What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

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ORD

16,326 posts

91 months

Sunday 28th February
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That’s an RKC plank, I think. 30 seconds is hard. Hollow body holds also pretty challenging.

Johnny

9,490 posts

248 months

Sunday 28th February
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Another 43km in the bike in the glorious weather we’re having thumbup

RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

1,778 posts

13 months

Sunday 28th February
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101miles on the bike. Bit tough, especially when it was supposed to be 80m.

Animal

4,767 posts

232 months

Monday 1st March
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Avoiding any heavy strength exercises for a while to try and give my shoulder a chance to recover. Also want to drop a bit of bodyfat to fit into a suit for the summer, so today was a Nike Training boxing circuit. 30 mins. Pretty good fun and challenging.

Prof Prolapse

15,519 posts

154 months

Monday 1st March
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Still broken after moving house on my own.

So just a quick 4K run today.

After seeing me lying on the lawn afterwards, my eldest daughter and I agreed that running is for chumps.








Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Monday 1st March
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Was too tired and hungry immediately after work this evening so I had dinner then fell asleep for about half an hour. Played GTA V online and then got a bit fed up so headed out for a run just before 9pm.

Was feeling good, averaging under 4 min/km for the first 5k. Pace started to drop off a bit by the end of the 6th km so rather than push it too much, I wound it down and finished up with 8.6km and an average pace of 4:03/km. Will work on the running fitness a bit more and then I should be good for a sub 40min 10k again like last summer.

The difficulty I have is that I like doing too many sports meaning that I can never quite focus enough on running to really get the times down. It's all about enjoyment though and I like the variety of running, road cycling, mountain biking, weights, and inline skating. Certainly keeps me busy!

Prof Prolapse

15,519 posts

154 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Decent times there... I'm not sure I could ever do a sub 40" 10K and I think I'm reasonably fit bloke. I run 10K in just over 50", I know that's modest at best, but the idea that someone has done that same distance with ten whole minutes to spare is bloody impressive.

It's like when the bloke on here lifts a large motorcycle worth of weight off the floor (with such humility he apologises for his form).

Shows us what lazy s the rest of us are. Well, I am anyway.




elvismiggell

1,516 posts

115 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Prof Prolapse said:
Decent times there... I'm not sure I could ever do a sub 40" 10K and I think I'm reasonably fit bloke. I run 10K in just over 50", I know that's modest at best, but the idea that someone has done that same distance with ten whole minutes to spare is bloody impressive.

It's like when the bloke on here lifts a large motorcycle worth of weight off the floor (with such humility he apologises for his form).

Shows us what lazy s the rest of us are. Well, I am anyway.
I'm with you, my 10K PB is 50:30, I can MAYBE see me dipping under 50 minutes, but taking 10 minutes off that?! Heck no!

Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Prof Prolapse said:
Decent times there... I'm not sure I could ever do a sub 40" 10K and I think I'm reasonably fit bloke. I run 10K in just over 50", I know that's modest at best, but the idea that someone has done that same distance with ten whole minutes to spare is bloody impressive.

It's like when the bloke on here lifts a large motorcycle worth of weight off the floor (with such humility he apologises for his form).

Shows us what lazy s the rest of us are. Well, I am anyway.
Although training helps, I think genetics and an individual's suitability for his/her chosen sport plays a huge part. E.g. Usain Bolt may be the fastest person in the world over 100m, but with the right amount of training, could he beat Mo Farah in a 5k race? No.

Animal

4,767 posts

232 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Short lunchtime walk with the Mrs round Epping Forest to watch the deer; will try going for a run tonight.

Chicken_Satay

1,685 posts

168 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Animal said:
will try going for a run tonight.
Ok, let us know how you get on.

Prof Prolapse

15,519 posts

154 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Chicken_Satay said:
Although training helps, I think genetics and an individual's suitability for his/her chosen sport plays a huge part. E.g. Usain Bolt may be the fastest person in the world over 100m, but with the right amount of training, could he beat Mo Farah in a 5k race? No.
Athletes are all at extremes of body types these days though. Back in the 50's, most athletes were average height and build and did a bit of everything. Now we've scoured the globe to find extremes, then find the sport or event for them to use it for their advantage. The best one is being over 7 foot tall in the USA gives you a 17% of playing in the NBA. It's insane.

It's all about what you enjoy and being healthy though isn't it? There's always someone better than you after all...

Oh and not looking like a binbag full of yoghurt. That's increasingly important to me as I get older I find.




RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

1,778 posts

13 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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elvismiggell said:
Prof Prolapse said:
Decent times there... I'm not sure I could ever do a sub 40" 10K and I think I'm reasonably fit bloke. I run 10K in just over 50", I know that's modest at best, but the idea that someone has done that same distance with ten whole minutes to spare is bloody impressive.

It's like when the bloke on here lifts a large motorcycle worth of weight off the floor (with such humility he apologises for his form).

Shows us what lazy s the rest of us are. Well, I am anyway.
I'm with you, my 10K PB is 50:30, I can MAYBE see me dipping under 50 minutes, but taking 10 minutes off that?! Heck no!
30min is semi/pro level I would say. My PB is 40:34 (twice) which is probably one of my better distances. Gosh I wish I could do that now!

ORD

16,326 posts

91 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I ran a 45 min 10k the first time I ever ran more than 5k and with only 2 weeks of training. I was probably reasonably gifted for endurance. But I hate running, so I’ve only ever run 2 10ks and probably run less than 100k in total in my adult life!

giblet

8,004 posts

141 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I’m useless at running. First 10k I did I finished in 1h23m45seconds which I found amusing. Second one was 1h22m11seconds, that was back in 2018, decided to not bother again after that.

I’m 14kg lighter now though, might try a 5k and see how I get on

mcelliott

7,002 posts

145 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Many years ago when I was a skinny cardio guy I ran a 17 minute 5k and a 38 minute 10k, lots of cycling gave me a huge engine, running just gave me sore joints, the last running race I did was when I competed in a Murph Challenge, I was substantially heavier!!

RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

1,778 posts

13 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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mcelliott said:
Many years ago when I was a skinny cardio guy I ran a 17 minute 5k and a 38 minute 10k, lots of cycling gave me a huge engine, running just gave me sore joints, the last running race I did was when I competed in a Murph Challenge, I was substantially heavier!!
Good times man.

I started running first then cycling and although I was an average runner I am slightly above average cyclist. I remember doing Ride100 and not expecting much, I finished in 4:52 and had a load of work guys scrutinizing my time and pictures!

They went through the Strava segments and proclaimed it was not me, I had given my Garmin to someone else or the wind was behind me and then at the half way point the wind suddenly turned 180 degrees to be behind me again.

I managed the same time the following years on different courses and then they started taking note. Although I would still prefer to be running marathons.


TheJimi

19,507 posts

207 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Another running hater here. The only running I enjoy is sprints.

Otherwise, I'll choose anything over running.


RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

1,778 posts

13 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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TheJimi said:
Another running hater here. The only running I enjoy is sprints.

Otherwise, I'll choose anything over running.
How can you hate running?! It's the purest form of sport!

Running as fast as you can for as long as you can, you learn so much about yourself, motivations and how determined you actually are. Answers all questions.

popeyewhite

13,748 posts

84 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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10k not my distance, managed about 50 minutes and it nearly killed me. Half marathon more my stride, just under 1.30 was enough to beat quite a few club runners. My 10 miles was quick-ish as well. Not run for 7 years now.