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  1. 3 points
    Soooooo general consensus is now to wear my bike shoes from T1 (and therefore I guess also my socks) and stop, mount and ride off into the sunset?
  2. 3 points
    Moved my swim this morning to tomorrow, tomorrows rest day to today and added an extra sleep in
  3. 3 points
    Set the alarm for 4:45 this morning to commence, for first time ever, early morning sessions. 1hr on Zwift HIT FTP booster session. They say early morning exercise sets your day up, all I wanted to do was get back in bed and sleep
  4. 2 points
    I called the office. Elite Energy folks most helpful. Now I get to find out what 3 weeks of holidays with no swimming or riding does to slow me down.
  5. 2 points
    Our company used to put on Friday night drinks and finger food. I started keeping an excel spreedsheet with the names of every male employee I witnessed going to the toilet and not washing their hands. Apparently keeping a file titled "piss hands" on the shared drive wasn't funny. Or at least HR didn't find it funny......
  6. 2 points
    Nope, a desk jockey that loves being outside. Was quite surprised by the number, however I did very little running / swimming for the year . The distance add up when you do a training session and have to ride out there, then go onto work afterwards, then you have to ride home so you have the bike for the next day, so the miles add up quickly. My coach has asked me to minimise the junk miles, so will try to reduce those where I can. I'm not a fan of the trainer (albeit I know how good they are and I film rides for Fulgaz), but would prefer to be out in the elements unless its bucketing done. Stephen
  7. 2 points
    How do you ride in training? Do that. May want to get some more swim training in if you're riding off into a sunset tho
  8. 1 point
    It's also called FREE SPEED! THIS COSTS NOTHING. Having been in the sport for 30-odd years and seen and experienced lots, it never ceases to amaze me how many people make simple errors from not having trained for the basics, let alone the advanced skills. Things like (at race pace): - - Swim sighting - positioning yourself to void the melee / swimming the shortest possible route / drafting / pacing; - Nutrition - pre-race / eating and drinking on the bike and run / gathering up bottles; - Transitions - assembling and arranging gear in the zone / walking the transition zone / the routine of transition (wetsuits off etc) / feet in or feet out / wearing shoes or not; - Bike handling skills - cornering / braking / climbing / descending / U-turns; - Equipment maintenance - how to make your gear (whatever you've spent) last and safe / ensure it works on race day and training - Run technique - running the apexes / the crests / drafting. These are the things that, together, mount up to some serious time and will give a serious psych boost along the way. Luck is where Preparation meets Opportunity!
  9. 1 point
    Are you saying you’re to blame for the start of the drafting problem Ex?
  10. 1 point
    I'm so glad that he was finally shown up for the boorish, unfunny, populist tool that he is ... and that his chickens have come home to roost on him. Always found him to be a journalist's version of Daryl Somers. And I haven't seen him on the TV for 11 years!
  11. 1 point
    That's exactly what it sets you up for in my experience
  12. 1 point
    That was Bill Toohey. He lived not far from me and he used to run with our group in Bunya Forest. He had a holiday house at Point Lookout, and we used to use it as a stop-off for long training days. We'd ride to Cleveland and get the ferry over to the island. Then ride to his place. Leave the bikes there and walk down to body surf for 2 or 3 hours, then ride home. Awesome days on deserted big breaks, and great training sessions. He put these on to raise money for the surf club and the special school he worked at. A very hard worker & a top bloke all round.
  13. 1 point
    Finished nightshift this morning. Had a 4 hour sleep then did 30 mins in the pool and then slaughtered myself during 15 mins of TDZ till I threw in the towel like the softie I am. Note to self - start doing more races in Zwift so not always complete softie.
  14. 1 point
    You're not IronmanFoz, so I'll be kind
  15. 1 point
    That’s why you don’t win. They can’t beat you if you take them out.
  16. 1 point
    I absolutely do not agree from my 26 years in the sport.
  17. 1 point
    Yes I have seen plenty of crashes at or near the mount line. But the athletes with their shoes already on seem to have just as many problems (sometimes more) trying to clip in (especially when their cleats are now full of dirt). The main issue with your shoes attached is making sure you do not start pedaling with a shoe hanging upside down. There are skills worth learning and you would be surprised how quick it is to become proficient. Some people have trouble grabbing their water bottle while riding. I know athletes who stopped on the bike every time they had to eat or drink in an Ironman. If you leave your shoes attached to the bike, you do NOT need to do a flying mount. You can simply push off from a standing start with one foot on top of the shoe and swing the other leg other. The shoe on the 'other' foot needs to be flipped over (on top of the pedal) before you start pedaling. Also, depending on the size of transition, I would suggest the advantage of shoes attached to the bike is well over a minute. Based on comparing my transition times to other athletes who run in their bike shoes. Skills in general are often neglected by Triathletes. Pretty much every bike course has u-turns (often fairly tight ones). How many people practice cornering? How many practice FAST transitions in their brick sessions, taking off their wetsuits quickly, mount and dismounts, staying outside the draft zone, descending, sighting in open water, porpoising, beach starts, deep water starts, swimming around buoys, drafting in the swim? These are just the very basic skills before you get more advanced with track stands, bunny hops, riding no hands, bumping handlebars, leaning on other riders, tumble turns, dive starts, etc. They would rather spend $3,000 on a wheel upgrade that promises a 40 sec advantage over 180km.
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  19. 1 point
    I'm back on Zwift after a seriously long break. Moved into L12 and the TDZ stages are pushing me through it quickly. Tri Femme. Pushing an embarrassing 1-1.5W/kg, but at least I'm pushing.
