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Evil Guru

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  • Birthday 24/09/1967

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  1. Evil Guru

    Which bike should I buy and why?

    I ride a Merida 7000-E Tri bike, great bike and an absolute bargain earlier this year. German designed and made in Taiwan, I'd buy another and will certainly look at what they have in the road bike line up.
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    Challenge Wanaka - Currie/Gomez

    Amazing to be at the same event a JG on Saturday, unfortunately I missed all of their racing as I was out doing my own race which didn't start until 11am. Great to hear Currie mixing it with him as well.
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    Starting Again

    Set yourself some challenges to get some base fitness movement back. Week 1- swim week Swim 6 our of 7 days, min distance is 1km, aim to build to 1.5km by the end of the week. Week 2 - ride week: 6 days of biking over 7 days, minimum of 30 min per ride, ideally done on a trainer, aim for at least 2 swims this week as well so as to keep the swim momentum going. Week 3: A min of 4 rides and 4 swims of at least 30-40 minutes duration each day. If you haven't been running either then start to throw in some runs in week 4. 3 runs in the week of at least 4 km walk/run and stretch to minimise DOMs. Maintain 2-3 swims and rides per week. Get through those 4 weeks and it'll just come back to you and you'll either love it or quit. I find with years of training repetive light and short training gets everything moving again but doesn't create too much fatigue. I'm just getting back into running after breaking my foot on the 1st October and being in a moon boot for the past 14 weeks, fortunately I was allowed to swim and ride (in cycling shoes) and have just had the best block of riding ever, terminated with a treat which was a trip to Wanaka to race the Aquabike event (3/120). Going back next year for the half.
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    Training Peaks, ATL, CTL,TSB & ABC

    That's a seriously negative TSB in early December. I find TSB a useful number, it confirms when I'm really tired due to training as opposed to poor quality sleep. I typically operate in the range of -10 to -25 to feel half way decent, anything less than -25 and I'm starting to really feel it. Currently working on decreasing the TSB and bringing it positive over the next 11 days in the lead up to Wanaka.
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    One of our club members race in Canberra on Saturday and then flew back to Melbourne to race the sprint qualifier on sunday. I believe he did very well in both events, but then he is pretty impressive. Well done everyone who raced, it was a lot easier to pick up points there last year.
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    Gomez racing Challenge Wanaka

    Brilliant as I'll be the on the 17th to race the Aquabike.
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    Park Run

    Fun memories, my oldest son (17 now) would go out hard at around 4.15 min/km pace for the first couple of km, it usually took me to about 4km to catch him by which stage he was slowing dramatically. We also raced a mini tri last year, I stopped for him after the swim, stopped and had a chat with one of the TOs after the first lap of the bike so he could join me, waited for him in T2. Running out he was struggling so we agreed that we'd cross the finish line equal first. 80 m from home the little bugger kicked and beat me across the line. I usually finish well but I didn't have a 3:15 min/km in me to catch him.
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    2017 age group world champs

    Good to read about the others who raced. Just looking back on Transitions now. Amazing event and great to meet so many people across the world, I even met the 87 year old USA athlete who finished in a little over 6 hours and won his AG. I had a disappointing performance, bike position on the rental caused back issues from the first few kms and I never found the bike easy, which given its my strongest leg was disappointing, even headed out for a 3rd lap accidentally. The run was even worse after falling on the footbridge at the 3km and getting cramps in both hamstrings, from there to the finish I was in survival mode. I did however head to Croatia and win their National Aquathlon championships in my age group, but also broke my foot while there. Therefore a bit bummed that I'll never know how fast I could have gone on a good day and on my own bike. No interest in the Gold Coast but will look at doing Worlds again sometime in the future.
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    Challenge Wanaka (Half) race report

    Locked and loaded February 2018. Everything is booked and race entered. This has been on my bucket list for a while and will be something to look forward to after returning from Europe in October and having a well deserved reduced training break. What was the total ascent of the bike and run?
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    What training did you do today?

    75 minute Trainerroad session this morning, my last ride in Australia until October. Next ride will be in a gym in Galway and then on the road at Rotterdam. 3km Swim tonight, which given the weather in Melbourne and an outdoor pool I'm not really looking forward to, buts its the last swim here as well. So much looking forward to my taper which starts at 7am tomorrow. Then flying to London tomorrow night (Friday 12:15am actually).
  11. Evil Guru

    What training did you do today?

    Swap your knicks out after 45-60 min and chamois cream.
  12. Evil Guru

    2017 age group world champs

    Having had a day to think about this, its not ideal but it is what it is. Mental attitude shift to urban cyclecross racing, attack when its safe and ride safe in order to finish when its required. I'm not there to win or hurt myself so might as well ride the bike leg with that in mind and enjoy the ride.
  13. Evil Guru

    2017 age group world champs

    Having watched most of the video, its not quite as bad as it seems, there will be sections which will be slow and tricky, but also enough wider path for over taking. It'll require some strategic riding and accelerations when there are opportunities and patience when there is not. Enjoy the experience and race whatever is thrown at us.
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    2017 age group world champs

    Rant over!
  15. Evil Guru

    2017 age group world champs

    Wiel.nl. We've got 7 of us coming over from Hawthorn in Melbourne and I think we are all renting. I'm happy for it to be technical but there is no space to manevour around other riders at speed.