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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

That's the spirit. I have a friend who would probably run the first km and then pull out. I think he's a bit soft. But you are a true hard man of the sport. Not afraid of a tough course or a cold swim.

 

 

I'm always afraid but just do it anyway. :lol:

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51 minutes ago, FatPom said:

I'm always afraid but just do it anyway. :lol:

Have a blast FP, looking forward to your report afterwards 

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29 minutes ago, Surfer said:

Have a blast FP, looking forward to your report afterwards 

Cheers Surfer. I have two aims, either finish before the pizza places and pubs are shut or string it out and go straight to cafes for breakfast.:lol:

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5 hours ago, FatPom said:

So I will start tomorrow. It won't be quick or pretty but the weather is meant to be lovely and who doesn't love a 16hr walk? :lol:

A 16 hr walk to a finish is a finish. And puts you ahead of those that don't finish or never start because it might be hard. 

But play it smart and be aware of your body. Consequences can be long term if you ignore the signs.  

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2 minutes ago, Turts said:

A 16 hr walk to a finish is a finish. And puts you ahead of those that don't finish or never start because it might be hard. 

But play it smart and be aware of your body. Consequences can be long term if you ignore the signs.  

Cheers Turts, taken on board. 

I know I should done this before but didn't, last night I packed my running vest fully, a little heavier but however I put that headtorch, it seem to stick in my back.  I wrapped it in a spare sock in the end.

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1 minute ago, FatPom said:

Cheers Turts, taken on board. 

I know I should done this before but didn't, last night I packed my running vest fully, a little heavier but however I put that headtorch, it seem to stick in my back.  I wrapped it in a spare sock in the end.

Haha, I packed mine multiple times, race morning that still happened. Just wiggle it a bit. 

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Joined a group of nine for a 1500m Winter Solstice swim at the dam this morning. 

It's very difficult to type this out at the moment, as my fingers are yet to get any real feeling back, and I'm shivering all over. :)

 

It was fun though.

 

The post -swim group photo:

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2 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Joined a group of nine for a 1500m Winter Solstice swim at the dam this morning. 

It's very difficult to type this out at the moment, as my fingers are yet to get any real feeling back, and I'm shivering all over. :)

 

It was fun though.

 

The post -swim group photo:

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There's my buddy Michael.

What's the water temp?

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8 minutes ago, AA7 said:

There's my buddy Michael.

What's the water temp?

The thermometer said 16.4 where we started, but there were a few spots where it seemed a bit cooler than there.

Michael said it was so cold he couldn't feel one of his legs.

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2k swim around shark island for the solstice this morning. 

Water was supposed to be 18 but it felt warmer to me (and that is saying something coming from me). Was colder out than in.

I did relent and wear a wetsuit.

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

The thermometer said 16.4 where we started, but there were a few spots where it seemed a bit cooler than there.

Michael said it was so cold he couldn't feel one of his legs.

I was trying to think up a joke for the leg, I had nothing, but you nailed it though :)

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Finally back on the bike after 10 weeks off for a very slow and hard 55 this am (even had two swims and a 15 k cycle last week), might even try running soon - gained 20kg since the Worlds last September, the prep for Noosa #35 is going to be hard.

(collection of unrelated illnesses, conditions and injuries, a cracked-through crank, chocolate binges while completing uni assignments, etc etc)

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On 21/06/2019 at 11:22 AM, Turts said:

A 16 hr walk to a finish is a finish. And puts you ahead of those that don't finish or never start because it might be hard. 

But play it smart and be aware of your body. Consequences can be long term if you ignore the signs.  

13:49:01

That was beyond hard. Hip was very painful after 25km and I was reduced to walking a lot more than normal. Very hot for the UK.  I am absolutely buggered.

More tomorrow. Right now, cup of tea and bed!

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2 hours ago, FatPom said:

13:49:01

That was beyond hard. Hip was very painful after 25km and I was reduced to walking a lot more than normal. Very hot for the UK.  I am absolutely buggered.

More tomorrow. Right now, cup of tea and bed!

Excellent result especially when you're carrying injuries going in.  They even calculated VO2 max for you which seems especially odd when it's an ultra so would include any times that you'd stop along route!

 

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3 hours ago, FatPom said:

13:49:01

That was beyond hard. Hip was very painful after 25km and I was reduced to walking a lot more than normal. Very hot for the UK.  I am absolutely buggered.

More tomorrow. Right now, cup of tea and bed!

great work!

