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  1. xblane

    What training did you do today...

    2.5km swim yesterday, 60 minute Zwift this morning, run this arvo
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    Garmin VO2max

    bahahah, trying to imagine running a sub 3 marathon
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    Garmin VO2max

    Alright, I won't poopoo the accuracy thing... I'm 1 ml/kg/min from being superior! (is this good boasting?! ;)) Just checking out the graphs now... strong correlation between run volume and increasing VO2max. Although, the number of times the optical HR data is less than stellar...
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    Garmin VO2max

    Surely the accuracy is irrelevant at that point
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    Garmin VO2max

    What would one do with a VO2max value?
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    What training did you do today...

    2.5km swim at lunch, 3 for the week. Going to the pool with a set plan definitely helps.
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    Busso 2018

    I expect you to take a significant amount of time eyeballing all the bikes in transition. It was unreal to see the kit that everyone brings. I didn't intend to but spent over an hour just checking out setups, and how people manage their chosen equipment. Very very cool.
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    I know for me, the effort of racing (and all the logistics that entails) means I want to at least improve, not just roll around. Having said that, I am the guy that races 1 long course and 1 sprint a season. If I raced more the emphasis on improving wouldn't be as high as the races would be more like stepping stones than tent poles. The main reason for me racing so few times is the cost. But at $25... that'd be money well spent.
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    Haha, last 800m of the swim, all I wanted to do was be on the bike... last 60km of the bike, all I wanted to do was run... last 40km of the run all I wanted to do was.... nothing
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    No medals for teams :-(

    Thanks for the pun exchange... they were all delightfully terrible
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    Busso 2018

    Loving the pre IM hype as everyone gets more time on Transitions as the taper goes on Is there a list of bib numbers somewhere so I can track you all come race day?
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    What training did you do today...

    Swim yesterday included 20 x 100's @ 1:40/100m. I hadn't seen a 1:40 ever before the start of Winterfish. I tells ya, get on it come winter! Run this morning, 20 min easy, 7 x (3 min tempo, 2 min recovery), 20 min easy
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    TriHusky Standard 2018

    For the Facebook inclined TriHusky Standard - 4th November 2018 TLDR Great swim. Stayed upright on the bike. Run, I’ll take it. As per usual, thank you to my beautiful wife who won’t let me race without her and looks after me so well, particularly on race days. Back in beautiful Huskisson for my second ever Olympic/Standard (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) distance race. With a 9 am start and staying a stone's throw from transition, it was a pretty cruisy start to the day. An early season race meant the wetsuit was a good option in the 18-degree water and I took my sweet time making sure I was comfortable in it. After a quick dip in the water, it was time to get cracking. The usual counter-clockwise triangle course was in effect on a beautiful clear Spring morning, even the dolphins paid us a visit. After a slight bit of congestion at the start, things opened up a bit, and we made the first turn. With a concerted effort to sight frequently I noted a slight problem. The course buoys were red, the water safety crew were in red, and a fishing buoy near the course was… red. Slightly confusing and it took me a handful of sights to be confident I was going heading at the correct red thing. I did note a few heading for the fishing buoy ☹ Follow feet, sight, rinse, repeat. Two laps of the triangle and back into shore in 26:06, a cracking pace for me, was looking for 27:xx. Aside from a little trip running up the beach, T1 was quick and smooth. In fact, my best result of the day, 2nd fastest transition in my age group 😉. Usually, I am really slow here. The bike was a slightly different path out of town to what I was used to with a few more turns, and as it happens, riding a trainer 12 months doesn’t leave you with many bike handling skills. But I stayed upright (with one or two heart-in-mouth moments) and managed to make it onto Woolamia Rd for the main section of the bike. Swimming 3-4 minutes quicker than I previously have I didn’t have as many riders to chase, but on the first leg out, I managed to pick off 4 or 5 riders one by one. The turnaround. That was pretty close to be embarrassing, but again, staying on the bike is what counts. Smashed it back into town to be greeted again by corners and another u-turn. Maybe I should look at doing lapped courses only 😉 The wind had picked up a little by now, with the Sprint race coping some choppy conditions in the water, and in lieu of any power data, slowing my second lap on the bike. I didn’t feel fatigued but gave up an extra minute on the second lap, pulling into transition in 1:11:43. I was expecting to be a few minutes quicker, wondering how much the cornering and wind impacted this, oh to race with power. Time for T2, which, again, was second quickest in my age group! I feel like the other guys were just having a nice day out. Run the bike in, off with the helmet and shoes, slip on the new shoes, grab the race belt, hat and gels and off to the run course to battle my arch nemesis, running. Before having some issues with my right foot 5 weeks out, I was keen to target 50 minutes, 10 x 5min/km. With limited run prep in the last 5 weeks the goal became whatever I could muster, hoping for 52 minutes, or 5:12min/km. The run course was a 2 lap out and back, with the out being vaguely downhill and the back being vaguely uphill. The first 3km was good (5:02min/km) with the legs still ticking along until the first of the vague inclines where my quads, very politely, suggested they may think about cramping. I had never experienced that before, but it shook my confidence enough that I backed off a bit. While backing off and going up some small inclines towards the turnaround, I managed to convince myself that I was struggling, resulting in the next (and easiest) 2.5km being my slowest at 5:25min/km. At this point, it was my classic struggle where I didn’t want to hurt, to push through the pain and enjoy it. I knew I could, and didn’t. Disappointing. I did the deal with myself that I would at least give it a crack after the turnaround. My increased effort was somewhat offset with the gradual incline but the effort was there and the pace was a bit better with the last KM coming in at 5:09. A few extra meters and into the finish chute for a run of 53:30 (5:21min/km average, but I reckon there was a 100m extra, so we’ll call it 5:17min/km average 😉) and a finish in 2:34:23. In my age group, I managed to snag 9th (of 25). Slowly moving up through the middle of the pack! Results - https://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/races/15231/events/1/results/individuals/842?search=842 Swim - https://www.strava.com/activities/1944323416 Bike - https://www.strava.com/activities/1944323441 Run - https://www.strava.com/activities/1944323434
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    What training did you do today...

    2.5km swim yesterday 90 minutes on Zwift this morning 30 minute run this arvo
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    TriHusky 2018

    4th November is getting close, who's in for TriHusky? What event are you doing? Goals? Aspirations? Competing or completing?
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    Betoota - Noosa Tri

    It's bizarre how we all wanted to be treated as unique individuals and then get branded like cattle and treasure it
  17. I never thought I'd see a github link here
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    Busso 2018

    I was looking at mine the other day, GP 4000s that I put on for Port in 2015... probably have done 300km on them since... but they're getting a bit long in the tooth. I wonder how long they sit in warehouses before you purchase them anyway...
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    Long course bike setups (storage)

    I'm so risk-averse I end up carrying multiple spares of almost everything in jersey pockets :s One day I'll get 4 flats and still have a spare
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    On Windows, you should have a local fit file in something like C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Zwift\Activities on Mac, Im not sure but I imagine it will be around...
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    What training did you do today...

    FP do you make a habit of smashing yourself on the trainer? (or am I always taking it far too easy?) My FTP is 272, but rarely able to put up numbers like yours. 60 minute run for me this morning. It was cold again!
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Oh, @gplama , just wanted to say thanks for the Tacx Neo maintenance video. Your content is always top notch!
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    Busso 2018

    Not that I encourage the stalking, but.... https://www.obstri.com could help Aptly named also.
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    What training did you do today...

    Yesterday was an hour on Zwift in the morning and a 5km run in the afternoon. Loved the 33 degrees Pool at lunch today. My body is looking forward to a swim after racing Sunday.
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