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Your weekly fix in all things Ironman!
 

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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On this weeks show we have Gillian Aspin back. She shares the conclusions from the study she did around mental health and athletic ability, and how that affects the an individuals self perception. She gives some good insights into this important topic.

We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Statstatic, High 5 and Questions and Answers. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_592_-_Gillian_Aspin.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Jeff Jonas. He's one of only three people who have raced every Ironman in the world. He's got a fascinating approach to the sport and his training. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_591_-_Jeff_Jonas.mp3
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On this weeks show we have 9 time Ironman winner Luke McKenzie. He talks about the Island House Triathlon, what happening with his racing and his new clothing.  

 

We also have: News, Discussion of the Week, My First Tri, and Question and Answers.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_590_-_Luke_McKenzie.mp3
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News: Results from Xterra World Champs and some other races; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: Share your nations top three faster Ironman, both male and female, in Kona of all time. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's John and Dr Feelgood handing the winners metals to John's kids at a local race. 

Age Groupers of the Week: This week we look at all of the age group winners from Kona this year. Plus we compare their times to last years winners. 

Coaches Corner: We look into a study conducted by Dr Jennifer Robinson that promotes moving away from the Rice method in dealing with injury. You can read the study here

This Weeks Websites: There is the drafting article we were talking about on the show

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_589.mp3
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News: Matt Russell is doing well after his crash at Kona; Both Ryf and Gomez are going for the million dollar prize with the Triple Crown; Results from The Great Floridian; Top earners in the year so far, we talk about wetsuit cheaters at Kona.

This Weeks Discussion: This Weeks Discussion: This week we want to know how should cheats be dealt with in the sport of triathlon? Also what do they need to do to be forgiven? Comment here

Interview: This week we have an interview with former pro athlete Dirk Bockel. He talks to us about racing Kona as a pro and this years race. He also talks about his new book The Art of Triathlon Training, which you can get by clicking here

Website of the Week: This week we have two websites. One is the movie 100 Meters. The other one is Breaking 2, the documentary about Nike's attempt to break 2 hours for a marathon. 

Age Grouper of the Week: We look at all of the female age group winners at Kona. 

My First Tri: Brett Ryan sent through his first tri, it's a funny story. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_588_-_Dirk_Bockel.mp3
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This week it's all about The Ironman World Championships. We talk about the big race and have interviews with age groupers and pro Jocelyn McCauley who raced over on Saturday. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_587_-_Post_Kona_Super_Special.mp3
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This week we have our Kona Super Special. We cover this weekends Ironman World Championship and then we have lots of interviews, these include interviews with: Thorsten Radd (www.trirating.com), Michael Fox (www.foxenduranceracing.com), Jo Coombe, Nicky Rose, Rory Duckworth, and Greg Penner.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_586_-_Thorsten_Radd_Michael_Fox_and_lots_of_age_groupers.mp3
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This week Mirinda Carfrae comes on the show to talk about her last year. In this time she as become a mother. She shares some amazing insight into how to deal with this special time in your life. She also talks about what she'll be doing as she heads back into pro racing. You can check out  Mirinda's website here: www.mirindacarfrae.com

We also have an interview with Daniel Clarke.  Daniel, who runs www.trisplits.com, is an up and coming pro athlete. This week he comes on the show to talk about the transition from being a total beginner in the sport, to being an age group winner, to then go pro. He shares insights, and some tips, into progressing in the sport. You can check Daniel out here: www.ifnotyouthenwho.ca.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_585_-_Mirinda_Carfrae__Daniel_Clarke.mp3
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This week we have an interview with Steve Kirby & Wayne Kurtz on Deca racing. They have so much experience in this field, on both the racing and organisation side of the sport. If you want to hear about the next level of endurance racing you will love this interview. 

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

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_584_-_Steve_Kirby__Wayne_Kurtz.mp3
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News: ITU worlds results; Other results; ITU Hall of Fame; 70.3 Chongqing postponed; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: Nutrition is a big part of racing and one of the most important meals for a race is your breakfast. So for this weeks discussion we want to know what is your race day breakfast and why you have it?

