Episodes
Mehdi Kordi, PhD, is a track cycling coach (sprinting in particular) working with the Royal Dutch Cycling Federation. In Tokyo, the Dutch track sprinters brought home multiple golds and medals, and Mehdi joins us to discuss how these athletes train to be the fastest on the planet. Also we discuss the physiology of W' and how it relates to neuromuscular function, and other bits and pieces from Mehdi's research.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Mehdi's take on the Olympics in...
Published 10/11/21
In this episode, coaches Frank Jakobsen, Val Burke, Kolie Moore, Ryan Bolton and Björn Kafka each give their perspective and recommendations on how to fuel workouts.    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -How much energy to consume for different kinds of workouts?  -In what form should you consume energy?  -Pre- and post-workout fuelling -Is there a time and place for "training low" - i.e. training in a state of low glycogen (e.g. fasted training)   SHOWNOTES: ...
Published 10/04/21
Coach Chris Myers, PhD, is the co-author of the book "Triathlon Training with Power", which brings together training with a power meter in not just cycling, but in swimming and running as well. In this interview, Chris discusses topics ranging from equipment and technology validity to training tips.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -How to measure power in swimming: using the Trainesense Smartpaddle and the Vasa SwimErg -Use cases for training with power in swimming -The latest...
Published 09/27/21
Arild Tveiten is the head coach and sports director of the Norwegian Triathlon Federation. At the Olympics in Tokyo 2021, Kristian Blummenfelt, who has been coached by Arild for 11 years, took the gold medal in the men's individual event, and fellow Norwegian athletes Gustav Iden, Casper Stornes, and Lotte Miller finished 8th, 11th and 24th, respectively. Here, Arild makes his third appearance on That Triathlon Shown to discuss the specifics around training and preparing for the Tokyo...
Published 09/20/21
Nate Wilson is the coach of triathletes Flora Duffy, Olympic Gold Medalist from the women's individual event, and Kevin McDowell, 6th in the individual event and silver medalist in the Mixed Relay with the United States. Nate has an extensive background in the world of professional cycling, and is currently also the Professional Cycling Performance Manager of the World Tour team EF Education First. On this episode, we discuss Nate's views on training and coaching, and specifics around how...
Published 09/13/21
Professor Melitta Mcnarry of Swansea University has recently published a meta-analysis on the health and mortality (all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer) consequences of an elite sporting career. Here, she discusses the findings and the potential implications.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Reasons for conducting the meta-analysis, including questions marks around whether a high amount of exercise might be detrimental rather than beneficial for health and longevity ...
Published 09/06/21
Louis Delahaije is the head coach of the Netherlands Triathlon Federation and the individual coach of athletes like Rachel Klamer, Maya Kingma and Richard Murray in triathlon, and Annemiek van Vleuten in cycling. After great Olympic success (the Netherlands were 4th in the Mixed Team Relay, Klamer was 4th in the individual race, and in cycling, van Vleuten took silver in the women's road race and goal in the Time Trial) in Tokyo, Louis joins us to discuss his training and coaching philosophy,...
Published 08/30/21
Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD, is a researcher at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In this interview, we discuss the effects on performance as well as acute muscular and hormonal responses of including sprints in otherwise low-intensity cycling (and other endurance) training.      IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Effects on (cycling) performance of including sprints in otherwise low-intensity, long-duration endurance training -Muscular and hormonal responses to this type of training ...
Published 08/23/21
In this episode, Professor Robert Lamberts (Stellenbosch University) and Annemiek Roete (University of Groningen) discuss their recent systematic review on (noninvasive) markers of functional overreaching in endurance athletes. We also discuss the Lamberts Submaximal Cycle Test (LSCT), and it's application in triathlon as a monitoring tool as well as its application as a performance indicator.          IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Physiological (VO2max, submaximal power output,...
Published 08/16/21
José Ramón Lillo, PhD is a researcher at the University of Alicante. In this interview, we discuss a study where Functional Threshold Power (FTP, as measured by 95% of the average power from a 20-minute all-out time trial) was compared to maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) and other physiological markers.        IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Definitions of testing protocols for FTP and MLSS -How does FTP compare to MLSS according to Dr. Lillo's research?  -How does the warm-up...
Published 08/09/21
Phil Bellinger, PhD, is a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. His work includes training interventions, nutritional interventions, and more recently using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively assess muscle fibre typology and investigate how it relates to performance and training adaptations. He has also recently published a literature review on functional overreaching in endurance sports.       IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Fundamentals of...
Published 08/02/21
Björn Andersson is a Swedish triathlon coach coaching both age-groupers and professionals, including Patrik Nilsson. Björn is also a former professional athlete himself. In this episode we discuss Björn's thoughts on training and coaching, and tips and advice geared towards both age-group athletes and professionals or aspiring professionals.         IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Björn's coaching and training philosophy -Differences in training, coaching, and knowledge now vs....
Published 07/26/21
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