Covid-19 and keeping fit



  • I've just started back at running and my strava is a joke, there's no way I'm adding any of you fluffybunnies! My marathon is 3km.



  • @voodoo ha ha you asked! actually most of the stuff we've been doing is without any weight at all.

    Today was 3 rounds of the following - as many reps as possible of each in 30sec. With a 30 sec break between super sets.

    1. Plank into 30 sec of push ups
    2. Squats then dips
    3. Lunges (alternating blocks of 5 each leg) and curls (7kg DB) you could swap them out for a push up variation or pressing against a wall or something.
    4. Burpees.

    Always looking to match a push/pull or legs versus upper body exercise in each super set. Then make sure you are overloading across super sets. The lunges today messed me up as I was still fatigued from squats.

    When I train with the gym bros we make more use of the DB. Tricep extensions, shoulder press, stupid numbers of reps doing DB pressing, plus a few other things. I've realised my gas tank is an ok weight for rows so that's a bonus lol.

    On Monday when we went balls to the wall we did well over a hundred reps across the 3 rounds for every exercise. It sucked hard but pausing for a bit then squeezing out a few more reps really works. It's easy to feel the fatigue and think you've done enough.



  • @Paekakboyz said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo ha ha you asked! actually most of the stuff we've been doing is without any weight at all.

    Today was 3 rounds of the following - as many reps as possible of each in 30sec. With a 30 sec break between super sets.

    1. Plank into 30 sec of push ups
    2. Squats then dips
    3. Lunges (alternating blocks of 5 each leg) and curls (7kg DB) you could swap them out for a push up variation or pressing against a wall or something.
    4. Burpees.

    Always looking to match a push/pull or legs versus upper body exercise in each super set. Then make sure you are overloading across super sets. The lunges today messed me up as I was still fatigued from squats.

    When I train with the gym bros we make more use of the DB. Tricep extensions, shoulder press, stupid numbers of reps doing DB pressing, plus a few other things. I've realised my gas tank is an ok weight for rows so that's a bonus lol.

    On Monday when we went balls to the wall we did well over a hundred reps across the 3 rounds for every exercise. It sucked hard but pausing for a bit then squeezing out a few more reps really works. It's easy to feel the fatigue and think you've done enough.

    Ok, I've decided you're an evil mofo who really enjoys this stuff!



  • @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Must be nice to have a bit of off road to add variety.

    Yeah mate - did 25km round the streets here the other day and had an elevation change of about 5m 😂

    I’m much more in to riding trails etc than on the roads. Same goes for my running



  • @voodoo dude I hate this shit ha ha. But I'm still aiming to get under a hundred kg and had been cranking towards that goal. So I was already losing a bit of muscle mass as part of my cut - that kind of makes zero access to heavy weights a bit easier to handle... not really but I'll keep telling myself that.
    Probably the biggest other factor is no booze - haven't had a drink since late Feb which isn't unusual for me these days. Funny how 2 kids under 3 either drives you to drink or away from it!



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    So I'm feeling happy with myself right now.

    My few months in Bali consisted of runs in the 5-8km range, all around the 5m/km pace, given the heat and humidity there.

    Coming back into lockdown, I set myself a goal of running 10kms in under 45mins, 4:30/km ave.

    Did a longer 15km run last week, then an 8km on my own, and a bunch of shorter stuff with the kids.

    First 10km hitout 2 days ago, managed 4:45/km for a time of 47:32.

    Rest day yesterday, then another crack today.

    Came home in 44:48, ave 4:29/km . Absolutely stoked.

    Was travelling really well for the first 5kms and had some time in the bank, then realised I'd gone down a decent hill just before the turnaround. Absolutely grovelled my way back up, and thought I was toast for the day, lungs and legs. But hung in, and got a 2nd wind, and scraped home!

    So now, with my lockdown goal achieved, the question is do I put my feet up for the next 25 days and get fat again, or set a new target???

    I think I'll wait until tomorrow to decide...

    You can fuck right off.

    Training my arse off for 6 straight fucking months and the fastest 10k I've done is around 49 minutes. Zero chance of improving on that.

    Fuck you.





  • @MajorRage said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    So I'm feeling happy with myself right now.

    My few months in Bali consisted of runs in the 5-8km range, all around the 5m/km pace, given the heat and humidity there.

    Coming back into lockdown, I set myself a goal of running 10kms in under 45mins, 4:30/km ave.

    Did a longer 15km run last week, then an 8km on my own, and a bunch of shorter stuff with the kids.

