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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/

    Q&A #122 - Metrics to track (and not to track) for beginners, intermediate and advanced athletes; The Power Duration Curve and WKO

    Q&A #122 - Metrics to track (and not to track) for beginners, intermediate and advanced athletes; The Power Duration Curve and WKO

    Q&A #122 - Metrics to track (and not to track) for beginners, intermediate and advanced athletes; The Power Duration Curve and WKO
    What metrics should triathletes of different levels (and different levels of training/coaching and technical literacy) be tracking?
    The danger of trying to track too many metrics, and tracking irrelevant metrics
    What is the Power Duration Curve, who would benefit from using it, and how? 
    Is it worth it to buy WKO for training analysis purposes for self-coached athletes? 
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Scientific Triathlon website
    Coaching
    Training Plans
    Q&A episode archive
    Apply for the Scientific Triathlon Training Camp Mallorca 2021
    Q&A #30 - Training reviews for the self-coached athlete and critical power / metabolic profiling tests
    Beginner Tip 29 - Metrics you should be tracking
     
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    • 42 min
    Carbohydrate intake in racing - a case for going very high with Aitor Viribay Morales (Astana Pro Team) | EP#269

    Carbohydrate intake in racing - a case for going very high with Aitor Viribay Morales (Astana Pro Team) | EP#269

    Aitor Viribay Morales is a performance nutritionist at Astana Proteam (a World Tour cycling team) with a background in science and academia. In this interview we discuss his research findings and practical experience with ingesting really high amounts of carbohydrate (up to 120 g/h) in races, and the effects such high-carb strategies can have.  
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Aitor's studies in mountain marathon runners on high-carbohydrate (up to 120 g/h) intake during racing and its effects
    -Performance effects, recovery effects, and muscle damage effects of high-carbohydrate intake in races
    -Is there not an absorption rate limit of 90 g/h as we have been told? 
    -How to train the gut to absorb 120 g/h of carbohydrate
    -How do the potential benefits of high-carbohydrate intake in racing relate to training? 
    -Metabolic flexibility, and the height and width of the fat oxidation curve
    -Practical takeaways
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts269/
     
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    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Glut4Science website, Twitter and Instagram Aitor's profile on Twitter and Research Gate All Nutrition-related episodes on That Triathlon Show Effects of 120 g/h of Carbohydrates Intake during a Mountain Marathon on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage in Elite Runners - Viribay et al. 2020 Effects of 120 vs. 60 and 90 g/h Carbohydrate Intake during a Trail Marathon on Neuromuscular Function and High Intensity Run Capacity Recovery - Otegui et al. 2020  
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Q&A #121 - Training on 4-6 hours per week - is it a waste of time?

    Q&A #121 - Training on 4-6 hours per week - is it a waste of time?

    Q&A #121 - Training on 4-6 hours per week - is it a waste of time?
    A lot of the conversation around triathlon training is centred around people training 10 hours per week or more. Am I just wasting my time training 4-6 hours per week? 
    How do polarised training and "80/20" training apply to training at a lower training volume
    Structuring your training at lower training volumes
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    THAT TRIATHLON SHOW SURVEY
    Scientific Triathlon website
    Coaching
    Training Plans
    Q&A episode archive
    Q&A #32 - Training on 3-5 hours per week, and how to get started with adding high-intensity training to your program
    Q&A #10 - Why 80/20 training is NOT the best way to train for time-crunched age-group triathletes
    Apply for the Scientific Triathlon Training Camp Mallorca 2021
     
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    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.
     
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    • 44 min
    Training talk with Wolfram Bott | EP#268

    Training talk with Wolfram Bott | EP#268

    Wolfram Bott is the head coach of the German Triathlon Federation development center in Freiburg. This is a squad for some the most promising young talents in the country. Wolfram also has a decorated background as coach of long-distance athletes such as Nils Frommhold, Christian Brader, and Andreas and Michael Raelert.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Wolfram's coaching and training principles
    -Periodisation, from structuring a season to structuring a week
    -Key aspects in developing the swim, bike, and run, respectively
    -Differences and similarities between short-course and long-course racing
    -Tips for age-group athletes
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts268/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
    SPONSORS:
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit zen8swimtrainer.com/tts for 20% off your order.



