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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/

    Muscle fiber types, recovery and training adaptations, and overreaching with Phil Bellinger, PhD | EP#297

    Muscle fiber types, recovery and training adaptations, and overreaching with Phil Bellinger, PhD | EP#297

    Phil Bellinger, PhD, is a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. His work includes training interventions, nutritional interventions, and more recently using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively assess muscle fibre typology and investigate how it relates to performance and training adaptations. He has also recently published a literature review on functional overreaching in endurance sports.    
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Fundamentals of different muscle fibre types, and muscle fibre type distribution 
    -How an athlete's muscle fibre typology impacts recovery within and from high-intensity exercise
    -How an athlete's muscle fibre typology impacts adaptations to training resulting from periods of "overload training" (increased volume)
    -The differences between acute fatigue, functional overreaching, and non-functional overreaching
    -Is functional overreaching necessary to induce training adaptations? 
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts297/
     
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    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
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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. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Phil's Research Gate and Twitter profiles Muscle fiber typology substantially influences time to recover from high-intensity exercise - Lievens et  al. 2020 Muscle fiber typology is associated with the incidence of overreaching in response to overload training - Bellinger et al. 2020 Muscle Typology of World-Class Cyclists across Various Disciplines and Events - Lievens et al. 2020 Functional Overreaching in Endurance Athletes: A Necessity or Cause for Concern? - Bellinger 2020  
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Training talk with Björn Andersson | EP#296

    Training talk with Björn Andersson | EP#296

    Björn Andersson is a Swedish triathlon coach coaching both age-groupers and professionals, including Patrik Nilsson. Björn is also a former professional athlete himself. In this episode we discuss Björn's thoughts on training and coaching, and tips and advice geared towards both age-group athletes and professionals or aspiring professionals.      
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Björn's coaching and training philosophy
    -Differences in training, coaching, and knowledge now vs. "then" (when Björn was racing professionally until 2011)
    -Key tips to improve your swim, bike and run training, respectively
    -How to execute your best on race day
    -How age-group athletes can fit in training and adapt to it into already busy lives
    -What does it take these days to race professionally
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts296/
     
    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:
    Björn's website and Instagram Intensity, volume, rest, nutrition, coaching and triathlon myth-busting with Dr. Philip Skiba | EP#173 Training, testing, metabolism and physiology with Björn Kafka | EP#286

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Durability in endurance sports with Ed Maunder, PhD and Stephen Seiler, Phd | EP#295

    Durability in endurance sports with Ed Maunder, PhD and Stephen Seiler, Phd | EP#295

    Durability can be defined as the time of onset and magnitude of deterioration of physiological performance parameters over time during prolonged exercise. Dr. Ed Maunder (Auckland University of Technology) and Dr. Stephen Seiler (University of Agder) join us to discuss their recent publication and the overall scientific knowledge on the topic of durability, as well as best practices for assessing and developing durability.     
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -What is durability, why is it important, and what are the implications of it in racing and in training?
    -What do we know about durability and the mechanisms of it from the scientific literature? 
    -How to assess and quantify durability in the lab or in the field? 
    -How to train to develop and improve durability?
    -What is high-intensity repeatability and how does it relate to durability? 
    -Practical recommendations for athletes and coaches 
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts295/
     
    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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Ed's Twitter and Research Gate profiles Stephen's Twitter and Research Gate profiles, and his Youtube-channel The Importance of ‘Durability’ in the Physiological Profiling of Endurance Athletes - Maunder et al. 2021 Temperate performance and metabolic adaptations following endurance training performed under environmental heat stress - Maunder et al. 2021 Polarised training with Stephen Seiler, PhD | EP#177  
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    • 57 min
    Aerodynamic testing in the field with Michael Liberzon | EP#294

    Aerodynamic testing in the field with Michael Liberzon | EP#294

    Michael Liberzon is a triathlon coach and host of the Endurance Innovation Podcast. With his background in mechanical engineering, Michael has a keen interest and expertise in aerodynamics, and has plenty of hands-on experience of aerodynamic testing as well as expertise gained from talking to some of the smartest people in the industry. Michael joins us today to discuss different methods of aero testing in the field and the new product category of on-the-bike aero sensors that are starting to proliferate in the triathlon and cycling marketplace.     
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Aerodynamic field testing methods: pros and cons of different methods, recommendations, and practical considerations
    -On-the-bike aero sensors: use cases, maturity level of this product category, recommendations, and practical considerations
    -Different brands and products of aero sensors
    -How does field testing stack up to traditional aero testing methods (like wind tunnel testing)?
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts294/
     
