IMTalk
Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!
 

On our Kona Super Specials race day coverage we have post race interviews with Lange, Ryf, Aernouts, True, McNamee, Crowley, O’Donnell, Abraham, Russell, Blatchford, Skipper, Jackson, Potts, Siddall, Wuff, Gomez, Adam, Van Berkel, Vesterby, Dreitz, Phillips, Reed, Plese, Brown, Andrew Messick and age group interviews.


On day 4 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Liz Blatchford, Emma Pallant, Michael Levato and Age Group interviews.


On day 2 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Lucy Charles, Lionel Sanders, Patrik Nilsson and Age Group interviews.


On day 2 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Craig Alexander, Matt Chrabot, Kevin Collington, Elle Goodall and Age Group interviews.


On day 1 of the IMTalk 2018 Kona Super Specials we have interviews with Jan Frodeno, Daniela Ryf, Javier Gomez, Braden Currie, Brent McMahon, Ben Hoffmen, Ashleigh Gentle, Mike Phillips and some amazing age groupers.


This week we have Thorsten Radd is back on the show to talk about Kona. Our stats man gives us his thoughts on what the stats say will happen in the race. You can get his Kona 2018 Rating Report by going to www.trirating.com. This is a great resource to use when you are watching the race.

We also have: News, Age Grouper of the Week, Websites of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_636_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
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This week we get Scott Molina on the show to talk about the ageing athletes body. What they need to look out for, what kind of training they need to do to look after their body, and some other tips to keep on top of your game as you age.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_635_-_Scott_Molina.mp3
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On this weeks show Coach John goes over why using Heart Rate in both your training and your racing is still important. 

We also have News; Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_634.mp3
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This week we have an interview with top podcaster Brian Rose. Brian has an amazing story where he turned his life around after a time of extreme excesses. Recently Brian completed his first ever 70.3, which was another step on his growth path. In the interview we dig deep into Brian's story and his triathlon experience. You can find all of Brian's work here. https://londonreal.tv 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Statstastic, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_633_-_Brian_Rose.mp3
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This week we break down the all of the stories from the 70.3 world championships. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Statstastic, High 5, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_632.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Russ Cox. Russ is the analysis man for Ironman races. His website, www.coachcox.co.uk, is the best place to get a deeper look at the data from all of the Ironman races in the world. On this weeks show Russ shares some great insights about the state of the sport right now. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_631_-_Russ_Cox.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Dr Allen Lim. Dr Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs, a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes and the world’s first active nourishment company. In this interview he talks about multi day fuelling, fluid absorption, and his cookbook for athletes.

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, Age Grouper of the Week, Website of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_630_-_Dr_Allen_Lim.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

News: 70.3 Champs showdowns; Results (including Ultra 520k Canada); John ITU update; Coming up Races. 

This Weeks Discussion: This week we want to know what you feel is the biggest threat to Iron distance racing in terms of maintaining athletes in the sport. Comment here

Age Grouper of the Week: Brent “Waaaaah” Chan sent through this weeks Age Grouper, Valerie Gonzales. 

John's History Lesson: This week we look at the history of the 70.3 World Championships. 

My First Tri:This week we have an amazing My First Tri.

This Weeks Websites: Canada Kona Qualifiers

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_629.mp3
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This week we have an interview with pro athlete Chris Leiferman. We talk about his history before the sport, career to this point in time, and his plans for this year. 

We always have News, Discussion of the Week, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_628_-_Chris_Leiferman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

This week we have an interview with Ryan Bolton. Ryan is a former pro athlete, who raced at the 2000 Olympics, who has transitioned into a top elite running coach (training a Boston Marathon winner).

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_627_-_Ryan_Bolton.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Pro Triathlete Nick Baldwin. He talks about his pro journey, his plans for the future, and gives advices for top age groupers who want to step up to being a pro.  You can check out his website here: www.nick-baldwin.com

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, High 5, and Q&A. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_626_-_Nick_Baldwin.mp3
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This week we get Lucy Gossage on the show to talk about her race day at Ironman UK.

