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Posted by: nahmartin Aug 28 2017, 02:10 PM

Anyone doing the Bedford or Peterborough half marathons?

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 28 2017, 02:12 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 12:10 AM) *
Anyone doing the Bedford or Peterborough half marathons?

laugh.gif

How far is it to the fridge and back? Is that 20km?

Posted by: BRFC Aug 28 2017, 02:37 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 04:10 PM) *
Anyone doing the Bedford or Peterborough half marathons?

Oh my. You do marathons? I'm impressed. A 5K run is far enough for me. I was a sprinter in a previous lifetime, so I'm just too delicate for that sort of gruelling stuff smile.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 28 2017, 02:39 PM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 28 2017, 03:37 PM) *
Oh my. You do marathons? I'm impressed. A 5K run is far enough for me. I was a sprinter in a previous lifetime, so I'm just too delicate for that sort of gruelling stuff smile.gif


Just working my way up to one. Once I am done I am going back to VSBs type of exercise

Done one half on a whim earlier this year and just about made it. now trying to beat the 2h mark in Peterborough

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 28 2017, 03:00 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 12:39 AM) *
Just working my way up to one. Once I am done I am going back to VSBs type of exercise

Done one half on a whim earlier this year and just about made it. now trying to beat the 2h mark in Peterborough

I take it you're not in your 40s yet?

Posted by: BRFC Aug 28 2017, 03:06 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Aug 28 2017, 05:00 PM) *
I take it you're not in your 40s yet?

Those distances are more mentally than physically challenging I've been told. Even if you're in your forties you could do it I'd say.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 28 2017, 03:11 PM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 28 2017, 04:06 PM) *
Those distances are more mentally than physically challenging I've been told. Even if you're in your forties you could do it I'd say.


agree.gif 32 btw

there will be plenty of 40/50+ yr old runners finishing before and looking like they have had a stroll while I am collapsing on the line

Just like park run each week... There is an ~82 year old who can finish in about 28 minutes... it took me a long time to finish ahead of her.

Although when I did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH7M5elnU8A

Posted by: BRFC Aug 28 2017, 03:17 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 05:11 PM) *
agree.gif 32 btw

there will be plenty of 40/50+ yr old runners finishing before and looking like they have had a stroll while I am collapsing on the line

Just like park run each week... There is an ~82 year old who can finish in about 28 minutes... it took me a long time to finish ahead of her.

Although when I did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH7M5elnU8A

laugh.gif I can totally see some 32 yr old bloke scaring an old lady like that silly. I hate being overtaken when I run. I'm way too competitive for this kind of thing.

Posted by: Ice66 Aug 28 2017, 03:42 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 02:39 PM) *
Done one half on a whim earlier this year and just about made it. now trying to beat the 2h mark in Peterborough

what's your time for half mara? i used to be able to do it at around 2h mark. now, i'm not even sure i can finish it. biggrin.gif

earlier this year, i tried a 10k with 50 mins. i'm probably better for longer distances.

brfc, i also dislike to get overtaken when i run in the park, but sometimes you gotta remember some ppl just run 2-3k and then they go home and relax. if you're there running longer distances, there's no need to get too hung up with ppl overtaking you, cuz you're doing a much longer distance, relatively speaking. smile.gif

Posted by: BRFC Aug 28 2017, 03:45 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 28 2017, 05:42 PM) *
what's your time for half mara? i used to be able to do it at around 2h mark. now, i'm not even sure i can finish it. biggrin.gif

earlier this year, i tried a 10k with 50 mins. i'm probably better for longer distances.

brfc, i also dislike to get overtaken when i run in the park, but sometimes you gotta remember some ppl just run 2-3k and then they go home and relax. if you're there running longer distances, there's no need to get too hung up with ppl overtaking you, cuz you're doing a much longer distance, relatively speaking. smile.gif

I know. I don't care. I die.

Needless to say I choose to run in unpopular areas.

Posted by: Ice66 Aug 28 2017, 04:01 PM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 28 2017, 03:45 PM) *
Needless to say I choose to run in unpopular areas.

dude, what's your time for 5k?

Posted by: BRFC Aug 28 2017, 04:07 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 28 2017, 06:01 PM) *
dude, what's your time for 5k?

A little below 21 secret.gif Like I said, I'm not that good on longer distances like the 5K. Musch prefer my interval training in the woods nearby smile.gif

Oh, and the below 21 was about 3 years ago too. I'm now happy to finish under the 23 min mark.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 28 2017, 04:50 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 28 2017, 04:42 PM) *
what's your time for half mara? i used to be able to do it at around 2h mark. now, i'm not even sure i can finish it. biggrin.gif

earlier this year, i tried a 10k with 50 mins. i'm probably better for longer distances.

brfc, i also dislike to get overtaken when i run in the park, but sometimes you gotta remember some ppl just run 2-3k and then they go home and relax. if you're there running longer distances, there's no need to get too hung up with ppl overtaking you, cuz you're doing a much longer distance, relatively speaking. smile.gif


Started in May, but I am no where near where I want to be, but I am putting in the miles and improving.

Estimated Best Efforts
1k 4:47
1 mile 8:05
5k 27:47
10k 58:01
Half-Marathon 2:15:34 (June 4th)

The 2h mark is a long way away at the moment and I only have 6 weeks left. I shall see what I can do on Saturday in Bedford.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 28 2017, 04:51 PM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 28 2017, 05:07 PM) *
A little below 21 secret.gif Like I said, I'm not that good on longer distances like the 5K. Musch prefer my interval training in the woods nearby smile.gif

Oh, and the below 21 was about 3 years ago too. I'm now happy to finish under the 23 min mark.


I have a long way to go to catch this

Posted by: BRFC Aug 28 2017, 05:37 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 06:51 PM) *
I have a long way to go to catch this

You use NRC? We could hook up there. Beats Tinder. So I'm told of course.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 28 2017, 09:55 PM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 28 2017, 06:37 PM) *
You use NRC? We could hook up there. Beats Tinder. So I'm told of course.


