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How healthy and happy are you?

Super healthy = Could trial for the Raiders
3
6%
Moderately healthy = I've got a six pack or at least I am trying to
18
36%
Slightly healthy = I eat junk and healthy stuff but I do walk (sometimes)
13
26%
Unhealthy = The only six pack I've got is for drinking
14
28%
Extremely unhealthy = Just don't ask
2
4%
 
Total votes: 50

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » August 20, 2019, 3:06 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
August 20, 2019, 9:58 am
-PJ- wrote:
August 19, 2019, 4:59 pm
I walked 14km today. I dropped Susy at the auto transmission joint in Toronto at 7-30 this morning and walked home..7km. Then old mate rang me at 1pm and let me know Susy was right to go. Mrs PJ wasn't due home till 3pm. So I walked back to Toronto to pick up Susy..7km.

All in thongs..
And footy shorts??

Good stuff PJ, I was up in Qld from what i heard the weather was pretty good (apart from gusty wind??)
No just thongs, cargo shorts and Raiders hoodie..
My left calf is a little tight 24hrs later I must confess.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » August 20, 2019, 3:07 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
August 20, 2019, 9:58 am
-PJ- wrote:
August 19, 2019, 4:59 pm
I walked 14km today. I dropped Susy at the auto transmission joint in Toronto at 7-30 this morning and walked home..7km. Then old mate rang me at 1pm and let me know Susy was right to go. Mrs PJ wasn't due home till 3pm. So I walked back to Toronto to pick up Susy..7km.

All in thongs..
And footy shorts??

Good stuff PJ, I was up in Qld from what i heard the weather was pretty good (apart from gusty wind??)
No just thongs, cargo shorts and Raiders hoodie..
My left calf is a little tight 24hrs later I must confess.
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
#emptythetank :shock:
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 24, 2019, 4:50 pm

How’s the running coming along Gerg?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » August 24, 2019, 5:12 pm

Seriously out of condition but feeling better each run. Did three runs this week of about 5k each - a little further each time. I felt a little sore a week or two back after the first two runs, but making a conscious effort to shorten my stride. I used to love the long stride but probably not too good for the knee. I know I have to take it slow but I'm so keen to get up on the trails on Cooleman ridge. Love running up there.

You training for anything in particular atm?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 24, 2019, 7:51 pm

Good to hear you are keeping it consistent, that’s always the key, and one I’m struggling with at the moment with injury and illness, but hopefully next week I’m back to 100%.

I’ve got Western Sydney 70.3 in November as the next target race, a couple of runs and small tri’s before then

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » August 24, 2019, 8:06 pm

The Lak Mac running festival is on tomorrow.

I'm not involved, I'll be home drinking beer...

I just wanted ya all to know.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 24, 2019, 8:12 pm

-PJ- wrote:
August 24, 2019, 8:06 pm
The Lak Mac running festival is on tomorrow.

I'm not involved, I'll be home drinking beer...

I just wanted ya all to know.
Yeah I’m popping up for a 10k trot.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 25, 2019, 10:11 am

-PJ- wrote:
August 24, 2019, 8:06 pm
The Lak Mac running festival is on tomorrow.

I'm not involved, I'll be home drinking beer...

I just wanted ya all to know.
Well PJ, Lake Mac turned on a beauty this morning!

Now to fire up the bbq and settle in for the men in green!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by bonehead » August 25, 2019, 8:26 pm

cracking morning in the Hunter, took the dogs for a quick trot myself luckily only 2k's.
Boney Jr's bday so a fair day out, grabbed some honey from Mulbring, lunch at Maitland Gaol and a stroll around heritage gardens in the arvo picking out what we need to finish planting
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » August 25, 2019, 8:53 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
August 25, 2019, 10:11 am
-PJ- wrote:
August 24, 2019, 8:06 pm
The Lak Mac running festival is on tomorrow.

I'm not involved, I'll be home drinking beer...

I just wanted ya all to know.
Well PJ, Lake Mac turned on a beauty this morning!

Now to fire up the bbq and settle in for the men in green!
The weather has been sensational mate..I was down your way this morning..Tuggerah Westfields.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 26, 2019, 2:10 pm

-PJ- wrote:
August 25, 2019, 8:53 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
August 25, 2019, 10:11 am
-PJ- wrote:
August 24, 2019, 8:06 pm
The Lak Mac running festival is on tomorrow.

I'm not involved, I'll be home drinking beer...

I just wanted ya all to know.
Well PJ, Lake Mac turned on a beauty this morning!

Now to fire up the bbq and settle in for the men in green!
The weather has been sensational mate..I was down your way this morning..Tuggerah Westfields.
So you made it out OK I guess :roflmao

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 31, 2019, 9:13 am

Wasn’t sure whether to put it in here or made/ruined day thread, but today is my sons Cross Country presentation - he started the season as a 4 year old, and ran a 2km cross country race with me most weekends for the last 22 weeks.

3 big things I took from it were the look of absolute determination he gets when it starts getting hard, the look of quiet satisfaction he gets when he starts overtaking people in the last 500m because he has paced well, and in one race he was just a bit flat and another kid he likes to race beat him. He turned to me as we finished and said ‘it’s ok dad, other boys can win sometimes, I still had fun’.

