The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games may change to a sprint format combined with a mixed team relay: we discuss the background, history, racing and training implications. Lab testing season for triathletes is here, and we break down this trend, and why this doesn't move athletes performance forward. The marginalization of coaches, over-promising and under-delivering of sport science. Decision making and why this is the key to real coaching effectiveness. We address questions on high load training camps, what to do about illness, elite vs age group training, HIIT blocks, marginal gains, and nutrition questions from fasted training, supplements, protein and recovery drinks.

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Notes from Episode 16:

Triathlon in the Olympics: the next step

Sprint distance in Tokyo 2020

Triathlon in the Olympics: the next step

Coaches in UK have been marginalised in funded sports. Medics/science leads and takes no accountability if it fails

Wayne Goldsmith: Coach Education

What’s the secret of the world’s best-paid sports manager? Ask the Chicago Cubs

Block periodization of high-intensity aerobic intervals provides superior training effects in trained cyclists.

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Training needs in terms of importance are discussed, from total frequency and volume of training, to high intensity, to training distribution, to periodisation and tapering. We discuss Vicky Holland's interview, comparing and contrasting her training with Darren Smith and the Leeds Triathlon centre, the polarized approach, historical trends of planning and intensity distribution. Follow up questions are addressed including running economy, drills, and tips, run analytics, maintaining endurance fitness between events, structuring a season for both early season and late season races, and whether training gear can affect injuries. The Island House and final ITU World Cups are discussed along with development pathways.

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Notes from Episode 15:

Seiler's Hierarchy of Training Needs

Cup Of Tri Triathlon Podcast #96: Vicky Holland

What new sport science "technology" are you currently exchanted by?  Where is it on this curve?

 

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Kona analysis including Frodeno vs Keinle, Ryf vs the clock, front pack dynamics, drafting, penalties, which pros should race Kona, and why we need smaller fields for better racing. 
We breakdown Triathlon New Zealand, and the resignation of the HPD, the history of success in New Zealand and the challenge of re-building the culture there. Back on the ever green doping topic, we discuss the ongoing TUE saga, and motor doping. Finally planning training for the future and reviewing the past, what went well, what didn't and how we'll take these points forward in future episodes.

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Notes from Episode 14:

TriNZ HPD Resigns

Andrea Hewitt Twitter

Ryan Sissons Article

How to get away with doping: NYT Article:

David Brailsford speaks to the Cycling Podcast

 

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The importance of Kona for triathlon, and the professional circuit, prize money, progression of the sport. Salinas ITU World cup, and development of runners into triathletes. High Performance funding and organisation, how "athlete-centered, coach driven" has become jargon and not reality. Key run sessions, organising run training, minimal effective dose, healthy training load and what causes injuries and how to avoid falling into inconsistency. 

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Notes from Episode 13:

Exclusive: Olympians treated like 'second class citizens'

On shit-deflecting umbrellas, high performance sport and Sunette Viljoen

What went wrong for Canada's men's heavyweight rowers in Rio

The Physio Matters Podcast

YTPs and planning

Office Space TPS Reports

 

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The ITU WTS end of season races are reviewed including WTS Edmonton, the Grand Final in Cozumel, including the conditions, the tactics, the Brownlee drama and how the World Champions were decided. The 70.3 World Champs including the dominance by Holly Lawrence, the controversy around motor-pacing, entourages and transparency are discussed along with the Fancy Bears WADA hack and TUE abuse and whether TUEs should be public.

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Notes from Episode 12:

TRS81 Liz Lyles http://therealstarky.libsyn.com/trs81-liz-lyles

https://twitter.com/ganter1010/status/772627542561873920

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Joel and Paulo are back, reviewing the Olympic Games Triathlon, including the selection process, what went right, and what went wrong, the Mens and Womens Triathlon in Rio, followed by the doping and corruption scandals from WADA, the IOC and Russian team.

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Notes from Episode 11:

A Canadian medallist on why our Olympic strategy betrays the spirit of the Games

NZ excelling at the sport of spin in Rio

Canoe Kayak Canada reeling from internal strife: report

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Joel and Paulo debate discuss how scientific knowledge directly impacts on current training methods with our athletes, including what are scientific certainties, practical implications of research, and specific methods including strength training, plyometrics, massage & physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories, fasted training and HRV monitoring. 

