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Year of first Tri race?

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  1. Did my first parkrun the other day and had a bit of a crack and ran 21.22 which my memory and strava tells me is a PB. So I'm going to try and get it down to 20.00 over the next couple of months. I'm going to try and do this on 2 or 3 runs a week that are in addition to 2 or 3 rides a week. Question is - what would be the best bang for buck in terms of running intervals to do each week??
  2. Guest

    New Clown Shoe Required

    G'day all Have a couple of OLD pairs of Hoka Stinson 3 which were/are awesome for me. I also have a pair of Hoka Clifton 4 which are.....ho hum. I can't find Stinson 3 online(discontinued) I need the mega clown shoe cushioning for my hips and muscles. The Clifton have been horrible for DOMS in comparison. Are there other brands that are very similar to the Stinson in a cushioning and mild control sense? Thanks very much ALL OPINIONS ARE VALID.
  3. Tyno

    Run Hundred

    In the same vein as Winter Fish, also inspired by a ST idea I've never done with them, comes: Run Hundred What's it about? It's about running. For 100 days. NOT continuously, but consistently. What constitutes a run? 20 minutes or more of running in one session. What is running? If you classify what you're doing as running, then it counts. Run/walk, water run, slow jog, sprint interval, whatever. What if I run more than once in a day? If you have more than one session in a day that has 20 minutes of running in it, each one counts. When does it start? I will start on Friday 11 May. This means day 100 is August 19, (Sunshine Coast Marathon event day.) If you start on Wednesday 23 May, day 100 is August 31. What categories are there? Baby Steps - 25 + runs in 100 days. Step Up - 50 + runs in 100 days. Steppin Wolf - 75 + runs in 100 days. Gump Step - 100 + runs in 100 days. Where do I record my runs? Wherever you normally do, Trannies strava page is a good option. Or here. Talk it up, sledge your friends. Sledge your enemies. Sledge roxii, go nuts. What is Tyno aiming for? Step Up. Maybe 1/2 marathon on the last day, we'll see. Will you be my running buddy?
  4. Sydney is a week away from the old blue line marathon.. who's in this year?? I'm start venue manager again so I guess I'll see you all fresh and ready to rock and roll! I"ll be the least like to look like a runner guy wearing around three radios!
  5. Apologies to Florence and the Machine for some lyric manipulation there... After visting a Physio and an Osteo to fix my hamstring problem, on Monday I visited a doctor. I was sent for an MRI and then back to the doctor - I knew things weren't looking too good when she said "you must have a very high pain threshold to run with your back in that state." She referred me to a specialist Sports Doctor, who went through each slide of the MRI with me, and identified the cause of my hamstring pain as a disc issue. I have three discs which have a 'tear' and have lost fluid (the discs look all dark and flat in the MRI), bulge out and compress the nerves. This has led to a loss of bone density (white patches on the MRI), and the doc mentioned that this will result in the vertebrae fusing together. He detailed that my back has lost the ability to absorb shock, and he wrapped-up the consult by saying: "my job is to get active people back to doing the things they love. Unfortunately in your case, you should never run again". I sat there in complete shock! I went there with a hamstring problem, and am being told never to run again! I get back pain, but not to the extent it stops me running, not even to the extent where I feel that I even need to visit the doctor. It's not there all the time, and it doesn't stop me doing anything. I'm not ready to stop running, and I'm not ready to stop racing triathlon! I achieved a PB racing an Ironman last week, and this week I'm being told never to run again. It's proving rather hard to take-in at the moment. My mindset at the moment is "f-it, keep going"! Does anyone know of someone in the Sydney area who can give a second opinion on such things?
  6. Even though I only live a few hours away from Bright I've only ever been through the place a couple of times on my way up to the snow. People keep telling me about how nice a spot it is for some running and riding so I penciled the Bright Alpine Climb ( http://www.4peaks.com.au/ ) in my diary and then virtually forgot about it. It looks like the event is actually four separate runs over four days (Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue) and the run distances vary from 10k's to 15k's and take in each of the peaks of Mystic, Feathertop, Hotham & Buffalo so each run will be solid but still very achievable. Has anyone here ever done it? Is anyone going this year? I haven't put an entry in or booked any accommodation as yet, but I do have a couple of friends going so I think I'll go and see what all the fuss is about. So once again I'll pick everyone's brains on where to stay, what to do and what else to look at while I'm up there. (If anyone else is keen you don't have to do all the runs, each one is a separate event and only $12 to enter).
  7. It's my first city to surf, so who's in? Are any Trannies hanging around for a few post race light refreshments?
  8. I was thinking about this on my run last night while struggling to stay in my aerobic zone. I generally follow the Maffetone method for run training and had been starting to see some good improvement until I injured on the bike. A 2 month layoff has put my aerobic ability back what feels like 12 months. The real question is - how detrimental is drifting into zone 3 / tempo pace when trying to build aerobic efficiency? I have no problem walking to get it back under, but this could also relate to trail and hill running, rather than my current unfitness. I've just moved into a hilly area, with some great trail paths very close. Some programs I've seen absolutely rule out going into the next zone, but I've heard others say it doesn't really matter, provided the majority is aerobic.
