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  1. Coach@triathlon

    Noosa 2019

    Tony Duffy is a mate of mine. World champion. Has had some health issues of late. 30 year anniversary for me this year of an epic road trip from Sydney to Noosa. 1989 Noosa when the pilot strike was on. Myself Rick Pallister, Andrew Royall, and John Southwell drove up. One of the most fun weeks of my life
  2. I would argue that it wasn't the rooting, or lack thereof, that separated Welchie and Allen triathletically....
  3. There is also the intimacy arousal debate that raised its head, so to speak, in 1992. Mark Allen famously abstained from any form of sexual activity 6 weeks before Ironman. Welchie was the exact opposite.
  4. People at my local gym, and some squad people keep talking about a product called 'pre-workout' - thought nothing of it but I got talking to a bloke on the stationary bike. Apparently it's some powdered shit people drink before they train. I looked at the label and it's basically whey powder with some fructose and a dose of caffeine. This bloke said he can't train without it. So I ask around and it's pervasive, the marketing brainwash commissionaires have managed to implant this new reality into gullible people's skulls. To be fair I get up and make a coffee first thing each day before I head out to train for a couple of hours. The only coffee of the day and it wakes me up but could very well be psychosomatic.
  5. I didn't realise that the prize was in lieu of a medal. That is a different thing altogether and get while you were filthy. Nothing to do with me. Apologies for my assumption and tone.
  6. add megalomaniac into that diagnosis. Jones genuinely believes he transcends all authority and his power is absolute.
  7. You really expected to receive a 'prize' because you won an age group national championship? Why?
  8. Sport shoots itself in the foot at major games with this shit. How many Olympic marathons and 50k walks have been done in the heat? Los Angeles, Beijing, Rio et al..kona gets a bit muggy too from time to time and it is never considered in terms of reducing the distance..the test event needs to be the 'test event' .maybe athletes have to slow down and survive. Change the mindset and deal with the distance in all conditions.
  9. haha Roxii! My daughter smashed the car on Sunday. Thank God she isn't hurt. Madeline Tynan sorted us out yesterday. I'm done driving with arctic gear on
  10. Thanks trinube - now we have the pool contract for 2 more years and expanding into learn to swim starting term 4 we have been mulling over going into Triathlon and multisports coaching again. I coached in the HP system previously but been observing the trends in triathlon coaching over the years. Amazed at how many coach fee paying triathletes, who swim in my squad (so the online coach only really coaches two sports if I do the swimming bit!) ask for advice about their biking and running. Some of the programs they have been prescribed are that complex, detached from the realities of human and family living - and overly analytical, that it's a wonder people can even get through one week. Maybe a back to the future model has a place.
  11. Interesting you say that Matt. The African runners seem to carry very little calf muscle - and blade runner technology was an interesting debate some years ago about propulsion, gait etc
  12. Interested in what people pay and what service is provided for Triathlon coaching and programming. As a swim coach with a tender contract with a Council - fees are split. People pay at the desk for a session with me in the pool and the Council sends a cheque monthly. I could earn 10 bucks or 80 for one session, depending on how many turn up. Winter is slow but I enjoy it. I watch Personal Trainer mates earn 1000s per week for throwing a few buzz words at clients and making them do a few burpees in the comfort of an air conditioned gym. Seems there are so many different modes of triathlon coaching. Some seem to make good money and retain athletes while others don’t. Some offer ten different payment options and cookie cutter style-programs - while others are present for sessions. Some use online platforms for feedback, others don’t and go by the art of coaching and coaxing improvement. Must be hard for beginners to get a sense of the market and who is the best fit for them.
  13. 25mm and yes I was talking to John Southwell the other day - we both agreed you were the most naturally gifted runner to come out of Cronulla. That's saying something given the long list of Kona winners and world champions that came from there. Us mere mortals just try to survive and keep running
  14. I read Brad Kearns, a famous US triathlete from the 80s is aiming to try and break 60 seconds for 400m. He is 54. Little goals like that keep us going through middle age. Swimming is also a good recovery tool. Tends to take out the tension build up in muscles and joints. The non-weight bearing movement is helpful.
  15. About 4 years ago I was competing in the Callala Beach Triathlon on the NSW South Coast. I turned the last buoy in the swim and was heading to shore. I felt a wave surge over me and sprinted to crack the wave thinking this was a bit of good luck. As I felt my body move with the wave I lifted my head and looked down; only to see a 4 foot drop into 20 centimetres of water...in order to avoid a fractured neck I flipped over to land on the sandbank on my back to minimise the potential damage. As it turned out I landed on my left butt cheek with a huge thud. I knew it was bad but - thought bruising and soreness was all and that it would pass. Got through the race. That impact created a tendopathy that literally lasted the best part of 4 years. I couldn't run or ride properly in that time. Glute just seized and couldn't get any stride. Particularly up hill. Tried everything. So I started to work on re-training how I run on a treadmill. Taller, higher knees, faster cadence. mid-foot strike, and short fast intervals. In time the pain receded and I was able to resume running. One of the upsides of the 'new' style is the calf issues went away. I'm 52 and understand the decline will be, and is inevitable. I can now run 4-5 times a week and manage about 50kms in that. one tempo run of an hour, a 75 minute 'long' run, 4 x 1 kilometre intervals on the treadmill with a 3k race pace effort to finish, and a couple of easier 50-60 minute runs. I'm one of those runners that have a love affair with the freedom and rawness it brings so it's far more than just triathlon training. I've started doing dead lifts and squats too which has made a huge difference as I've always been quad dominant on the bike and run. There are always niggles of course - but after 38 years in the sport there is always room for new insights and monitoring where we are at at any given time as a means to keep going.
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