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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4980 on: September 06, 2019, 04:34:13 am »
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got visa, leaving for london in ~15 minutes. our expected place to stay tonight fell through and i can't reach my gf now to confirm booking an airbnb so might have to leave for the airport without knowing my actual destination tomorrow, lol. heeeere we go.

oh shit! i hope that works out all right tonight! am afraid i'm not able to offer you a place to stay as i'm not in town tonight, but if you need a hand getting settled in the coming weeks hmu
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4981 on: September 08, 2019, 03:22:52 pm »
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got visa, leaving for london in ~15 minutes. our expected place to stay tonight fell through and i can't reach my gf now to confirm booking an airbnb so might have to leave for the airport without knowing my actual destination tomorrow, lol. heeeere we go.

i missed this, you're moving to London? when did this happen - belgium was the plan last i read (or is london just en-route?)

i'll be down there quite a bit over the next few months as my gf is currently living there, lets park run!

happened over the summer, gf decided that she wasn't ready for grad school and that removed the main reason we'd do belgium: master's costs $2000 there rather than $25-30,000 here. (she's british but doesn't qualify for home tuition because she hasn't been living here in the past three years.) so i'm starting a master's at UCL in a couple weeks.

anyway, park run for sure. or chase the sun? i've done one of the latter, they have chip timing. now that i'm in a place where there are lots of races, i like the idea of doing what adarq doing a while back, running a bunch and using races mainly as a "hard" training day. maybe park runs to train and chase the sun runs to attempt PR, because they're expensive but chip timed and therefore more legit? will consider. lots up in the air at the moment, but i'm gonna start training again ASAP. it's so nice and cool here, can't wait to run.

want to do one next weekend? i'm out near leyton, so hackney marshes, walthamstow, and wansted flats all look pretty close. latter the most so.

got visa, leaving for london in ~15 minutes. our expected place to stay tonight fell through and i can't reach my gf now to confirm booking an airbnb so might have to leave for the airport without knowing my actual destination tomorrow, lol. heeeere we go.

oh shit! i hope that works out all right tonight! am afraid i'm not able to offer you a place to stay as i'm not in town tonight, but if you need a hand getting settled in the coming weeks hmu

thanks man. we found a great airbnb, thank god. gonna be here the next few weeks while we look for places to live. we'll probably end up in the east, mile end/bow or out here. where's your gf live?
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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4982 on: September 08, 2019, 03:23:19 pm »
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got visa, leaving for london in ~15 minutes. our expected place to stay tonight fell through and i can't reach my gf now to confirm booking an airbnb so might have to leave for the airport without knowing my actual destination tomorrow, lol. heeeere we go.

i missed this, you're moving to London? when did this happen - belgium was the plan last i read (or is london just en-route?)

i'll be down there quite a bit over the next few months as my gf is currently living there, lets park run!

yes! adarq.org london park run meetup!

who else is here and wants to run?

ETA: it's funny, that's three adarq.org members whose gfs are drawing them to london.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 03:28:26 pm by LBSS »
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4983 on: September 08, 2019, 04:48:52 pm »
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got visa, leaving for london in ~15 minutes. our expected place to stay tonight fell through and i can't reach my gf now to confirm booking an airbnb so might have to leave for the airport without knowing my actual destination tomorrow, lol. heeeere we go.

oh shit! i hope that works out all right tonight! am afraid i'm not able to offer you a place to stay as i'm not in town tonight, but if you need a hand getting settled in the coming weeks hmu

thanks man. we found a great airbnb, thank god. gonna be here the next few weeks while we look for places to live. we'll probably end up in the east, mile end/bow or out here. where's your gf live?

We're also in east london, and Mile End is my nearest parkrun, so if you end up out there we could do some regular training runs together.

Am sadly not free for parkrun next week (14/9), but would be keen to get involved in future adarq.org squad parkruns, though!

Btw, I've heard Singburi on Leytonstone High Road is one of the best thai places in london, so maybe check that out
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 04:50:25 pm by Joe »
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4984 on: September 08, 2019, 06:36:09 pm »
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Oh wow, that's a lot of change in a short period! Hope the transition goes smoothly, I've never lived in London but would be keen to spend some time there one day. I'm only 2 hours on the train away though so visiting is pretty easy.

My girlfriend lives in Leyton and Wanstead flats is her local park run! How coincidental. Definitely gotta do this!

Not sure about next weekend - I am off but not sure what my plans are at the moment, think I have some friends coming to visit me and the weekend after I have tickets for aphex twin in Manchester and working the next two weekends after that doh. I could be around mid week though so will keep you updated - could just do a training run.

(BTW if you ever wanna do any hiking in the North of the UK during your time here hit me up!)

« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 06:42:50 pm by gukl »

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4985 on: September 08, 2019, 10:33:13 pm »
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got visa, leaving for london in ~15 minutes. our expected place to stay tonight fell through and i can't reach my gf now to confirm booking an airbnb so might have to leave for the airport without knowing my actual destination tomorrow, lol. heeeere we go.

i missed this, you're moving to London? when did this happen - belgium was the plan last i read (or is london just en-route?)

i'll be down there quite a bit over the next few months as my gf is currently living there, lets park run!

yes! adarq.org london park run meetup!

who else is here and wants to run?

can't wait for this park run/race meetup. that's going to be fun. :ibrunning: :ibrunning: :ibrunning:

one day i'll run with you folks.. somehow. :ninja:

ETA: it's funny, that's three adarq.org members whose gfs are drawing them to london.
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hah. that's cool.

