IMTalk
Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!
 

News: Top results from 2018; Frodo vs Lange at Frankfurt; Challenge World Bonus winners; The BMC athletes for 2019.

This Weeks Discussion: This week we want you to share the best things to watch when you are doing a trainer session. We are looking for sporting related content. 

Coaches Corner: This week Coach John goes through some of the key stats you need to look at when you are using Training Peaks.

This Weeks Websites: Jeff Fairbanks documentary ‘The Triumph Project’, Tim Heming’s piece on diet in our sport.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_645.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

This week John goes over what you need to do to get ready for a key session. If you are looking to have a great workout you want to listen to this. 

We also have News, High 5, Website of the Week, Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_644.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

This week we have a traditional show with News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_643.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

In this weeks show Bevan has a Coaches Corner segment where he looks at how your self identity can hold you back as an athlete. Then he give a process where you can shift this to your advantage. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_642_-_Bevans_Coaches_Corner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

This week we have legendary coach John Hellemans on the show. He has recently released his new book Never, Ever Give Up? He talks about the process of writing his book, shares some stories from his time in the sport, and his thoughts on how athletes have changed over the years. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_641_-_John_Hellemans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

This week we get Bob Seebohar back on the show. He’s just released a new cook book for plant based metabolic efficiency. Bob talks about how to transition to either a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. He also covers how to do this within the metabolic efficiency framework.

You can gets Bob’s book by clicking here. You can check out his Smart Cocoa drink here: www.birotafoods.com

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Q&A's.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_640_-_Bob_Seebohar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

This week we have an interview with an amazing age group athlete, Valerie Gonzalez. Valerie has an inspirational story about starting the sport later in life and then going on to achieve so amazing goals. 

We also have: News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_639_-_Valerie_Gonzalez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

On this weeks show we have interviews with Matt Russell and Karlyn Pipes. 

Matt goes over his experience at the 2017 Ironman World Champs through to racing this year. We also put his post race interview. It’s inspirational stuff. 

Then we have top swim coach Karlyn Pipes on. When John and Bevan were in Kona they went to Karlyn’s swim school where Karlyn took John through a technique session. This session shares some great tips on how to swim more efficiently and effectively.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_638_-_Matt_Russell_and_Karlyn_Pipes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

This week we have an interview with Ironman legend Ken Glah. Ken has recently completed his 35th consecutive Ironman World Championship race in Kona. We talk to Ken about this amazing race and he shares some of this stories from his time racing on the big island. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_637_-_Ken_Glah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

On our Kona Super Specials race day coverage we have post race interviews with Lange, Ryf, Aernouts, True, McNamee, Crowley, O’Donnell, Abraham, Russell, Blatchford, Skipper, Jackson, Potts, Siddall, Wuff, Gomez, Adam, Van Berkel, Vesterby, Dreitz, Phillips, Reed, Plese, Brown, Andrew Messick and age group interviews.


On day 4 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Liz Blatchford, Emma Pallant, Michael Levato and Age Group interviews.


On day 2 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Lucy Charles, Lionel Sanders, Patrik Nilsson and Age Group interviews.


On day 2 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Craig Alexander, Matt Chrabot, Kevin Collington, Elle Goodall and Age Group interviews.


On day 1 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Jan Frodeno, Daniela Ryf, Javier Gomez, Braden Currie, Brent McMahon, Ben Hoffmen, Ashleigh Gentle, Mike Phillips and some amazing age groupers.


This week we have Thorsten Radd is back on the show to talk about Kona. Our stats man gives us his thoughts on what the stats say will happen in the race. You can get his Kona 2018 Rating Report by going to www.trirating.com. This is a great resource to use when you are watching the race.

We also have: News, Age Grouper of the Week, Websites of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_636_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

This week we get Scott Molina on the show to talk about the ageing athletes body. What they need to look out for, what kind of training they need to do to look after their body, and some other tips to keep on top of your game as you age.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_635_-_Scott_Molina.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

On this weeks show Coach John goes over why using Heart Rate in both your training and your racing is still important. 

