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  • y'all are gonna come out with that prison body



  • @mariner4life said in Back for more!:

    y'all are gonna come out with that prison body

    Ha! I had that exact same thought the other day. Another month locked up at home is an opportunity to shred, particularly as food supplies run low*

    I looked at the last weight chart I set up on New Year and projected I should be about this weight a month ago, so...

    However, the doctor did warn me that one cholesterol issue (a partial blockage in one artery) could also be related to my weight loss efforts a couple of years back. Can't win, really πŸ™‚

    If I target 500g per week, then by end of April I'll be at around 98.

    *Note: My wife is half italian. Food will never run low



  • @mariner4life getting my 3year old to ink me up brah. Probably end up with better tats than most lol.





  • I moved to Bali 3 months ago, weighed 105kgs.

    Didn't really ramp up the exercise massively given heat and humidity, but totally changed eating habits. Ate much earlier in the evening, smaller portions. Cut a lot of wine out.

    Left Bali a few weeks ago at 96kgs.

    Currently in Queenstown working on restoring my former glory.



  • @Paekakboyz said in Back for more!:

    6am!! might as well hassle the missus bro πŸ™‚

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  • Just looked at the private health for my operation - I paid $70 out pocket at the hospital, and another $75 for follow up medication and radiology.

    Health fund paid out nearly TWENTY. FUCKING. THOUSAND.

    Last time I'll bitch about the premiums... For a while...



  • 11km bike ride this morning @ 20.8km/h - pushed hard at points and no ill effects in terms of vision/migraine. Good signs.

    Much faster without the boy, dragging me down.



  • @NTA great news



  • Weather has been shit lately for the most part. And I've been enjoying beer.

    But I have a goal: Next stress echo is on May 13th, and the doc said I should be back running by then.

    So that means I've got to have a plan! This week i need to resume running (of a sort) and build into a 5km run so let's do this Monday/Wednesday/Friday of each week, with maybe a bike ride Sundays:

    Week 1: 3km jog/shuffle at any pace
    Week 2: 3km under 19.5 minutes (6:30/km)
    Week 3: 5km jog/shuffle any pace
    Week 4: 5km under 35 minutes
    Week 5: 5km under 30 minutes
    Week 6: 5km under 28 minutes

    Reckon that is achievable if the circulatory system stands up to it. By the time I hit that treadmill, shirtless and covered in electrodes, I reckon I'll avoid making a complete idiot out of myself in front of the cute little radiologist.

    EDIT: will bookend the 3km work with 1km walking each end as a warm up / cool down. No need to be stupid. If I consistently hit the goals early, I'll bring things forward.



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    Pretty much on target. No vision problems I noticed besides I'm Fucking Unfit God Help Me



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

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    Pretty much on target. No vision problems I noticed besides I'm Fucking Unfit God Help Me

    Good one mate. How was your heart rate? Assume that's the major thing you're monitoring?



  • @voodoo I tend to not bother with the heart rate - if the vision starts to fade then I know I'm overdoing it.

    I should probably do a post-run measure and then a 5 minute recovery just to track it. I don't have any fancy doodads hooked up to Strava.



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    Much better in terms of pace BUT I went out a little too hard on the first km (6:12) and the vision got a little dim a couple of minutes later. Decided to increase breathing rate which seemed to help a little for second km (6:19), and then relaxed into the last one (6:38).

    No idea why the "moving time" above is different to the lap splits πŸ€”

    For @voodoo I did a 124BPM straight after the run and then 102BPM 5 minutes later πŸ˜‰

    Probably room to stretch myself but not yet...



  • @NTA so the vision trigger thing is the best indicator of overdoing it?

    lol first I read for 5min and I was impressed... then I saw it was 5 minutes later! heh heh. Still, BPM is BPM if ya get what I'm saying!!



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

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    Much better in terms of pace BUT I went out a little too hard on the first km (6:12) and the vision got a little dim a couple of minutes later. Decided to increase breathing rate which seemed to help a little for second km (6:19), and then relaxed into the last one (6:38).

    No idea why the "moving time" above is different to the lap splits πŸ€”

    For @voodoo I did a 124BPM straight after the run and then 102BPM 5 minutes later πŸ˜‰

    Probably room to stretch myself but not yet...

