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  1. Reduce my chocolate/lolly intake and get back to the gym. Race wise... - <5hrs for Sunny Coast 70.3 - The Guzzler 50k ultra-trail in Brissie. New ground for me, so I'm not sure about a goal time just yet. - A bunch of other tri, run, bike events as best I can fit in through the year.
  2. Very impressive. (But the commentators on the YouTube feed did my head in and I only watched the last 10mins 😀)
  3. I know it's not the racing flat you're after, but the latest DS Trainer ( that you've mentioned) is excellent (for me, at least). Asics seemed to have lost their way a little with the DS Trainer and GT-2000 (racing/training) combo I've used for years, but I think they've turned the corner and are coming back.... I hope.
  4. On the upside, there's no pressure on the portaloo que because there's no start time to rush to 👍
  5. I agree about the crosswind in some of the spots in town. There were a few spots along Buderim Rd that copped some sudden side gusts, but the most 'exciting' one for me was coming down off Alex Headland heading north at speed.
  6. The crosswind was definitely playing havoc in parts for some. I saw the rider lying face down near the guard rail about midway along the motorway with officials and later the ambulance. Only looked to me like one bike down, so not sure if it's was a solo wind thing or a collision. I also had a lady in front of me get a full lane wobble/swerve as I was coming up to overtake. I don't know how she saved it but I deadset thought she was going over and I got off the aerobars and got ready to hit the anchors. Apart from the crosswind on parts of the bike leg, I thought the overall race conditions were great. Unfortunately, my lack of training meant I didn't capitalize on that and managed a 30min PW (personal worst). The swim was my only respectable leg and then it was all downhill after the first lap of the bike.
  7. bRace

    Chop Garmin file

    I'd do it, just to appease the OCD side of me that doesn't like saved data not matching the reality. My training is very adhoc, but I would still be compelled to correct the data.
  8. bRace

    Advice for first 70.3

    Exactly. Depending on turns and traffic just out of T1, I can be 500m down the road before I've got my feet in my shoes.
  9. Not sure you can get rid of any. Each has a unique purpose. (Lock the shed door just in case)
  10. bRace

    Repairing Knicks

    Doing a bit more investigating re the repair has been on my 'to do' list, but I keep forgetting about it. I might give them a call next week and see what they say. These knicks have been great (apart from the seam coming apart).
  11. bRace

    Repairing Knicks

    Interesting. I've had exactly what you've described with my Cannibal knicks, and have been wondering the same thing about stitching them up.
  12. That's right. I knew it was Mrs Matt Rogers, but couldn't remember her actual name.
  13. Is this the same charity thing they did last year with Luke (or Ash?) Bradnam, Ben Hannant, and maybe Rogers' wife? Pretty sure Matt Rogers was involved with it. No surprise he and Commando are both involved. They had a solid bromance going on Survivor last year and both seem like good blokes.
  14. <10hrs (more like 5-8) is my normal. I don't really have the time or interest in doing 10hr+ weeks. I still periodize my training into base weeks, build, taper, etc over about 3mths lead in to OD or 70.3. Generally, I do 1xswim (30-40mins), 2-3xruns (1xlongish), 2-3xrides (1x2hrs). There's a bit of speed and hills thrown in amongst it (particularly in build weeks) and I might add another swim in the last few weeks. I've done that through my 40's and it gets me around OD in about 2.20-25 and 70.3 in about 5.05-5.15.
  15. bRace

    Time management

    I think it comes down to your priorities and what you (and your family) accept as being appropriate balance. Everyone's different, but for me, I wouldn't be giving up any kid/family time at their age. They grow up so quickly and once they hit the teenage years they will have less time for you the older they get. There's talk in this and other threads about training while their kids are at sport etc, but for me I loved watching my son at whatever sports practice, game, carnival, he was doing. It was important to him and me, so there's no way in the world I would have missed them so I could go training. During that time, my training was lower priority, but now that my son's grown up with his own life I have heaps of time. As far as a solution for you, I think it leans towards those morning sessions others have mentioned.
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