We also have News; Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_634.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

This week we have an interview with top podcaster Brian Rose. Brian has an amazing story where he turned his life around after a time of extreme excesses. Recently Brian completed his first ever 70.3, which was another step on his growth path. In the interview we dig deep into Brian's story and his triathlon experience. You can find all of Brian's work here. https://londonreal.tv 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Statstastic, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_633_-_Brian_Rose.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm EST

This week we break down the all of the stories from the 70.3 world championships. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Statstastic, High 5, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_632.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

This week we have an interview with Russ Cox. Russ is the analysis man for Ironman races. His website, www.coachcox.co.uk, is the best place to get a deeper look at the data from all of the Ironman races in the world. On this weeks show Russ shares some great insights about the state of the sport right now. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_631_-_Russ_Cox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

This week we have an interview with Dr Allen Lim. Dr Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs, a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes and the world’s first active nourishment company. In this interview he talks about multi day fuelling, fluid absorption, and his cookbook for athletes.

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, Age Grouper of the Week, Website of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_630_-_Dr_Allen_Lim.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

News: 70.3 Champs showdowns; Results (including Ultra 520k Canada); John ITU update; Coming up Races. 

This Weeks Discussion: This week we want to know what you feel is the biggest threat to Iron distance racing in terms of maintaining athletes in the sport. Comment here

Age Grouper of the Week: Brent “Waaaaah” Chan sent through this weeks Age Grouper, Valerie Gonzales. 

John's History Lesson: This week we look at the history of the 70.3 World Championships. 

My First Tri:This week we have an amazing My First Tri.

This Weeks Websites: Canada Kona Qualifiers

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_629.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

This week we have an interview with pro athlete Chris Leiferman. We talk about his history before the sport, career to this point in time, and his plans for this year. 

We always have News, Discussion of the Week, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_628_-_Chris_Leiferman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

This week we have an interview with Ryan Bolton. Ryan is a former pro athlete, who raced at the 2000 Olympics, who has transitioned into a top elite running coach (training a Boston Marathon winner).

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_627_-_Ryan_Bolton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

This week we have an interview with Pro Triathlete Nick Baldwin. He talks about his pro journey, his plans for the future, and gives advices for top age groupers who want to step up to being a pro.  You can check out his website here: www.nick-baldwin.com

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, High 5, and Q&A. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_626_-_Nick_Baldwin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

This week we get Lucy Gossage on the show to talk about her race day at Ironman UK.

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, Age Grouper of the Week, High 5, Website of the Week, Q&A. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_625_-_Lucy_Gossage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EST

This week we have Erin Baker on the show. Erin is one of the best triathletes of all time, winning world championships in all distances. We talk about her career and what life has taught her along the way.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Epic Camp Interviews, Website of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_624_-_Erin_Baker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

In todays Challenge Roth Super Specials we have our race day coverage. We have interviews with the top pros from the day. We also Epic Camp and listener interviews.  


In our third day of our Challenge Roth Super Specials we have interviews with James CunnamaJan Wanklyn, and we have more interviews with the Epic Camp crew.


In our second day of our Challenge Roth Super Specials we have interviews with Lucy CharlesJoe Skipper, Laura SiddallFraser Cartmell, and we have some interviews with the Epic Camp crew. 


In our first day of our Challenge Roth Super Specials we have interviews with Challenge  Sebastian Kienle, Kaisa Sali, Bryan McCrystal, and Scott Molina


The boys have headed to Roth so this week so it's an interview packed show. We have interviews with pro athlete Kyle Buckingham and Thorsten 'The Geek' Radde from trirating.com.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_623_-_Kyle_Buckingham_and_Thorsten_Radde.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

This week we have Teresa Adam on the show. Teresa has came out of nowhere this year and has had two very successful races, getting 2nd at Ironman New Zealand and then winning Ironman Cairns. This week we get Teresa on the show to talk about her career, what has got her to the place she is in right now, and what her future plans are. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_622_-_Teresa_Adam.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

This week we have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, Statstactic and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_621.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

This week we have interviews with some of the participants of Epic Camp Lite. We also have News, Statstastic, and Q&A's.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_620_-_Epic_Camp_Interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

News: Results from Ironman Lanzarote and Ironman Brazil; Fighting over 'The Race of Legends'; Coming up races. 

