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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4875 on: November 05, 2019, 06:59:47 am »
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Tuesday
1.5km, 12 min run (PR!)

I only took one bag with me when walking the dog and needed two, so i decided to go for my now regular tuesday evening run lol after the walk. It was just around the block, just over 1.5km. It took me ...... 12 minutes. i'm a disgrace to every kenyan. Not good. I think i'm going to try chase gukl to a sub 20 5km. It's brewing. Not like from 0 to 100 but i'll aim to hit it by end of summer (~early march). What do you guys think?

But the run felt good, i think in the past if i just did a random run out of the blue, i'd be ded in like 2 minutes. Somehow i can manage 12 without running for over 7 months. So the running i did this summer somehow has made some permanent adaptions? Or it could be the consistent (albeit ez) work i've put on the bike. Not sure. Either way im not starting from scratch which is a huge relief.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4876 on: November 07, 2019, 04:26:45 am »
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It was just around the block, just over 1.5km. It took me ...... 12 minutes. i'm a disgrace to every kenyan. Not good. I think i'm going to try chase gukl to a sub 20 5km. It's brewing. Not like from 0 to 100 but i'll aim to hit it by end of summer (~early march). What do you guys think?

Well that escalated quickly. It is exactly double the speed of what you did and for 2.3 times longer distance.
Sub 20 5K is no joke. I realized it when i was doing 500m intervals. I was going all out doing a little over 2 minutes. Then after some time i broke the 2 minutes barrier. I was finishing at 1:57 or so, dead legs, heart rate over the top, feeling i want to faint. And then it struck me, a sub 20' 5K is to do this thing 10 times in a row. Doing a distance at 20' 5K pace and then counting how many times you gotta repeat it to achieve it makes you realize the difficulty magnitude of it, the hard way.
That said, of all people in here, your dedication and commitment in a training plan ( and consequentially the progress towards the goal ) has no match. March seems to soon to me but id guess you can get it in a year or so.
If this non-smoking progress continues going that well, i'll race you to it lol. My goal is next October.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4877 on: November 07, 2019, 09:53:36 pm »
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Well that escalated quickly. It is exactly double the speed of what you did and for 2.3 times longer distance.
Sub 20 5K is no joke. I realized it when i was doing 500m intervals. I was going all out doing a little over 2 minutes. Then after some time i broke the 2 minutes barrier. I was finishing at 1:57 or so, dead legs, heart rate over the top, feeling i want to faint. And then it struck me, a sub 20' 5K is to do this thing 10 times in a row. Doing a distance at 20' 5K pace and then counting how many times you gotta repeat it to achieve it makes you realize the difficulty magnitude of it, the hard way.

I remember having similar experiences when i was running regularly, a pace of sub 5:00 was hard to maintain for longer than a km. I don't think i went sub 5 for longer than half a km. I'd be surprised if i ever did but i dont remember seeing it. But you know what i prob did it once or twice but it would have been high 4 if i did. Having said that, i did go sub 25 min for 5km, albeit on a treadmill (lol) and remember thinking 22:30 was the next milestone to tackle, so 20 in a real world run was certainly not close to achievable by any means given my training experience so far. So i'm going to start aiming for that sub 25 real world first and if i figure out a few things maybe 22:30. 20 is probably dreaming. haha. no longer using a treadmill for running it's stupid, im 75% my knee problems started because i was doing a lot of treadmill running, it just leads to RSI because you're not giving yourself enough variety and it was the start of my knee flareup problems, i'd feel it as soon as i started using the treadmill and i guess that the warning sign i should have taken seriously. My reasoning back then was mo farah runs so many hundred miles on a TM so its' ok for me, yeah no bad reasoning. So lots of goal post revising but it means yeah, lets start with sub 25 and then 22:30, maybe along the way i'll be know what my actual limits are. To be honest running is one sport which benefits from being as light and lean as possible and if i got down to 77.5kg again i'm sure i could break 22:30 real world just by being as fit as i was in the summer when i would have weighed 90+kg. It's comparing apples and oranges but the organism is the same.

