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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/

    The latest on aero sensors and aero testing with Michael Liberzon | EP#339

    The latest on aero sensors and aero testing with Michael Liberzon | EP#339

    Michael Liberzon is a Toronto-based triathlon coach, bike fitter and aero tester, and host of the Endurance Innovation podcast. In this episode Michael discusses the currently available options on the aero sensor and aero testing market, how they differentiate from each other, and what's to come in the future with new sensors and improvements of the currently available options.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -What aero sensors and testing options currently exist on the market, and how do they differentiate from each other? 
    -Michael's personal experience in aero testing, including using the Notio sensor and the Aerotune sensorless system
    -What kind of athletes would benefit from doing aero testing, and considerations if you want to get started
    -Michael's current recommendations for potential buyers
    -Expectations and predictions for where the field is going in the next few years
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts339/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. 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@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Endurance Innovation podcast, Instagram and Michael's website (x3training) Aerodynamic testing in the field with Michael Liberzon | EP#294 Virtual Wind Tunnel with Andrew Buckrell and Michael Liberzon | EP#47 Physiology, coaching and aerodynamics with Jamie Pringle, PhD | EP#288 Tire pressure, aerodynamics, and smart equipment upgrades with Josh Poertner | EP#235 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 JP Ballard of Swiss Side - Part 1 (Endurance Innovation Podcast) GiBLI Aerometer (Endurance Innovation Podcast) Dan Bigham Returns (Endurance Innovation Podcast) Sebastian Schluricke on Aero Testing (Endurance Innovation Podcast) Marc Graveline on Aerometers (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 102 - An Aerodynamic Summary (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 99 - Sebastian Schluricke of Aerotune (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 94 - Aero Talk with Martin Toft Madsen and Magnus Ditlev (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 84 - Dan Bigham (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 61 - All About Aerodynamic Sensors with Chris Morton (AeroLab) (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 57 - Notio Aerometer and Swearing (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 46 - Notio Aerometer (Endurance Innovation Podcast) 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.

    • 54 min
    Road bike or TT bike and racing on hilly courses with Michael Liberzon | EP #338

    Road bike or TT bike and racing on hilly courses with Michael Liberzon | EP #338

    Michael Liberzon is a Toronto-based triathlon coach, bike fitter and aero tester, and host of the Endurance Innovation podcast. In this episode Michael explains what gains can be made by upgrading from a road bike to a Time Trial bike, and how things like the type of course and terrain can impact your choice of bike.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Expected time gains for a TT bike vs. a road bike over sprint, Olympic, half and full distance races on relatively flat courses. 
    -Is there a point where a course is so hilly that it makes sense to race on a road bike? 
    -When might it make sense to simply put extensions on a road bike rather than purchasing an entirely new bike?
    -At what speed does it make sense to get out of the aerobars and sit up when climbing? 
    -Other considerations for racing on hilly courses like disc wheel and hydration setup
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts338/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. 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@precicionhydration.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:
    Endurance Innovation podcast, Instagram and Michael's website (x3training) Road bike v Tri Bike on the Endurance Innovation podcast Q&A #40 - When to choose a road bike in a non-draft race, using half or full Ironmans in the lead-up to a big goal race, and making up calories after big days of training Q&A #8 - Time gains with Time Trial bike vs. road bike & triathlon with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  Aerodynamic testing in the field with Michael Liberzon | EP#294 Virtual Wind Tunnel with Andrew Buckrell and Michael Liberzon | EP#47
    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.

    • 51 min
    6 tips for improved swimming, biking and running #337

    6 tips for improved swimming, biking and running #337

    A solo episode where I share a couple of key tips for improving your swim, bike and run performance in a triathlon context.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Swim volume
    -Swim video analysis
    -Bike intensity on easy days
    -Specific bike training for race course demands
    -How not to get injured on the run
    -Extending rather than intensifying run training
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts337/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. 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@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    How to do your own swim video analysis | TTS Thursday #10 Training talk with Glenn Poleunis | EP#335 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.

