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  1. 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...
  2. Running faster by running slower. Tips please

    I'm not an expert, and I'd definitely take the advice other more qualified run coaches, but I would suggest that if trying to run slow is really awkward and uncomfortable then it is too slow 'for you'. Running slow is good, but you should still be running with good form and in a manner that is comfortable to maintain, then have walk breaks if and where necessary to be able to cover the distance. There are two reasons for this, firstly running so slow that you create an unnatural 'plod' will simply teach you to 'plod' and that's not what you're trying to do, and secondly (and more importantly) if you are more comfortable with your running then you are more likely to stick with your training because you are enjoying it more then as you improve you will eventually be able to do your 'long slow runs' correctly - That is, good form but not fast. Just my thoughts, good luck with it.
  3. What training did you do today?

    Excellent, so we can now get our kids to do some of our swim training for us... Why didn't they tell me this years ago, I could of done with a bit of a hand to get my swim training done!
  4. What training did you do today?

    Went for my 3rd ride of the year this morning when I commuted the 7km easy to work... A late afternoon thunderstorm meant that I didn't get to ride home as I don't ride in the rain anymore. Luckily I had some old runners, shorts and a singlet at work and I do still love running in the rain! Enjoyed it so much that when I was almost home I did some extra laps of the Lake near our place and ended up doing a little over 23km's all up. We are only eight days into 2018 and that was my 4th Half Marathon run for the year... I'm really enjoying my running at the moment!
  5. What training did you do today?

    Love seeing the stuff you do on Face Book, it's all great quality time together. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!
  6. What training did you do today?

    Yep, it's probably worth getting an OS to look at it, especially since swinging your shoulder correctly and without pain will be a big part of your semi-retirement plans. Not to mention your ability to swim and maintain some level of fitness with your dodgy knees. I saw a Dr Jerome Goldberg in Sydney with both my breaks and was very happy with him and his work .
  7. What training did you do today?

    Bugger... But welcome to the club! I love MTB'ing but I've gone from cycling being my strongest leg in a normal on-road tri to cycling being my worst leg in an off-road tri as I'm just too nervous about falling off and breaking something... again! He lists his location as 'Dark Side of the Moon' so will probably have to be content with Dr Floyd .
  8. What training did you do today?

    Yep, definitely the hairstyle! . One second per km is stuff all difference and that could just depend on how you feel on the day. Based on the K's you'd done in the lead up week today's effort was a much better run. Like I said on FB just run faster, not necessarily harder. Was it a dead flat course today?
  9. RunWith Opening - 13th January, 2018

    As I started to type this I just received a delivery of 2 Brand New pairs of Hoka's (Christmas present), plus I've already got 5 pairs of shoes (including 2 pairs that are virtually brand new) that I'm currently rotating and as you know I get the most out of them. But hopefully if all goes well I'll still need some more by the end of the year. Hope it all goes well for you mate! .
  10. Trannies Strava Page

    And besides 'he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy'! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=he's+not+the+massiah%2c+he's+a+naughty+boy&&view=detail&mid=91EF407321E7750321D091EF407321E7750321D0&rvsmid=BB6E7DDF467614438D34BB6E7DDF467614438D34&FORM=VDQVAP To be fair (and to quote another recent post on here) going to Kona doesn't necessarily make you a tosser... Being a tosser makes you a tosser!! .
  11. 'Big ones and small ones and ones as big as your 'ed'...
  12. 2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Yep, spot on. For many years I rode a $300 bike, paddled a $300 Kayak (still do) and compete in 10 plus hour events that only cost $180 to enter... It doesn't need to be an overly expensive sport, and I can't imagine too many people would enjoy it as much as I do.
  13. Your 1st race

    Your memory is good Grasshopper... Soldiers Point & 2004. A great weekend it was indeed. I vowed to retire from Triathlon after that weekend because it just couldn't get any better than that!
  14. 2017 Goals - What are they?