Interview: This week we have top pro Caroline 'Zena' Steffen on the show. She shares what life is like being a mother and pro athlete. You can follow Caroline here: Click here

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_619_-_Caroline_Steffen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

This week we have Rob Green on the show. Rob is a Kona qualifier who is also a top chiropractor. In this interview he gives us some insight of the value of chiropractic work.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Website of the Week, My First Tri, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_618_-_Rob_Green.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08am EST

This week we have an interview with with 'Racer Girl' Melanie McQuaid. Mel's is a 2x ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, a 3x XTERRA World Champion, and a 6x IM 70.3 Distance Champion. We talk about her career, her training, and she gives some tips on how to race Xterra successfully. You can follow Mel here: www.racergirl.com

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_617_-_Melanie_McQuaid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

This week we have an interview with 2x Ironman champion Sara Gross. We talk about the Women in Triathlon Summit. What are the aims of the summit, who will be presenting, and she gives an overview of the current position and future of females in the sport.  

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_616_-_Sara_Gross.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

This week we have an interview with Mitch Robins. Mitch has had a very successful short course/70.3 career and is now about to tackle Ironman for the first time this weekend. Mitch shares his triathlon story and how he's approaching the next chapter in his career. You can follow Mitch here

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_615_-_Mitch_Robins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

This week we have an interview with swimming coach Dan Abel. He covers the key swimming tips for long distance swimming.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_614_-_Dan_Abel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

This week we have top sports nutritionist Ian Hellenmans on the show. We cover strategies to maintain weight for those that struggle to hold it when doing heavy training. We also cover some sports nutrition research she has been involved in.

We also have News, My First Tri, Wanger of the Week and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_613_-_Ien_Hellenmans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

This week we have interviews with both Cameron Wurf and Colin Norris. Cam being the seasoned pro and Colin being the up and comer. It's a cool perspective on the different sides of a pro's life. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week and Q&A's.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_612_-_Cameron_Wurf_and_Colin_Norris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

This week we have top American pro Matt Hanson on the show. We talk about his career up until this point in time, his plans for this year, and he shares insight into his training. You can follow Matt here: www.matthansontri.com.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_611_-_Matt_Hanson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

This week we have an interview with pro athlete Cody Beals. He's done a great job of sharing his pro experience through his blog at www.codybeals.com. In this interview we dig into this and what he is aiming to achieve in the next period of time. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Q&A’s.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_610_-_Cody_Beals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

On this weeks show we have an interview with Johann Hari. Johann is the author of 'Chasing the Scream' and more recently 'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Cause of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions'

In this episode Johann shares deep insights into the causes of depression and how we can move forward in this area. This is a great interview with an important author. 

We also have an News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Tip of the Week, and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_609_-_Johann_Hari.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

News: Terenzo backs up his Ironman New Zealand with a win in Argentina, he also holds the tops spot in the KPR; Tyler Butterfield is doing the marathon at the Comm Games; Mitch Anderson is going for the 24hr bike record; New Ultra's in Israel and New Zealand; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: When we first start triathlon we get a lot of advice from all types of people. Some of it is good, some of it is terrible. For this weeks discussion we want to know what was the worst piece of advise that you have listened to about triathlon. 

Statstastic: We break down the average movements, single side, for swim, bike, run. 

Coaches Corner: This week John takes us through a run/walk refresher. 

My First Tri: Stuart Gillespie sent through his first tri story. 

This Weeks Websites: Mhlengi Gwala saw attack; Brownlee piece from Tim Hemming.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_608.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

This week we have top Sports Physio Holly Brasher on the show. She covers how an athlete should prepare their body during pregnancy and then what to do afterwards.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, John's History Lesson, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_607_-_Holly_Brasher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

On this episode we have some good discussions around the greatest comebacks of all time and how to make the most out of a short training block. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Statstatic, Coaches Corner, Website of the Week and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_606.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

This week we have a Challenge Wanaka special show. We go over the race with course insights, stories from the day, and have lots of interview with the pros - including: Javier Gomez, Jesse Thomas, Dylan McNeice, Braden Currie, Christine Cross, Amelia Watkinson, Annabel Luxford, and Laura Siddall. 

High 5: We do a High 5 on Challenge Wanaka.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_605_-_Javier_Gomez_and_a_Challenge_Wanaka_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

This week we have one of our favourite pro's on the show, that's right Joe Skipper is back. We talk about how his training is going, what his plans are for 2018, and he's the first person who answers our new 'standard questions for Pros’.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_604_-_Joe_Skipper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

On this weeks show we interview ourselves based around some questions a listener sent through. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Statstastic and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_603.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander is on the show this week. We cover where he is within his racing, some insights on his career, what his plan is for 2018, and his thoughts on the sport right now.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Questions and Answers. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_602_-_Craig_Crowie_Alexander.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

On this weeks show we have an interview with Kona Five athlete Keith Rieger. She shares his experience of this crazy race. 

