IMTalk Episode 652

News: The Collins Cup is delayed again; Results from Dubai 70.3 and Kiwiman; John’s ITU.

This Weeks Discussion: Who was the greatest short course female athlete of the 80’s and why? Also any honorables mentions that are often overlooked. Comment here.


This Weeks Photo: Here are Bevan and Jo at Phil Collins.

High 5: We do a High 5 on the biggest mistakes athletes make the hurt that Ironman success.

Coaches Corner: John goes through his mental routine on race day.

IMTalk Episode 651 - Anna-Marie Watson

News: IMUK have cancelled IronGirl; Results from last weekend; Coming up races; John’s ITU update.

This Weeks Discussion: Does multi day racing appeal to you? Not deca but something like an Olympic Distance in various formats over 5 days. What would be your ultimate 5 day event look like? Comment here


Interview: 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:

Statstastic: We look at the different times between the 2003 and 2015 40-44 age group champs at Kona.

High 5: We do a High 5 on how to keep your local race director happy.

This Weeks Websites: NY Times piece on Ironman lawsuit, Less prize money from WTC, Bevan’s book recommendation - The Spy and the Traitor.

IMTalk Episode 650 - Dr Paul Wood

News: The Triple Crown ($1,000,000 prize series) is back; Gomez is going back to short course; Ironman Wales sells out; Results and coming up races; ‘IronGirl gets a reaction in the UK; Challenge offering loyalty spots.

This Weeks Discussion: What common mistakes do you make in races that you are not going to make this year? These are your 2019 ‘work on’s’. Comment here.


Interview: 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. The combination of personal experience and academic study has enabled Paul to identify and understand the universal steps towards achieving sustained and successful change. You can check out Pauls website here: 

Website of the Week: This week we look at triratings fastest times of 2018 report.

This Weeks Websites: Information about Orthorexia; 60 year old completes 60 Ironman races.