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Turtle last won the day on April 18 2017

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    Who is Betty Ford anyway?
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  1. Turtle

    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Interesting to read these now it's April. I seem to do better at achieving sporting goals but not personal goals. oh well, tomorrow's a new day and a new opportunity to try again. How's everyone else going?
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    Weak ankles and trail running

    Does anyone know if sand running is good or bad for weak ankles. My ankles are shocking - not much holding them together.
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    USA shootings and gun laws

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    Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Depends - Soloists go off first, then Duo's, then teams by age groups. So you may be a fast team who went off the beach 2hrs after the first wave of soloists (there are now 4 x waves of just soloists) but happen to be in that zone. Most of the Soloists were clear. My swim buddy was the one that swam over it and got out. Apparently he was still pretty shaken hours later. T
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    New Busso swim course - shark friendly

    Why in the full IM would they change going around the jetty???? bizarre. That's the iconic bit. Yes. They get precious about the swim leg...pity they don't reduce the height of some hills (obv not Busso) when the going gets tough on some cycle/run legs.
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    New Busso swim course - shark friendly

    I just did the annual Busso Jetty swim on the weekend, which goes around the jetty. Totally fine. Yes - that course swimming north is a nightmare with the sun.
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    Marathon times

    Interesting article Australian marathon runners are getting slower
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    The Mental Health thread

    I think there's truth to that. I'm a bit news obsessed. Like to know what's going on, always read the letters to the editor etc. But gee it's nice to be blissfully ignorant and just live my life and not be worried about the woes of the world. It's more peaceful.
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    Cost of events

    Out of interest, what's the cost of your average trail run?
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    ...and the cyclists are always "lycra clad" but they never mention what the drivers are wearing...
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    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    2017 Sport: Feb: Busselton 1/2 marathon - cancelled March: King Island Imperial (32km) - tick April: Pyongyang Marathon - tick September: (maybe) Medoc Marathon, Bordeaux - tick Non Sport: Don't get uptight when things don't go to plan, or people do stupid things. "Let it Go"! - not so tick Not to swear (will give $ to charity when I do).- fail Not drinking during the week...yikes. - Fail 2018 Sport: Feb: Busselton 1/2 marathon and Jetty Swim day after. Registered. March: Rottnest SwimRun (although Partner has pulled out...) March: Port-2-Pub Duo November: Considering Osaka Marathon (finances/leave dependent) Non Sport: ...Let's try these again! Don't get uptight when things don't go to plan, or people do stupid things. "Let it Go"! Not to swear (will give $ to charity when I do) Not drinking during the week Accept my singledom and be happy with who I am.
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    Helmets - Should we have to wear them

    So does the car/person with runaway dog/person crossing road with head stuck in iphone etc. that hits you know that you're only going for milk and not on a training ride??
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    Thanks guys. Will keep investigating. Would still like to try on those saucony's amphib. I disinclined to buy online unless i know them well so I really would prefer to try shoes on.
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    Hi all, Has any one done SwimRun and got recommendations for shoes? I'm also trying to find a pair of S-LAB XA AMPHIB,. to try. Does anyone know if there are any stocked in Australia? cheers Turtle
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    what the one event in the world you would like to do

    Did it a couple of weeks ago. Awesome fun!!! My only tri on the list is Norseman. Organising all the support logistics puts me off a bit though.