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clintred last won the day on November 25 2014

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  1. clintred

    Naturally Gifted vs....

    The guy you are talking with has been involved in endurance sport since a young pup, he raced the Nutri grain Ironman series and has a huge engine, an aerobic base that’s been built over 20 plus years. I guess what I’m saying is it’s not always “naturally gifted” sometimes there is more to the story. Triathlon is not a sport which needs a massive amount of coordination so I think close to anyone can commit and become decent (unlike say golf or tennis etc)
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    Maccas Prince designs a short course for record

    The previous two weeks happened to terenzo
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    I’d say 59-1:02 swims as I was 55 and didn’t have dramas with packs until 45km................ then half of Europe piled past like this
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    Kona bike and wheels count. Cervelo won

    The people counting the wheels are standing less than 2m away, they would comfortably be able to read it, I guess if they didn’t know the brand they assume it’s a blank wheel that’s been stickered. I did see an older guy during the week before with a ventum painted with flames and wheels with “bad news” stickered on them............ I had a little giggle.
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    Kona bike and wheels count. Cervelo won

    I often wonder how accurate these polls are, when we were walking our bikes into check in they have an areas with photographers and people writing down brands. Mike Phillips from NZ rode Caden 60/90 and so did I yet they didn’t have caden- 2 makes me wonder if they are “helped” with their results by larger companies or something along those lines.
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    Only in my mind as he came past on the right of me with a moto either side of him......... the beauty is the motos don’t help a great deal on the run, he still crumbled over the last 16km
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    He had 2x motorbikes with him on ride and run filming/motorpacing. Came home in about 9:30
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    Nice looking bike kits (cycling ideas)

    It’s a hard task coming up with something from a blank canvas, with our suits/cycle gear I trolled through pages and pages of designs and mashed a few together. Something I certainly failed with in the first cycle kit design we did was to factor in rider safety, there was a lot of black and in the times we live in cycle safety is something that needs to be at the forefront of thought when choosing colors. Im not a huge fan of “traditional” kits but the second design we came up with ended up a lot more that way inclined.
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    Let's talk Kona 2018

    Exactly what AP said, it would have hurt Gomez mentally and would have reinstated Frodenos faith that he can Towel them up. The mental damage frodeno could have inflicted on all the competition is enormous, if sanders/Kienle/Lange etc etc watched that and it instilles doubt in their prep then the chance of overtraining in the coming 4 weeks could bring them unstuck.......... I guess this is the time where a coach who can keep a lid on the athletes mental state is important.
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    Let's talk Kona 2018

    The men’s race I think Lange will be out of contention by t2, likewise with Gomez. I feel like this is the year that the bike times will drop considerably and the Guys who commit to going ridiculous on the bike then run 2:50/2:55ish could still yield very high results, for some reason I would love to see wurf/Sanders/starky/Kienle all battle through slower runs but be racing for the win. I hope the women’s race is closer than we anticipate but besides a really off day I cannot see anyone beating Ryf.
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    What training did you do today...

    Beings called a wanker by a guy who attends “Pilates” probably wearing Lorna Jane is fine by me!
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    Pay it forward... again again

    Roxii two of the guy who have already been the beneficiary of your retirement are looking for new shoe options, both 44ish so I’ll pay the postage and continue clearing out your garage!!!! Should have just come to Sydney with a trailer in the first place and it would all be done!
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    3:45am is the new 4:30am it seems.

    Weekends at the moment are where I get the thumping sessions done so not chance of me catching up then! Some people can operate on 5-6hours sleep comfortably year round, that’s impressive if you ask me.
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    3:45am is the new 4:30am it seems.

    3:45am 2-3days a week at the moment......... if I was to do it every day I’d be worn out and the boss would leave me as I’d be in bed at 7:30every night and a prick to be around. The thing that gets me with the “I’m up at 3:45 or 4 or whatever time” is how could they be in a relationship/parent role and be at all worth having around? I guess the only answer is they sleep 5-6hrs a night which doesn’t cut the mustard for this little wuss
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    IM Wales prep question

    Plan a solid ride the day before you go and a solid bike for the day you get home, if you can get on a stationary bike once like ap said then nothing lost really. Honestly it’s not too dissimilar to how I approach ironmans, three weeks out I have a bigger swim/run week, two weeks out start taper with bike/swim, last week short sessions of all three. Swim a solid week and you’ll be sweet, it’s not as if you are going to hit the schooners all week and lay around eating pizza. Enjoy the holiday