January Challenge(s)

Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby dykebert » January 4th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Got back home yesterday and got back on my erg this morning. Did my usual 20 min (3K+)

Need to get a 2nd session in later today.

Great job to all of those who have already working!
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby ornatewobbegong » January 4th, 2018, 4:24 pm

My C2 finally arrived, I've just completed my first 30 minutes. I'm so unfit, but I'm really pleased that I've made a start :)
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby DavidA » January 5th, 2018, 2:45 pm

ornatewobbegong wrote:My C2 finally arrived, I've just completed my first 30 minutes. I'm so unfit, but I'm really pleased that I've made a start :)


Woo hoo!
Congratulations.
Enjoy your new toy, and getting fitter.

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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby ornatewobbegong » January 6th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Thanks, @DavidA, I don't think I've really reached the enjoyment level yet :)

I've knocked 1 hour off my January challenge, just 14 more to go!
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby RowerGal » January 6th, 2018, 6:27 pm

ornatewobbegong wrote:My C2 finally arrived, I've just completed my first 30 minutes. I'm so unfit, but I'm really pleased that I've made a start :)


Good news ornatewobbegong! Start where you are. Glad you made a start too! An hour already is great. BTW, it looks like Lindsay gave you some really good starting points. Be patient, too. Injury-free is the first goal so we can keep this craziness going! :D

I added 70 minutes today.
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby bisqeet » January 6th, 2018, 6:41 pm

hour yesterday (14323) as warmup before weights
and 95 mins today. should have been 2hrs but numb ass stopped me ~ 22k and change
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby G-dub » January 6th, 2018, 8:01 pm

Do I have to have a bikeerg to count bike hours - I use a real bike ? And does time OTW count too?

Having reviewed the fine print I think the answer is capital N capital O
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby bisqeet » January 7th, 2018, 3:59 am

G-dub wrote:Do I have to have a bikeerg to count bike hours - I use a real bike ? And does time OTW count too?

Having reviewed the fine print I think the answer is capital N capital O



officially - nope.
unofficially - personally an hour of training is an hour of training.
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby ornatewobbegong » January 8th, 2018, 8:47 am

Thanks for the advice Lindsayh I've been reading up and watching videos to help get me started :D

So far I've done 3 sessions on my erg. I'm so glad I invested in one, being able to exercise at home is a real motivator for me. I managed 55 minutes in one sitting yesterday so I was very pleased with that. I'm confident I'll complete The Haul challenge by the end of the month.

I've been really trying to eat healthily too which means I've even dropped a few pounds. I hope I can keep up the momentum moving forward. I've got a long way to go :roll:
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby bisqeet » January 8th, 2018, 11:16 am

ornatewobbegong wrote:Thanks for the advice Lindsayh I've been reading up and watching videos to help get me started :D

So far I've done 3 sessions on my erg. I'm so glad I invested in one, being able to exercise at home is a real motivator for me. I managed 55 minutes in one sitting yesterday so I was very pleased with that. I'm confident I'll complete The Haul challenge by the end of the month.

I've been really trying to eat healthily too which means I've even dropped a few pounds. I hope I can keep up the momentum moving forward. I've got a long way to go :roll:



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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby RowerGal » January 8th, 2018, 1:56 pm

ornatewobbegong wrote:Thanks for the advice Lindsayh I've been reading up and watching videos to help get me started :D

So far I've done 3 sessions on my erg. I'm so glad I invested in one, being able to exercise at home is a real motivator for me. I managed 55 minutes in one sitting yesterday so I was very pleased with that. I'm confident I'll complete The Haul challenge by the end of the month.

I've been really trying to eat healthily too which means I've even dropped a few pounds. I hope I can keep up the momentum moving forward. I've got a long way to go :roll:

Great news, ornatewobbegong. Keep it going!
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby bisqeet » January 8th, 2018, 5:06 pm

start of my training plan, an adapted eddie fletcher marathon plan.
heart rate capped is the name of the game
this was a 3x30min R3mins with a HR cap of 148 and a rate cap of R20.
basically pull R20 2:00 untill you hit the cap then reduce power to keep within 1-2 beats..
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby dykebert » January 10th, 2018, 8:49 pm

Great work everyone!

I decided to change my individual challenge from The Haul (15 hours) to The Stretch (20 days). A bit disappointing, but I've been working extra hours including last weekend and just haven't managed to put in a second session when I get home.

Still, my pace has improved some, and my waist has declined some, so I'm happy.

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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby ornatewobbegong » January 17th, 2018, 3:15 pm

dykebert wrote:Great work everyone!

I decided to change my individual challenge from The Haul (15 hours) to The Stretch (20 days). A bit disappointing, but I've been working extra hours including last weekend and just haven't managed to put in a second session when I get home.

Still, my pace has improved some, and my waist has declined some, so I'm happy.

Sharky


That's not disappointing at all Sharky! As a complete novice, I'm struggling with "The Haul" I've only done 5 hours so far, so I've got a long way to go :| I was trying to do two sessions per day, turns out I can only manage one right now :cry:

I can't wait for my waist to decline :)
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Re: January Challenge(s)

Postby bisqeet » January 18th, 2018, 10:20 am

ornatewobbegong wrote:...

I can't wait for my waist to decline :)


keep it up, but dont forget the most important part... the diet.
you can't train a bad diet...
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