Latest posts by Dibs3690

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Friday June 24th

Posted: Yesterday at 12:08
Thanks! I felt pretty fresh in the water today and was just an easy pace

What's really ironic. The young people keeping these oldie brexit voters alive??? European nurses and doctors!

The fact that the older generation has ignored the voice of 72% of young people, who cannot vote, but will be effected the most.. Is disgusting.

Friday June 24th

Posted: Yesterday at 06:16


What: 3km swim (1hr 3 mins) 10km (49mins 58)

Why: Trying to swim and run off my disgust

Lyrics: Nope

Last hard: Realising that the UK has declared itself as xenophobic and racist.

Last rest: 19/06

Not even sure what to say.. deeply saddened.

I hope you can run around your in-laws LMH

Ollie- Your posts always cheer me up!

Dustin-  I may be an Aussie first, but I feel the UK is my second home.. I feel the same as you.

Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 06:09


What: 7.5km in 37:24

Why: Fancied a quicker run and trying to shake the cobwebs from my legs

Lyrics: Nope again

Last hard: Still yesterday

Last rest: 19/08

LMH- yea you did tell me so, but between work and life duties getting time for a bike fit was easier said than done.

No seat post in yet... hopefully I can get it all sorted by the time I need to go back to work Monday.

I am making pumpkin soup and protein bars today... how domesticated!

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:42


What: 15km (1hr 23)

Why: MSL day

Lyrics: Nope

Last Hard: Today!

Last rest: 19/06


So I went to get a professional bike fitting today for my next ironman. Turns out the way I have been riding may be a contributing factor to my hip pain. Anyway... long story short.. my hour session ended up being an hour of trying to get the seat post out of the frame, then being informed that I need a different seat post as the one I have has no where near enough offset.... so a trip down to the bike shop and the seat post I need will be $350... ouch...

I would have told them where to shove it had the set up guy not literally taken 5mins to look at my riding position and then confirmed all my niggles and injuries (no promting from me!).

Feeling deflated already I took myself for a run. Pre-lunch (big mistake). 6km in and I knew that it was not going to be an easy one. But the course offers the options of a.) Turning back and running up monster hills b.) keep going with some smaller inclines. I chose to power on... had a few stops to stretch out my hips which were the main issue. Was glad to finish to a chocolate milk followed by some homemade chicken soup and toast!

Also update on work... from August I will start my 3 months of night shifts. Week on and week off. God help me.... I MUST find a rhythm that works. This week off has been equally as hard as the nights! Not sleeping and SO tired.


Tuesday 21st June 2016

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:28

What: 1hr 30 bike and squad swim 1 hour

Why: fun

Lyrics: Nope

Last rest: 19/06

Last hard: Squad swim

Had some feedback at swimming. My right hand makes a stop sign in the water. So to try and teach me this they put on ankle ties, pool float thing and finger paddles... Results.... I felt like a drowning otter. Quite deflating...

Monday 20th June 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 10:59


What: 12km pacing a friend for her longest run yet!

Why: Off nights and slower run will do me good to

Lyrics: Nope

Last Hard: staying awake today

Last rest: 18/09

Sounds tough, way to go Poppy!

What breed of dog is Grace LMH? Alex and I want a pupy soooo bad.. not going to happen whilst we are both hospital workers


Sunday 19th June 2016

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 17:39

What: 2km swim and 2 hour turbo

Why: with a little help from a friend. Night 7/7 final push!

Lyrics: yep

Last hard: this week!

Last rest: 19/06

I will come back and read it a bit!!
Busy on here today!

Saturday 18th June 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 14:35

What: big fat nothing

Why: walked 20,000 steps last night at work (emergencies everywhere!!). So shattered but have a bike and swim planned with a friend tomorrow.

Lyrics: nope

Last hard: this week! Night 6/7

Last rest: 18/06 (from exercise!).

I will check out the recipes LMH! Not busy currently and may spend the time buying things online haha! Night 6 madness!

Friday 17th June 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 18:46
Agreed LMH. I need to do more bulk cooking, I just hate cooking!
At least the last few days has given me some recovery- itching to start bumping up the training

Sounds like a good few races RFJ

Friday 17th June 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 12:10

What: Another nothing...

Why: Night shift 5/7 - now aching all over and struggling to just get out of bed

Lyrics: Familiar but nope

Last hard: This week!

Last rest: From exercise? 17/06

LMH- ahh got ya! Yea I do exactly that except have breakfast at home. This may mean some toast at work or if I'm slammed I just go home and get in bed!
I don't think my diet is bad in terms of content (although when I have days off to cook properly it's probably better!). But at the peak of a hard run of shifts there is far too much soup and toasty meals. But I just don't have the time or energy to cook at 9pm post training.

I have a week off after these nights so planning to sit down and work out meal plans and training foods/snacks to cook. I do want to do a 140.6 ironman but not at the risk of ruining my body.

I do feel the fittest I ever have though and my body fat percentage probably the lowest it's ever been (not formally measured though). My weight is stable around 52kg. At the moment I feel full of water weight though... Yucky! Nights does it to
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