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  1. 11 points
    Thanks Bosco, honestly mate, the thought of seeing if this is even possible was only raised when I initially said to my wife that it would be good to see the worlds being that it will either be here in WA or at my home town of Taupo, it was just a holiday idea, but then she said would I try qualify, that hadn’t even been a thought of mine, but I thought why not have a go and see if it can be done. I’ve come a long way since I started exercising, anyone can have a go right? So why not, I’m only going to better myself and if I’m lucky enough to grab a spot then woohoo for me. My wife and I have had a very good discussion about lots of things this week and have agreed to have a go at this amongst working on other things as a family. I’ve got some good support in my corner to have a solid crack, the worst thing that can happen is I don’t qualify, life goes on and it’s not the be all and end all, but I’ll be the fittest I’ve ever been and we will still go on a holiday as a family afterwards. cheers
  2. 10 points
    Next Sunday I start working on my main goal for 2018 - on October 13th I am going to be in Hawaii for my 19th go at the Ironman - I have traditionally swam OK and ran OK but lost places on the bike, even though I had often had the fastest bike in my age group in Australia. This year I am going to go there in the best shape I can possibly be. I intend riding six days a week for the 16 week build. I'll be racing basically the same group of guys who have come up through the different age groups with me, I can't stop them doing what they're going to do. All I can do is go there in the best shape possible and go hard from the swim start to the run finish. I can't set a time goal, conditions vary so much - I can't guarantee a position goal but I will be laying it on the line to be hard to beat 😎
  3. 10 points
    Long term stalker here, minimal poster but I have sucked a lot of information out of this site . I just find the recent need to post and argue irrelevant crap (in TriChat) really devalues the forum. I truly believe some of the best information for long course triathlon can be found over in TRiGold. It came from discussion and input from a various inputters and viewpoints. There appears to be 5-6 main posters at present and the weight of their posts is giving me the feeling of overload. But - I was recently reminded you only get out what you put into things - this is a reminder for me to put myself, posts and questions out there in this forum to help create the discussion.
  4. 8 points
    70.3 maybe in Amsterdam supporting a close friend who is in a massive battle with Cystic Fibrosis n then if I really can do a 70.3 I'm reaching to be just the 2nd bloke ever with CF n lung transplant to finish n a 140.6 - an American, Scott Johnson, did it at age 33. I'm 47 n its a massive ask however why can't I do it I ask? Hahahaha Thanks everyone
  5. 8 points
    They'd be crazy not to let him race. Will make a great story for them.
  6. 8 points
    This sprintcar lives across the road from us and my young fella has been itching to sit in it, he got the chance last weekend ( yes he’s in there if you look closely), all the race car drivers up here in all classes are brilliant and will always ask the kids if the want to hop in, they all hand out stickers and posters to all the kids, it’s a real buzz for the kids
  7. 7 points
    We had 9 along for the inaugural Brisbane Ice Mile this morning. Not really Ice, but the water temp was 15 near the beach area, and 17 out at the turn, so it was pretty cold. This completed my 125km target for Winterfish, so I'm stoked. Thanks to everyone on here, because I know that without Winterfish, my togs & goggles would have been in the bottom drawer a few weeks ago now, and I'd be having a much harder time kicking off next Spring. And that's the whole point behind Winterfish.
  8. 6 points
    71km ride - Easy First outdoor ride with P1 Pedals and the Element. Looking at the post ride numbers...there was a 10% difference in the Left/Right power balance which is good....shows I'm protecting my left ankle still. Great to be outside, will definately find a flatter route next time. WSOTB(Walk shuffle off the bike) 6km easy took 3.5km of walking for my feet to defrost. Jogged 2km at ~6:50km pace which was regen/easy feeling. Ankle happy throughout the jog and the ride. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAY
  9. 6 points
    and this brings up the different learning styles, some people are kinaesthetic, have to feel or touch, some are visual, have to see numbers in front of them, analytic, scientific. Going by feel works with some, outsourcing the lot and doing exactly what your coach tells you works for others, crunching numbers and spreadsheets, tracking data with wearables etc works for people who enjoy that stuff, are good at it or use tools like this for their work. It's an art, use what works for you and for a lot of people that will be a combination of the lot.
