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    Major fault in 100 runs in 100 days

    Firstly... WTF do we have another separate thread about 100 days of running??? No wonder I can never keep up with what's happening on here sometimes . Secondly... Exactly Ex, and anybody who thinks that doing 100 runs in 100 days is not likely to put them at risk of injuries is probably too stupid to stand upright by themselves anyway. Even though I agree with much of the stuff AP puts on here, I don't really think we needed Captain Obvious to point this one out. Thirdly... (and lastly) Challenge accepted (just to piss AP off). Won't be doing it for a while though as I'm fairly well broken at the moment... possibly later in the year if I can shake off my current list of injuries.
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    IM Texas on now

    What about if Ironman & ITU (TA etc) started keeping and publishing records on which athletes have been busted for drafting offences and how many times, compared to how many races they've done and/or won. It's easy to argue that you were unfairly pinged in one race by an over zealous official, but it's hard to use that argument if you were busted in every second race you ever did! At the moment it doesn't matter how much you drafted in every previous race you've ever done because when you start that next race you are starting with a clean slate again.
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    Run Hundred

    As some of you know, I've been doing this stuff for about 25 years and have never had a set training plan. Pretty much every day I have an idea of what I want to do and what is required to get the best results, but when I walk out the door to do my runs it may be 5km or it may be 20km... I'm very much guided by the way I feel at the time. I only do what I enjoy doing. At times I also train hard and push the limits, it gets results but it can also lead to injuries. There's some great coaches on this site, and lots of people with a wealth of experiences. Listen to what they say, and pick the bits that work for you. If Ironman's your goal, then it's hard to go past AP and his advice on what works for him and his athletes, but everyone's different and we all have different constraints and goals that we want to achieve. If you're going to have a crack at this 100 days of running, then know what you're trying to achieve and take it easy. Good luck!
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    Run Hundred

    Both of the comments above are valid. It's all about how hard and fast the consecutive runs are. As a result of not having any scheduled rest days when I'm training, if I'm having a good run without injuries there's been plenty of times in the past where I've gone weeks and weeks of consecutive runs and felt great. There are other times when running two days in a row has caused a problem. It's all about just being sensible and using the easy days as very gentle recovery runs. If you are going to do consecutive running days you need to be very aware of your body and what it's telling you. Personally I don't get anywhere near as stiff & sore if I do shorter runs more often, and I would have thought this would be the same for most people. The shorter runs may not get you through an Ironman though... but then again, maybe they will.
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    Run Hundred

    I'll see your dodgy ankle and raise you a dodgy ankle, dickie knee, horrible hammie and a hopeless hip! None of it too bad, I think it's just a result of many years of punishing my body. I do like the idea of doing consecutive days of running as a challenge though Tyno, but know that I definitely can't do it at the moment as I'm really struggling getting 2 runs a week done. Let us know how you go with yours.
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    Ironman Aus 2018 - The good, the bad and the ugly

    Great post Lachie. I'm not overly interested in the pointy end athletes, it's the people just out enjoying the event, having a crack but not taking it too seriously that make this sport great. I've just become a fan of one of the pointy enders... Good luck in Cairns!
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    Winterfish 2018

    I checked my training log and it was only one swim in the past 6 weeks, and it was only 1km. Yep, I really need to do this Winterfish! I'm on my way with a relaxed 2km this evening at the beautiful Wagga Oasis Aquatic Centre.
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    Any flavours in particular that you guys really like? I usually only drink water in training but I might give this Huma Gel stuff a go when I start training again.
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    IM Aus 2018 Roll Down

    Sometimes you've just got to have a crack and see what happens... Now just enjoy Kona!
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    IM Aus 2018 Roll Down

    Any idea what time did he did? I can't seem to get the results to come up. Looks like 10:24:01 got him there. Well done young fella!
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    Port 2018 - Who’s racing?

    Looks like this year is a cracker with the Trannies line-up, I'm starting to wish I was there... Hopefully next year will be the same, not sure if I'll be competing though. Maybe after this race is done and dusted we need to find out who's doing Port, Cairns or Busso next year so we can make the extra effort to get there to support the Trannies team!
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    Winterfish 2018

    I've had one swim in the last 3 or 4 weeks and a string of run related injuries over the past couple of months... It's probably just what I need!
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    I'm sure that cold water will wake you up Dave, at least you'll be well rested! Mick, it doesn't mater how early you get there, you still can't have those beers until the gun goes off and you've done your 70.2 miles for the day . Have a great race guys!
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    Beginner-Intermediate Ocean Ski

    How does a Stella SES compare to this Fenn Blue Fin that you speak of in regard to stability? The years of triathlon, trail running and big multi-sport races have taken their toll on my tired old body so I'm thinking about doing a bit more paddling. I've never really spent all that much on sporting gear, but this time I'm looking to get something that is at least a little bit competitive. I'm also only a short@ss (about 165cm) and they tell me that a Steller SES would be ideal. Any idea if any boat/surf ski hire places have them so I could test drive one?
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Enjoying the lead-up from the comfort of my armchair. Good luck everyone who's racing, have a great one!