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Mini Forklift

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  1. Welcome to the forum buddy, there's a few people on here from the Southern Hemisphere. Great to have you here anyway and I look forward to seeing you posting more around the board. Great shift with your diet and lifestyle I am sure, did you manage to get off all of your medications or is that a work in progress? Feel free to start up a training journal so that we can follow along and see what you are up to. All the best with your goals for the rest of the year and train carefully with your back how it is! MF.
  2. Great work with everything, sounds like you are doing really well! I love the consistency of your training and amount of detail in your journal, very motivating. All the best for a top weekend, do you have much planned? MF
  3. Yeah, I think people come on here maybe to learn/improve etc. I guess the interaction with other like-minded people is pretty cool too, but when life gets busy or turns to mud forums often get forgotten about (or at least just put on the back-burner). Also as Gaia probably rightly pointed out, this forum is probably less 'needed' for want of a better word when someone is comfortable with where they're at as a vegan. I drifted off here for the best part of a year, although my reason was initially due to not being able to log in for some reason !! Now I'm posting again I definitely am not on here as much as I was after I first joined up, that being due to a combination of reasons. I do however believe that this forum is still one of the the best web-based resources available. MF
  4. Good call to take the day off training, sounds like you got some unplanned training in anyway. Sounds awful! Hope it didn't end up causing too much damage? On a plus side, great to see so many people logging in to read your journal ~ that's awesome !! MF
  5. Forgot to say I did an insanely hard mountain ultra in January, 50km over a lot of ridiculous terrain. Here's my race review followed by a review by a Canadian girl I ended up running quite a bit of the race with MF "Well that was an absolute bitch of a race. Not sure of the total elevation gain due to my watch battery dying at around the 40km mark. Great race although a lot of it was unrunnable due to the crazy terrain, muddy bogs & near-vertical hill climbs comprised of rocks !! Temperatures reached 42°C in the valleys today so a lot of athletes came unstuck with cramp, dehydration etc. Some people got stretchered off due to them passing out, one guy broke his ankle and there were other various injuries we were told at the end. It was just a little over 8 hours of hell ~ having said that I hear there's talk of a 100km race next year which is strangely tempting..." WANDA "Got a ride with Miniforklift to pick up the shuttle to the start, which cost $50. That's no free shuttle to the race. Total rip off, but the only downside of the organization, rest was amazing. Fabulous volunteers and and stations and great prizes at the end. I was given a $500 Macpac gortex jacket because I was the Canadian girl. As for the race it was great, but not much was runnable. The first climb was fine but the next two big ones were tough. With the last one being 6km from the finish. The downs were either grassy and steep where you could easily slip or skree with super tight switchbacks. I was having some stomach issues that slowed me down. It was also the hottest it has ever been for this race. So although much was like a dessert and the river crossing were quite low I managed to find a mud puddle and sink in waist deep and eat dirt. Puck! We had an aid station at 17km and 33km. After the second AS I was told I was 4th female so I tried to chase down 3rd. But actually I was 5th and well behind 4th. However it was a great motivator. Trail was tough to figure out at times but i didn't get lost, everyone did an extra kilometer (this course was actually 51.5km).The race started with a crack of a whip and all first out-right got whips. I tried to get one. The lady wanted to give otherwise to me but the RD wasn't having. Great way to end my trip."
  6. Hahahahahaha. Family is fantastic, girls are growing up so fast! Our eldest just had her 9th Birthday last weekend... Business is good, shop seems to be doing okay although this year so far has been a little quieter than last year. Hopefully that will pick up soon though ~ Winter is always a strong time for most health shops! Thanks again for checking in
  7. Looks like you are steaming along John, I admire your consistency with the training. Keep it up !!
  8. Thanks !! Just tried logging in on the off-chance I would be allowed in and my password seemed to work this time haha. For some reason I haven't been able to log in at all this year Yeah I was happy with how that half marathon went, averaged a 4.32'/km pace over the 21.1km so I can't grumble at that. Wheels felt like they were a little flat at the 17km mark but it was a case of staying strong and gritting it out until the finish line appeared. How's things with you anyway? Hope you are well !! MF
  9. Good to see all is sorted and you are able to get back onto the forum again
  10. Sorry guys, I am back. For some reason I haven't been able to log into the forum for months as it wasn't recognising my password and the activation emails weren't coming through to me! So quick summary, I've had a few races (including the half marathon). I was happy with all of them apart from Auckland marathon at the start of November, I had major gut issues all day and I couldn't eat anything. I got the finish line fueled by Coke in the end *UGH* because I couldn't keep any food down. Finished that one in 3hr56 but not a great race by any means. The half marathon I just didn't have the speed to get close to 1hr30 although I was still really happy with my run ~ also was a new PB over that distance Now in training for a tough 50km mountain run (it's ranked as an 18+ event due to it's dangers, difficulties etc). Must be tough as the course record is just inside 5hrs! That's not that fast (I ran a 50km race earlier this year and finished in 4hr45). Really looking forward to it, a big focus for me will just be getting out into the hills for some long runs and good amount of climbing. So that's what the coming months have in store for me I guess !! MF
  11. Get the calories and good fats EFA's into your diet Make sure you aren't doing tons of cardio Keep the intensity of your weight sessions high but don't overdo the training volume
  12. You probably already know, but just a heads up that most glucosamine is sourced from shellfish and/or can also contain ingredients sourced from shark. http://www.solgaronline.co.uk/assets/images/solgar-new-glucosamine-hydrochloride-shellfish-free-1311.png Make sure that you buy one that clearly says 'shellfish free' on the bottle ~ Solgar and a couple of other brands make ones that are suitable for vegans
  13. Wow, what a fantastic collection !!! I'd be happy to take a few of the medium ones off your hands, I'm in New Zealand and of course I am more than happy to cover any costs to you. Maybe flick me a PM when you get a chance, thanks! MF
  14. I asked my daughter to draw a picture of what she thought you looked like in real life mate She did a pretty good job aye?
