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  1. Blobby

    Improved race times

    The beauty of the body is that it can always improve with training. Your best is only ever at a point in time....I'm having better results than I did when I was much younger and fitter and I'm sure there will come a time (if it hasn't already) that I will no longer be able to improve certain areas. No-one can ever be better than what they are given. However if the individual is operating at his "current" best and then introduces what AP has called a better attitude every day of the week then that person can probably dig deeper than they previously had thus raising the bar to a new "best". Stephen......slipping down the slippery slope of age, but seeing people still having a crack at it is exciting.
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    Swimcaps; ladies, I think I need some guidance?

    I never have had this problem, never wear a cap unless racing or freezing cold. Having said that with my head I don't have a choice.
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    Advice for first 70.3

    I resemble that comment.🤣 I start with the shoes clipped onto the pedals. I don't want to be running around on uneven surface in cleats, the risk to roll an ankle is there and very real (and seriously after training for a half or full, what a waste it would be). Most accidents happen outside of T1 with people trying to clip in at low speeds, wobbling around in amongst a bunch of others doing the same thing. I can no longer jump on the moving bike (especially with the biddons behind the seat......just not that flexible any more) So I get past the mount line away from others, lean bike over, swing leg over and then start to peddle up to speed. Once at speed, in goes the 1st foot, peddle back up to speed, put in 2nd foot and then back up to speed. This generally keeps me well clear of all others and there is no way that I'm within 400m of the mount line at this point. If you can do this in 100 metres I'm guessing your HR just went through the roof and this is not a sprint race no need to spike the HR. With Geelong having the big U turn just before you head up the hill, its best to be clipped in and settled prior to that turn, so for different courses there can be a different approach.
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    Geelong 70.3

    I'm in #1018, looking forward to a good day of training.
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    2018 numbers - Swing ya d1ck time

    Nope, a desk jockey that loves being outside. Was quite surprised by the number, however I did very little running / swimming for the year . The distance add up when you do a training session and have to ride out there, then go onto work afterwards, then you have to ride home so you have the bike for the next day, so the miles add up quickly. My coach has asked me to minimise the junk miles, so will try to reduce those where I can. I'm not a fan of the trainer (albeit I know how good they are and I film rides for Fulgaz), but would prefer to be out in the elements unless its bucketing done. Stephen
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    2018 numbers - Swing ya d1ck time

    Distance 21,478 km (109km swim, 20,758 ride, 603 run) - Avg of 413km per week Time 863 h (32h swim, 772h ride, 58h run) - Avg 16h per week Elevation 181,712 m Active 324 d must go and check in on the family now......
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    Aus Road Nationals Start Tonight

    An absolutely fantastic weekend of cycling, drama, exciting and fast racing and great to see some younger riders dusting up the seasoned riders. Raced the Fondo on Saturday, before watching the road races (both days) and then raced the Club Team Timetrials. Great weekend of of racing.
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    FulGaz online CYCLING

    Definitely encourage you to give it a try. If you download the desired courses before riding them, I find that removes any grief, and I don't use it with an internet connection (out in the garage where the wifi doesn't reach) and my monitor is just an old vga computer one and it looks great. when used on the latest Apple TV with the better resolution looks awesome. Disclaimer - I film a few of the rides for Mike and believe its a great product, when riding indoors and his constant assistance for support for all users is amazing. Stephen
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    40 Kona spots by just entering. WTF?

    That's poor process and doesn't instil much transparency. How much easier for them and the interested athletes to have 1 person provide the answer, instead of having many people ask, the waste of postage and the time taken to print the list, put it in each envelope and then post. Hopefully they have better processes in other areas of the business, no wonder its expensive to run an ironman.
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    Port 2019

    I wasn't planning on entering but a few mates have so, here we go again. Now to find some accommodation close to the transition area.....
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    Giro Della Donna - Alberto Contador

    Certainly enjoyed the day, would have liked it to be warmer and dryer (no rain, but lots of mist). Started with the second group and was surprised how small the bunch was (I sat around 8th wheel and nobody came forward, whereas last year it was right across both lanes of the road). Enjoyed the company I was with, met and had a great chat with an ex pro, certainly can't say I've beaten Bertie though (he had by 5 min on the timing). The new start position and village confused me, however another great run event. Was surprised that there were no pumps out on the gravel section like last year and nothing / nobody really at the top of Donna. With ToB next weekend the Giro was about holding certain power ranges on each climb. Will certainly be signing up again for next year. Cheers Stephen
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    I love Lionel Sanders but he's weird

    I can't imagine why anyone would not choose lane 1, shortest distance clearly................................ So sad, I just couldn't help myself
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    Giro Della Donna - Alberto Contador

    I'm riding, its such a great location for a ride and just hoping for it to be dryer than last year, the fun factor was down a little due to the rain. Hopefully El Pistolero has a nice steak on the Saturday night and is in fine form. Curious as to how the ride can get such a big name, but certainly glad they have. Stephen
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    Transitions - What do you want?

    A calendar that people can add an event and similar to FB people could indicate interest in attending. When I look at what races to do, I like to check to see if any friends are going.
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    What training did you do today...

    Interested to understand the intensity this was done at, are you ok to share? thanks Stephen