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1 hour ago, Turts said:

So every weekday morning, 3 lunchtimes and 3 evenings. And each weekend day. 

And running 6 of 7 days, assuming no run off the bike otherwise its 7/7

No rest day? 

every morning yes. Lunch times are pretty let crank out 25 minutes on a treadmill, or get our in the fresh air. Switch one of those short runs to be off the bike f I want lunch back. 6 out of 7 runs yes, no rest unless feel it is needed from wearing down or impending sickness. Think it is only two evenings for swim squads

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The point I'm trying to make is that from 2000 - 2005 ( when my daughter was 1 -6 yo and I saw her on alternate weekends) qualifying for Kona was EVERYTHING to me. ( I remember getting in touch with you [AP], and you said"It sounds like you got what it takes").

(Sorry) I got a local coach. (Vic) { Maybe that was my big mistake after all} 🙂

We had a program.

When I wasn't working, and I wasn't with my daughter........I was training.

I'm a Scientist by trade, so everything I did was planned and methodical.

To paraphrase Thomas Hellreigel..." I 'worked' hard....real hard ".

On Race Day, I gave myself a good hard talking to, and said, "Today is your Day" 

At no stage in any Race I have ever said " Ah, F#$k it.....I'm just gonna walk it in now. I'll walk two abreast and have a 2hr chat with the guy walking next to me".

Most of the people that make up this forum are the reason I still frequent here.

We are still the "everyman".

Everyone is out there giving it the best they can.

Port Mac this year was my worst time by a considerable margin.

But despite that, and the fact that I thought I'd trained really well, I'm really proud of the fact that I "shuffled " along at an unbelievably slow pace without walking anything but the Aid Stations. You know , when you watch those Olympic marathon runners staggering all over the road, cause they're running on fumes. That was me.

So...tell me again AP about improving my "life habits" !

 

 

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38 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

every morning yes. Lunch times are pretty let crank out 25 minutes on a treadmill, or get our in the fresh air. Switch one of those short runs to be off the bike f I want lunch back. 6 out of 7 runs yes, no rest unless feel it is needed from wearing down or impending sickness. Think it is only two evenings for swim squads

I hope you're doing 9 hour IMs...

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4 minutes ago, pieman said:

I hope you're doing 9 hour IMs...

God no. I must have crap genes as I'm no place near that. I just like doing sbr because I do, but I'm not very good

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48 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Think it is only two evenings for swim squads

Plus the 5k friday arvo swim. Which, if you work, is evening. 

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8 minutes ago, Turts said:

Plus the 5k friday arvo swim. Which, if you work, is evening. 

Ah, sorry about that. Despite my learned english friends belief, I work in government and work hard long hours all week so I can get to the pool at 1400 on Fridays

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10 hours ago, trilobite said:

So looking at the results for IM Cairns last year, if I were a 50-54 year old male, podium times were 9:30, 9:43 and 9:44.

By comparison, if I were a 18-24 year old female (ie half the age of the finishers set out above) podium times were 11:46, 12:42 and 13:27.

Are you honestly saying the mature gentlemen would have retained their podium spots doing the same training the young ladies did?

Older guys don't know how to Instagram 😂😂😂😂

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28 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Ah, sorry about that. Despite my learned english friends belief, I work in government and work hard long hours all week so I can get to the pool at 1400 on Fridays

Not sure how you got that from my post, maybe go back and have a read again. You stated that you are able to train x amount of lunchtimes per week and I stated that in a corporate private sector role, that’s pretty much impossible to plan. Not sure how you could infer I wrote anything else?

i wprk long and hard also, unfortunately that doesn’t afford me a half day Friday and my commute home on Friday is a bit crazy with people heading to the south coast. I guess if you have a job that ends when you leave the office each day it’s doable, sadly I don’t have one of those :(

in the end though,  we all do the best we can with what we have and I’d rather people stay in the sport and have fun, rather than being made to feel second best because they didn’t throw the other things that are important in their lives under the bus.

