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lachie94 last won the day on March 6

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  1. lachie94

    What training did you do today...

    10km on the rowing machine 4km jog with the far better half
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    Kona pro points being scrapped...

    a) doping can’t teach swim technique
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    Kona pro points being scrapped...

    It should also be noted Stefan Schumacher was part of a systematic doping program during his cycling career and subsequently was banned. Done nothing in tri till this race.
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    What training did you do today...

    Boxing Class 15min run/walk with girlfriend putting me to the sword 2km swim. Jumping in on draft legal sprint tomorrow.. hoping legs can handle long run up from beach
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    Busso 2018

    Thanks mate!
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    Busso 2018

    Put a race report together here for anyone interested http://www.lachiekerin.com/blog/2018/12/5/ironman-busselton-a-solid-end-to-2018
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    Busso 2018

    Well done everyone! Personally, I was happy to put together a consistent day despite a sub par swim. Here’s my file for you Peter (ignore HR, it was losing the plot!). For reference I’m 68kg.. clearly need to work on my aero!
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    Kona pro points being scrapped...

    IMO we should simply have 5 full distance races between May and July, each offering 10 male and 10 female slots. Still have other full distance races with prize money but no slots. This would bring great fields to these ‘championship’ races and give everyone a clear two month qualifying period
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    What training did you do today...

    211km ride. Last long one ticked off. 2km reco swim
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    Training and travel

    Great post by Monkie. Spot on. My only add would be to ensure as constant a diet as possible. Good, nutritious food can make a huge difference.
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    Coles Bay Half

    Just wondering if anyone has a contact for the organisers? Tried emailing email address on website but bounced back. Really hoping to start my year out here but just trying to find out some more details. Cheers!
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    What training did you do today...

    5km swim Podiatrist. Managed to properly drain the blister on my foot, providing huge relief and was able to get a 90min spin for on the bike this arvo in Tassie. Much better mood now that I can put weight on my foot! Not an ideal past 3 days, two weeks out from Busso but happy to be out and about again
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    What training did you do today...

    First day of no exercise since the day after Cairns IM. Enforced thanks to a deep blister that got infected under the ball of my foot. Luckily the doc was able to drain it a fair bit. Still sore so just ride/swim for the next couple of days.. Not ideal but got to roll with the punches
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    How do Pro's afford it

    Also, as a note, coaching is certainly an expense but I have already learnt so much from my coach and see it as an investment in my current progression as an athlete as well as a learning opportunity for me. Furthermore, I have just finished my Bachelor of Commerce and am starting a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science next year as that’s all I ever wanted to do.
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    How do Pro's afford it

    I’ll chime in as a lower level pro. I’m extremely lucky to live with my partner and we don’t have to pay rent which is a huge saving. Basically just utilities and our groceries/things for the house. I also have a step dad who has worked for Qantas for 34 years which means I have staff travel. Being on standby can be very risky when heading to races but you have to make sure you plan as best as possible and are willing to change plans on a whim. On the plus side, sometimes it means business class which is a huge win. Currently I am coaching a couple of athletes and taking two squad sessions with I4 here in Melbourne whilst also taking a couple of Spin Labs. This pretty much just makes ends meet when you consider petrol, car insurance etc. I was able to be more comfortable when I was working part time for a financial adviser but lacked any passion for it which made it a constant grind and was a large burden on my triathlon. So overall, I’m much happier now and glad to be chasing areas that I am passionate in. I have found the coaching hugely rewarding and would love to grow it more. For someone like myself there is very little sponsorship money from endemic sponsors. I have one sponsor who pays me bonuses and that is based on my bike riding. I’ve been extremely lucky to have very very supportive parents and I am under no illusions that I would not have had these opportunities without them. Safe to say that trying to leave the nest chasing professional triathlon isn’t easy but ultimately it’s a sport that we do because we love it so I can’t complain!