That Triathlon Show

Mikael Eriksson

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/. read less
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Björn Geesmann | EP#426
Há 3 dias
Björn Geesmann | EP#426
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.   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Björn's Instagram and podcast (in German) HYCYS (Björn's coaching business) The Aerow wind tunnel Training talk with Björn Geesmann | EP#291 That Triathlon Show guests Olympic Podium picks for Paris 2024   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.
James Spragg, PhD | EP#425
13-02-2024
James Spragg, PhD | EP#425
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: James' Twitter, website and Research Gate Training talk with cycling coach James Spragg | EP#251 The relationship between training characteristics and durability in professional cyclists across a competitive season - Spragg et al. 2022 The Relationship between Physiological Characteristics and Durability in Male Professional Cyclists - Spragg et al. 2022 Viewpoint: Using VO2max as a marker of training status in athletes - can we do better? - Podlogar et al. 2022 The intensity rather than the quantity of prior work determines the subsequent downward shift in the power duration relationship in professional cyclists - Spragg et al. 2024 (in review) Intensity, volume, rest, nutrition, coaching and triathlon myth-busting with Dr. Philip Skiba | EP#173 Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes with Dr. Philip Skiba | EP#311 Power profiling, critical power, and U23 cycling research with Peter Leo | EP#319 Carbohydrates – science and practice with Tim Podlogar, PhD | EP#354   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.
Jacob Tipper | EP#424
31-01-2024
Jacob Tipper | EP#424
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: Jacob's website, Twitter and Instagram Training Talk with Jacob Tipper | EP#345 Sub7/Sub8 with Jacob Tipper | EP#344   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.
Announcement: Looking for a coach to join the Scientific Triathlon team
09-01-2024
Announcement: Looking for a coach to join the Scientific Triathlon team
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!
Marinus Petersen | EP#423
08-01-2024
Marinus Petersen | EP#423
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: Marinus' personal and coaching Instagram Fueling Endurance podcast How to Skate a 10k by Nils van der Poel   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.
Q&A (supersized holiday edition) | EP#422
25-12-2023
Q&A (supersized holiday edition) | EP#422
Mikael and David Dhooge answer listener questions in a supersized Q&A edition for the holiday season.              IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Favourite TTS episodes of the year -Differences in training between sprint and middle distance races -Weight loss -Muscle fibre composition - how to estimate your phenotype -When and how to get back into training after illness -Pace or heart rate targets for Zone 2 training -"Big Days" in Ironman preparation -Our proudest athletic achievements, and bucket-list events -Threshold-training -Combining a training camp with a race -Starting and marketing a coaching business   SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts422/   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: Bent Rønnestad, PhD | EP#386 Richard Laidlow | EP#403 Dan Lorang | EP#417 Vasco Vilaça | EP#401 Sophie Coldwell | EP#395 Q&A on run training (part 2) | EP#388 Q&A on run training (part 1) | EP#385 Q&A on bike training | EP#381 Q&A on swim training | EP#377 Q&A on season planning, goal setting, and personal limiters | EP#372 Q&A episode archive David Dhooge   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.
Craig Kirkwood | EP#421
18-12-2023
Craig Kirkwood | EP#421
Craig Kirkwood is a triathlon and endurance coach from New Zealand. His introduction to endurance sports was in running where he raced at a high level (marathon PB 2:13) and got his introduction to coaching, working under Kim McDonald with numerous high-level athletes including World Championships and Olympic Games medalists. As a triathlon coach Craig is known as the long-time coach of Hayden Wilde, bronze medalist from the Tokyo Olympics, but he also coaches age-group runners and triathletes of all different levels.          IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Hayden Wilde's trajectory to the top of triathlon -How Hayden has improved his swimming  -Season planning and periodisation for the Olympic year of 2024 -A sample training week from Hayden -Advice for age-groupers on how to optimise race-day performance -Tips for age-groupers to improve their swim, bike and run -Considerations for time-crunched athletes   SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts421/   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: Craig's website and Instagram Craig Kirkwood – Coach of Hayden Wilde and Sam Tanner | EP#220   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.
