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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 hosted by triathlon coach Mikael Eriksson and brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/.
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Dec 25, 2023

Mikael and David Dhooge answer listener questions in a supersized Q&A edition for the holiday season.     

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Favourite TTS episodes of the year

-Differences in training between sprint and middle distance races

-Weight loss

-Muscle fibre composition - how to estimate your phenotype

-When and how to get back into training after illness

-Pace or heart rate targets for Zone 2 training

-"Big Days" in Ironman preparation

-Our proudest athletic achievements, and bucket-list events

-Threshold-training

-Combining a training camp with a race

-Starting and marketing a coaching business

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts422/

 

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.

 

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Dec 18, 2023

Craig Kirkwood is a triathlon and endurance coach from New Zealand. His introduction to endurance sports was in running where he raced at a high level (marathon PB 2:13) and got his introduction to coaching, working under Kim McDonald with numerous high-level athletes including World Championships and Olympic Games medalists. As a triathlon coach Craig is known as the long-time coach of Hayden Wilde, bronze medalist from the Tokyo Olympics, but he also coaches age-group runners and triathletes of all different levels. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Hayden Wilde's trajectory to the top of triathlon

-How Hayden has improved his swimming 

-Season planning and periodisation for the Olympic year of 2024

-A sample training week from Hayden

-Advice for age-groupers on how to optimise race-day performance

-Tips for age-groupers to improve their swim, bike and run

-Considerations for time-crunched athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts421/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Dec 11, 2023

Jem Arnold is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, where his primary research focuses on sport-related vascular conditions. Jem is a physiotherapist, a physiologist, and an avid cyclist and trail runner interested in optimising endurance training.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Including training above "threshold" in your program improves VO2max, but may not improve Time Trial performance more than training only up to threshold-intensity (a recent meta-analysis)

-Implications of these findings for athletes and coaches - what does it mean in practice? 

-How can we interpret group-level research for individual-level training programming and application?

-Why even big sample sizes and data sets might be of limited value for the individual - the larger the sample size, the greater the confidence in the "group mean", but individual prediction may still be way off

-What is the variability of heart rate, RPE, lactate, and muscle oxygen saturation from day to day? 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts420/

 

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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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Dec 4, 2023

Mikael answers listener questions about training, coaching and performance.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How hard should your hard workouts be

-Mikael's coaching philosophy and how it has evolved over the years

-Mikael's views on science within coaching

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts419/

 

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.

 

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

 

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Nov 27, 2023

Mikael answers listener questions about the off-season.  

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Overall thoughts about the off-season

-What kind of training (if any) besides easy aerobic training to do during the off-season?

-Can you incorporate races (e.g. trail or road running, Zwift races) into the off-season?

-The difference between training in Z1 and Z1 (in a 5-zone system) and how to balance training in these zones

-Weight training and VLaMax in the off-season

-How to effectively reintroduce and progress intensity during the off-season after a season break

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts418/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Nov 20, 2023

Dan Lorang is the Head of Performance / Head Coach at World Tour cycling team Bora-hansgrohe, and he is the coach of a small roster of world-class triathletes, including Lucy Charles-Barclay, Anne Haug, Frederic Funk and until his recent retirement, Jan Frodeno.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Lucy Charles-Barclay's training progression and changes since starting working with Dan

-Her final big training block leading into Kona

-Doing a home-based "training camp" with lots of indoor training instead of going to a warm-weather training location

-Lucy's heat acclimation protocol

-Age and triathlon performance - how to be a world-class triathlete in your 40s

-Performing at middle distance and full distance triathlon at a world class level

-What pro cyclists and pro triathletes could learn from each other

-Finding the right training load 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts417/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Nov 13, 2023

David Tilbury-Davis is the coach of an impressive roster of pro triathletes, including the likes of Ashleigh Gentle, Skye Moench, Amelia Watkinson (all three women ranked in the top-20 in the PTO rankings), Josh Amberger and others. He also coaches a handful of age-group triathletes. In this interview we discuss the training of professional-level triathletes, in particular at the pointy end of women's racing, and we discuss the off-season for age-group triathletes in detail.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The current level of racing at the top level in professional women's long-course triathlon

-The training required to be at that level

-Are there any clear differences in how professional men and women train?

