Fit at 40.



  • 7km split over 2 runs yesterday, no calf tightness or complaints at all, stoked. 2nd run was about 3.7 done at 5:16 so that's definitely coming down too.

    Also a good UB workout between runs. Can get through 2 sets of the 10-8-6-4-2 fairly well now with more to give.

    98kg. Fucken hell.



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    7km split over 2 runs yesterday, no calf tightness or complaints at all, stoked. 2nd run was about 3.7 done at 5:16 so that's definitely coming down too.

    Also a good UB workout between runs. Can get through 2 sets of the 10-8-6-4-2 fairly well now with more to give.

    > 98kg. Fucken hell.

    Too much English bitter ?

    Try intermittent fasting. Also double bag your green teas



  • @MN5 thanks but nah. It's early days and I feel good. Fat, unfit and happy!

    Oh and cider is where it's at.



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    @MN5 thanks but nah. It's early days and I feel good. Fat, unfit and happy!

    Oh and cider is where it's at.

    Just chuck your NZ passport in a Dropbox. You won’t be needing it.



  • @MN5 said in Fit at 40.:

    @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    @MN5 thanks but nah. It's early days and I feel good. Fat, unfit and happy!

    Oh and cider is where it's at.

    Just chuck your NZ passport in a Dropbox. You won’t be needing it.

    Yeah nah cool that makes complete sense...



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    @MN5 said in Fit at 40.:

    @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    @MN5 thanks but nah. It's early days and I feel good. Fat, unfit and happy!

    Oh and cider is where it's at.

    Just chuck your NZ passport in a Dropbox. You won’t be needing it.

    Yeah nah cool that makes complete sense...

    Sorry about that. Ferning after a few Rums is inadvisable.

    It made sense to me at the time I think.



  • Saturday was rest day and needed. 3km couples run on Sunday with half UB workout as running late for ma's day call, but followed up with a 7km walk.

    Knocking on the door of 2 sets of legs, so that's the aim this week. Couples run this morning and Bonesetta is making good improvements too, getting down to 5:40 Kms. I'll go for another late arvo, UB today before lunch and getting through 2 sets easy now so will start timing it.

    Sitting below 95kg the last few days.



  • @Bones I'm sans scales nownum in Palmy. No idea where the weight is at (other than it clearly being on my gut)



  • @voodoo I'm pretty happy with where I'm at after the weekend I just had! Smashed the beers and ciders, couple of bbqs and a roast. Must be all that healthy carrot cake I ate.



  • Run two - felt fantastic at 3 so thought I should kick on and push for 5.

    Felt fucken horrible at 3.1.

    Anyway knocked out the 5 at a 5:11 average, but bit miffed as I swear Strava told me the last km was 4:50, but then showed me as 5:25 (maybe I misheard 5:15 and stuffed up the pause/stop/finish). Ahh well, next time.



  • @Bones the thing that sux most about running Is the fact you never look at strava and get a positive surprise!



  • @MajorRage haha I do most times! Thinking about it I swear the last k was my fastest as I was hammer down the last 400 and my middle k was 5:03 without hammer down.



  • 2 runs again today 3km couples this morning, had to run to pick up the car this afternoon so a new (5km) route and an absolute fluffybunny hill on the 4th km but made up for it on the 5th by doing 4:32 (ok ok slightly downhill all the way pretty much).

    5:22 avg and felt a million bucks at the end. 2 sets of UB this morning done in 9:10 with a minute rest between included in that. Threw in most of a 3rd set after that too.

    Feeling good.



  • 5k Saturday, 3k Sunday, 7.5k yesterday. Yesterday was an absolute piston wristed gibbon, couple of bitch hills thrown in, I'm talking Mt Vic type steep.

    Cranking the workouts. Sitting under 94kg the last few days, despite booze.

    Strava has me at 51.5km @mariner4life



  • @Bones you're killing it mate. I haven't been since last Thursday.

    It's been raining here, and i am not training for anything, so i ain't heading out in the rain. Plus i was drunk all weekend...



  • @mariner4life you can run drunk twice as far as I can sober. Get out in the rain, you're not @mogwai



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    @mariner4life you can run drunk twice as far as I can sober. Get out in the rain, you're not @mogwai

    I'm so sweet I'm practically made of sugar

    look, you're right, but it's wet, and like, 20 degrees (bloody freezing) so i would rather drink wine...



  • @mariner4life great, now I want wine for breakfast.



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    @mariner4life great, now I want wine for breakfast.

    You earned it bro



  • Weight back up a bit this week, but back under 95 today.

    Dialled back a bit on the running after being knackered for run 2 on Tuesday - aiming for 5km but body was saying nah at 3 so ended up just shy of 4 (had already done 3km couple run earlier). Rested Wednesday and did just shy of 4 again yesterday. 5km lined up for tomorrow morning to the farm shop.

    Workouts going good, up to 3 sets on UB now and could probably crack it on the legs if I wasn't a pussy.

    Gym opening still at least over 6 weeks away sucks. Will start mixing up the workouts a bit now so as not to get stale.



  • Ok so that 5km accidentally turned into 7. Felt disgusting from about 1.5 - 4 but then started to pick back up. Accidentally took a wrong turn around 3 and ended up a couple of miles off course, so missed my km notifications and all of a sudden was at 6km. Was pretty happy with averaging 5:30 for that distance on those hills.

    5km on Sunday as Bonesetta cracked her first 5km in about 5 years. 4.5km this morning.

    Had a 4 day weekend, which equalled a lot of booze and fatty food, but still managed to keep under 95kg.



  • Racked up another 3 and a bit after the morning run the other day, then did the same yesterday to test out the new watch. So close to 8km both days. Definitely getting quicker and hills aren't as gruelling.

    Think the best bit is no stopping and I haven't used an inhaler while running in at least over a month - don't even bother taking it with me if it's less than 5km. A nice freedom.



  • Oh and am up to about 85km this month now so might as well crack the hundy. Chur @mariner4life for the inspiration.



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    Racked up another 3 and a bit after the morning run the other day, then did the same yesterday to test out the new watch. So close to 8km both days. Definitely getting quicker and hills aren't as gruelling.

    Think the best bit is no stopping and I haven't used an inhaler while running in at least over a month - don't even bother taking it with me if it's less than 5km. A nice freedom.

    What watch did you get?



  • @voodoo ticwatch pro 4g. Wanted to be able to leave the phone behind completely yet still ring Bonesetta when I inevitably break myself 5km from home.

    Seems neat so far. Wanted wear OS so I could download music from play and seemed like a good option for Strava or linked apps. Haven't tried Strava yet as not sure if the notifications work, might test it today.



  • @Bones I haven't seen that before. Looks sweet. Though while I hear you on the ability to make calls when in trouble, I really dislike the idea of being able to receive them when exercising.



  • @voodoo throw in a pair of these and it's not that bad, don't even need to break a stride (like last Saturday when I got lost and was being picked up so had to answer the phone while continuing on at "pace" to get to a pickup spot).
    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/truly-wireless/wf-sp700n

    Got these as I like to listen to music at the gym, but was getting nauseated... ambient sound mode fixes that.



  • Little 3km blast yesterday at 4:50 average. After cracking 3 sets in leg workout and an hour or so after lunch. Felt great in all exercise yesterday.

    So I downed 7 440s.

    Anyway hopefully a tipping point on the exercise.



  • 5km yesterday and today. 99.8km overall. Something to aim for next month then.

    Dipped under 93kg today though!



  • @Bones said in Fit at 40.:

    5km yesterday and today. 99.8km overall. Something to aim for next month then.

    Dipped under 93kg today though!

    great month mate, well done.


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