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Can strava group do distance or just time? 

I don’t really want to record everything outside strava. 

But yes. Let’s play. 

 

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I did rubbish last year but I reckon I'm game for the half this year at least :)

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I've had one swim in the last 3 or 4 weeks and a string of run related injuries over the past couple of months...  It's probably just what I need! :thumbsup:

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Just put me down for 0 and Ex for 250km and be done with it..

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What is the go? 

How far in how long? 

 

I'm interested 

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Start today. That means the last day will be Sunday June 24.

I’m in for 50 - of which I aim to get a minimum of 45km done by the end of the swim leg at Cairns IM 70.3 (5 weeks from today) with the balance loggged as recovery sessions in the following 2 weeks. In other words I aim to average at lest 9km per week over the next 5 weeks. Simple :)

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1 minute ago, FFF1077 said:

What is the go? 

How far in how long? 

 

I'm interested 

Traditionally, it’s a 50 day challenge (i.e. 7 weeks and 1 day). The challenge has been broken into 2 categories - “Winterfish” - a 50km (1km per day) challenge and “Superfish” - double at 100km. 

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Just now, FFF1077 said:

So 50km by the end of June? 

Pretty much, but if the challenge starts today you need to log your kms by midnight on 24 June. Some folk do an unofficial version - where they either start early or late. Unofficially, I started 2 weeks ago so that all of my main swim training is done by the June long weekend when I do Cairns IM. On the official challenge I have often fallen short by a few kms, by unofficially I usually do a minimum of 50 km in the 50 days leading into race day in Cairns. 

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Well I’ll start in 20 mins, haven’t swumm for a fortnight, so this is the kick in thhe bum I need. Was only saying to the wife yesterday “It’s a wonder Winterfish hasn’t started yet!”

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1.85 this morning.

I think we should have a "Babyfish" challenge for 25km too ;)

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14 minutes ago, monkie said:

1.85 this morning.

I think we should have a "Babyfish" challenge for 25km too ;)

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51 minutes ago, monkie said:

1.85 this morning.

I think we should have a "Babyfish" challenge for 25km too ;)

Bait-fish maybe?

3.4km this morning, so off to a good start. It's a public holiday up here tomorrow, so I was hoping to go long, but I think I've been outvoted, and we're going 4WDing , so will have to cut it a bit short. :(

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4 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Bait-fish maybe?

3.4km this morning, so off to a good start. It's a public holiday up here tomorrow, so I was hoping to go long, but I think I've been outvoted, and we're going 4WDing , so will have to cut it a bit short. :(

At enoggera tomorrow? I'll be there mid to late morning

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9 minutes ago, A2K said:

At enoggera tomorrow? I'll be there mid to late morning

Yes. Anna is heading off at 6 & will be swimming till 2. I'll be getting in around 5:30 or 6 & getting out around 9. I'm not sure at this stage what  route she'll be swimming, but we'll have a floating aid station at the farthest buoy at the end of the dam wall for drinks & gels, so probably won't be back to shore. There'll be quite a number joining & leaving throughout the day, so you're welcome to join.

Cranky, you should come along & support Anna as well.

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Think I’m going to give this a try. Need to do something to get my swimming up to scratch. I’ll start tomorrow 

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11 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Yes. Anna is heading off at 6 & will be swimming till 2. I'll be getting in around 5:30 or 6 & getting out around 9. I'm not sure at this stage what  route she'll be swimming, but we'll have a floating aid station at the farthest buoy at the end of the dam wall for drinks & gels, so probably won't be back to shore. There'll be quite a number joining & leaving throughout the day, so you're welcome to join.

Cranky, you should come along & support Anna as well.

Yes  i should've :(

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10 hours ago, Limited said:

Think I’m going to give this a try. Need to do something to get my swimming up to scratch. I’ll start tomorrow 

Swam 2.1km in the pool this morning. good start

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