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Tracy G
09-13-2004, 12:58 AM
This is the third in a weekly series of fitness support threads. Post your workouts, questions, and helpful comments here, and let last week's thread go.

Tracy G
09-13-2004, 01:04 AM
Sunday 9/12/04

15 minutes heavy bag boxing practice
20 minutes yoga
walk to library (two miles round trip)

Artichoke47
09-13-2004, 08:03 AM
Sunday, 9/12/04

50 min. yoga, body conditioning

buddadragon
09-13-2004, 10:46 AM
Just a 3 mile run this morning. Its been a while and i felt it..ugh! Taken the bike in for its check-up on my way back to work this afternoon. Ive been working so much I swear I passed myself in the hall coming home this morning! Have a GREAT HAMSTER MONDAY guy's!

mountainvegan
09-13-2004, 11:48 AM
Ran 8 miles, 750 feet elevation gain on Saturday. Ran about 3 miles on Sunday and lifted. Today, I'll lift a little.

JasonSt
09-13-2004, 05:03 PM
Awesome effort everybody!

buddadragon, I dig the new avatar!

Artichoke47
09-13-2004, 08:02 PM
10 min. stationary bike, 30 min. elliptical training.

Go Hamsters! :D

Tracy G
09-13-2004, 08:26 PM
Monday 9/13/04

Two-mile brisk walk
30 minutes free weights for chest and shoulders (+15 minutes warm-up and cool-down)

Flat bench presses (bar): 45 x 10 / 60 x 4
Flat bench presses (dumbbells): 25s x 5 / 20s x 8
Dumbbell flyes: 10s x 5 + 8s x 7
Curl-presses: 10s x 5 + 8s x 3
Box presses: 8s x 8
Rear delt raises: 5s x 8 / 4s x 8
Crunches (twist): 12
Don't laugh at the low wt/reps, 'k? ;) I'm starting anew after a six-month break.

CaptainSwab
09-13-2004, 08:42 PM
10 mile run on Sunday.

Rest day today (Monday).

That sounds like an intese run mountainvegan with that kind of elevation gain!

JasonSt
09-13-2004, 09:03 PM
40 total miles cycling today, including 4 miles of commuting. A very tough, windy ride, but awesome, of course. :)

I'm not laughing, Tracy G. so please don't beat me up! :) For as much cycling I do, and occasional running, I'm quite the wimp. I can do maybe a dozen push-ups, hehehe.

Tracy G
09-13-2004, 09:50 PM
LOL! Well, the farthest I've ever gone on my bicycle at a time is 38 miles, so you have me beat there. :silly:

And I was miserable on that ride. My bike doesn't fit me well; I think the top tube is too short for my torso.

Anyhow, great work, Hamsters!

JasonSt
09-13-2004, 10:15 PM
A proper fitting bike is paramount, in my opinion, to enjoyable cycling.

mountainvegan
09-14-2004, 10:42 AM
That sounds like an intese run mountainvegan with that kind of elevation gain!

Yeah, I was sucking wind on some of it. Overall it was a gradual assent though, so it made a fun downhill. :)

Thanks for the bio in the old/new VRFers thread. :)

Also, I gotta tell ya I'm glad I didn't enter the trail marathon this year that I did last year! They ran the course in heavy snow and blizzard conditions this year (yes, on Labor Day :)). The leaders had to break trail through drifts up to their knees; it was cold, slippery, and difficult to see.

What is your event schedule looking like? Any marathons, halfs, or 10Ks?

*********************

I'll do some track work today. Probably a few one mile repeats with and couple mile warm ups and downs.

Artichoke47
09-14-2004, 02:13 PM
50 min. yoga, body conditioning

50 min. brisk walk

CaptainSwab
09-14-2004, 07:02 PM
4 mile run bright and early this morning.

Mountainvegan, wow! Running a marathon in those type of conditions would be nuts!

My events for the next while look like this:

10k in November
Malibu marathon in dec
1/2 marathon in jan
LA marathon in March

Our club is doing the 10k, 1/2, and the LA marathon. Some of us want to do the Malibu marathon as a side thing. Should be a busy season!

matriarco
09-14-2004, 08:47 PM
I didn't know where else to post this: apparently most u-locks can be opened with a Bic pen.

