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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 16:43 
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Managed to beat my own best 5K time at lunch today. Got round in 22:34. Happy with that as a 46 year old with gammy knees.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 16:44 
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That is mighty handsome.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 16:56 
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Nice one!

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 17:17 
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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 17:30 
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markg wrote:
Managed to beat my own best 5K time at lunch today. Got round in 22:34. Happy with that as a 46 year old with gammy knees.

Fucccck, nice one.

Am a long way off my best 5k time at the minute. Just the thought of it makes me :spew:

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 17:31 
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I've entirely lost my motivation for the usual weight sessions over the last week, but I'm seeing my personal trainer next week for the first time since before the apocalypse so that'll sort me out. Mostly because he'll give me a new set of routines to do at home; having done the same thing for months is almost certainly what's sapping my resolve. I'm really not looking to getting on the 'lie detector*' again though given that the last time I was at the gym I was in pretty good shape (relative to my usual fatness).

*A body composition scanner they have in there which gives you loads of interesting data like muscle mass, body fat %, etc. Fuck knows how accurate it really is but it's interesting nonetheless.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 17:32 
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I've always wanted to have a go on one of those!

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Jem wrote:
I've always wanted to have a go on one of those!


I have scales that do that, not sure how accurate they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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I'm 99% sure this is the model that's in my gym:

https://tanita.eu/mc-780ma-p-configurable/

For £6K it's hopefully decently accurate!


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 19:20 
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KovacsC wrote:
Jem wrote:
I've always wanted to have a go on one of those!


I have scales that do that, not sure how accurate they are.

I think the scales are complete tosh, from my understanding, but the actual big body scanners are vaguely more accurate.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:39 
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According to Strava, I did my fastest ever mile this morning. A blazing 9m 11s! Call Guinness!


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:43 
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The true good news is, I can run a mile without coughing my asthmatic lungs up at the side of the road!


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:59 
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Excellent work, it feels good doesn't it. If not at the time then at least when you finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 
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That is brilliant.. Well done Sir.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 
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markg wrote:
Excellent work, it feels good doesn't it. If not at the time then at least when you finish.

It is starting to feel better. I've had a long break during lockdown, but I've got more opportunities to run now.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:07 
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That is brilliant.. Well done Sir.

Thanks bud. No Triathlons in my future, yet :D


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 
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Nice work, well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:12 
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Nice work, well done.

Thanks mate. No on your level yet, either. Not by a long way


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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DavPaz wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
That is brilliant.. Well done Sir.

Thanks bud. No Triathlons in my future, yet :D



yet!! I never thought I would do them.

My brick last night nearly killed me 20k bike and 5k run.. but then the quiz :)

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:53 
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Went out for a long steady run yesterday and ended up doing a half marathon or as near as dammit. Slightly annoyingly I stopped the clock a just few paces short because I thought it was 13 miles but it's actually 13.1. Felt good, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:14 
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Doesn't count, get back out there and do it again ;)

Well done dude :D

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:29 
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Nice one!

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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I think it is one of my last rides of the year outside. We did 75km. We saw castles and ducks.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:08 
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Been going out running before breakfast each weekday morning. 3km to go to tip over 100km in the month. I think this is a record for me. I am quietly pleased (clearly not - Ed), my pace is significantly up, and am considering a 10km over the weekend extending it to 21km if it feels OK. 10 mile race at end of Feb looking achievable at present.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:19 
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Yeah noticed your pace getting faster. Just don't ramp the mileage too quickly or you might end up experiencing a frustrating setback. I've been fighting some hip/thigh issues for the last month or so after I went out and just ran a half marathon distance rather than building up to it properly. Getting back on top of it now after easing back on the mileage a bit, also started doing some strength and stretching, foam rolling and stuff after runs and on rest days. Definitely works all that.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 23:08 
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Cheers, yeah, I'll watch out for that and build up a bit.

I really bad for doing a few stretches as a warm up, and a warm down doesn't exist, save for making a cup of tea and a hot shower. I have had a read about foam rollers, might look into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Cheers, yeah, I'll watch out for that and build up a bit.

I really bad for doing a few stretches as a warm up, and a warm down doesn't exist, save for making a cup of tea and a hot shower. I have had a read about foam rollers, might look into it.


Stretching always seems controversial - I think the latest is; don't bother, unless you're doing active stretches (so moving, like walking lunges). But it changes - doing a few, vaguely, is probably worse than, say, walking for 5 minutes before you get going.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:53 
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Yeah, JBR is right about the latest advice. In fact, I was reading something the other day about how a bit of stiffness at the start of a run is a good thing because it's protective - i.e. stops you going too fast, too soon, allowing you to ease into your pace. I thought that was quite interesting. Can't for the life of me remember where I read that though.

That said, I do (when I'm not skiving and being shit) a lot of deep/long hold stretches because it feels like it helps my lifting (where range of motion is more important).

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:12 
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My Coach always says to do a warm run, so a very slow jog for 5 mins, get everything moving then up the pace to what you want to be running at..

Stretching after works... well that is the advice I am going on..

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