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Episode 122 Ironman Talk www.ironmantalk.com This weeks news New IM Race, IM Cozumel. We talk about the Olympics. First Ironman Talk Wedding! A Great Tan! This Weeks Discussion Brought to you by www.artoftri.com, get the latest cool gear and use the discount code IMT78. We need your help! This weeks discussion is: What are some discussions we can do in the future. The best one wins a Art of Tri top! If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion. Age Grouper of the Week Towel sent through this weeks age grouper, John Bryant. Here’s his email.Last year i set up the ATG- Austria Training Group for the rugby triathlon club that were doing IM Austria, there were 8 athletes but also a few hangers on for various sessions. In short, the plan was one extreme session per month run by myself, to try and build a team spirit, help people through long runs and rides and keep everyone motivated to stay fit through the winter. Sessions such as 20 mile runs, 50/10 bricks, double 100s and half IM simulations were well attended. I even ran camp HTFU in the Alps in May for 4 of the members where i planned out a 40 hour training week at Lake Annecy. My agegrouper of the week, is John Bryant, who attended every single session, came on the Alps camp and did everything humanly possible to train for his first IM. He was in great spirits throughout the training, took every bit of advice i gave him and got round the Austria course in 13.40.43 - Swim: 1.23 Bike 6.30 Run 5.22 He was not happy with his time, and has now entered Challenge Roth. I nominate him for his 12 month commitment to training and trying to do everything right. High 5 Tom Clements sent through a High 5 on looking after your eyes. We may have done this in the past, fingers crossed that we haven’t! Website of the Week This week we have a couple websites that are trying to put on running events that organised running events all around the world on one day. Check them out: www.worldwidehalf.com and www.nike.com This Weeks Websites Brett Sutton interview, www.ironmancozumel.com, supplements with drugs in them, age grouper photo, www.worldwidehalf.com and www.nike.com, www.triathlonsong.com Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: Kia Kaha
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Just a quick note to let you know we are going to be a little late on this weeks show. Kia Kaha
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Episode 114 Ironman Talk - Epic Camp Italy Interviews part 2 Episode 114 Ironman Talk - Epic Camp Italy Interviews part 2

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Kia Kaha

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Episode 113 Ironman Talk - Epic Camp Italy Day 1&2

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Epic Camp Day 1&2 Interviews
 
John interviews a couple of the people on the first couple days of Epic Camp Italy. Check out www.epiccamp.com to read all the great blogs and see the photos.



Forever Fitness
 
Since it was a short show this week I have been a bit cheeky and put up one of the shows of Forever Fitness. It’s the new fitness podcast that I do with a guy called Ish. I’ve  put the show we did on mental toughness. Hope you enjoy. If you do like it go to www.ishandbevan.com to subscribe.

This Weeks Discussion

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Kia Kaha
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Episode 112 Ironman Talk Episode 112 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 IM Brazil, Lanzarote and Austria 70.3 results.
 Plus Switzerland, Boise, Hawaii 70.3s
 Scott Dixson in a Half.
 
John and his Poland Crew

This Weeks Discussion

Brought to you by www.artoftri.com Do we get to pampered at Iron distance races with all the support at aid stations. Should we have to be more self sufficient?
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Age Grouper of the Week

Zoe Cameron sent through this weeks Age Grouper, here’s her email: Here is an AGOTW for you from Ironman Australia a couple of weeks back. Port Macquarie local Melinda Cockshutt, racing in the female 30-34 agegroup took out 3rd female overall in a time of 9.50. Melinda works, she is a mother of two young children and not only that, her husband Todd was also racing and he finished in 10.55. What you can say, except for WOW? I love the show!! Thanks and keep up the great work

Website of the Week


Toby sent through this weeks website: www.responsiblesporting.org Here’s what he said. Hi guys ... not ironman specific, but a good initiative in the US - and they're starting with triathlons (think the guys who set it up seem to be triathletes mainly so they're starting there).
Press release (see bottom of this email) was reported on Xtri two weeks ago. The Council for Responsible Sport is setting up a set of standards for races to be stamped as environmentally responsible. Great news, as to my knowledge most races DON'T do this kind of thing yet, certainly not formally. Would be good to see a few of the IM distance races looking at this kind of thing.
 
