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Triathlon Swimming with TOWER 26 was created by Triathlon's go-to swim expert Coach, Gerry Rodrigues, and USAT Certified Coach/Professional Triathlete, Jim Lubinski. These podcasts will help triathletes get the most return out of their swim preparation by covering all the essential topics and ingredients that are necessary to make triathletes better and safer swimmers. Through Gerry's countless years of coaching thousands of triathletes and Jim's racing/training/coaching experience, the two ...
 
The Tri Doc is a physician on a mission; to dispel all the false notions about injuries, training aids and pseudoscience that permeates the triathlon community. This podcast takes a fresh look at how to train and race for a triathlon while being smart about choices related to gear, nutrition and anything that goes in or on your body.
 
Join Tony Rich, Level II USAT certified coach, certified sports nutritionist, certified master swim coach, Level II TrainingPeaks Certified coach, Guinness World Record holder and finisher of over 100 long course events. Together with guests they'll discuss the science of self-propelled motion and also explore some of the most important topics within the intersection of endurance sports training, health, fitness, society and life current events.
 
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) delivers ongoing podcast discussions on topics in IR, such as interviews with authors of recent articles in the Journal and highlights of the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting. Each issues of JVIR covers critical and cutting-edge medical minimally invasive, clinical, basic research, radiological, pathological, and socioeconomic issues of importance to the field, and our free podcast series provides readers with addi ...
 
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In this episode: Tapering is a well accepted part of a triathlon training program leading up to an event. But how should a taper be structured in order to get the most out of it and how long should it last? There is actually a fair bit of research on these questions and on this episode I take a look to help answer them along with some others like w…
 
In this episode: It has long been held that what surface you run on is a major contributor to injuries in running. Harder surfaces lead to more injuries than softer ones. Or is the other way around? Is it possible that we have this upside down? Newer analyses and thinking on this matter posits that in fact, the biomechanics of running on softer sur…
 
Coach Chad is back! This week we dig into how VO2max affects FTP, why heart rate may be lower or higher for different people at different times, and discussions about positioning in aggressive groups, heat, crashing and more inspired by Tulsa Tough. ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Intro 0:04 - Jonatha…
 
Even once you know what to eat, consuming the right calories at the right time isn't always feasible day-to-day. On today's episode, expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin goes "beyond the book" and offers insight for those tricky situations when quality nutrition isn't available. How do you navigate your best friend's birthday party, your company h…
 
Taylor Lideen, the winner of the 357 mile Unbound XL gravel race, joins us to talk about how he trained for such a massive race, his nutrition and equipment choices, how he executed on race day, as well as his tips for endurance athletes and a discussion on the intersection of mental health and endurance sport. Follow Taylor on Instagram: https://w…
 
Arrive race ready no matter how far from home your race adventures take you! On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James discuss mitigating the effects of travel on your race performance. The coaches outline pros and cons of driving v. flying to your event, share tips for booking your accommodations, and give recommendations for pack…
 
How to reach and maintain peak fitness for as long as possible, how many all-out efforts does a rider have each year, how to use elevation training and heat training to get faster and much more in Episode 311 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Intro 0:03 - How long can…
 
Should you incorporate run drills into your training? If so, which drills and how often? In this episode, coaches Elizabeth James and Jeff Raines drill down on run drills. Learn how run drills help prepare the body for exercise, refine technique, and prevent injuries. Then get tips for executing specific plyometric drills, including recommendations…
 
Whether it’s elevation, heat, technicality or just an abnormally strong field, going the extra mile to make sure you are ready for your goal event can make a big difference. Tune is as we discuss this, as Amber shared what she is learning about pregnancy and cycling, and as Pete shares tips on mid-ride nutrition in Episode 310 of the Ask a Cycling …
 
Don't let dehydration hinder your race-day performance! On this episode, host Andrew Harley and coach Elizabeth James talk with Andy Blow, a Sports Scientist and expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping. As the founder of Precision Hydration, Andy works with athletes to determine their sweat rate and sodium concentration in their sweat. Listen in …
 
In this episode: Massage therapy does a body and mind good but is there any science to support the gestalt that we all may share that it really improves recovery or performance? Despite the fact that it has been around pretty much forever and the fact that there are many technological aids that leverage massage to purportedly enhance recovery, the …
 
Detraining happens any time we decrease training stimulus, but how quickly does it happen, how can you retain as much fitness as possible, and how should you adjust your race strategy as a result? Join us for a deep dive into this and many other topics in Episode 309 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ----------------------------------------------…
 
