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lachie94 last won the day on November 5 2015

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  1. What training did you do today?

    My week is usually structured around a 'recovery' day for the legs Monday with swim and maybe a very short, easy spin + gym. Solid Tues-Thurs. Friday often a bit less volume and then solid weekend. This works well for me as have been doing work experience in the office on Mondays
  2. What training did you do today?

    3 egg scramble with half an avo smashed on to two saladas plus my one milky (lactose free milk for me) coffee for the day.
  3. What training did you do today?

    For those interested here's my last two days. Approx 8 weeks out from NZ so starting on some bigger days. Will try and post a couple of key days each week. (Keeping in mind that these are KEY days and are supported by a foundation of a lot of other work and recovery). Anyway, this week. Tuesday: AM: 2.15hr ride including 5x5min at or slightly above typical 'threshold' (390w, 391w, 388w, 387w, 403w) followed by 30min at IM pace (309w - approx 10w above). PM: 65min run as 20min warm up, 2x15min wirh 5min reco, 10min cool down. 15min broken as 5min @ 3.50-4min/k, 5min @ 3.40-3.45, 5min sub 3.30. Wednesday: AM: 5km swim with main set of 2 x (4x200 on 2.40, 4x50 fly on 60) Breakfast then straight into 3.10hr ride (110k) incl 5x12min @ IM pace (300w) on low rpm with 3min reco. Rest of ride easy. PM: 1.25hr/20k steady aerobic run along the beach
  4. Dimond Brillian (Large) with superfork

    Good point! Edited to add. $2800
  5. $2800 Dimond Brilliant frameset with superfork. Blacked out. Seat post has been cut so max approx 790mm from BB. Comes with tririg direct mount brakes and can throw in enve aerobars with brake levers for an extra $350. Bike has a few superficial marks where paint has been chipped through travel all of which are around the bottom bracket and rear stays (see photos). This frame retails for $6k USD. Bike was built up in late Feb and ridden only until August. Have enough parts to build up a full bike if that interests you but only if you can pick up locally. Otherwise, happy to post frameset (and bars if wanted) at buyers expense. Note: photo of fully built bike is how it looked built up with en
  6. 2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Top 5 at Geelong 70.3, IM NZ and IM Port Mac and a podium at Challenge Melbourne. May as well aim big. If somehow I do better than that the Kona qualification question might be on the cards, if not I'll look to capitalise on the new Kona qualification for 2019 and hit a late season race close to Kona this year. Also, likely to start working a few days a week to get my other, better paying, career moving along so just keen to try and strike the right balance between triathlon, work and last year of uni.
  7. What training did you do today?

    Solid mate!
  8. Lucky enough to be carrying baton on the Gold Coast
  9. What training did you do today?

    2.5hr ride with 2 x Arthur's Seat. First one from the beach @ 407w, second one from the gate a bit easier at 382w. Then roll down back side and 30min @ IM pace (300w). First one was 12min and missed 6w/kg by 7 bloody watts... Now heading to the pool for 4km with the good ol' 40x50m main set.
  10. WS 70.3

    Good to see a great turn out for the race on the weekend! Unfortunately for me it was probably one race too many for the year and was running on fumes all day but happy to get across the line and spend the next week full of a going away, a 21st and a music festival... might be harder than the race!
  11. Challenge Shep - Who is racing?

    Another great race down at Shep and always great to see Mr and Mrs Ayto! I had some tummy issues during the week which reared their head a bit on race day with vomiting on the bike and other end on the run so ultimately pretty happy to walk away with 5th. The 20m draft zone is great in theory but useless if not even close to enforced. See my coach's (Grant Giles) Facebook page for a little vid with my thoughts on the matter at the end... Yep, was on a Shiv thanks to Chris down at Cyclespeed here in Melbourne. Currently have a Factor on order so hopefully will be ready in the not too distant future. The Shiv is definitely a nice bike though and can't complain!
  12. Respecting the Race

    I think it needs to be looked at case by case. For example, in 2015 I did IM Melb and IM Port Mac as a 19 year old. IM Melb I blew up 100k into the bike and couldn't even get on the aerobars. However, given it was my first IM and in my hometown, it was simply the only decision to finish the race. 6 weeks or so later in Port Mac my back seized up in the swim and at 120k into the bike I rode back to my hotel. At the time it felt crappy but I'm sure trying to slog another one out would have set me back physically and mentally for a long time. What I have learnt so far in my short career though is that finishing is always a much better feeling than not and as such I always strive to if I don't believe it will set me back long term.
  13. Lachie's New Bike

    Sorry for the lack of posting on here of late! I'm on here most days reading but just haven't been writing much myself. Was a pretty funny old day over in Malaysia with my steerer snapping in half and then 32-33k on a city bike. Owed it to the race to finish and glad I did albeit very slowly. In terms of Dimond, I will refrain from saying anything.
  14. Staffordshire 70.3. anyone heard from Lachie?

    I thought the standard seemed quite good. Was around 900m vert on the bike I think and quite technical. Run was also had one bike hill three times (probably slightly longer than mooloolaba hill) and off road sections through forest etc. Finally it was pushing 30deg which is hot here! For reference, the male pro winner went 4.01
  15. Staffordshire 70.3. anyone heard from Lachie?

    Unfortunately for me, 5min into the bike I looked down to see my bottle with all my nutrition in it was gone. After the first hour with no nutrition at 349w I started to fade badly so began taking in the on course powerbar drink. Got off the bike and started running but gut was in all sorts from the drink. Held on until 10k but then had to stop 6 times in 4k to drop the kids off and couldn't get more than 10 steps of running without having to s**t. An hour on the portaloo after pulling out and guts are only just coming around.