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  1. Andrew #1

    Winterfish 2018

    Shall we?
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    Winterfish 2018

    Should be 7 weeks (of seven days each) plus a day, ie. 7 x 7 + 1 = 50 days So if the challenge started on a Monday, it would then finish on a Monday (7 weeks plus 1 day) ....
  3. Andrew #1

    Winterfish 2018

    Erm. OK. Actually the 25th ...
  4. Andrew #1

    Winterfish 2018

    What did I miss? What happened?
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    Winterfish 2018

    Today is the last day of the challenge. Better hurry up, 😂
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    Winterfish 2018

    No swimming for me since Cairns. A combo of injuries (tennis elbow, bursitis of the shoulder) and illness (heavy cold two weeks out from Cairns) left me with slightly less than 30km clocked up by last Sunday. Given the elbow is still a niggle for which I am now receiving Physio treatment I stopped swimming. Alas. Congratuations to everyone who acheived their goals. Till next year!!
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    HIM, B race. Taper?

    Monkie is right of course. I lost my last two weeks of training and taper before IM Cairns 70.3 to illness and a series of niggling injuries and I rolled around ok on the day.
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    HIM, B race. Taper?

    Do a Longish ride on the trainer, can stop or drop the watts at any stage. Swim. see how you are in the morning. If ok, 20 minute run and see how you pull up on Monday. If ok, maybe a 75 minute run on Monday evening. ...
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    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    No x 8 goals. Reassessment time. So ... take two: Sub 25 Parkrun over winter Sub 1:15hr sprint tri - probably aim for October Hills Tri sub 2:35hr Olympic tri - little husky in November sub 6hr Western Sydney 70.3.
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    Cricket

    So, Siddle left out for Hazlewood for the first test. I wonder how that will work out? With two strike bowlers working from one end - both who can be wayward and provide an attacking batting line up - like the one NZ will sport - ample opportunities to score runs - Hazlewood better be up to bowling a tight line and length at the other end - something he wasnt capable of doing in England. For my money they should have gone with the workhorse Siddle ...
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    Cairns 2018

    lols
  12. Andrew #1

    Cairns 2018

    Come on Gomez!
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    Cairns 2018

    Enticer done - 6:31hrs Happy with that given the lead up in the last two weeks: I’ve been sick and am carrying a set of injuries in my right arm that basically means I’m swimming with one arm (I’ve struggled through Winterfish ...). Queasy in both transitions - trips to the potty in both and twice on the run. Still feeling the effects of my cold I think. That said I was happy with the bike, except the wind really got up in the last 40km which blew my chances of going under 3hrs but a 3:02 spit is a BP on that course. When I didn’t have rough guts on the run I was moving freely at about 7min/km and my moving time was just over 2:30hrs but my run split was 2:40. BUT - all in all - I’m happy and I don’t feel smashed. However Flanman still owns me, 😂 Interesting to see the men’s pro field run by just before I finished. Terrenzo looked strong and Gomez was lurking a few seconds behind in 4th. More later. cheers A
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    Cairns 2018

    What was your finish time in Port Flanny? 6:24? Game on!
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    Long Course Weekend 2018

    Ask me next Friday after I get Cairns out of my system. ...
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    Cairns 2018

    I’m picking him for 3rd. Conservative on the bike and first 2 laps of the run. Learning experience for Kona. Just like Frodo in Frankfurt in 2014 and Crowie in Port in 2007. Serious professional.
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    Winterfish 2018

    1.1km yesterday and again today. 2.2km tomorrow (followed by a 90km bike a s 21.1km run)
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    Winterfish 2018

    1km today
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    Winterfish 2018

    So far this week: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday - 1.2km per day. wednesday - 1.6km
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    Cairns Preview

    Gomez is doing Cairns this year as it is a perfect entry into IM racing for him - right time of year etc. a little like Crowie choosing Port Mac back in 2007. I doubt he’ll ever come back as he’d be doing himself out of some serious appearance money and sponsors bonuses by not racing a big European ironman in the northern summer. For the same reasons I don’t think we’ll ever see the likes of Frodo or Kienle race Cairns whilst they are still in their Prime. However, that would all change if WTC offered serious (as in 6 figure) appearance money. Which they won’t.
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    Cairns Preview

    Ran and swam 4 mike beach this morning. Still feeling the effects of my cold. However, improving. Staying at Port until Thursday - doing Mossman Gorge shortly then a sunset cruise this evening. Dinner at Salsa Resturant. We we have friends staying with us this year, so taking them out to see some of our favourite things. Probably do Cape Trib tomorrow and a Daintree River Croc Tour on Wednesday. They don’t seem that interested in going out to the reef, but we may sneak in a 3 hour snorkeling tour of the low islands if they change their minds. We are going to shift down to Palm Cove on Thursday and might drive via the Atherton Tablelands loop to make a day of it. Doing little swims, cycles and runs this week as I recover.
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    Cairns Preview

    No Cam Wurf?
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    Winterfish 2018

    Arrived in Port Douglas today and had my first training type day since last Saturday. Still shaking off the cold but I swam 3 times for a grand total of 1.7km in the 30 metre hotel pool. im baaack! Sort of ...
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    Swim plateau: how to break through

    Ouch! But - Swim bands!
  25. Andrew #1

    Cairns 2018

    I love it!! What a great looking race
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