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      Re: Fitness thread
      Reply #2070: Aug 11, 2018 10:16:04 am
      Not been doing much at all in the way of cardio in the last couple of weeks but out a run this morning. Was a real effort getting outta bed and motivated but 5k in 22:25 which is not bad considering.

      Great effort mate keep it going
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      Reply #2071: Aug 15, 2018 07:15:48 am
      Great effort mate keep it going
      Cheers mate, knocked 40 seconds off this morning’s run at a pace of 4’18. Breathing out my arse though I tell ye.
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      Reply #2072: Aug 15, 2018 10:34:18 am
      Still doing my 16 miles a day on my spin bike.

      Varying it depending on how the legs feel, some days 2 miles hard and 1 easy. Others 1 off 1 on. I also work along to GCN videos on youtube which has a great threshold video which is an hour long and managed to pump out over 18 miles on that.
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      Reply #2073: Aug 15, 2018 12:52:02 pm
      Not been doing much at all in the way of cardio in the last couple of weeks but out a run this morning. Was a real effort getting outta bed and motivated but 5k in 22:25 which is not bad considering.

      I'd take it.....my 3 miles this morning was one full pube under 24:00.

      Not bad for a 200lb old man but I'd like to get that down in the 22's.
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      Reply #2074: Aug 15, 2018 02:18:01 pm
      I'd take it.....my 3 miles this morning was one full pube under 24:00.

      Not bad for a 200lb old man but I'd like to get that down in the 22's.
      Class mate. I’m at 189/190 just now but was running at 200 a couple of months back. That 10 pounds wasn’t necessarily fat loss just a bit less muscle mass now but makes the difference big time.
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      Reply #2075: Aug 15, 2018 09:18:43 pm
      I'd take it.....my 3 miles this morning was one full pube under 24:00.

      Not bad for a 200lb old man but I'd like to get that down in the 22's.

      Cheers mate, knocked 40 seconds off this morning’s run at a pace of 4’18. Breathing out my arse though I tell ye.

      Good efforts dudes.

      I haven’t weighed myself properly since 2001 - I was 17 stone at 5ft 10........

      Funny isn’t it - when I was boxing I weighed myself morning and night......on and off for 15 yrs.

      I’d guess I was about 175-185 now but I’m a 31-33 waist and 41inch chest and knowing that is enough for me.

      Guess we all manage ourselves differently ✊
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      Reply #2076: Aug 15, 2018 10:28:08 pm
      Good efforts dudes.

      I haven’t weighed myself properly since 2001 - I was 17 stone at 5ft 10........

      Funny isn’t it - when I was boxing I weighed myself morning and night......on and off for 15 yrs.

      I’d guess I was about 175-185 now but I’m a 31-33 waist and 41inch chest and knowing that is enough for me.

      Guess we all manage ourselves differently ✊

      I guess context does help, 5’ 11” here. 34” waist, my jacket size is a 42 so probably similar build to you Scotia. I’m not really fat, but sure wouldn’t mind knocking that waist size down a couple inches and the chest back up an inch or two. I carry a lot of weight in my legs and my gut unfortunately. But I do like my food ;D
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      Reply #2077: Aug 16, 2018 06:24:16 am

      I hear ya bro!

      Portion control is my biggest sin........
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      Reply #2078: Aug 16, 2018 07:03:22 am
      Feeling fantastic on the keto diet. First few days were hell, very hard not to go for quick and easy carbs.

      Lost 7kg in 3 weeks! weight is falling off, just sticking to eating between 12:00 and 20:00 and replacing carbs with more veg, meat and dairy. Working out 2/3 times a week with kettlebells just in my flat. Easy peasy.
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      Reply #2079: Aug 16, 2018 08:13:25 am
      Feeling fantastic on the keto diet. First few days were hell, very hard not to go for quick and easy carbs.

      Lost 7kg in 3 weeks! weight is falling off, just sticking to eating between 12:00 and 20:00 and replacing carbs with more veg, meat and dairy. Working out 2/3 times a week with kettlebells just in my flat. Easy peasy.
      Class mate. Have done intermittent fasting before and felt good off it but never done keto. Don’t know if I’m cut out for both of them but fair play to you.

