Junk Miles

It’s 2015 and like Marty McFly, we’re ready to strap on our self-tying barefoot-style shoes and jump on our hover-bikes for the season! Eric and Jeff recap their mileage totals for 2014, both real and commuting then sit around the campfire as Eric regales us with tales from Ironman Chattanooga 2014! All this and more on The Age Grouper!

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Eric and Colleen “kicking” it in to the finish, Ironman Chattanooga 2014.
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The Next Century

It’s an old-fashioned live race report as Eric and Jeff travel to the Tri Right 101 century ride. We catch up on what’s been happening throughout the summer and what’s left for the season. Will Eric be ready for Ironman Chattanooga, we’ll see!

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Jeff, Eric and the crew at the 2014 Tri Right 101 (well, actually, 104 but who’s counting)
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The Antilete

It’s part 2 of 2, the all Eric show. Eric tells us all about his plans for 2014 (which should make for a quick show!) that includes Ironman and mountain biking. What? Mountain biking? Yep! There might be a friendly wager involved too.

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Eric keeping it real on top of the Menona Terrace prior to Ironman Wisconsin.
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triOS

Eric’s back for this all-Apple episode. First we have a look at what Siri’s priorities really are, then break down Eric’s Ironman, the Hawaii Ironman and the Chicago Triathlon. As usual we don’t hold back our thoughts about Crowie, Chrissie, Rinny and Siri.

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Crowie on his way toward his 3rd, and greatest, Ironman victory.

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Chrissie on her way to her 4th.

Thanks Mac and Quintana Roo for the photos!
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The Baby Grouper

The newest age-grouper in the the TAG family joins us for the very first time! Eric's brand new baby co-hosts as we hash out our plans for the upcoming Chicago Triathlon and Eric's Ironman. Will Eric make it through without being spit-up on or falling asleep, find out on this family-friendly episode of The Age Grouper!

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The newest age-grouper.
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The Hay Is In The Barn

Guess who's back? Crowie's back. 2-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander is back for his annual visit with The Age Grouper. Eric and I host a talk with Crowie in front of a live audience at Runner's High. We talk all about his past, present and why he thinks his best Kona performance is still in him.

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It’s the whole TAG family: Eric, Colleen, Crowie, Christine, and Jeff
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Vintage Ironman Training

This is a major blast from the past as we dig into the archives and play some vintage audio from August 2006. The Age Grouper podcast was still a year away, Eric and Jeff are heading up to the Ironman Wisconsin course for a 120+ mile ride to cap off their training for the year. This audio is packed with great Ironman newbie and veteran training strategy.

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A young Eric and Jeff setting up transition at IMOO 2006
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Pre Race Routines

And we're back with a super-sized episode! We talk about everything from honeymoons to Norman Stadler's new bike sponsorship to why you shouldn't drink and repair bikes. Pre-Race Routines, if you don't have one, you need one! We provide tons of advice that will make your race morning successful. Finally we finish it out with audio from Drew.

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Doin It Live

And we're live! We take on the new year with an all new format for the show. That's right, we're going live to your flash drive. Then we talk about stair climb racing, and debate the pros and cons of big vs. local races. Plus much more on this new and improved episode of The Age Grouper.

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Eric and Mrs. Salty atop the Sear/Willis Tower
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Chrissie Wellington

Without a doubt Chrissie Wellington will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes our sport will ever see, and now she's on The Age Grouper! First, I sit down with Chrissie herself for a candid interview followed by an extended presentation in front of a live audience at Runner's High 'N Tri.

Giving back is an essential practice of Wellington's, here are some of the causes she supports:

The Blazeman Foundation for ALS - www.waronals.com
The Jane Tomlinson Appeal - www.janetomlinsonappeal.com
GOTRIbal - www.gotribalnow.com

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Chrissie Wellington, 3-time Ironman World Champion, speaking at Runner’s High ‘N Tri
*Please note her bionic-super-triathlete legs and arms


There’s that ever-present smile and laugh!


Someone needs to keep that creepy dude out of the Runner’s High events.
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Crowie and Carfrae - Updated

2-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander returns to The Age Grouper! He's got another Kona title notched on his belt and is ready for a third. Plus, Kona women's run-course record holder Mirinda Carfrae joins the panel at Runner's High 'N Tri. The two Kona veterans first sit down for candid interviews followed by an extended presentation in front of a live audience. It's an Australian Ironman extravaganza!

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Crowie and Rinny at the Runner’s High event




2-Time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander with some dude


Women’s Kona run-course record holder Mirinda Carfrae and that same creepy dude
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Out of Our League

We’re back at Runner’s High and Mark has assembled a dream team of triathlon coaches for this show! Jen, Meredith, and Mary, all local coaches, join us for a healthy conversation about all things triathlon. We ask questions about swimming, biking, running, nutrition, compu-trainers, ironman, newbies, and veterans alike. Plus, is it really ok to, um, you know...the night before a race?

Contact:

Mary Bradbury, the swim expert: marybradbury.com

Jen Harrison, the Ironman veteran: jenharrison.com

Meredith Beers, the nutrition expert: mbeerstricoach@yahoo.com

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From left: Mark Rouse, Jen Harrison, Mary Bradbury, Meredith Beers
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Training Camp

Dean Hewson is back as our fearless leader for Age Grouper training camp 2010. Eric and Dean are taking off to Arizona for a week long training camp and tell us about their plans and blueberry pie. Plus the infamous lightning round and extended Ironman distance training advice.

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Back to the Future

For some reason we feel the need to review events from 2009 yet again and then we play television critics concerning NBC's lackluster coverage of the 2009 Ironman World Championships in Kona. After that we lay down our plans, or lack-thereof, for 2010.

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An Evening With Crowie

Recorded live at Runner's High 'N Tri, Craig Alexander, 2008 Ironman World Champion talks about and answers questions about his life and career in triathlon. Hosted by NBC Sport's Mike Adamle, and in front of a sold-out audience of over 300, Crowie talks about all aspects of his triathlon career, family life, and goals for the future. His take: there are no secrets, just hard work.

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Crowie and Mike Adamle take the stage


Craig’s advice, just work hard.

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The Push-Run Smackdown

We are joined by special guest Dean Hewson a triathlon coah, accomplished age-grouper, and Ironman winner! He give us tons of valuable insight into how actually train and race for real. Real advice for an actual expert, not just us bantering. Plus, we lay the smackdown on the push-run!
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Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander, 2008 Ironman world champion, sits down with us at Runner’s High ‘N Tri for an incredible interview. We talk about Kona, Vineman, and his dramatic victory over Chris Leito at the Boise 70.3. “Coach Craig” also provides tons of valuable advice for all of us regular age-groupers, from beginners to Kona qualifiers. Also, do we dare ask Craig “Would you rather...?”
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2008 Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander



Craig and Mark Rouse at Runner’s High ‘N Tri



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The Good Ole Days

Old enough to remember the good old days when the leather helmet and toe clips were all the rage? We're joined again by Mark Rouse of Runner's High 'N Tri who regales us with stories from the vintage days of triathlon. He was actually there, competing in Hawaii in 1982 with Julie Moss!
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The Aussies Are Coming

Craig Alexander is coming to Runner's High on July 20th, get your tickets now! Also we finally reveal the ZumTri.com contest winners and the secret location of our clandestine meetings. We're always available on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at jumpy@theagegrouper.com. Fueled by Runner's High 'N Tri at www.runnershigh-n-tri.com.
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