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  2. dazaau

    Left / Right Balance - Power Meter

    Strip the power data from your watch for and upload to Strava. If the Strava estimate is way off from the pedals your pedals are probably rubbish. I'm any case Peter is probably right, sounds like they are duds.
  3. dazaau

    Tweed Coast Enduro

    If you can do a 70.3 before the twins, go for it I say. Forget about after, you'll get far more kudos from me for handling twins than sub 5! RBR's quote is full of paradoxes, because it's true, no one really cares about your performance, but you do, and it does matter to you and you matter, which is why I say if you can squeeze it in go for it. But in the scheme of things there's isn't really anything "great" about racing, so don't make it more than what it is.
  4. dazaau

    Geelong 70.3

    I tried something new this time. I put my Google's into a zip lock bag with baby shampoo and water a few hours before the revd and then rinsed them out very briefly under the drinking water before lining up. In all my years I have never had such clear unfogged vision throughout the swim, highly recommend.
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  6. goughy

    The Politics Thread

    You're welcome to think the right is better than the left. We all know they're both jokes. The leadership of the LNP has been like a parody of the "who's on first" sketch, which they copied from Labor. If you think I think Labor will do a better job, I don't. Just a different job. They both suck in the same and differing ways. Which is why we need them both; checks and balances. Worse would be the greens, one nation or Clive. Politics feels more and more about self interest, protecting ones arse, and when ****ing up doing whatever you can to pass the buck. I might be more left leaning in my sensibilities, but when Labor **** up I'll call it. Being a lefty doesn't mean I'm a Labor lover. I believe in what I believe in, regardless of who delivers it I've said many times in the past, we need both parties. Although I don't know if this is changing now days as both seem to be more centralising. But we need the libs to build the funds so Labor can spend them where they're needed. I don't know if that stands anymore though.
  7. IronJimbo

    The Politics Thread

    What are you talking about, Green Left Weekly?
  8. Cape_Horn

    How to improve the run?

    Yep - more long runs. I don't run enough, and I ran 15km the previous Saturday.
  9. more

    Geelong 70.3

    Nice report! For fogging goggle I've found a drop or two of morning fresh rub around and rinsed out does the job nicely.
  10. Bored@work

    Left / Right Balance - Power Meter

    Yep that's why I'm asking. I was working like a dog for the entire race. Spent 100% of the race in the top 5 on the road & chased down about 5 break away attempts.
  11. Parkside

    The Politics Thread

    What's that Fox & Friends?
  12. MissJess

    Garmin Fenix open water swim issues.

    Depending on your settings it might vibrate when you lose signal, let me have a look, I'm sure it does.
  13. roxii

    Garmin Fenix open water swim issues.

    Suppose that makes sense. Surprised it doesn’t give you a “lost signal” alert. That would be helpful.
  14. more

    How to improve the run?

    Thanks, I agree-def need more long runs
  15. IronJimbo

    The Politics Thread

    Of course there wasn't It's perfectly fine for the head of the biggest and most corrupt union in the country to be writing industrial relations policy for his brother But someone having the same surname as Peter Dutton is some sort of scandal You guys have become a parody of yourselves
  16. more

    How to improve the run?

    My last long run was 18ks on the 9th Dec. Averaged 5:42 pace at 145 bpm. Prior to that I had done 20ks at a 5:43 pace at 148 bpm. I had been having trouble with my calves cramping so cut back the running. Other than that most runs have been no more than 12 ks.
  17. dazaau

    How to improve the run?

