Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kona Breakdown

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. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

We love Kona / Kona Sucks

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chop Wood, Carry Water: End of ITU WTS Season & 70.3 World Champs

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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Real Coaching Podcast: Post Rio Analysis: We're back!


Joel and Paulo are back, reviewing the Olympic Games Triathlon, including 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.

Monday, August 8, 2016


This week Joel is on the Physio Matters podcast with Jack Chews and Paul Westwood

The ‘Olympic Special’ with Paul Westwood and Joel Filliol of JFT Racing Triathlon team! Huge privilege to chat to Joel and Paul ahead of the Rio Games about whether simplicity can be applied effective to elite triathlon.

This was a great chat on physio in elite sport, evidence, and injuries. Get the episode on itunes:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Real Coaching Podcast Episode 10: The Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Coaching

Real Coaching Podcast Episode 10: The Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Coaching

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.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Real Coaching Podcast 9: Michael Krüger

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