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I have been for three bike rides in the last 7 days, fortunately where I live is about as flat as a pancake, so I went from Warrior Square, into town, then out to Cooden Beach (Peter Alliss' golf club), and back, 3 times. It's not the TdF, but it was a nice ride of about 10 miles.

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10 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

I have been for three bike rides in the last 7 days, fortunately where I live is about as flat as a pancake, so I went from Warrior Square, into town, then out to Cooden Beach (Peter Alliss' golf club), and back, 3 times. It's not the TdF, but it was a nice ride of about 10 miles.

Good work!

Week 5, Day 1 again:

36-40-30-24-40+(50)

The last set was 42 last time, and my record at that point was 43.

That said, I was not in the mood mentally or physically was just got it done.

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13 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

That said, I was not in the mood mentally or physically was just got it done.

I was not in the mood, I just got on with the bike ride, a number of pedestrians abused cyclists,  but if you are going to walk on a designated cycle path, expect a cycle. Dur

 

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End of week 4 test = 39

I 'gamed' it slightly, as 2 full days off since last day.

Might have 2 days off again before week 5.  


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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10 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

End of week 4 test = 39

I 'gamed' it slightly, as 2 full days off since last day.

Might have 2 days off again before week 5.  

Although, I was exhausted and not in the mood, the start of Week 5 was a lot easier than when I last did it.


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Felt great doing my new weights session today. A change in training is really beneficial, especially when you start to go through the motions a little.

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13 hours ago, Damien said:

 

 

13 hours ago, Damien said:

Felt great doing my new weights session today. A change in training is really beneficial, especially when you start to go through the motions a little.

What you doing?

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3 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

Thanks for the detail ?

Sorry. As before I do a full body workout so 7 exercises (4 sets of 6 or ? and some stomach work but I've just changed every exercise so I'm doing much the same body part but in a different way. So incline Bench Press instead of flat Bench Press, lunges instead of squats, Lat pulldowns instead of bentover rows, dumbbell shoulder press instead of military press etc then a series of crunches instead of planks. It may not seem like a huge change but its so much harder because although its the same body parts it is movements your body isn't used to and alleviates the boredom too. 

Similarly on my cardio days instead of doing machines like the cross trainer and exercise bike I did interval training on Tuesday and hope to do a boxing, circuit type session each week too to complement that.

All in all I have been aiming for 2 weights and 2 cardio sessions a week and have pretty much managed to do that whilst working from home, some weeks slightly more or less. After doing much the same weights and cardio workouts for 2 months working from home it was time for a change. Gains get less and more difficult and your body adapts too much. After training Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so far this week my legs feel sore and stiff today and have done since Monday so something is working!

 

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30mins on cross trainer and 30mins on exercise bike done then. Knees a bit sore so wanted something a little less impact. Then 1:06 on Sally press ups and 1:20 on the leg raises. 

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@bobbruce, you will surely be finishing the 100 at the end of week 5 if not earlier.

Push ups

week 5, day 2 (repeat):

19-19-22-22-18-18-22-45+(80)

I think the last post inspired me to do some extra.

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Missed reporting the redo of week 6 day 20, 20, 23, 23, 20, 20, 18, 18, 53+ (63 actual), 2 better than the previous week 6 attempt.

It's going to take more time obviously but I'm good with that.

@Shadow I was 162lbs dead on this week.

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Week 5, dy 3, repeat:

20-20-24-24-20-20-22-50

There is a clear improvement. I am worried about whether I can complete the set, though it is still knackering. And, booze, a lack of sleep, exercise yesterday and other whiney excuses mean I just knocked it out to be done.

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1 hour ago, Bob8 said:

Week 5, dy 3, repeat:

20-20-24-24-20-20-22-50

There is a clear improvement. I am worried about whether I can complete the set, though it is still knackering. And, booze, a lack of sleep, exercise yesterday and other whiney excuses mean I just knocked it out to be done.

Well done, sometimes you just have to get through it. Booze and lack of sleep meant I succumbed to whiney excuses and had a day off ?.

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41 minutes ago, Damien said:

Well done, sometimes you just have to get through it. Booze and lack of sleep meant I succumbed to whiney excuses and had a day off ?.

Good man ?

I was just hungry. Ate some food and then did 40 minutes on the heavy bag


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I've gone into a real rabbit hole of sprint training during this lockdown. Having coached RL for 8 years, at up to a couple of hundred hours per year, I never thought running in a straight line would be the most technical thing I studied!

Also experimenting with mouth taping at night to promote nasal breathing and thus parasympathetic nervous system activation, though I'm not sold on it yet. Mainly because I keep ripping it off while sleeping! 

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Hastings AC and Hastings Runners used the weekend for a 3 mile run challenge - solo or socially distant only and 3 miles chosen so no-one would be tempted to go mental trying to get a 5k PB. I did mine in 24:04 which I was pleased with, not having even attempted to run 'fast' for 10 weeks. And then I saw everyone else's times. The sods. Still, 7/7 in age category and 50/65 overall ... I mean, burning away from a 70 year old woman by 10 seconds that has to be applauded. Right?!

Anyway, did actually feel good to do. Made me realise how much I'm missing parkrun, as I, like pretty much everyone else it seems, did a run that took in most of that course.

Oh, and 81kg.


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