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11 minutes ago, FatPom said:

Not sure how you got that from my post, maybe go back and have a read again. You stated that you are able to train x amount of lunchtimes per week and I stated that in a corporate private sector role, that’s pretty much impossible to plan. Not sure how you could infer I wrote anything else?

i wprk long and hard also, unfortunately that doesn’t afford me a half day Friday and my commute home on Friday is a bit crazy with people heading to the south coast. I guess if you have a job that ends when you leave the office each day it’s doable, sadly I don’t have one of those :(

in the end though,  we all do the best we can with what we have and I’d rather people stay in the sport and have fun, rather than being made to feel second best because they didn’t throw the other things that are important in their lives under the bus.

Sorry not trying to create angst, when I say lunch, that is often 30 minutes at 1500 as I don't get time at normal lunches. I often go home at 1900 and I work plenty from home.

I do have the luxury of being able to set aside the Friday, though

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7 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Sorry not trying to create angst, when I say lunch, that is often 30 minutes at 1500 as I don't get time at normal lunches. I often go home at 1900 and I work plenty from home.

I do have the luxury of being able to set aside the Friday, though

Yeah no angst from me. TBH, until I moved to the UK, I didn’t realise what an impact commuting can have. I commuted in Sydney but the times on PT were fairly predictable. Now I drive commute 29miles each way and it’s a bloody crap shoot to be honest, at least I have parking, at work, may don’t.

My role suffers from folks slamming ‘manadatory’ meetings in the diary at short notice but the thing I’m missing most is swim flexibility at home. The sessions for me are restrictive and not very long.

For years I suffered from a lack of mobility to train a lot but had time, now I have better mobility and no friggin time :lol:

One other thing I’ve noticed, that rarely gets mentioned is that I used to revel in doing everything on my bikes myself, including building from scratch but it’s amazing how much of a time sink bike maintenance on multiple machines can be, especially in a shitty UK winter. That’s time that also needs planning.

ive got huge admiration for folks that can manage this Rubiks Cube of activity but I ain’t one of them!

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4 minutes ago, FatPom said:

Yeah no angst from me. TBH, until I moved to the UK, I didn’t realise what an impact commuting can have. I commuted in Sydney but the times on PT were fairly predictable. Now I drive commute 29miles each way and it’s a bloody crap shoot to be honest, at least I have parking, at work, may don’t.

My role suffers from folks slamming ‘manadatory’ meetings in the diary at short notice but the thing I’m missing most is swim flexibility at home. The sessions for me are restrictive and not very long.

For years I suffered from a lack of mobility to train a lot but had time, now I have better mobility and no friggin time :lol:

One other thing I’ve noticed, that rarely gets mentioned is that I used to revel in doing everything on my bikes myself, including building from scratch but it’s amazing how much of a time sink bike maintenance on multiple machines can be, especially in a shitty UK winter. That’s time that also needs planning.

ive got huge admiration for folks that can manage this Rubiks Cube of activity but I ain’t one of them!

That commute is a bit of a killer, go all ST and ride😁. Swimming must be hard too given the lack of quality pools in UK.  Think the thing I have is choice. While I get lots of crappy meetings slammed all the time, I am lucky enough to be able to decline most of them and not care. People love meetings. Lots of private and more juniors in government don't have that choice.

I did say to people in one turgid meeting, I'm going running, "but we need you" "then come for a run". I have got flexibility and after really bad health two years ago, I make choices to just leave, and take my time as others will take it. When people are worried about utilisaton rates and billing you don't get that. I have got flexibility and the luxury of being able to decide if I want to have a meeting

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AP point about mental especially as we go longer is well made (FFS this feels so wrong). 300 watts FTP maybe a bit higher, sub 40 10 k and ok swimmer low 60 minute for IM, train well and put hours in. Can't put a sub 11 IM together.

I'm mentally weak and don't achieve because of that

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7 hours ago, BarryBevan said:

I'm going running, "but we need you" "then come for a run"

I loved this bit. One of my former portfolios was the Planning of our Mobile Network Backhaul. A mentor I'd had earlier in my career ran the Internal Construction group Nationally , and another good friend ran the external contract workforce. Every Friday lunchtime we'd go for a 15km run along the river paths and talk shit. Some was work, some wasn't, but it really was a good way to keep abreast of what we were doing in our areas.

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All good chat, but Is this still on topic? 😘

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After reading this thread, the thing that annoys me the most is that Dave T and John Hill will be in the same AG as me next year. 

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44 minutes ago, Cranky said:

All good chat, but Is this still on topic? 😘

I don't know what's funnier????

A thread on trannies happening to go OT.....

Or Cranky pointing it out :)

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I'm still trying to decide if the original poster is an actual person or AP posting under an alias trying to drum up more business. He uses trannies like corky users Instagram for self promotion. 

 

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14 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

I'm still trying to decide if the original poster is an actual person or AP posting under an alias trying to drum up more business. He uses trannies like corky users Instagram for self promotion. 

 

haha he'd be broke if he relied on trannys, everyone here already has all the answers and have decided what level of performance they are able to achieve.  

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

I'm still trying to decide if the original poster is an actual person or AP posting under an alias trying to drum up more business. He uses trannies like corky users Instagram for self promotion. 

 

There's another Corky...Rhiana Crehan (the V8 supercar pit lane girl) has posted a few  tippy toe pics now, shes also doing Cairns 70.3 this year.

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10 hours ago, BarryBevan said:

AP point about mental especially as we go longer is well made (FFS this feels so wrong). 300 watts FTP maybe a bit higher, sub 40 10 k and ok swimmer low 60 minute for IM, train well and put hours in. Can't put a sub 11 IM together.

I'm mentally weak and don't achieve because of that

I'm surprised you can't go sub 11! Those figures sub 10 would be on the cards. 11 hours would be taking it easy. 

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10 minutes ago, zed said:

I'm surprised you can't go sub 11! Those figures sub 10 would be on the cards. 11 hours would be taking it easy. 

I'm glad you said it Zed - if I had of said that (even though it's the truth) it would be considered condescending 

Those figures tell me that sub ten is very doable - I would say the fact that he's a scientist is his biggest handicap - it's more art than science

The hardest people to get 100% of their potential out are the people who work in exacting industries - accountants - engineers - air traffic controllers - there are exceptions - then there's the scientists and doctors - they approach it from the wrong end 

See it as a creative exercise - I tap into the athlete's right side of their brain - one of the worst things to come along for Ironman performance is Training Peaks - far too much analysis - analysis paralysis 🙄

And B@W is still a flea

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10 minutes ago, AP said:

Those figures tell me that sub ten is very doable - I would say the fact that he's a scientist is his biggest handicap - it's more art than science

The hardest people to get 100% of their potential out are the people who work in exacting industries - accountants - engineers - air traffic controllers - there are exceptions - then there's the scientists and doctors - they approach it from the wrong end 

See it as a creative exercise - I tap into the athlete's right side of their brain - one of the worst things to come along for Ironman performance is Training Peaks - far too much analysis - analysis paralysis 🙄

And B@W is still a flea

:-)

Hope you don't mix up your paying clients as easily as you mix up posters on Trannies.

I'm the Scientist. No idea what Barry Bevan's profession is.

BB is the one with the 300Watt FTP, sub 40min 10k

Mine is closer to 220watts and 50minutes would be a stretch these days.

Having re-read a lot of my posts over the last 24 hours, I'd probably also slot myself in alongside BOW as a "flea".

Maybe the right side of my brain IS a bit underdeveloped.

:-)

 

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So you are the original poster? just trying to drum up business, or were you just wanting to talk about how great you’re again? 

#kona#blessed#lookatme 

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1 minute ago, Dave T said:

 

Having re-read a lot of my posts over the last 24 hours, I'd probably also slot myself in alongside BOW as a "flea".

Maybe the right side of my brain IS a bit underdeveloped.

🙂

 

Na we just call BS when it’s posted

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