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Old 29-01-16, 04:11 AM   #4641
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Ignore that, it didn't create an account the first time. I registered using Facebook and all is good. Go Norbs!
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Old 29-01-16, 04:14 AM   #4642
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On a personal note, I went on holiday for the weekend and I was quite embarrassed about my expanding waistline and moobs so I decided to cut out the piss and crap food (95% of it anyway!) and for the last 10 days I've been measuring my intake using Myfitnesspal.

You can scan food item barcodes and add any kind of food and it will work out the nutrients, calories etc.

I started at 102kg, I'm down to 101kg now and I hope to be 96kg in 5 weeks.

My 40th is at the end of June so I'm aiming to be 85kg and much fitter!
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Old 29-01-16, 06:49 AM   #4643
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85kg?! That's 13st 3 isn't it?

Arent you 6'5 or something? They'll be nothing of you! You'll be limbs, ribs and head!
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Old 29-01-16, 06:50 AM   #4644
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Old 29-01-16, 08:05 AM   #4645
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85kg?! That's 13st 3 isn't it?

Arent you 6'5 or something? They'll be nothing of you! You'll be limbs, ribs and head!
Correct! I do old money any more but I do know that's the right weight for someone my height.
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Old 29-01-16, 09:24 AM   #4646
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Old 29-01-16, 10:42 AM   #4647
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Madness. You'll look like Peter Crouch.

My cousin's surname is Crouch! Maybe that's my natural body shape!
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Old 29-01-16, 04:08 PM   #4648
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Hi Norbs,

I tried to donate but I keep getting a "We're really sorry − there's been a problem." message on JustGiving.

I've emailed them and I'll wait for a reply.
Thanks FB, it's showing up now. You're a star.

I was just getting some shopping and the fella behind the till asked if I was doing anything this weekend. Told him and he said if it wasn't for people like me he'd not be around as he'd been saved from cancer. It's not me he needs to thank but the people who donate to the cause
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Old 29-01-16, 04:09 PM   #4649
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On a personal note, I went on holiday for the weekend and I was quite embarrassed about my expanding waistline and moobs so I decided to cut out the piss and crap food (95% of it anyway!) and for the last 10 days I've been measuring my intake using Myfitnesspal.

You can scan food item barcodes and add any kind of food and it will work out the nutrients, calories etc.

I started at 102kg, I'm down to 101kg now and I hope to be 96kg in 5 weeks.

My 40th is at the end of June so I'm aiming to be 85kg and much fitter!
My fitness pal is great. It integrates with loads of other fitness apps like Strava and Fitbit and charts your progress
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Old 29-01-16, 04:33 PM   #4650
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Haven't posted on here for a while but glad to see the running thread "still running".
Since last year, I have qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness through UK Athletics and been part of a drive in collaboration with the local council and other run leaders to get people of all ages and abilities running in our local area. We have been running C25K groups and it's been great to watch people go from being out of breath from running for 60 seconds to complete a 5k after 9 weeks. C25K is how I started running about 3 years ago so I know it works. Got a lot of satisfaction from helping others get started on their running journey.
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Old 30-01-16, 07:25 AM   #4651
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My fitness pal is great. It integrates with loads of other fitness apps like Strava and Fitbit and charts your progress

Got it integrated with my Garmin 200 account and Strava.

Going for a mountain bike ride tomorrow.
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Old 30-01-16, 07:49 AM   #4652
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Fitbit do wifi scales and they integrate with my fitness pa too. They only measure body fat percentage and weight but they're a pretty good way of charting progress if you're trying to slim down. I've not lost a huge amount of weight but as opposed to getting despondent I can see that my fat percentage is falling so I'm progressing
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Old 30-01-16, 07:51 AM   #4653
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Haven't posted on here for a while but glad to see the running thread "still running".
Since last year, I have qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness through UK Athletics and been part of a drive in collaboration with the local council and other run leaders to get people of all ages and abilities running in our local area. We have been running C25K groups and it's been great to watch people go from being out of breath from running for 60 seconds to complete a 5k after 9 weeks. C25K is how I started running about 3 years ago so I know it works. Got a lot of satisfaction from helping others get started on their running journey.
I think Alex did that, I didn't know they did organised events too. What happens after 5k?
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Old 31-01-16, 12:42 PM   #4654
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Woohoo, thank fuck that's out of the way

Finished in 57 mins, very pleased with that. Next one's 8.1 miles in Kingston in April

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Old 31-01-16, 03:05 PM   #4655
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Old 31-01-16, 06:28 PM   #4656
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I think Alex did that, I didn't know they did organised events too. What happens after 5k?
We've had over 100 people turn up to the C25K courses. Amazing!

It's really up to them what they do after. Some carry on and do parkrun and run more socially. Others get hooked and there are a few 5k to 10K groups locally. A few who did one of my C25K course last summer have entered their first marathon!

Our local area has gone run crazy. In addition to a few affiliated clubs, there are a large number of non-affiliated groups offering a pay as you go training evening catering for all abilities. Pretty much one every evening and some in the mornings.
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Old 31-01-16, 06:54 PM   #4657
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Woohoo, thank fuck that's out of the way

Finished in 57 mins, very pleased with that. Next one's 8.1 miles in Kingston in April

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Old 31-01-16, 06:54 PM   #4658
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33.7km run today down the canal to Stratford Upon Avon. Like running through treacle! Really muddy in places.

