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A Triathlon and Cycling podcast dedicated to help improve you as an athlete. If you're a triathlete competing in Ironman, Ironman 70.3 or Olympic triathlon this is for you. Hosted by expert Triathlon coach and Australian Ironman Champion Gerard Donnelly, listen in to help you Train Smarter to Race Faster
 
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Last week we both had a crack at a Masters/Age Group National Title, Gerard in the cycling individual time trial and Jordan in the triathlon sprint champs, and we both came up short with two bronze medals. After everything we’ve spoken about pre race mentality, what to do in race week, how to execute your best performance, it’s just as important to…
 
This week we had the Australian Masters National Road Series take place, national titles on the line for the individual time trial, teams time trial, crit race and road race. For a lot of our athletes, this is their biggest race of the year, this is their A race, the one they’ve been training for. And for some select athletes, the goal of winning g…
 
Happy new year and welcome to 2022! The new year naturally comes with resolutions and goals, so today we’re going to take you through the 7 MUST DO training rules for 2022. Often it’s less about resolutions or outcomes, and more about what actions do you need to change this year? Welcome back to the podcast for the year and we can’t wait to bring y…
 
Every year we like to reflect on what happened and pick out our top lessons and learnings of what we’ve taken this year. Each new year brings with it a new set of challenges and triumphs, but mostly for us it presents another year of evidence as to what is working and what is not working with athletes. So this is one of our favourite episodes to do…
 
With the holiday period approaching fast, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to attack your training program. For most people, they have a week or a few weeks off where they are away from home, but have potentially more time to train. But is training more a good thing over this period? How do you balance a potential increase in trai…
 
Everything we do in training, all the preparation and work we put in is so that we can get to race day and perform well. We want to stand on the startline on the beach, ready to hit the water knowing we are in the best shape possible. We speak a lot on this podcast about race execution, how to attack the race, how to have a race plan... But your ra…
 
In today’s podcast episode, we were joined by the GodFather of Triathlon Coaching Joe Friel. Not only is Joe one of the founding voices of triathlon training since it’s inception in the 80s, he’s also the founder of Training Peaks and the of 18 books with his Training Bibles’ becoming famous world wide. But mostly, Joe is a true inspiration to us, …
 
In today’s episode we absolutely geeked out because we got to speak to arguably the number 1 triathlon coach in the world right now, Arild Tveiten. Arild is the head coach and sports director of the Norwegian Triathlon Federation. At the Olympics in Tokyo 2021, Kristian Blummenfelt, who has been coached by Arild for 11 years, took the gold medal in…
 
In part 1 of our 100th episode special, we told the epic story of Gerard Donnelly's professional triathlon career. The story finished with Gerard retiring from professional triathlon... In part 2 today we’re going to tell the story of Gerard's coaching career and how his coaching has developed over a 30+ year period. I didn’t think the story could …
 
I (Jordan) couldn’t be more excited to bring this episode to you. We’ve interviewed some fantastic guests already on this podcast; elite athletes, former pros, olympians, world class coaches, experts in their field… And at the start of every episode, I introduce my fellow host of the podcast, former Australian Ironman Champion Gerard Donnelly. So b…
 
Ryan Bolton has a very impressive resume both as an athlete and a coach. Coming out of college as a talented swimmer and runner, he gave triathlon a go and came 2nd as a junior in the world triathlon championships which kickstarted his professional triathlon career. He competed in the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and is now one of the top Triathlon and …
 
If you’ve ever googled “how to connect to zwift” Or “how to set up my wahoo kickr” Or even “why won’t my kickr connect” You may have come across Shane Miller, the GP Lama on youtube. And if you’re like us, you’re one of the millions of people that have watched his youtube videos giving the latest help on all things technology related to cycling. No…
 
Do you think you’re getting the most out of yourself as an athlete? Do you think you’re performing as well as you could? Do you think you could be getting more out of yourself? In this episode we’re going to go through the top 10 ways to improve yourself as an athlete, and show you how you can get closer to your athletic potential. When discussing …
 
If you’ve been listening to our podcasts, you may have finally decided to purchase a power meter. Or, you’ve got a power meter already.... But how do you know if you’re using it correctly? Are you getting the most out of your power meter? Do you understand everything you need to do to make sure you’re getting accurate data? In this episode we’re go…
 
So, you’ve decided to do another Ironman, what do you need to do between now and then to best prepare yourself? It’s common that once the dust settles after your race, once the pain subsides, as triathletes we can’t help ourselves but think “I want to do it again”. How would you like to hear the exact breakdown of what you should be doing to rest u…
 
Podiatrist Matt Fieldsend joined us on the podcast today to chat everything about foot and ankle mechanics and how it impacts your performance! Of course, the foot and ankle do not act in isolation, so we dive into the how the feet impact the rest of the body. With the amount of foot injuries in Triathlon, this was a great episode to dive into comm…
 
