100 days of exercise until Christmas
Rick, that sounds like and awesome thing to do.Posted 2 months ago
Day 10, very sore back from an hours cycling on the turbo yesterday, so thought I’d go easy today – 3.2 km walk with wombat the dog in 40 minutes.
Realised this morning that since the start of this here 100 day, I’d forgotten to do my physio exercises which I’m supposed to do 2-3 times daily, doing them today has reactived the glutes and core again and hey presto no back pain. Thank bloody hell for that.
Interestingly for the exercise data fans, garmin had my HRV as unbalanced and much higher than normal this morning, hinting at overtraining or not allowing enough time for recovery and I have to admit I felt knackered and sore after 9 days of this. So maybe there’s something in all this science after all.Posted 2 months ago
Took Mrs Pondo’s e-bike to rehearsals instead of driving – damn, that thing is fun to ride and a great incentive to leave the car where it is! 🙂Posted 2 months ago
Started a Zwift program today. Began with a ramp test for FTP. The point of an FTP test is to get as low a score as possible right? Right?Posted 2 months ago
That’s the best way to ensure an improved FTP next time.Posted 2 months ago
I cycled 14 miles to a friends on Saturday, did a full 9 hours helping him build his new garden office and then rode home. Yesterday was again an extended dog walk and in the evening I managed and hour with the foam roller to iron out a twinge in my back. I have got up this morning feeling much better and now looking forward to a bike ride after work.Posted 2 months ago
Looking like autumn is definitely here, this is where the real challenge begins.
Woke up with a chesty cough this morning, will have to rethink strategy, I’ll do strength stuff and a walk up the fell at lunch time rather than the planned run. Also need to sort out a plan for a gym as the annexe/holiday let is nearing completion and has been designated “out of bounds” and the joists in the spare bedroom aren’t up to huffing and puffing heffalump actionPosted 2 months agoonehundredthidiotFull Member
Yesterday was an easy 10km with the dogs then down to the pumtrack to help with the “racing” took jump bike down for first time in 18 months. Won my category.Posted 2 months ago
That’s the best way to ensure an improved FTP next time.
If it’s any lower then I quit!!Posted 2 months agoditch_jockeyFull Member
I’ve been trying to use this as an incentive to bump up my weekly distance, as my routine went all to pot back in May when one of our dogs died very suddenly, and then Mrs D_J ruptured her Achilles.Posted 2 months ago
Saturday was a slow paced 6-7km walk, which is the longest herself has managed since she injured herself, and Sunday started as a follow on easy gravel ride, but after about 5km her Achilles was starting to nip, so I buddied her back home, then went out again and rattled out 55km round our local gravel tracks.
Day 11, 2.1 km swim in 47 minutes, very early doors for me – first time I’ve been to the pool at 6:30 am. Let’s see how the rest of the day goes.Posted 2 months ago
the joists in the spare bedroom aren’t up to huffing and puffing heffalump action
Is “sex swing” a recognised activity on Strava now?Posted 2 months ago
Have put in a dev requestPosted 2 months agostuart_cFree Member
Since I last posted (which was last Monday):
Tuesday: 4.1 miles of walking to do school runs and stuff
Wednesday: 2 miles walked and a 7 mile MTB ride to get some cash out
Thursday: 3.5 miles walked and some basic body weight exercises at lunch
Friday: As above
Saturday: 2.8 miles of walking and a bunch of DIY lugging/clambering in the afternoon
Sunday: 17 miles on the MTB
I suspect today will be a blowout as have already been half passed out on sofa for over an hour this morning tryin to shake off the early signs of a migraine.
I feel like I should start a post like this with “Dear diary,”Posted 2 months agoTwodogsFull Member
Windsurfing today…properly windy, nice-ish waves. First sail for what seems like ages.Posted 2 months ago
Late to update…but Saturday and Sunday were long walks with the dog. I couldn’t manage any more than that after destroying my legs on Friday.
I think that the weekends will always be recovery exercises for me, doing weights and a 5km run every weekday leaves me pretty tired. Saying that, I’m off out on a bike ride at 7am on Sunday…Posted 2 months agodexaFull Member
Sunday: Did not feel 100% after Covid and Flu Jab, waled into town and back (about 4 miles) DIY- building up a set of wardrobes.
Monday: Youtube balance exercise set and a fast walk into Town and back.
It is hard to build exercise into a working day, I have to be more disciplined.Posted 2 months ago
After weekend walks and recovery, it was Northern Zen Yoga with Sandra for me.This was of the seniors with chairs variety!😉Perhaps, Mrs D_J would benefit from this?I do feel alot better doing yoga, than I do after autumn cycling.Posted 2 months agoblitzFull Member
Not posted since this started but going really well and starting to see noticable fitness gains already. I’ve managed to mix up road, gravel, mtb and zwift rides with a few 5k ish runs and one walk. At the weekend I went out for a road ride on sat and MTB on sunday and felt strong on both picking up plenty of strava PBs.
