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  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 453 Member Member, Premium Posts: 453 Member
    I climbed for an hour. It was brilliant.

    I learned a new thing - the pogo. Have arms and one free leg form a rough right angled triangle. The second leg is off the wall. You swing it, and use the momentum of the swing to go up the wall. If you swing the left leg, move the left arm.

    More info and a cheesy video are here:
    https://frictionlabs.com/blog/connors-world-the-secret-to-pogoing
  • netitheyetinetitheyeti Member Posts: 398 Member Member Posts: 398 Member
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    we're supposed to go for a hike tomorrow so I figured I'd do the easier/no impact stuff today so I'm not hobbling around in the hills from being sore/tired
  • pfprimopfprimo Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    Celebrated Global Running Day today...s1jdhhvcc69h.png
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,655 Member Member Posts: 1,655 Member
    Another boring hour row this AM on the deck (76 degrees at finish, so not too bad). HR got just a bit away from me at the end, but not too bad. All at 74% max or less, 71% of Max Avg. Just under 2:30 pace, 12.05K

    Did a weak lift last night. Just really wasn't feeling it. Made Pizza for dinner and ate too much! Managed 75 pushups, many single arm pressups and some body weight and KB leg work. The row yesterday was pretty hard leg work already but trying to double with the rowing 3X a week on lifting.
  • trunkmonkey1977trunkmonkey1977 Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    Did Yoga last night, surfing today, and planning a 46 mile bike ride this Saturday. Knees going to be sore AF.
  • ShortgirlrunningShortgirlrunning Member Posts: 997 Member Member Posts: 997 Member
    4 mile run this morning. I hate getting up early to run but it’s the only way to beat the heat
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 640 Member Member Posts: 640 Member
    Didn’t eat enough carbs yesterday so just some easy walks today.
  • JimDewJimDew Member Posts: 964 Member Member Posts: 964 Member
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    I know it says 84 degrees.... but the sun was blazing... I bet the concrete was mid 90s.

    Just 3 miles. Tough 3 at that
    edited June 3
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,946 Member Member Posts: 1,946 Member
    Wed 6/3

    MORNING
    17.9 miles on mountain bike trails. Vigorous with many inclines.

    NOON
    1 hour yard work

    AFTERNOON
    35 Chin ups, 102 Push ups (both in sets to failure )
  • pfprimopfprimo Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    Wed 6/3

    MORNING
    17.9 miles on mountain bike trails. Vigorous with many inclines.

    NOON
    1 hour yard work

    AFTERNOON
    35 Chin ups, 102 Push ups (both in sets to failure )

    Never underestimate the exercise / fitness value of yard work. I live in central Florida and we're now in full-blown summer heat & humidity, and now into our rainy season, meaning that my grass and hedges require near-constant attention - it's a workout, for sure. I probably burn as many calories during an hour or two of yard work as I do a ~6 mile run.
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 1,986 Member Member Posts: 1,986 Member
    Did the first of two bike fitness tests tonight. The session was 60 minutes, which consisted of 30 minutes of a heavy warmup, then a 20 min FTP test and a cool down. The test always hurts, but my results were ok given a month layoff.

    So it's one run and one bike test done with another of each coming later this week. Next up is a 10k run test on Friday.
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,655 Member Member Posts: 1,655 Member
    Did my wife's LateralX to try it out. 700 calories in 9 minutes!! Wow! :DB)

    Someone needs to tell Bowflex they are full of it on their calorie burn estimates! I did have it up all the way and widest foot settings (it feels like power skating). Nice muscle burn but really didn't break a sweat.
    edited June 4
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 1,986 Member Member Posts: 1,986 Member
    Did my wife's LateralX to try it out. 700 calories in 9 minutes!! Wow! :DB)

    Someone needs to tell Bowflex they are full of it on their calorie burn estimates! I did have it up all the way and widest foot settings (it feels like power skating). Nice muscle burn but really didn't break a sweat.

    Note to Self: Ditch your stoopid bike and get a Bowflex!!! :)
  • klove808klove808 Member Posts: 362 Member Member Posts: 362 Member
    Yoga and weight training - upped the poundage.
  • carriestrinecarriestrine Member Posts: 130 Member Member Posts: 130 Member
    45 mins on peloton bike, personal best output. I finally can stay out of the saddle when the instructor tells me to, and after 2 months I could finally finish the arm workout. Getting stronger, unnoticeable baby steps of progress that add up to milestones!
  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 453 Member Member, Premium Posts: 453 Member
    I had a rest day yesterday. I did a bit of a walk, and was listening to good music, so I ended up running for a little bit. I got just under 19,000 steps.

    Question for runners: How important are the shoes? I was in my sandals, and it occurred to me afterwards that this may be sub-optimal. They are good sandals - I've done a few walks at 15 miles or slightly longer in them.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,946 Member Member Posts: 1,946 Member
    pfprimo wrote: »
    Wed 6/3

    MORNING
    17.9 miles on mountain bike trails. Vigorous with many inclines.

    NOON
    1 hour yard work

    AFTERNOON
    35 Chin ups, 102 Push ups (both in sets to failure )

    Never underestimate the exercise / fitness value of yard work. I live in central Florida and we're now in full-blown summer heat & humidity, and now into our rainy season, meaning that my grass and hedges require near-constant attention - it's a workout, for sure. I probably burn as many calories during an hour or two of yard work as I do a ~6 mile run.

    Exactly, yard work is a great workout! I'm in Nebraska, and we are already in the 90s...the humidity here is ridicules too.
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,655 Member Member Posts: 1,655 Member
    Djproulx wrote: »
    Did my wife's LateralX to try it out. 700 calories in 9 minutes!! Wow! :DB)

    Someone needs to tell Bowflex they are full of it on their calorie burn estimates! I did have it up all the way and widest foot settings (it feels like power skating). Nice muscle burn but really didn't break a sweat.

    Note to Self: Ditch your stoopid bike and get a Bowflex!!! :)

    Ironically, I like the machine. Have to figure out how to work it in more. I just will never understand why companies have to put outrageous calorie burn numbers in. This thing had a counter that was going like a stop watch so fast. I know Olympic rowers can burn 40 or even 50 calories a minute (but I'm no Olympic rower!). And it was saying I'm burning 100 calories around every minute. Just silliness.

    @drmwc - Matt, very important on the shoes. I ran for like six or seven years. I'd get fitted at a shoe store at least one time to understand how your running gate works. Make note of it. Then, after that, you can buy shoes online that match your running style or how much support you like. You will eventually figure out which brands you like. Once I figured out I was a neutral runner, I was able to get shoes online that were older models for much cheaper. My wife overpronates severely and has bad arches, so I had to get her shoes for that -- great for support and overpronating. Once I understood that, I've had great luck reading reviews on shoes and buying them online for her as well. The last pair I got her online was better than what we got in shoe stores early on.
    edited June 4
  • Kodekai1988Kodekai1988 Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    Ran 10k this morning. - it’s a little bit cooler in the UK now which is amazing. Plus less runners and cyclists when it’s cloudy which is also great.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 640 Member Member Posts: 640 Member
    6 sets of hamstring exercises, 3 sets of calves, half hour yoga. Will take a walk before getting in a car for 4 hours
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