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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/

    Sub7/Sub8 with Jacob Tipper | EP#344

    Sub7/Sub8 with Jacob Tipper | EP#344

    Jacob Tipper is a coach of athletes across the spectrum from track sprinters to triathletes, and he is also a great track and road cyclist himself. Jacob was the person tasked with putting together Alistair Brownlee's team for the Sub7/Sub8 project (Brownlee was replaced by Joe Skipper due to injury before the event), and in this episode we discuss that whole process and what we can all learn from it.  
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -The process of putting together a team for Sub7, as well as training and testing done leading up to it
    -What it took (power numbers and race power profile) to be a part of the team, and what Joe Skipper needed to do to hold on at the back of the paceline
    -Tactics used on the bike leg
    -The importance of training at a high speed (like moto pacing) due to pedalling kinematics
    -The battle between Team Skipper and Team Blummenfelt
    -What lessons can regular age-groupers take away from the Sub7/Sub8 project and how Jacob and his team approached it in particular
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts344/
    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 Fuel & Hydration planner 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:
    Jacob's website, Twitter and Instagram Dan Bigham – aerodynamic testing, equipment, and making your bike fast | EP#229 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 13 min
    Aerobic decoupling, durability and endurance performance with Daniel Muniz, PhD | EP#343

    Aerobic decoupling, durability and endurance performance with Daniel Muniz, PhD | EP#343

    Daniel Muniz, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Some of his recent work involves big data analysis (from Strava) of marathon runners, where Daniel and his co-authors set out to explore how decoupling (changes in the ratio of internal to external workload, like heart rate to pace) can be an important parameter in marathon (and possibly broader endurance) performance.    
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -What does decoupling mean and how can it be calculated? 
    -How a lesser degree of decoupling is associated with better marathon performance
    -What are the physiological underpinnings of decoupling? 
    -What do we know about training interventions to reduce decoupling? 
    -Is decoupling independent of other markers of performance (like Critical Speed) or can it be improved by improving more traditional markers of performance? 
    -Using big data from Strava to calculate Critical Speed based on training data only
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts343/
    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 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:
    Daniel's profile on Research Gate and Twitter Decoupling of Internal and External Workload During a Marathon: An Analysis of Durability in 82,303 Recreational Runners - Smyth et al. 2022 Calculation of Critical Speed from Raw Training Data in Recreational Marathon Runners - Smyth et al. 2020 Durability in endurance sports with Ed Maunder, PhD and Stephen Seiler, Phd | EP#295 The Importance of ‘Durability’ in the Physiological Profiling of Endurance Athletes - Maunder et al. 2021 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.

    • 45 min
    Training Talk with Reto Brändli | EP#342

    Training Talk with Reto Brändli | EP#342

    Reto Brändli is a Swiss triathlon and cycling coach working with professional (including e.g. Imogen Simmonds) and amateur athletes. He also runs a performance lab, so is very well versed in all sorts of testing, including classic gas exchange and lactate tests, DXA body composition measurements and more.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Reto's perspectives on training and coaching for professional and amateur athletes, respectively
    -How time-crunched amateurs should prepare for longer races like half and full distance triathlons
    -Main principles and specific tips for swim, bike and run development
    -What kind of lab testing to do (in an ideal world), how to apply the results in your training, and mistakes to avoid when it comes to lab testing
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts342/
    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:
    Training and Diagnostics (Reto's business) website and Instagram Blood Flow Restricted Training with Richard Ferguson, PhD | EP#270 Puissance et performance en cyclisme - Frédéric Grappe 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 26 min
    The science of training load with Louis Passfield, PhD | EP#341

    The science of training load with Louis Passfield, PhD | EP#341

    Louis Passfield, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary and also holds a professorship at the University of Kent. In addition to his academic work, Louis has been involved with British Cycling for several Olympic cycles, and worked with athletes and practitioners in high-performance sports. Much of his recent academic work has been centred around the quantification of training load, which is the topic of today's interview. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Training Load overview: what is it, why do we want to measure it, and a brief history of training load metrics
    -The limitations and validity concerns of currently available training load metrics
    -Redefining the gold standard for quantifying training load
    -Suggestions for future work on coming up with valid and useful training load metrics
    -Advice for athletes, coaches and practitioners on use of training load metrics today
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts341/
    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:
    Louis profile on Twitter and Research Gate and his email (right click and select "Copy email address") Validity of the Training-Load Concept - Passfield et al. 2022  Prior exercise impairs subsequent performance in an intensity- and duration-dependent manner - Fullerton et al. 2021 Cycling Performance and Training Load: Effects of Intensity and Duration - Kesisoglou et al. 2020 Continuous Versus Intermittent Running: Acute Performance Decrement and Training Load - Kesisoglou et al. 2021 Metabolic and performance‐related consequences of exercising at and slightly above MLSS - Iannetta et al. 2018 Lactate threshold with Mark Burnley, PhD | EP#330 VLaMax, Polarised training, Fatigue and Complexity with Mark Burnley, PhD | EP#331 Critical Power and VO2 kinetics with Mark Burnley, PhD | EP#257 Nitrate loading, marathons, and endurance sports science with prof. Andy Jones | EP#187 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
    Finding the line between enough and too much training with Filip Larsen, PhD | EP#340

    Finding the line between enough and too much training with Filip Larsen, PhD | EP#340

    Filip Larsen, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Swedish School of Sports and Health Sciences as well as Chief Science Officer at Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics (SVEXA). In this interview, we discuss research conducted by Filip and his team on finding the line between enough and too much training using various physiological and cellular markers, and how to take these findings from the lab and apply them in the field. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
    -Effects of intensified training on performance and cardiovascular parameters
    -Effects on mitochondrial parameters, including impaired mitochondrial respiration
    -Effects on glucose tolerance and substrate utilisation
    -Effects on glycolytic pathway and muscle glycogen adaptations
    -Implications for training, including when and how to do high-intensity training, how often to plan in rest cycles among load cycles, and more
    SHOWNOTES:
    https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts340/
    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:
    Filip's profile on Research Gate and his company website (SVEXA) Excessive exercise training causes mitochondrial functional impairment and decreases glucose tolerance in healthy volunteers - Flockhart et al. 2021 Short-term intensified training temporarily impairs mitochondrial respiratory capacity in elite endurance athletes - Cardinale et al. 2021 Repeated transient mRNA bursts precede increases in transcriptional and mitochondrial proteins during training in human skeletal muscle - Perry et al. 2010 Filip Larsen on Tyngre Träningssnack (ep319) 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 1 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

haywarmi ,

For the science driven athlete

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

Ni. Jup ,

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.

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.

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