      Is it a struggle finding the right foods for keto?
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      Reply #2080: Aug 16, 2018 01:36:50 pm
      Just throwing it out there, but your body needs carbs. Even simple carbs are fuel that your body needs for fitness. Just had a nutritionist talk to our cross country team about this very thing. Everything is ok in moderation, when you start removing an entire building block food from your diet, you are asking for short term and long term trouble.

      Portion control is the best “diet”. Knowing when to push back from the table.
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      Reply #2081: Aug 16, 2018 04:45:36 pm
      Class mate. Have done intermittent fasting before and felt good off it but never done keto. Don’t know if I’m cut out for both of them but fair play to you.

      Is it a struggle finding the right foods for keto?

      It’s been easier than I thought, I’m pretty good in the kitchen which helps. Cauliflower rice and courgette spaghetti are good immediate subs for carbs but a good thick cheese sauce is very filling with some meat and veg. Eggs are great to use too.

      Beer is the big miss. Allowed 2 largers max then have to move to shorts.
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      Reply #2082: Aug 18, 2018 12:18:29 pm
      Not been on the forum of late, health and other things have just taken priority.

      Over 200lbs down from my heaviest.
      Over 100lbs down from last year.
      -32.5lbs in ten weeks.
      -5.5lbs this week.

      Another 80-90lbs to go.

      Exercising 5 days a week.

      Couch to 5k is going well. My phone is now registering what I'm doing as running, begin week 3 Monday.

      Try and get on the forum a bit more, but my life is just so damn hectic of late.
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      Reply #2083: Aug 18, 2018 01:30:00 pm
      Not been on the forum of late, health and other things have just taken priority.

      Over 200lbs down from my heaviest.
      Over 100lbs down from last year.
      -32.5lbs in ten weeks.
      -5.5lbs this week.

      Another 80-90lbs to go.

      Exercising 5 days a week.

      Couch to 5k is going well. My phone is now registering what I'm doing as running, begin week 3 Monday.

      Try and get on the forum a bit more, but my life is just so damn hectic of late.

      Stupendous progress Rodders.

      Keep it up mate. You must have gained so much in the attic for what you’ve lost down through the storeys?
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      Reply #2084: Aug 18, 2018 03:49:59 pm
      Not been on the forum of late, health and other things have just taken priority.

      Over 200lbs down from my heaviest.
      Over 100lbs down from last year.
      -32.5lbs in ten weeks.
      -5.5lbs this week.

      Another 80-90lbs to go.

      Exercising 5 days a week.

      Couch to 5k is going well. My phone is now registering what I'm doing as running, begin week 3 Monday.

      Try and get on the forum a bit more, but my life is just so damn hectic of late.
      Keep it up Rodders. That’s outstanding progress.
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      Reply #2085: Aug 25, 2018 09:46:59 am
      So been doing mostly 5k runs before work but decided on a 10k this morning. Wasn’t feeling sharpest as I had done a 5k yesterday morning but gave it a go. Honestly felt so slow I’m sure at times pensioners were overtaking me. Somehow though I recorded my fastest 10k in 48:24.
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      Reply #2086: Sep 01, 2018 10:37:04 pm
      So week 5 of couch to 5k coming up. 14.5lbs gone in September.

      2st in two months.

      HASfit  has been a boon.

      Been medically cleared to start driving and cycling again.

      Noticed my weight loss is on a five week cycle.

      Had a but that works out make positive comments about my arms and calfs.


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      Reply #2087: Sep 03, 2018 04:02:56 pm
      Ran 5.9 miles this morning in 1 hour 6 minutes and 53 seconds.

      I have 3 races coming up. They are a 5k on Sept. 15th, 10k on Sept. 23rd and half marathon on Sept. 29th.

      We will see what I feel like at the end of September.
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      Reply #2088: Sep 03, 2018 04:43:31 pm
      Ran 5.9 miles this morning in 1 hour 6 minutes and 53 seconds.

      I have 3 races coming up. They are a 5k on Sept. 15th, 10k on Sept. 23rd and half marathon on Sept. 29th.

      We will see what I feel like at the end of September.

