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Ex,  I have a mate doing this race on Sunday. Get yourself over here next year!

 

 

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1 hour ago, AA7 said:

EC?

Nah.

I have to wait till the youngest finishes school. 

a/ No chance of affording it till then.

b/ Too big a disruption in his senior years.

 

I still have to talk to a couple of people regarding the logistics, and will discuss it after that.

 

 

FatPom.

I'd love to do something like that. My two loves, OWS & trail running, but unfortunately my running days are pretty much over. Otherwise this & Otillo would be my dream events.

 

Edit to add: With the timing of that event FP, It'd slot in perfectly with a channel swim. Now I'm really depressed.

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Im thinking of doing Fitz Challenge, Canberra , October. Anyone done it? Any tips would be appreciated - thanks in advance

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1 hour ago, Surfer said:

Im thinking of doing Fitz Challenge, Canberra , October. Anyone done it? Any tips would be appreciated - thanks in advance

Did it years ago, circa 2003. Back then it was the longest ride (160km?)  I think there is a longer one called Fitz Epic or something.  They make a big deal about Fitz Hill but they don't mention the hundreds little killer bastard ones in between!

I also remember one aid station at the bottom of a big descent which you then have to turn around and climb back up, full of cake.

Starts cold but warms up very quickly.

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On 09/08/2018 at 9:27 PM, FatPom said:

Did it years ago, circa 2003. Back then it was the longest ride (160km?)  I think there is a longer one called Fitz Epic or something.  They make a big deal about Fitz Hill but they don't mention the hundreds little killer bastard ones in between!

I also remember one aid station at the bottom of a big descent which you then have to turn around and climb back up, full of cake.

Starts cold but warms up very quickly.

http://www.fitzs.com.au/about-the-challenge/

Thanks FP, The Extreme is 255k & was the one I was thinking of. I know there are some nasty hills around that area but how bad or hard is Fitz Hill?  Graphs dont always tell the true story 

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2 hours ago, Surfer said:

http://www.fitzs.com.au/about-the-challenge/

Thanks FP, The Extreme is 255k & was the one I was thinking of. I know there are some nasty hills around that area but how bad or hard is Fitz Hill?  Graphs dont always tell the true story 

It isnt that bad it just came later than I thought it would. Every big hill that arrived I was asking my mate if it was Fitz Hill, which it wasn’t. Then we came to it and he said ‘don’t look up’.

i remember it being hard to attack but ok if you settled in.

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7 hours ago, FatPom said:

It isnt that bad it just came later than I thought it would. Every big hill that arrived I was asking my mate if it was Fitz Hill, which it wasn’t. Then we came to it and he said ‘don’t look up’.

i remember it being hard to attack but ok if you settled in.

Thanks FP, shame youre not here, we could grovel up that hll together 😊

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There’s nothing out there that is too bad. I used to train out that way a bit before the era of Garmin 😮 

its hard because there shitty annoying climbs everywhere along the way. Don’t bonk out here, it’s a long way home if you do (talking from experience...)

I did a ride with A few very handy guys out there. Tuggeranong - Tharwa - Corin - Tharwa - Fitz’s - Tharwa - Tuggera. Hardest day I’ve ever done in the saddle. Circa 205kms of pain. 35km limp home from Fitz’s. 

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Achieving the budget goal is out the window. Not the same kind of pain as riding hills but will be worth it in the end. Scaffold down, tiling and interior Barestone panels underway.

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On 14/06/2018 at 5:26 PM, Nick777 said:

Late to the party, but run a half marathon after 5 years off running

400k in the pool.

400 TT in sub 5.45.

400k achieved..! Yeah man!

 

(not sure about the other two yet)

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Would love to go sub 10 in Busso, top 10 and KQ, but realistically I think all 3 goals will be just out of reach. I reckon low 10s is probably where I'll come, but I'll give it a crack. 

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22 minutes ago, zed said:

Would love to go sub 10 in Busso, top 10 and KQ, but realistically I think all 3 goals will be just out of reach. I reckon low 10s is probably where I'll come, but I'll give it a crack. 

Dude, 

 

You have the swim and the run. Pace the bike right and your there 😎💪👍

 

Good luck. 

