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    Ironman South Africa

    1. Amberger 2. Clavel 3. Wurf
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    How good is the information in TriGold! Some of the best Ironman information on the net in there. Also I think Zed posted some links to Slowtwitch threads on running recently. I found these swim tips in those links - I certainly took a lot from it. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=4020943;search_string=barryp;#4020943
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    I took little away from the Effortless Swim sessions. Too little direct contact and one on one time. I would put the money into 3-4 individual coaching sessions.
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    Challenge Wanaka Full just got canned

    Maybe a seperate thread, why is Cairns full sold out and 70.3 still open? I am hoping more spots released for Cairns and more a ploy to get people into IM Oz (I have registered in final 10 days last 2 years @ Cairns). Or is it the allure of racing on the course with Gomez and Rinny ( and Bergs!!!). Do pros attract AG’s?
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    Commonwealth games chat.

    I think he might need to update his threshold pace. Not sure how you get 247 rTSS from a 2h’ish run.
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    Gomez v Bergs. Ironman Cairns

    How is Wurf swimming? Seeing you ride away from Wurf last year was highlight of my race. This year i will be interested in how how the ride unfolds - you two hold the key to that. In any case - given your run improvements I’ll back you in over the marathon over Gomez.......
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    I have taken most my running tips off this site from you........ It hurts and hurts a lot more than “expected”. Getting used to Marathon pace and effort involved took me a little while to adjust. I found a few longer tempo sessions than in Ironman mode was useful - even if just getting the mind and body to relax at that pace. Mentally adjusting to an increase in running kilometres but potentially lower overall work or hours in a week - I made a few mistakes as tried to keep bike and swim volume similar. Lose a couple of extra kilo’s - there is no bike before hand! I have also found all my stand alone marathons to be harder to recover from than an Ironman. This was my biggest surprise and learning.... Good luck - very jealous
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    Paris-Roubaix 2018

    Followed on a tracker from memory + looked for helicopter. I had EU phone so had the data. If you have a bike, there are some nice routes around Arenberg while you wait. Take an armchair. Don’t get too ambitious in catching every hill/cobble section. Pick the main 3 or 4 you can make I.e give yourself a bit extra time. Awesome race - I will never forget the look of pain of the guys riding the cobbles.
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    Paris-Roubaix 2018

    I skipped the start and stayed closer to Arenberg. Watched the section through the forest (crazy stuff, just amazing how rough the cobbles are!) Chased the race from there in the car, picking up a couple more cobbled sections. Pulled up at a little village about 30km from Roubaix as whole town was in square watching on big screen to watch Boonen take the victory. Great memories.......I would get to Belgium asap from there - much nicer than Roubaix area in my opinion.
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    Why is Roth so fast?

    Generally weather conditions are good, great road conditions, long fast descents on bike plus overall a fraction short. Roth is best overall race experience I have had. Riding up Solarberg in those crowds was/is awesome. I am no chance of Kona - this was my best ever race experience. Although bike course is fast - don't underestimate it. I think a few people do and hence a few of the blow ups Chuckie mentions. I raced on old run course so cannot comment on new run course.