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Monday
May192014

IMTALK EPISODE 414 - Felix Walchshofer and Chad from Trainer Road

News: Results from IM Texas and Lanzarote; John's ITU update; Sister Madonna is being inducted into USA's Triathlon Hall of Fame; IM Brazil coming up. 

This Weeks Discussion: James 'The Wiseone' Bowtell has sent through this weeks question: So other than wanting to take all the carbon in the atmosphere and put it into race wheels and bike frames, how do you combine sustainability and triathlon? What should we be doing as a triathlete community to help the planet? What should we be more aware of that we might be doing to hurt the planet? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's a photo of Mike Pizel looking cool in his IMTalk trisuit.                 

                       

Interview: We have an interview Felix Walchshofer from www.challenge-family.com. He give us an update on all things Challenge. 

Interview: We have Chad from www.trainerroad.com about how to improve your 40TT. 

And the Winner is: The winner of our Ulitmate Kona Experience is Jens Dahlman. You'll be joining us in Kona this year for the world champs!

This Weeks Websites: Two great pieces from John Levison at Tri247.com: Women doing sub 9 and the domination from the Brownlee's and Gomez.

 

 

Monday
May122014

IMTALK EPISODE 413 - Gina Kehr

News: Challenge annouces Challenge Bahrain with a $500,000 prize purse, Ironman announces 70.3 Kraichgau, WTC buys the Auckland Marathon, IM Texas and Lanzarote are coming up. 

The Ultimate Kona Experience is about to be drawn!

Thank you to everyone who has brought a copy of our Ultimate Kona Guide. You are now in the draw for nexts weeks draw to win. We will be doing the draw on the show next week. Click on the link below to down load the Excel File with everyones names and the number that they will have for the draw: 

Click here to download the people who are in the draw for the Ultimate Kona Experience

This Weeks Discussion: John was wondering if you were a pro athlete who at best could get 8th in Kona, but ultimately you would be somewhere between 8th-15th would you still go and race at the world champs. Let us know your reasons for your answer. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan dressed up as an old time American Football player. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Richard Thompson sent through this weeks age grouper, Scotty Farrell. Scotty had an amazing race at Taupo this year where he got 16th overall. You can read a piece on him here

Interview: This week we have an interview with Gina Kehr, from www.endurancecorner.com, about swimming. Gina has had 5 top 10's in Kona as a pro and she shares lots of good insight in this interview. You can check out her website here: affinitymultisport.com 

John's Interesting Fact: Here's the swimming pool we were talking about on the show, click here.  Here's the video we were talking about on the show:

 

 

Monday
May052014

IMTALK EPISODE 412

News: Results from IM Australia and lots of 70.3's; Camilla Pederson marks amazing comeback at Challenge Fuerteventura; Ironcat coming up; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: Bevan's book is coming out in August this year. The publishers are deciding on the name of the book over the next week. We want to know what you think the name for his book could be? The book is on the mind/behaviours of exercise. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: John and the kids doing open water swimming. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Matt Cowing sent through Richard Baker this weeks age grouper. Richard lost his wife Emma pulmonary embolism caused by DVT weeks before doing Lanzarote in 2011. He's going to be racing at the race this year where he will be releasing some of her ashes. Richard is fundraising for the Lifeblood Charity and you can support him here: www.justgiving.com/bakerlifeblood

Website of the Week: Peter sent through this weeks website: www.tapiriik.com. You can see a review of it from DC Rainmaker here

Coaches Corner: John goes over the concept of the reverse taper. 

This Weeks Websites: Emma Pooley's money piece, Tim Egge's book, Ucan tips.