More of a Grinder man... Thought I would get it in before PTC does.

Garmin and Strava for me

Posted by: PTC Aug 28 2017, 10:14 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 05:55 PM) *
More of a Grinder man... Thought I would get it in before PTC does.

Garmin and Strava for me

I have no idea what this thread is about.

I'm with VSB. If the goal isn't the fridge, I ain't running anywhere.

Good luck, and keep posting your progress. thumbsup.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 01:48 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 29 2017, 01:06 AM) *
Those distances are more mentally than physically challenging I've been told. Even if you're in your forties you could do it I'd say.

True. I don't run often but can still do 10kms in a fair time.
I'm sure with some training, I could do 20km. Won't be breaking records though.

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 01:50 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 01:11 AM) *
agree.gif 32 btw

there will be plenty of 40/50+ yr old runners finishing before and looking like they have had a stroll while I am collapsing on the line

Just like park run each week... There is an ~82 year old who can finish in about 28 minutes... it took me a long time to finish ahead of her.

Although when I did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH7M5elnU8A

laugh.gif

If you didn't put it in her face, you're not a competitor.

I wish I was 32. sad.gif
Everything's good until 35. You can still run circles around 18 year olds.
Then by 39, it's all gone, Pete Tong. crying.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 01:54 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 29 2017, 01:17 AM) *
laugh.gif I can totally see some 32 yr old bloke scaring an old lady like that silly. I hate being overtaken when I run. I'm way too competitive for this kind of thing.

laugh.gif I was the same. Never got overtaken by anyone other than the professional footballers whose home ground is within the park I jog around. Now everyone overtakes me. Though I don't mind if it's one of the girls from Melbourne University. Gives me incentive to speed up a bit. spiteful.gif
I'm old, not dead. You never get sick of looking at a young, fit, female bum. laugh.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 02:09 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 02:50 AM) *
Started in May, but I am no where near where I want to be, but I am putting in the miles and improving.

Estimated Best Efforts
1k 4:47
1 mile 8:05
5k 27:47
10k 58:01
Half-Marathon 2:15:34 (June 4th)

The 2h mark is a long way away at the moment and I only have 6 weeks left. I shall see what I can do on Saturday in Bedford.

When do you run? Sleep is very important for times. Get a good night's rest. 8 hours a night, several nights before the run.

Do you do laborious work during the day? Depleting your glycogen during the day won't be a help if you run at night.

6 weeks to go isn't much time. If you want to run half marathons long term, consider other workouts like yoga and weights.

Yoga helps build your core and stretch. The longer your stride, the more distance you cover with the same effort.

Weights also helps build muscle. The bigger the muscle, the less effort required (in % terms) for a stride.
It helps your sprinting, but also helps minimise fatigue over longer distances.

Finally, technique. Sounds funny, but some people can't run. laugh.gif
You see people running like Jerry Lewis, heels flicking out passed their knees.
Many also shuffle. You need to lift your heels up, lengthen the stride.
Make all leg muscles contribute, not just your quads.

Hard to believe marathon runners run 42km in 2 hrs 10 mins.
That's 3 mins a km, for 42kms, or 20kmph. blink.gif
I don't think I can keep that pace up for 400m.

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 02:10 AM

QUOTE (PTC @ Aug 29 2017, 08:14 AM) *
I have no idea what this thread is about.

I'm with VSB. If the goal isn't the fridge, I ain't running anywhere.

Good luck, and keep posting your progress. thumbsup.gif

You're all alone with the fridge. I'm more a cupboard guy. laugh.gif

Posted by: Ice66 Aug 29 2017, 03:27 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Aug 28 2017, 04:07 PM) *
Oh, and the below 21 was about 3 years ago too. I'm now happy to finish under the 23 min mark.

whoa, that's quick. i think i'm around 25 mins. hard to go under that for me. i'm more of a 10-15k runner.

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 09:55 PM) *
Garmin and Strava for me

i'm on both Garmin and NRC (ice6006).

Posted by: Ice66 Aug 29 2017, 03:38 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 28 2017, 04:50 PM) *
The 2h mark is a long way away at the moment and I only have 6 weeks left. I shall see what I can do on Saturday in Bedford.

all you gotta remember is sleep well, eat right and keep training. i'm assuming you've got a garmin watch to monitor your HR? you should be targeting your HR to be going at around 70-80% of your HR reserve (HRR). HRR = is your max HR minus your resting HR. To work out your target HR, just add your resting HR to your 75% * HRR. For me that would be around 160.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 29 2017, 07:40 AM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 29 2017, 04:38 AM) *
all you gotta remember is sleep well, eat right and keep training. i'm assuming you've got a garmin watch to monitor your HR? you should be targeting your HR to be going at around 70-80% of your HR reserve (HRR). HRR = is your max HR minus your resting HR. To work out your target HR, just add your resting HR to your 75% * HRR. For me that would be around 160.


The HR point is where I had been failing in the past. I would always push myself to the limit and run at a pace where I am consistently near 100% (~185). I have brought this down recently to about 170 on average, but that is still a little high. The less said about my max the better laugh.gif

I should be able to do under 2:10 Saturday. which gives me 5 weeks to get more used to doing longer runs and try to break 2h

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 29 2017, 08:07 AM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Aug 29 2017, 03:09 AM) *
When do you run? Sleep is very important for times. Get a good night's rest. 8 hours a night, several nights before the run.

Do you do laborious work during the day? Depleting your glycogen during the day won't be a help if you run at night.

6 weeks to go isn't much time. If you want to run half marathons long term, consider other workouts like yoga and weights.

Yoga helps build your core and stretch. The longer your stride, the more distance you cover with the same effort.

Weights also helps build muscle. The bigger the muscle, the less effort required (in % terms) for a stride.
It helps your sprinting, but also helps minimise fatigue over longer distances.

Finally, technique. Sounds funny, but some people can't run. laugh.gif
You see people running like Jerry Lewis, heels flicking out passed their knees.
Many also shuffle. You need to lift your heels up, lengthen the stride.
Make all leg muscles contribute, not just your quads.