  20. 1 point
    I know and as I said, I feel fortunate and if you are self employed and have family and put all resources into a business it can be tough when the time comes to retire.
  21. 1 point
    I thought the government introduced compulsory super to hopefully lessen the burden of paying for pensions. We’ve done all the things the government wants, by selling our house in Sydney (Hornsby Heights so not multi $millions) and moved regional (Bathurst) to retire. This is also when you need a good Financial Adviser, (see other thread) I also understand their are a lot of people without any or not enough Super, so we feel fortunate, but it’s still frustrating when Trump opens his mouth and you see your savings go south.
  22. 1 point
    Perhaps if you are mal-coordinated it could be perceived as being dangerous.. Check how many people are still pissing around 200m up the road trying to get their feet in their shoes... and not just noobs.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    He said concrete! Maybe this is why he wants to build a wall of Star pickets?
  25. 1 point
    Dangerous? I definitely see more near misses at the mount line with people trying to get their feet into shoes than I have seen near misses due to running through transition with shoes on. Maybe that's because I'm up the back with others who can't swim or do other things good too.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    I always do. Stand 60 out of T1 and watch all the bike crashes from retards trying to put their feet in their shoes. Train for 5 months. Crash at the start of the bike. = dumb.
  28. 1 point
    You had better get a doctor to look into this excessive vertical oscillation otherwise I predict you will have a many more babies.
  29. 1 point
    The Head of marcoms sent a memo around to make us aware that 'female' member of staff was seen leaving the toilets without washing her hands :-[] He then installed laminated posters on the doors of all the female toilet cubicles, reminding us to wash our hands. He did not install the posters in the men's cubicles 😞 The Head of marcoms is gay. I suspect he is worried about contracting 'girl-germs'.
  30. 1 point
    Hey Cranky Have done it twice now before they had the year off last year. Did the road and MTB options. Both times we camped at Cylinder beach which was a short walk to the hotel that had the presentations etc. We went up once for a meal then stayed at the camp ground. Alot of people each night Food at the pub we found to be a bit pricey and there is a corner store from memory as you depart the barge. There isn't alot apart from cafe's, bowls club etc where the tri is held. Race wise, swim pretty standard, Road out and back, 1 climb on way out, 2 climbs way back. Run is a combo of road, beach, stairs around the point and then into the finish. Happy to answer any questions! Have fun! Its a good weekend away
  31. 1 point
    wow I'm popular. The companion app is on my work phone, which is switched off and in my bag. I could go downstairs and get it and switch it on but you know, that takes effort Will approve in the morning, once the money is in the account 😎
  32. 1 point
    In that case, yes 😜
  33. 1 point
    I’d be in. I’d love a meetup ride for the 5 mins or so it would take me to be spat out the back. Then I could go back to my wine. Level 8 - I’m a late adopter.
  34. 1 point
    The guy he wants to follow
  35. 1 point
    Just go do a training session with a bunch of other people... turns out that it just happens to be timed and catered! As many others have said, enjoy!
  36. 1 point
    Not even with a crash helmet on?
  37. 1 point
    88.8kg I have lost more weight in the three weeks between challenges than I did during the twelve weeks of the last one. I guess performing under pressure isn't my thing. 😂
  38. 1 point
    I used to play pretty regularly but I haven't picked up a club in five years. Always keen for an opportunity to beat IronmanFoz at something though Chatswood would be ideal I reckon, it's fairly short but narrow and undulating. North Ryde is also a top spot but availability might be an issue
  39. 0 points
    If no one has any objections to me getting an official Zwift group ride in the program up and running I'd be happy to do it. I have nothing to do at work as we are de mobilizing and receiving redundancies left right and center. It will give me something to do Which course do people want to ride? Average page - w/kg, would 2-2.5w/kg cover off people on here or go lower to say 1.7 for eg Do we need a sweep & lead rider? Let me know and i'm happy to get the ball rolling, if no one wants it this official ill go back to annoying my work colleagues and wave goodbye to them each day as they are made redundant until its my turn.
  40. 0 points
    Yeah, I wasn't defending it, simply pointing to the policy. I get the general sentiment of the policy but it's not a good look when the policy results in the possibility of the national champion not being given the opportunity to mix it with the world tour squads, especially when he is clearly in cracking form. It's also not the first time MF has been at the wrong end of the selection/high performance unit stick. Back then being the world track champion was not sufficient to make the national squad.
  41. 0 points
    And also a 14 yr old girl from a remote Kimberly community last week, both young girls from aboriginal families, the news article i read on both of them has said there is a review or report being done on the effects of alcohol dysfunction in aboriginal communities, which may be a part of the reason these young kids are taking their lives, having spent a lot of time in the communities up there, alcohol misuse is high even in the communities where there are dry towns, they will head to the outskirts and sit there and drink and be violent, then come back to town. I've seen it with my own eyes. It's terribly sad
  42. 0 points
    In the pilbara in the last 4 weeks we have had 6 suicides including a 12 year old girl in port hedland last Sunday. I just found out today that two of the men who passed away i knew personally, worked with one closely about ten years ago and then the last 3 years have been on the same site as him again albeit working for different companies, another was one of the apprentices on this site also. I just wish they had of reached out...to anyone.
  43. 0 points
    No I hadn't missed your point. I just don't understand why anyone would run through transition wearing their bike shoes. It is not only much slower, but also more dangerous.
  44. 0 points
    Nah bro. Considering selling the new kickr. I haven't touched it yet (too lazy to take bike off old kickr) It's patiently waiting next to the tellybox.
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