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  1. Ironman WC Stream time AEST

    Might give them a try...
  2. Jacobs will win kona apparently

    There’s also those speed bump thingies on the side of the road on Queen K - I accidentally rode over one of them in a moment of weakness and nearly came off. Swimming in Hawaii is amazing though, water is so clear. [Disclosure - I’ve only ever done the 70.3].
  3. 2017 Sunshine Coast 70.3

    Yes, very comfy. I previously had an Argon E-114, which was good but its nothing on the P5. It's just so smooth and fits like a glove. I can pretty much stay aero the whole time. Absolutely love it.
  4. 2017 Sunshine Coast 70.3

    Cheers mate, still not a scratch compared to others on this forum!
  5. 2017 Sunshine Coast 70.3

    Gotta love those pink caps! Thanks Tyno, hope you had an enjoyable day too.
  6. Sunny Coast 70.3 2017 Race report

    That's an amazing run split, very envious. Great job, and good luck for the IM.
  7. Sunny Coast 70.3 2017 Race report

    Nice one mate - that ankle injury looked nasty. See you at Noosa!
  8. 2017 Sunshine Coast 70.3

    I don't know if this always rings true for everyone, but my run pace in a HIM almost always reflects my most recent standalone marathon time. I did the Brisbane marathon in August as a rough guide to pace for the 70.3, and again it was almost the same. So I'll keep using the marathon as a measure for setting pace for the 70.3. As always, thanks to my wife and kids for continuing to put up with me and this weird sport. And to Matty the coach, who I'm learning so much from. What's next? It's always pleasing to come away from a race when things go right (despite the adversities in the lead up). More importantly I'm getting better at understanding how to race better. I think a sub 2:30 bike and 1:40 run is becoming more possible, so will work towards that at Port Mac next year. Noosa tri is next up, which should be fun.
  9. 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2017 any dates?

    Yes, totally agree with that. In fact, I didn't actually think there was a recovery area - because surely they wouldn't put it out in the scorching sun - how ridiculous! But I thought the course was good, more challenging bike with the hilly loops. Managed a PB (4:46) - will do race report shortly. Johan had a great race too.
  10. Itu long course worlds. Burgs 2nd to sanders

    I'm always impressed by how you race Josh. You absolutely belt everyone in the swim and can still back it up with a podium finish. Well done.
  11. Custom Wattie Ink race suit design... thoughts?

    Sensational - didn't know you could shred too. Love the suit.
  12. Alp D'Huez Long Course Triathlon

    Well done Scooter, sounds like a real tough day. Solid performance to persist and complete the race.
  13. KQ questions

    Hey Zed, thank you for posting this mate - I think there's a lot of people out there who have often thought about what it would take to get to Kona, particularly if they've been doing triathlon for a while, and also IM's. I'll admit to being one of them, but now firmly in the realisation that it is too big a leap for me, and with everything else in my life, its just not going to happen. But that's just my circumstance. There's been some great feedback from people who clearly know what they're talking about (AP, Cranky, etc), so take all that on board - but don't let any of it overshadow you're own determination. If you've got the time, motivation and family support then go for it - we'll be cheering you on. But the more sobering comments here are just as important as the encouraging ones - and I think you get that, otherwise you wouldn't have posted here. My coach gave me a reality check about 2 months ago - I merely whispered the word "ironman" (I had briefly thought about Cairns next year) and he basically said no way - my run leg is nowhere near where it needs to be based on my maximum training time available (and to be clear, this is me just doing an IM (which I've already done 2), let alone friggin KQ). He wants me to stick with OD and 70.3 only, and sets me average weekly volumes of 12-15 hours/week - and I enjoy it at that level. I do agree with the views here on racing - the more you get in, the more you'll benefit. It might take you several goes but I hope you get there. And yes - early mornings are your friend - and buy an indoor trainer!
  14. 2018 70.3 Worlds in South Africa - how popular?

    The 2019 world champs are in Nice, France - that would be, you know, nice. I spent a month in South Africa about 15 years ago - it'sa beautiful place and generally friendly people, but you still had to be on your guard. Mind you, its probably not somewhere I'd take my family right now (kids too young), and I only know what it was like 15 years ago.
  15. Kickr problems

    Haven't had that problem before where it doesn't pick up on any device, but the computer I use is dodgy and sometimes the Bluetooth is not so good. When that happens I switch to the ANT USB thing. Sounds like your problem is with the Kickr itself - not sure how to fix that sorry.
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