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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #105 on: July 13, 2019, 09:29:21 pm »
Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.

I've walked three half-marathons. I want to try to run one, now. And I think a year of practice should get me there.... right?
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2019, 09:39:54 pm »
Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.

I've walked three half-marathons. I want to try to run one, now. And I think a year of practice should get me there.... right?

Go for it Meri, I'm sure you could do it, unlike my decrepitude.  :)
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #107 on: July 14, 2019, 05:57:48 am »
Yes. But 42 K is a long way to run. Eventually. Once.

Go for the half! It's a good distance.

I've walked three half-marathons. I want to try to run one, now. And I think a year of practice should get me there.... right?

yep. lots of people do this. Here's one 12 week plan: https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/half-marathon/a25887045/beginner-half-marathon-training-schedule/

Note that it has lots of rest days, which are important.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #108 on: July 14, 2019, 07:26:58 am »
Are you looking to do a marathon, Sask?

I'm thinking that starting in December, I'm going to try to do a 5k a month, and finish the year with a half-marathon. That'll give me just over 50 miles run in competitions in my 50th year. :D

A half-marathon. Yikes! I'd probably croak in the first km.

Though I finally decided to get on the waiting list to fix my minor congenital heart condition, so that might not necessarily hold true in a year or so. Can't say I'm looking forward to being perfectly awake while they do their stuff.  :XD:

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #109 on: July 14, 2019, 08:48:38 am »
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.

Ugggg....that is so far, just thinking about running that distance makes me hurt. How much pain are you in?

I just did a 10k in 49:14...someday i want to get down to ~45 minutes but I don't want to put in the work so...

I'm backing off running a bit to focus more on strength training and rock climbing. We will see what happens the next 6 months.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2019, 09:49:25 am »
I think I have diabetes.

What makes you think this?


Tests results from a medical exam last week.  I go back this week to find out more.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #111 on: July 14, 2019, 04:08:31 pm »
Ran 25K for the first time since early winter. It took me 2 1/2 hrs, with water breaks and traffic lights. Felt good. If I could only make 30....

Now have beer and a cavernous stomach.

Ugggg....that is so far, just thinking about running that distance makes me hurt. How much pain are you in?

I just did a 10k in 49:14...someday i want to get down to ~45 minutes but I don't want to put in the work so...

I'm backing off running a bit to focus more on strength training and rock climbing. We will see what happens the next 6 months.

Pain was not bad at all. Just fatigued. Woke up and went on a slowww 60K bike ride, which had many breaks and took me 5 hours.

My best 10K was 46:30. I also did a 8k in 39:01. But those were a few years ago. I haven't been in a chip race for a few years as I'm usually just running for the zen.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #112 on: July 15, 2019, 02:09:21 pm »
I think I have diabetes.

What makes you think this?


Tests results from a medical exam last week.  I go back this week to find out more.

I was diagnosed as diabetic two years ago. I'm sure you'll get lots of great advice, but if I can help, let me know.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2019, 05:32:55 pm »
Not doing a whole lot of exercise these last few days, so much so I had to go and do 25 miles on the bike yesterday, simply to ward of the aches, pains and stiffening that comes with old age.  :(

It seemed to work; use it or lose it, I guess.


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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2019, 05:42:16 pm »
Don't worry, mongers. I'm doing enough for both of us right now. :lol:

I'm still walking between 7-10 miles a day, plus I've added 50-100 squats a day. Yesterday, I did all of that and went kayaking for 90 minutes.

Down to 155; only 20 more to go. My waist is still making me mad, but I've added the squats to build up some tush to help with that hip-to-waist ratio my doctor keeps yammering on about.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #115 on: August 20, 2019, 02:59:35 pm »
I'm so frustrated. :mad:

I've lost 30 pounds and five inches off my waist, and I'm *still* considered high-risk because my hip-to-waist ratio is still well above the desired 0.80 at 0.88. I still have another 20 pounds or so to lose, but even so, this is getting really old.

To date, I'm averaging around 7.5 pounds lost per month. Another three months, and I'll be at goal. Maybe then that stupid ratio will finally be "healthy". :(
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2019, 03:08:50 pm »
Wow, you are doing great. Keep it up  :)