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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Elliot » Sun May 06, 2012 9:05 am

IN TRAINING; the (start) whistle blows at Noon in 20 days.

30 Minutes on the stationary recumbent this morning. :D
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby AntiM » Sun May 06, 2012 9:07 am

Woohoo!
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Elliot » Sun May 06, 2012 10:05 am

Heck, changed my shirt and did a second 30 min. Had to set up an electric fan to simulate the cooling air flow of blistering speed. Not a peep from trick knee. Now rewarding myself with strawberries.



Must stock up on strawberries.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby unjonharley » Sun May 06, 2012 10:14 am

Elliot wrote:Heck, changed my shirt and did a second 30 min. Had to set up an electric fan to simulate the cooling air flow of blistering speed. Not a peep from trick knee. Now rewarding myself with strawberries.
Must stock up on strawberries.


So you will be in Cornvally this year :?:

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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Elliot » Sun May 06, 2012 11:16 am

unjonharley wrote:So you will be in Cornvally this year :?:

Yes. Corvallis, Oregon, is on the Kinetic Sculpture Racing "West Coast Circuit", and I plan to participate, as usual.

Here's the 2012 KSR schedule:

Yesterday, Baltimore, Maryland.

May 26-27-28 (Memorial Weekend), Humboldt County, Northern California.

June 23-24, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

July 21-22, Corvallis, Oregon.
July 21, Longmont, Colorado.

October 6-7, Port Townsend, Washington (near Seattle)

October 20, Ventura, Southern California.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Elliot » Mon May 07, 2012 11:30 am

IN TRAINING; the Noon Whistle blows on the Arcata Plaza in 19 days.

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Did 30 min on the recumbent, then walked to the gym and did 30 min on the machines.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Fufa » Mon May 07, 2012 12:13 pm

Finally figured out the timing for starting my job so I can park at my friend's house nearby, then walk the 20-25min to my work.

Went to the gym once last week, and plan on going again this afternoon.

Trying to eat healthy, but it's hit and miss. I'm usually good until the weekend hits. :roll:
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby MisaBlue » Mon May 07, 2012 1:53 pm

Just got back from derby training...one bruised boob, little bruised ass, feeling muscles...so good :)
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby MisaBlue » Tue May 08, 2012 12:41 pm

5 miles on skates today :) ... I really need to improve...you should see my style :D
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby AntiM » Tue May 08, 2012 1:10 pm

Got to the gym today. Really dragging tail on the way home, nearly fell asleep on the bus.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby unjonharley » Tue May 08, 2012 3:54 pm

Dose running behind time count as exercise?
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby MisaBlue » Thu May 10, 2012 9:02 am

Yesterday awesome training :)

Today 5.31 mile on skates...
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 10, 2012 9:46 am

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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby AntiM » Thu May 10, 2012 12:00 pm

Made it to the gym. Made it through class. Made it home, although the last block was iffy. Chlorine ate my suit, so into the trash it went. Hope the chlorine resistant ones do better.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby illy dilly » Thu May 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Good job Anti-M!
Isn't it sort of odd how the last block (or 1/4 mile, stretch, lap, or minute) is always a little iffy? Even if the middle part was longer or shorter than normal. It just gets a lot harder, when the finish line is in sight.

Planning to head to the Gym tonight, will be the second time in 3 months. The first being last week some time. Though, on a much brighter note, I haven't had a cigarette in almost exactly 72 hours. Everything I've read said that the nicotine 'withdrawal' is roughly 72 hours. After that its all habit to beat, so we shall see if everything gets easier in the next day or two.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Savannah » Thu May 10, 2012 12:29 pm

I just want to hug you guys for taking such good care of yourselves! :D I'm sappy, but I mean you no harm.

I am now two weeks and two days off of coffee. This is part of a new annual tradition to lower my blood pressure (an accidental discovery) and make coffee work extra well at the Burn and during the Winter. It seems to take two whole weeks(!) to be comfortable with the change, and it definitely hurts my mood at first, but I'm all right now. I still drink tea, though.

AntiM, I've never been able to get more than 2-3 months out of a lycra suit, but a thicker polyester suit has lasted more than twice that. Eventually they get a little baggy, but they don't get transparent.

My workouts have been very disorganized this week and last, and last week was not good at all, but I might still get three this week if I concentrate. I've eaten really well, so I that part is good.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby illy dilly » Thu May 10, 2012 12:34 pm

Good Job Savannah! You can Dooo it!

