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Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!



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Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!




Happy holidays to you and all the manatees and their families!!


(Ann Marie - I'm 100% opposed to the treadmill, HOWEVER, I do like those self propelled curve ones! ROCK ON!)
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Wishing all my fellow manatees a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and overall peace and joy as we head toward the new year. See you all in the new thread. <3
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Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah , and joyful festivus Manatees!

Randee- I agree with the TM opposition position and the curved treadmill exception. It kicked my again today.

ETA: apparently you can’t type as! On BT!



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Happy holidays to everyone!
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Seasons greetings and happy holidays to all the Manatees and your families!


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Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays all.
2019-12-25 7:38 AM
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I hope everyone has the Merriest of Christmas's, the most Celebratory of Channukahs, and the Happiest of Holidays. And a great New Year as well.

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Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday!!!!

2019-12-25 10:13 AM
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Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Thank you! Please feel free to take the day to celebrate 



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Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?



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Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

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Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

OK, so maybe ask for the training log (metrics) and/or training blog (words) be in BT.  If not posting workouts to BT, then post a link to where we can see it (Strava, etc.) in your Dashboard.  How does that sound?

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Subject: RE: Manatees - 2019 Edition - Practice Maximum Enthusiasm - CLOSED

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

OK, so maybe ask for the training log (metrics) and/or training blog (words) be in BT.  If not posting workouts to BT, then post a link to where we can see it (Strava, etc.) in your Dashboard.  How does that sound?

sounds good

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As a guy with a non-Garmin device, I have been less likely to use BT since purchasing it. That said, I think that something in the blog should be mandatory, even if it is simply a link to the other online tracking system (Strava, MapMyRide, TP, etc) and some text in the blog letting people know you are still breathing.

I have no motto input, given my inability to live up to this year's motto



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Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

OK, so maybe ask for the training log (metrics) and/or training blog (words) be in BT.  If not posting workouts to BT, then post a link to where we can see it (Strava, etc.) in your Dashboard.  How does that sound?




what about the manatee strava group - can we just do something off of that?
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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

OK, so maybe ask for the training log (metrics) and/or training blog (words) be in BT.  If not posting workouts to BT, then post a link to where we can see it (Strava, etc.) in your Dashboard.  How does that sound?




what about the manatee strava group - can we just do something off of that?

Would we also move the discussion from BT to the Strava forum? I admit that I have some concerns about the future of BT. I really love the blogging aspect and the inspires, which I feel are unique to BT. It looks like there are only a handful of active mentor groups on here, and I just saw where the Gray Guys and Gals is coming to an end.
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Subject: RE: Manatees - 2019 Edition - Practice Maximum Enthusiasm - CLOSED

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Nice work on the thread name!

I agree that activities or links to activities should be part of the Manatee 'requirements'.  I personally like the blog aspect for reasons Ann-Marie stated - having history to go back and look at comments/data on workouts or races, injuries, etc.  I've done that quite a few times.

As much as I love our core group, I'd love if new manatees would stick around.  For whatever reason, our retention rate is a bit lacking, not sure why.

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Originally posted by abake
Originally posted by mtnbikerchk
Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

OK, so maybe ask for the training log (metrics) and/or training blog (words) be in BT.  If not posting workouts to BT, then post a link to where we can see it (Strava, etc.) in your Dashboard.  How does that sound?

what about the manatee strava group - can we just do something off of that?
Would we also move the discussion from BT to the Strava forum? I admit that I have some concerns about the future of BT. I really love the blogging aspect and the inspires, which I feel are unique to BT. It looks like there are only a handful of active mentor groups on here, and I just saw where the Gray Guys and Gals is coming to an end.

I have concerns about the future of both BT and Strava. Do you listen to the FIT Files podcast? They indicated that if Strava doesn't start to make some money in the next 8 months or so, they may be in deep trouble.

At any rate, we had a somewhat half hearted try to move some discussion to Strava once before and that didn't take. If necessary, we'll figure something out.

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Subject: RE: Manatees - 2019 Edition - Practice Maximum Enthusiasm - CLOSED

Originally posted by melbo55

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Nice work on the thread name!

I agree that activities or links to activities should be part of the Manatee 'requirements'.  I personally like the blog aspect for reasons Ann-Marie stated - having history to go back and look at comments/data on workouts or races, injuries, etc.  I've done that quite a few times.

As much as I love our core group, I'd love if new manatees would stick around.  For whatever reason, our retention rate is a bit lacking, not sure why.

I suspect that they leave for one of two reasons (1) they leave BT altogether or (2) we have too much shared history and they don't want to dive in.  What are your thoughts?

Are you guys fine with staying here on BT? 