I tried it. It worked on mine (a Master-Lock) and a bunch of other brands owned by people in Chicago.

Here's a link about it: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=66128

Sorry if that doesn't show up as a link. I'm not sure how to make that happen.

Also, a video:
http://thirdrate.com/misc/krypto.mov

You guys have probably heard, but just in case you hadn't I thought I'd post this.

mountainvegan
09-15-2004, 09:50 AM
My events for the next while look like this:

10k in November
Malibu marathon in dec
1/2 marathon in jan
LA marathon in March

Our club is doing the 10k, 1/2, and the LA marathon. Some of us want to do the Malibu marathon as a side thing. Should be a busy season!

Wow, that's great! Busy is an understatement. :o Good luck. :) You're an inspiration for me to get off my butt and enter another marathon next year!

I'll do a 3 mile run today.

mayhem
09-15-2004, 05:33 PM
EEEEEEk! is half the week over already? where have i been? :embarr:

ok: this weekend i was at a yoga training seminar. :)

tues, spinning & a killer core workout.
wed, some functional upper body stuff, pushups on the ball, dips, laterals with the medicine ball.

Captainswab: I have been teaching Spin for about 3 years.

Mountainvegan... you are inspiring me to start running.

also, from the "what i heard at the gym file" : "if you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always gotten" :D

Artichoke47
09-15-2004, 05:52 PM
10 min. stationary bike workout with 32 min. elliptical training

Yay Hamsters!

JasonSt
09-15-2004, 06:14 PM
Nice, I've got the NewYorker. Now what'll I do?

QUOTE=matriarco]I didn't know where else to post this: apparently most u-locks can be opened with a Bic pen.

I tried it. It worked on mine (a Master-Lock) and a bunch of other brands owned by people in Chicago.

Here's a link about it: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=66128

Sorry if that doesn't show up as a link. I'm not sure how to make that happen.

Also, a video:
http://thirdrate.com/misc/krypto.mov

You guys have probably heard, but just in case you hadn't I thought I'd post this.[/QUOTE]

Flower
09-15-2004, 06:42 PM
Hi hamsters!

Here's my week so far-

Sunday-
inline skating, 1/2 hour
20 minute walk
10 minute stretch

Monday-
stationery bike, 1/2 hour
20 minute walk
5 minute stretch

Tuesday-
full body strength circuit, 1/2 hour
20 minute walk
5 minute stretch

Wednesday-
treadmill incline intervals, 1/2 hour
20 minute walk
10 minute stretch

buddadragon
09-15-2004, 06:58 PM
Hi rodents!! have'nt done much hamstering :confused: My work scheadule has been nuts! i did get my bike back today from its tune-up so if work dose'nt get in the way Ill get back to it by Friday..Im looking to do a 75-80 mile ride. You guy's are all doing GREAT!!

Artichoke47
09-15-2004, 07:06 PM
As long as Mouse isn't being neglected, we'll forgive ya, Budda. ;)

:D

buddadragon
09-15-2004, 07:11 PM
As long as Mouse isn't being neglected, we'll forgive ya, Budda. ;)

:D
I feel like I have been :( Her law firm has merged with another and she has been working around the clock. I do make her lunch for her everyday,and slip in a little love note. :smitten:

Artichoke47
09-15-2004, 07:13 PM
Awwe...how sweet! :) Yay for vegan love!

meatless
09-15-2004, 07:18 PM
I am the opposite of a hamster.

However, Mr. Meatless and I are putting in a bit of a home gym so we can get off our butts and get in shape! So I hope to be joining in soon!

buddadragon
09-15-2004, 07:54 PM
I am the opposite of a hamster.
You mean your the ANTI-HAMSTER!!?? :o

Artichoke47
09-15-2004, 07:55 PM
Let's get her!

Flower
09-15-2004, 08:02 PM
:laugh: You guys are so cute. :)

Meatless- I think you'll find yourself hamstering pretty regulary once you get a home gym. If it weren't for mine, I know that I'd be a big couch potato! It really helps when you have the stuff right there, reminding you to get off your bum & get to it. :D

Tracy G
09-15-2004, 08:37 PM
Yay! Flower's back! :)

Our home gym is incredibly simple. We bought ourselves a weight bench, an Olympic bar, and a basic set of plates for Christmas last year. I also received a 70-lb. heavy bag (for boxing) as a present last year. And we've amassed a pretty good collection of dumbbells over the years, plus a mini-trampoline. That's it.