Hard to believe marathon runners run 42km in 2 hrs 10 mins.
That's 3 mins a km, for 42kms, or 20kmph. blink.gif
I don't think I can keep that pace up for 400m.



Makes sense I'll look into doing other things to strengthen my legs. I run at night after a long day at work, but this is only mentally draining. I'd like to run early in the morning but I also like my sleep

Technique needs some work, but I don't think I am too far away. Most of my work goes into getting used to aerobic exercise as I live such a sedentary lifestyle


Posted by: Ice66 Aug 29 2017, 08:24 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 07:40 AM) *
The HR point is where I had been failing in the past. I would always push myself to the limit and run at a pace where I am consistently near 100% (~185). I have brought this down recently to about 170 on average, but that is still a little high. The less said about my max the better laugh.gif

don't worry about it. i'm always above 170 when i go out for a run and i always push myself pretty hard. by the looks of it, you run almost on a daily basis, so just make sure every now and then you do a 15k or a 18k so that you get used to that distance of about 21k.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 29 2017, 08:32 AM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 29 2017, 09:24 AM) *
don't worry about it. i'm always above 170 when i go out for a run and i always push myself pretty hard. by the looks of it, you run almost on a daily basis, so just make sure every now and then you do a 15k or a 18k so that you get used to that distance of about 21k.


I was on holiday last week so had a bit more time on my hands. Trying to run 3-4 times a week with one long run at the moment. need to take it easy this week as I did a half last Wednesday and doing half on Saturday.

We shall see how long this lasts once it gets cold at night. Winter is coming

Posted by: Ice66 Aug 29 2017, 08:34 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 08:32 AM) *
I was on holiday last week so had a bit more time on my hands. Trying to run 3-4 times a week with one long run at the moment. need to take it easy this week as I did a half last Wednesday and doing half on Saturday.

We shall see how long this lasts once it gets cold at night. Winter is coming

whoa, you're doing 2 half marathons in 10 days? that's pretty hardcore. take it easy.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 29 2017, 08:40 AM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 29 2017, 09:34 AM) *
whoa, you're doing 2 half marathons in 10 days? that's pretty hardcore. take it easy.


laugh.gif it was not planned. A friend had signed up months ago but hurt his back at the weekend so I took his place.

It will be good test of where I am, as the one I did last week had a lot of picture taking breaks and hills. I don't see hills living in the flattest place in the UK

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 01:18 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Aug 29 2017, 01:38 PM) *
all you gotta remember is sleep well, eat right and keep training. i'm assuming you've got a garmin watch to monitor your HR? you should be targeting your HR to be going at around 70-80% of your HR reserve (HRR). HRR = is your max HR minus your resting HR. To work out your target HR, just add your resting HR to your 75% * HRR. For me that would be around 160.

One thing I've noticed with age is that my aerobic capacity is still around the 160bpm.
I've lost heaps off my maximum rate though. It's now around 220 minus my age = 175bpm. sad.gif
At 28, I could still get it to 210bpm and at 35 to around 195bpm. Lost it very quickly after 35.

When I'm 60, my aerobic rate will be equal to my maximum rate. I'll literally be giving it 100%. laugh.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 01:23 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 06:07 PM) *
Makes sense I'll look into doing other things to strengthen my legs. I run at night after a long day at work, but this is only mentally draining. I'd like to run early in the morning but I also like my sleep

Technique needs some work, but I don't think I am too far away. Most of my work goes into getting used to aerobic exercise as I live such a sedentary lifestyle

Oh yeah, food. Stay away from sugar before a run. Don't want to spike your insulin.
Some slow release carbs about 3-4 hours before hand if you're running in the afternoon or evening.

If you're running in the morning, a half bowl of cereal and a coffee do well to wake me up and energise me.

A nice, big crap to empty the bowels before a run also do wonders for you mentally (and probably physically). laugh.gif

Abstain from sex for a couple of days too. Extra testosterone does wonders for your energy levels.

Posted by: vsberlina Aug 29 2017, 01:37 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 06:32 PM) *
I was on holiday last week so had a bit more time on my hands. Trying to run 3-4 times a week with one long run at the moment. need to take it easy this week as I did a half last Wednesday and doing half on Saturday.

We shall see how long this lasts once it gets cold at night. Winter is coming

Winter is almost over here. smile.gif

We had a good Winter, relatively speaking, but it doesn't do much to motivate you to run.
I find Spring and Autumn are awesome to run in. Around 16-18 degrees. Not too cold, and not too hot.

Went jogging in Thailand almost every day for two weeks, back in March.
Was cool (around 28) but very humid. Struggled at the beginning, but then I felt my times were getting better.
Came back to Melbourne and knocked off 1 min 30 secs off my times.

Shocking the body every now and again can help break through any barriers you might come across.
Look for some hilly routes where you're jogging.
Maybe jog along some sand if you're near the beach.
Change your jogging times to coincide with more hotter parts of the day.
Maybe wear more clothes to overheat your body if you can't.
A vest with pockets to put some weights (or a backpack).
Try simulate tougher conditions than what you'd encounter.
Your body will adapt quicker and 20kms will then seem like a walk.

Posted by: nahmartin Aug 29 2017, 02:22 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Aug 29 2017, 02:37 PM) *
Winter is almost over here. smile.gif

We had a good Winter, relatively speaking, but it doesn't do much to motivate you to run.
I find Spring and Autumn are awesome to run in. Around 16-18 degrees. Not too cold, and not too hot.

Went jogging in Thailand almost every day for two weeks, back in March.
Was cool (around 28) but very humid. Struggled at the beginning, but then I felt my times were getting better.
Came back to Melbourne and knocked off 1 min 30 secs off my times.

Shocking the body every now and again can help break through any barriers you might come across.
Look for some hilly routes where you're jogging.
Maybe jog along some sand if you're near the beach.
Change your jogging times to coincide with more hotter parts of the day.
Maybe wear more clothes to overheat your body if you can't.
A vest with pockets to put some weights (or a backpack).
Try simulate tougher conditions than what you'd encounter.
Your body will adapt quicker and 20kms will then seem like a walk.



