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  1. 6 points
    Good thanks Bogfrog, glad you got your stretch goal. Went out in a hope of 1:44:30 Stuffed up starting my watch tacking my jumper off at the start line I think, after starting it at the start line (I think I actually stopped it), I started it again 1-200m down the road. 1st km 9:30 WTF? That’s when I knew I’d stuffed it. Ran the whole race by feel and came away with 1:44:27 😂🤷‍♂️🤗🤓🤓
  2. 4 points
    7.6km OWS this morning. 4 laps of the 1.7km circuit, then turned at the half point of the 5th. I built into it with an average paced first lap, then faster for each of the next 2, and the same time as the 3rd, for the 4th. I swam hard for the first half of the short lap, then easy with a bit of breast-stroke on the way home. Absolutely buggered now, as I went from there to Mum's to mow the lawn, then this afternoon spent nearly 2 hours on the end of a crowbar digging holes. Time for a scotch methinks.
  3. 4 points
    OK I would fortunately/unfortunately say that I am highly experienced in this. I've tried 3 times. I've lost a mate I've dated a woman who attempted. All in the past 12 years. It will take a generation and then some to openly discuss suicide. It's horrible and destructive to watch someone go through or attempt. Yet seemingly logical to the person. So bloody complex. The frank discussion I've had with the woman I dated was interesting because as I'd attempted before, we shared similar trains of thought etc. Almost finishing each other's sentences. Spooky, but I found it more interesting from a self healing perspective. For me, the anti depression medication made me go that low. Since being drug free, I don't get ANYWHERE near that depressed. Even in high fatigue or stress situations. All it seems to take to pick me up is a hug from my daughter, sunrise or sunset. Or an ice cream 😁😂✌️ I am unsure how I feel about the TV series. Haven't heard anything about it. As long as it is educational. For both sides. Personally, when I hear about the amount of suicide in Aboriginal communities in WA I get really emotional. Because I KNOW how low they must be to go there, let alone succeed. The thing is that as a person who has those thoughts, you need a solid sounding board and not just a doctor who will ****ing drug you up and turn you into a zombie. And if you sense something in someone you love. Give them a ****ing hug. It could be all that they need. No talk. No question. Just a warm hug. They have emence power and are totally under rated. Love to all reading this. You're beautiful people.
  4. 4 points
    I took Tynos 100 runs to be a bit of winter motivation for anyone on here who was looking for a mild challenge. Bit like the trannies biggest loser thread. It got me actually looking at what I have planned leading up to Run Melbourne and Melbourne marathon series of runs. So in that regard, well done Tyno. Gonna take me 5 months to do 100 runs.
  5. 4 points
    I heard Tyno was doing his runs as hill reps in the rain. If it’s not raining he’s got a sprinkler set up to spray him. He should do 100 easy. Agree with ex, it’s not actually about doing 100 it’s setting a target and getting you out the door. Most humans are motivated by targets.
  6. 3 points
    Most people who set out to run 100 runs in 100 days don't make it Many injure themselves out of the project, many other's just "lose it mentally" Half the reason for failure is mental fatigue, it's just too damn boring and there's little time for a mature (over 40yrs) athlete to let his/her muscles recover A far better plan, which will reap far greater rewards is to set out to do 100 runs - no time limit - just keep track of the runs and accumulate them until you reach the total Look at the guy who set out to do 100 IMs in 100 days - what's happened to him? - he's a talented athlete - if he had of just set out to do 100 IMs and a day off here and there he would have reached his target in maybe 110 days, even if it took 120 days we'd all have been impressed I read on another thread that a guy who can ride a certain speed and power output in training cannot match it in a race without being smashed - it's because he has switched his focus from "the process" to "the outcome" - so if you want to run 100 days just focus on each one, tick it off and rest when you need to. Before you know it the target will be reached, it's about relaxing and going with the flow of energy. As soon as you put deadlines, times, outcomes into the equation you interfere with the natural flow of energy. 😎
  7. 3 points
    Mum was cleaning out some stuff this time, and found these 2 hats in one of my old wardrobes. The visor on the left was from the Tinley stand at Kona in 1990. I think there were some comments on another thread about how good the quality of the Tinley stuff was. This is 28 years old & still looks great. The 2nd is a paper running cap, with Mark Allen's signature on it from the World Cup in 89 or 90. Amazing what you can find laying around if you just look.
  8. 3 points
    No its terday, just on me way now
  9. 3 points
    I am on day 152 if anyone wants to know. Which includes double run days 3 times a week Depending on run some are not 20mins as they are purely fast stuff
  10. 3 points
    Maybe I'm doing one thing right even if I'm not out busting it up that wet hill on Tuesday morning. I've never set a goal time in a ironman. I race with no watch in the swim. Use my bike computer but hardly look at it and on the run glance to my run watch after each k clicks over to get an idea of how I'm traveling... I never have a clue of overall time during a race not that it actually matters. All I know on raceday is if I execute well the result will take care of itself. While I do have time goals I would like to achieve just for bragging rights at the pub, I know that targeting a certain swim time, bike time or run time are stupid. The time will come if I put in the work, execute well and get a "fast day". That's my 2c on that. Re 100runs in 100days. Go easy let me know when you start. I'l throw 2k on the treadmill in every day I don't have a run scheduled and tick them off with you.
  11. 3 points
    I need this in my life. I was tossing up whether I do another IM or not. I'm definitely in for Port Mac in a couple of years, the beer mile has swung the balance!
  12. 3 points
    You don’t come of age til 21 so you have to do one more. Come do Kona with me before you sell all your kit again. Maryland IM can be your last long training session. 😜
  13. 3 points
    Be careful. If you do #21, you know you'll need to do #22,#23,#24 so you can get to the 25-times Finishers club. As an aside, I received King Ken's book in the mail yesterday. In the photo section there's a photo of Dick Quinn, Bob Scammell and Dave Ross on stage receiving their 15-Times finishers trophies. (a) The trophies were better "back in the day" ( Not by much, I still think the one I got is pretty bloody good. Just sayin') (b) They were given a free entry to KONA !!!! WTC sure have tightened the purse strings over the years.😂
  14. 3 points
    I had a root canal and needed to get a crown... I bought a bike instead
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Say on the balcony and watched the sunrise. Then a little OWS and body surf. FM
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    Have a great run BF & Nealo. Speedy recovery for Mrs Nealo
  19. 2 points
    Current situation in Perth. THAT'S why I want to get stronger in OWS
  20. 2 points
    Maybe we should crowd-source the 100 runs? that way we might only have to do 1 or 2 each and we all get the benefit. right?
  21. 2 points
    Did a 800m swim in freezing water in Joffre Gorge in Karijini NP in WA. Amazing.
  22. 2 points
    I didn’t bother going to sleep #tiger #blessed
  23. 2 points
    Now if WTC owned this, he'd have his world record, and the world would be right again.
  24. 2 points
    My $8,000 TT bike is worth about ten times more than my old beat up Falcon station wagon
  25. 2 points
    I sold my wife's car and used the money for a new bike once....
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