The long walk home...



  • with cardio starting seriously now, I have taken to walking 'the old pub road'to get home. This is the bypass around Whangamata. To keep it interesting, I have set up çheck points' where I cvheck my stopwatch. So each time i walk home that way, I'm going t add them here to bore you blokes to tears..

    So...
    12:09 - 17:30 - 26:41 - 44:19 - 53:11 (Monday 4th july) chest morning
    12:09 - 17:31 - 27:00 - 44:49 - 53:39 (Tuesday 5th) legs morning
    12:18 - 17:44 - 27:22 - 44:58 - 54:11 (Friday 8th) back morning
    28:28 - 17:52 - 27:50 - 44:46 - 53:53 (Thursday 14th) shoulders



  • Can't wait for some in depth statistical analysis - crunch some abs then crunch some numbers!



  • You stop for a picnic on Tuesday? Slowcoach....



  • must be leg day - that third leg where my time slowed is pretty much all uphill!! Going to be quite interesting in a boring sort of way as the food goes and different weights days etc, to see what happens with the times. Before nationals last year wore out a pair of shoes doing this walk 5 days a week.



  • Is it "power" walking or just a brisk pace?



  • [quote name='BartMan']with cardio starting seriously now, I have taken to walking 'the old pub road'to get home. This is the bypass around Whangamata. [B]To keep it interesting,[/B] I have set up çheck points' where I cvheck my stopwatch. So each time i walk home that way, I'm going t add them here to bore you blokes to tears..

    So...
    12:09 - 17:30 - 26:41 - 44:19 - 53:11 (Monday 4th july) chest morning
    12:09 - 17:31 - 27:00 - 44:49 - 53:39 (Tuesday 5th) legs morning[/QUOTE]

    It was interesting at one stage ?

    but yeah gotta love a good hill walk every now and again. No shortage of these in the nations capital.



  • Brisk pace! Meant to be 30 minutes hard out, and then 15 minutes winding down the turbos!

    And MN5, it is never interesting, I HATE walking. But love playing with numbers. This stops me from looking at my watch every 6 seconds too, only look at the check points. Freaked me out at check point Alpha being the exact same time 2 in a row. No walk today, cardio at the gym this morning.



  • [quote name='BartMan']Brisk pace! Meant to be 30 minutes hard out, and then 15 minutes winding down the turbos!

    And MN5, it is never interesting, I HATE walking. But love playing with numbers. This stops me from looking at my watch every 6 seconds too, only look at the check points. Freaked me out at check point Alpha being the exact same time 2 in a row. No walk today, cardio at the gym this morning.[/QUOTE]

    Definitely helps to have some good tunes going on the ipod. Also don't wear suit pants, they wear out quickly !



  • Checkpoint alpha.... snigger

    whatever it takes to make it 'fun' aye!!

    Watch out for the sniper ambush at Foxtrot Zulu! maybe a quick jog through that checkpoint ; )



  • lol, yeah, my mind goes ALLLLL over the place as I walk along, not often where I am at.... Should just concentrate on dodging logging trucks...



  • hmmm, times getting longer and longer as the week goes (see first post for times). So after two days off weights it'll be interesting to see how it goes tonight. Especially as on Friday after the walk I hopped of the balcony and my left calf 'pinged'. A dagger right into the middle of the muscles. I had felt it tight at squash last Monday, and was worried then, but pinged something wicked. ANyway, after ice and compression and elevation all Friday, it seems as good as gold today, and even Saturdya did not feel a thing. But we'll see today on the road as I walk home...



  • I'm amazed you are playing squash before your tournaments, big injury risk surely?



  • probably is a bit bloody stupied Kirwan, but fun!! And is business house fun stuff, but that still won't stop you from pulling a muscle. Mind you, neither will going to get some wood!

    Won't be playing now though, that is for sure - had the warning shot across the bows with the calf, will listen (probably)!



  • well, I've been put in my place by my trainer. no more squash, no more hills, and no more calf raises until future notice! Cycle or walk on the flat. Any potential gains are outweighed by potential for injury. So the long walk home is now an amble down the beach. Still 50 minutes, but just not the same!!



  • Eyes on the prize Bart, plenty of time for the fun stuff when you overload your trophy cabinet.



  • Yes coach!! The prize - October 8th, Oldies tournament..!



  • two walks home via the beach and a walk straight home / cycle so fat this week on the cardio front. Going to do the old pub road again tonight, have not been feeling calf at all, and the cant of the beach has given me ankle pains after two bloody walks! So OPR and check-points alpha through to echo...


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