Fitness and health living accountability thread (rolling)


#1161

10th March in Barcelona, aye. Gunna smash myself through winter and try to get under 3:20


#1162

Also that’s a long training plan? 18 weeks?


#1163

Nice! Good luck on 3:20! Think I’m aiming for 3:45 if all goes well.

Yeah it is, certainly longer than the last one I think. It seems more focused on ramping up mileage and keeping it there for a sustained few weeks rather than ramping up to a week before race day; think the longest single run in it is 16 miles. What’s yours like?


#1164

Can’t really stick to one religiously because of football commitments but will be mainly accumulating miles with a speed session once a week plus a parkrun most Saturdays. Will aim to do 22 or so as the longest run I think


#1165

That’s amazing! Well done!


#1166

That’s fair. I’m actually giving up playing my saturday football for this so understand! Getting to the place now where I’m preferring my running to football anyway so feels like a time to transition/accept I can’t hack it on the pitch anymore.

Nice, good luck with training.


#1167

Will have to knock Sundays on the head at some point to get runs in and for injury fears, but will be using Monday 5s as intervals basically, and jog the 4k to and from the pitches


#1168

Fair cop :+1:


#1169

Started getting into an okay routine of going to the gym by uni and have been going 2 or 3 times a week.

Would quite like to continue going over the winter break, but doubt I’ll both my arse to cycle/tube the 4 miles there much.


#1170

stopped gorging and started exercising again this week after 6 weeks of post-wedding cake and booze madness. Trying to keep to banana for breakfast, veg soup for lunch, afternoon fruit snacks and then whatever for dinner but in a reasonable portion. And then I’m trying to do various interval type exercises which make me feel a bit sick but that means they’re working. Gonna try not to go too mad this weekend and then do the same next week!

Dunno if I should get some scales


#1171

I’d personally say fuck the scales - I’ve lost 15 cm from my hips but my weight hasn’t budged a bit since I started weight training in summer


#1172

Yeah I’ve lost some weight but the biggest difference I’ve noticed is how I feel myself sitting down and how I look in the mirror and my strength lifting weights. Feeling better is better than the scales telling you


#1173

Phwoar


#1174

wo! amazing work.

the pictures really drive home what a change that is


#1175

Kin ell, amazing work!


#1176

Think I’m just under 14 stone now - well under on Saturday after a massive poop; just over tonight after a big meal.


#1177

That is quite incredible


#1178

Great work mate.


#1179

Marathon training kicked off last week. Not sure if it’s a seasonal thing or with it also being party season and lack of sleep but it feels like my immune system has simultaneously cratered. Running seems to be going well which is cool but I’ve been KO’d most mornings since Saturday, waking in a coughing, snotty mess.


#1180

i have cut out meat and i am trying hard to slash the dairy too. haven’t eaten any chocolate either. brisk walking to and from work, lots of fruit n veg at home. i would like to run but genuine knee trouble makes this somewhat difficult. really gonna try to cut out the booze and ciggies too, but they’re so useful for brooding.