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  1. k3vski

    Back on-line

    Thank you to everyone involved. Truly appreciate it.
  2. Race report from last weekend if anyone is interested http://just-tri-hard.blogspot.com/2021/05/moreton-bay-triathlon-2021.html
  3. I haven't really budgeted this but I'm pretty tight arse on most things, so I don't sweat it too much over the tri expenses. I have done at least one Ironman (except last year due to COVID) in the last 12 years and typically support a few local races in between. But I don't sign up to those series, mainly because if I'll be racing every other weekend I won't get any long training done. I don't do the IM owned shorter events such as Mooloolaba or Noosa, as I can't justify the premium price for the distance. Most of my gear I use for a very, very long time. My race goggles are over 12 year
  4. Not really. But there is a section where there isn't any traffic lights where I can go harder. And to make my ride longer, I just do more repeats of this section. I usually aim for an overall average of 30kph for the entire ride, so 180km would be 6 hours. In context, I'm a 2:30 bike split for 70.3 and hope to get to about 5:15 for the IM.
  5. Each person has different strengths and weaknesses, so it would be different for everyone. For me, cycling is definitely my limiter and also where I can make most gains from. I typically plan my sessions based on distance, rather than time. And I stick to the usual training routes so I know how long it would typically take me to complete the distance. I'm building for IM Busso later this year, planning to start around mid June, increasing 15kms in the bike after every 3 or so weeks, with two 180km rides in the 4th and 3rd week out from the race. Long runs will be increasing 2kms every 3 or so
  6. TQ Duathlon in Toowoomba. Saturday 24 July, midday start. ttps://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/QLD/qld/TRI_Extras/News/Toowoomba_Wellcamp_Airport_lands_QLD_Duathlon_Championships.htm While it would be a nice change in temperature compared to the 3 degrees mornings in Springfield in the previous years, I think my body clock may be in for a shock starting a race at lunch time.
  7. Yup Centenary Highway is my staple long ride on the weekends too. But it has a fair bit of rolling hills, so the effort is not as constant. 🙈🙉🙊
  8. About 2.6km each way, so 5.2km complete loop. It's my go to route for the mid week ride on race week, put on the race wheels for some short, sharp efforts with the recovery at each end.
  9. I find it pretty good actually but I do start pretty early at about 5.30am and I was done just after 8am. There are cycling groups that come and go, plenty of space to overtake or be overtaken. Only very rarely, where I had to slow down a bit if there is an oncoming vehicle trying to overtake cyclists in the opposite direction and had to cross over to your lane. Obviously keep your eyes in front to watch out for parked cars and pedestrians.
  10. We call it the hot dog loop, but I think it looks more like a lasso or a sperm. Turning around at the cemetery at one end and looping around the Jacaranda Park playground at the other end.
  11. Thanks! And throughout the ride, I was wondering I think I could lower the arm pads by another 5mm... you know, to be more aero! About the Logan gear... shhh... don't tell me SBTC mates! Hahaha. Well, gotta make use of the gear from former clubs, rather than having them just sitting in the closet, right?
  12. Nope, I rode Sunday and yes I had my lights on
  13. I haven't done the airport route and have always been curious. Personally I find the bike path from Nundah to Redcliffe a bit challenging to clock a high speed, due to the winding sections especially at the start. I've done a 90km ride on the corso (17 laps) a few times now - yes, there is a bit of a brief break at the turnaround loop around the playground but I find my efforts are a lot more consistent compared to doing the North bike path.
  14. k3vski

    Couch to Kona

    I'm too much of a realist to believe that anyone can qualify for Kona. There will be genetics, talent, biomechanics etc. coming into play. It's like telling all the other finalists in the 100m sprint that they can beat Usain Bolt if they really wanted it.
  15. Yes, triathlete is directly translated into iron person (or iron man) in Mandarin
  16. k3vski

    IMNZ 2021

    Thanks for sharing! Yes indeed we are very privileged in this part of the world to be able to race Ironmans. NZ is on the my to do list someday.
  17. k3vski

    IMWA 2020

    Had my entry deferred from last year. Flying in from Brisbane (now a red zone). Just bought my flight tickets. Pretty nervous to be honest if I'll get to race. Or if it will go ahead given that the organizing crew are mostly based interstate?
  18. I'm somewhat a late adopter of the Garmins. I believe they came about around the 2010s and I was the one plotting my routes after my run (and checking specific landmarks e.g. a peculiar looking tree, where I would have turned around) to determine how far I ran for a given duration. I think it helps though with the internal pacing in my later years. Slightly off topic but somewhat related, noticed how some pros (like Lucy Charles in Challenge Miami) only put on a watch in T2? Why not put it on at the start of the race if she was intending to use a watch anyway?
  19. I swim with a swimfit squad rather than a tri squad and I'm one of the very few who has the Garmin on. Not sure if it annoys anyone. I have poor eyesight and can't see the clock, so the watch helps. I also get annoyed when we are asked to change strokes in the middle of the pool as this counts as an extra lap n the Garmin 😜
  20. k3vski

    Debut Ironman

    Forgot to add but I'm sure you know this already. Cairns different locations (like 20km apart) for T1 and finish means a bit harder for supporters. But organizers do provide the shuttle buses and bike transfers pre race, which works seamlessly if you're not planning to hire a car.
  21. k3vski

    Debut Ironman

    You'll find people who favour one over the other for various reasons. But personally I prefer Cairns so does the family. The coastal ride along the Captain Cook Highway is like no other. We just don't like long car trips and the family finds more things to do Cairns, being a tourist place after all. In terms of difficulty, they have similar elevation although the Port Mac has steeper climbs (and that infamous Matthew Flinders hill) whereas Cairns has more rollers. Port Mac has some patchy roads (similar to Tweed Enduro before resurfacing). Cairns swim can be choppy and water not as clear.
  22. Change in run course to finish at Wesport Park where transition is, instead of in town. Swim course changed directions too - clockwise instead of anti clockwise
  23. Thanks for sharing Ben, great read. RainX - gotta check that out. Don't be too hard on yourself, Tweed typically have slower runs than Sunny Coast 70.3 just due to the heat. Despite that, you still clocked a PB for the bike/run, so well done. Gee, driving the the bike through the roof, I thought this only happens in memes 😄 sounds like a new bike soon, hope you have it insured!
  24. Didn't realise entries are open already, I've signed up too. Thanks for the heads up!
  25. Yes that's the date shown on their website on the list of upcoming events and also on the event schedule. But I'll wait until it's officially announced. It's not the first time where the official date when announced is different from what was originally published. The motel is already booked out for that weekend though
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