The Tri Doc is a physician on a mission; to dispel all the false notions about injuries, training aids and pseudoscience that permeates the triathlon community. This podcast takes a fresh look at how to train and race for a triathlon while being smart about choices related to gear, nutrition and anything that goes in or on your body.
Episode 59: Continuous glucose monitoring/Jason Friedman-ultrarunner
In this episode:
More data is more better right? Maybe, and then again, maybe not. Just because you can measure something doesn't necessarily mean that you should or that knowing that measurement is necessarily helpful or beneficial to performance. In this episode I review the evidence and discuss the physiology on continuous glucose monitoring. Is this a metric that can be helpful in informing training, racing or recovery? Also, an interview with accomplished ultra runner and producer of the Pain Cave podcast, Jason Friedman. Jason gives some insights on what it takes to start in the sport of ultra running and what it takes to succeed.
[05:39]- Continuous glucose monitoring
[15:39]- Jason Friedman
Jason's website: https://www.gunksrunner.com (https://www.gunksrunner.com)
Pain Cave podcast: https://www.gunksrunner.com/paincave (https://www.gunksrunner.com/paincave)
Jason's coaching site: https://boundless10200.com/bios (https://boundless10200.com/bios)
Episode 58: Bicarbonate supplementation/Tom Miller-life changing diagnoses
In this episode:
Bicarbonate is the latest in a long line of supplements to get the TriDoc treatment. I review the physiology to support the theoretical benefits and then review the scientific evidence to answer the important question: does it work? Then, I have a conversation with Tom Miller, a Colorado ultra-distance cyclist who learned last year that you should always listen to your body and seek medical care when things don't seem right because often, they aren't. Tom shares his cautionary tale as a warning to all.
[04:40]- Medical question-Bicarbonate supplementation
[16:00]- Interview-Tom Miller
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-miller-0ba1258/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-miller-0ba1258/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomcolorado (https://www.facebook.com/tomcolorado)
Episode 57: Post-Covid Syndrome/Jon Mason-Running with power
In this episode:
The pandemic continues to be a scourge around the globe but even for those who recover the virus often leaves significant disability for many, many months. I discuss what is known of the post-Covid syndrome and why athletes need to be especially wary of contracting this virus if they haven't already. Plus, I speak with Colorado State University Triathlon coach Jon Mason. Mason is an avid proponent of the Stryd running power meter and he explains how it works and why he thinks you should use it to train and race.
[04:33]- Post-Covid syndrome
[11:50]- Jon Mason, running with power
Jon Mason-http://mpmultisport.com/index.html (Coaching)
Episode 56: Athlete heart with Murray & Papadakis pt2/Hunter Allen
In part 2 of her interview with Dr. Michael Papadakis, Helen Murray of the Inside Tri Show explores the association between endurance sports and atrial fibrillation and gets some insight in to the risks for sudden cardiac death that while rare are obviously important! The doctor addresses the ideas behind screening and whether or not athletes should concern themselves with this risk to any great degree. Plus, I am joined by Hunter Allen, a giant in the world of endurance cycling when it comes to understanding power and how to best use it to inform your training and racing on the bike.
The Inside Tri Show: https://www.insidetrishow.com/ (link)
http://www.peakscoachinggroup.com/ (Peaks Coaching Group)
Book: http://www.peakscoachinggroup.com/training-and-racing-with-a-power-meter (Training and Racing with Power)
https://www.patreon.com/TriDocPodcast (Patreon page) for bonus interview and video with Hunter Allen
Episode 55: Athlete heart with Murray & Papadakis pt1/Iggy Perillo
In a collaboration with Helen Murray of The Inside Tri Show, I present part 1 of her interview with Dr. Michael Papadakis, a leading cardiologist and expert in sports cardiology on the impact of exercise on the heart and the risks of cardiac issues with exertion. In addition, I have a conversation with Iggy Perillo. Iggy has worked with world champion athletes and people in corporate spaces as a leadership and team development coach for the past 20 years. She brings her expertise to the podcast and gives some insights that are invaluable for triathletes to win the mental aspect of training and racing.
Inside Tri Show
Dr Michael Papadakis https://twitter.com/MichaelPapadak2 (Twitter)
Dr Michael Papadakis's work at https://www.sgul.ac.uk/profiles/michael-papadakis#overview (St George's University in London)
https://www.myheart.org.uk/crys-myheart-cardiologist-dr-michael-papadakis-story/ (My Heart) which offers support for young people diagnosed with life threatening heart conditions
Monthly newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/wsl (https://www.subscribepage.com/wsl)
Episode 54: DVTs and training/Tim Crowley; The Powerful Triathlete
Deep vein thromboses are potentially dangerous clots in the large veins of the legs or pelvis that can break and travel to the lungs. Treatment is to take a blood thinner for at least three months. But is it safe to get back to training after this diagnosis is made? I review the evidence. Tim Crowley is a successful triathlon and strength and conditioning coach. He recently published his first book; The Powerful Triathlete and he joined me to talk about it.
Lance Watson Tri Club
https://coachtube.com/course/health-fitness/the-powerful-triathlete/12408341 (The Powerful Triathlete on Coachtube)
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I was turned onto the TriDoc’s podcast this past summer by a friend. The TriDoc helps you sift through those athletic enhancement products and their gimmicks of marketing from a science based analysis of the products. He brings a plethora of medical and athletic knowledge to the podcast. His guests are relevant to our sport. No matter how much you think you know, the podcast helps you look at thing from different angles. I find myself re-listening to episodes and sharing them with friends.
Information Triathlon Show w/ a sense of humor!
Your show has a wealth of information jam packed in. Plus you add a nice twist of humor. In this world- that is refreshing!!
Can’t wait to hear more!!
Well researched topics and fun to listen to!