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    Now you can ride in the... water too

    Not sure you could call that an invention??
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    DISCS banned ITU gc tomorrow

    Yeah it's a big urban myth. No idea why it's still perpetuated and why they're still banned in Kona. Busso in May we had storms/squalls and strong winds, swim was canned and RD advised people not to use discs, but permitted them. Loads of people withdrew because they only had discs and/or were concerned about the conditions. People posting on FB saying you'd be mad using a disc. The irony is, what I've read and experienced, is that discs can have a stabilizing effect in high winds. I did get some movement with the 808 front, but nothing crazy. WInd was around 60 - 70km/hr with gusts up to 100 km/hr and I was fine as was everyone else who rode a disc.
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    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Is Busso any different to other races? Worlds in SA was a joke, 3000+ guys on the course, Cairns there are no TOs for the last 20kms for safety reasons which everyone is very aware of, they are the two races outside of WA I've done and were worse than Busso.
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    Frodo out?

    Sanders got this in the bag.
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    Let's talk Kona 2018

    So she'll catch and overtake some of the male pros in the swim! If she "works" 🤨 with the guys and gets a decent lead, who knows.
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    Let's talk Kona 2018

    Yeah Rhyf and Charles are in a different league, the difference between those 2 and 3rd place at the worlds was something like 8mins… How far behind the male pros do the girls go? Is it possible for Lucy to catch the slower male pros and work with them to build a decent lead over Rhyf?
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    Let's talk Kona 2018

    Nah I think she'll be out of the top 3. She's fit and motivated, not just going there for a tan, but I reckon she'll be around 5th/6th.
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    Let's talk Kona 2018

    There were a few peeps racing worlds who are doing Kona, Lucy Charles, Rhyf etc I don't think it would have taken much out of them, a little more than a hard training day?
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    Wurf 2.53

    Yeah, it amuses me when AGers go on about their great bike split, but neglect to mention their 5 hour run split...
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    What do you reckon that gap is, 4m? Nowhere close to 12m.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Sanders will win at some point, he's hungry. I can't see Gomez winning. Brownlee will podium on debut.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Yeah worked out really well. Was great watchiung the women.
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    Shoulder Bursitis - Cortisone

    watch the whole video, but 4.20 is important, watch what she does with her shoulder joint, internally rotating it, elbow is up, you can't drop elbow in this position and will have a much better catch, plus there will be significantly less load on the rotator cuff and shoulder joint. Seems to be a critical part of a an EVF, but something that never really gets mentioned.
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    Equal Pay

    It depends on the sport and the comparable quality. Skill level of female surfers vs male surfers is incomparable, you have guys surfing 80 foot waves, women surfers are on a par with 10 - 12 year old boys, similar with soccer. Whereas triathlon, I feel they should be on equal pay. You have triathletes like Chrissie Wellington, Rhyf and Lucy Charles beating male pros and in Lucy's case beating all the male pros for the swim leg in some races. So it's a case by case basis. It also depends on what money is available, English premier league players earn up $20 million a year, female equivalents are on around $50'000 a year, but they have around 1000 spectators at a game..
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    Shoulder Bursitis - Cortisone

    Do you know what's causing/exacerbating it? There have been people that have had cortisone shots and their issue has never returned, but if the problem is never resolved e.g poor swim technique, it's logical that the problem will continue to reappear, which it did with me. I had 3 cortisone shots, 2 in left shoulder, 1 in right, various degrees of success, best was 6 months pain free swimming. Did all the rehab excercies, some made it worse, went to some great physios, tried rest, none worked until I spent a good amount of time time researching the injury and modifying/fixing my catch which was overloading the shoulder. Until I fixed that, the problem was always going to reappear. You could get lucky with the cortisone shot and never have pain again, but you problem need to get to the root cause of the problem.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Possibly? I'm really hungover though, so am not quite with it! $2 beers..
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    They can't have it in Taupo in September because of the weather. Even December can get down to 4, 5 degrees.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Yeah it will never be Taupo in September.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Morning of ladies race Walking to swim start Pro women Lucy Charles, first out the water Ryf and chasing swimmers Men swim start
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    I got told to do my zipper up.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    ha ha the timing mat was about 3km from the ocean.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    yeah it was really bad, especially being in the last wave.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    way too many people? 3000 men, 2000 women. It was congested today on the bike apparently, lots of trains. No idea what's going to happen tomorrow. I'm last f**king wave at 9.30!
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Charles smashed it in the swim, great swim conditions, a bit nippy 14 C. Ryf and Charles came in together, but Ryf was way too strong on the run. Felt warm out there spectating. Seemed to be a reasonable standard with the AGers, 99% looked in OK shape.
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