    First 10km hitout 2 days ago, managed 4:45/km for a time of 47:32.

    Rest day yesterday, then another crack today.

    Came home in 44:48, ave 4:29/km . Absolutely stoked.

    Was travelling really well for the first 5kms and had some time in the bank, then realised I'd gone down a decent hill just before the turnaround. Absolutely grovelled my way back up, and thought I was toast for the day, lungs and legs. But hung in, and got a 2nd wind, and scraped home!

    So now, with my lockdown goal achieved, the question is do I put my feet up for the next 25 days and get fat again, or set a new target???

    I think I'll wait until tomorrow to decide...

    You can fuck right off.

    Training my arse off for 6 straight fucking months and the fastest 10k I've done is around 49 minutes. Zero chance of improving on that.

    Fuck you.

    ADD ME ON STRAVA
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  • @Bones said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    I've just started back at running and my strava is a joke, there's no way I'm adding any of you fluffybunnies! My marathon is 3km.

    Mate I started again last week. Get amongst it



  • @Bones Strava lost me when they added too much social networking to their app. Add a photo, comment on your run, like a fellow competitors run, do you know such and such.

    Grumpy old man here, fuck that.

    I use Garmin, and I have no friends on it, or desire to add friends.



  • @MajorRage yeah I'm only on it every so often and not a serious runner so don't mind that stuff. I do like the basic analysis and segment stuff.



  • @MajorRage My suunto ambit is too old to pair with Strava, so I'm saved that.



  • @MajorRage said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    So I'm feeling happy with myself right now.

    My few months in Bali consisted of runs in the 5-8km range, all around the 5m/km pace, given the heat and humidity there.

    Coming back into lockdown, I set myself a goal of running 10kms in under 45mins, 4:30/km ave.

    Did a longer 15km run last week, then an 8km on my own, and a bunch of shorter stuff with the kids.

    First 10km hitout 2 days ago, managed 4:45/km for a time of 47:32.

    Rest day yesterday, then another crack today.

    Came home in 44:48, ave 4:29/km . Absolutely stoked.

    Was travelling really well for the first 5kms and had some time in the bank, then realised I'd gone down a decent hill just before the turnaround. Absolutely grovelled my way back up, and thought I was toast for the day, lungs and legs. But hung in, and got a 2nd wind, and scraped home!

    So now, with my lockdown goal achieved, the question is do I put my feet up for the next 25 days and get fat again, or set a new target???

    I think I'll wait until tomorrow to decide...

    You can fuck right off.

    Training my arse off for 6 straight fucking months and the fastest 10k I've done is around 49 minutes. Zero chance of improving on that.

    Fuck you.

    Haha 😁

    You may have been training hard, but you're missing 1 key ingredient if you want to really improve - unemployment!

    I haven't worked since late Nov last year, so have had plenty of time to train. That was mostly surfing (well, paddling around, getting smashed, drinking ocean water) and now running. When you're not working you can train/surf when you want, rather than being forced to squeeze something in around work/kids at 6am or after work.

    I reckon I was 105 at my late-Nov peak, am now 10-12kgs lighter than that (can't be exact as have different scales here). Makes a heck of a difference!

    Re Strava, I love it. I turn off the notifications, but I do enjoy seeing what friends are up to. Lots of friends do stuff with their kids now they are getting older, and it's cool to see them progres too.



  • Yea I don't have any notifications on mine, I jump on for a quick look after my activity goes on there to see what others have been upto...I know a guy who had been doing ironman training so was interesting seeing his huge numbers...he had qualified for some big one later this year but arrived back in NZ the day before self iso came in, but did so anyway.



  • Yeah dont have notifications on either. What are they for? When you are approaching a segment or something?

    I have a couple of crazy mates I follow, one who rides about 60km each way to work and back each day (bet hes feeling like a lazy bastard right now) and another who is a greater runner and comfortable bangs out sub 4min kms and then in low to mid 3min/kms come race time. Crazy



  • @JK the only notificatons I got initially were that someone liked/commented on my activity, dont think there was any in activity ones?



  • @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Yeah dont have notifications on either. What are they for? When you are approaching a segment or something?

    I have a couple of crazy mates I follow, one who rides about 60km each way to work and back each day (bet hes feeling like a lazy bastard right now) and another who is a greater runner and comfortable bangs out sub 4min kms and then in low to mid 3min/kms come race time. Crazy

    Bet he can’t handle his piss.



