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  1. wombattri

    Mooloolaba Tri

    Right, got it. Thanks.
  2. I’m about the same as this, which is more than more my past two IM’s.
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    Mooloolaba Tri

    Absolutely fair comment. I came 2nd in my AG for the ocean swim on Saturday and got a medal - and you didn’t even get a medal for the Tri. Heck, even the kids tri got medals!
  4. wombattri

    Mooloolaba Tri

    I’ll be there - heading up tomorrow with the family.
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    Port 2019

    In a word - tired - but been pretty consistent so far. Easier week this week as I have Mooloolaba tri on Sunday. Hope everyone is going well.
  6. Willie I’m supportive of whatever you want to do here mate. It’s clear you have everyone’s best intentions at heart, as well as the triathlon community in general.
  7. Absolutely this. But on the Tweed result, sometimes the bad races are the ones you learn from the most. Nothing to beat yourself up over, just learn from it.
  8. Really enjoyed reading that, thanks!
  9. Swim: 172km (last year - 190km) Bike: 6,672km (last year - 6,638km) Run: 1,573km (last year - 1,378km)
  10. Sub 4 hour run split for IM. That’s the primary tri goal for 2019.
  11. I love going to Port Mac every year with the family but that bike course messes with me, plus a couple of sharp rises on the run. I’ve done both Cairns and Port full, but for next year’s (2019) IM I chose Cairns. Tougher swim which plays to my better leg, but still doing Port Mac 70.3 as a warm up. Both have a lot of positives - the course at Cairns is stunning and the atmosphere at Port is sensational. There’s an interesting website which categorises courses based on difficulty - www.obstri.com Or just do whatever course time, funding, life, etc allows and enjoy it regardless!
  12. Not me. I am ninja-like.
  13. There’ll be people more qualified than me to answer this, but its a hard thing to answer as it depends on your background, is there a discipline you are better at already, how much time can you realistically allocate towards training, etc. In terms of juggling the various commitments, its a matter of getting done what you can, when you can (eg when kids are asleep). But that’s just what works for me - not much more to it than that. If you’re committed to your goal you’ll find a way to make it work. Only other thing I can add is a coach is valuable even if training solo, be consistent and have a good diet.
  14. Lowest moment? Walking in the NYC marathon in front of the huge crowds. Most rewarding moment? Gold Coast marathon PB. Worst race? NYC marathon - mind was in holiday mode, and was so underprepared and unfit, but it was still great. Best race? Despite focusing on Port 70.3 and SC 70.3, I think Mooloolaba OD was the better race, performance wise. Harshest lesson? Have improved my running a lot with Matty (coach), but I still suck in comparison to others. It’s demoralising how fast some guys are. What was your aim for 2018, did you achieve it? Yes and no. I wanted Sunny Coast 70.3 to be a good race, and I went well (even after taking into account the shorter run) but the month leading into it was hampered by work stuff. What was your biggest learning? Consistency and a good diet. What is your aim for 2019? Improved run split - I don’t worry as much about the overall time. Aiming for a sub 1:40 for 70.3 run, and sub 4hrs Mara for IM Cairns. Most hated training session? 1 hour treadmill at HR160. Most loved training session? Any swim set or the long easy run.
  15. Great job Zed, the mechanical issue sounded annoying but sounds as though you kept calm enough through it. I would’ve lost my shit.
  16. Well done Brett, amazing time. You might have been disappointed with your run but most of us can only dream of that kind of split.
  17. wombattri

    Port 2019

    Port half, then Cairns full.
  18. I like this, it makes sense - might give it a go at next race. I tend to agree with the majority of comments here - if I look at my watch after the swim and its not what I expect or hope for it messes with my head a bit.
  19. Love the honesty - best of luck for the next season.
  20. I’m calling BS on this, because I said the same thing! No seriously, well done Sam. Enjoy the time away from it - it’s always there when you want to come back.
  21. Completing an ironman off 10 weeks of training. Bloody well done.
  22. Well done on the IM career BigRig - enjoy retirement!
  23. wombattri

    Busso 18

    Great work Kieran - if you change your mind and are keen on Cairns next year I’m in for that.
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