  9. Hey guys, I'm hoping to tap on the collective wisdom and experiences of others to see if you can help me work out what to do next to try and get rid of a nagging issue I've been having with my achilles since January this year. I have seen 2 or 3 different physios, podiatrist, masseurs and I don't think any of them have been able to figure out exactly what my problem is. The issue seems to be localised somewhere near the heel bursa rather than your typical achilles area - from what I can understand this is where the achilles tendon connects with the heel. This area swells after my runs (there is a noticeable bump) and there is residual pain for at least a day or sometimes two depending on how I manage it straight after the runs. I can literally put my finger where the pain is and there is absolutely no pain around the mid-achilles area. Icing seems to help a lot, as does (I think) rubbing a bit of voltaren gel in the area, wrapping it in cling wrap and putting socks on before going to bed (this was a tip from a physio). The typical calf raising exercises don't seem to help at all, in fact I think they actually aggravate the problem. The same goes for calf stretches. It's been 3 weeks since my last run (Cairns IM) and even though there is no pain as such (1 on a scale of 1 to 10), if I put pressure on the source of the problem I can feel a kind of "nerve" pain. As I was writing this I actually tried to find it and it seems to be a bit on the side rather than right in the middle of the heel now. On the image below, I'd say the pain is located closer to where the arrow is pointing at the calcaneous, maybe slightly above it. I guess the things I am trying to work out are 1) Have you had anything similar to this and if so, how did you treat it? 2) Given the background above and all the things I've tried so far, what else can I do to try and identify what's causing this and make it better? X-Ray? MRI? I have no idea! 3) Anything else I haven't done / thought of that you think might help? Cheers, Rog
  10. Already working through this problem but always interesting in hearing new opinions and thoughts. Subject. Long term athlete, 180cm/80 odd kg, 10km PB around 34-35mins, 27yrs old. Problem. Body is pretty banged up, trained on and off for last 10yrs longest break of 2months off running. Lots of half arsed efforts to get back into over the past two yrs. soft tissue injuries, back related nerve problems etc. Over the last 8 weeks I've been getting back into my running and want to race again after Xmas. Did a six week program building from 30km-80km that netted a 34:15 10km. Never dropped below 4min k pace in training due to above issues. Question is. What needs to be done to gain an extra two mins on the PB over the next three months taking the above into consideration? - high volume? - speed work risking injury? - cross training? Edit to add. I'll be riding give or take 200k a week and swimming once (maybe)
  11. Good morning all! We wanted to reach out to the transition community and provide you with some information on the upcoming ATEC (Australian Triathlon Endurance and Cycling) EXPO being held in July 2015 in Sydney. Visit the web page - www.atecexpo.com.au/jh for all the details and signup to the newsletter for up to date information. If you own, operator or work for a company who is interested in Sponsorship or Exhibition Space contact the following individuals Exhibition Opportunities - Joshua Haywood (02) 9080 4055 or Joshua.Haywood@informa.com.au Sponsorship Opportunities - Vanessa Iacomino (02) 9080 4016 or Vanessa.Iacomino@informa.com.au Cheers! The ATEC TEAM www.atecexpo.com.au/jh
  12. Hey triathletes! I'm part of a contest by Adidas to be selected as a bran ambassador for 2014, we're down to three male finalists. It would be of great help if you could clikc on the Fb link below and give the picture a big, helpful "Like!" this takes only a second! https://www.facebook.com/soymaratonista/photos/a.10152221545348232.1073741962.137576833231/10152221545563232/?type=1&permPage=1 Thanks a lot! Sebastian
  13. So with 4 months until I return to IM racing, I have started to think about where my weaknesses are in actually trying to race an IM. Physically I think I have most things covered. However, my main issue is that my run forms slips under extreme fatigue. There are a few things I am doing to improve physically in this aspect. However, I am pretty sure a large part of this is a weakness in my thought process while on the run in long course races. I tend to not be able to really push a mind numbing pain longer term. In short course racing I tend to have a mindset of racing angry and this serves me very well up through Oly distance racing. However this mindset is very difficult to maintain over long course and I don't believe I push as hard as I can in the run (certainly relative to my short course results) I am trying to teach myself to become more process driven and less outcome focused, however unfortunately I have a short attention span. When that mind numbing pain sets in I am trying to not focus on it by concentrating on my 4 key areas to me of my form. Elbow swing, leg drive, not bending at the hips and cadence. So my questions are: What do you specifically concentrate on during the run when the mind numbing pain sets in, I have heard of people repeatedly counting to 100 etc. Secondly how to you practice this in training and ensure it works under real pressure. For example do you run these thoughts consistently for most workouts or just certain workouts. Do you occasionally intentionally put yourself under extreme stress and see if these mental cues work? I was thinking that perhaps making myself bonk on a few runs and see if I can continue to push (relatively) using my thought process. Of course racing more is a key in this area but even with many years of racing I have never found the thing that works for me. Although it is really only now that I am truly starting to make a plan to deal with it. I am particularly interested to hear from the top age groupers what they think about for the 3-3.5 hours they continue to push their limits on the run. But everyone please provide your thoughts. Sorry a lot of this post is all about me, but hopefully others get some benefit as well.
