2017 Health & Fitness thread


#381

Yeah sorry I had an old-school German moment there. :smile:
I have had American beers that I really liked. :slight_smile:

Good posts there, but now back to training, you drunkards! :slight_smile:


#382

With all due respect to a thousand years of German beer brewing heritage, laws, and traditions, I beg to differ… The market is too large and the beer too good to ignore. This is coming from someone who lived in Munchen for 4 years, right around the corner from the Schelling Salon. I also admit to having a Hirschlederjacke hanging in my closet, that I bought for the sole purpose of winning over my Bavarian girlfriend’s parents during Oktoberfest. The damn thing costed DM 1700, and I’ve worn it like 3 times :frowning: Furthermore, Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, that been around since the middle of the 14th century, is now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev Somewhat blasphemous, IMO.

Sorry, Aginor. No more beer chat.


#383

Short update from me:
I caught a nasty cold so no running this week, but…

…I am down to 89.5kg (197.3 lbs), which means I lost a bit over 9kg (or 20lbs, which sounds more) this year already.
My belly looks as fat as always though, while all my pants are too wide now and I have to make new holes in my belts. Hmpf.


#384

Running’s great for burning calories and building cardiovascular endurance, but most hardcore runners I know also supplement their routine with calisthenics or some form of cross-training.

Vanity’s one aspect of it, but pragmatically the improved core strength and stability also really helps when trying to drive through a rough part of the run.


#385

Set a new 5K PR during this 7k. mostly ran on cadence and HR. Shorter steps and a higher cadence saves me so much energy that the whole run felt relatively easy. Obviously a nice breeze and 18C with light clouds is perfect too!

weight is as always somewhere around 68Kg’s. @AeroMechanical is correct on cross training, especially biking and swimming is good for the joints! I really should focus on that next I suppose.

EDIT: the 5K time is 27:23.


#386

Im taking a small vacation and in last 4 days my phone thinks I walked 50 miles (80km). Not sure if it’s correct…i mean i walked a lot, but not that far.


#387

When you walk 20km, you know it afterwards, so if you’re unsure, chances are you’re phone is on the fritz.


#388

Oh, im feeling it. My feet are hurting mighty fine even after a long hard sleep.


#389

Possibly accurate then. It’s easier to knock out those distances on accident then most people think!


#390

Quick update:
I hit the 8000km mark on Strava this morning and I’m now up to 8055km this year, already 2470km on my new bike.

I love how fast it is and how comfortable at the same time. The Grand Prix 4-Seasons are surprisingly comfy tires, even at 7.5bar. A lot nicer to ride than Schwalbe Marathon Plus at 5-6bar, not to mention much faster.
When I got my new bike my average speed was 24,5(ish)km/h over the course of ~5500km (which, to be fair, includes a pretty slow January and February due to weather). It’s now sitting at 25,9km/h and over the last four weeks it was just below 29km/h which includes a couple of slow and relaxed rides with my brother and my parents.
Tomorrow is a public holiday in North Rhine-Westphalia and I have the Friday off so I’m going to add a few hundred kilometers over the weekend.
For Friday I have a ~165km ride planned with my brother in law and tomorrow I plan on doing a short recovery ride at a fairly easy pace, maybe 60km just spinning in an easy gear.


#391

Nice! Those are some impressive numbers. I think your bike and my car are doing about as many km’s so far this year, impressive work of you!


#392

Short report from me:
Still running the 6km twice a week.
Down to 88.9kg (196lbs) now.


#393

It was quite windy today but we made it:

I’m wasted though, that wind was brutal.


#394

Don’t worry about it - the first time I cycled 397m I was exhausted too. :wink:


#395

You weren’t even pedaling!


#396

Try that uphill!


#397

ahhh, the superman position :smiley:


#398

Not really something to brag about but I’ll do it anyway:
I took part in the annual “city run” of my home town and made the 4.2km in 29:55, which put me almost right in the middle of the field.
I did it mostly for fun, and I know it isn’t too impressive, but I still see it as an important milestone in my fitness. I didn’t skip it, I didn’t do too badly and I feel rather well afterwards.
Very good for the motivation. Next year the 10km instead. Or beat my time in the 4.2km.


#399

Hey, any run is a good run when you go out there. 4.2 is nothing to sniff at for most people anyway, you did it and had fun. And in the end any run is a race against yourself!

On another note, I participated in a field hockey tournament yesterday, which was quite the experience. 4 games lasting 30 minutes and I’ve used my leg muscles in ways I never do, so today I am enjoying them sore :wink:


#400

I have huge respect for all you guys who run. I like hiking, especially in the mountains. Getting up early to watch the sunrise from a mountaintop after climbing for a few hours or hiking through a ravine in rough terrain is really amazing but running - nope…
I can be on my bike all day every day and enjoy every second of it but running more than a few minutes and I lose interest. Not sure why but it’s just something I don’t enjoy.