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 Olympics, including heat preparation, tapering, race schedules, and much more.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How Arild viewed the Norwegian results in the triathlon events at the Olympics
-Training camps and racing blocks in preparation for Tokyo
-Heat preparation protocols
-Preparing for the bike course with near-constant cornering and accelerations
-Kristian's swim strategy to lose minimal time to the front pack
-Arild's verdict on what went well in the preparations and what could be improved for Paris 2024
-The next big goals for the Norwegian team and individual athletes
-Shifting training focus to long-course (half and full distance) racing
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Arild's Instagram and Twitter profiles Arild Tveiten – coach of Kristian Blummenfelt, Gustav Iden and Casper Stornes on triathlon training the Norwegian way | EP#223 How Norway became a triathlon powerhouse with head coach Arild Tveiten | EP#154
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