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Re: WEEK 7

#961 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:SUN: 33.9km in 3:40 (ave 9.25kph) ~ midnight forest run with training partner Jono


Here's one of the photos from last nights forest run...

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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#962 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 13, 2013 3:37 pm

Just bought a couple of new toys, will post up a pic shortly...
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#963 Postby mrbear666 » Mon May 13, 2013 3:38 pm

wow thats a beautiful pic mate!
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#964 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 13, 2013 11:33 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Just bought a couple of new toys, will post up a pic shortly...

Why have one when you can have two ?! :lol:
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#965 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 13, 2013 11:36 pm

mrbear666 wrote:wow thats a beautiful pic mate!

Thanks, yeah I really love the night running Mike. Very cathartic and almost meditative, so different to running through the day.
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#966 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri May 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Tried out a new meal from the menu of one of our local vegetarian restaurants, also gave them a few cartons of oat milk so they can make me their 'bubble tea' using it.

Soy black peppered steak with fresh veges and coconut rice. Delicious :wink:

That was what I ate that before I ran my 14km last night. I found that meal to be very easily digestible and the energy I get from them it appeared to be both fast and sustained, which was useful.
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#967 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri May 17, 2013 4:42 pm

This morning I ran a quick 5km then tonight I'm heading into the hills with a few friends to do some hill repeats, probably will be somewhere around another 25km or so. Looking forward to Saturday with the family now, perfect start to the weekend MF.
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#968 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 20, 2013 3:26 am

Check this out, 3yrs on from our first major quake and my favourite run route is still as it was! :?

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Pretty damn glad I wasn't running in the Port Hills when they struck, there were a couple of people that died up there from getting hit by falling rocks.
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#969 Postby Cellar Yeti » Mon May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Have you had to increase your caloric intake a crap ton running so much? I find that just by running 3-4 miles every other day I am eating like I am starving to death. Yesterday I resorted to dipping hermit cookies in peanut butter to hit 5,000kcal.

Rock slides scare the crap out of me. I see boulders strewn across the route off mountain am always glad I am not around when they fall.
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#970 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu May 23, 2013 1:37 am

You live in such a beautiful place mate :) how's the running? And how are things? Haven't spoken to you for a while
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#971 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri May 24, 2013 4:20 am

Sorry I haven't been on in a while. Crazy week just got crazier...

I have been up in Auckland this week for a business conference then got some blood test results back from the docs yesterday (I get my bloods done yearly). So I got called in to see the doc for a quick checkup as it showed a few 'areas of concern'. Blood pressure was up this time round (150/100 whereas I am normally about 110/70) and my heart was showing signs of fibrillation and extremely irregular heart rhythms. I've been fast tracked to see one of our best heart surgeons next week, I have to have a couple of heart tests and be monitored for 24hrs. I asked about the ultramarathon I have planned for August, they said if I were to go ahead there's a chance it could kill me. Say what, can you repeat that please ?!

I was born with aortic stenosis and had a small heart attack 3yrs ago BUT despite all of that it was thought that if I stayed fit and healthy I'd probably be okay until my 50's before I needed to have a stent fitted Seems like that might come round a lot sooner, damn talk about a curveball.

I should know morre next week after I have seen the cardiologist and surgeon so I'll update then. MF
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#972 Postby Cellar Yeti » Fri May 24, 2013 11:43 am

Keeping you in my thoughts man. Best of luck.
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#973 Postby JubNZ » Fri May 24, 2013 1:49 pm

Wow, that is crazy! Hope the surgeon has some positive news for you, we are all thinkin of ya!
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#974 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri May 24, 2013 4:32 pm

Thanks for the support guys, will definately let you know what's happening as I find out :)
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Re: Training for my first 100 mile running race: Aug 2013

#975 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun May 26, 2013 6:46 pm

Took my frustrations out on a hill run this Saturday haha. Decent paced run/walk up to the top then flew back down in the dark, which made the descent somewhat technical haha. All up was 7.1km in about 45mins. Gonna try and better that next time around :wink:

You can see the final climb in the background of the photo here...

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And this one is another photo that I took whilst on the same run, this was looking back as I was ascending. You can see how it was starting to get dark, but the camera unfortunately didn't bring out the beautifully amazing sunset that happened that night (was just using the camera on my phone).

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