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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
37%
Slightly healthy = I eat junk and healthy stuff but I do walk (sometimes)
12
24%
Unhealthy = The only six pack I've got is for drinking
14
29%
Extremely unhealthy = Just don't ask
2
4%
 
Total votes: 49

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Coastalraider
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » March 27, 2019, 9:20 am

Kiwi, that is fantastic news, Im really looking forward to following the journey mate.

Gregerg, hopefully the all clear comes up soon and you can get out just in time for winter :roflmao

EJ, great to hear you're trying for some consistency in the training, hopefully your are able to keep it up and smash out Norway this year!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by kiwi raider » April 1, 2019, 7:41 pm

Got out for my first long run on Saturday, set out wanting to do 30km and ended up doing 31 over 2hrs 16mins, could have possibly done a couple more but had some time restraints, felt reasonably ok considering it is my longest run so fairly happy with that although realistically I still didn’t get to the point where most runners talk abou “hitting the wall”
now to work on adding another 11km :hmmm.
Have a 15km event on this coming Sunday so might plan to do that then run home (another 18 or 19km)

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » April 1, 2019, 10:12 pm



Mate, that is lightning!

Keen to follow your training and race day.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » April 2, 2019, 12:35 am

Today I ran 5km in under 30min for the first time in about six to eight months

For anyone who hasn’t tried the C25K app yet and wants to get into running, I highly recommend it. This is the third time it’s got me back where I want to be

Next week I’m going to start tackling their 10km version


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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » April 2, 2019, 5:43 am

Well done Nick

Kiwi, that is bloody quick. I don't know if you have used the mcmillan running calculator before, but it has you doing a marathon in just over 3 hours.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by kiwi raider » April 2, 2019, 9:16 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
April 2, 2019, 5:43 am
Well done Nick

Kiwi, that is bloody quick. I don't know if you have used the mcmillan running calculator before, but it has you doing a marathon in just over 3 hours.
https://www.mcmillanrunning.com
Yea have used that in the past although not for a while now, I suppose those figures are promising that I might be able to do it in good time but at this stage they are still just computer generated "predictions" Anyway I'll be happy just to complete a full but if I can get anywhere near those times or even around 3hr20 i'll be absolutely stoked

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 2, 2019, 2:12 pm

Crikey Kiwi thats fast - please keep us up to date, I love a good play-by-play of a big goal!

In other news - its under 5 week until Ironman... :nooo

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » April 10, 2019, 8:19 pm

So I got the all clear last week for moderate indoor exercise. So just slowly building up on the cycle trainer in the garage. It's unbelievable how quickly you lose fitness.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » April 10, 2019, 8:24 pm

And you still have a really terrible time suffering getting it back.

Enjoy!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » April 10, 2019, 8:35 pm

It's going to be brutal. I stopped running in March last year and just did maybe a bike ride each week and then completely inactive from February this year. Hopefully in about a month 60 minute sessions on the bike will be the norm.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » April 11, 2019, 12:02 am

I beat my PB at Parkrun on Saturday, first time back under 30 min in about six months too. Pretty chuffed with this


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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 11, 2019, 4:36 am

Well done Nickman!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » April 11, 2019, 10:22 am

Cheers Coastal. Best thing was I had a few too many drinks the night before at the pub and almost didn't even go when I woke up in the morning, so you'd have to think there's at leats half a minute's upside there!

This week I'm not going to drink the night before.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by kiwi raider » April 13, 2019, 2:11 pm

How’d the park run without beers go nickman? Hopefully you had a bit more of a spring in your step?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by kiwi raider » April 13, 2019, 2:17 pm

I managed to push through a nice long run today, went out aiming to do 35km but ended up Doing 40km over 3hrs 1min. Hopefully I’m on track to get my first full marathon under my belt in early June(Christchurch)
Have also booked a trip to the Gold Coast where I’m just gonna do the half marathon, that way I can have a relaxing time with the family without having to hold back to much with the thought of another full coming up. Then flying to
Sydney on the Tuesday and going to Origin 3 with a couple of school mates that now live in Sydney

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » April 13, 2019, 3:01 pm

Can you sustain your long runs - I think from memory you want your long long runs about 4 - 6 weeks out from the race then ease off. But who am I to give advice, you're a much better runner than me.

