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    Little George Leo was born this morning by C-Section. Weighed 3.49Kg and HR of 155, but sleeping like a baby (what would you expect, Rimmer?) and drinking like there's no tomorrow. Mum a trooper, Dad in love with his Mini-me. Will post photos when I have slept.
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    That's one smart dog! Taking down posters, going into empty houses and making phone calls.
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    That's really sad. I used to have one that I was particularly fond of and was one of my favourites. Poor little dude had some trauma injuries which resulted in a badly kinked spine but he had the most relaxed temperament. I've never owned a Jack Russell though.
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    I agree, provided of course that he has a satisfactory amount of training or racing under his belt. It doesn't have to be a lot of miles. If someone has (or can) run a half marathon, can swim a km relatively comfortably and ride a bike without falling off, they're going to get through an ODT tomorrow without much difficulty. Triathlon has been marketed for many years with enticers and sprints but in the early days we all used to start with the distances similar to ODT because that's all there was if you didn't want to go long. The shorter distances are definitely good for attracting people to try the sport, but they're certainly not mandatory. For one of mates, his first tri was the old 3 Day Ultra Tri in Canberra. 15km swim, 400km cycle, 100km. He phoned me up a few weeks later before doing his second. The conversation went something like, "So how's the ITB? How are you pulling up?" "Yeah, it's doing OK. I'm doing an Olympic distance at Nelson Bay on Sunday. Mate, what do I actually have to do in the transitions?"
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    Thought I'd add up how much of a popular tri brand whore I am. Bike - Cannondale = 60 Wheels - Other = 260 Peddles - Shimano = 740 Helmet - Lazer = 57 Saddle - ISM = 827 Aero Bars - Vision = 140 Front Hydro - Profile = 720 Rear Hydro Profile = 265 no power meter Total Tri Whore value = 3069
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    Awwww, c'mon Roxii - I didn't get to read the insults from the angry, pitchfork wielding mob 😂😂
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    whats with all this going into stores stuff, I ordered online with a 5% discount and it rocked up this morning Yep, I bought one cause it was that cheap. Gave my 735 to a staff member.
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    You should see the write up I got in our local paper - it makes the Prince look like he was there to support me in my quest for Ironman immortality - my mother wrote it - I guess the Prince's mother wrote his story
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    Hey Trannies. Just saw this post. Let's get down to the nitty gritty... Cam is not my coach anymore. I left him 4 weeks prior to Kona. No need to go into much detail about this, but I walked away from him as I saw his interest in coaching (and in the sport in general) decline over the few months prior. It was affecting my motivation and I needed a quick break before Kona so I could actually get myself to the startline with a level of stability and self-belief. Next up. I have been dealing with on-off itb bursa inflammation since Ironman Frankfurt in early July. I think this came about due to a general deterioration of some basic motor patterns, probably due to a number of long term actors, but mostly apathy towards adequate recovery after that race. I had to pull out of 2 70.'3s during this period before Kona (Cebu & Sunny Coast). I would take a couple weeks off running, then run a couple of weeks without issue, then it would flare up again. This ITB injury is never something you can train through as the pain is debilitating (and reflects why I pulled out in Kona, but more on that in a sec). Though I was going to race KOna no matter what, so I had no option but to really push the limits with the rehab in order to try and get some sort of run loading through my legs. I returned to running three weeks out from the race, but at a very limited capacity. In the couple of weeks after I left Cam, I was able to direct my swim & bike to sessions that I thought suited me better for the tight lead in period post-injury, rather than the same tired loop of sessions that I knew weren't working for me anymore. I found some good biking legs, and my swim was where it needed to be. I went into Kona with a semblance of confidence, and didn't actually give the injury or lack of run preparation too much thought until I actually got off the bike and onto Alii Drive. The race. I didn't apply much gas on the swim so as to have a group around me out of the water. The plan amongst a few of us was to drive the pace at the front & to take the race away from the cyclists. I pulled a bunch of guys around, but got no returns once we got onto the bike. Everyone soft pedalled and no one wanted to take the reigns. I felt as if I'd done my bit, and didn't want to get suckered into pulling guys around. The pace was pedestrian and very frustrating, so I jumped at the chance to join Starky when he went by, and not long after that we were joined by Wurf. I've ridden with both of these guys in races before & it was like a dream scenario until I started rejecting my nutrition and cramping at the 90 minute mark. There was points were I was riding through these crazy cramps for minutes on end. I'd have to back off my fluids for long periods of time until my guts settled, then I could resume loading again, but it would happen soon thereafter. Long story short, I made some dumb changes to my nutrition plan that I thought were a step in the right direction. I responded fine to the changes in training, but not in the race. 3 hours into the ride, I was still at the front with Wurf & Starky, but within the space of the 5 minute climb up from Kawaihae I bonked and was very swiftly popped off the back as Wurf began his assault back into town. I bled massive time during this point, but found a 2nd wind for the last 20-30km and still had some confidence that this was just part of ironman racing and it was no big deal. I just got into T2 solo before