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  1. 6 points
    Ok, so i was just called into the office with my site manager and the project controls manager, I am being moved into the project controls team and will start off by doing reporting on progress against our schedule, so this is a good start for me working closely with our planners. I will be starting next week. Im so glad i had the nerve to go through with approaching the managers.
  2. 4 points
    If you're still running in February you might have bigger issues than a late breakfast.
  3. 3 points
    I was a huge fan of Aunty Jack and one of my favourite songs from the show was a Thin Arthur song where he was sitting on a park bench and drank some maple syrup and tree roots started growing out of his feet. A passer by asks him how he feels and he replies "I feel rooted" Passer by says " you look fine" i feel rooted all the time , really rooted , really really rooted and so it goes on in the nonsense style of the show, trust me it is a great song. Anyway when Rory did his first Ironman at Port there was some mention of him in the local paper , I was pretty excited and thought how good would it be to meet Thin Arthur. In the dark on the run course I found myself beside him ,and I thought this is my big chance. So I said G'day Rory, ask me how I feel. He said how do you feel ? I said " I feel rooted" He said you look fine, then together we sang the whole song. We spent the next couple of Km's chatting about Aunty Jack. Still right up there as one of my favourite memories of Ironman. The Black Dog is a terrible thing and it strikes where we least expect it, we all need to keep a good eye on our mates. A year ago we lost a club member and it bites very hard. RIP Rory
  4. 3 points
    What's your address? Bottle of scotch coming your way in the mail... I'll keep it simple. Looking to people for a secret tip is aBS option devaluing the whole process. Seeking advice too much Leeds to the risk of chasing things out of context and inappropriately. In a non triathlon context - pinching a hot blonde chick on the bum may 1)get you slapped 2)punched in the face 3)fired 4) eyes rolled 5) a laugh or 6) laid. All depends on the context, varying from random, unsolicited, to at work and through to whilst grinding n dancing dirty at a pub/club. And of course this is only part of the picture and includes whether your genetics lie on the spectrum between Matthew McConaughey and Clive Palmer. For training you need to accurately assess where you are at. This is your starting point. lookat what you need to improve or modify to get closer to your goals then slowly change your training. Slowly changing it towards what you can do, can absorb, can get stronger from, not what you simply think you should do as others are doing. Keep a diary, do the reflection, and adjust the program to you. it's a moving target. A few key target workouts or milestones along the way will help too.
  5. 3 points
    I cant even remember how old i was 25 yrs ago.......
  6. 3 points
    In the spirit of Xmas or 'Pay it forward' or "buy Goughy a bike" why dont you offer to write him a free program?
  7. 3 points
    Race wheels? hahaha i wish! Cost of coaching does not fall into my budget currently, Im putting spare money to other things currently (building my Ute up for travelling with my family), So I am not skimping on it at all, its just not in my budget right now, considering I am currently not FOP or even MOP or chasing a Kona slot, its not a justified spend in my single income household right now. However, if you feel like a challenge, and want to see how far you can take a former slob with no natural athletic ability for free, i will give you my 100% commitment and see where it ends up! Ali'i drive hopefully! Come on - i dare ya
  8. 3 points
    I'm back for my monthly dose of... 'Hmmm, everyone else is out doing stuff, and I'm not!'. Hopefully I'll get something done around the family while I'm on holidays. Have time for a run now but they are predicting 42+ degrees here today so it will be a warm one. Could ride my bike, but Cranky keeps stealing it! And FFF, yes if taking it easy is working for you then keep doing it until the Mojo comes back... anything is better than nothing and consistency trumps everything else!
  9. 3 points
    Stay off my bike! Couldn't you decide if you wanted to run or ride? I told you before, stay off my bike!!
  10. 3 points
    Was chatting this morning about my year last year and the role this thread played in it all. The conversation made me feel the need to pop in and say thank you to all of you for listening to me when I needed it most. I also wanted to make sure anyone who needed it right now knows there is someone here (although I'm sure we all are), if it's needed. And finally, if anyone at all needs a private chat about anything, drop me a line, please.
  11. 2 points
    Sometimes I don’t remember how old i am now ... 😂
  12. 2 points
    A good coach on pool deck outranks a computer program.
