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Jackson, Potts Put the Heat On in Coeur d'Alene

Jackson, Potts Put the Heat On in Coeur d'Alene

Monday 29 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Andy Potts and Heather Jackson were rewarded for cool-headed tactics at the 13th edition of the Northern Idaho race. The 13th edition of IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene—a classically cool early-summer race—drew attention two weeks out when forecasts predicted a record-setting heat wave. On a day that peaked at 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celcius), racing smart was top of mind for the field of professionals and 2,000 age-groupers alike. more

Stein and Snow Bring the Heat to France

Stein and Snow Bring the Heat to France

Monday 29 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN France welcomes two new champions, Boris Stein and Caitlin Snow, into the history of the prestigious event. The 10th anniversary of IRONMAN France in Nice delivered a sensational race. Though the conditions were warm and challenging, the crowd was treated to a thrilling race with excitement kicking off early thanks to the bike performances of locals Romain Guillaume (FRA) and his girlfriend Jeanne Collonge (FRA). more

Vanhoenacker and Wutti Celebrate in Austria

Vanhoenacker and Wutti Celebrate in Austria

Monday 29 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN Austria delivers memorable victories for Marino Vanhoenacker, of Belgium, and hometown hero Eva Wutti. Vanhoenacker takes control on the bike Starting the race in the crystal clear water of Lake Wörthersee, Andreas Giglmayr (AUT) was the fastest athlete on the swim course. Leading a four-man group, he exited the water in 46:29. Following just seven seconds behind were Ivan Rana (ESP), Miguel Angel Fidalgo (ESP) and Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL). more

Forissier, Wasle win XTERRA Switzerland

Forissier, Wasle win XTERRA Switzerland

Sunday 28 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Twenty-year-old Arthur Forissier from France in his first full season as an elite and veteran XTERRA racer Carina Wasle from Austria in her 11th year of racing took home the titles at the XTERRA Switzerland Championship in Vallee de Joux on Saturday afternoon. “It was a beautiful day,” said XTERRA managing director Dave Nicholas. “The water was just cold enough for wetsuits and the air temp was in the low 70s with a breeze. more

Viennot & Ellis secure first Long Distance World titles

Viennot & Ellis secure first Long Distance World titles

Saturday 27 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cyril Viennot (FRA) and Mary Beth Ellis (USA) executed nearly perfect race plans in Motola, Sweden to score their first ITU Long Distance World Championship titles. The race was contested over a 1.5km swim, which was shortened due to water temperature, a 120km bike and 30km run. more

XTERRA Switzerland this Saturday

XTERRA Switzerland this Saturday

Friday 26 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

XTERRA Switzerland on Saturday serves as stop No. 5 of 12 on the 2015 XTERRA European Tour. Managing director Dave Nicholas and technical director Nico Lebrun were out-and-about in Vallee de Joux on Thursday and bring us this update… more

Challenge Venice Joins the Challenge Family

Challenge Venice Joins the Challenge Family

Friday 26 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

A full distance triathlon in what is universally regarded as the world’s most beautiful city was today announced by CHALLENGE FAMILY with the launch of CHALLENGE VENICE, taking place on 5 June 2016. With the iconic Venetian skyline as a backdrop and a fast, flat course through the beautiful ‘Garden of Venice’ countryside, CHALLENGE VENICE is set to become one of the most memorable and spectacular races in the world. more

Ironman France preview

Ironman France preview

Friday 26 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Located in the heart of the mythical Côte d’Azur, athletes come from all over the world every year to take on this remarkable race and be part of triathlon history. The Nice Triathlon became IRONMAN France event in 2005. more

Bahrain Endurance Team targets ITU Worlds & Ironman Austria

Bahrain Endurance Team targets ITU Worlds & Ironman Austria

Thursday 25 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

With the ITU Long Course World Championship to be contested this weekend in Motala, Sweden, the Bahrain Endurance Team is well-represented by the veteran Joe Gambles of the Bahrain Endurance 13 and rookie Josh Amberger of the Bahrain Endurance Racing Team. Gambles is no stranger to the 4-kilometer swim, 120-kilometer cycle, and 30-kilometer run format, having taken the silver medal at the championship in 2011. more

