TriSpecific | Ironman Triathlon Coaching Podcast

 

Wow the 250th episode… and it’s one that can definitely help your performances. The unfortunate truth is we all get niggles and injuries that aren’t fun. They kill consistency (which kills performance) and they can cause a helluva lot of frustration which is a massive killjoy.

The problem with running is we just go out and do it. No though other than one foot in front of the other. But where are we starting from? Do we wave muscles that are unplugged? What sort of movement blocks do we have?

Well, Jay Dicharry, one of America’s leading physical therapists is the man that elites go to because of his success with diagnosing and rebuilding injured endurance athletes.

He has been able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach works outside of the traditional model of therapy to correct imbalances before they affect performance.

Enjoy my conversation with Jay Dicharry.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The cadence myth
  • Move better before running better
  • Mobility and Stability
  • Fixing blocked areas
  • Unplugged Muscles
  • Neural plasticity
  • Everyone lands in front of COG
  • Deliberate practice
  • Precision movements
  • Fitting in the rewiring and performance sessions into your weekly schedule
  • Software v hardware problems and knowing whats what.
  • Being honest where you are
  • The chassis is important too
  • Cross training versus complementary training
  • Defining posture
  • Finding your balance point
  • Does it matter where you land
  • And so much more.

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SHOW LINKS:

 

Get the book: Running Rewired

Practice/Clinic: http://www.reporegon.com/

Personal Blog: https://anathletesbody.com/

REP LAB Instagram

REP LAB Facebook

REP LAB Twitter

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We have a number of options here at TS from the new Ironman and 70.3 Blueprints for those that just want a kick-ass plan and all the needed content to plug and play. Simply get it, follow the plan and advice and you can crush it. Go to trispecific.com/raceready

TS LIFE membership for just $395 for the year is really the no-brainer. Once you sign up we send you a questionnaire and we set up your training in a training peaks account. We plug in the phases you need when you need them and take you towards your races and goals. You get all the supporting content in the member area and coaching support through the TS LIFE private FB group. Join the family today at http://www.trispecific.com/tslife / I’ll send you out our new Trucker cap too!

And there is full coaching: Full coaching – it’s the full deal but we only take on a limited amount of folks per year. This is full commitment. But we will get you to your goals. We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer. If someone is selling 12 weeks to a 9 hour Ironman… You best be already in great shape and knocking on the door. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

If you need to chat about which option is best for you. Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click I would like to discuss options.

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Direct download: FB_250_-_Jay_Dicharry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

Ritch Viola is the founder of Every Man Jack, a company that produces a complete line of grooming products for men. In his short 10 odd years as an age group athlete he has been able to accomplish so much, like winning his AG in Kona and 70.3 worlds in the same year but also crush it as a businessman (he gives us some great pointers), husband, dad and for those racing in North America, you have likely seen very fast age groupers in the EMJ kits.

Ritch formed his own team in 2011 to help promote his business, but discovered so much more about how he could contribute to the triathlon community. Team Every Man Jack has grown into one of the most recognizable outfits in the sport and currently boasts a roster of 75 athletes.

I wanted Ritch on because he is just that. A very busy man that gets it done. He has been deliberate about setting up his life - something we go into.

Lots of goodies in this conversation. And …. Ritch has been kind enough to set us up with a 25% discount over at everymanjack.com. This offer is only good to Feb 16th - so get in on some excellent products that care about you and nature.

I love seeing products that don’t have the crap in them. So boys get yourself some goods or ladies buy your man some. Use the coupon code TRISPECIFIC and get 25% off (excludes Truckers and accessories)

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • That Kona swim start
  • The roll on effect of that first committed decision
  • Knowing thyself is very important
  • The benefits of being overcommitted
  • A typical day in the life
  • 3 key attributes to Ritch’s success
  • Staying in the moments
  • The biggest challenge in racing
  • Losing Meredith
  • What Ritch does when unmotivated or overwhelmed
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Your path
  • Team EMJ
  • And so much more.

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SHOW LINKS:

Every Man Jack

Team EMJ

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

SHOW SPONSORS:

We have a number of options here at TS from the new Ironman and 70.3 Blueprints for those that just want a kick-ass plan and all the needed content to plug and play. Simply get it, follow the plan and advice and you can crush it. Go to trispecific.com/raceready

TS LIFE membership for just $395 for the year is really the no-brainer. Once you sign up we send you a questionnaire and we set up your training in a training peaks account. We plug in the phases you need when you need them and take you towards your races and goals. You get all the supporting content in the member area and coaching support through the TS LIFE private FB group. Join the family today at http://www.trispecific.com/tslife / I’ll send you out our new Trucker cap too!

