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How healthy and happy are you?

Super healthy = Could trial for the Raiders
3
6%
Moderately healthy = I've got a six pack or at least I am trying to
18
34%
Slightly healthy = I eat junk and healthy stuff but I do walk (sometimes)
15
28%
Unhealthy = The only six pack I've got is for drinking
15
28%
Extremely unhealthy = Just don't ask
2
4%
 
Total votes: 53

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@Coastalraider how is the training going? July isn't it?

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Training going well mate, just laying the bricks. Did 6foot track a couple of weeks ago and found it quite easy compared to last time, and ‘accidentally’ ran a 15-20 min PB, so the plan is working. Doing UTA100 in May as a very day, not pushing hard for a time, just doing a big day with good vert and aid stations. Then its a
Full steam ahead to UTMB - late august.

How’s your training going?
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Well done mate. I've got Canberra Marathon this weekend. A bit nervous, I've only done one marathon and that was 10 years ago. Expecting it to hurt in a different way to the monster trail races I've been doing.
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Dr Zaius wrote: April 2, 2024, 1:57 pm Well done mate. I've got Canberra Marathon this weekend. A bit nervous, I've only done one marathon and that was 10 years ago. Expecting it to hurt in a different way to the monster trail races I've been doing.
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Dr Zaius wrote:Well done mate. I've got Canberra Marathon this weekend. A bit nervous, I've only done one marathon and that was 10 years ago. Expecting it to hurt in a different way to the monster trail races I've been doing.
It's a nice course and pretty flat (edit - i should add that i haven't done the marathon course, just the half). Fingers crossed for good weather.

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Coastalraider wrote:Training going well mate, just laying the bricks. Did 6foot track a couple of weeks ago and found it quite easy compared to last time, and ‘accidentally’ ran a 15-20 min PB, so the plan is working. Doing UTA100 in May as a very day, not pushing hard for a time, just doing a big day with good vert and aid stations. Then its a
Full steam ahead to UTMB - late august.

How’s your training going?
Awesome. Did I see there was some course changes for UTA because of the weather again?

Hope you're saving some money too. A workmate did a big bike ride in France last year and said it was outrageously expensive.

I haven't trained for about 6 weeks. I screwed up my hamstring last July playing soccer and didn't take long enough time off. I still have time up my sleeve as 50k is October. Best to give it another month of healing otherwise that 50k will hurt a lot and potentially do further damage. Wife is throwing down some good numbers in training and will probably leave me in her dust.

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UTA does have a mod on the usual course as the area known as ‘landslide’ had another - you guessed it, landslide! Talking to the RD last week and it should be a good plan B this year.

Saving like crazy for EU…

Good to hear you’re wife is training the house down, hope you get back to it safely.
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I bet all this rain is throwing another spanner in the works.

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Notched up a 3:14 marathon today boys. Very happy with that. Never was uncomfortable. That will earn me a slot in Start Group 2 at Comrades.
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Hell yes!!! I just checked the times and saw that a great result mate, onwards to Comrades!
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gerg wrote: April 6, 2024, 12:57 pm I bet all this rain is throwing another spanner in the works.

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Don’t know to be honest, the 2 usual issues are cliff instability and the valley water levels as it’s part of the Sydney water catchment. Both issues usually come from sustained rain for long periods - so hopefully we are ok.
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Coastalraider wrote:Hell yes!!! I just checked the times and saw that a great result mate, onwards to Comrades!
Thanks mate
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3.14... great time. Washed down with a few cold beers at Canberra Stadium today I hope?

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gerg wrote:3.14... great time. Washed down with a few cold beers at Canberra Stadium today I hope?

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Dr Zaius wrote:
gerg wrote:3.14... great time. Washed down with a few cold beers at Canberra Stadium today I hope?

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Hahaha you wot?
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The Nickman wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
gerg wrote:3.14... great time. Washed down with a few cold beers at Canberra Stadium today I hope?

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A plane. The last one of the day. Home. So I could work the next morning.
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You went and did a 4000km run in Canberra, and that night the raiders played and you didn’t take the opportunity for a day off and to catch a game?

You disgust me.
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The Nickman wrote:You went and did a 4000km run in Canberra, and that night the raiders played and you didn’t take the opportunity for a day off and to catch a game?

You disgust me.
What can I say. I was oncall for two hospitals the next day. My work is pretty inflexible.
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Dr Zaius wrote: April 22, 2024, 7:12 pm
The Nickman wrote:You went and did a 4000km run in Canberra, and that night the raiders played and you didn’t take the opportunity for a day off and to catch a game?

You disgust me.
What can I say. I was oncall for two hospitals the next day. My work is pretty inflexible.
Pfffft, hospitals. What would they know about anything?
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I think I've got myself sorted for convict next Saturday, 400kms in the legs over the last 6 weeks but now the forecast is 3 days of rain including race day

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bonehead wrote:I think I've got myself sorted for convict next Saturday, 400kms in the legs over the last 6 weeks but now the forecast is 3 days of rain including race day Image

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What's convict Bony?
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Dr Zaius wrote:
bonehead wrote:I think I've got myself sorted for convict next Saturday, 400kms in the legs over the last 6 weeks but now the forecast is 3 days of rain including race day Image

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What's convict Bony?
convict100 mtb marathon

https://convict100.com.au/

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bonehead wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
bonehead wrote:I think I've got myself sorted for convict next Saturday, 400kms in the legs over the last 6 weeks but now the forecast is 3 days of rain including race day Image

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What's convict Bony?
convict100 mtb marathon

https://convict100.com.au/

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Looks great
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Dr Zaius wrote:
bonehead wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
bonehead wrote:I think I've got myself sorted for convict next Saturday, 400kms in the legs over the last 6 weeks but now the forecast is 3 days of rain including race day Image

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What's convict Bony?
convict100 mtb marathon

https://convict100.com.au/

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Looks great
I'm only doing the 48km but still big, hopefully forecast improves

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It’s a ****ing cool event mate - I heard there was a fairly major course change this year so not sure how much the weather will affect it. It’s not your standard MTB race, it’s a goddam goat track in places and you will be throwing the bike over the shoulder at times! Absolutely cracking adventure.
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Coastalraider wrote:It’s a ****ing cool event mate - I heard there was a fairly major course change this year so not sure how much the weather will affect it. It’s not your standard MTB race, it’s a goddam goat track in places and you will be throwing the bike over the shoulder at times! Absolutely cracking adventure.
yeah back to the original course due to track damage. I've been told it's brutal, can't wait

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I have no idea how you blokes do the running stuff, 48km of brutality and I'm laid up with borderline full leg cramps.
Got the result I wanted, top 70 from 296

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bonehead wrote:I have no idea how you blokes do the running stuff, 48km of brutality and I'm laid up with borderline full leg cramps.
Got the result I wanted, top 70 from 296

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Well done Bony. Well done old mate.
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post race and heat map from convict ImageImage

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Looks like a leisurely ride, apart from the crawling on hands and knees ascent, and high chance of head injury descent.
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Dr Zaius wrote:Looks like a leisurely ride, apart from the crawling on hands and knees ascent, and high chance of head injury descent.
yes some lovely dirt roads through a beautiful area, just the 2 cliffs were a bit hairy

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Dr Zaius wrote: April 7, 2024, 1:04 pm Notched up a 3:14 marathon today boys. Very happy with that. Never was uncomfortable. That will earn me a slot in Start Group 2 at Comrades.
Doc?!?! How was comrades???
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Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote: April 7, 2024, 1:04 pm Notched up a 3:14 marathon today boys. Very happy with that. Never was uncomfortable. That will earn me a slot in Start Group 2 at Comrades.
Doc?!?! How was comrades???
Howzit! Greetings from Cape Town. It was quite the event. I'm still writing up a little story about it and will post it here when done.
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Dr Zaius wrote: June 13, 2024, 2:08 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote: April 7, 2024, 1:04 pm Notched up a 3:14 marathon today boys. Very happy with that. Never was uncomfortable. That will earn me a slot in Start Group 2 at Comrades.
Doc?!?! How was comrades???
Howzit! Greetings from Cape Town. It was quite the event. I'm still writing up a little story about it and will post it here when done.
Well hurry up dammit!😂
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Dr Zaius wrote: June 13, 2024, 2:08 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote: April 7, 2024, 1:04 pm Notched up a 3:14 marathon today boys. Very happy with that. Never was uncomfortable. That will earn me a slot in Start Group 2 at Comrades.
Doc?!?! How was comrades???
Howzit! Greetings from Cape Town. It was quite the event. I'm still writing up a little story about it and will post it here when done.
Cape Town!!
Go Dr Zaius! Go you good thing!!
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