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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 
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Well done, Kov :)

The only way I could achieve those times would be if it was in minutes, and even then, 2 minutes 50 of running might still be a struggle

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Excellent work Kov... Are you the first triathlete of Beex? Quite an accolade that.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:56 
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Good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:15 
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Cheers guys, glad i have a week off... I am broken, stairs are evil...

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 20:08 
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At the other end of the scale, 2.7 miles in 27 minutes. Bit disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:08 
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BeeX Adventure committee:wishThoughts?

I wish to return to redo Scafell and this as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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I would be up for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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I would be up for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:22 
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Definitely. Looks good. When are you thinking? And of course, those not into it can always meet us in the pub or round the campfire afterwards.

As for other middle age spread updates, I've started to go running again after a long absence. My motivation is I want to buy a new suit in the January sales. Started off doing my short 1.5 mile loop to get back into the swing of things, but aim to move on to the 5ks soonish. Already sleeping better as a result.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:44 
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Yes but got to be careful to not tread on Tinker's Toes.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Definitely. Looks good. When are you thinking? And of course, those not into it can always meet us in the pub or round the campfire afterwards.

As for other middle age spread updates, I've started to go running again after a long absence. My motivation is I want to buy a new suit in the January sales. Started off doing my short 1.5 mile loop to get back into the swing of things, but aim to move on to the 5ks soonish. Already sleeping better as a result.


Well done kern.

I have lost all motivation for exercise..

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Yes but got to be careful to not tread on Tinker's Toes.

Tinkers Toes are too prance to be trodden on.

I'd love to do those walks but I need to build myself up to do stuff like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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I'm up for it, but if it's summer then it all depends on what I'm doing sports-wise.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 13:51 
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Isn't that lovely?

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I wouldn't mind this, but it's miles away, and probably on a day that I can't make. But if something happens then I'll try and see what I can do.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Would aim for a weekend in spring/early summer i guess.

I'd take the same route up Scafell as I did before, but do a different down and get back in on foot.

https://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes29.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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The last time we were up there:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NvddbH3pBJps2sf23

Almost ten years ago now. Winter's definitely my favourite time for walking up in the lakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:24 
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10 years ago...

And now Alex is a main baddie in Preacher.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:27 
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Here's some more pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrzardoz/ ... 3581290402

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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10 years ago...

And now Alex is a main baddie in Preacher.

Ha ha.

It's amazing looking at those pictures. I've aged considerably in ten years but you look more or less the same 45 years old you did back then.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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A timeless classic.

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It's your beard though mainly, last time you shaved it took year off you.

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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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Been asked to do a race report, thought I would pop it here too..

Having done a few sprint triathlons, my plan was to step up to standard distance this year. In August 2016 I entered Nottingham Relay Triathlon with 3 friends. Never go camping with full distance triathletes. I was persuaded to miss standard and go straight to middle distance. I entered Cotswold Classic. I spent 8 months improving my swim, bike and run.

On August 13th, my alarm went off at 4:30 am, I got up, forced down porridge and packed my last bits and headed down to the transition. Racked my bike and set all my stuff out. Then went and joined the long queue for the Portaloos, as once in the wet suit it was not coming off. I chatted to other triathletes, each one nervous and excited.

I headed down to the water and with three friends that entered the race with me, waited for our wave to be called. I won’t lie, I have never been so terrified. We entered the water, I felt a hand on my shoulder and stopped me starting until the melee had moved on, Thanks Mark. It gave me space to do my own swim.

I started off with my mixture of crawl and breast stroke, slowly moving round the big buoys, until I could see the swim finish. The marshals were fantastic, calling you in and then being pulled out and helped up the steps. I hate swimming and I am not confident, but I was out I had not drowned. Time for the bike.

I jogged into the transition areas, got my wet suit off, put my bike stuff on, all while eating a pork pies, all the photos show me with a pie in my gob. I set off to the mount line, got on my bike and set off on lap 1 of 2. The course was flat with a hill at mile 14. I loved the ride, completed lap 1 and started lap 2. I got to mile 50 and someone passed me, being a stubborn arse. I tried to catch him, took me to mile 55 to pass him. As I pulled into the final straight, I could hear my name being shouted and saw my friends that came to support me. That lifts you so much.

Made back to transition and racked my bike, put my running stuff on, and set off. The course was flatish 3 laps, and about 4 miles, that hurt, trying to run after 56 miles on the bike was not fun. It was great being cheered on by all the marshals, supporters and friends. The first buffet station was awesome, it had water, high5, flat coke, bananas, gels, jelly beans, jelly babies, peanuts, crisps, ginger cake, choc cake and lot more. I made to the first pass of the finish, I could see my friends, it was great. The 2nd lap came and went, the last lap, I got to 12 miles and was really struggling, and who do I see but my friend Dave, he came back for me. He ran and jogged with me till we got the red carpet and he says ‘How are your legs? ‘F**ked’ was the reply, ‘You have to sprint’ he said. So I went, not sure where it came from, not sure I have ran like that in my life.. The photo of me crossing the line is not me smiling but grimacing.

It was one of the hardest things I have done with my body to date. I faced a lot of fears, I am not a strong swimmer and that distance is just scary, the bike was better than I thought, and the run was just hell. Would I do another, oh f**k yes…. I now have a time to beat.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 20:46 
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"Joe Wicks? High intensity workout dvd? Pah! Stuff and nonsense made to sell stuff"

One warm up and a 15 minute 'Level One' (3 sets of 5 things, 30 secs each) later:
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Stuff be hard.


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 Post subject: Re: Middle Age Spread
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"Joe Wicks? High intensity workout dvd? Pah! Stuff and nonsense made to sell stuff"

One warm up and a 15 minute 'Level One' (3 sets of 5 things, 30 secs each) later:
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Stuff be hard.


Get a set of these and a set of dumb bells for curls. Thats all of your upper body covered including the all important core.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Fitnes ... t+push+ups

Your cycling will cover leg and cardio exercise.

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I've been having real problems with my right wrist (stop sniggering) when doing push ups. I got some basic push up bars and they seem to make push ups harder. Weird.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:15 
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I've been having real problems with my right wrist (stop sniggering) when doing push ups. I got some basic push up bars and they seem to make push ups harder. Weird.


Get a pair off these.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RDX-Weight-Lif ... ht+lifting

I smashed my right wrist to bits at the end of 2014 and bought a pair of these which allow me to exercise again.

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I'm being encouraged by my TKD instructor to do pushups on my fists instead of my palms, to condition the knuckles so that I don't feel pain when punching through bricks.

I hope it works, because the amount of pain I feel in my knuckles when doing the pushups is not making it easy to continue ;)

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DavPaz wrote:
I've been having real problems with my right wrist (stop sniggering) when doing push ups. I got some basic push up bars and they seem to make push ups harder. Weird.


Get a pair off these.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RDX-Weight-Lif ... ht+lifting

I smashed my right wrist to bits at the end of 2014 and bought a pair of these which allow me to exercise again.

Oh, cool. So that long wrapper supports the wrist, I guess.

Also, from that guide, I have LARGE HANDS.


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