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Ironnerd last won the day on October 5 2017

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  1. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    Fortunately all of the sharks are hanging around Mandurah this year and not Busso. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/shark-attack-survivor-speaks/10486552
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    Busso 2018

    I always put new tubes in before a race. I put new tyres on my race wheels and my "old" race wheels become my training tyres.
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    Busso 2018

    I did my last long run yesterday -3 and 20km/hr wind. With just camels to keep me company.
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    Pump and run

    That makes more sense. I could not picture how she could run with a baby.
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    Pump and run

    I bet she gets up at 3am to do hill repeats in the rain. Breast feeding while running is hard core. Not sure how good it was for the baby though.
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    Ironman pacing strategy

    You did more bike training in a weekend than I have done in a month.😀
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    Busso 2018

    Kieran - I saw your long day on Strava. That was a big day of training. How did you pull up the next day?
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    Cricket

    I think that Australia should send out an SOS to the West Indies, Ireland and PNG to see if they can send a team to Australia for a tour. It is the only way we are going to win a game this year.😀
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    Missing person - Work Colleague

    Very sad story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-04/heat-exposure-claims-the-life-of-motorcyclist-daniel-price/10463290?WT.ac=statenews_wa
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    Busso 2018

    Ironman app and/or website. If you have a newer Garmin and plan on carrying a mobile phone you could use Garmin LiveTrack. I would not advise carrying a mobile phone.
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    Missing person - Work Colleague

    iPhones have the same tracking capability if it has been enable. They would need his apple login details.
  12. Ironnerd

    Garmin 935 $399 at rebel - good value?

    Have a read of the DC Rainmaker review, it will answer all of your questions. https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/03/garmin-forerunner-935-depth-review.html Triathlon mode enables you to quickly iterate from sport to sport with little more than a key press. This is useful for going from the swim segment of a race to the bike segment, and then onto the run. Further, it can capture transition times as well. Within the triathlon mode you’ve got the aforementioned transition time option, but you can also use the little known option to automatically lock the buttons after you change sports each time. This helps to prevent accidental key presses – in particular pressing the ‘lap’ button, which would move you onto the next sport (a really bad thing if it happens at the wrong time). In addition to triathlon mode you can make your own multisport mode options – such as combining stand-up paddle boarding with skiing. Or two or more other totally compatible sports. Further, you can do a bit of a free-style multisport mode by pressing the left-center button at any time to simply switch to another sport. This is helpful if you’re going to repeat something like bike/run over and over again until a predetermined time (common brick workout strategy).
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    Busso 2018

    You can find the full qualification rules at: http://asia.ironman.com/triathlon/organizations/pro-membership/qualifying/ironman-qualifying.aspx#axzz5VY67x627 Kona winners get automatic 5 year qualification. MC last won in 2014, so she only needs to validate by finishing an IM. Even if she wins an IM the Kona slot will roll down. Coming 2nd or 3rd at Kona guarantees entry the following year only, however you still need to validate.
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    2018 IMWA/70.3 roll call and coffee meet

    I am heading down on the Friday before the race. I will be finishing not racing. Does anyone know a good butcher in Busso? I need some meat to throw in the water to attract the sharks so that I don't have to swim.😀
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    Garmin 935 $399 at rebel - good value?

    The below suggestions are from DC Rainmaker. https://www.dcrainmaker.com/ Troubleshooting Pool Swim DataI wanted to briefly talk to this, since I’ve seen a number of folks ask about accuracy in the pool. Some have had the distance issues where the unit reports longer than normal. And a few people have issues where it reports shorter. With that, I wanted to provide some tips based on my using it for the past 5+ months. During which time, I’ve had it measure distance in a pool wrong only once – due to having to stop mid-way down the lane and converse with my lovely wife. Yup, just once. So I figured I’d share my tricks to accuracy.The first thing to keep in mind is that the unit measures distance purely on accelerometer data. That means that it’s measuring what your wrist is doing, and in particular, changes to direction and acceleration. Thus, you have to keep in mind that any movement you make while the timer is running is being analyzed. The watch is constantly thinking “Is this a stroke?”, “Was that just a new lap?”. Keeping that in mind is critical to accurate data.1) When you’re not actively swimming back and forth, pause the timer. I know that there’s some guidance that says you can just keep it going, but honestly, that’s wrong. If you’re standing at the wall waiting for your next set – just pause the timer. That tells the watch to stop looking at whether or not you should be swimming. And thus, it won’t increment the distance until you press start.2) Separate out your laps/sets using the lap button. If my workout calls for 1000y warm-up, then a 500y build, then a slew of 100’s, I’m going to press lap between each section. Thus, at the 1000y marker I press lap to create that set. At the 500y marker, I press lap. And then after each 100y I press lap. In the case of the 100’s, I’ve got a short rest at the wall, so I FIRST press stop, then I press lap. If I pressed lap then stop, it would incorrectly start a new lap that I haven’t started swimming yet.3) Be strong on your wall push-offs. Because the 910XT is looking for changes in acceleration, you want to ensure that you push off the wall strongly. Fast being the key. It doesn’t matter if you do a flip turn or an open turn (I vary sometimes for fun), it just matters that you do it with conviction. If you ever-so-slowly do a turn at the wall and make it more graceful than Ms. Daisy, the unit might never actually detect an acceleration change, and thus, no new lap.4) Be aware that passing someone mid-line is an acceleration change: Folks have reported issues with sudden surges to pass another swimmer mid-way down a lane being counted as a new lap. This is an area where Garmin could improve the logic a bit, but my advice here is to try and ‘soften’ the acceleration/deceleration just a touch to not trigger it. I realize of course that when it comes time to pass someone mid-lane, the most important thing is doing it quickly – but just offering some options. Or, do it at the end of the lane (again, not always possible).5) Pause when in drills: Because the unit is looking for one of the recognized stroke types, it will only be accurate when you’re doing one of those stroke types. So if you’re doing a bunch of drills with three pieces of swim equipment and look like a fish out of water, it’s best to pause the timer.6) It won’t work if your arms aren’t moving: This goes hand in hand with the above, but if you’re doing kick-only drills, the unit simply won’t measure that distance. For these, I just pause the unit. The time is counted in total activity time, but it doesn’t try and incorrectly record laps (which it will, trust me).7) Don’t leave the unit running when you go to the bathroom: I only mention this, because I got an upset e-mail from someone that indicated that the unit incorrectly added a lap when they went to the bathroom while leaving the timer running. I really wanted to note that technically they probably did go 50y round-trip, but decided against it. Again, remember, as your arm swings, it thinks your swimming. So as you get out of the pool, walk to the bathroom door, open the door, go to the bathroom, and do it all again in reverse, it’s prime time for the unit to think you’re swimming. Just pause, you’ll be happier later.
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