 
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Episode 111 Ironman Talk - Dave Scott Episode 111 Ironman Talk - Dave Scott

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Dave Scott Interview
We got to talk to 6 time Ironman world Champ Dave Scott. Check out the interview. Plus go to his website, www.davescottinc.com, to keep up to date with all the things he’s doing.  

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

Do we get to pampered at Iron distance races with all the support at aid stations. Should we have to be more self sufficient?
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Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
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Episode 110 Ironman Talk Episode 110 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 Upcoming races: Lanzarote, Brazil.
 Recent results: St Croix, Floria
 
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

Do we get to pampered at Iron distance races with all the support at aid stations. Should we have to be more self sufficient?
If you want to add a comment click here: athlinks discussion.

Website of the Week

Tritopics.com is a new news website that is full of heaps of great content. It’s really worth bookmarking.


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Age Grouper of the Week

Freddy sent through this weeks age grouper, Shawn Burke. Check out his email: I believe Shawn should be your age grouper of the week, not just because of his unbelievable race in Arizona, especially in those conditions, but Shawn is just a great ambassador for Triathlon.   He has always been more concerned about everyone else than himself and wants to see his friends and clients succeed at any level. Did I mention that he is also a certified Triathlon and Cycling Coach.  That's just a part time Job.  He has his "Real" job, a wife, and 3 kids.  

Shawn is always the first to try out new technology and pass his findings to the group.  He trains harder than anyone I know and takes his training very seriously.  Everything is by the numbers.  Shawn is very analytical (anal) about his training methods and it obviously pays off.  Just check out his Athlinks page and you can see his results.

For my first Ironman Shawn flew out to the race just to support me.  He wasn't even racing, he just flew out to watch and cheer me on.   That's just how he is.  It's rare to find a friend who will do that.

High 5
 
We’ve got a few good High 5’s coming up over the next few shows. This weeks one will start the ball rolling. HIGH 5 :  How to survive the snip gracefully
 
 
This Weeks Websites
 
Lanzarote, Brazil, St Croix, Floria, IMSA money, www.ironman.com, www.tritopics.com, www.true-motion.com, Colostrum article, Andy Potts in NY Times,  Getting Things Done (Bevan’s book review) article.




Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
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Episode 109 Ironman Talk - Scott Molina's Top 10 Ironmen Episode 109 Ironman Talk - Scott Molina's Top 10 Ironmen www.ironmantalk.com This week we have Scott Molina's Top ten male and female Ironman triathletes of all time.
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Episode 108 Ironman Talk - Vicki Jones Episode 108 Ironman Talk - Vicki Jones Go to www.ironmantalk.com for this weeks show notes. Kia kaha
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Episode 106 Ironman Talk

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This Weeks News
 
 IM China results.
 IM Arizona was a hard day at the office.
 No races for a month.
 Demo Days at Kona.
 
This Weeks Discussion

Rank the top ten male Ironman triathletes of all time. Let the good times roll!
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Age Grouper of the Week
 
John D, of Epic Camp fame, sent through this weeks age grouper. Here’s what he said: I have two friends that are husband and wife that did the race with me. I was inspired by the wife's performance. Kathryn Clayton had absolutely no athletic background unless you count cheer leading in high school and college. Her life is very busy like most triathletes. She is the mother of two young children and runs the family business. She did her first triathlon about 3 1/2 years ago so that she could be part of the world that her husband Kevin Clayton was/is so passionate about. She started with Olympic and Sprint races and worked up to a 1/2 IM last year. Her goal for her first IM was 13 hours. She did 12:57 in very difficult condition last Sunday. I witnessed a lot of very fit people and experience triathletes finish after 13 hours.
 
High 5
 
Part 2 of Anthony Ham entertaining High 5: How to survive your coach! I’m not sure John will be loving it!
 
Website of the Week

Roman Mica from www.everymantri.com sent though this weeks website, here’s what he wrote: Boulder, Colorado April 3, 2008 --- What does a  23-year-old Colorado college student, a 47-year-old financial planner, a 37-year-old mother of three, and a 9-year-old elementary school student have in common?

They all recently swam, biked, and ran their birthday along with dozens of
other athletes from  around the world.

