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Host Dirk Friel, Co-founder of TrainingPeaks, talks with expert guests about endurance training and racing topics. We’ll explore coaching methodologies, compelling research and leading tools that can benefit sport performance for coaches and athletes. To learn more about how TrainingPeaks can help your training goals, visit us at trainingpeaks.com.
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That Triathlon Show is the number one triathlon podcast for interviews with the best coaches, scientists and experts in the world. That Triathlon Show is hosted by triathlon coach Mikael Eriksson and brought to you by www.scientifictriathlon.com. Learn more about That Triathlon Show at www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/.
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The Matchbox podcast presented by Ignition Coach Co - a cycling show that covers training-related topics in a discussion-oriented format. Show hosts, Adam Saban and Andrew Giniat, are endurance coaches with Ignition Coach Co who share a passion for expanding their knowledge of endurance training. They are also elite cyclists across various disciplines and often lean on their experiences competing at the highest level to provide unique perspective into the world of bike racing. Tune in each w ...
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this week’s episode Dylan and I are answering questions on heat adaptations, fueling with drink mix vs gels, and whether or not to use Zwift or other platforms as a replacement for TrainingPeaks for plan building and…
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In this episode, we sit down with John Wakefield, the managing director of Science to Sport and performance coach with the Bora-hansgrohe World Tour cycling team. John, from Cape Town, South Africa, shares his insights from years of coaching and an advanced training facility in Girona, Spain. Understand why recovery is the key to progression and ho…
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Dirk Friel, co-founder of TrainingPeaks, joins us to discuss the past, present and future of the platform. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -The history of TrainingPeaks -Upcoming features and innovations on the platform -TrainingPeaks as a platform for expert instruction -Common complaints and criticism towards TrainingPeaks -The future of AI i…
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Rachael Maney is the National Director of Bike Law, a network of independent bike crash lawyers with the goal of being cycling advocates as well as legal advocates and to pursue cycling justice. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Cycling and road safety -How crashes with motorists occur, and what you can (and cannot) do to protect yourself -Under…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks mini episode Drew and I are answering a question on how one can determine their potential in sport and the role coaches play in doing so. Today’s show is also brought to you by Flow Formulas. Head over to …
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks episode Drew and I are getting into how to account for strength training in a time crunched program and we also give some advice on how to transition between categories when it comes time for those coveted…
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David McNamee is a two-time podium finisher in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, ranked 17th in the PTO World Rankings, and a T100 contracted athlete from Scotland, living in Girona. In this interview we talk about his season, his training, and learnings from 18 years in the sport about what works and what doesn't. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEA…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks episode we’re talking how to structure your training if you have less than 1hr per day to workout, what a strength maintenance phase should look like, and best practices for utilizing aid stations during l…
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Luke Watson is the performance head coach of the National Triathlon Performance Centre Wales in Cardiff, a development environment for both short-course and long-course triathletes with world-class potential. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Luke's coaching methodology and training principles -The evolution of triathlon and how to adapt to chan…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. Show host, Adam Saban, was out of the office during this recording so Ignition Co-founder, Drew Dillman, took the lead and also invited Ignition coach, Will Pfeiffer, to join the show. The crew talks about Z2 training and how to estimate your LT1 to …
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A new format to the podcast (although familiar to readers of the Scientific Triathlon newsletter), I go solo and discuss three topics I've been thinking about recently in my coaching practice, and how you might think about them to become a better (and even happier!) triathlete. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -The ROI of swim, bike and run trai…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks episode we’re talking ultra endurance race fueling and pacing, as well as optimal training volume for cross country mountain bike racing. Today’s show is also brought to you by Flow Formulas. In case you h…
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Björn Geesman is a German-based sports scientist and coach. He is also the CEO of HYCYS coaching company and co-founder of power & pace. He works with pro triathletes Patrick Lange and Kat Matthews, among other big names in endurance sports. In this episode, Dirk and Björn dive into everything from wind tunnel testing tunnels and bike selection bas…
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Bonus episode with Andy Blow, founder of Precision Fuel & Hydration. SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE: www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/ SPONSORS: Precision Fuel & Hydration help athletes personalise their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get personalised plan …
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Christophe Balestra is a (retired) amateur triathlete with a background in game development. He has brought his talents to the triathlon space with products such as The Obsessed Triathlete (obstri), the PTO's stats pages, and Fantasy Triathlon on The Daily Tri. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -The story behind obstri.com, and why Ironman wanted…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks episode we’re talking recommended tire inserts for XC racing, how we approach coaching athletes with medical conditions, and how to carry all of your tools during races. Today’s show is also brought to you…
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Episode 92 - Training Through Injuries, Everesting Prep, and Ramp Test vs 20min FTP Protocol Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks episode Drew and I are talking about how to approach training through injuries, preparation ideas for Everesting…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and on this weeks episode we’re talking left/right power imbalances, the basics of goal setting, and getting into some nuances of VO2max training. Today’s show is also brought to you by Flow Formulas. We’re already a third …
