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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Hightea » 30 Apr 2018, 17:36

Another nice Saturday hike on the Appalachian Trail. Starting hiking the Connecticut part of the AT. This part of the trail led me to a side spur trail to the Housatonic Overview which was beautiful. You never know about these spur trails but this one was worth it.

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Next up a walk along the Housatonic and the mountains that follow it.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 22 May 2018, 05:02

I'm finally feeling good enough in the ankles to put together 15-20 minute blocks of jogging again. So happy!

The weather in HK now is at its May hottest, so really sweating up a storm - will hopefully burn off some of those calories i've been wanting to shift for months now.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 23 May 2018, 13:22

fange wrote:
The weather in HK now is at its May hottest, so really sweating up a storm

Yep, it's steaming hot now and Sunday's hike on Lantau island had an umbrella theme as my pics highlight. It's not for rain but to shelter from the scorching sun. An umbrella is very much a Hong Kong style of hiking, I rarely see it elsewhere.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 23 May 2018, 14:46

Fab pics, Ray!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Hightea » 23 May 2018, 20:09

trans-chigley express wrote:
fange wrote:
The weather in HK now is at its May hottest, so really sweating up a storm

Yep, it's steaming hot now and Sunday's hike on Lantau island had an umbrella theme as my pics highlight. It's not for rain but to shelter from the scorching sun. An umbrella is very much a Hong Kong style of hiking, I rarely see it elsewhere.
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nice sots and looks like a nice hike. like the umbrella idea might try it on a summer hike here. Tend to not hike mid-summer but usually sweat one out.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Copehead » 26 May 2018, 19:02

I'm up to a daily 5K in 31:15 now, aim to get it done at 10km/hr eventually.
I think that will be it for my little legs though.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 27 May 2018, 04:51

Copehead wrote:I'm up to a daily 5K in 31:15 now, aim to get it done at 10km/hr eventually.
I think that will be it for my little legs though.

Has the running helped you lose weight? You’re looking in much better shape on the recent photo posted in nextdoorland. 10km/hr is a decent pace

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 27 May 2018, 04:53

Managed 20km and 1500m elevation in 3hrs last night. Steaming hot weather though even in the evening so was sweating buckets and got a twinge of cramp towards the end

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Copehead » 27 May 2018, 16:01

trans-chigley express wrote:
Copehead wrote:I'm up to a daily 5K in 31:15 now, aim to get it done at 10km/hr eventually.
I think that will be it for my little legs though.

Has the running helped you lose weight? You’re looking in much better shape on the recent photo posted in nextdoorland. 10km/hr is a decent pace


Not per se. The running has got more enjoyable as I have lost weight as I can go faster and further, I used to run at 8.8-8.9 km/hr and now I am around 9.5-9.6km/hr. But I used to run 3-4 days a week when I was 100kg +, but now I run just about every day and at weekends when I am home I go for longer cross country runs. Losing weight happened through taking control of my calorie intake in a very detailed way.

I knew I could never lose weight on one of those drink 2 shakes a day sort of diets as I like food too much, so I still cook and make food I like but I calorie count it. It is a faff and a bity tricky to do at sea as it is all estimation but I lose weight at around 1lb a week and have been doing that for many months now.

The weight loss is slowing down as I approach a normal weight for my height and I am upping the daily exercise time for the next 2-3 months to 1-2 hours/day to push me over that hump and then I will go into weight maintenance mode, up the calories a bit and cut the exercise a bit.

I should also say the 10km/hr will be on a treadmill, I doubt I could get near that cross country.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 28 May 2018, 01:56

Copehead wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
Copehead wrote:I'm up to a daily 5K in 31:15 now, aim to get it done at 10km/hr eventually.
I think that will be it for my little legs though.

Has the running helped you lose weight? You’re looking in much better shape on the recent photo posted in nextdoorland. 10km/hr is a decent pace


Not per se. The running has got more enjoyable as I have lost weight as I can go faster and further, I used to run at 8.8-8.9 km/hr and now I am around 9.5-9.6km/hr. But I used to run 3-4 days a week when I was 100kg +, but now I run just about every day and at weekends when I am home I go for longer cross country runs. Losing weight happened through taking control of my calorie intake in a very detailed way.