Interview: This week we have Braden Currie on the show. He talks about life away from the family, his racing this year, and his goals for the Ironman World Championships. You can follow Braden by going to his website: www.bradencurrie.com

Age Grouper of the Week: We look at the ITU worlds and name some of the age group champs. 

Statstastic: This week we look at how many athletes were able to compete on the ITU circuit. 

This Weeks Websites: ITU Hall of Fame; Superleague

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_583_-_Braden_Currie.mp3
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News: Les McDonald passes away; 70.3 Champs; Results from Challenge Aldmere, Ironman Wales and Ironman Wisconsin; Coming up races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We are sure some pro's would love to hear the answers to this weeks discussion, here it is: Would us (i.e. imtalk community) trying to crowd fund for a pro athlete work? What would you want in return for say $10/mth for a year? 

Statstastic: We look at Daniela Ryf's career results. 

Coaches Corner: John goes through his 5km plan. 

This Weeks Websites: ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Series, Deca in Switzerland

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_582.mp3
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News: We are going back to Roth (click here to find out the Camp Info); Results from the ITU Duathlon Camps; 70.3 World Champs and Challenge Admere are coming up; 

Discussion of the Week: What are some of the outside of the box tools or techniques you use to make your training more effect or fun?

Interview: Today we have an interview with Will O'Conner. Will has a PhD in Sport Science and works with several elite athletes. He has collaborated with the TriNZ high performance program as well as the Massey University Academy of Sport. On todays show he talks about run/walk and how to make the most of it in triathlon. You can check Wills website by clicking here: www.performanceadvantage.co.nz

My First Tri: Nate Fillers sent through his first tri, it's a great story. 

This Weeks Websites: Massage in Kona with Juliet

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_581_-_Will_OConner_PhD.mp3
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News: Results from ITU Long Course Champs, Ironman Canada and Ironman Vitchy; Coming up races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: Now that a lot of us have experienced a rolling start at an Ironman, do you like it or what sort of start do you prefer? Also tell us if you are a front, middle or back of your age group and where you are from.

Interview: This week we have an interview with Chief Executive Officer of The Professional Triathlon Organisation, Charles Adamo. He talks about the organisation and The Collins Cup. You can check out The Collins Cup here

Coaches Corner: John covers a question about how close to an Ironman should you do an FTP test. 

Website of the Week: Here's the Evergreen Endurance website

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_580_-_Charles_Adamo.mp3
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News: Lots of results; ITU long distance champs are coming up; Wanda announces Ironman Tallinn; Chrissie's book I out; the randomness of getting to Kona.

This Weeks Discussion: We have the world 70.3 champs coming up over the weekend of the 9th & 10th of September. This week we want you to give us your picks for both the male and female pro races, also tell us why you made these picks. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's the photo of John receiving his award at Challenge Roth, let's just say he's not the biggest guy around ;-) 

Coaches Corner: John goes over some questions around a spring marathon when you are training for a marathon, he also covers time spent in threshold in running and cycling workouts. 

Website of the Week: 'Cool Hand' Chance Barber sent through the Global Cycling Networks YouTube channel as this weeks website. It now has triathlon content, check it out here. 

App of the Week: Ironman now have an amazing app that allows you to track people when they are racing an Ironman. Click here to get it

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_579.mp3
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With John coming back from holiday today we don't have our normal show notes. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you are a member of a triathlon club or team what do they do that make you want to remain a member? Comment here

Interview: Today we have an interview with the authors of The Brave Athlete - Calm the f*ck down and rise to the occasion, Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson. This book takes you through many of the mental problems that athletes face in their journey to be the best that they can be. In our interview we talk about some of the areas covered in the book and some strategies to overcome these. 


Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_578_-_Simon_Marshall_and_Lesley_Paterson.mp3
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News: Results from Norseman and Ironman Masstrick; John's ITU Update; Coming up races; Lots of female pro's pregnant; John's 'What the Hell' section. 

This Weeks Discussion: Ian Blaiklock sent through an email about supplementation, and where is the line between banned drugs and supplements. This got us thinking about this weeks discussion, which is: What do you consider cheating? Comment here. 

Statstastic: We look at the oldest male winner at Kona. 