Really proud Dad moment today :thumbsup

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » August 31, 2019, 10:00 am

Coastalraider wrote:Wasn’t sure whether to put it in here or made/ruined day thread, but today is my sons Cross Country presentation - he started the season as a 4 year old, and ran a 2km cross country race with me most weekends for the last 22 weeks.

3 big things I took from it were the look of absolute determination he gets when it starts getting hard, the look of quiet satisfaction he gets when he starts overtaking people in the last 500m because he has paced well, and in one race he was just a bit flat and another kid he likes to race beat him. He turned to me as we finished and said ‘it’s ok dad, other boys can win sometimes, I still had fun’.

Really proud Dad moment today :thumbsup
That’s brilliant, Coastal
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » August 31, 2019, 10:05 am

No one remembers who came 2nd Coastal.

Ya need to snap that train of thought out of him.

Take no prisoners.

I can remember back in high school we had the cross country in my age group and I let a mate of mine pass me with the finish line in sight thinking the top 2 would go onto the zone carnival.

No..

He went off to the zone athletics carnival and completely stunk it up while I didn't go.

I was shattered, especially when he got his photo in the annual school log book as the U16s cross country champion. I fair dinkum let him win...

Since then I've been determined to win everything I try..
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » August 31, 2019, 10:42 am

Oh yeah, Coastal was proud as hell, but he still made the little **** walk home
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 31, 2019, 11:02 am

No ice creams that day boys.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » August 31, 2019, 1:08 pm

Hit the trail just now, 15 degrees with a light breeze. Beautiful sweeping views of the Brindabellas, a few other runners out and about. Reminds me why I love it.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » August 31, 2019, 2:07 pm

Trail running is the best
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » August 31, 2019, 6:08 pm

We win a special Father/son medal medal today, because we finished every race we did side by side.

Father’s Day has come early :D

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 6, 2019, 8:09 pm

My 50km trail race tomorrow has been cancelled due to bushfire. Not happy Jan. Still, probably a better outcome than being burned alive.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » September 6, 2019, 8:30 pm

How many ultras have you done this year and how many more are you planning?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » September 6, 2019, 10:18 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:My 50km trail race tomorrow has been cancelled due to bushfire. Not happy Jan. Still, probably a better outcome than being burned alive.
Speak for yourself
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 6, 2019, 11:07 pm

gergreg wrote:How many ultras have you done this year and how many more are you planning?

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Just the kokoda challenge, which was a team event.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 7, 2019, 5:02 am

Which race is it doc? I know river run is on as I know some other people doing it?

I am really looking forward to getting into trail running and Ultras but I’m putting it off for a while - I know myself too well, in that I go through phases. I am still loving triathlon, so I’m going to ‘save up’ trail running until I start getting over tris!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 7, 2019, 6:34 am

Coastal High 50 mate. https://www.coastalhigh.com.au/

It was a good call. Fire went through the start line overnight and a few houses were burnt down. A running race being cancelled pales in comparison to what those poor people are experiencing Image

Loving the trails though. Really hate running on the road these days, unless I keep it short. Psyching myself up to go for a long road run now.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 7, 2019, 7:53 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
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Coastal High 50 mate. https://www.coastalhigh.com.au/

It was a good call. Fire went through the start line overnight and a few houses were burnt down. A running race being cancelled pales in comparison to what those poor people are experiencing Image

Loving the trails though. Really hate running on the road these days, unless I keep it short. Psyching myself up to go for a long road run now.
Great call then given what’s happened overnight.

I’m struggling to resist the draw of trail running, the company I work for just signed a deal to to some sponsor stuff at about 12 trail runs in Aus and NZ in the next year - I doubt I can resist if I turn up in the village :roflmao

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 7, 2019, 8:13 am

Trail running is the bomb.

Its peaceful, scenic. It doesn't feel as strenuous or taxing. No one runs up the big hills, and flying down the big hills is fun.

I imagine that there would be some great trails around the Central Coast
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 7, 2019, 8:47 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
September 7, 2019, 8:13 am
Trail running is the bomb.

Its peaceful, scenic. It doesn't feel as strenuous or taxing. No one runs up the big hills, and flying down the big hills is fun.

I imagine that there would be some great trails around the Central Coast
Yep, and a lot of great events nearby as well, Boudii, Convict trail on the Great north walk, raffertys, all within 45 minutes.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 7, 2019, 9:32 am

These are some photos we have taken while out training on the CH50 course. And the last one is Binna Burra overnight, where the race starts. ImageImageImageImage
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 7, 2019, 10:26 am

Wow, I didn’t realise it was Binna Burra, I love the trails around there. I used to do heaps of honking around there when I lived up there.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 7, 2019, 11:15 am

Binna Burra DOWN Numinbah Valley UP Springbrook

= Fires + Fires + Fires
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 7, 2019, 12:59 pm

Bloody early in the season, are the winds strong up there this weekend? It’s blowing a gale down my way.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » September 7, 2019, 1:06 pm

I've been up this way for a decade and this is the only time I've seen fires. I reckon this is fire season for eastern Queensland. It generally rains a lot over the summer months so often too green to burn. Hasn't rained for a while, everything is dry, temps sudden jumped to the 30s and winds picked up a gale.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » September 10, 2019, 12:49 pm

Blackmores this weekend - anyone headed in for a run??

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