We also have Discussion of the Week; Age Grouper of the Week; and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_601_-_Keith_Rieger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

With it being the slow news time in the Ironman world we have a ‘traditional show’ this week. We have the News, John does a ‘What the hell is going on’, we have Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_600.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

On this weeks show we have an interview with Elizabeth Model and John Wragg. They are prolific Ironman racers, John has completed every Ironman in the world and Elizabeth will soon. They share their amazing story with us, be ready to be inspired.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_599_-_Elizabeth_Model_and_John_Wragg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

In the second of our holiday shows we have an interview with Eric Barker, the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree - The surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong. Eric has a blog, with over 300,000 subscribers, where he writes about scientific research into what creates success. On this show he shares many examples of how you can become more successful. 

You can get Barking up the wrong tree here. Here is Eric's website.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_598_-_Eric_Barker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

In the first of our holiday season shows we have our Legends of Triathlon interview with Hunter Kemper, the great American triathlete.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_597_-_Hunter_Kemper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

This week we get Thorsten 'The Geek' Radd back on the show to do a Kona stats wrap up. He gives us an update on what is happening with the Collins Cup. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_596_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

Why do people cheat? This is a question we explore on this weeks show. We get Matthew Evans on, who is an expert on cheating, to educate us on cheating. Matthew covers why people cheat, how people justify it to themselves, and how to fix cheating. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, John’s History Lesson, Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_595_-_Matthew_Evans_on_understanding_cheats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

This week we get the Ultraman World Champion Rob Gray on the show. He talks us through his race and gives some tips on how to be successful in this crazy event. You can check out Rob's website here: robgray.org

We also have: News, Discussion of the Week, Statstatic, and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_594_-_Ultraman_World_Champ_Rob_Gray.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

On this weeks show we have a great interview with super coach Matt Dixon, www.purplepatch.com. He talks about how age group athletes with less time can still achieve big goals in triathlon and life. He also talks about his new book Fast-Track Triathlete. 

 

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, a High 5 on being a race director, Website of the Week, and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_593_-_Matt_Dixon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

On this weeks show we have Gillian Aspin back. She shares the conclusions from the study she did around mental health and athletic ability, and how that affects the an individuals self perception. She gives some good insights into this important topic.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstatic, High 5 and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_592_-_Gillian_Aspin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

This week we have an interview with Jeff Jonas. He's one of only three people who have raced every Ironman in the world. He's got a fascinating approach to the sport and his training. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_591_-_Jeff_Jonas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

On this weeks show we have 9 time Ironman winner Luke McKenzie. He talks about the Island House Triathlon, what happening with his racing and his new clothing.  

 

We also have: News, Discussion of the Week, My First Tri, and Question and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_590_-_Luke_McKenzie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

News: Results from Xterra World Champs and some other races; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: Share your nations top three faster Ironman, both male and female, in Kona of all time. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's John and Dr Feelgood handing the winners metals to John's kids at a local race. 

Age Groupers of the Week: This week we look at all of the age group winners from Kona this year. Plus we compare their times to last years winners. 

Coaches Corner: We look into a study conducted by Dr Jennifer Robinson that promotes moving away from the Rice method in dealing with injury. You can read the study here

This Weeks Websites: There is the drafting article we were talking about on the show

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_589.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

News: Matt Russell is doing well after his crash at Kona; Both Ryf and Gomez are going for the million dollar prize with the Triple Crown; Results from The Great Floridian; Top earners in the year so far, we talk about wetsuit cheaters at Kona.

This Weeks Discussion: This Weeks Discussion: This week we want to know how should cheats be dealt with in the sport of triathlon? Also what do they need to do to be forgiven? Comment here

Interview: This week we have an interview with former pro athlete Dirk Bockel. He talks to us about racing Kona as a pro and this years race. He also talks about his new book The Art of Triathlon Training, which you can get by clicking here

Website of the Week: This week we have two websites. One is the movie 100 Meters. The other one is Breaking 2, the documentary about Nike's attempt to break 2 hours for a marathon. 

Age Grouper of the Week: We look at all of the female age group winners at Kona. 