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4 hours ago, truck said:

Excellent result especially when you're carrying injuries going in.  They even calculated VO2 max for you which seems especially odd when it's an ultra so would include any times that you'd stop along route!

 

 

Thanks mate.

There was more stopping than I had planned. I had to sit down and rest aid stn 5,6 and 7, also waited for medical at two of them ( cold spray). Then about a mile after leaving one I had some grit in my shoe.

There was a cyclist waiting for his running friend sat on a raised grass verge.  I stopped there, sat on the verge and took my shoes and decided to change my socks. We were chatting then when I put my right shoe, I had a massive debilitating cramp in my calf.  My new best friend was up in a shot, grabbed foot and held ease the cramp off. I was in agony and he was great.

Ir reckon I used up 15-20 mins there. All in all, I reckon an hour stoppage time. It doesn't matter, those stops were needed in order to finish at all.

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4 hours ago, Turts said:

great work!

Cheers Turts. This ultra lark is hard!  I doth my cap to you. 👍

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6 hours ago, FatPom said:

Cheers Turts. This ultra lark is hard!  I doth my cap to you. 👍

Haha, hard is what makes it fun! 

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Haven't been here for a while because I haven't been sticking to the early stages of my plan very well... shed loads of travel, sister's wedding and then a holiday in Seoul before getting back here to HK have limited the ability to structure it properly.

Forced myself into the sweatbox at the hotel today and did the programmed 30 mins at 3:57 whilst sweating out of my eyes. 12 weeks to go.

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9 hours ago, KieranR said:

Cut a few laps and landed some tricks at the skate park 😂

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Gotta love some cross-training Kieran, nice work dude 🤘

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Yassos... meant to be x 4 < 2:50 and managed 2.5....

Two weeks of long haul flying taking its toll!

Long run tomorrow.

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Got back on the bike after about 6 months.

rolled down the road turned into the headwind went to change gears and ... nothing. Garmin said my di2 battery was at -1%. How does that even happen? 

Anyway continued for a bit, found a wallet on the road, turned out it was a guy across the road from me, and I took it to him before he even realised he’d lost it. 

Ducked home charged the battery for 10 mins and then hit the road again for a bit more. 

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6hrs of hiking in rough granite country around Tenterfield y'day testing out my new mouse fly design on Muzzies.  It looks the ducks guts in the water, but is a heavy pig to cast once wet. Think I'll hit it with some of that water-repelling spray.  One little Muzzie had a smack at it though.

If I can summon up some motivation, a little brick session today with the Mrs.

 

 

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Outlet track at Wanaka. 17km

During the run though of ComfortlyNumb and fishing in the Cluta. Here is a photo for you. 

This is part of the run leg for Challenge Wanaka 

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3 hours ago, rory-dognz said:

Outlet track at Wanaka. 17km

During the run though of ComfortlyNumb and fishing in the Cluta. Here is a photo for you. 

This is part of the run leg for Challenge Wanaka 

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Been to Wanaka a few years ago, loved it Rory. Will move there when I win the lottery.  Got busted off by a whopper in the lake!

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Sat:  It was Flipper's birthday/not birthday party.  38kids and 32C, that was enough for one day. :lol:

 

Sun: 22km trail run/walk, 2hrs31 :blink: Body definitely not recovered from last week (or yesterday)

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Finally got round to last week's long run. 1:40 Z2 then finished with 20 mins at 4m/K. Swim tomorrow methinks!

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This is becoming the "What did Monkie to today" thread!

Tempo run, 40mins @3:56. Felt awesome. Could have carried on.

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My activity this week so far has been 4 surfs the old back has been tight but not painful (been trying hard to stretch and sit ups push ups etc) Today my 13 year old paddle out with me it was 5ft on the bigger ones but pretty much 4ft . My last wave though my back seized up which was disappointing .but the highlight was Cody being a little nervous and unsure when the sets came in to a few of us g ing him up and he took one and got the wave of his young life ,so stoked for him he paddle back out with a smile on his face like the harbour bridge .

I was stoked for him it’s the small things in life I love at the moment 👍

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4 hours ago, oldschool69#2 said:

My activity this week so far has been 4 surfs the old back has been tight but not painful (been trying hard to stretch and sit ups push ups etc) Today my 13 year old paddle out with me it was 5ft on the bigger ones but pretty much 4ft . My last wave though my back seized up which was disappointing .but the highlight was Cody being a little nervous and unsure when the sets came in to a few of us g ing him up and he took one and got the wave of his young life ,so stoked for him he paddle back out with a smile on his face like the harbour bridge .

I was stoked for him it’s the small things in life I love at the moment 👍

Nothing better than being in the surf with your kids mate.  Flipper was 3.5yrs old when this was taken. I love this pic and Mrs FP had it printed on a mug for me. I think it’s one of the things I would save in a fire haha.

I hear you on the back issues, that and a lack of opportunity to surf as much as I’d like over here, means my pop up has gotten quite slow, can be annoying for sure!

 

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1 hour getting muddy and wet on the trails out the back of my house yesterday, loved it, like school day cross country but with more scrambling over rocks. Went to the gym today to do Yassos as the ovals are all sodden. 5 x 800 descending from 2:48 to 2:40. Backing up with a long run tomorrow before the next trip, I shall sleep on the plane!

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4 hours ago, FatPom said:

Nothing better than being in the surf with your kids mate.  Flipper was 3.5yrs old when this was taken. I love this pic and Mrs FP had it printed on a mug for me. I think it’s one of the things I would save in a fire haha.

I hear you on the back issues, that and a lack of opportunity to surf as much as I’d like over here, means my pop up has gotten quite slow, can be annoying for sure!

 

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I have a similar photo of my daughter when she was about 3 

ironically on a beach we now call home !  I love that photo .

i took this one a couple weeks ago when we all headed down just for a swim and body bash as there was no surf.

the family that surfs together stays together haha 

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Thought I would set myself a challenge today. To swim off the beach till I couldn’t see the beach any more then swim back.

 

 

 

Was a tough 200m  :lol: 

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Little brick session today 30kms bike/15min run-walk. 

Nearly ended up in the bucket of a farmers tractor when he thought it would be a clever idea to swing across to the wrong side of the road for a bit to turn into his gate at the top of a steep hill on a blind RH corner. 

Meh, it's only a cyclist, how fast can this lycra wanker be climbing that hill? 

Answer - fast enough to have to swerve onto the wrong side of the road to not end up in your effin bucket!

Would have been interesting to see a car rounding that bend at 50kmh instead of me at 15kmh.

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I am fed up with this shitty winter. The one winter when I'm trying to focus on the bike as the body still wont let me run properly and all we get is drizzle drizzle and more drizzle. What happened to cold dry winters in Sydney?!? I refuse to do 3 mind numbingly boring trainer sessions in one week.  

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Walking the dog this morning doing a lap of kurnell and saw lots of guys fixing flats too. 

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5 hours ago, BogFrog said:

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I am fed up with this shitty winter. The one winter when I'm trying to focus on the bike as the body still wont let me run properly and all we get is drizzle drizzle and more drizzle. What happened to cold dry winters in Sydney?!? I refuse to do 3 mind numbingly boring trainer sessions in one week.  

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You won’t dissolve, think of all the bike cleaning opportunities!

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10km easy jog, 55mins. That’s pretty much now until race day, maybe a 5km and 3km in the week. Plus a shed load of hip work.

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40km in the hills after a solid 130km in the hills yesterday. Got home & the family wanted to go hike Mt Lofty.

Damm kid had me on the ropes early, luckily my endurance kicked and she started to fade. She was still nipping at my heels as we got to the summit. I fear my days as the top dog are numbered.

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5 hours ago, FatPom said:

You won’t dissolve, think of all the bike cleaning opportunities!

With my record of staying upright? Na...

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55km trail run. Was meant to be 100km, Race to the Stones but a huge tumble at 18km that smashed my knee and banged my bad hip, saw me bail at 55km from the increasing pain. :crybaby:

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1 hour ago, FatPom said:

55km trail run. Was meant to be 100km, Race to the Stones but a huge tumble at 18km that smashed my knee and banged my bad hip, saw me bail at 55km from the increasing pain. :crybaby:

Crikey FP - I thought running was safer than cycling ! Take care and heal fast 

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4 hours ago, FatPom said:

55km trail run. Was meant to be 100km, Race to the Stones but a huge tumble at 18km that smashed my knee and banged my bad hip, saw me bail at 55km from the increasing pain. :crybaby:

Mate that's no good! Hopefully it's not too bad going forward.

Inspired by a few things and seeing you doing these couple of races had me go out for 23km on the trails yesterday. I haven't done more than 10km since September last year and probably bit off more than I could chew. Enjoyed about 18km of it and sucked up the last 5km because I had to get home somehow!

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