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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:36 pm

Around 70km on the iron horse today out to Windsor and a bit back. Felt fine apart from the horrible headwinds that seemed to blight the entire journey east. This evening's takeaway curry has sated the appetite.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm

Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!

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Post by Gary the Enfield » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:12 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:36 pm
Around 70km on the iron horse hitoday out to Windsor and a bit back. Felt fine apart from the horrible headwinds that seemed to blight the entire journey east. This evening's takeaway curry has sated the appetite.
Was supposed to do 50 miles on the bike yesterday but wind and rain meant an indoor ride (26 miles)
Ran in the pissing rain this morning for 15 miles.

Need to do my crunches etc.


Done

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:11 pm

Well done BP and GtE. Not feeling very well here but ground them out in case I feel worse tomorrow. Hard going!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:49 am

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!
When I do my crunches I vary each 10. So 10 normal, 10 right elbow to left knee, 10 left elbow to right knee and repeat. Changes the focus but also engages the obliques. 😊

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:13 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:49 am
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!
When I do my crunches I vary each 10. So 10 normal, 10 right elbow to left knee, 10 left elbow to right knee and repeat. Changes the focus but also engages the obliques. 😊
Woah! Woah! Woah! One step at a bloody time, man! :shock:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:43 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:13 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:49 am
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!
When I do my crunches I vary each 10. So 10 normal, 10 right elbow to left knee, 10 left elbow to right knee and repeat. Changes the focus but also engages the obliques. 😊
Woah! Woah! Woah! One step at a bloody time, man! :shock:

You’re assuming BP knows his left from his right...

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:24 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:13 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:49 am
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!
When I do my crunches I vary each 10. So 10 normal, 10 right elbow to left knee, 10 left elbow to right knee and repeat. Changes the focus but also engages the obliques. 😊
Woah! Woah! Woah! One step at a bloody time, man! :shock:

You’re assuming BP knows his left from his right...
Ah. Apologies. Just go opposites. 😁

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:33 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:24 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:13 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:49 am
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!
When I do my crunches I vary each 10. So 10 normal, 10 right elbow to left knee, 10 left elbow to right knee and repeat. Changes the focus but also engages the obliques. 😊
Woah! Woah! Woah! One step at a bloody time, man! :shock:

You’re assuming BP knows his left from his right...
Ah. Apologies. Just go opposites. 😁
That may be a bit advanced for him too.

Good idea though, to mix it up. I’ll do that tonight.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:38 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:33 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:24 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:13 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:49 am
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Day 28 - Done!

25 sit ups, 80 crunches and 95 squats

That was hard!
When I do my crunches I vary each 10. So 10 normal, 10 right elbow to left knee, 10 left elbow to right knee and repeat. Changes the focus but also engages the obliques. 😊
Woah! Woah! Woah! One step at a bloody time, man! :shock:

You’re assuming BP knows his left from his right...
Ah. Apologies. Just go opposites. 😁
That may be a bit advanced for him too.

Good idea though, to mix it up. I’ll do that tonight.
Cheeky buggers! 😡 Off to do mine now. I’ll give it a whirl and report back. So there!

Honestly! * flounces off in a huff *

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:28 pm

Felt easier than yesterday, though easier probably isn’t the right word. Looking forward to the last day tomorrow! Haven’t seen much impact physically, though my diet has been shite. Going to keep it up after this, though not to the higher levels. Started the week with salad and fruit whilst at work. The chicken paprika and dauphinois potatoes for tea were slightly less healthy.

Looking forward to starting on the planking from Thursday!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm

So last day of abs and crunches today! 🎉

Who’s finished?!!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm
So last day of abs and crunches today! 🎉

Who’s finished?!!
Not yet. Last day injury whilst running. Do I risk it? 🤔 You?

Whatever happens, I think we should all be chuffed with ourselves for sticking it out. :oyea:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:45 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm
So last day of abs and crunches today! 🎉

Who’s finished?!!
Not yet. Last day injury whilst running. Do I risk it? 🤔 You?

Whatever happens, I think we should all be chuffed with ourselves for sticking it out. :oyea:
Just done now. 40 sit ups no problem and 100 squats ok but 100 crunches hard going. Didn’t think I would manage that much at the start of the challenge though so pleased with myself. No washboard stomach sadly but I think I may be a bit more toned. 🤔

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:14 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:45 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm
So last day of abs and crunches today! 🎉

Who’s finished?!!
Not yet. Last day injury whilst running. Do I risk it? 🤔 You?

Whatever happens, I think we should all be chuffed with ourselves for sticking it out. :oyea:
Just done now. 40 sit ups no problem and 100 squats ok but 100 crunches hard going. Didn’t think I would manage that much at the start of the challenge though so pleased with myself. No washboard stomach sadly but I think I may be a bit more toned. 🤔

Done! Squats were quite easy, but sit ups and crunches not so much!

The maths geek in me couldn’t stop myself from adding up how many of each category we’ve done over the month.

Sit Ups - 515
Crunches - 975
Squats - 1,285

Ready for a rest day tomorrow!

No washboard stomach for me either. Telling myself I’m a bit more toned. Bloody should be after all that effort!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:19 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:45 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm
So last day of abs and crunches today! 🎉

Who’s finished?!!
Not yet. Last day injury whilst running. Do I risk it? 🤔 You?

Whatever happens, I think we should all be chuffed with ourselves for sticking it out. :oyea:
Just done now. 40 sit ups no problem and 100 squats ok but 100 crunches hard going. Didn’t think I would manage that much at the start of the challenge though so pleased with myself. No washboard stomach sadly but I think I may be a bit more toned. 🤔

Done! Squats were quite easy, but sit ups and crunches not so much!

The maths geek in me couldn’t stop myself from adding up how many of each category we’ve done over the month.

Sit Ups - 515
Crunches - 975
Squats - 1,285

Ready for a rest day tomorrow!

No washboard stomach for me either. Telling myself I’m a bit more toned. Bloody should be after all that effort!
Well done. Though given your workings out of pace per mile recently you’ll forgive me if I take your total add ups with a pinch of salt :wink:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:26 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:19 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:45 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm
So last day of abs and crunches today! 🎉

Who’s finished?!!
Not yet. Last day injury whilst running. Do I risk it? 🤔 You?

Whatever happens, I think we should all be chuffed with ourselves for sticking it out. :oyea:
Just done now. 40 sit ups no problem and 100 squats ok but 100 crunches hard going. Didn’t think I would manage that much at the start of the challenge though so pleased with myself. No washboard stomach sadly but I think I may be a bit more toned. 🤔

Done! Squats were quite easy, but sit ups and crunches not so much!

The maths geek in me couldn’t stop myself from adding up how many of each category we’ve done over the month.

Sit Ups - 515
Crunches - 975
Squats - 1,285

Ready for a rest day tomorrow!

No washboard stomach for me either. Telling myself I’m a bit more toned. Bloody should be after all that effort!
Well done. Though given your workings out of pace per mile recently you’ll forgive me if I take your total add ups with a pinch of salt :wink:

😂 Touché! I did think to compare myself to Diane Abbott but thought better if it!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:59 pm

A slow 5 miles tonight. Getting to the stage where a longer mileage doesn’t seem so daunting but still not getting much speed.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:58 pm

First day planking ✅

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:08 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:58 pm
First day planking ✅
Shit. Forgot about that. Done now.

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