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Old 10-09-2013, 04:10 PM
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1 hour 10 minutes on the bike for a total of 8.75 miles. I feel pretty worn out from it, at the end, I could barely keep pedaling. It was pretty windy out, too. It's amazing how much harder it is pedaling into a strong wind. I'm really glad I got the bike up and going. I think this was just what I needed to add to my walking and yoga.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:00 PM
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Hey everyone...This thread is active! I had to read several pages to catch up!

Im still here, doing my running...track/speed work last night. Did about 4 miles total. We did some interesting drills and both my feet and ankles are hurting today...weird..

Bootcamp last saturday also kicked my butt...I was sore for three days. Its still hot here in Florida, and the humidity is finally coming down. Signed up for 5 mile race on the 19th. I have done a couple long 12 mile runs too on the weekends. Three friends are running NYC marathon, so I jump in on their long runs for a bit and keep them company.

Joygirl, congrats on that 5k! ctrl, good luck on your marathon with your wife. That sounds awesome. I do triathlons too. Longest was olympic distance....might want to do a half iron someday.....

Riding horses is a great workout! Hard work and great friendships to make with your horses. My family loves horses. My 10 yo rides trails sometimes. I took my mom riding on her 80th birthday! She had not riden in 30 years. She was so excited. We dont own any, but a good friend does. I love the smell of a horse....I know..that sounds weird.

I think I am resting this heel a couple of days...During that speedwork I forget I am 47! I feel 20...then I pay for it....
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i definitely want to get into this thread! i have been trying a bunch of different types of exercise the past few months in an attempt to drop 30 lbs...really enjoying walking, yoga, zumba, and pilates. I lovvveee group classes, and am thinking about joining Retro Fitness. Does anyone go there?
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:44 PM
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Hiya, zombie! Lots of different workouts here. I run and practice yoga. I only do some pilates for my abs because, forgive me, I hate pilates. I have no idea what Retro Fitness is! Is it a gym, or a type of class? Good luck with the weight loss!
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:48 PM
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Oh, and hiya, Tres! Sorry your ankles are sore. Hope they recover soon.

I love the smell of horses and hay, too! I think it just brings back happy memories.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by joygirl View Post
Hiya, zombie! Lots of different workouts here. I run and practice yoga. I only do some pilates for my abs because, forgive me, I hate pilates. I have no idea what Retro Fitness is! Is it a gym, or a type of class? Good luck with the weight loss!
thanks! it's a gym, I'm from the northeast where they are mostly located. It's only $20 a month for unlimited classes + machines/weights so I'm a little skeptical if it'll be quality classes or not. I quit smoking cigarettes in may, and am toying with starting running again...i tried once while i smoked and nearly died! haha
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:06 PM
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Oh, I got it. Well, I started out just walking. Slowly for short distances. It's taken months, then I just felt like I was walking fast, I could only go faster by running! Surprised myself! I've never run in my life, and I'm 45. I have practiced yoga for 15 years though. I mainly started the walking/running to feel better, mentally. It's had great benefits physically as well. But the mental high I get, I love it. That's what keeps me going every day.
And I quit smoking in April.
Hope you find your gym!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:59 PM
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zombie- First, I have to say, I love Calvin and Hobbs, your avatar made me smile. As far as Retro Fitness goes, I'm with joygirl in that I'd never previously heard of it, but for only $20, it doesn't seem like you have much to lose by trying it out for a month.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:46 AM
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DG - it's amazing how bike pace is affected by wind/hills. Don't judge your effort by pace...it will often mislead you.

Tres - I hope your ankles feel better. I'm 35, and I get sore out of the blue sometimes...quite a reminder that I'm aging. Half irons are a great distance. The training is manageable and the race won't leave you weeping for days. Props to you for doing the Olympics!
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:55 AM
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So I joined a gym since I quit booze on 9/13 but I have yet to go. I love running and lifting, but it has been a few months. I just need to break the seal and get off my azz!
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Brooksie—YUP. The first day is the hardest. Go for it!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:26 PM
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Ditto what Inpar said. Cliche, I know, but you have to just do it. And stop thinking about it.

Did my run tonight, but cut it a little short as it was quite late when I started. Guesstimating about 3.0 miles. Nice night, half moon and stars were beautiful.
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Wow, this thread got really active again, just like the most of us Great to catch up reading, nice workouts everyone.

@DG0409 Try cycling on the lower (easier) gears with a higher cadence (more pedalling (thats probably not even an English word lol)). You will go a bit slower in the beginning, but the higher cadence really builds up endurance.

I got a 25km cardio ride Tuesday and one longer 44km ride along the river Rhine Monday. But now the weather got bad with loads of rain, so I am doing more things indoor, sit-ups, shadowboxing with small weights, stretching, balance&agility training, stuff like that. Trying to do at least 30-45 minutes daily.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Geralt- Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a shot.

Yesterday it was really windy and stormy out so I didn't go out. Did a few minutes of stretching and 15 pushups though.
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It's getting late and I just don't feel like running. I'm in a lousy mood. So, I should definitely go, right? Maybe I'll just walk it tonight.

DG, are you in Scotland, by chance?
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Joygirl, I don't think I could even point to Scotland on a map if it wasn't labeled! I hope your mood picks up. And yes, a run or getting out and walking probably would help. Funny how sometimes when we least want to do something is when it would be the most beneficial.

Today was yoga class for me. I would have loved to have made it out for a bike ride, but I was too busy. Depending on how cold it is, I may try for a short walk tonight.
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Funny how after 1 or 2 days off, I am still itching to go run or bike. After 3 days off, it seems like the motivation drops off the map. Hadn't run since Tuesday. Gotta keep the momentum going. Did my standard 4 mile trail lollipop today. Feels good to be back on track. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Good work staying busy everyone.
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My heel is still hurting quite a bit. Its actually just toward the arch of my foot...on the bottom. Plantar faciaitis? I have been iceing it and advil. So no workout for me in like 5 days....I definitley feel lost motivation and crabby.

Not sure what else to do. I better look into getting in the pool or something else..
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Just under 4hrs till half marathon. Let's see if I can go sub 1:40. Need to have a goal to keep in mind when I'm out there otherwise I may just cruise along without incentive. My best official half is 1:40:44 but during longer races I have gone as low as 1:35/36 through the halfway point. I'm curious to find out where my fitness is at the moment. No matter what, this is just another step towards a BQ marathon before I hit 40yrs old. I want to run Boston at 40 so need to qualify by hitting sub 3:10. Now that I no longer drink, this will hopefully become a reality:-) Anything is possible through sobriety!
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