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  1. monkie

    2018 wrap up

    Lowest moment? Not tri related. Tri has been good to me this year. Most rewarding moment? Taking 5 colleagues down to Kurnell to do 2 x team sprints. Worst race? LCW Bike. I wanted to cry from 40km to 180km Best Race? Taupo IM Harshest lesson? I am not indestructible. I am not always great at my job. What was your aim for 2018, did you achieve it? Half and half (see the 2018 goals thread). What was your biggest learning? Train on the turbo 4 times a week does make you better at cycling. What is your aim for 2019? Be able to stay here until at least the end of May and hence try and hit a sub 10:30 for Port Mac. Most hated training session? 6 hour turbo sessions. Most loved training session? Turbo intervals after a bad day. 20 mins in it's like a magic pill explodes in my brain and the world is calm.
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    Recovery from...

    Definitely +1 for doing what the physio says. The reach in my left arm is still an inch shorter than my right.
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    Job Seeking Advice

    I would absolutely see this as a plus if I saw it on an application. Well rounded employees make good employees. If you're not getting passed algorithms then use LinkedIn / in person networking to get in front of the right people. Be honest, explain your issue, ask them for the help you need and I bet you'll be surprised how many people are open to you.
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    Port 2019

    Planning the full but work may stuff all that up as might be leaving Aus earlier than planned
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    The cost of cycling on the road...

    I was walking along Circular Quay and looked at a ferry... clearly printed on the side of the ferry I could see it said "Maximum Capacity 40 persons"... How odd I thought... it looks much bigger... how weird... I have an obsession with knowing why things are like they are so this really bothered me... Next thing I know I'm lying on the floor with a black eye from a lamppost... Turns out the printing was on a life raft.
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    Coaches are amusing

    I would disagree with this and would (genuinely) be interested in understanding your reasoning... I have no experience in sports coaching but at work I coach people and am myself coached by both my boss and an external person... Isn't a big part of the value in a coach having somebody who sits outside your head and gives you that different perspective as well as the rest of it?
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    Garmin and Strava

    The real question though as @Rimmer will agree is are you on email? Personally I think you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO BE these days. Sorry, this is a very niche in-joke.
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    Garmin and Strava

    Big spike in upload failures in what I imagine was our morning although not sure about timezone: http://status.strava.com/
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    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Tricky question. Depends on how they both define and enforce the rules and where you end up with other folks, if you read my moaning up thread you'll see how it worked out being on a road bike this year. That said the profile is tough, lots of climbing and if I do it on a TT bike again then I'll switch out my cassette for something bigger as that helped on this year
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    Garmin and Strava

    Peter is your man for this and like he says if you can share a screenshot then we might be able to help. Correcting the data in Strava can sometimes be an easy fix.
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    The Mental Health thread

    Just got off the phone to a friend who has been sectioned after overdosing for the third time. Feeling utterly useless as I can't do anything except promise to go see and try and sneak a dog in to a psych ward when I go back to the UK in two weeks. It sometimes feels a very long way away and that sucks.
  12. monkie

    40 Kona spots by just entering. WTF?

    Agree. Would totally go race and **** anybody who has a go (E2A: at me about it).
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    2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Done. We are truly a team and best friends Fail. Done ish. Sold $1m on HK starting this month so have funds for team. Fail. 22 mins over but had a blast. Fail. 12th IIRC but chuffed with 2nd in marathon. Yep. Didn't run it but did a 1:22 in the half and 2:58 at LCW so I'll take that.
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    Busso 2018

    Oh I only went to the rally to see the atmosphere. I have no idea of who is who or what they stand for but they know how to work up a crowd. And I'm sure just like anywhere the experience as a visitor is very different. The longest I've spent here is 2 months in Jaipur which I loved but I was still in "visitor" mode.
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    Busso 2018

    1kg less than me and an NP higher than my FTP... 🤣