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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/

    Training talk with Blair Cartmell | EP#285

    Training talk with Blair Cartmell | EP#285

    Blair Cartmell is a Scottish triathlon coach working as a Junior National Coach with British Triathlon in addition to running his own coaching business. Blair's coaching resume is of a very high level, including currently being the coach of George Goodwin (3rd at the PTO Championships in Daytona in 2020), holding the lead coach position of the Triathlon Scotland performance Centre at Stirling University, as well as being a national coach for Scotland's home Commonwealth games in 2014.     
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Blair's coaching philosophy
    -How to achieve consistency in training
    -Intensity management
    -Group training environments
    -Learning how to race by putting yourself on the startline
    -Top tips for age-group athletes
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts285/
     
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    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
     
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Blair's website and Twitter and Instagram profiles  
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    How to do your own swim video analysis | TTS Thursday #10

    How to do your own swim video analysis | TTS Thursday #10

    How to do your own swim video analysis | TTS Thursday #10
    Why is swim video analysis so important
    Equipment and tools needed
    How to shoot the videos like an experienced coach
    How to analyse the videos and assess Impact and Difficulty
    Alternative (phone-only) options for swim video analysis
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Scientific Triathlon website
    Coaching
    Training Plans
    TTS Thursday Episode Archive
    All previous swim-related episodes on That Triathlon Show
     
    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.
     
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    Training talk with Neil MacPherson | EP#284

    Training talk with Neil MacPherson | EP#284

    Neil MacPherson is Scottish coach living in Cape Town, where he owns and runs the coaching business Dinamic Coaching. In addition to his own coaching and performance center services, Neil has also served as a coach educator and facilitator for British Triathlon and for the International Triathlon Union (ITU). In this interview, we discuss Neil's training and coaching philosophy, get into specific case studies, and much more.       
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Neil's coaching and training philosophy
    -Case study: taking an explosive athlete (Olympian) and coaching them towards an Ironman
    -How to break past performance plateaus for age-group triathletes
    -Swim technique, and using the SmartPaddle for quantitative analysis of your swim stroke
    -The skills that aspiring (and established) coaches really have to learn
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts284/
     
    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:
    Dinamic Coaching website, Twitter, and Instagram TraineSense SmartPaddle  
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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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    Masters Athletes | TTS Thursday #9

    Masters Athletes | TTS Thursday #9

    Masters Athletes | TTS Thursday #9
    Age and endurance performance 
    The main reasons for age-related decline in endurance performance
    What can you do to counteract this performance decline? 
    Other considerations for masters athletes, and potential differences compared to younger athletes
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Scientific Triathlon website
    Coaching
    Training Plans
    TTS Thursday Episode Archive
    The top-5 challenges for masters athletes and how to overcome them – Bo Falck Hansen, PhD | EP#176
    Mastering Triathlon as a Masters Athlete with Karen Smyers | EP#102
    Runner Gene Dykes Is Playing the Long Game - article by Alex Hutchinson
    What We Can Learn from Studying Older Marathoners - article by Alex Hutchinson
    NEW ADVANCED training plans (Olympic, Half and Full Distance). Get 60% off during the launch period (until 30 April 2021) using the code "ADVANCED" at checkout. 
     
    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.
     
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    If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing. 
     
    CONTACT:
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    • 38 min
    The evolution of coaching principles and practices with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#283

    The evolution of coaching principles and practices with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#283

    Coach David Tilbury-Davis returns to the podcast for a different kind of episode. David and Mikael muse over how coaching and training principles and practices are evolving, and how training and learning frameworks already used successfully in many sports and contexts outside of triathlon can be applied in a triathlon or endurance sports setting.    
     
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Autonomy
    -Diversity
    -Psychology
    -Specificity
    -The integration of physiology, psychology, and environmental constraints
    -Training athletes as "complex systems" vs. training "independent components of a system"
     
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts283/
     
    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:
    David's website and Twitter and Instagram profiles Perspectives on coaching with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#227 Perspectives on training with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#226 Triathlon race planning with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#150 Training Talk: Splicing Workouts, Cognitive Load, and more with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#53 Training or Synergizing? Complex Systems Principles Change the Understanding of Sport Processes - Pol et al. 2020 Theory to Practice: Performance Preparation Models in Contemporary High-Level Sport Guided by an Ecological Dynamics Framework - Woods et al. 2020 The Science of Racing against Opponents: Affordance Competition and the Regulation of Exercise Intensity in Head-to-Head Competition - Hettinga et al. 2017 Super Champions, Champions, and Almosts: Important Differences and Commonalities on the Rocky Road - Collins et al. 2016 Constraints-controlled metastable dynamics of exercise-induced psychobiological adaptation - Hristovski et al. 2010 NEW ADVANCED training plans (Olympic, Half and Full Distance). Get 60% off during the launch period (until 30 April 2021) using the code "ADVANCED" at checkout. 


    RATE AND REVIEW:
    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 13 min
    Workout design principles | TTS Thursday #8

    Workout design principles | TTS Thursday #8

    Workout design principles | TTS Thursday #8
    How important is workout design? 
    Common mistakes in workout design
    Advice for designing specific types of workouts (VO2max, threshold, strength & stamina, fatigue resistance etc.) 
    The workout design process - step by step
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Scientific Triathlon website
    Coaching
    Training Plans
    TTS Thursday Episode Archive
    NEW ADVANCED training plans (Olympic, Half and Full Distance). Get 60% off during the launch period (until 30 April 2021) using the code "ADVANCED" at checkout. 
     
    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.
     
    RATE AND REVIEW:
    If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing. 
     
    CONTACT:
    Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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327 Ratings

perkintj ,

Solid All Around

Hands down, best triathlon training podcast out there! Thanks Mikael!!

Jwinsf ,

The best resource for the scientifically minded, self-coached triathlete

Just finished St. George 70.3, my first half in over a decade. My goals were to finish in under 4 hours and 55 minutes and to qualify for the 70.3 world championship. I did not have anything near a perfect race, but, because my training and preparation were solid, I qualified for worlds, finished in just over 4 hours and 50 minutes, and missed a top-ten age group (M 45-49) showing by one place. I’m grateful to Mikael for the fantastic, gem-packed, cutting edge, yet practical information that (along with TrainerRoad) has formed the basis for my autodidactic training. Please keep up the good work. I’m still a ways off from a KQ, but if I ever get there, it’ll be due in no small part to That Triathlon Show. Thank you!

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Great content w scientific experts

I like the fact that there is a focus on data from controlled trials.

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