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That Triathlon Show

The one triathlon show focusing on practical and actionable advice that you can use in your own triathlon training and racing. New episodes are released twice per week. The episode types are interview episodes with the greatest and smartest people in triathlon and endurance sports, and solo episodes with host Mikael Eriksson where you'll learn tactics and strategies you can apply in your triathlon training and racing, and all things swim, bike and run. All episodes, both interview and solo episodes, are produced with the goal in mind of giving age-group triathletes actionable advice. That Triathlon Show is brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com and is hosted by Mikael Eriksson. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
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Apr 15, 2021
Training adaptations and timescales | TTS Thursday #7
  • From short to long timescales, from molecular to functional adaptations
  • The types of research methods used to study these different levels
  • What levels of adaptations you should focus on, and what timescale you need to look at those adaptations from
  • Practical tips and advice to take into your training
 
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Apr 12, 2021

Paulo Puccinelli is a sports medicine physician with a PhD in exercise physiology. In this episode we discuss his recent study, on the most important predictors for performance in amateur triathletes.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-An overview of the study Paulo and his team conducted on predictors of performance in amateur (Olympic distance) triathletes

-The importance of VO2max and Maximum Aerobic Velocity (MAV)

-The importance of triathlon experience

-The relative insignificance of (running) economy

-A discussion on body composition

-A discussion on chronotype

-Paulo's coaching advice and takehome messages 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts281/

 

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Apr 8, 2021
Group training: pros, cons, and how to do it right | TTS Thursday #6
  • Options and contexts for group training in triathlon and endurance sports
  • Pros and cons of group training
  • Evidence of the benefits of group training
  • How to strategically use group training to maximise its benefits and your performance improvements
 
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Apr 5, 2021

Kelly McNulty is a PhD candidate at Northumbria University. Kelly's research investigates the effect of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive use on performance, recovery, and adaptation in women in sports. In this interview, Kelly walks as through the evidence-base and practical recommendations for all female athletes and coaches of female athletes.      

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The different phases and hormonal changes of the menstrual cycles

-How these changes (theoretically) might impact exercise performance

-The actual evidence-base and state of the science on menstrual cycle phase and its impact on exercise performance

-Practical advice for individualising your approach to training according to the menstrual cycle phases

-The evidence-base and state of the science on hormonal contraception use and its impact on exercise performance

-General advice and takehome messages for female athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts280/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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Apr 1, 2021
Home-based Strength Training | TTS Thursday #5
  • Objectives and importance of strength training for triathletes and endurance athletes
  • Equipment for home-based strength training
  • Structure of home-based strength workouts
  • Recommended exercises
  • How  strength workouts fit into your overall triathlon program
 
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Mar 29, 2021

Helle Frederiksen is a coach and former professional athlete. In her racing days, Helle competed in the London 2012 Olympics, she is the ITU Long Distance World Champion from 2018, and she holds the fastest ever time in women's half distance racing, with a 3:55:50 from Challenge Bahrain. In this interview, we discuss Helle's training and coaching philosophies, as well as the importance of racing to develop, and how to get the best out of yourself on race day. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Helle's background as a professional athlete

-Her coaching and training philosophy

-Training on feel

-The importance of racing, and how to execute on race day

-Advice on fitting training into a busy lifestyle

-Differences and similarities in how to approach training between amateurs and pros

-Advice on improving your swim, bike, and run, respectively

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts279/

 

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Mar 25, 2021
Triathlon Run Training | TTS Thursday #4
  • The demands of triathlon running: strength, stamina and fatigue resistance
  • Top tips for improving your triathlon run training
  • Example workouts and weekly structure
  • Common run training mistakes to avoid
     
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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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Mar 22, 2021

Golo Röhrken is a medical doctor, sports scientist, and triathlon coach. In this interview we discuss a study he conducted, which was the first ever randomised controlled trial comparing polarised training with other training intensity distributions specifically in the sport of triathlon. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The first ever randomised controlled trial of polarised training and moderate intensity training distributions in triathletes

-How the two training programs were implemented and executed

-Different ways of quantifying training intensity distributions, and problems or misunderstandings that these differences lead to

-Golo's coaching advice and practical takehome messages from this study and beyond

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts278/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.

