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  1. Respecting the Race

    Definitely. It's a shame he went down the path of sooking and stamping his feet, as he had talent to burn.
  2. Respecting the Race

    Good thread Turts. Personally, barring injury/mechanical, etc, I always finish. I think I've only DNF'd once due to being hypothermic. But.... I'm only doing it for fun and my own achievement etc, so I finish regardless. If that means I've blown up a bit and it affects an upcoming race, it doesn't bother me. That said, if I was trying to earn a living from racing, I might think slightly differently. Generally, I lean towards finishing because of a number of reasons, i.e. respect for the race, spectators, sponsors, giving back to the sport, etc. Sprint or OD, it's usually pretty easy to drag yourself through to the end without adversely affecting future performances too much. IM might be a different story if nursing an injury for several hours, i.e. longer term impact maybe. I think it's up the individual to decide and justify to themselves what is best, but I definitely think quitting just because you're not going to win/podium/top10 or whatever, is not on and developing a habit of doing so will only affect them negatively (public opinion, sponsorship). Kyrgios has form for this and it doesn't help his cause at all (note: I know he claimed to be injured, but seems suss). I think it's even worse to do in a sport like tennis, as you can always theoretically come back and win due to the scoring system and it's one on one. Less likely in a race unless everyone in front breaks down.
  3. Jacobs will win kona apparently

    Having read these threads you seem to be quite obsessed wuth PJ. He must have done something horrible to you for you to take his racing so personally.
  4. Walking......... quickly.......

    Is 'no running' permanent or just a rehab stage? If it's rehab I'd just stick to the expert's advice for the longer term good. Otherwise, can you handle a bit of a Cliffy Young shuffle? It might be more comfortable than trying to walk unnaturally fast.
  5. 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2017 any dates?

    I might have passed these guys on the MWY. One guy passed another rider up the left side, then caught up to his mate and handed over water bottles. As I passed the other rider who had been passed we just looked at each other thinking "WTF was that guy doing?" Saw a few chattIng side by side through the hills too.
  6. 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2017 any dates?

    Re the congestion around the hill loop, I saw a guy get carded by the TO on an uphill section. I assume it was more than just that occurrence, but seemed a bit harsh given the conditions there.
  7. 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2017 any dates?

    Agreed re bike racking/space available. Also, did anyone else think having recovery area down on the soft sand was kind of ridiculous? Hot, no shade, hard for my tired legs and blistered feet to get ther, etc. Good course though. Hilly loops were tougher than the old 2xMWY laps I'd done before.
  8. 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2017 any dates?

    Yep, mine (40-44) is 5mins earlier than original time.
  9. Professional Start lists for SunnyCoast 70.3

    I don't know many of the women, but some good local names amongst the men. Would have been good to watch, but I reckon I'll only see them once on the bike and once on the run.
  10. Balance

    I think most/many people have a desire to improve, whether that's being on the podium, getting a PB, going from 100th to 90th, or whatever. For a lot of people, especially MOP/BOP that improvement can be gained by simply more training. An extra few km's/sessions/intervals etc brings improvement. It's then easy for training time to gradually increase and before you realise it spare time and other aspects of life can start to suffer.
  11. Balance

    Good post. What is considered 'balanced' is different for different people and relative to their situation. If the things that give you enjoyment (training, racing, family & friends, holidaying, socialising, etc) all happen to come packaged under the triathlon (or whatever sport or interest) umbrella, then that is a great situation to be in.
  12. I am speechless, and that is rare......

    Feel good story of the day. Really great gesture to read about. Nice work by those involved.
  13. Gentle beats Duffy to win at Montreal

    Great job. Would you believe I even saw it on prime time, comnercial station news. Even had footage and finish line interview. Really great to see and congrats to Ash.
  14. the 2017/18 financial year cost of pool swimming

    My local is about $4.50, but they have 20 visit passes for $70 with no expiry. 50m outdoor heated. Sunny days and mid 20 winter temps. Beautiful.
  15. How do i become a better runner keeping HR low

    Agreed. I also find my overall pace/time is affected by how closely I monitor HR along the way, ie sitting just under/on 145 or maybe down at 135-140 because I'm just plodding along and not really concentrating. It's also hilly where I run, so different routes will result in different overall pace. I'd focus on overall trends rather than anomalies. Also a run test every so often on the same course & same conditions.