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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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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/

    366 The Performance Chef - Alan Murchison

    366 The Performance Chef - Alan Murchison

    Alan Murchison is a lifelong endurance athlete, and one of few athletes to both run under 30 minutes for 10k and ride under 18 minutes for 10 miles. He is also a chef, with 25 years of experience in Michelin starred kitchens. Today he runs Performance Chef, where he works with athletes from amateur level up to the highest possible level in the sports of triathlon, cycling, and other endurance sports. He brings a practical and holistic perspective to food and nutrition for endurance athletes. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -How Alan works with athletes depending on their needs
    -Key principles of nutrition in training and outside of training
    -Energy and macronutrient intake, and thinking in terms of easy, moderate and hard days
    -Should you track your food intake?
    -Supplements - are there any worth taking?
    -Different diets and intolerances, and how to manage them
    -What can amateurs learn from professionals, and what we should not try to copy
    -Specific advice for female athletes
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts366/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using their FREE Fuel & Hydration planner. Book a FREE one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@pfandh.com and they will be happy to help. 
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    That Triathlon Show Listener Survey Alan's website and Instagram The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Performance and Pleasure - Alan's cookbook Supporting Champions by Steve Ingham The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey The Midlife Cyclist: The Road Map for the +40 Rider Who Wants to Train Hard, Ride Fast and Stay Healthy by Phil Cavell More Fuel You: Understanding Your Body & How to Fuel Your Adventures by Renee McGregor Babish Culinary Universe - Youtube-channel about cooking Carbohydrates – science and practice with Tim Podlogar, PhD | EP#354 Workout fueling – best practices of top coaches | EP#306 Nutrition for endurance and ultra-endurance athletes with Trent Stellingwerff, PhD | EP#265 Caffeine in racing – best practices with Andy Blow | EP#346 Caffeine and Endurance Performance with Ajmol Ali, PhD | EP#234 Evidence-based supplements for triathletes and endurance athletes | EP#193 IOC consensus statement: dietary supplements and the high-performance athlete - Maughan et al. 2018 The menstrual cycle and oral contraception – impact on exercise performance with Kelly McNulty | EP#280 Period of the period - trustworthy educational content about women's health and performance 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

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Nutrition and hydration data from Kona and 70.3 Worlds with Andy Blow | EP#365

    Nutrition and hydration data from Kona and 70.3 Worlds with Andy Blow | EP#365

    Andy Blow of Precision Fuel & Hydration joins us to discuss the exact numbers of carbohydrate, fluid and sodium intake of Fenella Langridge, Sarah Crowley and Leon Chevalier (all top-10 in Kona) as well as Emma Pallant-Browne (third in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St George). 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Carbohydrate, fluid, and sodium intake of Fenella Langridge, Sarah Crowley and Leon Chevalier in Kona
    -How Kona differs from most other Ironman races due to the extreme environmental conditions
    -Carbohydrate, fluid, and sodium intake of Emma Pallant-Browne in 70.3 Worlds
    -How to change your nutrition and hydration plan for cold conditions like this year's race in St George
    -The process Fenella, Sarah, Leon and Emma go through when they come up with their race hydration and nutrition strategies
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts365/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using their FREE Fuel & Hydration planner. Book a FREE one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@pfandh.com and they will be happy to help. 
    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:
    PF&H website, Instagram and Twitter Kona case studies: Leon Chevalier, Fenella Langridge, Sarah Crowley All PF&H athlete case studies Carbohydrate intake in racing – a case for going very high with Aitor Viribay Morales (Astana Pro Team) | EP#269 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 1 min
    364 Psychology and triathlon performance with Stuart Holliday |