Jem Arnold | EP#420
11-12-2023
Jem Arnold | EP#420
Jem Arnold is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, where his primary research focuses on sport-related vascular conditions. Jem is a physiotherapist, a physiologist, and an avid cyclist and trail runner interested in optimising endurance training.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Including training above "threshold" in your program improves VO2max, but may not improve Time Trial performance more than training only up to threshold-intensity (a recent meta-analysis) -Implications of these findings for athletes and coaches - what does it mean in practice?  -How can we interpret group-level research for individual-level training programming and application? -Why even big sample sizes and data sets might be of limited value for the individual - the larger the sample size, the greater the confidence in the "group mean", but individual prediction may still be way off -What is the variability of heart rate, RPE, lactate, and muscle oxygen saturation from day to day?    SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts420/   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: Jem's Twitter and Research Gate Muscle oxygen saturation and iliac artery flow limitation with Jem Arnold | EP#358 The Additional Effect of Training Above the Maximal Metabolic Steady State on VO2peak, Wpeak and Time‐Trial Performance in Endurance‐Trained Athletes: A Systematic Review, Meta‐analysis, and Reality Check - Rosenblat et al. 2023 Comparing the reliability of muscle oxygen saturation with common performance and physiological markers across cycling exercise intensity - Yogev et al. 2023 Twitter thread 1: Does training above max metabolic steady state MMSS (CP, FTP, MLSS, LT2) improve V̇O₂peak & time-trial in endurance-trained athletes MORE than training only below MMSS? Twitter thread 2: "Why cant my apps predict my response when they have so much data on everyone?" Twitter thread 3: How does wearable NIRS reliability compare to lactate, V̇O₂, or HR? Jem’s blog: “Does High Intensity Training Improve Performance or only VO2max?” Jem’s blog: “Study Summary – Reliability of Common Cycling Performance Markers” Jem’s blog: “Interpreting Group-Level Data for Individual-Level Application”   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.
Q&A about training, coaching and science | EP#419
04-12-2023
Q&A about training, coaching and science | EP#419
Mikael answers listener questions about training, coaching and performance.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -How hard should your hard workouts be -Mikael's coaching philosophy and how it has evolved over the years -Mikael's views on science within coaching   SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts419/   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: Q&A about off-season training | EP#418 Paulo Sousa's post about scientific training Mallorca training camp (1 room available at the moment of recording!)    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.
Q&A about off-season training | EP#418
27-11-2023
Q&A about off-season training | EP#418
Mikael answers listener questions about the off-season.           IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Overall thoughts about the off-season -What kind of training (if any) besides easy aerobic training to do during the off-season? -Can you incorporate races (e.g. trail or road running, Zwift races) into the off-season? -The difference between training in Z1 and Z1 (in a 5-zone system) and how to balance training in these zones -Weight training and VLaMax in the off-season -How to effectively reintroduce and progress intensity during the off-season after a season break   SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts418/   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: Scientific Triathlon newsletter David Tilbury-Davis | EP#416 FTP, VO2max and VLaMax: what triathletes need to know with Sebastian Weber | EP#169   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.
Dan Lorang | EP#417
20-11-2023
Dan Lorang | EP#417
Dan Lorang is the Head of Performance / Head Coach at World Tour cycling team Bora-hansgrohe, and he is the coach of a small roster of world-class triathletes, including Lucy Charles-Barclay, Anne Haug, Frederic Funk and until his recent retirement, Jan Frodeno.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Lucy Charles-Barclay's training progression and changes since starting working with Dan -Her final big training block leading into Kona -Doing a home-based "training camp" with lots of indoor training instead of going to a warm-weather training location -Lucy's heat acclimation protocol -Age and triathlon performance - how to be a world-class triathlete in your 40s -Performing at middle distance and full distance triathlon at a world class level -What pro cyclists and pro triathletes could learn from each other -Finding the right training load    SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts417/   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: Dan's Twitter and Instagram Dan Lorang – coach of Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug and Bora Hansgrohe pro cycling team | EP#175   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.
David Tilbury-Davis | EP#416
13-11-2023
David Tilbury-Davis | EP#416
David Tilbury-Davis is the coach of an impressive roster of pro triathletes, including the likes of Ashleigh Gentle, Skye Moench, Amelia Watkinson (all three women ranked in the top-20 in the PTO rankings), Josh Amberger and others. He also coaches a handful of age-group triathletes. In this interview we discuss the training of professional-level triathletes, in particular at the pointy end of women's racing, and we discuss the off-season for age-group triathletes in detail.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -The current level of racing at the top level in professional women's long-course triathlon -The training required to be at that level -Are there any clear differences in how professional men and women train? -Ashleigh Gentle and Skye Moench training insights and key sessions  -How to approach the off-season for age-group triathletes -Common misconceptions about the off-season -Tips on for age-groupers on how to improve your swim, bike and run training   SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts416/   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: David's website, Twitter and Instagram  Perspectives on training with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#226 Perspectives on coaching with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#227 The evolution of coaching principles and practices with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#283   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.
Josephine Perry, PhD | EP#415
06-11-2023
Josephine Perry, PhD | EP#415
Josephine Perry, PhD, is a chartered psychologist working across a wide range of sports to help athletes overcome their barriers to success. In addition to working directly with athletes, she is also the author of five books within the realm of psychology, and she is an age-group triathlete herself.             IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Performance anxiety and how to deal with it -Motivation issues and how to deal with them -Common personality archetypes in triathlon: highly intelligent perfectionists and realists -Self-determination theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy -Tips for race day, the lead-up to a race, and for day-to-day training    SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts415/   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: Josephine's website, Instagram and Twitter Her books (including Performing Under Pressure, I can - The Teenage Athlete's Guide to Mental Fitness, The Ten Pillars of Success, The Psychology of Exercise, Sporting Brain Box, Power Down to Power Up) Free resources (worksheets, blog posts, etc.)  Archive of psychology-related episodes on That Triathlon Show Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance - book by Alex Hutchinson   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.