70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake preview

70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake preview

Thursday 25 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

This beloved race has built a loyal athlete fan base thanks to its "old school" triathlon atmosphere. When the founder of the Buffalo Springs Lake triathlon created this event in 1990 as an Olympic-distance triathlon, the goal was simply to put on a safe, well planned, competitive race. A grand total of 91 triathletes gathered in the beautiful Yellowhouse Canyons of the Llano Estacado Plains of West Texas to compete on a very challenging course. The consensus? This spring-fed lake nestled among more

Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015 – Analyzing Results

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
Race Conditions If there was one thing the 2015 edition of “CdA” will be remembered for, it was the heat. Temperatures well over 100°F (38°C) lead to a discussion of shortening the race before deciding on an earlier start, a non-wetsuit swim, a high DNF rate and some spectacular struggles (though no serious issues as far as I have heard). While the swim and bike were pretty normal, the run was very slow for CdA (adjustment of -4:54), and the overall adjustment of -8:24 leads to a new course rating of -0:02. Male Race Results Andy Potts made it clear from the start that he was focused on winning this race – he didn’t want to waste any energy and Barrett Brandon was first out of the water. After that Andy quickly took control of the race, he had a great race posting both the fastest bike and run, winning by more than 20 minutes. He was followed by Callum Millward who proved to be a tough competitor in tough conditions in only his second Ironman race. The surprise...

5 Unique Drinks And Their Benefits

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Triathlete.com
Like a call from the IRS, proper hydration is not something a triathlete should take likely. After all, it’s vital for optimal performance and post-training recovery. And with the sweaty season now upon us, you’re likely looking for something to guzzle down more often. But drinking only water from the tap can be as exciting as a lawn bowling match and relying on heavily sweetened options like soda and bottled iced teas can have serious waistline repercussions. Thankfully, there are some alternative options on the market that can help you stay hydrated and even put a spark in your stride. So it’s time to think beyond coconut water and sports drinks and embrace these hip sips. Tart Cherry Juice Time to pucker up. Tart cherries are jam-packed with antioxidants that are thought to help athletes more efficiently recover from exercise. Case in point: A 2015 study by British researchers found that cyclists who consumed a concentrated tart cherry drink for eight days experienced less muscle...

Ironman Austria 2015 – Analyzing Results

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
AustriaMarino Race Conditions As usual, IM Austria was fast, but we’ve seen a lot of faster adjustments than this year’s 16:45. All three legs were slower than last year. Male Race Results Marino Vanhoenacker had another fantastic race in Austria: He was in the front group on the swim, then posted a new bike course record and finished the day off with a 2:45 marathon. He was probably going for his 7:45 course record from 2011 but came up just short. Still a fantastic result for him, and there will be some speculation now about another Kona start for him. With a gap of almost 20 minutes he was followed by Michael Weiss and Ivan Rana who once more posted the fastest marathon but was too far back after loosing time on the bike. Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money 1 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 00:46:40 04:11:47 02:45:53 07:48:45 -18:54 US$ 15000 2 Michael Weiss AUT 00:51:52 04:20:57 02:48:18 08:06:59 -03:56 US$ 7500 3 Ivan Rana ESP ...

Pros And Cons Of 5 Trainer Setups

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Triathlete.com
Getting race-ready? Don’t waste valuable minutes prepping for an indoor ride. Try these smart tactics. One of the major benefits of indoor riding is that an hour of training time equals an hour of ride time because you cut down on all the prep that an outdoor ride requires. But without a dedicated pain cave, you could waste enough time on setup and takedown to defeat the purpose of your time-efficient trainer workout. Consider these various indoor options: Road bike on any trainer If you have two bikes and a trainer, the easiest option is to leave your road bike indoors. This does lead to the question, “Is it OK to ride my road bike instead of my TT bike for training?” The answer: There is nothing wrong with mixing it up on different bikes year-round, but when you get close to your race (8–10 weeks out) and you plan to do quality race-specific intervals indoors, it is worth setting up your TT bike so you can learn to hold race pace in the aero position. Pro: No setup time Con: Need to...

Julia Gajer is ready for Ironman Frankfurt

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
JuliaRun One of the surprises in the women’s Top 10 in Kona 2014 was a relatively unknown German: Julia Gajer. Julia has had some great results in Roth, but waited until September 2013 to race her first “official” Ironman in Wales. She followed that up with her first IM win at IM Arizona in November 2013 (running down Meredith Kessler). She raced Kona for the first time in 2014 and finished her first World Championships in a great 6th place. Read more about where she is coming from, how she developed to the level she is at now and how she wants to get even better. Julia is definitely one of the women to watch for in Frankfurt on July 5th and later in the year in Kona. (Full Profile)

Ironman France 2015 – Analyzing Results

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
FranceBoris Race Conditions Compared to the course rating of 4:42, conditions were pretty slow with an adjustment of -0:58, especially the bike was hard with an adjustment of -6:11. As usual, the run was pretty quick, and we saw two low-2:40s for the men and two sub-3:00 runs for the women. Male Race Results Boris Stein won his second Ironman race after IM Switzerland last year. It took a second best bike to make up most of the deficit he had after the swim, but he was still eight minutes behind Frenchman Romain Guillaume. But Boris’ second best marathon was more than 15 minutes better than Romain’s and he took the lead after 28k. By then he was only threatened by Victor Del Corral who had the best marathon and kept the pressure on, but Boris won by 2 1/2 minutes in front of Victor and Romain. Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money 1 Boris Stein GER 00:56:58 04:41:18 02:44:20 08:27:32 -10:59 US$ 15000 2 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:58:11 ...

Review – Lifeproof FRĒ

Sunday 28 Jun 2015 Phil Wrochna
LifeProof FRE Power - White - Top It seems like a piece of kit that you really don’t think about. That’s until you trash your phone, or worse, stand around all day waiting for your athlete to hit the line or ride/run by and your battery goes into red and the phone dies. Then you start to think about the needs of spectators and those who’s life are phone reliant. What are we looking at: Lifeproof’s latest offering is the ‘frē’. The difference with this case is that it adds a recharging element to what is said to be a pretty bombproof case. Lifeproof’s claim are that the phones in their cases are the four kinds of proof – water, dirt, snow and shock (proof). We got hold of one at the recent Ironman Cairns where our phones generally get a beating of Ironman proportions. We trialed the ‘frē’ filming from the back of motos, shooting live stream video and delivering social media to our audience. What we liked: First off we liked the fit. We use iPhone6 ’s in our day to day work on...

ITU Long Distance World Championships

Sunday 28 Jun 2015 Admin
The article ITU Long Distance World Championships was first published on firstoffthebike.com.

One-Minute Exercise: Strengthen The Glutes

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Triathlete.com
In this video, Tim Crowley and friends show us the lateral squat walk, a great exercise for runners that strengthens the glute medius and improves lateral stability. More “Monday Minute” videos. We’ve gone digital! Sign up for a digital subscription of Triathlete to get our monthly issues for your digital device. In addition to the regular monthly content you’ll get exclusive videos, photos and more embedded in your issue. The post One-Minute Exercise: Strengthen The Glutes appeared first on Triathlete.com.

3 common bike setup mistakes

Monday 29 Jun 2015 David@blitzmag.com.au (Graeme Turner)
Bike set up mistakes - triathlon training - PHOTO - Triathlon & Multisport   Commonly, a reason for cramping in certain muscles is directly associated with an incorrect position or setup on the bike. Learn to avoid these mistakes with tips from coach Graeme Turner.

IRONMAN CAIRNS 2015 – A MEMORABLE WEEK IN NORTH QLD

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Luke McKenzie
11429879_10206563458023224_5382439133372000839_n Ironman Cairns 2013 will still always remain one of my most memorable wins in my career. To win on home soil in front of family and friends was definitely a very special day. I was always looking forward to returning to Cairns to race one of my favorite events on the Ironman triathlon circuit. In 2015, Beth and I were the ambassadors for the event which also added excitement to returning to tropical North Queensland. Beth’s parents were also making their first trip to Australia so it was with great pride and pleasure that we got to play tour guide for the week and show them my country. Back on the big bird and back over the pacific Beth, Wynne and I were happy to be back in beautiful Port Douglas. Unfortunately, when we arrived, I wasn’t feeling well and spent a lot of time in bed. By the next morning it was evident I had picked up some kind of stomach bug during our travels and I spent most of the day laying in bed. However, I was optimistic that I would be OK to race the Coral Coast...

Will Clarke Coaching Launches!

Saturday 27 Jun 2015 Will
Will Clarke Coaching Click on the picture to find out more…  

17/9/11 Lausanne, Beijing

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Unfortunately I didn’t have the best day in Lausanne. Not sure what it was bit I was just a bit off the pace all day. Maybe the timing since I was at altitude? I had a good swim start and was in the first 5 at 300m, but then I slipped back a bit and wasn’t able to get into the very lead group out of the swim. Onto the bike and there was a small gap across to the lead pack which I would normally jump across without any trouble, but I couldn’t do it and had to settle into the chase pack. I struggled the whole bike and was in even bigger trouble when I started running. 40th. Bugger! Onwards and upwards! From Lausanne I had 3 weeks to prepare for the 2011 Series Grand Final and 2nd Olympic selection race in Beijing. The course in Beijing should have suited me. A one lap non wetsuit swim, and tough hilly bike. After Lausanne I went back to Sigmaringen and spent 2 days in my room with a really bad flu and fever. I recovered quickly and felt in great shape nailing some key sessions and...

10/8/11 London - Roll the Dice

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
London WCS has been and gone! The biggest race of the season, and what a great race it was. We saw the dress rehearsal for next year’s Olympics with the best field ever seen. To get a start in this race was a feat in itself and many had been scrambling all season just to be able to toe the line. Here’s how my day panned out. Initially training for London I thought I would need to have the best run of my life and absolutely nail every aspect if I was to have a chance of getting a top 10 and qualifying for the games. Madrid, where I had my best result ever after I got into a breakaway early on the bike straight from the swim changed my mentality a bit going in. I started to focus a bit more on making sure I was right at the front out of the swim and ready to push the pace straight away on the bike. I’ve raced with and watched many times how Alistair Brownlee races. He and his brother get out of the swim and just try to absolutely nail the start of the bike, and when there are strong guys...

26/7/11 - Breaking Convention in Geneva

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Hey guys. I made it into the race in Geneva and have just got back from an in and out weekend to the race. The hand was healing well and in the days leading up to the race I was able to venture out onto the road for rides and swim up to 4k in the pool. I would just need to be very careful not to open the break up again as it would then take a very long time to heal. In the end the race went well. It was a cold day with a wetsuit swim, and the course in geneva is one of the hardest on the circuit with a tough 1km climb on each of the 6 laps. I had the #1 ranking again which is an awesome feeling. I chose the far right side of the pontoon so my right hand would have clear water at least to the first buoy to avoid getting hit. My great swim form from the last races continued and I was out of the water in the top 10. The pace was on right through transition with a group of 8 guys trying to get away in the first km of the bike. I was able to bridge a pretty big gap on my own to the back of...

19/8/11 Dem's the Breaks....

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Since Cremona I’ve been training hard up at altitude in the French town of Font Romeu in the Pyrenees. I came here last year and made sure I set aside some weeks with no races to come here and do some very hard weeks of training in the perfect environment. It’s 1800m above sea level here, there’s a 50m indoor pool, running track and endless mountains and forests for riding and running. The weather is great and the town is full of athletes. After being here for 4 great weeks, everything had gone perfectly. I completed 3 of the biggest run weeks I’ve ever done, running 10-12 times per week for around 140-155km. My harder speed sessions have also gone well and I have adapted well to the altitude. Times that seemed imposible in the first couple of weeks here are now a piece of cake.  When everything is going well, you have to expect your luck to eventually run out... My luck ran out last week as I jogged to the forest warming up for a speed session. Somehow I tripped over and came...

Good Vibes in Italy

Monday 13 Jun 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Hi GuysJust raced the ETU Sprint European Cup in Cremona, Italy and finished 6th.Cremona is an awesome little town in the Lombardy region of Italy about 50k Southeast of Milan. I rolled into town around 11pm on a warm Friday night with the Van Barneveld's (Mr & Mrs) following the GPS through narrow cobbled lanes and pedestrian only areas and to our hotel. We pulled up in our little white Peugeot rental right in the middle of town to find that the ground floor of the building was a restaurant and bar, absolutely packed and raging with people (read HOT chicks) spilling out into a big town square. The whole town seemed to be pumping with a live band and a great vibe. It was pretty tempting to head out for a couple of beers and enjoy the night once we'd checked in. Lucky I always travel with a good set of ear plugs! Next morning we awoke to find a completely different scene out the window with a blanket of white tents filling the streets with Saturday markets. Later that afternoon...

Sleepless in Monterrey

Tuesday 10 May 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Hey guys My report from the World Cup in Mexico on Sunday where I DNF'ed; :(I was feeling pretty good for most of the week, able to find great places to train up in Santa Monica and recover from the Philippines race. But when I got to Mexico the Jetlag of crassing 10 time zones finally hit me. On the Friday night I slept around 4hrs off and on which wasn't ideal but would have been ok if I'd had a full night the following night. Unfortunately I found myself wide awake from midnight till 3am tossing and turning the night before the race. Eventually I cracked and took a sleeping pill, which I would normally avoid before a race, as you don't get as deep a sleep and I always feel weird for half the next day. At least it knocked me out and stopped me lying there worrying about it.I tried to push this to the back of my mind and think positive going into the race. I went for my morning jog and felt average, but then my swim warm up was ok. It was a nice day and the course would be...

3 Days Chilling in Santa Monica

Wednesday 04 May 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Hey guys, So I've started a Blog, its hopefully going to be a bit easier to put together and keep going than the old pdf updates!I'm in LA staying in Santa Monica with a good friend of Terenzo's; Derek King. He runs a cool triathlon website K226 http://www.k226.com/ with events, information and links to all things triathlon. Check out the athlete section with links to athlete facebook, twitter, websites and blogs all in one place.Derek has been great driving me everywhere and organising training, which has been much better than going straight to Mexico and trying to figure everything out where pools etc are. He has a pretty sweet bike collection in the living room including Chris McCormack's bike from his 2007 Kona Ironman win. (Looks great with my new S-Works SL3. Thanks to new sponsor Specialized!).I'm here trying to get over the jetlag until Thursday afternoon when I fly to Monterrey for the ITU World Cup on Sunday. I'm ranked 12th on the startlist, and it's a really good...

Subic Bay Report

Wednesday 04 May 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
I had a solid race in the Philippines at the ITU Asian Cup race in Subic Bay on Sunday. See the TriNZ Media release below;http://www.triathlon.org.nz/news?id=201I'm heading to LA now for 3 days to get ready for the Monterrey World Cup this weekend.James

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Jackson, Potts Put the Heat On in Coeur d'Alene

Jackson, Potts Put the Heat On in Coeur d'Alene

Monday 29 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Andy Potts and Heather Jackson were rewarded for cool-headed tactics at the 13th edition of the Northern Idaho race. The 13th edition of IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene—a classically cool early-summer race—drew attention two weeks out when forecasts predicted a record-setting heat wave. On a day that peaked at 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celcius), racing smart was top of mind for the field of professionals and 2,000 age-groupers alike. more

Stein and Snow Bring the Heat to France

Stein and Snow Bring the Heat to France

Monday 29 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN France welcomes two new champions, Boris Stein and Caitlin Snow, into the history of the prestigious event. The 10th anniversary of IRONMAN France in Nice delivered a sensational race. Though the conditions were warm and challenging, the crowd was treated to a thrilling race with excitement kicking off early thanks to the bike performances of locals Romain Guillaume (FRA) and his girlfriend Jeanne Collonge (FRA). more

Vanhoenacker and Wutti Celebrate in Austria

Vanhoenacker and Wutti Celebrate in Austria

Monday 29 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN Austria delivers memorable victories for Marino Vanhoenacker, of Belgium, and hometown hero Eva Wutti. Vanhoenacker takes control on the bike Starting the race in the crystal clear water of Lake Wörthersee, Andreas Giglmayr (AUT) was the fastest athlete on the swim course. Leading a four-man group, he exited the water in 46:29. Following just seven seconds behind were Ivan Rana (ESP), Miguel Angel Fidalgo (ESP) and Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL). more

Forissier, Wasle win XTERRA Switzerland

Forissier, Wasle win XTERRA Switzerland

Sunday 28 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Twenty-year-old Arthur Forissier from France in his first full season as an elite and veteran XTERRA racer Carina Wasle from Austria in her 11th year of racing took home the titles at the XTERRA Switzerland Championship in Vallee de Joux on Saturday afternoon. “It was a beautiful day,” said XTERRA managing director Dave Nicholas. “The water was just cold enough for wetsuits and the air temp was in the low 70s with a breeze. more

Viennot & Ellis secure first Long Distance World titles

Viennot & Ellis secure first Long Distance World titles

Saturday 27 Jun 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cyril Viennot (FRA) and Mary Beth Ellis (USA) executed nearly perfect race plans in Motola, Sweden to score their first ITU Long Distance World Championship titles. The race was contested over a 1.5km swim, which was shortened due to water temperature, a 120km bike and 30km run. more

Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015 – Analyzing Results

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
Race Conditions If there was one thing the 2015 edition of “CdA” will be remembered for, it was the heat. Temperatures well over 100°F (38°C) lead to a discussion of shortening the race before deciding on an earlier start, a non-wetsuit swim, a high DNF rate and some spectacular struggles (though no serious issues as far as I have heard). While the swim and bike were pretty normal, the run was very slow for CdA (adjustment of -4:54), and the overall adjustment of -8:24 leads to a new course rating of -0:02. Male Race Results Andy Potts made it clear from the start that he was focused on winning this race – he didn’t want to waste any energy and Barrett Brandon was first out of the water. After that Andy quickly took control of the race, he had a great race posting both the fastest bike and run, winning by more than 20 minutes. He was followed by Callum Millward who proved to be a tough competitor in tough conditions in only his second Ironman race. The surprise...

5 Unique Drinks And Their Benefits

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Triathlete.com
Like a call from the IRS, proper hydration is not something a triathlete should take likely. After all, it’s vital for optimal performance and post-training recovery. And with the sweaty season now upon us, you’re likely looking for something to guzzle down more often. But drinking only water from the tap can be as exciting as a lawn bowling match and relying on heavily sweetened options like soda and bottled iced teas can have serious waistline repercussions. Thankfully, there are some alternative options on the market that can help you stay hydrated and even put a spark in your stride. So it’s time to think beyond coconut water and sports drinks and embrace these hip sips. Tart Cherry Juice Time to pucker up. Tart cherries are jam-packed with antioxidants that are thought to help athletes more efficiently recover from exercise. Case in point: A 2015 study by British researchers found that cyclists who consumed a concentrated tart cherry drink for eight days experienced less muscle...

Ironman Austria 2015 – Analyzing Results

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
AustriaMarino Race Conditions As usual, IM Austria was fast, but we’ve seen a lot of faster adjustments than this year’s 16:45. All three legs were slower than last year. Male Race Results Marino Vanhoenacker had another fantastic race in Austria: He was in the front group on the swim, then posted a new bike course record and finished the day off with a 2:45 marathon. He was probably going for his 7:45 course record from 2011 but came up just short. Still a fantastic result for him, and there will be some speculation now about another Kona start for him. With a gap of almost 20 minutes he was followed by Michael Weiss and Ivan Rana who once more posted the fastest marathon but was too far back after loosing time on the bike. Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money 1 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 00:46:40 04:11:47 02:45:53 07:48:45 -18:54 US$ 15000 2 Michael Weiss AUT 00:51:52 04:20:57 02:48:18 08:06:59 -03:56 US$ 7500 3 Ivan Rana ESP ...

Pros And Cons Of 5 Trainer Setups

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Triathlete.com
Getting race-ready? Don’t waste valuable minutes prepping for an indoor ride. Try these smart tactics. One of the major benefits of indoor riding is that an hour of training time equals an hour of ride time because you cut down on all the prep that an outdoor ride requires. But without a dedicated pain cave, you could waste enough time on setup and takedown to defeat the purpose of your time-efficient trainer workout. Consider these various indoor options: Road bike on any trainer If you have two bikes and a trainer, the easiest option is to leave your road bike indoors. This does lead to the question, “Is it OK to ride my road bike instead of my TT bike for training?” The answer: There is nothing wrong with mixing it up on different bikes year-round, but when you get close to your race (8–10 weeks out) and you plan to do quality race-specific intervals indoors, it is worth setting up your TT bike so you can learn to hold race pace in the aero position. Pro: No setup time Con: Need to...

