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Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!
 
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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Go to www.imtalk.me for this weeks show notes. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_561.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman South Africa, Oceanside and Texas 70.3s; Sea2Sky Challenge; Ironman's new volunteer incentive. 

This Weeks Discussion: Daddy Death Peter Tinholt sent through this weeks discussion. He was wondering: How do other people feel when they have raced previously (and have now pulled away from Ironman) and then gone to watch? Was it tough? Emotional? Let us know what that experience has been like for you. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's three legends of the sport (Scott Molina, John Hellemans, and Scott Ballance)  at John's Sea to Sky Challenge last weekend. 

Statstastic: This week we look at the oldest Ironman races around the world. 

Interview: This week we get Mitch Anderson on the show to talk about his breaking the 12 hour world record cycling mark, doing 501.6km. He talks us through his whole experience. Plus he shares some other great insights into the sport. You can follow Mitch on Twitter by clicking here

Website of the Week: James Thamm send through an article from his local newspapers about Major League Triathlon. Click here to check it out

This Weeks Websites: Here's Jocelyn McCauley's website

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_560_-_Mitch_Anderson.mp3
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News: Ironman South Africa is coming up; Collins Cup News; Knives are out for Super League not having females; Rinny is pregnant; positive test for ITU athletes. 

This Weeks Discussion: Peter Cousin sent through this weeks question: Is this comment correct with regards to Olympic distance v’s IM. It’s OK to be slow at 70.3 & ironman but not so much at olympic distance for age groupers?  

Interview: This week we have an interview with Chad Holderbaum. We talk about his transition from being a top age grouper to becoming a pro and The Run Across Haiti. You can check out Chads work here at www.project942.com and the fundraising site he talked about www.teamtassy.org

Interview: John 'The Mountain Snail' Hancock did the Breca Wanaka last weekend, so get him on the show to talk through the event.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_559_-_Chad_Holderbaum_and_The_Mountain_Snail.mp3
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