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    What is a spin class?


    I was running a few weeks ago and during a midway sprint my fitbit binged at the end of a kilometer and gave my heart rate as 190bpm.

    Think that's the highest I'v ever seen it.

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    ^That is high! Running is hard though.. I can only jog about 4mph as it is so hard on my knees after awhile.

    My hr was around 175 which is quite high , I was looking at my garmin while I was spinning. I think my MHR is about 180 or 190, Nev.

    This is spinning, Edmond. I was in this class as someone taped it. This was in Shanghai at Spacecycle. It is a high intensity indoor bike ride basically using spin bikes often with lights and music. I did Spin class alot when I lived in China. You get to see some butts in this vid. lol.


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    This shows more of the intensity of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    A week's virtual elevation challenge starts today. I'm aiming for the height of Everest over 7 days, which roughly equates to 4,200ft of vertical ascent every day.
    The seventh and last day of the challenge was yesterday and I fell quite a way short of the mark, managing 21,170ft of vertical gain over 102 miles of running.

    But I have excuses:

    The first was time limitation; I had to work these runs in around family commitments and I didn't have a single day where I could put in a dawn til dusk slog to really break the back of this challenge. The most time I was afforded was on Saturday when I ran a marathon with 1,000m of elevation gain, not nearly enough. Bringing me to my next excuse.

    It's not exactly flat around here, in fact I live just outside an area of natural beauty (AONB) called the Surrey Hills. But the inclines are short and sharp, meaning that any substantial gain made is going to comprise a lot of repetitions of the same climb, which a) gets a bit boring, and b) makes for very technical descending (all my runs were on trails) which really slows down the whole process... and I didn't have time on my side, as per excuse number 1.

    Final excuse, water. and the lack thereof it. I have a hydration pack which I filled fit to burst with water and food, but it was never enough. Even with a back up bottle or two in the car. Whatever the weather, and we are having something of a summer here at the moment, come the 90 minute mark of the run and I couldn't drink enough. I'd often get home and neck three pints straight. But for me this is one of the beautiful things about really pushing yourself - it turns the mundane and uninspiring into the best thing in the world, and in the case of a clean glass of water it probably is.

    Still, averaging 14.5 miles a day with 3,000ft climbing it made a very decent training week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Still, averaging 14.5 miles a day with 3,000ft climbing it made a very decent training week.
    Indeed. Well done. 100 miles in a week is an excellent achievement. It will pay dividends, so long a you didn't pick up an injury or haven't burnt yourself out.

    I'm currently running 6.5 to 7 miles a day, 6 days a week. I hope to make it to 48-50 miles a week by the beginning of September.
    Nev has style

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    so long a you didn't pick up an injury or haven't burnt yourself out.
    I was going slow so was able to keep a decent technique and avoid injury, fell over quite a few times though, on 35% downhills - managing to preempt impact now and go limp. Don't feel burnt out, I slept very well throughout - and obviously ate shit loads.



    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I hope to make it to 48-50 miles a week by the beginning of September.
    Training for something or just picking up the fitness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Training for something or just picking up the fitness?
    Just trying to get running fit again. Last year was quite poor for me as was the beginning of this year but now I am slowly increasing the mileage again and I hope to be in reasonable shape by the start of the cool season. I don't have any specific race lined up - I am nowhere near race fit - I am just concentrating on getting the miles in for now; base training at a slow pace to enable the progression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    on Saturday when I ran a marathon with 1,000m of elevation gain,
    How many marathons have you run, Slap?

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    Only half a dozen or so, none of them sanctioned - as in, not organised events. I have done an Ultra marathon (60km) that was organised and am hoping to do a couple more in the autumn - although always quite reluctant to pay for an event when I could just do it myself, when I want, on a course designed by me. The Jurrasic Coast and South Downs Way are fairly local to me so I'll plot some sort of circular route around those two.

    In Thailand I'd either be in Doi Inthanon, Mai Sae or Khao Yai. But the heat out there is a game-changer, it's difficult to compare.

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    Well done.

    I'm currently training to get to half-marathon distance in less than 2 hours.

    Have set a target of doing one marathon in my life before a set age.