Imagine celebrating your health, and your fitness on your birthday by swimming, running, and biking your age. That's exactly what  athletes are doing as part of the new raceAthlete B-Fit B-Day Challenge. The athletes take their age and:

1) Swim the number of miles in the first number
2) Run the number of miles in the second number
3) Bike the number of miles in the combined number

So a 45-year-old athlete would:

1) Swim 4 miles
2) Run 5 miles
3) Bike 45 miles

Club website
Club website: Auckland City Tri club sent through by Hot Stuff!
 
This Weeks Website

IM China, Demo days at Kona, Challenge races in Spain, Olympic teams, High 5 Oz, Kris Gemmell talks about John.

Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 105 Ironman Talk Episode 105 Ironman Talk

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This Weeks News
 
 IM South Arica and Arizona results.
 IM China is coming up.
 Course change in IMUK.
 
Camp Kia Kaha
Click here to get all the info you need about the best camp next year! Let the good times roll!
 
No Drafting at IMOZ
 
This Weeks Discussion

Should it be compulsory to be a member of a tri club/association to do a triathlon.
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Age Grouper of the Week
 
Daniel Moore sent through this weeks age grouper, here’s his email: A suggestion for age grouper of the week, my be appropriate.  My coach John Hill became the Australian Champ at Port Mc this weekend in the 50-54 age cat (despite not recovering from the flu).  He has done soooo many races this year since coming 7th in the 45-49 cat at Kona in 9.51 in 2007.

Soon after Kona, he won the 50-54 Cat. at the Western Australia IM in 9.25, (30 mins quicker than 2nd place!!!) and has since became Australian champ in all distances this season.  sprint/olympic/long course/half and ironman.

Anyway, i think he is slightly mad, after doing the IM this weekend, he's off to Canberra to do an Ultra Marathon this weekend!!!
 
High 5
 
 Anthony Ham sent through this weeks entertaining High 5: How to survive your coach!

Website of the Week

Rob sent through this weeks website: www.athleticscoaching.ca. It has some audio files of interviews with Noakes, Daniels etc - not all of them relevant to IM but some good stuff on there.
 
Coach’s Corner
 
John Vickers sent through a question about doing an IM on 10 hours training a week. John gives his thoughts if this is the best path to take. He shares some good insight here.
This Weeks Website

This weeks results, www.athleticscoaching.ca, HR variability, Daniels forum,

Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 104 Ironman Talk Episode 104 Ironman Talk

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This Weeks News
 
 IM Australia and Auckland half results.
 IM South Africa and Arizona this weekend.
 
Camp Kia Kaha
Click here to get all the info you need about the best camp next year! Let the good times roll!
     
Johns’ race photos!
 
         
 
This Weeks Discussion

Would you ever date a woman that was faster or more well known than you in your sport? Say for example Chrissie Wellington or another top pro?

Further more, (maybe a forum question, definitely a hot topic)-- Is it emasculating to date or marry a woman that can beat you at a discipline?  Or an an entire triathlon? How about being married to a woman that is faster than you and brings home the bacon?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age Grouper of the Week
 
James Flynn sent through this weeks age grouper, here his email:
This isn't Age Grouper of the Week, but it would be great if you could mention somebody special. Our group HEAT (Hartford Extended Area Triathletes) has a Sunday swim program at Cornerstone, a terrific swimming facility in West Hartford, CT.
We began in November, and will continue til June.  We rent four lanes at the pool, and range from beginners to Hawaii Ironman finishers. We've had a volunteer coach, Rich Flores who has been fantastic.  He has especially worked with the people who have room for improvement while the fast people beat the heck out of each other in lane four. Rich has a great record of coaching young people who have gone on to succesful swimming careers in high school and college.  This is his first time with mostly older athletes.  He has a wonderful combination of motivation and teaching the technical side of stroke improvement.
 
Website of the Week


 Chris Tasker sent through this weeks website, it’s www.neovite.com. It’s a company that sells  Colostrum which is a dairy food high in nutrients  and protective agents that have natural immune and repair factors. The reason we like this website is because they have lots of information on why it’s so good.
 
Coach’s Corner
 
John went to a coaching conference about triathlon last weekend. He gives some insight into what he learnt, it’s a great discussion.

This Weeks Website

Ironman Oz, Auckland half, Kenting 226, Ironman South Africa, Ironman Arizona, Macca in Hall of Fame, www.neovite.com.

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Episode 103 Ironman Talk Episode 103 Ironman Talk

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This Weeks News
 
 California 70.3 results.
 IM Australia’s this weekend.
 Non WTC races selling out.
 
