News: IM Melbourne is coming up this week and it has a great field, IM Cairns have 40 Kona slots plus there's a discounted rate IMNZ competitors, Michael Ralert racing Galverson 70.3.
This Weeks Discussion: Here's John's new Kona qualifying plan. Slack the championship events with slots but for championship events there is preferential entry for those that qualify. Eg in Asia Pacific there are now ~200 Qualifying spots across 5 events. John’s suggestions - Winner of each AG at each IM gets a Kona slot = ~24 slots/race. - Bump up slots at regional championship to ~120+ Kona slots. - Preferential entry for regional championship races opens one week before general entry for - 1. Top 10 in their AG at any ironman in the year before. 2. Kona Qualifiers from the year before. 3. The regional champs would move location from year to year. What do you think? Comment here
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Interview: This week we have Justin Daerr from Endurance Corner about how to train effectively in hot locations. You can check out some of Justin's pieces on www.endurancecorner.com. Make sure you check out their camps as well.