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The TriDot Triathlon Podcast

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.

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The Rundown on Running Shoes

Choosing the right running shoe is crucial for both performance and staying injury free. With such a wide variety of options produced by dozens of manufacturers, making the crucial shoe choice is not always easy to do. Coaches Jeff Raines and Elizabeth James will give you the "rundown on running shoes" so can choose the pair that's best for you.

1hr 17mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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The Ins & Outs of Bike Training Indoors & Outdoors

With smart trainers, cycling apps, club rides, and spin classes all becoming increasingly popular, there are a lot of ways to get in our bike training. But what works best? What are the pros and cons of each? What are the best practices for making the most of your bike training in these different formats? Warm Up: Best “bike fall” stories and Cool Down: “Race Recon” of Ironman 70.3 Waco.


29 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Escaping the Power-Stamina Paradox

Significant improvement in your race performance requires training that is counter-intuitive for most triathletes. They are trapped in the Power-Stamina Paradox and will never realize their performance potential until they escape the mindset and training habits that undermine their progress. In this episode, we explain the paradox and how you can escape it's crippling effect on your training and race-day performance.

1hr 7mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Embracing Assessments and Realizing the Hidden Benefits

Assessments are about much more than just benchmarking your progress. Learn mental strategies to embrace the challenge of the week and practical tips for getting the most out of each session, We'll reveal many hidden benefits of your assessments, if performed correctly, and how they are used to optimize your training and increase your performance.

1hr 5mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Improving Your Run Efficiency with Better Biomechanics

Improving your run efficiency with better biomechanics can dramatically improve your triathlon run performance and reduce your injury risk. In this episode, Coaches Jeff Raines and Elizabeth James dig into run biomechanics and discuss running cadence, arm swing, body lean, breathing patterns, vertical oscillation, stride length, and more. Learn to identify inefficiencies in your run form and how to incorporate drills to improve your mechanics.


9 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Behind the Scenes: Optimizing Your Training Schedule

Improve your training results by better understanding the "how" and "why" behind your training. Get behind-the-scenes insight into the training optimization that produces your training each day. Learn how to get the most out of your training when life happens and things don't go as planned.


2 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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The Essentials of Bike Training with Power

Knowing how many watts you're producing on the bike gives you both insight and control during your training and racing. And with power meters and smart trainers becoming more and more affordable, training with power is more practical than ever. The ability to train with power is undoubtedly one of the most beneficial training investments you can make. In this episode, we discuss the intricacies of training with power meters and smart trainers and the tips and tricks to get the most benefit from using power in your bike training.


27 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Doing the RIGHT Training RIGHT

Reaching your performance potential requires getting the most out of your limited time and energy by doing the RIGHT training RIGHT. This doesn't happen by just "working hard" and putting in "more time." There are specific things you can do to ensure your training is the best quality possible and that you complete it in the most effective way. We'll discuss tips and tricks for getting the most value out of individual sessions, prioritizing sessions when life happens and you need to adapt your plans, recognizing training objectives for different types of sessions, avoiding the pitfalls that hinder your ability to make consistent progress, and much more.

1hr 8mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Propel Run Performance with Properly Paced Training

Whether you're training for a local sprint or a full IRONMAN, training at the right intensity levels in your run sessions will pay off big time! But how do you know when to run 'hard', when to run 'easy', what exactly is 'hard' or 'easy', how long to hold different intensities, and when it's better to use heartrate or pace? In this episode, we'll drill down on these and other topics with run experts Jeff Raines and Elizabeth James.


13 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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How to Incorporate Strength Training into Your Weekly Routine

Strength training is a key component of a well-developed triathlon training regimen, providing not only increased power generation but also enhancing muscle recruitment and encouraging proper technique. And yet, few triathletes make strength sessions a priority. Today's episode discusses how to balance strength training with swim, bike, and run sessions as well as tips for implementing this important part of training into your weekly routine.


