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  1. 4 points
    What you do above the water doesn't matter. What you do under the water matters.
  2. 3 points
    I ate large block of black forest as i watched one 100m backstroke heat and the associated replay.. you've got nuthin..
  3. 3 points
    Lots of walking this week. Snow & a few trout, but it's been tricky. Kiwi weather forecasting no better than Oz, but at least their pessimism was largely wrong.
  4. 3 points
    Hoping for sub 4.30 at Busso in 4 weeks. Realistically low 4.30s, sub 4.30 is theoretically possible, but need all the stars to align i.e no heat, no wind and a properly measured swim course! I think last year it was 2.1km. Would love to podium, but some seriously quick guys in my AG that will be doing low 4.20s which is out of reach. should swim 27/28 ride should be 2.23/24 run should be 1.33 - 1.34 T1/T2 3/4
  5. 2 points
    Channel 9 news I believe. Channel 7 are a bit busy at the Games.
  6. 2 points
    Good onya Cranky, be proud. Workinglikeadog, I saw you running the other day and you were flying, you should be fine.
  7. 2 points
    I made it in at number 16, (yay) and, for those of you who are FB Friends with me would know that, this would have normally been on my status several times by now with a green and gold background, etc etc but it's bitter sweet for me as 2 of my closest friends who were trying to qualify, didn't make it. I feel like I'd be rubbing their noses in it So super excited, especially after race 1 I tore my ATFL and thought my chances were over, but just not publicly excited. Congratulations to everyone else who made it in. I'm keen for a catch up race week. Great idea.
  8. 2 points
    That's a shame as it is a beautiful location. The course, especially the original and the weather were probably too hard for most but I would rather head over there for a race than to Port or Busso... I also dont give a frig about the MDot but I may be the minority...
  9. 2 points
    Scrape in??? Made it easy. Aging up doesnt always give and advantage. I'm doing that and my placings dropped from either 2 or 3 to about 5 or 6 in a couple of races. Tough old girls!
  10. 2 points
    Do this while sitting or standing, extend your arm out in front, elbow will be pointing to the side, now rotate shoulder internally so the elbow is pointing up. If you do that correctly when swimming, it will be impossible to have a dropped elbow and you'll also get a better catch.
  11. 2 points
    2 more steps towards these goals this morning Firstly, weight loss is one third of the way there, doing okay but need to improve it. 3 month detox was deemed too much by the nutrionist so only did 4 week one with results not as good as expected Uni - just smashed the first 2 subjects for the year and GPA is above the 3.0 mark - now setting the goal to make Deans list by end of the year 5 trees in so far, just placed an order for another 8 Hazelnut trees which will go in this weekend. First raised garden bed of 6 square metres is going in as well, another 4 the same size to follow over winter
  12. 2 points
    Also, good luck to everyone else hoping for a spot on the team. World Champs are good fun and, although a little bit pricey, are something a bit different to your average triathlon. It will also be great having so many from this site all competing at the one event. It might be a great time for a Tranny catch up... I'm starting to wish I was going!
  13. 2 points
    Absolutely, and it doesn't mean that your current goal is something that you could never achieve, it's just something that is too far away from where you are now. I prefer to think of those goals as 'wish list' goals or dream goals... It's fun to dream! Setting good examples for your family and friends is possibly a better goal to keep you on track for healthy behaviour, and getting to the start line of whatever events you do (even Park Runs etc) in the best possible shape to achieve your best times and PB's is a great goal to aim for with your training. Both of these will put K's and experience in your legs, and durability in your brain, for whenever you a ready to aim for that dream goal of achieving a fast Ironman. I also think you need to keep your binging behaviour in perspective. I'm not condoning binge eating, but you are probably much better off eating and living a healthy lifestyle most of the time, and having the occasional 'blowout', than regularly eating a moderately poor diet. It happens, and your body deals with it. How much fat or cholesterol can your body possibly take on board from one bad session every month or so. I binge a fair bit, always have done, and probably always will. In the past I used to punish myself the next day by doing a particularly hard or long session to make up for it. That doesn't happen anymore, I just regret the binge, but then usually get over it fairly quick by just thinking 'well that's out of the way now what can I do that's a bit healthier'. You'll be fine, the fact that you're talking about it means that you realise that it's poor behaviour, but you're not alone. It happens, so don't beat yourself up about it too much. Just keep doing the best you can, as often as you can!
  14. 1 point
    Thanks everyone for the words above. Just a little family brag here. Kate's going back to the Galapagos working on her Honours, thanks to sponsorship from National Geographic. Great to see them getting behind young graduates of Animal Ecology.
  15. 1 point
    Maybe a seperate thread, why is Cairns full sold out and 70.3 still open? I am hoping more spots released for Cairns and more a ploy to get people into IM Oz (I have registered in final 10 days last 2 years @ Cairns). Or is it the allure of racing on the course with Gomez and Rinny ( and Bergs!!!). Do pros attract AG’s?
  16. 1 point
    The first couple of years, the one lap bike course was a treat. Then Year 3, the wind hit -- up to 50 km headwind for the 70 km back from Cromwell. So they sent around an email asking us what we thought about making it two laps. Absolute opposition -- how dare you violate the ancient traditions of the race! A couple more years of wind, and they asked us again. Much different response -- it's about time -- been saying it for years -- glad you finally came around to our way of thinking! Wind aside, making it two laps actually made it tougher -- more climbing. But the scenery and, even more so, the community turned the pain into pleasure. I'm going to miss the full, but still plan to go back for the half next year. Bonus -- I'll finish before the bars close.