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Notes from Episode 10:

Video of Track Tuesday Session: El grupo de Joel Filliol a tope en carrera a pie con Mario Mola y Kate Zaferes al frente

THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF THE JFT CREW

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Joel interviews Michael Krüger, former Danish National Team Coach and coach to international top performers over many years,  discussing why Denmark produces so many strong triathletes, Ironman vs ITU coaching, when pros should race Kona, and National Federations supporting Ironman athletes. Joel and Paulo discussion repetition as a training concept, running power meters, and why many young athletes develop injuries. 

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Notes from Episode 9:

Krüger Coaching Facebook Page

#JFTcrew Behind the Scences Fuerteventura Camp Photos & Tommy Zaferes Triathlete -Photographer

Stryd running power meter

Top 20 Swim Tips: #21 Repetition

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Joel and Paulo debate elements of a successful program, both from the basis of national federations, squad and club environments, and culture and environment. In follow up, we revisit the target of the podcast, squad sustainability, USRPT, a Kiwi going for Rio, Polarised training and Session RPE.

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Notes from Episode 8:

FITTER RADIO: EPISODE 091 HOT PROPERTY INTERVIEW - GRAEME MAW

Swimmer Michael Andrew, the youngest American ever to turn pro, makes waves w/ his unconventional training methods. 

Wanaka's Braden Currie to start Olympic qualifying campaign at Port of Tauranga

Top Ten Recommendations for Olympic Federations

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Simon Whitfield talks about his career, the emergence of the Brownlees, what he learned, and the perspective he has gained on the process that led to four Olympic Games and two Medals. Joel and Paulo answer follow up questions on swim myth busting, USRPT, and swim tools.

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Notes from Episode 6:

USRPT Breakthrough or Phantom from the Past  (page 5-7)

Simon Whitfield – The Relentless Pursuit

Simon Whitfield (@simonwhitfield) | Twitter

Simon's Olympic Gold Medal Race

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Simon Whitfield (CAN)

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Joel and Paulo talk WADA, doping cover ups and dodgy labs, and answer follow up questions on Polarized Training. The main topic is swim training for triathletes, what works from our experiences, how to use swim tools and why, and how our views have changed since Joel published the Top 20 Swim Tips article back in 2012.

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Finis Agility PaddlesFinis Agility Paddles These are ideal for learning an effective catch, where you must press on the water effectively in the correct way. Medium is the right size for most athletes, small for small hands or larger for a different stimulus. 

Finis Instinct Sculling Paddles Smaller versions of the agility paddles: a good second paddle in the tool kit.

Speedo Power Paddle: Recommended basic flat paddles. Remove the wrist strap.

Finis Pulling Ankle Strap  A fancy ankle band: you can make a band out of a inner tube, or buy one of these.

Finis Bolster Paddles - YellowThese paddles don't allow your wrist to break. They require some commitment to be effective. 

Finis Swim Parachute - Red

A drag tool - teaches effective catch. Most swimmers should tie a knot before the chute to lessen the drag from 'stock'.

Finis Dry Land Cord

Pre-swim dry land training to set up high elbow catch neuro-muscular patterning. 

The Top 20 Tips for Faster Triathlon Swimming

Triathlon Book post "What should I do with my swimming"

Triathlon Book post "A little something we have forgotten"

Paper on Constraint based swimming 

Joel interviews Dan Lorang, German National Coach and personal coach to current 70.3 and Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno. Topics include Dan's pathway into elite coaching, key moments in his development, his role with the ITU national team, differences between ITU and Ironman preparation, and how he started to work with Jan, and developed their plan to win Kona in 2015. Paulo and Joel review key points from the interview and discuss the Island House Triathlon in the Bahamas.

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Follow Dan on twitter

Dan on Research Gate

Contact Dan via DTU

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In this episode of the Real Coaching Podcast Joel Filliol and Paulo Sousa discuss feedback and questions submitted over twitter about ITU racing, domestiques, 'Dirty Harry', and how an independent squad works. The main topic was 'what is High Performance' including, culture, philosophy, people, and what makes it all work together.  

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Notes from Episode 2:

Harry Whiltshire video

High Performance article on FreelapUSA

Paulo Sousa's philosophy blog post from 2008

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"In this first episode Joel introduces the concept for the podcast, and discusses other favourite podcasts for coaches, before starting the discussion with Paulo Sousa, where we talk about what real coaching is, and our journey and development as coaches. Finally we analyse the Ironman World Championships, and the ITU Grand Final in Chicago."

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Joel's appearance on TRS Radio: TRS42 Joel Filliol

Some favourite podcasts for coaches:

HMMR Media 

Magnus and Marcus on Coaching

The Tim Ferris Show

Finding Mastery

Sports Coach Radio

Pacey Performance Podcast

You Are Not So Smart Podcast

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