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by Patman
Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Envisage sick guts and crutches next time I finish :D. Wow, a 3:24 where you actually controlled your pace is a sure sign of fast races to come. Especially on 2 days/week of training, you must have had more in you if that didn't totally wreck your body... good luck next race! Cheers Ducky! Like I s...
by Patman
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Thanks Trebor :) I'll feel much better about my next marathon where I plan to go all out. Envisage sick guts and crutches next time I finish :D P.S. Did you hit the wall? or did you keep constant? The second half was certainly tougher but no "wall". I had the powerade every stop(and walked...
by Patman
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

I ran my first marathon last Sunday in 3 hours 24 minutes, my 21.1 km splits were coincidently identical. My entry was quite a spur of the moment thing as it's winter here and miserable, I've been lucky to get out for one or two runs a week. My running preparation could have been much better but on ...
by Patman
Sat May 29, 2010 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

I've begun to run 10k quite often in the past couple of months, and I'm curious as to what the best strategy would be to get my time down, stamina up, sprint length up etc? Running 5km races for speed. Run slightly longer than 10Km for stamina (11-14Km). Before my last half marathon I would run 10-...
by Patman
Mon May 24, 2010 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best time for running?
Replies: 17
Views: 3677

Re: Best time for running?

As the topic suggests, I want to know the best time of day to go out running. Currently, my only options are early morning (7am) or mid-evening (6-8pm). When I run, I generally go between 1.3-3 miles (2-5km) at an average pace of about 6mph (10kph), and i've been attempting to aim for at least 9 mi...
by Patman
Mon May 24, 2010 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

True. Then again, the Tiger 81 is in the same price range, and weighs about an ounce more. Vintage Tigers are undoubtedly the best lookin' kicks out. I've got two pairs of Seiko; mid and lowcut. They're not quite as sophisticated as the 81s. I ran my Tigers to death as they were my first running sh...
by Patman
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

duckshirt wrote:Well, I now have a marathon in the books. 3:07...
Awesome time. Your goal is similar to mine. 2:50 pace is a good target.
by Patman
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Wow almost everyone here seems to do distance running....personally I couldn't if my life depended on it haha. I really enjoy running, anything shorter than 5km wouldn't take long enough. You could probably enjoy running longer distances if you learned to pace yourself. I have my second 'long' run ...
by Patman
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: beach body?
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: beach body?

Garzahd wrote:Just keep in mind that running usually takes about 2 weeks hard work before it becomes relaxing and easy.
QFT. But it's hell worth it.
by Patman
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: beach body?
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: beach body?

It's all in your head buddy. You're probably unhappy. Fix that. Make friends with positive people, even if they are not the coolest cats about, their positivity will be contagious.
by Patman
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

I think I cracked the 90 minute mark and I get to see if I did in tomorrows paper (there was no clock). I'm pretty excited! 89:30 and 44th out of ~1200 :D @Duckshirt, nice 10km time! I love 10km, 5km is murder on the legs but 10km is smooth... I'm now training for a mountain event here in NZ, 35 km...
by Patman
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

I just finished the half marathon I've been training for. I've been running around 60km a week, some really hard runs, hills, and lots of 10 km. Ran half a hard tramping track called The Southern Crossing and it had me peeing blood for most of a week. Good times. I took Saturday easy as, lots and lo...
by Patman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Speaking of energy gels, at what point do you guys think using them is helpful? Anywhere after ~15k leaves me wanting a glucose hit but I have never taken anything with me. A running friend of mine has used the gels a lot. He says that they are sickly sweet and hard to swallow after a while, that y...
by Patman
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

So, I've become a hard-out in the last wee while. Running as much as I can, my fitness is the best it's ever been. My resting pulse sits at sub 58. I seem to have more energy than ever too. All going well I'll enter the 5km next week and smash my PB. I tried wearing my Camelback but it just isn't co...
by Patman
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Building endurance through running
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Re: Building endurance through running

I grapple and run mid-long distance. I started grappling first and started running for fitness (for my grappling). Loving them both equally now, and I think they help each other enormously. So I would totally recommend running to complement your hockey. I also know a very competitive hockey player w...
by Patman
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Having just got back into running and Jiu Jitsu after 1 month off it was a rude awakening! I went for an 8 km run and it took me 40 min, I was exhausted and my legs died. So I bought new ones and kicked training up a notch. Committed to the "Round the Bay" half marathon on February 21. It'...
by Patman
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

BlackSails wrote:Speaking of BJJ, Fabio Gurgel came to my school over the weekend.

Luckeee
Fabio is a total legend, coaches Marcelo Garcia, the best grappler on the planet! We had Rigan over recently, dude's a breathing BJJ encyclopaedia.
by Patman
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

BlackSails wrote:Was this worlds?

Trials for the Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu Jitsu World Cup
by Patman
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

I didn't lose any weight, but I felt strong for my competition. My diet had been predominantly protein and fats. Competition was a huge let down. The entry fees were set too high making it one of the smallest competitions I have seen. Despite all the drama the 'hardouts' were all in attendance makin...
by Patman
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25773
Views: 2081391

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Have this tiny teaspoon of the most delicious chocolate pie and I will enjoy the rest.