-Ashleigh Gentle and Skye Moench training insights and key sessions 

-How to approach the off-season for age-group triathletes

-Common misconceptions about the off-season

-Tips on for age-groupers on how to improve your swim, bike and run training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts416/

 

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 on formswim.com/tts

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

 

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Nov 6, 2023

Josephine Perry, PhD, is a chartered psychologist working across a wide range of sports to help athletes overcome their barriers to success. In addition to working directly with athletes, she is also the author of five books within the realm of psychology, and she is an age-group triathlete herself.    

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Performance anxiety and how to deal with it

-Motivation issues and how to deal with them

-Common personality archetypes in triathlon: highly intelligent perfectionists and realists

-Self-determination theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy

-Tips for race day, the lead-up to a race, and for day-to-day training 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts415/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Oct 30, 2023

David Lipman works in sports technology and has a particular interest in the intersection of health and performance. He has degrees in medicine and exercise science, a background in coaching, and a strong understanding of both endurance sports and strength and conditioning.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The evolution of world-class endurance training (a discussion about a recent publication)

-Dave's perspectives on triathlon training - are there things that we could do better when looking at the way triathletes typically train? 

-Finding your balance of health and performance

-How to approach new technology in sports in a smart way

-Navigating information in an age of information overload

-Weight and its nonlinear and unpredictable relationship with performance

-Trends in strength and conditioning for runners and endurance athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts414/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Oct 22, 2023

Parker Spencer is the head coach of USA Triathlon's Project Podium, a men's elite development program based at Arizona State University. The project already has produced alumni like Chase McQueen, and Parker himself won the USAT Olympic Coach of the Year award for 2022. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Parker's role as head coach at Project Podium

-The long-term development plan - how to take an athlete from talent to world-class

-Using personality assessments

-Using metabolic testing to fine-tune training prescription

-A typical training week in the squad

-Parker's top pieces of advice for amateur athletes, overall and within swimming, biking and running

-Considerations for time-crunched athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts413/

 

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 on formswim.com/tts

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

 

RATE AND REVIEW:

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Oct 16, 2023

Torben Rokkedal Lausch is the head coach of the triathlon centre in Aarhus, one of three high-performance centres in Denmark. He is also close to finalising his PhD in Sports Science, and he is the individual coach of age-groupers, short-course athletes, and long-course athletes like Kristian Høgenhaug and Mathias Lyngsø Petersen.    

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Torben's coaching methodology

-How to adapt training to the athlete based on where they are in their career

-Involving the athlete in the planning process

-How he manages his training squad to reap the benefits while still allowing athletes to train to their individual needs

-An example training week from Kristian Høgenhaug leading into Ironman Hamburg (the Ironman European Championships where he finished 3rd)

-Advice for age-group athletes, and time-crunched athletes in particular

-Setting training zones and targets correctly

-Nitrate as an ergogenic aid for endurance performance - the current state of the evidence

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts412/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

 

RATE AND REVIEW:

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Oct 9, 2023

Bas van Hooren is a sport scientist, sport science consultant, and a runner with multiple national championship medals. In this interview we discuss a number of topics Bas has researched, including practical applications of these findings.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Are cool-downs necessary? 

-Is there a physiological or biomechanical difference between treadmill and outdoor running? 

-What do we know about the physiology and training characteristics of the best older athletes in the world (70+)? 

-Are there "sensitive periods" and what are the issues with the Long-Term Athlete Development model? 

-Strength and conditioning science and application for runners and endurance athletes

-Devices and technology

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts411/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

 

RATE AND REVIEW:

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Oct 2, 2023

Kerry McGawley is Associate Professor at Mid Sweden University, a coach and coach educator, and a very good age group triathlete. In this interview, we discuss the current science on the female athlete, where we need to do more in both academia, in sports organisations and in society, and practical takeaways. This is part two of a two-part interview, where part one was about Kerry's own training as an age-group 70.3 World Champion.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Mother-athlete challenges

-Menstrual cycle phases and performance

-Menstrual health literacy and barriers to coach-athlete communication

-Amenorrhea and associated injury risk and performance outcomes

-Next steps in academia, organisations and elsewhere

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts410/

 

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 on formswim.com/tts

 

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Sep 25, 2023

Joel Filliol, coach of the #JFTcrew (Katie Zaferes, Vincent Luis, Vasco Vilaça, Jelle Geens and others), returns to the podcast to discuss training, performance, and the ever-increasing level and demands of short-course triathlon. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How has triathlon and the demands of the sport developed in the last few years?

