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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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Apr 4, 2024

Bex Milnes is a triathlon coach of age-group and professional athletes with over 15 years of experience in endurance sports. She has helped multiple athletes and teams achieve Paralympic and Commonwealth medals, as well as pro and age group podiums in Ironman and Ironman 70.3 racing. In this interview we discuss the training of age-group athletes training for half and full distance triathlon. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How to train efficiently on a limited time budget

-How to maintain consistency and make good decisions

-How to combine family, work and training

-The importance of an aerobic base

-How to get your race preparation right

-How to execute on race day considering the typical dynamics of AG racing

-Comparing specific race preparation for Kona and Nice Ironman World Championships

-Considerations for perimenopausal women 

-Listener questions

...and more

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts429/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

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Mar 18, 2024

Tomasz (Tomek) Kowalski, is a triathlon coach and sport scientist from Poland. Tomek's coaching experience includes working with both elite and age-group triathletes, including coaching Ironman World Champions in their respective age-groups, and in his academic work his main focus is on the effect of respiratory muscle training (RMT) on endurance performance. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Tomek's coaching philosophy and methodology

-What it takes to podium or win the Ironman World Championships as an age-grouper

-Pacing and race execution

-Advice for improving your swim, bike and run training and performance, respectively

-What is Respiratory Muscle training (RMT) and is it beneficial for endurance athletes? 

-Practical recommendations for implementing RMT in a triathlon training program

-Listener questions

...and more

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts428/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake in your next event. That Triathlon Show listeners get 15% off their first order of fuel and electrolyte products. Simply use this link and the discount will be auto-applied at the checkout.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. You can target specific aspects of your stroke, like catch and pull-through, work on core activation and body position, and make sure you stay consistent in your swim training even when you don't have time to go to the pool. Try the Zen8 risk-free for 30 days, and get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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Mar 8, 2024

Rune Kjøsen Talsnes, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In this interview, we discuss overtraining, training progression and periodisation, and some general topics within endurance training and in particular, insights from the world of cross-country skiing. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Overtraining and non-functional overreaching: definitions and diagnosis

-Prevention strategies and monitoring for overtraining and non-functional overreaching

-Research on increasing training load via intensity and volume, and implications for short and medium-term performance and physiological markers

-Training insights from the world of cross-country skiing

-Listener questions

...and more

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts427/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake in your next event. That Triathlon Show listeners get 15% off their first order of fuel and electrolyte products. Simply use this link and the discount will be auto-applied at the checkout.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. You can target specific aspects of your stroke, like catch and pull-through, work on core activation and body position, and make sure you stay consistent in your swim training even when you don't have time to go to the pool. Try the Zen8 risk-free for 30 days, and get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.

 

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CONTACT:

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Feb 29, 2024
Björn Geesmann is the coach of Patrick Lange and Kat Matthews, and the CEO of HYCYS and The Aerow wind tunnel. He returns to the podcast for a long discussion on a number of training-related topics. 
       
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Psychology in training, racing and coaching
-Run training and running economy
-Considerations for how to distribute volume and intensity within and between swimming, biking and running
-Tapering
-Listener questions
...and much more
 
SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts426/
 
SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
 
SPONSORS:
Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake in your next event. That Triathlon Show listeners get 15% off their first order of fuel and electrolyte products. Simply use this link and the discount will be auto-applied at the checkout.
 
ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. You can target specific aspects of your stroke, like catch and pull-through, work on core activation and body position, and make sure you stay consistent in your swim training even when you don't have time to go to the pool. Try the Zen8 risk-free for 30 days, and get 20% off your first order on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
 
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Feb 13, 2024

James Spragg, PhD, is a cycling coach at the Tudor Pro Cycling Team and performance consultant. His PhD research focused on durability, which is the main topic of today's interview. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The concept of durability 

-The relationship between training characteristics and durability in cycling

-The relationship between physiological measures and durability in cycling

-The type of intensity, not just the amount of work done, impacts the downward shift in power profile 

-Critical Power (or Critical Speed) is a more comprehensive marker of performance physiology than VO2max

-Listener questions: how to know when to work on what part of the power-duration curve and more

