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I didn't shame you into any races, you want to run them *waves hand like a jedi*

 

Iron man training is crazy since you have to train all the disciplines for long distances.  As long as you aren't doing all three with him it shouldn't be too bad.

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Oosh, all those box jumps on Tuesday seemed like a good idea at the time but today's circuit training session involved lunge-walks, burpees and squat jumps, and now my legs are dead. Near the end the trainer (new, French) came over and told me if I wanted I could do easier versions of the exercises on the last round because of the pain-cave face I'd been making. Whaaat? Well, I'm a scout and I'm going hard or going home. So I did it properly like a boss and was still among the first to finish. Yeah, boyeeeee!

Cycled to and from work again. The morning was quite bad because I really caught the worst bit of rush hour so the cars were pretty intimidating, but coming home was delightful as ever. I love going through Richmond Park at night. There are no streetlamps so it's pitch dark, but I have a really powerful healmet-torch that lights everything up for a hundred yards ahead of me. I feel like the avenging angel of the lord, seeking out sin in the heart of man. Deer turn tail and flee as bushes burst into flame around them, ignited by the white-hot glare of my gaze. Also, it's good exercise.

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A fairly low-key weekend for me: some cycling (with 2 girls in tow) and Portuguese practice (with Flyer) and some hill reps in the rain and mud, but other than that, mostly relaxing. It's been an ok week. I haven't been in the water because (lame, whiney voice on) it was raining and I have had some booze, but other than that I've been doing good stuff.

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Ooh, ooh, and another daddy/daughter Nerd activity: we did the Thor and Iron Man Neila Ray workouts together. We had been fighting each other in those characters in Disney Infinity so it made us laugh a lot especially the punches, and our form might have suffered as a result....

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Hey Hey

 

Sounds like your back in the saddle, even if it is a bicycle! Traffic always made me nervous when I rode to and from work. It was 9 miles one way and the way home was the worst.

 

Really glad to hear (read) about your adventures. And Flyer's too.

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Yep, exercising with a little girl is a good way to make it fun. Today I took the opposite tack and exercised with a group of much larger, younger and more ripped rowers, for their 20/20/20 workout. That's two sets of twenty minute ergo (rowing machine) sessions forming the bread in a sort of cardiovascular sandwich. Usually the filling in the sandwich is a 5k run but today it was a pretty hard circuit session. The idea is on your second ergo session you should make the same splits as the first even though you're cream-crackered. I didn't make the splits but I kept up

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Whoops! Premature sendulation.

... kept up with the whipper - snappers.

This was all after my usual long cycle to and from work, so I claim extra badass points.

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Is that british or just slang? (sendulation)

I just coinified it.
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*chortle*

Well, I thought I'd made it up but I guess I'm less original than I thought!

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Today was two and a half hours of cycling as usual, plus another heavy circuit session. I went at it as hard as I could but I was still pretty battered from Tuesday so my form was all over the place, staggering to my feet in the burpees, grunting a lot and doing about half my press-up stations as knee press-ups.

I'm really enjoying having some free time at the moment and being able to have a bit of a life. I had a nice chat with Flyer in the evening, spoke to my mum, who relayed some family news - that I will be a great-uncle in all probability by tomorrow morning, or soon after. Enjoyed listening to Mo Farah's autobiography on the way to work (all my heroes have done their time in Richmond Park so I'm in good company), Henry Rollins ranting on the way home, read part of a good book ("John Dies at the End") and looking forward to this at the weekend. cf1fdfb44303f7c7958a1e5685be749a.jpg

*nerdgasm*

Yesterday I even cooked a proper meal while Mrs 18ck finished her university essay. Chicken Paprika with Kale and Sweet Potatoes. I haven't had the chance to do that in a while. Sorry, no pics. I'm old. I can never remember to take pics of food - too busy shoveling it into my pie-hole*

* = spellcheck says this should be "pre-Columbian". Er... No.

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*resumes random witterage*

Dreamt last night I was running a marathon but I kept stopping to eat, to visit a fairground, to go to a shop, and wondered how that would affect my time and how fast I'd have to run to still come in with a reasonable time... In the end I was wandering around town, lost and a woman on a bike had to show me where to go to rejoin the race.

Anyway, any budding Carl Jungs in the house, I'd be interested in your thoughts.

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Hummm...

Not a Jungian enough to know off the top of my noggin, but I am interested too.

Do you find you feel more secure if you get clarification and/or verification from others before you feel comfortable with new/big things?

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I wouldn't worry about it, T, I don't think it's much more than thinking about getting distracted from my glorious march towards fitness and heroism.

😀

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Anyway, yesterday: lifting heavy things but not very heavy and only with arms - so curls, rows and the like. My legs had a rest because they needed a recovery between Thursdays destruction and Saturday's Park Run which I'm about to do.

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Park Run (5k) completed in 26 minutes. I'm quite pleased with that, but to give myself a challenge I'm setting myself a target of 50 minutes for the capital runners 10k in 2 weeks. Sounds like a stretch really - to shave a minute off my 5k time and then do it twice, back to back, but I think I was a bit tight today, and I think with a few speed sessions and then some good rest and stretching I can just about scrape it.

Well, this is what I am telling myself anyway.

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Rounded off my Saturday with some swimming, tennis, handstands and playground parkour with my little girl. Then today, I went for a short (4k, maybe) row in the lovely autumn sun, followed by some bw rows for strength (still working on those pull-ups!) and more handstands. I had intended to do some Portuguese speech practice with Flyer but we ended up going off in a little girl tangent, making questions for a daddy vs daughter game of Trivial Pursuits. Thinking of questions is surprisingly hard though.

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I think you already have tons of badass points. :)

Why thank you - it means a lot coming for a lady of your awesomeness.

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Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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