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Toolish last won the day on October 10 2011

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  1. My mrs works as an office receptionist. Whole day at the desk answering phones. If she does not do any deliberate activity then 5000 is sort of standard on a work day. I am in an office too, but also sometimes walk the workshop floor, low day is around 8000. I really think that people who are always active (either through incidental movement, or deliberate exercise) don't actually realise how sedentary some people are.
  2. Doesn't work for me? Awesome effort for all involved though....what a run split for a double marathon!
  3. Ayto, I feel for you mate, for any good parent kids are their life...unfortunately it seems for a lot of parents use their kids as weapons during or after a split and that is just bullshit. I really hope your kids see through it eventually mate!
  4. I will start by saying I am in no way suicidal, but I agree with the stress thing and I have noticed it in myself a lot in the past 6 months. Work stress and deadlines combined with what I see as a lack of leadership at work and a terminally ill mother have all meant that life is a lot harder than I feel like it should be. I have lost a lot of motivation for parts of life. I no longer spring out of bed to go training, my work output is not what it should be, and at times I have found myself mid-conversation and realized I am not even listening to what is being said, that never used to happen to me! Luckily for me I have my kids that are the shining light of everything and the hug I get before I leave for work and the moment I walk through the door make everything a lot better. My wife is also there to support me, and our communication about this sort of thing is getting better all the time. Given we have been married 9 years I am proud of that. All of that said, I can understand how stress and depression can take hold, if I did not have those shining lights I might be head down that path!
  5. Any idea why he is on the road not a velodrome? Surely that is costing a lot of distance!
  6. I have been keen to try them but honestly would have no idea what model to go for. I have issues with my left foot going numb when running no matter what shoe I wear so hoping the extra cushioning may help that. The problem is locally there is no where to try them on and give it a whirl, might just have to pony up the cash on line and see how i go!
  7. Seriously how does that happen? Most people have a bike computer, even if you lose count surely you must look at the distance and go, 'Nup, still more to do!'
  8. 6 weeks after the flare up and I had my first run a couple of days ago. 30 minutes on the treadmill going easy! Loved being able to run again! Achilles is probably better now than it has been for about a year, stupid me waited for a full flare up to do anything about it. Thanks everyone for the help, the following is what helped me. Early on, Ice, rest, a heel lift and taping with Rock Tape. Later on stretching and loading, heel lifts mainly. The last step, which made a big difference for me was rolling the arch of my foot on a food tin. I am wondering if it stemmed back to a tight plantar fascia. Either way, the morning stiffness in my Achilles that was just part of life seems to be on the way out.
  9. I do bike 20min FTP tests...what is the best run test for threshold?
  10. Through the off season it is all road bike, and recently mountain bike, then come about September it is on the TT bike most of the time to get ready for Shepparton which is always my first race of the season. I tend to be either one or the other, not splitting rides between them.
  11. Training Peaks it is by the sounds of it!
  12. Had her calendar in the bedroom way back things change!
  13. Thinking of going premium with one. Have been using Training Peaks but wondering how Strava compares.
  14. I have a heel insert from the phyio however she recommended stretching due to the tightness in my calves. The pain has mostly gone away now, so looking to start a strengthening program, not sure really what that would involve. Physio recommended calf raises and that was about it. I am wondering about straight leg or standard dead lifts, lunges, squats? No running for a while yet!