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Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM
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Any ideas what's going on with Lucy Charles Barclay? We haven't seen much of anything from her - and she isn't on any start lists that I could find which isn't really ideal ahead of the first world champs of the season. Rumor time for IMWC I guess. I just hope she's on the start line fit and healthy but this is off brand for her, isn't it?

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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [dfru] [ In reply to ]
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Is IM 70.3 Lanzarote next week? Seems to be on that (well, was last time I looked).
Edit: no, she was listed but now not there. Haug #1 and Matthews #3 (and think Charles must have been #2).
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Ajax Bay] [ In reply to ]
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Ajax Bay wrote:
Is IM 70.3 Lanzarote next week? Seems to be on that (well, was last time I looked).
Edit: no, she was listed but now not there. Haug #1 and Matthews #3 (and think Charles must have been #2).

Lucy Buckingham...the other super swimmer from Britain named Lucy...is all I could find.

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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [dfru] [ In reply to ]
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It's her sister that does her social right? Might be related to just not wanting to put our content unless it's polished and her sis has something going on.

But I hope she comes to StG. She crushes that course.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [c365] [ In reply to ]
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c365 wrote:
But I hope she comes to StG. She crushes that course.
Perhaps she's prioritised Sub8 (early June) instead of an IM at St George so doesn't want to start her season too early - will wait for the real thing in Kona. Has just lost her top PTO ranking spot to Philipp, btw.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [dfru] [ In reply to ]
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She posts pretty regularly on Instagram. Lately it’s mainly been workout posts, so she doesn’t appear to be injured and just preparing for the upcoming season.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [dktxracer] [ In reply to ]
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dktxracer wrote:
She posts pretty regularly on Instagram. Lately it’s mainly been workout posts, so she doesn’t appear to be injured and just preparing for the upcoming season.
Any running ones?
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Ajax Bay] [ In reply to ]
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Ajax Bay wrote:
dktxracer wrote:
She posts pretty regularly on Instagram. Lately it’s mainly been workout posts, so she doesn’t appear to be injured and just preparing for the upcoming season.
Any running ones?

She posted riding indoor 16 hours ago in Instagram. She’s well.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [dfru] [ In reply to ]
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I don’t think you can read too much into pros being added/removed from start lists, often they’ve been on a start list for months and then plans change for whatever reason as the race gets closer.

Kat Matthews was on Challenge Salou start lists up to a week or so ago, it looks like she’s now doing Lanzarote 70.3 instead. Interested to see how she goes against Anne Haug, I’m not sure they’ve ever raced before and both are great runners.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [cherry_bomb] [ In reply to ]
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cherry_bomb wrote:
I don’t think you can read too much into pros being added/removed from start lists, often they’ve been on a start list for months and then plans change for whatever reason as the race gets closer.
Kat Matthews was on Challenge Salou start lists up to a week or so ago, it looks like she’s now doing Lanzarote 70.3 instead. Interested to see how she goes against Anne Haug, I’m not sure they’ve ever raced before and both are great runners.
Looking at the PTO pages, Collins Cup is, I think, the only common race, and Haug was below par (though she ran faster off a slow bike, but then excelled for the year's standout long performance at Roth only 8 days later).
https://protriathletes.org/athlete/anne-haug
https://protriathletes.org/...ete/katrina-matthews
The Lanzarote bike course is a good tester for St George: 13m per km, though with the climb spread throughout:
https://ridewithgps.com/.../38735659?beta=false
StG IM is 12.5m per km - RwGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38499172
Anyway, off topic. Let's hope Charles is OK and she just hasn't make up her mind whether to race before St George (or not; or is not telling)
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Ajax Bay] [ In reply to ]
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Ajax Bay wrote:
dktxracer wrote:
She posts pretty regularly on Instagram. Lately it’s mainly been workout posts, so she doesn’t appear to be injured and just preparing for the upcoming season.
Any running ones?

Not sure she is injury free would be an accurate position!
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [dfru] [ In reply to ]
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Theres plenty of recent posts and videos? She looks quite pleased in todays post biking with her dog in a back pack
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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Theres plenty of recent posts and videos? She looks quite pleased in todays post biking with her dog in a back pack

She hasn’t posted any running updates at all. Read into that what you want.

Normally over the winter she will do the park runs and occasionally X-Country but not seen any of that recently. She also normally posts a lot more about going to La Santa on training camps. Perhaps she is staying in UK to receive treatment, perhaps to avoid COVID, perhaps a new training regime.

You can read anyway you want to but there is a definite difference to last year.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [SheridanTris] [ In reply to ]
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SheridanTris wrote:
Lacticturkey wrote:
Theres plenty of recent posts and videos? She looks quite pleased in todays post biking with her dog in a back pack


She hasn’t posted any running updates at all. Read into that what you want.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [SheridanTris] [ In reply to ]
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Lucy is among a small group of pros that derive good money from the sport. I suspect that means she can manage her schedule with no mind for hitting incentives based on winning second tier races, etc. If she doesn’t need to train by racing, she’ll be good to go.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Waingro] [ In reply to ]
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Waingro wrote:
. . . I suspect that means she can manage her schedule with no mind for hitting incentives based on winning second tier races, etc. If she doesn’t need to train by racing, she’ll be good to go.

