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*Allen won 45.8% of the votes. The runner-up was Dave Scott, 36.3%. To view full results of the poll, click here.

 

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It was pretty incredible what they both achieved with the limited knowledge and gear compared to now. 

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57 minutes ago, zed said:

It was pretty incredible what they both achieved with the limited knowledge and gear compared to now. 

 

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Mark Allen gets it due to all round ability and dominating Hawaii once he worked it out. His times stand up today against anyone who has come since.

Dave awesome given the pioneer era 

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57 minutes ago, pieman said:

 

Exactly what I saw.... "gear" 

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3 hours ago, zed said:

It was pretty incredible what they both achieved with the limited knowledge and gear compared to now. 

It's all relative though, they knew just as much and used the same gear as their rivals at that time.... IMO

 

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Back when the sport was harder they went hard from the gun. 

Now they race all the other pros. 

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Mark Allen - he did do more than Dave - but the pair of them are triathlon royalty - I just can't work out how they did it without strava 😌

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5 minutes ago, AP said:

Mark Allen - he did do more than Dave - but the pair of them are triathlon royalty - I just can't work out how they did it without strava 😌

Strava is so 2016 anyway. 

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29 minutes ago, Peter said:

Strava is so 2016 anyway. 

I only just heard about it 😳

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they need an app that is a combination of strava and tinder. 

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3 minutes ago, zed said:

they need an app that is a combination of strava and tinder. 

Hahaha 

 

NO 

 

This might lead to unnecessary stiffness from over training 

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I was actually thinking which is better for me? 

 

TP premium or Strava premium?*

 

*serious question 

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3 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

I was actually thinking which is better for me? 

 

TP premium or Strava premium?*

 

*serious question 

Strava premium isn't that great in terms of training load etc (doesnt include swimming) but they have made some recent changes that are an improvement.. not sure what the difference in costs is but people reckon TP always has discounts going..?

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3 minutes ago, pieman said:

Strava premium isn't that great in terms of training load etc (doesnt include swimming) but they have made some recent changes that are an improvement.. not sure what the difference in costs is but people reckon TP always has discounts going..?

Yeah cool that's what I thought. Cheers 

 

Purely for the number crunching ease. 

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18 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

Yeah cool that's what I thought. Cheers 

 

Purely for the number crunching ease. 

Or you could go the AP route...

 

 

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4 minutes ago, pieman said:

Or you could go the AP route...

 

 

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That's the book of answers 

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1 hour ago, AP said:

I only just heard about it 😳

Strava is just a fad. Like compression calf guards, back in 2015 everyone was wearing them, now no one is wearing them.

 

 

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1 hour ago, FFF1077 said:

I was actually thinking which is better for me? 

 

TP premium or Strava premium?*

 

*serious question 

TrainingPeaks is great if you have a power meter and always run with a hrm. A food pod helps too. 

Strava is honestly a fad for bragging. 

In my opinion they have failed to expand it and products like 

TrainingPeaks 

Today’s Plan 

and even Garmin connect give much better data. 

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Just now, Peter said:

TrainingPeaks is great if you have a power meter and always run with a hrm. A food pod helps too. 

Strava is honestly a fad for bragging. 

In my opinion they have failed to expand it and products like 

TrainingPeaks 

Today’s Plan 

and even Garmin connect give much better data. 

My garmin connect is having issues where i can't actually view the details of sessions online.  Just summaries. Click on them and nothing happens.. app works perfectly but limited vs online eg can't open csv versions

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The Wahoo app has cool features when you use a power meter etc. 

 

Yes. I have bought the Element. Garmin can go **** themselves. 

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2 hours ago, Bored@work said:

Strava is just a fad. Like compression calf guards, back in 2015 everyone was wearing them, now no one is wearing them.

 

 

Exhibit A 

 

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4 hours ago, AP said:

Mark Allen - he did do more than Dave - but the pair of them are triathlon royalty - I just can't work out how they did it without strava 😌

And most people forget Mark Allen won the Nice race ( most prestigious race other than Kona ) 10 times out 10 attempts against the best fields in triathlon.

