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  1. Paul Every

    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    Bone Machine was the album that sucked me into Waits' bizarre world. Lyrically dense and thought provoking, musically raw and idiosyncratic. I still return to it often.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    I rest my case.
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    Splitting a long run

    Running well in Ironman is all about running well when fatigued. I think replicating that is a valuable part of training.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    It was appaling when Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature a couple of years ago. So clearly should have been presented to Tom.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    Simon and Garfunkel never sounded so good as this:
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    Splitting a long run

    It really depends on your circumstances, priorities and preferences. If you don't want to impose on your wife and you're aiming to build endurance from your long run, I'd split your total of 2:20 by running 45 minutes to the beach, swimming, then run 1:35 home. Alternatively, if you want to share some relaxing beach time with your spouse, run 2:20 to the beach, do your swim as recovery, then meet her afterwards for some time together before driving home.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    You did say it "doesn't matter" in some races. Whether that equates with saying it's OK is just semantics. Meanwhile, you seem to have failed to grasp or address the points I made. And no, I'm not getting upset about the subject. You started this thread asking what people thought about issue, I simply told you.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    So it's OK for those not shooting for a Kona or a WC place? Or if the race is designated the Aust Champs in 2019 it's not OK, but it's fine to draft in the same race in 2018 or 2020?
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    So if it's OK for people to draft at entry level events and it becomes the culture of the sport, why wouldn't they draft when they move up to longer events which are raced pretty much under the same rules? If the behaviour is accepted (whether by governing bodies, race organisers, TOs or fellow competitors) at the entry level and shorter events, we can't expect any better behaviour or controls as athletes move through the ranks. Don't take up golf.
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    Advice for first 70.3

    Unless you DNF.
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    Turquoise Coast Tri (Jurien Bay, WA)

    Has anyone done this race? If so, what's it like? Any advice or tips? I'm just coming back from injury and it sparked my interest.
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    Turquoise Coast Tri (Jurien Bay, WA)

    Thanks for the feedback. I don't mind laid back. Nor do I mind racing in unfavourable conditions. A windy course just means a choppy swim and a tougher cycle. I might check out the Aust Day race. Not overly fond of crowded sprints on loop courses, but I need some racing. I was actually down at Point Walter this morning running the MAWA 10km. Conveniently close to home.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    So which events are OK to cheat in and which are not? Is Husky OK because it doesn't carry the IM brand? Or it just the shorter races? Do what you like in a sprint, but you should race by the rules in a HIM? An Oly is each way bet? Or is it decided by certain price points? If you get an early-bird entry you may be fortunate enough to be among the few individuals allowed to draft on race day?
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    Back in the day when it perfectly acceptable to expose yourself in a non-lewd manner.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    And Matty Harris was DQed and banned from Forster for several years after mooning the crowd as he cycled around the Head Street roundabout. Some rules are instituted for reasons other than competitive fairness. eg, competitor safety, not scaring children.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    No, not on my bike. My aim is way too good for that.
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    Awesome Sports doco

    Also well worth seeing, Bonnington. Mountaineer. The last 12 months have been extraordinary for cinema releases of climbing movies.
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    Awesome Sports doco

    I saw Dawn Wall in October and Free Solo last month, both on the big screen. Visually compelling in the cinema. Yosemite is always stunning, as is the sense of perspective. Free Solo is undoubtedly an ethically challenging and thought provoking movie. I left the cinema feeling conflicted, inspired and uncomfortable. After seeing Tommy's climb in Dawn Wall, it was interesting to hear his thoughts regarding Alex's climb in Free Solo. They're both eccentric and outrageously talented individuals. I don't think you have to be climber to find either movie rewarding and interesting.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    Or way back when the rule was two bike lengths.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    Of course it's cheating. It's breaking the rules in order to gain an unfair advantage over other competitors. How can that not be considered cheating? It certainly is an issue for athletes, as it is for RDs, TOs and the sport's administrative bodies. Though in no small way it comes down to the individual athletes competing with integrity. Yes, courses can be better designed to minimise drafting, TOs can enforce rules as best they can, but to suggest that we as athletes have no responsibility for our own behaviour is a ludicrous assertion. You can't compare triathlon to other sports such as football, cricket or tennis, where there is an umpire in attendance to adjudicate on every moment of the match. That scenario isn't practical in tri and other endurance sports. To some degree, fair competition necessarily relies on athletes having a degree of integrity to abide by the rules. Drafting is a rule violation that may result in a DQ, however discretionary warnings or penalties can be reasonably employed to enforce rules in many sports. In that context, tri does operate similarly to other sports. When we line up at a race with hundreds or thousands of fellow competitors, it's worth considering our own decisions and actions as an individual competitor and think, "What would the event be like if everyone did this?" If the answer is "Pretty f*cked up!", it's fairly obvious how you should behave, whether there's something written in the rule book about it or not.
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    Turquoise Coast Tri (Jurien Bay, WA)

    Thanks, Stikman. I had a vague recollection of one company collapsing. That's a reason why I thought I'd ask about this race. I'll probably head up on the Friday after work and pitch a tent at Sandy Cape.
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    So what type of courses suit you

    I always liked the idea of an Ironman duathlon. Run 42, cycle 180, run 42.
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    The Politics Thread

    Have a fair idea what Barnaby used to be doing.
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    How long have you been doing tri's for?

    First tri was Leisure Coast Tri at Wollongong in 1985. First Ironman was Forster in 1988, my 30th tri in 3 years. I stopped counting my races over 15 years ago. At the time I had around raced around 200 tris. I "race" rarely these days, but I'm pretty sure I would have done over 300 by now. 43 Ironman, (I think), plus 5 races beyond IM distance.
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    NYC Marathon or Kepler Challenge

    Two very different races and I think you'll elicit different opinions depending the preferences of who replies. It really comes down to the type of race (and holiday) that you will enjoy. Trail vs road. Nature vs big city marathon. I ran NYC Marathon in 1984. Even back then, the race had a tangible sense of history and occasion and attracted crowds in the millions, lining every part of the route with the exception of when you cross the bridges. The course is tour of all 5 boroughs of the city and a novel way to experience the city, particularly as a tourist. Take a few seconds to stop on Verrazzano Narrows Bridge in the opening miles and feel the bridge move under the cumulative footfalls of tens of thousands of feet. Finishing in Central Park is a buzz. I haven't run Kepler, though coincidentally I was only looking at it last night as hiking option for a holiday. I know quite a few runners who have run it and I'm yet to meet a anyone who hasn't raved about it. Fiordland National Park is so stunningly beautiful. You could structure a memorable holiday around either race. The US offers so much of whatever excites you, while you could back Kepler with tramping one of the other trails over some relaxing days (Milford, Routeburn, Hollyford, etc) or get into all the adventure sports around Queenstown.
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