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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insanely difficult. Good luck to them both.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like he only made it to Day 8.. just swimming and biking now
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure Cortisone injections 'in competition' are going to pass muster with Slowtwitch.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was a massive challenge... i wonder how much prep they have done?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
it was a massive challenge... i wonder how much prep they have done?


Unless you've lived in Sydney, it can be hard to describe what a clusterf88k CP can be on a regular basis, even living close like they do.

I am surprised they weren't more prepared on some of the aspects though (like having someone in the motorhome).

Doing laps of CP can be incredibly mind numbing (I did 36 laps once and wanted to poke my eyes out and kick several innocent puppies). However, trying to do something outside of the confines of CP is too much of a challenge with traffic etc.

They are hampered by the swimiing pool opening times, otherwise I think they'd be starting earlier to avoid the insane heat there right now. That alone can't be helping injury prevention.

John has nothing left to prove in 'regular' triathlon, he's been a machine in the past. I'm not at all sure what he is trying to achieve here (beyond fund raising) but I really hope he comes out the other side with no permanent damage.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't he row to NZ or something? It would be easier on his body.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Can't he row to NZ or something? It would be easier on his body.


You'd think so wouldn't you Confused

There was an Aussie guy called Andrew Stanford some years back that did (IIRC) 7 IMs in 8 days, with 7th being IMOZ at Forster. He was a handy racer but I'm not sure he ever raced again after that. I kind of get that but 100 x 100 when you're a new Dad and have zero to prove? I'm struggling to see why he wouldn't do some other amazing feat.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Can't he row to NZ or something? It would be easier on his body.


You'd think so wouldn't you Confused

There was an Aussie guy called Andrew Stanford some years back that did (IIRC) 7 IMs in 8 days, with 7th being IMOZ at Forster. He was a handy racer but I'm not sure he ever raced again after that. I kind of get that but 100 x 100 when you're a new Dad and have zero to prove? I'm struggling to see why he wouldn't do some other amazing feat.


i still cant work out whats wrong with enjoying your baby..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the same of Iron Cowboy; he has 5 young kids I think! Apparently dragging them & his wife around was a great education for them. It wasn't him being totally self absorbed at all. Obviously I don't know either of them, but they clearly have the same mindset.

My wife says training for one Ironman can be self-absorbed, and I can believe that at times. Definitely a balance to be struck.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think doing pretty much ANY activity for 100 days in a row, is crazy tough. Even something like flossing.

But what these guys are trying to do sounds insanely hard. They look great, like they have the pedigree, the preparation and the focus. But it's still mad hard.

I really hope their train stays on the tracks, although there must be 1001 ways it could come off. They could even plan for 1000 of them & still get unlucky. And that's without factoring in injury.

Simply wow.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debs still going strong on her challenge. Good luck to her!
Sadly John has "stalled" his challenge due to the injury you mentioned.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks doubtful that Jon will get back out there, but Debs is going strong with the half irons.

Can't help thinking 100 was always a step too far. [Pot kettle black.] But great guns to them both
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I also think these days people often work (lucrative) short-term contracts too, and have breaks between them when it suits. I have a friend who's always taking 'career breaks' as his kids have flown the nest, and he can work when he needs too!

That's pretty much what I've done since my little boy was born.
Odd that being freelance has made me feel more secure than when I was permanently employed but that's how it's worked out.

These days breaks are to wait for a contract that's local enough to commute but I'm fortunate that I have decent earning potential without any desire for fast women / cars / extra bikes Smile

Personally, I'd say it's easier to do a challenge like this when a kid is <1 as they don't really get up to much. Would be much harder / impossible when older. I'm guessing that running laps is less challenging as they're probably half asleep most of the time so scenery would make little difference!
Good luck to her, sounds like she's going well, HIMs are much less punishing on the body so was always the more likely challenge to succeed
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon is back out there and has re-set the clock to Day 1.

Not sure if that means he is still going for 100, but fair play to him.

Can't help thinking the Australian blogging and all the lovey dovey stuff is a bit sickening though.

Compelling to follow mind you
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any update??
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