-The impact of the Olympics and the phase of the Olympic cycle on training and racing planning and periodisation

-Learnings and discussion points from the Paris Test Event

-Being consistently good, not over-emphasising peaking

-Tapering protocols

-Technology and science - what's the signal and what's the noise

-The importance of psychology 

-Tips for age-group athletes on how to improve their swim, bike and run training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts409/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Sep 18, 2023

Kerry McGawley is Associate Professor at Mid Sweden University. She is also a coach, and a very good age group triathlete in her own right. In this interview, we discuss Kerry's own training and racing, as a case study of how a person with all the knowledge that Kerry has about sports science and physiology trains and achieves results like winning her age group in the IM70.3 World Championships. This is part one of a two-part interview, where part two is about the current science on the female athlete.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Kerry's process for planning her season, and her training weeks

-Her three races and three wins this year: World Triathlon Long Distance Championships, British Middle Distance Championships, and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships

-Her typical training week leading into 70.3 Worlds

-Recovery within the training plan 

-Cross-training, social training and managing training during work travel

-The biopsychosocial performance model

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts408/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Sep 11, 2023

Brendan Egan, PhD, is Associate Professor at Dublin City University. One of the research topics he has investigated extensively is exogenous ketones and exercise performance, and this is also the topic of today's interview.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The physiology of ketone bodies and ingestion of exogenous ketones

-How and why elevated ketone levels through a ketogenic diet and exogenous ketone ingestion are not the same

-Dosing protocols, and the important differences between ketone esters and ketone salts

-How does exogenous ketone intake impact endurance performance? 

-How does exogenous ketone intake impact recovery-related outcomes? 

-Practical recommendations for athletes based on current evidence

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts407/

 

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 on formswim.com/tts

 

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Sep 4, 2023

Scientific Triathlon coaches Lachlan Kerin and Mikael Eriksson discuss all things coaching and coach-athlete relationship and things athletes should know about coaching and coaches. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Who should consider getting a coach (and who should not)?

-What are the benefits of coaching? 

-What should you expect from a coach? 

-What does a good coach-athlete relationship look like? 

-Local or remote coaching? 

-How to find the right coach for you

-Pricing considerations

-The time-course of a coach-athlete relationship

-Myths and misconceptions about coaching

-The future of coaching and the AI coach

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts406/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Aug 28, 2023

Stefan Sölkner is a national team coach Austria's Elite and U23 men's cycling, and founder and coach at Ausdauerwerkstatt. In this episode we discuss cycling and training, in the context of both professional and amateur athletes.            

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Stefan's coaching methodology

-Getting the basics right (sleep and nutrition) 

-How to select the right workouts based on race demands and athlete physiolology

-How to manage training through the racing season, when races come thick and fast

-Similarities and differences in training between pros and amateurs

-Considerations for time-crunched amateur athletes

-Stefan's top pieces of advice for amateur cyclists and triathletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts405/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Aug 21, 2023

James Moran is the head of nutrition at Uno-X Pro Cycling Team. He has previously worked for Ineos Grenadiers, British Cycling, the English Institute of Sport, and as a clinical dietitian. In this interview we dive deep into nutrition for endurance athletes in general, and in the pro peloton specifically.  

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Nutrition in training, racing, and in the day to day

-Supporting health as the primary objective of nutrition

-Increased carbohydrate intake to support training

-Supplements and ergogenic aids

-Gaining weight to improve performance

-When and how the Uno-X cyclists focus on weight and body composition

-Nutritional differences between triathlon and cycling

-Advice for amateur endurance athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts404/

 

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 on formswim.com/tts

 

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Aug 14, 2023

Richard Laidlow is a coach from the UK based in the south of France who has been involved in triathlon for more than three decades. He coaches both professional and age-group triathletes, notably his son Sam Laidlow (second in Kona 2022) and Ironman Lanzarote winner Arthur Horseau on the professional side.

