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The one triathlon show focusing on practical and actionable advice that you can use in your own triathlon training and racing. New episodes are released twice per week.

The episode types are interview episodes with the greatest and smartest people in triathlon and endurance sports, and solo episodes with host Mikael Eriksson where you'll learn tactics and strategies you can apply in your triathlon training and racing, and all things swim, bike and run. All episodes, both interview and solo episodes, are produced with the goal in mind of giving age-group triathletes actionable advice.

That Triathlon Show is brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com and is hosted by Mikael Eriksson. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

That Triathlon Show Mikael Eriksson

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    • 4.9 • 149 Ratings

The one triathlon show focusing on practical and actionable advice that you can use in your own triathlon training and racing. New episodes are released twice per week.

The episode types are interview episodes with the greatest and smartest people in triathlon and endurance sports, and solo episodes with host Mikael Eriksson where you'll learn tactics and strategies you can apply in your triathlon training and racing, and all things swim, bike and run. All episodes, both interview and solo episodes, are produced with the goal in mind of giving age-group triathletes actionable advice.

That Triathlon Show is brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com and is hosted by Mikael Eriksson. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/

    Season break - best practices of top coaches | EP#314

    Season break - best practices of top coaches | EP#314

    In this episode, coaches Helle Frederiksen, Philipp Seipp and Emma Carney each give their perspective and recommendations on whether you should take a season break, and how to go about it. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Why (or why not) you should take a season break
    -How long should a season break be? 
    -Does a season break mean complete rest, or can you do some exercise or physical activity? 
    -Differences between pros and age-groupers when it comes to the season break
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts314/
     
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Helle's Twitter, Instagram, and website Philipp's Instagram and website Emma's Twitter, Instagram, and website Training Talk with Helle Frederiksen | EP#279 Philipp Seipp – coach of Sebastian Kienle and Laura Philipp | EP#219 Training Talk with coach Emma Carney (double ITU World Champion) | EP#276  
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    • 48 min
    Skeletal muscle determinants of endurance performance with Stephan van der Zwaard, PhD | EP#313

    Skeletal muscle determinants of endurance performance with Stephan van der Zwaard, PhD | EP#313

    Stephan van der Zwaard, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as well as a data scientist at Leiden University. With his background in both sports science and exercise physiology as well as data science, Stephan is able to work at the intersection of these fields to provide unique perspectives both in academia and applied sports such as cycling and speed skating. Today we discuss one of Stephan's most recent papers, titled "Under the hood: Skeletal muscle determinants of endurance performance".  
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -A summary of VO2max, lactate threshold, and exercise economy (whole body-determinants of endurance performance)
    -A deep dive into skeletal muscle determinants of endurance performance (including muscle fiber type, mitochondrial oxidative capacity, capillarisation, myoglobin and others)
    -Different training types and training intensities (e.g. low intensity, moderate intensity, high intensity, sprint interval training etc), and how they might impact the skeletal determinants of endurance performance
    -Why the polarised training model tends to work so well for endurance athletes
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts313/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
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    ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from  the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as  Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
     
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. The swim trainer is a perfect complement to your training in the pool. On days when you don’t have time to go to the pool, you can now do a short but effective home-based workout on the trainer. It is inflatable, so doesn’t take up much space, and best of all, it is very affordable. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Stephan's Twitter, Research Gate and website Under the Hood: Skeletal Muscle Determinants of Endurance Performance - van der Zwaard et al. 2021 All "Science and Physiology" episodes on That Triathlon Show  
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Long-term athlete development with Rick Velati | EP#312

    Long-term athlete development with Rick Velati | EP#312

    Rick Velati is a national coach with British Triathlon's World Class Programme, where the ultimate goal is to achieve Olympic medal and gold winning performances. Prior to his current role, Rick spent almost 12 years as the Head Coach of the Great Britain and England Talent Programme under British Triathlon.  
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Reasons behind the massive success of Team GB at the Olympic level over the last few Olympic cycles. 
    -Rick's coaching and training philosophy
    -Long-term athlete development
    -Early specialisation or range?
    -Talent identification
    -Main stumbling blocks in developing youth and junior athletes, and tips for coaching youths and juniors 
    -Rick's top pieces of advice for amateur athletes
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts312/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Hydration - Want to optimise your performance in hot or humid conditions, avoid cramping, and make sure your hydration is on point? Take PH's free online Sweat Test to get personalised hydration strategy. Also use the Quick Carb Calculator to get fueling recommendations, and book a free one-on-one consultation to refine your hydration and fueling strategy. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your first order of PH electrolytes or the Precision Fuel range.
     
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. The swim trainer is a perfect complement to your training in the pool. On days when you don’t have time to go to the pool, you can now do a short but effective home-based workout on the trainer. It is inflatable, so doesn’t take up much space, and best of all, it is very affordable. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Rick's Instagram and LinkedIn profiles Developing the future stars of triathlon with coach Joachim Willén | EP#266   RATE AND REVIEW:
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes with Dr. Philip Skiba | EP#311

    Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes with Dr. Philip Skiba | EP#311

    Dr. Philip Skiba is a medical doctor specialising in Sports Medicine, and also holds a PhD in exercise physiology. Dr. Skiba is also a highly-regarded endurance coach and endurance performance consultant. He has coached a number of Olympians and World Champion endurance athletes, including for example Joanna Zeiger in triathlon, and has been consulting on projects such as Nike's Breaking2 project.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -The new edition of Phil's much sought-after book: Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes
    -Understanding and training your physiology
    -The role of periodisation
    -The importance of specificity
    -When, why and how endurance athletes need to focus on power and speed development
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts311/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Hydration - Want to optimise your performance in hot or humid conditions, avoid cramping, and make sure your hydration is on point? Take PH's free online Sweat Test to get personalised hydration strategy. Also use the Quick Carb Calculator to get fueling recommendations, and book a free one-on-one consultation to refine your hydration and fueling strategy. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your first order of PH electrolytes or the Precision Fuel range.
     
    ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from  the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as  Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Dr. Skiba's Twitter profile and website Intensity, volume, rest, nutrition, coaching and triathlon myth-busting with Dr. Philip Skiba | EP#173 Nitrate loading, marathons, and endurance sports science with prof. Andy Jones | EP#187 Scientific Training for Endurance Athletes - Dr. Skiba's book, coming soon  
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Triathlon swim training with Russ Barber | EP#310

    Triathlon swim training with Russ Barber | EP#310

    Russ Barber is the British Triathlon swim coach at Leeds Triathlon Centre, where his sessions are frequented by athletes like Olympic gold medalists Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth. Russ has also coached swimmers on four Olympic swim teams over his long career in swim coaching. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -The training and coaching methods Russ uses at the Leeds Triathlon Centre to develop the swim of some of the best triathletes in the world
    -Technical elements of the training to work on weak spots in many triathletes' technical competency
    -Why he focuses on VO2max and speed more than threshold training
    -Example training sessions and weekly structures
    -Recommendations for how amateur athletes can better develop their technique and fitness
    -Coach and athlete welfare, mental health, and chronic fatigue



    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts310/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
    SPONSORS:
    ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from  the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as  Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
     
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. The swim trainer is a perfect complement to your training in the pool. On days when you don’t have time to go to the pool, you can now do a short but effective home-based workout on the trainer. It is inflatable, so doesn’t take up much space, and best of all, it is very affordable. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Russ' Twitter profile, and the Swim Coach Network Twitter profile and Facebook page Running, Peaking, and Suffering with Olympic gold-medal coach Malcolm Brown | EP#96 Swim training talk with Ian Armiger | EP#263 Open water swim training with Olympic gold medal coach Marcel Wouda | EP#246 All swimming-related episodes on That Triathlon Show  
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    If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/
     
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Kona preparation - best practices of top coaches | EP#309

    Kona preparation - best practices of top coaches | EP#309

    In this episode, coaches Frank Jakobsen, Val Burke and Ryan Bolton and Björn Kafka each give their perspective and recommendations on how to prepare for and race well in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -What should you do differently when preparing for Kona compared to a "regular" Ironman or full distance triathlon event? 
    -What are the most common mistakes athletes make that you should avoid? 
    -Considerations regarding the course
    -Considerations regarding the environmental conditions: wind, heat, and humidity
    -Logistical recommendations, time-zone adjustments, and more
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts309/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Hydration - Want to optimise your performance in hot or humid conditions, avoid cramping, and make sure your hydration is on point? Take PH's free online Sweat Test to get personalised hydration strategy. Also use the Quick Carb Calculator to get fueling recommendations, and book a free one-on-one consultation to refine your hydration and fueling strategy. Use the promo code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your first order of PH electrolytes or the Precision Fuel range.
     
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. The swim trainer is a perfect complement to your training in the pool. On days when you don’t have time to go to the pool, you can now do a short but effective home-based workout on the trainer. It is inflatable, so doesn’t take up much space, and best of all, it is very affordable. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Ryan's (Bolton Endurance) website, Instagram and Twitter Val's website and Instagram Frank Jakobsen – Performance, training and mindset | EP#231 Training, racing, and metabolic testing with Val Burke | EP#290 Ryan Bolton – Olympian and coach of Ben Hoffman and Caroline Rotich | EP#221  
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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4.9 out of 5
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This is a brilliant podcast. Hugely informative for everyone from newbies through to those very involved in triathlon and anyone in between…Mikael always has interesting guests who are experts in their field and he interviews very well. All topics are impressively researched and without any bias. I would give this 6 stars if I could.

A human being on planet earth ,

Awesome, informative and unbiased show about all things triathlon!

A superb podcast about everything related to the science and art of triathlon training and coaching. Mikael's interviews are always really interesting with guests who are all at the forefront of their respective fields of expertise. Mikael listens to many different viewpoints, and allows you as the listener to decide how this can be best applied to your training, and never forces his views or the views of those he interviews. Instead he presents the most up to date research available, and how this can be applied to triathlon training for people of any ability.

A really great listen for anyone interested in endurance science and training, whether your a coach, beginner athlete or a professional.

robmathews66 ,

Great Informative Show

I have listened to lots of Podcasts over the years to do with Triathlon, as a former athlete who now lives and breaths all things Coaching I find this show to be a great source of information, with some excellent guests.

Currently busy working my way through the back catalogue started at 0 😁

I have also gained a coach mentor (he was on your show as a guest) I realised from listening to him that there was so much I didn’t know so I reached out to him and he agreed to mentor me and I now coach under him.

I would recommend this show to anyone who wants to understand in Triathlon.

Thank you.

Rob Mathews

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