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, Age Grouper of the Week, High 5, Website of the Week, Q&A. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_625_-_Lucy_Gossage.mp3
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This week we have Erin Baker on the show. Erin is one of the best triathletes of all time, winning world championships in all distances. We talk about her career and what life has taught her along the way.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Epic Camp Interviews, Website of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_624_-_Erin_Baker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

In todays Challenge Roth Super Specials we have our race day coverage. We have interviews with the top pros from the day. We also Epic Camp and listener interviews.  


In our third day of our Challenge Roth Super Specials we have interviews with James CunnamaJan Wanklyn, and we have more interviews with the Epic Camp crew.


In our second day of our Challenge Roth Super Specials we have interviews with Lucy CharlesJoe Skipper, Laura SiddallFraser Cartmell, and we have some interviews with the Epic Camp crew. 


In our first day of our Challenge Roth Super Specials we have interviews with Challenge  Sebastian Kienle, Kaisa Sali, Bryan McCrystal, and Scott Molina


The boys have headed to Roth so this week so it's an interview packed show. We have interviews with pro athlete Kyle Buckingham and Thorsten 'The Geek' Radde from trirating.com.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_623_-_Kyle_Buckingham_and_Thorsten_Radde.mp3
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This week we have Teresa Adam on the show. Teresa has came out of nowhere this year and has had two very successful races, getting 2nd at Ironman New Zealand and then winning Ironman Cairns. This week we get Teresa on the show to talk about her career, what has got her to the place she is in right now, and what her future plans are. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_622_-_Teresa_Adam.mp3
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This week we have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, Statstactic and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_621.mp3
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This week we have interviews with some of the participants of Epic Camp Lite. We also have News, Statstastic, and Q&A's.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_620_-_Epic_Camp_Interviews.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman Lanzarote and Ironman Brazil; Fighting over 'The Race of Legends'; Coming up races. 

Interview: This week we have top pro Caroline 'Zena' Steffen on the show. She shares what life is like being a mother and pro athlete. You can follow Caroline here: Click here

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_619_-_Caroline_Steffen.mp3
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This week we have Rob Green on the show. Rob is a Kona qualifier who is also a top chiropractor. In this interview he gives us some insight of the value of chiropractic work.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Website of the Week, My First Tri, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_618_-_Rob_Green.mp3
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This week we have an interview with with 'Racer Girl' Melanie McQuaid. Mel's is a 2x ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, a 3x XTERRA World Champion, and a 6x IM 70.3 Distance Champion. We talk about her career, her training, and she gives some tips on how to race Xterra successfully. You can follow Mel here: www.racergirl.com

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_617_-_Melanie_McQuaid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

This week we have an interview with 2x Ironman champion Sara Gross. We talk about the Women in Triathlon Summit. What are the aims of the summit, who will be presenting, and she gives an overview of the current position and future of females in the sport.  

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_616_-_Sara_Gross.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

This week we have an interview with Mitch Robins. Mitch has had a very successful short course/70.3 career and is now about to tackle Ironman for the first time this weekend. Mitch shares his triathlon story and how he's approaching the next chapter in his career. You can follow Mitch here

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_615_-_Mitch_Robins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

This week we have an interview with swimming coach Dan Abel. He covers the key swimming tips for long distance swimming.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_614_-_Dan_Abel.mp3
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This week we have top sports nutritionist Ian Hellenmans on the show. We cover strategies to maintain weight for those that struggle to hold it when doing heavy training. We also cover some sports nutrition research she has been involved in.