Good advice,

I am good with pushing myself at the beginning, but not good at mixing it up enough so will start losing the benefit of doing the exercise.

Did some hillier runs last week so hoping things will be a little easier on the flat. I avoided running on the sand I was quickly distracted by beer

I think I will leave the weighted vests etc for now. I am very good at buying all the gear and giving up quickly. If I am still going strong in another 6 months but hitting a rut I should think about it as a performance boosting purchase



Posted by: nahmartin Aug 29 2017, 02:23 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Aug 29 2017, 02:23 PM) *
Oh yeah, food. Stay away from sugar before a run. Don't want to spike your insulin.
Some slow release carbs about 3-4 hours before hand if you're running in the afternoon or evening.

If you're running in the morning, a half bowl of cereal and a coffee do well to wake me up and energise me.

A nice, big crap to empty the bowels before a run also do wonders for you mentally (and probably physically). laugh.gif

Abstain from sex for a couple of days too. Extra testosterone does wonders for your energy levels.


thumbsup.gif Got to be up with enough time to get the tactical crap out... that is something learnt from my last half wink.gif

Posted by: Ice66 Aug 29 2017, 03:58 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Aug 29 2017, 01:18 PM) *
One thing I've noticed with age is that my aerobic capacity is still around the 160bpm.
I've lost heaps off my maximum rate though. It's now around 220 minus my age = 175bpm. sad.gif
At 28, I could still get it to 210bpm and at 35 to around 195bpm. Lost it very quickly after 35.

When I'm 60, my aerobic rate will be equal to my maximum rate. I'll literally be giving it 100%. laugh.gif

i think my max is around 190-ish, but i try not to over do it, cuz it's not so much about the max but more about which level you can sustain your run at. if you can keep it at around 170-ish or even 180s for as long as 10k, then you're doing pretty well, especially if you're in your mid 30s. i'm past that, so i try to make sure that i'm at around mid 170s constantly for my 10k runs or slightly higher if i'm doing a 5k.

but i think you're right in terms of the max. i used to be able to do 200s no problem, but once you enter mid 30s, the max drops down drastically.

Posted by: PTC Aug 29 2017, 11:56 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Aug 29 2017, 10:23 AM) *
thumbsup.gif Got to be up with enough time to get the tactical crap out... that is something learnt from my last half wink.gif

Get kids and a dog.

You'll be waking up early in no time.

Posted by: Ice66 Sep 1 2017, 05:10 PM

Went out for a 5k run today under the scorching sun (33C) with a time of 27 mins. pretty crappy and hope to improve on it. i dunno how brfc manages 21 mins. will aim for that 25 mins hopefully in the next week or so.

Posted by: nahmartin Sep 1 2017, 05:33 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Sep 1 2017, 06:10 PM) *
Went out for a 5k run today under the scorching sun (33C) with a time of 27 mins. pretty crappy and hope to improve on it. i dunno how brfc manages 21 mins. will aim for that 25 mins hopefully in the next week or so.


Good job in the heat

Don't think I would ever get to BRFC's level

Posted by: nahmartin Sep 2 2017, 03:09 PM

Made it thumbsup.gif

not sure on time and my watch said 21.02 distance which is a little frustrating

laugh.gif 2:00:04 on my watch

Posted by: PTC Sep 2 2017, 03:32 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Sep 2 2017, 11:09 AM) *
Made it thumbsup.gif

not sure on time and my watch said 21.02 distance which is a little frustrating

laugh.gif 2:00:04 on my watch

Well done. thumbsup.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Sep 2 2017, 03:35 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Sep 2 2017, 04:32 PM) *
Well done. thumbsup.gif


Thanks I am now sitting for two days ordering all meals in biggrin.gif

Posted by: BRFC Sep 2 2017, 03:41 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Sep 2 2017, 05:09 PM) *
Made it thumbsup.gif

not sure on time and my watch said 21.02 distance which is a little frustrating

laugh.gif 2:00:04 on my watch

Very impressive agree.gif Well done. Great pb to beat next time around.

Posted by: BRFC Sep 2 2017, 03:45 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Sep 1 2017, 07:10 PM) *
Went out for a 5k run today under the scorching sun (33C) with a time of 27 mins. pretty crappy and hope to improve on it. i dunno how brfc manages 21 mins. will aim for that 25 mins hopefully in the next week or so.

33? ohmy.gif That's a huge game changer. Always moderate temps here and plenty of oxygene. And like I said atm I'm happy to beat the 23 min on the 5k. You'll be there sooner than you think smile.gif

Posted by: PTC Sep 2 2017, 04:09 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Sep 2 2017, 11:35 AM) *
Thanks I am now sitting for two days ordering all meals in biggrin.gif

I guess you deserve a little rest. biggrin.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Sep 3 2017, 08:07 AM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Sep 2 2017, 03:10 AM) *
Went out for a 5k run today under the scorching sun (33C) with a time of 27 mins. pretty crappy and hope to improve on it. i dunno how brfc manages 21 mins. will aim for that 25 mins hopefully in the next week or so.

Heat and humidity making a massive difference to times. Massive. My best times are in Autumn or Spring, when temperatures are around 20 degrees.

Posted by: vsberlina Sep 3 2017, 08:14 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Sep 3 2017, 01:09 AM) *
Made it thumbsup.gif

not sure on time and my watch said 21.02 distance which is a little frustrating

laugh.gif 2:00:04 on my watch

Running for 2 hrs without chasing a ball requires great mental fortitude. Great effort.

So did you weigh yourself before and after to see how much weight you lost?

Posted by: nahmartin Sep 3 2017, 08:29 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Sep 2 2017, 04:41 PM) *
Very impressive agree.gif Well done. Great pb to beat next time around.


thumbsup.gif thank you.

have to get 1.xx in October

Posted by: nahmartin Sep 3 2017, 08:32 AM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Sep 3 2017, 09:14 AM) *
Running for 2 hrs without chasing a ball requires great mental fortitude. Great effort.

