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  1. Noosa Tri 2017

    This year was my first time at both Mooloolaba and Noosa. I entered Mooloolaba as it was the Australian Standard Distance Championships and a good excuse to go away for a weekend. I really enjoyed the experience and the race, but the run was hard! Hot hot hot with no shade with a hill when you don't need it. I'm already booked for 2018 as I'm chasing points, but also as I enjoyed it. I entered Noosa as it's "the biggest race" in the calandar, I wanted to see what the fuss was about and wanted to see how I measure up against everyone else. I loved the race (easier course, not as hot & humid as Mooloolaba, more shade), loved Noosa (first time there) and will definitely be back, but decided not to enter this time. The cost is too prohibitive when you include flights, race, accommodation and food.
  2. Noosa Tri 2017

    What's in your normal bike nutrition? Do you use gels as well or just fluid nutrition from your bottle? Curious as to what others use... Everyone's different, I'm not a nutritionist etc., but I don't think electrolites need deliberate replacing post race OD type race. As far as I understand it, normal food and drink should suffice. E.g Choc milk, cottage cheese on rice cake i.e. carbs + small amount of protein ???
  3. Noosa Tri 2017

    I wasn't going to put up a race report, but I really enjoy reading other people's, so I guess I should contribute. This was my first Noosa and I really really enjoyed the event and wasn't overwhelmed by the number of people. The swim is normally my best leg, but I didn't feel I had a great swim. It took me quite a while to get into it. I thought I had a good start, but when I looked up after about 150m, there was one lady already 25m ahead of me, and about 8 others 10m ahead of me to the RHS. I slowly, slowly reeled most of them in. As previously mentioned I got a few stings out there too, but no welts have come up. Then onto the bike which is my weakest leg. I loved it! Loved the whole course, loved the hill section. On the way down the hill I tried to stay on the tri bars, but I started to feel a shudder from my front wheel, so sat up a little and went onto the bullbars. This is the first time that I have picked up this type of speed on my tri bike. Is this shudder normal? Or is it due to the deep rim on the front wheel? According to my Garmin, I got up to 69.5km/hr - I wouldn't have thought this would be enough to cause this? Was very happy with my bike time. I spent more time on the bike (mostly the roadie) than normal over the last month as I knew it needed work, and it really paid off. I felt comfortable the whole way, but was afraid that I may have pushed it too hard for the run. Did the most perfect dismount I have ever done, and then promptly got stuck behind a few older dudes doing a slow jog to their racks. Onto the run. I really wasn't looking forward to the run as I knew it was going to be hot. I had prepared myself and had my de soto wings ready (thanks Cranky - heard about them from you). They were brilliant. I never felt really hot on the run. I took my time through all of the water stations and hoses to make sure they stayed wet and cool and I really believe that helped. I took my time to high-5 a few of the kids along the run which was fun. The run wasn't my fastest triathlon run, but considering the conditions and how much I had pushed myself on the bike, I was really happy to be able to run that well. I probably could've run faster overall as I was able to pick up the pace quite easily for the last 500m, but the main thing is, is that I actually enjoyed it. Sometimes I hate the run and only enjoy the "after" and not the actual moment of the race. The photos taken by Mr BogFrog show beaming smiles :-)
  4. 70.3 bike advice needed!

    For me, no - A light, easy 10km run is a recovery run after a hard run or bike session the day before, but is not a rest day. I would probably do a swim on the same day as a recovery run to make the day's training "worthwhile", although an easy run is worthwhile by itself to get the blood flowing through the legs. I definitely need one full day off a week - mentally as well as physically... But we're all different. I may be older than you and need more rest...
  5. Noosa Tri 2017

    Sydney airport was down to one runway due to a storm / heavy rain apparently... Couldn't get a new landing slot...
  6. Noosa Tri 2017

    Flight cancelled due to bad weather in Sydney *humph*
  7. Sydney-based swim coach recommendations?

    For stroke correction "Superfish" Sarah. She does one on ones and small groups out of Ian Thorpe and Drummoyne. For squads, Vladswim out of Victoria Park Pool and ABC pool... There are also squads in Lane Cove by aquabliss...
  8. Noosa Tri 2017

    I didn't see any in the water but I definitely felt a few string like stings. Mr BogFrog has some welts from his Saturday swim, but I seem to have gotten away without any effects.
  9. Noosa Tri 2017

    Well done to trifun for his 30 year award! And thanks for supplying my husband with cycle gear for the next 2 years :-) Nice meet another tranny
  10. 70.3 bike advice needed!

    I see a severe lack of rest day and it looks as though all the running is together, and then all the bike. Not a coach etc., just an opinionated triathlete sticking my nose in, but would you be better spacing that out? e.g. run+swim, bike, run+swim, bike, run+swim (or brick), bike, rest day?
  11. 70.3 bike advice needed!

    is this what you plan on doing going forward, or was this just what happened / will happen this week?
  12. Noosa Tri 2017

    Do you have photos of the styles? Women's sizes too?
  13. ageing- from serious stick insect to mammil

    Probably not allowed to sweat through the graft (if it will even allow sweat when it heals?) ?
  14. Noosa Tri 2017

    My first time doing Noosa - is anyone prepared to share their Garmin link of the race so I can look at the course and profile etc? Thanks
  15. Dairy free Recovery

    Zymil lactose free milk peeps! If you give up on dairy completely, you miss out on all that beautiful stinky potent cheese! How can anyone live without that stinky cheese!?!