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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

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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:
Kia Kaha
Direct download: Episode_77_Ironman_Talk.mp3
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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:
Kia Kaha
Direct download: Episode_76_Ironman_Talk.mp3
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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
 

Competition Entries
 
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!
Krsnendu dasa                                         Nick mathews
Chance Barber 1                                   Chance Barber 2
Mal James                                              Roland J Young
Gareth Scobie                                          Andy Payne

    
Product Review Center
 
Art of tri http://www.artoftri.com/

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
 

Direct download: Episode_75_Ironman_Talk.mp3
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