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  1. I didn’t want to just throw them in the bin. I’m pretty chuffed with the result. Worked better than I thought it would. The brick hangers are from Bunnings. https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-hanging-basket-lock-in-brick-hook_p3000301
    10 points
  2. Swim - Water a bit cool.... wind chill on top was bloody chilly. OK swim 17:36 Bike - Miserable and bitterly cold - felt a bit like I had some issues breathing - put it down to the cold. Could not wait to start the run and warm up. Really slowed me down a bit. 51:30 Run - rain stop half way through - body warmed up thankfully, though still did not feel very good. But happy with run overall. 22:47, then 21:22 splits for a 44:10. Transition 1: 1:20 Transition 2: 1:18 This gave me 8th in the 50-54 age group with a time of 1:55:55. Thought I went faster as I did
    9 points
  3. Long ride for the week. It was a hoot heading home with the tailwind. Neck deep in toast and marmalade now. ROTB will be done via mowing the lawn and the vacuuming.
    6 points
  4. Back in semi-freedom, I’ve had 4 days in a row of my commute back up through Mt Dandenong. Reminds me how much I miss just riding in the semi-rural hills, no traffic or traffic lights and fresh air. Cycling can be just fun and mentally refreshing. Around 1200m climb and 80kms each day but it’s just enjoying cycling again.
    6 points
  5. I think you would be surprised at just how many others at various times or a lot of the time are doing exactly the same mate. Just showing up is a lot better than giving up and at least keeps you moving in the right direction till we all figure this life shit out. Keep focusing on the positives mate, you are a good man doing good. Keep it up.
    6 points
  6. OK Skel asked 8 days ago... So here goes I'm ****ing terrible. Not knowing exactly what was going on with my MH for so many years now has kind of been a relief. "Oh they haven't labelled me so I might just be going through a rough patch".. Etc etc But having worked with a psychologist for a while now and being diagnosed with acute PTSD is scary. The more I learn about the "condition" the more I see what I have done and who I've done it to are text book things. Even on the way to start the last lap of the run in Busso, MJK said "your legs aren't
    6 points
  7. Morning. Calmer today.....lol. Had a talk with him yesterday about getting everytsorted and that he couldn't live in a house like that. I spent 4 hrs in his house yesterday. At least it is a start. Needed a mask so I didnt get high....lol. Cleaner in today at 10am. 18 garbage bags so far. Disharge likely Friday. Assessment tomorrow with discharge and community health team. A happy place to begin the day. Marcoola Beach. Not a bad beach.....no crocs here.🤣 Thanks all.
    5 points
  8. Yep its mind boggling that the biggest issue in the Presidential race is actually getting people to turn up and vote, then you go and make it difficult for them to do so. We complain about about having to trek all the way to the local public school and if the line up is longer than it takes to down a democracy sausage we are livid.
    5 points
  9. Well for God's sake man buy another round 😂😂🍻
    4 points
  10. As I am on the trainer for a few hours i will answer this today. Part 1- context First questions is why are you doing kettlebell swings? Did the pt give a reason why you were doing them? There are a few exercises pts give that are basically used to fatigue you rather then benefit you performance why. Go to any bootcamp or group session and you will always see burpees, jump squats or box jumps and kettlebell swings. They are too fatigue you to give the sense of you have trained but in essence you have just got tired. There is a Difference between training and working out. Traini
    4 points
  11. No worries about asking. Copy of email below....
    4 points
  12. Yeah it’s a real shame having peta credlin around. Then again it took one question from her To get to the bottom of the mystery phone caller, ie release phone records. I’m sure one of the ABC/Age journalists was just about to ask the same question.
    4 points
  13. That's the thing. You have been carrying on for months about how horrible the restrictions are in Melbourne (I won't say lockdown as we've always been able to get outside to exercise). If you have had a job through this, the experience has been tough but manageable for most. Yet above is a post from Ironnerd who is locked inside for 3 weeks in a foreign country, making do with what they have at hand and you thought making a joke at their expense was the ideal response. I don't know them but would personally find actually being locked inside far tougher than our months of restrictions...
