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Episode 91 Ironman - Macca in Roth Episode 91 Ironman - Macca in Roth

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This weeks show notes are on the website

Kia Kaha

Bevan
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Episode 90 Ironman Talk Episode 90 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Results: Rotorua half.
 We’re on xtri
 Romeo and Juliet update!

Camp Kia Kaha
Click here to get all the info you need about the best camp next year!Let the good times roll!
 
This Weeks Discussion

Brought to you by: Art of Tri.
What are the best performances, Ironman that is, this year. Plus which two interviews from this year do you want us to replay of the Christmas/New Year period.

If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

High 5

Christmas ideas under $100
I-Pod shuffle so you can listen to us
Triathlete Mag subscription – best mag in the world
Swim cords (with paddles) http://www.nzmfg.com/Pages/StrechDry1.html
Blue Seventy swim socks
Sun stick (that doesn’t melt), more for kiwi’s and Aussies

Age Grouper of the Week

James Tran send through this weeks age grouper, here’s his email:
I have a nominee for age grouper of the week. Neal Oseland is a married 38 year old, father of 2 young girls. Earlier this season, he trained for IM Coeur d'Alene in hopes of qualifying for Kona and raced a 10:31 to miss a slot by 13+ minutes. He was very dissapointed but kept plugging away. He entered a half in September claiming to be burnt out and wanting the season to be over with. At this half, he won a raffle entry into the Silverman Full Distance. That fired him up but the problem is that it was only 6 weeks away. He had already told his family that he was just about ready for his offseason. Well, after some discussions with his wife and kids, they jumped on board and pushed him to do it. He used his IMCDA base and trained hard for 4 weeks then tapered for 2. He told me the day before the race..."I'm going to take it easy during the swim and the bike and shoot for a top 10 run time" Well, he didn't get that top 10 run time but he did get a top 10 OVERALL time!! He says he went super easy on the swim (96 overall split) and pretty easy on the bike (5th overall split) and finished with the 14th run split. There was 10,000 feet of climbing on the bike which he said was not too bad as he lives in Colorado so he's used to those long climbs. The run is what was so hard for him. He said it's the hardest marathon he's ever done even outside of triathlon which is saying something. It was either straight up or down. He looked forward to the ups because the downs were hurting so bad on his quads. He got himself into 1st in his age group after the bike and never let it go. To show how strong he was, he had to sprint the last 200m of the finish as someone was chasing him down at the finish. He beat him though. To use his words "That course was just wrong". in reference to the extreme difficulty of the climbs and the strong winds.
 
Website of the Week
 
Here’s an old Armstrong interview, very interesting. youtube
 
Coach’s Corner


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This Weeks Websites
 
 Armstrong: youtube, www.trijuice.com, xtri home town, Rotorua Half results.
 
Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 89 Ironman Talk Episode 89 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Results: Taupo half.
 Coming up: Rotorua half.  
 Slowtwitch picked up on our AG’er of
the week and there is an interview with
Bree Wee
 
     
This Weeks Discussion

Ed sent through this weeks discussion: Would you rather take a 70.3 slot that you had earned or a lottery slot for Kona that you have won?
Great question Ed.

If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age Grouper of the Week
 
This week we have 4 age groupers, it’s the Mcdonald family!  Last weekend they all raced in IMWA. Having 4 family members in one race is amazing by itself but what’s really amazing it that all of them got in under 10 hours! Here are each persons splits:

MCDONALD, Chris 00:52:11 / 04:26:47 / 03:02:03    08:21:13

MCDONALD, David  00:54:13 / 04:44:55 / 03:30:42    09:10:02

MCDONALD, Daniel  00:51:59 / 05:04:45 / 03:45:58    09:42:54

MCDONALD, Marilyn  01:03:48 / 04:59:44 / 03:55:57    09:59:41

 
High 5

Nik Cook sent us through this weeks high 5, here’s his email:
Just thought I'd drop you a quick line.. Really enjoy the show, only just got into it after being away from multisport for a bit. Quick bit of info about riding/training on a fixed.. attached is an article I wrote on the subject for Ultra Fit UK. Main advantages are
 
1: Increased cadence
2: Smoother peddling stroke
3: Greater strength (you've no gears to shift down on hills so its up to you)
4: Time efficient, no freewheeling and even having to work on downhills
5: Bombproof, maintenance free bike for those of us who live in less clement climes... saves your best bike a winters work.
6: You feel totally in touch with your bike.. a bit zen.. no I won't start chanting.
7: A definite cool factor
 
Website of the Week
 
Shane Bellanger sent through this weeks website, here’s his email:
I was checking out a tri web store, http://triathlonlab.com/ , and found this awesome water bottle/gel flask.
http://www.hydrapak.com/catalog/product2095.htm   I bought one and will definitely buy another.  In the interest of Ironman antics (IM FL 2004), I am currently registered for the Disney Race and a Half, where I am running a 5K on Friday, 13.1 on Saturday and 26.2 on Sunday around Disney World.  The Gel-Bot is going to save me much hassle as I crank through the 42.2 miles.
Shane Bellanger
 
This Weeks Websites

http://www.hydrapak.com/catalog/product2095.htm, www.taupohalf.co.nz.  
 
Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 88 Ironman Talk - Craig Alexander Go to www.ironmantalk.com for this weeks show notes.

Kia Kaha


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Episode 87 Ironman Talk - Gina Ferguson Episode 87 Ironman Talk www.ironmantalk.com This weeks news Coming up: IMWA. Kiwi triathlete carries Olympic torch. Interview with Gina  We got this from Gina’s website. She’s obviously doing some big things! Gina came from a swimming background, competing competitively to NZ national level until she was 17. After a 7 year break from all sports Gina took up triathlon as a way to get fit at the beginning of 2005. She took to the sport immediately and after her first few wins decided to take the sport more seriously, and began a structured training programme. Gina also left her job as a high school maths teacher to continue working part time as a violinist for the Christchurch Symphony, leaving more time and energy for training. Since then Gina has enjoyed numerous wins at home in NZ and in March 2007 competed in her first ironman (Ironman NZ) and finished in 5th place. Gina has decided that the ironman distance races are where she will focus her energy. 2007 will be Gina’s first pro year and she is looking forward to gaining experience at international level.Here’s the questions www.ginaferguson.com www.fifthelement.co.nz This Weeks Discussion Should you be able to take your kid/family down the finishing chute at an Ironman race? Plus come up with a name for our Training Camp If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion. Website of the Week Matt Johnson sent through this great youtube clip of the Drafting at IM Florida: Click here. What’s happening to our sport? Age Grouper of the Week Bree Wee was the first age grouper to finish in Kona. She had an amazing race doing 56:35 in the swim, 5:21:41 in the bike and then run 3:24:15 for a finish time of 9:47:42. While that was an amazing time she managed to get 13th over all! The other reason we choose her as our age grouper was because she has a profile on Athlinks, she must listen to the show. Questions and Answers Jules sent through this question: I have a question regarding tyre pressures.  I have a set of tubular race wheels and the max psi shown on the tubulars that I am currently using is 140 psi.  Does this mean that I should inflate to 140 psi? Is it advisable to do so?  Recently I have been inflating below this level (say 120 psi) and had no problems but in I have had two punctures (one in a race) when I inflated to 140 psi.  Do I stand more of a chance getting a puncture when inflating he tubulars to their maximum psi?  Finally, all of my races are in humid/hot conditions (e.g. Phuket coming up) which I presume results in the tyre pressure increasing whilst the bike is in transition so I should allow for this? This Weeks Websites IMWA, Kiwi torch guy, Communities complaining about tri’s, You tube clip, www.ginaferguson.com, Bree Wee on athlinks. Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: Kia Kaha
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Episode 86 Ironman Talk Episode 86 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Results: Decaman.
 Ironman Arizona moving to November.
 Macca to auction his bike for scholarship.   
  
This weeks discussion

Should there be some open pro slots for Kona so we get the best of the best at the race (ie some top short course athletes) and if so how should they be allocated.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
 
Website of the week

Ed Hawkins sent through this weeks website: http://www.rosiearoundtheworld.co.uk/
This amazing woman is running around the world. Check out her website, she’s unbelievable! Thanks Ed

Age grouper of the week
 
1st Athlinks registered athlete at Kona
http://www.athlinks.com/racer/27752488/Ed-McDevitt.aspx
Ed McDevit

High 5
 
Presented by High 5 sports nutrition http://www.fifthelement.co.nz/

5 nutrition tips to introduce high 5 to the show
gels in bottle + mark bottle
drink water only for w while if stomach gets upset
Coke on the run
Cut bars up (unwrap)
be self sufficient / don’t rely on special needs
 
Coach’s Corner

Chance sent through this question to John. How are some ways to gauge whether you are at the appropriate non-draft distance? 7 or 10 meters etc.?
How can I know I am not being a "cheater?"

Know the rules
Set your bike on indoor trainer and put another bike 7m in front so you can “see? the difference.
In NZ some race officials use the white lines in the middle of the road as reference points. Front of one white line to front of next is 7m.
When racing if you hear a draft marshal coming drop back a little and when they pull up next to you ask if the distance is Ok. They then know you are making an effort.
The reality is at big races there will be a lot of drafting and it comes down to a personal choice.
 
This weeks websites

http://www.rosiearoundtheworld.co.uk/, http://www.fifthelement.co.nz/, http://www.athlinks.com/racer/27752488/Ed-McDevitt.aspx, Decaman results, Triathlon Juice, Macca’s bike, Lottery is open.
 
Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 85 Ironman Talk -Chrissie Wellington Go www.ironmantalk.com for this weeks show notes. Kia Kaha
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Episode 84 Ironman Talk Episode 84 Ironman Talk


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This weeks news
 
 Results: Ironman Florida.
 Silverman changes.
 Badman has operation.
   
This weeks discussion

Why do you do this crazy sport called Ironman? We’re going deep and we want honesty. Maybe your mum didn’t cuddle you enough ;-)
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
 
Website of the week

Great youtube clip from Peter Coulson: Click here.

