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Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!
 

This week we break down what happened at the 70.3 World Champs. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_683.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Meredith Dolhare. Meredith has overcome some of life's biggest challenges and has used endurance sport to achieve a lot for herself and her world. She shares her journey on the show. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_682_-_Meredith_Dolhare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

This week we have Triathlon Coach Craig Kirkwood on the show. Craig coaches a lot of NZ’s up and coming athletes, including Hayden Wilde. We talk about Hayden’s development and how to transition from being a top runner to being a triathlete. You can check out Craig here: www.ckcoaching.co.nz

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_681_-_Craig_Kirkwood.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Ironman Winner Matthew Bach. He talks about his triathlon career and the work he is doing with UCAN.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Epic Camp Interview, and Q&A's

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_680_-_Matthew_Bach.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Dr Geoff Meers on Heart Health for Triathletes. He gives some great advice and some tips on what we can do to look after our heart health as a triathlete. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_679_-_Dr_Geoff_Meers_on_Heart_Health_for_Triathletes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

This week we have an interview with Graham Bruce. Graham is a top age grouper who had a heart attack in a triathlon. This weeks we talk to Graham about his experience and what he has learnt that all triathletes should be aware of around their heart health.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, John's Epic Camp Wrap Up, and some Epic Camp interviews. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_678_-_Graham_Bruce.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Pro Athlete Emma Bilham. We talk to Emma about how she has changed her approach to training and racing and gained a deeper understanding of what creates success for her, as both an athlete and a person.

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_677_-_Emma_Bilham.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Scottie T on athletes building their brand in today's social media world. 

We also have News, This Weeks Pro, and some Epic Camp France interviews. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_676_-_Scottie_T_on_Athletes_Building_Their_Brand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

On this week's show, we have News, Age Grouper of the Week, Coaches Corner, Website of the Week, and the last of our Epic Camp interviews. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_675.mp3
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On this week's show, we have more Epic Camp interviews from everyday age groupers. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, High 5, Coach’s Corner, Website of the Week and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_674.mp3
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On this week's show, we have interviews from Epic Camp Kona. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_673_-_Epic_Camp_Interviews.mp3
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On this week's show, we have an interview with Thorsten Radd covering what will be different in Kona this year because of the changes in the pro qualifying system. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_672_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
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In the 3rd of the ‘boys are away’ shows. We have an interview with Steve Gurney.

Steve is one of the greatest endurance sports athletes of all time, winning the Coast to Coast adventure race 9 times.

As well as being a top athlete Steve has worked as a coach/mentor, promoted active lives for children, and has written books on his journey as a person.

In this interview Steve shares many of the insights that live has taught him. 

You can find Steve's work at his website here: www.stevegurney.co.nz

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_671_-_Steve_Gurney.mp3
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This week we have news and John’s race report from Kona 70.3. We also have a long interview with Macca about the male GOD’s of the 90’s.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_669_-_Macca_on_the_male_GODs_of_the_90s.mp3
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In the second of the ‘Boys are away’ shows we have to interviews. First off we have Ironman CEO Andrew Messick. Then we have an interview with up and coming pro athlete Sika Henry.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_670_-_Andrew_Messick_and_Sika_Henry.mp3
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In the 1st of the ‘boys are away’ shows. We have two amazing interviews. One with the Pease Brothers and then we have 15mins with Patrick Lange.

You can get The Pease Brothers book ‘Beyond the Finish’ by clicking here.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_668_-_Patrick_Lange_and_The_Pease_Brothers.mp3
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This week we have Laura Siddall back on the show. She talks about her Ironman Australia win, her plans for this year and how she works through the tough times. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_667_-_Laura_Siddall.mp3
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We received an email questioning if Frodo is a real legend of the sport. We look into this question and give our opinion on this.

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_666_-_Is_Frodo_a_triathlon_legend.mp3
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On this weeks show we share some great technical tips for when you are racing. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_665.mp3
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On this weeks show Hunter Allen is back. He's on to talk about the 3rd edition of his Training and Racing with a Power Meter book. In this interview we specifically focus on how triathletes should use power in their training and racing. You can follow Hunter here.

