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Ironnerd last won the day on October 5 2017

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  1. Ironnerd

    Podcasts - What's everyone listening to?

    Season 3 of Serial was released this week. Hope it is as good as the first 2 seasons.
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    Chongqing 70.3 Cancelled Again

    Flights to China from Perth are cheaper than flights to NZ. They were combining it with a holiday in China - Beijing, Great Wall, Terracotta warriors, etc Accommodation, food and travel is cheap in China. I suspect that the total cost- flights, accommodation and food would be cheaper in China than flying to the east coast or NZ for a 70.3.
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    Chongqing 70.3 Cancelled Again

    I think that a 70.3 race at iconic Nice followed by a European holiday will be very popular with Australians.
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    Chongqing 70.3 Cancelled Again

    Chongqing 70.3, this weekend, has been cancelled. Like last year it has been cancelled at the last moment due to problems with local authorities. Chongqing 70.3 had 30 slots to Kona and 50 slots for the 70.3 champs in Nice. Two of my friends had trained really hard through a very wet Perth winter hoping to get a 70.3 champs slot. No one will sign up for 2019, after two cancellations, no matter how many Kona spots they throw at it. 😥
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    Lauren Parker - para-triathlete

    The is an interesting ABC article on para-triathlete Lauren Parker http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-14/lauren-parker-world-championship-could-be-her-last/10238010 I hope that the results are good news.
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    Equal Pay

    I heard an interview with Erin Baker, possibly on IM Talk Legends podcast. She spoke about the efforts that were made to get prize money equality. WTC races and ITU races have equal prize money. I suspect the same is not true with sponsorship levels.
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    IM Legacy Program

    Thanks Goughy. I am a few weeks behind in listening to IM Talk. I have a lot of travel next week so will catch up then.
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    IM Legacy Program

    My letter for the legacy programs says: 1. You will need to complete an IRONMAN (140.6) race in 2017; 2. You will need to register for an IRONMAN (140.6) race that takes place in 2018 – you will need to complete this race to maintain your eligibility; 3. You will need to re-apply to the Legacy Program. I have a 2019 Legacy spot. I will do 1 x IM until I go to Kona. However it would be great if a 70.3 counts in case I get injured and can not complete a full IM or even a Busso full Duathlon.🦈
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    Wrist based heart rate monitor

    Another vote for the Sosche Rhythm+. Very comfortable and no drop outs. This is the DC Rainmaker review of the latest Sosche Rhythm+ https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/01/scosches-rhythm-24-optical-hr-sensor.html
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    Epstien Barrs Virus

    Options Take the advice of a qualified medical professional Take the advice of a bunch of keyboard warriors Take the advice of a bunch of people with no scientific evidence that their methods do work and plenty of scientific evidence that they do not work - naturopath and kiniesologist . Get a second opinion from a qualified medical professional - perhaps one that specialises in sports medicine.
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    Indoor swim bench

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    Indoor swim bench

    This is my first IM build with out a pool. Like treadmills and exercise bikes motivation is a problem. I work FIFO so 4 weeks without a pool or bike and then have two weeks off to try and get in as much swimming and cycling as possible.
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    Indoor swim bench

    Only if it easily packed up / folded up for easy storage. I am currently training for IMWA without a pool using stretch bands
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    Garmin Vector Pedals - single vs dual / 2 vs 3

    DC Rainmaker has just posted an article on the new features available on the Assioma pedals with the new firmware. He has also updated his comparison table with Garmin, Powertap and SRM pedals. https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/08/new-favero-assioma-firmware-adds-full-zwift-bluetooth-smart-compatibility-additional-features.html
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    Cheap but decent drink bottles??

    How will my fiends and work mates know that I am an Ironman if I don't use a water bottle from an IM race?