I knew I could never lose weight on one of those drink 2 shakes a day sort of diets as I like food too much, so I still cook and make food I like but I calorie count it. It is a faff and a bity tricky to do at sea as it is all estimation but I lose weight at around 1lb a week and have been doing that for many months now.

The weight loss is slowing down as I approach a normal weight for my height and I am upping the daily exercise time for the next 2-3 months to 1-2 hours/day to push me over that hump and then I will go into weight maintenance mode, up the calories a bit and cut the exercise a bit.

I should also say the 10km/hr will be on a treadmill, I doubt I could get near that cross country.


Well done on losing the weight, that takes serious discipline. I hope you keep it off and stay healthy. A friend of mine lost about 25-30kg over a couple of years of taking up trail running and managing his diet, he liked his food too and refused to do fad diets, just watched the calories like you. He regularly does 100km cross country races now even though he's still a big guy, unthinkable 4 years ago when he was seriously obese.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Hightea » 30 May 2018, 03:10

NY/NJ State Line of appalachian Trail - 90 miles -NY state section done!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 10 Sep 2018, 16:21

Hey all, let's resuscitate the old walkin & running thread. How's it going for you guys and gals?

Earlier this year, in March, i had a severe case of tendonitis in both of my ankles (!), by trying to overdo the sports and running in winter without proper warm-ups and post-running stretches, etc. It's taken me months to properly recover, and i'm only now feeling close to 90% recovered, and able to jog continuously for a few kms.

But i'm back in running mode again, and happy to have a goal again - a 10k run at the end of November, tbe annual Unicef HK Disneyland Run. Excited about it!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Copehead » 10 Sep 2018, 20:31

Doing 40K a week now.

5k Monday to Friday on the treadmill, 5-6 k cross country Saturday, 10k cross country Sunday.
This will end when I inevitably breakdown at some point.

My right achilles is occasionally sore but seems ok at the mo, touch wood.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Sep 2018, 13:45

Copehead wrote:Doing 40K a week now.

5k Monday to Friday on the treadmill, 5-6 k cross country Saturday, 10k cross country Sunday.
This will end when I inevitably breakdown at some point.

My right achilles is occasionally sore but seems ok at the mo, touch wood.


That's really good going, keep it up and hope that breakdown is some way off yet

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Sep 2018, 13:54

I've been training in anger this past few weeks but feeling a bit off the pace and felt quite tired at the weekend after a 40km, 2500m hike. It took 12 hours which is not a good pace though it was very warm and humid and I hadn't really brought enough energy food with me. I need to improve with 4 races signed up in between end of September and mid-November ranging from 22km to 100km. The 100km is my second attempt at Oxfam Trail Walker but with two new team members this time joining myself and my regular hiking partner in crime.

As ever fingers are crossed that injuries are kept at bay but always at the mercy of an overworked tendon or a misplaced step and a twisted ankle.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 16 Sep 2018, 15:04

Good to see you're all doing so well! I had quite a long period of doing hardly anything and was utterly lacking in motivation. Funnily enough I regained interest due to a running group being set up at work back in February or March. Most people in it are quite a bit faster than me, which has made me improve rather than chucking it in in frustration. I must give a shout-out to Parkrun too, which has given me quite a boost as I keep getting PBs!

Now I'm up to 35 miles a week and am signed up for the Beirut Marathon in November. My two most recent injury sites (knee and top of hamstring) keep clamouring for attention but it isn't bad enough to stop me running. Having a sports massage tomorrow. I'm fundraising for MAP so if anyone wants the link do PM me.

You did ask how we were doing, fange.. :D

Here's Kenwood House from my run up to Hampstead Heath yesterday .

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Postby trans-chigley express » 16 Sep 2018, 15:44

Kenwood House looks freshly painted, it's so gleaming white. Like Bobby Firmino's teeth.