  • Windy as fark here today but want to go out for a 5pm effort - not sure ride or run or maybe just a hazy IPA....



  • @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Windy as fark here today but want to go out for a 5pm effort - not sure ride or run or maybe just a hazy IPA....

    Sounds dangerous out there, better you stay safe and indoors. Crack that IPA sir.



  • gusty wind here, the odd passing shower...90 mins until I finish work and head into the long weekend!!

    Plans still up in the air! 🤔



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Windy as fark here today but want to go out for a 5pm effort - not sure ride or run or maybe just a hazy IPA....

    Sounds dangerous out there, better you stay safe and indoors. Crack that IPA sir.

    Thats what I'm thinking. Odd bit of rain coming too by the looks. Just re-tipped a couple of pool cues so could be a night on the table ahead!



  • no run today, went for a walk up Mt Whitfield, which has great tracks all over it. Basically like climbing the Mount on the steep side. All steps! Nice change



  • @mariner4life said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    no run today, went for a walk up Mt Whitfield, which has great tracks all over it. Basically like climbing the Mount on the steep side. All steps! Nice change

    Same same almost, we did the QT trail walk, beautiful morning here with early snow on the hills

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  • Gave in and went for a run around the golf course 680FC13F-D987-49B9-999B-A17F0207D13D.jpeg



  • @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Gave in and went for a run around the golf course 680FC13F-D987-49B9-999B-A17F0207D13D.jpeg

    Nice one! Have to say, I've never understood people who run/walk dogs around golf courses (when they are being actively played I mean). Just asking for a ball to the back of the scone!



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Nice one! Have to say, I've never understood people who run/walk dogs around golf courses (when they are being actively played I mean). Just asking for a ball to the back of the scone!

    Yeah at the moment is pretty quiet. Just a few dog walkers really.

    As a golfer myself, running around the course is actually pretty interesting going tee to green and by staying on the fairway I often see parts of the course I don’t usually see when playing



  • @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Nice one! Have to say, I've never understood people who run/walk dogs around golf courses (when they are being actively played I mean). Just asking for a ball to the back of the scone!

    Yeah at the moment is pretty quiet. Just a few dog walkers really.

    As a golfer myself, running around the course is actually pretty interesting going tee to green and by staying on the fairway I often see parts of the course I don’t usually see when playing

    What's a fairway?



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Nice one! Have to say, I've never understood people who run/walk dogs around golf courses (when they are being actively played I mean). Just asking for a ball to the back of the scone!

    Yeah at the moment is pretty quiet. Just a few dog walkers really.

    As a golfer myself, running around the course is actually pretty interesting going tee to green and by staying on the fairway I often see parts of the course I don’t usually see when playing

    What's a fairway?

    Hah exactly!



  • @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Nice one! Have to say, I've never understood people who run/walk dogs around golf courses (when they are being actively played I mean). Just asking for a ball to the back of the scone!

    Yeah at the moment is pretty quiet. Just a few dog walkers really.

    As a golfer myself, running around the course is actually pretty interesting going tee to green and by staying on the fairway I often see parts of the course I don’t usually see when playing

    Mine would be a biathlon ...



  • @voodoo you pay the green fees, best see as much of the course as possible!



  • @taniwharugby said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo you pay the green fees, best see as much of the course as possible!

    🤣



  • @taniwharugby said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @voodoo you pay the green fees, best see as much of the course as possible!

    most golf wins, eh 🙂



  • @nzzp just cos you hit it wide dont mean you cant score well!



  • @taniwharugby said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @nzzp just cos you hit it wide dont mean you cant score well!

    Dam straight. Find it much easier to put it on the pin when I’m not in the middle of the fairway!



  • Best shot in my bag is the 3 iron punch off the back foot from under a tree..



  • @voodoo mine is a low rising hooking 8 iron off the front



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Best shot in my bag is the 3 iron punch off the back foot from under a tree..

    ooo yes ... or if nothing too much up front, I find the 3 rescue a better option.

    I especially love it when I nail it and it lands on the green ... then bounces through it and either

    1. Rolls for another 80-90 yards
    2. Goes headlong into a bunker
    3. Bounces sweetly into a water hazard


  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    most practiced shot in my bag is the 3 iron punch off the back foot from under a tree..

    Fixed that for ya



  • My best shot is when you get it through the windmill, up the ramp, around the corner and straight into the clowns mouth.



  • @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    My best shot is when you get it through the windmill, up the ramp, around the corner and straight into the clowns mouth.

    I see you guys like to play dress ups at home too.


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