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by Mark.AU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 60380

Re: Future of RM

Not sure if this will even post, but this be my last on this.

Yes, the "over your head" comment was condescending, personal and out of line, I'm sorry for that one.
by Mark.AU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 60380

Re: Future of RM

Mark, there are enough personal insults in this thread alone to warrant banning you so how about you just simmer down over there before I ban your ass? For the record, Samantha has contributed far more to this community than you EVER have. So has Jwolf. All you have done is stir the pot and stroke ...
by Mark.AU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 60380

Re: Future of RM

Spirit Unleashed wrote:Nick was perfectly right in locking that ATB thread. It was becoming an argument.
Is that what you are pissed about Mark?

No one replied to your first contentious post here because we are not contentious.

QED.
by Mark.AU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 60380

Re: Future of RM

So, the real question is whether you, Holly, have the courage to break the current paradigm? If someone who is true to the RM vision and values wants to take RM over, they can, but I would never hand it over to someone whose core values do not align with mine, and with the other key members of the ...
by Mark.AU
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 60380

Re: Future of RM

If you think the medium is finished, you should take a look at Slowtwitch; it's far from dead. What am I still here? Morbid curiosity I suppose. What have I contributed? Dunno really, but I do know that my journals were amongst the one or two most read, in terms of views per post, so I must have con...
by Mark.AU
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 60380

Re: Future of RM

... The site as a whole has been pretty quiet lately... just you core group posting regularly. I'd love to see things grow and build again. What do y'all think? What would you like to see? How can we make RM better? How can we make RM better? Make it what it was in c2010 before it was reduced to th...
by Mark.AU
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay - Who's in....
Replies: 36
Views: 8154

Re: Around the Bay - Who's in....

Do you even know what the definition of the word is? My point is, if she cheats at races, makes you wonder what else she cheats in. Get it now???? Because I dare to question the extent of your outrage, I'm therefore dumb. Got it. Time to update my settings on the board... :lol: A particularly funny...
by Mark.AU
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ATB - Help needed for kit pickup
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: ATB - Help needed for kit pickup

Nobody willing to help? Maybe "able" would be a better word to use than "willing" - in my experience the group here is collectively always willing to help. ;) Saw your name on this thread and wondered if you were offering to pick up an ATB kit for someone! :D You need to reply i...
by Mark.AU
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?

I'm not a platitudes kind of person, you'll get plenty of that elsewhere anyway :) My point is that running is a pure sport, so there's really not much "to figure out". Ian wrote once that his love of running is based on its purity - you just put some shoes on and go running. However, both...
by Mark.AU
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ATB - Help needed for kit pickup
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: ATB - Help needed for kit pickup

tayken wrote:Nobody willing to help?

Maybe "able" would be a better word to use than "willing" - in my experience the group here is collectively always willing to help. ;)
by Mark.AU
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?

It might be that you just don't like running. Not sure if the uncomfortable running is being caused by my dislike of running, or if my dislike of running is being caused by my discomfort. I certainly enjoyed it when I was younger. It's an inexpensive means to keep in good shape, and helps to booken...
by Mark.AU
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?

It might be that you just don't like running.
by Mark.AU
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: What's a few seconds worth to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 9536

Re: What's a few seconds worth to you?

How about buying a really nice [fast?] bike because it's nice to have nice things if you can afford them?

I've almost always had a lot more bike than I needed, or had engine to exploit, but it's my money and I buy good stuff.

Other people spend $1000's on collectable wine or furniture....
by Mark.AU
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Is collecting experiences a bad thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Is collecting experiences a bad thing?

You and the author are wrong. Using the word " wrong " is why you are wrong. There is never anything wrong in any one person's approach to how they pursue their hobby or passion, be it running, needlework, scale model making or flower arranging. Any attempt by an observer to make a judgeme...
by Mark.AU
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: End of the second running Boom?
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: End of the second running Boom?

A far more useful data set would be the total sales volume and units shipped of running shoes and equipment and its trend(s). Just because participation in events has declined, doesn't mean overall participation has declined. Your question ought to be, based on the data provided, "The end of th...
by Mark.AU
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: THURSDAY
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: THURSDAY

Nicholas wrote:Isn't today Friday?

It is where i am :wink:
by Mark.AU
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Winter Wednesday
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: Winter Wednesday

Thursday morning for me, but I suspect that the temperature I found to be cool yet comfy at 5am in Sydney was somewhat higher than in the COTU or Winnipeg. It's all relative, isn't it?
by Mark.AU
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Nausea and bloating
Replies: 15
Views: 8542

Re: Nausea and bloating

There are lots of real food choices that aren't full of protein or fat, have a low GI and are portable for running with. Lots.
by Mark.AU
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Nausea and bloating
Replies: 15
Views: 8542

Re: Nausea and bloating

IMO it's clearly the gels. Try taking on real food as your fuel source instead of gels, if you must use food fuel at all. Personally, I never used them in long training runs. I don't believe they are needed at training paces at all - one of the purposes of those runs is to train the organism to use ...
by Mark.AU
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Hills
Replies: 12
Views: 5085

Re: Hills

You do both. As Greg Lemond said, it doesn't get easier, you just get faster. Oh, and it takes years to build the strength and technique to get really good. Or [and] you could focus on the fun :wink:
by Mark.AU
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Hills
Replies: 12
Views: 5085

Re: Hills

Climbing is about two things, one technical and physical. Technique in understanding how to properly use your gears will make a huge difference in how you approach a climb. I learned a lot from riding with other roadies. It's similar to how you'd drive a stick shift car up a hill; keep the cadence s...
by Mark.AU
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Advice, tips - glutes
Replies: 6
Views: 3955

Re: Advice, tips - glutes

Unless the fit is waaaayyy off (which is unlikely), it's far more probable you just need to get used to the rotated/forward position of a road bike vs a hybrid.
by Mark.AU
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Take it easy Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Take it easy Tuesday

6,302km Singapore to Sydney on the red eye.
by Mark.AU
Tue May 24, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Mega Moisture Marathon
Replies: 20
Views: 4871

Re: Mega Moisture Marathon

That's pretty epic, you're a tough lady and strong marathoner. Congrats on another successful race under your belt.
by Mark.AU
Thu May 12, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: I was tempted by the dark side
Replies: 8
Views: 4576

Re: I was tempted by the dark side

Welcome 8)

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