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

We had our question about ‘Charlie’ and how his/her partner could encourage him/her to put his/her feet up and rest?
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Age Grouper of the Week
 
Thomas Peoples sent through this weeks age grouper, here his email:

He's somebody who's been mentioned on the show previously, but unfortunately, heblanked you at Wanaka! Yes, that's right it's T-Rex of Tri, otherwise known as the 28 year old Andrew Kerr.
He performed at Challenge Wanaka with an 11:52, but then he backed it up big time with a 10:46 at IMNZ! A PB of 1 hour 10 minutes, talk about smashing it! On top of all that, he's also marshalling the IMNZ Champs this coming weekend. Before IMNZ 2007 he, unlike many people prepared for his first Ironman by entering an Iron distance race in the UK. Well done, Andy.

High 5
 
1. Not one single Hawaii spot in any category rolled down.
2. From 932 starters, 899 finished, which is the highest percentage of finishers since this race started in 2004.
3. 12 age-group course records fell on the day. It was definitely a fast year.
4. The women’s course record fell by ten minutes.
5. The youngest competitor Sarah Gibson finished in 15:01:17.
6. The 70-74 year division attracted five competitors!
7. For 364 triathletes, it was to be their first Ironman.

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To get this book click on our store page and get it on Amazon. It’s really a good book that will change the way you use your mind. Here’s our store page: Store Page

 
Website of the Week
 
Thomas put thought this weeks website, here’s his email: Website of the week, following on from T-Rex's idea is the http://www.140dot6.com/ website. It's all about self-supported iron distance racing. Getting you and a bunch of mates together to race the distance, have a great day in the process and just get really involved with all the logistics of planning your own Ironman. Where's your bike going to be secured for the marathon? Lake or pool swim? Here’s a discussion on TriTalk: http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=41004&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
 
This Weeks Website
 
 Ironman OZ, Non wtc race sells out, WTC ebay auction, www.140dot6.com, Store Page, www.sponser-europe.com, John Lockwoods fund raiser, our wiki page!

Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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This week we have multi sport legend and new Ironman athlete Richard Usser.

Kia Kaha

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Episode 101 Ironman Talk Episode 101 Ironman Talk

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Kia Kaha

Bevan
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Episode 100 Ironman Talk Episode 100 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 The first 100 shows!!!
 Ironman NZ results.
 
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

We've reached the 100th episode and we're amazed how big the community has gotten. But because we want to make it a bigger! So what do you think we can do to grow the community?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age Grouper of the Week

Peter Tinholt sent through this weeks amazing story about Tony Jackson: We were at the finish line till the end.  Here we heard about Tony Jackson.  Tony is one of two people to have competed in all 24 Ironman NZ races.  This year was extra special though.  We heard that Tony was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in December and was operated on.  He was given 13 weeks!  To this apparently he responded that is not enough time.  On Thursday he had chemo and on Saturday he completed his 24th Ironman NZ, with his wife by his side who also did the event.  Tony competed the Ironman in 16.10 in the 60-65 Age Group.
Last night at the prize giving Tony was presented with an award in the memory of an Ironman athlete who died 10 years ago while preparing for Ironman as the person who most embodied the spirit of Ironman.  Tony received a standing ovation.
This guy was so inspiring and courageous that in my mind no one deserves to be age grouper of the week more than Tony.
I'll be back next year!  I hope Tony will also be there to make it 25 straight.

High 5
 
Hywel Davies, you try say it, sent through this weeks High 5: Ironman Training Mojo. He gives some great insight into ways to keep motivated in our tough sport.

Website of the Week

Ex-British rower James Cracknell completed a challenge to row the English Channel (the bit of sea just over 20 miles wide between England and France), cycle from the French coast to Spain and down to Gibraltor and then swim the 12 or so miles across to Africa. Check out his website and feel free to donate. Here’s the website: www.sportrelief.com/cracknell


Coach’s Corner

We both go over our training programs for the next period leading into Roth. Hopefully it will give you some insight into what we do.
 
This Weeks Websites

Ironman NZ movie on youtube, Frederik Van Lierde’s website, www.sportrelief.com/cracknell,  US pro card, Aus pro card. Ironman Talk ring tone.