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts425/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake in your next event. That Triathlon Show listeners get 15% off their first order of fuel and electrolyte products. Simply use this link and the discount will be auto-applied at the checkout.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. You can target specific aspects of your stroke, like catch and pull-through, work on core activation and body position, and make sure you stay consistent in your swim training even when you don't have time to go to the pool. Try the Zen8 risk-free for 30 days, and 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:

Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Jan 31, 2024

Jacob Tipper is a cycling and triathlon coach working and having worked with athletes such as Ben Healy, Dan Bigham, Lucy Byram and Jonathan Brownlee, and a former elite cyclist himself. In this interview we discuss Jacob's experience in triathlon, two years into his transition from cycling to triathlon, including several important lessons learnt. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Your training doesn't have to fit into popular frameworks

-The outsized cost of improving swimming

-How Jacob let his strength (cycling) slip

-How lots of "easy volume" failed to improve Jacob's run

-Modern-day training biases: there's much more to performance than physiology

-Advice for cyclists considering getting into triathlon

-Advice for triathletes considering becoming cyclists

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts424/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake in your next event. That Triathlon Show listeners get 15% off their first order of fuel and electrolyte products. Simply use this link and the discount will be auto-applied at the checkout.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. You can target specific aspects of your stroke, like catch and pull-through, work on core activation and body position, and make sure you stay consistent in your swim training even when you don't have time to go to the pool. Try the Zen8 risk-free for 30 days, and 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:

Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

 

Jan 9, 2024

Email your application to mikael@scientifictriathlon.com.

We have an exciting career opportunity for coaches out there. As our team is approaching full capacity of coached athletes, we are looking to bring on a new coach to join our team and work with athletes from around the world. 

To apply, respond to this email with your CV and tell me a bit more about yourself as a person, as a coach, and why you want to join Scientific Triathlon. 

Here is a list of a few important characteristics, skills, and experiences in a prospective coach: 

  • Cognitive skills and desire to learn 

  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Coaching experience

  • Athletic experience

  • English language skills

  • Coaching certifications

Specific knowledge, education and experience in any of the following areas would be considered a plus and is worth highlighting.

  • Languages other than English

  • Strength training

  • Biomechanics

  • Physiotherapy

  • (Sports) medicine

  • (Sports) Psychology

  • (Sports) Nutrition

  • Bike fitting

  • Aerodynamics

  • Sports physiology & exercise science

  • Behavioural science

  • Communication sciences

  • Pedagogy 

  • Statistics or data science

There is one requirement, without which your application will unfortunately not be considered, so please clarify your goals in this regard. 

  • Ambition to eventually dedicate 50% to 100% of a full-time job to coaching. In practice, this means that you will want to coach a minimum of 10 athletes eventually. 

The work is on an independent contractor basis, where payment is based on the athletes coached. The work can be done remotely from anywhere in the world. More details about the nature of the work, compensation etc. will be given to serious applicants. 

Feel free to ask for clarification, or send in your application, by emailing mikael@scientifictriathlon.com. If the role is not for you, but you know someone that might be interested, please share this with them and encourage them to apply. 

I look forward to hearing from as many exceptional coaches as possible. Good luck! 

Jan 8, 2024

Marinus Petersen is a cycling coach and road cyclist, with a win in the 2021 Welsh road cycling championships on his palmarès. In this interview we discuss Marinus' approach to coaching and training. 

       

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Marinus' overall coaching methodology

-The importance of nutrition within the training process

-The value of doing "oversized" endurance rides

-How to balance aerobic volume and intensity

-Testing and athlete profiling

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts423/

 

SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:

www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

 

SPONSORS:

Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan for your carbohydrate, sodium and fluid intake in your next event. That Triathlon Show listeners get 15% off their first order of fuel and electrolyte products. Simply use this link and the discount will be auto-applied at the checkout.

 

ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer allows you to improve technique, power, and swim training consistency. You can target specific aspects of your stroke, like catch and pull-through, work on core activation and body position, and make sure you stay consistent in your swim training even when you don't have time to go to the pool. Try the Zen8 risk-free for 30 days, and 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:

Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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