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  1. Go Easy

    40 Kona spots by just entering. WTF?

    I get the impression it's 40 spots from early entries to any 2019 Full Distance IM race anywhere in the world. I guess if you were planning on entering one by 21/01/19 anyway then you've got nothing to lose.
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    Short and to the point.

    You are inspirational Sam, not just with the way you approached and completed the Ironman but also the way you prioritise the things that are important to you. You are a good man, a great dad and now you are also an Ironman. Well done son!
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    Back to the original post, yes it always used to be well known and accepted that you'd generally run on the side of the road facing the traffic so you could just step off it if cars weren't giving you room. No brainer! Nowdays you usually find an offroad track somewhere to get a run in, and if not then you may need to consider what time you run.
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    When I was running a bit, I'd do multiple laps of a lake near our place. When people came past with unruly dogs on long lashes, that would try to jump on you as you'd go past, I'd run to the side of them that would cause the dog to wrap the lead around group... It was fairly easy to do it on the paved path through the middle of a park, and doing multiple laps of the same course meant you'd sometimes come past the same group a number of times so you'd get to perfect it. It just added a bit more fun to the run.
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    Busso 2018

    Nice medal Katz, I believe that Terenzo Bozzone & Caroline Steffen got ones that look exactly the same! Time's irrelevant, it's the enjoyment of the journey that matters.
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    Busso 2018

    So I'm not the only one huh... But it was well worth it! Wish I could have been there in person, I wouldn't have been able to do the event but would have loved to watch it and meet a few more of you lovely people. I'm really missing not being involved so much any more...
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    Busso 2018

    Ain't nobody that can take that title off him now! There's something really nice about seeing good things happen to good people!
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    Busso 2018

    RBR 9:10:07 and 20th Overall... Top effort - Now go and be a great dad too!
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    Busso 2018

    Well done Sam - 13:18:54 You are an Ironman!
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    Busso 2018

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    Kona 2018 - a short story

    Credit where credit's due... Well done Al, great result!
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    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    You guys are making me hungry!
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    Hahaha... Great stuff! Like one big happy family huh!!
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    What training did you do today...

    Good stuff, looks like you've been getting it sorted!
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    What training did you do today...

    Bugger, that's cruel. Haven't been around lately but I know that swimming's been your thing since you'd been having trouble with your knees. Hope you manage to get it sorted mate.
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    Hello Mrs Turtle, yes it's been a while, I hope everyone's well. I've got a couple of mates racing in Kona and thought I'd log on to see how they were travelling. You know that I can't resist a good 13 Hour IM thread! Might take me a while to catch up on things... Don't suppose you want to give me the one minute version?
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    I'll respond for you Goughy… Why not? I've gone over 13 hours, and I've also gone under 10 hours & done Kona etc. I thought going over 13 was better! That is all .
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    Aquabike ITU world champs 2018

    Sensational effort Jon, well done on your result! I only had a few minutes this morning, and thought I'd check out what's been happening in Trannyland as I haven't been on for ages. Glad that I did now and am really pleased for you.
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    Major fault in 100 runs in 100 days

    Not real sure when I'll start, but I'm currently trying to string together 3 or 4 days of short runs each week and am already starting to feel better. Most are only 5k's or so, and are very slow & easy, but 'motion is lotion' and I definitely don't feel as stiff and sore in the mornings like I had been. Plus I've been on some of AP's Gelatine and a couple of Turmeric most days so that might be helping as well. I also need to drop a fair bit of weight now as well so will be trying to get in as many short easy runs in as I can. Sooner or later that will turn into a number of consecutive runs, but if I need to have a day or so off every now and then I will. I appreciate the support but reckon you guys should just start when you're ready.
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    The Mental Health thread

    No, you definitely don't need to shut up or go back under your rock. I know we have a bit (ok, maybe a lot) of fun with the thousand and one questions you ask or the threads that you start, but you really are thoughtful and do care about others. I know exactly what you are saying about young children getting to enjoy the innocence of their youth, but I guess it's also important that kids know enough to feel that they can also talk to others if they need to. I don't know the answer either. Dazz sounds a lot like me and is probably just a classic overthinker. I worry about lots of things... even reading this thread can be painful sometimes and I need to take a self imposed break to maintain my own relative sanity. I haven't been on here all that much lately but luckily there's lot's of caring people on this site to lend an ear and help share the load. I'm always amazed by the people on here.
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    Trail Running

    Since this is an Off Road Forum then trail running probably has it's place here. I've really been enjoying some trail running over the past year or so. I went to this one last year with a group of friends and had a great time. Not so many of us going back this year as it clashes with a few other events, but for anyone who enjoys camping, getting away from it all and running a few trails, it's a great weekend. http://www.glowwormtrail.com/ And for those who wonder what we get out of it...
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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.