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Are you a failure if you don't do Kona?

Are you a failure if you don't do Kona?  

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  1. 1. Are you a failure if you don't do Kona?

    • Yes
      6
    • No
      31


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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

Shouldn’t u be on the tools.

Even the tools are resting today - Cairns Ironman in 9 days

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Too busy in my office - it doesn't get much cleaning either 💖

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1. AP, your shed is the type that keeps firies busy AP.  Friggin sort it out would ya.  If you need motivation the last time I checked the salad bowls from Kona are flammable

2. Just read an interesting quote: Failure is an event, not a person.  (Zig Ziglar) Therefore the answer to the original question is no

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Quote rom another thread...  (the one about 'Could AP be right about Gelatin?')

On ‎2‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 3:51 PM, AP said:

We're all wankers in some way...

I don't think I would have become an "Ironman wanker" if the race hadn't beaten me so soundly the first time I tried it.  I had to get it right.

Haha...  AP I hope you realise that your recent (sensible) decision to withdraw from the 2019 Cairns Ironman means that you will now need to continue along the path of 'Ironman Wankiness'...

But at least you've managed to prove my long held theory that Cairns is a tougher event to complete than Kona!

(Except maybe Kona 2012...  that was the toughest, windiest, hardest triathlon in the history of the world!!).

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Haha...  AP I hope you realise that your recent (sensible) decision to withdraw from the 2019 Cairns Ironman means that you will now need to continue along the path of 'Ironman Wankiness'...

Yes my journey continues - like Arnie said "I'll be back" - it was definitely the toughest Ironman swim I have done - it destroyed my competitors - I don't know what the drop out rate for the swim was but I'd bet a few didn't make it 

I may give Busso another go - my daughter is keen on Busso 💖

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1 hour ago, Bosco said:

AP - did you go all in on bike? As Peter has mentioned, that was an impressive ride in the conditions. 

Its been 6 years since AP rode that fast in a race.  

As I said credit where its due.  That's an impressive split for a 93 year old.

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1 hour ago, Bosco said:

AP - did you go all in on bike? As Peter has mentioned, that was an impressive ride in the conditions. 

My concentration was good - that's the difference - mind on the job 

I wasn't riding with pulling out early in mind - I was still optimistic that I could run/walk - I figured I needed a lead off the bike because I hadn't run for 5-6 weeks but was walking around OK - so I thought I'd be able to do a slower than usual run - but it wasn't worth it - I even took three nurifin 20min before the end of the bike to set me up for the "run" 

The key to good bike times in conditions like that is a combination of confidence and concentration - and Peter I turned 71 last week 💖

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