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16:58:07  Lets just say, that was tough. 

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 turned to the doctor and glares at him, started quivering and said, “you have no ****ing idea of the year I’ve had and how important it is to me to finish this race I never wanted to do just 5

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All out there still going good. Ratdog regretting his life choices (the food and exercise related ones), Stikman barely hanging on to the oldest female competitor, Kieran is glad he came down and did it after all, even though he's having a tough race, and Katz is ticking along. I'm sticking with her mostly as she's worried about the time, but she'll be fine.

 

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7 minutes ago, humdrum said:

All out there still going good...

Great work officiating (and supporting) there today Humdrum, and thanks Jim Shortz for the updates.  Cheers to the rest of you for all the banter.  Apart from a couple of stupid comments it was an enjoyable thread to follow.

Well done to everyone who's finished, and good luck and have an enjoyable evening to those who are still out there.  It's midnight on the East Coast and time for bed.  :sleeping:.

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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.

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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 .

Well outside my PB for Busso but very happy to have finished 
I found the bike to be really hot and also blustery wind - which changed directions 
I was just riding within myself to be safe from the heat.
About the last 90km I was having double vision and just tried to focus on staying on the road - I was actually thinking I may not finish 

Run came and I thought I would just try to run the first lap and then walk the rest — I made it through the first lap - so I thought I will try to run the 2nd lap and then walk the rest — by the start of the 3rd lap I was feeling much better so just kept running

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12 minutes ago, Katz said:

16:58:07

 Lets just say, that was tough. 

Great work! 

But jeez was that stressful? 

I've come is a to 17 in my first one, but not that close!  

Awesome effort to get it done

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31 minutes ago, Turts said:

Great work! 

But jeez was that stressful? 

I've come is a to 17 in my first one, but not that close!  

Awesome effort to get it done

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. 

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10 minutes ago, Nick777 said:

Anything in particular go wrong, or just a bad day?

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 😅.

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42 minutes ago, zed said:

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 😅.

Did you happen to take in any water when swimming? Of the three Ironmans I have done, one was freshwater and I felt fine on the bike; the other two were salt water and I was nauseus from the first minute I got onto the bike

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1 hour ago, Nick777 said:

Did you happen to take in any water when swimming? Of the three Ironmans I have done, one was freshwater and I felt fine on the bike; the other two were salt water and I was nauseus from the first minute I got onto the bike

Nah. Would be good if I could find an excuse, I think it boils down to me being a pussy in the heat! Not sure if dialing down the pace much would have helped? I will be getting a different helmet for hot days though, I had a black Bambino with visor and it felt like my head was in an oven. 

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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.

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27 minutes ago, ratdog said:

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. 

Sorry not laughing at your day.......just the sub 8 and 9. Have fun at the beer mile.

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31 minutes ago, ratdog said:

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. 

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!!!!

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1 hour ago, ratdog said:

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. 

Being from WA you could use other shortcuts 😏😜

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On 02/12/2019 at 12:00 PM, Ironnerd said:

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.

... please tell me you, @Katz and @stickman partied like rockstars! 😂

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10 hours ago, beginnergirl said:

... please tell me you, @Katz and @stickman partied like rockstars! 😂

Hahaha, no, not rockstars. We did have a drink and a catch up at the after party though which was good. 

Your name was mentioned as the bad influence who got us all terribly drunk last time we were all together though. 

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17 minutes ago, BigRig said:

Have to say this years finisher medal and tee shirt look a bit naff compared to previous versions. Like everywhere these days probably cost cutting.

They should just upload 4 different types and let people vote.  more client engagement.

But agree.  that medal looks cheap and the shirt isn't even good enough to wash your bike with

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22 minutes ago, BigRig said:

Have to say this years finisher medal and tee shirt look a bit naff compared to previous versions. Like everywhere these days probably cost cutting.

Shhhh you’re not allowed to say negative things about this race....

 

5 minutes ago, Peter said:

They should just upload 4 different types and let people vote.  more client engagement.

But agree.  that medal looks cheap and the shirt isn't even good enough to wash your bike with

Ironman Maryland have a completion every year to design the finishers medal. 

Its awesome to get something to remind you of the location. Maryland has a crab on their medal. Malaysia had a big Eagle.

Busso could do a medal with a big jetty or that light house looking thing. 

 

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16 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

Shhhh you’re not allowed to say negative things about this race...

 

Don't be like that Bored. 

But I do think it is worth considering that not everyone thinks only negatively about it and just bashing it constantly probably isn't fair.

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

Ironman Maryland have a completion every year to design the finishers medal. 

Its awesome to get something to remind you of the location. Maryland has a crab on their medal. Malaysia had a big Eagle.

Busso could do a medal with a big jetty or that light house looking thing. 

 

Maybe Busso could do a Shark on theirs?

Or even

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On 01/12/2019 at 4:08 PM, Bored@work said:

Who would have predicted the first time a top level pro raced Busso they would set a cracking time..... 

I mean Brownlee goes okay but he's no Kirill Kotsegarov is he.  When he went sub 8 in Texas a couple of years ago it showed what a rockstar he is on tough courses.  He was just so unlucky that Ronnie Schildknecht showed up that day to help relegate him to fifth.

1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

Ironman Maryland have a completion every year to design the finishers medal. 

Its awesome to get something to remind you of the location. Maryland has a crab on their medal. Malaysia had a big Eagle.

Busso could do a medal with a big jetty or that light house looking thing. 

The Naughtical Lady (that "light house looking thing") was demolished about five years ago.

This year the medal and shirt celebrated that other famous local race the Busselton Jetty Swim.  I've heard rumours that next years will be themed around fat blokes running in front of the jetty to honour the beer mile.  It will be baby blue like a certain safari suit, may it rest in peace.

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