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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My First Race

Everyone's done a first race, and we all have a hilarious story about it. We start out with a hodge-podge of topics including a 5K race review, and a Newton update. Then, do as we say, not as we do, as we regale you with the stories of the calamity that ensued during our early tri-careers.

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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?

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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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Nothing New on Race Day

We've said it before and we'll say it again, nothing new on race day! Jeff goes to his A race of the year, The Accenture Chicago Triathlon, and learns some valuable lessons about race strategy and nutrition.

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The massive transition area at The Chicago Triathlon
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Nutrition!

Get out your calculators for this one because we crunch the numbers, literally, with this all nutrition episode. We take you through planning your half-ironman nutrition strategy calorie-by-calorie, fluid ounce-by-fluid ounce. We get so technical that we eventually even confuse ourselves. It’s everything you need to know about triathlon nutrition right here on The Age Grouper!

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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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Is There A Doctor in the House

At long last the corporate sanctions have been lifted and we have been allowed to release this show! Dr. V, a real bionafied- certified sports medicine doctor, joins us to provide some actual medically sound advice. She has been the physician helping me with my knee pain and now is here to help all of you. But first...we check in with Mark from Runner's High 'N Tri for some winter hydration advice.

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Dr V. and Jeff recording at Age Grouper Studios North. *Note the pizza and pop in the foreground.
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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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What Works Best For You

You've heard people say that time and again when it comes to training and nutrition advice. But what the heck does that mean? Instead of just leaving you out to dry we explain how to actually figure out what works best for you. Plus, great open water swimming tips from Mark at Runner's High.

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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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