David Lipman | EP#414
30-10-2023
David Lipman | EP#414
David Lipman works in sports technology and has a particular interest in the intersection of health and performance. He has degrees in medicine and exercise science, a background in coaching, and a strong understanding of both endurance sports and strength and conditioning.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -The evolution of world-class endurance training (a discussion about a recent publication) -Dave's perspectives on triathlon training - are there things that we could do better when looking at the way triathletes typically train?  -Finding your balance of health and performance -How to approach new technology in sports in a smart way -Navigating information in an age of information overload -Weight and its nonlinear and unpredictable relationship with performance -Trends in strength and conditioning for runners and endurance athletes   SHOWNOTES: https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts414/   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: David's Twitter and Instagram, David's podcasts: Supersapiens Podcast and Pro Running News The Evolution of World-Class Endurance Training: The Scientist’s View on Current and Future Trends - Sandbakk et al. 2023 Physical performance during energy deficiency in humans: An evolutionary perspective - Areta 2023 Recommended books: The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb, and Supertraining by Yuri Verkhoshansky and Mel Siff   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.
Parker Spencer | EP#413
22-10-2023
Parker Spencer | EP#413
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: Parker's Twitter and Instagram  Project Podium website and Instagram Ryan Bolton – Olympian and coach of Ben Hoffman and Caroline Rotich | EP#221 Physiology, Training, and INSCYD with Sebastian Weber (part 1) | EP#237 Physiology, Training, and INSCYD with Sebastian Weber (part 2) | EP#238 How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle - book by Matt Fitzgerald Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness - book by Steve Magness   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.
Torben Rokkedal Lausch | EP#412
16-10-2023
Torben Rokkedal Lausch | EP#412
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: Torben's Instagram Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success - book by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness  Periodisation Theory: Confronting an Inconvenient Truth with John Kiely | EP#148   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.
Bas van Hooren | EP#411
09-10-2023
Bas van Hooren | EP#411
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: Bas' Twitter, website and Research Gate Do We Need a Cool-Down After Exercise? A Narrative Review of the Psychophysiological Effects and the Effects on Performance, Injuries and the Long-Term Adaptive Response - van Hooren & Peake 2018 A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Crossover Studies Comparing Physiological, Perceptual and Performance Measures Between Treadmill and Overground Running - Miller et al. 2019 Is Motorized Treadmill Running Biomechanically Comparable to Overground Running? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cross-Over Studies - van Hooren et al. 2020 Mechanical Properties of Treadmill Surfaces Compared to Other Overground Sport Surfaces - Colino et al. 2020 Physiological, Spatiotemporal, Anthropometric, Training, and Performance Characteristics of a 75-Year-Old Multiple World Record Holder Middle-Distance Runner - van Hooren et al. 2022 A physiological comparison of the new—over 70 years of age—marathon record holder and his predecessor: A case report - van Hooren & Lepers 2023 Sensitive Periods to Train General Motor Abilities in Children and Adolescents: Do They Exist? A Critical Appraisal - van Hooren & De Ste Croix 2020 The Effects of Set Structure Manipulation on Chronic Adaptations to Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - Jukic et al. 2021 Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice - book by Frans Bosch   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.
Kerry McGawley, PhD (part 2) | EP#410
02-10-2023
Kerry McGawley, PhD (part 2) | EP#410
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: Kerry's Twitter, Instagram and Research Gate Kerry McGawley, PhD (part 1) | EP#408 The menstrual cycle and oral contraception – impact on exercise performance with Kelly McNulty | EP#280 Improving menstrual health literacy in sport - McGawley et al. 2023 Tick-tock goes the biological clock: Mother-athlete challenges facing elite Scandinavian cross-country skiers - Bergström et al. 2023 Influence of Menstrual Cycle or Hormonal Contraceptive Phase on Physiological Variables Monitored During Treadmill Testing - Taipale et al. 2021 "Do Elite Sport First, Get Your Period Back Later." Are Barriers to Communication Hindering Female Athletes? - Höök et al. 2021 The FENDURA project   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.
Joel Filliol | EP#409
25-09-2023
Joel Filliol | EP#409
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: Joel's Instagram, Twitter, and website World Champions keep things simple: training masterclass with Joel Filliol | EP#172 Vasco Vilaça | EP#401   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.
Kerry McGawley, PhD (part 1) | EP#408
18-09-2023
Kerry McGawley, PhD (part 1) | EP#408
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: Kerry's Twitter, Instagram and Research Gate Training characteristics of world class distance runners with Øyvind Sandbakk, PhD | EP#363 Pacing science and training talk with Andy Renfree, PhD | EP#349   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.