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Thu May 15, 2014 9:58 am

yep, animal!

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Mexicola
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Thu May 15, 2014 11:23 am

Yeah did 180kg a few weeks ago.

Tore my groin last weekend though and probably will need an operation to sort it so that's all my good work gone!
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Thu May 15, 2014 12:49 pm

180kg max squat?

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Thu May 15, 2014 2:46 pm

Yep
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The team for ENIC's first game at the helm, a defeat at Derby:
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Thu May 15, 2014 3:23 pm

Bloody hell, fair play

I can't even squat my own bodyweight :lol:

Well, I probably could if I was just doing a max 1 rep but I've never really bothered doing that, for anything

I can bench as much as I can squat so I'm focusing on my legs for the next while
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Thu May 15, 2014 4:00 pm

I can bench more than I can deadlift or squat, so clearly something is wrong there haha

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Thu May 15, 2014 8:55 pm

Shit....I can't bench for shit. I squat or dead lift around my body weight but my bench is 60% of that and I cant complete a full set of reps at that.

I can also only do a handful of chin-up/pull-ups. I don't seem to be improving there much at all

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Thu May 15, 2014 9:04 pm

I once got up to 220kg on a squat, but my weight lifting highlight was leg pressing 460kg. I was devastated not to hit the 500 though :(

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Fri May 16, 2014 9:49 pm

Did a 10k tonight, my first in about 2.5 years. Couldn't quite get into a rhythm or pace myself. Hit the 5km at about 25.20 or so and was happy but there was a killer hill ayer 7km and I never quite recovered so ended up about 53.40

Happy enough though, decent benchmark to improve from.

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Sat May 17, 2014 12:49 pm

Really good time.

Hoping to do under 45 in a 10k tomorrow. Depending on how my knee feels, I've ran maybe twice since berlin half. Quick 5k the other day and knee felt ok.

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Sat May 17, 2014 9:43 pm

On a flat enough course and given a few more runs to work on pacing myself I reckon I could go sub 50. Happy enough with that as a bench mark to start from and I was actually feeling in a nice rhythm at the end where I could have gone a while longer which is good seeing as the ultimate plan is probably a marathon

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Mon May 19, 2014 10:02 am

Ran my first sub-100 minute half marathon yesterday. Only 40 seconds better than my last one but massive difference to how I felt about it. Will probably go for the Sydney marathon in September but will have to fit training around rugby training.

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Mon May 19, 2014 11:00 am

Registered for Parkrun so gonna give one of those a lash this Saturday morning see if I can use a weekly organised 5k to work on setting my own pace

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Mon May 19, 2014 11:03 am

your fitness sickens me!
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Tue May 20, 2014 4:52 pm

Anyone know anything about heart rate levels?

Got a heart rate monitor, arrived today. Took it out on a 4 mile run, and apparently averaged 97% of my max heart rate and hit up to 115% (213 bpm). That doesn't sound good?

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Tue May 20, 2014 5:09 pm

Jaysus, I always thought you wanna be keeping it around the 160bpm mark which I usually manage.

I'm no expert though.

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Tue May 20, 2014 5:32 pm

no idea whats good or not though. For the marathon last year my average was 161, max was 180
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Tue May 20, 2014 5:34 pm

I was just worried that maybe that's far too high.... here's the run anyway; http://connect.garmin.com/activity/503507862

I was fairly flat out at the end, I suppose.

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Tue May 20, 2014 8:19 pm

Depends what you want out of your run what heart rate you'd want to be sat at, but that does seem high. Pushing it up at the end as you speed up is fair enough of course, but I'd think in the 150s would be better aerobically

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Tue May 20, 2014 8:24 pm

It was only my first run ever using it, so I'll not worry too much yet. Will try a 6 mile at (optimistic) marathon pace tomorrow (8:00 mile), see what my heart rate is like for that.

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