My First Tri: Brett Ryan sent through his first tri, it's a funny story. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_588_-_Dirk_Bockel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

This week it's all about The Ironman World Championships. We talk about the big race and have interviews with age groupers and pro Jocelyn McCauley who raced over on Saturday. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_587_-_Post_Kona_Super_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

This week we have our Kona Super Special. We cover this weekends Ironman World Championship and then we have lots of interviews, these include interviews with: Thorsten Radd (www.trirating.com), Michael Fox (www.foxenduranceracing.com), Jo Coombe, Nicky Rose, Rory Duckworth, and Greg Penner.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_586_-_Thorsten_Radd_Michael_Fox_and_lots_of_age_groupers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

This week Mirinda Carfrae comes on the show to talk about her last year. In this time she as become a mother. She shares some amazing insight into how to deal with this special time in your life. She also talks about what she'll be doing as she heads back into pro racing. You can check out  Mirinda's website here: www.mirindacarfrae.com

We also have an interview with Daniel Clarke.  Daniel, who runs www.trisplits.com, is an up and coming pro athlete. This week he comes on the show to talk about the transition from being a total beginner in the sport, to being an age group winner, to then go pro. He shares insights, and some tips, into progressing in the sport. You can check Daniel out here: www.ifnotyouthenwho.ca.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_585_-_Mirinda_Carfrae__Daniel_Clarke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am EST

This week we have an interview with Steve Kirby & Wayne Kurtz on Deca racing. They have so much experience in this field, on both the racing and organisation side of the sport. If you want to hear about the next level of endurance racing you will love this interview. 

We also have News, Website of the Week, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_584_-_Steve_Kirby__Wayne_Kurtz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

News: ITU worlds results; Other results; ITU Hall of Fame; 70.3 Chongqing postponed; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: Nutrition is a big part of racing and one of the most important meals for a race is your breakfast. So for this weeks discussion we want to know what is your race day breakfast and why you have it?

Interview: This week we have Braden Currie on the show. He talks about life away from the family, his racing this year, and his goals for the Ironman World Championships. You can follow Braden by going to his website: www.bradencurrie.com

Age Grouper of the Week: We look at the ITU worlds and name some of the age group champs. 

Statstastic: This week we look at how many athletes were able to compete on the ITU circuit. 

This Weeks Websites: ITU Hall of Fame; Superleague

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_583_-_Braden_Currie.mp3
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News: Les McDonald passes away; 70.3 Champs; Results from Challenge Aldmere, Ironman Wales and Ironman Wisconsin; Coming up races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We are sure some pro's would love to hear the answers to this weeks discussion, here it is: Would us (i.e. imtalk community) trying to crowd fund for a pro athlete work? What would you want in return for say $10/mth for a year? 

Statstastic: We look at Daniela Ryf's career results. 

Coaches Corner: John goes through his 5km plan. 

This Weeks Websites: ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Series, Deca in Switzerland

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_582.mp3
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News: We are going back to Roth (click here to find out the Camp Info); Results from the ITU Duathlon Camps; 70.3 World Champs and Challenge Admere are coming up; 

Discussion of the Week: What are some of the outside of the box tools or techniques you use to make your training more effect or fun?

Interview: Today we have an interview with Will O'Conner. Will has a PhD in Sport Science and works with several elite athletes. He has collaborated with the TriNZ high performance program as well as the Massey University Academy of Sport. On todays show he talks about run/walk and how to make the most of it in triathlon. You can check Wills website by clicking here: www.performanceadvantage.co.nz

My First Tri: Nate Fillers sent through his first tri, it's a great story. 

This Weeks Websites: Massage in Kona with Juliet

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_581_-_Will_OConner_PhD.mp3
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News: Results from ITU Long Course Champs, Ironman Canada and Ironman Vitchy; Coming up races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: Now that a lot of us have experienced a rolling start at an Ironman, do you like it or what sort of start do you prefer? Also tell us if you are a front, middle or back of your age group and where you are from.

Interview: This week we have an interview with Chief Executive Officer of The Professional Triathlon Organisation, Charles Adamo. He talks about the organisation and The Collins Cup. You can check out The Collins Cup here

Coaches Corner: John covers a question about how close to an Ironman should you do an FTP test. 

Website of the Week: Here's the Evergreen Endurance website

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_580_-_Charles_Adamo.mp3
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News: Lots of results; ITU long distance champs are coming up; Wanda announces Ironman Tallinn; Chrissie's book I out; the randomness of getting to Kona.