Interview: This week we have top sports nutritionist Ian Hellenmans on the show. We cover the topics of race day nutrition, her thoughts on LCHF, and some sports nutrition research she has been involved in. You can get in contact with Ien by clicking here

Website of the Week: We have two this week. Here's Lee Thomas' Facebook group for setting up homestays and here is Jeremy Hopwood's link for the IMTalk meet up at the ITU Multisport festival in Penticton. 

This Weeks Website: DCRainmakers downloading free maps for Garmin.  

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_577_-_Ien_Hellenmans.mp3
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News: John's ITU Update; Lots of results; Coming up races; Rant of the week.

This Weeks Discussion: While the pro's may be the height of the sport sometimes they show they are human like the rest of us. For this weeks discussion we want you to share the most bizarre elite blunders you have seen. Comment here

Interview: This week we have Thorsten Radd back on the show. He talks about what's happening in the KPR cut off and the Collins Cup. You can check out his website here: www.trirating.com

Coaches Corner: This week John breaks down how to set up turn by turn directions on a Garmin Edge. Here's the gps file John used in this discussion. Here's Ride with GPS.

This Weeks Websites: The Collins Cup, Garth Prowd death

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_576_-_Thorsten_Radd.mp3
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News: Lots of results; Super League UK; Wanda under scrutiny in China; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: With more information about the Collins Cup coming out we would love to know how you feel about this race? What are the good and bad things about this new innovation?

Age Grouper of the Week: Colin Durrant sent through Victoria Nealon as this weeks age grouper. In her first triathlon ever, Ironman Frankfurt, she managed to get 5th in her age group. 

Coaches Corner: John goes through his bucket list for triathlon. 

Website of the Week: Here's the clip of John's City 2 Sky race. 

High 5: John gives his High 5 for tips he was reminded of in Roth. 

John's History Lesson: We look at Nice, a race that was one of the most important races in triathlon in the 80's, early 90s.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_575.mp3
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News: Results from IMUK and John's ITU update, plus we look at Austria and Germany; One off Ironman in Philippines; Race of legends in Emburn next year; Yvonne's statement about Daniela in Roth; Coming up races; Rant of the Week. 

This Weeks Discussion: With Embrun having a legends race next year we thought we would ask you 'what defines a legend?'. Let us know how you would define this?

Roth vs Kona: We spend time breaking down the differences between both races to see which one we feel is better. 

Coaches Corner: Both of the boys go through their training plans for the next period of time. 

Website of the Week: This weeks website is www.triathlonworld.com, to us it's one of the best triathlon news websites out there.

This Weeks Websites: Yvonne's Statement and Brett's reply; Our performance Tri Suit - Performance Suit and Apex Suit; www.trainehale.comLucy Gossage Piece.

 
Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_574.mp3
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On todays show we have post race interviews with Bart Aernouts, Laura Siddal, Maurice Clavel, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Terenzo Bozzone, Brad Kahlefeldt and Dougal Allan. 

We also have John's race report and post race interviews with Camp Kia Kaha participants. 


On todays show we have post race interviews with Bart Aernouts, Laura Siddal, Maurice Clavel, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Terenzo Bozzone, Brad Kahlefeldt and Dougal Allan. 

We also have John's race report and post race interviews with Camp Kia Kaha participants. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for this weeks show notes.


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 


Go to www.imtalk.me for todays show notes. 

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Today is the first day of our Challenge Roth Super Special. We have an interview with Scott Molina and lots of Camp Kia Kaha​ interviews. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_573_-_Challenge_Roth_Super_Special_-_Day_1.mp3
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It's the last in our interview packed shows, next week we'll be starting our Roth coverage. This week we have three more great interviews.

Interview: Alicia Di Fabio is the author of Woman Who Tri: A Reluctant Athlete's Journey Into the Heart of America's Newest Obsession. In her book she shares how her local triathlon community has created and environment that has made triathlon accessible to all levels of females. They have done an amazing job and have learnt some powerful lessons on how to get females into the sport. In the interview Alicia shares many of these. 