Nickman, hope you've set yourself another target. I reckon you could go under 25 minutes in another 1 - 3 months depending on the work you put in.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 22, 2019, 6:17 am

The Rickman wrote:
April 11, 2019, 10:22 am
Cheers Coastal. Best thing was I had a few too many drinks the night before at the pub and almost didn't even go when I woke up in the morning, so you'd have to think there's at leats half a minute's upside there!

This week I'm not going to drink the night before.
Have you done any more parkruns recently mate?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Rickman » April 23, 2019, 12:15 pm

kiwi raider wrote:How’d the park run without beers go nickman? Hopefully you had a bit more of a spring in your step?
Hey Kiwi, it went well! After setting a new PB the week before, I knocked another minute off my time! Down to about 28.11, after being at 32 just a month earlier before I went to Africa


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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 24, 2019, 12:13 pm

The Rickman wrote:
April 23, 2019, 12:15 pm
kiwi raider wrote:How’d the park run without beers go nickman? Hopefully you had a bit more of a spring in your step?
Hey Kiwi, it went well! After setting a new PB the week before, I knocked another minute off my time! Down to about 28.11, after being at 32 just a month earlier before I went to Africa


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Its amazing how many runners get faster after a trip to africa.....

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by reptar » April 24, 2019, 1:25 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
The Rickman wrote:
April 23, 2019, 12:15 pm
kiwi raider wrote:How’d the park run without beers go nickman? Hopefully you had a bit more of a spring in your step?
Hey Kiwi, it went well! After setting a new PB the week before, I knocked another minute off my time! Down to about 28.11, after being at 32 just a month earlier before I went to Africa


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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 27, 2019, 9:06 am

It’s race week guys! Getting into the zone for Ironman Australia on Sunday - feeling fairly good! Pumped up - and a Saturday match again to take my mind if things next week - perfect!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » April 27, 2019, 9:31 am

You doing the full? Good luck mate. What time are you aiming for?

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 27, 2019, 10:37 am

Yep doing the big one. Aiming at under 12 hours this year. Lots of question marks though, water is still warm up there so may be a non wetsuit swim which will slow things down, and the weather is questionable as well.
Just want to give it a good effort and see what happens.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » April 27, 2019, 11:46 am

Under 12 would be fantastic. A few years back that would likely get you a ticket to Kona but the improvement in amateurs in the past decade is incredible. Still a great time. I hope the race goes to plan for you. I'm assuming it's Sunday week? If so I'll try and track you, assuming of course there is a tracker.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » April 27, 2019, 12:05 pm

There are some exceptionally fast age groupers around mate - and a lot of them. Last year in the 35-39 male age group alone 73 athletes went under 12. The winner of that age group did a 9.00.

There is a mobile tracking app, I’m 593.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » May 3, 2019, 11:33 pm

Goodluck Sunday, Coastal!

Pace that run!

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Post by Coastalraider » May 4, 2019, 10:52 am

Thanks EJ, shaking off a little head cold I picked up this week in taper, but the body is feeling amazing and ready to roll. 60% chance of rain, max of 20° and 35km winds - this could get rough :doubt:

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » May 4, 2019, 11:10 am

Tailwind all the way mate. Good luck.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » May 5, 2019, 5:17 pm

He's more than halfway through the marathon and on target for his sub 12 hours!

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » May 5, 2019, 6:55 pm

It looks like he has just under 50 minutes to punch out the last 6 km.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » May 5, 2019, 7:11 pm

24 minutes to go 2.5km. He's got this in a canter.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by EJ » May 5, 2019, 7:55 pm

WHAT A BEAST!

Congrats Coastal! How satisfying that must be! Soooo much hard work has paid off with this result. Rest up and we're keen to hear about it when you're good and ready ImageImage

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » May 5, 2019, 8:01 pm

Well done CR!
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » May 5, 2019, 8:23 pm

Awesome. Seems the race went to plan. Congratulations mate.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » May 5, 2019, 10:02 pm

Holy crap that was hard.

30-35k headwind last lap of the Bike meant times mid pack were about 20 minutes down on expected.

That head cold kicked in hard at about 25k of the marathon and I blew apart, pretty sure I’ve given myself a chest infection - rooted.

Very very happy to go sub 12 on a day like that.

And I think that will be my last Full Ironman until the kids are older- back to halves for me. They are just so freaking brutal.

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