Paulo Sousa is the coach behind one of the longest-standing and most successful international squads on the short-course triathlon circuit. Seven of his athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. In addition to short-course specialists like Taylor Spivey and Summer Rappaport, he also coaches middle-distance specialists Paula Findlay and Eric Lagerstrom. In this episode we discuss the squad, the short-course triathlon scene, and get to hear Paulo's thoughts on training and coaching.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How does his squad operate, who are the current members, and where do they base themselves for training camps?
-How the athletes train and recover between races
-Differences between a private squad like Paulo's and federation-led squads
-Paulo's perspectives on training, including the importance of not putting yourself in a box
-The basis of the swim, bike and run program of the squad
-Coaching Eric Lagerstron and Paula Findlay who are not training for short-course racing and are not members of the squad
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