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Mike Del

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  1. Piriformis syndrome

    Pretty keen to read what AP had to say on this subject as I'm struggling to get over this injury also. I can't seem to find it though and hoping someone who knows their way around the Tranny web site could post me a link ...please? or any info that's helped them overcome piriformis
  2. Where did my legs go?

    Hey, interested in your thoughts guys. I ran the Brizzy marathon last Sunday, prob shouldn't have because a persistent 2 month hamstring injury really disrupted my training. I only averaged about 35k a week for the last 3 months and in that time only had a few long runs, 1 x 30k and 3 x 21K. I was happy with a 4.35 finish though considering my poor preparation, being 55 years old, and also it was my 1st marathon since 1990. I sat on 6.15 to 6.25 pace the whole way and consumed about 6 snakes, 3 gels, water and some Endura along the course, plus I had about 250mm of flat Pepsi (memories of Forester IM 1990) in the last 10k. However with 3k to go my legs suddenly had nothing left, even getting over speed bumps was taking it out of me. My calves and quads started to cramp and I slowed to 7.30k's from the 40k mark on and couldn't do a thing about it. I was lucid, I wasn't tied, I wasn't puffing, but my legs had nothing. In my finish video I look like a Thunderbird marionette puppet as I crossed the line. Today (Tue) my legs are still shot. Anyway my question..... did I run out of fuel?... wrong type of fuel? .... or just not enough training miles in my legs? Thanks for any advice, hoping to avoid a repeat at the HBay 100 Cheers
  3. What training did you do today?

    4,250mts straight swim at Centenary then the best part ...... a 30min nap beside the pool in the winter sun.
  4. Your 'hardest' race?

    No dnf for me. Hamilton told me I missed the cut for their 4 sponsored team riders for that season but then selected me to ride for their team in the state 100k teams time trial for them. I said not a chance, esp as McCullough was driving that train. Instead I was the neutral (lol) observer in your following team car with (Briz Blasters) Shane Norton. Two totally unbiased ? observers and also acting as team manager/driver and mechanics lol Those Brizzy Tri Club jerseys were probably the reason I stayed with Ham Wheelers. White shirts with pink, yellow & blue bands.... yuk
  5. Your 'hardest' race?

    Ian Jensen was a machine, along with Greg Redan two older athletes who often podiumed back in the day.
  6. Your 'hardest' race?

    Ah yes remember that race well. My calves starting cramping big time around the 60k mark, and I was just the neutral observer in your following support vehicle. You guys also had the gayest team jerseys I've ever seen.
  7. What training did you do today?

    5k arvo swim at Centenary Pool, a great way to ease into the weekend
  8. Some old names from 1989 Qld tri's

    I found this Youtube clip of the pre & post news reports for the 1989 Hervey Bay Tri. There's a little vision of AP running alongside woman's winner Ruth Miller and even Ex-Hasbeen gets an honourable mention.
  9. Gold Coast, running festival this weekend

    Running the half on Sun, part of my build up to the Brizzy Marathon in Aug (my 1st marathon since 1990)
  10. What training did you do today?

    25 hard on TT bike + a cruisy 10K run along the Brizzy River. Rest now until GC half on Sunday.
  11. What training did you do today?

    4k easy swim @ Centenary
  12. Outside assistance

    A couple of small strips of strapping tape across the pads of your feet is a simple fix for a long or rough run from the water to T1. Put it on properly and you won't know its there in all 3 legs
  13. Christmas Eve Open Water Swim - Brisbane

    You're much better at swimmer than growing a beard Ex. I'd call it fluff, and that's a stretch
  14. I have a spare pair of size 46 Shimano 241 carbon sole road shoes I'd like to swap for a pair of 46-47 tri bike shoes. My Shimano 241s are in very good condition with very little use. I'm at Brizzy northside
  15. Goat track

    X Hasbeen may have some info, he lives at the bottom of the Goat Track