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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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Now displaying: July, 2023
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/

 

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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.

 

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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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Jul 3, 2023

Bernardo Gonçalves is an expert in aerodynamics and aerodynamic testing and optimisation, the founder of AeroEdge, and a pro continental cyclist. He is the person who has earned the trust to work directly with Scientific Triathlon pro triathletes on their aerodynamics. In this episode we discuss all things aerodynamics, and how triathletes of many different levels can improve their bike splits through aerodynamic optimisation.         

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Quantifying and exemplifying the importance of aerodynamics

-Why body position is by far the most important thing to optimise

-Position changes that are often beneficial 

-Why more expensive bikes might not be any better than cheaper ones

-A case for shorter cranks

-Why track and road testing are the best ways of assessing aerodynamics for long distance triathletes (better than the wind tunnel)

-Common mistakes in aerodynamic testing

-Why W/CdA is much more important than W/kg

-How to interpret marketing claims made by the cycling industry

-Myths and misconceptions about aerodynamics and aero testing

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts397/

 

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:

If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/

 

CONTACT:

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