Interview: Jack Lesyk is a world leading sport psychologist. He is a past president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. In our interview Jack shares his nine mental skills of successful athletes. These are build on top of The Performance Pyramid. He gives a great insight into what it takes to perform and how you go about approaching the mental side of it. You can check out Jack's website by going here: www.sportpsych.org

Interview: The last interview we have is with Gordo. This is a blast from the past, when we had Gordo on the show to talk about nutrition. As always Gordo shares some good ideas in an area that is important to triathlon. You can check out Gordo's writings here: https://coachgordo.wordpress.com

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_572_-_Alicia_Di_Fabio_Jack_Lesyk_and_Gordo_Byrn.mp3
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This week is another interview packed show for you! There's one about heart health, then we have one about strength training for endurance athletes, and then we finish up with a Legends interview with Valeria Silk (the original race director in Kona). 

Interview: We have the author of The Haywire Heart, Chris Case on the show. He talks to us about his book and how doing to much exercise can be bad for the heart and what we need to do to protect it. Find out more about the book by clicking here

Interview: Kriss Hendy is a top strength and conditioning coach who focuses on Endurance Sport. He runs www.strengthforendurance.com which is a great resource for your strength training. Kriss talks about the importance of strength training, how to fit it into your training week and year, and what you need to think about when you are doing it to make sure it's effective and safe.  

Interview: Our last interview is with Valerie Silk. Valerie Silk was known as the mother of the Hawaii Ironman. When John Collins departed Hawaii Valerie took over the race as the race director. For ten years she grew the race from a very small event into an event that was known world wide. In this months Legends of Triathlon podcast Valerie shares many of the stories from her years at the Ironman World Championships. This is a great interview. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_571_-_Chris_Case_Kriss_Hendy_and_Valerie_Silk.mp3
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With the boys being away we have an interview packed show for you this week. 

Interview: Melissa Urie has recently completed Epic 5. We get her on the show to talk about the event and all of the other crazy training she has been doing. You can check out what Melissa is doing by going to https://rangamel.wordpress.com/

Interview: In 2009 Aaron Galley had an accident where he lost in arm. For a lot of people this would put them off from doing Triathlon but not for Aaron. In 2015 he started his triathlon journey and since then he has achieved some amazing things. This week we talk to him about his journey, how he has to change his training due to his arm, and his plans for the future. 

Interview: Today we have one of our Legends interviews with one of the most successful female triathletes of all time, Erin Baker. In her professional career she raced in 121 races of which she won 104! She also won world Championships across all the different distances in the sport. She was often an outspoken person in the sport who had a huge influence on issues like equal prize money for both Female and Male athletes. A true legend of triathlon. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_570_-_Melissa_Urie_Aaron_Galley_and_Erin_Baker.mp3
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News: The results for Ironman Brazil (and Tim Don's amazing result), and Challenge's Championship Race; Coming up Races; Wanda buys Competitor Group; John's ITU update. 

Coaches Corner: This week we talk about what to do when you are injured. 

App of the Week: Here's the app of the week, Headspace. 

John's Race Report: John breaks down his Kona 70.3 win. Here's his file from the race

Epic Camp Interviews: This week we have interviews with a few of the people on Epic Camp. It's gives you some insight into the everyday athletes life. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_569_-_Epic_Camp_Interviews.mp3
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We have prerecorded this week show as John has headed over to Hawaii. We have two great interviews on. 

Interview: Debi Hazelden complete her 100 Half Ironman's in 100 days recently. We get her on the show to talk about her experience. Go to their Facebook page to support their fundraising, https://www.facebook.com/100ironman100days/. Our photo this week is of Debi and John. 
 
Interview: We put our interview with Peter Reid from Legends of Triathlon on this weeks show. Peter shares some amazing insights into his career, it's a must listen. 
Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_568_-_Debi_Hazelden_and_Peter_Reid.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman Lanzarote and a few 70.3's; A new 70.3 in Sri Lanka, Challenge Championship field; Ironman Brazil and Frenchman is coming up. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you were to create an epic training day for Epic Camp what would it involve? Remember you only have a 12 hour window for training. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan with one of his Taiwanese team from his latest trip. 

High 5: Rob 'The Spine Tingler' Green sent through a High Five on what to do when dealing with an injury.

Statstastic: We look at the men who have won the world title back to back. 

Workout of the Week: John talks through a swim from this week. 

