Sun, 14 October 2007
Episode 81 Ironman Talk
This weeks news
Kona, who did it?
Coming up: the Great Floridian, Ibiza long
This weeks discussion
It’s the big week in Ironman. We talked about our picks on the show now it’s your time to have your say. So who are going to be your top 5 in both the Male and Female field.
If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion.
Website of the week
True-Motion sportswear was founded by a group of four passionate triathletes whose vision was to create casual sportswear that people feel good about wearing. We offer cool styles and comfortable fabrics to embrace the active lifestyle. There are numerous offerings of technical apparel available to today’s athlete, but what do you wear when you are done training and racing? That is how True-Motion was born. We want to be the after race, after training, or just hanging out on a Saturday afternoon brand of choice. So whether you are a fierce competitor, a promising novice, or simply a passionate spectator, off the field/court/roads you’ll look like all three. Be True.
Go to www.true-motion.com and put in IMTALK07 when you check out for a 15% discount!
Age grouper of the week
Coach Gavin Rogers sent through this weeks age grouper Mark Whittaker. Here’s what Gavin said about Mark: He watched his brother do ironman germany and decided then that he wanted to do an ironman next year.
But his brother posted such a good time at germany for his first ironman that he though he would have a crack at ironman korea to try and qualify for kona ,mark could not go and watch this time and decided with 4 weeks to go that he would enter also.
He asked me if this was possible.
I said as he had just done half ironman UK,very hilly and one of the toughest out there and completed it in just over 6hrs that it was possible but not to expect a great time but just to get round.
So what i did was give him enough information as i could about the nutrition he would need in the race and target hr zones he needed to stick to and added 1 or 2 long bikes and runs leading up to the race,nothing to heavy as the race was so near.
Of he went to ironman korea.
The rest is in his race report well worth the read but in summary:-he crashed his bike at the first feed station still managed to complete the bike course with a broken bike in 7hrs got to 19miles on the run and collapsed,found himself in an ambulance at the finish,got out caught a taxi back to 19mile point and walked to the finish.
Glenn sent through: "Minimising the disruption to training of moving countries/cities"
1. Take as much tri-gear as you can pack as the sports shops at your destination may not stock tri-gear, or alternatively check whether your favourite online store (tri-buys) delivers to your new home.
2. Get online and find the nearest tri-club. If you can't find a tri-club then look at similar organisations such as running clubs, cycling groups etc, as there will always be 'closet' triathletes as members.
3. Be prepared to change your diet. Your favourite foods/supplements may not be available. Use the change as an opportunity to re-evaluate your day-to-day and training diet.
4. Beware of climatic changes. Heat, humidity, altitude, pollen, smog, the list goes on. Be prepared to change where and when you train. Again use this change as an opportunity to adapt and refresh your training program.
5. Use the opportunity to race as many local events as you can, within reason, as you never know when you may move on again.
6. You may not have any training partners for a start, but you are never alone, especially if you have ironmantalk on your ipod!
John went and had an interview with Dr Nat Anglem who is one of New Zealands top sports doctors. John covered areas that count to you guys and girls!
This weeks websites
The Great Floridian, Ibiza Long Distance, Elbaman, www.true-motion.com, www.gomichellie.com.
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