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8 mile run this morning in 1:07:13. New shoes felt a bit better today, didn't have the pain in my arch from the start like before, so guess it is an issue with breaking in these shoes. But last mile was tough, still feel there isn't the same arch support as my previous shoes, the ride is nice but if this isn't an issue with just breaking them in, I don't see the point of the nice ride if you're feet are too fatigued from lack of arch support to keep running.
I don't know how you keep up your running and training. It's insane mate.

When I used to do long distance runs on the regs I told myself I didn't need to gym because of them. Then when I started to go gym I told myself I never needed to run any more.

How do you find the motivation to commit so much.
 

mandela

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I don't know how you keep up your running and training. It's insane mate.

When I used to do long distance runs on the regs I told myself I didn't need to gym because of them. Then when I started to go gym I told myself I never needed to run any more.

How do you find the motivation to commit so much.
I don't need motivation to go out and run. Especially not here where it's always taps aff and sweatin' weather. Just enjoy being out there.

The gym is a pure cunt and there's not a single day I can walk in without having to convince myself.
 
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I don't know how you keep up your running and training. It's insane mate.

When I used to do long distance runs on the regs I told myself I didn't need to gym because of them. Then when I started to go gym I told myself I never needed to run any more.

How do you find the motivation to commit so much.
I'm a creature of routine, as long as I'm in the pattern of doing it, it's not difficult to find the discipline to keep at it as it's just my normal day. Plus I actually do enjoy running, it's really only the last mile or 2 that I ever feel out of my comfort zone, rest of the time I'm just plodding along, enjoying the view of the sea and checking out the out the odd fit lady on my run.

But when I'm out of my normal day to day routine that's when I find it hard. For example when I go on holiday I take my chin up bar, TRX suspension trainer and running gear with me because I'm an optimist but in reality I'll be lucky if I do more than one or 2 workouts while away, if that.

I'm going to Nice for my summer holiday this year, I have every intention of working out and running, but from previous experience I know I'm just going to sit by the pool, drinking wine, eating too much and working on my tan, lol.
 
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I don't need motivation to go out and run. Especially not here where it's always taps aff and sweatin' weather. Just enjoy being out there.

The gym is a pure cunt and there's not a single day I can walk in without having to convince myself.
Yeah I find the gym much harder to get motivated for. Only when I'm actually making progress with my lifts do I ever really feel motivated to lift. If I'm just treading water then it's a bit of a grind, I don't enjoy it really, it's just something I do to look good, test myself and stay healthy.
 
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I'm the opposite me. I find cardio much more of an hassle.

Football is alright cos I enjoy it but fuck anything else.

Gym is easier motivation wise because it's just some little movements. You ca always trick yourself I find. "just one Bench Press, OK fine, just one set, right just 9 more sets, over half way now" so on and so forth.

Plus numbers fly up on creatine which helps.
 

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I fucking love HIIT. But just banging out sets in the gym for gains i find deathly dull and a real slog. But stick a circuit together with weights and cardio and i'll do it till i'm drench in sweat. It's what i like doing, so i do it, but i would no doubt benefit from being more into standard weight training.
 
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I fucking love HIIT. But just banging out sets in the gym for gains i find deathly dull and a real slog. But stick a circuit together with weights and cardio and i'll do it till i'm drench in sweat. It's what i like doing, so i do it, but i would no doubt benefit from being more into standard weight training.
I go through stages. I think the only important thing is training you enjoy tbh.
 
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I fucking love HIIT. But just banging out sets in the gym for gains i find deathly dull and a real slog. But stick a circuit together with weights and cardio and i'll do it till i'm drench in sweat. It's what i like doing, so i do it, but i would no doubt benefit from being more into standard weight training.
You'd probably like Crossfit then, mix of weights, cardio and calisthenics, some of the workouts and barbell complexes they use guaranteed to get your heart rate up like HIIT.

I sometimes would like to mix things up and do similar style workouts but I simply don't have the space in my home gym to have a number of different stations set up at once to be able to train like that.
 

mandela

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Played fitba last night.

Just stood upfront though so didn't exactly do much running about. I did do plenty of short bursts which was actually fine. Even now my calf feels fine.

I'm going to reintroduce sprints to my schedule which will be fuckin magic for my weight. I'll be walking over to do them though rather than running. I still think a longer run might aggravate it. Good result though.
 
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You'd probably like Crossfit then, mix of weights, cardio and calisthenics, some of the workouts and barbell complexes they use guaranteed to get your heart rate up like HIIT.

I sometimes would like to mix things up and do similar style workouts but I simply don't have the space in my home gym to have a number of different stations set up at once to be able to train like that.
There's loads of circuit routines based around dumbell exercises that you could probably do. Especially with short rest periods you don't even need heavy weights.
 
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Oh lord.

So I was drinking last night which meant I couldn't work out this morning, but I'm OK with that because it's a legitimate excuse and hasn't broke my routine by being pure lazy.

Anyways got in from work and smashed out my chest/back day.

Bench/Supinated BOR 10x10@51kg
Pullover/Upright Row 3x8@18kg

Why the "oh lord" I hear you ask.

Well GVT is about 60% of my 1RM. Next week I'll be going for 56kg, if I need to increase again I'll be doing 61kg, which will theoretically be a lifetime bench PB for me as it will work out at 101.6kg using the calculators. I did once hit 105 but there was some dubious spotting going on, 100 is my unspotted PB.

So I'm absolutely buzzing that I'm within touching distance. Obvs 61 is still a full 10kg north of what I've just done today, but the bar was flying up today I felt really strong.

Creatine/GVT ftw.
 
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Mostly he was stretching he did a bit of benching with 60kg there's a vid on the gym page I'll try link. He did cardio and then some more stretching.. He has signed up here so I guess I'll see him all the time now. Johny nelson is always here too.