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Nearly there.
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Enjoy even more.
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Enjoy
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Today we have Mark, Clive and Rob.
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Today we have Toby, Tara and Paul
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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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Sorry no show notes this week.
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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

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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? 

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


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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Sorry no show notes this week.
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