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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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