Sun, 6 January 2008
Episode 93 Ironman Talk
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
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
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: