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wombattri last won the day on May 6 2019

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  1. Yep. Matty is my coach and I’ve met Steve a few times. Really nice bloke.
  2. Steve McKenna’s third place was with a dislocated toe coming out of the swim.
  3. wombattri

    Byron Bay tri

    You got a phone call? That’s very personalised.
  4. Yep, exactly. After getting my ass handed to me at Port Mac in 2016 I got serious with a coach, particularly running. Two failed starts in 2019 due to injury and illness, and nothing in 2020 from race cancellations, I’ve been able to maintain the rage throughout and hopefully Cairns this year we’ll just see what happens. Kona is a nice dream to have, but in my AG (male 40-44) I think you need to be at least sub 10, that’s the first step. I’d be surprised if I was able to achieve that, but we’ll see where the last 5 years of coached and dedicated training has got me.
  5. I haven’t seen an option from Ironman yet to defer entry to 2022 for Port Mac. Is that what you’re referring to?
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    I lost it when I read this....
  7. I don't understand the exact science, I tend to just do whatever he tells me to do. But I think idea is to push you for an hour to see what pace you can hold, but not completely red line.
  8. Yes. Slight variation to this that my coach has me doing (sometimes weekly) is 1 hour exactly on the treadmill and the heart rate must average out to 160. So the only variable is the kilometres travelled. Faster/fitter you are, the further you go when HR and environment (treadmill) remain constant. They’re awful though, very uncomfortable for an hour straight.
  9. All I can say is my thoughts are with Andrew and his family. That is some really tough news. Best wishes for the recovery.
  10. I regularly quote Monty Python to my kids, they have no idea what I’m going on about. Kids these days don’t appreciate genuine comedy.
  11. I was really hoping someone would pick that up.
  12. I have done both, and I have little ones (toddlers). Both IM's are good - Port Mac is easier, logistically. We as a family have grown to love Port Mac and we make the annual trip down there - I usually do the 70.3, which I'm doing again this year but this time as prep for Cairns full IM. PM is a nice drive down from Brisbane and you're there by mid afternoon if you leave early enough. Port's bike course has a bit more pinch in it but is still pretty good. Cairns is scenic but has some headwind. Cairns swim is harder, and as mentioned above the run is about the same for both, but Port
  13. That is very distressing. All the best to Andrew and family.
  14. Let's just say that if Port and/or Cairns are cancelled then I'll be very well prepared for this race.
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