Info

That Triathlon Show

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/.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
That Triathlon Show
2024
June
May
April
March
February
January


2023
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2022
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2021
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 2
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:

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.

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:

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.

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:

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.

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

 

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.

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/

 

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:

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

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/

 

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:

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.

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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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. 

 

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.

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:

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

Jun 26, 2023

Brad Beer is a physiotherapist with over 17 years experience and clinical expertise in running and triathlon related injuries. He is head physiotherapist of the Super League Triathlon series, consultant physiotherapist for Triathlon Australia's Olympic Podium Centre, and he has also consulted for British Triathlon, Triathlon New Zealand and Athletics New Zealand and numerous Olympic and World Champion athletes. In this interview we dive deep into triathlon related injuries, rehabilitation and prevention.         

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-General advice on injury prevention, what to do if you do get injured, and the biggest mistakes athletes do that lead to injuries or after getting injured

-Swim, bike and run related injuries

-Symptoms and diagnosis of common triathlon injuries

-Treatment of common triathlon injuries

-Rehab and return to sport from common triathlon injuries

-Deep dive into running injuries, including managing running load, strength and conditioning, and energy availability

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts396/

 

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:

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.

Jun 19, 2023

Sophie Coldwell is a short-course athlete from Great Britain, currently ranked 4th in the world and 5th in the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) standings. She has her sights set on qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, and her strong start to the 2023 season could also see her battling it out for the World Triathlon Championship Series title. In this interview we learn more about Sophie's training, her background, and goals for the future.    

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Sophie's background in triathlon, goals for the 2023 season, and the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle

-The Olympic selection process, and what Sophie needs to do to qualify for Paris

-Sophie's training structure overall, and details about her swim, bike and run training

-A detailed breakdown of a full week of training

-How Sophie has improved her running

-The training environment in Loughborough, and the importance it has had in Sophie's development

-Life after Paris

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts395/

 

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. 

 

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.

Jun 12, 2023

Michele Zanini is a PhD candidate at the University of Loughborough studying the connection between running economy, durability, and strength training). He is also a physiologist and strength and conditioning coach with the Italian Triathlon Federation, and he has been working alongside the legendary running coach Renato Canova. This is part two of a two-part interview, part 1 was published last week in EP#393.        

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-The science of strength training and endurance performance

-How to implement this type of strength training in practice

-The difference between the strength training described in the scientific literature and what some leading experts are proposing

-Working with Renato Canova (one of the greatest running coaches of all time) 

-Canova's training principles and how amateur runners can apply them

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts394/

 

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:

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

Jun 5, 2023

Michele Zanini is a PhD candidate at the University of Loughborough studying the connection between running economy, durability, and strength training). He is also a physiologist and strength and conditioning coach with the Italian Triathlon Federation, and he has been working alongside the legendary running coach Renato Canova. This is part one of a two-part interview.        

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Michele's role within the Italian triathlon federation

-How physiologists support athletes and coaches in a high-performance environment

-Testing protocols and how to make test results actionable

-Running economy, its determinants, and how it can be improved

-Durability, its determinants, and how it can be improved

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts393/

 

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:

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.

 

May 29, 2023

Maria Francesca Piacentini, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Rome Foro Italico. Her research interests include overreaching and overtraining, training monitoring, and more recently, open water swimming and particularly the use of wetsuits in triathlon and open water swimming.   

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-An overview of the literature of wetsuits, and how wetsuits change performance, biomechanical, physiological and perceptual variables

-Comparing wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimming at a fixed speed and using a longer protocol to assess fatiguability with and without wetsuit

-Discussion points on wetsuit familiarity, when and how to use a wetsuit in training, using a trisuit underneath the wetsuit, the impact of water temperature, etc. 

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts392/

 

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. 

 

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.

May 22, 2023

Tamara Jewett is a pro triathlete from Canada. Tamara has 8 Ironman 70.3 podiums on her resume, including 3 wins. She is known as being one of the fastest runners in triathlon and is currently ranked 9th in the world in the PTO rankings. In this interview we discuss Tamara's training, her progression through the sport, combining training with a full-time job (until 2022) and lots more.    

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Tamara's running background, and overcoming injuries and eating disorders

-Her 2023 season so far (winning Oceanside 70.3, 6th in PTO European Open) and goals for the rest of the year

-Detailed breakdown of a key training week before PTO European Open

-How she has improved her swim by slowing down and focusing on technique

-Being one of the fastest runners in triathlon on three runs per week (but about 60 km in those three runs)

-Combining training and racing as a professional with working a full-time (at times part-time) job until the fall of 2022

-Brick workouts, strength training, rest days, naps and more

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts391/

 

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. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts 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.

May 15, 2023

Pieter Rijnders is a Belgian running, cycling and duathlon coach. He has worked with athletes at the highest level, including top duathletes Arnaud Dely and Maurine Ricour. In this interview we discuss Pieter's perspectives on training and coaching, and dive deep into specifics about duathlon training.      

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-Pieter's approach to training and coaching

-Going into the weeds on duathlon training specifics (volume, intensity, key workouts etc)

-Specific examples of training weeks of world class duathletes Arnaud Dely and Maurine Ricour

-Transfer effects between run and bike training

-Training according to muscle fibre typology

-Top tips for amateur athletes and time-crunched athletes

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts390/

 

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. Get the special Zen8 x TTS bundle including the Swim Trainer and a number of ZEN8 training plans and on-demand workouts 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.

May 8, 2023

Paul Newsome is a swim coach with a wealth of experience in helping triathletes and open water swimmers get faster in the water. He is well-known as the founder of Swim Smooth, through which he has been providing coaching and education to athletes around the world for nearly twenty years. He recently worked directly with Chelsea Sodaro to improve her swim ahead of her Ironman World Championship victory in 2022. 

 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-How Paul helped improve Chelsea Sodaro's swimming in the lead-up towards her Kona win in 2022

-A look into the structure of Chelsea's swim training 

-Red Mist endurance training

-The hierarchy of stroke correction

-Cause and effect issues in swim technique (treat the root cause not the symptom)

-Using swim toys as an aid in technique assessment

-Finding the right stroke rate

 

SHOWNOTES:

https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts389/

 

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. 

 

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.

1 « Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 25