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    2018 wrap up

    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.
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    IMWA 2018: A love story

    Great job Zed, the mechanical issue sounded annoying but sounds as though you kept calm enough through it. I would’ve lost my shit.
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    Busso 2018 - The 3 year plan.

    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.
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    Port 2019

    Port half, then Cairns full.
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    Benefits of knowing your swim time

    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.
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    IM Malaysia 2018 - DNF

    Love the honesty - best of luck for the next season.
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    Short and to the point.

    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.
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    Ironman WA 2018 - The Comeback

    Completing an ironman off 10 weeks of training. Bloody well done.
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    Ironman WA 2018-My Last

    Well done on the IM career BigRig - enjoy retirement!
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    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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    Busso 2018

    I find going backwards down stairs helps.
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    Busso 2018

    Great job everyone- had a family thing on all day but tracked all that were racing. And yes i got in trouble for looking at my phone too much by wifey!
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    KQ at Ironman Cairns 2018

    Amazing performance and a great read. Well done.
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    How long have you been doing tri's for?

    Tri’s since 2009 - before that swam in team tri’s, masters swimming and some ocean swims. 10 x Mooloolaba 9 x Noosa 10 x 70.3 2 x IM (third coming up in Cairns 2019)
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    NYC Marathon or Kepler Challenge

    Merv I can’t speak for the Kepler Challenge, but i just did the NYC marathon this year and it was unbelievable. Incredibly bad race time (very poor prep and too much of a good time in NY leading up to it), but I really didnt care. Stopped to take photos, chatted to random people, and just enjoyed it. Easily the most amount of supporters I’ve ever seen in a race - streets were lined with supporters for most of the course. I think there were 52k finishers and it was really well organised too. If you want more details on what I did, travel options, etc send me a PM. I used Flight Centre.
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    Pick your 1st and 2nd men and women in Kona 2018

    Sanders, currie ryf, charles
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    It's goodnight from me..............

    Long time observer, minimal poster. Best of luck Roxii.
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    Sunny coast 70.3 Anyone there now?

    Bloody hell, well done - wish I could run like that! Had almost the same bike split but a 1:40 run was the best I could manage for a 4:39 overall time. Even adding the extra time for the short run course I managed a PB, so I was happy with that.
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    Wrist based heart rate monitor

    Other option is to go with an arm based HR monitor, can go on either forearm or on my bicep. No chaffing issues, and reliable. I have the Sosche Rhythm which has always been good. I think Wahoo make them now too.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    Good luck out there today Zed. Have fun and enjoy it.
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    Challenge Roth

    Live stream https://livestream.com/accounts/27458947/events/8260154/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfoAndActivity=true&defaultDrawer=feed&autoPlay=true&mute=false
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    Cairns IM 2018

    Well done, great effort under adverse circumstances.
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    Gold Coast Marathon

    Those things looked hideous Brett - pacing a marathon, particularly at your pace is tough in itself, but to carry that thing on your back as well must have been insane. Well done for toughing it out for 32km. I was happy with my run - 3:21 official time (watch says 3:19?), but a clear PB anyway.
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    Coeur d’Alene 70.3

    Hawaii 70.3 did that as well - really great idea.