  14. Thought I would share this with those that like something a bit different.This event was organized to celebrate the 100th Canberra birthday. Sri Chinmoy put on the event and did a great job, co-ordinating, trail marking and supporting the runners. The course started from Regatta Point Lake Burley Griffin and took in the major peaks surrounding Canberra. I completed the 2nd leg 30km which was a fairly full on day. There were 25-30 solo runners and approx 70-80 teams. with the solo winner just under 11 hours. Here's the link with details and results. http://au.srichinmoyraces.org/canberra100km Hopefully on next year cause I'll be backing up to have a go again cheers Tritragic
  15. Hi Everyone, This has probably been done to death but I did a few searches and wasn't coming up with much. I've been racing Sprint and Olympic distance races all year. My longest long run this year was 15km had a foot injury which has limited me to 8km runs. 5km pace 4:25 per km 10km pace is 4.45 - 5 min. Its 2 and a bit months to the race and I'm now good to go. My swimming is sweet normally front of the pack in my races similar in my ride TT's. Long rides of up to 200kms. Including 3 peaks and alpine classic just need to build the time on the Aero bars now. I'm looking at advice to get me through the run with a descent base in the remaining time I have. My initial plan is to run off my long ride on a sat starting with 15min and build it to race day. Just not sure how much to add each week and what to cap it at. Then Sunday do my long run starting with 6km and adding each week again not sure how much to build it up by. I have no problem with a bit of walk/ run towards the end of the race. All advice is definitely appreciated. Cheers
  16. Salomon XT Wings 10+3 Vest For sale - new - still in the sealed bag (I accidentlay purchased 2 of them) $85 pickup in Sydney CBD or add $10 postage. Currently $99 on Chain Reaction pre delivery. Red-asphalt size L/XL (I am 5.11 and relatively slim - fits me fine - will easily fit most men) Great running pack - very comfortable Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89525078@N07/8549308227/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/89525078@N07/8549308463/ More: http://www.outdoorgearstore.com.au/new-arrivals/salomon-xt-wings-10-3-vest-mens-red-asphalt.html
  17. So my wife has a love/hate relationship with triathlon.. In other words, she loves the pre and post-race banter, the socialising and, when she's not stressed at work, the training. She is a great athlete naturally and had a first amatuer and a number of AG podiums this year. She wants to turn her focus a little more to running, however, when we're back in Aus next next year. With a few friends, she's trying to pick out a few races to focus on. I looked for her on Cool Running and Event List to find a few but I felt there were a number missing. So, with that said, does anyone have any suggestions for fun/unique road races in NSW for 2013? Any distance, really, from 5k through to a mara. Her preferred distance is 1/2 mara. What do you guys reckon? -C2S -Sydney Running Festival -SMH Half mara? -Aus Run Fest in Canberra? Tah, Steve
  18. Hi all, So around 4 months ago I sprained my ankle really badly playing AFL footy (please save your comments...) I left it for about 1.5 months before seeing anyone (physio), where i got small results. Then 6 weeks later I went to see a foot and ankle specialist where I got a CT scan, MRI scan and post scan analysis. It was decided to go for a cortisone injection as excess scar tissue had bult up around the anterior tiliofibular ligament area, which were blocking the flexibility in my ankle quite significantly. I was told the injection was to go in and break up the excess scar tissue and help the body digest it. I was also told that if this doesnt work, the next step is to get telescope scrpainng of the scar tissue. Anyway, two questions: 1. What is the time frame for a cortisone injection for this reason to take effect? 2. I was told by the injection administering doctor (not the ankle specialist) to not run on it for "a week or more". I have not run for a week. How much more is more? Thanks
  19. Selling the following: Cervelo P3 2010: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261130783648?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Zipp 606 with bag: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261130782846?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Shimano TR70: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261131869065?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Triathlon / Cycling bundle #1: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261132623509?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Triathlon / Cycling bundle #2: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261133142595?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Scody Trisuit: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261133167120?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Salomon running top: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261133146498?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 FF seat post and Selle Italia saddle: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261132624727?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Bike Bag: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261132634106?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  20. I have 2 awesome running hydration packs for sale. Both BRAND NEW - never used - all labels etc attached. Both packs are high end running/trail packs and include bladders 1. Salomon Skin-Pro 14+3 (red) - $140 inc postage ($163 on CRC today - RRP $216) http://www.salomon.c...ro-14-3-set.htm 2. Ultimate Direction Wasp - $85 inc postage ($149 in Oz and about $90 in USA) https://endurancesto...ection-wasp-es/
  21. Ummmm strange question of the day: What are some of the negatives of Natural/Barefoot/Minimalist Running? Doing a lit review on Natural Running technique but cant find any negatives from literature (journal articles) besides peoples issues with injuries due to lack of transition time. Any ideas?
  22. Quack

    Garmin Fenix

    Looks like the new Fenix will be perfect for the adventure racers, trail runners and ultras... http://sites.garmin.com/fenix/?lang=en&country=AU#begin http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/10/garmin-fenix-gps-watch/ http://uncrate.com/stuff/garmin-fenix-gps-watch/ http://www.bare-essentials.com.au/12891-gps-for-serious-adventurers/ Nice looking unit, but not really a triathlon watch, does not seem to have power or swim functions.
  23. Shooting down the West Coast this weekend to watch the Great Ocean Road marathon. Has anyone done this, and interested to hear some tips on how you tackled the course and what you thought of it
  24. Hi, My missus had a herniated disc a few years back and after 18 months of rigorous rehab she got it all under control. She was told to swim a lot to help keep the back mobilized and also with stretching. Her doctors advised her not to run at all as the constant jarring due to running is not good at all for her situation. Recently (around 4-5 months ) back she started running again as swimming and cycling was not cutting the mustard. she enjoys it immensely and has been slowly making some good progress. But due to the competitive nature she also has a tendency to test the limits a bit too often. Anyways - last week or so her back has been getting sore and sore and eventually yesterday it started getting real bad again with spasms and disc bulging again. So now she is not a happy jan as the hopes of getting completely over her situation are dashed now. She will start swimming again - she knows not swimming was not the best thing to do and she will go back to that. the doctors have advised against running but I understand that their job is to make the patient pain free - however that happens. I'm wondering if other people here have had this situation and how they managed it to be able to run. She loves to run and would be quite distraught if this is the end. Willing to consider all options. Not many sports doctors here in newcastle that we know of so if sydney or other cities have some experts to advise on this - we will be keen to hear that. Also I was curious to understand about high cushioning shoes (hoka one one ??) - will they be beneficial in this situation if essentially the bulging of the disc is caused by jarring - if something reduces the jarring it will help with this situation. Thanks for any info Arpit
  25. Interested in buying a decent pair of newton running shoes used new I don't mind Cheers
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