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TTS164 - How to perform to your potential on race day with Sara McLarty

How to perform to your potential on race day with Sara McLarty | EP#164

Sara McLarty is a former professional triathlete for Team USA, with a particularly strong swim, coming from a competitive swimming background. Today, she coaches age-groupers as well as travels as a Team Leader with the USA Triathlon Elite National team to ITU World Triathlon Series events.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Preparation for a race
  • Going through race morning
  • What you should do while standing on the start line and waiting for the gun to go off?
  • How should you execute a great swim?
  • How should you execute a great bike?
  • How should you execute a great run?
  • How should you execute two great transitions?
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Triathlon race planning with David Tilbury-Davis | EP#150

Coach David Tilbury-Davis shares the process of creating a triathlon race plan. Going through the race planning process and doing your homework can be the difference between having a real shocker or your best triathlon ever.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What elements go into a good race plan?
  • Pacing for the bike and the run
  • Planning your nutrition
  • Planning for the environment and weather conditions
  • Preparing for the mental battle in your head
  • When and how should you adapt your plan on the fly in the race?
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Heat adaptation and triathlon performance with Stephen Cheung

Heat adaptation and triathlon performance with Stephen Cheung | EP#138

In this interview we discuss racing in the heat and heat adaptation for triathlon and other endurance sports with professor Stephen Cheung, who runs a research lab investigating the effects of environmental stress on human physiology and performance.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How heat affects triathlon and endurance performance
  • The best ways to mitigate the negative effects of heat
  • Heat adaptation benefits and protocols
  • Example: how to structure a heat adaptation training phase when preparing for Kona
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Optimal Bike Pacing and Best Bike Split with Ryan Cooper

Optimal Bike Pacing and Best Bike Split with Ryan Cooper | EP#131

Ryan Cooper, founder of Best Bike Split, chief scientist at Training Peaks and a world-leading expert on the physics of cycling joins us to teach optimal bike pacing in your triathlon bike leg.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • General and specific pacing advice for half and full distance triathlons
  • Pacing for draft legal racing – when is the right time to make a break?
  • How should you adjust your power and effort for hills, headwinds and crosswinds?
  • Aerodynamics vs. Power vs. Weight – how do they impact how fast we get around a bike course, and which should we prioritise?
  • How triathletes can use the Best Bike Split software to plan their ideal race in great detail
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TTS119 - Tapering and peaking in triathlon_ the art and the science

Tapering and peaking in triathlon: the art and the science | EP#119

The art and the science of tapering and peaking for triathlons uncovered.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How big a performance improvement can you expect from tapering?
  • What’s the ideal taper duration?
  • How should your training volume, intensity, and frequency change in the taper?
  • What do we know from science about tapering, and how much is down to the art of coaching?
  • How does tapering apply when having multiple races in a short time-span?
  • Practical examples of the taper in training programs
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Running, Peaking, and Suffering with Olympic gold-medal coach Malcolm Brown | EP#96

Running, Peaking, and Suffering with Olympic gold-medal coach Malcolm Brown | EP#96

Malcolm Brown has been coaching the Brownlee brothers since they were teenagers to 4 Olympic medals, and been an integral part in developing the highly successful Leeds Triathlon Center. Now retired, we look back at how he achieved all this success, and what he has learnt along the way.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • His greatest contribution in making team Great Britain such a dominant force in triathlon
  • How he changed the run training of the British triathletes to make them “run more like milers” when moving from athletics to triathlon coaching
  • How athletes like the Brownlees, Vicky Holland, Non Stanford, and others consistently manage perform well in Championship races when it really matters
  • What allows the Brownlees to race like they do at a suicidal pace and handle evident suffering so well
  • The most important change that has happened in triathlon training the last 10-15 years
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Training smart, managing time, and setting goals with Kate Roberts

Training smart, managing time, and setting goals with Kate Roberts | EP#92

Coach and double Olympic athlete Kate Roberts from South Africa discusses how to get the most out of your triathlon training by training smarter (not necessarily more), managing time better, and by staying consistent through goal-setting.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • It’s not just about the time you train, but how you use that time and the focus you put into it.
  • Better time management with weekly and daily planning
  • Goal-setting as a key driver to keep you consistent when you might otherwise stay in bed
  • How to make hard efforts manageable by focusing on different internal and form cues
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Ultra Triathlon Training and Racing with Keith Rieger | EP#89

Ultra Triathlon Training and Racing with Keith Rieger | EP#89

Keith Rieger is the founder and event director of KonaFive – racing the Kona Ironman 5 days in a row, back to back. Tune in for his training and racing tips for ultra triathlons, and to hear what the KonaFive is all about. Plus, as an Xterra Trail Running World Champion, he also shares his best triathlon running advice.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • KonaFive – training for and racing the Hawaii Ironman five days in a row
  • How you don’t need to be super human or even train that much to get into ultra triathlons
  • Keith’s typical training week when preparing for KonaFive
  • Ultra triathlon racing tips: pacing, nutrition, and sleep
  • Using eggs in smoothies and oatmeal
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Kona qualification: what it takes (in hard numbers) with Russell Cox | EP#76

What does it take to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona? Coach Russell Cox has put together detailed Kona qualifying statistics to help answer that question in actual numbers and race times.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How qualifying slots are allocated between races
  • General trends in how the competitiveness of qualifying is changing
  • Are there easier and more difficult races to qualify for?
  • Results required to qualify in some example age groups
  • Results required to win, place in the top-20, and median times at the World Championships themselves if you manage to get there
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7 Big Mistakes Beginner Triathletes Make | EP#66

This is a quick trailer of what you can expect from That Triathlon Show. My goal is to make this THE go-to podcast for triathletes, and make it the best and biggest of them all. On this episode you’ll learn more about the concept of the podcast, the guests and topics coming up in future episodes, and how you can enter the podcast launch contest to win an Amazon gift card.
You’ll learn about:

  • Ben’s background, and training with a performance oriented kids’ triathlon team
  • How his training evolved as he went to college and became a professional triathlete
  • How he prepared for the Olympics
  • Training advice from Ben to age-groupers and to young, up-and-coming triathletes
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