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

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

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

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

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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?
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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.

Direct download: Episode_104_Ironman_Talk.mp3
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