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That said, of all people in here, your dedication and commitment in a training plan ( and consequentially the progress towards the goal ) has no match. March seems to soon to me but id guess you can get it in a year or so. If this non-smoking progress continues going that well, i'll race you to it lol. My goal is next October.
thank you! lets race. Stay off the smokes and i have work to do!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4878 on: November 07, 2019, 10:02:41 pm »
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Friday
BW:82.4kg (Day 5/21)

BS 6x80, 2x95, 1x105, 6x80, 6x80
RDL 8x40, 8x50, 8x60
BSS 2x8xBW

Cutting going well, low carbing sucks though but so far so good. Aiming to go sub 80kg by end of the 3 weeks and then im going to focus on maintaining that bw and get in the best shape at that bodyweight.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4879 on: November 08, 2019, 01:38:16 am »
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What is your 1 rm approx right now at 82 kg curious?
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4880 on: November 08, 2019, 01:52:15 am »
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What is your 1 rm approx right now at 82 kg curious?

no longer playing that game im afraid. had to break up with squat haha
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4881 on: November 08, 2019, 04:09:16 am »
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Nice laid out. I have the same 'plan'. Im stuck at 25 for a year now, but it looks like smoking was the limit. I'm sure i can break it now, probably push 24 in a good day. Then next stop 22:30, then 20. I don't truly believe i can do 20 lol, but as you said it's a nice dream, so let's chase it!  :highfive:
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4882 on: November 10, 2019, 10:29:57 am »
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Sunday
BW:81.9kg (Day 7/21)

BS 6x40, 6x55
OHP 6x50, 3x53.5, 2x56, 3x55, 3x53.5, 2x52.5, 3x53.5, 2x52.5, 2x52.5
Chinup 6x3xBW
Bike 10 min

Note to self, keep form strict and every rep feels more rewarding. No more dirty reps ever.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4883 on: November 13, 2019, 05:05:54 am »
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Tuesday
BW:82.4kg (Day 9/21)

BS 6x82.5, 4x95, 1x107.5, 6x82.5, 6x82.5

Didn't do cardio b/c my knee was niggling and i thought better be safe and rest it.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4884 on: November 14, 2019, 09:29:46 am »
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Thursday
BW:82.4kg (Day 11/21)

BP 3x70, 3x76, 3x76, 3x76, 3x75, 3x75, 3x75
Dips 2x12xBW

Back has been MESSED up a whole week. It's equal parts dieting, not eating enough protein, not stretching abs enough and general stiffness / malaise.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4885 on: November 15, 2019, 10:32:36 pm »
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Saturday
BW:82.2kg (Day 13/21)

BS 6x85, 6x93.5, 6x87.5
Run 2.78km in 18:31 (@06:39/km)

Feels like the scale has hit a hard brake around 82kg considering i broke it early in the first week im not sure what to make of it all but nevertheless ive leaned out noticably. However this is also accompanied with the usual sense of dread of 'damn why did i get so fat .. and there is nothing left there except skin, bones and fat'. To make matters worse ive got a holiday in ~10 days and im not lean enough to stop cutting but i do better mentally being heavier.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4886 on: November 17, 2019, 02:46:32 am »
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Sunday
BW:81.9kg (Day 14/21)

I've decided a new training goal, try to dribble a ball for 10hrs per week. Thinking min 15mins/day and some days i'll do it for a couple of hours. Not saying i want to play basketball again but im done trying to be a rec league lebron, i only really enjoyed playing a guard and i think im a natural PG because i love to create for others and im a pretty decent passer and can usually hit the right person at the right time when i see the opportunity. My friend told me to work on my handles so i guess that's what im going to do next!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4887 on: November 17, 2019, 09:10:17 pm »
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Monday
BW:82.2kg (Day 15/21)

BS 6x40, 6x62.5
OHP 6x50, 3x53.5, 5x3x52.5
Chinups 3x5xBW (cheated the last couple of reps)

Last week of cuttin, here we go! According to my watch im averaging 6hrs of sleep per night. Would like to improve that now that ive checked the numbers, it's as bad as I thought.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4888 on: November 18, 2019, 09:48:04 pm »
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Wednesday
BW:82.0kg (Day 17/21)

Leaner but heavier. That's all haha.

BS 6x87.5, 6x95, 6x90
Run - 3.75km
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4889 on: November 20, 2019, 08:44:26 pm »
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Thurs
BW:81.0kg (Day 18/21)

Finally got that big scale change. Going to finish this week strong, it's been very miserable.
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