    4 points
  14. Sadly a Triathlon legend and all round great guy Digger Elrick passed away peacefully today with his family by his side. Its a sad loss for the Victorian triathlon community and he certainly helped myself alot as a junior and continued to be involved in the sport as much as he could after his accident many, many years ago. Digger was a founding member of Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club, a State and National champion and a loveable larikin. A fighter to the end. Rest in peace Dig.
    3 points
  15. His sister would be a much better candidate
    3 points
  16. Agreed. Second day in a row of double donuts (no new cases and no deaths) in Vic!
    3 points
  17. So all the training is done and it's taper time. 2 weeks to race day - what have I done! other than a pilates inflicted injury which was quickly resolved by virtue of the fact I have an inhouse osteo 😀 I've had a great prep. Longest run timewise was 3 hours - but that was because I took a wrong turn and spent half an our or so crawling through lantana and over rocks trying to refind a trail, or any trail!. Nothing more frustrating than the phone map saying the trail is just 50 meters "over there" but there's a vertical cliff face and/or prickly vines in between 😆 Eventually escaped!
    3 points
  18. 5hr30 on trainer followed by 5x1km off bike then 30min back on bike. Crazy cold in melb today. 45mins walk later in arvo and some movement based and isomertic exercises
    3 points
  19. @Peter I thought you’d like this one
    3 points
  20. Long easy easy run. I put in a couple of half hearted MP kms but my head wasn’t in it. The terrible weather meant 3 or 4 stops for coat on/off because I had a loaded vest on. This destroyed my rhythm, so I concentrated on ‘getting it done’ 29km, 139 mtrs, 2:49:14 at 5.50 pace
    3 points
  21. Thanks folks, trigger pulled and ordered in custom yellow/green purple (got to be able to find your's when it counts, right?) now to see how long the delivery time is...... then to get race fit for x-tri season (and Noosa of course) I can hear Townsville 2022 whispering to me "give it a go...."
    3 points
  22. What, but I thought Trump was the only one who lied...? Like I've always said, why in the heck do people carry on about Trump lying as if he is the only person who does? They all do, every single one of them.
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. For the last 3 years I have been working FIFO to Mongolia, 4 weeks on / 2 weeks off back to Australia. For the last 6 months I have been "stuck" in Australia WFH. At the start of October I flew back to Mongolia. Fortunately for me Mongolia dropped its quarantine period down from 5 weeks to 3 weeks in September. Once I get out of quarantine I will have ~100 days on the mine site. Hopefully I will then fly back to Australia for another 2 weeks quarantine. Quarantine has not been too bad. The food is good, but barely lukewarm. I work a 12 hour day, do some exercise, talk to the family, go t
    3 points
  25. Nah, she is a real piece of work this one, to be honest Im flabbergasted that any show would give her any air time or any additional fame. She was the girlfriend of an NRL player and lied to him that they were pregnant to try and save their relationship, then claimed she miscarried, then when the relationship ended anyway she accused him of domestic violence. He went through hell on both the "miscarriage" and the DV accusations. She is a right piece of work.
    3 points
  26. Firstly thank you Trifun for correcting my memory. It was 1986 and my result was 6th not 5th. A complete results list would be great Trifun. Thanks. Does anyone have the results/articles of knows where to point me of two iconic Australian races and one very tragic race. 1981 Elouera Triathlon. I was a 21 year old local cop who played basketball. 13th overall just 4 places behind someone unknown to me then but who would not only become my housemate but was a legend of the sport, Mark Pringle. In 1985 Pringo and I we headed to Vanuatu for Port Vila Triathlon 1st & 2nd, b
    3 points
  27. I've been planning on doing weights again to slow muscle mass through aging and for general health by converting the 3*3m studio in the back yard into a small home gym. I finally stopped procrastinating around the time of this topic but stock of home gym equipment was out globally due to the pandemic! I placed a Notify me when back in stock on a particular half rack I decided upon and forgot about it... Couple of months ago out of the blue it came back into stock for less than an hour and was sold out whilst I was remeasuring the space... Another Notify me placed and ordered immediately
    3 points
  28. Okay....maybe not so calm after 9 hours cleaning. Lol. Feel like I've done an ironman. And had 5 hrs of cleaning help. Not quite done. Kitchem is still.....well....yep. But overall, more livable. Didnt get to hospital....was an incident which led to broken window. Had to get it repaired (emergency repairs are not cheap!!!). Dad was unhappy I didn't get there. He doesn't know about the window....yet. Anyway....tomorrow is another date. Discharge planning meeting.
    2 points
  29. Nailed the 28x100 swim Paced the first 8 more sensibly and completed the whole thing as it should be. Avg pace 1:48/100 paddles and bouy Then an hour on Zwift. Rode with a Dinosaur and then in France. It was great. All easy.
    2 points
  30. Hope it's nothing to be concerned about -H-!
    2 points
  31. I'm not in taper yet, in fact this is (meant to be) my biggest week, with my longest run run being 33km on either Friday or Sat. This hasn't been a great prep, as I just picked a 16 wk program and jumped in at wk 9 because I signed up so late. That and the few days I had off with my knee will probably bite me but we'll see how it goes. Realistically, I will miss one medium length run and one speed session this week but hopefully not the end of the world. My plan is to run the first half holding 5.20/kms and see at half way how I feel. 5.20s gives me 3:48 but anything under 4.00 wi
    2 points
  32. No offence taken. Its what I deserve for trying to do 3 things at once and not realising that I wasn't on the last page of the thread.
    2 points
  33. Oh Skel, I am so sorry. Vent, vent, vent. Get it out here so you can be calm when dealing with the system and your Dad. Massive hugs to you. xx
    2 points
  34. 2 points
  35. Long run progression continues... 6.6k walk to work. Easy after only a few hours sleep. 7.4k walk home. Quicker than this morning but still only revving above idle 😎👌 ATL is at 53 Form is -16 I can feel last weeks swim at Scarbs in my sinuses but other than that I am feeling OK.
    2 points
  36. It appears you had a pt who obviously was doing generic programming. Tell me why you are or want to be doing a kettlebell swing. Give me some context. Are you strength training for triathlon or running or for crossfit? Below is a pic highlighting the forces of running gait of the muscles used. Many athletes run based i see have weak plantar flexors and weak hamstrings not weak glutes.
    2 points
  37. He punched out a pretty handy 51.3km on the track to take the Canadian 1 hour record.. after setting a new 5 km run PB a week ago.. if only he could swim
    2 points
  38. Never heard of the guy and to be honest haven't really been watching pro cycling for a few years. It got boring with Team Sky and Froome. It's controlled by people in cars etc and I just kinda feel a bit meh about grand tours. The classics I still enjoy, a car can't do too much if a big tactical mistake is made, or mechanical etc. It's a bit more open and anything can happen. Basically cycling is becoming a bit dull very much like the ITU did before Browsers, Gomez and others changed it for the better.
    2 points
  39. 17km easy run, 1:36 at 5.39 pace
    2 points
  40. Which part? The "pick-a plank" bridge? The smell of cow poo as you rode around the farms at Glenmore Park? Running up Leonay? The only "easy" bit was hammering back down the M4
    2 points
  41. Regardless of who wins, something has to be done about the voting systems over there Fifty years after they put men on the moon, surely they can come up with a secure and efficient way for people to vote?
    2 points
  42. 1hr Easy Zwift on the flat NP 127 Avg HR 98 Tip toeing with the ATL and Form.... 😬🤞🤞🤞 No symptoms present. Kinesiologist(fancy chiro) said my systems were a lot happier than two weeks ago despite the fatigue in my body.
    2 points
  43. Richard Jewell - Directed by Clint Eastwood with Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates - can't go wrong with this one!
    2 points
  44. I will still be getting home from the nightclubs then...😜
    2 points
  45. It's not a trail marathon, it's a road one (Eton Dorney). gonna break out the Next%. People say they're expensive but I only use them for road races, which means they should last about 27 years. 😁
    2 points
  46. Serious comment- Ive recently had similar, is it that people just dont listen or when its a phone or zoom meeting they're looking at other stuff so they miss the detail. Ive found senior members & major stakeholders are the main culprits
    2 points
  47. I am currently in 3 weeks quarantine. This is my "gym". The water bottles make good light weight dumb bells. I have another 5 bottles in my backpack for when I do leg exercises.
    2 points
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