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  1. Hopefully the capital they raise will facilitate an IT upgrade that means they can transfer entries?
  2. Just looked it up - apparently the 2018 event was canned due to lack of entries
  3. Wasn’t there a long course on Kangaroo Is?
  4. So to summarise the last couple of pages, Challenge are cactus in Oz?
  5. Agree that the closeness in timing of HOTW and Enduro events is unfortunate.
  6. trilobite

    Time management

    Arguably you could discount ~10 hour days back to ~8 hour days, to reflect 40 rather than 48 weeks at work for the year. Length of the work day is all relative to what you are accustomed to. Head to Eagle St, Collins Street or a find some registrars in a training hospital if you want to mix in a crowd that thinks a 50 hour week is light on.
  7. Like I’m packing an eggplant?
  8. trilobite

    Time management

    7 to 5:30 is not exactly gruelling hours for many professions. Even more so if you discount it to recognise a 40, rather than 48, week year. No wonder a friend of mine commented that some of the best triathletes he knew were teachers 🤔
  9. Do you think it would look good on my coffee table beside the book of excuses?
  10. Choose you own adventure. Focus was on what people thought achieved best “bang for buck” if they had ~7 hours a week - that might be a handful of longer sessions, something high intensity each day or polefit.
  11. The spouse’s attitude and time management threads suggest that there are a few people on here who have 10 hours or less to train on during the week. So assume we have an athlete who is limited to 1 hour of training a day (i.e. 7 hours a week average) (ideas on how our athlete can increase available training time can go on the time management thread). Our athlete also wants to do some 1/2 IM races. To perform as well as possible using that amount of time, should he/she go as hard as possible 1 hour a day, take a MAF heart rate approach or something else?
  12. Seems to be a recurring theme on here about 2XU not being a desirable “business partner”...
  13. trilobite

    Time management

    Having 3 little guys (oldest is 9), I am more than a little familiar with the situation pieman described. Subject to how well your kid(s) sleep, broken sleep may in fact be the norm, rather than the exception. In which case (if I read what you said properly) you would more often than not have no (or at best a significantly compromised) training session. So does “having no excuses” mean leaving your spouse to sort out your little people (or hire a live in nanny?).
  14. trilobite

    Time management

    Strangely no one has said “you just sleep in another room and get your spouse to sort out your little one(s)” 🤔
  15. trilobite

    Time management

    The responses from the get it done early / no excuses crowd on how to deal with little guys waking up multiple times during the night (not an unusual situation) are conspicuously absent...
  16. trilobite

    Time management

    Haven’t seen anyone owning up to satisfying any of those conditions?
  17. trilobite

    Time management

    To be absolutely clear, the key bit in pieman’s post was how what superficially looks like a 7-8 hour sleep window becomes much less, due to dealing with multiple little people getting him up during the night. Then, notwithstanding he “wanted it enough” to get out the door on ~3 to 4 hours sleep, one of his little ones woke up despite his best ninja impersonation (ie running contrary to the “I can be gone from 4am to 7am and no one notices” line). What do the wake up early because you want it pundits suggest pieman should do (assuming the answer isn’t for him to treat sorting out his little people as his spouse’s job)?
  18. trilobite

    Time management

    Thank you for posting the reality of so many parents!!! I had been hoping to tease out with the supportive spouse thread that the truth behind the people who advocate setting alarms with a 3:xx am or 4:xx am time and also have kids is that they are either leaning exceptionally heavily on their spouse or have a resistance to sleep deprivation that would leave the interrogators at Guantanamo Bay impressed.
  19. I was thinking of a “so what were the key takeaways here?” post, but I think this sums it up well. Perhaps I could add that there might be some “who want it badly enough”, yet fail to comprehend that the bigger contributor to the goals they kick in triathlon are a combination of life circumstances (eg spouse who does bulk of domestic chores, shorter and/or flexible work hours, no / limited commute).
  20. I (perhaps inaccurately) read this is saying you have a ~1/2 hour commute, get home with dinner ready for you and can fall asleep ~2 hours later (I assume no homework or bedtime stories for little people are involved). This merely reinforces my point that the “just do it early” suggestion is championed by those who don’t have commutes and responsibilities for children to take care of.
  21. I assume you typically finish work before 5pm, don’t have to add a significant commute to that and/or don’t have kids evening routine to take care of???
  22. I thought your kids were long past the stage where you needed to assist them with home-work and read them bed-time stories?
  23. Unless I’m mistaken about IP’s circumstances, before he can get to bed around 9pm I don’t think he has to contend with a 5pm (or later) work finish, significant commute time and getting involved with homework. In fact, I would love to hear if anyone with that “fact pattern” in their life finds a 4:xxam training start time consistently works for them?
  24. So when you got back from your run at around midnight, were 6am (or earlier) starts with the little guys a problem?
  25. That beats cracking the shits at your training and avoiding “special cuddles” as a consequence...
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