And there is full coaching: Full coaching - it’s the full deal but we only take on a limited amount of folks per year. This is full commitment. But we will get you to your goals. We do play the long game. Some get there quicker and others take longer. If someone is selling 12 weeks to a 9 hour Ironman… You best be already in great shape and knocking on the door. Apply at http://www.trispecific.com/apply/

If you need to chat about which option is best for you. Fill in the coaching application at http://www.trispecific.com/apply and click I would like to discuss options.

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

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Direct download: FB249_-_Ritch_Viola.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

 

Ok this week I was meant to bring you my conversations with a successful entrepreneur, businessman, AG Ironman and 70.3 World champion but we had some connectivity challenges. The editing just wasn’t going to cut it so we have rescheduled that for next week.

So… You have me again, maybe with a little ranting only done with love because I rather have all of us rise up, fight the good fight and achieve great things. So this one's an off the cuff episode of some of the things I see too much of (things that I’ve done) and things that just are screwing you over when it comes to bring out performances that are within you.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • It's not about being smarter it's about making less stupid decisions
  • Common nutrition mistakes
  • Race pacing
  • Doing efforts correctly
  • On finding Mojo
  • Why the fight
  • Some additions to last weeks GRIT episode

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SHOW LINKS:

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

SHOW SPONSORS:

Join our TS LIFE membership.

At just $395 for the whole year (or $1.08/day) or $59/mth , you’ll get access to our TS LIFE membership platform and community. You’ll fill in an athlete questionnaire regarding your goals, races, strength limiters and such and we will then use Training Peaks to set up your training so that it will lead you to those goals. You just need to show up, be consistent, follow the advice and I’ll bet that you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

Grab our NEW Ironman or 70.3 Blueprint

At $250, you’ll get everything you need and we will load in the plan to your training peaks account (don't have one, we will set one up for you). And we will make adjustments to the length of phases depending on your A race and whats comes before it. These plans are 24 weeks long and take you through all the required phases. Metabolic efficiency, strength endurance, learning to endure, race ready phase and taper/race week. They come bundled with nutrition guidance, race week and race day essentials, checklists and more: http://www.trispecific.com/raceready

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

Today’s show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB_248_-_Whats_Screwing_You_Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm PST

Alrighty guys and girls. This week I'm talking about developing your mental strength.

We all know athletes that are tough as nails. No matter what a race throws at them they seemingly take it in their stride. While you may feel that when the going gets tough you don't seem to be able to rise to the occasion.

Well in todays episode, I cut to the chase and give you some in the trenches tools on how you can develop some GRIT to help you get to where you want to in this sport.

Lets do it.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • It is really simple
  • Making the right choices when it matters
  • Developing mental toughness from books
  • Excuses
  • Motivation
  • Why Repetition
  • A timely post from David Goggins

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SHOW LINKS:

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

SHOW SPONSORS:

Join our TS LIFE membership.

At just $395 for the whole year (or $1.08/day), you’ll get access to our TS LIFE membership platform and community. You’ll fill in an athlete questionnaire regarding your goals, races, strength limiters and such and we will then use Training Peaks to set up your training so that it will lead you to those goals. You just need to show up, be consistent, follow the advice and I’ll bet that you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

Get to Kona via TriSpecific's plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

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Direct download: FB247_-_Developing_Grit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am PST

 

Ok, today I have a returning guest, the awesome Steph Corker.

Steph is championing women getting out there and kicking ass in what has been in the past a male-dominated world. Not just out on the race course but in boardrooms across the world.

Why is Steph awesome? She has an infectious attitude, is brave to get highly uncomfortable on a path to self-betterment but also to help inspire the females that follow. She also helped me out, really when I most needed it, on a run I definitely was not fit for. Yes, I can run long, but week out Ironman shape I was not. Good times. We cover a lot on today's conversation from equality to making the jump to pro, the fears of not belonging, obsession and more.

Sit back for the ride. Be inspired. Screw the naysayers and follow your heart.

Enjoy.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The new pro Ironman rule changes
  • Theme songs (see below)
  • Being humbled
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Making the jump
  • Obsession and the love of the moment
  • Clock lessons
  • Making and maintaining benchmarks
  • Consistency
  • Staying the course
  • Equality
  • Making the main thing the main thing
  • And more

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SHOW LINKS:

Stephcorker.com/

The UnCorked Podcast

Instagram

The Cozumel Theme Song!


Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSORS:

Join our TS LIFE membership.

At just $395 for the whole year (or $1.08/day), you’ll get access to our TS LIFE membership platform and community. You’ll fill in an athlete questionnaire regarding your goals, races, strength limiters and such and we will then use Training Peaks to set up your training so that it will lead you to those goals. You just need to show up, be consistent, follow the advice and I’ll bet that you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

Get to Kona via TriSpecific’s plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

Today’s show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB246_-_Steph_Coker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

Ok guys and girls… This week on the podcast I’m laying out some of the things that I did and continue to do that led me to going from an 11:27 to an 8:57 Ironman time. I asked the folks in the TS Cafe, if they just wanted interviews or also me speaking about my philosophies on training, racing, race execution, mental toughness and more so we can continue to give you strategies for success in your endurance endeavours.