Only had one day which was a real struggle. Late home after work and being dad taxi for my daughter’s evening activities. Really didn’t want to do anything, but forced myself on to the turbo and did a 30 min training session.
Just got to keep it going…Posted 2 months ago
20 mile road ride after work, felt quite strong but definitely have a cold coming. I’ll have to see how the rest of the week pans out.Posted 2 months ago
Got an 8k off road run on while daughter was at football training, normally I’d be standing and chatting to the other parentsPosted 2 months ago
C25k W4 run 2 for the second time, not sure if it feels much different, but hey ho – I don’t think I’m ever going to consider running a fun thing to do… 🙂 13 mile ride into town and back as well – I think a gentler day tomorrow…! 🙂Posted 2 months agoretrorickFull Member
Missed today’s exercise.Posted 2 months ago
I might try for 100hrs recorded on Strava in 100 days instead 🤔
Just managed to squeeze in a quick 30 minute walk this evening after I finished work very late.Posted 2 months ago
Missed three days now in 11, just got in from a meetingPosted 2 months agokeefezzaFree Member
Day 10 – had almost zero time so did a 10min yoga thing on an app the other half uses.
Not 30 mins but still more than I would ordinarily do.
Yoga frustrates the hell out of me, I’m not even slightly flexible and have no idea what the poses are. It takes me too long to figure out what I’m supposed to do, this app seems to flit from pose to pose without any settling time. By the time I’ve figured out what I’m supposed to be doing, she’s 3 poses on from what I was doing. Something to work on I guess!Posted 2 months agojefflFull Member
Visiting a customer in Ireland today, I’m England based. So run first thing to the beach and back. Delays on flights and planes mean not getting home until 10pm, so glad I did it in the morning.Posted 2 months ago
Yoga frustrates the hell out of me, I’m not even slightly flexible and have no idea what the poses are. It takes me too long to figure out what I’m supposed to do, this app seems to flit from pose to pose without any settling time. By the time I’ve figured out what I’m supposed to be doing, she’s 3 poses on from what I was doing. Something to work on I guess!
It does help if you’re repeating the same workout as you get used to the flow. There are lots of variations too. Some do flow from pose to pose. Others hold the positions longer. It depends what are trying to achieve. I’ve flitted though a few YouTube channels and found that some suit me more than others.Posted 2 months ago
Northern Zen with Sandra for the win.You don’t even have to leave your chair!Posted 2 months agoayjaydoubleyouFull Member
29 minute run before going out for dinner this evening (hope that counts)Posted 2 months ago
3 of the 11 days so far are ones where I wouldn’t have done anything if not for this challenge.
Wights this morning just done, but after enjoying last night’s off road run (first in over a year) I’m going to skip the usual treadmill 5k and go out after work.Posted 2 months agofazziniFull Member
Think it’s going to have to be a lunchtime walk only for me today. Feel like death warmed up.Posted 2 months agomogrimFull Member
Weights yesterday, and a quick run with the dog this morning. Hopefully get a better run in at lunchtime.Posted 2 months agodlabzFull Member
I’m pretty good at fitting in exercise most days, but this challenge does make a difference on the days when you’ve been busy with other stuff and might be tempted to just sit down and do nothing.
We were in France on holiday when the challenge started so fitting in rides and a couple of runs was fairly easy. However got the ferry back from Amsterdam to Newcastle on Saturday, so spent 30 minutes walking all around the ferry, I think getting some fairly quizzical looks from some fellow passengers.
Then after a long drive back north on Sunday, I managed to get out for a 30min walk in the dark (that came as a shock to the system) after unpacking everything.
Back to normal now, with a run yesterday and again today.Posted 2 months ago
Day 12 – is it really only 12 ? Turbo trainer session using Wahoo SYSTNM app, 20 km in 45m.
So far haven’t missed a day.
This challenge is making a difference, I’d never normally get up at 5:30 am to squeeze in a session before work. If I didn’t though I’d never get the chance, or be remotely motivated later to do anything.Posted 2 months ago
Just a 2.4 mile walk around the reservoir at lunchtime today – honked it down, being cold burns calories, right? 🙂 Had intended to hit the bag after work but felt pretty tired so gave that a miss – this is a long-term thing, right…?Posted 2 months ago
Did a Zwift group ride this evening. Was meant to be a sub 2w/kg ride but no ride leaders showed up so it turned into a race. I just held back in a small group plodding along then nicked the sprint after the main group had gone through for the last time. Childish but still fun.Posted 2 months ago
Got a 5k dog walk in at lunchtime, and a 5k run after work. With gym this morning that feels like a good day…and as above no way I’d do this otherwise.Posted 2 months ago
Genuinely just thought to myself “I wonder %age we are through the challenge?”. What a doofus!
Still a bit chesty so just weights/circuits again today. Boring!Posted 2 months ago
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