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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 • 345 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/

    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/
     
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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. 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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    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 12 min
    HRV and applied sports science with Jamie Stanley, PhD | EP#308

    HRV and applied sports science with Jamie Stanley, PhD | EP#308

    Jamie Stanley, PhD, is a sports physiologist with the South Australian Sports Institute. Jamie did his PhD thesis on the topic of Heart Rate Variability (HRV), but in his applied sports science role today he has a wide breadth of performance and recovery optimisation expertise, and we tap into that expertise on a number of interesting applied sports science questions in today's interview. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -The responsibilities and day-to-day work of Jamie in his role as sports scientist supporting athletes and coaches
    -How to use HRV to monitor training adaptations
    -Looking at medium and long-term HRV trends rather than daily values
    -Tools of the trade: recommendations for tools with which to measure HRV and analyse the data
    -Tracking resting heart rate, sleep duration, and sleep quality
    -Lab and field testing - who should use what kind of testing, and when? 
    -Best practices for monitoring training load
    -How to find your individual physiological limiters, and when to work on strengths vs. weaknesses
    -Continuous blood glucose monitoring
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts308/
     
    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:
    Jamie's Twitter, Research Gate and LinkedIn profiles Heart rate variability as a tool to monitor cardiac parasympathetic function during short-and long-term recovery from exercise - Jamie's Thesis Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – Applications and Insights in 2018 and Beyond with Marco Altini | EP#144 How to use HRV to measure and manage Total Load with Simon Wegerif | EP#162 Heart Rate Variability (HRV) for triathletes with Dan Plews | EP#42 Interval Training – Science and Application part 1 with Paul Laursen | EP#128 Interval Training – Science and Application part 2 with Paul Laursen | EP#129 Interval Training – Science and Application part 3 with prof. Paul Laursen | EP#163  
    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 11 min
    How do track sprint cyclists train, Tokyo Olympics, and W' research findings with Mehdi Kordi, PhD | EP#307

    How do track sprint cyclists train, Tokyo Olympics, and W' research findings with Mehdi Kordi, PhD | EP#307

    Mehdi Kordi, PhD, is a track cycling coach (sprinting in particular) working with the Royal Dutch Cycling Federation. In Tokyo, the Dutch track sprinters brought home multiple golds and medals, and Mehdi joins us to discuss how these athletes train to be the fastest on the planet. Also we discuss the physiology of W' and how it relates to neuromuscular function, and other bits and pieces from Mehdi's research.     
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Mehdi's take on the Olympics in Tokyo and how his team performed
    -How do track sprint cyclists train?
    -The relationship between neuromuscular function and W' (anaerobic work capacity) 
    -The importance of muscle size (rather than neural functions, fiber type etc.) and maximum force capacity on W'
    -What sort of strength training might be used to improve W'?
    -Reliability and sensitivity of the Notio Konect aero sensor 
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts307/
     
    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:
    Mehdi's Twitter and Research Gate profiles The Relationship Between Neuromuscular Function and the W′ in Elite Cyclists - Kordi et al. 2021 Reliability and Sensitivity of the Notio Konect to quantify Coefficient of Drag Area in Elite Track Cyclists - Kordi et al. 2021 Training talk and Tokyo 2020 with Nate Wilson | EP#303 Olympic gold medal training and preparation with Arild Tveiten | EP#304 Aerodynamic testing in the field with Michael Liberzon | EP#294  
    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 23 min
    Workout fuelling - best practices of top coaches | EP#306

    Workout fuelling - best practices of top coaches | EP#306

    In this episode, coaches Frank Jakobsen, Val Burke, Kolie Moore, Ryan Bolton and Björn Kafka each give their perspective and recommendations on how to fuel workouts. 
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -How much energy to consume for different kinds of workouts? 
    -In what form should you consume energy? 
    -Pre- and post-workout fuelling
    -Is there a time and place for "training low" - i.e. training in a state of low glycogen (e.g. fasted training)
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts306/
     
    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:
    Frank Jakobsen – Performance, training and mindset | EP#231 Training, racing, and metabolic testing with Val Burke | EP#290 Training Talk with Kolie Moore | EP#271 Ryan Bolton – Olympian and coach of Ben Hoffman and Caroline Rotich | EP#221 Training, testing, metabolism and physiology with Björn Kafka | EP#286  
    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 hr 18 min
    Triathlon Training with Power with Chris Myers, PhD | EP#305

    Triathlon Training with Power with Chris Myers, PhD | EP#305

    Coach Chris Myers, PhD, is the co-author of the book "Triathlon Training with Power", which brings together training with a power meter in not just cycling, but in swimming and running as well. In this interview, Chris discusses topics ranging from equipment and technology validity to training tips.   
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -How to measure power in swimming: using the Trainesense Smartpaddle and the Vasa SwimErg
    -Use cases for training with power in swimming
    -The latest takes on training with a power meter in cycling
    -Running power meters: what do we measure and is the technology valid and reliable? 
    -Use cases for training with running power
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts305/
     
    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:
    Chris' Research Gate and Peaks Coaching Group profiles Triathlon Training with Power - book by Chris Myers and Hunter Allen Triathlon periodisation with Chris Myers | EP#112  
    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 2 min
    Olympic gold medal training and preparation with Arild Tveiten | EP#304

    Olympic gold medal training and preparation with Arild Tveiten | EP#304

    Arild Tveiten is the head coach and sports director of the Norwegian Triathlon Federation. At the Olympics in Tokyo 2021, Kristian Blummenfelt, who has been coached by Arild for 11 years, took the gold medal in the men's individual event, and fellow Norwegian athletes Gustav Iden, Casper Stornes, and Lotte Miller finished 8th, 11th and 24th, respectively. Here, Arild makes his third appearance on That Triathlon Shown to discuss the specifics around training and preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, including heat preparation, tapering, race schedules, and much more.    
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -How Arild viewed the Norwegian results in the triathlon events at the Olympics
    -Training camps and racing blocks in preparation for Tokyo
    -Tapering strategies
    -Heat preparation protocols
    -Preparing for the bike course with near-constant cornering and accelerations
    -Kristian's swim strategy to lose minimal time to the front pack
    -Arild's verdict on what went well in the preparations and what could be improved for Paris 2024
    -The next big goals for the Norwegian team and individual athletes
    -Shifting training focus to long-course (half and full distance) racing
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts304/
     
    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:
    Arild's Instagram and Twitter profiles Arild Tveiten – coach of Kristian Blummenfelt, Gustav Iden and Casper Stornes on triathlon training the Norwegian way | EP#223 How Norway became a triathlon powerhouse with head coach Arild Tveiten | EP#154  
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

CtiMartins Orlando ,

My Absolute Favorite Podcast

After completing my first open water 5k swim race in May of this year, I started triathlon training with my coach. I LOVE it. Being new to this kind of endurance sport and training, I started exploring podcasts and books. Mikael’s podcast has been a huge source of inspiration and knowledge for me. I listen to it weekly and many of the episodes repeatedly. His topical focus, his relevancy for us age-groupers who are new to this sport is simply BEST-IN-CLASS.

If you are an age group triathlete, no matter your experience level, try this podcast and explore the archives. You will love it.

On a personal note; his interviews with Tim Noakes and others inspired me to breakthrough perceived performance barriers and finally break 2:00/100m in my swimming…huge for me.

Thanks Mikael.

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!

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