    So this is Christmas and what have you done... Another year over, and new one's just begun. (John Lennon) Ok, so what's your Goals, Dreams & Hopes for this coming year? Triathlon related or life in general. I love hearing what others are aiming for, and find it inspirational. Personally I'm struggling to find a sporting goal that I'm happy with so feel free to suggest some. Outside of sport I'm planning on continuing with my ongoing goal of being a better father and friend (still plenty of work to do there) and where possible I will endeavour to help others achieve their own goals. So what is it that you want to achieve this year?
  15. What training did you do today?

    Haha, fair enough, I'll take your advice on this one... It's probably the answer I wanted anyway. Turts loaned me a Power Meter a couple of years ago. I couldn't get into it at all, too much like hard work! .
  16. What training did you do today?

    How does the FTP test work, is it simple to explain and do? Do I need any special gear? I've got an old Aldi Windtrainer in the shed that I can pull out and set up again, but I haven't got any recoding gadgets on it though. On second thoughts, do I really want to go back to doing stuff on the Windtrainer... It's been a while!
  17. What training did you do today?

    Just did my second ride... Another 30km Time Trial and averaged just over 30kph (57:38). Stayed more aero for longer this ride and probably paced it a bit better. It might have also been slightly wind assisted, but I'm claiming it anyway. Have also had a couple of runs and swims so it's a good start to the year. Pity I've got to go back to work next week.
  18. Spot on. Yep, great show! (Well, it was back then! ).
  19. Think late 60's, early 70's kids TV show with funny animal characters driving little all terrain gators... The actual song lyrics are: 'Tra la la, la la la la Tra la la, la la la la Tra la la, la la la la Tra la la, la la la la' But that's way too easy!
  20. Nope, but I can see what you're getting at. Land of 1000 Dances is more 'Nah, Nun, Na, Nah, Nah, Nun, Na, Nah, Nah, Nun, Nah, Nah, Nah'. And agreed, yes it's a great tune. Nope, don't know it but I'd guess it's way too recent.
  21. 2018 Goals-what are they ?

    I'll go against the flow (Pisceans are sometimes like that) and say that if she can do a 21:40 Parkrun, it's very possible that she could run a 45 minute 10k in an Olympic Triathlon. There are plenty of well trained triathletes who are able to run close to their stand alone run times, especially so if they don't have a particularly fast top end speed in the first place. When I was fit, my flat out 1km Run Time Trial pace was about 3:45 minutes, but I could maintain a similar pace for the 14km City to Surf or the run leg of a Sprint or Olympic Distance Triathlon. Besides, it wouldn't be the first time that the Crankster has proven people on this forum to be wrong!!
  22. One of my favourites, from a long time ago. Young readers need not apply... 'Nah, Nah, Nah, Nun, Na, Nah, Nah'. 'Nah, Nah, Nah, Na, Nun, Na, Nah, Nah'.
  23. HOTW

    I was pretty happy with my results there, but yes I agree if you aren't prepared this race it could bite you! It's a great race though and I echo the thoughts of the others that it's a race you've gotta do at least once. Even if you're not fully prepared it's worth having a crack but just be sensible about it. I guarantee you'll love the experience.
  24. What training did you do today?

    Dusted the bike off, pumped up the tyres (the ones that I put on the bike 5 years ago) and headed out for my first training ride in about 10 months. I figured that I'd do a 30km Time Trial so that I've got a benchmark that I can hopefully improve upon. Managed to average just under 30kph (1:01:16) so am pretty happy with that. I'd forgotten how rough the roads are around here, and also how quick the cars seem to be doing along rural roads, how much the wind buffers you around coming down the hills, and how hard it is to climb up those bloody hills... Still all good though, I really enjoyed it.
  25. Achillies Soreness

    Oops, yep I should have emphasized it's your calves that I was suggesting you stretch, not your Achilles. Although, it's all connected anyway so stretching one will effect the other. Like the others have said just pay the professionals and get it diagnosed and sorted properly. I was just suggesting what works for me when I do get tightness and/or pain in my Achilles after running - Not that I've had it for a long time, I must have fixed it!