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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To quote Adrian Mole...... OH JOY! OH RAPTURE!

    After two recent parkruns four weeks apart knackering my leg AGAIN, I went back to running club last night for the first time since my 10k. I've run in between times, but have been hurting myself most times.

    I ran at the back, with the leader. Just three of us in that little gang, out of a total of 22 runners. We talked all the way round. I've never talked and run before! It took ages to do 5.5km but I loved every minute, and my legs are fine. Fine! None of this 'run 3km then have to stop/limp/swear/walk/cry for 2km' that I HAD been doing.

    Average pace was 8.30m/km. My habitual 'I have to run THIS fast' pace is way faster. WAS way faster.

    Eureka! I'm a tortoise, not a hare! And I couldn't be happier about it - I felt super-comfortable the whole way, and could have very easily just kept going.

    HURRAH!

    In other news I registered two weeks ago for a local 10k (before my latest parkrun disaster) next month. As of last night I'm looking forward to it. Slow and steady will get me round.

    Found I went low rather than high straight afterwards - probably as it was sustained effort rather than fast and furious - and after dealing with that I kept checking all evening and night - sugars were spot on. Yay!

    :)
     
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  2. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's fab, @Snapsy !!

    I've found longer, more sustained exercise keeps my blood sugars so much steadier than higher intensity. And, I prefer steady for both! Always reckoned I could walk a marathon rather than run 100 metres and it's borne out by my walking patterns now.
     
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  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Snapsy . I was seriously worried that I wasn't going to see you on this thread ever again. I'm so pleased to read your post, actually bought a smile to my face, which is saying something for a miserable old bugger like me:):):).
    We always knew that you are ultra competitive, in the short time I've known you, I know full well that you're not a take it steady girl.
    Sometimes circumstances dictate we have to reevaluate our capabilities and goals. Fun, laughter and success at the back has got to be better than pain, pain and more pain.
    Take it easy ( please try:):):)) and keep posting your successes.
    So good to see you back.
     
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  4. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awwww, thanks @Japes and @therower - you're smashing!

    The training session yesterday with my guy at the gym has meant that I've spent most of the evening in the company of my foam roller and an action movie on Netflix...... So nice to be back in the exercise game, though, despite the DOMS.

    Oh, and drinking that pint of Harvey's Best/Diet Coke shandy halfway through this afternoon's bike ride counts as 'regular moderate exercise', doesn't it?

    ;)
     
  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to ask about something I saw on tv the other day. It looks like a giant rubber band used for resistive training (the piece was about elderly people being encouraged to preserve muscle tone/mass). I do not know what they are called or whether they are worth trying. I cannot just sit and fester any longer.
     
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  6. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Guzzler ! They're called resistance bands - and you can either get a band (long strip of rubber) or a loop. They come in different strengths - I've got an 'easy' one that's a strip not a loop - have a look on YouTube for all the things you can do with them.

    Here's a band:
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    And loops:
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    Love Snapsy
    :)
     
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  7. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Guzzler . I see my friend @Snapsy has given you the low down on resistance bands.
    You're post seems to suggest that you're looking to undertake some form of exercise, not to strenuous and probably home based. ( apologies if you're a current Olympian)
    If you have access to YouTube, a search under. GLUCOSEZONE. may well be of some help.
    It's a site specifically designed for diabetics, exercise and the problems they face. It's very easy going.
    Good luck.
     
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  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My thanks to Snapsy and TheRower. I shall have a looksee.
     
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  9. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooo.. somehow I didn't get alerted to these splendid suggestions from when I last posted! I was thinking of some kind of home-based exercise for the darker nights as I've gone a bit overboard on the walking for this month to get ahead of my targets so I can ease up a bit on walking in the dark. Also, my workload for the next half term is going to be interesting, so I didn't want to get into a flat spin about not achieving stuff anywhere! I love my walking, but the amount I've been doing is time-consuming!

    Today should see me smash November's Total Steps targets (not sure if I should thank my students or the city centre roadwork which have caused maximum chaos with the erraticness of the buses. Or both, really.) And I'm well on the way through November's Continous Walking, Brisk Pace target. Somewhere between a third and halfway!

