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Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Find out why thousands of beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes are improving their training and racing with accessible, functional and genuine conversation about triathlon. Two coaches, who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves, look for smart and enjoyable solutions in a sport that's often dumb and painful. Mike Tarrolly and Robbie Bruce explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from Ironman to a Sprint. on Monday and Thursday.
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Mar 9, 2020

Today we look at the coaching philosophy from Dan Lorang who helped make Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug BOTH Ironman Champions in 2019. We don’t always talk about pros, but amateurs can take a LOT away from these approaches to training and racing. The discussion was ignited by this article in from 220 Triathlon. We’ve been talking about a lot of this along the way, but today take a deeper dive into each of the elements both Frodeno and Haug said helped them become champions in Kona.

“His biggest ability is to slow me down, something no one before has ever done. This enabled me to get consistency, and not just amazing training days but actually okay days and good weeks that make very good months and great years.” – Jan Frodeno

CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY
Working for long-term results … identifying their physiology and what workouts they can handle, and build up from there.
“The well being of his athletes is always top priority” - Anne Haug
Slow, very healthy progressions… that peak and hold as long as you can… but never go overboard for a short-term goal.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY -
With distance coaching there is a responsibility of the athlete to listen to their body and give good feedback.
Coaches need to analyze workload.
Supporting and empowering athlete decisions.
Short term decisions for long term results
How to manage Zone 2 Workouts

MANAGE YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Build a complete triathlete that can react to any race scenario.
Enjoy THAT PROCESS
Ironman is about energy management.
Triathlon is ONE sport.
The swim may take the most effort to manage your weakness
“If you’re behind in the swim, it takes more on the bike to catch up… than it affects your run.” - Jan Frodeno

ESTABLISH TRAINING PHASES -

  1. Technique and vo2max - increase aerobic capacity
  2. Strength and endurance
  3. Economisation and race intervals

“Getting benefit from intervals and not only training long.” - Frodeno

MANAGE THE MOVE TO IRONMAN -
It takes time to adapt to longer distances
Doing it faster risks injuries and failing
“The hardest thing for me when moving up from ITU races was the bike.” - Anne Haug
You have to be able to push big watts for a long period without drafting.

BALANCE IN AND OUTDOOR RIDING
Easier to do intervals on the trainer - safer
Frodeno almost always runs outside.

BUILD RUN STRENGTH OVER SPEED -
Long uphill runs at low intensity for strength
Long runs intervals of 1km race pace 1km easy
You have to build a cake before you add icing
Running for IM racing is more about strength and endurance than speed…. Speed work mostly in prep for 70.3. … This year I couldn’t handle much high intensity - Haug

 

RACE SHARP
Don’t use races as training sessions. When you race, race.
Racing as a performance diagnostic…. prepare… then evaluate
If I’m on the start line, I want to go all-in - Haug

TEMPER NUTRITIONAL EXTREMES -

“…extremes never really work for me. The more I restrict myself, the worse I go.” - Frodeno

DEVELOP YOUR OWN TRI PSYCHOLOGY -

  • Not letting the pressure be too high on yourself
  • Concentrating on yourself and not others in training
  • Think about race tactics and training situations

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