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  1. I haven't been riding much, so I'm doing the trail run that they're doing on the Saturday. The ride looks great, but each year I never seem to get organised to do it.
  2. I've used Pushys heaps over the years and they've always been great. As a new one for me, I used ASG Store last week to buy a couple of boxes of gels. Their Oz store is in SE QLD, price was good, and delivery was overnight... so from my one experience with them, they've been perfect. I'm not sure how long they've been around, but I haven't come across them before.
  3. Our dog was one of the family and lived his life as such. Morning and afternoon walks/bushwalks every day, lived inside and slept on the bed. Breakfast and dinner was a choice of chicken/steak/mince plus veggies. There was always a side of dry pet food, as well. He was super fit, happy, and relaxed.
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    Coeliac disease

    @beginnergirl, wow, that is a tough and traumatic way to find out you have the condition. There definitely seems to be a lot more food options/alternatives around now, than what there would have been years ago, so I'm grateful for that. @KieranRdoes your son have bad reactions if there is some cross contamination in his food, or is your vigilance as a precaution? As a parent, I would find managing a condition like this for my son very stressful, so well done to you. The more I read I feel as though I'm getting off lightly, given my lack of any outward, obvious symptoms.
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    Run Dynamics

    I love looking at my data and the Garmin HRM-run is the latest gadget I've bought too. Note, I'm just an enthusiastic amateur, but I approach my running from a general goal of being 'light and smooth'. This generally equates to higher cadence, short ground contact time, low vertical oscillation %. But, I think it's all relative to the individual, to a degree. As an example, I'm quite tall and have long legs, so cadence over about 170 is uncomfortable (ie not smooth) for me. If you haven't already done it (mainly because it's interesting for data nerds) I recommend doing a few runs a
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    Coeliac disease

    That's encouraging. I haven't had any issues with any food, which is good. Strangely one of my concerns is that after following a GF diet for a while, I might actually start to get some of the more obvious reactions if I have any gluten.
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    Coeliac disease

    Mine was picked up somewhat inadvertently in an endoscopy, with biopsy showing atrophied villi. I've subsequently had blood tests to establish some baseline figures to check improvement against in the future. So, no testing to confirm diagnosis, as such. Apart from low iron (which led to the endoscopy), I haven't had any real symptoms despite my heavily gluten-centric eating habits. In hindsight, I had some fatigue and the occasional bloated feeling, but nothing bad or anything that couldn't be attributed to some other cause. Certainly nothing like symptoms that some people describe.
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    Coeliac disease

    Just reviving an old thread, due to an out of the blue diagnosis of coeliac disease. I'm still gathering info, but I don't personally know anyone that has it to ask them some more practical questions. One question I have is how pedantic/careful people are (or have to be) regarding cross contamination. The position of Coeliac association, my dietitian, various blogs, etc make it sound as though even the slightest exposure is catastrophic. I was diagnosed by biopsy, but haven't actually had any adverse, acute symptoms at any point. I understand people avoiding even small exposure if they ex
  9. About $500 split across three events. All have been rescheduled, which I'm doing, but there was an option for each to take the refund.
  10. I've got a new Garmin HRM Run as well and haven't had an issue. I do wet it prior to going out if it's particularly dry and windy, though. I still wear my old Garmin HRM when riding (just haven't got around to pairing my new one to my bike computer). I get a lot of spikes and consistently high readings if I'm wearing a slightly loose jersey that flaps/rubs against it. If I'm wearing a tighter jersey there's no problem.
  11. Or even worse... having those thoughts while treading water halfway around the course, like I expect I'd be doing 😀
  12. Last actual non-tri event was SEQ Trail Series at Hinze Dam in March 2020. I did the Gold Coast 5k, 10k, and half marathon virtual races in July, if that counts.
  13. Mooloolaba 2020, on the last weekend before things started shutting down. Nothing special time wise for me, but a great weekend and enjoyable race.
  14. Yep, as far as I know. They got the tick a few days ago according to their FB announcement. I'm still holding off registering until closer to the date, in case the situation here changes.
  15. I'm in QLD and planning to race GC Running Festival in a few weeks and probably some of the QTS races following that. Currently, QLD has low case numbers, closed borders, and it's tentatively looking like we might avoid the escalation being experienced by those down south. But, if that changes, I would probably not race. All going well with continued low numbers, I'm comfortable that I won't be mingling and will have minimal contact with anyone/anything. For a bigger and busier event like Noosa, I'd be watching the infection numbers closely, but might still consider it.
  16. Looks like Gold Coast running festival officially has the green light for 6 Sep. Same organisers run QTS, so hopefully that's a positive sign for the tri series. No doubt, things could change at short notice depending on how the current covid situation develops, but a good sign for now (for those in SE QLD).
  17. I guess the difference in this example is the measure of success. Just learning to play a musical instrument might be more akin to the success of training for and finishing an IM. Qualifying for Kona requires training to a standard far beyond just being able to complete the distance and requies having to beat other people, who's performance you can't control, so might be more like practicing and auditioning for something with limited spots like an orchestra etc.
  18. I bulged a disc (L3/L4, I think) about 7yrs ago. I went to Brisbane Sports and Spinal at UQ at St Lucia. That's a little while ago, so I'm not sure if the same people are there, but they were good and got me sorted. No problems since.
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    Strava Help

    I get that occasionally when viewing via the Strava app on my phone, but it's only been for short periods and I've put it down to my internet connection rather than a Strava issue. (I have a paid subscription). It's always eventually loaded or resolved itself, so I've never really investigated further. Sorry, that might not help much.
  20. I think generally QLD gatherings are still only 100 people, but I'm not sure how many a triathlon with an approved COVID safe plan would be looking at. QLD tri series seems confident of their races getting approved and starting in Sep, but they're smaller than 70.3, of course. I'm still holding off on my Sunny Coast entry, as it just feels a bit unlikely at the moment.
  21. I've only had to call them a couple of times. Once to arrange to drop by their warehouse to pick up an item I needed that day. Another was to organise replacement of a faulty powermeter. Both occasions I had no issues, but I might have got lucky. Otherwise, prices are usually pretty competitive for the things I buy, and delivery is fast.
  22. +1 for Pushys. I've bought load's from there over the years. They have regular discounts/sales, delivery is fast (usually next day or two), and locally based for me in Brisbane. I usually pick up running shoes when on sale online from Stringers Sports (Melbourne based?). Also fast to deliver, even though interstate. The best fitting (for me) cycling gear I've found lately has been from Cannibal and Wyn Republic, which are both local for me in SE QLD, and have sales at different times. I used to buy from Wiggle a lot, but haven't for years since local options improved.
  23. That's the one I'm waiting for as well. I don't want to shell out for entry and accom until it looks a bit more certain.
  24. I'd say the chances are slim, with the exception of maybe NZ travel being allowed. Other individual countries may make it to an 'approved travel' list, but it all depends on how things play out in the next couple of months with infection rates and active cases, etc, etc.
  25. The problem with international travel will be that different countries are at different stages and that will continue due to various factors, such as health systems, population density, government policies, etc, etc. With Australia's approach and relative success (so far) of suppession, I think it will be a long time before the doors open to overseas visitors/travel. NZ will likely be a lot sooner than others due to the parallels in the approach and general closeness of our societies. Other countries with less sophisticated health systems, poor hygiene, high population density, etc will be a l
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