So did you weigh yourself before and after to see how much weight you lost?


Thanks, I'm not sure if i will step up to the marathon yet, I was dying at the end.


laugh.gif I don't have scales or anything like that... I went to the pub

Posted by: Netley Lucas Sep 3 2017, 10:17 AM

Well done nm, might start walking again, you've encouraged me biggrin.gif Anybody else walk? 10 miles in under 3 hours is a decent rate and doesn't take long to 'build-up fitness' or any gear, just trainers laugh.gif

Posted by: BRFC Sep 3 2017, 02:36 PM

QUOTE (Netley Lucas @ Sep 3 2017, 12:17 PM) *
Well done nm, might start walking again, you've encouraged me biggrin.gif Anybody else walk? 10 miles in under 3 hours is a decent rate and doesn't take long to 'build-up fitness' or any gear, just trainers laugh.gif

It's the best excercise actually. Great for your heart and bones without the risk of unjuries because of overtraining.

Posted by: crazylegs Sep 3 2017, 03:46 PM

QUOTE (Netley Lucas @ Sep 3 2017, 11:17 AM) *
Well done nm, might start walking again, you've encouraged me biggrin.gif Anybody else walk? 10 miles in under 3 hours is a decent rate and doesn't take long to 'build-up fitness' or any gear, just trainers laugh.gif

I do at least 20 miles a week walking to work and back, keeps me fit!

Posted by: Ice66 Sep 4 2017, 04:12 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Sep 2 2017, 03:09 PM) *
Made it thumbsup.gif

not sure on time and my watch said 21.02 distance which is a little frustrating

laugh.gif 2:00:04 on my watch

WELL DONE, martin! you improved a lot! the mental strength required to push yourself over that period must have been crazy. you gotta rest man, you did 2 half marathons over 10 days, you deserve some rest. don't start running till about a week later.

Posted by: Netley Lucas Sep 4 2017, 07:57 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Sep 3 2017, 03:36 PM) *
It's the best excercise actually. Great for your heart and bones without the risk of unjuries because of overtraining.


Blisters were the only problem when I got up to 25 miles a day! laugh.gif Need a good 'circuit' though and decent weather, might get back into it, nm has inspired me even though he's 20 years younger biggrin.gif

Posted by: PTC Sep 8 2017, 05:38 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Sep 2 2017, 11:09 AM) *
Made it thumbsup.gif

not sure on time and my watch said 21.02 distance which is a little frustrating

laugh.gif 2:00:04 on my watch

Did you get an official time?

I want to see it under 2 hours. biggrin.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 8 2017, 04:39 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Sep 8 2017, 06:38 PM) *
Did you get an official time?

I want to see it under 2 hours. biggrin.gif


Official time last time was 2:01:17 huh.gif but not under my name as I took someones space

but this time wink.gif

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/2017-results

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/index.php?option=com_marathon&view=result&layout=position&rid=1951

Posted by: BRFC Oct 9 2017, 08:26 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 8 2017, 06:39 PM) *
Official time last time was 2:01:17 huh.gif but not under my name as I took someones space

but this time wink.gif

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/2017-results

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/index.php?option=com_marathon&view=result&layout=position&rid=1951

ohmy.gif agree.gif clapping.gif
Excellent time there. Well done. You deserve that cake now. Go on.

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 9 2017, 09:59 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Oct 9 2017, 09:26 AM) *
ohmy.gif agree.gif clapping.gif
Excellent time there. Well done. You deserve that cake now. Go on.


Thank you.

I am really feeling it today, the walk into work felt like a marathon

Posted by: PTC Oct 9 2017, 08:47 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 8 2017, 12:39 PM) *
Official time last time was 2:01:17 huh.gif but not under my name as I took someones space

but this time wink.gif

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/2017-results

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/index.php?option=com_marathon&view=result&layout=position&rid=1951

Fantastic. thumbsup.gif

I've never jogged for more than an hour (just a gentle pace). That's my limit. biggrin.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Oct 9 2017, 11:21 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 9 2017, 03:39 AM) *
Official time last time was 2:01:17 huh.gif but not under my name as I took someones space

but this time wink.gif

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/2017-results

http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/index.php?option=com_marathon&view=result&layout=position&rid=1951

Any photos of Jessica and Sarah's butts? biggrin.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 10 2017, 07:45 AM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Oct 10 2017, 12:21 AM) *
Any photos of Jessica and Sarah's butts? biggrin.gif

they were a little bit baggerley

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 10 2017, 07:49 AM

QUOTE (PTC @ Oct 9 2017, 09:47 PM) *
Fantastic. thumbsup.gif

I've never jogged for more than an hour (just a gentle pace). That's my limit. biggrin.gif


Thanks,

I could only go 1-2 k last Christmas. I'm now being coerced into a marathon :/ I should quit while I'm ahead

Posted by: BRFC Oct 10 2017, 09:53 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 10 2017, 09:49 AM) *
Thanks,

I could only go 1-2 k last Christmas. I'm now being coerced into a marathon :/ I should quit while I'm ahead

Seriously. Never ever for me.

Posted by: crazylegs Oct 10 2017, 10:45 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 10 2017, 08:49 AM) *
Thanks,

I could only go 1-2 k last Christmas. I'm now being coerced into a marathon :/ I should quit while I'm ahead

Stick to half marathons until your really confident you can complete, used to do marathons back in the day at 18 and they take a hell of a lot out of you if your not up to it!

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 10 2017, 03:26 PM

QUOTE (crazylegs @ Oct 10 2017, 11:45 AM) *
Stick to half marathons until your really confident you can complete, used to do marathons back in the day at 18 and they take a hell of a lot out of you if your not up to it!


agree.gif good advice thanks,

I think the training I need to do for a Full is beyond me and the time I have at the moment. I need to get to the poing where I am ok at the end of a Half before I do a full

How quick was your fulls back in the day?