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_664_-_Hunter_Allen_on_training_and_racing_with_power.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Chris McCormack is back on the show to talk about Superleague, he shares how it got started, how things are progressing and where it’s heading to in the future.

We also have Ritch Viola and John Matson from Everyman Jack are on the show to talk the Everyman Jack team and the work they have been doing in trying to reduce the drafting at the Ironman World Championships. You can read the article about this here.


This week John has a rant where he has to contain himself, watch out Ironman. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_662.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

On this weeks show Coach John covers how you can use the data from your 70.3 race to plan your Ironman race strategy. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_661.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

This week we have Scott Molina back on the show. He talks about the top male triathletes in the 80’s and what racing was like during that period.

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_660_-_Scott_Molina_on_the_greatest_males_of_the_80s.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

This week we have an interview with Dr Sven Hansen. Sven runs The Resilience Institute which specialises in resilience training. In the interview Sven shares what resilience is, why it is important, and how we can improve it in our lives. He also shares some deep insights around living a healthy life. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_659_-_Dr_Sven_Hansen_on_Resilience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

This week we have Erin Baker back on the show. She talks about the top female triathletes in the 80’s and what racing was like during that period.

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_658_-_Erin_Baker_on_the_greatest_females_of_the_80s.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

This week we have any interview with Dr Craig Harrison on youth development.

We also have Discussion of the Week, Age Grouper of the Week, High 5, Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_657_-_Dr_Craig_Harrison_on_youth_development.mp3
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This week we an interview with Ironman New Zealand winner Mike Phillips. We also have interviews with Barrie Shepley and Bob Knunckey - Bob is the first 70+ athlete to go under 12 hours in Kona. Barrie and Bob talk about how they made this happen. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_656_-_Mike_Phillips_Barrie_Shepley_and_Bob_Knuckey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

This week we have an interview with Pro Athlete and Zwift Challenge winner Ella Harris. We talk about her career to date, what the Zwift Challenge experience was like, and what she is doing this year. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_655_-_Ella_Harris.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Rachel Joyce. We talk to her about her career, The PTO and the Collins Cup and being a commentator. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, John's Wanaka Race Report and Q&As. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_654_-_Rachel_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

On this weeks show we have News, Discussion of the Week, John Breaks down his Challenge Wanaka race plan, High 5, and Q&A's. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_653.mp3
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This week we have a traditional show. We have News, Discussion of the Week, High 5, Coaches Corner and Q&A.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_652.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Anna-Marie Watson. Anna-Marie is a high level age group athlete and she’s also a high performance coach. In this interview she shares some great training and high performance advice. You can follow Anna-Marie here: www.rfmcoaching.com

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_651_-_Anna-Marie_Watson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

On this episode we have an interview with Dr Paul Woods. Paul has a fascinating story which started with a long term prison sentence. Within his prison time he turned his life around and trained in psychology. His academic focus has been on the relationships between people’s personalities and attributes, and how this knowledge can be used to better understand the complexity of human behaviour. 

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

 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_650_-_Dr_Paul_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

In the second of our holiday season shows we have interviews with Dan Plews and Rachel Joyce. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_648_-_Dan_Plews_and_Rachel_Joyce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

In the first of our holiday season shows we have interviews with John Hancock and Simon Lessing. John goes over everything you need to know then getting into Swim/Run races then we put up an old interview with legend Simon Lessing.

Here are the links to John’s amazing PDF about Swim/Run, and here is his Facebook group.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_646_-_John_Hancock_and_Simon_Lessing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

In the last of our holiday season shows we have interviews with sports agent Andrew McQuaid and legendary coach Joe Friel. Here are their websites: Andrew’s agency www.trinitysportsmanagement.com, Joe Friel.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_649_-_Andrew_McQuaid_and_Joe_Friel.mp3
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In the second of our holiday season shows we have interviews with Sarah True and Chrissie Wellington. Here are their websites: Sarah True, Chrissie Wellington.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_647_-_Sarah_True_and_Chrissie_Wellington.mp3
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News: Top results from 2018; Frodo vs Lange at Frankfurt; Challenge World Bonus winners; The BMC athletes for 2019.

