Sun, 29 July 2007
Episode 70 Ironman Talk
This weeks news
Lake Placid 2008 sells out in minutes,
there are community spots left.
Ironman Talk competition!
We had a great pair of Oakley transition sunglasses that Rolland sent through for us to review. We decided that we would have a competition to give them away. So here’s what you need to do: Create an ad for Ironman Talk, around 30secs to a couple mins long, put it on YouTube.com and then link to it on Athlinks. We’ll pick three finalist and then we can all have a vote for the winner. Entries close at the end of August. It’s time to create!
Topic of the week
What are the best parenting tips we can give for the age group Ironman athlete? How can you fit training around 3 kids? Click here to add your comment.
Age grouper of the week
Steve Hollingsworth send through this weeks age grouper, here’s what he said:
Not sure if it's too late to nominate age grouper of the week from Ironman Austria but would like to nominate my mate Dan Lynch. Like me, this was his first Ironman race. 3 weeks out from the race Dan injured his knee but still toed the start line to give it his all on the day. He was doing well on the swim (1h15) and bike (5h40) but the knee blew up again on the run. He strapped the leg up and pushed on with true Ironman grit and determination for a painful 55h26 marathon. Becoming an Ironman, he crossed the finish line with a time of 12h35.
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Showdown DVD Nuun
After talking about Molina’s body being tired from training for so many years Windmagnet sent through this weeks High 5: What life is like for the aging athlete.
1. Permanently stuffed;
2. Stiff and sore and worried about injuries – every little niggle is a worry
3. Always trying to go faster;
4. Struggling with diet – easy to eat too much and put on weight even when doing the big miles;
5. Tough to get out of bed and out on the road in the dark in winter.
And this is only in the easy base building section of my year with about 12 to 14 hours a week. Thanks Windmagnet
Website of the week
Ken Wallace sent through this weeks Website of the week for www.swimanything.com
At dawn on August 25, a small group of swimmers will wade into the chilly waters of Lake Tahoe and begin swimming. As a group, they will swim about 44 miles over 2 days – that's more than twice the distance across the English Channel, or roughly 30 times the distance from Alcatraz to San Francisco. Their route will be a diagonal across the middle of the lake, which will take them over areas that are almost a mile deep.
We're determined to succeed not just for ourselves, but for the League to Save Lake Tahoe, which helps keep the Lake Tahoe basin pristine, and for the National Brain Tumor Foundation, in recognition of a friend who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor this summer.
Please consider making a gift to one of these charities to help us reach our goal of $10,000 in donations. Visit our website at www.swimanything.com for more details. Your support is greatly appreciated!
This weeks websites
Placid sell out, community spots available, Showdown DVD, Nuun
websites of the week: www.swimanything.com
Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: