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Spaceman to Ironman Astronauts to Compete at IRONMAN World Champs

Spaceman to Ironman Astronauts to Compete at IRONMAN World Champs

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Having already conquered “the final frontier” many times over, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano have accepted a new mission and will reach for the stars at the 2014 IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon presented by GoPro on October 11 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. more

Challenge Family arrives in Poland

Challenge Family arrives in Poland

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Family today arrived in Eastern Europe with the announcement of Challenge Poznan, a half distance triathlon in Greater Poland’s historic capital, taking place on 26 July 2015. Poznan is a modern city of business, also abundant in green areas and the relics of the beginnings the Polish statehood. They include the historic old market square with the city hall, the emperor’s castle and the ninth century Arch-cathedral Basilica – the first cathedral in Poland. more

Dirk Bockel, How to increase your Kona Performance

Dirk Bockel, How to increase your Kona Performance

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

There are less than two weeks till the big dance in Kona, and this is a specific and crucial time. Every athlete is now in taper mode or about to start the real tapering before the race. Fatigue is still pretty strong and the body is crying for more rest and sleep. Most athletes are in Kona or starting to travel to the island now. Training in race like conditions is an absolute by this point. more

Naeth and Hanson Charge in Chattanooga

Naeth and Hanson Charge in Chattanooga

Monday 29 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Taking their first IRONMAN Championship titles, Angela Naeth and Matt Hanson dominated at the inaugural Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon. Thanks to a speedy downstream swim, all of the 2,327 competitors who started the inaugural Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon finished the first leg of the race, setting up what turned out to be a fantastic day of racing that included first-time wins for the overall men's and women's champions. more

Elbaman Italy celebrates new Champions

Elbaman Italy celebrates new Champions

Monday 29 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

A beautiful sunny day accompanied Sunday, September 28, the tenth edition of Elbaman, the unique and inimitable iron distance triathlon which takes place in Italy, Isola d'Elba. The two days of Marina di Campo (Isola d'Elba), who welcomed the 700 triathletes and all the companions, began the day before, with the ElbaKids for children aged 6 to 13 years. A perfect prologue for the intense Sunday with two races: Elbaman "iron distance" (3.8K swim, 180K bike and 42.2K run), and Elbaman73, "half dis more

McMahon and Barnett Tee Off in Augusta

McMahon and Barnett Tee Off in Augusta

Monday 29 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Brent McMahon and Lauren Barnett master the course and their competition at the 2014 intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta. Crazy Canuck just too fast Brent McMahon (CAN) was the class of the field, exiting the water of the Savanah River and scrambling his way up the boat ramp at the Augusta Rowing Complex in 18:55. Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR), Justin Metzler (USA), Jacob Rhyner (USA) and Justin Park (USA) emerged from mild current 1:04 to 1:46 after of the leader. more

Don and Mullan Take Inaugural IRONMAN Mallorca

Don and Mullan Take Inaugural IRONMAN Mallorca

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Britain’s Tim Don and Eimear Mullan ran to impressive victories at the inaugural IRONMAN Mallorca. Thanks to a tough course, a lot of spectators and a strong pro field, the inaugural IRONMAN Mallorca marked a great new event on the European IRONMAN tour. “This course is absolutely unique,” said the 36-year-old Tim Don (UK) after the race. “Although I live in the U.S., I decided to come over to Europe to race here in Alcudia.” more

Euros rule IRONMAN Malaysia

Euros rule IRONMAN Malaysia

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

The final result reads like a football score Sweden 1 Germany 1 with a maiden IRONMAN win for Sweden’s Patrik Nilsson and Germany’s Diana Reisler. A perfect morning presented swimmers with a millpond 3.8km swim. Late entry Dylan McNeice (NZL) was first out the water and started the bike with an 80 second lead from Ben Sanson (FRA). more

Ironman Chattanooga preview

Ironman Chattanooga preview

Friday 26 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Dubbed the Scenic City, outdoorsy Chattanooga offers a course nestled against the towering Cumberland Plateau and the Tennessee River. The site of the eleventh race in the IRONMAN U.S. Series, Chattanooga, Tennessee will lure athletes with its dramatic scenery, idyllic weather and low-key southern charm. more

Ironman Mallorca preview

Ironman Mallorca preview

Friday 26 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Already host to IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca, the Spanish island will welcome athletes for its first IRONMAN race in 2014. As European beach-goers—and IRONMAN 70.3 athletes—can tell you, there's no place like Mallorca. Like its popular sister race, the newly announced IRONMAN Mallorca will be located in Alcudia, a resort hub in the northern part of the Spanish island with more than 30 km of intensely blue Mediterranean coastline. more

Astronauts to Reach for New Stars in Kona

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014
Photo courtesy of NASA Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano will compete at the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro.

Challenge Family Announces New Race In Poland

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo: Malta Trybuny Poznań RB1/Wikimedia CommonsChallenge Family today arrived in Eastern Europe with the announcement of Challenge Poznań, a half distance triathlon in Greater Poland’s historic capital, taking place on July 26, 2015. See the announcement from Challenge Family below: Poznań is a modern city of business, also abundant in green areas and the relics of the beginnings the Polish statehood. They include the historic old market square with the city hall, the emperor’s castle and the ninth century Arch-cathedral Basilica – the first cathedral in Poland.The hub of the event is located at the picturesque Maltańskie Lake, home to World and Europe Championships in canoeing, rowing and dragon boat races. While Challenge Poznań is the first edition of the event in the Challenge Family, it is third edition of the triathlon in Poznań, one of the largest triathlon events in Europe, attracting over 2,600 triathletes from all over the world. The course is flat and fast with memorable...

Two Astronauts To Race Ironman World Championship

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo provided by NASA. Having already conquered “the final frontier” many times over, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano have accepted a new mission and will reach for the stars at the 2014 Ironman World Championship triathlon presented by GoPro on Oct. 11 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Read the announcement from Ironman below: Cassidy and Parmitano will be among 2,000-plus top athletes from around the world competing in the iconic event’s 2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run. Despite their millions of miles in space, the World Championship will be both Cassidy and Parmitano’s first attempt at the 140.6 mile Ironman triathlon. “There are certainly parallels between preparing for a space mission and training for the Ironman World Championship,” said Cassidy, who served in the U.S. Navy SEALs for 10 years. “Both require a great deal of mental and physical tenacity. That said, I am sure there will be moments during...

Apolo Ohno Set To Take On The Ironman World Championship

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Julia Polloreno
Photo: John David BeckerThe Winter Olympics speed skating superstar has swapped his blades for a tri bike. Fitter than ever and fired up to tackle Kona, Ohno is realizing new athletic goals via the swim, bike and run.  Apolo Ohno is best known as an eight-time Olympic medalist in speed skating and a “Dancing With the Stars” mirror ball trophy winner, but his competitive drive is narrowly focused on a new piece of hardware: the Ironman finisher’s medal. And not just any Ironman medal—Ohno has swapped the frozen track for the lava fields of Kailua-Kona. “Nothing will ever replace what I did in short track—the 40 seconds of pure mayhem that I used to train for—but I love triathlon because I’m so out of my comfort zone,” says Ohno, 32, the most decorated American winter athlete of all time. “I couldn’t have asked for a more different sport to provide a challenge and require me to adapt and do things I never thought my body was designed to do, especially from an endurance...

One-Hour Workout: Jacob’s Ladder Swim Workout

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Jené Shaw
Photo: Shutterstock.comEvery Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s swim workout comes from Atlanta-based coach Andrew Shanks, who is pursuing his Masters in Exercise Science at George State and works for Dynamo Multisport. Dynamomultisport.com Shanks gave two options for swimmers of different speeds. Jacob’s Ladder: 2600 swim workout Warmup 200 swim 200 streamline kick w/ fins 200 pull 2×50 drill of choice Main Set Do three rounds of the following, with 10 secs rest between each interval, 40 secs between each round. All freestyle (minus the noted 100 kick at the end of each round) with a hard but clean effort. 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 100 / 75 / 50 / 25 / 100 kick Cooldown 100 easy RELATED – One-Hour Workout: All 50s Swim Workout Jacob’s Ladder extended: 3100 swim Warmup 200 swim 12×75 w/ fins as 50 drill/25 swim #1-4: Fly kick with freestyle stroke #5-8: Straight Arm Recovery #9-12: Single...

From Spacemen…To Ironman: Chris Cassidy & Luca Parmitano to Compete at 2014 IRONMAN World Championship

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Becca Jackson
Having already conquered “the final frontier” many times over, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano have accepted a new mission and will reach for the stars at the 2014 IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon presented by GoPro on October 11 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. Cassidy and Parmitano will be among 2,000-plus top athletes from around the world competing in the iconic event’s 2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, and 26.2-mile run. Despite their millions of miles in space, the World Championship will be both Cassidy and Parmitano’s first attempt at the 140.6 mile IRONMAN triathlon. “There are certainly parallels between preparing for a space mission and training for the IRONMAN World Championship,” said Cassidy, who served in the U.S. Navy SEALs for 10 years. “Both require a great deal of mental and physical tenacity. That said, I am sure there will be moments during the 140.6 mile race that my muscles will be begging for a...

3 positions to build your running stance

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (Andrew Read)
Running-long-distance-delly   Good running technique can be likened to an art form. To acquire it, the basics need to be learned and understood, says strength and conditioning coach Andrew Read.

Win 2 spots to ‘Prevent, Prepare, Perform’ with Triathlete Europe

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Paul Moore
Win 2 spots to ‘Prevent, Prepare, Perform’ with Triathlete Europe. Up for grabs is a full-day triathlon seminar hosted by the expert team at Berkshire’s Drummond Clinic www.drummondclinic.co.uk featuring special guest, European IRONMAN Champion 2014, Drummond Clinic Ambassador and Uplace BMC Pro team member, Corinne Abraham. Usually £125 a spot, you will be winning a full day of informative seminars and practical sessions. You and a friend will learn how to get the very best out of your training with tips on how to prevent injury and boost recovery. This innovative event is open to all levels of ability, and takes place on 1st November 2014 at Hall Place, within the Berkshire College of Agriculture at Burchetts Green, Maidenhead. More information can be found here http://drummondclinic.co.uk/services/conference/ To enter simply answer this multiple choice question: Which European IRONMAN champion will be a special guest at ‘Prevent, Prepare, Perform’? a) Chrissie Wellington b) Corinne...

Siri Lindley: visualise the good & the bad

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Siri Lindley
Siri Lindley works with some of her athletes ahead of the upcoming Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Photo: Tim CarlsonI have made many mistakes throughout my career in running and triathlon. The biggest one had to do more with my pre-race preparation rather than the race itself. Before the 2000 Olympic Triathlon Trials, I had visualised the “perfect race” every single night before bed. That involved doing everything right and basically executing the perfect race. Once race day arrived, the gun went off but within 2 minutes I got dunked under the water and lost the front pack. I was so flustered and unprepared for something to go wrong that I had no idea how to handle the situation. My body froze and I choked. I was trying as hard as I could but basically I was going backwards. The biggest lesson I took away from this situation was that yes, visualisation is good, but you MUST not only visualise doing things right, but also visualise problems occurring and seeing yourself...

The Warm Up – The home of Triathlon Previews

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Admin
DEL_3926   Tim Bradley The countdown to the Ironman World Championships is well and truly on, but there is another stacked weekend of racing to get through before the Big Island showdown. The Warm-Up this week looks at Ironman 70.3 Korea, Ironman Barcelona, Ironman 70.3 Silverman, Cozumel ITU World Cup and Challenge Rancho Cardovo. Atkinson, Vodickova and McCormack to headline inaugural Ironman 70.3 Korea Australian veterans Courtney Atkinson and Chris McCormack and Czech star Radka Vodickova will be the headline acts at Ironman 70.3 Korea in Gurye this weekend. Just nine professional men and four women have been listed as starting at Jiri-san Lake, but despite the lack in numbers there are some good names getting about. After claiming Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast in a brave sprint finish with countryman Dan Wilson, Atkinson will be favoured to dominate the men’s race in Korea on Sunday. With great memories of racing in this part of the world, Atkinson will look to force the pace...

An open letter to Ironman CEO.

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Pete Jacobs
To Andrew Messick CEO World Triathlon Corporation I wish I wasn’t wasting my time writing this. But I’ve already wasted far too much energy dwelling on this since it was said and I don’t want it to be an issue between us any longer as it is Kona race week next week and we will surely cross paths. Well I know we will cross paths since I am invited to the pre race press conference as your 2012 Ironman World Champion. It’s been 7 weeks since you alluded that I was unprofessional in that infamous slowtwitch.com article referenced below. http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Messick_explains_the_changes_4511.html I waited, and a tiny part of me thought perhaps you would make contact to clear the air, and perhaps even apologize for suggesting my painful 11:42 Ironman validation unprofessional, and for comparing me, and indirectly all professional triathletes, to a professional cyclist. For you to suggest the two sports are even remotely similar and requiring similar effort to compete in was...

A quick bike change

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Tim
Alstonville_NSW Nothing like noticing something just before a big race. Well, thankfully I noticed a very small crack in my frame before getting my Giant Trinity on the plane bound for Kona. Ohh the perils of travelling with bikes. Thankfully Giant were able to source a new frame for me and now I’m ready to power along the Queen K. While my frame was getting replaced by the folks at CYC in Brisbane, I headed out for a quick spin on my super-fast Giant Propel.

Ironman Training

Monday 29 Sep 2014 Lsanderstri
Bike Portion of Brick These first few weeks of Ironman training have certainly been a learning experience. I thought the transition from 70.3 to 140.6 would be smooth and seamless, but it has not been. What I have struggled with most is how to organize the training properly, and what sort of progression to utilize. It is so long and submaximal that it is difficult to ascertain what types of workouts are most important. The first few weeks have been nothing but trial and error. One thing I have definitely learned is that the body needs time to adapt. At the beginning of this block I thought I would be able to just instantly increase the mileage in a lot of my workouts, particularly my bike workouts. Unfortunately, this has proven to be an unrealistic endeavour. I now think a realistic and sustainable number to be able to increase workouts by is 30 minutes each week. Going into 70.3 Worlds my bike workouts tended to last about 2 hours 30 minutes. I had intended on increasing them instantly to 4 hours, but the...

My Time in Kona – Sept 26

Monday 29 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
photo 1 Started the day with a relaxed open water swim in Kailua Bay Then went on a little adventure up to the Mauna Loa road and had an amazing long run with Clint Kimmins. This road went forever through the lava field up in the clouds.  

How to increase your Kona Performance: Two Weeks Out

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Dirk
000_D4S2626 There are less than two weeks till the big dance in Kona, and this is a specific and crucial time. Every athlete is now in taper mode or about to start the real tapering before the race. Fatigue is still pretty strong and the body is crying for more rest and sleep. Most athletes are in Kona or starting to travel to the island now. Training in race like conditions is an absolute by this point. Many athletes are getting a bit tense and starting to seek privacy. I believe this is pretty normal given the stress that the body is going through at the moment. Not to mention, for the pros, several media requests will be rolling in and race week will already be jammed packed with appointments. The best thing to do at the moment is to focus on getting the last few big sessions under your belt and not making too many appointments to meet up with friends and fellow athletes. It is nice to see each other on the island and there are many stories to be told about the past few weeks and races, but...

My Time in Kona – Sept 27

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
photo (11) Two weeks to race day. Last simulation session with Clint Kimmins and Troy Drinan went well. Humid run off the bike!

My Time in Kona – Sept 24

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
First real windy day on the Queen K today. Good ride with Crowie and Tyler Butterfield  

My Time in Kona – Sept 21

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
kona-sept21 It’s not all training. Fun to take my daughter Wynne for her first swim here in Hawaii! Beth is off to Ironman Malaysia tomorrow so it was good to get one last quality long run together before her race.

My Time in Kona – Sept 20

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
kona-sept20 Beautiful morning for an ocean swim on the course. Little family time before mum and dad head out for a ride.

My Time in Kona – Sept 18

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
photo 1 (2) Good to be back in one of my favorite places in the world … The Big Island of Hawaii. View of the island and parts of the course as we descended into Kona airport. This is the Kohala Coast north of Kawaihae Great view of Maina Kea and Maina Loa the two 14,000ft giants peaking above the clouds

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Spaceman to Ironman Astronauts to Compete at IRONMAN World Champs

Spaceman to Ironman Astronauts to Compete at IRONMAN World Champs

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Having already conquered “the final frontier” many times over, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano have accepted a new mission and will reach for the stars at the 2014 IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon presented by GoPro on October 11 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. more

Challenge Family arrives in Poland

Challenge Family arrives in Poland

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Family today arrived in Eastern Europe with the announcement of Challenge Poznan, a half distance triathlon in Greater Poland’s historic capital, taking place on 26 July 2015. Poznan is a modern city of business, also abundant in green areas and the relics of the beginnings the Polish statehood. They include the historic old market square with the city hall, the emperor’s castle and the ninth century Arch-cathedral Basilica – the first cathedral in Poland. more

Dirk Bockel, How to increase your Kona Performance

Dirk Bockel, How to increase your Kona Performance

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

There are less than two weeks till the big dance in Kona, and this is a specific and crucial time. Every athlete is now in taper mode or about to start the real tapering before the race. Fatigue is still pretty strong and the body is crying for more rest and sleep. Most athletes are in Kona or starting to travel to the island now. Training in race like conditions is an absolute by this point. more

Naeth and Hanson Charge in Chattanooga

Naeth and Hanson Charge in Chattanooga

Monday 29 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Taking their first IRONMAN Championship titles, Angela Naeth and Matt Hanson dominated at the inaugural Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon. Thanks to a speedy downstream swim, all of the 2,327 competitors who started the inaugural Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon finished the first leg of the race, setting up what turned out to be a fantastic day of racing that included first-time wins for the overall men's and women's champions. more

Elbaman Italy celebrates new Champions

Elbaman Italy celebrates new Champions

Monday 29 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

A beautiful sunny day accompanied Sunday, September 28, the tenth edition of Elbaman, the unique and inimitable iron distance triathlon which takes place in Italy, Isola d'Elba. The two days of Marina di Campo (Isola d'Elba), who welcomed the 700 triathletes and all the companions, began the day before, with the ElbaKids for children aged 6 to 13 years. A perfect prologue for the intense Sunday with two races: Elbaman "iron distance" (3.8K swim, 180K bike and 42.2K run), and Elbaman73, "half dis more

Astronauts to Reach for New Stars in Kona

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014
Photo courtesy of NASA Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano will compete at the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro.

Challenge Family Announces New Race In Poland

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo: Malta Trybuny Poznań RB1/Wikimedia CommonsChallenge Family today arrived in Eastern Europe with the announcement of Challenge Poznań, a half distance triathlon in Greater Poland’s historic capital, taking place on July 26, 2015. See the announcement from Challenge Family below: Poznań is a modern city of business, also abundant in green areas and the relics of the beginnings the Polish statehood. They include the historic old market square with the city hall, the emperor’s castle and the ninth century Arch-cathedral Basilica – the first cathedral in Poland.The hub of the event is located at the picturesque Maltańskie Lake, home to World and Europe Championships in canoeing, rowing and dragon boat races. While Challenge Poznań is the first edition of the event in the Challenge Family, it is third edition of the triathlon in Poznań, one of the largest triathlon events in Europe, attracting over 2,600 triathletes from all over the world. The course is flat and fast with memorable...

Two Astronauts To Race Ironman World Championship

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo provided by NASA. Having already conquered “the final frontier” many times over, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano have accepted a new mission and will reach for the stars at the 2014 Ironman World Championship triathlon presented by GoPro on Oct. 11 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Read the announcement from Ironman below: Cassidy and Parmitano will be among 2,000-plus top athletes from around the world competing in the iconic event’s 2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run. Despite their millions of miles in space, the World Championship will be both Cassidy and Parmitano’s first attempt at the 140.6 mile Ironman triathlon. “There are certainly parallels between preparing for a space mission and training for the Ironman World Championship,” said Cassidy, who served in the U.S. Navy SEALs for 10 years. “Both require a great deal of mental and physical tenacity. That said, I am sure there will be moments during...

Apolo Ohno Set To Take On The Ironman World Championship

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Julia Polloreno
Photo: John David BeckerThe Winter Olympics speed skating superstar has swapped his blades for a tri bike. Fitter than ever and fired up to tackle Kona, Ohno is realizing new athletic goals via the swim, bike and run.  Apolo Ohno is best known as an eight-time Olympic medalist in speed skating and a “Dancing With the Stars” mirror ball trophy winner, but his competitive drive is narrowly focused on a new piece of hardware: the Ironman finisher’s medal. And not just any Ironman medal—Ohno has swapped the frozen track for the lava fields of Kailua-Kona. “Nothing will ever replace what I did in short track—the 40 seconds of pure mayhem that I used to train for—but I love triathlon because I’m so out of my comfort zone,” says Ohno, 32, the most decorated American winter athlete of all time. “I couldn’t have asked for a more different sport to provide a challenge and require me to adapt and do things I never thought my body was designed to do, especially from an endurance...

One-Hour Workout: Jacob’s Ladder Swim Workout

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Jené Shaw
Photo: Shutterstock.comEvery Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s swim workout comes from Atlanta-based coach Andrew Shanks, who is pursuing his Masters in Exercise Science at George State and works for Dynamo Multisport. Dynamomultisport.com Shanks gave two options for swimmers of different speeds. Jacob’s Ladder: 2600 swim workout Warmup 200 swim 200 streamline kick w/ fins 200 pull 2×50 drill of choice Main Set Do three rounds of the following, with 10 secs rest between each interval, 40 secs between each round. All freestyle (minus the noted 100 kick at the end of each round) with a hard but clean effort. 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 100 / 75 / 50 / 25 / 100 kick Cooldown 100 easy RELATED – One-Hour Workout: All 50s Swim Workout Jacob’s Ladder extended: 3100 swim Warmup 200 swim 12×75 w/ fins as 50 drill/25 swim #1-4: Fly kick with freestyle stroke #5-8: Straight Arm Recovery #9-12: Single...

An open letter to Ironman CEO.

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Pete Jacobs
To Andrew Messick CEO World Triathlon Corporation I wish I wasn’t wasting my time writing this. But I’ve already wasted far too much energy dwelling on this since it was said and I don’t want it to be an issue between us any longer as it is Kona race week next week and we will surely cross paths. Well I know we will cross paths since I am invited to the pre race press conference as your 2012 Ironman World Champion. It’s been 7 weeks since you alluded that I was unprofessional in that infamous slowtwitch.com article referenced below. http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Messick_explains_the_changes_4511.html I waited, and a tiny part of me thought perhaps you would make contact to clear the air, and perhaps even apologize for suggesting my painful 11:42 Ironman validation unprofessional, and for comparing me, and indirectly all professional triathletes, to a professional cyclist. For you to suggest the two sports are even remotely similar and requiring similar effort to compete in was...

A quick bike change

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Tim
Alstonville_NSW Nothing like noticing something just before a big race. Well, thankfully I noticed a very small crack in my frame before getting my Giant Trinity on the plane bound for Kona. Ohh the perils of travelling with bikes. Thankfully Giant were able to source a new frame for me and now I’m ready to power along the Queen K. While my frame was getting replaced by the folks at CYC in Brisbane, I headed out for a quick spin on my super-fast Giant Propel.

Ironman Training

Monday 29 Sep 2014 Lsanderstri
Bike Portion of Brick These first few weeks of Ironman training have certainly been a learning experience. I thought the transition from 70.3 to 140.6 would be smooth and seamless, but it has not been. What I have struggled with most is how to organize the training properly, and what sort of progression to utilize. It is so long and submaximal that it is difficult to ascertain what types of workouts are most important. The first few weeks have been nothing but trial and error. One thing I have definitely learned is that the body needs time to adapt. At the beginning of this block I thought I would be able to just instantly increase the mileage in a lot of my workouts, particularly my bike workouts. Unfortunately, this has proven to be an unrealistic endeavour. I now think a realistic and sustainable number to be able to increase workouts by is 30 minutes each week. Going into 70.3 Worlds my bike workouts tended to last about 2 hours 30 minutes. I had intended on increasing them instantly to 4 hours, but the...

My Time in Kona – Sept 26

Monday 29 Sep 2014 Luke McKenzie
photo 1 Started the day with a relaxed open water swim in Kailua Bay Then went on a little adventure up to the Mauna Loa road and had an amazing long run with Clint Kimmins. This road went forever through the lava field up in the clouds.  

How to increase your Kona Performance: Two Weeks Out

Sunday 28 Sep 2014 Dirk
000_D4S2626 There are less than two weeks till the big dance in Kona, and this is a specific and crucial time. Every athlete is now in taper mode or about to start the real tapering before the race. Fatigue is still pretty strong and the body is crying for more rest and sleep. Most athletes are in Kona or starting to travel to the island now. Training in race like conditions is an absolute by this point. Many athletes are getting a bit tense and starting to seek privacy. I believe this is pretty normal given the stress that the body is going through at the moment. Not to mention, for the pros, several media requests will be rolling in and race week will already be jammed packed with appointments. The best thing to do at the moment is to focus on getting the last few big sessions under your belt and not making too many appointments to meet up with friends and fellow athletes. It is nice to see each other on the island and there are many stories to be told about the past few weeks and races, but...

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