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Real Coaching

Real Coaching with international triathlon coaches Joel Filliol and Paulo Sousa is a conversation about high performance coaching through the eyes of coaches and athletes on the front lines. From training basics, periodisation, planning, and performance to communication and athlete management, we discuss how to improve every athlete.
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Oct 16, 2016

Kona analysis including Frodeno vs Keinle, Ryf vs the clock, front pack dynamics, drafting, penalties, which pros should race Kona, and why we need smaller fields for better racing. We breakdown Triathlon New Zealand, and the resignation of the HPD, the history of success in New Zealand and the challenge of re-building the culture there. Back on the ever green doping topic, we discuss the ongoing TUE saga, and motor doping. Finally planning training for the future and reviewing the past, what went well, what didn't and how we'll take these points forward in future episodes.

 

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Oct 1, 2016

The importance of Kona for triathlon, and the professional circuit, prize money, progression of the sport. Salinas ITU World cup, and development of runners into triathletes. High Performance funding and organisation, how "athlete-centered, coach driven" has become jargon and not reality. Key run sessions, organising run training, minimal effective dose, healthy training load and what causes injuries and how to avoid falling into inconsistency.

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Sep 21, 2016

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.

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Aug 28, 2016

Olympic Games Triathlon review: Joel and Paulo are back, talking about 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. 

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Feb 14, 2016

Joel and Paulo debate discuss how scientific knowledge directly impacts on current training methods with our athletes, including what are scientific certainties, practical implications of research, and specific methods including strength training, plyometrics, massage & physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories, fasted training and HRV monitoring. 

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Jan 30, 2016

Joel interviews Michael Krüger, former Danish National Team Coach, and coach to international top performers over many years, discussing why Denmark has produced 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. 

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Jan 10, 2016

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. 

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Dec 19, 2015

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. 

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Dec 9, 2015

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. 

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Nov 20, 2015

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. 

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Nov 15, 2015

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.

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Nov 7, 2015

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

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Nov 1, 2015

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.

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Oct 27, 2015

What Real Coaching is all about, and our journey and development into elite coaching, plus analysis of the Ironman World Championships, and the ITU Grand Final in Chicago.

 

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