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Episode 101: Data-Driven Triathlon Training

In this episode, we examine the very foundation of your triathlon training.  What is your training based on?  What are you trusting in for results?   We explore data-driven training and how you can have complete confidence that you’re getting the most possible out of your training.    Data-driven triathlon training uses predictive analytics and other big-data technologies to design and optimize an athlete's training. To be defined as "data-driven", BOTH an athlete's individual data AND training and race data from a large population (big data) of similar athletes are required in the training design process to produce an optimal and individualized outcome for each athlete. In this approach, data is the basis of the training and drives decision-making and…
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UCAN Webinar: Bob Seebohar Discusses Nutrition for Endurance Base Training

TriDot Nutrition Partner Generation UCAN recently teamed up with former Olympic Sports Dietitian Bob Seebohar, MS, RD to conduct a webinar entitled "Nutrition for Endurance Base Training." The webinar provided tips on what to eat before, during, and after a workout, discussed how your daily nutrition impacts what you burn for energy and reviewed how Generation UCAN can help you sustain energy without over-consuming calories.  You can view the webinar here: UCAN/Bob Seebohar "Nutrition for Endurance Base Training"   
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Listen Up! Podcast: Heart Rate Monitoring with Polar

Today's Listen Up! podcast discusses the importance of heart rate monitoring devices. My special guest is Wayne Vartabedian, Community Engagement and Senior Product Specialist for Polar's Wrist Unit. Wayne has been an endurance athlete for over 25 years, including a Kona finish, and has used Polar heart rate monitors his entire career.  About Coach Vicki TriDot Triathlon Coach Vicki Vandergriend hosts Listen Up!, a TriDot podcast channel dedicated to topics, features and profiles related to the sport of triathlon and triathlon training. Coach Vicki has been mentoring and coaching since 2009, with numerous clients making it to the podium and many setting PR’s.  Her coaching is focused on athletes training smarter, not harder. This is the reason she uses TriDot. Their technology and big data find hidden insight in athlete…

Listen Up! Podcast: Carbohydrates and the Triathlete

Today's Listen Up! podcast addresses the important topic of carbohydrates and triathlon training. My special guest to discuss these important questions is Sports Dietitian Niki Kubiak, RD, CSSD. Niki is Director, Nutrition and Health for Infinite Sports World, an Official Training Facility of TriDot. In this role she creates and develops sports nutrition education and counseling  services for recreational and professional/elite athletes to improve athletic performance. She  also offers weight loss and general nutrition counseling to individuals of all ages seeking a healthier lifestyle. Niki graduated with a Bachelor's of Science, Dietetics/Dietitian from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams. She is also an accomplished runner, having won the 2015 Great Heartland Half Marathon in…

Listen Up! Podcast: Tri By the Rules

Today's Listen Up! podcast addresses the interpretive world of triathlon rules. My guest to discuss this topic is USAT Official Scott Tafoya. Scott has been an official for over four years and an endurance athlete himself since junior high, completing two Ironman races.  About Coach Vicki TriDot Triathlon Coach Vicki Vandergriend hosts Listen Up!, a TriDot podcast channel dedicated to topics, features and profiles related to the sport of triathlon and triathlon training. Coach Vicki has been mentoring and coaching since 2009, with numerous clients making it to the podium and many setting PR’s.  Her coaching is focused on athletes training smarter, not harder. This is the reason she uses TriDot. Their technology and big data find hidden insight in athlete training data that produces better results in up to 30%…

Listen Up! Podcast: The Psychology of Triathlon

Today's Listen Up! podcast addresses the important topic of mental preparedness for triathlons. My special guest to discuss this often neglected topic is Tory Robinson. Tory is Director, Sports Performance and Psychology for Infinite Sports World, an Official Holistic Training Facility of TriDot. He has been in the fitness industry for over 14 years. He promotes adherence to healthy attitudes and behaviors that maximize performance on a daily basis. He also strives to offer an innovative and integrative approach to helping people achieve their health and performance goals. Tory's therapeutic approach reflects a strengths-based, holistic and interpersonal style. He holds a Master's of Science in Sports Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University…

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