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stone last won the day on March 13 2017

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  1. I need this in my life. I was tossing up whether I do another IM or not. I'm definitely in for Port Mac in a couple of years, the beer mile has swung the balance!
  2. This was exactly IMNZ in 2017. 8-10 min slower swim and 20-30 min slower bike because of the conditions. Luckily my only goals were to enjoy the day and finish both the bike and run strong which I'm happy to say I did both
  3. stone

    IM Texas on now

    Yes, that's exactly what they are supposed to do actually. Those photos are pro women in a line, not ag men dropping in. If the pro W don't like being dropped in on, don't ride on the front, sit the legal distance back. Or if they want to sit in the front, ride hard enough to make it difficult to be passed in the required time allowed. Ie ride a tempo that had a chance of the passer about to drop in be called for blocking. Regardless, there is no excuse for a pro to be sitting that close to a wheel multiple times. I'd love to see a power file.......
  4. They should do one in Melbourne, not many sharks in Frankston.... There's plenty of inland lakes where they could run them in regional locations. How good would an IM be in lake Eildon, bike course around there would be very very honest.
  5. So I've just found out the fallout from doing IMNZ with what I thought was a dodgy glute and getting a cortisone shot to get me through the race. For those that don't recall, I injured my 'glute' on my last long run two weeks before race day, didn't run at all for the two weeks leading up to the race, got a cortisone shot, did/finished the race, and have not run or ridden since. My 'glute' has become increasingly sore, can't even sit down at work for more than 20 min without getting a sharp stabbing pain the radiated down my hamstring. Anyway, MRI done, diagnosis is a torn hamstring tendon and high hamstring tendinopathy with a good measure of bone bruising to go with it. Very nearly tore the whole tendon off the bone, doc says he's amazed I was able to complete the ride/run in NZ. Minimum of 3 months rehab, with then potential of PRP injections and maybe even surgery if all else fails. Definitely a massive low point in my entire tri journey, to the point I'm thinking of just throwing in the towel for ever. I can't see myself coming back from this. Don't know if I'm up for flogging myself again for years to end up damaging my body this badly.
  6. You need to run more. Try and run 5-6 times a week, all easy. For your goals you need no intensity on the run whatsoever. Google the BarryP program and follow that. Your bike is ok, keep doing what you were doing. Swim needs work, if you're going to swim twice a week I would listen to the Tower26 podcast. Also use the workouts they give in there. I went from swimming 4 times a week at one pace, to two times per week following their workouts and went from a 35 min to a 32 min 70.3 swim
  7. That's like comparing apples with oranges. There is nothing mushy about the Clifton 3. Not sure what that is relevant to. The OP asked if we'd tried Hoka's and gone to something else, why? I think my post is pretty succinct. I didn't like how the 1 felt, way too mushy, the shoes I've switched too are still cushioned but far more responsive even with the higher weight. Re. the Clifton 3, I wouldn't know because I've never worn them. But I'd suspect that it's still going to be less responsive than something with boost foam. If I wanted to compare a race shoe with boost foam to the race shoe in the Hoka line up (Clifton), then I'd reference the adios zero. Completely different shoes, and I'd much prefer the adios. It's a personal preference thing. Maximal cushion is not my thing, just like it's not the thing for lots of other people as well.
  8. I use the Lunaracer 3 for anything sprint to 70.3. You'll find they have a fair bit of cushioning and are quite light, they're a great shoe
  9. Nope drinking just the one bottle concentrated, no extra water required. I find the Vitargo is great on my stomach, never had an issue
  10. All liquid for me in a 70.3. Here's what I have: Night before: chicken parma with chips Breakfast: bowl of granola 30 min Pre race: 1 scoop waxy maise starch Bike: Start of bike I take 3 1st Endurance pre-race caps, then 1 800ml custom bottle (3 scoops Vitargo, 5g glutamine, 5g bcaa's, 2 wiggle electrolyte tabs). Run: Flat cola/red bull where needed, but mainly water. I don't really need any calories on the run ETA: the chicken parma is a non negotiable for me, I won't do a race I have to travel to if I can't get a chicken parma the night before the race!
  11. From memory wasn't Bozzone an ex ITU guy? Not sure about McMahon though. Would've been great to see Frodeno in this, just to see how he stacks up against the ITU guys now the switch to long course. Without a doubt this is suited to fast running ITU athletes though Perhaps next race, the ITT on the bike should be around an hour in length, that would sort a few people out!
  12. stone

    IM time predictor

    Short answer, who knows. Times are so course and conditions dependent. Longer answer that can put you in the ball park I think: Swim: Use this page http://www.arhy.org/swim-predict Bike: Use Best Bike Split, it's amazingly accurate for me Run: Use this chart http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E7EjNkarI90/U7snj5Qv_6I/AAAAAAAAFXw/7x9MLs8iBdg/s1600/VDOTTriatlon.jpg
  13. stone

    Haunted Tyre

    Could be a silly question, but do they look like pinch flats? Only thing other than a rogue metal shaving inside the rim
  14. Ok my last comment on this matter, but yes all of the above! I am mediocre in my eyes! Haha I should clarify, it probably comes across as if I have a problem with people finishing in 16-17 hours when they could go a lot quicker. I actually don't, if that's their thing then best of luck to them. What I'm trying to say is I don't understand it, and that it's not for me.
  15. I don't find my view elitist, I'm not at the pointy end of the field. But when I decided three years ago that I wanted to start doing IM I decided that if I was going to spend the amount of time away from family and friends training, and money entering and on equipment, pools, etc then I was going to do it properly and commit. I entered sprints first, then went up to 70.3's, then only when I and my family was ready for the commitment required in training and life sacrifices did I commit to IM. I also don't think I'm mocking people. I think what I am doing is saying I don't applaud mediocrity, it may sound harsh but that's who I am. Yes I do think there are outliers who have overcome significant handicaps such as age, medical conditions etc that have given their all in training and the race who finish close to the 17 hour mark and I applaud those people. But I just don't get it when people make a big commitment, then settle for mediocre results. Doesn't matter if it's in sport, work or family/personal life, I'm a big believer in doing things properly and pushing yourself, not just cruising through. I guess the irony is, that I still view myself as mediocre as well. I think that's hallmark type A personality?
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