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    Ironman WA (Busso) 2018

    There is nothing more satisfying than planning your race and then pulling it off exactly to plan.Well done.Like you I also did not push myself as it was my last IMWA and wanted to take it all in and enjoy the day.
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    Ironman WA (Busso) 2018

    Ripper Report Stickman.Love the bit about trying to pee on the bike. I have an issue trying to pee whilst swimming. Cannot do it without stopping.I am glad Simone finished also.I saw her out on the bike and she looked up in good spirits.
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    2018 numbers - Swing ya d1ck time

    Swim=58km,Ride=4,107km,Run=423km.Expect similar distances for 2019.
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    What training did you do today...

    40 minutes on the Spin Bike.
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    2019 Goal - What are they?

    SFA this year.No Triathon goals, but will still be keeping up some exercise, and finding some inner peace.🙂
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    Busso 2018

    Did anyone try the Ironman gels on course.Strawberry flavoured plaster of Paris came to mind.😜
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    Short and to the point.

    Well done Sam.Hope your proud of your finish.
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    Ironman WA 2018 - The Comeback

    Well done Katz. I saw you during the bike leg and you looked in the zone. Great comeback if such short prep time.
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    Ironman WA 2018-My Last

    15 hours 47 minutes was the result of an enjoyable long day, but my worst time by a long way.This was my 6th and final IMWA, and went into it with 16 weeks of training, with the aim of just a finish, so training was nothing too long or hard, and was interupted by a 3 week European cruise.Having completed 6 x Busso 70.3 races ,and 5 x IMWA races since 2008 my OCD kicked in early this year, and I decided I had to complete the dozen (6+6).This was the year to do it.I went in about 5kg heavier than my last IMWA in 2016. The swim or slow float was 1:55 (target 1:45).I am a crap swimmer. I did not like the new course, and it felt longer than the awesome jetty route of yesteryear.Got out of the water with jelly legs which I have never had before. I got onto to bike T1 and there were about 12-15 bikes still racked, the my heart sank a little, but was expected. Bike leg was 6:58 (target 6:45), and I enjoyed the ride.Temperature was ideal and the wind nowhere near as bad as other years.It took me about 45 km to get my bike legs, but once going I passed a lot on the last lap. Run leg was 6:34 (target 5:55).Aim was to jog the first two laps and reassess from there. Halfway through the second lap I got talking to a nice fella (Dan), and this slowed me down a fair bit. Last lap I made an effort to lift, and finished quite strong. Mrs BR was there in the chute cheering me on, and I love the fact she follows me all day during these long races.Its a tough gig being the supporter of a BOPer. I've got a special one there. I am proud to have notched up 6 IMWA's since 2011, but its time to move on to something else.I am a little burnt out .Might buy a tinnie and go fishing. I will still be doing swim/ride/run training in the future, but not for any racing purposes. Well done to all the Trannies who finished. BR😊
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    Busso 18

    Nice reads Keiran and Katz.I thought the swim was longer than 3.8km too, just for the record.
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    Busso 2018

    Got it. Thanks.
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    Busso 2018

    Anyone know the name of the local business doing the medal engraving for Busso finishers?
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    Busso 2018

    Like Katz I got value for money (15:47). My worst time by 30 minutes.However despite this I had a good day out there all told and enjoyed myself . Saw Katz out the ride, and she had a smile on her face.Met a lovely guy called Dan. I was/ am sore as shit this morning.Big shout out to Mrs BR who followed me round the course all day.I am retired now .🥂
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    Busso 2018

    Good luck everyone!
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    What training did you do today...

    3.5km run. Almost stood on a small snake sunning itself on the pathway. Just saw it at the last minute.😧
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    What training did you do today...

    Spent two hours cutting down a large tree followed by 30 minutes on the spin bike. An unusual brick session, but you have to be prepared for anything on the ride through the tuart forest at IMWA.😁
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    Busso 2018

    Not particularly Busso related, but the old post IM blues really hits me for weeks.Even a BOPer like me struggles once it is a case of job done for weeks after.For me this is likely my last IM race.It is a natural feeling from what I have read up on to feel flat weeks after.There are some people on here who seem to have done some serious training for their first IM (Keiran R, FFF, etc),and its only natural they may have that "what now?" feeling afterwards.Anyone got recommendations on how to cope with the post race blues, aside from signing up for another A race.
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    Busso 2018

    Accuweather long range forecast for what it is worth is 12-23C, 60% chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms.We shall see hey!
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    Busso 2018

    At least we will be able to see them coming if the water is that clear.
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    Busso 2018

    Mine is 1017.
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    Busso 2018

    Thanks for all the advice.Turts and AP's comments really got me thinking, I so put fresh tyres and tubes on today.Will run them in over the next few weeks. They are are not the usual black colour tyres, but at least I know they are new.
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    Busso 2018

    My TT bike has clinchers on that have 980km on them and have been on since November 2016. They look okay with no cuts etc.Worth leaving on for race day you reckon or is fresh rubber what most of you do before the big day?
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    The Mental Health thread

    Thanks Surfer.
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    The Mental Health thread

    Today my line manager flew in for some "coaching". Was sitting there thinking why am I putting up with this micromanagement bollocks.Life is too short so I quit. Will take some time off, get IMWA finished in whatever time I can, and press the reset button for 2019.
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