 

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Mar 18, 2021
Triathlon Bike Training | TTS Thursday #3
  • The demands of triathlon cycling: sustained power and aerodynamics
  • Example workouts and weekly structure
  • Common bike training mistakes to avoid
  • Top tips for improving your triathlon bike training
 
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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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Mar 15, 2021

Lesley Paterson is a coach and multiple World Champion across XTERRA and ITU Cross-Triathlon. Lesley joins us to discuss training principles as well as specific advice for racing XTERRA or cross-triathlon.     

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Leslie's training principles and approach to coaching 

-Top tips for improving your swim, bike, and run

-Key workouts in each of the three disciplines, and an example training week

-Training advice for XTERRA, including when and how to do specific training

-Racing advice for XTERRA, including nutrition, gear, and more

-Advice for time-crunched athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts277/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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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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Mar 11, 2021
Swim Training | TTS Thursday #2
  • The demands of triathlon swimming: technique,  fitness, and open water readiness
  • Example workouts and weekly structure
  • Common swim training mistakes to avoid
  • Top tips for improving your swim training
 
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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Mar 8, 2021

Emma Carney is a double ITU World Champion, World Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, and dominated women's triathlon in the mid-90s. She retired from racing in 2004, and is now coaching at both high performance and age-group levels.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Emma's main coaching philosophy and training principles

-Tips for developing your swim, bike, and run

-Key workouts in each of the three disciplines

-Training periodisation, workout execution, and more...

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts276/

 

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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Mar 4, 2021
Periodisation | TTS Thursday #1
  • What is training periodisation?
  • Periodisation terminology and frameworks
  • Does periodisation really matter?
  • Mikael's framework for "periodisation"
 
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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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Mar 1, 2021

Michael Crawley is a 2h20min marathon runner who has competed internationally for Scotland and Great Britain, and he is assistant professor in social anthropology at Durham University. Michael spent 15 months in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, running with a group of professional runners and observing their training and their lives. The result of this experience is Michael's first book, "Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia". 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-"A day in the life" of Ethiopian runners

-What a typical training week looks like

-Key workouts for the Ethiopians 

-The importance of the environment and terrain (altitude, "magic air", special surfaces, forests,...)

-The group effect - the importance of training together in an individual sport

-Mindset and psychology of the Ethiopians

-What can Western, non-professional runners and triathletes learn and implement from professional runners in Ethiopia? 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts275/

 

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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Feb 25, 2021
Q&A #127 - Fatigue mechanisms and assessments
  • What are the different types of fatigue that endurance athletes might run into and their respective time-courses for recovery? 
  • Methods to measure or assess fatigue
  • Sprinting as a simple but effective fatigue assessment method
 
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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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Feb 22, 2021

Scientific Triathlon coach Lachlan Kerin returns to the podcast to discuss how to plan and execute your training so that there is an appropriate balance between training load and fatigue. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How to balance load and recovery at a macro (season/yearly) and meso (roughly monthly) timescale

-How to balance load and recovery at an acute, micro timescale (roughly weekly)

-Full rest days and easy days - when and how to use each of these

-How to account for intense training days, big volume days, and strength training sessions when planning your load-recovery balance

-Methods for tracking recovery and training readiness

-When (and when not to) and how to adjust training for fatigue

-The impact of age, sex, experience, athletic profile and more on the load-recovery balance equation

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts274/

 

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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Feb 18, 2021
Q&A #126 - Swimming and the specificity of upper body training adaptations (or how the turkeys can catch up with the fish)
  • Is having the swim as your weakest discipline really just a consequence of not having put in the long and hard work required in the pool to the same extent that you have on the run and the bike?
  • Differences in muscle fiber type and function between the lower body and upper body
  • Trainability and adaptability of upper body muscle fibers
  • Practical recommendations for improving your swimming
 
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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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Feb 15, 2021

Scientific Triathlon coach James Teagle is back on That Triathlon Show. In today's episode, he shares advice on how best to train and prepare for sprint and Olympic distance races for age-group triathletes. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Base training for sprint and Olympic distance athletes

