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15 days off due to illness has left me in a bit of a hole. I'l see what I can scrounge this week :D

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3 minutes ago, xblane said:

15 days off due to illness has left me in a bit of a hole. I'l see what I can scrounge this week :D

Today is the last day of the challenge. Better hurry up, 😂 

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1 hour ago, Flanman said:

I'm sitting here with nine stitches in my elbow and a divot in my check - just wishing to swim. You lot enjoy yourself swimming. I'll be back in two weeks.

FM

What did I miss? What happened?

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2 minutes ago, Andrew #1 said:

Today is the last day of the challenge. Better hurry up, 😂 

Erm, isn't it the 24th?

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17 minutes ago, Andrew #1 said:

Today is the last day of the challenge. Better hurry up, 😂 

I was going with the spreadsheet...  at least I can swim without guilt once it is over ;)

So, 24th or 25th?

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2 hours ago, Limited said:

Going off the spreadsheet 24th is the last day to get your swims in

Should be 7 weeks (of seven days each) plus a day, ie. 7 x 7 + 1 = 50 days

So if the challenge started on a Monday, it would then finish on a Monday (7 weeks plus 1 day) ....

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On 06/05/2018 at 11:00 AM, Andrew #1 said:

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

We started on a Sunday :thumbs_up:

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Going to be switching back to sleeveless wetsuits after racing the last year in sleeved. Last two races I've raced in my $100 sleeveless and have raced quicker. I'll ditch the Vortex and go for a bit more of a higher end sleeveless (Vengeance). I've got the Vengeance sleeved, I'll probably sell that.

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3 hours ago, Andrew #1 said:

What did I miss? What happened?

Another visit to the Skin Cancer Clinic.

FM

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Ok, Im soft I know, but the pool is usually 26+, it was 22 today. Brrrr. 

2km.

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Don't worry. I'm thinking about late morning swims at Centenary from next week. The cold is starting to take it out of me this past week. 

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3 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Don't worry. I'm thinking about late morning swims at Centenary from next week. The cold is starting to take it out of me this past week. 

This is our first burst of winter. Brrrr.

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Lovely in the pool this morning (28 Degrees) but could have done without the kickboarding.  With the wind coming across the pool I spent the whole length trying to kick with my whole body sunk into the water 😀

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1 hour ago, xblane said:

Ok, Im soft I know, but the pool is usually 26+, it was 22 today. Brrrr. 

2km.

Count your blessings.

I'm racing the Coeur D'alene 70.3 on this coming weekend. The locals have advised the lake temp is well below usual at only 13C.

That's colder than Norseman!

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2 minutes ago, iFoz said:

Count your blessings.

I'm racing the Coeur D'alene 70.3 on this coming weekend. The locals have advised the lake temp is well below usual at only 13C.

That's colder than Norseman!

jaysus!

Is there a minimum cut off temp for Ironman races? 

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11 minutes ago, iFoz said:

Count your blessings.

I'm racing the Coeur D'alene 70.3 on this coming weekend. The locals have advised the lake temp is well below usual at only 13C.

That's colder than Norseman!

Wowzers!

You got this! 

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2 hours ago, zed said:

jaysus!

Is there a minimum cut off temp for Ironman races? 

No mention of a minimum, but from the IM rules:

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Wetsuits are mandatory for professional athletes and age-group athletes for water temperatures below 16 degrees C/60.8 degrees F

ITU rules allow for shortening of the event down to 1500m for 13C, or 750m for 12.9C. Below 12C it is cancelled.

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4 hours ago, iFoz said:

Count your blessings.

I'm racing the Coeur D'alene 70.3 on this coming weekend. The locals have advised the lake temp is well below usual at only 13C.

That's colder than Norseman!

Have a great time mate. Enjoy. Just make sure the boys are looked after on the swim. 

FM

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16 hours ago, Flanman said:

Have a great time mate. Enjoy. Just make sure the boys are looked after on the swim. 

FM

I suspect the boys will retreat so far they’ll feel like Frankenstein lumps in my neck 😂

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2km this morning. Slowly slowly catchy baitfish.

 

Edit, just realised how far through we are. Another failed year!

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On 18/06/2018 at 1:12 PM, zed said:

Going to be switching back to sleeveless wetsuits after racing the last year in sleeved. Last two races I've raced in my $100 sleeveless and have raced quicker. I'll ditch the Vortex and go for a bit more of a higher end sleeveless (Vengeance). I've got the Vengeance sleeved, I'll probably sell that.

Decided I'll be wearing a wetsuit for the Magnetic Island to Townsville swim next month and ATM I'm leaning towards my cheap Dare2Tri sleeveless over my B70 Helix full suit.

My L shoulder is pretty average at best and I'm a little worried about the fatigue factor from the extra resistance over that distance. The longest I've swum in the full-suit is only 6k. I recon the Dare2Tri sleeveless could be more bouyant in the legs too.

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Managed 20 x 100 today held 1:50 for the first 15 then slipped to about 1:55 and could feel my form slipping.

Was going on 2:15 is this too much rest? Yes I know I'm slow but at the start of winter fish I couldn't hold 2:00 for more then 5

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