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Go Easy last won the day on April 10 2018

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  1. Go Easy

    G'day

    Talk about a blast from the past... Welcome back Coach, Tinman etc! Does being 'off air' for the past 5 or so years mean that you've now dropped back an Age Group, or are we both still battling it out in the same old farts category! Either way I guess I've just dropped down the results list another notch!! Great to have you back regardless.
  2. Listen to all the advice, and take onboard the bits that work for you. I don't agree with everything that AP has posted, but generally follow his advice on most things. You can't argue with his race record, and I reckon I should be thanking him for many of my race results over the past few years. Disclaimer - I've never been coached by him, and have only ever met him to say g'day at a couple of races. All the advice has been here on this open forum. Credit where credit's due!
  3. The only exception to the above was maybe in runs like the Sydney City To Surf where you start with a fast downhill section where I'd get my leg speed (cadence) up at the start and was then able to maintain it throughout the whole 14km run. Back then my speed per km for the full C2S (14km) run was quicker than the speed I could do my 1km reps in on the track, even with a good recovery time between them. Strange but true! But that was in the good old days... Now I'm just old & slow! Edit to say, I reckon you know all about the effects of aging... You used to be fast!
  4. Cheers... I think that's what I was trying to say. Because I'm so slow in the swim, my race gets better as I'm passing people on the bike and run, and therefore am motivated to keep pushing hard. I'm not offended at all, I was never a fast runner, but I did have a bit of endurance. As above, I always found it easier to push hard and go quicker in a run off the bike than what I did in a standalone run of the same distance.
  5. It varies from person to person but it is often referred to as a guide. Personally my run times off bike were nearly always quicker than my standalone runs - over any distance. But I'm weird and never had much top end speed on the run anyway. I put it down to either being properly warmed up, the increased leg cadence on the bike transferring to the run, and/or the extra buzz (mojo) I get from racing the tail end of a triathlon where I'm usually passing people due to my poor swimming at the start!
  6. Cheers mate, it's great to hear he's doing well and is now able to help others. It's still early days for me, I guess I'll know a bit more when I get the results from the next lot of tests and ultrasound. I'll keep it in mind about chatting to your old man, my first question might be about where I'm supposed to carry my catheter when I go for a run!!
  7. I'll say... but like you said earlier, not much you can do about it, just get on with it. Thanks mate, your experience is valued!
  8. The Doc did also say that I had high blood pressure, but I'm pretty sure he said the renal ultrasound was to check the prostate. The notes on the request form are 'Renal US (High PSA, exclude prostate pathology). Well, you know what they say... 'Large Prostate, Large... ' Haha Thanks guys, I'm not panicking just yet but it does make you think. Hope you're going ok too Clappers. Thanks for the info.
  9. It seems there are some varying opinions on the testing and treatment for Prostate Cancer... The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website states that 'more men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer' - About 3000 a year! After having a general check-up and blood test (prior to getting back into training) I got an urgent call back to see the Doctor due to an 'elevated total PSA level'. The Doc didn't pull any punches and has requested that I have another round of Blood (PSA free / total ration & LFTs) & Urine (M/C/S) tests, plus a Renal Ultrasound, plus a 24 Hr Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor. So far I haven't had any symptoms of Prostate (or any other) Cancer apart from feeling a bit tired and maybe a few extra trips to water the horses at night, which I was putting down to age and over hydrating due to doing a bit more exercise. So was a little bit surprised by the Doctors reaction to the slightly high PSA. I'm just wondering if there's been any more recent thoughts on Prostate testing - surely having the above tests and scans done can't hurt can it? Just asking for a friend of course .
  10. Great post Seb, and it's really good to hear. I won't be there this year, but I hope it all goes well for you . As for Parkrun, I'm a huge fan of it and think it's fantastic for getting people out and active. I also agree with Brett and others that some people (runners and walkers) are just rude and don't consider others. If it were me witnessing it, I'd probably go along on a Saturday morning disguised as Joe Blow Citizen (not a Parkrunner) and suggest to some of these people that maybe they should show some consideration - possibly not in those exact words .
  11. Yep, it is a little disappointing, but like you say 'these things happen'. At least Emo & others still keep putting events on for us to enjoy so good on them . Good luck Cape_Horn, Turts and anyone else that turns up and has a go.
  12. I haven't been strong enough to support others on here lately, but my thoughts are still with you all. Well done and thanks to all the stronger folks who provide value and keep this thread going. Even when I don't get on Transitions much I still usually cast an eye over this thread and find comfort in the fact that there are so many good, supportive and positive people around.
  13. We had to put down a member of our family yesterday. It's amazing how attached we can become to our four legged friends and how much it can effect you having to make the decision to end their lives. I just hope we did make the right decision, but at least now our little girl gets to sleep in peace for eternity. I'm at a loss right now, and am incredibly sad.
  14. Haha, if it's on Wikipedia it has to be right! Brad's quickest run at Wagga Wagga Parkrun is 16:01. The Wagga Parkrun record is 14:50... And no it wasn't me! PS - Willie used to be fairly handy over 5k's though!
  15. Finally got to see the ad to see what everyone is on about. I can't see what all the fuss is about. It's an advertisement, and it's a good message. If you see another male acting badly then call them out on it... Nothing more, nothing less. I'm possibly older than 'most' people on here and over the years I've seen some pretty poor behaviour by both guys and girls. I wish I'd been stronger in the past to call it out - nowadays I usually do. Gillette is selling razors to males with the slogan 'the best a man can be' (which is a play on their original slogan 'the best a man can get'). They can hardly be expected to be telling girls to call out bad behaviour from other girls in an add for male razors... Just sayin! There is definitely no way that I am offended by this ad. And I'm a classic overthinker!
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