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1 hour ago, FFF1077 said:

Dude, 

 

You have the swim and the run. Pace the bike right and your there 😎💪👍

 

Good luck. 

hahah thanks. I've done the maths and I'm 10mins short! Praying for a double tailwind.

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4 minutes ago, zed said:

hahah thanks. I've done the maths and I'm 10mins short! Praying for a double tailwind.

Turn around a km early on the run. ;)

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Just now, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Turn around a km early on the run. ;)

Already got my superman cape sorted.

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4 hours ago, zed said:

I reckon low 10s is probably where I'll come, but I'll give it a crack. 

Sam, the only thing I would love to see is that you just give it a crack. We don't care where you come or what time you do - it's just giving it a go and feeling satisfied with your effort, no matter what pans out.

FM

 

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17 minutes ago, Flanman said:

Sam, the only thing I would love to see is that you just give it a crack. We don't care where you come or what time you do - it's just giving it a go and feeling satisfied with your effort, no matter what pans out.

FM

 

😂😂😂✌️

 

Wires crossed bro 

I'm Sam 

He's Jaime. 

He's fassst 

I'm pedestrian 

 

😂😂😂😂✌️

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On 14/06/2018 at 8:58 PM, Andrew #1 said:

No x 8 goals. Reassessment time.

So ... take two:

Sub 25 Parkrun over winter

Sub 1:15hr sprint tri - probably aim for October Hills Tri

sub 2:35hr Olympic tri - little husky in November

sub 6hr Western Sydney 70.3.

Faark 2018!

2019 is where the cool kids are at!

only 2 goals:

1. sub 15 for 1km in the pool on my 50th birthday - 30 January (maybe followed by 50 x 100M on 1:45 just because I can); and

2. Sub 6hrs at Husky Ultra over the new HIM distance in February. 

Reassess after that taking into account work-life balance issues.

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6 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Turn around a km early on the run. ;)

He’ll never get British citizenship granted before Busso.

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2 hours ago, FFF1077 said:

😂😂😂✌️

 

Wires crossed bro 

I'm Sam 

He's Jaime. 

He's fassst 

I'm pedestrian 

 

😂😂😂😂✌️

And Zed too !

FM

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On 22/07/2018 at 7:54 AM, ComfortablyNumb said:

Was aiming to complete the local tri series next season, but I've said that the past 2 seasons and not got there.  Whenever I approach something mildly resembling bike & piddling run consistency, the ole knees start going south and I can't return to the constant knee Hell of the past. Looks like it will be 3 seasons of misses. Might be time to call it 😖

Would also like to do that Fingal off-road tri in Sept, but we'll see. Nope.

On the plus side, I've discovered mountain biking which I enjoy way more than road cycling, and despite only doing 2 swims/week, I'm quite happy with how it's going in prep for the Noosa team tri. Will tick off tomorrow.  No MTB for a little while sadly to let things settle.

Also want to catch a 100cm+ cod on fly!  Still confident, though it might be a 2019 goal - cod season opens Dec 1.  Pretty sure I hooked a 100+ model a few months ago, but screwed it up and lost him under a log.

 

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On 02/11/2018 at 10:38 AM, zed said:

hahah thanks. I've done the maths and I'm 10mins short! Praying for a double tailwind.

You'll never achieve it if you rely on what the maths tell you - it's not a mathematical exercise - approach it as a creative exercise - leave all the calculations out of it and complete it with the same mindset which a musician would have playing his/her favourite piece

If Ironman is not your favourite piece of music you'll never reach your potential - all those who post on here and say "Ironman is not the only thing etc etc" have never reached their potential and never will. If you're not loving it out there, you'll be focusing  on how much you're hurting. When I say it's 70% mental that doesn't mean calculating and watching feedback all day, it means getting into the right mental state and getting back into it every time you start to think about outcomes 😎 

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1 hour ago, AP said:

You'll never achieve it if you rely on what the maths tell you - it's not a mathematical exercise - approach it as a creative exercise - leave all the calculations out of it and complete it with the same mindset which a musician would have playing his/her favourite piece

 

That's a combination of trying not to talk myself up and setting myself realistic goals, which some people confuse as being negative. It's a bit hard to set myself a realistic goal for a full though with such little experience for that distance. I always race hard and always race with a positive mind-set no matter what happens. Shit goes wrong, I'll adapt and change my goals.

