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  1. I got the result I deserved. 15.34 Overweight and under trained. 100.3kg of pleasure. The last time I swam was over a year, longest ride was 90km. Biggest run was 10km and I bonked on that day. I love this sport and the support we all get out on course during the day. A huge thanks to all the vollies who kept us safe and well supplied with food and water. Humdrum did a fab job heckling all day. Ill have to think about training for a quick one. I've currently got sub 10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and 17. Sub 9 and sub 8 to go.
    11 points
  2. 16:58:07 Lets just say, that was tough.
    9 points
  3. I have found if you stir coconut oil into your Kale it makes it easier to scrape into the bin..............
    7 points
  4. whoever designed that shirt should win the award for optimist of the year considering the recent history of the event.
    5 points
  5. These actually arrived today. Only took 3 weeks.
    4 points
  6. Who do you think you are...Glenn Gorrick....He has done the same....but he also has the elusive sub 9:00. Go get it!!!!
    4 points
  7. Please keep children away as who knows what they might see if these pants rip as I try and run.
    4 points
  8. That was ****ing hard - you find me a tougher one day sporting event that physically and emotionally challenges you like Ironman does then I’ll buy you a bottle of whatever you drink. I knew from the outset I was in for a tough day but I wasn’t prepared for what happened to me, I simply couldn’t have known what was going to play out Swim, good, got in a good comfy pace for me and felt comfortable, had to fend off a few annoying swimmers who can’t sight or swim straight and one who constantly kept grabbing my feet, once I sorted that out I had a good swim, try find a more beautiful sw
    3 points
  9. Well done to all that had a go and finished....I salute you all.
    3 points
  10. Well done to everyone finishing yesterday. For those of us with a 5+ hour bike it got hot and there seemed to be a head wind no matter which way you were going for the last ~50km on the bike. Fortunately there were plenty of flies to assist with additional protein nutrition on the run. I finished with a 13:49. After two Ironman's in 6 weeks it is time to take it easy, get fat and not sit on a exercise bike bored out of my brain.
    3 points
  11. Probably had lots left over from previous cancelled swims
    3 points
  12. Going in genuinely untrained there was a plan A and a plan B. Plan A was to go out and if I felt good on the bike see if I could suffer to a mediocre time. Plan B was if it wasn't much fun then make friends and go for the 16:XX in missing from the collection, having 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15-something finishes already. Safe to say I executed perfectly.
    3 points
  13. you can watch here https://www.facebook.com/IRONMANnow/videos/576089066485475/ If you don't have facebook, not sure it will work
    2 points
  14. The problem with amazing race is a bad taxi driver can lose you the race. And why the Fark would you go on it if you are either scared of heights, can’t drive a manual car or are a picky eater? Being unfit too is dumb.
    2 points
  15. Taken a bit to get to the first plasma donation as Bel had to get the all clear from a couple of melanoma removals, but we are both booked in for a date night Thursday night. Hope they have the sosso rolls on order and ready to go.
    2 points
  16. Not sure. Stuck to power, but HR was high and felt hot out there. Started feeling sick and that was pretty much game over. Couldn’t take on gels, or elctrolytes just sipping water. And it was only 31! Felt a lot hotter and the wind was up shifting 180 so we got a headwind heading out on 2nd lap and back in. Shit load of walking on the run. Stopped feeling sick on lap 3 so managed to run more, negatively splitting my 5 hour marathon 😅.
    2 points
  17. Later today I’m booked in
    2 points
  18. Did my first tri in ages there last Sunday after a very long break. Had no intentions of ever getting back in the water but did the enticer distance and raced on a road bike and a a freak'n ball! It's just as friendly and lay back as it ever was, even if most of the faces are all new to me now Motivated to pick up a bit of open water swim training and even dusting the cobwebs off my tri bike. Did someone say "Shepparton 2020"?
    2 points
  19. I found the bike to be really hot and blustery winds. I felt like I was going to vomit so I just rode within myself so I could finish . About the last 90km I was having double vision so I just rode so I could finish the bike ( it was weird seeing two of everything ) I thought I was try “ run “ 10km and then walk the rest - when I managed that - I thought I would run 2 laps and then walk the rest - after 2 laps I was starting to feel ok so I just kept running. saw about 9 people spew up on the run and a few sitting down having a rest - so I wasn’t as bad as they were feeling . We
    2 points
  20. though it was about time I made a contribution on my experiences with triathlon. On how I got into it and why I stay involved. In 2007 I did my first triathlon. I had actually trained for a triathlon back when I was 21 (quite a while back) but managed to develop planta fasciitis which hung around for 20 years or so. Post children I decided to start running and this time I used the “coach potato to injury free running in six weeks” programme (and to be honest I was definitely a potato) – It was a total game changer. Within months I was training for my first half marathon and th
    1 point
  21. Wow. This is amazing. Total heroes
    1 point
  22. There is a little arrow above the fuel gauge in all cars which tells you which side the fuel cap is on the car.....handy for rental cars when you are failing them up.
    1 point
  23. I got pretty tired watching him skull, I mean drink, I mean sip his beers, it was bordering on embarrassing
    1 point
  24. As per other thread, just purchased the bits to convert TT bike to 11 speed..Merry Christmas to me!
    1 point
  25. There were spares but Kieran wisely choose his health. He was there cheering us on and laughing at our expense of course.
    1 point
  26. RatDog's pace for the main event run was significantly faster than his pace for the warm up event run
    1 point
  27. Rat dog hasselhoff IMG_0500.MOV
    1 point
  28. Being from WA you could use other shortcuts 😏😜
    1 point
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  30. Immaculate timing though.
    1 point
  31. I have no real words for how to reply to that, I am very impressed you managed to finish, but like you inferred, it is is a mental game, and some days you do just need to finish what you start. Well done.
    1 point
  32. Officially out of the beer mile, still vomiting, so erring on the side of caution. See you down there, I’ll be supporting
    1 point
  33. I've heard of a few carbon bikes developing cracks in or around the chain stays (and being replaced under warranty) - Treks and Bianchis mostly - but I have never heard of a frame failing catastrophically whilst being ridden and causing a crash. However, with recent experience I can confirm that carbon frames can and do fail catastrophically AFTER a crash....
    1 point
  34. when people talk about gutsing it out to the end I'm pretty sure they meant metaphorically rather than literally. 😀 Well Done!!!!
    1 point
  35. We thought so as well
    1 point
  36. Nothing like having a boring race in WA. Mate, I’ve never read a race report so compelling. To finish Busso in that condition is quite extraordinary. Congratulations (I think) for not permanently injuring yourself. I hope you are having a rest and seeing a doctor now. Stay safe FM PS: With that loss of weight, I think you won the Biggest Loser Challenge.
    1 point
  37. Same medal as the winner
    1 point
  38. That was so stressful. And my whole right leg packed it in but I had no choice but to ‘run’. The pain was extraordinary. But miraculously disappeared in the finish chute. Only to reappear one Stikman put the medal on my neck.
    1 point
  39. Whilst I’m trying to convince the legs to get up out of my swag I’ve popped a little read from my FB and tacked on a little trannies report in the tri reports section
    1 point
  40. Well done Katz. Any finish is super well deserved. ❤❤❤❤❤
    1 point
  41. Wish I had have weighed in at medical last night. lol
    1 point
  42. Ordinary day for me. I didn’t do the distance enough respect in training and blew up 5-6k into the run. had an ok swim, rode about 30-40k souls and then found the famous Busso 5hr train so jumped on board as couldn’t get away. All young blokes going hard. Tried to gas them at 120k and got 200m but then they came back and sat on me. Thought fark this I’m not towing them round. Sat at the back and soft peddled for a 4:52 by my Garmin.....a little embarrassed to share my power 😬 Set my race up nicely but no run legs and finished with 10:16
    1 point
  43. Where on earth can I get a cycling jersy that costs less than some wanky French designer fashion label t shirt??? Seriously.... $170 for a jersey...on sale... Wtf
    1 point
  44. Short course is awsome. You can go 100% from start to finish. all over in an hour and having breaky with mates all under 2 hours. I have done 10 Full Ironmans, 39 Half Ironman and so many short course events, I've lost count. I personally think short course is the best distance. Ironman is a great achievement, but its stupid. Cost, time commitment, pressure on family life and basically selfish. etc..
    1 point
  45. 4 Busso 2019 Threads and this is the only one really needed
    1 point
  46. These are a couple I finished recently. The floral one is a chair from Fantastic Furniture! The fabric they've put on it would cost about 3 times what the chair did new. Rebuilt the seat framework, tidied and braced it all up, added piping trims. The other suite is a 100+ year old club suite with sprung arms. A customer of mine who was going to get it upholstered anyway (I'd already priced it) when they had a water leak at their house and I've of the arm chairs ended up with a tiny bit of mould on the dust cover underneath it. The insurance company insisted that the entire thing need
    1 point
  47. Sometimes it's exhausting if you have to take your work home with you. (NB. Photo not from current employment.)
    1 point
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