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biting the bullet all the way to the top of the hill!

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020
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Today I reached a small goal today and was biting the bullet all the way too the top of the hill. It was a 2 hour round trip which burned 1088 calories total distance 11.02km.

My total step count today is 19.5k steps.. which is the most so far for one day.

I ended up stopping at the shop on my way back and got myself a fresh cucumber and reduced to 8p tomato and basil soup which I have just had as a reward for my efforts today.

How do I feel you may ask? Well I feel good and happy about what I have done today and wish to achieve this goal on a regular bases and some time in the future turn this walk into a run.

I am tired of course but at least I will sleep well.

It was painful walk but like they say no pain no gain!

I did snack last night on some mini chicken fillets but missed breakfast this morning for a brunch instead.

Brunch:cheese sandwich

Lunch: cheese sandwich with fruit/ satsuma

Dinner: Shepard pie (medium portion)

Evening snack: Tomato and basil soup with carrots and cucumber.

I really hope I see the reward on Sunday on my weigh in... I promise too my followers I will be good and carry on this effort and life changing habits.

Comments are welcome, likes are loved πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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What was painful about it?

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to Concerned

The pace I was walking at. As a ex solider I used to do some think called TABs tactical advance to battle in which the pace of walking is very fast with weight on my back.

Currently not carrying weight but I kept the same pace on the flat as well as the hill.

My legs are not like jelly but feel good at the moment but it was painful doing the hilly bits tho which I took a 15 min break at the top.

(Half way point)

One could say I did 11km in 1:40 mins. Approx

ConcernedAmbassador in reply to SilverSpeed

All makes sense now.

Remember when I said about needing to recover first? To attain a training effect an activity of an hour and a half needs the heart rate to average only 120 beats per minute. Less than this would not elicit the stimulus for a training effect, and more than this will make greater demands on your recovery ability, bearing in mind the minimum recovery time will be 24 hours and 12 minutes after the activity ended.

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to Concerned

Your informative input is welcomed. As I do not have or afford a heart rate monitor as of yet. I am having to gauge myself and go with gut instinct which is not always the best way but my only way. My recovery day is on Thursday so tomorrow on Wednesday will be another walk but at a relaxing pace

Technically I have gone from a very in active person to slowly easing my way into a more active person.

I hope to have a proper heart rate monitor before the end of the year and before my runs which I will take recovery very seriously as well as my stretching pre stretch and post stretch.

I value your input concerned. πŸ‘ always welcomed

ConcernedAmbassador in reply to SilverSpeed

If you feel your pulse in your wrist, the number of beats you can count in 6 seconds (using a watch), multiplied by 10 will of course give a 'near enough' heart rate in beats per minute.

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to Concerned

Face palm πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ thanks again. I will try this while using my phone as I haven't had a watch since Afghanistan (2011)


Great job!!!!

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to Hidden

Thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

WOW - I can't believe you are doing this everyday - must be the army discipline kicking in

Right, I'm following your active lead and gonna go to the gym tomorrow!

Well done on your hike!



SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to Crazyvanilla

Thank you. I think it's worth reading what "concerned" has to say in the comments section. I hope you enjoy your gym class crazy vanilla.. keep up the good effort 😊

You are amazing!!! :D Such determination and dedication.

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to kiwikyd-nz

Thanks... I have to remember to rest tho on Thursday or I will burn out.

Well done! But as Concerned has said keep any eye on your heart rate when pushing yourself. Your wrist pulse will be a good guide of your heart rate. If it's too fast to count take it a bit easier until it slows a bit. We don't want you keeling over!πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸšΆπŸšΆπŸšΆπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to GeeAyGee

I have had my heart rate over 200 BPM when I used to do Nordic skiing in Norway. I should be fine but thanks for the support GeeAyGee

Think you should set us up a virtual boot camp - I like your motivation!

SilverSpeedRestart April 2020 in reply to Dizzykate

Thanks I can only get out what I put in. That might be a good idea people are free to follow me if they need motivation πŸ‘ I think it's good to post often and keep people in check even if they are low.

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