17 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Training by Power, Pace, & Heart Rate

Power, pace, or heart rate? Learn how to choose the best metric based on the type of session to manage your workout and achieve the desired physiological adaptation. Join TriDot coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they share how and why each of these metrics are best used for different types of training sessions.

1hr 9mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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Performance Nutrition for Triathletes

Nutrition is often referred to as triathlon's fourth discipline. There is undeniable value in properly fueling your body for training, racing, and a healthy lifestyle. Join us in this episode as sports nutritionist, Dr. Krista Austin, digs into performance nutrition and how to establish and maintain proper macro and micro nutrient intake relative to your resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure. She also offers clutch strategies for properly fueling and hydrating for optimal training, racing, and recovery.


20 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Adapting Your Training Routine for COVID-19

As Coronavirus continues to impact nearly all areas of our lives, many athletes are working to navigate this strange and unprecedented time. Not only has COVID-19 caused the cancellation or postponement of numerous races, but it has also caused a shut down of most local businesses, including gym and pools. The TriDot team addresses athlete questions about how to adapt your triathlon training in this unique environment.

1hr 30mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Top Tips for Choosing Your Next IRONMAN®

Signing up for an IRONMAN® is a big commitment. Some athletes have dreamed of a particular finish line. Others agonize over the decision about which race to place on their calendar. Considering factors such as course difficulty, strength of field, location, and your own goals can ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. Join the TriDot Podcast hosts as they discuss the tools, tips, and strategies of choosing the right IRONMAN®.


5 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Triathlon Coaching in the Era of AI: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes

Artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies are not only changing triathlon training for athletes, they are significantly changing the role of a triathlon coach itself. Today's athletes are re-assessing the value of a coach and their expectations of what a coach brings to table. In this episode, we discuss how technology is changing the triathlon coaching environment, how athletes can determine if, when, and why they should hire a coach, and how coaches can best leverage technology (as professionals in other industries have) to increase their value to athletes and grow their business.

1hr 7mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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The Triathlete's Guide to Sports Nutrition Products

Dr. Krista Austin cuts through the noise of sports nutrition marketing as she offers insight about what a triathlete needs and the guidelines for using nutrition products. Join the TriDot team as they discuss shopping for sports nutrition products, sweat testing, electrolyte replacement, and determining the best use of particular products based on their molecular weight, osmolality, and carbohydrate oxidation rate.


24 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Harness Your DNA to Unleash Your Performance Potential

Your genome contains the specific code for how you respond to training, how quickly you recover, how predisposed you are to injury, and so much more. Genotyping services like 23andMe and Ancestry.com give you easy access to your genome. Learn how TriDot's Physiogenomix technology unlocks this code to leverage your DNA so you can train more efficiently and stay injury free.


9 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Effective Goal Setting: Why, How, Who, What, and When

We all know there can be great power in goal setting. There are few things more satisfying than achieving a lofty goal after significant hard work and sacrifice. But the mere establishment of a goal rarely results in goal attainment. Today, the team walks through a practical process for effective triathlon goal setting that leads to successful follow through and increased likelihood of achievement.


3 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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"Allergic to Average" - An Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen

Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Record Holder Brendan Hansen is "allergic to average." In this interview, Hansen describes his competitive instincts and underdog work ethic in preparation for the Athens, Beijing, and London Olympic Games. Hansen also shares his experiences as a triathlete and unveils the importance of focusing on the training process and how the best athletes respond to failure and disappointment.


5 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Translating Pool Training to the Open Water with Olympic Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen

Open-water swimming can be a new, and often intimidating, experience for triathletes. In this episode, Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Record Holder Brendan Hansen recalls his first experience with triathlon's open-water swim. Hansen and Coach Jeff Raines discuss common swimming mistakes, open-water skills that can be practiced in the pool, and other considerations for your upcoming open-water swim event.

1hr 18mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #20