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.
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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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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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 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