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Had a ludicrously emotional and stressful start to the year and have unintentionally gone from 92kg to 85kg, through lack of eating. not where I wanted to be. Hmmm :uhoh::(

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Pies help. Honest ;)

Bad luck mate - hope you manage to get back on it again +++

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1 hour ago, Torino101 said:

Had a ludicrously emotional and stressful start to the year and have unintentionally gone from 92kg to 85kg, through lack of eating. not where I wanted to be. Hmmm :uhoh::(

Oh.

can we swap? Mine is also stressful but it's the wrong type of stress and it's not shifting weight in the same way :unsure:

 

joking apart i hope things pick up mate +++ 

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Two months without a tipple. Still not missing the ale :)

4 pancakes with honey and sauces. It's all about balancing the diet ;)

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When you say "sauces" - is that like honey and ketchup on one and honey and HP on another..? :)

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Well funny you should say that. I had strawberry but my 7 year old did try ketchup!

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PB on the rower ergo today. 10k in 41:06. Passed through 5k pretty comfortably at under 40min pace but the last 3k got me. Sub 41 in my sights. Fuelling before, errrr, helps. Only getting on the ergo once or twice a week so expecting progress to be slow. Other phys is swimming and bike so all good for rowing. Gave up on the bilateral breathing. Just don't want every session I do in the gym or on the bike to be a chore and the rowing certainly is, and the bike is long and suffering. 

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I pulled a PB yesterday too. I'd been averaging 2k in 10min but yesterday did it in 9min flat.

thats warmup for you :roflmao: 

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The world record for 2k is 5:36.6. Nuts huh? WR for 10k is just over 31 mins. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel at the end of that!

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Motivated by the above rowing posts, I dutifully dragged myself to the garage to have a go at 10k on the ergo. Managed 2500m before quitting, I hate that machine so much. Probably should have set myself a smaller target for my first go in an eternity. Might try for 5k tomorrow.

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10k in 40:54.3. Where did that come from?! Sub 40 seems like an eternity away, but in distance it is about 200m.

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Fair play +++

Are you just slogging away doing 10K all the time or trying once a week or so and then using intervals and negative split workouts or similar the rest of the time?

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One day swimming a mile. Another day maybe swimming 2k or a row of 10k. Third day a 10k row. Fourth day an hour on the Turbo at about 80% HR. I am not getting much rowing time. Tomorrow for example I'm not sure I fancy a swim so I might try and bust out a 2k row, just to see what I can do it in, followed by a run of 4/5 miles perhaps. There is no program being followed per se. I certainly don't fancy much time on the ergo tomorrow!

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11 hours ago, Andrew said:

One day swimming a mile. Another day maybe swimming 2k or a row of 10k. Third day a 10k row. Fourth day an hour on the Turbo at about 80% HR. I am not getting much rowing time. Tomorrow for example I'm not sure I fancy a swim so I might try and bust out a 2k row, just to see what I can do it in, followed by a run of 4/5 miles perhaps. There is no program being followed per se. I certainly don't fancy much time on the ergo tomorrow!

Feck me - it's the cardio queen :P

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I love a bit of PT. I'm probably not nearly as fit as I could be - if I did a proper programme I might be. I also eat like a fat b'stard! My friend Max calls me the fittest fat bloke he knows!

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You do realise he means "fit" as in he fancies you..

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And who would blame him?

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Drunkenly signed up for a 10k.....

Apparently on Saturday night I was persuaded to sign up to a local 10k. I didn't remember doing this until I saw it in my email inbox today.

I have two very tiny problems. I haven't run anything over 50 metres for 2 or 3 years since packing football in (ok I did play one game of football 12-18 months back). The other slight issue is that it's 5 weeks away gulp!

Obviously I could just take a hit on the £27 entry fee but my two running mates have been giving me stick all day and I probably wouldn't live it down if I bail out.

10k is quite far right? Yeah I know it's 6.2 miles but I mean it's quite a way for an unfit person to run with little prep time.

Normally I would just approach it by thinking 'feck it, it will take me as long as it takes'  The problem is there's a fun run and a 5k before it so I'm thinking all the 10k peeps will be the serious runners  I'm genuinely worried about looking like a knob and embarrassing myself, you know, the guy that gets the sympathy clap at the line.

Any runners care to share some tips and put me at ease?

Any non runners want to laugh at me?

 

 

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Firstly download the Couch Potato to 5k for the iPhone / Android and start doing some running now. 

Yes you want to do 10k but at the least you get off the sofa and start moving, you might as well give it a go and see how the training progresses. If things go well speed it up a little but I wouldn't do too much as you can injure yourself it you go too hard too soon. +++

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As for looking silly don't, just try your best and get training. 

We have a Marathon that runs very close to us in Manchester that we watch each year. The people that come down the rear are often fat and overweight and I genuinely have concern for them as at 8miles they look finished. However they are trying and for all I know they make it to the end. 

Give it a go, what have you got to lose.

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Cto5k is a little slow given the time frame. Plan is as follows. 

Week1. Two short runs 2 miles and a longer 3 mile run. 

Week2. Two short 2.5 and a 3. 

Week3. Two shorter 3 and a 4. 

Week4. Two shorter 3 and a 5

week5. Two shorter 3 and then race and die. 

 

Dragged myself round a 2 mile route last night. 10 min 20 sec mile pace and was a sweaty mess at the end. It's going to hard to get under 60 minutes for 10k from this point. 

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18 hours ago, CarMad said:

do too much as you can injure yourself it you go too hard too soon. +++

Edited Carmad's message above, this is what I would do. You're welcome. :)

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2 hours ago, dazdot said:

Edited Carmad's message above, this is what I would do. You're welcome. :)

 

Self sabotage. Interesting idea. 

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No idea where it came form but a 10k ergo row in a huge PB. Previous 40:54 - I just did it in 40:13! A mere 60m off the sub-40 goal which I'd almost written off this year as I'm only rowing once or twice a week. Nice.

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