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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:48 am

Now then, now then...
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:50 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:54 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:15 am
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:43 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Yeah - I had all these in my dairy in 2020 too.

Bolton Marathon
Leeds Olympic distance Tri
Ironman UK
Swim Serpentine
London Marathon

Bugger of it is, I'm busy in 2021. Drat! :grin:

I’ve a couple in my diary too. Just haven’t decided which pub(s) I’m watching from yet. 🍺
You could join Worthy for the live action in his dairy and give him a hand milking the cows at the same time.
Whilst blindfolded. Aye. :D
When I last lived in Bolton I used to go to watch a folk band called the Madrigal Trio. They sang traditional Lancashire folk songs (I know) but one song they always did was called 'Who's the fool now?' which involved a maid milking a bull.... and the immortal line 'with every stroke a bucketful' :shock: :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9g2ZecOSgE

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:07 pm

First ‘run’ of the year tonight. Nothing to write home about. Short and slow. However the chance to compare home schooling woes with an actual adult human whilst we take 1-1 exercise suddenly means running becomes a far more attractive proposition.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:05 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:07 pm
First ‘run’ of the year tonight. Nothing to write home about. Short and slow. However the chance to compare home schooling woes with an actual adult human whilst we take 1-1 exercise suddenly means running becomes a far more attractive proposition.
Enough about you. Anyway, glad you enjoyed it :)

Haven't done a tap since before Christmas. I can feel myself on the start of that slippery slope of putting off the first run back, but the longer it's left, the worse it'll be. :(
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:28 pm

First one back always have a spring in my step, then the legs remember they've done fook all and the rustiness kicks in for the next few. I've been doing nothing either.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:17 pm

My motivation to get fit is back!! Thanks to this man..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55601215

"Happy Mondays star Bez in bid to rival Joe Wicks with lockdown fitness classes"
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am

On 21st December I ran a route round the Reebok and back 7.25 miles in 1hr 1 min.

Last night I ran the same course in 57min 48 secs

These hills take some getting used to but overall happy with that.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:37 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am
On 21st December I ran a route round the Reebok and back 7.25 miles in 1hr 1 min.

Last night I ran the same course in 57min 48 secs

These hills take some getting used to but overall happy with that.
Is that the online coaching from Bez?
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:52 am

LeverEnd wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:37 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am
On 21st December I ran a route round the Reebok and back 7.25 miles in 1hr 1 min.

Last night I ran the same course in 57min 48 secs

These hills take some getting used to but overall happy with that.
Is that the online coaching from Bez?
Yup. I owe it all to his maracas......

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:01 pm

Have run 4 miles once a week for the last 3 weeks. Took nearly a minute off the first time last week and over a minute off tonight (despite a dog poo trauma! 😩) Admittedly I’ve just gone from very, very slow to very slow but happy days. Now need to motivate myself to get out 2 or 3 times a week...

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:25 pm

Good work. Going to test my dicky hip out at weekend. Done a week of daily Joe Wicks ab and glute workouts, see how it feels.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:45 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:25 pm
Good work. Going to test my dicky hip out at weekend. Done a week of daily Joe Wicks ab and glute workouts, see how it feels.
How did it go hun?! Struggle round 5k in as slow as 20 minutes?!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:06 am

Didn't get round to it 😌
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:45 pm

Can we add walking to the title! :-) 3Km just about managed without a bus. Went past some people (although a couple of them were going in the opposite direction) and none of them were under 70.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:57 pm

I think after today's effort my current "fitness" level would best be described as "Pre-season Sarcevic after a bargain bucket, 10 pints and 20 Woodbine" and even that doesn't come close.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:03 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:57 pm
I think after today's effort my current "fitness" level would best be described as "Pre-season Sarcevic after a bargain bucket, 10 pints and 20 Woodbine" and even that doesn't come close.
It’s going well then?

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:08 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:57 pm
I think after today's effort my current "fitness" level would best be described as "Pre-season Sarcevic after a bargain bucket, 10 pints and 20 Woodbine" and even that doesn't come close.
It’s going well then?
It's more weightlifting than athletics, waddling my lardy arse around 3k at a slow walk. Hardly got out last year more than once or twice.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:17 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:57 pm
I think after today's effort my current "fitness" level would best be described as "Pre-season Sarcevic after a bargain bucket, 10 pints and 20 Woodbine" and even that doesn't come close.
It’s going well then?
It's more weightlifting than athletics, waddling my lardy arse around 3k at a slow walk. Hardly got out last year more than once or twice.
You need a dog to walk!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:21 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:57 pm
I think after today's effort my current "fitness" level would best be described as "Pre-season Sarcevic after a bargain bucket, 10 pints and 20 Woodbine" and even that doesn't come close.
It’s going well then?
It's more weightlifting than athletics, waddling my lardy arse around 3k at a slow walk. Hardly got out last year more than once or twice.
You need a dog to walk!
Been there, that then becomes "my job" which as I work away a lot (Obvs before COVID) isn't really achievable. I have pitched to the wife and daughter that we're not having a dog as I think it's cruel to keep wild animals in a domesticated location.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:28 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:21 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:57 pm
I think after today's effort my current "fitness" level would best be described as "Pre-season Sarcevic after a bargain bucket, 10 pints and 20 Woodbine" and even that doesn't come close.
It’s going well then?
It's more weightlifting than athletics, waddling my lardy arse around 3k at a slow walk. Hardly got out last year more than once or twice.
You need a dog to walk!
Been there, that then becomes "my job" which as I work away a lot (Obvs before COVID) isn't really achievable. I have pitched to the wife and daughter that we're not having a dog as I think it's cruel to keep wild animals in a domesticated location.
Interesting theory! Are you vegetarian?

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