      Well done, i also managed a 6 miler on Friday, working towards 1/2 marathon in October.
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      Reply #2089: Sep 03, 2018 04:46:26 pm
      Ran 5.9 miles this morning in 1 hour 6 minutes and 53 seconds.

      I have 3 races coming up. They are a 5k on Sept. 15th, 10k on Sept. 23rd and half marathon on Sept. 29th.

      We will see what I feel like at the end of September.

      That’s a great effort Jenn well done.
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      Reply #2090: Sep 03, 2018 04:49:19 pm
      5.75km in 24.20 this am - 4:14 avg.

      Been struggling a bit for pace since my summer hols in Tenerife in July so quite pleased with that.
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      Reply #2091: Sep 03, 2018 05:49:00 pm
      5.75km in 24.20 this am - 4:14 avg.

      Been struggling a bit for pace since my summer hols in Tenerife in July so quite pleased with that.

      That’s a good time, I’d take that. I think that’s around 3.5 miles? Well done at that pace.
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      Reply #2092: Sep 03, 2018 06:27:37 pm
      That’s a good time, I’d take that. I think that’s around 3.5 miles? Well done at that pace.

      Cheers FL - not my quickest but good to be running comfortably sub 4:20 pace
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      Reply #2093: Sep 04, 2018 07:58:09 am
      Bit of a setback of a weekend, eating poor and minimal movement. Decided to run it off this morning and managed 10.2k in 47:26. Pace of 4:39.
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      Reply #2094: Sep 04, 2018 10:54:35 am
      Doing the couch to 5k, my running parts are working out at around 7min/mile. Still slightly the wrong side of 20st/280lbs, and as their are a few runners on here, is that a decent pace? Should I slow down a little, 5 weeks in, had my first stitch last night, or is that pace OK?
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      Reply #2095: Sep 04, 2018 11:05:01 am
      Not been on the forum of late, health and other things have just taken priority.

      Over 200lbs down from my heaviest.
      Over 100lbs down from last year.
      -32.5lbs in ten weeks.
      -5.5lbs this week.

      Another 80-90lbs to go.

      Exercising 5 days a week.

      Couch to 5k is going well. My phone is now registering what I'm doing as running, begin week 3 Monday.

      Try and get on the forum a bit more, but my life is just so damn hectic of late.

      Congrats mate. Good to see it's going well.
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      Reply #2096: Sep 04, 2018 11:05:42 am
      Doing the couch to 5k, my running parts are working out at around 7min/mile. Still slightly the wrong side of 20st/280lbs, and as their are a few runners on here, is that a decent pace? Should I slow down a little, 5 weeks in, had my first stitch last night, or is that pace OK?

      That's a quick pace for starting off. Don't worry about pushing on past that yet.
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      Reply #2097: Sep 04, 2018 12:10:58 pm
      Doing the couch to 5k, my running parts are working out at around 7min/mile. Still slightly the wrong side of 20st/280lbs, and as their are a few runners on here, is that a decent pace? Should I slow down a little, 5 weeks in, had my first stitch last night, or is that pace OK?

      That's a quick pace for starting off. Don't worry about pushing on past that yet.

      What Racer said Rodders - that’s plenty quick enough for now 👍
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      Reply #2098: Sep 04, 2018 01:02:23 pm
      Doing the couch to 5k, my running parts are working out at around 7min/mile. Still slightly the wrong side of 20st/280lbs, and as their are a few runners on here, is that a decent pace? Should I slow down a little, 5 weeks in, had my first stitch last night, or is that pace OK?

      If I were you I’d worry less about pace, more about distance and increasing the length of the running parts. If you run at a 9:45 min pace but run the whole 3 miles you are doing much better than running only portions at a faster pace. For weight loss specifically you would want to be at a lower heart rate (sustained) than you would for building speed. Focus on duration and distance, the speed can come later on when your body and heart are accustomed to the higher output. Keep up the good work!
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      Reply #2099: Sep 04, 2018 04:29:12 pm
      Doing the couch to 5k, my running parts are working out at around 7min/mile. Still slightly the wrong side of 20st/280lbs, and as their are a few runners on here, is that a decent pace? Should I slow down a little, 5 weeks in, had my first stitch last night, or is that pace OK?

      7min miles from off the couch is a great pace mate. Focus more on distance now

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