We also have News, My First Tri, Wanger of the Week and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_613_-_Ien_Hellenmans.mp3
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This week we have interviews with both Cameron Wurf and Colin Norris. Cam being the seasoned pro and Colin being the up and comer. It's a cool perspective on the different sides of a pro's life. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week and Q&A's.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_612_-_Cameron_Wurf_and_Colin_Norris.mp3
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This week we have top American pro Matt Hanson on the show. We talk about his career up until this point in time, his plans for this year, and he shares insight into his training. You can follow Matt here: www.matthansontri.com.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_611_-_Matt_Hanson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

This week we have an interview with pro athlete Cody Beals. He's done a great job of sharing his pro experience through his blog at www.codybeals.com. In this interview we dig into this and what he is aiming to achieve in the next period of time. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Q&A’s.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_610_-_Cody_Beals.mp3
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On this weeks show we have an interview with Johann Hari. Johann is the author of 'Chasing the Scream' and more recently 'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Cause of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions'

In this episode Johann shares deep insights into the causes of depression and how we can move forward in this area. This is a great interview with an important author. 

We also have an News, Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, Tip of the Week, and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_609_-_Johann_Hari.mp3
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News: Terenzo backs up his Ironman New Zealand with a win in Argentina, he also holds the tops spot in the KPR; Tyler Butterfield is doing the marathon at the Comm Games; Mitch Anderson is going for the 24hr bike record; New Ultra's in Israel and New Zealand; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: When we first start triathlon we get a lot of advice from all types of people. Some of it is good, some of it is terrible. For this weeks discussion we want to know what was the worst piece of advise that you have listened to about triathlon. 

Statstastic: We break down the average movements, single side, for swim, bike, run. 

Coaches Corner: This week John takes us through a run/walk refresher. 

My First Tri: Stuart Gillespie sent through his first tri story. 

This Weeks Websites: Mhlengi Gwala saw attack; Brownlee piece from Tim Hemming.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_608.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

This week we have top Sports Physio Holly Brasher on the show. She covers how an athlete should prepare their body during pregnancy and then what to do afterwards.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, John's History Lesson, and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_607_-_Holly_Brasher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

On this episode we have some good discussions around the greatest comebacks of all time and how to make the most out of a short training block. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Statstatic, Coaches Corner, Website of the Week and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_606.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

This week we have a Challenge Wanaka special show. We go over the race with course insights, stories from the day, and have lots of interview with the pros - including: Javier Gomez, Jesse Thomas, Dylan McNeice, Braden Currie, Christine Cross, Amelia Watkinson, Annabel Luxford, and Laura Siddall. 

High 5: We do a High 5 on Challenge Wanaka.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_605_-_Javier_Gomez_and_a_Challenge_Wanaka_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

This week we have one of our favourite pro's on the show, that's right Joe Skipper is back. We talk about how his training is going, what his plans are for 2018, and he's the first person who answers our new 'standard questions for Pros’.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_604_-_Joe_Skipper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

On this weeks show we interview ourselves based around some questions a listener sent through. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Statstastic and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_603.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander is on the show this week. We cover where he is within his racing, some insights on his career, what his plan is for 2018, and his thoughts on the sport right now.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, and Questions and Answers. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_602_-_Craig_Crowie_Alexander.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

On this weeks show we have an interview with Kona Five athlete Keith Rieger. She shares his experience of this crazy race. 

We also have Discussion of the Week; Age Grouper of the Week; and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_601_-_Keith_Rieger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

With it being the slow news time in the Ironman world we have a ‘traditional show’ this week. We have the News, John does a ‘What the hell is going on’, we have Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_600.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

On this weeks show we have an interview with Elizabeth Model and John Wragg. They are prolific Ironman racers, John has completed every Ironman in the world and Elizabeth will soon. They share their amazing story with us, be ready to be inspired.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_599_-_Elizabeth_Model_and_John_Wragg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

In the second of our holiday shows we have an interview with Eric Barker, the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree - The surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong. Eric has a blog, with over 300,000 subscribers, where he writes about scientific research into what creates success. On this show he shares many examples of how you can become more successful. 

You can get Barking up the wrong tree here. Here is Eric's website.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_598_-_Eric_Barker.mp3
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