Julia Gajer is ready for Ironman Frankfurt

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Thorsten
JuliaRun One of the surprises in the women’s Top 10 in Kona 2014 was a relatively unknown German: Julia Gajer. Julia has had some great results in Roth, but waited until September 2013 to race her first “official” Ironman in Wales. She followed that up with her first IM win at IM Arizona in November 2013 (running down Meredith Kessler). She raced Kona for the first time in 2014 and finished her first World Championships in a great 6th place. Read more about where she is coming from, how she developed to the level she is at now and how she wants to get even better. Julia is definitely one of the women to watch for in Frankfurt on July 5th and later in the year in Kona. (Full Profile)

IRONMAN CAIRNS 2015 – A MEMORABLE WEEK IN NORTH QLD

Monday 29 Jun 2015 Luke McKenzie
11429879_10206563458023224_5382439133372000839_n Ironman Cairns 2013 will still always remain one of my most memorable wins in my career. To win on home soil in front of family and friends was definitely a very special day. I was always looking forward to returning to Cairns to race one of my favorite events on the Ironman triathlon circuit. In 2015, Beth and I were the ambassadors for the event which also added excitement to returning to tropical North Queensland. Beth’s parents were also making their first trip to Australia so it was with great pride and pleasure that we got to play tour guide for the week and show them my country. Back on the big bird and back over the pacific Beth, Wynne and I were happy to be back in beautiful Port Douglas. Unfortunately, when we arrived, I wasn’t feeling well and spent a lot of time in bed. By the next morning it was evident I had picked up some kind of stomach bug during our travels and I spent most of the day laying in bed. However, I was optimistic that I would be OK to race the Coral Coast...

Will Clarke Coaching Launches!

Saturday 27 Jun 2015 Will
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17/9/11 Lausanne, Beijing

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Unfortunately I didn’t have the best day in Lausanne. Not sure what it was bit I was just a bit off the pace all day. Maybe the timing since I was at altitude? I had a good swim start and was in the first 5 at 300m, but then I slipped back a bit and wasn’t able to get into the very lead group out of the swim. Onto the bike and there was a small gap across to the lead pack which I would normally jump across without any trouble, but I couldn’t do it and had to settle into the chase pack. I struggled the whole bike and was in even bigger trouble when I started running. 40th. Bugger! Onwards and upwards! From Lausanne I had 3 weeks to prepare for the 2011 Series Grand Final and 2nd Olympic selection race in Beijing. The course in Beijing should have suited me. A one lap non wetsuit swim, and tough hilly bike. After Lausanne I went back to Sigmaringen and spent 2 days in my room with a really bad flu and fever. I recovered quickly and felt in great shape nailing some key sessions and...

10/8/11 London - Roll the Dice

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
London WCS has been and gone! The biggest race of the season, and what a great race it was. We saw the dress rehearsal for next year’s Olympics with the best field ever seen. To get a start in this race was a feat in itself and many had been scrambling all season just to be able to toe the line. Here’s how my day panned out. Initially training for London I thought I would need to have the best run of my life and absolutely nail every aspect if I was to have a chance of getting a top 10 and qualifying for the games. Madrid, where I had my best result ever after I got into a breakaway early on the bike straight from the swim changed my mentality a bit going in. I started to focus a bit more on making sure I was right at the front out of the swim and ready to push the pace straight away on the bike. I’ve raced with and watched many times how Alistair Brownlee races. He and his brother get out of the swim and just try to absolutely nail the start of the bike, and when there are strong guys...

26/7/11 - Breaking Convention in Geneva

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (James Elvery)
Hey guys. I made it into the race in Geneva and have just got back from an in and out weekend to the race. The hand was healing well and in the days leading up to the race I was able to venture out onto the road for rides and swim up to 4k in the pool. I would just need to be very careful not to open the break up again as it would then take a very long time to heal. In the end the race went well. It was a cold day with a wetsuit swim, and the course in geneva is one of the hardest on the circuit with a tough 1km climb on each of the 6 laps. I had the #1 ranking again which is an awesome feeling. I chose the far right side of the pontoon so my right hand would have clear water at least to the first buoy to avoid getting hit. My great swim form from the last races continued and I was out of the water in the top 10. The pace was on right through transition with a group of 8 guys trying to get away in the first km of the bike. I was able to bridge a pretty big gap on my own to the back of...

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