We know that training adaptation doesn’t actually occur in the training session, but instead in your recovery from a session. That’s why you couldn’t just do a hard session every day and expect to improve. Your body needs time to recover and adapt in order to get the training benefits. BUT, so much emphasis is placed on the training sessions themse…
 
In today’s episode the notorious Dr Mitch Anderson returns to the podcast to apply his expansive knowledge of the human body to your position on the bike! A topic he is not only knowledgeable on due to his medical background (respiratory physio, doctor and surgeon), but he has also lived the experience of finding the best position on the bike in or…
 
In today’s episode we are exploring the best training sessions on the bike to make you a well rounded rider. Last week we spoke about what we believe to be the best value running session, and today we’re going to really go into detail about what sessions could help you become a better cyclist. Obviously there’s not one stand alone session that’s go…
 
A special announcement about our free facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/trivelocoaching Some of you might already be in there, but many of you won’t be and so this is our official invitation for you to come and join our community. Gerard and Jordan are both active in the group and inside we are sharing our best resources and streaming free li…
 
The nutrition doc is back! And it was another killer conversation. Dr Harry Weisinger, the My Performance Doctor, joined us again on the podcast to take another deep dive into everything endurance athletes need to know about nutrition and fuelling. If you haven't listened to our other 3 episodes with Dr Harry, they’re worth going back and listening…
 
Of course we need to discuss THE event of the olympics games which is the track and field. And we’ve got Ex-Olympic Athlete from the 1996 Atlanta Games, 2 x Australian 5000m Champion and 1 x 10000m Champion, Julian Paynter. It cannot be understated just how special the Olympics are. And in this episode we dissect the highest of highs to the lowest …
 
On today’s episode we are joined by swim expert Brenton Ford. We discuss the best results from the Olympics and what triathletes can learn from Olympic swimmers. But more importantly, what are some things that Olympic swimmers do that triathletes should NOT do? Plus we ask Brenton some of the most asked questions from triathletes about how to impro…
 
The Olympics brings with it a chance to see athletes at the top of their chosen sport, compete in a once in a 4 year event and show us how good they can be. We get to learn so much, the success stories, the failures, triumphs and tribulations, training schedules, family support, it’s the entire story behind each athlete that makes the Olympics so s…
 
To start today’s episode we’d like to say thank you to all our new and old listeners, the podcast is growing and we’d love it if you left us a 5 star review, a positive comment and shared it with others in the cycling/triathlon community! Looking back over every episode we’ve done, we’ve learnt some absolutely brilliant lessons from our podcast gue…
 
We can learn so much from the pros. But not just from their triumphs, we learn just as much, if not more from their mistakes. It’s great to see that they are human and yes, they too make mistakes. So in this episode we discuss our top 7 takeaways from an action packed Tour de France. Keys to the episode: Breaking the Ironman world record The greate…
 
What’s the fastest way to improve your FTP? How do I increase it over 12 weeks? What would be the best program? What sessions should I do? When should I do them? These are some of the most common questions we get around FTP improvement. So in this episode we explore the most effective ways to build your FTP over a 12 week block. Keys to the episode…
 
Today’s special guest is a little bit closer to home, a member of both the Donnelly and TriVelo family, Shauna Donnelly. In 2019 Shauna had a year from hell. At just 30 years old, she was faced with the news that no one ever wants to hear. What followed was a remarkable journey of resilience and perseverance, pain and trauma, but most importantly s…
 
We are LOVING all the action and drama Le Tour is bringing this year. We sit down to discuss the epic moments that have made up episodes 6 to 9. We hope you enjoy our review and analysis as Gerard puts his coaching hat on assessing the performance of certain riders throughout the race so far. If you want to learn how to TRAIN SMARTER and RACE FASTE…
 
We're so excited that Le Tour is back that we're doing spontaneous Tour de France episodes over the next few weeks to talk about everything to do with the world's greatest bike race. We're 5 stages in already and there has been too much drama to be able to cover in one episode! Today we talk about everything that's happened so far, including the am…
 
Today on the podcast are very excited to bring you an unbelievably insightful guest Dave McNiell is a professional runner from Melbourne, Australia He is a dual olympian, competing in the 10 000 metres at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 olympics, with a best place of 16th in the 10000 final at rio with a blistering time of 27:51 He holds a bliste…
 
Here at TriVelo we talk a LOT about “power” numbers and data... But many beginner/intermediate athletes say to us they’re still a bit confused by it all. It’s okay to be confused by this, because it’s a confusing subject. But we’re here to change all this. So... Have you ever wondered...How do I actually get MY DATA? And how do I even use these num…
 
The Ironman. Truly one of the toughest challenges you will ever undertake, should you choose to take that leap and fill out that entry form. And despite the insane difficulty in swimming 3.9kms, then riding the toughest 180 kms you may ever undergo, getting off that bike after 5-7 hours, exhausted, and only then beginning your marathon... thousands…
 
