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    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

    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. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
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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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    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

    Looks like I might have to wait a couple of years to get a Kona legacy slot. Dear Athletes, IRONMAN is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2016 Legacy Program is now open. Qualification for the 2016 Legacy Program is similar to prior years and is outlined below. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, we expect there to be significantly more qualified applicants than there are slots available (100). In the past, qualified Legacy applicants who were not selected in their application year were guaranteed selection in the next year's program if they maintained eligibility. Due to the amount of qualified applicants we currently have, we can longer make that guarantee and athletes who are not selected will be placed on a wait-list. An athlete's place on the wait list will be based solely on their Legacy application time-date stamp. For example, if an athlete registers for the 2016 Legacy Program and is the 110th qualified applicant - which would be beyond the available slots for 2016 - the athlete will not be selected for 2016 but would be a selection for 2017, pending their maintained eligibility. If an athlete applied and was the 210th qualified applicant - which would be beyond the available slots for both 2016 and 2017 - the athlete would not be selected until 2018, pending their maintained eligibility. However, as athletes withdraw from the waiting list or decline their slot, athletes behind them will subsequently move up in position. The IRONMAN Legacy Program grants loyal IRONMAN athletes the opportunity to compete in Kona at least once in their lifetime. While we understand this makes the journey to Kona a little longer, we hope that you understand these modifications are necessary so that we can continue to serve our loyal athletes. To be fully qualified for the 2016 IRONMAN Legacy Program, athletes must meet all four requirements: 1. Athlete must have completed a minimum of 12 full-distance IRONMAN* races (includes existing and past events) by December 31, 2015. 2. Athlete has never participated in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. 3. Athlete must have completed at least one full-distance IRONMAN event in 2014 and 2015. 4. Athlete must be registered for a full-distance IRONMAN event in 2016. *Triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run operated by IRONMAN Please note: To maintain eligibility as an existing, qualified applicant beyond 2016, athletes must compete in at least one (1) full-distance IRONMAN event during the subsequent calendar years. For more information on the Legacy program, go to www.ironman.com/worldchampionship. Additional questions about the program may be directed to legacy@ironman.com. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the finish line!
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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 โ€“ 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.๐Ÿฆˆ
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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๏ปฟ . 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?
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    50 PM's in 50 days๐Ÿ˜€
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Turnbull is toast. In my mind I am already PM of Australia.๐Ÿ˜€
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Or even claim the worlds longest contentious run of 4 years.๐Ÿ˜€
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    I emailed marathon investigation as soon as I saw your post ๐Ÿ˜€ https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/
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    Rim Brakes to Disc Brakes

    Stopping/slowing in the wet is much better/safer with disc than rim in my experience. I have the Giant Defy which Roxii referred too. So far I am very happy with the disc brakes. ST recently had a primer on disk brakes - worth a read. https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Disc_Brake_Primer_-_Part_1_6977.html
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    Single Sided Power?

    I have read most of DC Rainmakers reviews on powermeters and trainers. Often instantaneous power differs between equipment - depending on where the power is measured - pedal, crank, bottom bracket, chain, hub. When you look at the averaged 1s or 3s power the differences become much smaller. He publishes the raw data for his reviews. If he is making a mistake in his calculations or is biased I am sure that it would have been identified.
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    TA Membership

    That is a feature of the new Fenix 5X that is most likely to get me to upgrade my 920XT. ๐Ÿ˜€
  24. The NYT has analysed Strava data to determine that the Nike Vapourfly does make you about 4% faster. This applies to not only fast runners but slow runners also. Perhaps they are worth the $400+ price. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/18/upshot/nike-vaporfly-shoe-strava.html There are lies, damn lies and statistics.
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    TA Membership

    Cards are old school. I do not carry any. Just paypass everything on my phone. Apple Pay/Wallet and Google Pay let you store your cards electronically. TA should have an app with your membership details, race calendar, race results, news feed, etc. A summer intern could create an app for minimal cost.