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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:
Kia Kaha
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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 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 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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