    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. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Until mid-August, get an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on the already incredible Summer Sale offer, taking the total discount to more than 40% when you purchase the Swim Trainer on zen8swimtrainer.com/tts and add the coupon code at checkout.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Michael's website and Instagram Dan Bigham – aerodynamic testing, equipment, and making your bike fast | EP#229 Aerodynamics, Rolling Resistance, Weight, and Return On Investment with Sebastian Schluricke | EP#90 Virtual Wind Tunnel with Andrew Buckrell and Michael Liberzon | EP#47 Endurance Innovation 105 – Marc Graveline On Aerometers Endurance Innovation 61 – All About Aero Sensors With Chris Morton Endurance Innovation 46 – Notio Aerometer Endurance Innovation 57 – Notio Aerometer And Swearing Endurance Innovation 99 – Aerotune’s Sebastian Schluricke Endurance Innovation 84 – Dan Bigham  
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Race nutrition and hydration - current best practices with Andy Blow | EP#293

    Race nutrition and hydration - current best practices with Andy Blow | EP#293

    Andy Blow, founder of Precision Hydration, returns to the podcast to discuss current best practices in race nutrition and hydration. Andy has a first-row seat to see what some of the best professional athletes in the world are doing, and shares the common patterns and potential differences, as well as how things might or might not differ for amateur athletes.      
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Andy's and Precision Hydration's work with pro triathletes and other endurance athletes
    -What are the common patterns and trends across these top athletes, and what are the differences? 
    -Getting down to the specifics: what formats of carbohydrate are they typically consuming
    -Logistics: what nutrition and hydration to carry with you, and how to carry it? 
    -Should you be completely self-sufficient or also rely on aid stations
    -The case for going really high (90+ g/h) on carbohydrates in race nutrition, and training your gut to be able to do that
    -Hydrogels, and what the science currently says about how they work
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts293/
     
    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.
     
    ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Andy's Twitter Precision Hydration's website, Instagram, and Twitter How much carbohydrate do athletes need per hour? - article by Andy Does the type of carb in your energy products really matter? - article by Precision Hydration Can athletes consume MORE than 90g of carb per hour? - article by Precision Hydration Can you train your gut to optimise your fueling strategy? - article by Precision Hydration Quick Carb Calculator Book a free consultation with Precision Hydration Gordo Byrn's blog  
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    If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/
     
    CONTACT:
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Strength training for endurance performance with Richard Blagrove, PhD | EP#292

    Strength training for endurance performance with Richard Blagrove, PhD | EP#292

    Richard Blagrove, PhD, is a lecturer in physiology and programme leader at Loughborough University. Richard has a background as a middle distance runner himself, and has done extensive academic and applied work in the field of strength and conditioning for middle and long distance runners.         
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -A new book co-edited by Richard, "The Science and Practice of Middle and Long Distance Running"
    -Programming and periodisation of strength training for endurance athletes
    -Workout structure for strength and conditioning sessions
    -Executing workouts and sets - how hard should you go? 
    -Plyometric training for runners and triathletes
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts292/
     
    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.
     
    ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Richard's Twitter and Research Gate profiles Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Running - book authored by Richard The Science and Practice of Middle and Long Distance Running - book co-edited by Richard Strength training episode archive


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

gar6547 ,

Great podcast

This is the best sports related podcast I’ve found. The host is very knowledgeable and does a great job finding subject matter experts related to varying topics related to endurance training. His interviewing style is very effective. Many times I’ve heard or read the information from another source, but the way it odd presented on this show often makes it click where it wasn’t quite getting through to me before.

Tobey2014 ,

This is great!

This podcast is it such an intelligent and well thought out presentation by Mikael. He clearly prepares for many hours for each of his guests in order to get the most from the approximately one hour presentation. The amount of knowledge “pearls“ in each episode is really amazing. He is really good at distilling complex subjects in exercise physiology into clear and understandable language. I love going over the show notes and finding more references. I cannot imagine that anyone would do a better triathlon podcast! I’ve even recommended it to friends who are not triathletes just by virtue of the intelligence and spirit of good humor on display. In short, it’s fun to listen to. You can tell that the guests really enjoy speaking with Michael. He keeps his own ego out of the mix and consistently brings out the best in people. This is not a trivial skill. What a find!

MLrunstrong ,

Excellent science content and stellar guests

I love this podcast and listen every week. The content is so rich with both exercise science and practical tips - innovative ways to apply what you learn! So much effort is made, it seems, to get outstanding performers and scientists to converse about the relevant and important things I need fir my own training. I’m just a beginner the triathlon but a masters degree in exercise phys, so I love love love the fad-absent sound content with a more serious (although playful) approach to each topic. I always learn something néw i can apply or be inspired by!

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