Just a little bit further 2012

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19/12/2012 at 14:05

Good running Franny

AF - I can usually run within about 20-30 mins of breakfast... but I never go fast like you do.

Ecky- that is really lovely. I remember our fmaily doing that one year when we were teens and I can also remember not being impressed! But it is exactly the kind of thing I would do now it I could. Instead we are having 3 elderly ladies to join us here in the Manse for Christmas dinner/afternoon. Which is lovely. The girls are extremely happy with having guests and they love having the children dancing around. I just have to cater for several different diets in the one meal!

Long bike ride this morning. Well, I say 'long' but it was only 12 miles. Fortunately I have several months to work up to 56.

19/12/2012 at 14:36

nothing wrong with 12 miles chili

franny - well done, you are speedy

spending a lot of time today marking which I hate - it is so boring, but I want to get it all done before the holidays

19/12/2012 at 16:42
mathschick wrote (see)

nothing wrong with 12 miles chili

franny - well done, you are speedy

spending a lot of time today marking which I hate - it is so boring, but I want to get it all done before the holidays

Makes me chuckle sometimes when you guys say things like 'nothing wrong with twelve miles'.... I'd love to be able to go twelve miles!  Progress has ground to a halt for me and I'm not going to make any effort to push that until it starts to warm up again.  Instead, I might try and get a bit more speed in my runs.   Might try and get out there later.

Ohh - you were talking about bike miles.  Still... twelve miles - .

Edited: 19/12/2012 at 16:42
19/12/2012 at 18:29

Got out there for a 6.40km.  Probably my toughest run so far, but also one of my most enjoyable - raining, cold, bright yellow running jacket, splashing through puddles getting my feet soaking wet - and not giving a damn!

 

19/12/2012 at 18:44

RR - 6.4K is good too, everything is relative to what each one of us can do individually within our own limits, whatever they are for each of us individually. 

spinning on the same day as turbo wasn't perhaps a great idea but managed it although my quads were screaming at me towards the end of the spinning session!

19/12/2012 at 18:51

Absolutely. 

It wasn't the distance that made it tough, more the conditions - I usually avoid going out if it's cold and raining, but that's what I bought the jacket for.  Now, if I'd remembered my gloves, then I wouldn't have been cold at all: my hands were the only part of me that was cold!

About a week back, I tried going for a run straight after HIIT.  It didn't really work: my legs were almost completely gone by around seventeen minutes!  From now on, those two get done on separate days!!

Edited: 19/12/2012 at 18:52
19/12/2012 at 18:55

I haven't done any HIIT sessions - although they offer them at my gym. Are they good?

19/12/2012 at 19:02

Well, you're dripping with sweat after only ten minutes or so.

I do HIIT on my exercise bike:

5 mins warmup, then 8 second all out sprints with 12 second recovery, for fifteen minutes or so, then another 5 minute cooldown.  It's a programme I found on the 'net somewhere - they put some guys on it for twelve weeks. 

I can't rememer the exact figures, but I think they lost up to four pounds stomach fat and gained up to two and a half pounds of muscle on their legs and abdomen.  As we all know, you can't 'spot reduce' fat, so the four pounds must have been from all over their bodies, but still to lose four pounds of fat isn't bad going. 

There are loads of them, with different intervals and recovery times and a lot can be done on an exercise bike.

It's even better if they offer them at your gym.

Apparently:

The major reason HIIT works so well for dropping body fat is due to the greater calorie burn (or EPOC—excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) that’s maintained after the workout is over. In other words, you burn more calories and more body fat while you’re sitting around doing nothing. In addition to this increase in resting metabolism, HIIT is effective at enhancing the mechanisms in muscle cells that promote fat burning and blunt fat storage.


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19/12/2012 at 19:53

Hi all!

RR - Gosh - I'm tired just reading that!

Chili - Well done on your 12 miles. That's 12 miles more than me - cycling or otherwise.

MC - well done on your training session.

Franny - 7 miles in an hour!  You are back in brilliant form.

Ecky - Have fun at your party tonight and well done for helping out on Christmas Day.

Hi to everybody else!

Well I had 2 presentations today and they went really well.  One more on Friday afternoon.

I slept better last night but still not the same as usual.  It's amazing how one tablet completely messed me up.  I've decided to give myself another try without them until I'm desperate. Maybe the vitamin B tablets will help a bit.

Anyway, I'm off for a cuppa..... I lurve tea sooo much.