    It doesn't sound like nutrition was your problem, I think you would know if you had gut issues and it does not sound like you imploaded from lack of food. I think fundamentally you just need to work on strength in back half of the run, which means longer runs and that includes off the bike. Also, triathlon is a sucky sport in that it is basically about suffering. You need to learn to manage the suffering in the back half of the marathon so you don't slow down too much, it's about limiting the damage. In summary, the best way to run better, is to run more and run longer (with some shorter speed work)
  18. Cape_Horn

    Geelong 70.3

    So - Mini report from me. This year was a little interesting. Geelong to me feels like a home race, I spent a lot of my formative years in Geelong, most of my family were born and raised in Geelong, and many of them are still living down there. My parents have retired to Torquay, so not that far away from the race. My mothers birthday is the 16th Feb, so this weekend is awesome, drive down to Torquay on Friday, see Mum for her birthday, knockout a good race, then drive home Monday. This was to be my 6th Geelong 70.3. Over the last 6 months, my mothers elder brother has been fading, we had news earlier in the week he was now sedated, not eating anymore, and was expected to maybe last another 1-2 weeks. Friday afternoon, we arrived in Torquay, and was greeted by Dad with the news that my Uncle died while we were packing the car that morning. Not the best start for the weekend, or a good lead in for Mum's birthday. Both of my parents have commented that it was good to have me around this weekend, a little bit of a distraction, and an extra set of shoulders to carry the burden. The rest of Friday and Saturday was taken up with seeing family and friends (And a quick shakedown run and ride, and found my front wheel had developed valve issues, which I was able to rectify before checking in the bike.) Sunday dawned, and before that we were up, it is around a 20min drive including finding a carpark on race day from their place, not too bad, but I wouldn't want to stay too much further out. a quick in and out of transition, dropping off shoes and helmet, and putting in a little more air to the front wheel (latex tubes, but only a 30psi drop overnight, as expected.) Went for a bathroom break and then wandered over to the startline to see off the pro's. And then a bit more wandering and watched @hey_burgs come flying out of the water. then I decided getting out of street clothes and getting into the wetsuit might be a good idea. Into the corral, eventually. The swim start was... okay, 10mins after our official wave start time we finally got to start moving into the water. The two things that I remember from the swim - I need to work out a better way of making sure my googles don't fog up (specifically when we have a beach start - I ended up stopping about 600m in, and just dunked them through, and lived with some water in the lenses and my eyes for the rest of the swim - maybe I should have left them off, and run them through the water during my entry) The other thing I remember is that I really REALLY dislike rolling starts, I am just gunshy about getting to close to another set of feet unless I have had it pass me, I jump around a lot and wont just jump to the next set due to bad memories about concussion and IMMelb2015 - so many slower people in front swimming randomly, then trying to just go around. ended up swimming further than I would have liked, but was still out of the water in under 34mins. Now there are many skills that some people say you should have to do well in Tri. The one skill I don't have is the ability to pee while swimming, it just doesn't work for me. so out of the water and into the portapotty. at which point, I just stood and watched it flow for what felt like ages (Garmin says 1min40s, which is 5 age group places and 10 places overall that I lost just to a little trickle) - oh well, water under the bridge, as they say. Out onto the bike, and time to fly. And people did, specifically, the pros did, straight past me out onto their second lap. Only one hair raising moment, coming back in on the first lap, get passed by Caroline Steffen, and 12meters later, the female in 2nd. At which point in time I was passing, and they were passing me, unfortunately, the person I was about to pass didn't bother to look, and jumped out in front of me, I had 4 choices, hard left, cut up a rider, and then off the road, straight into the back of the numpty, or hard right into the female currently in 3rd. I chose option for, brake HARD and swear, while apologizing to the female pro (And staying out of her way). - Numpty didn't seem to twig that anything happened behind him, and he obliviously continued to slowly make his pass. Found a space, and left him far behind. Two things to really be happy about. Firstly - on this bike course, ~13min PB. averaged 179w for 2h45m46s. Second? I wanted to keep riding, would have been more than happy for another lap (or two) Most years, even with a longer race soon on the calendar, I have just wanted to get off and get it done. Run Leg - So I am a bad runner, yes, I know this. And I know why - I just don't run enough. Riding to work is fine, but a 30k round trip means running somewhat regularly is beyond what I can manage atm. I will be trying to increase my weekly distance up to 40-50k over then next 2 months, which I am hoping will make a difference. Plan? see how the legs feel after the bike. expected time?2h15m +- 5mins. Started a nice easy pace straight out of transition, watch beeped at me after a km to say 5m43s - way too fast (well, they do say, if it feels easy, you are still going to fast) hit the first rise coming into western beach and decided I was either going to be walking the hills, or walking the last 10km. And so started my run walk session. Walked the hills, walked the aid stations, and just kept it easy for the rest. My parents were out on course cheering every lap, which was really nice to see and hear, personal support rocks. Even better, it felt like every lap, they had another member of the extended family out and cheering with them. Ended up nearly running over a family who entered the race course next to the eastern beach pavilion, I managed to dodge, but the girl behind me ended up having to stop as the 6? of them just piled onto the bitumen. oh well. 2 km to go at that stage, not a bad time for the HR to spike. Ended up with a 2h17 'run' and overall, 5h47m. Very happy with that, last year was 6h16m and my best on that course. And the run gives me a good place to look and focus on for next year. Lets see if I can break 5h30m next time Yesterday was the drive home, and then the unfortunate flight on Friday morning when I get to visit again and go to the funeral. Swings and roundabouts, I guess.
  19. ashley_s

