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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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Coastalraider
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » December 3, 2019, 4:01 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
December 2, 2019, 10:05 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
December 2, 2019, 7:20 pm
EJ wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:Yeah I'm not a fan of ocean swimming cause of those shadows.
How is your UTA training going Doc?

I've still got eyes on it but am not even on the waitlist yet. Should prob make a decision by end of the year

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Not doing anything specific at the moment mate, just maintaining my current level of fitness which is reasonable with the plan to step it up in the new year. At the moment aiming to go the gym twice a week for some weights, bootcamp three times a week, parkrun for some short distance speed work {and intervals afterwards if not too hot} and a 20-30km trail on Sunday.
Are you in for the 100 Doc? I’m working on Potentially doing the 50. Want to do my first Ultra next year as I’m not doing Ironman.
Yeah doing the 100. Did kokoda this year, 96km and the same elevation. Did that pretty easily, but as a group event we were running at the groups pace and I wasn't pushing myself. I signed up for the Coastal High 50km in Sept but it was burnt out. The organisers gave people the option of earning their medal through a 50km virtual race {run your own course, log it on Strava). 40km into a solo 50km trail run and I was questioning my sanity. I've gone from pfft, it's just another kokoda, to **** am I thinking.
Yeah it’s easy to ‘undersell’ a challenge isn’t it! I remember my second marathon I thought I would just roll out and trot around - after all
‘I had just done and Ironman’.... at about 20k I remember this crap is still bloody hard! There’s always a moment of realisation for me, when it goes from the theoretical to the real and it hits home - I remember going to the finish line on the Saturday of Ironman this year, and it triggered some memory form the year before - and it was like a light switch turned on and I suddenly remembered How deep you have to dig to finish race day. It’s quite sobering :roflmao

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » December 3, 2019, 8:38 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
December 2, 2019, 10:05 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
December 2, 2019, 7:20 pm
EJ wrote:How is your UTA training going Doc?

I've still got eyes on it but am not even on the waitlist yet. Should prob make a decision by end of the year

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Not doing anything specific at the moment mate, just maintaining my current level of fitness which is reasonable with the plan to step it up in the new year. At the moment aiming to go the gym twice a week for some weights, bootcamp three times a week, parkrun for some short distance speed work {and intervals afterwards if not too hot} and a 20-30km trail on Sunday.
Are you in for the 100 Doc? I’m working on Potentially doing the 50. Want to do my first Ultra next year as I’m not doing Ironman.
Yeah doing the 100. Did kokoda this year, 96km and the same elevation. Did that pretty easily, but as a group event we were running at the groups pace and I wasn't pushing myself. I signed up for the Coastal High 50km in Sept but it was burnt out. The organisers gave people the option of earning their medal through a 50km virtual race {run your own course, log it on Strava). 40km into a solo 50km trail run and I was questioning my sanity. I've gone from pfft, it's just another kokoda, to **** am I thinking.
Yeah it’s easy to ‘undersell’ a challenge isn’t it! I remember my second marathon I thought I would just roll out and trot around - after all
‘I had just done and Ironman’.... at about 20k I remember this crap is still bloody hard! There’s always a moment of realisation for me, when it goes from the theoretical to the real and it hits home - I remember going to the finish line on the Saturday of Ironman this year, and it triggered some memory form the year before - and it was like a light switch turned on and I suddenly remembered How deep you have to dig to finish race day. It’s quite sobering :roflmao
Haha probably like child birth. Bloody hurts at the time, but the thrill of it dampens the pain in your memory. Until next time.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Nickman » December 5, 2019, 11:31 am

I find running in general is like that, even 5km. When I'm about the 2-3km mark at Parkrun I'm thinking to myself "I never want to do this again", but then straight afterwards I feel great.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » December 5, 2019, 6:55 pm

Well I’m packing the camp trailer for one last hurrah in 2019 -
I’ve got an Olympic tri at Callala in Saturday, so I’m taking the family away for 4 days at the beach :thumbsup

Looking at the fire map, it’s about the only spot in the nsw coast that isn’t on fire, so it looks like the place to be :D

It’s been a bloody big year for racing.

2x olympic triathlons with a pb
1 ultimate triathlon - middle distance
2x 70.3 ironman with a pb
1 x full Ironman with a pb
1 stand alone marathon with a pb
3x 10-15k fun runs
3 x fondo cycling events 90k+
A 45k mtb race
2x ocean swims

Bloody hell thats huge when I actually write it out.

Wait - I also did a marathon relay....

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Dr Zaius » December 5, 2019, 8:10 pm

Bloody hell!
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Sid » December 5, 2019, 8:31 pm

That’s a lot of distance covered!! Especially when you factor in all the training too
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » December 5, 2019, 8:38 pm

Sid wrote:
December 5, 2019, 8:31 pm
That’s a lot of distance covered!! Especially when you factor in all the training too
Sure is. I’ll post up the annual numbers in a few weeks. -
But currently nearly 7000 ks on the nine alone :woot:

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by The Nickman » December 6, 2019, 4:32 pm

You're an absolute **** mental patient, Nicko.
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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Coastalraider » December 7, 2019, 11:36 am

Wowser.

Spent most of yesterday in Nowra hospital with my mother - she had a turn when we were setting up camp yesterday. Turned out to be really bad dehydration, and we got released about midnight last night. I was really close to not racing today, but I forced myself out of bed, and just did a 12 second pb.... what a f*****g year.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by gergreg » December 8, 2019, 7:26 am

Drop her round at PJs place. He's good with the elderly.

Damn... long run day and it's really smokey in Canberra so I'll have to give it a miss. Should have gone long yesterday in hindsight.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by bonehead » December 8, 2019, 9:07 am

PJ is a hydration guru

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by -PJ- » December 8, 2019, 9:22 am

Geez I don't think we should be talking about my hydration in the health and fitness thread.. :)

@ Coastal..when ya old girl makes a full recovery send her up here to LakeMac.

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Re: Health and fitness

Post by Sid » December 8, 2019, 5:18 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
Sid wrote:
December 5, 2019, 8:31 pm
That’s a lot of distance covered!! Especially when you factor in all the training too
Sure is. I’ll post up the annual numbers in a few weeks. -
But currently nearly 7000 ks on the nine alone :woot:
That’s almost the distance from Canberra to Perth and back. Nuts!
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