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.
Notes from Episode 11:
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.
Notes from Episode 9:
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.
Notes from Episode 8:
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 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:
Follow Stephen Seiler
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