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Episode 99 Ironman Talk - Em's Back www.ironmantalk.com We have the 2008 Coast to Coast winner Em on the show again. She covers her amazing race plus gives some more great tips on nutrition. Kia kaha
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Episode 98 Ironman Talk Episode 98 Ironman Talk

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 Coming up: New Zealand, Result: Malaysia.
 New races: IM Distance race in France.
 IM 70.3 champs get sponsor.  
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 Photo

This Weeks Discussion

This weeks question is: have you done an endurance events such as coast to coast which is harder than Ironman?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age Grouper of the Week

Andrew Yates – for doing: IM South Africa 11:44 (after NZ got blow off) IMNZ 2007 10:36. Wanaka 10:14. Lets see how he does in Taupo this weekend.

High 5
 
Hywel Davies, you try say it, sent through this weeks High 5: Ironman Training Mojo. He gives some great insight into ways to keep motivated in our tough sport.

Website of the Wee
www.chrismccormack.com has been updated, check it out!

This Weeks Websites

Ironman Malaysia results, Ironman NZ, Ironman 70.3 sponsor, Ironman turned 30, New Iron Race in France, Rocky on youtube, www.chrismccormack.com.

Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 97 Ironman Talk Episode 97 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
Coming up: Malaysia.
New races: Forestman and Plymouth Rock.
Inside Communications bought by
Competitior Group
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 Photos


 
 This Weeks Discussion

This weeks question is: have you done an endurance events such as coast to coast which is harder than Ironman?
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age Grouper of the Week

Denise ‘The Red Hammer’ Wood send through this weeks age grouper. Here’s her email: I know Jim "Jolly" Rogers already sent you some info about Louisville and the fact that we got to spend time with Chris and Daniel McDonald - that was so cool, what great guys! He nominated me for Age Grouper of the Week after CDA and I think it is only right that I return the favor - besides he earned it! A 12:36 in his first Ironman! WooHoo! Did he mention that this was also his first marathon ever!! Jolly had a great day battling a tough course and some brutal heat, and anyone tough enough - or is it crazy enough - to take on their first marathon in an Ironman is my hero!!

High 5
 
Richard Marlow sent through this weeks High 5, Off Season Mojo. He’s got some great tips in there. Thanks Richard, love your work.

Website of the Week

www.tritheworld.com Brain and Heather are doing 16 70.3 races around the world in 8 months to raise Awareness for Testicular Cancer and Acquired Brain Injury.  An amazing effort, and they are paying for most of it themselves My site TRImapper.com has just signed a deal to sponsor 4 or 5 of their races.  They are just ordinary human beings, not pros doing something for a cause. 

Coach’s Corners

If you are doing two races in 6 weeks here’s the best way to approach it:
You need to be very fit to handle two good races
Have the first race as your key race
Shorter taper
Straight back into it the day after the race
Recovery protocol after the first race is crucial (eg, skins, stretching, nutrition, sleep….)
Avoid running for 4-5 days and be careful for the first 2 weeks post race, good chance to aim for a lift in swimming
Providing all is going well resume fairly normal training after 10-14days, careful with running
No runs over 2.5hrs, aim for better quality
important to get some quality riding in before 2nd event
Possibly shorter taper also for 2nd event

This Weeks Websites
 
Ironman Malaysia, Forestman Triathlon, Plymouth Triathlon, Inside Communications story, Bens Drug story about Keat, www.tritheworld.com.

Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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episode 96 Ironman Talk Sorry no show notes this week.
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Ironman Talk - Epic Camp report day 7 The last camp report, we'll have a wrap up on next weeks show. Kia Kaha Bev
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Ironman Talk - Epic Camp report day 6 Nearly there.
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Ironman Talk - Epic Camp report day 5 Enjoy even more.
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Ironman Talk - Epic Camp report day 4 Enjoy
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ironman Talk - Epic Camp report day 3 Today we have Mark, Clive and Rob.
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ironman Talk - Epic Camp report day 2 Today we have Toby, Tara and Paul
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Ironman Talk - Epic Camp report 1 Epic camp has began so we thought you would like to hear all the goss. Today we have Scott and Gordo.
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Episode 95 Ironman Talk - Wanaka Update Sorry no show notes this week.
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Episode 94 Ironman Talk Episode 94 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 IM Korea may be gone.
 Macca to do Frankfurt and Roth.
 