Even the best athletes don't do a 'start the season' race to 'hit incentives'. They race one to see where they are, validate the winter months of training, check nutrition and eating regimes, and remind their bodies what 'full on' racing is like: a key part of preparation for the hard yards in the first 'A' race of the year. And because they enjoy racing: or is that a 'need' you think she hasn't got @Waingro ?
And to make some money, which means Miami was a bummer for Sala, Pallant and Sodaro.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [SheridanTris] [ In reply to ]
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Where did you check? Easy to see on insta that she did the los santa camp Jan-Feb. Three or four A races this year is probably enough

SheridanTris wrote:
Lacticturkey wrote:
Theres plenty of recent posts and videos? She looks quite pleased in todays post biking with her dog in a back pack


She hasn’t posted any running updates at all. Read into that what you want.

Normally over the winter she will do the park runs and occasionally X-Country but not seen any of that recently. She also normally posts a lot more about going to La Santa on training camps. Perhaps she is staying in UK to receive treatment, perhaps to avoid COVID, perhaps a new training regime.

You can read anyway you want to but there is a definite difference to last year.
Last edited by: Lacticturkey: Mar 13, 22 6:06
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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She normally goes to La Santa at least 3/4 times but has only been the once.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Ajax Bay] [ In reply to ]
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Ajax Bay wrote:
Waingro wrote:
. . . I suspect that means she can manage her schedule with no mind for hitting incentives based on winning second tier races, etc. If she doesn’t need to train by racing, she’ll be good to go.

Even the best athletes don't do a 'start the season' race to 'hit incentives'. They race one to see where they are, validate the winter months of training, check nutrition and eating regimes, and remind their bodies what 'full on' racing is like: a key part of preparation for the hard yards in the first 'A' race of the year. And because they enjoy racing: or is that a 'need' you think she hasn't got @Waingro ?
And to make some money, which means Miami was a bummer for Sala, Pallant and Sodaro.

I agree most athletes do some B races in preparation for the A races, but some of the highly compensated athletes race less. For years, Jan typically did a spring 70.3 like Oceanside, a mid-Summer full, 70.3 WC depending on the venue, and Kona. Lucy has three WCs, the breaking 8 thing, and I’m not sure what else. That matches Jan’s typical season right there.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Waingro] [ In reply to ]
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Waingro wrote:
I agree most athletes do some B races in preparation for the A races, but some of the highly compensated athletes race less. For years, Jan typically did a spring 70.3 like Oceanside, a mid-Summer full, 70.3 WC depending on the venue, and Kona. Lucy has three WCs, the breaking 8 thing, and I’m not sure what else. That matches Jan’s typical season right there.
Nope - no match: see Frodeno's first of the year results here:
https://protriathletes.org/athlete/jan-frodeno
Always a middle distance race first, presumably as advised by Lorang. Who else does he coach? Haug: racing next w/e.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [Ajax Bay] [ In reply to ]
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I think she had a year of fun last year, trying stuff - ITU, marathon, 1500m swim Olympic trial etc.

But very noticeable that she focussed and zeroed in on the 70.3 WC later in the year, and nailed it huge.

Perhaps a more focussed Lucy this year just chasing the big wins, no need to work hard building the brand - the brand is established and will look after itself if big wins keep coming.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [c365] [ In reply to ]
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Without sounding TOO self-important, it's clear that she reads ST and embarrassed over the shit I gave her about her hat



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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [TRO Saracen] [ In reply to ]
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I think she had a year of fun last year, trying stuff - ITU, marathon, 1500m swim Olympic trial etc.

But very noticeable that she focussed and zeroed in on the 70.3 WC later in the year, and nailed it huge.

Perhaps a more focussed Lucy this year just chasing the big wins, no need to work hard building the brand - the brand is established and will look after itself if big wins keep coming.

i think lucy had more fun than anybody in pro triathlon last year. she was doing so much cool stuff.

of note is also that she switched coached to dan lorang, so it's possible that he wants her on a more frodo/haug pathway of less racing and more specialized prep.

also: i think lucy's win at 70.3 was criminally underrated - a staggering performance. she wasn't going to lose that race, not to a fit daniela, annie, laura, holly . . . hell, bring back michellie jones or karen smyers or whoever, lucy was untouchable that day.

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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [iron_mike] [ In reply to ]
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iron_mike wrote:

of note is also that she switched coached to dan lorang, so it's possible that he wants her on a more frodo/haug pathway of less racing and more specialized prep.

She posted on 1/21/22 "Warming up for my biggest race season yet".

I'm guessing she has an injury that is preventing her from running/racing.
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Re: Lucy isn't showing up on start lists and is pretty quiet on SM [hobbyjogger] [ In reply to ]
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On the same IG post she said she was doing the volcano tri on Lanzarote at the end of Feb.......she isn't in the results.

They mentioned her potentially being injured on the pro tri news podcast this week.
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