How do you balance hours of triathlon training with family time and work responsibilities? On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines, both fathers of three children, share their experiences with racing triathlons while remaining devoted family men and dedicated employees. John and Jeff tell listeners the joy of sharing the sport with t…
 
Get an inside look into why and how we updated all of our training plans with data from Adaptive Training, a question from a pro cyclist on how World Tour racing differs from amateur racing, how to best use Left/Right Balance and more in Episode 308 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- BLOG ARTICLES MEN…
 
Often referred to as the fourth discipline, it's no secret that nutrition is an important part of triathlon. On today's episode, expert sports nutritionist, Dr. Krista Austin explains the connection between your performance goals, body composition, and food consumption. Dr. Austin also weighs in on finding your race weight, metabolic factors based …
 
In this episode: Humans domesticated wheat millennia ago and in so doing created a civilization. Despite a harmonious and fruitful relationship, the past decade has seen a revolution against the grain precipitated by one man and his book 'Wheat Belly'. The subsequent rush to a gluten free lifestyle has been as rapid as it is mystifying. Is there an…
 
Why are you always hungry during rest weeks and what can you do about it? Does air density affect physiological performance, and can smelling salts make you faster? Tune into Episode 307 of the Ask a Cycling Coach for these topics and much more! ---------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Welcome …
 
While there is no substitution for consistent training leading up to a race, there are still many tricks of the trade you can use on race day to get to the finish line faster. On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines unload their arsenal of 31 race-day, time-saving tips. Whether it's your first race or your 101st,…
 
Erica Carney is one of the all-time best American crit racers, but her goal of winning a pro national criterium championship took years of hard work to achieve. Tune in as we answer your questions about tactics, bike handling and more, and discuss what Erica did to improve her tactics and abilities each year to finally win the 2017 Women’s Pro Crit…
 
Smile, you’re on race-day camera! In this episode, host Andrew Harley and coach John Mayfield are joined by sports photographer, Scott Flathouse. Scott shares his journey from an active competitor to getting behind the lens on course. Listen in as Scott, who has shot hundreds of race events from destination IRONMAN’s to neighborhood 5k’s, describes…
 
In this episode: Cold has long been advocated as treatment for sore muscles after a hard workout but recent research is beginning to suggest that heat may actually be a better way to go. Can heat decrease the soreness associated with delayed onset muscle soreness and actually accelerate recovery to improved performance? I review the evidence. Sara …
 
Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Creating a Custom Garmin Screen for Outside Workouts: https://s…
 
What is a performance plateau? How can your prevent yourself from getting stuck in one? Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they discuss how to determine if you are plateauing, and if you are, what to do about it. Examine possible causes for a plateau in swimming, biking, or running performance and listen in as the coaches provide sel…
 
Jim and Gerry welcome Form Swim CEO and Founder Dan Eisenhardt to the show. Dan discusses the technology in the Form Goggles and how it helps the swimmer in training and racing. A very informative episode. You can check out Form Goggles here Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Her…
 
Qualifying for the Olympics is an interesting and complicated process that sees pro racers adjust their training and race calendars in unique ways that us amateur cyclists can learn from. This week we talk to Clif Pro Team’s Sofía Gomez Villafañe and Russell Finsterwald about how they have worked through their roles in the olympic qualification pro…
 
Triathletes train year after year dreaming of one day racing in Kona. On today’s episode, Andrew Harley is joined by Greg McAuley and Joanna Nami, two athletes who will be racing in Kona this fall. Both athletes qualified to race at the Ironman World Championship through the Legacy Program. Learn more about the legacy program and preparing to race …
 
In this episode: Nutrition is often referred to as the fourth discipline of triathlon and for good reason but there are so many things that can contribute to undoing the best laid plans for a well fed race.On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Patrick Wilson PhD who has done a lot of research on how mental state can play a major role in aff…
 
What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPIC…
 
Do you need to leverage power in your run training? What are the benefits of using run power compared to pace and heart rate? On today's episode, the Director of High Performance at Stryd, Evan Schwartz, joins host Andrew Harley and coach John Mayfield to discuss running with power. Evan describes how Stryd measures metrics such as pace, elevation,…
 
A conversation with Adam Leitch director of communications for Super League Triathlon. We talk about the origin of the Super League Triathlon concept and what makes it different compared to traditional triathlon, and what makes it exciting for spectators in the arena format. We talk about the structure and format of the events, including all of the…
 
Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in diffe…
 
Your best triathlon performance is preceded by an effective taper. Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they discuss the purpose of the taper and how to productively finish preparing for your race. The coaches overview your final workouts, considerations for sleep and nutrition, and how to handle travel during this time.…
 
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