Mon, 2 October 2006
Ironman Talk Episode 27
In this weeks show:
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM China has been canceled.
2007 Kona Lottery open.
Tyler Hamilton to race in Silverman as a team.
Great article on xtri about the state of the sport.
IMUK will be at Sherbourne Castle next year.
Age Grouper of the week
This weeks age grouper is Matthew Morris. In the Redman Ironman distance race he did the 5th faster bike split of the day. Well done Matthew.
We want the people who have done Hawaii to share some tips with those who haven’t. What are the things you would do different if you went to Kona again.
Finishing off you season
Have a clear date for the end of your season, avoid the temptation to keep dragging it out.
Allow a minimum of 2 weeks off after your last race (try to completely get away from triathlon).
Then follow unstructured (low volume) training for a few weeks and spend time planning you next season.
Try to take as many weekends ‘off’ and spend time with family & friends.
Important not too take too much zero time.
Off season is the best time to work on limiters rather than trying to find small gains in strengths.
Great time to do some detailed technique analysis (videoing).
Questions and Answers
Mark and Jono gave us some information on why 70.3’s are still called Half Ironman in Australia.
Andy Gump asks us what we think a competent IM finish time is.
Pete asks if we should keep training if we are sick.
Denis wanted to know about big volume training.
Joel let us know about Faris ‘Aluminum’ Sultan’s website.
This week’s websites
Results: Redman, Gold Coast Half.
Races coming up: Ibiza Long Course.
News: IM China falls through, 2007 Kona
lottery open, Tyler Hamilton in Silverman,
Great article on xtri, Bike porn!
Website of the week: Woman’s Triathlon
Other websites: Bevan’s new sponsor:
High 5 nutrition.