    Nice one Nick. Def best not to stretch to quickly. The moving time looks right doesn't it? Your 3 laps add to 19:09, then add an extra 4 seconds for the extra .01 of a km you did before you hit the stop button!



  • @voodoo said in Back for more!:

    Nice one Nick. Def best not to stretch to quickly. The moving time looks right doesn't it? Your 3 laps add to 19:09, then add an extra 4 seconds for the extra .01 of a km you did before you hit the stop button!

    Ah yes, that would make sense. I added an extra 10 seconds in there I think and went over.



  • Strava cheats for you a little, and cuts out time if you stop (at lights. being tired etc) i find the Garmin app to be the most accurate, the Strava to be the fastest (not by much usually, a few seconds here or there)



  • I have found a minor issue with the segments thing, in that on one of the trails I run regularly, I assume it all comes down to the exact point of entry to a segment via the satellite, otherwise it treats it as another segment all together, I have done the trail twice a week, and sometimes both are on different segments, despite following the same track.



  • @mariner4life said in Back for more!:

    Strava cheats for you a little, and cuts out time if you stop (at lights. being tired etc) i find the Garmin app to be the most accurate, the Strava to be the fastest (not by much usually, a few seconds here or there)

    That's the thing - besides turning one corner sharper than 90 degrees, I didn't actually stop when crossing the street at all.

    Anyway, good enough for a fat old bastard.



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    Light showers here so went out in the lightest rain jacket I own. A mistake as it turns out because the rain died off to the occasional spot here and there and the jacket was just extra weight and extra heat.

    Vision no worse than it was the other day, and HR of 133BPM post with 100BPM on 5 minutes post



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    Hit the goal with time to spare.

    Becoming more convinced that the minor vision issues I've got about 2km in is actually just a lack of fitness, not the heart. Will see later in the week.

    Post run 126BPM
    5 minutes 100BPM



  • @NTA nice work, good improvement! Just looked at one of my runs from last week, got the heart rate up to 180, a couple above the old max rate calc. Yikes!



  • @voodoo said in Back for more!:

    @NTA nice work, good improvement! Just looked at one of my runs from last week, got the heart rate up to 180, a couple above the old max rate calc. Yikes!

    Reckon during run I'm probably hitting up to 150 but at this pace I'm not really pushing myself.

    One day I might get one of those fancy watches @mariner4life drones on about. But I'll want to be running 5:00/km over distance to warrant that.



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

    @voodoo said in Back for more!:

    @NTA nice work, good improvement! Just looked at one of my runs from last week, got the heart rate up to 180, a couple above the old max rate calc. Yikes!

    Reckon during run I'm probably hitting up to 150 but at this pace I'm not really pushing myself.

    One day I might get one of those fancy watches @mariner4life drones on about. But I'll want to be running 5:00/km over distance to warrant that.

    Best investment you'll ever make. What do you currently use for measurement of pace and heart rate etc? I have the Garmin 935 and I can't exercise without it!



  • @voodoo finger on the pulse. Literally. That's why i don't take readings mid-run, only at the end.



  • @voodoo yeah I think they are great, my max HR sits higher than most on here, my resting has dropped an average of 4 or 5 while sleeping.

    Were a couple of runs I did up the mountain PL (pre-lockdown) where my HR started tipping over 190 so I eased back a touch to keep it at or under 190.

    Finished my flax clearing today and tured my watch on to record an 'unspecified activity' 40mins and my ave HR was 134 and max was 162, it reckoned I did 1.32km, I know I only moved about 6m haha



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    Splits were 6:17, 6:00, 6:22
    127BPM post
    108BPM 5 minutes post

    Felt a lot harder to get going today, with a sore right calf and getting away closer to 7am than 6:30am.

    Met the goal tho, and that is all that matters.

    Weight is back around the 102kg mark due to shit eating but will start body weight on alternate days to tone the upper half.



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

    @voodoo said in Back for more!:

    @NTA nice work, good improvement! Just looked at one of my runs from last week, got the heart rate up to 180, a couple above the old max rate calc. Yikes!

    Reckon during run I'm probably hitting up to 150 but at this pace I'm not really pushing myself.

    One day I might get one of those fancy watches @mariner4life drones on about. But I'll want to be running 5:00/km over distance to warrant that.

    I couldn't disagree more. Now is the perfect time to purchase so you can more accurately track your improvement.