Age grouper of the week
 
His name is Tommy Nielsen and he is an outstanding age grouper. I'll mention his results in a minute but first you need some background information on him:
He's 34 years old and lives with his girlfriend. They have 3 children.
He balances everyday life with the kids, coaches several athletes and put on Denmark's second largest triathlon www.Silkeborgtriathlon.dk He holds a full time job but still finds time to train for Ironman. This is his passion and despite a low training volume he competes at a high level. Leading up to Kona he averaged a about 15 hours a week for 6 consecutive weeks. However, on average over a whole year he normally trains about 10 hours a week. (I don't know how much he trained this year, though) Seen in that light I think his results are incredible.
This year he raced in Roth and had a PB in 8.33 and 12th overall. 7 weeks later he did Ironman UK where he was first age grouper and 8th overall in 8.56. He was over 30 minutes faster than the second fastest in his age group. He qualified for Hawaii where he again went on to win his age group only 7 weeks after Ironman UK. His time in Kona was 9.05.
He always wanted to win in Kona. That was what kept him returning to Kona 8 times. He kept believing he could win in Kona if only he kept training consistently and return to Kona. His weakest discipline has always been the run and after the bike in Kona he was only 6th in his age group. However, with his best ever run in Kona, a 3.05 marathon, he went on to win 6 minutes ahead of number 2. A truly remarkable performance, especially because he had an entrapped nerve in his behind which prevented his performance on the bike. It just shows that anything is possible if you keep believing. A big inspiration and that's why I think Tommy Nielsen should be age grouper of the week.
His web page is www.tommynielsen.com

High 5
 
Correct bogeying technique
Turn your head so as not to get yourself
One finger presses down on non bogeying nostril (double barrel technique is not a good look)
If in a bunch be mindful of others around you (do you bogeying at the back)
If in a race situation don’t look behind you. If you hit someone with a greenie they are too close
Tidy yourself up before hitting T2 or the finish
 
Coach’s Corner

Post race (hard workout) recovery tips
Warm down after racing (some easy running for up to 10mins then easy cycling 10-30mins)
Hydrate and eat well as soon as possible
Once warmed down and fuelled up stand in lake/river/sea or cold bath
Put skins or compression tights on if you have any (I sell skins if you want any)
Stretch
Legs up the wall for 10-15mins
Continue to eat and hydrate well. Avoid alcohol until well after the race (ideally all day)

This weeks websites

IM Florida, silverman, Macca racing at silverman, Badman has operation, Stadler does Marathon, you tube, www.tommynielsen.com, www.alvinconnor.com
 
Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 83 Ironman Talk - Gordo on Canada Sorry no show notes this week, go to www.ironmantalk.com to see them. Kia Kaha Bevan
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Episode 82 Ironman Talk Episode 82 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Kona results. Plus other results.  
 Greg Bennett nabs around $400K!
distance.
   
This weeks discussion

There’s been a bit of talk about Chrissie Wellington’s conduct during Kona, was her behavior bad of good for the sport of Ironman?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Photos from the show
 
Website of the week/Product review centre

Alvin Connor Natural Balance, handmade body care products were designed using naturally occurring crystalline deposits.
The range has been created to keep you fresh from tip to toe.

I have been using these products for about 11 years now and I swear by them. I was a customer before I got into manufacturing them. As you know I do Triathlon and Ironman and I never have a problem with BO even after my longest rides and runs!!!! What's more none of my cloths have deodorant marks on them. I spend alot of money on Race and Tri specific clothing and I want them to last as long as possible.

The range works by preventing the build up of odour causing bacteria. Body and foot odour is a result of perspiration / sweat coming into contact with bacteria on your skin. By eliminating this bacteria or preventing this bacteria from forming you eliminate body odour. Simple! Here’s the website: www.alvinconnor.com
 
Age grouper of the week
 

Rob Chance is this weeks Age Grouper of the week. Check out his race profile on athlinks: click here.
It was a good day. I had almost reached the “pie in the sky?. I can’t complain with being 8th in my age group in the world, especially when I work a full time job, have three small kids at home, and a wife that does Ironmans too.
Check out his race report on his blog: http://robchancesworld.blogspot.com/

 
Coach’s Corner
 
John covers reverse periodisation.
 
This weeks websites

The Great Floridian, Ibiza Long Distance, Greg Bennett $400k, www.n-duro.co.nz, www.alvinconnor.com.

 
Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 81 Ironman Talk - Dr Nat Anglem Episode 81 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Kona, who did it?  
 Coming up: the Great Floridian, Ibiza long
distance.
   
This weeks discussion

It’s the big week in Ironman. We talked about our picks on the show now it’s your time to have your say. So who are going to be your top 5 in both the Male and Female field.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Website of the week

True-Motion sportswear was founded by a group of four passionate triathletes whose vision was to create casual sportswear that people feel good about wearing. We offer cool styles and comfortable fabrics to embrace the active lifestyle. There are numerous offerings of technical apparel available to today’s athlete, but what do you wear when you are done training and racing? That is how True-Motion was born. We want to be the after race, after training, or just hanging out on a Saturday afternoon brand of choice. So whether you are a fierce competitor, a promising novice, or simply a passionate spectator, off the field/court/roads you’ll look like all three. Be True.
Go to www.true-motion.com and put in IMTALK07 when you check out for a 15% discount!
 
Age grouper of the week
 
Coach Gavin Rogers sent through this weeks age grouper Mark Whittaker. Here’s what Gavin said about Mark: He watched his brother do ironman germany and decided then that he wanted to do an ironman next year.
But his brother posted such a good time at germany for his first ironman that he though he would have a crack at ironman korea to try and qualify for kona ,mark could not go and watch this time and decided with 4 weeks to go that he would enter also.
He asked me if this was possible.
I said as he had just done half ironman UK,very hilly and one of the toughest out there and completed it in just over 6hrs that it was possible but not to expect a great time but just to get round.
So what i did was give him enough information as i could about the nutrition he would need in the race and target hr zones he needed to stick to and added 1 or 2  long bikes and runs leading up to the race,nothing to heavy as the race was so near.
Of he went to ironman korea.
The rest is in his race report well worth the read but in summary:-he crashed his bike at the first feed station still managed to complete the bike course with a broken bike in 7hrs got to 19miles on the run and collapsed,found himself in an ambulance at the finish,got out caught a taxi back to 19mile point and walked to the finish.
 
High 5
 
Glenn sent through:  "Minimising the disruption to training of moving countries/cities"
1. Take as much tri-gear as you can pack as the sports shops at your destination may not stock tri-gear, or alternatively check whether your favourite online store (tri-buys) delivers to your new home.
2. Get online and find the nearest tri-club. If you can't find a tri-club then look at similar organisations such as running clubs, cycling groups etc, as there will always be 'closet' triathletes as members.
3. Be prepared to change your diet. Your favourite foods/supplements may not be available. Use the change as an opportunity to re-evaluate your day-to-day and training diet.
4. Beware of climatic changes. Heat, humidity, altitude, pollen, smog, the list goes on. Be prepared to change where and when you train. Again use this change as an opportunity to adapt and refresh your training program.
5. Use the opportunity to race as many local events as you can, within reason, as you never know when you may move on again.
6. You may not have any training partners for a start, but you are never alone, especially if you have ironmantalk on your ipod!
 
Coach’s Corner
 
John went and had an interview with Dr Nat Anglem who is one of New Zealands top sports doctors. John covered areas that count to you guys and girls!
 
This weeks websites

The Great Floridian, Ibiza Long Distance, Elbaman, www.true-motion.com, www.gomichellie.com.

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 80 Ironman Talk - Kona Super Special Episode 80 Ironman Talk - Kona Super Special

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This weeks news
 
 New drafting rule in Kona
 Looking back on last year
 Bevan and John’s picks
 Male casting for Triathletes   
 Macca to race Silverman
 New Event by Set up Events
 Gemmell won world cup
 Kentucky swim start
 
This weeks discussion

It’s the big week in Ironman. We talked about our picks on the show now it’s your time to have your say. So who are going to be your top 5 in both the Male and Female field.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Website of the week

 
This weeks website is www.ironman.com. They really get things right during the world championship week. Make an effort to watch it on race day.  
 
Age grouper of the week
 

PIOTR KURYLO, our Forrest Gump!

He ran from Augustow to Athens.... And it took him about 6 weeks to go there. And it is not less than 2450km... He took a couple of days rest and participated in the Spartathlon 2007 race at a distance of 245km... Completed 2nd at 24h29min....
He started his trip to Greece with only 600 EUR for the whole "race". Due to some turistic targets he made aprox. 3500km going to Athens. Having so small amount of money he had to eat only bread and milk... All his luggage was with him on a trolley he was pulling all the way there. After reaching Greece he went to the mountains for a 10 days altitude training.... Just shortly before the race went down to the competition place, entering the hotel with long bead and hair. Not clean at all. But as he said my apparence just confused competitors and I smashed them physically...
As you know he was the second beating his PB by 7hours!!!! After the race when he heard that current winner (2 times) is willing to make it 3rd time, he said: I am afraid it will be difficult for him...
When you are here next time I will show you some photos and there will be probably a chance to have a run with him.
Oh, I forgot about his plan for the rest of the season:
- 100km in Egypt
- Race from Augustow to Brussels (1200km)...
Jacek Nowakowski
 
Product Review Centre
 



We quickly reviewed the Art of Tri hoodie. It’s very cool plus it fits well.
Go to www.artoftri.com to check out more of their gear.



Coach’s Corner

To Fuel belt or not fuel belt – sent in my Matthew
Advantages
-    use your product
-    don’t have to fight crowds at aid stations
-    don’t have to open gel packets
-    don’t have to worry about special needs
Disadvantages
-    weight!!!!
-    Need to add extra gels as yu can’t get all of it out of bottle
 
This weeks websites

New drafting rule, Looking back over the years, Kona Start list, Male modeling for trimag, Macca to race Silverman, New Iron distance race, www.ironman.com, www.artoftri.com, Old Skool ‘Ironman’ race in New Zealand, Mullet Man race.
 

