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  1. My mother passed away last night (Saturday). Some of you who have in been around triathlon sport and the running scene in NSW for more than a few years may remember her. I'm not sure how many races she completed over the years, but there was a lot. I'm just still only just appreciating all that she accomplished throughout her life. She starting her running in the City to Surf at 51 in 1979, having only commenced training a week before the event. She threw herself into the burgeoning fun run scene of the early 1980s, before eventually running her first marathon in 1983 at the Sta
    17 points
  2. My race weekend went pretty well to plan, except for when it really really didn't. Friday was awesome. Arrived at about 130, dropped bags, got changed and went for a nice easy run up and over the hill and down into the new carpark loop, just to get a feel for it so I wasn't caught out by anything Sunday. Nothing funky, nothing stupid, just comfortable. Saturday? Not so much. Woke up with a really sore upper back and right side of my neck. Like really sore. Hopped on the bike for a gentle spin out to Kawana with my coach and realised pretty quickly that I was in trouble. Couldn't turn
    17 points
  3. Hi All, Having jumped through all the hoops on Covid planned here in Queensland over these last 4 months including working with and shharing intel/info I had no doubt that Noosa without Interstate/International could get Covid Safe Approval from Queensland Goverment Public Health, just as they have for Mooloolaba. And yes iFoz you're dead right that a well managed event has better covid safety then a fee for all, even just the contact tracing work and Covid Questions via QR code alone. Here in Queensland we also have all community sport operating -including full contact AFL, NRL, Netball
    16 points
  4. First time she's had her uniform on since March. First day of Yr2 today and she's very excited. 😁
    15 points
  5. That was a brutal tough race The water looked calm but on the 2nd lap the chop picked up It was so hot I stopped at each bouy and let water in the front of the wetsuit So so hot on the bike - I didn't push too hard just so I could finish it ( and new course is quite hilly - going over Rex lookout 6 times ) So many people didn't finish- pulled out during the bike or the run. Quite a few went to hospital from dehydration. I usually finish mid field but because not that many were I was at the tail end Happy to say that hubby and I both finished
    11 points
  6. This is how Mrs IP spent her 62nd birthday - a vEveresting plus a bit extra for fun 😁
    11 points
  7. Feeling pretty chuffed after a great day yesterday. Every year there is a fund raising golf ambrose day in the name of my best mate who passed away 14 years ago now (it's his last road bike I'm still and will forever be riding). Anyway, I'm no standout golfer, never was, and haven't had a game in 2.5years now, so wasn't expecting much. Just like the hit out with my mates. Anyway, my group was made up of 3 of my best golfing mates from the website that mate and I started years ago, one of them being the current owner that I gave the site to. Well, bugger me if we didn't win it yesterday; e
    11 points
  8. Cutting a very long story short here, but a former colleague who has had a very successful career after we worked together took his own life in traffic earlier this week. Both he and his wife had recently lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and have only just discovered that they're pregnant with triplets. The poor guy was checked into hospital for a mental health check 24 hours before deciding to end it. As a parent of multiples myself, I will never forget the feelings of dread and wondering how we were going to afford it and make it all work so I understand the feelings that he must have
    11 points
  9. On a brighter note, my daughter is doing her HSC this year and with Covid and the home schooling adding to the usual pressure has really struggled (she is usually a great student) but anxiety really got her and she ended up medicated and almost suicidal at one point and her trial exams went really badly for her as a result. Thanks to Uni's trying to lock in as many students as possible with international students not guaranteed, this morning she got notification that she has received early entry to uni for teaching (what she was after) so she can hopefully relax a bit for the actual exams
    10 points
  10. Sorry, needed a few roadside naps on that last stretch 🥱🥴😴
    10 points
  11. If you are unsure what the future holds for you, this may give you some insight. Although I had been running all my life I was constrained by a chronic knee injury which occurred playing rugby aged 20. Two operations much later in life helped but doing IMs and HIMs in my 60s eventually caused me to stop running completely. Orthopaedic advice indicated there was nothing else surgery could do for me so I gave running and being a triathlete away altogether. Four years after I had given running away I was sitting around the house this winter when it was cold and raining outside. I did not
    10 points
  12. This will be my first ever race report on Trannies. I think I'm a pretty boring racer, don't do numbers, don't pay much attention to nutrition, don't overthink things and just try to have fun and don't take it too seriously. I obviously still try my best, but if I don't get a good result, oh well. I will start with a bit of background to give some context. I have had a troublesome achilles/ heel bursitis issue for several years now which limits my run training. In fact, my training has been crap. I have been able to still run relatively well on limited training though. During the last few
    9 points
  13. Do they really move away from the sport though? Swim, ride and run is an active lifestyle. I know plenty of inactive competition triathletes who still log decent hours. I still do all three, just not obsessively anymore. I'd rather go on a decent golf trip or spend a week in Derby or Thredbo than pay a grand plus prep costs for an Ironman, something that I find a pretty underwhelming experience knowing that getting around is a given. I race short stuff every other year or so. But about the forum, it is like a good car crash. I cant stop looking at the Covid and Politics threads.
