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stimpo-and-kat

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 23 2014 10:00 PM
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#3034119 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 17 November 2014 - 09:08 AM

14 mile commute done this morning. Now through 200 miles for the month.

6 weeks to do the last 273 miles of my target of 3,000 in my first full year.


#3033031 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 15 November 2014 - 10:24 AM

Shropshire and back before breakfast. Stoke on trent to Woore via Keele and Madeley and back. 28.8 miles in 1hr 38mins.


#3031752 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 12 November 2014 - 04:07 PM

Decided to set myself a long term aim. Im 30 in three months time. Before im 40 I want to climb the Stelvio...


#3027982 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 06 November 2014 - 11:08 AM

Cycling miles starting to wind down a little with the colder weather. Now covering around 300 a month. Also hit the weight loss wall. Stuck at 13st 12 so not feeling great


#3009642 The Lib Dem conference

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 08 October 2014 - 10:11 AM

I'm not making that out at all.

I'm making out that in recent decades the route to higher education has been opened up, allowing more and more people like your nan to be able to go. Now that opportunity is being taken away again.


Triple post. Stupid phone


#3008847 The Lib Dem conference

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 07 October 2014 - 06:58 AM

The lib dems have become the party of compromise. They brought some good policy to the coalition but one sniff of power and they'll sell out to anyone to keep it


#3001520 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 24 September 2014 - 05:23 AM

Wot henage (and Tiny Tim) said!

Plenty of people walk or run/walk ours in Cambridge and work on running more/walking less as the weeks go by. There was a lady in her 80s went round on her zimmer frame time last year. If you can already run 4k in 30 minutes on a treadmill, there will definitely be people slower than you at parkun. Those "couch to 5k" plans the NHS does build you up to running 4k without a break over the space of a couple of months, BTW.

Have you ever seen a doctor/physio about your ankle? It's fairly common for people who start running to get injuries - your cardiovascular system can improve a lot quicker than your joints/tendons/muscles can get stronger, so it's easy to overdo it. Pre-existing injury or not, if one ankle hurts and the other doesn't when out running, I'd probably take that as a sign to take it a bit easier.


That's why cycling is a good option. Low impact exercise on knees and ankles.


#2993661 Help needed!

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 12 September 2014 - 06:49 AM

Im shopping for a new road bike in the spring and I'll be buying a triple. There is a lot of snobbery and brand loyalty within road cycling but while those riding double sets will be puffing on the steeper climbs, a triple will give you plenty of range to keep spinning the pedals at a useful pace despite your actual speed


#2988728 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 05 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

And thats 2,000 miles up for the year


#2985693 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 30 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

Today marks one year since i got my bike. Ive ridden 1880 miles and lost 87lbs


#2980335 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 20 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

Quick ride this morning. 13.7 miles in 44.30. 18.6mph average. Now on 500km for the month and weight hovering around 15st


#2978584 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 17 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

Feeling exhausted this weekend so wimping out. Still over 100 miles done in the week so not a complete loss


#2973202 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 07 August 2014 - 06:42 PM

First weight target ticked off


#2972507 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 06 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

100 miles up this month


#2971613 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by stimpo-and-kat on 05 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

Another morning commute done and now 111km gone this month already. Heading for a target of 800km this month. Highest average speed this morning too at 18.1mph