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  1. #wind I wish they would just fix that road already. It's getting dangerous to race there now with people having to swerve to avoid all of the holes and ejected debris. Fairly happy with my bike leg. Ended up claiming P2 in the mixed teams. Pretty stoked with that. I'll post something longer a bit later.
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  2. don't forget the core
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  3. Podium at a pretty low grade event is a pretty good result for him...
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  4. I feel like I can not stop, plus a mate who has also completed all of them would give me @#$% if I stopped. I have only been unfaithful to IMWA once - Kona last year.
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  5. I completed 2 x IM and 1 x 70.3, which was enough to get my bronze frequent Ironman card😀 Like IronmanFoz I am chasing the number. I am one of 7 that have completed all 16 IMWA. Number 17 IMWA for me this year.
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  6. If you start asking "why", the whole concept of the sport falls apart. I'm reasonably good at Short Course Triathlon, but struggle as it gets longer. So I'm drawn to try and improve at the race distances I'm weakest at (currently 70.3 rather than full ironman). Early in my working career (before kids) I took lots of chances, continually stepping outside my comfort zone seeking improvement. It paid huge dividends. Then I got older and lazier and started taking the easy option, my career plateaued. Sport offers me an avenue in life where I can be adventurous without the financial risk
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  7. "Where are we going Piglet?" asked Pooh. "We need to get supplies," said Piglet. "For the Coronavirus" "Ahh," said Pooh, nodding in understanding. "Things like bread, milk, cough mixture, tissues and cat litter even though we don't have a cat?" Piglet did a little laugh, and a sort of leap and bit of a cough. "No," said Piglet. "No, those aren't the sort of supplies we need at all! What we need are family sized bags of chocolate buttons, massive toblerone, jelly babies and crunchies and a freezer full of stuffed crust pizzas, and all of the Prosecco that we can possibly carry
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  8. Just another day in the life... (Mallorca, just before the escape hatch closed in early March)
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  9. Overall I had a pretty good day. Was going to do the ultimate but training leading up to Christmas and over the holidays was less then I wanted so decided to drop back and do the classic. Which took some pressure off but also didn't drive me to train more. After fighting Sydney traffic we get to Husky late Friday night, we are lucky as I have family who live one block from transition set up so accommodation is never an issue. The kids start off the tri festival as they are entered in the miniman. the eldest has a cracking race as he steps up the distance 150m swim, 6km bike ride an
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  10. Rory-Dognz had a 1:26:04 swim (unusually slow swim) 6:52 bike. 5:42 run 14:20 Good job. Got it done!
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  11. Thursday Island, sunset on Monday and sunrise on Tuesday
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  12. You're right, going long isn't the be all and end all. Shorter events certainly have their own rewards. Running quickly over short distances is exciting and to do it well requires a lot of work and gives a lot of satisfaction, (so I'm told). Though running and racing long distances brings certain challenges that shorter events don't present. Succeeding, merely coping or outright failing when faced by those challenges is part of both the attraction and the fun. As for the marathon, for an arbitrarily conceived distance, it's an unholy nexus of speed and endurance...... At least f
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  13. In the last 12kms of an iron-man you'll wish you did more bicep curls 😜
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  14. Yes, though there's definitely some nice acknowledgement to the Legends, particularly with Friday's Legend Lunch. It's my favourite part of the weekend at Port, catching up with people whose lives have intermittently intersected with yours for decades. Ken ensured certain things were in place as his post-Race Director influence waned. So true about injury. I've been managing injury since not too long after the 2012 race, my 25th IM Aust. It was then my body finally couldn't absorb the training that allowed me race long. For me, I certainly feel like I can stop. I actu
    1 point
  15. Port 2012 for me. That was my Eleventh. I’ve thought about coming back to do do the twelfth so I could qualify for a legacy spot but the thought of having to do at least another 3 or more after that to get it has turned me off.
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  16. If you're in the gym for more than 45 mins, you're not being efficient with your workout. Stop posing and chatting up the girls.
    1 point
  17. Thanks FB. They have a ton of gait stuff. I will practice the penguin walk. I have subscribed to their podcast to see what it is like.
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  18. Perfect conditions - for the sprint at any rate. Fast tide, bit of a breeze to make the return to transition nice and relaxing, cool temperature for the run. All done by 8:30am. Taking the rest of the day off.😎
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  19. At least when you fall and hurt yourself you can just lie down and your feet will already be elevated. instant recovery position
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  21. Meant to post last night a photo of their advert in results page of that san souci tri in 1990 under captain cook bridge Had profile ones and scott dh bars in the advert
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  22. Flanman, gumby learnt that trick growing up in Toowoomba. Gumby and I went to the same high school, although he was about 5 years younger than me. In Autumn and Spring, it was common to see kids use the old footy sox trick. Why? When it's 3 degrees and fog in the morning riding to school, it could be 23 + Degrees by lunch time so instead of having to cart a jumper around all day, kids would just chuck the old sox on their arms under their long sleeve shirts, no jumper or vest, tough it out on the downhill bits of the ride to school and warm up on the climbs. Tell kids that nowadays and they w
    1 point
  23. You must ride a bigger bike. 3 for me. Still have it.
    1 point
  24. Crocs: “we make the ugliest shoes on the planet!” Hoka: “hold my beer!”
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  26. Additionally, having them swim straight out & back makes it super easy for West Australians to simply turn early when swimming into a group coming the other way.
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  27. Goal would be sub 4 hours. Only marathon previously was in Ironman Melb 2013 and I did 4:20 for that. Not as fit now, but starting fresh. Other option would be to try for a sub 1:45 half marathon, never done a non-70.3 half ironman either. Did 11km last weekend at 5:08 pace in a race. Long run pace is more like 6:10. Biking is pretty much non existent. Might start ramping the long run up a bit either way and see where it gets me! As for the why Clarkevitch, I have to travel 4 hours to get there, so wondering if I should attempt the full to m
    1 point
  28. Welcome dinner last night was great. Big welcome to the first timers and recognized the people who have done 10, 15, 20, 25 etc. I had dinner with a group including first timers and they got a real buzz from being recognized. Was a great start to weekend. Can see why awarded best IM last year. Thing's like welcome dinner and mass swim start make this race memorable. Weather is good and supposed to get better with minimal wind.
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  29. But guessing you’ve stocked up on shampoo Roxii?
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  30. This is Highway 3 just east of Yellowknife in Northwest Territories, Canada. This was 28 January. -25 degrees, unseasonably WARM for January. Should be -40 at this time of night. For this reason it was cloudy on 2 of the 3 nights we were there and this was our only chance to see aurora. This road becomes the ice road on the other side of town. The glow on the horizon is an ice road trucker bearing down on me. The next day I drove 320km round trip to see wild bison. Scary as hell on a 2 lane snow covered unmarked road sharing with huge b doubles and tankers while it’s puking down snow
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  31. I think I actually know the patch you're talking about. The rain last year didn't make it super easy to spot things as well. Hopefully everything goes well for you and you can run down that illustrious green astroturf and straight into a bucket of beers.
    1 point
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