Facta

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  1. Run Volume may not be the correct answer.. knowing when and how to run will make more difference
  2. Write down what you are looking for in a coach - Do you need face to face, some regular contact or are you purely self motivated and purely need a plan with some guidance here and there? - This will give you a good idea of the direction you go in looking for the right coach Do some research on what different coaches offer, contact a few to find the best fit.
  3. In my honest opinion... The longer you give any plan, the better result you're going to get.. Where I find a lot of athletes go wrong is that they don't give any 1 program the chance to work for them. The right plan will get you fit, help you drop the weight whilst working towards the bigger picture later in the year. You will go through different stages on training, from strength, speed, base & endurance (not in that particular order) which will make your body more durable for race specific training closer to the race. ** FYI, I'm not expert.. just have some experience in this area**
  4. hahaha, I've been in hiding... Staying at a different address every night...
  5. Has anyone thought about this? I wonder if you could get tested if you were not a member of TA (or any relevant governing body) outside competition? If you purely bought day licences, would that mean you could only get tested on race day? ** edited to remove the bold **
  6. It is great that Age Groupers are getting tested.. Just go and test a few different ones.. lol
  7. Take your pic.. Witch hunt is still on..
  8. http://craigpercivalmemorialtrust.com Mitch Anderson is attempting to break the 12hr Bike Record 1 week from today, can he do it?
  9. Just looking at IMNZ start times and noticing that the Female Pros start 1min behind the male pros. Like lots of Pro races of late, does this minute time gap influence the Female Pro race with the strong swimmers being able to get assistance from the male back end bikers? I've seen it happen in lots of 70.3 races and I think the gap should, be 5min in a 70.3 b/t male and female pros, and 10min in an IM race. Thoughts?
  10. I can't answer this question.. I guess they made the decision to make it 12 and the over supply of eligible athletes caught them out?!?
  11. Ironman introduced the Legacy spots to reward the "loyal" customers and it encouraged athletes to do 12 IM's (business decision for $$$)... The problem is now that they are that backlogged with athletes who have achieved this, the number that they give out each year is not clearing the back log as athletes are starting to do 3,4 or 5 IM's per year to reach their 12 and that number is greater than 200 each year. That's one of the reasons that they increased it from 100 to 200, to start clearing it - this will still take a few years. More and more athletes are reaching the criteria. Originally Andrew Messick told people that the would be guaranteed a Kona spot the year after they reached 12, now it is not the case. Source: Horses Mouth - Geoff Meyer Cheers
  12. You might find that is has already been drawn and the winners have already been notified. They just announce it today. I know someone who got told in November 2015 that they had a spot for Kona 2016, just gives them more time to "validate" (pay more money for a 2nd Ironman that year)
  13. Jimmy, I think you misinterpreted the reason for the original post. Was to highlight the Aussie contingent for who is heading across to the Big Island and where they hail from. If they are part of multiple clubs, that's fine. This is not a post of life or death. And as I do my blogs pre race, I don't know everyone competing and like to try and include as many as I can on there. For the record, last year was a bucket load harder than the year before, just look at the bike splits. 2011 - The main Male pro's rode in the low - mid 4.20's 2012 - The main Male pro's rode in the mid 4.30's So before you make claims that it wasn't a tough year, facts and numbers don't lie mate!! For what Normie put out there, clearly you could see that some of it was a #PIS take, not everything in life has to be super serious. He mentioned me a few times, which is clearly an attempt to get inside my head. My club still claimed me last year when I exploded on Palani also, so that is not entirely correct either. Am hoping I learnt my lesson from that, time will tell next weekend. Thanks for your input on the topic, if you have anyone racing here, can you please give them a shout out so that I can include them? Cheers X-Man
  14. Just wondering which clubs/ coaching groups are well supporting in Kona this year. Would be interesting to see who has how many going. Team PIS/Penrith Tri Club? TOSS? Melb Tri Club/Fluid Movements? WSTC - The club I am involved in has 4 or 5 I think Sunny Coast Tri Academy? Tri Alliance (Both Vic & QLD)? Exceed Tri Club (WA)? EnduranceTEAM.net? Tribal? Al Pittmans Crew? Any others of note? Names & A/G of each would be of great interest. I love facts and figures. (also help me with my age group blog that I do) FWIW, I am 1 of 3 in my coaching group. Myself 35-39 Jody Gilchrist 45-49 Georgie Camakaris 40-44 (only been working with her for 2 months, qualified before coming over to me) Cheers Xavier Coppock
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