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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    2 hours with a coach? 1 to 1? Man you're going to suffer!

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    2 hours with a coach? 1 to 1? Man you're going to suffer!
    Yep, it's going to be hell but well worth it in the long run

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Is it in an endless pool/videod, or someone who stands by the side of the pool shouting at you? I've done the video/endless pool thing and wasn't nearly so knackered as after a proper coached group swim session. I'm a rubbish swimmer though, so YMMV.

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Is it in an endless pool/videod, or someone who stands by the side of the pool shouting at you? I've done the video/endless pool thing and wasn't nearly so knackered as after a proper coached group swim session. I'm a rubbish swimmer though, so YMMV.
    In a proper pool but coach does a mix of in pool and on side work, video included for some extra feedback - I'm not 100% sure what to expect energy wise but I'm sure it will kill me as I waste so much energy in the water with my terrible technique (hence the reason for the coaching session )

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Managed a 23 km bike run both yesterday and today. Forgot phone yesterday so only managed to record today's ride on strava. May get out tomorrow but depends on weather conditions , very wild at moment.

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Managed 164 kms. total last week before 'pulling back muscles , have to lay off for a couple of days for repairs.

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by merdat View Post
    Managed 164 kms. total last week before 'pulling back muscles , have to lay off for a couple of days for repairs.
    Good distance, shame about the back.

    My cassette exploded on my the other day, need new one and wheel needs rebuilding - bike going in for this, full service and moving to a single chainring as I'm bored of maintenance on the front derailleur

    2 weeks left of work while I'm doing minimal exercise - few miles a day on bike (commute), couple 5km runs a week and some swim/gym when I can be bothered but then got 6 weeks unemployed where I'm going to throw myself into it again.

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    I'll just leave this here..... Suffice to say going from a UK winter to racing in 28 degrees in Oz takes it out of you a bit....


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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Congrats!!!

    Making me feel lazy now

    Whens the next one?

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    Dunno yet. I was sitting here with a beer looking at which ones have availability. I think something is broken in my head. Racing on a closed motorway is awesome though!

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    In the end, the doc was pretty much spot on regarding recovery time (estimated 4-6 weeks, and it took just over 5 weeks for what seems like a full recovery).

    One thing I have learned recently is that you can overtrain. I used to think that for mere mortals (non-professional), it is all in the head and there was no way I could overtrain.

    Then it happened. I usually treat soreness and fatigue as nothing more than something to get over. But then came weakened immune system (I had a light fever which I ignored and it went away the same day), insomnia, loss of appetite, mood disturbance, irritability (the last few I could no longer ignore the symptoms). My motivation and enthusiasm was still off the chart, but I forced myself to take two days off after which my performance went up quite a bit. I guess that we -do- have a limitation as to how long we can train hard after which rest is not laziness but necessity.

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    Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    In the plan I was loosely following, every 4th week was lighter than the preceding 3 to allow for recovery. No more than 10% increase in time/distance /weight per week and every Monday was completely off.

    I also skipped a session here and there.

    Mood disturbance/irritability was mostly down to lack of sleep and carb deficit than overtraining in my case.

    What sort of training were you doing TooNice?
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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Snowboarding (emphasis on jumps). The thing about snow sports, is that unless you are hiking backcountry you can do it all day without running out of breath. Your legs may burn depending on what you, and I find that rather than getting easier as I practice, it is actually getting harder. At first, I couldn't ride as hard or jump as high/far. I was held back by my ability more than my fitness. But it seems that for now, my ability is progressing faster than my body is adjusting, so whereas at first I could ride for 10-12 hours without break (*), the added intensity of late means that I can only do about 7 hours with break even when I am fairly rested. But since half that time is spent on lifts anyway, it is nothing like what you are doing, and I am surprised (and kind of annoyed) that I can't do this for 7-8 hours 6 times a week without ill effect. (* This is only viable when I am staying at the resort, which also affords me better sleep than constant day trip)

    Outside breakfast and a dinner, I used keep my body going throughout the day by snacking on dried fruits and nuts (fair amount of calorie in carbs and fat - I save the protein for breakfast and dinner) on the lifts. Lately, I find that I need to take a lunch break.

    But yeah, lack of quality sleep probably adds to the issue. I try to wake up at 5AM everyday with 6-7 hours of sleep. The amount of sleep is topped off with a nap on the train so the quantity is there, but the quality suffers.

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Little bit late to this thread party, but thought I'd put something up which happened at the start of the month which I'm pretty proud of. A few of you might know I've been involved in a few different martial arts over the years. I started off with Taekwondo, then did a freestyle martial art called Chongshindo. The latter introduced elements of Jujitsu, which at the time for me was a revelation. It was completely different (in that it's a grappling/throwing art as opposed to the linear punch and kick of TKD) and I was absolutely useless at it. But, it was a challenge - a huge one that I enjoyed and knew that to become a more rounded fighter I'd eventually need to address my weakness.

    Fast forward a few years and I moved house (and areas) and needed a new martial arts club. As it happens there was a Kempo Jujitsu club pretty much on my doorstep, they seemed like good eggs and so I got stuck in. That was about 6 years ago, and at the start March I went for my 1st Kyu (final coloured belt), red/black. Since it's a grading session you're expected to maintain a high level of control whilst still putting in a significant amount of effort; something that becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as time goes on, and also as the techniques you're demonstrating become more difficult. In our club for the higher gradings (brown upwards) you start at the beginning of the syllabus and are graded on every technique you've done previously. There's no 'just revise the bit I need to know', you have to do everything you know to the required standard. It took 2 hours 15 mins to get through, which pushed my fitness and stamina to the limit. To put it into perspective, it takes about 4 seconds to show a single technique, which typically ends up with you throwing (or being thrown) into the mat. After a while, just getting up becomes difficult.

    Finally you have a 'randori' or 'line up'. In this you stand at one end of the room, and everyone else is at the other. Each of your partners attacks you in turn, one after the other, full bore. There's no holding back in this at all - they're swinging at you, there's no pads and if you don't stop the attack, you're probably looking at a black eye at best. You have free reign on how you deal with each person, but you have to be aware that as you finish with one, the next person is already swinging. In 90 seconds you have to deal with 20 people. I had 30 seconds left by the time I'd gone through the 20.

    I was wrecked by the end of it, totally burned out. There's pictures hanging up in the room where we train, and sweat was dripping off the frames (bluergh!) But, I (and the other two of us going for 1st Kyu) passed. Here's a couple of pics of the aftermath:







    So - I've got a 12 month wait before I'm allowed to go for my black. Things will get very real then!

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    Well done Lowe , keep at it.

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    Re: Motivate Me: The HEXUS Excercise thread : post your pain ;-)

    I have the same regime for 4x years now (slight changes in between due to change in equipment and social life).

    3-4mil run every morning (least 5x days 4mil or 6-7x days 3mil)
    In the afternoon either:
    Straight run (7-8mil,again depends how many days, aiming for 8min/mile or faster)
    Or
    Heavy bag and boxing straight for 45-50min then 2mil run.

    Just got a new free standing heavy bag (olg bag was beaten badly, 10k punches per week, 50% of it is now tape).

    All this gives me amazing stamina and I just love it. The lack of proper training equipment is sometimes frustrating but I am too tight to spend money (was supposed to change my running shoes 400miles ago...)

    Anybody on Endomondo?
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