the bunch, and mentally was still positioning myself in the race for the top 5 or 10. Then I started running, and realised that my lack of run training has completely assaulted my naive belief that perhaps I could really pull something out of my ass on race day. I'm the kind of athlete that needs a lot of volume for my run, and there's never been a way around that for me. I'd never felt so bogged down and sluggish off the bike, and literally capitulated within the first 5 minutes knowing there was absolutely no way I could pull myself back. But of course, I was going to finish the race. I got up onto the Queen K and ran about 1 miles until I needed to stop for the loo. I was pretty far back at this point, so kind of took my time. As I stood up front the john, the pain upon extending my left leg jolted me and almost felled me to the ground. In those claustrophobic moments in the loo, my itb band has seized up and the pain it now presented was so intense that I couldn't even walk. The medics came over and I tried a number of times to relax and then continue, but there was just no option. It's crazy because up until that point, the injury I'd been managing for the previous months was a non-issue on race day, and I'd actually even forgotten all about it until it blew out. I'm now obviously on some forced rest, and am enjoying an early end to the season. I normally race into November or December, so I'm sure this is going to help me ease back into the training at a rate more conducive to an injury free 2019, rather than having to rush things because I've planned some early races. Generally, I've always been overly eager to get back racing early into the season to hunt for results and a pay check. Anyone self-employed knows you've got to have a strong ambition, but in a sport that presents an inevitably fine balance between being trained and overtrained, all the while trying to be career-focussed, it's easy to burn the candle at both ends. I'm well aware of the bubble we're in as triathletes though, and this is more or less a real world problem that everyone has in day to day life. As for coaching, I'm not sure where I'll go to from here, apart from the immediate decisions to continue steering my own ship until something better comes along. I'll wait until I have some sort of clarity after the recent events to make a decision.
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    You race “every now and then” more to the point, same with AP Cranky, AA7, Jess, Monkie all race more than you
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    Were they IMs? Otherwise they don't count - you should know that by now...
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    I use gatorskins for all my training, really struggle keeping up on training rides but feel great swapping onto the better tyres in a race.
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    So basically he is just duplicating Trannies ..😂😂😂
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    So theres a downside to Cootha repeats in the rain? omg.
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    I love having a chat to the people around me in a race, I'd be in my element there!!!!
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    Cheat ? Thats naughty😉
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    I see my age group has been correctly marked
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    I know Ironman get a lot of shit but this is a really good idea. For IM Maryland they ran a “buddy” program, matching first timers with multiple IM finishers to help answer any questions & support them before the race. Its a great idea. I helped a guy from Brooklyn. We spoke via email & Strava for a month or so before the race. We then went out for pizza & beers before the race (I had Pepsi) It’s a great way to meet new people especially when traveling to races overseas. It also frees up volunteers and race organizers to concentrate on running the race before the event. People like to bitch about all the negative changes IM introduce but this is a great idea. I will sign up for it again if other races start doing it.
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    It worked for Cranky, didn't it?
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    They should just give the newbies (and others) a Trannies login. Everyone here is an Ironman expert aren't they?
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    My grandad recently moved into aged care, around two months ago. We did a dash to Melb to see him at the time when he just moved in. He slowly started eating, socialising etc. Over the past few weeks he has been experiencing increasing periods of paranoia. Baracading his room, yelling at staff, lying on the floor hiding. This week, he was saying people were tying to poison him with acid and the government was out to get him. Ringing everyone mltiple times and at all hours. Today, my mum rings, he was escorted by police to hospital after assaulting two staff. He had a small growth in his brain, MRI about four months ago. But this was told nothing to worry about. Now we are all wondering. No one seems to share information. He is currently at the ED and has been sedated. Had an initial reaction of severely decreasing HR, BP. Everyone is exhausted. A DNR has been agreed on. A 91 year old should not be waiting for a bed in a psych ward....or whether the first bed is. My mum is a few hours away from my grandad. One brother and sister and within 20 min. My mum had shoulder surgery a few years ago and found out yesterday afternoon that has another full tear in the same shoulder. Surgery is recommended....which she is dead against. After she got home, she had a fall off the step. She lives alone. I then rang my dad. He tells me that my sister rang him (which she very seldom does, and only when she wants something). She wanted him to travel to Melb, from BNE to talk to my niece as she is now seeing ghost and my sisters dead house. My dad is quite incapacitated, but my sister couldn’t care less. My niece had one round of in ward psych treatment last year, ice related and apparently a one off. My sister / niece don’t even know about my grandad....they both live within one hour away and hasn’t visited. Just another day....
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