Oh yeah, here's what I've been up to...

Tuesday 9/14/04

Rest day (15 minutes sitting meditation in lotus pose)

Wednesday 9/15/04

60 minutes yoga
one set of 20 push-ups (done with a flirtatious wink for the gentleman with the gorgeous tan lines)

buddadragon
09-16-2004, 11:08 AM
Nice gym Tracy G!

Mine looks like a bike shop!

Tracy G
09-16-2004, 03:47 PM
Oooo, I like yours better, budda! Mine's a little drab down there in the basement, I must admit. I should hippiefy it with some colorful rayon batiks or something. I did hang some Japanese paper kites on the wall behind the heavy bag (which is not visible in the photo). They're decorated with warriors and wrestlers.

Thanks for starting the Hamster series, BTW. I find it really has been inspiring me! Today's report is coming later; I'm still planning to take a walk with my husband in the evening.

Artichoke47
09-16-2004, 05:11 PM
50 min. yoga, body conditioning

:cartwheel:

With my exercise and 15 servings of fruits and vegetables, I feel wonderful! :D

mountainvegan
09-16-2004, 05:12 PM
3 mile run for me today.

Flower
09-16-2004, 08:15 PM
It's a rest day for me today, so instead of sharing my hamstering I'll share my hamster space, or at least some of it. In addition to this room, I have a stationery bike, a mountain bike & inline skates.

CaptainSwab
09-16-2004, 08:25 PM
I like looking at everybodys gyms. :)

Haha Budda. I love the fact that your "gym" looks like a bike shop.

I'm going out for a short run later. Looking at about 3 miles.

The marathon I was training for in December has been cancelled as of today so I need to figure out what fun thing I can do instead. Oh the choices...so many marathons all concentrated in one time period.

Tracy G
09-16-2004, 09:53 PM
I want to move in with Flower. :D

Thursday 9/16/04

15 minutes heavy bag boxing practice
20 minutes yoga
Walk to coffee shop (two miles round trip)

mountainvegan
09-17-2004, 12:31 PM
Some lifting today.

Tomorrow, an 8 to 10 mile trail run. :)

Artichoke47
09-17-2004, 05:30 PM
10 min. stationary bike workout and 32 min. elliptical workout. Stretches in the morning shower and prior to, during, and after workout. :)

CaptainSwab
09-17-2004, 11:07 PM
4 mile run tonight then some playing around in the pool.

Heres to a fun filled hamster weekend! :cartwheel:

Artichoke47
09-18-2004, 12:57 PM
50 min. yoga, body conditioning.

:)

Flower
09-18-2004, 09:16 PM
hiking, 1/2 hour
biking, on & off road, 4 miles (with the kids- their first time off road!)

It was such a perfect day out today. :sunny:

Tracy G
09-18-2004, 11:30 PM
Friday 9/17/04

Walk to bank (one mile round trip)

Saturday 9/18/04

15 minutes yoga
40 minutes weights for legs and back (+15 minutes warm-up and cool-down)

Squats: 20s x 15 / 30s x 10
Leg extensions: 30 x 8 / 25 x 10
Straight-legged deadlifts: 70 x 10 / 70 x 8
Hamstring curls: 25 x 8 / 20 x 8
One-arm dumbbell rows: 30 x 10 / 30 x 6
Lat pullovers: 10 x 8
Crunches (standard): 15

And a peek at the other area of my home gym...

Flower
09-19-2004, 01:20 PM
Tracy- your lucky girl! I miss having a punching bag. We had a free standing one, but I broke it. Oops! :blush: I'd like to get another one, but we just won't have the money for it for a while.

Another beautiful day out! :sunny:

hiking, 1 1/2 hours
stretching, 10 minutes

Good week, hamsters! :banana:

Tracy G
09-19-2004, 01:27 PM
LOL! You must pack quite a punch, Flower! :laugh: Hope you're able to replace your bag sometime soon. Ours is the kind that hangs from the basement ceiling (as is probably obvious from the photo), and the one bad thing is that the whole floor in the living space above reverberates with each punch, even the punches that aren't so hard. So I have to be kind of selective about when I practice.