In today’s episode we got to speak to Expert Movement Specialist, Injury Prevention Coach and Osteopath Dr Jordan Moncrieff, who is a great friend of TriVelo and someone that we put ultimate trust in with our own bodies as our movement coach. As a young, highly talented footballer, chronic injury limited Jordan's capacity to train and compete at th…
 
The big race has finally come, you want to perform at your best, and you want every little advantage that’s going to help you feel good and stay strong. Because when you're halfway into the race, and everything is starting to really hurt, every minor detail can help or hinder your performance. In today’s episode, we’re discussing 11 hacks to stay s…
 
In today's episode, we are talking about getting the BEST out of your bike. And to help us we have a very special guest, a very good friend of TriVelo, Mr. David Ross. “Rossy” is not only a bit of a bike expert, but he’s also one of TriVelo's most successful athletes, a 2 x National Master Time Trial Champion, so he knows a thing or two about going…
 
Should you train the run leg and bike leg differently? What sort of sessions are best suited for running, and what sessions are better on the bike? We see a lot of athletes doing what we call “over/under” sessions all the time on the bike, and not doing any sustained threshold riding. We also see a lot of athletes do a lot of threshold running, but…
 
In today’s episode, we’re going to look at 5 out of the box ways you can become a better athlete. What’s something you could do that others aren’t doing to gain a competitive advantage? What’s something that will give you a good bang for your buck? Key points of the episode: The secret ingredient to progress is p….. How can you spend time on your s…
 
Lots to discuss on the podcast today, we’re looking at overtraining and the paradox of training hard, illness or injury management, strava and social media pressure in the scene and some more stories to tell. Here are the key takeaway points of the episode: Why Gerard loves his job so much Why Strava can be poisonous for athletes Being able to acce…
 
Making mistakes is key to learning, you cannot expect to grow without making a few mistakes, and as we always say on the podcast, you learn more from your failures than your successes. However, there are some beginner mistakes that you don’t need to make! And we want to help you avoid them. These aren’t just beginner mistakes, you might find you’re…
 
With the triathlon season coming to an end, it’s now time to think about how you should train in your offseason. What should you focus on? How can you make the most of it? How do you make sure you can be at your best when racing starts back up? Most people like to take a bit of a break, a bit of a mental reset and freshener, however too many athlet…
 
Every race brings with it a bunch of great learnings and lessons, whether you performed well or not, there’s always something to learn. After Geelong 70.3 last week, we’ve decided to break down 7 crucial lessons we learnt from the race. Key points from the episode: The importance of loving the process The value of placebos vs the detriment of super…
 
After much uncertainty and a change of date, the Geelong 70.3 finally went ahead. Because we were so excited that a race didn’t get cancelled, today we’re getting in a race mindset and talking about how to prepare for your upcoming race. Whether it’s your first race or it’s your 10th, there are things you need to know or be reminded of in order to …
 
We all have those days where the thought of training seems daunting. You’re tired, flat, unmotivated and getting a training session done seems a distant dream. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about how to train when you just don’t feel like it, some tactics to help and a little known motivational secret that most people are missing. But befo…
 
Stef started in triathlon as an age group triathlete, and like most civilians who dare step across the start line of a swim, bike, run event, she too was instantly addicted. A chance meeting with an editor of one of the triathlon magazines resulted in an offer to add her expertise as a personal trainer/coach to the pages of the publication During h…
 
This week we got to sit down with one of Australia’s greatest runners, Steve Moneghetti. He is a 4x Olympian with a best place of 5th, a gold, silver and 2x bronze medalist at the commonwealth games, a best place of 3rd at the marathon world championships, a marathon PB of 2:08:16 and his iconic City2Surf course record still stands 29 years later! …
 
Every week Gerard has many conversations with his athletes, and in these conversations are gold nuggets of information you could apply to your training. The art of coaching is how to apply training and racing knowledge and information to real world problems and examples. So this week on the podcast, we are looking at some of the best recent questio…
 
Dave McKenzie is a former pro cyclist, a coach, a cycling commentator on SBS, he runs cycling tours across europe and is a true aussie legend in the sport of cycling. We sat down with the man who is usually the one asking the questions to get an insight into his career as a pro, his career behind the scenes with SBS and his insight into the cycling…
 
Once again we had Dr Harrison Weisinger join us on the podcast to talk all things nutrition and performance! This is one of our favourite topics and this episode did not disappoint. Key points of the episode: How to stop being a slave to your appetite What to eat pre, during and post session Should you do an endurance session fasted? The controvers…
 
“Throw everything I’ve taught you out the window”, this was the advice Gerard gave his athletes at last week's Time Trial. Why? We discuss his reasoning in this week's episode. Because after a very successful Time Trialing campaign at the Road Masters nationals, we want to dissect the art of Time Trialing, and why we believe it is our specialty her…
 
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