    LA still a WINNER

    So is also forgetting to take your worming tablets. 🤣
  20. prizna

    How to improve the run?

    For context do you have a recent standalone half time?
  21. goughy

    The Politics Thread

    No mystery that they're related. Don't think there was ever a question? Dutton has history of either forgetting who people are (like old bosses/colleagues) when doing things that help them out, you know, with nannies etc. Do I know who Karen Dutton is, NFI. More than likely a happy coincidence for us lefties. I have no idea what the names of his sisters are.
  22. MissJess

    Garmin Fenix open water swim issues.

    If your wrist is under the water it will lose the GPS signal, and if long enough lose lock entirely (and then have to search again). I usually pause and then keep my wrist above the water while treading.
  23. more

    How to improve the run?

    Run time was 2:10. Strategy and pacing was based on trying to keep heart rate under 160BPM. Also I had in mind to walk the aid stations once/if i hit the wall and walk the steep hills to keep heart rate in check. All rookie mistakes I'm sure and hoping to learn from them. Objective for next 70.3 in April is to go sub 6 again but also to not walk the run and do it in 1:40ish As for the heat-yep I found it bloody hot!
  24. IronJimbo

    The Politics Thread

    'Nothing to see' there, I suppose...
  25. Pete

    Left / Right Balance - Power Meter

    I've got a bit of a problem with L-R power balance. Why does everyone assume a 50-50 split is correct and everything else is wrong? I mean, have there ever been any studies, research papers, test, trials? - anything other than a misinformed "It just is, OK?!!" Say your left leg is more powerful than your right (mine is) - why wouldn't it be doing its fair share with a 55-45 or a 60-40 to get the best results? Why make the right leg work harder than the left if it is weaker leg? And from what I've seen on L-R power splits it appears that the split might be different for different types of riding - hard, easy, off-the seat etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that 50-50 isn't right I just want someone to prove it.
  26. goughy

    Garmin Fenix open water swim issues.

    If you're treading water, bobbing about, your wrist is probably under the water so it wouldn't be getting a gps signal. Maybe if it's for long enough it really loses its GPS position (like it's searching all over again from scratch. And then because you're swimming and it doesn't know where you are it's not getting that short lock when your wrist is out of the water again? I don't know if you can have Auto pause in open water swimming? Seems odd but I've never just had a pause in the water with mine before. You would think the action of the swimming stroke would get it going again, even without GPS lock.
  27. pieman

    Left / Right Balance - Power Meter

    hard hilly ride for 140 watts? unless there was also a shiteload of downhills with 0 watts then that cant be right?
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