Train Smarter and Achieve Your Triathlon Goals

Whether it is with individual coaching, one of my training plans, the top-rated That Triathlon Show podcast, or the free Scientific Triathlon Resource Center, my goal is to help you become a better triathlete than you thought possible. 


Browse around and make yourself at home. If you want a few quick wins, I highly recommend joining the free Scientific Triathlon Resource Center. It is among my best work, covering training structure, nutrition, and core strength (more is coming!) and has already helped hundreds of triathletes.

PreSENTED BY HEAD COACH MIKAEL ERIKSSON, M.Sc.

Resources for smarter and better trai​ning

Used by hundreds of triathletes that are training smarter and achieving their goals

Scientific Triathlon Resource Center

Join this Free Triathlon Resource Center that has already helped hundreds of triathletes with

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    Training effectively and with structure with the Effective Triathlon Training Blueprint 
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    Triathlon Specific Core Training Routines
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    Nutrition. Daily Nutrition, Nutrition in and Around Training, and Body Composition Advice. Based on Science - Separating Facts from Fads

The twelfth site I visited and the only one I use


Andrew G Smith 48/ Montréal

I am going to write my training plan for the upcoming year, and was looking for a scientific approach to overall training. This was the twelfth site I visited in my search and it's the only one I use. Keep at it Mikael!

Very time effective


Rickard Ödgren 40, Uppsala Sweden

The program covered all of the essential core exercises that I can think of. It is very time effective - which is good. If to long program there is a risk that it won't be done. Also, great explanations of the different exercises.

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Holding technique even as I start to tire


David Allsop 51 l Peterborough UK

The core programme is excellent. It feels far tougher than it first looks. Improvement in swimming, holding technique even as I start to tire. Could also be true on the run but hard to be certain. I will continue to follow advanced programme twice per week.

Let's take the guesswork out of triathlon training!

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This Is What I Do...

I Help Triathletes Train Smarter A​​​​nd Race Faster

And Here's How I Do It 

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I HOST The World's Best triathlon podcast

That Triathlon Show isn't your typical triathlon podcast. It's focus is 100% on helping athletes train smarter and race faster by giving actionable tips and advice. 

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    World-class coaches, researchers and experts in endurance sports interviewees
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    Structured, practical, and focusing on your key takeaways and action steps
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    Evidence-based and critical
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    It's twice per week and it's free!
  • Bro-science
  • Race results and pro circuit stuff
  • Unnecessary fluff and two-hour episodes
That Triathlon Show - Podcast with Mikael Eriksson

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I CREATE TRULY EFFECTIVE Training Plans

I provide proven training plans that I believe are the best value-for-money plans put together so far (I know because I've bought so many of them myself). A few plans are available now, and more are added regularly. I also offer customised race plans tailored to your abilities, goals and constraints. 

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    Easy-to-follow plans for different athlete abilities, goals, and other constraints.
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    These plans are more than just training programs. They're fully-fledged guides full with tips, education, and additional information. 
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    Customised (from-scratch) plans tailored to your abilities, goals, and constraints also available 
  • Plans that will leave you hanging wondering what in the world you're really supposed to do
  • Random workouts thrown together to make a quick buck
Triathlon Training Plan - Scientific Triathlon

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I OFFER INSANELY​​​​ THOROUGH Coaching and consulting

If you really want to get the best out of yourself as an athlete, whether you're a beginner or semi-pro, and whether your 4 or 34 hours per week, you need a coach. I offer remote individual coaching only to a select number of athletes (15). I also offer bespoke consultations (remotely) on specific topics (like how to use running power meters) or as a feedback and advice session on your overall triathlon training.

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    I can help you train with structure, purpose, and the right progression. This will make you get faster, stay healthy, and enjoy the sport!
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    Personalized feedback (almost daily), mentoring and support for your abilities, goals, and life situation.
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    My approach is based on science, and precise planning, monitoring and analysis - but always with the practical aspect at the forefront.
  • Bro-science
  • My way or the highway
  • One-size-fits-all templated "individual" coaching
Ironman Triathlon training with coach Mikael Eriksson

A little more about myself

Who is Mikael Eriksson?

I'm an endurance sports fanatic and science nerd. I'm a competitive triathlete myself, but my real gift is in coaching, and in educating others get the best out of themselves. Until August 2017 I worked as an engineer in medical devices in Helsinki, Finland. But a what-the-heck-moment and flight ticket later I was a full-time triathlon coach living in Lisbon, Portugal, living my passion and loving every second! 


I've helped thousands of triathletes train smarter and achieve their triathlon goals through the education I provide in my newsletter (sign up here) and podcast (check it out). I coach a significantly smaller number of athletes (fortunately), but that really is where I can make the biggest impact through my coaching approach which is practical, but still very much scientific and analytical. I do love the data and numbers, and I'm very good with it, if I may say so myself. Most of all though, my approach is driven by my passion and dedication for my athletes' success. 


Personally as a triathlete, I focus on sprint and Olympic distance races at the moment. I want to really see how fast I can become on those distances. I've checked the boxes for top-10 finishes at the Finnish national championships at both those  distances. The next goal is top-5, and after that, who knows? The sky is the limit!

Learn more about my coaching and consulting

If you're interested in having me as your coach or just getting one or a few one-off consultations bespoke to you and your needs, send me an email to learn more and see if it's a good fit.

Let's Stay Connected

Keep in touch on social media and email, shall we?

I'd love to stay in touch with you on social media and email. I'm always open to conversations on Twitter, Facebook, and on email through my newsletter. Plus, on all of these platforms I'll share news of new epic Scientific Triathlon content so you can stay on top of it and not miss anything. Occasionally you may get a layman's terms translation on new research, or even a beginner quick-tip!

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