I wish for a new house with a lush deck, close to town that I will live in during the summer.
by Patman
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

So I hadn't run for a month, and went for a 3.5 miler Wednesday. Went generally fine, and I wasn't even a whole lot slower than my previous speed, although I don't time myself precisely, but my quadriceps hurt till Saturday evening. Is this sort of thing normal? Have you been stretching? Massage mi...
by Patman
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

My first question would have to inquire about the particulars of your vegetarianism. Is it for religious, ethical, or ideological reasons? Or health? Ethical reasons. I have drastically reduced my carbohydrate and increased protein and fat intake. The LSA, nuts, cheese and eggs are all quite fatty....
by Patman
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simplest way to create a GUI?
Replies: 30
Views: 16917

Re: Simplest way to create a GUI?

I'd recommend JavaScript and jQuery for your GUI. JQuery will take care of the shitty DOM issues and is an excellent way to break you in to javascript.
by Patman
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

Solt wrote:
Patman wrote:I've been drinking a fair bit more milk as well.


This is good for the protein and nutrients available in milk and is certainly better than some of the other stuff you were on, but keep in mind milk has calories too. Go for the low fat milk at least while you are trying to lose the weight.

Am too.
by Patman
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Also, is it bad practice to wear running shoes for day-to-day (non-training) purposes? I realize this will make them wear out a bit faster, but apart from that is there anything harmful about it? Nope, that's probably the best thing to wear. Most runners wear older, worn-out shoes for everyday walk...
by Patman
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

Alright already, I'll ditch those processed carbs and no beer/alcohol. Whoopee. I've been drinking a fair bit more milk as well. About 1-2 litres depending on my workouts (running, grappling). The chocolate is a purely pre-race pleasure measure on Tuesdays and it helps a mother trucking tonne. I'll ...
by Patman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Izawwlgood wrote:5k?

Went for a 10 miler lastnight to celebrate the end of runnable weather. Nice easy 50 minute jog, felt great.

Yup 5k.

Your 10 mile 'jog' is very fast! What would be your running pace?
by Patman
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

It was an odd run, I truly enjoyed it and didn't feel as if I was pushing myself at all. My breathing was really natural. Afterwards I checked the watch of a fellow just ahead of me and figured my time was ~18:20. Mentally I felt gutless. I usually hate my best runs because they feel so hard. Checke...
by Patman
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Good stuff Sampson, sounds like a gruelling course and well done on your placing.
I've got my Tuesday 5k in two hours, drinking lotsa water and eating some chocolate. I'm feeling rather springy too. ~18 minutes would be great depending on the weather.
by Patman
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Do you find that running helps you on the mat? Yes. The increased cardiovascular fitness means I can handle the pressure and think straight. It also means I can spar non stop roll after roll which is great, I spar a lot more than most of my training partners which is great for experience. The down ...
by Patman
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 155443

Re: The Official Running thread!

Nath, it's good to see another grappler/runner, whooop! Can't beat the running for cardio. I've been running a year now and it is awesome, the best thing I ever did was get some proper runners, a pair of bouncy Mizunos. Mixing up my running with. LSD 9~14km hills, 10km slow and flat, 5 km lamppost f...
by Patman
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

More hard running the last couple days. Wednesday: 6km lamppost fartleks, 40min intense grappling Thursday: 1x 5 km 1/2 flat, 1/2 hill + 316 steps, 1 hour BJJ drills & 1 hour moderate-intense grappling Eating more oats, drinking more milk and less coffee. I'll cut down on beer this weekend (whic...
by Patman
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

Cheers for the reply Shocklocks. I'm vegetarian and eat mainly carbohydrates. Yesterday I ran a gentle 7 km and grappled intensely for ~1.5 hours Yesterday I ate: 1 Cream cheese bagel 1 Affogato 1 Falafel kebab 500 ml beer 4 long blacks 1 litre of water 1/2 can of baked beans 2 slices of wholemeal t...
by Patman
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Grappling comp in 5 Weeks, must lose 5 kilograms.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a style of submission wrestling. It's a bit like Judo and freestyle wrestling. The Abu Dhabi Pro is a massive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition in April. Trials are on 22nd of November. The winner of the trials gets flown to Abu Dhabi to compete against the best in the world. Th...
by Patman
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Explosive Power.
Replies: 17
Views: 3471

Re: Explosive Power.

Spar more and more. You will get quicker simply because you start to think about it less. You might try ginastica natural for combined workout http://www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DHDG8HacqGx4&ei=IQnTSuLvHYa0sgPZvq3RCg&usg=AFQjCNGT_duJmKhPMxakG9DEYMZ9_dd2QQ&sig2=hhiTJWA1-4tK0mkmhPxjNA .
by Patman
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25773
Views: 2081391

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you have an x-box with every future problem instead.

I wish for gold fish.
by Patman
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 25399

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

Geoff (my instructor) teaches BJJ in a very pre-plucked manner. There is no philosophical fluff, no extraneous warm ups, just technique and sparring. This is good and what I pay him for. I have found many MA clubs are run like a church, thankfully our club is not run like a church.
by Patman
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 25399

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

Ahh Kachi, what you mean by takedown is known as a submission. Submission arts are beautiful. There are heaps of different submissions and even more transitions into them. BJJ is a physical language. Everybody sucks at Jiu Jitsu when they first start, more fluent people will submit you over and over...
by Patman
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 25399

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

We were on the ground. I tried to think of a way to turn the fight in my favor-- there were a few things that I knew I could do if I were really trying to take him down I fail to see how you could take him any further down than the ground... Actually right now I'm looking into assistant coaching fo...
by Patman
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 25399

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

Because I was in a sort of stalemate position. I was going to just hold him there anyway-- I didn't know what else to do-- so I figured that at least if he broke free again, it would be better if his arm wasn't at 100%. I think you miss the point of sparring. The point is to practice proper techniq...

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