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  • 100 days of exercise until Xmas
  • Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Went for a run over the fell tonight, just to ensure I’m crippled for the 16th

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    A link to last years challenge.

    100 Day Challenge 2020 – exercise every day til Christmas

    Makes for some interesting – and very useful – reading. Ideas for exercise, advice on health and recovery, various comments about the weather and the inevitable Covid impact.

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    After a big weight training session on Sunday I thought I would do some stretches.Note to self,stretching when cold will result in a pulled muscle!🤬

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    I walked to work and back yesterday in smart work boots for the first time since March 2020; and I’ve give myself shin splints ahead of this. Hahaha! Thankfully I don’t run!

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    I’m in, just joined Strava as well.
    Q – what workout do I use for a spinning session as there is no indoor cycling that I can see on Strava? Workout?

    Premier Icon mjsmke
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    How does everyone find the time? Some days I barely get time to stretch properly.

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    Q – what workout do I use for a spinning session as there is no indoor cycling that I can see on Strava? Workout?

    There is one called ‘virtual ride’

    Premier Icon Lankysprinter
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    This starts on the 16th right? The strava group seems to be logging rides already but I’ll take it as I do more early in the week and less as it goes on

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Tempted.

    What do you lot do on a rest day, after a particularly hard day, to keep it going? Is a 30 minute walk fair game?.

    That’s my only issue really with it, understanding the importance of rest days. I did the marcothon before, 5k a day, and ended up just really doing 5k a day, it ended up not being very good for my fitness.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    How does everyone find the time?

    That’s the challenge!

    Is a 30 minute walk fair game?.

    Yes. Or Yoga / Pilates.

    Premier Icon ahsat
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    What Jimmy said. Walks definitely count and are also in part an answer to

    How does everyone find the time?

    Walk to shops, rather than taking the car. Walk home from the post office, the long way. Suddenly you only need to find an extra 15 mins.

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    What do you lot do on a rest day, after a particularly hard day, to keep it going? Is a 30 minute walk fair game?.

    Last year I’d do a 30min spin on the turbo at a low power setting, or maybe as you say a walk. Again, if it’s a walk you wouldn’t normally have done I reckon it’s fine.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    30 minute spin on the ebike count? 😉😂

    Premier Icon Pieface
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    I walk the day at least every morning as a matter of course for 30 minutes, so it looks like I’ll achieve this without even doing anything (different).

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Booked onto my first velodrome session in over 2 years tonight. Good chance I’ll be dead before this starts tomorrow

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    That’s the challenge!

    And the motivation. A promise to yourself to put a small amount of daily exercise into each day. There’s more to do everyday than there is time to do it. Not letting the exercise be pushed to one side is the challenge and sharing that with others is part of the motivation.

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    It’s rare that I’ll go for a walk or have a specific rest day. Maybe once a week I’ll have a gentle bike ride (historically I’ve done it mostly on the bike, because bikes are ace). I haven’t done yoga or stretches. I suspect this depends where you’re starting from – if you’re average fitness then soft pedalling twice a week may be essential.

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    @ahsat, can’t see Virtual Ride on my phone app, it’s just got ride.
    New to Strava, so might not be looking in the right place, also not on any subscription, would that be the answer?

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    can’t see Virtual Ride on my phone app, it’s just got ride.

    Think it’s just a normal ride, then you change it to virtual after. But AFAIK that will use the GPS, with a weird indoor track that’ll be all over the place. I’d use Workout.

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    Ah I don’t use Strava to record my activities. I use my Garmin and then upload it to Strava. Then I change stuff to virtual ride, etc, after it’s uploaded.

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    Would love to start swimming but I,m wondering if it’s going to be like the first day in primary school!

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    I aimed to do this last year but didn’t due to injury/couldn’t be arsed.

    Picked it up instead on January 1st and cycled every day for 1hr minimum until sometime mid May when I spannered my knee and had to take time off. Lost my motivation after that.

    Definitely going to try again. I’ve piled the weight on and my fitness has dropped a lot.

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    Well it’s started well for me. I couldn’t get back to sleep after @p20’s early alarm. So after some efforts to wake up, totally as a result of this challenge, I’ve spun round the local gravel for half an hour. Back by 8 am 🙂

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CT37J1XsiUP/?utm_medium=copy_link

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Bugger it, I’m in. My exercise has been too sporadic for a while, need some structure.

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    It was much easier to get out before work this morning (despite a late night of drinking and a gig) because of the weather/light. When we get to the proper winter dark, wet, cold days this is going to get tough.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Hat, long sleeves, zone 2 runs, nae bother 😉

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    I’ll not post an image daily, but it was a cracker of a morning. Went up Allermuir behind Edinburgh on my mince machine (and got a Strava top 10 on the climb from Bonaly, despite stopping for a few minutes to hold a gate for someone who then stopped to faff in their bag!) – you can see in the photo how cool it is. We have a 500m hill with tough trails on it, and you can see the city from every point on the ride.

    12 miles, just over an hour. Had a lovely time.

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    My first day effort

    Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/9c7tKun5Ajb

    Might do some stretches, sit-ups bodyweight stuff later but very easy

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Good pace sir. 💪🏻

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Ta but it’s cheating really, two short sharp climbs and 3/4 of it steadily downhill. (Used to run the other way, was purgatory!,🤦)

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    Day 1 done for me, 52km/2 hours on the road

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    First visit to the gym in over a year, this is going to hurt tomorrow 🙂

    Still, all part of the plan – do at least 2 sessions / week to improve my trail running.

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    Day 1 done at 7am this morning as 8m in the road for the rest of the day. Will be using non bike days to push the press ups and sit ups.  May give this yoga ago after all the positive chat about it last year.

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    Rode bike the long way to local for a couple of lunchtime pints.

    Shall dust off the turbo later

    Started off well 😂

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    Rode last night so started the challenge with a reservoir swim. Definitely getting colder now.

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    Ta but it’s cheating really,

    It’s only cheating if you’re using an e-bike 😉

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    30 mins on the indoor bike with the rather apt Getting back to the peloton sesh. I also managed a quick walk last night at the back of 12 in case I couldn’t be bothered getting out of bed today, bit early to be relying on the walks though.

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    50 mins on the SUP. Boom.

    It’s all downhill from here.

    Premier Icon munrobiker
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    @houns – actually riding a bike? Using a turbo? Who even are you?

    One downside to today’s ride – got stung by a bloody wasp 😡

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    I started yesterday so I have something to post this morning! It’s exciting!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CT4jmeirLBE/?utm_medium=copy_link

    Nice sunny day, I got a bit of sunburn. Just over an hour on dusty trails on the MTB.

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