I think I can go sub 10, but it will be close because of how I plan to race i.e ride relatively conservatively which means I'll have to have a solid run. So it's a little bit of a risky plan I guess. I know I can ride 5.15 without burning too many candles, which leaves me having to probably run a 3.45, which sounds easy when you work out the pace, but I dunno.... plenty of decent runners go over 4 hours. 

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50 minutes ago, zed said:

That's a combination of trying not to talk myself up and setting myself realistic goals,

Make the goal to do the most beautiful performance of your life - to focus on one square meter and one minute of time all day - only the minute you're in - a 9.50 Ironman is made up of 590 efficient minutes - any inefficient ones add to that time - make the goal to produce efficient minutes all day - your training times indicate where you are fitness wise - just be ready to focus only on yourself - never look at the time and produce 590 efficient minutes 😀

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1 hour ago, AP said:

Make the goal to do the most beautiful performance of your life - to focus on one square meter and one minute of time all day - only the minute you're in - a 9.50 Ironman is made up of 590 efficient minutes - any inefficient ones add to that time - make the goal to produce efficient minutes all day - your training times indicate where you are fitness wise - just be ready to focus only on yourself - never look at the time and produce 590 efficient minutes 😀

Poetic. :thumbs_up:

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2 hours ago, AP said:

Make the goal to do the most beautiful performance of your life - to focus on one square meter and one minute of time all day - only the minute you're in - a 9.50 Ironman is made up of 590 efficient minutes - any inefficient ones add to that time - make the goal to produce efficient minutes all day - your training times indicate where you are fitness wise - just be ready to focus only on yourself - never look at the time and produce 590 efficient minutes 😀

This approach saved me on Sunday.  Ok it was just a piddly 1500m OD team swim but honestly for 300m out to the first turn buoy, I thought I was a dead man (or at least a rubber duckie man).  HR was through the roof, goggles fogged, struggling to get relaxed breaths, getting kicked & swum over, people swimming in all directions, people breast-stroking within 50m (never seem that before).

So I just focused on several things - slow down the stroke rate, slow down the breathing, go for nice long efficient strokes with a good catch & pull getting as much water as I could, scrape thumb down hip, forget about target time, just try to get through it as easily as possible & it worked.  My time was only 1min slower than my best lead-up pool time which I find amazing.

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I have found the best strategy for calming nerves in a swim start is - have the plan in mind to count the first 200 strokes - it doesn't matter if you count 50 four times or whatever - the counting fills the mental space that fears and doubts come into - you'll find that by time you reach 200 you'll have settled into a position in the field where you have people of similar ability around you and you're starting to feel "settled in" 😎

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2 hours ago, AP said:

I have found the best strategy for calming nerves in a swim start is - have the plan in mind to count the first 200 strokes - it doesn't matter if you count 50 four times or whatever - the counting fills the mental space that fears and doubts come into - you'll find that by time you reach 200 you'll have settled into a position in the field where you have people of similar ability around you and you're starting to feel "settled in" 😎

Cheers ✌️

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7 hours ago, AP said:

Make the goal to do the most beautiful performance of your life - to focus on one square meter and one minute of time all day - only the minute you're in - a 9.50 Ironman is made up of 590 efficient minutes - any inefficient ones add to that time - make the goal to produce efficient minutes all day - your training times indicate where you are fitness wise - just be ready to focus only on yourself - never look at the time and produce 590 efficient minutes 😀

Cheers ✌️

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5 hours ago, AP said:

I have found the best strategy for calming nerves in a swim start is - have the plan in mind to count the first 200 strokes - it doesn't matter if you count 50 four times or whatever - the counting fills the mental space that fears and doubts come into - you'll find that by time you reach 200 you'll have settled into a position in the field where you have people of similar ability around you and you're starting to feel "settled in" 😎

I do that. I find it helps a lot between that period where your brain goes, 'this is very cold, where is the person to my left/right?' and then realising, 'hey, I'm swimming properly'!

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