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What's it like coaching your son? 

-A detailed breakdown of Sam Laidlow's training

-The challenges of hydrating for a 3 l/h sweat rate

-The importance of muscular endurance training for Sam

-Richard's coaching philosophy

-Strength training, testing, recovery patterns and more...

-Advice for age-groupers on how to improve the swim, bike, and run components of their training

-Advice for time-crunched athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts403/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Aug 7, 2023

Andrew Sheaff is a swimming coach with 15 years of experience in coaching at the collegiate level in the United States. In order to improve the skill acquisition of his athletes and overcome some of the challenges of traditional coaching methods he has implemented a constraints-led approach to motor learning in his coaching practice. We discuss this topic in detail in today's interview.           

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-What is a constraints-led approach (CLA) to learning and how is it different from a traditional approach? 

-Task, individual and environmental constraints and how to use them

-How the roles and responsibilities of coaches and swimmers change when going from a traditional to a constraints-led approach

-Using a CLA in swim coaching to improve skills and fitness simultaneously

-How the implementation of CLA changes based on athletes' ages, ability levels, swimmers vs. triathletes, etc. 

-Challenges of using the CLA in swim coaching

-How an individual (e.g. podcast listener) can implement the CLA themselves to improve their swimming skills

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts402/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Jul 31, 2023

Vasco Vilaça is a short-course triathlete from Portugal. He is the current leader of the World Triathlon Championship Series, third-place finisher of the Super League Triathlon Championship Series 2022, and second-place finisher in the World Triathlon Championships (standalone sprint distance race) of 2020. In this interview we learn more about Vasco's training, his background, and goals for the future.

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Vasco's training structure overall, and details about his swim, bike and run training

-A detailed breakdown of a full week of training

-How Vasco has improved his swimming

-Spending important developmental years in Sweden

-Training with the Joel Filliol squad

-Goals for the rest of the season, for Paris 2024 and beyond

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts401/

 

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 on formswim.com/tts

 

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Jul 24, 2023

Mikael answers listener questions on the topics of gear and technology.

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Carbon fibre plated shoes and barefoot running shoes

-Crank vs. pedal based power meter

-Lactate testing

-VO2master and Moxy (muscle oxygen saturation, SmO2)

-Are triathletes too tech-reliant? 

-Wetsuits: fit and sizing, difference in prize points, are entry-level suits any good, and the process of finding the right wetsuit for you

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts400/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Jul 17, 2023

Mikael answers listener questions on the topics of racing and testing.         

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Bike position and breathing issues on the run leg of a triathlon

-The biggest gains one can make during race week

-When is it better to race by feel (without data) and vice versa

-Recommended tests for different types of road cycling events

-Testing protocol for comparing running shoes without a lab

-Is Fatmax testing useful? 

-Doing road races (running) to get more "test" data

-Swim testing for 70.3 and Ironman

-How and why to test your Maximum Aerobic Power (MAP)  

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts399/

 

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. You can try the Zen8 risk-free for up to 30 days, and you can get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Jul 10, 2023

Gareth Sandford, PhD, is a physiologist at the Canadian Sports Institute Pacific. He has worked across 15 individual and team sports within three Olympic systems (UK, New Zealand and Canada) and three professional sports leagues (English football, cricket and rugby), supporting over 400 athletes that achieved 18 Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship medals and one world record. In this interview we discuss athlete profiling using the Anaerobic Speed Reserve, and how to optimise the training process for different types of athletes. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Athlete profiling and testing

-Endurance, Hybrid, and Speed profiles and their unique characteristics

-What is the Anaerobic Speed (Power) Reserve, and its underlying determinants?

-How to improve sprinting speed or peak power

-When and how to train for strengths and weaknesses

-Why doing a lot of high intensity training can hinder rather than help the athlete

-Critical Speed (Power) training

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts398/

 

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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