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  1. Fa Nice to see you on track...too fast for me today though!
  2. Hopefully the early detection does the job mate. Cancer sucks.
  3. Only ever swam with a sleeved one, based more so on water temps than anything else. Be a different story if i lived more north I reckon.
  4. Maybe I am naive, but I did every Shep from 2010-2016 and other than the course change I did not notice a massive difference when it went to Challenge other than the course (better) and the swag bag ( worse). I was looking to make a come back at Shep this year, might do Murray Man instead then look at Geelong.
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    Kona 2018

    Great report! The thought of the snapshot is what it is all about. I have only done one IM and it wasn't Kona. But 6 years on there are still butterflies thinking about the top of the finish chute. Great time too, self coached or not!
  6. They put tomorrows cover on social media so we will all rush out and buy!
  7. How long would a jar like that last? I have heard a lot of good things about bone broth but never been able to find anything local.
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    Time management

    This is fairly standard in manufacturing type industries. The car manufacturers all did it. In my current work place we shut from Xmas eve until middle of January. Previous job did public holidays only as it was our busiest time of the year. Personally I much prefer the shut down, gives me a good chance to spend some school holiday time with the kids. That is where I burn all of my annual leave anyway, we both work so come school holidays one of us has to take time off to look after the kids.
  9. I have always struggled with watching TV on the trainer and still getting quality in. I tend to just turn the legs over and struggle to monitor intensity.
  10. Great video...did you get lost at all. At times it looked like there was barely a trail!
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    Time management

    Nah, working elsewhere now. Out Merbien way so my other thought was go a bit of a longer way home and run or ride a bit along the river if I can get time sorted. Love running and MTB beside the river.
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    Time management

    Thanks everyone for the responses, I have read them all and there are some good points. I have taken some things on board and will have a chat to the wife tonight about her thoughts on how to fit it in a bit more with a few ideas. I have been considering this for a while, but it is really our designated family time. I would actually be better off skipping the meal time together if I am going to get an afternoon session in as generally that ends up being 30 minutes of waiting for kids to finish the meals as they are both slow eaters. A couple of times a week that may be doable. Goal is 70.3, it is the distance I enjoy most. Lunch time workouts aren't an option as I only get 30 minutes at most! Most of my riding is indoors due to safety concerns of the wife and myself so at least I have ticked that box! Thanks god for Zwift! No way I can be in bed at 9pm consistently, kids are still awake at that time some nights, if I went to bed then every night then I would literally have no time with my wife without the kids. That said, have you always been an early riser, if not how have you adapted to it, any tips. I think the morning plan has some merit but I have to get into the habit! So 5 weekday sessions then double sessions sat and sun makes 9, but I am sure you have said you always schedule a weekly rest day. Without giving away the secrets I would love to know a weekly structure that is one session per day, includes a rest day, and gets people to Kona. Re-reading that it sounds like I am being a smart arse, trying not to be, just trying to get my head around it. I do help with baths and showers, but there is probably a half hour window in there on days where there are no after school activities. Just need to be ready to go as stated. I have been thinking through the commute thing. I drive currently but I only like 7.5km from work so could ride in easy enough then run home a couple of times a week. Would still be home by 5:30 assuming I finish work on time. Yep, couples time seems very limited in some of these descriptions. Especially if the wife is not running or riding with you. I tried this for a while and found the weekend sessions a real battle. I reckon for maintaining that might work, but not building. You are possibly right about the quality time. I think I am still adapting out of the age when they were fully dependent. They are both fairly self sufficient but I still feel the need to be around just in case. Just mentally adjusting to the fact I am not required on a minute to minute basis. Go ME!!! Here is the second post!
  13. My young bloke ran 28:11 last time out, I had told him about some breathing techniques which helped. Ended up going down the path of explaining oxygen uptake in the muscles, carbohydrate and glycogen and lactate...now he wants to be a sports scientist! I want to get faster so I can pace him still!
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    Time management

    I was going tto post this in the supportive spouse thread but thought I might be better off splitting it out. I have been out of tri's for a couple of years and while my wife is very supportive and knows it makes me a better person, but I am struggling with the time management of it all. I have a 8 y.o and a 10y.o. Standard day I work 7-4:30, short commute. Normally we are eating at 5:30, takes about an hour so that is 6:30. Then it is baths or showers for the kids which makes it 7pm. 7-8 is an hour of family games, either video gaming together or board games. Kids are usually in bed at 8:30 and asleep by 9. If I start a session at 8:15 say (as they are going to bed) and go for an hour, then that makes it 9:15 but I take about 90 min after a session to be able to get to be and sleep so that makes in 10:45, then up at 6 so best case is 7ish hours sleep. Otherwise I go to bed when they do at 9pm, get my 8 hours, up at 5 to finish a session by 6 and get ready for work. Both of these options leave no time for us as a couple or any other hobbies and that is only 5 hours training though the week. Anyone else have a similar life circumstance, and if so how do you fit training in. Note lunch training is not an option.
  15. I am currently at 98kg, park run PB of 24:07. That calculator spreadsheet says that at 91kg I could go sub 20. Seems optimistic to me but worth a try. Will report back in a couple of months!
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    Hey Toolish

    Hadn't logged in for ages to this site....excited doesn't even come close! Bring on August 30!
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
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