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About Froudie

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    Transitions Addict in Progress
  • Birthday 09/06/1980

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    Ferntree Gully, Victoria

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  1. The Torrens river trail is close to the airport. It starts at West Beach which is about 3-4km away or you could get on where it crosses Tapleys Hill Rd which is about half that distance. From there you can head East as far as Adelaide city and beyond. The Bike Path from West Beach heading down South to Glenelg apparently goes a fair way, But I've never been that far.
  2. I entered the Gatorade Triathlon Series in Victoria for the 2008/09 season. Race 1 was 10 years ago to this weekend and In true Victorian tradition, it was turned into a duathlon! As was Race 2 in December, so I had to wait until Race 3 in January 2009 at Sandringham to pop the cherry. I'm up to 87 races now, from Minis to IM's in 6 of the 8 Australian states and territories and in 4 countries, great way to see the world!
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    Garmin VO2max

    I was tested at 63ml/min/kg at Vic Uni. Highest I've had the Garmin is 59ml/min/kg. Based on my actual times in that table I should be around 54ml/min/kg, I guess I should be faster than I am or I don't like pain. All values based on running.
  4. Done 7, but only cracked 13 hrs once... 2012 Melbourne (13:52) - Underestimated how much training I needed to do, gut issues for 6 weeks prior to race day 2012 Port Mac (13:36) - 6 Weeks after the first one so wasn't fully recovered 2013 Melbourne (14:48) - Blew out a hip flexor and walked the last 22kms 2014 Melbourne (11:59) - Got this one right 2015 Melbourne (13:57) - Personal issues led to sporadic training, cramping from 4km into the run 2016 Cairns (15:16) - Didn't train consistently, gave up on the run and walked a fair bit once I had established I would make cutoff 2017 Hawaii (13:23) - Took it easy to enjoy the day To sum it up, my bike strength sucks which compromises the run and I don't do enough training to be anything other than a 12-15 hr finisher.
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    Target CTL

    I should add that I averaged 15 hrs/week for the 23 weeks.
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    Target CTL

    For an Ironman last year over a 23 week plan using Joe Friel's Periodisation... After two weeks off training, I started Week 1/Baseline @ 40 After the Base Period/Week 12 I was @ 100 During the Build Period/Weeks 13-20 I ranged between 115-125 By race day after a three week taper, I was back to 100 Some Notes; - I included all swim, bike, run and strength training sessions. - I just followed the plan I was given, I wasn't trying to hit certain CTL numbers and didn't adjust sessions to do so.
  7. I took a spot via the eBay auction last year, didn't pay as much as this one went for, but it was significant. Still conflicted about the whole thing, even 6 months after I finished the race. However, I don't regret doing it. I will write a review one day and post it in race reports.
  8. Same experience as other members here... Chronic ankle injuries from basketball to the point I would roll them by walking on uneven ground. Started trail running and walking as prep for OXFAM in 2010. Found that an unintended benefit was improving the strength and balance around the ankle joint. Rolled a couple of times early on, but find that now if I go over, my proprioception kicks in and I'm able to correct it, before I sprain it. Also do weekly balance work on a BOSU ball. Haven't rolled them in years, including at basketball.
  9. I never train in groups and very rarely ride on a road bike in a race situation. Normally I'm in the top 20-25% of my age group for the run, but I found the surging to try and stay on wheels after the hairpins and going up the small inclines cooked my legs and my run suffered accordingly (top 33%). I did the Yarrawonga race and got into no drafting packs all race, but managed to hold on for a few km's in Canberra, so I guess that's some small improvement. Will need to adjust my training if I continue to do D/L (unlikely).
  10. I'll be a first timer at Kurnell next weekend... Any tips from the wise?
  11. How many Ironman races will that make for you Ironnerd?
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    Kona spots at port

    I know one of them, but he doesn't frequent here.
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    Kona spots at port

    Prizes and Winning: ï· The random prize draw will take place at 12:30 pm on Friday 24 February 2017 at the Promoterâs office located at 24 Lionel Donovan Drive, Noosaville, QLD, Australia, 4566. The winner will be randomly chosen from the pool of entrants.
  14. Formula was close for me; Olympic PB - 2:20 Marathon PB - 3:37 Predicted IM - 11:56 Actual IM PB - 11:59 All three PB races were within a five month period.
  15. New run course record for Lange?
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