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This week we get Matt Fitzgerald back on the show to talk about his book 'How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle'. In his fascinating new book, Matt examines more then a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness. He shares some of these in this great interview. You can get the book by clicking here. You can also check out all of Matt's work here: www.mattfitzgerald.org

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On this weeks show we have two great interviews, one with a top athlete and one with a world leading thinker on expertise. 

Interview: This week we have an Terenzo Bozzone. He talks about his latest races, what they mean for his future, and the plan for next year. Check out his website here: www.terenzo.com

Interview: We also have an interview with Anders Ericsson Ph.D. Anders is one of the world leading researchers on expertise. If you have heard of the 'rule of 10,000 hours' you have heard of his work. In this interview he shares many insights into what it takes to reach higher levels in our lives. You can get his book 'Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise' by clicking here.  

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News: This week we discuss the highlights from 2016. 

Interview: This week we have 'Sportie Doc' Dr Tamsin Lewis on the show. We dig deep into blood testing to help us perform at our best in both sport and life. You can check out Tamsin's website here: www.sportiedoc.com.

This Weeks Websites: www.enrgperformance.comwww.whatthefatbook.com.

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News: ITU Hall of Fame; Lots of 70.3 results; UK athlete drug story; Brownlee to target 70.3 worlds. 

Interview: This week we have an interview with World 70.3 Champion Tim Reed. He talks us through his championship race, this years racing, what he's doing next year, and some random topics. You can check out Tim here: www.timreed.com.au

Statstactic: This week we talk about the first female to finish the Ironman World Championship, Lyn Lamaire. 

This Weeks Websites: Ali Brownlee to race 70.3 worlds

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News: Results from Ironman WA; New Challenge race; John keeps ranting; Lance Armstrong opening Tri Business Conference; Sad news about Craig Percival; some random stuff. 

This Weeks Discussion: It's that time of year where we need to buy our Christmas presents so this week we want to know what are the best triathlon gifts for under $100. 

Coaches Corner: Jorge Reynal sent through a question about the difference between FTP testing on a trainer and outdoors, and what that means for our results. 

My First Tri: Sam 'Hot Rod' Hicks sent through this first tri. 

This Weeks Websites: A great thank you to Craig Percival

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News: Results from Ultraman, Ironman Cozumel; New Challenge race, IMWA and Hits Palm Springs are coming up; John keeps ranting; some random stuff. 

This Weeks Discussion: What is one triathlon item you bought that you wished you hadn’t? It's that thing that you bought that never got used or you discovered was a total was of time. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's the swim start at John's House of Travel Festival of Triathlon. Spot John in the background. 

Interview: This week we have an interview with Paul Laursen and Dan Plews, from www.plewandprof.com. They go into detail about HRV. 

My First Tri: 'The Scary Bear' Richard Waddington sent through this first tri. 

Interview: We get Rob Wilby on the show again to talk about improving your Ironman swim for the busy age grouper. Check out his work at www.oxygenaddict.com

 

 

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News: Results from Ironman Arizona and Fortaleza; Lionel Sanders breaks WTC record in a time of 7:44:29; John's Rant; ITU Cross World Champs; Coming up races; New Iron distance race in Australia. 

This Weeks Discussion: What format do you want at the Olympics? This week we want to know what race you want to see at the Olympics and why you feel this way.  

Interview: This week we have an interview with endurance sport writer Matt Fitzgerald. We talk about his new book The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 core habits of the worlds greatest athletes to look, feel, and perform better. 

My First Tri: Murray 'The Holly Hammer' Lapworth sent through his first tri. 

This Weeks Websites: Greg Mcdermot's ride around AustraliaGood Article about packs in Kona.

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News: Our new website; Ironman Malaysia results; Ironman Arizona is coming up; Challenge awards bonuses for European prize money; ITU may be changing the distance at Tokyo Olympics; 24hr world champion's power files; Uberman results. 

This Weeks Discussion: Is a sub ten hour female performance the same as a sub 9 for the guys? If not what do you think is a more realistic number to compare? Comment here

 

 
Interview: This week we have an interview with Rosie McGeoch. Rosie won her age group at the Ironman World Championships. This was only her second Ironman race. 

My First Tri: Ryan Docherty sent through his first tri story. 

Interview: We have Mark Livesly from www.trainxhale.com. He shares his experience from racing in China in the weekend and gives us some info on how to make the most out of Xhale. 

