Thursday, November 12, 2015

Check out my interview with Ben Hobbs of TRS Triathlon 
Topics: A podcast talking about a podcast, talking doping and the latest scandals, tri unions, racing in the middle east, coaching & high performance.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Real Coaching Podcast #1: What is Real Coaching

"In this first episode Joel introduces the concept for the podcast, and discusses other favourite podcasts for coaches, before starting the discussion with Paulo Sousa, where we talk about what real coaching is, and our journey and development as coaches. Finally we analyse the Ironman World Championships, and the ITU Grand Final in Chicago."

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Coaching | Endurance Sport | Triathlon | ITU | Ironman | Olympics 

Real Coaching with international triathlon coach Joel Filliol is a conversation about high performance coaching through the eyes of coaches and athletes at the coal face. 

From preparation, and planning, to communication and relationships, Real Coaching looks at issues facing coaches and athletes who focus on achieving world class performances.

Notes from Episode 1:

Follow guest Paulo Sousa: @pstriathlon

My appearance on TRS Radio: TRS42 Joel Filliol 

Some favourite podcasts for coaches:

Feedback? Topic or guest suggestions? Leave a comment on twitter @joelfilliol or email at podcast AT 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Over on the Zen Tri Podcast, I did another joint interview, this time with Helle Frederiksen, and her partner Ben Powell

Also check out the "Ask us Anything" thread on Slowtwitch where Helle and I answer your questions: 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Interview with

Check out this interview I did with Fitter Radio
Good morning everyone and welcome to Fitter Radio Episode #036 This week we are delighted to bring you an interview with one of triathlon’s most experienced and successful professional coaches JOEL FILLIOL! Joel has worked as Head Coach for Triathlon in both Britain and Canada and coached Simon Whitfield to Olympic Silver in Beijing. He works via camps around the world, and online, and his athletes include Kyle Jones, Sarah Groff, Mario Mola, Richard Murray, Jordan Rapp and Helle Frederiksen who last weekend pulled off a stellar performance winning the inaugural Challenge Bahrain! We also talk fasted training, post marathon recovery and we launch our FITTER RADIO LONG DISTANCE IMNZ TRAINING CAMP (#fatadapted)!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Zen Tri Podcast

Check out this podcast Jordan Rapp and I did with Zen Triathlon: 

We review Jordan's Ironman Arizona performance, how the season progressed, general training philosophy and more:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013


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