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Lately, my focus has been scattered, thinking about multiple tasks at once. I'm revisiting 'Exhaust the Body - Tame the Mind' to see how it helps with my mental clarity. You can read the full blog here https://trainingtilt.com/exhaust-the-body-tame-the-mind You can watch the video version here https://youtu.be/LgKWVYfu6lk Training Tilt is an all in…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this weeks episode we’re talking about creatine, living and training at high elevations, tire recommendations for Barry Roubaix, and the balancing act of block week training. Today’s show is also brought to you by Flow …
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Dr. Will O'Connor takes us through the nuances of using running power in training. Will and Dirk get into the scientific side of power meters, discuss the accuracy and data consistency from devices like Stryd and other wearables, and learn how to use critical power zones to break down the metabolic costs of running variable terrain. Will also touch…
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Melanie McQuaid is a triathlon coach and veteran professional triathlete. In 2023 she became the first ever 50-year-old to qualify for and race in the professional field in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. In this interview we discuss that feat and Mel's general thoughts on longevity in the sport and on maintaining performance at an older a…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this week on the show we’re talking about cross training in preparation for your event, variations between running and cycling power numbers, and how to fuel those early morning workouts. Today’s show is also brought to…
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Bex Milnes is a triathlon coach of age-group and professional athletes with over 15 years of experience in endurance sports. She has helped multiple athletes and teams achieve Paralympic and Commonwealth medals, as well as pro and age group podiums in Ironman and Ironman 70.3 racing. In this interview we discuss the training of age-group athletes t…
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Today's episode dives into the often-discussed topic of TrainingPeaks' pricing. While some coaches find it on the pricier side, we're taking a closer look at the value it offers, especially given its extensive features tailored for endurance coaching. Sure, it's not without its flaws, particularly in how it serves the coaching community, but there'…
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Episode 88 - What is the Build Phase and How to Structure Tempo Training Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this week on the show we’re talking about some of the semantics that make up the build phase as well as how to appropriately structure your tempo …
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this week on the show we’re talking about how to train for flat races when you don’t have access to flat terrain and also providing some tips for managing weight loss amidst regular training. Today’s show is also brough…
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Hello Hello Hello everyone. welcome back to The Matchbox podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host Adam Saban and Today is the official kickoff episode for season 2 of the show. We took a little end of season break to reset and revamp the show but we’re excited to be back in the studio and continue bringing all of you the training-related…
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Kristin Armstrong talks coaching strategies in a data-driven world filled with wearables and social platforms. With the advancement of technology and platforms, there is a growing tension between positives and negatives when it comes to data, wearable devices and social media. The challenges of managing this tension have become heightened for young…
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Ever heard of the business phrase "selling sawdust"? It's a marketing concept drawn from a very traditional business, sawmills. A by-product of milling timber is of course sawdust. Sawdust is a product in itself but sawdust is not made to sell, it’s just created as part of the process of making a different product. The sawdust is not wasted though,…
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Tomasz (Tomek) Kowalski, is a triathlon coach and sport scientist from Poland. Tomek's coaching experience includes working with both elite and age-group triathletes, including coaching Ironman World Champions in their respective age-groups, and in his academic work his main focus is on the effect of respiratory muscle training (RMT) on endurance p…
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Episode 86 - Maximizing Time at Elevation and Avoiding the Race Day Blow Up Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this week on the show we’re talking about how to maximize your time when training at altitude for short stints as well as ways to fine tune you…
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Rune Kjøsen Talsnes, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In this interview, we discuss overtraining, training progression and periodisation, and some general topics within endurance training and in particular, insights from the world of cross-country skiing. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Overt…
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this week on the show we’re first diving into the topic of high volume block training. This training approach is not necessarily new, however, in more recent years we’ve seen it become more widely adopted as gravel and …
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In this episode, we're diving into something that's been buzzing around our world lately - the shutdown of Today’s Plan. It's not just big news because it shakes up the coaching software scene; it's also a moment that makes us think about what it means for all of us in this niche, especially for folks like me running Training Tilt and coaching busi…
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Björn Geesmann is the coach of Patrick Lange and Kat Matthews, and the CEO of HYCYS and The Aerow wind tunnel. He returns to the podcast for a long discussion on a number of training-related topics. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: -Psychology in training, racing and coaching -Run training and running economy -Considerations for how to distribut…
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Episode 84 - Tempo vs Sweet Spot, Progressive Overload, and Female Race Fueling Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and unfortunately I was unable to make this weeks show due to losing my voice but I’m happy to say we had a much welcomed guest on the show in …
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Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest episode of The Matchbox Podcast powered by Ignition Coach Co. I’m your host, Adam Saban, and this week we do a shallow dive on creatine supplementation before taking a deeper dive into the topic of heat acclimation for those early season races. Today’s show is also brought to you by Flow Formulas. Just when you…
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