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Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by abake
Originally posted by mtnbikerchk
Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Haha, very clever thread name!

i agree that posting all workouts in BT can be a PITA ! I don’t understand why I can get all my different platforms imported to Strava and TP, but BT seems to only like Garmin! 
I do like the blog portion of BT though. In fact, just recently I was able to look back 4 years to compare a current injury with a past one  I also like reading what others are up to v just seeing the metrics of workouts. That function I think helps keep us a bit more connected than we’d otherwise be.

Happy bday Janyne!

OK, so maybe ask for the training log (metrics) and/or training blog (words) be in BT.  If not posting workouts to BT, then post a link to where we can see it (Strava, etc.) in your Dashboard.  How does that sound?

what about the manatee strava group - can we just do something off of that?
Would we also move the discussion from BT to the Strava forum? I admit that I have some concerns about the future of BT. I really love the blogging aspect and the inspires, which I feel are unique to BT. It looks like there are only a handful of active mentor groups on here, and I just saw where the Gray Guys and Gals is coming to an end.

I have concerns about the future of both BT and Strava. Do you listen to the FIT Files podcast? They indicated that if Strava doesn't start to make some money in the next 8 months or so, they may be in deep trouble.

At any rate, we had a somewhat half hearted try to move some discussion to Strava once before and that didn't take. If necessary, we'll figure something out.



I'll listen to the podcast tonight, thanks for the link! Hopefully both platforms stick around for a while. I'm in several Strava clubs and the forums don't seem to be utilized in any of them. They seem to default to Facebook. My vote would be to stay on BT. I don't contribute much but I do enjoy skimming through the threads to see what everyone is up to.
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Subject: RE: Manatees - 2019 Edition - Practice Maximum Enthusiasm - CLOSED

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Originally posted by melbo55

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by alicefoeller This is our annual public service announcement! :-) Your mentor thread will be moved the Archive at the end of the month. Mentors are invited to start a new thread for 2020 in the Staging Area. Thank you! Happy Holidays from BT!

I'll take care of the new thread this week.  We have a meetup in May so I know we're gonna continue :-D

Have a great holiday, everyone!

Do we have a motto for 2020?  2019 was Practice Maximum Enthusiasm.

For a thread name, I was thinking Manatees Roar into the 20s.   

We also need to discuss our ground rules. In the past, we have said that keeping your training log on BT is mandatory. That is becoming increasingly difficult for our members.  Maybe say "or post a link to your Strava training log on your BT dashboard."  You know, until such time that BT actually imports stuff form Wahoo, Sufferfest, Zwift, and so on and soforth.  I think that keeping some text in your BT training log is a good thing but that's just me.  Thoughts?

Nice work on the thread name!

I agree that activities or links to activities should be part of the Manatee 'requirements'.  I personally like the blog aspect for reasons Ann-Marie stated - having history to go back and look at comments/data on workouts or races, injuries, etc.  I've done that quite a few times.

As much as I love our core group, I'd love if new manatees would stick around.  For whatever reason, our retention rate is a bit lacking, not sure why.

I suspect that they leave for one of two reasons (1) they leave BT altogether or (2) we have too much shared history and they don't want to dive in.  What are your thoughts?

Are you guys fine with staying here on BT? 

i agree that those are probably the 2 main reasons we don’t keep new members. I have noticed a complete lack of workout uploads when I go looking to see how new members are doing. I also suspect that for some the issue is a different expectation of a “mentor” group, e.g., I think some think they will get more of a coach type of thing v what we have going. 

I fine staying here bc I don’t think we have any real option! If BT and Strava fold what will people do to show off their workouts  JK, i do like seeing what everyone is up to!

2019-12-26 5:27 PM
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Also guilty of not uploading workouts lately....sick for last two weeks with cold/sinus infection and haven't been training, just trying to get well enough for surgery. Good news is the metalwork in my elbow is now OUT as of about two hours ago! So far not too painful but will see how it goes when local wears off. OMG I hope I never have to repeat this sucky nearly year-long experience!
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Subject: RE: Manatees - 2019 Edition - Practice Maximum Enthusiasm - CLOSED
Hoping once I can get back to running (2-3 weeks post-op) that I can get in workday runs more consistently. I got Mom and I a treadmill for Xmas that comes with a membership to something called I-fit--they have a library of hundreds (thousands?) of virtual workouts all over the world--bike, run, walk, etc. Unfortunately it only seems to run if you have the corresponding Nordic-Trac treadmill, cycle, or whatever. Wish I could get the bike ones to play on a laptop so I could watch them on the trainer, but haven't been able to get it to work. The treadmill version is like a Computrainer for running (it adjusts your pace and incline, but you can override it manually), plus lots of virtual walks and hikes. It's not the great outdoors, but makes the time pass a little more enjoyably for bad weather or early-morning runs. So far I have "run" or walked in Indonesia, Austria, and Costa Rica and Mom in Bolivia!
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