Joel interviews real coach Louis Delahaije, Performance Manger 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.
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.
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.
Joel interviews Dan Lorang, German National Coach and personal coach to current 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.
Polarized Training, what it is and isn't, strengths and weaknesses, and take aways for athletes and coaches, plus feedback and questions about elite coach pathways, triathlon coaching vs single sport coaching, mentorship for coaches, and what real coaching really means
What does 'High Performance' mean including, culture, philosophy, people, and what makes it all work together, plus feedback and questions submitted over twitter about ITU racing, domestiques, 'Dirty Harry', and how an independent squad works.