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4986 on: September 09, 2019, 01:52:05 pm »
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adarq come over for the london marathon next year. 26 april 2020.

- run 4.6 km in 28:30
with gf, hence slow and short, just exploring and loosening up. jet lag pretty bad last two nights. better something than nothing. wansted flats has some dirt paths, which are nice at least in the woods (by the council flats there's a lot of trash) but it's not lit and there was almost no one there -- okay for me to run alone but gf wouldn't be comfortable. gukl, what's your gf think of living here?

- stretch
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4987 on: September 10, 2019, 08:44:14 am »
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- run 9.43 km in 52:59
first 4km with gf, extra slow because she was struggling on the back-to-back. explored olympic park, it's nice. about 1.5km in the other direction from where we're staying from the park we ran to yesterday, and more pleasant to get to (less time on busy roads).

- stretch
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4988 on: September 10, 2019, 09:48:43 am »
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- run 9.43 km in 52:59
first 4km with gf, extra slow because she was struggling on the back-to-back. explored olympic park, it's nice. about 1.5km in the other direction from where we're staying from the park we ran to yesterday, and more pleasant to get to (less time on busy roads).

- stretch

Canal path in the Olympic Park is where I fucked up my ankle in a pothole, so watch out for that
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4989 on: September 10, 2019, 05:13:27 pm »
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adarq come over for the london marathon next year. 26 april 2020.

- run 4.6 km in 28:30
with gf, hence slow and short, just exploring and loosening up. jet lag pretty bad last two nights. better something than nothing. wansted flats has some dirt paths, which are nice at least in the woods (by the council flats there's a lot of trash) but it's not lit and there was almost no one there -- okay for me to run alone but gf wouldn't be comfortable. gukl, what's your gf think of living here?

- stretch

So she's kinda of grown up there, she's just gone back to live with her family - it is not the nicest area in London but it's kind of home for her I think. She feels fairly safe walking around at night and stuff I think. The area is a lot better than it was prior to the Olympics from what she tells me though and all in all a reasonable place to live.

London marathon I'm DOWN!

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4990 on: September 11, 2019, 04:49:55 am »
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- run 9.43 km in 52:59
first 4km with gf, extra slow because she was struggling on the back-to-back. explored olympic park, it's nice. about 1.5km in the other direction from where we're staying from the park we ran to yesterday, and more pleasant to get to (less time on busy roads).

- stretch

Canal path in the Olympic Park is where I fucked up my ankle in a pothole, so watch out for that

duly noted.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4991 on: September 11, 2019, 05:11:35 am »
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So she's kinda of grown up there, she's just gone back to live with her family - it is not the nicest area in London but it's kind of home for her I think. She feels fairly safe walking around at night and stuff I think. The area is a lot better than it was prior to the Olympics from what she tells me though and all in all a reasonable place to live.

London marathon I'm DOWN!

Cool, thanks. Yeah it seems like it's kind of gentrifying at the moment. We can't afford/wouldn't necessarily want to live anyway in the fancy neighborhoods. Leyton is bustling and super diverse feels very livable, at least so far. I really only get creeped out in places that feel empty or hollowed out and Leyton feels lived-in. Lots of families, lots of different languages and cuisines and styles. We put in an offer on a place last night, so now we pray that that owner accepts and that our references all clear. We'll find out about the former today, we hope. If he's cool with the offer -- and he should be, we offered what he was asking and were the first to do so -- then we'll find out about the latter early next week. Deep breaths.

BTW meant to say this before but I'm super down for some northern hikes (or fell running?). I have a buddy from Islamabad who's moving back here soon with his wife and is really into trekking and mountaineering; he attempted Aconcagua last January. He's also talked about putting together some long weekends in the hills. Let's do it.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4992 on: September 12, 2019, 11:45:09 am »
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I might be in for the Marathon too, date is pretty suitable, i was ( faintly ) planning a London visit somewhere around then ( was thinking 1-2 months later but close ).
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« Reply #4993 on: September 13, 2019, 05:39:53 am »
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wednesday

- run 11.47km in 59:02
ran to and then around in victoria park. beautiful, got turned around a few times, went a bit farther than i intended.

- stretch

thursday

- walk a lot
spent most of the day wandering around london while gf studied. wouldn't ordinarily log but i walked at least 12-13 km over the course of the day, which is much above normal. the last time i walked that much and then tried to run a normal amount afterward i hurt my shin. hence no run yesterday on top of the walking.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #4994 on: September 13, 2019, 10:11:01 am »
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wednesday

- run 11.47km in 59:02
ran to and then around in victoria park. beautiful, got turned around a few times, went a bit farther than i intended.

- stretch

thursday

- walk a lot
spent most of the day wandering around london while gf studied. wouldn't ordinarily log but i walked at least 12-13 km over the course of the day, which is much above normal. the last time i walked that much and then tried to run a normal amount afterward i hurt my shin. hence no run yesterday on top of the walking.

awesome  :headbang: :ibrunning: