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  1. That would be a lot better than pushing your bike up there, I've tried that - no good ๐Ÿ˜œ
  2. AP

    Kona Countdown Ironman doing good. VIDEO

    Not windy - I've always found if you go there expecting it to be hot and windy, you're never disappointed ๐Ÿ™„
  3. AP

    Sydney Coastal Trail - Trailer Movie

    Well done Foz - we look forward to more in the series - maybe "Kona 2019 - the long apprenticeship" ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  4. AP

    What training did you do today...

    I think it'll always be a better figure on the road - that's what I've found ๐Ÿ˜Ž not sure if it's physical or psychological but the power figures come easier on the road - but I like the road and just tolerate the trainer ๐Ÿ˜
  5. AP

    Should Bored@ now do Kona?

    I'd only claim him if he qualified - but he'd have to start setting his alarm for 4am ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. AP

    Dark Horse for 2019 Kona

    I think Cam Brown and Luke McKenzie's chances are gone - they both came so close but I'd be surprised if they can come that close again ๐Ÿ˜
  7. It really depends on what you do between now and the start of your 14 week lead up - like you say the key will be in carting less fat around the course Once you're into this age group - * You shouldn't run two days in a row * You should focus on run technique more than total distance * You should start a diet "eating plan" right now, the more fat you cart around with you the more of a handicap you have * You should devote one day a week to body maintenance - massage - acupuncture - real easy recovery * You should work on upper body strength and core strength much more aggressively than before * You should be "in shape" all year - that's being able to run for 60-90min - bike for 2-3hrs and swim for 2,000m - then it's easy to step up to a goal orientated plan * You could achieve that goal on an average of 12hrs a week
  8. Do it mate - we could have a beer at the cafe watching the race - my daughter and a few other athletes I work with are racing - I don't know if I can stay up late enough to watch FFFFF come in ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  9. That's so true - we're all so focused on our own race experience that unless someone posts their finish time of xx.xx on a forum - no-one even looks up anyone else's time If you do a race and come in at xx.xx - if you're proud of what you've achieved, post it - don't make a whole lot of excuses about why it is what it is - no one cares ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also if you don't want to give WTC any of your money, don't give them any - once again no-one on this side of the world cares what someone on the other side of the world does with their money ๐Ÿ˜
  10. Short lived successes ? One guy improved his IM time from 13.50 to 9.46 on the same course in one year by simply working the plan, the other guy worked towards the goal and won in Hawaii (a feat achieved by less than 30 men in history) - and they had to go on to satisfy you - you are a hard task master - do I satisfy your high standards for backing up by still being in the game after 30yrs ๐Ÿ™„
  11. This is so true - when I say the game is 70% mental it's not just on race day - often it's getting through something tough in training Another thing any sub 10hr athlete can have a bad day and it can blow out massively - I've had a couple of bad days (usually as a result of not preparing well) - everyone is entitled to a bad day in Ironman at some time, it'll happen if you keep doing them ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  12. AP

    Ironman cancels another swim

    I was watching Busso last year and because there was no swim a lot of people lost sight of their "pacing plan" - they were going out on the bike like it was a 20km bike - an awful lot paid the price later๐Ÿ™„
  13. Mike Honcho can speak with authority on this subject - he has done it - it was simple really when you break it down - he just did everything his coach told him - he believed in the plan - his confidence grew as he worked his way through the "journey" He wasn't one of the guys who say they did no training, or little training, he was focused on achieving excellence and he knew that excellence requires consistent work And this may come as a surprise to some but he wouldn't have known what his TSS or his TGL or whatever in hell these guys are hooked on - he worked shift work - he trained with the squad when he could - he fitted his training around a busy life He is a master of time management - and goal setting ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  14. AP

    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    You've done it before - you've won it before - it'll need a heavy duty treadmill for any indoor running - maybe a horse's treadmill ๐Ÿ˜
  15. AP

    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    Retirement - what's that ? When you stop doing things you die - I've still got too much left to do ๐Ÿ˜