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  1. I never had a bike as a kid. I have overcompensated as an adult.
  2. Track stand. Clip in at the start of the ride, clip out when you finish.
  3. I assume the pilot was expecting them. Hell of a surprise if you're just flying along with the door open for some fresh air.
  4. I get what your saying, Peter. And I'm not trying to be contrary, rather recognise the achievement that I'm pretty sure is your point in posting. I just think that "showing up" is altogether different beyond 70. Even more so for women who socially haven't had same support and encouragement in sport when they were younger. A 71 year old woman would have already been 40 when the 10000 metres was first introduced to the athletics at Olympic level. I view these age groups altogether differently than say F18-24. (Excuse me while I release the worms. ) It does have me wondering how many of us seriously anticipate that we'll be doing IM after we reach 70? I doubt I will.
  5. Thanks for posting, Peter, but I'm not sure about qualifying being "easy" when you're over 70. It's a relatively small category largely because it's so difficult to stay fit enough, strong enough, fast enough, and injury-free enough to even complete IM at that age. Those still active in the sport for the long haul like AP are doing extraordinarily well to maintain IM race fitness. There's relatively few active 65 year olds in the general population that you could coach over 5 years to achieve a KQ. Whereever these guys are coming from to qualify, we're talking about the best 70 year olds on the planet at what they do in a very demanding sport. It can be easy to take their achievements for granted and normalise IM when we're so close to it.
  6. Slowest men's winning time since 2011, although it appears that he had a reasonable buffer to second and it's easy to bleed time on that course. Ultimately, on the day, the place is more significant than the time. Stephanie Auston defended her title with a 10 minute PB. Her time of 3:47 has only been bettered by Emma Murray and Hanny Alston. Classy company indeed.
  7. You didn't read the fine print. You see Saturday 12th? That's a 95km run followed by a 6km swim. Most wimp out, the rest drown.
  8. * no drafting (and no draft busters. RD said in the briefing "I know there won't be any drafting because I know none of you are cheats.") * swim as described above. * doubt there was any course cutting. * fewer flies then most rural areas. * no idea about the coffee, I don't drink it.
  9. I'm happy to report back that it was a well organised race. Sure, it was pretty laid back, not a bad thing by any means. The race offered everything you could really want, without much of what you don't need. At $90 for an ODT and less than 2.5 hours drive from Perth, the event deserves to be better supported. There was that old-school country race feel to the event, one with which those in the sport in the '80s or early '90s would be pleasantly familiar. Swim was in flat, clear and clean water, although there were a few jimbles encountered when swimming close to shore. Cycle was on "open" roads though there was very little traffic. Other than a 3km section along the main road leaving and returning to town, I think I saw one car on the course. Even the main road section was quiet. It's an "honest" cycle course, undulating with a granular surface and exposed to any wind, so strong cyclists are suitably rewarded. Run is flat, 4 x 1.25km out-and-back along the path north of transition. If you're someone who enjoys racing, it's ideal to frequently see how you're tracking against your competitors. For me it was my first tri since waddling through Port Macq last May on little more than 18 months of swim training, but more significantly, my return following a badly torn quad muscle left me out of action for the 3 months leading up to Xmas. Still too early to make a decision about Port, but I couldn't have hoped for any better today.
  10. Sounds adequate fuel. Simply set off too quickly on the run for your lack of run mileage. Easing off the pace or some regular walk breaks may well have seen you maintain even splits to the finish. With more run training under your race belt (long runs, bricks) or a more conservative pace on race day, you'll nail that final 9km.
  11. Blonde: "He reckons he fell over getting changed in T1 and somehow landed on this."
  12. Redhead: "Fu<k off! I'm scribing. It was you who forgot the latex gloves."
  13. Redhead: "We can rule out hyperthermia, thermometer reads 37."
  14. Looking pretty good for 70-74, Al. Though I'm sure you've had a bit of work done since I last saw you.
  15. Possibly for some. Although over the years, I have seen many genuinely nervous people before races. Those whose nerves limit the frequency, distance or size of the races they choose. Scott Tinley wrote an insightful piece about pre-race nerves way back in the day. Unfortunately google isn't helping me find it.
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