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  1. 7 points
    Jess, if you met him on the day of your "forever alone" post you've known him for all of 18 days. Way too early to be unable to see him with her in three months time. If you can't slow yourself down, steer clear of men for a while. Otherwise you're going to destroy yourself with heartache.
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    185km/5hr on the bike. 30min warm up, 3x30min @ 320w/slightly above IM power (324, 321, 322) with 7min easy between, rest of ride just aerobic volume.
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    Boom!!!!! after 5 years of looking for a house that my wife & I could both agree on!!! We have finally found a place we both like. 2.2km from my work & 9km closer to the city and airport. With a great bakery & coffee shop in walking distance. Our house sold first open, dead smack in the middle of our asking range. Negotiated hard but fair over the price of the new house. Lost it to a lower price that wasn't subject to sale, only subject to finance. Then the other buyers couldn't get finance. Vendor than agreed to take our price subject to sale. I said the offer was no longer on the table, it's now $7k less (the cost of a new Canyon) with subject to sale of our place and a longer settlement. After 3 days they accepted our offer. (wife almost killed me thinking we had missed out on the house over $7k) I have also been washing the cars a lot more. We were going to Europe in April but that's on hold now because of having to move into the new house. Another trip to the USA & Canada in September. Cars are still nice & clean. So it's not even the end of Feb & it looks like my 2018 goals are all done & dusted!!!
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    I almost had to share a lane at the pool last night. But I must have successfully flailed sufficiently they thought I was a triathlete that couldn't swim straight. All other lanes were 2 up. Twas empty when I arrived, and empty when I left. Almost ran over a turtle this morning. Took the MTB out for my session along the river. Only fly12 for front light. Bloody long neck bugger
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    Stays for some beers and go monday 🍻 Missing a lot of Australia if don’t travel west . Please keep coming to race in the west 👍🏻
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    No harm in noticing good looks when you see it but if you lick your lips and stare without blinking while perving it's damned creepy.
  7. 2 points
    I know AP carries on a bit about being the alpha male etc, but it seems like it's pick on anyone who achieves anything time. IP is gone, he was a bit the same as AP, but do we want to lose all posters who might have some helpful input?
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    That one is simple, though annoying. Leave the add in. If you get another offer, you message back to the first person that you've had it, and if they don't pay in the next x hours, you will accept the other bid. Gives them the chance if they are serious. Lets you move on without feeling guilty.
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    More good stuff from our great lensman.
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    A little bit of history, background and insight into Triathlons greatest photographer Mr. Delly Carr. (Damn nice guy too) https://mynikonlife.com.au/news/gear/the-moment-maker-delly-carr/
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    But I sense another thread asking if she should get one when she can run again
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    Thanks speedysteve, HOTW and tweed one week apart and both with worlds points🤔 and heaps doing shorter stuff for GC worlds . Oh well means I got to share the podium with you so I’m stoked 👍🏻. And geez they all missed a cracker . Also we had 260 compete on super Saturday events so we are all happy. We love putting this race on and only have to put enough $ in the bank to roll it out next year . The rest goes back to volunteer groups. So bring on 2019 se you next year
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    Hang in there Goughy! I have a situation similar to yours at home( ie bad food and bad choices, increasing weight, cannot sleep much due to meds, psych issues etc). You have just got to keep chipping away.Try and get some small wins with him. It will help you and your wife also.The big picture of recovery can be scary, so don't focus on it too much. As Katz said, just Keep Going.
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    Sprint for me, and then the Aquabike (that name still makes me giggle for some reason) the next day.
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    Need to set Flo as your homepage . This is a nice rough guide, obviously depends on your power output etc in which case you can play around with BestBikeSplit.
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    It would be interesting to see how well the Stryd and other running power measurement devices end up in terms of assessing training loads. Running power is a somewhat more complex matter than cycling, or should I say the outcome of running power is more complex than for cycling. And running of course involve concentric and eccentric contractions as well as regular muscular-skeletal system impacts and energy store/return which is quite different to cycling and swimming. A good friend of mine (Steve Palladino) has been doing a lot of work in developing an deeper understanding of how best to apply such power data to running training. Worth keeping an eye out for his thoughts. It's still relatively early days and some ideas will blossom, while others will be weeded out.