Do you figure its the Caffeine in the Coffee that makes your blood pressure go down? If so, I wonder why tea with caffeine wouldn't offset the affects.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Savannah » Thu May 10, 2012 12:42 pm

Coffee has significantly more caffeine than tea; so I think that's what's going on. I seem to sleep better without coffee, too. Even when the coffee is just in the morning. Wacky! . . . I honestly don't like knowing that my system is this aware and sensitive. I would prefer to be tough and impervious.

In the winter, all the bets are off. I have asked for a nice brushed stainless steel French Press for my birthday. :D
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 10, 2012 12:48 pm

What, you're prejudiced against the unkempt?
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby MisaBlue » Thu May 10, 2012 12:53 pm

So after two hours at home trying to start cleaning my flat I decided to go skate again...made another 5 miles :)
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby Savannah » Thu May 10, 2012 12:54 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:What, you're prejudiced against the unkempt?


Some of my best friends are unkempt! :D
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby illy dilly » Thu May 10, 2012 1:15 pm

Savannah wrote:Coffee has significantly more caffeine than tea; so I think that's what's going on. I seem to sleep better without coffee, too. Even when the coffee is just in the morning. Wacky! . . . I honestly don't like knowing that my system is this aware and sensitive. I would prefer to be tough and impervious.

In the winter, all the bets are off. I have asked for a nice brushed stainless steel French Press for my birthday. :D

Thats good to know. I always thought, some teas were about on par with coffee. But, I don't know shit about tea.

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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby AntiM » Thu May 10, 2012 1:48 pm

Coffee is definitely higher. LArry has to drink half caf... caffeine makes him sleepy. I have two cups each morning, primarily as a pain reliever for stiff hands.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby maryanimal » Thu May 10, 2012 6:01 pm

I have a cup of tea in the morning, and a cup of coffee at my clients house. I didn't know coffee was good for stiff hands, Good information to know!
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 10, 2012 6:37 pm

Caffeine helps to enlarge blood vessels. That's the secret ingredient of Excedrin Migraine, a wonderful otc drug. I didn't have the classic migraines, but when I took that it worked.

No, it wasn't always caffeine withdrawal headaches.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby AntiM » Thu May 10, 2012 7:31 pm

Also, I take powdered ginger in capsules for arthritis pain. Wonderfully effective for me, enough so I got off Celebrex and lowered my blood pressure!
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu May 10, 2012 7:40 pm

AntiM wrote:LArry has to drink half caf... caffeine makes him sleepy.


There was a study that came out recently, got a lot of press, in which it was found that caffeine and other stimulants (I think amphetamines) given to slackers made them work harder, but given to natural hard workers made them into slackers. Is Larry an exceptionally hard worker?

Wait, I mean does he work exceptionally hard, not is he.... :oops:
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby AntiM » Thu May 10, 2012 7:43 pm

Larry has a form of adult ADD... he's complicated. It has been said of him that if he were re-incarnated, he'd come back as three people.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu May 10, 2012 7:52 pm

AntiM wrote:Larry has a form of adult ADD... he's complicated. It has been said of him that if he were re-incarnated, he'd come back as three people.


Heh... well, I can see hard worker and ADD being kind of similar, even though they might manifest differently. They're both about having a lot of energy, but they vary in terms of how focused it is.

And they treat ADD (at least in kids) with stimulants, I think. So... well, not quite sure where I was going with that. Just that somehow all these facts seem consistent in a way that makes me feel good.
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Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Postby gyre » Thu May 10, 2012 9:11 pm

Caffeine is more complicated than one effect.
Most of the studies are suspect or worse.

The only meaningful one I've seen, found that fatigued subjects worked faster, but made far more mistakes.
Their conclusion was, that even when working as a stimulant, not effective.
This was a military study, NOT funded by the coffee folks.

It can treat headaches, and cause them too, by restricting blood flow.
It is particularly hard on those changing altitude, because it screws up all your fluid balances. (source Olympic Training Center)
It messes with your heart, sleep, hydration and oxygenation, but fails as a stimulant as soon as your body adapts, which is quick.

Drink decaf (which has caffeine) and ritualize it to get that psychological kick your body will give you.


And if you need any motivation to do things, my dad isn't in the best shape and is walking two miles a day, which I can't seem to pull off.

On the good side, hobbling through the hospital, someone complimented me on my style of walking, in the funkadelic vein, I gather.
I didn't have the heart to tell them it was probably just bad knees, but may be something remains...?
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