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About Dave T

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  • Birthday 15/09/1959

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    1996

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  1. Dave T

    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    Sorry Alex, my mobile didn't show the smillie. Now I feel stupid.
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    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    With all due respect, this has zero application for IM aerodynamics. Pro-cycling definitely, but for IM you'd need to be literally sitting on the front guys wheel to get a 20% reduction in power assistance. Mind you I did see one guy doing that at Port this year. His wheel was almost touching the front guy.
  3. Dave T

    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    15 entries already. Looking good.
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    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    To avoid controversy, maybe Trannie's could "ban" Froome from being picked in their Velogames Teams. Level playing field and all that.
  5. Dave T

    Ironman IVs

    Reading Baggsy's book, a lot of the Euros and Yanks used to turn up to Forster fully expecting to be able to get an IV post-race "on demand". They were pretty shocked when he told 'em, " It just doesn't work that way here". I must confess, I had one after a race in Korea where it was 40C+ and high humidity. But I didn't even ask for it. Probably 75% of the field had one. At the end of the day, it's a medical procedure, and shouldn't be taken lightly. Needlestick injuries and all that OHS stuff. Plus I'd sure want to know that the people sticking a needle into me had the appropriate level of training and were competent to do so.
  6. Dave T

    70.3 Switzerland - Bergs

    Or more importantly, that the Pro males 7-10 should hand in their cards .😈
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    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    Hold on a minute. There's no "art" to that. Just sounds too simple. What...JFT ??? Then where would all that snake oil go???😃
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    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    Must confess I agree ( probably no surprise ). The Performance Manager Chart is worth the price of admission that TP charge. Being able to watch the CTL line climb ( as long as you are consistent with sessions ) gives you confidence that something is working. Conversely, seeing that if you miss a couple of sessions hasn't ruined your whole preparation because the CTL HASN'T fallen through the floor is also reassuring. I'm still just scratching the surface of what it can do, but think it will help me improve for next year. 😆 Ah, science. 😃😃
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    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    Thanks Alex. This post should be pinned somewhere. My take on this would be : The "Art" of creating a good training plan is to build something that an athlete will be motivated to stick to. If the athlete is "motivated" by seeing their works uploaded to Training Peaks, and tracking their performance improvements in a measured "Scientific" approach, then that may be one method. There you go AP. Balance between "Art" and "Science". 😀
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    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    :-) Hope you don't mix up your paying clients as easily as you mix up posters on Trannies. I'm the Scientist. No idea what Barry Bevan's profession is. BB is the one with the 300Watt FTP, sub 40min 10k Mine is closer to 220watts and 50minutes would be a stretch these days. Having re-read a lot of my posts over the last 24 hours, I'd probably also slot myself in alongside BOW as a "flea". Maybe the right side of my brain IS a bit underdeveloped. :-)
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    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    The point I'm trying to make is that from 2000 - 2005 ( when my daughter was 1 -6 yo and I saw her on alternate weekends) qualifying for Kona was EVERYTHING to me. ( I remember getting in touch with you [AP], and you said"It sounds like you got what it takes"). (Sorry) I got a local coach. (Vic) { Maybe that was my big mistake after all} 🙂 We had a program. When I wasn't working, and I wasn't with my daughter........I was training. I'm a Scientist by trade, so everything I did was planned and methodical. To paraphrase Thomas Hellreigel..." I 'worked' hard....real hard ". On Race Day, I gave myself a good hard talking to, and said, "Today is your Day" At no stage in any Race I have ever said " Ah, F#$k it.....I'm just gonna walk it in now. I'll walk two abreast and have a 2hr chat with the guy walking next to me". Most of the people that make up this forum are the reason I still frequent here. We are still the "everyman". Everyone is out there giving it the best they can. Port Mac this year was my worst time by a considerable margin. But despite that, and the fact that I thought I'd trained really well, I'm really proud of the fact that I "shuffled " along at an unbelievably slow pace without walking anything but the Aid Stations. You know , when you watch those Olympic marathon runners staggering all over the road, cause they're running on fumes. That was me. So...tell me again AP about improving my "life habits" !
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    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    Train solo. Hate bunch riding. It's me and one other ...max. Don't have the luxury of lunchtime training. But, do have the advantage of being in control of my staff's roster. 9-5 / 8 -4 / 2 -10 / 11- 7 / variable with 1:4 weekend work and 72hr on-call. Swimming is irrelevant ( sorry Ex-) I swim 1:01 to 1:02 regardless of whether I do 1 swim/wk or 4/wk. Bike: my best times were 2004 - 2005 when I averaged 300km from qualifying races in August right through to race time in April/May. Run: my best times ( 10:45....30mins off Kona Q ) was when I was doing 60k/wk in August and was periodising my training to maintain that for the next 6mths till IM Race Day. Here's a screen cap of one of my 30k hill runs in 2008 at aerobic pace.
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    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    See this is where I have always had a major philosphical disagreement with you AP. I remember getting into a massive argument back-in-the-day with Jimmy C ( a disciple of yours I believe). He would always bang on about how anybody under 50yo could break 10hrs if "they wanted it enough". The implication being , if they didn't break 10hrs they either didn't want it enough, or they were "weak" ( physically or mentally, you take your pick). Of course when I reminded him of the time in 2005 when he went 10:08 at IMNZ he was none too pleased. Called me a "flea", and has now taken his toys and gone to play elsewhere. What I was trying to get across to him was that not everyone is #blessed with the same genetics . If you work at it , you can get exponentially closer TO YOUR OWN GENETIC POTENTIAL. That may be 10hrs, but it may also be 11,12,13 or heaven forbid, 14hrs. People that can qualify for Kona anytime they so choose think that anybody can do it. They don't accept that maybe they might have a slight genetic advantage over the "everyman". I know it's good for business to say, "Trust my teachings, and I'll get you there. Just believe" ( Very christian approach. LOL). I think what a lot of people ( me in particular) find offensive, is the implication that if you don't podium / Kona qualify / break xhrs, it's because you're mentally weak, or if you change a few "life habits" everything will just miraculously turn you into a gun. I call BS ! I will be doing my 20th IM next year, having started in 1999. I will be ageing up to the 60-64 AG. I averaged 15hrs per week training since Xmas 2017 , and none of it was "fluff". If I sign up to the Cycos program, do you reckon I'll be able to steal John Hill's Kona spot?
  14. Dave T

    Giro - Grand Tour Tipping Contest

    I had a dream on Friday night that Froome had seen the furore his 80k solo ride had caused and decided to "Tank" Saturday's stage to save his credibilty, and not bringing cycling into disrepute. Of course it was only a dream. Of course he continues to sprout his innocence. Sorry...what was that Tyler ,...er,...Floyd, er.... Lance. We've heard it all before. #saddayforcycling
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    Giro - Grand Tour Tipping Contest

    Ummm. HER team. 😃
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