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 10 2017, 03:26 PM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Oct 10 2017, 10:53 AM) *
Seriously. Never ever for me.


laugh.gif I have tried to argue that

Posted by: vsberlina Oct 11 2017, 02:56 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 10 2017, 06:45 PM) *
they were a little bit baggerley

So why'd you let them beat you? tongue.gif

Posted by: PTC Oct 11 2017, 02:23 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Oct 10 2017, 10:56 PM) *
So why'd you let them beat you? tongue.gif

Not something you're familiar with down there, but he's a gentleman. Ladies first.

Posted by: crazylegs Oct 11 2017, 03:42 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Oct 10 2017, 04:26 PM) *
agree.gif good advice thanks,

I think the training I need to do for a Full is beyond me and the time I have at the moment. I need to get to the poing where I am ok at the end of a Half before I do a full

How quick was your fulls back in the day?

My best ever was 3:28 but my average used to be around 3:45ish
Would probably take me 6 plus now as would have to walk some parts I bet

Posted by: PTC Oct 11 2017, 06:06 PM

QUOTE (crazylegs @ Oct 11 2017, 11:42 AM) *
My best ever was 3:28 but my average used to be around 3:45ish

Yes, but were you dressed as a dinosaur or a panda bear or anything like that?


NM....do you run for charity? I've got a few Mexican pesos lying around you can have. biggrin.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Oct 18 2017, 11:54 AM

QUOTE (PTC @ Oct 11 2017, 07:06 PM) *
Yes, but were you dressed as a dinosaur or a panda bear or anything like that?


NM....do you run for charity? I've got a few Mexican pesos lying around you can have. biggrin.gif


I was dressed as someone with a hangover, does that count?

I have not done a charity run yet. I'll need the time to raise funds. Maybe if I train and go for London, I will do it for charity.


Posted by: nahmartin Oct 18 2017, 11:55 AM

QUOTE (crazylegs @ Oct 11 2017, 04:42 PM) *
My best ever was 3:28 but my average used to be around 3:45ish
Would probably take me 6 plus now as would have to walk some parts I bet


Very impressive.

I bet it would come back to you quite quickly as you know what you have done in the past

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 11 2018, 08:38 AM

Brighton Marathon this weekend.

It will be my first and probably my last. Tick this off and back to the sofa for me

Posted by: BRFC Apr 11 2018, 09:35 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 11 2018, 10:38 AM) *
Brighton Marathon this weekend.

It will be my first and probably my last. Tick this off and back to the sofa for me

I will forever be in awe of anyone attempting the distance. Power to you NM. You will have earned that sofa for life.

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 11 2018, 11:58 AM

QUOTE (BRFC @ Apr 11 2018, 10:35 AM) *
I will forever be in awe of anyone attempting the distance. Power to you NM. You will have earned that sofa for life.


I quickly came to realise that we are all idiots. Get a car, a bike, it is a lot easier

thumbsup.gif thanks

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 11 2018, 02:33 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 11 2018, 08:38 AM) *
Brighton Marathon this weekend.

It will be my first and probably my last. Tick this off and back to the sofa for me

kudos to you! way to go! what is your strategy and how are you preparing for it?

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 11 2018, 02:46 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Apr 11 2018, 03:33 PM) *
kudos to you! way to go! what is your strategy and how are you preparing for it?


Thanks

unfortunately I have not had the time to prepare properly work has been manic and I have not really done much in the last month or so.

I think my plan is ~6m/k for as far as I can go then run/walk the rest. I expect I can get to 32 with that and get in at around 4h30min

Posted by: PTC Apr 11 2018, 08:04 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 11 2018, 10:46 AM) *
I think my plan is ~6m/k for as far as I can go then run/walk the rest. I expect I can get to 32 with that and get in at around 4h30min

Yes, you are indeed an imbecile. biggrin.gif

No matter how you do it, just finish, and avoid blisters.

Weather forecast looks ok. smile.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 19 2018, 07:39 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 11 2018, 09:04 PM) *
Yes, you are indeed an imbecile. biggrin.gif

No matter how you do it, just finish, and avoid blisters.

Weather forecast looks ok. smile.gif



Tick and Tick thumbsup.gif

Had to get someone to fix my legs at 27k as I got cramp in both. Needed to fast walk for an hour to loosen them but managed to run the last 6 to get in under 5 hours which I am happy with.

5k to a marathon in a year... need to find a new challenge

Posted by: PTC Apr 19 2018, 08:29 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 19 2018, 03:39 PM) *
Tick and Tick thumbsup.gif

Had to get someone to fix my legs at 27k as I got cramp in both. Needed to fast walk for an hour to loosen them but managed to run the last 6 to get in under 5 hours which I am happy with.

5k to a marathon in a year... need to find a new challenge

Fantastic. wink.gif You did better than that bloke at the Commonwealth Games who fell at the end.

How about an ultra marathon?

100 miles across a desert, or something stupid like that. biggrin.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 19 2018, 08:46 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 19 2018, 09:29 PM) *
Fantastic. wink.gif You did better than that bloke at the Commonwealth Games who fell at the end.

How about an ultra marathon?

100 miles across a desert, or something stupid like that. biggrin.gif


thumbsup.gif Cheers I was happy it was over

Going to find something completely different I think. I'll continue to run a bit but I have had enough of this endurance stuff.

Maybe Kendo or something more physical

Posted by: PTC Apr 19 2018, 09:04 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 19 2018, 04:46 PM) *
thumbsup.gif Cheers I was happy it was over

Going to find something completely different I think. I'll continue to run a bit but I have had enough of this endurance stuff.

Maybe Kendo or something more physical

Tough Mudder?

Or you could take inspiration from your best mate(s) the Surgeon, and climb mountains. He did one every week. wink.gif

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 19 2018, 09:28 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 19 2018, 10:04 PM) *
Tough Mudder?

