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Ironnerd last won the day on August 23 2016

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About Ironnerd

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    Wiluna, WA - not far from the middle of no where.

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  1. Utopia

    I am really enjoying the new season of Utopia, very clever. "Mad as Hell" before it and "Growing Up Gracefully" after it are worth a watch also. If you have missed any episodes they are on ABC's iview.
  2. Training volume when not signed up to anything

    I would train 10+ hours regardless. However if I am not training for a race my training is mainly social group runs and rides. No long hard efforts. Also I try to do different stuff - off road runs, MTB, stairs. This keeps me physically and mentally fresh for when I do start training for a race. I feel your pain in missing your daughters birthday. I have worked FIFO for 20+ years and have missed too many birthdays, anniversary's, Christmas, etc. Make the most of the ones that you are home for.
  3. Frodo validates

  4. Ironman in Victoria

    IMWA has a 70.3 on the same day as the full. As do NZ and Cairns.
  5. Well done to Ash Gentle to beat Flora Duffy and win at Montreal. http://triathlonworld.com/news/gentle-cracks-top-step-podium-wts-montreal-142401
  6. Norseman

    Slowtwitch have the live broadcast link: http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/Norseman_Live_Coverage_Streamed_Here_6487.html
  7. Gelatin

    Thanks for all of the info. I will buy some gelatin when I get back to civilization and give it a go.
  8. KQ questions

    If you are interested in the stats on how fast you need to go at different races to KQ check out Coach Cox. http://www.coachcox.co.uk/ironman-world-championship-qualification/ http://www.coachcox.co.uk/2016/12/05/ironman-western-australia-2016-age-group-results-kona-qualification/ According to the above stats IMWA is 8 minutes faster than IM Australia and 25 minutes faster than Cairns.
  9. Gelatin

    I clicked on the link only to find that the Gelatin is most frequently bought with roasted crickets. Are people making roasted cricket jelly?
  10. KQ questions

    This year IMWA has extra slots - 65 in total. So your age group, 45-49, will have about 8 slots. 8th finisher in your AG did a 9:52 last year. If some slots roll you would be in with a chance if you can go under 10 hours.
  11. Rooad ID shipping time

    I am hoping that they bring one out for the Garmin 920XT. I often forget to wear my RoadID band. If it was attached to my 920 I would never forget it.
  12. Wheel noise - inside the rim

    I also have a rattling noise coming from my Propel front wheel. The obvious solution is a new bike.
  13. the 2017/18 financial year cost of pool swimming

    Free in the 20m pool at the mine site where I work. $6.30 at my local pool in Perth, cheaper if you buy a multi entry. Free at the beach.
  14. Running Shorts

    Whatever brand you get make sure that they have a zipped pocket for key/card.
  15. Clothing for cycling in the cold

    Toe covers - warmth and keep the water out. Thermal socks if really cold. Winter, full finger cycling gloves. Gillet - I prefer one with a breathable mesh on the back. Neck Tube - to keep neck / ears / head / face warm. Full length winter cycling knicks. Long sleeve cycling jersey or short sleeve with arm warmers. Long sleeve compression top under jersey. Long sleeve rain jacket in jersey pocket or worn if really cold. Most importantly wear bright colours preferably flouro. It can be very hard to see cyclists wearing black on an overcast day in the rain. Bright lights help too. Most of the stuff I wear is Wiggles own brand DHB, well priced, reasonable quality. I prefer the "Flashlight" gear for visibility. This morning it was cold and pissing down in Perth. I stayed warm and mostly dry, primarily due to the dhb Flashlight High Line Waterproof Jacket jacket I was wearing. Wiggle DHB Flashlight Gear