Training, racing, and metabolic testing with Val Burke | EP#290
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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 race pace for long distance triathlon races   SHOWNOTES:   SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:   SPONSORS: ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a tool for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve swim specific strength and technique. Trusted by BMC PRO Triathlon Team, age-group triathletes, coaches and physios around the world. Visit for 20% off your order.   ROKA - The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit for 20% off your order.   LINKS AND RESOURCES: Val's website and Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Strength training episode archive Bike training episode archive Racing episode archive RATE AND REVIEW: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing:   CONTACT: Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
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