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  1. flathead

    Hoka One One

    KT26s were pretty radical when they first came out (1978). I had at least 2 pairs. Don't knock the KT26s.
  2. Whatever you do not do breaststroke. Nothing worse than the person in front of you changing stroke and kicking you in the face. Especially around the buoys.
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    Noosa Tri 2019

    The 952 DNS were people who couldn't find cheap accommodation in the area.
  4. Next time I'm leading the World Championship Road Race I'll think about this....
  5. Shaun has gone a little faster in the Melbourne Marathon with a 2.29.22 to lower the Aust M50 Record. His km splits are a pretty bloody regular around 3:28 min/km. Not quite Eliud Kipchoge and his pacing team but I'd still love to have his consistency. And to have his speed would be nice too. https://www.strava.com/activities/2784037539
  6. Average Joe Kiddiefiddler would never have the money to appeal to the High Court. Legal system certainly seems to have more opportunities for the rich to get off the hook.
  7. Wow - flashback there. I have run up Mount Duval a few times when I was in high school. There was a Duval to Duval fun run, Duval High School to Mount Duval. Never managed to get up to the top without walking.
  8. I'm in. I have blown up at the last two 30+ km events. Camps in one, and just plain knackered in the other. I gotta learn to start off at a slower pace. Sand in the last 3-4km of Costal Classic is going to kill me.
  9. In Kurnell tri I did late last year, I was pulled up in transition area pre-race for wearing calf sleeves. Apparently I could only wear them if I was swimming in a wetsuit that covered them. I was tri-suit only so I couldn't wear them but was given the option of putting them on after the swim.
  10. So that's what calamari looks like in real life. I think I can see a tail... I guess there is a tube straight down the middle of them.
  11. Humans and animals living together in nature as one. Isnt it beautiful That is some good footage of the shark just checking out what is floating on the water.
  12. Manly Bold and Beautiful swimmers will be a little more nervous. "We swam a bit more briskly than we normally would." https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-02/manly-shark-attack-leaves-deep-gash-on-swimmer/11270280
  13. Chatswood Chase underground carpark. That should stop you poor little feet from getting soggy.
  14. Shaun Creighton cracked the Australian M50+ marathon record last weekend in the Christchurch Marathon. Done in 2:30:23, that's a 3:33 minute Kilometre pace. Bloody fast for an old fella. I'm in that category (old) so I think I'll have to see on the weekend how long I can hold that pace. I may be good for 400 Metres. Strava tells me my best estimated 1km is 3:40 three years ago. https://www.strava.com/activities/2415782217
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    Time management

    You gotta think outside the box to get your training in...
  16. And here is Roth doing commando..... (sorry, I had to do it.)
  17. 2 lists is it? Ok, good movies: Once were Warriors Evil Dead 2 The Mission Paris Texas (arthouse, will put most to sleep) Kick Ass Sentimental favourites: Repo Man (for the soundtrack) Brother from another Planet Dumbo (cartoon version) Blue Velvet Flying High 1 The Big Blue
  18. Does that mean from tomorrow we will be seeing a whole heap of ads for Palmer resorts?
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    Israel Folau

    Israel's post is saying that christians think that homosexuality is wrong and should be punished by being sent to hell. For a young gay boy, uncertain about his sexuality, this would weigh heavily on his thoughts. The negative impact would lead to further uncertainty, maybe suppression of feelings, maybe depression, or worse. Rugby Australia wants to grow the sport, and by targeting minorities that have been discriminated against for most of history, Israel is diminishing the sports appeal. All the other sins are adult hobbies (drunkenness, adultery, lying, fornicating, thievery, atheism, idolism); these guys can look after themselves and would know better than to believe a sport-star is a font of truth.
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    Israel Folau

    Israel is employed by Rugby Australia. Rugby Australia's vision is “to inspire all Australians to enjoy our great global game”. And to deliver this vision key area number 1 is "Make Rugby a game for all – Our Community". The high profile of Israel means that he is the number 1 ambassador for Rugby Australia and his Insta post pretty well shits on RA's vision. So his employment with RA is not tenable and he has to be let go. The wording of his contract may mean he gets some form of payout but he cannot play for Australian Rugby again.
  21. Towards the end of a long run yesterday I had a bad feeling I was doing the Bill Shorten shuffle. Had to tell myself it was more like the terminator chasing the car in T2 to make me feel a bit better.
  22. I've not met you yet Willie. Are you Homer or Flanders...
  23. Sounds like something that happens in Monopoly. Now go directly to Mayfair...
  24. Last leg of Easter Challenge 70.3 run and done. 21.2km in 1:52:32. Caught the end of the Parramatta Park run and the show pony came out in me. My 5:20 - 5:25min/km pace dropped down to 5min/km as I passed the walkers and pram pushers in kms 18 to 20. Thanks for the challenge Peter. Turned a potentially lazy weekend into quite a healthy one (so far). ☺️
  25. A few beers and a bit of a snooze in T1. And the bike leg begins. Bike done in 3:45:42 including 1 water stop at caltex. Maybe should have picked a flatter course. Still, no drafting, no road rage, and beautiful smooth road out to West Head.
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