    9 points
  14. Our very own @humdrumtoday began the great journey from just outside Adelaide to Uluru. Follow her here. https://racetotherock2020.maprogress.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_to_the_Rock https://www.facebook.com/RaceToTheRock
    9 points
  15. AA7 after a last minute entry tops the podium 💪 and cranky takes second. 💪
    9 points
  16. I am missing work not just the finance side but seeing my clients. I am moving away from gym scene and planning on to set myself as a travelling gym in a way. Have sourced so new gear and will possibly purchase a van a deck it out. Personally just doing what I can. Ran a 3km PB earlier this week. I have pretty much reached a point where i just fed up with the situation.
    9 points
  17. Always had sport in my life. My one true love is rock climbing. Took it up in my mid teens, travelled the world including a few 6-7 month road trips to the States and Europe. Was ranked 2nd in Australia for a few years and competed nationally and internationally including the US Nationals and a round of the World cup in Birmingham in 97. Both of those road trips and competitions overseas were at the end of huge training blocks and resulted in some serious elbow injuries. Had planned to return to Europe the year after my Birmingham experience to compete in the whole World cup series o
    9 points
  18. A few posts of the last 24hrs have been deleted. I don't have time to go over the previous 96 pages. If it's not adding value to the thread, discussing politics in a respectful manner towards the poster (not the politician) , I will delete the post. A few regular posters need to consider how childish bickering is viewed by other members of the forum. Besides Peter, I haven't issued a ban and I don't want to, but I will if this behaviour continues. If your post has been removed, consider it your first and last warning. (some post were deleted because they were quot
    8 points
  19. That’s true Ex If I use myself as an example... I was diagnosed with blood cancer about 18 months ago and my immune system is compromised much of the time. The ave life expectancy for those with my cancer is 2 years but I’m told if I’m careful I’ll smash that out of the park because I’m still working and staying fit. However my oncologist also tells me if I contracted covid id struggle to beat it in his opinion. So despite the fact that since my cancer diagnosis I’ve raced 2 triathlons, run 4 half marathons and a 50k ultra (only a couple of weeks ago, several crit races and doze
    8 points
  20. I've raced every single year since 1985. 36 consecutive years. Biggest break I ever took was 6 weeks of casual MTB riding and concentrated. strength program, other than that through the 90's I took usually 2 weeks off each year then 2 weeks light exercise. But since 2000 pretty much no breaks at all, and definitely I never stop running totally given it opens me up to injury....except for minor injuries that might have forced 5 days of no running every 5 years before I was able to restart running or I mean 'jogging' even at 8-9:00/km pace and 'below the pain' which gradually sped up a
    7 points
  21. I am from Melbourne. The vast majority I see are doing the right thing. Sure, some may stretch the 5k thing a tiny bit or whatever, but generally the public seem to be respectful of those around them and the situation. Some friends in other parts say they see more examples of people not wearing masks etc, but that is not my experience. There has been a shift this week though, and I am amazed that there isnt more unrest given the tone of the daily lectures we are subject too, when clearly the failures have been in policy and process..... and continue to be. What is more, we are
    7 points
  22. A little off topic and a place many others have been. Leaving at 4am, above 5,000m altitude, in minus 15 degrees temperature, we hiked to the top of Kala Patthar to watch the sun rise over Mt Everest. That felt on top of the world (and very cold). And if you were wondering, yes it is a sheer drop from the ledge we were sitting on. Extremely slow progress to summit due to the altitude, but I was so cold I ran down. Well the closest I could get to running over very rocky terrain and limited oxygen. Was tempted to create a Strava Segment for my descent.
    7 points
  23. Thanks B@W for the info I thought my debit card was being skimmed. Small amounts missing regularly at around the same time.... Looked at the place taking the funds and it was somewhere in Docklands in Victoria. Reported it to the bank immediately. Then realised that it was obviously the business base for the vending machine in the lunch room at work 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️😂 Fail
    6 points
  24. There was always loads of Shore boys on the bus I used to catch to Miller St from Narrabeen. There were definitely two types back then, the quiet/polite and then the group that were overly entitled. Same kids, every day and when in the new year when a new intake would hop on board, you still had the same types. One morning there was a lady on the bus, a semi regular passenger and she used to talk to herself a bit, not loudly and she never bothered anyone. She was always well dressed and obviously had some kind of corporate job in Nth Sydney. One particular day she started crying a
    6 points
  25. If you read objectively you might rethink who is piling on
    6 points
  26. I don't intend have any active plans to do another tri but could well do for sure. I'm a 'toe dipper' in tri these days and my last one was over 2 years ago. In fact, I think I've always been a toe dipper. SBR training though gives you such a great pillar to do other things, like trail, XC, road running or TTs. I like to do all of that but it ebbs and flows depending what my planned year looks like. There is no forum for that really, unless you want to sign up for umpteen different ones and not participate much in them, then have a spike, then drop off. I ask the opposite que
    6 points
  27. Been happening all through the back half of this thread, post some political comment or article. Get questioned. Claim who ever questions doesn't understand, is biased, can't comprehend. Questioner then clarifies. Peter or More realize they actually doesn't have a good answer so posts next article, rant, diatribe and move on. It has made what was once a a really useful informative thread into a bullshit back and forth with a really low signal to noise ratio.
    6 points
  28. I volunteered and was in the main stadium for the whole games. It was very emotional. A couple of Fantastic memories: 1. Watching North and South KoRea walk in the stadium under one flag. A world historic event. 2. Lost. An Elderly gent got lost on the opening night. He was from the Blue Mountains I waited with him until almost everyone was gone then took him to the police station. They contacted the village he was at ( his career thought he caught the train home and left). I then drove him to Penrith police Station, where a person from the village met him. He was a bit pissed off wit
    6 points
  29. Thank you. It was a last minute decision to enter, last Monday. Pleasantly surprised with a win after not specifically training for any long distance racing. Haven't run 21km since 2015.
    6 points
  30. I live in Melbourne. I am satisfied with the job the Victorian Government is doing. I acknowledge they have made some mistakes, I have worked in Project Management far too long to believe they wouldn't. I believe that their primary driver for decision making is the health and well being of all Victorians. I am pleased the numbers are down to 40 odd a day from 700. I am relieved that the risk to my elderly parents is reducing and they are no longer living in daily fear like they were. I have no time for whinny sooks that want to spend hours harping on about how this measure or that measure
    6 points
  31. There is a Wednesday morning bunch ride I do (when fit) called the North Road Ride Long (NRRL). Starts at the corner of Nepean Hwy and North Rd. Most days it turns at Mordialloc, but on Wednesdays (Long version) it continues along Nepean Hwy to do a hilly loop in Mt Eliza (Kars, Baden Powell, Nepean, Canadian Bay, Two Bays). It is a VERY fast ride. First few rides I will sit on the back as I know I will be dropped, sometimes before we reach Frankston. Once my fitness improves I start moving forward and join in the rotation at the front (constant rotation, ie. 5 to 10 secs at the front).
    6 points
  32. Was handling things well. Kept my job (a lot in my company didn't). Enjoyed working from home. Social isolation means I'm avoiding toxic individuals. Switched my training to just running (solo) which wasn't really affected by the lockdown. Not being able to see my family (3 adult daughters, 2 sisters, 3 brothers and their children and their children's children) has been tough. But I previously saw them less than once a month and there are other ways to stay in contact. However I found my mood and general motivation dropped once we entered Stage 4 Lockdown (in Melbourne). Always
    6 points
  33. Not yet. Soon though. I hear she has one of those "swimming Mum's".
    6 points
  34. 3hrs on the MTB as the sun went down...then hit the lights 😁
    6 points
  35. Public simply can't be trusted to make their own judgement calls.
    6 points
  36. I was actually going to start a thread about my run experience over the last few months, but then thought, nah, that's actually about triathlon, no one wants to read that....but here goes. I've struggled with an achilles/ heel complaint for many years which has really limited my run training, but I've still managed to keep pretty respectable run times, parkrun times just before covid were 21-21.30min. WFH provided me the opportunity to move myself up to Bribie for about 3 months where I went out every afternoon for about 6-8km, nothing fast, in fact I was lucky if it was 6min/km. I a
    6 points
  37. BF, a few things jump out at me in what you've written: Lacking the required speed hasn't been the limiting the factor in achieving your goals, but rather lack of consistency. ie getting injured. How many weeks/months have you spent on the sidelines or on the reduced mileage comeback trail? Coach says your "long runs are too fast". You say "on long runs, towards the end, my body just feels bleugh. The same repetitive pace kills me". It sounds exactly like what one would expect to happen when running to fast, tiring toward the end. If you leave "repetitive" out of that sentence, yo
    6 points
  38. Tiger Woods is an athlete?! The Rock is an actor?! Kanye is a musician?!
    6 points
  39. I got scammed. Yep I feel dumb but posting so others don't get caught. Received a call while was out riding from Vodafone. I was bored and just doing a recovery ride on a local bike path so I took the call via headphones. - I was thinking it could be a scammer so asked for a confirmation sms. They said sure we just need your 4 digit code to send you the verification code. For some reason I gave it to them. Tired, bored, stupid, not thinking. - immediately I get a sms from vodafone (normal practice & It was from a number I had receipted messages from them in the past) confi
    5 points
  40. On the contrary, I think its a breath of fresh air.
    5 points
  41. Because you don't have to participate in a sport to have an interest.
    5 points
  42. Paul, I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mum but what an amazing tribute you have written here. Your Mum was certainly a trail blazer and you should be so rightly proud. My Father passed on a Saturday and the next day I rode a sportive with his retirement watch in my jersey pocket. We do what we do with their memory in our hearts and knowing that they are with us in the race. I'm sure mine will be one of many many messages you receive and if you feel like sharing more, I'd love to hear more about your Mum's races.
    5 points
  43. Race report in the following link if anyone is interested. Well done to all those who raced! http://just-tri-hard.blogspot.com/2020/09/sunshine-coast-703-2020.html
    5 points
  44. I was 18 and all I remember when the Olympics were on is that I towed my boat up to cape York for 3 weeks solo Barra fishing and rum drinking. By the time I got home I’d done a gearbox in the outboard, blown a diff in my ute and managed to somehow put petrol in my diesel ute! And didn’t give a hoot about the Olympics. Great time away. I’ve always been a great self isolator 😂
    5 points
  45. If a death toll 7 times ours, for a population only 1/3, and an economy that has sunk more than ours, is "getting it correct in the end" then I suppose so.
    5 points
  46. I am a pretty simple guy, we have gone from 700 cases in a day down to around 40-50. Other countries experiences would suggest pretty strongly that not controlling the virus has a heavy human and economic toll. To be honest the number one thing getting me down at the moment is the bullshit news blowing up everything into a disaster. Things are never perfect, humans are never perfect and I don't expect any leader to be perfect. I have nothing to complain about and am happy the measures put in place are delivering a result.
    5 points
  47. Only for people with a background in honesty and who genuinely want to see the end of this.
    5 points
  48. It’s like a bad craft beer, too hoppy
    5 points
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