Or you could take inspiration from your best mate(s) the Surgeon, and climb mountains. He did one every week. wink.gif


Hmm, that is an option I have not considered yet thumbsup.gif

Posted by: PTC Apr 19 2018, 10:00 PM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 19 2018, 05:28 PM) *
Hmm, that is an option I have not considered yet thumbsup.gif

I'll give you 6 months, then I expect something like this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58

Posted by: crazylegs Apr 19 2018, 10:33 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 19 2018, 11:00 PM) *
I'll give you 6 months, then I expect something like this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58

Thats ridiculous..more bottle than me ohmy.gif

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 20 2018, 02:15 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 19 2018, 07:39 PM) *
Tick and Tick thumbsup.gif

Had to get someone to fix my legs at 27k as I got cramp in both. Needed to fast walk for an hour to loosen them but managed to run the last 6 to get in under 5 hours which I am happy with.

5k to a marathon in a year... need to find a new challenge

that's awesome nm! clapping.gif

i've ran for almost 8 years now and i still haven't attempted a marathon. the main reason is because i wanna finish with decent time, like 4.5 hours or under. what was your time at the end? the fact that you finished within 5 hours is pretty damn amazing, considering that you didn't run the whole thing. i know some ppl who ran the whole thing for more than 5.

regarding you finding a new challenge, why don't you continue running, just longer distances?

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 23 2018, 11:13 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Apr 20 2018, 03:15 AM) *
that's awesome nm! clapping.gif

i've ran for almost 8 years now and i still haven't attempted a marathon. the main reason is because i wanna finish with decent time, like 4.5 hours or under. what was your time at the end? the fact that you finished within 5 hours is pretty damn amazing, considering that you didn't run the whole thing. i know some ppl who ran the whole thing for more than 5.

regarding you finding a new challenge, why don't you continue running, just longer distances?


Cheers,

4:30 would have been great and I understand wanting to train for that. It is tough though so I would recommend not trying to aim for a time as you will need the mental strength to get through it without thinking about trying to do it fast.

The thing with longer distances is that I did not find 5 hours of running fun. Halves are a good amount of running time but longer is very tough

Posted by: nahmartin Apr 23 2018, 11:13 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 19 2018, 11:00 PM) *
I'll give you 6 months, then I expect something like this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58

laugh.gif i'd love too.

I'm just a huge coward

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 24 2018, 07:45 AM

QUOTE (nahmartin @ Apr 23 2018, 11:13 PM) *
Cheers,

4:30 would have been great and I understand wanting to train for that. It is tough though so I would recommend not trying to aim for a time as you will need the mental strength to get through it without thinking about trying to do it fast.

The thing with longer distances is that I did not find 5 hours of running fun. Halves are a good amount of running time but longer is very tough

that's why i haven't really went for it. one of these days i'll definitely do it. i agree, half marathons are a good distance. btw, some people transition from marathons to trail running and doing longer distances there? have you considered that? trail running is not all about running nonstop, it's a lot of stop and go. i've tried a bit but not in a race, cuz i've only trained with some friends who were going for a 60k race.

Posted by: vsberlina Apr 25 2018, 01:15 PM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Apr 24 2018, 05:45 PM) *
that's why i haven't really went for it. one of these days i'll definitely do it. i agree, half marathons are a good distance. btw, some people transition from marathons to trail running and doing longer distances there? have you considered that? trail running is not all about running nonstop, it's a lot of stop and go. i've tried a bit but not in a race, cuz i've only trained with some friends who were going for a 60k race.

If I'm gonna run, stop and go again, I'd rather play football. biggrin.gif

60km runs? They must be fugitives and running from the law. No sane person runs that far.

Posted by: PTC Apr 25 2018, 03:12 PM

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/5k-run-adds-30-minutes-to-your-life-but-takes-40-minutes-20180425148001


A FIVE kilometre run adds 30 minutes to your life but takes 40 minutes, health experts have confirmed.

After putting on running shoes, stretching and uploading all the details to multiple social media platforms are taken into account, the time taken to run five kilometres is closer to an hour.

Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “This makes the whole endeavour twice as ineffective.”

The confirmation that running is essentially futile has confirmed what everyone has been thinking.

Runner Tom Booker admitted: “I knew this **** was stupid. Every time I went running I thought about how I’d spend my extra half an hour, and then I’d get back and realise I could have just watched an episode of Luther instead.”

Professor Brubaker added: “Running is like growing your own vegetables. “

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 25 2018, 03:45 PM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 25 2018, 03:12 PM) *
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/5k-run-adds-30-minutes-to-your-life-but-takes-40-minutes-20180425148001


A FIVE kilometre run adds 30 minutes to your life but takes 40 minutes, health experts have confirmed.

After putting on running shoes, stretching and uploading all the details to multiple social media platforms are taken into account, the time taken to run five kilometres is closer to an hour.

Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “This makes the whole endeavour twice as ineffective.”

The confirmation that running is essentially futile has confirmed what everyone has been thinking.

Runner Tom Booker admitted: “I knew this **** was stupid. Every time I went running I thought about how I’d spend my extra half an hour, and then I’d get back and realise I could have just watched an episode of Luther instead.”

Professor Brubaker added: “Running is like growing your own vegetables. “

hahahahah this is hilarious.

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 25 2018, 03:55 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Apr 25 2018, 01:15 PM) *
If I'm gonna run, stop and go again, I'd rather play football. biggrin.gif

60km runs? They must be fugitives and running from the law. No sane person runs that far.

trail running is basically stop and go, cuz you can't possibly run the whole darn thing even if you wanted to. peak to trough can be a few thousand meters. the bits where it's uphill are not designed for running, you walk it, then during the flats, you run it and then for the downhill parts you run down with quick feet, almost hopping left and right. pretty fun actually.

the beauty of this is you don't need a group of people and a pitch to play. you can go running in the hills whenever you want.

Posted by: vsberlina Apr 26 2018, 02:09 AM

QUOTE (PTC @ Apr 26 2018, 01:12 AM) *
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/5k-run-adds-30-minutes-to-your-life-but-takes-40-minutes-20180425148001


A FIVE kilometre run adds 30 minutes to your life but takes 40 minutes, health experts have confirmed.