  15. IMO it's not really possible (or accurate) to take a guess. Personally I would find a good PT that has had experience with measuring bodyfat using calipers; if they can do a 7 site caliper test that's going to give you a good idea of where you are at, if they can do a 9-site test then even better. All the best MF.
  16. Yeah, it's freezing at the moment. Lots of rain too, pah. Did you get much damage from that big storm you guys had a week or two ago ~ looked pretty bad on the news? I'm just heading out, will post some diet stuff when I have a little more time. I'll message you my number too, so feel free to give me a call. Always neat to speak to people from here! Chur chur MF.
  17. Welcome to the forum, it's great have you here buddy ~ where in NZ are you from? Kia kaha MF.
  18. WEDNESDAY 2nd JULY WEATHER CONDITIONS: 2°F, HEADWIND FOR FIRST 6km THEN RAIN & A CROSSWIND ATTEMPT AT PB FOR MY REGULAR GRAYS ROAD LOOP http://www.theironden.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6196&d=1403922428 RUN: AGGRESSIVE SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST' INTENSITY: 9/10 MP3: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c9/Live_at_Luna_Park_Dream_Theater.jpg/220px-Live_at_Luna_Park_Dream_Theater.jpg *1km WARMUP ~ 5:21* DIST: 11.63m TIME: 51:43 CALORIES: 881 (1,022cal/hr) MIN ALT: 59ft MAX ALT: 190ft AVE SPD: 13.49kph AVE PCE: 4.26'/km MAX SPD: 19.08kph MAX PCE: 3.08'/km http://www.theironden.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6213&d=1404256857 ** This was a tough run due to the conditions but really happy with it. The headwind on the way out took a bit more out of me which I noticed coming into the final few km's, I had to dig deep to finish fast and strong. Shaved nearly 2mins off my previous PB so I think this one will stand for a while !!
  19. WEDNESDAY 2nd JULY WEATHER CONDITIONS: 2°F, HEADWIND FOR FIRST 6km THEN RAIN & A CROSSWIND ATTEMPT AT PB FOR MY REGULAR GRAYS ROAD LOOP http://www.theironden.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6196&d=1403922428 RUN: AGGRESSIVE SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST' INTENSITY: 9/10 MP3: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c9/Live_at_Luna_Park_Dream_Theater.jpg/220px-Live_at_Luna_Park_Dream_Theater.jpg *1km WARMUP ~ 5:21* DIST: 11.63m TIME: 51:43 CALORIES: 881 (1,022cal/hr) MIN ALT: 59ft MAX ALT: 190ft AVE SPD: 13.49kph AVE PCE: 4.26'/km MAX SPD: 19.08kph MAX PCE: 3.08'/km http://www.theironden.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6213&d=1404256857 ** This was a tough run due to the conditions but really happy with it. The headwind on the way out took a bit more out of me which I noticed coming into the final few km's, I had to dig deep to finish fast and strong. Shaved nearly 2mins off my previous PB so I think this one will stand for a while !!
  20. MONDAY 30th JUNE TEMPERATURE: 10º F SHORT RUN, FAST LOOP AROUND AVONHEAD PARK PLANNED RUN: EASY RUN TO THE PARK / 1 x FAST LAP / COMFORTABLE PACE BACK HOME SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST' INTENSITY: 6.5/10 MP3: http://www.marillion.com/prodimages//prod/1482.jpg Marillion - Live, Latin tour BLOCK #1 (WARM-UP) TIME: 15:55 DIST: 3.2km AVE PCE: 4.58'/km BLOCK #2 (1/2 MARATHON PACE) TIME: 06:48 DIST: 1.587km AVE PCE: 4.17'/km BLOCK #3 (COOL-DOWN) TIME: 08:49 DIST: 1.959km AVE PCE: 4.30'/km TOTAL DIST: 6.747km TIME: 31:33 AVE PCE: 4.40'/km CALORIES: 499 (948cal/hr) MIN ALT: -7ft MAX ALT: 141ft ** A nice short run, really felt good to open it up around the park. Big difference from a month or so ago where running averaging a 4.40'/km pace would feel pretty tough ~ not anymore
  21. MONDAY 30th JUNE TEMPERATURE: 10º F SHORT RUN, FAST LOOP AROUND AVONHEAD PARK PLANNED RUN: EASY RUN TO THE PARK / 1 x FAST LAP / COMFORTABLE PACE BACK HOME SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST' INTENSITY: 6.5/10 MP3: http://www.marillion.com/prodimages//prod/1482.jpg Marillion - Live, Latin tour BLOCK #1 (WARM-UP) TIME: 15:55 DIST: 3.2km AVE PCE: 4.58'/km BLOCK #2 (1/2 MARATHON PACE) TIME: 06:48 DIST: 1.587km AVE PCE: 4.17'/km BLOCK #3 (COOL-DOWN) TIME: 08:49 DIST: 1.959km AVE PCE: 4.30'/km TOTAL DIST: 6.747km TIME: 31:33 AVE PCE: 4.40'/km CALORIES: 499 (948cal/hr) MIN ALT: -7ft MAX ALT: 141ft ** A nice short run, really felt good to open it up around the park. Big difference from a month or so ago where running averaging a 4.40'/km pace would feel pretty tough ~ not anymore
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