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The TSN personal fitness thread: 15/09 - 15/12

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Did a 15 mile road/mtb ride this evening, a lovely fast flowing ride out and found a new route on the way back. Took one of these half way round GU — Nutritional Information. They taste great and gave me a little boost, I think. Need to do my longer ride to see if it works when I'm more tired. No beer/wine for 6 days may have been an advantage too?

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Did a 5K time trial this morning, new PB of 27:34 :D :grin:

Tomorrow is a nice easy 7 miler first thing, that'll be 5 runs this week :eek:

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What's the safest way to start running after not doing for many a few years. I like the idea of going out for a run, sometimes it takes my 20 mins to get all my gear on and check tyre pressures etc beore i can go out on my mtb. Also I don't like riding on the roads much in the evenings.

Any advise greatly appreciated.

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Couch to 5K is a great introductory programme - if you have an iPhone the GetRunning app is a great implementation of it, if not you can find the instructions all over the web +++

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Wow, 5 stars from every review. Over 400 of them! It must be bloody good....

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Well, nOt weighed myself yet as need to get the wii fit board back off my fat sis. I have however stopped all snacks Inc the daily treat of either crisps/fizzy drink/choc bar.

I also did the first of the insanity work out vide called fit test. I barely made it past 2/3rds through and couldn't do any more! Lol

Will give it a shot again in a couple of days as I know I will barely be walking tomorrow! :roflmao:

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Just got in from running to Whitstable and back. 13 miles, a new PB distance :D The rest of the day I will be mostly sat here. I will need to do lots of stretching otherwise I'll be fooked tomorrow.

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Confession: just sat down at a table in an Asian wedding reception... First thing I thought was that I have to confess to you lot! :roflmao:

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I err, had a Dominoes Pizza on Friday night, and a KFC last night, so I'm doing well.

To be fair, the mrs was in hospital having given birth, so what else was I meant to eat?

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I err, had a Dominoes Pizza on Friday night, and a KFC last night, so I'm doing well.

To be fair, the mrs was in hospital having given birth, so what else was I meant to eat?

Fallopian tube?

Congratulations!

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Congratulations +++ the sleepless nights should help you shed a few pounds!

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Congratulations +++ the sleepless nights should help you shed a few pounds!

Breast feeding, it's a wonderful thing, no point in us both having sleepless nights! :grin:

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Congratulations mate, hope all's well! You can't do healthy eating and look after a new baby, it doesn't work!

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Took one of these half way round GU — Nutritional Information. They taste great and gave me a little boost, I think. Need to do my longer ride to see if it works when I'm more tired.

What the feck are you doing taking one of those half way round a 2 hour ride? Take some water and get on with it. Gels are great for long distance runners/bikers etc, because your body has a finite amount of glycogen it can store, so you take them before your body runs out. All you did was to top up your body's reserves of easily accessible energy, so it will have used that rather than go for any of your body's reserves. So Gu have had your money and you've not seen any benefit.

No beer/wine for 6 days may have been an advantage too?

Yup :)

Keep going +++

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the mrs was in hospital having given birth

Congrats Tipex. All those kids now - you'll need a people carrier.

Oh, hang on...

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Am I missing something?

He hasn't a f*cking clue what he's on about and just makes it up as he goes along? :P

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Mook, confused! In this post http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/lounge-joy/133698-what-eat-before-mtb-ride.html you say take a gel an hour in. Now you say just water. Am I missing something?

The fact that everyone should do at least 4 hour rides :P

If you're out doing anything up to 2 or 2.5 hours, you shouldn't need to replenish anything other than your water - use one of the High5 zero carb supplements for minerals etc if you sweat a lot. Once you go over a couple of hours and get into three to six hour rides, you'll probably (but not always) need glycogen topups.

Did I mention that I'm doing this this Saturday? No? Oh, well clickety-click and do some sponsoring Luke, there's a good man +++

Charles Ridley is fundraising for British Heart Foundation

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John - Congrats to you and your family on the new arrival! +++

As soulboy pointed out i posted my stuff on the wrong thread so here you have it as well.

Right according to the wii, I'm just under 14 stone with a bmi of 26.37 (overweight).

Date - 19/09/11

Weight - 14 stone (well just under)

Bmi - 26.37

Target date 15/12/11

Weight - 13 stones

Bmi - 24?

According to the wii fit I need to loose 2 lb every 2 weeks to achieve my target.

And just for a giggle here is a pic of me currently!

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Now i'm tempted to post up my picture it really looks like me except the belly is massively unflattering, i'm more barrel chested so big all the way down, my Wii Mii just looks like i'm carrying a tractor tyre around my waste :roflmao:

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D day tomorrow, it's weighing time! Doing it on a weekly basis and the first week is up. No idea if I've lost much but, put on a pair of jeans tonight and they were loose! Will post up tomorrow am...

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My weigh in will be first thing Friday.

Day out at Pontefract Races tomorrow, so frankly I'll be glad if I haven't put any on.

There are some interesting (very early) side effects of an improved diet - no longer feeling bloated at night after choosing the healthier options in the evening in the hotel (could still do with eating earlier though), occasional pangs of hunger at strange times (but successfully ignored)... and ... I've just had the most offensive dump! :eek::uhoh:

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Ok, just under 4lbs lost! Going well so far.

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