Nice back then wa 4K swim 130K Bike 30K run.

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Wasn't Mark also strong in OD events too?

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Dave Scott, because when I google his name he's the first thing that pops up.

When I google Mark Allen, I get anything but Mark the triathlete.  Heck, even a nobody golfer comes up sooner.  Heck, even a nobody who enjoys watching golf comes up sooner!

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36 minutes ago, IronmanFoz said:

And most people forget Mark Allen won the Nice race ( most prestigious race other than Kona ) 10 times out 10 attempts against the best fields in triathlon.

Nice back then wa 4K swim 130K Bike 30K run.

I consider mark better because of his nice domination. 

If it wasn’t place on the date it was, he would have won many more konas. 

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Mark also won the first ITU olympic distance world championship in 1989.

BTW, his (and Julie Moss's) son Mats is racing triathlons now, was 12th overall in the Wildflower olympic distance race on Sunday.

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It's a list of when 11 became the new 12, 10 the new 11, 9 the new 10, etc etc

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4 hours ago, steve said:

Mark also won the first ITU olympic distance world championship in 1989.

BTW, his (and Julie Moss's) son Mats is racing triathlons now, was 12th overall in the Wildflower olympic distance race on Sunday.

Crowie would have won this if he wasn't 7yr old at the time.

 

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3 hours ago, The Customer said:

What is that? The 'Book of Excuses'?

No excuses necessary - it's the book of answers 😎

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16 hours ago, pieman said:

Or you could go the AP route...

 

 

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That's a book of spells. The medieval equivalent of doping.

#lostrespect 

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10 minutes ago, Peter said:

Did they drug test you AP?

that'll be the next thing.... something his chinese herbalist gave him for his AF issues will be on the banned list....

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15 minutes ago, Peter said:

Did they drug test you AP?

Dont think awesomeness is on the banned list yet

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6 minutes ago, pieman said:

that'll be the next thing.... something his chinese herbalist gave him for his AF issues will be on the banned list....

The stuff she gave me looked like she had raked it out from under the shrubs in her garden - once it's boiled up it tastes like elephant urine - if they had of drug tested me it probably would have shown up as elephant hormones 😝

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17 hours ago, zed said:

they need an app that is a combination of strava and tinder. 

Zwift has that covered. ...

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32 minutes ago, Peter said:

Did they drug test you AP?

I was wondering if they may have tested Travis's  wife also. Smashing an age group by two hours.

(Calm the fk down it was only a thought & not an accusation)

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18 hours ago, FFF1077 said:

I was actually thinking which is better for me? 

 

TP premium or Strava premium?*

 

*serious question 

If you use a PC, and Chrome, there is an extension called StravistiX (free) which does some pretty interesting stuff with fitness, fatigue and form, may be worth a look. 

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47 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

I was wondering if they may have tested Travis's  wife also. Smashing an age group by two hours.

(Calm the fk down it was only a thought & not an accusation)

This sport is a long apprenticeship - if you look at the backgrounds of Rosie, or my competitors - none of them have our background - or our fanatical perseverance - both of us have big backgrounds - endurance training is like putting money in the bank - if you keep making regular deposits it builds to something big - then on the other hand if you keep taking your Kona spot you use up any cash you may have accumulated - but I figured if I don't spend it - someone else will when I'm gone 😎

I have coached both Trout and Rosie in the past - we're on a very similar path 😎

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7 hours ago, Andrew #1 said:

Zwift has that covered. ...

My a£$% looks huge on Zwift. No wonder all the guys let me pass them 😉

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1 hour ago, The Customer said:

My a£$% looks huge on Zwift. No wonder all the guys let me pass them 😉

Hahaha 

So does mine.... No wonder all the Hong Kong businessmen sit on.... LOL 

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39 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

I had an extreme tan for my strava bike rider, my wife made me change

You're OK the way you are #blessed 

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1 hour ago, FFF1077 said:

You're OK the way you are #blessed 

I went beyond orange I thought I was #blessed#sexysupertriathlete

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