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    It seems we do the same races. In for Friday Swim, Saturday Sprint and Sunday long course survival. Super keen, this weekend is one of my favourites.
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    Great write up, makes me wish I was back there.
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    Thanks to Tim Richards from HOTW. Heavenly conditions see the Hell of the West race records smashed The 27th edition of the E&E Waste Hell of the West saw heavenly conditions greet competitors for the swim start in the early hours of Sunday Morning. It was the deepest professional field the HOTW had seen in it’s 27 years and boy did they light up the course with some super fast times. In the opens men’s, super fish Josh Amberger led the 2km swim in 26:39 mins, but hot on his heals were newcomer Max Neumann and former surf ironman Lindsey Lawry. Once on the bike it was evident it was going to be a 4 person race as Jake Montgomery joined the group of 3 continued to push the pace. It was perfect conditions for a fast bike split with a slight winds until the head wind picked up late on their 40km trip back to town. It was here Jake made his move and opened up a small gap into T2. In doing so Jake broke Tim Reed’s bike course record by over 2 mins. Then it came down to the run and while Jake was running well Max was running better and took the lead coming into the final lap. Max went on to clock an impressive 1:09:51 and smash the course record by 2 minutes with a 3:31:28. Jake was only 48 seconds behind for second place while Josh rounded out the podium with a 3:37:28. The women’s race on the other hand was all one way traffic as Sarah Crowley went on the rampage to dominate the field from the gun to the finishing tape. This was Sarah’s 5th HOTW title and only 6 seconds from her race recorded she set in her 2017 win. Sarah’s time of 3:58:09 gave her a 6 minute victory to USA athlete Skye Monech, and Fawn Whiting who came home in 3rd place with fastest run split and a overall time of 4:10:39. In the age group competition their was plenty of close racing as athletes battled for not only the HOTW title but also the Triathlon Queensland Long Course Gold medal. There where many notable performances across all age groups but the two fastest times went to Emily Donker with 4:14:59 and 35-39yr athlete Jarrod Owen in 3:58:04. But its often the back of the packers that provide the most inspiration to us all, as every athlete has their own individual challenges to reach the HOTW finish line. The recovery tent catered for over 500 athletes as they refuel and shared stories of the emotions they had just experienced in finishing what is known as Qld toughest triathlon. As we say “Only a HOTW competitor knows the feeling”. This year also saw 250+ competitors enjoy the GTH+ Super Saturday events that included the Hell Kids Triathlon, Firestarter enticer Triathlon and Gundy inferno 5k and 10k charity runs. This was a huge success that was well supported by many local competitors tackling their first ever event. The HOTW committee and the Goondiwindi Triathlon Club would like to thank all competitors for coming to race our much loved event. And also a special thanks to the 300+ volunteers and many sponsors that make this event what it is “The Friendliest but Toughest Triathlon around” .
  24. 1 point
    lets start the stop picking on AP thread
  25. 1 point
    I know it was an "I don't understand. " I was just joking😉 I haven't seen the darts/F1 thread either! I just try and keep up with whatever nonsensical politically correct crap just happens to be going on. Believe me, it's a challenge.
  26. 1 point
    Fair go mate - I don't mind copping a bit of shit - but that is really below the belt race report When I looked up the competitor list I noticed there was only two in my age group - I didn't know the other guys by name or what he looked like so my race plan was to go as hard as I could in the swim - ride out to the turn around as hard as I could so I could start into the head wind as early as possible - 40km of head wind is an "arm wrestle" at any time - then when I started the run the plan was to settle in and increase the pace with each lap - it doesn't matter how many are in my age group - I race everyone - I managed 3rd in the category below me - the other guy in my category apparently pulled out after the swim - but you never know he could be up the road 30sec in front of me It was the coolest HOTW start I have ever experienced - the wind on the bike was up to strength - I think the toughest part of the weekend is the four and a half hour drive home after the race - I only stopped twice and each time my legs had seized into the sitting position Again it was a great day - the Gundi team are always improving on what we all agree is a great event - my finish towel is embroided with my name and 25 times finisher
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    Not sure why but numbers seem to be down this year. Cooler but still the 40ks of headwind home. Very little drafting from what I could see and raced in great spirits. Organization was flawless as always. I love this race.
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    1 quiet goal ticked off this morning
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