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Coach@triathlon last won the day on February 8 2014

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  1. Plenty of times mate. Particularly the last few years. My mum getting cancer threw me out some years ago. As a person who reflects and finds meaning in things Triathlon just didn't seem like a pursuit that made sense at the time. I still did a few races, but didn't feel it. My closest friends do triathlons so being at races and training gave purpose and an important social network. When she passed away in December I felt like I needed to be back in the game and have done two races since. When my brother died it was also at a time when I had young kids/babies. Triathlon was not on th
  2. Cracking day yesterday. 1700 in the sprint entered. Rolling starts. I've done this race for 16 years and never felt safer on course. The rolling starts won me over from a safety and field spread perspective. Had a decent race. Came 8th. Felt comfortable and enjoyed it. Post-race old school kicked in until late in the evening
  3. I grew up reading about and watching the era of marathoners that included Deek, Salazar, Gomez, Monagetti, Rod Dixon, Bill Rodgers et al. The first generation triathletes figured the runners marathon was 2 hours, and so was our olympic distance events so the nutrition needs were similar. Tri magazines weren't a thing yet and we poured over info on what to eat before races and during race week etc. The thinking at the time was carbo loading...eat minimally, particularly carbs, to the point of fasting, then super load in the last 48 hours in the hope that your glycogen stores would ove
  4. Tried calf raises and stretching for years - chronic calf strains every few weeks no matter what I did. Changed running shoe brands after years (after a suggestion from a friend) with the same one. Problem went away. It was remarkable.
  5. Interesting discussion. I'd use the analogy of learning guitar. The chords and finger placement on the fret board are slow and cumbersome at first. The strumming half time. After a while the speed increases while the efficiency is maintained. Build the seamless stroke then increase like the advice above otherwise yes its flailing and youré missing all the key notes.
  6. I'd rather not take endurance sport advice from a former long jumper...
  7. Strength, durability, ability. elasticity, aging, performance, biomechanics, miles on the clock, body type, strength to weight, training volume per week, parenting, work demands, relationship maintenance all come into the mix. And it's just a hobby. You can't idealise strength training or swim bike run - again, it doesn't work like that. No one has the perfect life, body, or training program. My point is when I read about suggestions of adding ''strength training'' to an already busy and demanding schedule then you're losing the point of the sport. Fun and a healthy lifestyle. D
  8. 20 pushups - 20 upright rows (7 kilo hand weights) - 20 bicep curls - 20 dips continuous x 5 or 20 upright rows - 20 squats - 20 lunges x 5
  9. Geezuz...I didn't say I don't do any strength training - on the contrary. It doesn't negate decline - which is the word you used. Now you write 'help in negating the aging effects...' which is partly true. I've seen many people leave this sport because coaches prescribed stupid amounts of strength training on top of 4 x swim bike runs a week and it is untenable. Heading off to the gym after squad at 6.30 at night because coach has told me I have to do some shit on a swiss ball. Go home to your family... In all my years and all my incalculable number of errors in training, loads,
  10. Doesn't work like that. Triathlon is an age depreciating activity. That's why no 50+ year olds win Kona
  11. Big Husky festival next weekend. NSW version of Noosa. This year is experiencing record numbers in all events. Most sold out weeks ago. Emo opening up a second Sprint race on the Sunday - the first one which has separate male and female races exceeded 1000+ each. The Long Course event is supported by the PTO, and, with Geelong being postponed means that the Long Course Australian title will have a lot more fresh and fast athletes vying for the win. Makes for a must see race. Richie Walker Aquathon had near record numbers a couple of weeks ago - Cross Triathlon Australian Champs this weeke
  12. not so much... https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/child-abuse-and-family-violence-aboriginal-communities/aboriginal-beliefs-about-gender
  13. Who is the ideal partner? Someone who shares your passion, can train together, and gets a little stiffie just like you talking about Strava and Di2? Or is it a yin and yang thing - a partner who can pull your head out of your arse and back into a balanced and less self absorbed worldview? Of course relationships don't have a mathematical formula - and where we find ourselves in this moment today is largely because of our personalities. I wonder whether people doing triathlons have a disproportionate divorce rate, or the opposite. I'm married with 5 kids. Did a few Ironman
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