  13. 1 point
  14. 1 point
    For travelling staff even just in Aus, the Hash were great. I used to rock up in a city, contact a local hash group, and I'd have instant running/drinking partners for as long as I was there. I was Legs.
  15. 1 point
    At the moment I feel like my current form would warrant a slap, punch or getting fired. Ruley can you please help me draft a plan to work my way to option 5 and ultimately option 6? I am willing to keep a diary and work hard at small changes to allow my body to absorb the changes necessary to accomplish my goal.
  16. 1 point
    My turn "You using the whole fist, Doc?" Hint: It's not a porno
  17. 1 point
    Expated my way to Gudauri in Georgia up the Caucus Mountains this week. Tops at about 10000ft. temps not stupid around -10. Cheap. two person all gear and lift tix about 30 Aussie. Gear is quality for hire stuff. Snow was good. Big month is Feb where they will have 3 feet more. It' a 3 hour flight from Dubai in the same time zone. No visa for GCC residents required. New condos built right at the gondola. under 100 bucks per night for a place that sleeps 6 Airport was excellent. No delays. off the plane, customs and had bags total 10 minutes. Driver was right there. Landed in Tblisi and 90 minute drive to ski fields. 4 days exploring Tblisi starting tomorrow. Must visit if within range.
  18. 1 point
    Do ya self a favour and just use the sharkies one! Up up
  19. 1 point
    Sorry dude, you don't qualify to join the meagre club! But yeah, your swimming does let you down. I've got a mate here who was about your time with a worse swim but better bike. You're clearly fit enough, so I'd reckon swim more. I can't say exactly how much an overall tri couch would help you, but you'd think it would be a fair bit. But quite frankly I can't see how you couldn't take 5 mins off your Olympic distance swim time by just going to regular swim squads. A bit of technique help and someone pushing you in the water would do you great. Personally, I'd be quite happy for you to do nothing cause at least I'd beat someone out of the water, who's 20+mins faster than me overall. Any bragging rights we can get eh!
  20. 1 point
    I think the take home message here is that you can't possibly achieve a 5:30 HIM finish as a healthy (relatively) young man without paying an expert coach to hold your hand. Don't listen to the anecdotes of the literally hundreds of people doing exactly that, they're all either lying or athletic freaks. There are no great secrets to a back of middle of the pack performance like that. If you're not incredibly time constrained you don't need anything more than consistency to get there no matter what the sessions are. Avoiding injury is key to consistency, with no athletic history this means easy running, slowly building up time/distance, and not a lot of high intensity elsewhere either. It shouldn't be overly complicated.
  21. 1 point
    ah that makes sense. (I'd forgotten what the WC course was called). I was wondering why I couldn't ever see the Richmond Pk, London course -5C this morning. More upper body stuff
  22. 1 point
    Should be renamed Strava 4 Trannies?
  23. 1 point
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  24. 1 point
    Remembering how old I am isn't a problem since I started doing triathlons. Anybody who asks these days I just say 55-59
  25. 1 point
    ??your current age minus 30 + 5
  26. 1 point
    Well if you're finishing in February, I actually think I may be finished a bit before you.
  27. 1 point
    It was just an advert for alto? I also not they didn't test the rims with their intended brake pad. most wheels come with a "use this pad or else warning" that might be worth something... I've never heard of alto and wouldn't buy them simply because of that.
  28. 1 point
    Basically it says “Buy ALTO rims”?
  29. 1 point
    Went for a little run this morning. Starting back to nightshift tonight, but I've got a few things planned for the week, nothing major though.
  30. 1 point
    Oh yes! 6.00/6.15 start time!!! Hopefully done by the time the heat moves in.
  31. 1 point
    My original target was 750km, but when the pool closed for an extra 8 weeks this year (and I had a slack first half to the year), I revised that down to just beating last year's 511km. I started this season needing 18km/week, but am down to under 2km a day needed now. With 6km planned for tomorrow, a couple more swims before the weekend, and the 10km on Sunday, it should all happen this week. The forecast is for a sunny day up to 32 degrees, with light winds in the morning. So at the moment, looking perfect.
  32. 1 point
    Interesting read, both of them. Seems science can be the same as statistics if you want to prove a point (that your wheels are best).
