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  1. bRace

    Benefits of knowing your swim time

    I don't look at my watch at all during the swim (only as I exit the water). I check it a bit during the ride, mostly for nutrition timing, but mostly ride by feel. I check it a fair bit during the run to monitor/adjust effort to maintain either HR or pace (depending on course/distance/goals/etc).
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    Benefits of knowing your swim time

    I don't really see an advantage, but looks like there might be a disadvantage for some, judging by the number of people saying they get stressed by it. That surprises me as I thought everyone would have their head around the uncontrollable aspects of the swim. I always look at it but don't really care what it says. Most of my races are wave starts so I can gauge my swim on the number of same caps in front of me. That said, it doesn't mean much either as I never know anyone in my wave except for mates, so I have no idea whether a bunch of uber swimmers happen to be racing or not.
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    Benefits of knowing your swim time

    I always look at it, but mainly out of curiosity. I know if I've swum okay or not, so it doesn't matter. I always have a quick look when I'm hitting the lap button on the way to T1. The time is what it is and knowing it doesn't affect the rest of my race either way.
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    Dedicated bikepaths/footpaths etc, would normally see everyone following the 'keep to the left' convention. Doing opposite to that would be an oddity. This is different to a runner or walker on a road where they are dealing with vehicles and a big speed differential and where the onus is on the person to keep themselves safe. A pedestrian is probably more likely to see the car first and react, than the car driver is to see them.
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    Yep, I know where you mean and I remember it being nice along there. I ran a lot up Castle Hill and The Strand when I lived in North Ward, but then moved out to the burbs and my running became much less scenic. Definitely ran into a lot of snakes trail running though (Goat track and through the Common at Many Peaks). I enjoyed living up there, but left 15+ years ago. Probably changed a fair bit since then.
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    Geez, must have changed since I lived there. Maybe you're running in the wrong neighbourhoods 😀. That said, I left years ago and never ran after dark (when the drunk bogans emerge).
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    Fair point about running around corners towards traffic. That scenario without a footpath to go to is probably the only time I'd run in the traffic direction. That said, where I run is pretty quiet or there are footpaths, so it's not much of an issue for me.
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    I disagree re the cyclist comparison A bike is a vehicle and mixes (to varying degrees) with other traffic, IAW road rules.. A runner is a pedestrian and is potentially in the way and an unnecessary hazard to drivers. Don't get me wrong, I run on the road all the time around my quiet, suburban streets, but always towards the traffic and I always move on to the footpath/nature strip when a car approaches. It's a courtesy issue in my mind.
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    Patronising or encouraging?

    That doesn't sound right at all. I've always thought it was an obligation.😄
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    Patronising or encouraging?

    I don't tend to say much if I'm actually racing, unless it seems appropriate to the person/situation, ie they look like they could do with some encouragement, or conversely they're at the the pointy end racing for the podium. Usually stick to 'good work' , 'hang in there' comments rather than 'looking good' or 'nearly there'. Personally I'm happy to receive any encouragement and quite like spectators reading my name off my bib and calling out for a bit of a lift on the run.
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    Cycle kit

    Good call. I've got good gear from Scody. Also, good cycling and tri suits from Cannibal at Tweed Heads. Good local companies.
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    Well said. The same concept of saying one thing or advocating a certain position and then acting the opposite way seems to pop up in a lot of areas in society.
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    Does 'no regular exercise' mean you weren't doing anything, or still getting out and about for a few hours a week? I don't know what the first week's training involved, but 12.5hrs seems a risky way to test out an old injury. Hope it all held up ok.
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    Who knows. People have different reasons. In this case, "not fit enough" probably means they don't think they're fit enough to perform at the level that they would be happy with. If that means they choose not to race, that's up to them. But for a $25 club race... geez, why would they care. Just race and use it as a training session, some fun, and support the club. Perhaps they want the attention of people saying how good they are and that they should race?
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    Noosa wave times

    'Premium mates' is definitely more expensive and guarantees an early start (after elites and opens, and maybe Smiddy). I thought the other 'mates' was just normal price, but could be wrong.
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