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52 minutes ago, dazmuzza said:

So 3/4 way through my swim yesterday - which was going great - I got the worst calf cramp I've ever experienced. So bad I had to immediately stop and get out. I then couldn't walk properly and had to hire a scooter to get home. 

It's still very sore today and I'm limping. I've had cramps before swimming but never this bad! I'm stretched and rolled it but no dice. 

Wondering if its possible to pull your calf swimming?

I did do a particularly heavy day for me yesterday with some threshold running in the morning. Likely means I should run and swim on the same day. 

Might have carried tightness into the session from previous day and hurt it pushing off the wall. 

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42km trail marathon. 800mtrs elevation.  4hrs11min,  came 5th overall, 3rd male and 1st male over 40.  £70 worth of OMM vouchers, wohoo 👍

Rode my bike 

City 2 Surf. Managed 54:11 so averaging 3:54 over 14k. Pretty chuffed! 6 minutes faster than two years ago 

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1 hour ago, Surfer said:

Why did you quit zwift?

I quit last year as prefer Rouvy

i prefer video to AR. But was not a big user of Zwift anyway. I didn’t do the whole race or gamification bit. I just rode

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2 hours ago, Surfer said:

Why did you quit zwift?

I wasn’t using it enough.  The weather with exception to today, have been fantastic here and I prefer to ride outdoor than inside.  
 

I ride a bike because I enjoy riding. Not sitting inside.  
 

crits twice a week have been basically a zwift session anyway with the added bonus of winning cash. 

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1 minute ago, Peter said:

I wasn’t using it enough.  The weather with exception to today, have been fantastic here and I prefer to ride outdoor than inside.  
 

I ride a bike because I enjoy riding. Not sitting inside.  
 

crits twice a week have been basically a zwift session anyway with the added bonus of winning cash. 

Fair enough

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Went out to do last long ride before IMNZ and two punctured tubulars later ended up being expensive short ride. 
The joys of training in full race bike kit. but at least better puncturing now than in the race.

As I pointed out to the wife a upgraded wheel set would offset the running cost.

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8 hours ago, rory-dognz said:

I quit last year as prefer Rouvy

i prefer video to AR. But was not a big user of Zwift anyway. I didn’t do the whole race or gamification bit. I just rode

Is there a program where I can ride the Kona bike course? 

After watching "Lionel thinks too much" ride it on YouTube I was wondering if there was a virtual version? 

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No real training, but after having my doc, knee specialist & physio telling me to limit activity to 6000 steps a day, and trying to keep to it over the past 6 months, my 20,000+ today, most with either a lawn mower or wheelbarrow in front of me has left me feeling like I've done a full IM.

I'm absolutely stuffed. And doing it with 32 degrees, and high humidity, I'm 3.5kg lighter than I was this morning, even after drinking 5 600ml bidons of cold water & about 1.5 litres of Pepsi Max throughout the day.

Maybe these double scotches will help rehydrate me.

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9 hours ago, Jim Shortz said:

Is there a program where I can ride the Kona bike course? 

After watching "Lionel thinks too much" ride it on YouTube I was wondering if there was a virtual version? 

I think it is on Rouvy or parts of it. 
try the free trial 

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Got out on the bike early this morning to explore. I knew about the bikeway under the Riverside Expressway but didn't really know where it went. I also knew how to drive to Mt Coot-tha, but had never got there by bike, so last night I put a route together, loaded it into the Garmin and away I went. Definitely learned a few shortcuts now that I know what the roads are like, but did about 54km from door to Coot-tha to door. That fly-over from Sylvan Road-ish to the Botanical Gardens is mega. 

Also, the whole way up the back climb there was a guy on a MTB who just maintained a gap of about 100m up the road. I didn't actively chase him but he was a bit of a carrot the whole climb. I didn't catch him on the climb but on the rolling hills past the TV stations and it was at that point that I saw that the bastard was on an e-Bike :lol:

https://www.strava.com/activities/3103060623

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57 minutes ago, IronmanFoz said:

A lazy 3.9k swim with IronJimbo this morning. Perfect morning for it. Water is just starting to get a little cooler.

Who said that romance is dead...

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2 hours ago, Flanman said:

Hey Foz, is this ride your normal lead up to IM or something else ?  Do you find this long ride a little different with no race in sight ? 

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Howdy Mick, This would normally be one of my last long rides before port in 2 weeks time, but given this Corona Virus situation I have felt my riding has dropped off the last few weeks, so I just had to get out and 'get it done'. I just have to drop it back a touch and then build again for Sept or Oct or Nov or Dec or Jan or Feb. Who knows when we will be racing. Though I am always the optimist and think good of everyone and everything. So fingers cross we will be back to racing soon.

For me the corona virus is annoting when it comes to races....... this is the first time since 2013 I have been injury free and have been loving the training. Have been still swimming and running heaps. Did a 30km in 2:32 on Tuesday to test myself. Came home OK but another 12 k's would have seen the usual Ironman shuffle come to the fore. 

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I have been enjoying the Virtual Ironman set up as an excuse to push myself in different ways each week.

 

Hard 5km this morning, 22:38, in December a hard 5km was 26:44 so happy with that.

 

20km ride on Zwift this afternoon, peak 20 min power for the year (247 watts, 2.6 watts/kg) this is where the focus will go now.

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3 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

Did the Alpe Du Zwift on Zwift. Holy holy hell that is tough.

I'e done it 4 times I think but my Zwift bike is a TT with 808s, which makes it lees than pleasant.  78.02 is my best.

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10 minutes ago, FatPom said:

I'e done it 4 times I think but my Zwift bike is a TT with 808s, which makes it lees than pleasant.  78.02 is my best.

Why don't you change it?  Just want the hard bastard points? 

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Rode almost every street in the neighbouring suburb; did our suburb last week. Misses about 100m,

not using a map or much planning, just ride and turn down a street, so lots of uturns and repeats.

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30mins run/walk, then a swim in the dam.  Colder today, maybe 15 deg?

My wife has signed up to an online coach, CyclingInform & y'day for Timetrials & Dutathlons & we did a hill session which had to have 500m of climbing.  Took us 1.5hrs and cooked us.  I don't think I'll be able to do it more than every 2-3 weeks with my suss knees.

 

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4 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

Yesterday I did 120km+ and did the same again today.

Today was cool.... I even had the please of running into Greg B. First time meeting.

 

Rode with Foz yesterday. Well I didn't ride with him much. Was a long way back for a lot of it. He is on fire at the moment. Ran 20kms today and saw Miss Jess. She looked great 👍

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2 hours ago, pieman said:

Why don't you change it?  Just want the hard bastard points? 

Don't need the points, I already know I'm a hard bastard. 🤣  I've just always used it. I have my TT bike in the trainer as well, which has a Sitero saddle, they ain't made for climbing!

 

Today I Decided to go badge hunting on Zwift.

Muir and the Mountain. 1.36.31 , 915mtrs, 191 av watts.
 I did try to hit 100 kph on the radio tower but only managed 95kph, boo

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12 hours ago, Mr Flower said:

Rode with Foz yesterday. Well I didn't ride with him much. Was a long way back for a lot of it. He is on fire at the moment. Ran 20kms today and saw Miss Jess. She looked great 👍

Not true.... you weren't far back..... you were just obeyiing the social distancing rules of 150 Meteres ;) 

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Im absolutely in a funk with trainng. I dont want to get up to do early AM rides before work, I am lacking complete motivation to get after it at all. Trainng consistencey is all over the place. Im in a rut that I cant seem to shake, so I have decided to do a few things this week.

1. Do not follow a plan. No zones, no laps, just moving at whatever pace I feel like.

2. Garmins have lost all power fields, pace fields and virtual partner. I now have time of day and distance. Thats it.

3. Mini goal set - move at least 30mins a day for 100 days straight.

 

What else do people do to get themselves going again?

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26 minutes ago, Lost in transition said:

What else do people do to get themselves going again?

Something like this to make a ride slightly more interesting, every street in our suburb

 

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32 minutes ago, Lost in transition said:

What else do people do to get themselves going again?

I stood on the scales and then took a long look at myself in the mirror. 

Normally though, I enter a race. Even that doesn't always work though.

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42 minutes ago, Lost in transition said:

Im absolutely in a funk with trainng. I dont want to get up to do early AM rides before work, I am lacking complete motivation to get after it at all. Trainng consistencey is all over the place. Im in a rut that I cant seem to shake, so I have decided to do a few things this week.

1. Do not follow a plan. No zones, no laps, just moving at whatever pace I feel like.

2. Garmins have lost all power fields, pace fields and virtual partner. I now have time of day and distance. Thats it.

3. Mini goal set - move at least 30mins a day for 100 days straight.

 

What else do people do to get themselves going again?

You’re still more active than me.  I’ve zero motivation still.  Got up for a walk with my wife this morning, did 30 mins, then went mudcrabbing and spear fishing, that’s all I’m motivated to do at the moment.  Rode zwift once last week for an hour but couldn’t wait to get off.  Signed up for the VR3 two weeks ago, did the 1.5km run and 20km ride, then totally lost interest (wasn’t really interested anyway) I’m doing a 5km run.

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15 hours ago, Lost in transition said:

Im absolutely in a funk with trainng. I dont want to get up to do early AM rides before work, I am lacking complete motivation to get after it at all. Trainng consistencey is all over the place. Im in a rut that I cant seem to shake, so I have decided to do a few things this week.

1. Do not follow a plan. No zones, no laps, just moving at whatever pace I feel like.

2. Garmins have lost all power fields, pace fields and virtual partner. I now have time of day and distance. Thats it.

3. Mini goal set - move at least 30mins a day for 100 days straight.

 

What else do people do to get themselves going again?

 

I did similar in late January and into February, except for running only to make it simple.  Just promised myself I would run 30 minutes everyday.  No preconceived plan or structure.

 

Within a couple of weeks I wanted to go faster at times, so I started doing sessions but purely based on days I felt like doing them.  So it wasn't set up like Tuesday is 5 x 5 min it is just ok, I feel good today I will do that interval session.  Some days I would go longer, just going to feel.

 

Ended up doing 38 days straight, heart rate at the same pace dropped approx 10 BPM and I started to really enjoy running.

28/1 - 30 min - 5 km - 6 min pace @ 155BPM

4/3 - 71:30 - 12km - 5:57 pace @ 146BPM

  

I have now set my fastest 5 km in 5 years and my fastest 10 km in 8 years this year.  If I can get to race weight I reckon I can set lifetime PB's at both distances this year and I am about to turn 39 so happy with that.

 

I am just starting a similar process with riding.

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On the days where I am just not feeling it, I find rule six works well.

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Rule 6: Free your mind.

Once the pedals start to turn, wrap yourself in the sensations of the ride – the smell of the air, the sound of the tires, the feeling of flight as the bicycle rolls over the road.

 

Can be easily adapted to running too. 

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I have been doing my faux commutes and this morning took a spin out to Mt Dandenong.. It is the best time to be up there with no tourists and very little traffic in general. It's like being out there early on a Sunday morning everyday.

As per rule 6 above, it just frees my mind and is an escape from WFH everyday.

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