In episode 303 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Arild Tveiten, Triathlon Norway Sports Director & Head Coach sharing around ‘How to Win Olympic Gold’ in this Coaches Corner Edition.
In this episode we have the opportunity to review the Olympic cycle that led to Norway’s success.
Not only did Kristian Blummenfelt take out the Olympic Games gold medal, his fellow athletes all had solid performances making Norway the best performed team individually at the Olympic Games. Kristian Blummenfelt went on to win the overall World Triathlon Series title, to be the only athlete to do so in triathlon history, then smashing the Ironman Triathlon world record in Cozumel, Mexico. Meanwhile, his Olympic teammate Gustav Eden took out his second 70.3 Ironman World Championship title.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- His training with Kenji Nener
- Race Schedules, Training and Preparations
- His pep talks with his athletes
- Importance of the extra 12 months of preparation
- His thought process during Kristian’s race
- What’s changed since Olympic Gold
- What the Team Structure looks like
- Innovations that have come from Limitations
- Optimizing suits for triathlon
- Arild as a model for athletes and creating healthy culture
- His score for Kristian’s performance
- Best advise for potential younger athletes
- 2021 Top tip to perform at The Physical Best
- 2021 Physical Challenge for the Week
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Pep talks with his athletes
1. Give athletes the confidence
2. We are there for you
3. Don’t stress
“It is easier to do something when there aren’t not too many.”
“Don’t push too hard too much too early.” – Best advice
2021 Top tip to perform at The Physical Best
1. Pay attention to your intensity
2. Pay attention to recovery
3. Rest and Nutrition
“swim 50 100’s with short rest.” – Physical Challenge
To follow Arild Tveiten
03:40 Welcome back Arild
05:12 His training with Kenji Nener
06:55 Race Schedules, Training and Preparations
12:03 His pep talks with his athletes
15:31 Importance of the extra 12 months of preparation
18:10 His thought process during Kristian’s race
26:35 What’s changed since Olympic Gold
31:25 What the Team Structure looks like
36:20 Innovations that have come from Limitations
39:30 Optimizing suits for triathlon
42:05 Arild as a model for athletes and creating healthy culture
48:42 His percentage scorecard for Kristian’s performance
50:06 Best advice
51:22 2021 Top tip to perform at Physical Best
52:40 Physical Challenge
Kristian Blummenfelt – Olympic Triathlete, Super League Triathlon Champion, Episode 117
of The Physical Performance Show
– 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, 2020 PTO Champion CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, Episode 249 of The Physical Performance Show
Olav Alexander Bu
– Triathlon Norway Sports Scientist & Elite Coach, ‘The Science of Triathlon’, Episode 302 of The Physical Performance Show
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