The TriDot Triathlon Podcast
  • TriDot Triathlon Training, Andrew the Average Triathlete
53 episodes
This is The TriDot Podcast! We are here to educate, inspire, and entertain. We’ll talk all things triathlon, swim, bike, run, nutrition, recovery, & strength training, with expert coaches and special guests. So whether you are a triathlete training for a sprint, olympic, or IRONMAN event. Join the conversation, and let's improve together.

Episodes

"Surging Forward: Information and Inspiration for Women in Cycling "
2020 Sep 2859m 17s
Women's Cycling Day is an annual event and ongoing initiative that brings women together to experience, share, and express their love of cycling. On this episode, podcast host Andrew Harley asks TriDot coach Elizabeth James and returning guest Rachael Maney about the history of cycling, role models within the sport, and the movement to get women more deeply involved in the cycling community.
Training as You're Aging: Insights for Every Age Group
2020 Sep 2153m 32s
Age-appropriate training is critical to reaching your full potential and staying injury free. In this episode, TriDot coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines discuss how training and performance change over the lifespan of a triathlete. Learn how your age impacts your training, when you typically reach your aerobic and anaerobic peaks, and what considerations you should take as you transition from age group to age group.
Bite It & Write It: Nutrition Tracking for Triathletes
2020 Sep 1454m 27s
Why is tracking your food intake so beneficial? Expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin has the answer! In this episode, podcast host Andrew Harley and TriDot coach Elizabeth James ask Dr. Austin about tracking nutrients and how to make sure you're eating the right foods to fuel your triathlon training. Dr. Austin also outlines important considerations for the timing of your meals (and snacks) and adjusting your caloric needs to match your training.
"Your Questions Answered: Z2 Running, Returning from Injury, & More "
2020 Sep 0759m 24s
TriDot coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines are in the hot seat on this round-robin, rapid-fire episode! The coaches answer your questions about a variety of topics. Learn strategies for maintaining your "zone 2" heart rate during aerobic sessions, how dehydration impacts heart rate, and how to build your awareness of Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). We'll also discuss returning to training after an injury or illness, helpful transition tips, and free training opportunities with the TriDot staff and coaches at the TriDot @ the Races events.
A Crash Course in Cycling Safety with the National Director of Bike Law
2020 Aug 311h 9m 48s
Understand your rights as a cyclist! Bike Law is a network of independently practicing attorneys that passionately represent cyclists in a variety of legal matters. In this episode, Rachael Maney, the National Director of Bike Law, explains what to do if you find yourself involved in a crash. Also learn the best practices to ride responsibly and increase your odds of having a safe ride.
O2, VO2, and You: Improving Respiratory Fitness for Better Health and Performance
2020 Aug 2457m 13s
Endurance athletes understand the need for oxygen, but how does your respiratory system and the exchange of gases within your body actually work? Respiratory Therapist and TriDot Coach Ryan Tibball provides an overview of your respiratory system and how you can improve your respiratory fitness. Ryan defines VO2 max and its relationship to training. He also recommends optimal breathing patterns for swimming, biking, and running that can significantly benefit your triathlon performance and offers special considerations for asthmatic athletes.
Consider the Conditions: Adjusting Intensities to Your Training Environment
2020 Aug 1759m 27s
Triathletes know that temperature, humidity, and elevation have a significant impact on your training and racing metrics. But how do you know how much to adjust your pace or wattage in the summer heat and humidity or when training at a higher elevation? In this episode, TriDot founder and CEO, Jeff Booher, and exercise physiologist and TriDot coach, Jeff Raines, explain how TriDot’s EnviroNorm® (environment normalization) technology accounts for these variables to keep your training and racing spot on! Learn how TriDot localizes your prescribed training intensities to your anticipated environment to ensure that you are training at the intended intensity and producing the desired physiological adaptations from your training. And hear how TriDot normalizes your actual results to base values so that you can make real apples-to-apples comparisons of performances across different training environments.
The Impact of Triathlon Training on Men's Health
2020 Aug 101h 3m 52s
Triathlon training can positively affect health and fitness. But men should be aware of warning signs and symptoms that can occur when your energy expenditure exceeds your nutritional intake. Expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin outlines how REDs (Relative Energy Deficiency in sport) and LowT (low testosterone levels) can impact reproductive, psychological, and bone health. Ironman Champion and Director of Endurance Sports at the UCAN Company, Matt Bach, also shares his personal experiences with low energy availability and overtraining. Dr. Austin provides recommendations for assessing your health and what to do if you recognize some of these symptoms in your own training.
The Impact of Triathlon Training on Women's Health
2020 Aug 0348m 49s
Triathlon training can positively affect health and fitness. But women should be aware of warning signs and symptoms that can occur when your energy expenditure exceeds your nutritional intake. Expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin outlines how REDs (Relative Energy Deficiency in sport) can impact reproductive, psychological, and bone health. Together with podcast host, Andrew Harley and professional triathlete, Elizabeth James, Dr. Austin provides recommendations for assessing your health and what to do if you recognize some of these symptoms in your own training.
Time-Saving Transition Tips for Triathletes
2020 Jul 271h 2m 23s
Save time in transition with tips from the TriDot team! You're on the clock during T1 and T2, so it's essential to establish a plan for efficiently grabbing the gear you need and setting yourself up for success in the next part of the race. Coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James dish the details on the triathlon transition area, practicing your routine, and how to manage changing tents and gear bags for long-course events.