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About Tomsey

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  • Birthday 20/12/1971

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  1. Tomsey

    Spring Classics

    They had 3 in Melbourne and 3 in Brissie. Next year with Bear and Louise involved I reckon we’ll see all 6 days in Brissie. I’m not a massive fan of spectating but was absolutely sold on how they run the 6 days with DJ and lights plus atmosphere (and beers).
  2. I’ll need to be blind before I start knowing how my knee will be after Sunday 😂
  3. I’m actually going around this year with a blind bloke! Can we do it tethered? We’ll both drink and both run.
  4. Our team kit is Craft, has lasted really well and is comfortable. We went for the top level chamois though so can't comment on the comfort of the standard chamois. Jersey are a great fit and cut is close fitting so no flapping at 70-80k. Craft also have some great specials at different times of the year.
  5. Tomsey

    Your 1st race

    1989, local club race. 30 odd k ride in old skool sluggos....not a good outcome. Obviously had something going for it though.
  6. Have sent a request Roxxi
  7. Dropped my Garmin and shattered the screen, has anyone had to replace their screen, if so who did you go through and how much was it? Thought of doing the eBay thing but concerned with waterproofing.
  8. You've got an ex banker managing a "service provider" organisation, what else do we think would happen? In the last 4 years since the MD has been in place he has culled 60% of the middle and senior managers and replaced them (in an attempt to change to the culture) with other ex bankers from NAB and Citi plus a handful of o/s imports. You hear heaps of comments in the media about Post losing money on "letters" but again its creative accountancy because there isn't really any profit on letters but certainly not the losses being highlighted. Its going to be an interesting journey over the next 10 years for those left still in the organisation
  9. Tomsey

    Broken foot :(

    Same injury a few years back, painful but not confirmed broken for 2 weeks (went to different GP and had x-rays). Was put in a cast for only 2 weeks, back into it straight away...so 4 weeks from injury date. If you can get away without a cast do it. A stiff soled well fitting shoe will still allow you to do a bit. Bike shoes should be ok within a week or so. But, if you're not going to get what you want out of the 70.3 I suggest not racing and let it recover and pick another race where you can train correctly as you want and achieve the outcome you want.
  10. Yere, can do the Sharks (Brisbane) if you want. Give me a buzz 0433 382900.
  11. Tomsey

    Ultraman Australia

    The $1800 plus it not being continuous is a drawback. Starting the run on the 3rd day after a break would be hard on my legs and knees...prefer to keep going. In saying that I'll throw in an entry and see what happens...still haven't paid for Port Mac yet!
  12. Transitions.org, the one Transition where you can take your time.
  13. Given you have till November I think it is smart that you are building the base! Being your first HIM and your background I agree with prizna that speed isnt the essential element that you need; more so some endurance. Of your 3 run sessions I'd add 1k per week until you get to 12km for 2 of them and for the 3rd till you get to 21k (currently doing 21k per week, next would be 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45). Keep it slowish to minimise injury. Once you've achieve 45k per week and you are feeling good and injury free you can then decide if you want to do specific training for the run...taking into account the outcome you're after at your race. Build the engine first before you try and and improve performance. This is a very basic build and one that should be achievable with limitted fuss. Reaching the 21k distance is a milestone only and when reached drop back if you wish. If you have the ability for someone to view your running style it would be an advantage early so that you don't get into bad habits like some of us! Disclaimer - I'm not a runner but have to run in tri!
  14. I'm keen to participate, havent swum since Port Mac...really need to get back in the pool just need some motivation.
  15. Check out myshopping.com.au and search bicycle lubricants, if you're not confused now!!! You can even search for Finish Line Lubricants and do a price comparison against the stockists on the site if you wish.
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