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With only 9 weeks till Ironman Australia. How is everyones training going? 

Who's racing & what times are you chasing? 

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This will be my first ironman. Did the 70.3 there last year as my first long course, 6.02. Did western Sydney at 5.45, and Husky at 5.29.

 

Aiming at sub 13, there are a lot of unknowns with something this long.

I had a great training block leading into Husky, and am in another big one now to start ramping up hours and distances. Pretty happy with where I am currently.

Its starting to get very real.

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4 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

Nice! can't wait to read your race report.  

What time did you do for the 70.3?

6:02 

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17 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

6:02 

that's what I get for speed reading. 

Sub 13 is a great goal. The old theory of double your 70.3 time plus an hour will get you close to 13 hours.

Fingers crossed you can find a few minutes extra. 

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The fingers will definitely be crossed!

Pretty confident I'll swim 1.20, rode a 2.50 last year for the 1 lap so by the time I Slow it down to IM pace should be good for 6-6.15, then try to set myself up with the best chance for the run. Have only run 1 marathon previously, and had my worst race by far. Had an injury leading in, and blew out at the end due to lack of Ks. Ran a bloody 4.45 that day with no ride beforehand, so I think absolute best case would be a 4.30, but that is the part of the day with the most to gain or lose.

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I'm gonna go in for the 70.3 as a target post IM to avoid the blues. Gonna try and crack the 5 hour mark.

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

that's what I get for speed reading. 

 

Hahaha... 

And that's what I get for being a dumb arse slow reader :lol:

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5 hours ago, zed said:

8 weeks to Busso...

Thanks I bette start training if I'm going to launch a comeback.  It's 4:34 & I'm up already & thinking about jumping on the trainer. 

There's no need to waste money on fancy ceramic speed jockey wheels, I would rather earn my  extra watts.

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Chasing IM finish number 12 and this would be my second time at Port. The last time I did it 3 years ago, I had a tubular puncture that I couldn't fix but I was lucky enough to get a spare wheel from the roaming mechanic, so managed to finish it in the end. Hoping NOT to repeat that this year!

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14 minutes ago, k3vski said:

Chasing IM finish number 12 and this would be my second time at Port. The last time I did it 3 years ago, I had a tubular puncture that I couldn't fix but I was lucky enough to get a spare wheel from the roaming mechanic, so managed to finish it in the end. Hoping NOT to repeat that this year!

Especially seeing as though there are rumours that Shimano wont be there this year!

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I still have some hats and visors in stock to purchase if anyone needs one for race day or just wants to be one of the cool kids around town. 

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I could be there with my little buddies putting shit on everyone once again... but I’ll ban myself from drinking ..... too much

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If anyone is looking for accommodation, I've got 5 nights at Port Pacific and can no longer race. Thursday to Tuesday. It's on the bike and run course, a few hundred metres from the finish line and the all important Beer Mile venue.

PM me if anyone is in need of accommodation. Best of luck to all of you who are racing. 

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Back in this year after a year off. Not setting the world on fire, but if i can make the start line, barring disaster I'll make the finishline.

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I'm back for number 9, looking to go top 5 in age group, however have only just started running again at xmas, so its going to be a very interesting 2nd half of the marathon. 

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Port number 20 for me. Assuming my hip and Achilles and hammy survives the next 8 weeks.

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7 minutes ago, IronmanFoz said:

Port number 20 for me. Assuming my hip and Achilles and hammy survives the next 8 weeks.

Sore achilles?

Fair dinkum mate, you'll do anything to be like me...

:P

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Port number 4 for me. Chasing sub 10. Over it. I need a looooong break after this one.

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I've wondered who does those. Seen them on many websites :lol: good work 👍👍

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Delly Carr takes the shots we have known him since we were 15 .

All we do is get a leave pass of the brides and do what blokes do on a road trip ... be stupid haha

I think Ironman and tri travel owe us royalties for using our images for profit 😂😂 we accepte Beer..

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Youngy and Youngy2

2nd IM at Port for both of us 

Entered Busso today as well - 

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8 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

Port number 20 for me. Assuming my hip and Achilles and hammy survives the next 8 weeks.

Don't let me down mate.

I'm joining the 15 Finishers Club this year and need someone to celebrate with.

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13 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Don't let me down mate.

I'm joining the 15 Finishers Club this year and need someone celebrate with.

I’ll be fine, just the training hurts...... you couldn’t stop me starting and finishing.

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Doing the 70.3. I'm sure on the day I'll be jealous of everyone doing the full thing!

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I'll be there for my 3rd time at Port. Looking forwards to a full IM after Busso last year.

Body certainly reminding me I'm 45 even if the mind is not accepting

Will be great to see some familiar faces and hopefully meet some new ones.

Staying at Waters Edge Thursday - Monday

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1 hour ago, Tall Paul said:

I'll be there for my 3rd time at Port. Looking forwards to a full IM after Busso last year.

Body certainly reminding me I'm 45 even if the mind is not accepting

Will be great to see some familiar faces and hopefully meet some new ones.

Staying at Waters Edge Thursday - Monday

Is the road surface bad for the entire 180kms?

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4 minutes ago, zed said:

Is the road surface bad for the entire 180kms?

No - its certainly not top shelf, but there are really only a couple of sections where you have to check your water bottles! 

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33 minutes ago, The new guy said:

No - its certainly not top shelf, but there are really only a couple of sections where you have to check your water bottles! 

the bit from transition to the first climb is great. The rest is ordinary

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Just now, Bored@work said:

the bit from transition to the first climb is great. The rest is ordinary

I couldn't imagine doing 180kms on shit roads. 

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1 hour ago, zed said:

I'm never racing outside of Busselton.

USA races are fast tracks. 

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4 hours ago, Bored@work said:

the bit from transition to the first climb is great. The rest is ordinary

Nah there is a 500m stretch at lake cathie that's nice and also a few hundred m coming into Camden haven.

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4 hours ago, Bored@work said:

the bit from transition to the first climb is great. The rest is ordinary

Going over the carpeted speed traps in the CBD doesn't exactly do it for me in either direction.:o

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All of the road at Port is awesome compared to what I'm used to. I was stunned when I heard people complaining about the first bike course a Western Sydney 70.3, Id never been on such perfect roads!

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15 hours ago, zed said:

I'm never racing outside of Busselton.

Shame. You won’t get to experience an interesting, challenging course with atmosphere.

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10 hours ago, Slunnie said:

All of the road at Port is awesome compared to what I'm used to. I was stunned when I heard people complaining about the first bike course a Western Sydney 70.3, Id never been on such perfect roads!

Yeah it is a bit bumpy here and there but really, some people whinge about anything - the size of the towel - the finisher's shirt - yada yada :huh:

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23 hours ago, zed said:

I'm never racing outside of Busselton.

 

7 hours ago, Bored@work said:

Shame. You won’t get to experience an interesting, challenging course with atmosphere.

...including a 3.8k swim

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5 hours ago, AP said:

Yeah it is a bit bumpy here and there but really, some people whinge about anything - the size of the towel - the finisher's shirt - yada yada :huh:

I'd also complain about MFD if I had to walk up it

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6 hours ago, AP said:

Yeah it is a bit bumpy here and there but really, some people whinge about anything - the size of the towel - the finisher's shirt - yada yada :huh:

Like you whinge about the active fee & whinged their transfer policy?

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I'm in 2nd time around, last year was my first full. 11.48 with a puncture last year, hopefully a bit quicker in all 3 legs, but who knows on the day.

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just booked accommodation, need to enter next.

Was tossing up this or a week mtbing in Tasmania, about the same cost ex Sydney.

This will be Port number 4, first time on the new course; last time i did it was a 2 lap sim/walk, 3 lap bike, hill on the run.

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