19/12/2012 at 20:09

Jude - glad to hear the presentations went well

RR - the science behind exercise is really interesting and I think for each person they really have to decide what they are training for. I know that for myself, because I want to do longer events (half ironman triathlons and eventually manage a marathon without injury scuppering my attempts) I need to focus on moderate intensity longer sessions. Though that isn't to say the occassional interval session/hill session isn't also beneficial. 

I hate tea but love coffee. Can't tolerate much caffeine though so have to have decaf most of the time

19/12/2012 at 20:47

RR - as MC says we are all at different places working towards different goals and your 'little bit further' is just as important. 

I am starting from the beginning with my bike fitness which is completely different to running fitness or swimming. I can run 12 miles easier than I can bike it at the moment! And swimming a mile is easy. But I can only manage 5 proper push ups and still can't do one proper pull up .

Jude - take care of yourself hun.

19/12/2012 at 23:18

Yeah, I know; I guess I just get a bit frustrated every now and then because before the knee problem last year, I could do 15km.  I know I'll get there again eventually though.

20/12/2012 at 04:23

Well, if the world ends tomorrow, just want to say it's been nice knowing you all!

xxx

20/12/2012 at 07:56

morning

very wet. It is my birthday and had planned an early run, but the sound of the rain against the window put me off! will go this evening even if it is at the gym on the treadmill

 

20/12/2012 at 09:27
Happy birthday mc!!! Sorry I am not posting much but as I said I dnt have laptop back yet. Miss llb is poorly with cough and I'm a big rough too. Pants. Am trying to keep up with all your news on here but it's hard to read on phone. Hate nog being able to add my silliness to the thread. Lol . Am keeping in touch wth by eck and my sis via text, hope everyone ready for Xmas , I'm nearly there wth presents etc . Will be a different chain of events this year , here for Xmas eve , I'm working Xmas eve , boo, here then to my mum and dads Xmas day, my beloved to mine Boxing Day and then I'm back to work boooooo . Well imay go and try to wrap more prezzies today. Chili, hope your laptop stays working!
20/12/2012 at 10:56

Morning,

Happy Birthday MC have a greeat day. 

LLB-I am missing your wild behaviour- hope you get laptop back soon. 

Jude-Pleased you slept better.

RR-Well done on your 6.4 miles in the rain.

Haven't run since Tuesday as I couldn't face going out in the dark and torrential rain this morning so an hour on the Wii fit instead. 

20/12/2012 at 14:42

Afternoon

It'ss horrible out there torrential rain and v strong winds.

MC...Happy Birthday...hope you get spoiled rotten by your boys.

Loula...sis hope you and wee missy feel better soon....Oooooo you being santas lil helper...

AF...Don't blame you for not going out running...I went to gym instead and did a tready run.

Been to my mums in Dunbar...the walk along the beach was interesting..very windy..sea v choppy and rough....was refreshing LOL

Jude..glad you slpet better.

Hope everyone has had a good day in this horrible weather.

Am away to be santas lil helper too...prezzy wrapping here I come

20/12/2012 at 14:47
Oh and AF I usually have brekky about 45 mins before going out on long runs and make sure my fluid levels are topped up adequately much like before a race.
20/12/2012 at 15:35

 

Jude Yazicilar wrote (see)

Well, if the world ends tomorrow, just want to say it's been nice knowing you all!

xxx

I saw a documentary about the Mayans, and apparently, it's all about 'Cycles'.  The first cycle started with the Gods holding a council and making Man from Mud.  Not surprisingly, that didn't succeed, so they wiped the world out and embarked on Cycle Two - Man of Wood.  They couldn't walk too well, so wipe away and start Cycle Three... can't remember what that was, but if that's the tosh that the Mayans believed in... I have no idea why some people have been getting in such a tizzy about the whole thing!!

I mean, I get the whole 'believing in a God' idea, but that's the most nonsensical thing I've ever heard.

At the same time, I reckon there could be some odd people out and about tomorrow if you know what I mean... hopefully no one will actually cause any trouble, or it'll be the end of the world for them, when the police throw them in jail...

 

Edited: 20/12/2012 at 15:39
20/12/2012 at 15:37
Mr by eck has a chest infection
My brother got engaged yesterday
The shopping for crac towers Christmas dinner is all done
Moo isn't sleeping properly again
I have some amazing friends here
Its MC's bbirthday and here is cake
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