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  1. AP

    Brisbane bikeway upgrades

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    Robson racing again...

    What's his next event - 50 IMs in 50 days 🙄
  3. You can say that again
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    Another serious case of attention seeking syndrome - be flat out doing a week of it 💪
  5. AP

    Sore deltoids...

    Ex is right - do you have a coach ? What do they say ? If you don't have a coach to help you refine your technique you're probably just doing a lot more of whatever you do poorly - and you'll just get better at doing it poorly or exacerbate the "injury/soreness" To swim faster - the only way is to swim better - not more of the same - shorter, more frequent swims done technically better are often more productive than just increasing mileage 😉
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    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    Stay out of trouble down the back - get a 5hr bike with an average power of 180wt - it's been done 🙄
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    Froomey banned from tour

    Yeah how would anyone draw that conclusion - the guy happened to have been surrounded by the best selection of super domestiques - riding the legs of everyone else in the final week of the tour 🙄 but I'm not English so I must be biased 😉
  8. AP

    Challenge Roth

    I love it 😀
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    Training solo

    Well let me assure you it is still possible to train and drink coffee with your mates after the session (if you have any mates) - a coffee session with the group after a ride has replaced what we used to do at the pub on a Friday night - and a lot healthier The biggest adjustment necessary to training between 50 and 70 is * focus more on recovery * warm up for longer before more intense sessions * don't put longer tougher run sessions too soon after longer tougher bike sessions * take your vitamins and oil supplements * pace yourself * learn to love the process and don't worry too much about stats * have at least one rest day per week - two if you need them * focus more on endurance and technique than high intensity * leave your ego at home
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    Froomey banned from tour

    I too question that theory - who in the hell watches the tour to watch Froome 🙄
  11. AP

    I need this

    The only people who need a torque wrench are generally people with no previous mechanical experience and have no "feel" - it's not like you're going to be tightening the head bolts on your Ferrari - I think for an amateur bike mechanic there's a place for this tool - it's a bit like automatic transmissions on trucks - the population is becoming de-skilled 😪
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    Training solo

    This is so true - I know some people who are getting slower but measuring more - they've become data junkies This is the best post on this thread - it's "the way" - most people lose sight of the fact that most of us are in this sport for the healthy lifestyle and mateship - I too have been in this sport for over 30yrs - early years I did a lot of training alone and it was strong goals that got me through - I would still join a group for long Sunday rides Over the past 20yrs I have used meeting people to keep me consistent - and when you step back and examine what you actually get out of this sport, it's different for many, but for me the social contact is very important - we even get together with the rest of the squad at the "end of ride coffee" when we're having a layoff after an IM - the social contact is keeping a lot of people I know in the sport If you have to train alone make sure you have very clear goals and have a coach who reads your feedback, so you have someone to answer to - I have had solo trainers in remote locations KQ on many occasions - but they had strong goals 😎
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    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Next Sunday I start working on my main goal for 2018 - on October 13th I am going to be in Hawaii for my 19th go at the Ironman - I have traditionally swam OK and ran OK but lost places on the bike, even though I had often had the fastest bike in my age group in Australia. This year I am going to go there in the best shape I can possibly be. I intend riding six days a week for the 16 week build. I'll be racing basically the same group of guys who have come up through the different age groups with me, I can't stop them doing what they're going to do. All I can do is go there in the best shape possible and go hard from the swim start to the run finish. I can't set a time goal, conditions vary so much - I can't guarantee a position goal but I will be laying it on the line to be hard to beat 😎
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    I Believe

    That's OK - after two pages the message has been delivered - we could start discussing global warming now - especially if you live in Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney ------ discus 🙄
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    Eyeball aero test

    There's an article showing the side view of the top ten bike riders in last years Hawaii Ironman - every one of them has a rear mounted bottle holder - tucked up close under the seat - so it can't be too bad And those legs are incredibly white