Olav Aleksander Bu is the coach of Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden. He returns to the podcast (see also EP#264) for another in-depth discussion of training, racing, science, coaching and what makes these two athletes so exceptional.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Going from short-course to long-course and back again
-Key swim, bike and run sessions for short course and long course, respectively
-Recovery between races (e.g. Kristian becoming 70.3 World Champion 3 weeks after finishing 3rd in Kona)
-An in-depth look into Kristian's and Gustav's swim training
-The importance of specificity
-The balance between VO2max and economy
-How would Olav coach an amateur athlete with 10 hours per week to train?
-Other age-group related questions: good and bad things to spend money on, training mistakes, do physiological measurements matter...
-Talent, talent development, nature and nurture
-Olav's favourite piece of gear or equipment
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