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  1. Hadn't really considered the US cos of the European holiday add on. I know there are US holiday destinations available!
  2. Like your thinking! I've read race reports about Austria and they are on the whole really positive. As far as hills go, it's Ironman not Softman I read recently so they will all be tough and I can train for hills on the bike. As far as going nearer to home - which I completely understand - I could have gone to Busso and had the swim cancel, or Taupo and the same happen by the look of it, so things can go wrong wherever you go. It'll be a holiday too and so that aspect is important and initial thoughts are Austria, Croatia and Italy which will all be relatively easy from there.
  3. Lots of you guys have said Roth - so there's obviously a reason. But I kinda want to hear the 'Sarah you're an Ironman'... This will probably be a one time event (said that before...).
  4. I still here! Busy with work. Dunno then, Barcelona? I'm a Pom so 2020 will be about time for a European trip which is also why I thought over there. I can train for the hills and have read mainly positive accounts about Austria. Got a while to think about it.
  5. So, despite 'never doing that again' after WS 70.3 the other day, my helpful husband says why not do a full... He's nice like that. I'm thinking Austria in 2020 (big birthday that year). I felt pretty good after WS 70.3 so the training plan obviously worked and I know what I need to improve on. I thought Austria for a few reasons. Reputation, we can have a nice holiday afterwards, I like the idea of a lake swim (hey, no sharks...), flat run. Er, hilly bike though! I've got weedy legs but can build some strength. Anyone done it? Or any thoughts on going from 70.3 to full?
  6. Was it ever a learning curve! As far as long course goes, I'm not in a huge rush and am thinking something like some Olympics then another 70.3 next year and then a full the year after. Maybe...!
  7. Thank you! I got a brilliant bargain of a secondhand TT bike with Di2, and SRAM power meter - sadly I didn't do it justice! My power output is really low. I'm going to work on bike strength and improving my FTP. Not sure what I can do about the extra beats a minute from excitement/nerves/feeling sick etc!
  8. Some serious bike strength work before anything else!
  9. Thanks NSF! - you too... I train with Pete Mauro and TSO. You?
  10. Firstly, I'm super new to this forum, but in only a week or two it's been great and you guys are really supportive - thank you! I've only done a handful of sprints and 1 Olympic before this and then someone in my training group suggested WS as a first 70.3 and before I knew it I was training for it and entered... I've never been very athletic (I was the girl who cried when she got picked for the 1500m at school) and never ever thought I'd be able to do this. That's the excuses for a slow time out of the way! I had a really good training programme beforehand and train with a squ
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    WS 70.3

    Water temp latest 23.9. Oh well...
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    WS 70.3

    Officially started taper week. Alternating between bricking it (I think that's the technical term...) and excitement. I'll be in a blue and pink tri suit and bright orange runners, say hello on your way past!
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    WS 70.3

    As long as I'm still standing I will!
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    WS 70.3

    Have had a good training plan, just got the pre race jitters. I'm fitter than I've ever been, but still slow compared to the guys I train with, which has been a lesson in not comparing... I figure I'm not going to place so just want to enjoy it!
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    WS 70.3

    Hi guys, WS 70.3 is my first half. Easy question - do you ever, ever feel ready for the first one?! Sarah
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