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  1. 8 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.
  2. 5 points
    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.
  3. 4 points
    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!!!
  4. 2 points
    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.
  8. 2 points
    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.
  9. 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?
  10. 2 points
    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.
  11. 2 points
    More good stuff from our great lensman.
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  13. 2 points
    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
  14. 2 points
    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.
  15. 1 point
    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/
  16. 1 point
    Nothing this morning. Up "late" buying second hand funky bedroom furniture for my daughter and driving all over Perth to pick it up..... Swim is on the cards this afternoon.
  17. 1 point
    Both sad and funny Jess. You are the most important thing to you. Look after that first, the rest will follow. Take care.
  18. 1 point
    But I sense another thread asking if she should get one when she can run again
  19. 1 point
    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
  20. 1 point
    15min run and some strength stuff at lunch. jumped on Zwift tonight but had a stressy day at work and my heart wasn't in it, so I climbed off after 5mins
  21. 1 point
    Yep this. If you want to do that, you just put out on "drill" for that bit.
  22. 1 point
    Yep, totally gets it unless you change stroke mid lap. I do IMs (well, used to) and it registered change of stroke perfectly. If I change stroke mid lap, then its all off. Adds an extra lap...
  23. 1 point
    I think theres a setting for stroke detection on or off Ill.have a look
  24. 1 point
    Yep, I found it pretty good, sometimes confuses fly with free and can add a length if you hit a lane rope or change strokes mid lap.
  25. 1 point
    Yep. I have 920xt My swim at lunch.
  26. 1 point
    I've been using the Stryd as well and find it typically is very low when compared to cycling numbers. Understandable given that cycling's TSS and Stryd's RSS were not made to be measured against each other however confusing if you aren't aware considering they 'appear' to measure the same thing. I've started comparing RSS and then taking the power data and running it as if it were a cycle and how TSS metrics would come out. Given the exact same threshold value it seems to be suggesting that the run causes a lower stress on the body than an equivalent ride. As an example, I raced Sydney marathon last year. With a threshold of 325W, Stryd gives me a RSS of 205. I ran the same file as if it were a bike ride and it results in a TSS of 237. This is arguably the biggest issue with metrics like this is that they all 'seem' to measure the same thing but were never designed in conjunction with each other so with what is currently available, they simply can't be combined to form a single number to provide any sort of usable information.
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  29. 1 point
    Sprint for me, and then the Aquabike (that name still makes me giggle for some reason) the next day.
  30. 1 point
    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.
  31. 1 point
    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.
  32. 1 point
    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.
  33. 1 point
    Great write up, makes me wish I was back there.
  34. 1 point
    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” .
  35. 1 point
    lets start the stop picking on AP thread
  36. 1 point
    Goughy, what's his diet like? Does it include a lot of processed foods? Been reading a lot about gut bacteria lately & all of the things it can impact, including mood/personality, and there is a theory many modern ailments can be improved by cutting out processed food, eating only fresh natural foods. Easier said than done of course.
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    There will be another round soon. Each time we need to hit the minimum run (10 pieces I think) to set the wheels in motion
  39. 1 point
    1 quiet goal ticked off this morning
  40. 1 point
    Cranky needs her own thread!
  41. 1 point
    Finish our new home on budget. Stay healthy and injury free.
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  43. 0 points
    Ok, not well. Long story short, met someone, he neglected to tell me he had feelings for someone else who is flying in from the US for Port. I might need a Trannie Cocoon for the weekend. I'm not going to be able to handle seeing him with HER. Although applications for a hot ass toy boy waiting for me on the finish line with a snog will be taken.
  44. 0 points
    Oh it's shithouse, and we keep finding wrappers and packets stashed behind chairs and things around the house. And there's no denying I could be making better quality dinners etc. I do what I can. But we're trying not to fight with him over this stuff, along with his weight, anymore as things are tense enough with him. He doesn't see his psych till next week. I talk to him about making better choices, and have fruit etc here for him to eat and do 'make' him take it to school and eat it here. He will only eat apples, and only pink lady ones. Otherwise we end up in a shitfight. There's actually a lot of stuff we have to work on here with him.
  45. 0 points
    More shirt and cap options than you can poke a rusty stick at are now in the "shop" Get on it people.... and thank for getting on board. *Just in case anyone is wondering, I dont make anything from this, get a kick backl or any free gear. Ill be buying my own too. Although it appears I dont need a running shirt anymore.
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