This Weeks Discussion: We have the world 70.3 champs coming up over the weekend of the 9th & 10th of September. This week we want you to give us your picks for both the male and female pro races, also tell us why you made these picks. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's the photo of John receiving his award at Challenge Roth, let's just say he's not the biggest guy around ;-) 

Coaches Corner: John goes over some questions around a spring marathon when you are training for a marathon, he also covers time spent in threshold in running and cycling workouts. 

Website of the Week: 'Cool Hand' Chance Barber sent through the Global Cycling Networks YouTube channel as this weeks website. It now has triathlon content, check it out here. 

App of the Week: Ironman now have an amazing app that allows you to track people when they are racing an Ironman. Click here to get it

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_579.mp3
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With John coming back from holiday today we don't have our normal show notes. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you are a member of a triathlon club or team what do they do that make you want to remain a member? Comment here

Interview: Today we have an interview with the authors of The Brave Athlete - Calm the f*ck down and rise to the occasion, Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson. This book takes you through many of the mental problems that athletes face in their journey to be the best that they can be. In our interview we talk about some of the areas covered in the book and some strategies to overcome these. 


Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_578_-_Simon_Marshall_and_Lesley_Paterson.mp3
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News: Results from Norseman and Ironman Masstrick; John's ITU Update; Coming up races; Lots of female pro's pregnant; John's 'What the Hell' section. 

This Weeks Discussion: Ian Blaiklock sent through an email about supplementation, and where is the line between banned drugs and supplements. This got us thinking about this weeks discussion, which is: What do you consider cheating? Comment here. 

Statstastic: We look at the oldest male winner at Kona. 

Interview: This week we have top sports nutritionist Ian Hellenmans on the show. We cover the topics of race day nutrition, her thoughts on LCHF, and some sports nutrition research she has been involved in. You can get in contact with Ien by clicking here

Website of the Week: We have two this week. Here's Lee Thomas' Facebook group for setting up homestays and here is Jeremy Hopwood's link for the IMTalk meet up at the ITU Multisport festival in Penticton. 

This Weeks Website: DCRainmakers downloading free maps for Garmin.  

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_577_-_Ien_Hellenmans.mp3
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News: John's ITU Update; Lots of results; Coming up races; Rant of the week.

This Weeks Discussion: While the pro's may be the height of the sport sometimes they show they are human like the rest of us. For this weeks discussion we want you to share the most bizarre elite blunders you have seen. Comment here

Interview: This week we have Thorsten Radd back on the show. He talks about what's happening in the KPR cut off and the Collins Cup. You can check out his website here: www.trirating.com

Coaches Corner: This week John breaks down how to set up turn by turn directions on a Garmin Edge. Here's the gps file John used in this discussion. Here's Ride with GPS.

This Weeks Websites: The Collins Cup, Garth Prowd death

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_576_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
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News: Lots of results; Super League UK; Wanda under scrutiny in China; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: With more information about the Collins Cup coming out we would love to know how you feel about this race? What are the good and bad things about this new innovation?

Age Grouper of the Week: Colin Durrant sent through Victoria Nealon as this weeks age grouper. In her first triathlon ever, Ironman Frankfurt, she managed to get 5th in her age group. 

Coaches Corner: John goes through his bucket list for triathlon. 

Website of the Week: Here's the clip of John's City 2 Sky race. 

High 5: John gives his High 5 for tips he was reminded of in Roth. 

John's History Lesson: We look at Nice, a race that was one of the most important races in triathlon in the 80's, early 90s.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_575.mp3
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News: Results from IMUK and John's ITU update, plus we look at Austria and Germany; One off Ironman in Philippines; Race of legends in Emburn next year; Yvonne's statement about Daniela in Roth; Coming up races; Rant of the Week. 

This Weeks Discussion: With Embrun having a legends race next year we thought we would ask you 'what defines a legend?'. Let us know how you would define this?

Roth vs Kona: We spend time breaking down the differences between both races to see which one we feel is better. 

Coaches Corner: Both of the boys go through their training plans for the next period of time. 

Website of the Week: This weeks website is www.triathlonworld.com, to us it's one of the best triathlon news websites out there.

This Weeks Websites: Yvonne's Statement and Brett's reply; Our performance Tri Suit - Performance Suit and Apex Suit; www.trainehale.comLucy Gossage Piece.