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
Direct download: Episode_80_Ironman_Talk_-_Kona_Super_Special.mp3
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Episode 79 Ironman Talk - Simon Lessing Episode 79 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
Results: Elbaman, Lake Barkley Full
Odyssey off road, Chesapeakman
Coming up: Lomboktri
Entry process NA sports events changes.    
  
Interview with Simon Lessing
 
Bevan did his P’s and managed to hook up an interview one of the best triathletes ever Simon Lessing. We covered so much info, check out the show to hear this wicked interview, thanks Simon. Check out his great website: www.simonlessing.net
 
This weeks discussion

Which is more prestigious a ITU long distance Champs medal or a 70.3 champs metal?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
   
Age grouper of the week

Jim Hurrell from Stirling Virginia is this weeks age grouper.
Had a shoulder injury leading into the race and issues with cramp from previous IM’s.  In 3rd IM of the season he did a PB on the slow Wisconsin Course.
“I’ve finally learned that I need to slow down to get faster?.

Well done Jim, you are our age grouper of the week!
 
Website of the week
 
Yogamazing is the website I mentioned in last weeks show. It’s a free weekly 20-35min video podcast. It’s great because it’s achievable without being to time consuming. Check out their website, there’s a link to itune to subscribe. www.yogamazing.com



Glenn sent through this weeks club website: www.omantriathlon.com
It’s great to see the sport is taking off all round the world. We’re sure Glenn is making the most of the club.
 
Questions and Answers

    A chance to win from Chance!
    Ironman Stories.
 
This weeks websites

Race Results: Lake Barkley Full, Odussey, Espirit, Chesapeakman, ElbaMan. Coming up: Lomboktri. NA sports entry, www.omantriathlon.com
 

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Episode 78 Ironman Talk Episode 78 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Results: The RedMan, Lake Barkley Full
Odussey, Espirit, Cancun 70.3
 Coming up: Chesapeakman, Elbaman
 Changes to 70.3 Champs course.     
 
This weeks discussion

Would you be interested in competing in long course Aquabike races? Is there a place for these races in you build up to an Ironman?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Age grouper of the week

Tim Cote sent through this weeks age grouper, Chelsea Sanders. There what Tim said about her:
On this topic, I did want to recruit my buddy Chelsea Sanders for the real age grouper of the week. She has been working her ass off training for this ironman and ended up being the first women! This was her first ironman distance race and she got first place! Unbelievable! I mean this was no Hawaii or Ironman sanction event but, hard work is hard work. And she did awesome. (and she's an ironman listener)
 
High 5

How to look after your eyes
1.    UV Protection – in NZ all sunglasses must have higher than 98% UV protection but overseas ?? – some optoms have a machine to measure UV & infa red
2.    Lubricating drops – your eyes can become dry in some conditions (very dehydrated, dry conditions etc), use preservative free eye drops (more expensive but worth it).
3.    Always have an eye exam every 2 years especially if you are over 45 (why? Because over the age of 45 higher risk of glaucoma (silently robs your sight)
4.    Contact lenses – be careful when swimming because it’s easier for bacteria to grow in the matrix of the contact lens material more so than the human eye (clean lenses as told by optom)
5.    If you have sight issues you can get prescription swimming goggles (and good glasses for that matter eg Oakley with Transition lenses)
 
Website of the week

Slowtwitch.com has made some changes to the look of there forum page. We give our opinion on it. Go to www.slowtwitch.com to check it out.

 
Questions and Answers

    Question about run volume for a half marathon.
    Question about injuries?
 
This weeks websites

Race Results: The RedMan, Lake Barkley Full, Odussey, Espirit, Cancun 70.3 Coming up: Chesapeakman, Elbaman. Changes to 70.3, Challenge Roth shop, Cheesecake factory, www.slowtwitch.com
 

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
Direct download: Episode_78_Ironman_Talk.mp3
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Episode 77 Ironman Talk - Swim coach Haydn Woolley Episode 77 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Results: The Grand Columbian, Great
Illini, Espirit and the Big Man.
 The Red Man, Lake Barkley, Odyssey.
 Lots of athletes get their Olympic spots.    
 
 
This weeks discussion

It a chance for your partner to have their say. This week we want Iron-partners tips to keep the relationship in tact in the build up to the big day?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Age grouper of the week

Sarah Hawkins sent through this weeks age grouper, here’s who email:
We moved house to Dorset approx 8 miles from the venue of Ironman UK two weeks before so his ironman training including unpacking furniture! The day before the event he fell off his bike and bruised his hip and took a few layers of skin off his shoulder and elbow .... looked very sore.  But his bike was OK!!!!
Ed soldiered on and in true PIRATE spirit he peeled on his wetsuit and faced the Ironman!  This was only his fourth ever triathlon race after a sprint, an olympic and a half ironman distance... here it was his first attempt at Ironman (he wants a tattoo badly!)
He finished in 11 hours and 6 minutes and smiled the whole way round and stayed upright on his bike!  He crossed the finish line with our dog Jack who supported him all the way round and joined in the cheering at the finish line with a few woofs!!  I was very proud of his 190th position out of approx 1600 competitors WOW not bad for a first one eh????!!!!
 So here I give you ED HAWKINS of the UK.......Age grouper of the week (Pleeeeeease!!) Respect guys .... your podcasts have kept him going on those long sessions

Mrs Sarah Hawkins - Ironwife!

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Coach’s Corner


We had an interview with Haydn Woolley last year. It was one of the  most popular interviews we have ever had. So this week we got him on the show again. He covers Distance Per Stroke. Another great interview, thanks Haydn.
Go to www.futuredreams.co.nz to see some of Haydn’s wicked swimming products.
 
Questions and Answers

    Your feedback on IM races that have disappeared.
    How to best prepare for 2 IM races in 6 weeks.
    Things to do when you can’t train.
 
This weeks websites

Race Results: Grand Columbian, Great Illini Triathlon, Espirit triathlon, BigMan. Coming up: RedMan, Lake Barkley, Odyssey, Bennett 300k, www.futuredreams.co.nz
 
Email to send to Friends

Because we want would love it if you could send this write up to one on your Tri buddies. Just copy and paste and send away. Thanks for supporting Ironman Talk.   
Here it is:

I listen to this weekly podcast called Ironman Talk. They’ve encouraged me to send you this email because I enjoy the show. Ironman Talk is a weekly audio show that provides a lot of great Ironman training information, interviews with the worlds best triathletes and up to date race information. Plus the show is heaps of fun to listen to, you’ll be addicted!
Check it out. Go to www.ironmantalk.com and click on ‘listen now’. Be ready for you Ironman world to change!
 

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
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Episode 76 Ironman Talk Episode 76 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
IM Talk Camp, email us to find out more!
USA triathlon has 100,000 members.
Results: IM Wisconsin, Cologne 226, The
Big man, Iron Desert tri    
Jerseys are ordered.
Coming up: The Grand Columbian, Great Illini Tri, Espirit Tri
 

 
Website of the Week

This weeks website is www.fulontri.com        
This is another great club website. Thanks to Greg Keers for sending it through! Plus we want to say hi to Lee Jackson and Coach Lee, they love the show.
 
 
This weeks discussion

It’s you chance to share one key thing in the build up to your first Ironman that might help others. Pay it forward.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Age grouper of the week

Jack Lynch sent through this weeks age grouper. Check out his email:
I've a nomination for AG of the week from the Kenmare Half.  His name is Liam Dolan, a 26yr old from the Setanta triathlon club in Dundalk.  There's a great bunch of lads up there who all listen to the show and I know Liam is a big fan as he's always slagging me about getting mentioned.
He has only been in triathlon 2 years but has already gained a bit of a reputation for his awesome bike splits.  Indeed I missed a trick in not nominating him earlier this year when he finished 10th at Half IM UK where he was the first non-pro finisher.  He finished 4th in Kenmare despite cracking the headset area of his frame after hitting a pothole and noticing that the steering was "a little bit funny".  His real strength though is being able to control himself on the bike so that he can run really well off it - he had the fastest run in Kenmare with a 1:18 on a really hilly course, managing to outrun (just) some guys who can run 31min 10k oly splits (versus his normal 36-37min runs).
On the downside  - he has been known to remark that Ironman is for "30 somethings who are going through a mid life crisis" - though I know he secretly wants to do one soon
So that's my case for Liam!
Please keep up the great work with the show!
Thanks,
Jack
This weeks discussion

With the amount of athletes trying to compete in an Ironman should the cut off time be reduced? If so, what time would be better?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Coach’s Corner

Interview with David Bowden from Genius Bikes. He covers if it’s better to buy a tri or a road bike. This is a question that we get often so enjoy. Check out the Genius website for some great bikes: www.geniusbikes.com

This weeks websites

Race Results: IM Wisconsin, Cologne 226, Website of the week: www.fulontri.com

 
Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
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Episode 75 Ironman Talk - Bella Comerford Episode 75 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Hawaii finalist in worlds best event.
 Stringing camp in chch, contact John.  
 Ironmman Talk jerseys are for sell until
September the 9th. Email us to get one.  
Races: The Big Woody, The Canadian, The AstroMan, Kenmare Half. Monaco & Sinapore 70.3  
Coming up: IM Wisconsin, Cologne
 

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Here is the list of people who have entered the Ironman Talk Ad competition. Click on their names to see their ad. Thanks to those who entered!
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What I like about art of tri
1.    Eco friendly
2.    Promotes the history of the sport
3.    Passionate triathlete running a small tri business.
           Tops look great and unique.


This weeks discussion

With the amount of athletes trying to compete in an Ironman should the cut off time be reduced? If so, what time would be better?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.


