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TTS204 - Fatigue management with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin

Fatigue management with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin | EP#204

Scientific Triathlon coaches James Teagle, Lachlan Kerin and Mikael Eriksson get together to discuss fatigue. How much fatigue is acceptable to experience in triathlon training, how can you manage fatigue, and how do you adjust training and other factors if you end up carrying too much fatigue?

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Acute versus accumulated fatigue and how they should be treated differently
  • Different kinds of fatigue: peripheral (muscular), central (nervous system), mental, and general
  • Managing fatigue through training: repeatable training weeks vs. two weeks hard, one week easy
  • Assessing fatigue with objective and subjective measures (perceived fatigue, motivation, RPE, performance, heart rate, HRV, etc.)
  • When and how should you adjust training (or lifestyle factors) for fatigue? How do you know when enough is enough?
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Training for time-crunched athletes with Conrad Goeringer

Training for time-crunched athletes with Conrad Goeringer | EP#202

Conrad Goeringer is a Nashville-based coach specialising in coaching busy professionals. In this interview, Conrad discusses how he helps athletes leverage their time to achieve their goals and keep improving on a limited time budget for training due to work, family and other obligations.

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  • The importance of training frequency
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  • How to use intensity smartly and allocate intensity to the three disciplines on a low-volume training plan
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  • The hierarchy of swimming, biking, and running when time is scarce
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  • Time-saving strategies to make the most of the time that you do have available
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Base training_ off-season do's and dont's with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin

Base training: off-season do’s and dont’s with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin | EP#201

Scientific Triathlon coaches James Teagle, Lachlan Kerin and Mikael Eriksson get together to discuss base training for triathlon and endurance sports. What should you do (and what shouldn’t you do) in your off-season.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What is “base training” or the “off-season” – how long does it last, when does it start, when does it end, and what are the objectives of it?
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  • Should you take time completely off training?
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  • Methodologies for structuring your base training
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  • Common mistakes to avoid in base training
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  • Considerations other than training to make the most of your base training phase
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TTS200 - Training talk with Mikael Eriksson and Menachem Broadie

Training talk with Mikael Eriksson and Menachem Broadie | EP#200

Menachem Broadie interviews Mikael Eriksson on The Strong Savvy Cyclist and Triathlete podcast in an extended training talk covering many different aspects of training and practical advice for triathletes and endurance athletes.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The importance of building a strong aerobic base
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  • Seeing the big picture and setting long-term goals⠀
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  • The correct execution of low- and high-intensity workouts, respectively⠀
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  • An example training week for somebody training ~8 hours per week
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  • How to keep your training sustainable for the long term⠀
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  • How to create a purposeful and deliberate training strategy that you can stick to by “motivating the elephant, directing the rider, and shaping the path”
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TTS198 - Training structure, periodisation and the science of winning with Jan Olbrecht, PhD

Training structure, periodisation and the science of winning with Jan Olbrecht, PhD | EP#198

Jan Olbrecht is a former elite swimmer, holds a PhD in sports physiology and biomechanics, and has advised athletes who have won over 600 Olympic, World Championship, European Championship and Commonwealth Championship medals. His main drive is to translate science to the level where coaches can benefit from it, and one of the main outcomes of this drive is his excellent and highly influential book ‘The Science of Winning’ on periodisation, training structure, and using physiology to deliver peak performances.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Endurance training periodisation from a year or multi-year level to the microcycle (weekly) level.
  • A methodology for planning out your training structure
  • How do perform lactate testing and use the results to inform training planning and workout prescriptions
  • Aerobic and anaerobic capacity and power: what are they and how should they be developed?
  • Case studies of Luc and Frederik van Lierde, both former Ironman World Champions
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TTS197 - How wind and air resistance impacts running with Evan Schwartz of Stryd