 
Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_574.mp3
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On todays show we have post race interviews with Bart Aernouts, Laura Siddal, Maurice Clavel, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Terenzo Bozzone, Brad Kahlefeldt and Dougal Allan. 

We also have John's race report and post race interviews with Camp Kia Kaha participants. 


On todays show we have post race interviews with Bart Aernouts, Laura Siddal, Maurice Clavel, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Terenzo Bozzone, Brad Kahlefeldt and Dougal Allan. 

We also have John's race report and post race interviews with Camp Kia Kaha participants. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for this weeks show notes.


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 

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Today is the first day of our Challenge Roth Super Special. We have an interview with Scott Molina and lots of Camp Kia Kaha​ interviews. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_573_-_Challenge_Roth_Super_Special_-_Day_1.mp3
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It's the last in our interview packed shows, next week we'll be starting our Roth coverage. This week we have three more great interviews.

Interview: Alicia Di Fabio is the author of Woman Who Tri: A Reluctant Athlete's Journey Into the Heart of America's Newest Obsession. In her book she shares how her local triathlon community has created and environment that has made triathlon accessible to all levels of females. They have done an amazing job and have learnt some powerful lessons on how to get females into the sport. In the interview Alicia shares many of these. 

Interview: Jack Lesyk is a world leading sport psychologist. He is a past president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. In our interview Jack shares his nine mental skills of successful athletes. These are build on top of The Performance Pyramid. He gives a great insight into what it takes to perform and how you go about approaching the mental side of it. You can check out Jack's website by going here: www.sportpsych.org

Interview: The last interview we have is with Gordo. This is a blast from the past, when we had Gordo on the show to talk about nutrition. As always Gordo shares some good ideas in an area that is important to triathlon. You can check out Gordo's writings here: https://coachgordo.wordpress.com

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_572_-_Alicia_Di_Fabio_Jack_Lesyk_and_Gordo_Byrn.mp3
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This week is another interview packed show for you! There's one about heart health, then we have one about strength training for endurance athletes, and then we finish up with a Legends interview with Valeria Silk (the original race director in Kona). 

Interview: We have the author of The Haywire Heart, Chris Case on the show. He talks to us about his book and how doing to much exercise can be bad for the heart and what we need to do to protect it. Find out more about the book by clicking here

Interview: Kriss Hendy is a top strength and conditioning coach who focuses on Endurance Sport. He runs www.strengthforendurance.com which is a great resource for your strength training. Kriss talks about the importance of strength training, how to fit it into your training week and year, and what you need to think about when you are doing it to make sure it's effective and safe.  

Interview: Our last interview is with Valerie Silk. Valerie Silk was known as the mother of the Hawaii Ironman. When John Collins departed Hawaii Valerie took over the race as the race director. For ten years she grew the race from a very small event into an event that was known world wide. In this months Legends of Triathlon podcast Valerie shares many of the stories from her years at the Ironman World Championships. This is a great interview. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_571_-_Chris_Case_Kriss_Hendy_and_Valerie_Silk.mp3
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With the boys being away we have an interview packed show for you this week. 

Interview: Melissa Urie has recently completed Epic 5. We get her on the show to talk about the event and all of the other crazy training she has been doing. You can check out what Melissa is doing by going to https://rangamel.wordpress.com/

Interview: In 2009 Aaron Galley had an accident where he lost in arm. For a lot of people this would put them off from doing Triathlon but not for Aaron. In 2015 he started his triathlon journey and since then he has achieved some amazing things. This week we talk to him about his journey, how he has to change his training due to his arm, and his plans for the future. 

Interview: Today we have one of our Legends interviews with one of the most successful female triathletes of all time, Erin Baker. In her professional career she raced in 121 races of which she won 104! She also won world Championships across all the different distances in the sport. She was often an outspoken person in the sport who had a huge influence on issues like equal prize money for both Female and Male athletes. A true legend of triathlon. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_570_-_Melissa_Urie_Aaron_Galley_and_Erin_Baker.mp3
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News: The results for Ironman Brazil (and Tim Don's amazing result), and Challenge's Championship Race; Coming up Races; Wanda buys Competitor Group; John's ITU update. 

Coaches Corner: This week we talk about what to do when you are injured. 

App of the Week: Here's the app of the week, Headspace. 