    5 min kms over a distance is a long way away from where you are ... if you wait til then, you'll probably find you won't improve much more!

    I second the Garmin too, but note you don't need to spend as much as you might think. For this first time in my life, I bought the base model and ignored all the extra stuff that I in all likelihood wouldn't use. Set me back under 200 pounds, and it's an absolute bargain. Currently coming in at around a pound per run, and getting cheaper every day. I used to use an apple watch, and although the presentation is much nicer, the accuracy was rather generous. The loop around my house measures on google maps at 5.25km, Apple watch had it at 5.4km and the Garmin at 5.2km.

    You won't regret it mate, but you will if you wait until you are seriously fit to buy it- you'll be wondering why you didn't buy it earlier ...



  • @MajorRage dunno. Have enough numbers in my life. HR isn't going to be that important until it reaches zero πŸ˜‰

    And $500 for a watch I have to keep charging seems a little steep... πŸ€”



  • Anyway tonight I did a bit of body weight, and I mean a bit - totally fucked after three rounds of chinups, pushups, squats with one minute breaks.

    First set: 3 chinups, 10 pushups, 20 squats
    Second: 3 chinups, 8 pushups, 20 squats
    Third: 2 chinups, 5 pushups, 20 squats

    Fark. Not the best.



  • @NTA Just think of it as a baseline to start from. All you want to see is continual improvement.



  • Chinups are such a bitch for us larger lads



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    HR
    130BPM post
    92BPM about 8 minutes later (got distracted)

    Splits were
    6:04
    6:02
    6:42
    Last km hurt a bit due to last night's squats

    Bit of vision issue but recovered quickly. Might need to just keep pushing through that using moderate pace, and see if being fitter and lighter alleviates things



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

    @MajorRage dunno. Have enough numbers in my life. HR isn't going to be that important until it reaches zero πŸ˜‰

    And $500 for a watch I have to keep charging seems a little steep... πŸ€”

    Just on this, in case you've never heard of DC Rainmaker, it's a great resource for product reviews, he does kit at all price levels

    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/



  • Today's exercise was fucking around on a roof, removing ancient concrete tiles, in order to run some cabling for Mrs TA and her brother at Dead Grandad's estate.

    Physical labouring makes me glad I'm a desk jockey.



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

    Today's exercise was fucking around on a roof, removing ancient concrete tiles, in order to run some cabling for Mrs TA and her brother at Dead Grandad's estate.

    Physical labouring makes me glad I'm a desk jockey.

    And her brother? What, he’s got one leg or something?



  • @Catogrande said in Back for more!:

    @NTA said in Back for more!:

    Today's exercise was fucking around on a roof, removing ancient concrete tiles, in order to run some cabling for Mrs TA and her brother at Dead Grandad's estate.

    Physical labouring makes me glad I'm a desk jockey.

    And her brother? What, he’s got one leg or something?

    He's unfit and does not do well with ladders. TBF he has done a shitload of the work inside, ruined his back doing it.

    To your point: I am going to be glad when we're done. And there better be some serious thankyou-sex from the wife when it is sold.

    Failing that, her Mum and Uncle could both get struck down by COVID and leave the profits of sale to us.



  • @NTA said in Back for more!:

    @Catogrande said in Back for more!:

    @NTA said in Back for more!:

    Today's exercise was fucking around on a roof, removing ancient concrete tiles, in order to run some cabling for Mrs TA and her brother at Dead Grandad's estate.

    Physical labouring makes me glad I'm a desk jockey.

    And her brother? What, he’s got one leg or something?

    He's unfit and does not do well with ladders. TBF he has done a shitload of the work inside, ruined his back doing it.

    To your point: I am going to be glad when we're done. And there better be some serious thankyou-sex from the wife when it is sold.

    Failing that, her Mum and Uncle could both get struck down by COVID and leave the profits of sale to us.

    I have to admit, I wondered where you were going as your penultimate paragraph segued into the last!



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    HR
    124BPM post
    107BPM post 5 minutes

    It was mentally tough to go through the 2km mark and not turn back up the 3km route, however I felt better once I passed 3km on this route as it flattens out and you can see all the idiots coming.

    Splits 6:40, 6:35, 6:50, 6:52, 7:00 - a reflection of the pace I was trying to keep on my first 5km in months


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