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.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Real Coaching Podcast Episode 8:


A Heated Debate on Building a Successful Program

Joel and Paulo debate elements of a successful program, both from the basis of national federations, squad and club environments, and culture and environment. In follow up, we revisit the target of the podcast, squad sustainability, USRPT, a Kiwi going for Rio, Polarised training and Session RPE.
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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Resources for Athletes and Coaches

New resources page for athletes and coaches. These are products I use and recommend in my coaching. Check back for updates: joelfilliol.com/resources

Resources for Athletes and Coaches


Swimming Tools

Finis Agility PaddlesFinis Agility Paddles 
These paddles were discussed on the Swim Myth Busting Podcastthey are ideal for learning an effective catch, where you must press on the water effectively in the correct way. Medium is the right size for most athletes, small for small hands or larger for a different stimulus. 
Smaller versions of the agility paddles: a good second paddle in the tool kit.
Recommended basic flat paddles. Remove the wrist strap.
Finis Pulling Ankle Strap 
A fancy ankle band: you can make a band out of a inner tube, or buy one of these.
Finis Bolster Paddles - Yellow 
These paddles don't allow your wrist to break. They require some commitment to be effective.
Speedo Elite Pullbuoy or Finis Foam Pull Buoy
Basic pull buoys, either will work, nothing fancy.
Finis Swim Parachute - Red 
A drag tool - teaches effective catch. Most swimmers should tie a knot before the chute to lessen the drag from 'stock'.
Finis Dry Land Cord 
Pre-swim dry land training to set up high elbow catch neuro-muscular patterning.
Finis Adult Zoomers Gold
Minimalist swim fins


Books

The Science of Winning: Planning, Periodizing and Optimizing Swim Training Kindle Edition
An excellent resource to understand the balance between energy systems.
Meditations (Illustrated) by Marcus Aurelius
The greatest book ever written?
Once a Runner: A Novel
Fictional novel, perhaps the best book ever written about the process of running.

Coaching Essentials

The standard black notebook every coach requires.
SEIKO SVAS003 Swimming Master Stopwatch
Expensive but the gold standard.
Kindle Voyage 3G
Every good coach reads continuously. Get the best distraction free e-reader.
AeroPress Coffee Maker
Essential for the travelling coach and athlete. Bring your own quality beans.


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.

http://trstriathlon.com/trs-radio-joel-filliol-and-paulo-sousa/

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 

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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 Fitter.co.nz

Check out this interview I did with Fitter Radio Fitter.co.nz
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)!
Itunes: 
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/fitter-radio-triathlon-endurance/id854311930