Well the answers were clear, with many wanting some rants. And rants are just done with love, because I really just want to see you become better.

So here we go, with the first of 2018… Covering some topic areas of how I too a lot of time off of my Ironman PR and won my age group. These things still help me today and they will help you if and when applied with consistency.

Lets do it.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • It’s got to excite you

  • The love of the process

  • Attitude
  • Desire and intention
  • Commitment
  • Failure
  • Advice
  • Support
  • Embracing discomfort

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SHOW LINKS:

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

SHOW SPONSORS:

Join our TS LIFE membership.

At just $395 for the whole year (or $1.08/day), you’ll get access to our TS LIFE membership platform and community. You’ll fill in an athlete questionnaire regarding your goals, races, strength limiters and such and we will then use Training Peaks to set up your training so that it will lead you to those goals. You just need to show up, be consistent, follow the advice and I’ll bet that you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

Get to Kona via TriSpecific's plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm PST

On today's show, I have the author of "Spitting in the Soup" Mark Johnson. Mark's book has done a phenomenal expose into the history of sports really, drugs, supplements and more. I think we’ve all only been scratching the surface layer when it comes to drugs in sport and how our thinking has been created by fiction, sensationalism and more.

Marks book as opened my eyes to that we have only been using surface level thinking, been sheep to sensationalist and at many times fictional media and to the pursuit of something that never existed in the first place. Have we been ignorant? Has sensationalism got us away from some facts? Marks book uncovers so many things I would have never even thought to contemplate. His work is thorough.

Has it relaxed my view on drugs in sport? I don’t know, I don’t think so as I still don’t like the ‘taste. I’d still like to line up and race people on ‘equal terms’ but even that is a ridiculous notion because what is equal? We have full-time age groupers, we have those more financially well-off, or who live in better environments, or won the genetic lottery.

There just can’t be this level playing field. However… seeing what we can get out of the cards we've been dealt I believe is a worthy goal. For me that drives me, to see what I can do with training the trials of miles and the miles of trials, getting mentally tougher. So many of us may not have won the genetic lottery but time and time again, we've seen that genetics can only take us so far. The heart and grit of an athlete... Well, that’s hard to measure now isn't it?

Anyway… As you’ll soon see, the moral playground surrounding drugs in sport changed… What was once not taboo now is. There was never this Eden… But maybe with societies taste for lifestyle drugs and the enormous commercial and government forces promoting the medicalization of every aspect of our lives… society could benefit from drug-free roles models and using sport as that vehicle. That’s a tough goal. But dream big.

Enjoy my conversation with Mark. 

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Pierre de Coubertin and how his aristocratic ideals and goals shaped sport
  • The impact of societies insatiable appetite for pharmaceuticals
  • What sport or professional sport was and really still is about
  • The hypocrisy with performance-enhancing drugs to get more out of life… but our outrage on drugs in sport.
  • The inherent corruption of those creating the rules
  • Knut Jensen and how his death changed sport
  • Eden never existed - the truth on drugs in cycling
  • The Iron Curtain and geopolitical ambitions
  • Doping, health, and safety
  • ADHD a cover for gaming the system
  • Eugenics
  • When doping become morally corrosive
  • And more

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SHOW LINKS:

Get the book: Spitting in the Soup

Interviews and stories about the book: https://www.velopress.com/category/spitting-in-the-soup/

Marks site: http://ironstring.com/

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Join our TS LIFE membership.

At just $395 for the whole year (or $1.08/day), you’ll get access to our TS LIFE membership platform and community. You’ll fill in an athlete questionnaire regarding your goals, races, strength limiters and such and we will then use Training Peaks to set up your training so that it will lead you to those goals. You just need to show up, be consistent, follow the advice and I’ll bet that you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

http://www.trispecific.com/tslife

Get to Kona via TriSpecific's plans, membership or coaching in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

Today’s show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB244_-_Mark_Johnson_-_Spitting_in_the_Soup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Alrighty … 2017. A review and my parting words, some advice that if you choose to heed that can help you get after those goals.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • A 2017 Review
  • Why you should set unrealistic goals
  • Building self-confidence
  • How to develop GRIT
  • Forget New Years Resolutions
  • And more

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Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

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SHOW SPONSORS:

Pre-order the updated TS Ironman and 70.3 Blueprint here and save $50 – Once again I’ve gone all in on these iron and half iron distance programs. Way more than just a plan – it’s your Blueprint to exposing the athlete you can become. Order here: http://www.trispecific.com/raceready

Want more plans and yearly access to over 10 years worth of coaching lessons, advice and more. Join TS LIFE, save $100 this Christmas and also get access to our coaches and an awesome community. http://www.trispecific.com/xmas

We are also starting a new coaching pathway with coach Brad Kahn. For $100/mth you get coaching via Training Peaks and access to our TS LIFE community and member portal. Spaces are limited and you must apply by emailing me kristian [at] trispecific.com and putting $100 coaching in the subject line. For our one-2-one coaching please apply here

Get to Kona on any of these pathways in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

Today’s show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB243_-_2017_Review_And_2018_Goals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PST

Today, Oh this is a special one today. One for the Fat Black history books. Lionel Sanders is more than the real deal. We cover a lot in this conversation and if you aren’t fired up and ready to get after it and see what your potential is... no matter the cards you have been dealt with, after listening to this. I’m not sure what will…

This conversation shows why Lionel is so good and why he can and will be better and it gives us some solid clues, actually a bit of a roadmap to how we can be better too.

Enjoy because I thoroughly did.

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Making the athlete
  • Finding real balance after a ‘bad’ race in St George
  • The gift that keeps on giving
  • Asking the right questions to improve
  • The time to learn to train properly
  • Trading negative addiction for positive addiction
  • The role of Barrie Shepley
  • Self confidence
  • Polarized training
  • Who Lionel is afraid of
  • The training and the importance of a journal
  • The benefit of progressive efforts
  • Doing it for the right reasons
  • How to not have a bad race
  • The fun, the game, with the cards you have been dealt
  • Talks cheap
  • Amassing fatigue
  • The support of Erin
  • Investing in himself
  • How to get rid of boredom
  • The #1 thing that dies with overtraining
  • Why you ned to shut off triathlon
  • Dealing with self talk
  • Racing angry
  • What inspires him
  • The importance of rhythm
  • On integrating positive talk
  • Single most important advice he’s ever received

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SHOW LINKS:

Web:

https://lsanderstri.com/

Tower 26 Program

Social:

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

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SHOW SPONSORS:

Pre-order the updated TS Ironman and 70.3 Blueprint here and save $50 – Once again I’ve gone all in on these iron and half iron distance programs. Way more than just a plan – it’s your Blueprint to exposing the athlete you can become. Order here: http://www.trispecific.com/raceready

Want more plans and yearly access to over 10 years worth of coaching lessons, advice and more. Join TS LIFE, save $100 this Christmas and also get access to our coaches and an awesome community. http://www.trispecific.com/xmas

We are also starting a new coaching pathway with coach Brad Kahn. For $100/mth you get coaching via Training Peaks and access to our TS LIFE community and member portal. Spaces are limited and you must apply by emailing me kristian [at] trispecific.com and putting $100 coaching in the subject line. For our one-2-one coaching please apply here

Get to Kona on any of these pathways in 2018 and get yourself a FREE Ceepo frameset and other goodies. 

Today’s show is brought to you by HealthIQ. They reward your healthy lifestyle with life insurance that makes sense & never overpay again! To learn more and get a free quote, go to healthiq.com/trispecific

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Direct download: FB242_-_Lionel_Sanders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12am PST

Today on the Fat Black, I have Rachel McBride on the show... The purple Tiger is a badass Canadian triathlete that doesn’t care what other people think. After spending her high school & college years as a “goth, punk rocker, artist type” (as she puts it) she moved to the freezing tundra of Ottawa, Canada for grad school and turned to running to stay warm. She quickly caught the triathlon bug and hasn’t back. After claiming her ITU National Age Group Champion title in her first year of racing, Rachel went full force into training and racing.

She works hard and it is paying off. She won 70.3 Austin, was 3rd at Ironman Canada after being first out of the water and then crushing the bike course record - she’s also quite the handy trail runner.

Rachel has some serious prowess on the race course and she won’t back down from any challenge. And I know she has set some mighty ones for herself…

The “Purple Tiger” is on the rise. And she will succeed. That intention shines.

Enjoy...

Pictures: Mark Mackay Photography

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The backstory to "Be The One" and what it means to Rachel
  • Going from mid to back of pack to leading out swims
  • The development of being a high performer
  • Growing up and Rachels journey to Tri
  • How her 'selfishness' impacts, inspires others
  • The origins of the Purple Tiger
  • Where her inspiration comes from
  • Getting after it
  • Adulting
  • Dealing with setbacks and it's not going to be 100% amazing all the time
  • The need to self-recognize 
  • Passion
  • Pivoting and change
  • Bike dominance
  • On not quitting
  • Struggling with post-race blues  
  • And much more awesome

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SHOW LINKS:

Be The One from Goldstein Productions Inc.

Web:

http://rachelmcbride.com/

Innervoice Life Interview

Tower 26 Program

Social:

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Join (for Free) our TRISPECIFIC CAFE

https://www.facebook.com/TriSpecific

http://www.instagram.com/trispecific

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