After putting on running shoes, stretching and uploading all the details to multiple social media platforms are taken into account, the time taken to run five kilometres is closer to an hour.

Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “This makes the whole endeavour twice as ineffective.”

The confirmation that running is essentially futile has confirmed what everyone has been thinking.

Runner Tom Booker admitted: “I knew this **** was stupid. Every time I went running I thought about how I’d spend my extra half an hour, and then I’d get back and realise I could have just watched an episode of Luther instead.”

Professor Brubaker added: “Running is like growing your own vegetables. “

laugh.gif

Last week I heard on the radio that a glass of wine takes away 30 minutes of your life.
It probably does, as we can all feel the detrimental affects of alchohol. But really, how can they come to that conclusion?
For me, I exercise and watch what I eat for quality of life. It doesn't matter how long you live, just as you don't spend the end in pain or immobile and being a burden on others.

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 26 2018, 02:12 AM

i wonder how much time playing fantasy football takes away from your life. tongue.gif

Posted by: vsberlina Apr 26 2018, 02:13 AM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Apr 26 2018, 01:55 AM) *
trail running is basically stop and go, cuz you can't possibly run the whole darn thing even if you wanted to. peak to trough can be a few thousand meters. the bits where it's uphill are not designed for running, you walk it, then during the flats, you run it and then for the downhill parts you run down with quick feet, almost hopping left and right. pretty fun actually.

the beauty of this is you don't need a group of people and a pitch to play. you can go running in the hills whenever you want.

I understand the concept. It utilizes different muscles as the gradient isn't constant. Great for building up fitness.
But there's hillbillies in them thar hills, so it's pretty dangerous. You need to watch the movie, 'Deliverance'. biggrin.gif

If you can't find friends that want to play football, then you need to dump those friends and get new ones.

Posted by: vsberlina Apr 26 2018, 02:13 AM

QUOTE (Ice66 @ Apr 26 2018, 12:12 PM) *
i wonder how much time playing fantasy football takes away from your life. tongue.gif

laugh.gif

That and taking away even more time talking on FF forums about non-FF topics.

Posted by: Ice66 Apr 26 2018, 02:16 AM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Apr 26 2018, 02:13 AM) *
If you can't find friends that want to play football, then you need to dump those friends and get new ones.

lol.gif try telling that to the parents these days.

Posted by: crazylegs Apr 26 2018, 12:43 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Apr 26 2018, 03:13 AM) *
I understand the concept. It utilizes different muscles as the gradient isn't constant. Great for building up fitness.
But there's hillbillies in them thar hills, so it's pretty dangerous. You need to watch the movie, 'Deliverance'. biggrin.gif

If you can't find friends that want to play football, then you need to dump those friends and get new ones.

Soon as I read that I immediately thought of this biggrin.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhnAZFR1po

Posted by: vsberlina Apr 26 2018, 01:05 PM

QUOTE (crazylegs @ Apr 26 2018, 10:43 PM) *
Soon as I read that I immediately thought of this biggrin.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhnAZFR1po

laugh.gif

I keep forgetting the name so always Google 'duelling banjos'. They should just change the name of the movie.

Posted by: PTC Apr 26 2018, 02:30 PM

QUOTE (crazylegs @ Apr 26 2018, 08:43 AM) *
Soon as I read that I immediately thought of this biggrin.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhnAZFR1po

That really is a great movie scene.

Posted by: scoobyliscious Apr 26 2018, 05:24 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Apr 25 2018, 10:13 PM) *
I understand the concept. It utilizes different muscles as the gradient isn't constant. Great for building up fitness.
But there's hillbillies in them thar hills, so it's pretty dangerous. You need to watch the movie, 'Deliverance'. biggrin.gif

If you can't find friends that want to play football, then you need to dump those friends and get new ones.

Bah - I walk the hills of Kentucky every week, and there are several people "trail-running" along the 2-mile ridgeline loop.

Of course, I also have a 65 lb. dog with me.

Mostly, though, those hillbillies want you to leave them, and their land, alone. So, if you stick to defined, public trails, you should be fine. It's when you start wandering off the beaten path that you can find yourself in trouble. And, if you ever see a still in the woods? Run, as quickly as possible, back to the beaten path. You don't want to piss off the 'shiners.

Posted by: PTC Apr 26 2018, 07:28 PM

QUOTE (scoobyliscious @ Apr 26 2018, 01:24 PM) *
Mostly, though, those hillbillies want you to leave them, and their land, alone. So, if you stick to defined, public trails, you should be fine. It's when you start wandering off the beaten path that you can find yourself in trouble. And, if you ever see a still in the woods? Run, as quickly as possible, back to the beaten path. You don't want to piss off the 'shiners.

It'd be rude not to ask for a sample.



Posted by: vsberlina Apr 27 2018, 02:50 PM

QUOTE (scoobyliscious @ Apr 27 2018, 03:24 AM) *
Bah - I walk the hills of Kentucky every week, and there are several people "trail-running" along the 2-mile ridgeline loop.

Of course, I also have a 65 lb. dog with me.

Mostly, though, those hillbillies want you to leave them, and their land, alone. So, if you stick to defined, public trails, you should be fine. It's when you start wandering off the beaten path that you can find yourself in trouble. And, if you ever see a still in the woods? Run, as quickly as possible, back to the beaten path. You don't want to piss off the 'shiners.

I never have, and now probably never will, have any regrets for cancelling our trip to the US in 2008.
Going back to Thailand was the best thing we ever did. biggrin.gif
Guns, Hillbillies, Pitbulls. All banned here in Australia. That's why we're so safe. Except for sharks... and spiders... and snakes... and dropbears.

As for moonshine, didn't you guys abolish prohibition? Isn't it legal to make moonshine now?

Posted by: PTC Apr 27 2018, 02:59 PM

QUOTE (vsberlina @ Apr 27 2018, 10:50 AM) *
Isn't it legal to make moonshine now?

Yeah, if you want to follow all the rules and regulations, and pay taxes.


Where in the States were you looking at visiting, before deciding otherwise?

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