  10. 6 points
    BogFrog, Limited & I are both chasing an additional 50km in the next 50 days, so why don't you join us. Keep your own spreadsheet unless you know how to modify the current one, but keep yourself honest with regular updates on here. We drove 7 hours to Rocky yesterday. I felt shocking when I got up this morning, but the recce I did last night showed a 50m pool 600m from the motel we were in, so I went down & did 2.2km this morning before anybody else got up. I feel great now. It's a great pool, and get this. Only $2 entry.
  11. 6 points
    short version: 5hrs23, calf went bang with 4km to go. hobbled home, shattered. more later
  12. 6 points
    Great choice mate. Athletically, Chris has taken me to places that just 2 years ago I thought were so far beyond my potential. We started the same way you two are - we set a goal, I committed to his program 100%, had complete trust in his guidance, and in less than 2 years working together this produced a result two weeks ago at IM Cairns that I had only ever dreamed about. It takes courage to put yourself out there and let a public forum know your goal, and I’m sure you expected to have your doubters. I can promise you that you’re capable of a lot more than what you, or anyone else, thinks you are. You’re in great hands with Chris. Trust the program, truly commit to it, stay the course and the rewards will come. Looking forward to following your progress mate.
  13. 6 points
    And how welcoming is it for a new person to approach a bunch of blokes in a pub hanging shit on each other? If you want Transitions to be just a place for the usual fellas to have pub jokes and a sledge, then it's not going to attract and keep new folks interested in triathlon. Theres a time and a place. And it isn't every thread, started with a genuine triathlon interest. Nothing to do with sensitivities of mine. But pub sledging shouldn't be the vibe of the place if theres going to be a diverse future and membership.
  14. 5 points
    Forced myself back on the training horse this last month. Was pretty low and did literally nothing at all the month or so before. Decided to hit the trainer rather than joining my old riding group blind like I did in the past - they've had quite a few new people join them and I haven't ridden with them for many months. Managed somehow to get myself on the trainer pretty much 3 times a week doing different spinervals vids. Joined them for a ride on Friday and was tough but happy enough with how I went. My mate pulled out on yesterdays ride so I joined them again for one of our regular routes, lots of the new guys were their for that one. They left me for dead! I've been behind with them (especially when starting back) but nothing like this! I really didn't think things had fallen that bad, and bonked seriously bad and even rode off the road on one climb, not falling at least but having to get myself started mid way up a sharp climb. In the end I told them to stop waiting for me as I wasn't far off the place where I leave the group anyway. But, after getting home I checked my strava records of this ride going back several years and while I wasn't at my fastest I've done it, I wasn't my slowest either! Looks like the bastards with all the new guys are riding much faster! When I could do it at av 22k/hr I was near middle of the group, but they averaged 24.5k/hr yesterday. So that made me feel better. What made me feel even better was the lazy ride with my mate today, and now my legs don't hurt at all. Walking has picked up again, and started getting some faster walks in, though the dog sniffing everything does slow the average down. Boy I still miss running though. Swimming, what swimming. The night squads don't suit me and having to be here in the mornings with the issues my son's had I haven't been able to fit in the morning ones. Was gonna get in an arvo swim a week at the local pool so my son can come along and have a muck about, but they've closed it for the next month so gotta find somewhere else to swim just on my own. Hoping to get in a few of the gatorade races this season, and maybe see what the local club does with their races. Then maybe finally get back to kingy and then look into the longer stuff for next year. Baby steps.
  15. 5 points
    Anyhow, To get back on track, I am going to apply myself over the next couple of years and am aiming for qualification at worlds 2020, Im confident i can get there and after doing some sussing out of coaches, i decided to approach Chris H from pb3 coaching and see if he was willing to take on a bit of a basket case like me. To his credit, and he maybe is a bit crazy, he is willing to coach me toward my goal, I've seen some of the results he has made with Hoffy86, Impressive stuff and I cant wait to start. Cheers.
  16. 4 points
    I I I j j j just d d d did a c c couple of k k km at th th the d d dam. F F F Flaming hell it's c c cold. Up north was much better.
