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2015 fitness thread

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Anyone got any fitness related goals or targets to achieve in 2015?

If so, post em up +++

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I'm saying absolutely nothing in here. No plans, no targets. I shall only post achievements.

 

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Getting older, getting busier with life in general, still love my real ale but I'll stay as active/fit as I can!

Buying a road bike has made a difference - so my aim continues to avoid being run over.........!

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I've got to sort out my routines again. New job is causing havoc with my CV levels!

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New job and time for a change in and out of work from a fitness prospective. 

 

No specific target as such but we will see what I can achieve. 

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I intend to get off my arse.

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I intend to get off my arse.

 

This.  /end-of-my-contribution

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Maintain weight level. Keep up fitness. Sort out another mountain bike event to do. Maybe London-Brighton off road but The Beast event keeps telling me to do it again but better and quicker this time.

Honestly, anyone who wants to start to get fit and lose weight, a Mtb is a great place to start.

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I've got my Roubaix hooked up to a turbo in the man cave. Honestly, nothing more riveting than 45 mins on the turbo staring at a wall

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I've got my Roubaix hooked up to a turbo in the man cave. Honestly, nothing more riveting than 45 mins on the turbo staring at a wall

I feel your pain. Off to do 45 mins on the turbo now, have you tried TrainerRoad? Then you can stare at numbers and a little graph +++

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That's a little optimistic NNMM, keep your goals realistic ;):P

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I'm thinking of doing something a bit mad for me. The Thames Path - Source to Thames Barrier.  Walk from source to Oxford and then cycle from Oxford to London. Probably in Sept / Oct and think it'll take about a week to complete.

It's something I've thought about doing for a while now and think it's about time I got it done. Any tips or advice would be welcome. +++

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Build up slowly but train regularly. Do different types of training. Eat really well, reduce the booze. If you're not used to cycling long distance get some top notch padded shorts. Assos bib shorts saved my life and my arse. They're dear but bloody excellent.

Enjoy it!

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Well it's about a 200 mile trip, the source (Kemble) to Oxford is about 60 miles so breaking that into roughly 4 x 15 mile walks, then the remaining cycle would be Oxford -> Reading 45miles, Reading -> Hampton 55miles, Hampton -> Thames Barrier 40 miles

 

I'll take a look at those shorts +++

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I've enrolled at fat camp, start tomorrow at 06:30!

Finished my steroids today and not happy with the weight I've put on so doing a 6 week intensive course to lose 20lbs and then will just do classes to keep fit and healthy.

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Don't be surprised if you dump a load of water weight post steroids. Might not be as bad as you think.

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I was wanting to really get on it from this week.

Unfortunately I have a very sore RH Achilles and possible fractured rib.

So just need to pace myself for the time being.....which is a bit of a pita.

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Back to Pilates class Wednesdays from this week, nothing too strenuous but wouldn't mind losing about 5 kilos either ....

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My weight has crept and crept of the past 3 years. My muscle mass has increased but not to the level to explain going from 68kg to 83kg (Was around 10% BF which would be around 6.8kg FAT, now around 15% BF which is 12.5kg FAT so nearly double the actual FAT I'm carrying).

 

For 2015 I will return to 76kg and 10 or 11% BF. That's my target. +++

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I have no idea about body fat .... think boobs give inaccurate readings  :P  :roflmao:     

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Karate fitness tonight. 1 hour of Kung Fu fighting = 1000 calories burnt. And sore everything tomorrow. England karate instructor attending tonight.

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Goals for all races this year is to at least beat all of last year's times, with specific goals to be in the top 5 placed teams for Total Warrior (we were 10th placed team in 2014 out of 3,000+ entrants), to be in the top 10% of all male competitors for all the Spartan Races, and top 3% in my age category, which should be properly challenging as obstacle racing is getting more popular for people over 40 :)

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I'll be doing The Beast in the over 50's this year!

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As a matter of interest how old are you Mook? The reason I ask is I'm 33, very keen on fitness, but mostly weight training and short burst aerobic exercise (squash, spinning), but I have always hankered to do more in the style of triathlons and obstacle races. The reason I don't, I'm sh*t scared, to be honest. I wish I had a mentor to guide me into something like this but I don't, I have to take the plunge and feel I need to do it soon. I'm for the first time starting to suffer from proper injuries which is massively depressing and I'm starting to feel my age (Hip and forearm problems). Hence why I'm asking your age, as if you can do it at X age (I suspect you're older than me), it means I should get off my butt and do it at mine! 

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My first proper Mtb race/event was last year at 49! 48 miles and not knowing what the hell I was going to face. 6 hours 31 mins later I'd done it. It was amazing. The best thing I've ever done. Totally, utterly knackering, dangerous, scary, madly fast (in places), unbelievably satisfying.

Don't think about it too much, just do it. You'll not regret it.

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