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    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    All previous "Training Talk" related episodes on That Triathlon Show  
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    • 59 min
    Q&A #120 - Muscle fibre typology (fast twitch vs. slow twitch dominance) and training individualisation

    Q&A #120 - Muscle fibre typology (fast twitch vs. slow twitch dominance) and training individualisation

    Q&A #120 - Muscle fibre typology (fast twitch vs. slow twitch dominance) and training individualisation
    Response and recovery from acute exercise depending on muscle fibre typology
    Response and recovery from chronic training load depending on muscle fibre typology
    Muscle fibre type shifting 
    A non-invasive method of estimating muscle fibre typology
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
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    Apply for the Scientific Triathlon Training Camp Mallorca 2021
    A new method for non-invasive estimation of human muscle fiber type composition - Baguet 2011
    Cyclic movement frequency is associated with muscle typology in athletes - Bex 2017
    Muscle fiber typology substantially influences time to recover from high-intensity exercise - Lievens 2020
    Muscle fiber typology is associated with the incidence of overreaching in response to overload training - Bellinger 2020
    The Effects of Endurance, Strength, and Power Training on Muscle Fiber Type Shifting - Wilson 2012
     
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    • 32 min
    Nutrition at the cycling World Tour level with Robert Gorgos (Bora-Hansgrohe nutritionist) | EP#267

    Nutrition at the cycling World Tour level with Robert Gorgos (Bora-Hansgrohe nutritionist) | EP#267

    Robert Gorgos is the team nutritionist of Bora-Hansgrohe Cycling Team (a World Tour level team). In this interview, he discusses his role and responsibilities as nutritionist at a World Tour team, and how cyclists at the highest level approach nutrition in racing, training, and in their day to day. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Robert's role and responsibilities as the nutritionist of Bora-Hansgrohe
    -What's changed in the last few years, and what might change in the next few years in nutrition in pro cycling?
    -Energy demands, macronutrient needs, and intake of nutrition in meals and in training during normal training periods
    -Nutrition during stage races (during the race and around the race) 
    -How to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way
    -The use of train-low strategies (training with low carbohydrate availability)
    -How to be able to take on large amounts of carbohydrate in races
    -Common mistakes and top tips around nutrition for endurance athletes
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts267/
     
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast
     
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free.
     
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Ministry of Nutrition - Robert's online store of nutrition products Bora-Hansgrohe Cycling Team All Nutrition-related episodes on That Triathlon Show Musculoskeletal adaptations, “train low” strategies, and muscle fiber types with prof. John Hawley | EP#248 High carbohydrate, low carbohydrate, or periodised carbohydrate intake with Louise Burke, PhD | EP#236 Endurance sports nutrition: state of the art in 2019 with prof. John Hawley | EP#181 Effects of 120 g/h of Carbohydrates Intake during a Mountain Marathon on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage in Elite Runners  
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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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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

gharghar ,

What the heck?

Did I hear correctly.....A third grader training 18 to 20 hours per week? If so, lock those coaches up.....that makes no sense!

vesathlete ,

Great show!!!

Mikael is an awesome host. Definitely knows his stuff around triathlon and podcasting. All the episodes are well thought through and his guests are world class in their field and the interviews are well crafted and edited.
I am currently coached by one of the Scientific Triathlon coaches, David and I am very pleased with the quality of his coaching. He is extremely professional and and his coaching is athlete centered with lots of details to make me a better athlete. It’s worth every dollar for sure!!
Best Triathlon and endurance sport podcast there is. Keep up the good work.
PS. It would be nice to hear some more case studies on athletes who have worked with ST coaches. I remember there was one episode like that long time ago and Ireally enjoyed the format.
Kudos to the whole team!

John Hayes ,

Outstanding Content

Mikael provides great triathlon content. He brings in top experts in triathlon and endurance sports to share their knowledge. He brings in all views so you can decide on your path forward. This is the #1 triathlon podcast. A must listen.

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