Training for first ultra in March which is 66km. Felt spent doing half that distance but don't think the mud helped.
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Woohoo, thank fuck that's out of the way

Finished in 57 mins, very pleased with that. Next one's 8.1 miles in Kingston in April

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Nice one!
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Old 31-01-16, 09:13 PM   #4660
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33.7km run today down the canal to Stratford Upon Avon. Like running through treacle! Really muddy in places.

Training for first ultra in March which is 66km. Felt spent doing half that distance but don't think the mud helped.
33.7km is nearly a blimmin marathon
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Old 04-02-16, 04:38 PM   #4661
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I was thinking of getting a new GPS watch with activity tracker. After a bit of research the Garmin Fenix 3 looks the best one as it resembles a normal watch. Anyone got one?
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I have the garmin 220 but that has no activity tracker. Suits me though. The newer version Garmin 235 has a wrist based HRM and an activity tracker.

This guy does brilliant in depth reviews for all watches. This is the one for the Fenix 3. You can build your own comparison table against other watches at the bottom of the review.

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/03/g...ed-review.html
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Old 04-02-16, 07:42 PM   #4663
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Cheers fella. Funnily enough I was watching their youtube review earlier and saw that the watch also has indoor rowing and gps golf settings which pretty much covers all my activities. If it had a badminton setting too then I'd happily pay 1000 for it
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Old 05-02-16, 01:31 AM   #4664
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I'm really interested in something that can track my heart rate and movement. Nothing too advanced. Hopefully they can replace my bike computer (Garmin 200).
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Have a look at the Garmin range. There's a few models that use an optical sensor in the watch now but the cheststraps are meant to be more accurate.

If you can stretch your budget to the equivalent of 200 then you've loads of choice.
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Old 05-02-16, 08:13 PM   #4666
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Have a look at the Garmin range. There's a few models that use an optical sensor in the watch now but the cheststraps are meant to be more accurate.

If you can stretch your budget to the equivalent of 200 then you've loads of choice.

That's a bit beyond my budget unfortunately. I want to start with something cheap and cheerful so I can realise the value then upgrade.
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Old 06-02-16, 01:49 AM   #4667
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I have the garmin 220 but that has no activity tracker. Suits me though. The newer version Garmin 235 has a wrist based HRM and an activity tracker.

This guy does brilliant in depth reviews for all watches. This is the one for the Fenix 3. You can build your own comparison table against other watches at the bottom of the review.

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/03/g...ed-review.html
He does

I've had the Garmin FR 210 for the past 4.5 years - good GPS watch. Works well with the chest strap but the charger is frustrating. I'd definitely recommend a Garmin.

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That's a bit beyond my budget unfortunately. I want to start with something cheap and cheerful so I can realise the value then upgrade.
See the following links:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/11/w...endations.html

Garmin Forerunner 15 with heart monitor is 104

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Forer...5A18MS7JR371KS

TomTom Runner GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor is 82

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...K4/dcraicom-21
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Old 08-02-16, 12:22 AM   #4668
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Rather impulsively I purchased one of these earlier, anyone else got one?

http://www.bkool.com/turbo-trainer/bkool-smart-pro
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Old 10-02-16, 11:52 PM   #4669
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My next door neighbour has one. He's pretty serious about cycling and has two bikes that cost in excess of 3000 each

I'll get the name of the software he uses. There's one that will alter the tension to simulate hills and you get to race other people on virtual courses all round the world. Makes it more interesting to use I guess
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Just checked his Strava feed. The software's called Zwift I think


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The bkool comes with similar software. Ive tried it online (albeit minus the actual cycling) and it seems pretty damned cool.

The trainer is en route now, from Spain of all places.
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The bkool comes with similar software. Ive tried it online (albeit minus the actual cycling) and it seems pretty damned cool.

The trainer is en route now, from Spain of all places.
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Old 11-02-16, 01:32 AM   #4673
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I've decided I'm going to aim for something I didn't think I could do, a mountain bike race! It's not a balls to the wall kind of race unless you're in the top 5% but it's either a 70km or 35km (my option) along Rural, Rainforest and Reef (hence the name RRR).

I'm sure it's going to hurt without a full suspension bike but the winners are usually the cross country riders on their fancy pants carbon hard tails!

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Old 14-03-16, 09:29 AM   #4676
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I'll be on this next month Alex, so you'll have someone to grind into the dust.

I just need to get out of hospital first. 3 more weeks of this sh*t

Still, the clocks go forward in a couple of weeks Makes it so much easier to get out after work.

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Get on it mate

Started the Couch to 5k again as my fitness has slipped in a big way. Hate running in the dark and now its lighter when I get home I dont have an excuse.

I've completed it 3 times before, every time not bothered to continue past the last week. My aim this time is to finish it and then keep going to improve my 5K time to sub 25 minutes.

Im sure people are running still on here (I know Pablo is) but the logging of the distance in here used to help motivate me. Be good to get back to it
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Get on it mate

Started the Couch to 5k again as my fitness has slipped in a big way. Hate running in the dark and now its lighter when I get home I dont have an excuse.

I've completed it 3 times before, every time not bothered to continue past the last week. My aim this time is to finish it and then keep going to improve my 5K time to sub 25 minutes.

Im sure people are running still on here (I know Pablo is) but the logging of the distance in here used to help motivate me. Be good to get back to it
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I've broken the 98kg mark! Now 97.9kg. I was 103kg when I started using MyFitnessPal.
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