    I'll blame any failure on the heat.

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    Most running races in Thailand start in the early morning. The longer the race, the earlier the start. Heat isn't a major issue for most races and racers - unless you're at the tail end, of course.

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    ^ From what I've seen, all organised races in Thailand start in the middle of the fucking night - so no excuses, Eddie. Under two hours should be doable, think that's about 9:20 minute miling.

    Edit: Neville go there first

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    From what I've seen, all organised races in Thailand start in the middle of the fucking night -
    Yeah, I mean that I'm setting the runs myself, not in official races.


    Marathons here start at 2am for fok's sake.

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    No workout for me today but I did do one of those EKG exercise stress tests for the first time -- that thing where they wire you up and then you've got to walk / run on a treadmill.

    It's a lot harder than it might look and sound. The pace is never too much but gets a pretty steep incline, however I managed a fairly age-respectable 11:50.

    Happy to report the 'ole ticker got a clean-bill of health. Sorry not sorry to those who've expressed a preference to have me drop dead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    however I managed a fairly age-respectable 11:50.
    For the mile?

    I had an EKG done in 2017 and was told that I might have long QT syndrome. Google it.


    IT SHIT ME UP

    Spent a year or so waiting for various cardiologists to analyse my ticker only to be told it's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    For the mile?
    Oh nope, just overall time, I don't think they measured the actual distance.

    Every 3 min the pace and incline increased and then once you hit 150 bpm you could go as long as you could to test fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Happy to report the 'ole ticker got a clean-bill of health. Sorry not sorry to those who've expressed a preference to have me drop dead.

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    Best I've done in a test for a while.

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    Im stay at home during 3 month. Start new workout and use some sport nutrition. Have great results!

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    Morning: Cycled 40km.
    Afternoon: Lower abs, biceps, upper abs, back.
    Evening: Yoga.


    Tomorrow morning: Running
    Afternoon: Lower abs, triceps, deltoids, upper abs, chest.
    Evening: Elbows (lifting copious amounts of San Mig Lite).

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    Im stay at home during 3 month. Start new workout and use some sport nutrition from https://steroidsfax.org/injectables-steroids. Have great results!
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Tomorrow morning: Running
    For the first time in forever I got a fuxing stitch (at around 3.5km).

    I never get a stitch.




    The only thing different was that as an addition to morning coffee and a banana, I ate a Nature Valley Granola Bar thing 10 mins before heading out.

    Once you get a side stitch, treatment is simple. Stop running and take long, slow deep breaths. I also recommend what I call the “Nike Swoosh” stretch because you look like their logo: Stretch with both arms extended to the sky then bend sideways at the waist to each side; hold for 15 seconds on each side. This should relieve the spasm and off you go again.

    Ask The Running Doc: How Do I Prevent Side Stitches? – PodiumRunner
    Hopefully I don't have to stop and imitate a Nike Swoosh next time.

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    28 mile run from Petersfield to Amberley along the South Downs Way. 3,450ft of vertical ascent, 24 degree heat and only two water taps - one in Cocking, the other in Amberley - to keep me hydrated. Although I did happen upon a pub whose landlord brought me out to pints of ice cold water - fucking dancer.

    Obviously not going abroad this year but will be running long distance over GB's myriad trails - South-West coastal path, Cotswolds Way, North Downs Way, Pennines Way, possibly a coast to cost from the lakes to the moors. Lots of stunning countryside on our doorstep here.

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    ^ Damn good stuff, Slap.

    Must have a body made out of titanium at this stage.


    Did a measly 10km, 6 mile run this morning, so about 22 miles less than yours, then upper body afternoon gym. Feeling great, and body made of slightly firm play-dough that's been left out for a few days.

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    Got a great new regime going for M,W, F.

    Found a gym that's precisely 30km away from Casa Edmondo.

    Cycle 30km in one hour.
    After arriving nice and hot and ready to rock n roll, upper-body in the gym while scoffing 2 bananas.
    Cycle 30km back to Casa Edmondo in slightly more than 1 hour due to being completely fokin' sapped of NRG*.

    Legs, cardio, upperbody all done in one great Soo-paa Sesh-shon.


    * twat alert.

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