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  • 26/11 - 10,000 m (16,336)
  • 25/11 - 6,336m
  • You bet! I've been eyeballing a SkiErg for a couple of years (just don'y know where I'd put it) so anyone using one of those is welcome too!
  • 65 y.o. triathlete/cyclist here. I'm very fortunate to live about 1/4 mile / 400m from the recreational paths along the Ottawa River and 10km (by bike} from the entrance to Gatineau Park which offers insanely beautiful riding & hiking (the parkway is closed to cars quite often, Ottawa & West Quebec have very active cycling…
  • When you're walking carrying an additional 20lbs would increase your expenditure by approx 6 cal for every mile walked (assuming reasonably level terrain - if it was very hilly the expenditure would increase). As a couple of others have mentioned consider them bonus calories.
  • It's all about sustainability. Eat too little and you aren't likely to stick with it in the long term. MFPs calorie goals have a built in deficit that, assuming that your logging is accurate (people tend to underestimate consumption and most cardio machines / HRMs overestimate expenditure) you'll lose fat over time. My…
  • Could you provide the source you're quoting (clearly a cut and paste with the footnotes) as it may be interesting to read the whole article.
  • What is it you're trying to track that you can't track with your phone? Most of the less expensive watches are pretty useless when it comes to HR accuracy.
  • LOL, I've gotten to the age that I get tired and achy just getting out of bed! I figure if I'm achy whether or not I exercise I might as well keep working out!
  • 65 here.....I haven't been running much lately (need to get back in the groove as I've signed up for a half-marathon next May, I've been running since my early 50s) but have been keeping up the cycling and rowing. It doesn't get easier and it takes longer to recover but I'm a stubborn old cuss and I'll keep doing as much…
  • I get it in colder weather.
  • Not part of whose plan? Lots of swimmers / triathletes here.
  • 30 min TrainerRoad sweet spot ride & 30 min indoor rowing
  • I've started Stronglifts again. I haven't been as consistent with my strength training as I should be (a bad idea at my age....) but I like Stronglifts as it's easy to follow and doesn't take a great del of time. My goals for strength training are retaining lean muscle mass rather than hypertrophy.
  • LOL you beat me to it. I use mine in garage with my weights.
  • I'm going to make a slightly different suggestion......throw away your scale and focus on eating a balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly. Maintaining a healthy weight is one one factor in enjoying good health, exercise is probably more important and can be a great way of dealing with stress.
  • Another.....what do you want it to do for you? If you're planning on running or cycling etc and want a GPS enabled device Garmins are hard to beat but they've got a very wide product range, agree with the recommendation to check out DCRainmaker's reviews.
  • Another happy C2 user here. They're the gold standard and there's a reason that olympic level athletes use them for dryland training, they're built like tanks and require minimal maintenance. I've had mine for close to 10 years (and closing in on 10,000,000 metres) and it has performed flawlessly with the occasional…
  • Depends on the distance. I will just have my coffee before an easy, mid week 10 km run but as the runs get longer during a training plan (ar the day of the race) I'll eat something carb rich and light an hour or two before the run. I hate the feeling of running with food in my stomach.
  • It's physics, it takes a given amount of energy to move a mass over a distance. 10km is 10km whether you run it in 65 minutes or 45. One of the errors many HRMs make when estimating calories is assuming that calories expenditure has a linear relationship with heart rate, if that were true an unfit new runner with a high HR…
  • Installing a powermeter was a real eyeopener for me. Itbasically cut my calories expenditure in half from what my Garmin had been estimating (from around 32 cal / km commuting at 25 km/h -relatively flat - to around 17 cal/km). I bought the Stages one which replaces your left crank arm, you could use it with flat pedals…
  • I use fingerless cycling gloves.
  • Cycling is great cross training for running and will help improve your overall fitness level but it's not a substitute for running for many of the reasons stated above.
  • Patience.....you've only been running for 4 months. Right now, and for the foreseeable future, your only goal should be building aerobic fitness. Don't worry about speed yet, if you're consistent it will come. My best ever 10K was 54:41 a few years ago but it took years of very consistent training (I didn't start running…
  • Keen makes great quality products and you could also check out Merrell.
  • In terms of calories an additional 20lbs will mean an increased expenditure of 6 calories for every mile walked. The real benefit of using a weighted vest is that the additional weight may help with bone density.
  • If you know the distance it's pretty easy to estimate net calories as long as you weren't race walking. Weight (in lbs) X .30 X distance in miles Speed has little to do with it, it's physics, it takes a certain amount of energy to move a give mass over a distance.
  • My TT bike which is up on the trainer right now waiting for the snow to go bye bye......