John's Race Report: John breaks down his Kona 70.3 win. Here's his file from the race

Epic Camp Interviews: This week we have interviews with a few of the people on Epic Camp. It's gives you some insight into the everyday athletes life. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_569_-_Epic_Camp_Interviews.mp3
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We have prerecorded this week show as John has headed over to Hawaii. We have two great interviews on. 

Interview: Debi Hazelden complete her 100 Half Ironman's in 100 days recently. We get her on the show to talk about her experience. Go to their Facebook page to support their fundraising, https://www.facebook.com/100ironman100days/. Our photo this week is of Debi and John. 
 
Interview: We put our interview with Peter Reid from Legends of Triathlon on this weeks show. Peter shares some amazing insights into his career, it's a must listen. 
Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_568_-_Debi_Hazelden_and_Peter_Reid.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman Lanzarote and a few 70.3's; A new 70.3 in Sri Lanka, Challenge Championship field; Ironman Brazil and Frenchman is coming up. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you were to create an epic training day for Epic Camp what would it involve? Remember you only have a 12 hour window for training. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan with one of his Taiwanese team from his latest trip. 

High 5: Rob 'The Spine Tingler' Green sent through a High Five on what to do when dealing with an injury.

Statstastic: We look at the men who have won the world title back to back. 

Workout of the Week: John talks through a swim from this week. 

My First Tri: Mick Simpson sent through his 'My First Tri' story. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_567.mp3
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News: Lots of 70.3 results; Ultraman Oz update; Ironman Lanzarote is coming up; Outlaw sells out; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: The Mountain Snail sent through this article which is about a new drug that may have a big impact on the mind side of endurance sport. This made us think about the mind strategies that you use when you are training. So in this weeks discussion we want you to share your best mind strategies when you are training and racing. Comment here

Interview: This week we have an interview with Ironman Australia winner Laura Siddal. She talks about her season so far, what she has planned for the rest of the year, and the life of a pro. You can check out Laura's website here: laurasiddall.com

Diet Wars: We discuss this article, which puts another twist in the LCHF way of thinking. 

Workout of the Week: John goes through his Ironman effort Marathon training session. 

This Weeks Websites: Performance Nut Butter Kickstarter

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_566_-_Laura_Siddal.mp3
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Go to www.imtalk.me for this weeks show notes. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_565.mp3
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News: Results from Challenge Taiwan; St George 70.3 and Ironman Australia are coming up; Speeds at Ironman Texas; A death in the swim at Ironman Texas. 

This Weeks Discussion: Where do you feel the future of long course triathlon is? John was inspired to have this discussion because races like this one are going so well, click here to check it out. Comment here

Statstastic: This week we look at the last time one nation had the top three at the World Championships. 

Interview: Gillian Aspin comes on the show to talk about a study that she is doing around mental health in triathletes. She currently has a survey that she would love for you to fill out, Sports Psychology research into beliefs character traits and anxiety and depression. It will take 15mins to do and it is completely anonymous.

Workout of the Week: John talk about this run

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_564_-_Gillian_Aspin.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman Texas and StrongMan; Brownlee wins his first 70.3; Chrissie went 2:49 at the London Marathon; It's baby season; The 70.3 World Championships will be in Nice, France in 2019; Challenge Taiwan is coming up. 

This Weeks Discussion: Would it work to have age group qualification for regional championship races and if they had championship waves would you be more motivated to attend these races? Comment here.

Interview: This week we have John Young on the show. He was the first person with dwarfism to complete an Ironman. He is such an inspirational person. You can follow John on twitter by clicking here. 

Workout of the Week: John takes us through one of his sessions this week, a Half Ironman at Ironman pace. Here's the files from the session: Bike File, Run File

This Weeks Websites: Nikes sub 2 hour marathon site

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_563_-_John_Young.mp3
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News: Ironman Texas is coming up this weekend; 2 hour marathon record attempt is happening in early May. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you were to create a dream team to crack 8 hours, or even 7:45, for the guys or 8:40 for the girls, who would you choose and why? 

Statstastic: This week we look at the first person to do 20 consecutive Ironman World Championship races. 

Session of the Week: Leading up to Challenge Roth John is going to have a look at some of his key sessions during his training week. This week we look at his long ride. 

Coaches Corner: This week we look at an external cooling technique that can have a impact on your race times. 

Website of the Week: Daniel Ward sent through this great post from early220.blogspot.co.uk. There's some great photos from the history of the sport. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_562.mp3
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