Interview with Bella Comerford

  


This weeks websites

Race Results: The Big Woody, The Canadian, Kenmare, Monaco and Singapore 70.3. Coming up:  IM Wisconsin, Cologne 226, Website of the week: www.artoftri.com
 

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Episode 74 Ironman Talk Episode 74 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Tri One O One canceled.
 Challenge Wanaka site back up.
 Results: IM Canada, IM Louisville, IM
Korea, Almere triathlon, Extreme Man. 
Coming up: The Big Woody, The Canadian, The AstroMan, Kenmare Half. Monaco & Sinapore 70.3
 

Website of the week


Please see this web site for a product that may be worth sharing with the listeners (http://www.vizyvest.com/Text/Home/3.htm ).  I have not seen one of these products, but have received the info from our local Cycle Club.
 
It may be of interest as we all want to be safe.
Cheers
Peter
      


This weeks discussion

With the amount of athletes trying to compete in an Ironman should the cut off time be reduced? If so, what time would be better?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
   
Age grouper of the week
 
Ian Clarke sent us through this email. Well done Fiona for a great first race!
Keep up the good work guys, loving the podcasts!!!!

I would like to put forward Fiona Boxall for age grouper of the week. She raced Ironman Switzerland and finished 16th in the 35-39 age group in her first Ironman, 12hr44mins.  An amazing performance for her
first venture into the long races!!!!! Cheers Ian

High 5

Five random things John picked up from a  recent talk by by Ken Ravizza
1. It’s good to have crap days – you can learn a lot more from crap days than when you are “in the zone?.
2. Back Briefing (feedback) always ask yourself what you got out of a session/race
3. “Be big? on race day. Physical presence and how you carry yourself can help your state of mind and intimidate others (baseball example)
4. Only train when you are “ready? (gate example)
5. Focus on the process of engaging in the activity rather than the outcomes of your performance
Coach’s Corner

John has an interview with David Watt from Skins, a compression clothing company.
Here’s what they cover:
-    background of skins
-    the science of compression garments
o    use of skins for training v’s recovery
o    travel
-    what makes skins different to other compression garments
o    go through the range (not just tights)
-    where you can buy
-    any other upcoming product developments
Check out their website: http://www.skins.net/

Question and Anwsers

We have a couple quick question that we cover.

This weeks websites

Race Results: www.ironman.com, coming up: The Big Woody, The Canadian, The Astro Man, Tony Delogne article, Website of the week: http://www.vizyvest.com/Text/Home/3.htm, http://www.skins.net/
 

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
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Episode 73 Ironman Talk www.ironmantalk.com

Episode 37

This weeks news
 
 Another 70.3 in South Africa
 Results: EnbrumMan, IMUK, Timberman,
Germany 70.3, 5430 Tri
IM Canada, IM Kentuky, Almere Tri, Extrememan, Austria.
 Class is back.
 
Ironman Talk competition!

We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create!

Website of the week

Daniel Kasack sent through www.chasingkimbia.com It shows a lot about Kenyan runners in a video blog. These guys are amazing!
Club website
Ian Marksbury sent through this weeks club website.
While there is a lot of great information for their
members he thought we would appreciate the picture
on the front page of one of there members. We did!       

This weeks discussion

Nick Mathers came up with this weeks discussion: "What are some ways, as a triathlete, to contribute more towards sustainablility." It could be environmental, social, financial, whatever.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
    
Age grouper of the week
 
Matthew Cowdrey sent through this weeks age grouper: Brian Hennessey. He’s the info he gave me: Brian Hennessey. IM UK.
1st ever Ironman. Only started Triathlon this year. Comes from an Ultra-running background (Celtic Cup 50km winner 2006. 3x London to Brighton 55miler winner 2005)
41 Years old.
Swim 59:53
Bike 6:07
Run 2:58 (Ran 1:37 for the first half then realised he was going too slow so put in a 1:21 for the second half...!!!)

Finished in 10:10

6th in age group. 7ht fastest marathon of the day. Punctured 12 miles in on the bike and had trouble getting the tub off. Will be back some time soon to break the 10.

Coach’s Corner

We have Ali Dennis, a great running coach who made Striding On, on the show this week. Here’s what we covered:
1.    how long have you been working with triathletes?
2.    Have you seen many changes in the way athletes train specifically with their running over the years.
3.    Running drills
a.    Why should we do them and what are we trying to achieve
b.    Are they important for ironman athletes or just ‘fast’ runners
c.    How often should we do drills
d.    Should they be done all year round
4.    Running styles. There’s a big difference between sprinters, middle distance runners and ironmen. In your opinion ironman athletes try to “run? or shuffle economically.
5.    Technique. Are they any common flaws you see in ironman athletes
6.    For non coaches athletes how can they asses their technique
7.    Stiding On
a.    Is it suitable for ironman athletes
b.    What does it contain
c.    Where can you get it
Get his DVD here: http://www.stridingon.com/purchase.html

Question and Anwsers

We have a couple quick question that we cover. John tell us what creamed rice he likes!

This weeks websites

Race Results: Enbrum Man, IMUK, Germany 70.3, Timberman, 5430 tri, Coming up: IM Canada, IM Kentuky, Almere tri, Austria tri. Website of the week: www.chasingkimbia.com Club website: www.triclubsandiego.org, http://www.stridingon.com/purchase.html, britishtriathlon on youtube.
Email address for ITV show looking for athletes: Errol.ettienne@itv.com
 
Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 72 Ironman Talk Episode 72 Ironman Talk www.ironmantalk.com This weeks news Apparently Peter Reed is going to be racing Monaco 70.3. Results: Norseman, Slovakman, Vineman, Ostseeman. Coming up: IMUK, EnbrumMan and Germany 70.3. Ironman Talk competition! We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create! This weeks discussion Given the growth of Ironman races, especially in Nth America, is it a good idea to have WTC “Ironman? races that don’t have Kona slots. Would you still turn up? If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion. Age grouper of the week Here’s what the BBC wrote about this weeks age grouper: Jamie Andrew. Jamie Andrew swam more than two miles, cycled 112 miles and ran a marathon in just under 24 hours. The 37-year old from Edinburgh, dubbed "Titanium Man" because of his prosthetic legs, hopes the challenge will raise £50,000. It is in aid of the 500 miles charity, which he has launched with fellow quadruple amputee Olivia Giles. The Iron Man triathlon is considered one of the toughest feats of athletic endurance for able-bodied athletes.It started with a dawn dip in Loch Tay, followed by a cycle from Kenmore to Falkirk, and finished with a 26.2 mile run down the Union Canal to Edinburgh.Project funding Mr Andrew began the gruelling event at about 0600 BST on Saturday and completed the challenge the following morning. He lost his hands and feet following a climbing expedition in the French Alps in 1999 in which his friend, Jamie Fisher, died. Here’s his Charities: 500 miles High 5 Robert Ritchie sent through this weeks High 5: The importance of getting early treatment for injuries.There’s some great insight here. Thanks Robert. 1. Early treatment will prevent more serious complications. 2. It will be cheaper to get treated straight up 3. Less lost training time while you recover. 4. Make sure the treatment provider is experienced in sports injuries. 5. Try and get  and accept some advice on prevention. (Eg stretching) Website of the week Lance Donny sent us through this weeks great website. Here’s what he said about www.nutritiondata.com This website is Absolutely chock full of great nutritional info on just about everything out there, it also gives you very detailed nutritional breakdowns and alternative choice selections for better health, weight loss/gain. Thanks for that Lance. Club website Ben Greenfield sent through www.tri-fusion.com. One thing we loved about this website was how they had a profile on every athlete in their club. Plus it looks cool. We want to say thanks to Pat for sending us through some KC Heat gear, we’ll looking really cool now! Coach’s Corner John decided to address a tough topic this week: When coaching goes bad. Here’s how he broke it down. When Coaching goes bad, First Step, When is it time for a change, How to change, Setting up new coach. By the way, John doesn’t want any of his athletes using this info ;-) Question and Anwsers WE have specialist on SKINS, compression gear for athletes. If you have any questions on compression tights etc send them in. We covered what we eat during a race plus when is it to close to a race to get a coach. This weeks websites Race results: Norseman, Slovakman, Vineman, Ostseeman Up coming races: Enbrum Man, IMUK, Germany 70.3, www.nutritionaldata.com, www.tri-fusion.com, Email address for ITV show looking for athletes: Errol.ettienne@itv.com Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: Kia Kaha
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Episode 70 Ironman Talk - Em's back Episode 71 Ironman Talk

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Sorry but there are no show notes this week as Bevan's been away.

Kia Kaha
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Episode 70 Ironman Talk Episode 70 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news

Lake Placid 2008 sells out in minutes,
there are community spots left.  
 
Ironman Talk competition!

We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create!
 
Topic of the week

What are the best parenting tips we can give for the age group Ironman athlete? How can you fit training around 3 kids?  Click here to add your comment.
 
Age grouper of the week

Steve Hollingsworth send through this weeks age grouper, here’s what he said:
Not sure if it's too late to nominate age grouper of the week from Ironman Austria but would like to nominate my mate Dan Lynch. Like me, this was his first Ironman race. 3 weeks out from the race Dan injured his knee but still toed the start line to give it his all on the day. He was doing well on the swim (1h15) and bike (5h40) but the knee blew up again on the run. He strapped the leg up and pushed on with true Ironman grit and determination for a painful 55h26 marathon. Becoming an Ironman, he crossed the finish line with a time of 12h35.
 
Product Review Centre

              Showdown DVD                     Nuun
 
High 5
 
After talking about Molina’s body being tired from training for so many years Windmagnet sent through this weeks High 5: What life is like for the aging athlete.
1.       Permanently stuffed;
2.       Stiff and sore and worried about injuries – every little niggle is a worry
3.       Always trying to go faster;
4.       Struggling with diet – easy to eat too much and put on weight even when doing the big miles;
5.       Tough to get out of bed and out on the road in the dark in winter.
And this is only in the easy base building section of my year with about 12 to 14 hours a week. Thanks Windmagnet
 
Website of the week

Ken Wallace sent through this weeks Website of the week for www.swimanything.com
At dawn on August 25, a small group of swimmers will wade into the chilly waters of Lake Tahoe and begin swimming. As a group, they will swim about 44 miles over 2 days – that's more than twice the distance across the English Channel, or roughly 30 times the distance from Alcatraz to San Francisco. Their route will be a diagonal across the middle of the lake, which will take them over areas that are almost a mile deep.
We're determined to succeed not just for ourselves, but for the League to Save Lake Tahoe, which helps keep the Lake Tahoe basin pristine, and for the National Brain Tumor Foundation, in recognition of a friend who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor this summer.  
Please consider making a gift to one of these charities to help us reach our goal of $10,000 in donations. Visit our website at www.swimanything.com for more details. Your support is greatly appreciated!
 
