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post #61 of 834 (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 07:28 AM
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I was a Run Bike Swim robot until this year, for over 6.5 decades.

EVERYTHING ELSE took second place to Aerobic exercise. I do belong to a large gym and use cross-training equipment and free weights, swimming pool, mainly in the winter.

Ultra marathons, Tri-Athlete Events, crazy swimming dares, Cross fit Endurance/Obstacle Courses offered by the military. Mud events, novice snow skiing. In my youth I climbed every big tree that stood before me. Get to the top of the tree and sway......back and forth.

Was a member of a Military International Parachute Competition. I have many, many jumps under my survival belt.

I am no longer event competitive....unless you factor my age into the equation....that is .0001% of my Worldwide age cohorts do these things, can do these things, want to do these things.

I will bounce back, unless I die. [not likely!]

I will run in the next world....maybe as a Pacing Wolf. Cats are sprinters.
I have not been able to get into cycling. I have tried, but must be doing it wrong as I don't feel I get the same intense workout as I do running.

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I have not been able to get into cycling. I have tried, but must be doing it wrong as I don't feel I get the same intense workout as I do running.
Buy a Mountain bike, ride in the highest gear possible.

Be careful, do not do this too often and too long. Give your knee tendons a chance to build up.

Running and Biking stress different muscles and tendons in the legs.

I did this....it bugged the hell out of me when riding the mountain bike, fat old guys on Road Bikes would pass me up. Grrrrrr. Mountain Bikes go slower!

It is all about the exercise, not the speed.......yeah, right!

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Buy a Mountain bike, ride in the highest gear possible.

Be careful, do not do this too often and too long. Give your knee tendons a chance to build up.

Running and Biking stress different muscles and tendons in the legs.

I did this....it bugged the hell out of me when riding the mountain bike, fat old guys on Road Bikes would pass me up. Grrrrrr. Mountain Bikes go slower!

It is all about the exercise, not the speed.......yeah, right!
That is exactly what happens to me. I have bought a mountain bike and am so slow on the road?

I hear you about the fat old guys (used to give them evil stares)

Maybe I was not doing it wrong after all. Thanks for the tip.

Might take the bike for a spin this weekend.
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I did buy myself a fit bit a few months ago. It made me realize that I wasn't as active on the weekends as I thought I was! And, I was actually more active at work! A surprise to me. Although I do a pretty good job with never taking elevator (my office is on 3rd floor) and I park my car in the boonies.

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Just ate some yogurt, fruit and granola...as a pre run meal, but I'm sitting here.

Okay, going for a run now! lol

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Hi all - always wanted one of these threads to take off.

My indoor gym consists exclusively a rowing machine right now. Looking to add a bench squat rack and weights at Xmas (once my in laws move out - for the F&P sub forum...)

Yesterday I did 7500m@2:04.6/500m

Intermediate target is 10000m@2.02

Toying with the idea of a 20 mile long distance row for charity. But not sure I could fit the training in with a toddler and long working hours.

Also going to work on the shorter distances with a challenging target of a sub 7min 2k.

Any rowers/runners on here?

I'll come back for some advice on the kit I should get for lifting

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I'm going to start an aerobics class soon!
Has anyone else done this before?

I've done Zumba and found that very enjoyable.
Also there's a new roller disco opening soon here, I might go for a laugh, haven't been on a pair of roller skates since the late 90's!


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Hi all - always wanted one of these threads to take off.

My indoor gym consists exclusively a rowing machine right now. Looking to add a bench squat rack and weights at Xmas (once my in laws move out - for the F&P sub forum...)

Yesterday I did 7500m@2:04.6/500m

Intermediate target is 10000m@2.02

Toying with the idea of a 20 mile long distance row for charity. But not sure I could fit the training in with a toddler and long working hours.

Also going to work on the shorter distances with a challenging target of a sub 7min 2k.

Any rowers/runners on here?

I'll come back for some advice on the kit I should get for lifting

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I'm going to start an aerobics class soon!
Has anyone else done this before?

I've done Zumba and found that very enjoyable.
Also there's a new roller disco opening soon here, I might go for a laugh, haven't been on a pair of roller skates since the late 90's!


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I have do aerobic classes in the past. My advice would be to start with the lower classes and build up.

Love Zumba quite fun, requires good coordination.

As for roller skates, I must have been a deprived child as I never learnt how to.

Sounds like you are up for lots of fun. Enjoy.
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I run, but would not call myself a runner.
What kind of running do you do?

I pretty much max out at 5km these days as my knees don't like long distances. I can do a 5k in about 20 mins but used to be around 18 when I was younger.

My wife has run a fair few marathons and is faster than me anywhere north of 10km...

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I'm going to start an aerobics class soon!
Has anyone else done this before?

I've done Zumba and found that very enjoyable.
Also there's a new roller disco opening soon here, I might go for a laugh, haven't been on a pair of roller skates since the late 90's!


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FINALLY someone here that speaks my language.

I read this thread every day but never post. I feel like an idiot because man, you guys are BADAZZ WARRIORS. My goodness. My hat is tipped to all of you. So hardcore!

And here I thought I was hot sh!t for doing jazzercise 6x a week.

@MrsAldi: aerobics are FUN FUN FUN especially if you've got good music. The music can make it or break it.

The roller disco sounds hella fun. I think you're literally half my age and probably won't get this reference (maybe the older ones will), but be sure to wear striped tube socks and a comb with your name on it sticking out of your back pocket. (I was way jealous because I could never find one with my name).
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I'm going to start an aerobics class soon!
Has anyone else done this before?

I've done Zumba and found that very enjoyable.
Also there's a new roller disco opening soon here, I might go for a laugh, haven't been on a pair of roller skates since the late 90's!


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I've done Zumba and thought it was pretty fun! It was a great workout. I'm sure I looked goofy but whatever. . . . .
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What kind of running do you do?

I pretty much max out at 5km these days as my knees don't like long distances. I can do a 5k in about 20 mins but used to be around 18 when I was younger.

My wife has run a fair few marathons and is faster than me anywhere north of 10km...

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I pretty much stick with the 5KM running. Love to do hill running. I would like to do longer runs but with 3kids, work and all sorts of activities it just doesn't happen anymore.
Before children I would spend 1.5 to 2 hours at the gym.
Now I just try to make my running as intense as I can in that short period of time usually 20-35 min.
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I've done Zumba and thought it was pretty fun! It was a great workout. I'm sure I looked goofy but whatever. . . . .
I think looking goofy is half the fun with Zumba
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Yesterday, ran 5 miles, it went really well. Didn't time it but later today, going for a run with my fiance and he is a faster runner than me, and that's a good thing, because it pushes me. I'm more of a distance runner, but I enjoy sprints. Happy Friday!

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