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

We want to know your predictions for what will happen in the world of Ironman in 2008. They can be race results, who will get done for drugs, fashion etc...
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.

Age Grouper of the Week

Phil Brown sent through this weeks age grouper, here’s what he said: I'd like to nominate my friend, Emma Tilston, from Wales, who also completed The Big Woody.  Her time of 15:02 (1:35/9:04/4:23) again, is not going to break any records, but it was also her first season of triathlon
(you've got to love the coaching school of Bevan James Eyles!) and a year ago, she couldn't swim front crawl at all.  Not even a little bit.  To me, she exemplifies what ironman is all about - with being smart, dedicated and sensible about the training, ordinary people can do extraordinary things.  I think she got more applause than anyone else that crossed the finish line and somehow won 2nd female vet!

High 5
 
Kat sent through a fun High 5 for this weeks show: How to not look like a dick when out training or racing!

Website of the Week

www.sportzhub.com is a great site to check out all the lastest news on endurance sports in New Zealand. Check out their dating website as well! www.sportzdating.co.nz

Coach’s Corners

Keeping Swim sessions interesting: Swim with a swim squad where possible. Be brave if you are not super confident. If there are no swim squads see if you can get some group sessions going nominating someone to write the programme
Always have a written programme before you go to the pool
use the clock to motivate you
take times for all intervals, get to know your different paces
use clock to count lengths for long sets, keeps you on track
Do sets on times rather than rest intervals
For example 12 x 200 (4 on 3:30, 4 on 3:15, 4 on 3:05) as opposed to 12x200 on 15RI
Use watch for long swims to help with counting and motivation.
Break long swims up to help with counting (eg 2km straight repeating 400 steady / 100 mod hard rather than 2km steady)
Document your times
Do regular time trials to asses progress
Get yourself filmed (more than once)
Each session try to focus on one aspect of your stroke

This Weeks Websites
 
www.challengewanaka.com, www.ironman703.co.za, www.epiccamp.com, www.sportzhub.com  

Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 93 Ironman Talk Episode 93 Ironman Talk

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This weeks news
 
 IM Korea may be gone.
 Macca to do Frankfurt and Roth.
 Results: Half Ironman Tauranga.

Camp Kia Kaha
Click here to get all the info you need about the best camp next year!Let the good times roll!
 
Wedding day IMT Jersey
 

 
This Weeks Discussion

Are you happy about your tax payer money going towards funding pro athletes? Why or why not? 

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Age Grouper of the Week

Jim Boldra sent through this weeks age grouper, here’s his email:
I would like to nominate an age grouper of the week from IM Wisconsin.  The athlete is Wendy Heldt from Appleton , Wisconsin .  Wendy did her first IM at IM Wisconsin last week. She won the Female 50-54 age group in a time of 11:55:53 .  She swam 1:15:23 , biked 6:03:04 , and ran 4:27:31. This effort qualified her for Hawaii in her first attempt, and just missed setting the Female 50-54 course record by only 2 seconds.  Wendy is a very dedicated athlete that I have been coaching for the past two years.  She is looking forward to her first attempt at Kona in 2008. Keep up the good work. Jim Boldra

High 5
 
Hywel Davies sent through a High 5 for Running in the dark. There’s some great info in this one, thanks for that Hywel.

Website of the Week
 
Richard Boscher sent through this weeks website. Here’s what he said: I just found this site with HILARIOUS triathlon apparel and tons of pretty cool accessories, and you were the first person I thought of when I saw it! I know you'll get a laugh or three - there's some super funny stuff on there, so check it out! www.gymskinz.com

Coach’s Corners

Catching waves when racing/training -- the key is to catch the wave just as it’s starting to spill
Look under your breathing arm when you are coming into the wave zone to look for waves
As the wave is almost on you (ie starting to lift) pick up pace to hard
Keep swimming hard and take a big breath until you start to fall down the front of the wave
Once you are on the wave keep your body as tall and stiff as possible.
If you need to take a breath do a stroke with one arm (breathing to the side, not the front)
Keep your face down in the water (keeps hips up)
As you start to slow bring your kick back in followed by 1 arm swimming, try to stay on the wave as long as possible


Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart:
Kia Kaha
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Episode 92 Ironman Talk - Peter Reid Sorry no show notes this week.
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