Seeahill: once more into the fray

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Re: Seeahill: once more into the fray

Post by seeahill » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:19 pm

Oh crap. I just looked up the record for 80-84 age group in the marathon. The world record is held by a guy named Ed Whitlock. 3:15:54.
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Post by johno » Sun May 03, 2020 4:42 pm

And I'll bet old Ed is built like a twig. You are not, so don't get crazy on this. You'll hurt yourself.
It sounds like hiking is serving you well, but that's not scaleable to running marathons.

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Post by seeahill » Sun May 03, 2020 7:06 pm

Thanks Johno, I need someone to talk my out of my various idiocies. Ed is 5' 7" and 112 pounds. I am literally twice his weight. Maybe I get to doube his time.
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Post by johno » Sun May 03, 2020 8:16 pm

LOL Give yourself a break, Tim.

Might I suggest the "Barkley Marathon"? Fifteen have finished since 1995.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons
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Post by seeahill » Wed May 13, 2020 11:01 pm

OK: two week check-in:
Starting weight, March 1: 243.8
Weight May 13: 227
loss: 16.8 pounds or 6.9% of my starting body weight.
This puts my BMI at 29.95 (which means I am no longer obese according to the charts. Just overweight.)

I recently came across several peer-reviewed studies that suggest faster weight loss may preserve muscle, work better than the pound a week standard, and will be sustained longer. So I'm going to ramp it up a little.

Still walking two to four miles daily but putting in a few 20 to 30 second all out racewalking sprints. A little bit of HIIT.

I have not been able to stick with DDP Yoga. I plan to go back to simple bodyweight stuff I know and have done a lot before. Pushups, squats, crunches, plank.
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Re: Seeahill: once more into the fray

Post by seeahill » Thu May 28, 2020 10:22 pm

Weight:
Starting March 1: 243
May 28: 225.5

I'm now down a size in my pants. Cleaned up the fat pants and gave them to our community free store. Burning the bridges behind me.
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