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    Alex R
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    MicroMan 1

    Post by Alex R on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:21 am

    As you will see above, there are three challenges.. When combined together, these give you your MicroMan time.

    What is MicroMan?

    Quite simply, it is a 2 week event where you have to complete a 200m swim, 2km bike and 800m run as individual time trials. You then add the times of the three together to give you your MicroMan overall time. The swim is to be a pool swim starting in the pool (no diving), the bike is up to you, no equipment or course rules beyond those that your concience sets (not down hill or with a howling tail wind) and the run is 800m either on the track or in a straight line.

    The idea of this thing is to set a base line and try and improve it over time so it is in your best interests to complete the legs in a manner that is repeatable for the future.

    Who will be the world record holder of this amazing event? Post your results of combined times in this very thread for attempt 1!!!!


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    ZoeE

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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by ZoeE on Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:09 am

    Is it ok to just do one of them... or will that spoil the fun? I only ask because my bike 'puter is broken (again) and I am waiting on my new toy (Garmin gadget) to arrive so I can’t really accurately do the run and bike components.
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by MickyC on Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:11 am

    ZoeE wrote:Is it ok to just do one of them... or will that spoil the fun? I only ask because my bike 'puter is broken (again) and I am waiting on my new toy (Garmin gadget) to arrive so I can’t really accurately do the run and bike components.
    Zoe,

    I'm not sure exactly where you live/work, but there's heaps of running tracks around (ie Ballam Park in Frankston) and for your bike, Chelsea Velodrome in Edithvale for your TT is 502m long so you won't need to wait for your Garmin to arrive. C'mon you know you want to Smile
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by ZoeE on Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:02 am

    MickyC wrote:
    ZoeE wrote:Is it ok to just do one of them... or will that spoil the fun? I only ask because my bike 'puter is broken (again) and I am waiting on my new toy (Garmin gadget) to arrive so I can’t really accurately do the run and bike components.
    Zoe,

    I'm not sure exactly where you live/work, but there's heaps of running tracks around (ie Ballam Park in Frankston) and for your bike, Chelsea Velodrome in Edithvale for your TT is 502m long so you won't need to wait for your Garmin to arrive. C'mon you know you want to Smile

    Good point, both are close to me, I was thinking of Ballam Park for the run. As for the Velodrome... aren't they for proper cyclists? Velodrome... bit scary. I am "racing at Altona on Sunday I may pop the bike into that - ya never know it may mean I come second last instead of DFL.

    And you are rigt... I do want to Smile

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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Joe S on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:43 am

    Edithvale will be fine for you Zoe, just make sure none of the soccer crowd is around as they will give a hard time, everyone else is fine and it's usually fairly empty most afternoons / mornings.

    Hoping to get there myself by this weekend
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by ZoeE on Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:12 am

    Ok, ok I get the hint... I'll go to the velodrome.... If I am bashed by a pack of proper cyclists or soccer mums then I will blame you all Wink

    Thanks Joe/Micky Smile
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    Andrew K

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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Andrew K on Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:42 am

    Swim 2:52
    Bike 3:13
    Run 2:55

    Total 9:00

    So I guess that makes me the Microman world record holder ( on account of noone else has done all 3 yet Rolling Eyes )

    My fans back in Micronesia will be loving it Smile
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by ZoeE on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:28 pm

    Andrew K wrote:Swim 2:52
    Bike 3:13
    Run 2:55

    Total 9:00

    So I guess that makes me the Microman world record holder ( on account of noone else has done all 3 yet Rolling Eyes )

    My fans back in Micronesia will be loving it Smile

    Laughing yes you are king of micro world... I am estimating 17+ mins for the lot for me. Proud to be bringing the forums average speed WAY down Wink
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    Alex R
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Alex R on Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:36 am

    And to the Victor goes the spoils.

    Note your custom title AK.
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Andrew K on Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:12 am

    Excellent Alex. Now if its not too much to ask any chance of a belt to go with it, perhaps something with a lower case m on it?
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    Mick B

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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Mick B on Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:59 am

    2 legs down one to go. Going for the full set of 2.55's!
    Swim - 2.55
    Bike - 2.55
    Run - ????? I will get a time today, hopefully under 3:09.

    I am going to refer to myself as a sub nine guy from then on.
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Dani "fezza" T on Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:28 am

    Swim: 3.09
    Bike: 3.26
    Run: 3.12

    MicroMAN time: 9.47
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Mick B on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:29 am

    Mick B wrote:2 legs down one to go. Going for the full set of 2.55's!
    Swim - 2.55
    Bike - 2.55
    Run - ????? I will get a time today, hopefully under 3:09.

    I am going to refer to myself as a sub nine guy from then on.

    Run 2:47

    New Clubhouse leader on 8:37. Not waiting around on the practice fairway in the hope of a playoff though. Harris and Fluro will go sub 8 based on my efforts.

    Where is the "Thighs of Thunder" bike time from the forum boss????
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    Dan B
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Dan B on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:56 am

    Swim: 4.14
    Bike: 2.40
    Run: 2.40

    MicroMAN time: 9.34
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Matt C on Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:56 am

    im an outside chance to take part in this so get excited Smile
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    Alex R
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Alex R on Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:15 am

    Mick B wrote:

    New Clubhouse leader on 8:37. Not waiting around on the practice fairway in the hope of a playoff though. Harris and Fluro will go sub 8 based on my efforts.

    Where is the "Thighs of Thunder" bike time from the forum boss????


    3:03 Swim
    2:26 Bike

    5:29 total so far.

    Need a 3:07 800. Will be very close..........

    One thing for certain is that I probably can slow down the bike focus for a bit while I work on the other two....
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Mick B on Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:52 am

    So can we improve on our splits inside the 2 week period? I think I will have another crack at the bike leg with a different bike.
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Alex R on Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:57 am

    Yeah mate I think so. It is all about bench marking your max effort performance at a point in time. If you can go faster do so.
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Alex R on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:43 am

    Alex R wrote:


    3:03 Swim
    2:26 Bike

    5:29 total so far.

    Need a 3:07 800. Will be very close..........

    One thing for certain is that I probably can slow down the bike focus for a bit while I work on the other two....


    800m run 2:39
    Was the hardest by far of the three.


    MicroMan time - 8:08

    Looks like sub 8 is the goal!!!!
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    Andrew Zed

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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Andrew Zed on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:43 am

    can you add a second posting to the record thread with just the list of completed times and names in order of ranking please Smile

    Im locking myself in for the best improvements between the first and second attempts Smile
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Alex R on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:46 am

    I am going to go global with this one so that is going to get pretty involved pretty quick Sad
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Andrew Zed on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:20 am

    Will see what I can do for ya then
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by MickyC on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:28 am

    well while you're at it, what about a breakdown of each leg as a percentage of the overall time? This might help illustrate which legs are strengths, and which ones might need some more work.

    Not that I'm trying to make any extra work for anyone Razz
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Andrew Zed on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:32 am

    done, will add a little more info shortly and find a way to host it somewhere
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    Re: MicroMan 1

    Post by Andrew Zed on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:33 am

    I also believe Fezza deserves a world champion title as leading female Smile

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