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About AP

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    1984

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  1. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Who would have thought that - I'm up to about 17 Australian IM races - I've seen atrocious conditions the day before race day - the day after race day - and only once on race day in Forster 99 - we've been lucky many years - but on the tough days if you're after a podium position you only have to race 5% of the field because all of the rest crack 😢
  2. AP

    DEFENDING CHAMPS RETURN TO IMOZ

    There is only one entrant in the 75-79 category but watch out for Ironman George - he's training so well I'd like to see where he places overall - he's on a mission The challenge for Trannies racing Port is to not get beaten by the oldest man in the field
  3. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    It's all about balance - get up early - go hard - laugh a lot over a coffee - yin and yang Grasshopper
  4. AP

    Ironman South Africa

    Didn't he call Ruley a flea
  5. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Good on him - two and a half weeks to go - we were at Mt Cootha again this morning - legs still a bit tired but got the reps done Lots of laughs at the Regatta later for coffee - another great morning in a great life - it didn't rain until we were about to leave the coffee shop
  6. AP

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    I like this approach - same with the crocs up north - they've bred out of control
  7. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    The fleas have simply missed the point again - we've been doing regular trainer workouts for 25yrs - I'm not against the trainer at all - the point I was making was I have a group of guys and girls training for a race which is 70% mental The scheduled workout was hill repeats - the morning turned out to be showery - they all turned up for the workout - they know the value of the mental game - many of those who would normally be on the mountain were taking the soft / safe option - you can call it safe if you're not into the mental game - you call it soft if you are into mental strength training - anyone who dodges discomfort is going to crack in their next major race If the event you're training for is 70% mental - you really need to work that part of your plan proportionately There are lots of reasons given for poor performances, nutrition, bla bla bla - the most common cause of disappointing long distance race results - is mental melt down
  8. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Didn't you figure out that with the aero front wheel and the shoe covers that they were warming up for the time trial and taking the opportunity to post a photo of one of their major sponsor's products And Brett why wait for next year you have time to enter 2018
  9. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I regard professional cyclists as the toughest sportsmen in the world - they don't train on their kickr in their garage - they train out in the conditions where they'll race
  10. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Seriously, you could get insulted over anything - I wasn't comparing training for an Ironman to fighting a war - rain happens - when it happens you adjust a little but you handle it - roads get wet - you change the way you ride them One of the guys who was out there with us this morning is a retired army officer, one of the tunnel rats from Vietnam - he was there at 75yrs riding up that hill six times - to quote him "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" he was preparing while many others were in their garages on their kickers If you're going to be insulted or offended, don't let it be by the fact that someone else has a different opinion to yours, wait for it to actually be an insult, be patient, it'll come
  11. AP

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    No those 80 people are shaping their future's with fear - that's no way to live a life - in a few weeks I'll post a report of the positions gained by the guys who were out this morning - did you ever think it may rain on race day what if you were a soldier - would you only fight in nice weather
  12. Speed reading - just missed a couple of details
  13. Mark Allen achieved more than Crowie PNF achieved more than any of the other women It's a joke
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