    364 Psychology and triathlon performance with Stuart Holliday |

    Stuart Holliday is a Chartered psychologist working primarily with endurance athletes. In the past, Stuart has been working with Olympic and Paralympic squads, as well as with the Liverpool FC Academy and the England Netball team. In this interview, we discuss sports psychology in a triathlon context.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Self-talk, and having an "inner coach" that is both instructional and motivational
    -Goal setting in your sport and in your mental performance
    -Visualisation
    -Mindfulness meditation
    -Dealing with pre-race anxiety
    -Improving your self-confidence
    -Having the mental skills to perform through the tough moments in a race
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts364/
    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 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:
    Focused Mind Coaching (Stu's practice) website, podcast, and Instagram Recommended books: How Bad Do You Want It (Matt Fitzgerald), The Comeback Quotient (Matt Fitzgerald), The Chimp Paradox (Dr. Steve Peters), Run Like a Pro (Even If You're Slow) (Matt Fitzgerald and Ben Rosario) Sports psychology and applied neuroscience with Simon Marshall, PhD and Lesley Paterson | EP#282 Functional Mental Toughness with Bradford Cooper, PhD | EP#228 Practical application of sports psychology for triathletes with Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | EP#108 Mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance with Alex Hutchinson | EP#101 Mental skills and the psychology of suffering with Carrie Cheadle | EP#97 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 21 min
    Training characteristics of world class distance runners with Øyvind Sandbakk, PhD | EP#363

    Training characteristics of world class distance runners with Øyvind Sandbakk, PhD | EP#363

    Øyvind Sandbakk, PhD, is a professor at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology and director for its Centre for Elite Sports Research. He is also the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. In this interview we discuss a few general science and coaching topics, but mostly we dive deep into a recent review paper on the training characteristics of world class distance runners. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Going beyond just the published literature when gathering data on results-proven practice of world class distance runners for this review
    -Training periodisation and racing schedules
    -Training volume, intensity, and types of workouts 
    -Altitude training and tapering strategies 
    -The importance of the "art of coaching" 
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts363/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using their FREE Fuel & Hydration planner. Book a FREE one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@pfandh.com and they will be happy to help. 
    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:
    Øyvind's Twitter and Research Gate profiles The Training Characteristics of World-Class Distance Runners: An Integration of Scientific Literature and Results-Proven Practice - Haugen et al. 2022 RATE AND REVIEW:
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Traditional vs. block periodisation with Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD | EP#362

    Traditional vs. block periodisation with Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD | EP#362

    Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In this interview, we discuss a recent study comparing the effects of 12 weeks of block periodisation with "best practice" cyclic, progressive traditional periodisation, as well as the general consensus on different periodisation patterns. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Defining block periodisation and cyclic, progressive traditional periodisation
    -Previous evidence showing some benefits of using a block periodisation approach vs. traditional periodisation
    -The findings of this new, more methodologically solid comparison of block and traditional periodisation
    -Block periodisation as a tool in the toolbox
    -Conclusions on the science and practice of periodisation patterns
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts362/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using their FREE Fuel & Hydration planner. Book a FREE one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@pfandh.com and they will be happy to help. 
    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:
    Nicki's Twitter, Instagram and Research Gate Including sprint training in cycling – training responses and peformance improvements with Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD | EP#300 No Differences Between 12 Weeks of Block-vs. Traditional-Periodized Training in Performance Adaptations in Trained Cyclists - Winfield Almquist et al. 2022 Block periodization of endurance training – a systematic review and meta-analysis - Mølmen et al. 2019 Block vs. Traditional Periodization of HIT: Two Different Paths to Success for the World’s Best Cross-Country Skier - Solli et al. 2019 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.

    • 40 min
    Physiology, testing and respiratory training with Andrew Sellars | EP#361

    Physiology, testing and respiratory training with Andrew Sellars | EP#361

    Andrew Sellars, MD, is the team director of Balance Point Racing, a triathlon and cycling club based in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the co-founder of sports technology companies VO2 Master (that manufactures a portable metabolic analyser) and BreatheWayBetter (a respiratory training device). In this interview, we discuss training, testing, and dive deep into breathing, the respiratory system, and respiratory training. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -A physiological systems based approach to endurance training
    -Differences between structural and functional adaptations to endurance training
    -Andrew's approach to testing and athlete assessments, and how it has changed over time
    -An overview of the respiratory system in endurance sports
    -Respiratory training: scientific and anecdotal evidence, and practical applications
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts361/
    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 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:
    Balance Point Racing  VO2 Master BreatheWayBetter 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 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

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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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