How to keep fit in the rain????

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taybellz
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Postby taybellz » 29 Feb 2012, 16:19

Any tips on how to keep fitness up during a week of rain???

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Postby weiyun » 29 Feb 2012, 17:13

Run, walk, swim, stationary bike, indoor soccer, weight training... And the list goes on.

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Postby Nozzle » 29 Feb 2012, 18:11

Or refer to Rule #9 http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#9 and #5 http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#5 and get on your bike....

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Postby mikesbytes » 29 Feb 2012, 18:45

Most of my training is done indoors

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Postby Lizanne » 29 Feb 2012, 21:07

go down to the track on monday or wed and do a roller session.
i recomed weights and squat jumps, losts of squat jumps, and when your legs hurt, more squat jumps
then grab the fixie and go for a ride.

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Postby Julio » 29 Feb 2012, 21:54

Swimming has been mentioned so get a kick board and give those legs a good thrashing.

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Postby timyone » 01 Mar 2012, 07:17

I have been learning to run with my cousin, we reached the whole beach on Tuesday, that's almost ten km. I limp all morning after each milestone though.

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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Mar 2012, 09:06

That's pretty awsome Tim, its not easy to translate cycle fitness into running fitness

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Postby Julio » 01 Mar 2012, 15:17

Ain't that the truth.

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Postby Eleri » 01 Mar 2012, 18:05

Run backwards up hills, fast. Just don't slip over in the wet tho.

And do spin classes at the gym.

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Postby timyone » 01 Mar 2012, 18:27

Yeah spin classes are only as hard as you make them though, so wear a heart rate monitor, and try to keep it high in the hard bits

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Postby JM » 02 Mar 2012, 07:26

running - i run home twice a week (5k's) rain hail or shine and aim for sub 5 mins a k ... it sucks i hate it but it does keep the fitness there ... just make sure you have good shoes and i started out walking and slowly increased the amount of running. I also do it tues and thurs so as to allow some recovery due to the different muscles / potential for joint damage.

indoor trainer / rollers is also good plenty of folk here can give good advice on that

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Postby Lizanne » 02 Mar 2012, 07:52

come join me @ canterbury for some short track speed skating thursday evenings

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Postby Peter T » 02 Mar 2012, 11:29

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Postby weiyun » 02 Mar 2012, 12:41

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Does it have CF sole? :mrgreen:

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Postby Karzie » 02 Mar 2012, 14:21

Does it have CF sole? :mrgreen:
It's Peter's. It has a black soul...

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Postby Rainbow » 02 Mar 2012, 16:43

Pete, this is brilliant!!!


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