The Pretend Fitness Thread


#8566

Don’t take yourself and your fun running so seriously pal. Next you will be dropping your training schedule into conversations with people. Your time is what a junior female athlete would walk 5km.


#8567

Is it wise for lads in their 30s and 40s to be lifting heavy weights. Or will this all come back to bite them in the ass in the next 10 years


#8568

I can confirm @caulifloweredneanderthal is out for near walks these days.

#strava
#tfkgroup


#8569

Great running that.

I go out sometimes on rolling hills.

Run flats, jog downhill, walk up hill.

Really moves the aerobic engine up a notch


#8570

lads on here in the late 30 and 40’s trying to kill themselves lifting weights and cycling and running, having done fuckall for years, must be a mid life crisis they are having


#8571

7.5km with less climbing tonight in the absolute pissing rain. Killarney adventure race less than a month away and I’ve been tapering for the past 18 months


#8572

Training for ironmans and marathons in their 50s.


#8573

gobshites, getting savage injuries then from not being used to it


#8574

It’s the fall out they love boasting about. ‘iv to go to the physio for a sports injury’, they have the world told. They haven’t the energy to make love to their missus after all their fitness.


#8575

and the training then, boreing the arse out of everyone in the pub, either about the training or the injury


#8576

The state will be expected to provide health services for the orthopedic epidemic coming down the line .


#8577

Yah ha, saying they have the same injury as some top athlete while they sipping a pint.


#8578

I can confirm that @Locke is like a housewife with a new Fitbit doing jogs around suburban Cork before the kids get up

#tfkstrava


#8579

A nice training session is run the uphills hard enough, use the flats to bring the HR back down, and when it’s settled, go back to a handy pace


#8580

they used to call that “hill training” in the old days


#8581

Loughnane used to run the bollix off the Clare savages on that hill outside Shannon in the nineties.


#8582

That’s Lactate training though

Nothing at all wrong with it, but not true aerobic.


#8583

Spot on
Good to throw it every now and then.

After finding a few lovely trails up here. I’d say it’s mountain bikers that have made ones off the official trails


#8584

That’s leafy suburban Cork…


#8585

Absolutely. I throw in the odd Lactate session with GAA teams.

As much to let them think they have trained their bollix off as luck anything. Too much is always a disaster.

Very safe on hills though. Acceleration training and Lactate training on hills very rarely bring injury and generally improve running mechanics