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  1. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    When I first started doing triathlons a few years ago, I came on here and asked about the distances and why they were always wrong and was told that it the distances were approximations and it was about the course. I don't think I've ever raced an "accurate" course. The "most accurate" have been Mooloolaba and Canberra for standard distance. Last year in Rotterdam, the swim was 1441m, bike 37.2km and the run 9.3km so I don't know what you are all complaining about
  2. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    But even Mr BogFrog loved it - and he wasn't racing
  3. BogFrog

    Whats the deal with AP

    The power has gone to his head already!
  4. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Ha! So you don't actually hate me - you just didn't know who I was You seemed to be in the zone - you grunted Oh, and thanks for the lunch recommendation - we had The. Best. Burger. and a very delicious pint. Seriously, that burger has to be one of the best burgers I have ever eaten.
  5. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Yep - bike was 39.2 and run was 9.5. I also had a PB
  6. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Sure? Might explain the mini spews 😜
  7. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    AA7 at least you had a good race on Thurs. But yeah, shit to not be able to perform to your abilities on the day. I heard that Kym was also feeling unwell after having a great race on the Thurs - wonder if you both picked up the same thing? (If it had just been fatigue, the spewing wouldn't have happened! Well, not until the end of the run at least lol) So after whinging about a lack of race reports, I guess I should contribute... I had a good race overall. Got to the startline and was in the water a little late and had to barge a little towards the front. Ended up in the second row which was appropriate. The gun went off while I was completly unprepared - so much so the Garmin didn't take and my swim measured about 5 meters. The wettie was feeling a little restrictive around the shoulders but didnt cause to much trouble. I missed the pack (OMG! there was a lead pack - there never is when I race!) and ended up swimming solo. Got out of the water in 22:28 which is a little disappointing but not surprising considering the lack of quality swim training (lack of motivation and shoulder issues) Had a shit transition. Wettie came off ok, but lack of practice and my frozen water bottle (swapped it with the spare (thank F I brought it)) had me all flustered. Out to the bike course... Found the bike skills of some of the athletes were pretty poor. Particularly 2 British ladies that I was playing tag with. They kept overtaking me just before the technical bits (not that technical at all) and I'd have to overtake them on the technical bits. About 3/4 way through the first lap, Cranky overtook me. I was expecting that, but not quite so soon! I was feeling the legs when trying to push the straights, but wasn't getting the 90% FTP I wanted. For the rest of the bike leg I was reading arses as they overtook and waiting for AA7 to pass which didn't happen. I finished the bike leg thinking she must've gotten out of the water before me. Finished the bike in 1:06:46 which is OK for me, but my watt output was low (85%) Into transition and fumbled around again being stupid and clumsy. Out onto the run and the legs felt OK. The first 5km were pretty cruisey, but I knew not to push. At the first turn around I saw Cranky and she wasn't too far ahead. I saw AA7 for the first time at a turn around the 2km mark and briefly wondered if she was on lap 2. I expected her to catch me. I was slowly gaining on Cranky. I passed her at the halfway mark as we went through the stadium and tried to get her to come with me - I was really only going a couple of seconds per km quicker. At around the 7km mark I saw AA7 again and realised a little late (doh) that she wasn't having a great day. Things started getting a little hard around then. The sun had come back out at the 5km mark, and the lack of fuel (I dropped my gel 33km into the bike) were making their presence (of lack thereof) felt. Ran into the "stadium" and manged to pick up a bit of speed for a faster finish. I probably could have picked it up a lot sooner tbh, like 5km sooner. Think I was a bit soft. Anyway, run was 41:43 for a total of 2:16:13. Happy with that and still have lots of room from improvement whenever I get back to it. I'm having an off season now. Time to hit the gym and regain some strength and fix these shoulders. Might do a sprint in Feb, but won't be back racing til late 2019...
  8. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Didn't realise there was a a showdown happening... and the results would've been a little different without a certain person doing a sprint 3 days prior, and another person doing a foot 5 months prior...
  9. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_itu_world_triathlon_grand_final_gold_coast
  10. Cadens for me and a present of deCadans for the other half Will try infinite when I get back to tris in a year or so (dropped my gel AGAIN on the bike yesterday)
  11. BogFrog

    DISCS banned ITU gc tomorrow

    Just met a lady who started in a later wave (8h30) and she said it was a hard day out there. She had a little trouble with her 50cm rims
  12. BogFrog

    DISCS banned ITU gc tomorrow

    I was a numpty and didn't bring the shallower wheels. My fault. If I had disks, I think it would also be my fault for not bringing a spare. BUT in saying that, if I had a disk, I'd be rightly pissed off that I wasn't allowed to race on it today. It got a little breezy on the bike but nothing a child couldn't handle - no gusts, not strong and head on / tail wind.
  13. BogFrog

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    See other thread - the forecast has changed a little over the last few days
  14. BogFrog

    DISCS banned ITU gc tomorrow

    The weather forecast looked dodgy earlier in the week but started to clear up a few days ago. The wind wasn't due until later in the day. But the forecast changed a few hours ago so not sure if we can be blaming the race organizers for the late decision...
  15. BogFrog

    DISCS banned ITU gc tomorrow

    I stupidly forgot to bring Mr BogFrog's shallow front wheel - mine is a 49cm caden and I get blown around on it. DOH!
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