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About micka

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  • Year of first Tri race?
  1. Signed up for Geelong instead. Got an apartment throwing distance to the start of the race. That'll do
  2. Its already been refunded. The cost for the half distance that is.
  3. Yah. Thankfully we could cancel our accommodation without a fee and we hadn't booked flights yet for our babysitters (grandparents). There doesn't appear to be any other half distance options other than Ironman Geelong or challenge Melbourne which are all next year. Although I'd be hesitant to sign up for challenge Melbourne now.
  4. Thanks for the tips all. I'll Google map it all.
  5. Hi there, I am looking for decent areas to ride my tri bike in the aero position for long distances around Yallambie in Melbourne. I dont mind driving ~ 20 minutes to get there. Back in Adelaide there was a bike path along an expressway for ~ 20km that was perfect. I don't mind if its just a 5-10km path that's separated from the road. I can do laps.... I really struggled in the Geelong 70.3 last weekend even though I had done 3-4 hours on Zwift indoors every week and I was quite fit, I wasn't prepared for the rough road surface, so I am looking to do at least 1 ride outside per week going forward.
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    Geelong 70.3

    Same, wife and myself have signed up. 8 month old son... It's gonna be tough
  7. Im "racing". Prepared for the swim and the run. Not so much for the ride. Taking it easy and going to enjoy the day
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    Avanti chrono recall

    Dammit, lucky I check these forums regularly. I bought a EVO2 Di2 late last year and have only ridden it about an hour due to injury.
  9. In Australia, shorts over tights. When I lived in Sweden, I still wore shorts over tights but I was the only one in the whole city to do so.
  10. 2013 Full world champs is online now
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    IMNZ Thread.

    Had to pull out due to injury but going there to watch anyway because flights were booked already and a friend is racing. I've never watched one live before, It will be a good change.
  12. Not too bad actually. I do an ab routine once a week. But its a good idea to make sure its solid.
  13. Ok, so its been about 3 weeks now since my last update. I pulled out of the NZ Ironman as I simply hadn't done enough training and I am turning the trip into a holiday and also watching the race as a friend is racing in it too. I have had a MRI on both my knees and got the results yesterday at my physio appointment. In both my left and right knees I have "Lateral fat pad edema deep to the ITB suggestive of impingement". All of the other tests came back normal, so there is nothing seriously wrong with my knees, but this is still something that I need to fix. I go to the doctor tomorrow to see his opinion on it too. So for all those with mysterious issues that cant be diagnosed, I really suggest getting an MRI and finding out once and for all. It was expensive ($200 per knee when referred by a doctor), but very worth it in my opinion. I have been given some strengthening exercises (I had some really good improvements in strength and stability over the past 3 weeks doing the exercises) and been told to roll more near the hip area. So it looks like the solution for this is the same as ITB. I've done a bit of googling and there are cortizone and surgical procedures which can help this, but I want to continue to try to fix this without doing that if at all possible. Now I am not signed up to an Ironman I don't "have to run".
  14. Yer thats the thing that I have found while reading up on this. Some people say to stretch and roll, some people say that stretching is useless as you cant stretch that area very well anyway and that rolling does nothing. Ive been told to take anti-inflammatory medication, but then you read that it actually causes the injury to not heal properly when you do that. Lot's of different opinions, no real perfect answer. What I can say that is stretching does help the symptoms. If I go for a run with little stretching beforehand the issue comes on a lot sooner. If I stretch when the symptoms start I can continue for a bit further.
  15. Thanks for all of the replies so far. So I went to another physio yesterday who did an extensive 1-1.5 hour analysis. (In the past I have been living overseas so my visits to the physio have been sporadic - I plan to stick with one during my treatment now I am back in AUS). I have: Iliotibial band friction syndrome +/- biceps femoris tendinopathy Contributing pathology/factors: Pelvis blocked on L, L tibialis posterior weak, R>L guteus medius weak, overpronated L foot, dysfunction at L5, fibula head blocked. So yer.... sounds like I have a lot of things to work on. I am going to go and have an MRI on both knees in the next few days to get a proper look at what is inflamed and to see if there is anything that cannot be diagnosed from the outside. Leaning towards pulling out of the NZ IM and trying to get this sorted and then when I am fully fit and ready again signing up for another one.
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