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The Health & Fitness Thread

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Sgt. Serious, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

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    I hate stretching afterwards, but I need to otherwise my calves seize up like mad.
     
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    I'm still getting fat and more unfit. Motivation is at its lowest.
     
  3. RM

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    Have you thought about signing up for other runs to kick start the training again?

    As you’re doing the marathon again next year right?
     
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    I stretched out as much as I could but doesn't seem to have done much. I was that tired I probably wasn't stretching properly
     
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    I intended on doing the Leicester half marathon in October but I used my appendix as an excuse not to and haven't bothered since.
    I'm in the ballot for next year and will know in October if I get a place. God knows what we ll do if I get one.
     
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    There's plenty of half-marathon training plans online depending on your starting level of fitness and the time you've got before the race, eg. Our beginner half marathon training schedule

    I think the key is to not try to do too much or go too fast, and have a realistic target for the race itself.
     
  7. RM

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    He’s completed the London marathon, he doesn’t need to be patronised with your half-marathon training schedules.
     
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    You see that 'eg'? It means 'for example' - ie. 'here's one example, but there may be others that are more suitable for you'.

    I don't patronise, I educate.


    :wave:
     
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    Yeah bit harsh RM :D

    Richard - Marathons are quite 'Boom - bust' though. They're such a massive occasion that afterwards many people just stop straight afterwards and it's hard to get back into it. Parkruns are great to start again, or go whole hog and join a club!

    I'm glad I run, can't imagine not doing anything apart from worrying about my football team, I'd be in the loony bin.
     
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    I was joking for those unaware x
     
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    You don't joke
     
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    If only you knew.
     
  13. RednBlacklife

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    I’m a traditionalist at heart. Rely on emojis.
     
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    That’s too obvious for me my humour is much more subtle x
     
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    Me too. That’s why I often can’t tell when people are joking on here :laugh:
     
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    Had a good week this week. Probably the best in about 3 years

    Managed about 24km of walking and finally back out running, managing 3 outings totalling around 13km.

    Got to say I've really enjoyed the running, and on each day I've ran I've enjoyed deep sleeps that night which is great for me because I usually wake up a few times a night.

    Think I'll have the weekend off to let my weary body recover now
     
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    Training for next month's ultra-marathon is going well. Yesterday was the 2nd-longest run I'll have to do (26 mile run in a couple of weeks time).
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    Just feeling a little stiff this morning, no other ill-effects at the moment.
     
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    Ultras - god. My quads are still moaning about the 14 I did Sunday.

    The wife and kid did the Sandwell valley parkrun a few weeks ago- dropped me off to walk to the alexander stadium (British masters champs). Said it was good.
     
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    Gym at lunch today, sprints session then treadmill for half an hour.

    Cross fit after work for an hour. 300m row, 10 burpees, 10 box jumps, 10 squats, and some mobility stretches to warm up.

    10 sets of squat clean and jerks, with decreasing reps but increasing weight (starting at 50kg) with each set.

    Then team up with a partner. Row 1km, 100 balls to wall squats, 100 burpees, 100 box jumps, 1km ski machine.

    Dying now.
     
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    Bloody hell - mine was a bit simpler but knackering all the same...8 x 800 with 80 secs recovery, all mainly 2.25's, a 2.22 to finish.

    Nice pint after too.
     
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