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  1. Andrew #1

    Best cheapest smart trainer for zwift

    What about the jet black? I think a Wheels off version retails for under $1000? im on a kickr gen 2. Best training investment I’ve ever made ...
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    Kona Slot Giveaway

    Again. I reckon there should be two races - the “Ironman World Championship” - held on the second Saturday in October (actually I’d shift the date to November and make a genuine end of season championship) starting at 6:25 am at Kona Pier. Then at 8am the same day the “Hawaiian Ironman” is held - starting at the same location. The first - championship - race is limited to 800 to 1500 pros and elite age groupers who strictly qualify to start. The second race is selected by a Combination of lottery, legacy and ‘special’ entrants. The limit on that event is set only by the capacity of the course. If another transition area could be found you could have another 3,000 athletes. ...
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    Kona Slot Giveaway

    Hang on. Taking the old measure of ‘double your HIM time, then add an hour’ to get an Ironman time estimate, she should have finished Cairns IM in about 16:30 hrs. Yet she actually did a 14:30 Ironman. So. Improvement. Significant improvement in 5 weeks. I reckon she she could go ok in Kona. Going out on a limb I reckon she might even get a PB ... if she has continued to train and improve over winter ...
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    IM Wales prep question

    If you can do a ‘hero’ day (say 8km swim in chainmail, 250km on the bike with flat tires and 50km run in a wooly jumper) the day before you set off on your holiday, then you can relax ... But seriously: it’s all in the bank now. If you can a solid 2hr bike ride the day before and perhaps a 90 minute trainer road VO2 Max session the morning you set off and then something like what AP says whilst on holidays, although I reckon 1 trip to the gym will suffice. You are strong on the bike, you won’t lose a thing in that week, especially if you concentrate on swimming (your weakness) and running (newsflash - ironman is a runners race actually). In the first half of your holidays you could do worse than banking your last 2 to 2.5hr long run ...
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    Winterfish 2018

    Shall we?
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    Individual 70.3 races lack history in OZ

    Yep. However, having done the race 4 times, I didn’t have an issue with it this year. I think a little visualisation helps. Also doing all my bike training indoors on the kickr with TrainerRoad makes everything easier mentally outdoors ...
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    Individual 70.3 races lack history in OZ

    Take out that little out and back along the esplanade and replace with the far southern turn at the reef terminal, like the full distance race? Sounds like a good idea. However, it really isn’t that dissimilar. What makes Cairns 70.3 great is the first 60km of the bike.
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    Individual 70.3 races lack history in OZ

    Sri Chinmoy Peace Triathlon was awesome. It was part of a festival that also included a sprint race on Saturday afternoon and also the 3 day ultra triathlon in the last decade or so. From memory it died in the arse because of a number of reasons - including repeated algae blooms in the lake in February and a loss of patronage. There was also a period when the Canberra Half in December with qualifying rights to IMA in Forster when that was a thing. Folk chasing qualification seemed to kill off the numbers for non qualifying long course races. Since both Sri Chinmoy and Canberra Half died they have been effectively replaced by Huski in February as the premier long course races for the southern half of NSW/ACT. So in summary, rather than losing one event what seems to have happened is that that late summer NSW/ACT long course race has morphed from Sri Chinmoy to Huski and the December race morphed from Callala Bay Half to Canberra Half and now Western Sydney 70.3. I also note that Callala long course has had a revival in December - currently run by Emo as an ‘ultimate’ distance race - 2/60/15km.
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    Ryf World Record at Gdynia 70.3, Poland

    I believe: Fox Mulder.
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    Cardinal Pell

    #CatholicPriestGang. Culpable.
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    Paris Gay Games

    You should have met Skull. The two of you would have gotten along like a house on fire. Your house ... 😂
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    From above “Hmm. Got a 5 HR drive to let some thoughts settle but right now, I can't away from the place fast enough!“ What about something like Ironman Barcelona then? However, on reflection with those improvements I reckon IM Wales is the go ...
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Think of all that training ‘in the bank’ (assuming calf issue has resolved. It’s all ‘spit and polish’ from now to IM Wales and then the que can be retired to the rack without any niggling regrets. You seem to be in fine form with a goodly base ...
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    Maybe reassess tomorrow, 😂 Sub 13hrs @ IM Wales ... you know you want too ...
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    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    Ah well, there goes my Tour. Bruce FairPlay gone after colliding with a demented Labrador.
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    Tenby!! It's that time again

    “Christ, never again, seriously !“ So, you are definitely doing IM Wales again I take it 😂
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    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    I’m in. My selections: Van Needles Pot Belge Fast Patches Von Pharmalite Max Sanguis Zephyr Atomiser Incredibilis Povo Bruce Fairplay (he’s an Aussie battler) Therapia Exemptus (he’s not).
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    2018 Hall of Fame Inductees.

    She also probably retired a few years early as well.
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    Top money earners mid year.

    If an extra zero were added to those figures it would be an acceptable amount for a nuffink sport like triathocolon. But those figures are simply scandalous. Gig workers delivering food for uber eats make more.
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    Top money earners mid year.

    Sarah Crowley has been rather inactive since Kona re big money races. I think she has only done Goondiwindi and Busso 70.3?
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    2018 Hall of Fame Inductees.

    So were Moss & Allen.
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    Tim Don

    Made a comeback to triathlon last night at 70.3 Costa Rica. Won it in 3:49, including a 1:17 run split. He has stated that his goal is Kona 2018, but with only 15-16 weeks to go, what is a realistic path for him to qualify? Or will the race organisers be sensible for a change and give him a pro start given the circumstances? That would be a First I know, but WTC have always reserved a discretionary right to gift pro entries (but to my knowledge have never exercised it before).
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    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    Richie Porte, after struggling with persistent illness in the months after the Tour Down Under found form at exactly the right time leading into the TDF with a win on GC in the Tour of Switzerland. Pulled away decisely from Quintana on the key mountain stage as well. He’s past due, isn’t he?
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    Challenge Roth

    “Lets face it, long runs suck, especially solo” Peter V used to say the same thing. Maybe sucking it up and getting that 2hr run in every Sunday morning followed by another hour AT RACE PACE in the evening like Crowie for the next 3 months instead of racing every weekend might ... just might ... have a better effect?
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    Challenge Roth

    Wurf has done something like 20 Ironman races in the last 2 years. Hasn’t broken 3hrs yet. Stuck at that 3 to 3:10 range every race. If he wants to ‘fast track’ the Ironman experience, then he’s already ticked that box. If he really wants to get ‘runs on the board’ well he himself has set a 2:50 marathon split as a goal. Racing every week isn’t going to acheive that. It’s worth keeping in mind that Wurf has now completed more Ironman races than Crowie did. Ever. Does he want to win Kona as he says all the time or simply emulate Peter Vebrusiak (spelling). If it’s the later, then terrific. Have fun. Otherwise, he’s just marking time. At age 35, he can’t afford to do that if he’s being serious.