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    Zwift New York

    Had a quick go on NY yesterday - pretty fun, options of the normal lower routes or the futuristic upper ones. I'm enjoying Zwift a lot, it has made a massive difference to my bike training - I work from home a lot so can now fit in an intense lunchtime race or recovery ride within an hour. I used to be pretty lazy about the shorter intense sessions when I saw them on my plan, now I look forward to them.
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I could get that if they didn’t choose tri standard distances. Hard to take the IM blinkers off when it’s IM distances for the full LCW. 4K/200k/40k ?
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Also. IMO, there should just be one (or two, if you have to split aerobar vs non) 180km wave start(s) for the bike. I stupidly said I expected to do less than 7 hours, not thinking that it meant I would start an hour later and it was a pretty lonely ride. Those '7hr+' stick people with their fancy bikes all had an amazing day to do sub-6
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I wondered about the target market for this race, along with the scheduling & promotion. Is it for people who are thinking of doing an ironman next year and want to test out the distances? It's tough for it to be an A race when the bike is 'not a race, it's a timed event', allows drafting, group rides etc. It was noticeable that there was zero tri club presence, and as was said earlier no much on social media either. https://twitter.com/LCWJervisBay hasn't been updated since November 2016, FB had one or two posts per day with a few more after the finish yesterday. For me, I did it because it was motivation to do some training, and financial reasons - it was cheaper to enter than an ironman, I can drive there so no flights required, I have family living there so free accomodation. (And I thought I could do OK with an 8 week training plan instead of my normal 30 week IM one... hmmm). And, I'll be honest, the medal is really cool.
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Hey no worries, I did see the Tranny cap but I'm here so infrequently now I don't identify as a Tranny ( ... ) so if you had said you were Cape_Horn I would have said 'who?', as you would have done for me. Sorry to take off on you but I was at the 'I just want this to be over and the quickest way is to run to the finish' stage having done run/walk from the beginning. It felt like I was flying but it turns out it was a 6min final KM so I guess it's all relative. I did end up beating the next person by 45 seconds so it wasn't totally wasted effort. Great PB, definitely one to be very proud of. Today I'm moving like my 78 year old father in law who is 120kg and has had two knee and hip replacements.
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    1:45 of being smacked in the face in the swim, longest IM swim I’ve done. 7:45 bike - included a 15m meltdown at the end of lap three when I had decided to quit then eventually changed my mind. I saw a camel on the last lap so that was nice, and just managed to beat the thunderstorm. Slowest IM bike by over an hour, although my power figures were ok. I hear I wasn’t alone - what was that all about? Best bike course, my (sore) arse. Run was ok though, hit my sub 5 target, making the total time slip into third place for iron distance style events. Great support on on the course from the volunteers and staff. Fun event, but I worry for the future of it with numbers being so low. Eight weeks training = not enough. Paul
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I thought I heard 5th April which would be ideal as a lead in to Cairns. I miss a lot of EE events due to scheduling issues - AAA has clashed with Mooloolaba etc.
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    Long course weekend entry for sale (half iron distances)

    Bump -$150?
  9. Hi, My wife entered the LCW Jervis Bay but has been sick and unable to train, so wants to sell her entry (and she's going to volunteer instead). EE have confirmed she can transfer. She entered the three events at half iron distance, paying $350 inc insurance & fees. Looking for $200 ono. Email to paul.wakeford@gmail.com preferred - I don't get here much any more. Thanks, Paul
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    AAA 2018

    So 2018 was to be the year I would finally do AAA. Turning 50, coming off an ironman year.. perfect. Except it's been moved back to March and is now the same weekend as Mooloolaba which I am committed to. Aaaarghhh!
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    AAA 2018

    March 10th. http://www.eliteenergy.com.au/event/australian-alpine-ascent/
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    IM Cairns 2017

    12:56 for me, not quite the 12:30 goal but still a PB so I can't complain. I found the swim rough, I felt like a bobbing cork on the waves, but sounds like it was just me. Bike was fun, surface rougher than I remember but it went quickly up to the last 20-30km when the wind was a bit much. I saw quite a few TOs and people in the pen box early on. Legs went bad after about 20km of the run but the coke pulled me back together and I ran between the aid stations to get home. I have plenty of ideas in how to improve for my next IM in 2019 - I need a year off IM to do other events - thinking of the LCW, Centennial Park Ultra (if it happens), Mooloolaba, AAA (if that happens in 2018), and will enter the Norseman lottery again with no expectations of getting in.
  13. My brother in law just found he left his seat post at home -Trek Speed Concept Seven series. He's going to call the local bike shop tomorrow to see if they can help - but in case they can't, does anyone have any other leads he could look at? Thanks, Paul
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    IM Cairns 2017

    Good luck Andrew and family.
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    Cairns 70.3 - Wanted: loan of a Trek Speed Concept Seven seat post

    Sorted by Discovery Cycles!
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    IM Cairns 2017

    100mg per tablet. A long black is about 150mg and I have 3 or 4 of those a day normally.
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    IM Cairns 2017

    I wrote up my more detailed plan and times here (public post)
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    IM Cairns 2017

    Spot on. This week I've noticed I've gained at least 5km/h going north and lost the same on the way back. I need to keep an eye on power/hr both ways to make sure I'm not slacking or overdoing it.
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    IM Cairns 2017

    Whiffyfuzzball: bib 1026, 12h30.
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    IM Cairns 2017

    The line goes on behind the expo tents - another 50 something people.
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    IM Cairns 2017

    Long line at rego this afternoon.
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    IM Cairns 2017

    Water cooler than expected - much warmer than the ocean where I've been training (near Wollongong) but still cool. Wetsuits strongly likely (was: 'guaranteed' - but just in case...).
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    IM Cairns 2017

    There's video embedded too, dunno if that will post here.
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    IM Cairns 2017

    Palm Cove 08:45 08/06/2017. Slight breeze, clear skies. Flat sea. Sun feels strong, good sunblock required. Btw the road into Palm Cove is now closed before the roundabout. IMG_0857.MOV
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    IM Cairns 2017

    I arrived in Cairns yesterday. Today, cool morning. I did a bike/run from Trinity Park to Palm Cove and back, around 1pm - 2pm. About 26-ish and quite windy too, coming from the south so a headwind going back towards Cairns. Forecast is for it to stay about the same all through the weekend, if so I'll be happy with that compared to sweatfests of previous years I did it. Maybe some rain on Sunday afternoon/evening. I'll see if I can get some pics of the sea tomorrow. Cheers, Paul
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