Episodes
Durability can be defined as the time of onset and magnitude of deterioration of physiological performance parameters over time during prolonged exercise. Dr. Ed Maunder (Auckland University of Technology) and Dr. Stephen Seiler (University of Agder) join us to discuss their recent publication and the overall scientific knowledge on the topic of durability, as well as best practices for assessing and developing durability.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -What is durability, why...
Published 07/19/21
Michael Liberzon is a triathlon coach and host of the Endurance Innovation Podcast. With his background in mechanical engineering, Michael has a keen interest and expertise in aerodynamics, and has plenty of hands-on experience of aerodynamic testing as well as expertise gained from talking to some of the smartest people in the industry. Michael joins us today to discuss different methods of aero testing in the field and the new product category of on-the-bike aero sensors that are starting...
Published 07/12/21
Andy Blow, founder of Precision Hydration, returns to the podcast to discuss current best practices in race nutrition and hydration. Andy has a first-row seat to see what some of the best professional athletes in the world are doing, and shares the common patterns and potential differences, as well as how things might or might not differ for amateur athletes.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Andy's and Precision Hydration's work with pro triathletes and other endurance...
Published 07/05/21
Richard Blagrove, PhD, is a lecturer in physiology and programme leader at Loughborough University. Richard has a background as a middle distance runner himself, and has done extensive academic and applied work in the field of strength and conditioning for middle and long distance runners.            IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -A new book co-edited by Richard, "The Science and Practice of Middle and Long Distance Running" -Programming and periodisation of strength training for...
Published 06/28/21
How to train between two (or more) races in quick succession | TTS Thursday #17 How long to recover after a race How long to taper before the next race How much training, and how much hard training should you do between races The importance of building a strong base to maintain fitness between races   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive   SPONSORS: Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit...
Published 06/24/21
Björn Geesmann is a triathlon and endurance coach based in Hamburg, with a degree from the German Sport University in Cologne. Björn coaches world class athletes like Patrick Lange, Katrina Matthews, Boris Stein and Daniela Bleymehl.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Björn's coaching philosophy -Being a mental coach as well as a sports coach -Tips for effective triathlon swim training -Tips for effective triathlon bike training -Tips for effective triathlon run training -An...
Published 06/21/21
Top-5 tips for advanced athletes to get faster | TTS Thursday #16 Learn to race (and not just execute a plan) Optimise gear and equipment Explore psychological aspects to performance Increase focus on and commitment to recovery Get a coach, mentor or advisor    LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive Bike fitting, equipment, and triathlon bike training with David Bowden | EP#287 Bike fitting...
Published 06/17/21
Val Burke is a New Zealand based triathlon and endurance sports coach with a background in exercise science and physiology, coaching among others pro triathlete Braden Currie. In this interview, Val shares her expertise on a number of topics related to both training and racing.    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Strength training for triathlon -How to improve your triathlon cycling -Metabolic testing, and how to effectively use metabolic test results in training -How to find your...
Published 06/14/21
Top-5 tips for intermediate level athletes to get faster | TTS Thursday #15 Focus on improving technique and skills Do adequate testing to set training zones Train with proper structure Get a coach Try to increase training volume   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive   SPONSORS: Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat...
Published 06/10/21
Ben Day is a performance coach at the Team BikeExchange WorldTour team, founder of DaybyDay Coaching, and coach of professional long distance triathletes Chris Leiferman and Greg Close. Ben also raced (cycling) professionally himself for 14 years. In this interview, Ben shares his thoughts and experience on many aspects of training and coaching in both triathlon and cycling.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Ben's coaching philosophy -The balance of training volume and training...
Published 06/07/21
Top-5 tips for beginners to get faster | TTS Thursday #14 Don't train too much (but train frequently) Develop many different gears (learn to go slow and fast) Focus on improving technique and skills Make having fun your number one priority Join a triathlon club or community   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive   SPONSORS: ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched...
Published 06/03/21
Jamie Pringle in an exercise physiologist with a background in academia, applied work over several Olympic cycles with the English Institute of Sports, coaching and advising many high-level athletes, and currently working in the aerodynamics and cycling biomechanics field at Vorteq, a spin-off company from Formula 1 located in Silverstone.            IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Physiology, finding individual limiters, and athlete profiling -The role of the coach, and how to be a...
Published 05/31/21
Active or passive recovery between intervals | TTS Thursday #13 The physiological (and other) factors impacted by the choice between active or passive recoveries Why and when should you use passive recoveries? Why and when should you use active recoveries? General recommendations   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive Science and Application of High Intensity Interval Training Recovery bout...
Published 05/27/21
David Bowden is a New Zealand-based bike fitter and coach, who also works as a consultant for Profile Design. David also has a background in bike fitting software, having designed the Velogicfit 3D Motion and 3D Aero performance bike fitting products that he uses in the studio. David currently coaches among others pro triathlete and cycling powerhouse Teresa Adam. In this episode we discuss bike fitting, equipment to improve performance, and bike training for triathlon.          IN THIS...
Published 05/24/21
Return to racing - race planning, prep, and execution | TTS Thursday #12 Pre-race planning (race strategy, pacing, nutrition, hydration, equipment, mental game) The day(s) before the race (equipment prep, nutrition and hydration, course/transition area recce) Race day execution Mistakes to avoid   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive All previous Racing-related episodes on That Triathlon Show ...
Published 05/20/21
Björn Kafka is a cycling and endurance coach at the highest level, including coaching multiple World and European champions. He is also an expert in metabolism and metabolic calculations, and has developed the Aerotune Powertest that gives athletes access to in-depth information about their own physiology. In this interview we go in-depth on the topics of training, testing, and metabolism, and Björn shares his expertise from all of these domains.            IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN...
Published 05/17/21
How to pace hilly triathlon bike courses | TTS Thursday #11 How to pace hilly 70.3 and Ironman courses (for 95% of athletes) How to pace hilly 70.3 and Ironman courses for pros and the very top age-groupers Differences in pacing hills between half and full Ironman races  How to train for hilly triathlon bike courses and practise your pacing strategy   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive Optimal...
Published 05/13/21
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.      ...
Published 05/10/21
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   ...
Published 05/06/21
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...
Published 05/03/21
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...
Published 04/29/21
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...
Published 04/26/21
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...
Published 04/22/21
Simon Marshall, PhD, and his wife Lesley Paterson (XTERRA and ITU Cross-Triathlon World Champion) are the authors of the book "The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion". In this episode, we discuss several of the most important messages covered in this book for triathletes, including getting an understanding of the inner workings of your brain, as well as common and specific psychological challenges that triathletes face on a regular basis in racing, training, and in the...
Published 04/19/21
Training adaptations and timescales | TTS Thursday #7 From short to long timescales, from molecular to functional adaptations The types of research methods used to study these different levels What levels of adaptations you should focus on, and what timescale you need to look at those adaptations from Practical tips and advice to take into your training   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans TTS Thursday Episode Archive NEW...
Published 04/15/21