This weeks websites

Placid sell out, community spots available, Showdown DVD, Nuun
websites of the week: www.swimanything.com

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 69 Ironman Talk Episode 69 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news

    Results: IM Lake Placid, Vineman 70.3
    Prize money increase at Timerman.
    Races coming up: Kalmar tri,
eXtremalna Sobota.
   I’ve put INMZ 1990 on YouTube. It’s the closest IM finish ever. Get the link from ‘This Weeks Websites’ lower down on this page.

Ironman Talk competition!

\We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create!
 
Topic of the week

If you were to start over again as an Ironman what are the products that you would save your money on. What things have been a waste of money? Plus which products were worth the money spent. Click here to add your comment.
 
Age grouper of the week

Jim ‘Jolly’ Rogers sent through this weeks age grouper. He’s a good man because he’s he sent through his girlfriend as this weeks age grouper. Denise ‘The Red Hammer’ Wood completed her first Ironman in Coeur d’Alene in a time of 12:52. That’s a great first race! Well done Denise, you are our age grouper of the week.
Jim also mentioned that a previous AFOTW winner, Mac Brown, manage a 13th overall in the same race.  
 
Website of the week

\Here’s a site that Skip Kreymborg sent through:
I started triathlons in 1986 and have raced ever since including a 1999 Hawaii Ironman finish... back in the day everything was neon and wild....there is a company here in the states that promotes clothing of all wild prints...
www.RunningFunky.com
I have had a saddle cover for years..  mine was getting old and worn out... I asked the company if they made them..(was not able to find them anywhere)  they didn’t know what one was , so i mailed them mine. They used it as a prototype and mailed one back to me. I love it! I was asked to send in a pic and now I am on their website. Go to www.RunningFunky.com  click on products then on to bike seat cover. thanks for your support on this.

\
Paul Andreas, who is based in Kansas City, sent through this weeks club website. KC mutisport is a great place to catch up with your tri buddies in Kansas. Check out their random photos! Here’s the website: kcmultisport.com
 
Coach’s corner
 
This week I, being Bevan, take the coach’s cap and give tips for competing in Roth. There’s heaps of insight into what to look out for in this great race.
 
This weeks websites
 
IM Lake Placid, Vineman 70.3, Timberman prize money,  Kalmar tri, IMNZ 1990: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, training peaks, attack point.
websites of the week: www.RunningFunky.com, kcmultisport.com
 
Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 68 Ironman Talk Episode 68 Ironman Talk www.ironmantalk.com This weeks news Results: world long course champs, Lake Stevens 70.3. Races coming up: IM Lake Placid, Vineman 70.3. Ironman Austia 2008 sold out in 19 hours! Race Director for the 101 races. Rhoysey wins half. Ironman Talk competition! We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create! Topic of the week When I interviewed Macca in Roth he came up with the idea of having a metal system for Ironman races. So for example a 13 hour athlete would get a bronze, 11 hours silver and so on. Do you think this is a good idea? Give us your reasons if you do or don’t. Plus if you think it’s a good idea how should it work. Click here to add your comment. Age grouper of the week Alan Hanley sent through this weeks age grouper. Lee Jackson, who’s getting married in a few weeks, had a great race in Germany. He managed to do a time of 9:18. The reason he got age grouper was because his goal was to beat my time in Roth. He managed to do it by one minute. Well done Lee, you are our age grouper of the week! Website of the week Here’s a site that Matthew sent through: have you guys ever been over to http://weightweenies.starbike.com/ It's a site devoted to high-end cycling etc. but a lot of time you can get a lot of good information about equipment and some of the latest and greatest tech that has not been released. what i also like about it is that a lot of the contributors are from outside the us and have a real passion for the sport of cycling. Matthew  James Flynn sent us through the first club website: HEAT-- Hartford Extended Area Triathletes 
http://www.ctheat.org it's a good club, we have at least one Kona qualifier so far. High 5 David Liversidge gave us this weeks high 5 on how to improve your swimming. Thanks for that David. 1) If you are not a good swimmer - get a coach or at least someone to look at your stroke. 2) Distance per stroke - By this I mean MAXIMIZE your stroke. 3) Work on drills every session. 4) Swim with your hips. 5) Don't cross the center line. 6) Don't kick to much. Questions and Answers We have questions and answers again this week. The main one we cover is what to do when you have a pack that just sits on your tail and you can’t drop them. This weeks websites World long course champs, Lake Stevens 70.3, IM Lake Placid, Vineman 70.3, Austria sell out, Triathlon 101 race director, Rhoysey wins, website of the week: weightweenies.com, ctheat.org, female Germany finish, tri-mag.de, gigathlon.ch Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: Kia Kaha
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Episode 67 Ironman - Scott Molina on training for Hawaii Episode 67 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news

Results: Ironman Austria, Ireman.
Races coming up: World long course
champs.
$200,000 US prize money at IM Korea.

Ironman Talk competition!

We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create!

Age grouper of the week


Jacek Nowakowski is this weeks age grouper. There were lots of reasons why he is but the main reason was he is such a great supporter of Triathlon in Poland. He backs a lot of the Polish Ironmen by providing coaching, training camp and gear funding. It’s people like Jacek that make a difference to our sport.

Website of the week

Tom Newman is setting up a kids triathlon in New York. We thought we would give his website a plug because it’s such a good thing for kids to get involved in. Here’s his website: www.newmantriathlon.com
We are adding a new aspect to the Website of the Week section of the show. We want to hear about your triathlon club’s website. Just email it through to us.  
 
The Terminator is back, T2!

We got together with Scott Molina last week to talk about how to prepare and race in Kona. He shared lots of good insight into what to do to be successful in the biggest race in our sport. Thanks Scott, You’ll be back ;-)

This weeks websites

Ironman.com for Austria’s results, long course champs, $200,000 for IM Korea, website of the week: www.newmantriathlon.com

                       

Kia Kaha





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Episode 66 Ironman Talk - Eneko Llanos Episode 66 Ironman Talk Bevan�s Roth Interviews Felix Macca McDonald Hellriegel Llanos While I�ve been in Roth I�ve been a busy boy getting interviews. These are all the interview I could put together while I was in Roth. I have managed to line up a few more for the future. I found every pro to be friendly, profession and a good advertisement for the sport. Check out their websites: www.challengeroth.com www.chrismccormack.com www.trimacca.com www.thomas-hellriegel.de Some photos from Roth Ralf and Silke were amazing on race day, they took loads of photos. Here are three, if you want to all of them click here: Ralf�s photos plus Ironman Coach David Glover, www.davidglover.net, has some photos here: Davidsphotos Age grouper of the week Stuart Steele competed in Roth, he�s a regular listener of the show. The cool thing about Stuart was that he did the race with his father Ian. I couldn�t find their results on the web but they did managed to get the local newspaper the next morning. Let us know how you went Stuart. It must have been an amazing experience to share with your dad. Website of the Week Michael Secrest broke the world 24 hour world cycling record. He road 535.86 miles in the time. This is impressive in its self but Michael is 54! This guys is unbelievable! Here�s the website with the report and photos: adventurecorps.com High 5 Rob Ritchie sent us through this weeks High 5. Getting your colleagues bosses involved in your sport to make your training life easier 1. Train with your bosses / colleagues 2. Write up a blog / update for company newsletter 3. Enter colleagues in team races or corporate challenges 4. Write up a beginners training programme (copy one from a mag) 5. Set up a visible progress chart 6. Wear company logo on race kit (and get some photo�s in it!!) Interview with Eneko Llanos I was at the airport and I saw Eneko Llanon. I went up to him and asked him if he could do an interview, being the champ that he is he agree. It was great to get his perspective. This weeks website Ironman.com for all the race results. Cycling drugs, website of the week: adventurecoups.com Iron Rust, Ironmen Don�t, Train Hard, Train Smart: Kia Kaha
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Ironman Talk Roth Interviews - Chris McDonald and Thomas Hellriegel The last in the Roth specials. We're back to normal next week.
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Ironman Talk Roth Interviews - Chris McCormack Here's a wicked interview with Macca, enjoy. Kia Kaha Bevan
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Ironman Talk Roth Interviews - Felix Walchshofer I got a chance to catch up with Felix, the Roth race organiser. He was a great interview! Kia Kaha Bevan
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Episode 65 Ironman Talk I'm in Germany so the notes are only on the website this week. Go to www.ironmantalk.com Kia Kaha Bevan
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Episode 64 Ironman Talk Episode 64 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 Badmann breaks 70.3 record
 Plantar Fasciitis for Cam
 McCormack parts way with Kestrel.
 Results: 1-5 Ironman, Scloss IM distance, Eagelman 70.3, One 0 One.
 Coming up: IM Japan, UK 70.3, heaps of  Halfs around the world.

Hot topic
Should there be a separate Kona IM for those that can’t qualify for October. Would you go?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age grouper of the week
Laura Sophiea is this weeks Age Grouper. Laura manage to win the 50-54 age group at the Eagleman 70.3 in an amazing time of 4:48.53. She did a 28.52 swim, 2:29.04 bike and a 145.33 run. That’s a super race. Laura, you are our age grouper of the week.

Website of the Week
Quite a few of our listener have sent this one through to us. Podrunner is a dance mix that comes in different BPM. Here’s their bit on their website: djsteveboy.com/
Steve Boyett maintains two popular podcasts: iTunes Top 50 Music Podcast Groovelectric (dance music mixes of what he calls the New Old Funk), and Podrunner (driving, nonstop, one-hour workout mixes). Podrunner is one of the world's most popular podcasts, and was an iTunes People's Choice for Best New Podcast 2006.
 
