Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!

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:

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:

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:

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, 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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