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By gzt (Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 12:44:27 PM EST) gzt, toothbrush, 70s big (all tags)
Saw Avatar over the weekend. Fun, nothing else.

I probably caught a cold while on my flight south or something. I started to show a couple symptoms after a couple days and, by the time I got home last night, I had a definite sore throat. Blah.

Travel messes up training. No training since last Tuesday. Because of a funeral I'm going to, I won't be able to train until after Christmas. Funerals suck, people shouldn't die.

I think a lot of people's ideas of "fitness", "nutrition", and "health" have more to do with ritual purity than science. eg, adipose tissue makes you ritually impure. A slice of pie is "bad for you". Running 45 minutes is "good for you" and can make up for other transgressions. What's the other way? Well, you have certain goals or ends, and the things you do are evaluated in terms of those ends using the best available science and wisdom. And I would just like to point out that you really don't ever need to run for 45 minutes unless your goals include specific goals tied to distance running performance or it's the only program you'll conform to.

It's no wonder they wouldn't conform to a running program: running is boring. Sprinting is all right, and, well, everybody should be able to run a 10K at a decent clip and the only way to know you can is to actually do it sometime, preferably somewhere with nice scenery so you don't get bored.

I have some Ricola left over from ages ago at my desk. This stuff is a life saver.

I think I left my toothbrush in Texas.

My goal is to be a strong guy. Once I'm a strong guy, I'll lose some of the fat I gained to become a strong guy. And then work on getting stronger. Today's challenge from is to compete sometime next year. I doubt, at my height, I could fit into the 105kg class at weightlifting and do the best I can, especially as a casual lifter not incredibly intent on minimizing bodyfat, so I'd be a superheavyweight. In powerlifing, I might fit in at 110kg, but I'd have to see how it goes. At my height, competitive people are at least 125, or 140, or superheavyweight. I'm not interested in being competitive because it's simply not possible. A 500# squat is a reasonable long-term goal that I probably will not hit, 600 is not reasonable, 700 is beyond impossible - so I'm not going to be "competitive". But, I said it here, and I expect you all to hold me to it: I will enter at least one meet next year in either weightlifting or powerlifting.

I'm going to go out and get a toothbrush and something to eat now.

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Travel = sore throat. | 4 comments (4 topical, 0 hidden)
I left my toothbrush in Texas. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 01:27:48 PM EST
clock needs to make a song out of that.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I should've tried to see that bunch. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 01:45:22 PM EST
But we were booked solid, especially on Sunday.

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what counts as a decent pace for running a 10k? by garlic (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 02:51:46 PM EST
running is repetative. where one runs might be boring, and the repetition might bore someone -- but the benefit is the low equipment thresshold, for decent heart and endurance gains. If your training had a decent running component, travel probably wouldn't interrupt that aspect.

it's cold and icy. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 03:21:13 PM EST
and I don't like running in the dark. I do sprint, throw medicine balls, other crap like that when I can't train normally. but my main goal is to get strong, and endurance running won't help. the thing is that the only thing endurance running really helps, of all the many components of fitness, is cardiorespiratory endurance. you pretty much get that for free, though, just like flexibility, when you're training, and it's an easy thing to work if you realize that you need more for some reason (and you can do something besides run 45 minutes to do so). besides, heavy weight training produces betters sorts of adaptation in cardiac muscle than long distance running.

as for a decent time, I dunno, 50 minutes if you don't care much, 40 minutes if you do, depending on age and a number of other variables.

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