This Weeks Discussion: This week we want you to share the best things to watch when you are doing a trainer session. We are looking for sporting related content. 

Coaches Corner: This week Coach John goes through some of the key stats you need to look at when you are using Training Peaks.

This Weeks Websites: Jeff Fairbanks documentary ‘The Triumph Project’, Tim Heming’s piece on diet in our sport.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_645.mp3
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This week John goes over what you need to do to get ready for a key session. If you are looking to have a great workout you want to listen to this. 

We also have News, High 5, Website of the Week, Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_644.mp3
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This week we have a traditional show with News, Discussion of the Week, Age Groupers of the Week, Coaches Corner, and Q&A’s. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_643.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

In this weeks show Bevan has a Coaches Corner segment where he looks at how your self identity can hold you back as an athlete. Then he give a process where you can shift this to your advantage. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_642_-_Bevans_Coaches_Corner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

This week we have legendary coach John Hellemans on the show. He has recently released his new book Never, Ever Give Up? He talks about the process of writing his book, shares some stories from his time in the sport, and his thoughts on how athletes have changed over the years. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_641_-_John_Hellemans.mp3
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This week we get Bob Seebohar back on the show. He’s just released a new cook book for plant based metabolic efficiency. Bob talks about how to transition to either a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. He also covers how to do this within the metabolic efficiency framework.

You can gets Bob’s book by clicking here. You can check out his Smart Cocoa drink here: www.birotafoods.com

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_640_-_Bob_Seebohar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

This week we have an interview with an amazing age group athlete, Valerie Gonzalez. Valerie has an inspirational story about starting the sport later in life and then going on to achieve so amazing goals. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_639_-_Valerie_Gonzalez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

On this weeks show we have interviews with Matt Russell and Karlyn Pipes. 

Matt goes over his experience at the 2017 Ironman World Champs through to racing this year. We also put his post race interview. It’s inspirational stuff. 

Then we have top swim coach Karlyn Pipes on. When John and Bevan were in Kona they went to Karlyn’s swim school where Karlyn took John through a technique session. This session shares some great tips on how to swim more efficiently and effectively.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_638_-_Matt_Russell_and_Karlyn_Pipes.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Ironman legend Ken Glah. Ken has recently completed his 35th consecutive Ironman World Championship race in Kona. We talk to Ken about this amazing race and he shares some of this stories from his time racing on the big island. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_637_-_Ken_Glah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

In the first of our holiday season shows we have our Legends of Triathlon interview with Hunter Kemper, the great American triathlete.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_597_-_Hunter_Kemper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

This week we get Thorsten 'The Geek' Radd back on the show to do a Kona stats wrap up. He gives us an update on what is happening with the Collins Cup. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_596_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Why do people cheat? This is a question we explore on this weeks show. We get Matthew Evans on, who is an expert on cheating, to educate us on cheating. Matthew covers why people cheat, how people justify it to themselves, and how to fix cheating. 

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstastic, John’s History Lesson, Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_595_-_Matthew_Evans_on_understanding_cheats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

This week we get the Ultraman World Champion Rob Gray on the show. He talks us through his race and gives some tips on how to be successful in this crazy event. You can check out Rob's website here: robgray.org

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_594_-_Ultraman_World_Champ_Rob_Gray.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

On this weeks show we have a great interview with super coach Matt Dixon, www.purplepatch.com. He talks about how age group athletes with less time can still achieve big goals in triathlon and life. He also talks about his new book Fast-Track Triathlete. 

 

We also have News, This Weeks Discussion, a High 5 on being a race director, Website of the Week, and Questions and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_593_-_Matt_Dixon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT