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by ElementFreak
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

I saw Anthony Albanese interviewed on ABC and he was all over the place. He was trying to have a crack at Christian Porter but couldn’t articulate what the actual issue was. He said he accepted money. He didn’t say why that was wrong. It should have been a slam dunk. Mr Porter is now compromised. A...
by ElementFreak
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Commencing Total Meters Total Time 13/09/21 30,192m 2:21:45.8 20/09/21 48,941m 3:41:22.9 27/09/21 30,384m 2:26:40.1 04/10/21 42,090m 3:10:20.2 11/10/21 16,276m 1:16:14.3 Been trying to get at least 30km on each week, but looking to increase it to 60-70km a week over the next 10 weeks. Feeling pretty...
by ElementFreak
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Radwan the fastest player EVER
Replies: 42
Views: 2280

Re: Is Radwan the fastest player EVER

Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:01 am
ElementFreak wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:41 am What is with rugby compilation videos and absolute garbage songs behind them?

If I never see another rugby compilation with Californi-fcuking-cation by Red Hot Chili Peppers as the backing music, I'll die a happy man.
I'd forgotten about all of those.
by ElementFreak
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Radwan the fastest player EVER
Replies: 42
Views: 2280

Re: Is Radwan the fastest player EVER

What is with rugby compilation videos and absolute garbage songs behind them?
by ElementFreak
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Some compelling stats in The Age yesterday. Of the approx. 25,000 cases of COVID-19 in Victoria since mid-July, 84% of individuals were not vaccinated. Some 11% were partly vaccinated, and 5% were fully vaccinated. Saw an interesting stat yesterday, of the 84% unvaccinated 91% were eligible for vac...
by ElementFreak
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Farva wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:06 am Getting my second tomorrow morning at a drive through one.

Fully vaccinated here we go :smug:
Mine's on Saturday morning and the wife's is on Tuesday. COVID come at us!!!*




*but not really.
by ElementFreak
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Have no idea where my nearest rowing club is, but it's not something I've looked into or am particularly interested in to be honest. I bought the concept 2 to keep fit over the off season as I don't really have any races to train for in running and the rest of the rugby season has been cancelled here.
by ElementFreak
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8800
Views: 777752

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

The wife and I enjoyed Criminal on Netflix. They have a UK French and German one if I remember correctly. The UK one was quite good.

Also just watched the first episode of Squid Game, seems alright if you are into a no brainer type show.
by ElementFreak
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

2 x 2000m with 4 rest. Held steady for the first and then wanted to go a bit quicker for the second, to really get comfortable pushing the pace for a long time. Time Meters Pace S/M HR 7:50.9 2,000m 1:57.7 24 163 7:26.7 2,000m 1:51.6 26 184 :thumbup: I'm all Covidy at the moment, so a 2k erg test w...
by ElementFreak
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
25:30.7 6,000m 2:07.5 169 880 20 149
5:07.9 1,200m 2:08.2 166 870 20 141
5:07.0 2,400m 2:07.9 167 875 20 146
5:06.7 3,600m 2:07.7 168 877 20 149
5:05.6 4,800m 2:07.3 170 883 20 154
5:03.5 6,000m 2:06.4 173 895 20 158

Progressive 6km. Fun session.
by ElementFreak
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

2 x 2000m with 4 rest. Held steady for the first and then wanted to go a bit quicker for the second, to really get comfortable pushing the pace for a long time.

Time Meters Pace S/M HR
7:50.9 2,000m 1:57.7 24 163
7:26.7 2,000m 1:51.6 26 184
by ElementFreak
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

What's with the red Australian flag?
by ElementFreak
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Between a 4-5. Aim for 115 drag factor for the easy pieces and 125-130 for the short intervals. Aiming for a 20 stroke rate on easy stuff and 26-28 for the intervals.
by ElementFreak
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Really loving having a rower at my place now, been doing 1500m warm up and cool down and then a session in the middle. Been a fun little time. 17th -5km @2:04 HR was a little high so have slowed down a bit. 18th 2 x 10 min/2 rest - 2:04 1st interval, 2:01 2nd interval. 19th 20 minutes @ 2:07 20th 5....
by ElementFreak
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 13203
Views: 700556

Re: F1 Thread

The suit is very sharp. As an ATG in his sport he's entitled to a few lapses in taste. Plus he often gets paid to wear the stuff he does. Yeah - he needs the cash... He likes being on the cutting edge in fashion. It mostly looks shit to me. But that’s what he’s into. Shit, expensive fashion and shi...
by ElementFreak
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

6 x 500m with 2 minute rest 11:00.8 3,000m 1:50.1 1:50.5 500m 1:50.5 1:50.5 500m 1:50.5 1:50.6 500m 1:50.6 1:50.5 500m 1:50.5 1:50.7 500m 1:50.7 1:48.0 500m 1:48.0 Nice and consistent 👍 The last one hurt a lot, decided to empty whatever I had left and in the end all I had left was only 2 seconds qu...
by ElementFreak
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 13203
Views: 700556

Re: F1 Thread

The Schumacher documentary is quite good. I was never a Schumacher fan but the last 30 hits pretty hard.
by ElementFreak
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

6 x 500m with 2 minute rest
11:00.8 3,000m 1:50.1
1:50.5 500m 1:50.5
1:50.5 500m 1:50.5
1:50.6 500m 1:50.6
1:50.5 500m 1:50.5
1:50.7 500m 1:50.7
1:48.0 500m 1:48.0
by ElementFreak
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

My rower just arrived, kicked off Pete Plan beginner again. 5km row today 20:53 20SPM HR was a bit high, 158 avg. What did you buy? Concept2 Is the correct answer :nod: My son was actually the first person to use it. He had a ball and not the worst technique I've ever seen, which is amazing for a 3...
by ElementFreak
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

danny_fitz wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:39 am
ElementFreak wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:24 am My rower just arrived, kicked off Pete Plan beginner again.

5km row today
20:53 20SPM
HR was a bit high, 158 avg.
What did you buy?
Concept2
by ElementFreak
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26266
Views: 1289678

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

My rower just arrived, kicked off Pete Plan beginner again.

5km row today
20:53 20SPM
HR was a bit high, 158 avg.
by ElementFreak
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The KETO diet can suck a bag of...
Replies: 171
Views: 5539

Re: The KETO diet can suck a bag of...

Keto flu f**king sucks. But once you're past that it's all good. Chicken stock as a hot drink helps me a lot through that part of it. I love it. But I'm quite a carnivore and will happily eat mostly meat all week. I started it late January and I've lost 30kg this year. Oh yeah, I love it as well, j...
by ElementFreak
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The KETO diet can suck a bag of...
Replies: 171
Views: 5539

Re: The KETO diet can suck a bag of...

Keto flu f**king sucks. But once you're past that it's all good. Chicken stock as a hot drink helps me a lot through that part of it.
by ElementFreak
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

I'm over it. Anyone who isn't vaccinated, or have started the process, by this point should be locked out of Medicare and the entire public health system until they do. Anyone dying from Covid these days only has themselves to blame, and they shouldn't be clogging up healthcare system as a result o...
by ElementFreak
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

How are people feeling sick and still walking around not getting tested for a week?! Some people have mouths to feed and have multiple casual jobs that require them to go out of the house. I don't condone that behaviour but it's easy for me when I've had the benefit of working remotely since the pa...
by ElementFreak
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

How are people feeling sick and still walking around not getting tested for a week?!
by ElementFreak
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

FFS, not even hiding the fact they have lost control of this.
by ElementFreak
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Isn't today day 12 or 13 from the engagement party? Would expect a spike today or tomorrow from memory.
by ElementFreak
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Bindi wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:03 am 919 cases. Some would say that Gladys has entirely stuffed this up.
Especially as she is looking at some easing this week.
by ElementFreak
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Everything open for everyone now it seems. Book in, get a menu of a jab and then boom get jabbed.
by ElementFreak
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Bet they weren't wearing masks as well, because apparently God can't hear prayers through masks.
by ElementFreak
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5864
Views: 166505

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

71 cases today, 22 under investigation.
by ElementFreak
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Giving up the game
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Giving up the game

I had to give up because of injuries and took up refereeing. I found that I enjoyed it more than playing as I was able to do it at a higher level than I ever would have reached. If you want to stay involved maybe that could be a route you could look into?
by ElementFreak
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

In other news, Dan Andrews said in his presser this morning, that declaring hard lockdowns, and any amount of contact tracing don't suppress delta covid. The only thing that will is compliance by the population Would that be compliance with the restrictions mandated, rather than non-compliance with...
by ElementFreak
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Holy shit, 8 weeks into this outbreak and only now are masks outdoors being mandated?!?! Clearly this strategy hasn't worked for a long time, especially when they bragged about having the index case at the start. The worst thing is she is the best they have, if she were to go then you get Barilaro ...
by ElementFreak
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:14 am
ElementFreak wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:11 am if she were to go then you get Barilaro which will pose it's own issues.
Nah, he can't be Premier, thankfully
Thought he was the deputy premier? Happy to be wrong about that. Is it because he's a Nationals MP?
by ElementFreak
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

kiwigreg369 wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:06 am Down is better than up - take that
Yeah, but there were many 'down' days in Victoria last year during our second wave as the cases continued to grow.
by ElementFreak
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Holy shit, 8 weeks into this outbreak and only now are masks outdoors being mandated?!?! Clearly this strategy hasn't worked for a long time, especially when they bragged about having the index case at the start. The worst thing is she is the best they have, if she were to go then you get Barilaro w...
by ElementFreak
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5454
Views: 149922

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

:lol: Talk about red tinted spectacles. I've voted for both parties in the past, but after having a kid and paying more attention to politics in this country for the future we are leaving him, the is a clear divide with the 2 major parties especially with the management of the pandemic. I don't agr...