How wind and air resistance impacts running with Evan Schwartz of Stryd | EP#197

The next generation of Stryd’s running power meter is here, and it can now account for the differences in running power required depending on air resistance, wind, and drafting. Evan Schwartz from Stryd joins us to discuss the new device and the implications of wind on running with power.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How much additional power do you need to produce in various wind conditions compared to a still day?
  • How much power can you save when drafting another runner?
  • How much power is required just to move through still air? In other words, what’s the difference between running outdoors and on a treadmill?
  • Is Stryd catching on with elite runners and coaches?
  • What’s next on Stryd’s roadmap?
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TTS196 - Training for Xterra and off-road triathlon with five-time world champion Melanie McQuaid

Training for Xterra and off-road triathlon with five-time world champion Melanie McQuaid | EP#196

Melanie McQuaid is an elite triathlete, five-time world champion (Xterra and ITU cross-triathlon), and coach. In this episode, she discusses the ins and outs of training for and racing Xterra and off-road triathlon.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How Xterra/off-road triathlon demands are different from the demands of standard road triathlons
  • How these different demands impact training – how should an athlete change up their training if going from road triathlons to focusing on Xterra?
  • Training on the mountain bike and running trails – technical and physiological aspects
  • Advice for racing Xterra and off-road triathlons – what are the most important things to consider?
  • Gear – what gear do you need and what should you consider when selecting gear?
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TTS192 - Scientific Triathlon coach Lachlan Kerin

Scientific Triathlon coach Lachlan Kerin | EP#192

Lachlan Kerin is an Australian triathlon coach, professional triathlete, and the newest member of the Scientific Triathlon team. He has over 50 professional IRONMAN 70.3 races to his name, has experience from working with some of the best coaches in the world, and among other accomplishments, has set 3 bike course records in IRONMAN 70.3 races.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Lachlan’s training methodology – how does a professional long-distance triathlete train?
  • What he has learnt from being coached by coaches like Cam Brown, Grant Giles, and professor Paul Laursen
  • Advice for age-groupers on low-hanging fruit to pick and common mistakes to avoid
  • Lachlan’s coaching philosophy and methodology
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TTS190 - Lactate and bioenergetics_ quantifying and improving endurance performance with Shannon Grady

Lactate and bioenergetics: quantifying and improving endurance performance with Shannon Grady | EP#190

Shannon Grady is the founder of GO! Athletics and an expert in the application of bioenergetics, lactate dynamics, and applied physiology for endurance performance optimization. Shannon has worked with over 9000 athletes including Olympic, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes in over 25 sports, and is herself a former professional runner, NCAA All-American, and five-time Team USA Triathlon with 4 Top-10 ITU World Championship finishes.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The science of bioenergetics and lactate dynamics and how they relate to endurance performance and training
  • The fallacy of traditional lactate testing
  • A systems based training approach based on the individuals range of lactate concentration
  • How many endurance athletes lack at least one system and are therefore bioenergetically limited and therefore compromising their endurance perfomance
  • Training mistakes that lead to bioenergetic deficits and suboptimal performance and training adaptations
  • Nutrition mistakes that lead to bioenergetic deficits and suboptimal performance and training adaptations
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TTS189 - Ten high-leverage ways to improve your training and triathlon performance

Ten high-leverage ways to improve your training and triathlon performance | EP#189

Learn about ten extremely important and high-leverage ways to improve your training and triathlon performance. These aspects of the training process are often not in place, in particular in self-coached athletes. If you can start incorporating even a few of them in your training you are pretty much guaranteed to see great improvements in your training and triathlon performance.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Knowing the purpose of each and every workout
  • Having the right mindset in training to make the most of every workout
  • Prerequisites of successful workouts – mobilisation, hydration status, energy and carbohydrate status, recovery status
  • Using session-RPE to train at the right intensity
  • Focusing on the big picture
  • Balancing your engine and your chassis
  • Getting out of your comfort zone by doing things that you consciously or subconsciously tend to avoid doing in training
  • Using group training strategically
  • Benefiting from the compound effect of coaching, testing, and technical advice
  • Constantly improving your training and racing by an effective review and self-reflection process
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