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.
Joel interviews real coach Louis Delahaije, Performance Manager for the Lotto Jumbo cycling team, discussing his background, path from triathlon to cycling, contrasts between coaching environments, polarised training and more. Joel and Paulo discuss athlete monitoring and the session RPE model, plus a bonus swimming segment after the interview.
Notes from Episode 7:
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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.
Notes from Episode 6:
USRPT Breakthrough or Phantom from the Past (page 5-7)
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.
Notes from Episode 5:
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Finis Agility Paddles, Finis 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 - Yellow: These paddles don't allow your wrist to break. They require some commitment to be effective.
A drag tool - teaches effective catch. Most swimmers should tie a knot before the chute to lessen the drag from 'stock'.
Pre-swim dry land training to set up high elbow catch neuro-muscular patterning.
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.
Notes from Episode 4:
In this episode of the Real Coaching Podcast Joel Filliol and Paulo Sousa discuss feedback and questions about elite coach pathways, triathlon coaching vs single sport coaching, mentorship for coaches, and what real coaching really means. The main topic was the Polarized Training model, what is it and isn't, strengths and weaknesses, and take aways for athletes and coaches.
Notes from Episode 3:
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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.
Notes from Episode 2:
Paulo Sousa's philosophy blog post from 2008
"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."
Notes from Episode 1:
Joel's appearance on TRS Radio: TRS42 Joel Filliol
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