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  1. 2 545 at Bushy Parkrun yesterday
  2. my parkrun strategy is go like the clappers (my clappers pace at least) and try and hang on. The differences in my overall time seems to be (mostly) the difference in my first 1k time. At the moment I run between 22:00 to 23:00. if I run a 4:30 first k I will end up somewhere near 22:30, if I run a 4:10 first K will be closer to 22:10.
  3. there is a well know local ultra marathoner who is a regular at the parkrun I attend. I was next to him at the finish one day and he was bent over sucking them in and commented "geez these 5ks hurt".
  4. Can you recommend a YouTube clip of something similar so I can get an idea of what should do?
  5. if static stretching evil what do you suggest to do to remain flexible? Years ago a friend of mine was a black belt in some form of martial arts and was really flexible, do the splits etc. Not sure the advantages of this in general life but helped him doing high kicks etc. Said when he started martial arts he was very average when it came to being flexible but constant stretching helped him to become more flexible. Touch wood I haven't had issues with injuries (except a lower back issue recently where the physio recommended some easy static stretches that seemed to help) but for general life activities would like to have some flexibility and not end up like my father in law who can't look over his shoulder to reverse the car.
  6. thanks for kicking this off. I have not participated before. I have a history of fluctuating weighthowever over the past year or so my weight has only been heading one way. hit 115kg at christmas so went to a dietician more for the accountability than the education (although) that did help in respect of what should be included in a meal and how much. Now down to 98 which I'm happy about but have not moved from it for about 2 months and I'm still not at my target of a healthy BMI, around 85. Good luck.
  7. Not in shoes but we used to carry news paper in back pocket and shove down top when going down a hill after working up a sweat getting up the hill. Works as a good wind breaker.
  8. I couldn’t do it. The cold maybe but the wet weather, roads etc. no way,
  9. absolutely if you are riding in the Hinterland. I have ridden out in the Hinterland, about 4-5k from the beach and the paddocks have been white with frost although if I had have gone out a couple of hours later it would have been about 10C warmer.
  10. Recently declared safe again after about 6 months due to algae
  11. not sure about that one but I run Kirra Parkrun most weekends and it is possible to do Kirra which starts at 7 and Kingscliff which starts at 8. There was a message on facebook around the time daylight saving finished this year that if you did Kingscliff as well the result at Kingscliff would not count.
  12. Has anyone supplemented bike time with spin classes? I hadn't been doing anything for quite a while and as a consequence lost all fitness. For the past 8 weeks I have been attending about 4 spin classes a week ranging from 30 to 40 minutes and one parkrun. The spin classes are intense. Definitely gets me focused for the time I'm in the class but I can't comment how this converts to riding on the road as I haven't done anyone lately although my parkrun time has improved each week without any other running. For me it seems a really efficient way to get a solid but short workout.
  13. CootaGC

    Time management

    ha, ha yeah ice skating on Brisbane river.
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    Time management

    snowing in Queensland this morning
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