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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! 
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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 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.  
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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

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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 - 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

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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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