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TTS217 - Dan Atkins - Head Coach of Triathlon Australia Performance Centre Gold Coast

Dan Atkins – Head Coach of Triathlon Australia Performance Centre Gold Coast | EP#217

Dan Atkins is the Head Coach of the Triathlon Australia Performance Centre on the Gold Coast. He discusses the demands of elite draft-legal triathlon in 2020 and how to prepare for these demands. All along, he shares training advice highly applicable to any endurance athlete, elite or amateur, triathlete or single-sport.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The demands of elite draft-legal triathlon in 2020.
  • Training elite and developmental athletes for world class draft-legal performances
  • A typical training week of the squad of elite athletes at the Gold Coast performance center
  • How the training develops over the course of a season
  • The importance and challenges of a daily training environment with group training
  • Coaching and training lessons learnt from integrating para-triathletes with able-bodied athletes
  • Dan’s number one piece of advice for any endurance athlete
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TTS214 - Best of 2019 on That Triathlon Show

Best of 2019 on That Triathlon Show | EP#214

We look back at 2019 and listen to some of the very best audio segments from the top-10 interviews of That Triathlon Show this year.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR FROM:

  • World Champions keep things simple: training masterclass with Joel Filliol | EP#172
  • Dan Lorang – coach of Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug and Bora Hansgrohe pro cycling team | EP#175
  • -FTP, VO2max and VLaMax: what triathletes need to know with Sebastian Weber | EP#169
  • -Endurance sports nutrition: state of the art in 2019 with prof. John Hawley | EP#181
  • -Polarised training with Stephen Seiler, PhD | EP#177
  • -Run training of Kipchoge, Farah and Rudisha with Matt Fox of Sweat Elite | EP#195
  • -Injury prevention and rehabilitation with James Debenham, PhD | EP#209
  • -Training talk with world-class cyclist Amber Neben and coach Tim Cusick | EP#205
  • -Anybody can be a Kona qualifier: genetics is not your limiter with Alan Couzens | EP#186
  • -The top-5 challenges for masters athletes and how to overcome them – Bo Falck Hansen, PhD | EP#176
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TTS212 - Training ideologies with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin

Training ideologies with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin | EP#212

Scientific Triathlon coaches James Teagle, Lachlan Kerin and Mikael Eriksson get together to discuss different training ideologies. What are the pros and cons of each, for whom might each be more or less relevant, and what are common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to training ideologies?

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The Lydiard model
  • The interval-heavy model
  • The threshold-heavy model
  • The Kenyan/Canova model
  • The Trisutto model
  • The polarised model
  • The sweet spot heavy model
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Altitude camps and racing at altitude with Andrew Simmons

Altitude camps and racing at altitude with Andrew Simmons | EP#210

Andrew Simmons is founder and Head Coach of Lifelong Endurance in Denver, Colorado. He joins us to discuss all things altitude, from going up to altitude for a training camp to gain physiological advantages, to dealing with having to race at altitude despite normally residing at sea level.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The physiology of training and racing at altitude
  • The theory and application of altitude training camps
  • Going to altitude to race
  • Considerations for athletes living at altitude year-round
  • Altitude tents and masks
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TTS205 - Training talk with world-class cyclist Amber Neben and coach Tim Cusick

Training talk with world-class cyclist Amber Neben and coach Tim Cusick | EP#205

Amber Neben is one of the most accomplished cyclists in the history of women’s cycling, with two individual World Championship titles, two Olympic games, and recently finishing 4th at the World Championship Time Trial event at the age of 44. Amber and her coach Tim Cusick join us today to discuss the training that has led to so much success and importantly, great longevity and continued success in the sport of cycling.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How Amber’s training year leading up to the 4th place finish at Worlds was structured
  • Her two phases of training: foundation training and performance training
  • The big picture: structuring training around 4-year cycles rather than 1-year plans
  • The importance of training progression and focusing on time in zone
  • How Amber’s training and aspects around training have changed over the years as she has learnt more and developed as an athlete
  • How is training adjusted for age, at the age of 44?
  • The difference in training between (elite) female and male cyclists
  • Takeaway messages from Amber’s training and cycling journey applicable for amateurs and age-group athletes
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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 Brodie

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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