  17. 4 points
    5.6km shuffle good 1km bit at ~6:04/km Walked when it was uncomfortable, shuffled and jogged the rest. Very happy with it
  18. 4 points
    Our club had the annual inter club TT comp between two other clubs. We used an extended version of the regular 10mile TT course we do. This extension makes the course 10.7 miles (17.2kms) but the last 1200 meters is a drag uphill. Forgot to stop my watch but I'm pretty sure I went close to 26.00 dead, which puts me a gnat's dick under 40kph average. Keen to see the official results later in the week
  19. 4 points
    Mongetti Fartlek but did it round the wharfs so had some straight lines. Managed 2:45/km for 90 seconds. Chuffed!
  20. 4 points
    Tim only needs to "validate" really, currently he is 51 on KPR points with 2900. As long as he finishes an IM in descent position (does not have to win it) He has enough points to qualify. He got most of his points from his 3rd place at 70.3 worlds last year (they count towards this Kona qualification) and now add in top up of points from past weekend. He probably needs about 600 more points (3500 points total) to make the first round cut off at the end of July (top 40 - taking out previous champions of past 5yrs that have auto/validation qualification, so Lange, Frodo, Sebi and possibly Freddie VL as he won in 2013.. that makes it roll down to 44 spot currently). If he does not do an IM till later I am sure he will comfortably make the 2nd round cut off at end of August (remaining 10 slots). Hope that helps you all understand. As for next year though it is changing again. The point system is gone and it is going back to something similar to old system (or age group system) where if you do well in an IM you get to go to Kona rather than race a lot with OK results and accumulate points. This will more so ensure that the people that race Kona are the best athletes and not fatigued, injured or sick from chasing points. ......and yes Tim is a cracking bloke, great athlete, intelligent, quick witted and funny. He is a Pom though.......
  21. 4 points
    Hey Fb, remember the cranky old guy up the street when you were growing up....
  22. 4 points
    Thanks Surfer. It wasn't pretty. Swim was fine, except it was two loops in the Thames and heading back both times the sun was right in your eyes. Water was cleaner than I was expecting and I came out in 39 mins, as expected. Bike went OK, those drags really took their toll on the 3rd time around! I rode within myself and had AP's words about riding like a guy that intends to run well, in my head. Trouble was I had no idea if I'd be able to run at all! Anyway, got it done and passed quite a few of the faster simmers. There were three other distances going on so never easy to know who is in what race. It started to get (for Pommieland) hot and the mercury was nudging 25C on the bike. My bike time is 2.44, which I was a little disappointed with but given there is a massive field you have to run to and from transition, before you can mount the bike, I was a bit happier I guess. Roads were awful. I had a plan for the run, IF my calf had been ok and that was to run at 5.20/km for the first 5km and take 5secs per km at every 5km lap. However I knew the calf wasn't going to play ball in the first couple of minutes. Temp was now 27C. The calf was aching but not really painful and I could manage it if I kept the pace to 5.25-30 per km. Then 16 kms in on the last lap, it just got really painful. Then it was a case of hobbling/walking to the finish. The run is short, it's 20km and I went 1:50. So my day didn't go to plan but still a solid time for me. Finishing was painful and a bit emotional but my sister was a great supporter all day and I'm thankful for that came 38th overall, I think out of approx 200 but official results aren't out yet, so the printout only has my times and position. I was 14th in AG, again not sure how many.
  23. 4 points
    At the risk of starting something up, can we all just get along, please? I only know or have met a few of the people on this forum and you're all pretty decent characters. I remember Cranky's dilemma's, reading FP's reports and helping Kieran further himself in the workplace, just to name a few instances. However, there seems to be a battle going on between a couple of factions on here that is worthy of some self-moderation. Not ascribing blame or naming names, but we get that you may not get along, so probably best to leave the discussion there. Otherwise, can we keep the "community" in this thing, or I'm off!
  24. 4 points
    I decided to buy new wheels for the same money. This way i will look flash, and not know i am going slow.
  25. 4 points
    Monday 11 hours of PT work. 6am-12pm then 3pm-8pm. Crazy day fitting in people never met before assessing and adapting exercises for each one. Great people. - Squeezed in a short run 25mins easy. And a 45min strength session in arvo Tuesday - 50min run and arvo Brick Session 80min bike - 8x2:30 with 30sec rest run - 10min bike Wednesday - easy 30min run and gym session - Big day again Thursday - in progress