-Specificity: when, why and how should training start to really emulate your goal event

-The balance between training to the race demands and to your athletic profile

-Executing the race - tips (pacing, strategy, preparation, and more) for getting the most out of yourself on race day

-Example key workouts to use in the lead-up to the race

-Tips for training on a tight time budget

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts273/

 

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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Feb 11, 2021
Q&A #125 - Adding bike, run and strength training in place of swimming; When to train to current ability level and when to train to target ability level; Adventure racing
  • With pools being closed, what is the best way of substituting swimming with bike, run and strength training? 
  • When should you train to your current ability level (e.g. training zones based on a recent race or test) vs. train according to your target ability level (e.g. training to a goal race pace or power)? 
  • Training priorities for adventure racing
 
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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Feb 8, 2021

Strength and conditioning coach Dave Cripps of TriTenacious and Coalition Performance returns for his second interview on That Triathlon Show. In this interview we discuss some key aspects of strength training for triathletes and endurance athletes, that when done right will greatly increase the effectiveness of your resistance training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The importance of intensity (weights) and intent (~power/speed) when lifting

-Why is technique important in order to reap the benefits of strength training?

-Exercise specificity and the Goldilocks principle - not too little but not too much

-Workout structure: how to choose number of reps, sets rest duration, and progression from one workout to the next

-Advice for home-based strength training 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts272/

 

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www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast

 

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Feb 4, 2021
Q&A #124 - Stride length, cadence and running speed; Cross-country skiing as part of winter training
  • How do running stride length, cadence and running speed relate to each other? 
  • Does it make sense to track or try to alter running stride length or cadence? 
  • How to make the most of cross-country skiing training during winter
  • Should you establish training zones for cross-country skiing if using it during a relatively short winter season?
 
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Feb 1, 2021

Kolie Moore is a cycling coach to athletes of all levels and disciplines. He has consulted for World Tour teams and world champion cyclists, and is a national championship medalist himself. In this interview, we discuss Kolie's approach to coaching, and go into detail on topics like testing protocols and how to use different overarching types of workouts (think endurance, threshold, and so on) in your training.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Kolie's training principles and approach to coaching 

-Testing protocols, testing recommendations, and mistakes to avoid when it comes to testing

-The how, when and why of different types of workouts: endurance rides, tempo, sweet spot, and threshold rides, and high intensity intervals

-Periodisation and planning out a season

-Nutrition recommendations 

-Strength training recommendations

-Advice for time-crunched athletes

-Kolie's top tips for self-coached athletes to improve their training effectiveness

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts271/

 

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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Jan 28, 2021
Q&A #123 - Science and application of FatMax and MFO (Maximal rate of Fat Oxidation)
  • What are the determinants of FatMax and MFO? 
  • How can you test or determine your FatMax and MFO? 
  • Normative values and benchmarks of FatMax and MFO
  • How training affects FatMax and MFO
  • Is there a best way to train FatMax and MFO? 
 
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SPONSORS:
ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
 
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Jan 25, 2021

Richard Ferguson, PhD, has his main research interests in the areas of blood flow restricted (BFR) exercise on skeletal muscle and peripheral vascular adaptations. In this interview, we discuss his research findings on these topics and how they may relate to endurance athletes.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-A primer on adaptations to endurance training and limiters to endurance performance

-Blood Flow Restricted (BFR) exercise: what is it, how may it be beneficial, and what are the mechanisms behind it 

-BFR combined with Sprint Interval Training: Theory and application in endurance sports.  

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts270/

 

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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Jan 21, 2021
Q&A #122 - Metrics to track (and not to track) for beginners, intermediate and advanced athletes; The Power Duration Curve and WKO
  • What metrics should triathletes of different levels (and different levels of training/coaching and technical literacy) be tracking?
  • The danger of trying to track too many metrics, and tracking irrelevant metrics
  • What is the Power Duration Curve, who would benefit from using it, and how? 
  • Is it worth it to buy WKO for training analysis purposes for self-coached athletes? 
 
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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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