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Toolish last won the day on October 10 2011

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  • Birthday 26/05/1981

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  1. Have had that in the past, but only on one side and more specific to the Achilles, this seems more of a general tightness up into the calves. May be the same thing presenting a little differently though. Have changed work shoes, and I reckon that removed my acute achilles issues I was having, calf tightness has been an issue for me since Noah built the ark. Did have for 10 years, not for the last 9 months or so. Average 10,000-12,000 steps a day outside of planned exercise. No lumps. What is the Alfredson protocol, and yes my calves and hamstrings are neglected!
  2. Every morning I wake up with really tight Achilles and calves, even if I have not done much exercise. Running makes it tight the next morning, and starting a run my calves and Achilles feel really tight but once warmed up they feel ok. I have very poor flexibility through that area and up into my hamstring so I assume that plays into it. Is the fix, stretching, strengthening, rolling, all of the above? Any suggestions welcome!
  3. IM Melbourne, purely logistically it is the closest to me and that made it a lot cheaper which was a deciding factor in me being able to do an IM. If it was still on I may have done more.
  4. Don't worry, I won't push him to do anything, he is just asking what he can do to go faster! Maybe I need to rephrase it to, what training can a 38 y.o. half broken down male do to be able to stick with his kids as they get faster!
  5. Young fella broke 30min yesterday. Is obsessed with setting PB's! What training is appropriate for a 7 year old looking for a fast 5km?
  6. They do random drug driver testing though. I just can't see how pill testing would work. If the pills are tested as fine and someone dies taking them then liability comes back. If they test as being contaminated I reckon a fair portion of the people with the pills would still take the chance rather than give up their drugs. They are taking the chance now so what is the difference. Back on the original topic, I don't drink much or often maybe 1 pot a week after golf, maybe nothing for a month, but about once a year I have a massive night where I write myself off, always in a social setting, never home alone. The recurrence of this is getting less, and I would love to say it won't happen again, but I can't guarantee it. I have never been overly outgoing so relied on alcohol to have a good time and there is still some of that in me.
  7. We have just had a local park run launch, 5 races in and I am loving it. Gives an excuse for the family to get out on a Saturday morning and I am finding my youngest is actually a bit of a runner. He did a PB of 31:38 on Saturday, I reckon as a 7 y.o. that is pretty solid. It has also boosted my motivation for running, my PB for it is 23:45, need to drop some KG's and it will come down
  8. You coud be talking about me. Love the idea of HFLC but can't find the will power to cut the carbs...and most of the carbs are sugary crap to be honest. I love the Diet Doctor meals but still end up snacking on suger later at night.
  9. Toolish

    Why make it harder?

    Agree overall, the problem can be if the lazy person has no accountability or does not care about the bigger picture. In that case they find the way to make their part easier while possible making someone else's harder!
  10. Not sure exactly how the Fenix shows it. I have a Garmin 500, it gives instruction at the start of an interval but that disappears after 10 seconds or so (may be a way to keep it there?) and personally when on the MTB there are times I won't look at the head unit for minutes at a time. What instructions are they, goal heart rates or power or something like that?
  11. For a basic trainer you need a speed sensor and a supported trainer. Depending on the rest of your set up you may need an ANT dongle too. http://zwift.com/hardware#ready That give Zpower which is an estimation. Good for having a go, not really for racing. I really got into Zwift once I got a smart trainer, totally changes the experience, but it is a big cash outlay.
  12. If using a 'dumb' trainer and zpower yes. If it is a smart trainer or a powermeter then no, but you can fudge the weight. At damn near 100kg and an FTP of 240 watts neither of these things affect me because I am no where near competitive!!
  13. I ran 2.5km...third time this week. First time I have ran 3 times in a week for over a year! Long road back to fitness now though!
  14. Toolish

    Growing Olives

    This is what the big groves do. Sorry, I build those machines, but actually have no idea on how to know when to pick, or what to do for a single tree!
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