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Go Easy last won the day on April 10 2018

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About Go Easy

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  1. Go Easy

    Official Parkrun thread.

    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!
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    Gillette

    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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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    Haha, like I said I can't really explain it! But I've had worse... much, much worse. Yet somehow I still find it motivational.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    Even though this thread's gone on a bit of a tangent (nothing new about that) it does highlight the fact that musicians and music is one of the best motivators... There's lots of music that motivates me, and some of it I really can't explain why. Cold Play - Fix You Maybe it's because I'm broken!
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    Calf Strain

    Even though you need to stay hydrated, just be careful that you're not drinking too much water and are flushing the good stuff out. It's possible, and in extreme cases it can even be dangerous. A nutritionist may be able to help.
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    Motivating People - Who's yours?

    What I particularly liked about his achievement was the way he juggled but maintained his focus on his other priorities... and on one little priority in particular. Major respect for that!
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    Motivating People - Who's yours?

    I'm motivated by seeing ordinary people doing extraordinary things... Watching FFF1077 (Sam) achieving his Ironman dream recently was pretty motivational .
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    Nope... We don't all do that!! Drafting with intent in a non-drafting race is cheating - simple as that. I have no control over what other people do in a race, but in over 20 years of racing I've never been pinged for drafting. I've also had some very happy massage practitioners working on my legs following many of the races I've done , Expecting someone else to massage your legs after you've been peeing down them is just wrong .
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    What training did you do today...

    Enough to have done more swimming and more running this week than what I've done in any single week for at least the past two years (probably more). So far I still haven't got back on the bike... You can't have everything!
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    Calf Strain

    The riding is probably causing your calves to tighten. It may not affect your ride but you'll feel it in the run. As above, listen to the experts and be conservative. CEM & Aiden both know their stuff! AA7, Bog Frog, Ex & Cat Lady all suggested going to see a Physio... I'd be listening to the brains trust! My suggestion would be to get hold of some Schuessler Tissue Salts Mag Phos Muscle Relaxant tablets from your local chemist (about $12.00 for 125 tablets). They won't replace seeing a Physio for some expert advice, but they are great for cramps and relaxing your muscles a bit.
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    2019 Goal - What are they?

    Haha, cheers mate but it's me that owes you a beer! I'll just add it to the one's that I also owe Ten Pints, RBR & Flanman!! I entered the City To Surf last year but just didn't make it up there. As you well & truly know sometimes not everything goes to plan!
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    2019 Goal - What are they?

    Thought I'd better clarify this a bit... (just for my own reference). 1). Aim to run 100 Half Marathon distance runs in one year. In previous years I've only counted these runs if I could maintain a 5 min / km or better average (unless it was particularly hilly or technical) or it was a group run of at least this distance. Trying to maintain this average just about destroyed me, particularly when it was really hot or when I was injured. In 2017 I did 79 Half Marathon (22km plus) runs. In 2018 I did 18 Half Marathon (22km plus) runs. This year, as long as I maintain a pace that would allow me to finish in the top half of any major half marathon field, I'll class it as being good enough (I'm not totally sure what that pace is yet, but I'll work it out). 2). Aim to average a Lap of Lake Albert (5.5kms) for every day of the year. This is specifically a 5.5km run around Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga. This sounds easy, but it is a tough one to do. A 5.5km run anywhere else doesn't count, so our weekly 7km Stubby Run and Road Runners events are in addition to these runs. The fact that I often go away for work & family commitments (holidays etc) means that it's also particularly difficult to maintain. In 2017 I did 300 laps of the 364 needed to achieve this goal. In 2018 I did 137 laps of the 364 needed to achieve this goal. 3). Aim to average an Ironman Distance (3.8/180/42) each week in training. This one's pretty self explanatory. The aim is to try and average at least 3.8km of Swimming, 180km of Riding & 42km of Running for each and every week of the year. Since I don't do any real bike training apart from my 8km easy commute to work & home again on a mountain bike 3 or 4 times a week, plus a couple of events that I do each year, this goal is pert near impossible. But it is one that will hopefully motivate me to do a bit more riding. This year I'm hoping to get out for a few rides and may even try getting back on the $50 home trainer that my son bought me several years ago. I guess a solid hour on the trainer should be worth a 30km ride shouldn't it. I'm not a fan of the trainer, but if that's what it takes to get me riding again then so be it. Like I've said before, I don't really expect to achieve any of these goals, but if they help get me out and into it again then they were worth setting. Other goals... Last year I almost managed the to do the 100 runs in 100 days challenge (I made it to 91 runs in 100 days). I reckon I'll have another crack at this again in 2019. A run will be anything over 5k's and I can do two runs per day if need be (morning & afternoon). Race goals... They'll be last minute entries if I'm feeling good in the lead up. Last year I managed to get a few good results so hopefully I can still get a few more this year - although I'll have a sh!t load more work to do as my starting point is certainly a lot lower. At the moment I'm feeling like a slug... overweight and struggling. If I can improve my weight and gain a bit of fitness then at least I'll have achieved something.
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    Biggest Loser - January 2019 Reboot

    Why not... I could do with dropping 10% of my body weight. Ok, I've got no idea how much you're planning to lose but I'll kick it off with $10.00 per Kilo.
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    2019 Goal - What are they?

    Yep, mine too. And in regards to weight gain, some ongoing injuries and issues means that I am now 13kg heavier than I was at my lowest race weight from 6 years ago. But I'm not ready to pull the pin just yet... Training Goals are the same as last year (and the year before... and I failed both times!)... 1). Aim to run 100 Half Marathon distance runs in one year. 2). Aim to average a Lap of Lake Albert (5.5kms) for every day of the year. 3). Aim to average an Ironman Distance (3.8/180/42) each week in training. Once again I think I've got Buckley's chance of achieving any of them but sometimes you've just got to 'bite off more than you can chew, and chew like buggary'! I won't be shattered if I crash and burn, at least I'll know that I have given it a crack and won't die wondering!
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    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Well I was right about one thing, I didn't even come close to achieving these goals. Apart from the bike riding, I managed to stay on track for the first 8 weeks of 2018, but then the wheels well and truly fell off... I obviously didn't chew hard enough!
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