High 5
Neil Scholes has done the work this week. The took the initiative and wrote us up a great high 5, How to improve triathlon performance.
 
1. Get a coach or get some coaching advice.
2. Do what you coach says!
3. Be Patient.
4. Be consistent with your training.
5. Put things in perspective.
6. Have fun!

Neil wrote up a great document with lots of detail, click here to get the pdf: Neils High 5
 
Coach’s Corner
John and I cover how to get sponsorship as an athlete. We broke it down into six different sections:
1. Who to approach?
2. How to approach them?
3. What can you offer?
4. What you proposal should contain?
5. What to ask for?
6. Maintaining the relationship.

John’s written up a piece on this. It will be up when he gets his new website up.
 
This weeks websites.
1-5 Ironman: ultra-triathlon.at
Scloss: schlosstriathlon.com
Eagelman 70.3: Ironman.com
One0one: trioneoone.com
Macca’s bike change: insidetri.com
Pirates on Youtube: one two
Ironman Japan: ironmanjapan.com
UK 70.3: half.ironmanuk.com
Cheap movies
Website of the week:
Podrunner

Questions and Answers.
We had a few questions.

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 63 Ironman Talk Episode 63 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
Results for: Austria 70.3, Switzerland 70.3, Hawaii 70.3, Bala HIM, Weymouth HIM.
The weekends races: Scloss IM distance tri, Eagelman 70.3, One o One.
John Blazeman Dies.
Macca seems to be doing a lot of racing early season, like the big 4 used to.

Hot topic

Get out the popcorn and then tell us what the best tri or endurance sport movies are. Let us know when you can get them from.  
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age grouper of the week

I listen to your show every week and look forward to hearing about "all things Ironman"
I would like to nominate an age grouper of the week. His name is Mark VanAkkeren. He is 27.
Yesterday at Honu 70.3, he won the swim with a 24:09 and kept pace with the pros on the bike with a 2:15 bike split. He ended up going a 4:16, and won his age group by 16 minutes or so. He was the second amateur finisher. I know for sure that before the race he was drinking some coffee from "Coffees of Hawaii"
I can't think of a better guy to receive this distinction. Maybe you can talk him into coming to epic camp this January.
Cheers guys,
Rob

Website of the Week

Kat Walbert sent us through this weeks website. The website is: triathlontube.com
Here’s what they say the website is about: Triathlontube.com collects videos from around the web about triathlon (with a particular focus on Ironman) and related sports, with the goal of providing inspiration, information and entertainment to athletes and spectators around the world. It launched only on May 25th, so please bear with me as I build up the library! And please send advice, feedback, submissions to triathlontube at gmail dot com. Cheers, James.
I love this site because I get a mention on it! Thanks Kat.
 
Coach’s Corner

John and I cover how to get sponsorship as an athlete. We broke it down into six different sections:
1. Who to approach?
2. How to approach them?
3. What can you offer?
4. What you proposal should contain?
5. What to ask for?
6. Maintaining the relationship.

John’s written up a piece on this. It will be up when he gets his new website up.
 
This weeks websites.

Austria, Switzerland, Hawaii 70.3: Ironman.com
Bala HIM: ukresults.net
Weymouth: conceptsport.co.uk
One Iron 226: ultra-triathlon.com
Scloss IM Distance: schloss.de
One 0 One: trioneoone.com


Questions and Answers.
We had a few questions.

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 62 Ironman Talk

Episode 62 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news

Results for: IM Brazil, Triple T, Auburn Half, Victoria Half.
Up coming race: Hawaii 70.3, Austia 70.3, Switzerland 70.3, Bala & Weymouth Half.
It was Ficker on the cover!
Cycling and it’s drugs issues.
Tim Don aloud to race at the Olympics.
Feedback on Van Leid from Dave.
ITU on FOX in the USA.

Hot topic
With John having a kid real soon I thought that we could think of a name for his child. Give a name for both sexes. I like the sound of Bevan! 
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
 
Product Review Centre
Oakley Transitions. Transitions Optical has been selling Transitions Lenses for 15 years. These are prescription lenses that are clear indoors and go dark outdoors. They come in 2 colours clear/grey & clear/brown.  Indoors they are clear and offer all the benefits of regular clear lenses but outdoor they automatically adapt to light intensity to offer instant glare protection, reduce eye fatigue and block 100& UV rays.
Transitions Optical is the industry leader and works with most of the leading lens manufacturers to incorporates its technology into their lenses. ( In a similar way to Intel with computers ) Go to www.transitions.com to find out more.

Age grouper of the week
Anders Christofferson sent us through this weeks ager grouper. I thought that I would put his email on here, here it is:
I thought I would write in a nomination for Age grouper of the week.  My nomination is my father, Randy Christofferson, and I think he deserves this for a few reasons.  First a little background on him.  He's been in triathlon for about 8 seasons and has done 8 half IM's and 3 full IMs.  He's always been very good and placed well in his age group, but never really thought about going for the win or Hawaii, etc.  This winter we talked about it and he fully committed himself to getting to Hawaii.  He bought a new bike, lost a lot of weight, and more importantly got hookedup with a coach for the first time.  The work he has put in since the beginning of this year in incredible, inspiring really. 

I'm nominating him because of his race this past weekend at the White Lake half-IM in North Carolina.  This race was an important one because it was a test of all the work he has put in and also because of his competition.  Four people in his age group (50-54) have done considerably better than him in the past.  More importantly, 1 person in his AG has qualified for Hawaii at Ironman Florida the past 3 years and my Dad will be racing him for a slot there this November. 

Needless to say he had an incredible race.  He finished in a time of 4:43:13, which was a PB by more than 15 minutes!  He swam 35:47, biked 2:25:13 and ran 1:38:01.  This race put him in 38th place overall out of 700+ finishers, not to shabby for a 50 year old!  Also, he won his age-group by more than 7 minutes!  This was his first AG win in long course racing and he easily took down his main competitor for the Hawaii slot at Florida.

Coach’s Corner
Em is back this week. She covers G I. These are the things we talked about:

-          How does it affect training/racing

-          When you finish sessions what types of things should you eat (relating it to GI)

-          If you bonk what types are food are best to eat (relating it to GI)

This weeks websites.
Brazil: Ironman.com
Triple T: americant.com
Auburn Half: auburnhalf.com
Victoria Half: Victoriahalf.com
Hawaii 70.3
Photo of movie guy
Road Rash website
Cycling and it’s drugs issues.
Tim Don aloud to race at the Olympics.
Feedback on Van Leid from Dave.
ITU on FOX in the USA.


Questions and Answers.
We had a few questions. There’s the photos of Steve Hall.
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Episode 61 Ironman Talk Episode 61 Ironman Talk 15th of May, 2007

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This weeks news
Epic Camp is open to sign up: go to www.epiccamp.com to find out more.
 Results for: Lanzararote, Florida 70.3, Bussleton Half, Lisboa Long Distance.
 Up coming race: Auburn, the worlds hardest half!
 Interesting cover of inside tri.
 Movie review: The Flying Scotsman.
 Review of 70.3 champs tv coverage. Thanks to Chance Barber
 Bike Jerseys are ordered!

Hot topic
Should Ironman be an Olympic sport. Give us your reasons why you think what you think.  
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age grouper of the week
Meritxell Portillo Araujo is this weeks age grouper. She was the only female starter and finisher at the Ironcat iron distance race in I ‘Ampolla. She managed to get 60th overall! The conditions were really tough and she still managed to have a great day!

High 5 to avoid jet lag
1. Listen to last weeks show for travel tips.
2. Stay awake until reasonable be time when you arrive.
3. Keep hydrated as soon as you land.
4. Get out and do a little bit of training.
5. Get outside and keep occupied. (Shopping, tourist things)

This weeks websites.
Lanzarote: ironman.com
St Croix 70.3: ironman.com
Bussleton Half: busseltonhalf.com
Lisboa Long: Lisboatriathlon.com
Auburn: auburntriathlon.com
Race Across America: RAAM.com
Inside Tri cover: insidetri.com  
Chance Barbers Blog: chancenotchase.
Website of the week:  Scott Poole, from Scotland, sent us through his tri clubs website: www.stirlingtri.com It has some great articles for beginners.

Questions and Answers.
We really focused on questions and answers this week. There were loads of good questions.  

Next week we may have Craig Alexander on, if you want to ask us a question email us and we’ll try our best to ask him.
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Episode 60 Ironman Talk Episode 60 Ironman Talk

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In this weeks show:

This weeks news
 It’s the last days to order your IM Talk cycling top. You need to get it in by the 16th of May. If it’s to late we will do another batch sometime soon.
 Lots of results: Double IM in Dubai, St Croix 70.3, Wildflower, first 101, Nappa half.
 Up coming races: Lanzarote. Go  our Druggie Fegan!
 John gives us a report from the camp he ran in Poland. There’s some good insight into training in Poland.

Hot topic
We want to know what triathlon forum you think is the best one out there. Back it up with 3 reasons why.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age grouper of the week
Steve Hatton from Olympia, Washington has taken it out this week. He managed to beat his PB by 15mins at the Nappa Half. The reason he is our age grouper of the week is because John, his coach, told him to hold back on the swim and bike. He came off the bike 6mins slower than last year but managed to run 20mins faster! It was a great display of trusting your plan. Well done Steve.

High 5 for long haul travel tips

1. Get an isle seat.
2. Say something to the person next to you when you get on the flight.
3. When you get on the flight switch to local time where you are going. Stay awake or go to sleep, pills are ok.
4. Take a drink bottle (empty) and energy drink powder in hand luggage.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask for extra food. John’s tip - always ask different hostesses

This weeks websites.
Dubai double: freestylertriathlon.com
St Croix 70.3: ironman.com
Wildflower: Results
First 101 race: insidetri.com
Nappa Half: envirosport.com
Lanzarote: Ironmanlanzarote.com
Website of the week:  this week it goes to www.kiwamitriathlon.com A great place to get wicked triathlon gear!

