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it is wanky, over priced and a massive rort

but, the birds are fit as **** and i have lost enough weight that the misso is starting to give me that look again
 
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The cross training you're doing will help plus you've done a half before, you will be right.
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Yeah I'm more worried about the body holding up than my fitness being high enough. I think as long as I do at least one long run a week from here I should be fine.

i gave up on running for the time being, i figured i was too heavy and it was hurting my knee

so i started F45 8 week challenge

start of the 4th week, i am 6.7kg down and 3 belt sizes

will take to running when i have completed the second 8 week challenge
Top effort mate. I'm officially the lightest I've been since school now, I'm down another 8kg on the end of last year (although I blew out a little in December).

it is wanky, over priced and a massive rort

but, the birds are fit as **** and i have lost enough weight that the misso is starting to give me that look again
Just what we need, another Snow baby ;p
 
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Well the Gold Coast half is officially off. I’ve been told to stay off my ankle for 5-6 weeks ��
 
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No good mate. What happened there? Footy injury?
Yeah mate, been happening on & off since preseason. After about 2 months straight of it being swollen I went & saw someone. Ligament damage, got told to get off it before it got out of control
 
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New marathon record set last weekend of 2:01:39. That's 2:53 seconds per km over 42.2km!!!

I can't even do that speed for 1km. Insane stuff.
 
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How's the running going mate?

Terribly mate, I had a ordinary season with injuries in footy last year that left me struggling to do anything. In the course of a bit over year packed 27kg back on.

I'm giving both footy & basketball a miss this season to try & let the body recover & focus on trying to start my side business.

Over the last month & a half I've started running with my missus who has never been a runner. We started on the couch to 5k running program which is below where my fitness is at but is working as a good way back into fitness anyway. Nearly up to running the 5k with her & then from there we will push a bit harder. I'm actually doing a 5km Mothers Day Classic with my mum on Sunday which will be the first time I've run 5km or more in ages.

Thankfully I've lost 8 of the 27kg in this time, trying to eat a bit cleaner & do some gym work outs. A long way to go to get back to where I was but I'm thinking my footy days might be behind me now & I'll concentrate more on running.
 
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Terribly mate, I had a ordinary season with injuries in footy last year that left me struggling to do anything. In the course of a bit over year packed 27kg back on.

I'm giving both footy & basketball a miss this season to try & let the body recover & focus on trying to start my side business.

Over the last month & a half I've started running with my missus who has never been a runner. We started on the couch to 5k running program which is below where my fitness is at but is working as a good way back into fitness anyway. Nearly up to running the 5k with her & then from there we will push a bit harder. I'm actually doing a 5km Mothers Day Classic with my mum on Sunday which will be the first time I've run 5km or more in ages.

Thankfully I've lost 8 of the 27kg in this time, trying to eat a bit cleaner & do some gym work outs. A long way to go to get back to where I was but I'm thinking my footy days might be behind me now & I'll concentrate more on running.

Yeah that is a fair bit to stack on mate. I'm biased but I think running is the best form of exercise to lose weight.

Summer doesn't help either. I struggled for motivation during the hotter months but it's come back now. Much nicer running in cooler weather.
 
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Yeah that is a fair bit to stack on mate. I'm biased but I think running is the best form of exercise to lose weight.

Summer doesn't help either. I struggled for motivation during the hotter months but it's come back now. Much nicer running in cooler weather.

Yeah it was a pretty poor effort, I had next to no exercise just hobbling around in games from time to time to make the numbers.

I'd gotten very comfortable in a new relationship as well. We have both had it with how much we've put on & are attacking it together so that's good.

It's going to be a tough track back but I'll get there. Running is definitely the best I've experienced for weight loss & my body seems to cope with it better so going to stick with that for a bit.

My mum actually ran in the Blue Mountains 50km Ultra Trail Marathon on the weekend which makes me feel a bit slack for where I've let myself get to :lmao
 
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Yeah it was a pretty poor effort, I had next to no exercise just hobbling around in games from time to time to make the numbers.

I'd gotten very comfortable in a new relationship as well. We have both had it with how much we've put on & are attacking it together so that's good.

It's going to be a tough track back but I'll get there. Running is definitely the best I've experienced for weight loss & my body seems to cope with it better so going to stick with that for a bit.

My mum actually ran in the Blue Mountains 50km Ultra Trail Marathon on the weekend which makes me feel a bit slack for where I've let myself get to :lmao

Good event up there. It's much bigger from when I did it back in 2011. Back then they only had a 100km race with maybe 700 runners.

Now they have everything from a 1km kids race up to the 100km race with 7,000 runners across the different distances. Incredible numbers for trail running.
 
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got back into running during lockdown, when i started i couldnt get passed 1.6km without needing a breather

sunday completed a 26km run and am training now for the canberra marathon
Nice one mate, that is great progress.

I'm probably doing Canberra marathon as well. Not particularly fit atm, need to pull my finger out.
 

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Cheers HB. A friend gave me advice to keep my heart rate at 150 and you will just be able to run. Its a little slower but my time is getting better and im losing more weight
 

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I'm struggling to imagine me ever wanting to run without a ball being involved.
I did join a gym for the first time in almost 4 years though
 
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Cheers HB. A friend gave me advice to keep my heart rate at 150 and you will just be able to run. Its a little slower but my time is getting better and im losing more weight
Sounds like the Maffetone method.

Losing weight is the best thing, running is the best exercise for that imo.
 
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