IMTalk (general)
Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!

News: Get your IMTalk gear; Results from Challenge Wanaka, Geelong 70.3, Husky LC; Super League Triathlon.

This Weeks Discussion: There's something special about running through a crowd in a race. So this week we thought we would ask what are the best things you have heard from the crowd in your racing experience? Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan and Jo on their special day.  

Interviews: This week we have post race interviews with the top three pros at Challenge Wanaka last weekend. These include: Dougal Allan, Yvonne van Vlerken, Mike Phillips, Laura Siddall, Luke Bell, Emma Bilham.

John's Race Report: John talks through his race at the Half at Challenge Wanaka last weekend. 

This Weeks Websites: Get your IMTalk gear. 

News: Not much news this week because we have prerecorded. 

Website of the Week: The Mountain Snail sent through this great video of the Island House Tri. 

Statstastic: We look at when Ironman become a non supported race. 

Interview: This week we have interview with Gary Reinl, the 'Anti Ice Man'. Gary talks about the why he feels Icing is the wrong way deal with treatment of injuries, he also talks about better ways to treat our injuries. You can get his book, Iced! - The Illusionary Treatment Option

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_553_-_Gary_Reinl.mp3
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News: Wanda Sports and ITU working together more; Beth Gerdes and Lauren Bernett suspended for drug use.

This Weeks Discussion: This weeks discussion was sent in from Paul Dennett, here's his question:  What do you use as inspiration for the last 5mins of hell on the turbo (Music/film/YouTube clip)? 

This Weeks Video: This is the video that Paul Dennett uses for inspiration in the last 5mins of his Turbo sessions. 

Interview: This week we have an interview with Budd Coates. Budd is a 2:13 Marathoner and is the Senior Director of Health and Fitness at Runner's World. We talk about his latest book Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing SmarterHere's Budd's work on Runner's World

Website of the Week: Graham Toms has created our very on webpage that keeps a record of IMTalk's Strava group. You can check it out here:

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_552_-_Budd_Coates.mp3
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Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_551_-_Thorsten_Radde.mp3
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News: Gwen J is pregnant; Vote for the Brownlees at the Laureus by clicking here;  Coming up races; Trirating's top ten athletes from 2016

This Weeks Discussion: John has started our own IMTalk Strava page, which you can go to here, and we have come up with our 'Wanger of the Week' award idea (listen to the show to understand). We want you guys to come up with some challenges for our Strava group so this week share some challenges that you like. Comment here


Interview: Joe Friel is back on the show to talk about his update version of The Triathlete's Training Bible. Joe share some amazing wisdom about how to get the most out of your training. Click here to get the bookClick here for Joe's website

Age Groups of the Week: This week we look at the results from the All World Athletes from 2016.

Statstastic: We look at Gwen Jorgensen results in ITU racing. 

Coaches Corner: We look at a study that compares the different in effort between indoor trainer sessions on the bike and riding outside. 

Website of the Week: Peter Coulsen sent through this YouTube List that has lots of cycling documentaries.  

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_550_-_Joe_Friel.mp3
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News: Next to no news this week other than one result. 

This Weeks Discussion: With Bevan getting married on the 11th of Feb we wanted to hear what you thought he should do for his stags party. He's hoping you would be kind to him ;-)  

Website of the Week: Daniel Clarke sent through 

Age Grouper of the Week: This week we look at the results from the All World Athletes. 

Interview: We have Moira Horan on the show. She lets us know what is happening with getting more females into the sport. You can check her out here: and

Interview: we have Rich Izzo on the show to talk about the Toughman race series. If you want to check out one of their races to go:

Interview: We also have Rob Wilby from Oxygenaddict on as well. You can get his free 4 week training programme by clicking here:

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_549_-_Moira_Horgan_and_Rich_Izzo.mp3
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Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_548_-_The_Iron_Century_Team.mp3
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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:

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_547_-_Matt_Fitzgerald_Part_two.mp3
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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:

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.  

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_546_-_Terenzo_Bozzone_and_Anders_Ericsson_Ph.D.mp3
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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:

This Weeks Websites:

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_545_-_Sportie_Doc_Dr_Tamsin_Lewis.mp3
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