Questions and Answers.
We covered these topics: How close to an Ironman should you do a half, what should you do for training when you have two races close together, Swimming in the open water where there is no landmarks.

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 59 Ironman Talk - Gordo Byrn on Power  Episode 59 Ironman Talk - 9th of May 2007

In this weeks show:

Gordo on Power
We have an amazing interview with Gordo Byrn on the subject of Power. He covers all the question that you want answered on this topic. Gordo is one of the best thinkers in the world of Ironman triathlon. Instead of me writing up a piece on him I’ve taken his own write up from his coaching page on this website. It gives you some insight into his thinking as a coach. Here it is:
Following five years of general endurance training, I completed my first Ironman in 1999 (11:06).  Since that time, I’ve completed fifteen Ironmans and won the Ultraman World Championships. The most satisfying aspect of my recent race performance has been the consistency of results (my last six Ironmans all being completed under 9 hours).

I have three things that I believe are essential to making progress in athletics: consistency, recovery and the right mental attitude. I believe very strongly that the last item in that list is by far the most important. I do a lot of work training my mind. The next most important is recovery. About half of the long distance athletes I know spend their lives on the edge of, or slightly over, the overtraining abyss. I believe this is the most overlooked aspect of superior performance. Finally, I believe that consistent work, rather than hard work, is what reaps the most dividends.

I work with no more than six athletes at a time.  This ensures that every athlete on my roster gets a large “share of mind?.

Over the years, I’ve worked with a wide range of athletes (men, women, elites, agegroupers).  I’ve found that I am most effective with athletes that are able to train alongside me (personally or at Epic Camps).

I’ve been fortunate to train and study under the leading coaches in our sport – Scott Molina, John Hellemans, Dave Scott and Joe Friel. My personal coaching philosophy is a synthesis of their experience as well as my own triathlon career (eight years and counting).

There is no easy way,

gordo

Thanks Gordo for another great interview! You’re a legend. Good luck for Canada.

Jersey update

The Ironman Talk cycling tops have been selling like crazy. Thanks for your support. It’s not to late to get your order in for the first batch. Just click on the link and go through the ordering process. We think you are going to be the coolest kid on the block with your Ironman Talk top on!

We’ll be back!
John and I will be back next week with our normal show. I imagine John’s going to pretty tired, he was doing the big yards in Poland last time I heard from him.

Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha

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Episode 58 Ironman Talk

Hey everyone.

 

We're both away this week so there's no show notes at this stage. I will try to do them on Friday.

 

Kia Kaha

 

Bevan

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Episode 57 Ironman Talk Episode 57 Ironman Talk   
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In this weeks show:
News
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
20 questions with Rebecca Keat on Xtri
Our bike jerseys are coming!

Website of the Week
Uli sent us through this weeks website. Runnersweb.com is a great resource for all things about running. They have articles on any thing you can think of. It’s very cool.

Product Review Centre
Stuart Staples sent us through his book, Not Normal Behavior. It’s a great story into his first Ironman experience. It’s a good book to give to your partner or someone who doesn’t understand our crazy sport! Get in on our Amazon store.

Age Grouper of the week
Jonathan Scott was having a good day in Port Macquarie when his cassette on his rear wheel broke at the 90km mark. Instead of calling it a day, which would have been fair enough, he started walking. An hour and a half later he found some mechanics who fixed his bike. After that he managed to run his PB IM marathon time! Well done Jonathan. Thanks Lauren for the recommendation.

High 5 Riding in Traffic
1. Do not give motorists any credit for having a brain!
2. When coming past/into intersections or roundabouts get eye contact with potential dangerous drivers.
3. Overtake cars on the inside with extreme caution.
4. Wear bright clothing. Even if it looks silly, you will be seen!
5. Don’t bunch ride in busy traffic, it’s to dangerous.

Blog
Currently many North American races are first in first served. Is there a better way that is fair it for everyone? Let us know what you think.
 Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add your comments.

Coach’s corner: how to shave your legs.

Get Your Ironman Talk Cycling Top! go to www.ironmantalk.com

Kia Kaha
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Episode 56 Ironman Talk - Andy Potts Episode 56 Ironman Talk - Andy Potts

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
April 1st joke! John did the work on that one!
Challenge France
We were on xtri for a day!
IM Hawaii coverage, our thoughts.

Website of the Week
Zoe Cameron sent us through this weeks website, it’s triathloncalculator.com The site is designed to predict your triathlon race time. It’s cool to see if it gets it right.

Andy Potts Interview

California 70.3 winner, Andy Potts, is on the show this week. We spend time looking into his history in swimming, how he made the transition into tri, how he trains, his olympic experience and if he will ever be an Ironman. It’s a fantastic interview, Andy’s a great guy!

Age Grouper of the week

Daniel Francis finish the race in 12:14. He had a swim time of 108:08, his bike time: 602.07 and he ran: 4:49.42. While he had a good day at the office there’s another reason we picked him for age grouper of the week. The father of four managed to raise more than $700,000 for the two charities the race supported. That’s amazing!

Kia Kaha
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Episode 55 Ironman Talk Episode 55 Ironman Talk

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
Tour de France prologue going to be in a mall.

Website of the Week
David Craig sent us through the link to Neil Hammond’s website. Neil has broken down the statisical chances of qualifying at all the different races around the world. Check out this site, it’s very interesting: Neilhammond.com

High 5 For Our First Year
1. How quickly the numbers grew.
2. Making the show fun. How our show has evolved, fun and informational.
3. Getting Coffee’s of Hawaii advertising with us.
4. Peter Reid interview,
5. The positive feedback from you, thanks.

Blog
Joel sent through this one. What nutritional product do you like on race day? This can be food, drinks or supplements. Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add your comments.

Age Grouper of the week
Mac, Bevan loved his first name, Brown managed to come in 16th at California 70.3 last week. While he had a slow swim, 31.55, he had backed it up by biking and running like crazy. John thinks Mac could be someone to look out for in future. Mac, you are our Age Grouper of the Week!

Coach’s Corner
John went down to Dunedin with some athletes to use the swim flume. This week he covers some of the things he picked up on during that experience.
Plus he showed the success can take a lot of time and patience.

Product Review Centre: www.stridingon.com is a great dvd for improving you running technique. We review this week.

Kia Kaha

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Episode 54 Ironman Talk Episode 54 Ironman Talk

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
Kona coverage up for an Emmy award.
IMNZ on TV in New Zealand.

Age Grouper of the week
Solveig Gysland won the 40-44 age group at IMOz. She pulled off an amazing time of 10:34:32! At the age of 44 she was in the top range of her age group and still took it out! Well done Solveig you are our age grouper of the week !

Blog
This one’s for the hard core! What is the hardest WTC Ironman race in the world. It’s as simple as that.  

Website of the Week
k226.com is a website that is totally devoted to providing information about non WTC iron-distance races around the world. It’s a great site for seeing what else is out there.

Em’s Back
We love having Em on the show so much we’ve decided to make it a regular thing. So this week we got her to focus on Celiac/Gluten intolerance. She covers everything you need know to address this problem. Em’s started her own online consulting company. Check out her website www.powercookies.com

Coach’s Corner
We’ve had a lot of questions since Epic Camp about what you need to think about when putting a epic type training camp together. So this week John covers the important aspects to consider when arranging this training.

Kia Kaha
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Episode 53 Ironman Talk - Peter Reid Episode 53 Ironman Talk

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News for this week
This weekend�s race results, plus what�s up next week.
Ironman on You Tube.
Dick Hoyt keeps on giving the love.
70.3 Champs on NBC in the U.S.

Peter Reid Interview
We have Ironman legend Peter Reid on the show this week. He gives us heaps of insight into his life as an professional Ironman. Peter was really cool and we know you will enjoy the interview.
Check out his website: PeterReid.com

Website of the Week
Uli sent us through wunderground. It�s a website that is a great source for weather stats. It�s very useful when you are traveling. Thanks, Uli.

High 5: Running Up Hill
This week we cover the technique you need to maintain when running up hill.
1. Keep leaning forward with your hips up.
2. Keep cadence high.
3. Short steps - don�t try to lift stride length when you want to go fast.
4. Keep good knee lift.
5. Maintain good rhythm, esp when the going gets tough.
Next week we�re going to cover running down hill.

Blog
What do you think the charge should be for entering a IM race? Is the price we pay fair?
Click here to go to the page then click on �comment� to add your comments.

Age Grouper of the week
Connie Dauben won the female 30-34 age group in IM South Africa. She also managed to get in the top 100 overall. Her race splits were: swim 1:21, bike 5:40, run 3:39 for an overall time of 10;49:09. Well done Connie Dauben, you are our age grouper of the week!

Kia Kaha
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Episode 52 Ironman Talk Episode 52, Time with a virgin.
Your weekly Ironman fix.

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
Simon Lessing is selling his Tri Dubai kit for charity.
20 Questions with Erin Baker on Xtri.
Geelong to become Australian home of 70.3.
101 has sponsors.

Interview with Chris Rose
Chris completed his first ever Ironman in  New Zealand. We got his insight as a first timer. He shares what he learnt on his big day.

Website of the Week
Now John has a ipod Matthew sent through this link. It’s a website where you can buy your favorite triathletes song list from itunes. It raises money for charity, great idea.
The website is: ironfly.com

Blog
It’s coming up to our first year of Ironman Talk. We want you to put forward your 3 favorite moments from the show. We’re going to make a big thing out of these answers during the first year show.

Age Grouper of the week
Jack Lynch stuck to the traditional Ironman plan by having an easy swim, bike and hammered the run. We also mentioned some Japanese guy who managed to just stay in front of the clock the whole day.


Coach’s Corner
John covers cramping in the swim. Why it happens, what we can do to avoid it and how to deal with it in the race.
 
John’s going to covering how to run Epic like training over the next few shows. Next week we have Peter Reid.

We have skype, check out our website.
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Episode 51 Ironman Talk Episode 51, And now for the big question!
Your weekly Ironman fix.

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
Epic Camp in the News
Quiet news week

Website of the Week
trimapper.com is a great place to find races anywhere in the world.

Blog

If you were to choose who we were to have an interview with on Ironman Talk who would you have. Plus what would be the number 1 question you would ask?

Questions and Answers

Our focus this week is to try and catch up on some of the questions that have been piling up in Ironman Talk Studios. If you’ve sent in a question hopefully we cover it.

Coach’s Corner
In our tradition of taking on the hard subjects this week we are covering runners trots. John will cover why it happens and provides heaps of different ways to prevent it
 
John’s going to covering cramping during the swim and how to run Epic like training over the next few shows.

This week’s websites
    Website of the week: trimapper
    Other sites: IM New Zealand results, IM
    South Africa, Chris’ & TRex race reports.
     Amazing article about drugs.
    Where to get the older shows if you don’t
    have itunes: http://ironmantalk.libsyn.com/
    When you are there click on the grey word
    ‘Pod’ next to each shows episode.
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Episode 50 Ironman Talk Episode 50 Ironman Talk

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In this weeks show:

John and Bevans race reports
In the aftermath of IMNZ John and Bevan give a break down of the race. They cover the swim, bike and run.

High 5 Age Group Athletes in Taupo

1 Gary Burgess - Did a 9:50 at the age of 50!
2. David Craig - PB by 40 mins with a time of 9:58.
3. Greg Fraine - Won his 40-44 age group and got 12th overall in a time of 9:11.
4. Keegan Williams - Did a 9:11 in his first Ironman plus got 10th overall!
5. Shirley Ralston - Won the womans 55-59 age group in a time of 13:37.
Well done to all the Ironman Talk listeners who completed the race!

Blog

If you were in a pack during a race and someone was drafting on purpose would you point them out to the draft busters?

Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add you goals. 


Interview with Jo Lawn
 Wellington born, Auckland raised, Lawn has taken a roundabout route to the top of triathlon racing. She played every sport ever invented during high school. Joanna was a member of the New Zealand cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 1998. For the past four years she has been improving from a 4th placed in her first attempt at the distance to winning Ironman New Zealand for the past two years. She also holds the course record at 9:17.  In 2005 she finished 4th in the world championship held in Kona, Hawaii.
Joanna and her husband Armando Galarraga are now living in Auckland, New Zealand.
Check out her website: Joannalawn.com

Kia Kaha
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Episode 49 Ironman Talk

News for this week

This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.

IM New Zealand race preview.

Bevan and John in The Press

Flicker gets 2nd  at the AT&T Austin Marathon

Amazing article about drugs.

Meet John and Bevan in Taupo: Thurs, Fri 2-3pm at Blue Seventy.

 

High 5 Tourist Tips for Taupo

 

1 The tongararo crossing- a one day walk which takes you through sunning

scenary.

2 A tandem skydive at the taupo skydive centre- they can watch you from 12000ft as they plummet to earth.

3 White water rafting- a number of world class rapids are near to taupo

offering cold wet fun for all levels.

4 Walk around craters of the moon- just a few miles away is a great little

park which allows you to walk around and see the geothermal past of taupo

area.

5 A good old trusty new zealand bungy jump- what more can i say.

 

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Website of the Week

Duncan Whyte sent us through this link to some bike porn from the tour of California. It would be nice to be in a cycling team where you get this stuff for free!

Click here to see the page: Bike Porn.

 

Blog

 

We’re asking for  honesty this week! This weeks question is: would you take drugs if you knew you weren’t going to  get detected and it would make you one of the top athletes in the world?

 

Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add you goals. 

 

This week’s websites

    Website of the week: Bike Porn.

    Other sites: IM Malaysia, Ficker in Austin,

    Jo Lawns blog, IM ironing board, Landis

    rap, Amazing article about drugs.

    Where to get the older shows if you don’t

    have itunes: http://ironmantalk.libsyn.com/

    When you are there click on the grey word

    ‘Pod’ next to each shows episode.

 

Questions & Answers

We have loads of questions to cover this week. If you have any questions email us at: ironmantalk@gmail.com

 

 

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Episode 48 Ironman Talk News for this week

This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Malaysia race preview.
WTC announces a 70.3 in Germany.
Increased prize money at the ITU European Long Course Champs.
Epic Camp write up on Xtri.
Not long to IMNZ!!!

Age Grouper of the week
Celia Kurch for being the first female age grouper home at Challenge Wanaka. She managed to come in on 11:26 which placed her 26th overall in the whole race.

Blog

We were wondering if you could come up with ways that WTC and event organisers could increase the numbers of spectators at Ironman races. Imagine if every race was like Roth!

Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add you goals.

Questions & Answers
We have loads of questions to cover this week. If you have any questions email us at: ironmantalk@gmail.com

Interview with Jane Patterson

Jane Patterson : Event Director of Ironman New Zealand.
Jane has overseen and led the team as Event Director since Ironman New Zealand moved to Taupo in 1999, which has seen a 100 per cent growth in numbers in eight years. She was approached by the new partners World Triathlon Corporation and Taupo District Council to run the management team for 2007.

Jane has a background in public relations and as an event manager for IMG, the world's largest sports management company, working on major events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, NZ Open Golf, V8 Supercars and the annual international concert tours as well as Ironman. She now runs her own event management company that manages the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman as well as New Zealand's major women's duathlon series.

Kia Kaha


 


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Episode 47 - The Glenn Special Ironman Talk Episode 47
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Episode 46 Ironman Talk Episode 46 Ironman Talk

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Oz entry changes.
ITU letter to WADA
1100 people signed up for IMNZ

High 5 Head Wind Riding

1. Keep cadence normal.
2. Stay low on aero bars, relax upper body and don’t grip the bars too hard.
3. Don’t wear clothing that will catch wind. If wearing an aero helmet keep looking straight ahead.
4. Remember to drink.
5. Stay positive, it’s the same for everyone.

Blog
Francois sent through this week’s discussion. He was wondering if we thought Nina Kraft should be allowed to return to competition? Plus, if she won Kona, how would the crowd respond to her?
Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add your thoughts.  


Bryan Rhodes

New Zealander Bryan Rhodes came onto the international triathlon scene competing as a junior in the 1990 New Zealand Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team. Coming from a water sports background Bryan has competed at a national level in both swimming and surf life saving. You will always see Bryan at the head of the field in the water.

His first major success was finishing 5th in the 1992 World Junior Triathlon Champs in Canada - teamed with Paul Amey and Cameron Brown, they took out the World Junior Team Championship Title.

In 1993 Bryan saw a stint on the European triathlon circuit basing himself in France. Following this, Bryan raced on the American circuit using Boulder Colorado as a base. 1996 was a turning point for Bryan when he competed in his first Ironman - Ironman New Zealand in Auckland.

Bryan has gone onto compete in numerous half and full Ironmans on the US and Canadian Circuit with numerous wins and solid results in major races. Bryan has also been able to pass on his knowledge of the sport mixing competing with stints as a swim coach in New Zealand and Penticton Canada.

This week’s websites
    Website of the week:  rhodey’s website.
    Other sites: coffeesofhawaii, IM Oz     
    changes, ITU letter to WADA. Guinness
    record for number of IM’s in a year.
    Where to get the older shows if you don’t
    have itunes: http://ironmantalk.libsyn.com/
    When you are there click on the grey word
    ‘Pod’ next to each shows episode.

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Episode 45 Ironman Talk
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In this weeks show:
News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Switzerland Full, plus Jaja is racing there.
Silverman to include a 70.3 next year.
Xtri is updated!
Craig Alexander is doing IM Australia.
More prize money at IM
Australia.
More slots for Ironman
Louisville.


Age Grouper of the week
Sid Cumming from Invercargill, New Zealand. Sid is a bit of a South Island IM legend and he proved why by winning the 40-49 age group and was also the overall first age grouper. Well done sid.

Website of the Week
These crazy guys tried to do 30 IMs in 31. Go to iutasport.com to see the races they were trying to do it in. While you are there check out some of the long distance records, they’re amazing!

High 5 for Surviving Epic

1. You must take lots and lots and lots of vas!
2. Take ear plugs, eye covers and maybe even a nose plus. We’ll leave it at that.
3. Take all sorts of training gear.
4. Build up you coke intake!
5. Train like a mad man before you turn up. I will be harder than you think!

Coach’s Corner

John had a great, controlled race in Wanaka. This week he covers his race build up, the things he did to achieve his goal.


Questions & Answers

We have loads of questions to cover this week. Most of the questions this week are about epic.
If you have any questions email us at:
ironmantalk@gmail.com
 
This week’s websites
    Website of the week: iutasport.com.  
    Other sites: coffeesofhawaii, Alexander
    doing Oz, xtri.com, Louisville slots.
    Where to get the older shows if you don’t
    have itunes: http://ironmantalk.libsyn.com/
    When you are there click on the grey word
    ‘Pod’ next to each shows episode.

Kia Kaha
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Episode 44 Ironman Talk Episode 44 Ironman Talk

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In this weeks show:

The last of the Epic Camp interviews. Bevan and Brandon don't stop!
We're back to normal next week!

Kia Kaha
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Epic Camp Vol 3 More From Epic Camp
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Epic Camp Vol 2 More From Epic Camp
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Epic Camp episode 42 Interviews with epic campers
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Episode 40 Ironman Talk

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The boys are on Epic Camp for the next couple weeks. We’re going to be bringing you loads of coverage from it. This will be released at random times so look out daily. We start this coverage with an interview with Gordo and Scott.
We won’t be updating the website over this time, Bevan doesn’t feel he will have enough energy to do this.

Kia Kaha
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Episode 39 Ironman Talk, Take 2! Hey guys, sorry about the bad sound quality on the last show. While I was on holiday David from Taipei cleaned it up. He did a great job!
I've resubmitted it so you can get a good copy of it.

Thanks David, you are a Ironman Talk legend!

See ya next time from Epic camp!
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