1 hr 57 min

Melanie McQuaid | EP#430 That Triathlon Show

    • Sport

Melanie McQuaid is a triathlon coach and veteran professional triathlete. In 2023 she became the first ever 50-year-old to qualify for and race in the professional field in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. In this interview we discuss that feat and Mel's general thoughts on longevity in the sport and on maintaining performance at an older age. Then we go into a long Q&A segment, answering listener questions on a large variety of topics. 
       
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Training considerations with older age, and how to maintain and improve performance as you get older
-Testing, training zones, and training prescription
-Shift work and training
-Use of heart rate in training
-Balancing "aerobic base" training and intensity
-Are brick sessions necessary? 
-VO2max intervals
...and more
 
SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts430/
 
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:
Mel's website, Instagram and Twitter
Coach Melanie McQuaid | EP#374
Training for Xterra and off-road triathlon with five-time world champion Melanie McQuaid | EP#196
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.

Melanie McQuaid is a triathlon coach and veteran professional triathlete. In 2023 she became the first ever 50-year-old to qualify for and race in the professional field in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. In this interview we discuss that feat and Mel's general thoughts on longevity in the sport and on maintaining performance at an older age. Then we go into a long Q&A segment, answering listener questions on a large variety of topics. 
       
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Training considerations with older age, and how to maintain and improve performance as you get older
-Testing, training zones, and training prescription
-Shift work and training
-Use of heart rate in training
-Balancing "aerobic base" training and intensity
-Are brick sessions necessary? 
-VO2max intervals
...and more
 
SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts430/
 
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:
Mel's website, Instagram and Twitter
Coach Melanie McQuaid | EP#374
Training for Xterra and off-road triathlon with five-time world champion Melanie McQuaid | EP#196
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.

1 hr 57 min

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