This Weeks Websites: Daniel Clarke's TransitionUberman1.com24 hour cycle record file.  

 
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News: Results from Ironman Florida; Ironman Langkawi is coming up; Jorgenson did the New York Marathon; IMWA have binned their carbo event; IM Weymouth has stopped, 70.3 continues. 

This Weeks Discussion: This week Bevan wants to know what is your most disappointing moment in your triathlon career? We don't want to hear stories of redemption, this is the time where you sucked and you were gutted because of it. Comment here

Interview: This week we have an interview with John McAvoy. John was a hardend criminal who managed to turn his life around, while in jail, through sport. From there he's gone on to become a high level age group Ironman. John has recently released his book 'Redemption - From Iron Bars to Ironman'. You can get it from his website here: www.therealmcavoy.com

Statstastic: This week we look at the slowest IM of all time. Which leads us to an interesting man by the name of Walt Stack. 

Age Grouper of the Week: We look at the winners of the 50-54 age group at Kona. 

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News: Results from IM Barcelona, IM Taiwan and Xterra World Champs; Kona wrap up; Iron Century; No Gomez at Kona 2017; Selling IV at races. 

This Weeks Discussion: Steve Morris send through this question: If triathlon was a more mainstream sport do you think a performance like Ryf would be being questioned? In many other sports as soon as someone dominates in the way she did at Kona their performance is questioned. What do you think? Comment here

 

Website of the Week: Lee Spoor sent through this amazing site that creates a cool visual version of your training ride. Check it out here: www.relive.cc

Interview: This week we have an interview with Pro Athlete Dimity Lee Duke. She shares what it's like to be a pro in Asia, her road to becoming a pro, and what her goals are in the sport. Check out her Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/dimityduke/

This Weeks Websites: Benn Coubrough's websiteFinn's infograph on his race

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News: What happened at the ITU championships; Results from IM Walse; Coming up races; WTC announces IM Hamburg; Kona News. 

This Weeks Discussion: For those of you who have raced Kona, what surprised you about the course that you wished you knew beforehand? Also do you feel this race is harder than any other and if you feel it is, why is that the case? Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here is a great photo of Kevin 'The Assassin' Hunt in his new IMTalk gear!

Website of the Week: Richard Swan asked the question about percentage time difference between the fastest IM ride time in comparison to the worlds fastest cyclists. We got received of good answers on this one. Scott Watkins also wrote a great piece about this topic on his website: www.trijedi.com

John's Science Corner: We continue to look at cramping studies.

Interview: We have Rob Wilby from Team.Oxygenaddict.com back on the show to talk about reverse periodisation. Here's the link to the webinars that Rob mentioned in his interview.

This Weeks Websites: TriRatings Kona Report

 

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News: What happened at the ITU championships; Results from IM Walse; Coming up races; WTC announces IM Hamburg; Kona News. 

This Weeks Discussion: For those of you who have raced Kona, what surprised you about the course that you wished you knew beforehand? Also do you feel this race is harder than any other and if you feel it is, why is that the case? Comment here. 

 

Website of the Week: Richard Swan asked the question about percentage time difference between the fastest IM ride time in comparison to the worlds fastest cyclists. We got received of good answers on this one. Scott Watkins also wrote a great piece about this topic on his website: www.trijedi.com

John's Science Corner: We continue to look at cramping studies. 

Interview: We have Rob Wilby from Team.Oxygenaddict.com back on the show to talk about reverse periodisation. Here's the link to the webinars that Rob mentioned in his interview.

This Weeks Websites: TriRatings Kona Report

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News: Results from Challenge Penticton and IM Vitchy; 70.3 World Champs are coming up; Other Races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: The 70.3 World Champs are happening this weekend. We want to know your top three picks for both the mens and womens field. Can anyone pick all six? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's the photo of the deer hitting at cyclist at a race in Dublin. 

Interview: John catches up with Jordan Rapp to talk about his season, why he didn't take his Kona slot, and his thoughts on this years Kona race. As always Jordan shares some deep insight into what is happening in the Ironman world right now. You can check out Jordan's work here: http://blog.rappstar.com Remember that Jordan always does good work on SlowTwitch.com as well. 

Interview: We get Mary Beth Ellis back on the show. She talks about her two last wins, what she learnt from last years Kona race, and what the goal is for this years race. You can check out all Mary's work here: http://marybethellisracing.com

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