My First Tri: Mick Simpson sent through his 'My First Tri' story. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_567.mp3
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News: Lots of 70.3 results; Ultraman Oz update; Ironman Lanzarote is coming up; Outlaw sells out; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: The Mountain Snail sent through this article which is about a new drug that may have a big impact on the mind side of endurance sport. This made us think about the mind strategies that you use when you are training. So in this weeks discussion we want you to share your best mind strategies when you are training and racing. Comment here

Interview: This week we have an interview with Ironman Australia winner Laura Siddal. She talks about her season so far, what she has planned for the rest of the year, and the life of a pro. You can check out Laura's website here: laurasiddall.com

Diet Wars: We discuss this article, which puts another twist in the LCHF way of thinking. 

Workout of the Week: John goes through his Ironman effort Marathon training session. 

This Weeks Websites: Performance Nut Butter Kickstarter

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_566_-_Laura_Siddal.mp3
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Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_565.mp3
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News: Results from Challenge Taiwan; St George 70.3 and Ironman Australia are coming up; Speeds at Ironman Texas; A death in the swim at Ironman Texas. 

This Weeks Discussion: Where do you feel the future of long course triathlon is? John was inspired to have this discussion because races like this one are going so well, click here to check it out. Comment here

Statstastic: This week we look at the last time one nation had the top three at the World Championships. 

Interview: Gillian Aspin comes on the show to talk about a study that she is doing around mental health in triathletes. She currently has a survey that she would love for you to fill out, Sports Psychology research into beliefs character traits and anxiety and depression. It will take 15mins to do and it is completely anonymous.

Workout of the Week: John talk about this run

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_564_-_Gillian_Aspin.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman Texas and StrongMan; Brownlee wins his first 70.3; Chrissie went 2:49 at the London Marathon; It's baby season; The 70.3 World Championships will be in Nice, France in 2019; Challenge Taiwan is coming up. 

This Weeks Discussion: Would it work to have age group qualification for regional championship races and if they had championship waves would you be more motivated to attend these races? Comment here.

Interview: This week we have John Young on the show. He was the first person with dwarfism to complete an Ironman. He is such an inspirational person. You can follow John on twitter by clicking here. 

Workout of the Week: John takes us through one of his sessions this week, a Half Ironman at Ironman pace. Here's the files from the session: Bike File, Run File

This Weeks Websites: Nikes sub 2 hour marathon site

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_563_-_John_Young.mp3
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News: Ironman Texas is coming up this weekend; 2 hour marathon record attempt is happening in early May. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you were to create a dream team to crack 8 hours, or even 7:45, for the guys or 8:40 for the girls, who would you choose and why? 

Statstastic: This week we look at the first person to do 20 consecutive Ironman World Championship races. 

Session of the Week: Leading up to Challenge Roth John is going to have a look at some of his key sessions during his training week. This week we look at his long ride. 

Coaches Corner: This week we look at an external cooling technique that can have a impact on your race times. 

Website of the Week: Daniel Ward sent through this great post from early220.blogspot.co.uk. There's some great photos from the history of the sport. 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_562.mp3
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Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_561.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman South Africa, Oceanside and Texas 70.3s; Sea2Sky Challenge; Ironman's new volunteer incentive. 

This Weeks Discussion: Daddy Death Peter Tinholt sent through this weeks discussion. He was wondering: How do other people feel when they have raced previously (and have now pulled away from Ironman) and then gone to watch? Was it tough? Emotional? Let us know what that experience has been like for you. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's three legends of the sport (Scott Molina, John Hellemans, and Scott Ballance)  at John's Sea to Sky Challenge last weekend. 

Statstastic: This week we look at the oldest Ironman races around the world. 

Interview: This week we get Mitch Anderson on the show to talk about his breaking the 12 hour world record cycling mark, doing 501.6km. He talks us through his whole experience. Plus he shares some other great insights into the sport. You can follow Mitch on Twitter by clicking here

Website of the Week: James Thamm send through an article from his local newspapers about Major League Triathlon. Click here to check it out

This Weeks Websites: Here's Jocelyn McCauley's website

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_560_-_Mitch_Anderson.mp3
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News: Ironman South Africa is coming up; Collins Cup News; Knives are out for Super League not having females; Rinny is pregnant; positive test for ITU athletes. 

This Weeks Discussion: Peter Cousin sent through this weeks question: Is this comment correct with regards to Olympic distance v’s IM. It’s OK to be slow at 70.3 & ironman but not so much at olympic distance for age groupers?  

Interview: This week we have an interview with Chad Holderbaum. We talk about his transition from being a top age grouper to becoming a pro and The Run Across Haiti. You can check out Chads work here at www.project942.com and the fundraising site he talked about www.teamtassy.org

Interview: John 'The Mountain Snail' Hancock did the Breca Wanaka last weekend, so get him on the show to talk through the event.

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_559_-_Chad_Holderbaum_and_The_Mountain_Snail.mp3
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News: Super League thoughts and results; WTH files. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Richard Swan sent through Duane Braithwaite for this weeks Age Grouper. Duane got his legacy slot at Ironman New Zealand a couple weeks ago, he's a great example of why this is a good programme. Here's an article that The Herald did on Duane

This Weeks Photo: Here's a great photo of Rich Hampton in the finishing area at Challenge Wanaka. He had just gone through Bevan's 'Tunnel of Love'. 

Interview: This week we have an interview with an Age Grouper who got to Kona without any athletic history, his name is Darren Cronshaw. He shares what he did to achieve this goal. 

Wanger of the Week: This week we look at the Slippery (most swim time) category.   

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_558_-_Darren_Cronshaw.mp3
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News: Super League is coming up; Some 70.3 result;  A deeper look at ways to get to Kona; What the Hell files. 

This Weeks Discussion: We want you to think of all of the interviews we have done over the years, on both IMTalk and Legends of Triathlon, and to tell us which one is your favourite. Give us your favourite female and male pro's and non pro athletes interviews. Comment here

Age Grouper of the Week: Coach Peter Clifford sent through Admad Mardini. Admad is an ITU development athlete who lives in Aleppo. Even though he is living in a war torn area he is still keeping his training up, truly inspirational. 

Statstastic: This week we look at 1996 and how it was the first time a European male athlete won Kona. 

Website of the Week: www.cleansport.org

Wanger of the Week: This week we look at the most run time. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_557.mp3
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News: Results from Ironman New Zealand; ITU Update; The WTF segment. 

This Weeks Discussion: As athletes we can get to the place where we are making practical decisions around our nutrition, where we only look at it as fuel. This can mean that our food choices can be a bit weird, like the guy Bevan talked about on the show who has sardines with weetbix. This week we want to know what are the weird food choices you have made because 'food is just a fuel'.  

Interview: Ironman New Zealand winner Jocelyn McCauley is on the show. She absolutely smoked the race, pulling off a sub 3 hour run! She talks us through her day. Here is her website: www.jocelynmccauley.com

Interview: We also have another interview with an age grouper who has turned pro, Kimberley Morrison. She has achieved some great results in her time as a pro. Here is her website: www.kimberleymorrison.co.uk

Wanger of the Week: We have our latest wanger of the week. 


 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_556_-_Jocelyn_McCauley_and_Kimberley_Morrison.mp3
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News: Ironman New Zealand is coming up; Female age grouper tests positive for drugs; Ultraman Florida; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We going with the ITU this week. We want to know who you think will win the ITU series this year and which athletes will break through. Comment here. 

Age Groupers of the Week: This week we look at the top three age groupers at Challenge Wanaka. 

Statstastic: We look at some amazing stats from the world champs in 1999. 

Interview: This week we have Emma Mackie on the show to go deeper into the ice topic. Emma's thesis study when she was at Otago University was 'To cool or not to cool'. In this interview she ads more thoughts on this topic. 

Wanger of the Week: We look at the latest Wangers of the Week. 

 

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_555_-_Emma_Mackie_on_ice.mp3
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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: www.traintrends.com.

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_552_-_Budd_Coates.mp3
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Go to www.imtalk.me for this weeks show notes. 

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 www.trisplits.com 

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: www.staystrongmultisport.com and www.womenfortri.com.

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: www.toughmantri.com.

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

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: www.mattfitzgerald.org

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: 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.  

Direct download: IMTalk_Episode_546_-_Terenzo_Bozzone_and_Anders_Ericsson_Ph.D.mp3
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