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wombattri last won the day on May 6 2019

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  1. Yep, it’s total BS.
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    Port Photos

    From 2018
  3. Same, except the lift weights bit. I’ve also embraced Zwift group rides to make it more motivating.
  4. I got the replacement spacer from FE sports - https://www.fesports.com.au/Shop/c_1072/Replacement_Parts Only took a couple of days for the part to arrive. Followed the video. Fixed. Simples.
  5. Sunny Coast 70.3 is a qualifier for St George 2021 AND Taupo now as well, so they are proceeding as if Taupo is on, at least for now. Interestingly, Port Mac IM (same day as Sunny Coast) is now qualifier for Kona 2021, again according to the website.
  6. I just replaced the spacer in the freewheel hub - perfect video on YouTube from gplama stepped me through it. i got mine in 2016 I think.
  7. My Zwift ride registered Zed and I did a group ride. My highly dubious treadmill at 4min/km also counted (foot pod died) - I probably only ran 15km rather than 21km. Whatever, think it’s more about keeping people active and motivated.
  8. same date as (the currently scheduled) sunny coast 70.3. I wonder if they'll move it too.
  9. I too have yet to go sub 10, but was hoping for it at Busso last year - I got sick and had to pull out a week before. Giving it another crack at Port this year but it is a harder course, so I can't see it happening for me. I'm the inverse of Bosco - swimming background, ok cyclist, weak runner. It is absolutely relative - I swam solo whenever I could but typically 1-2 swims/week (sometimes none), and spent more time on the bike and running. 60-70km running per week was common, max of 90km. This and consistent time on the bike (trainer) was/is key for me. Average training hours were 15-16 hrs/week, maxed at 20. Married with 2 kids under 10, but was able to be flex with work arrangements to accommodate 2 sessions/day. Everyone is different.
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    2019 totals

    Swim: 260km (2018: 172km) Ride: 11,977km (2018: 6,672km) Run: 2,009km (2018: 1,573km) Averaged 55 hours per month. Improved across all OD and 70.3 races, and qualified for the first time for 70.3 world champs (Nice). The bump in volume was intended for my third IM, which frustratingly never eventuated. Tore my hamstring a month out from Cairns, and got pneumonia a week before Busso. It would have been great to have seen what the volume would have achieved for IM but it wasn’t to be. I’ll do Port full IM in 2020 but I can’t foresee another one after that. I like the 70.3 distance and so does the family.
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    Busso 2019

    Thanks Doc - no seriously mate I know what you’re saying, and could well be the case, but right now the pain hasn’t eased up and the quacks have absolutely ruled me out, as has my wife and coach. That aside, I was never going there to make up the numbers and just cruise around. I was there to go as hard as I could and see what I could do off the back of a solid year. I know my own body and more importantly my own head, and thankfully so does my wife to remind me of what’s most important. It’s often a risky game, and there is the possibility of not noticing any pain until the day before or even on race day. That could land me in some serious grief, whether I’m recovered or not. Ultimately it’s just a race. There’ll be another time. All good.
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    Busso 2019

    Hey guys, I’m officially a no-go for Busso. Got admitted to hospital last night with pneumonia and will be in here for a few days. It just came from nowhere. Pretty devastated as I’m in the best shape of my life and also had to cancel Cairns IM earlier in June from a torn hamstring. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be this year, despite the big volume of training I was able to accomplish. That, qualifying for 70.3 worlds in Nice and a PB in every race I did are enough to make me proud of what I’ve done this year, thanks entirely to the support of my family. On a drip with strong pain killers so I better get back to resting. Wish you all a great race, and a great time. Enjoy the day. Carpe Diem.
  13. 2019 not done yet, but 2020 will be nothing like the volume of training I’ve done this year. I owe the family big time. Taupo would be good though.
  14. Still got that picture you drew for your coach?
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