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  1. 3 points
    Alright folks add to the list of things I'm trying to cram inbetween the fight that is my shop (long story short, engineer is being painful and delayed opening on top of bike crash and me destroying my website with dodgy code. Oops). Huma gel - I'm the distributor and just recieved a ton (yes a ton) of the stuff. 10 flavours. There's some people that have been sent some (bet at least three of you have no idea it's coming). I want a few more of you folk to try some. I'll send 5 gels to 20 more people. Free. Sweet huh? Also... I've got some clothing samples turning up very soon and need folks of all shapes and sizes to give some feedback and opinions. What is it all about? I decided some companies are charging ridiculously stupid amounts for basic kit. I wont be doing anything fancy, it'll be good quality, functional and basic kit . 100% of profit will go towards various charities and hopefully it'll be sourced and made ethically before too long (that ball is already rolling and may partner with a brand doing it already). I wanted to do something to help out those less fortunate. I will give 6 folks here (3 girls and boys) a shirt, shorts, hat (the hat is awesome just FYI) and socks. Women do better, because you're sooooo [insert sarcasm] picky you get Capri's, shorts, shirt, socks and hat. Roxii, cranky, miss Jess, FFF, bored@, FB, nealo no need to apply, you guys have all supported me so I'll return the favour. If I forgot someone please let me know. Lastly... I need help, lots of help. I'm looking for a couple of people to helpe out part time. I need a web coordinator (basically helping me with website and online store) all you'll need to have is passion for sport, attention to detail and be an advanced technology user. Secondly a shop assistant to work a few hours a week in store, you'll need to know a heap about running and a little about triathlon. We'll be fitting wetsuits and shoes Thanks all!
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    Humble brag hit 78.5kg. The lightest I have ever been. I thought I would get fat in retirement.
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    Hey there. I did the 2.5km at Sorrento too, I swim OK and that was tough, especially heading out to sea. Didn't look too bad from the beach, much worse out there! And that outer marker buoy was close to 1km out to sea I reckon. Swimming in big chop/swell is completely different to swimming in a calm ocean or pool, you'll go to breathe and get smashed in the face, so swallow water, you might end up breathing every 6 sometimes because of the waves and anxiety can quickly set in when you're deprived of oxygen, doesn't matter how strong a swimmer you are. And really races like today OWS experience really comes into it, doesn't matter how good a pool swimmer you are, if you haven't swam in heavy seas, you're going to struggle, at least initially. Persevere with the OWS series, but pick and choose your races depending in location and weather. Plus always come armed with your wetsuit, so if conditions aren't great you can swim with that. But don't become a slave to it! The more OWS you do, the better you'll become at that, there are a number of things you can do such as timing your stroke and breathing in time with the swell so you don't cop a face full of water. Racing in shit conditions is great for your confidence and experience as well as anxiety. It might be an idea to come down for a swim in the sharknet when it's choppy. Most people opt to only swim when it's flat, which is fine as long as you don't get conditions like you do today! There are a few OWS squads too, a new one starts on wed am with Stuart Denton, PM if you're keen I'll pass on your details. You might not feel it, but you gained a lot of swimming that race today. You will continue to feel anxious, that's normal, no-one likes sharks, but that will dissipate over time, the more you race. Check the forecast mid-week on seabreeze, I could tell conditions were crap on tuesday, you'll be better prepared and have time to register for a shorter race if you need to. A lot of DNFs today.
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    I know you go to the beach a bit, but do you get in or just sun bake? Jump in the flags and play around a bit, have fun, don't "swim". Its a safe environment and should help create positive associations with the beach, even if there is a bit of chop. Then see if you can get along to some informal beach swim groups and go from there. Do it in a relaxed, no pressure environment, which will hopefully take the fear out of it when you go out for an organised event.
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    Lets hope we dont start getting pics of saddle sores to show how much bike time folks are putting in
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    Good to see they have dropped the compulsory Saturday bike racking for Luke Harrop tri.
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    Do you need another chick to help out being a test dummy, being at the smaller end of the clothing and shoe spectrum and a dedicated runner. if so, let me know and will pm details.
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    Keen to try gels and gear if you're still after volunteers. PM'd you. Cheers.
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    I'll be keen to try a new sort of gel..
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    FU joker, 88 kgs big! I'm 100 or so Sounds good, med or large? Can you PM me with some of your details... Not sure we've crossed paths in trannie land yet.
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    I knew I should have ridden slower, could have got those extra 5 mins. Damn my awesome athleticism!
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    Cranky, I could explain it but Wikipedia does it so much better 😄 Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a non-fiction book written by Lynne Truss, the former host of BBC Radio 4's Cutting a Dash programme. In the book, published in 2003, Truss bemoans the state of punctuation in the United Kingdom and the United States and describes how rules are being relaxed in today's society. Her goal is to remind readers of the importance of punctuation in the English language by mixing humour and instruction. A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patronss "Why?" asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. "Well, I'm a panda," he says. "Look it up." The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
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    I guess I'm just wayyyyyyyy tough then! 😂 🤔 Lol No. I use my phone. I hold it above the waterfall. That is awesome! Keep it up! OK. If o end up swimming on there today, I'll take photos of the puddle. Me- Ex let me swim in his Dam. He even swam slowly for the first out. Then he left me for dust! Windtrainer time now. ETA. Done - 10 min easy/45mins @ 82% / 5mins easy Photo proof that I was swimming on my bike. See.... sopping!
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    Hell no! I grin and tell 'em it is some of my finest work to date. Haven't tried fist pumping/victory salute as I emerge yet, but it is on the list.
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    Yeah... LOL Pictures or it didn't happen! LOL
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    Back trading with the pace project kids today (they were away at camp last week). We are all racing at ParkRun on Saturday, so today the main set was 6 x 500, on grass. 519m / 2.03 / 3;58 pace 520m 1:59 / 3:50 pace 515m / 2.01 / 3:54 pace 519m / 2.02 / 3:55 pace 514m / 2.03 / 4:00 pace 517m / 2.04 / 4:00 pace Pretty chuffed with myself. Especially given most of this week I have spent most of the past week wondering why I am doing this, what am I trying to prove, why do I need to run so fast, my legs hurt (not injury wise)......blah blah blah. Really do enjoy training with the kids and they definately get you running just that little bit quicker every single rep. This was my quickest 500m set yet and I didn’t completely smash myself. ParkRun will be interesting this week. PB is 20.51 set back in Sept 2017, but not sure I am at the same pace. Once I get to that elusive 19:59 I can quit! LOL. So why do I do this.......well cause I run faster every time I focus. A great coach gets you mentally to this point.....my body does the physical work. Namaste..........
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    From a purely scientific reason - I would like to understand the mindset beind this behaviour. What motivates someone to cheat like this & not very sophisticated or succesful ways either!
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    I have no doubt he doesn't even feel like he's done wrong. But I bet he feels like he's been wronged!!!!! Welcome to the mindset of this type of person. Seriously, if you're Marks partner, get his passcode and check his phone and email!!!
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    I have the same problem. Oh. That's right. There aren't any others.
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    Series V of Vikings. More carnage!
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    Or if Cranky had have swum quicker this morning you would have been ahead too.
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    Hip is “rooted”
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    I reckon he's probably a regular transitions poster hiding behind an alias - who could it be ?
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    Life is sucking balls right now. Stuff just isn’t going right and I’m at the tail end of working 29 days straight and I have little by way of emotional reserves. I ****ing hope this shit passes soon. I was rather enjoying feeling happy.