    Now off to have one of my rare Sundays off the organ stool. And I am starting it with smashing that target!
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Can I log my walking here?
    It will have to be accumulation as can only walk for a short time, due to pain.
    Is this the right thread or is there a one just for walking?

    Well done everyone, by the way, :) :) :)
     
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  11. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very pleased with the way my daily walking sessions are going.

    Just managed to reach my personal goal of 200km for October with two days to spare.

    In fact it has taken me 29min less to walk 201 km so far in October than it did to walk 173 km in September reflecting an increase in pace from about 5km per hour to about 6km per hour.

    Now need to keep this up in November!
     
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  12. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh it'd be lovely to read how your walking's going on here, @ickihun ! That's absolutely 'regular moderate exercise', I'd say!
    :)
     
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  13. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @ickihun . Welcome to this part of the forum.
    ANY EXERCISE IS GOOD EXERCISE. Distance, duration bares no relevance. The fact you are doing something is all that matters.
    Let us know how things progress.
     
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  14. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I've walked to my bus stop with 2 kids this morning in very cold weather conditions. I'm sure I saw snow flurries. (Not driving at mo).
    It took 10mins then on reaching the other end I had 3 more 10minute walks. One only was planned but I had extra pain relief at hand for the extra 2 walks.
    An additional 2 10min walks were done to return home. I'd planned a 20min walk to arrive home but 10yr old was ill so it was short-tailed.
    More short walks are planned for tomorrow. :) :) :)
     
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  15. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely! I'm sometimes a bit immoderate in quantity, (hence smashing November's total steps targets a month early) but this thread helps keep me motivated. And, really my walking is not that strenuous, as I discovered lots of gentle exercise suited my blood sugars better than more intense exercise.
     
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  16. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey @ickihun - great to see you here :)
     
  17. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a great half term away in Wales - lots of walking as usual :)

    Back home again - back to walking the streets, and the local park when it's actually light enough.

    I had thought that I would have to stop walking in the streets when it was dark and start walking at the gym - but over the last couple of weeks of term I decided that it felt safe enough on well lit roads - and I much prefer walking outside :)
     
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  18. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I must admit, I like walking in the dark when it's dry. It's the wet dark nights I loathe.

    I do stick to well-lit areas, keep up a good pace, and also wear a hi-viz backpack cover along with a hi-viz vest. I can then point out to cyclists without lights on pavements swearing as they swerve past me, that if they'd had lights, they'd've been able to see me... actually, there's no real excuse as I regularly walk on the side of the on-coming traffic and their lights pick up the hi-viz. I got laughed at a bit at work when I started doing this, but those drivers who've since seen me out and about in the dark have come back and admitted there is no excuse for not seeing me, and they wished more pedestrians in dark clothing would do something about it.
     
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  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm going to try and keep daytime walking up but also ice and wind permitting. I won't worry about that yet thou. I need to bring in running machine in from garage to warm bigger bedroom.
    I'll sweet talk hubby and his friend when I can. It must be lack of vit d which turns us off winter activity, do you think? I always add weight in the winter. Always have.
    Even dietician is giving me leaway over xmas, bless her. I have a naughty xmas day planned but not much more. Ghostly jellies came out last night. Tut tut.
    Walking planned tomorrow for trick or treat but luckily lots of garden walls.
    Monday (today) I walked 8 times in off and on bursts. I must have collectively done a mile. It took me from 8.30am til 2.30pm thou. I had a lunch and a coffee before school pick-up. So I wasn't finished til 3.30pm in total.
    Trick or treat may vary in hours as I need to pace it. 4yr old's little legs tiredness will help me rest too.
    Last year I just couldnt find the energy nor heart but still went out with kids. I was so thankful to return home and rest.
    Old well worn in shoes will fit in well with my outfit to scare neighbours with the Adam's family make-up and costumes. 4yr old is a big boggly-eyed spider this year.
    I cannot wait.
    Please God give me energy, this year. Amen.
     
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  20. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a fab Halloween, @ickihun !

    I'm normally swimming this time of day, but I massively overdid it yesterday by going for a swim first thing, having forgotten that I would be going to running club at 9.30! A very physical afternoon of cleaning fair tired me out - so it's a cup of tea in bed for me right now rather than thinking of doing anything energetic.

    Looking forward to going to work for a rest.

    Have a great day, all!
    :)
     
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