  17. 1 point
    Just finished the 2 x 15 FTP workout on Zwift. help me jeebus FTP went up from 247 to 261
  18. 1 point
    Plus it was too hard....lol, it made IMNZ and Port look like sprints.
  19. 1 point
    I like to see challenge buy Kurnell....... Challenge Kurnell...make it an event on the world stage. Wanaka lost a bit when they stopped the one lap bike for the full.
  20. 1 point
    Pretty much me. I swim in a private gym that has no squad. There are two other pools in town, one public and another at a school. There aren't really 'squads' as far as i can tell. Lots of improver type lessons mostly centered around school term times and good for parents that are home during the day .but you have to commit to a term. I don't think there are any 'pay and show up' squads. The rest is youth racing teams. There are some seriously fast swimmers at my pool though and I've found everyone is very generous with their time and tips if you ask. I'm there regularly enough to know the faces now
  21. 1 point
    I've found the water polo swim drill helped me focus on staying wider when swimming normally. And I hate drills Also good for training for sightng in bumpy conditions if ur used to transitioning comfortably
  22. 1 point
    I had to duck down to the IGA to get some sourdough for breakfast this morning. They had the 350g blocks on special. It's a 6 minute drive home, and I ate over a third of it. Is there a Chocoholics Anonymous anywhere?
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    winning toe nails - gold gold gold !
  25. 1 point
    Similar challenge- racing at an age at the top of your age group & not aging up.....
  26. 1 point
    Err yeah. But I wasn’t famous 20years ago. So not sure why you’d want then and now.
  27. 1 point
    I clearly lived a sheltered commercial radio life! I've listened to nearly 3 of their albums this morning at work with my headphones on! Love them (especially the earlier stuff). Wonder how many calls I've missed today thus far?
  28. 1 point
    The Belgian's now how to party. In 2013 watching the TdF we pulled in beside some Belgians at around the 10km mark of Alpe d'Huez and the 3 people in their car were tanked at 10:00am in the morning and were handing out beers to our group. The funniest part of all this was they weren't even cycling fans, they just heard there was a party and rocked up. That year the riders went up twice, so it was a long day, lots of noise and much beer consumed.
  29. 1 point
    Phew Looks like I’ll scrape in !! Currently 13th on 64 points , I decided to save a grand and not race St Kilda ,lucky I’m on old bastard and makes qualifying heaps easier , although it’s doesn’t seem fair you race in your current age group but qualify in the age group above depending on your age, gives you a huge advantage! Oh well I guess I’ll wait until tomorrow 😡
  30. 1 point
    Sent the site an enquiry via their "Contact Us". Will give them 3 business days to reply, if I haven't heard anything by Friday, I'll use the VISA refund route.
  31. 1 point
    I did come back but I'm not the same man that went in.
  32. 1 point
    You're brave. I don't ever let myself get over a week otherwise I fear I will drown and never come back!
  33. 1 point
    Definitely not all of them. It is usually just the sprinters that may have adapted to the straight arm technique.
  34. 1 point
    When I think of the low elbow, I think of people pushing down rather than back. So maybe even when their mid arm has reached a 45° down and their forearm and hand is still horizontal. You wouldn't think elite could go that far with an arm like that. One squad coach I had would tell us to imagine we're rolling out arm over a barrel. But the trigger for me comes from something I read Andy Potts say, and that was in his opinion all amateurs should always keep their fingers pointed down the whole stroke.
  35. 1 point
    I'm 10 days with no swim. Going tonight, fear it!
  36. 1 point
    First swim in 3 weeks. Was surprised how OK I felt at the start - not too slow either. Knackered earlier than usual though
  37. 1 point
    It's turned ice-cold in Queenstown, so we have put off the fly-fishing this morning & I did a swim session out at Frankston aquatic centre (15 sec PB over 400m, I love saltwater pools with minimal chemicals), while my mate did the gym. The fishing has been tough, and strangely the sandflies are still biting despite the weather. But it beats driving a desk!
  38. 1 point
    I have also been doing more road racing. That is just another level of pain. A couple of weeks ago I raced a 66km road race, got into a five man break away with 45km to go. I was holding on for dear life, got dropped on the final climb with 2km to go. Still loved it and plan on racing a lot more over winter.
  39. 1 point
    Just over 4km OWS this morning. After staying up to watch Paris-Roubaix last night I was worried I was going to fall asleep during the swim. I managed it on the bus in to work after though.
  40. 1 point
    If it's not on strava it didnt happen
  41. 0 points
    looks like Challenge Wanaka Full distance just got canned http://challenge-wanaka.com/challenge-wanaka-poised-for-exciting-new-era/ The half and aqua bike are to be developed more. Shame as i enjoyed that race
  42. 0 points
    Was reading through the list of NSWIS athletes competing and noticed Cris Ashcroft is a para- power lifter now and competing at Comm Games. They do bench press. She is aiming to go to Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.
  43. 0 points
    People are inherently lazy. It helps that it still has the Iron Man label, and only takes half the effort.
  44. 0 points
    The second one.. but if you're not home to answer it you miss out.. 😁
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