  33. 1 point
    Having been on this site for 10 years. I would accept advice from Ruley, AP, Rog, RBR, Paul E these are guys with the run's on the board. But their approach differ, so it should be pick one and stay with it Allot of others probably know what works for them and have good advice, Me I know what works for me, and delivers what i want from the sport. This doesn't work for others.
  34. 1 point
    Race wheels are the secret ingredient thats why you see all those people training on their expensive wheels.
  35. 1 point
    That's sound advice Consider how much you have spent on a bike - race wheels - tyres - wetsuit - helmet - clothing etc - then you're skimping on the single thing most likely to give you the best result - the coaching You didn't expect the bike for nothing - you didn't expect the wetsuit for nothing - both of these items were built by people with knowledge in their specific field, and you paid for that - then you assume that a bunch of anonymous posters on a forum have the expertise you seek, and most of them won't even reveal their true identity -- what you get for nothing is worth nothing
  36. 1 point
    Sorry Goughy, you'll have to log it as a ride.
  37. 1 point
    I once used strava when I mowed the lawn and then posted it........ I still got a few likes!!!!!! WTF
  38. 1 point
    My walks get a thumbs up on Strava.... I'm fracking awesome y'hear!
  39. 1 point
    I'm certainly no expert having only raced 5 X 70.3 but I definitely agree with Zed with regard to the running training component. There's a big thread on it over on Slowtwitch regarding running a minimum of 6 times a week consisting of 3 x short runs, 2 x medium runs (roughly twice the length of your short runs) and 1 x long run (roughly three times as long as your short runs). ALL of the running is EASY (conversation pace) and the improvement comes through volume and consistency. Approaching races, the medium runs can be used to add some above race pace intensity if required. I'm still not doing the volume of Zed but I'm running more than I ever thought possible and it's surprisingly easy and repeatable with no hint of injuries yet. My 'easy' pace is improving too. At the moment my short runs are only 4-5km which can easily be knocked over in under half an hour so it's easy to fit in and these are the days when you could also schedule one of your bike sessions. But when you do 4-5km three times a week, 8-10km two times a week and a 12-15km session it's easy to see how the weekly mileage can quickly add up. Obviously, once you can handle that load, you slowly up the distances. Its taken me a long time (I'm probably not the sharpest tool in the shed) but I'm finally realising that a single session or a single big week is irelevent. It's about aerobic consistency over a long period that will get the results.
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  41. 1 point
    I have the 2017 model and the front bottle seems rock solid. I have trouble removing the top clip- although I'm sure it will loosen over time. There's plenty of the 2016/17 models around here and I haven't heard any complaints recently. I know some had issues initially in 2016. Make sure that the bottle is slid correctly on to the bottom prong that screws to the headtube. If it is not aligned correctly at the bottom then it will shift/rattle, and (in my exp.) the top clip will not properly engage and lock. The top clip basically just stops it sliding forward off the lower prong which supports the bottle
  42. 1 point
    If it rattles on the M7..... Wait until you hear it rattle up at Port..... You won't wait for it to fall off.... you'll probably rip it off yourself.
  43. 1 point
    I think I lost my can of worms somewhere? You're going to get more confused asking for that info here. Try asking MKC coaching or the like for help/advice.
  44. 1 point
    Given what happened at Busso and Taupo, stop wasting your time with swim training.
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  46. 1 point
    O/A, time, First, Last, Bib, Cat, Cat Plc, Swim, Cycle, Run 178, 2:12:49.2, Pitman, Allan, 170, N, 7, 22:09, 1:10:12, 40:28 sorry Ronnie, I've read the printed results three times and cant find you, My project to digitise the whole history of the Noosa tri is on hold (USM were suggested they "owned" the results list (sorry folks "Public Domain" or at least "Public Good") ) but really, unless I break a leg I have other things to work on - like having a crack at the GC worlds in 2018 ('coz 3 times would be cool) or like that essay for my masters I'm supposed to turn in tonght.....
  47. 0 points
    I will see you Pommieland and raise you the USA including Hawaii. Waikiki tips gratefully accepted. Stooped to drinking Starbucks spiced christmas flat white. If it doesn't taste like coffee might as well drink a novelty item.
  48. 0 points
    Been doing bits and pieces. Mostly just been super busy with work and life in general. Will be much busier in January, full time work plus full time prac means 28 days straight at one or the other, including night shifts. Expect I will get almost nothing done during that period, but such is life. It's only a month.