it from the scientific literature? 

-How to assess and quantify durability in the lab or in the field? 

-How to train to develop and improve durability?

-What is high-intensity repeatability and how does it relate to durability? 

-Practical recommendations for athletes and coaches 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts295/

 

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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.

 

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Jul 12, 2021

Michael Liberzon is a triathlon coach and host of the Endurance Innovation Podcast. With his background in mechanical engineering, Michael has a keen interest and expertise in aerodynamics, and has plenty of hands-on experience of aerodynamic testing as well as expertise gained from talking to some of the smartest people in the industry. Michael joins us today to discuss different methods of aero testing in the field and the new product category of on-the-bike aero sensors that are starting to proliferate in the triathlon and cycling marketplace.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Aerodynamic field testing methods: pros and cons of different methods, recommendations, and practical considerations

-On-the-bike aero sensors: use cases, maturity level of this product category, recommendations, and practical considerations

-Different brands and products of aero sensors

-How does field testing stack up to traditional aero testing methods (like wind tunnel testing)?

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts294/

 

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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.

 

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Jul 5, 2021

Andy Blow, founder of Precision Hydration, returns to the podcast to discuss current best practices in race nutrition and hydration. Andy has a first-row seat to see what some of the best professional athletes in the world are doing, and shares the common patterns and potential differences, as well as how things might or might not differ for amateur athletes.      

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Andy's and Precision Hydration's work with pro triathletes and other endurance athletes

-What are the common patterns and trends across these top athletes, and what are the differences? 

-Getting down to the specifics: what formats of carbohydrate are they typically consuming

-Logistics: what nutrition and hydration to carry with you, and how to carry it? 

-Should you be completely self-sufficient or also rely on aid stations

-The case for going really high (90+ g/h) on carbohydrates in race nutrition, and training your gut to be able to do that

-Hydrogels, and what the science currently says about how they work

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts293/

 

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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Jun 28, 2021

Richard Blagrove, PhD, is a lecturer in physiology and programme leader at Loughborough University. Richard has a background as a middle distance runner himself, and has done extensive academic and applied work in the field of strength and conditioning for middle and long distance runners.         

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-A new book co-edited by Richard, "The Science and Practice of Middle and Long Distance Running"

-Programming and periodisation of strength training for endurance athletes

-Workout structure for strength and conditioning sessions

-Executing workouts and sets - how hard should you go? 

-Plyometric training for runners and triathletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts292/

 

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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Jun 24, 2021
How to train between two (or more) races in quick succession | TTS Thursday #17
  • How long to recover after a race
  • How long to taper before the next race
  • How much training, and how much hard training should you do between races
  • The importance of building a strong base to maintain fitness between races
 
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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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Jun 21, 2021

Björn Geesmann is a triathlon and endurance coach based in Hamburg, with a degree from the German Sport University in Cologne. Björn coaches world class athletes like Patrick Lange, Katrina Matthews, Boris Stein and Daniela Bleymehl.      

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Björn's coaching philosophy

-Being a mental coach as well as a sports coach

-Tips for effective triathlon swim training

-Tips for effective triathlon bike training

-Tips for effective triathlon run training

-An argument for doing a minimal amount of training at intensities higher than threshold

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts291/

 

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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Jun 17, 2021
Top-5 tips for advanced athletes to get faster | TTS Thursday #16
  • Learn to race (and not just execute a plan)
  • Optimise gear and equipment
  • Explore psychological aspects to performance
  • Increase focus on and commitment to recovery
  • Get a coach, mentor or advisor 
 
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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Jun 14, 2021

Val Burke is a New Zealand based triathlon and endurance sports coach with a background in exercise science and physiology, coaching among others pro triathlete Braden Currie. In this interview, Val shares her expertise on a number of topics related to both training and racing. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Strength training for triathlon

-How to improve your triathlon cycling

-Metabolic testing, and how to effectively use metabolic test results in training

-How to find your race pace for long distance triathlon races

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts290/

 

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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Jun 10, 2021
Top-5 tips for intermediate level athletes to get faster | TTS Thursday #15
  • Focus on improving technique and skills
  • Do adequate testing to set training zones
  • Train with proper structure
  • Get a coach
  • Try to increase training volume
 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
 
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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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Jun 7, 2021

Ben Day is a performance coach at the Team BikeExchange WorldTour team, founder of DaybyDay Coaching, and coach of professional long distance triathletes Chris Leiferman and Greg Close. Ben also raced (cycling) professionally himself for 14 years. In this interview, Ben shares his thoughts and experience on many aspects of training and coaching in both triathlon and cycling.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Ben's coaching philosophy

-The balance of training volume and training intent and quality

-Training the bike component for long-distance triathlon

-The balance of aerobic base training and specific training for the race demands

-The importance of the coach-athlete relationship

-Top tips for age-group athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts289/

 

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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Jun 3, 2021
Top-5 tips for beginners to get faster | TTS Thursday #14
  • Don't train too much (but train frequently)
  • Develop many different gears (learn to go slow and fast)
  • Focus on improving technique and skills
  • Make having fun your number one priority
  • Join a triathlon club or community
 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
 
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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 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/

 

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 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
 
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 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
 
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 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:
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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 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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