    • 34 min
    Injury prevention, strength training, and running biomechanics with Eoin Everard, PhD | EP#336

    Injury prevention, strength training, and running biomechanics with Eoin Everard, PhD | EP#336

    Eoin Everard is is a physiotherapist with a PhD in biomechanics, and is a sub-4 minute miler and two-time Irish 1500 m national champion. In this interview we discuss staying injury-free in running and triathlon, biomechanics, and training interventions to improve running performance.  
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Injury prevention strategies for runners and triathletes
    -Why triathletes typically experience tendon and joint injuries, and rarely muscle tears
    -How to work with a physiotherapist, including how to find the right physiotherapist for you
    -Running biomechanics, and whether you should focus on improving your running form
    -How to include plyometrics and strength training into a triathlon training program
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts336/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. 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@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Eoin's website, Instagram and ResearchGate Eoin's book (free): Get to the line in the best shape possible Eoin's physiotherapy clinic website Back Aware Belt website  Injury prevention and rehabilitation with James Debenham, PhD | EP#209 Injury prevention and recovery methods for triathletes with Nate Koch | EP#114 Jump-Rope Training: Improved 3-km Time-Trial Performance in Endurance Runners via Enhanced Lower-Limb Reactivity and Foot-Arch Stiffness - García-Pinillos et al. 2020 Thinking about your running movement makes you less efficient: attentional focus effects on running economy and kinematics - Schücker 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.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Training talk with Glenn Poleunis | EP#335

    Training talk with Glenn Poleunis | EP#335

    Glenn Poleunis is a triathlon coach and founder of the PTC high-performance squad based in Girona, which includes among others Marten van Riel. He is also a Belgian national federation coach with a home base in Leuven (Flanders). 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -The setup of the PTC squad, and how athletes can get the most out of themselves in a squad environment
    -How Glenn manages things like individualisation and competitiveness within the squad
    -Glenn's coaching philosophy
    -Specific insights into Glenn's perspectives on swim, bike and run training
    -Marten van Riel's 70.3 World record, and differences and similarities between training for short-course and long-course triathlon
    -Top tips for age-group triathletes
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts335/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. 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@precicionhydration.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:
    PTC Coaching (Glenn's squad) website and Instagram World Champions keep things simple: training masterclass with Joel Filliol | EP#172 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 19 min
    Training Talk with Natasha van der Merwe | EP#334

    Training Talk with Natasha van der Merwe | EP#334

    Natasha van der Merwe is a triathlon coach and professional triathlete with a background in professional tennis and coaching tennis. Originally from South Africa, Natasha is now based in Texas, where she has built a successful coaching program that caters to athletes of all levels, from beginners to professionals. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Natasha's coaching methodology
    -How her background in tennis and coaching tennis has helped her in triathlon coaching
    -Advice for age-groupers on how to improve their swim, bike, and run, respectively
    -How to fit in training and maximise positive training adaptations for time-crunched athletes
    -The balance of training load and recovery
    -The art and science of coaching
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts334/
    SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
    www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
    SPONSORS:
    Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using the free online Sweat Test and Quick Carb Calculator on precisionfuelandhydration.com. 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@precicionhydration.com and they will be happy to help. 
    ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Natasha's website, and personal and business Instagram Nick Bare's Ironman Prep Season 2 on Youtube (featuring Natasha) and a video featuring Natasha racing Ironman Florida 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.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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358 Ratings

358 Ratings

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For the science driven athlete

Really incredible collection of scientists and coaches interviewed by a knowledgeable host.

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Incredibly useful

While some of Mikael’s content goes over my head, TTS has become a staple of my weekly listening. He is able to condense extremely technical, yet valuable training information into a way that is balanced yet applicable to my daily training. Highly recommended for anyone who really wants to learn why triathletes train the way they do.

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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.

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