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Athletic thread: Cycling, Biking, Running and more

How many on futures.io (formerly BMT) routinely cycle, bike or run?

As I continue to get my diet in order, the next step is more exercise, so I am exploring my options. I have a lot to learn in this area so would like to hear from everyone.

Being a tech guy, I think some of the gadgets are quite cool and can definitely help with motivation. So if you have one of these gadgets, please share that info as well.

If you bike, cycle or run, would you please let us know where you live, and whether the streets are flat or hilly, and what the temperatures are like?

Do you take your dogs?

How often do you do it?

How does it make you feel before, and after?

If you are unable to do the exercise one or two days, do you yearn for it?

Please chime in.

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A crazy runner

I run 2-3 marathon's per year, so I'm in constant 'training' mode. I increase the distance of my weekend runs on a regular schedule to try and 'peak' close to race day. During the week I run 2-3 days focusing on increasing my fitness and speed.

I am by no means at any elite level, but the mental challenge of running long distances is where I get the most enjoyment. Pushing through the pain of the last 5 miles of a marathon is where everything comes together. Besides, it gives me an excuse to travel to some beautiful countries. I've run through the streets of some of the most spectacular cities in the world, London, Berlin and Stockholm when I was in England. Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver and Seattle since we moved to Canada.

Besides, I've got to do something to make up for sitting in front of a computer 8-12 hours a day.

I live in the western prairies, so finding good hills to run is a bit of a challenge. I have to run up and down the same hill by my house for my hill training. The temperature in Canada can be a challenge. It swings from bitter cold winters to scorching summers. Before every run I have to decide how many layers, what shoes to wear and some days, do I just want to hit the treadmill!

I use a Garmin GPS watch to track my pace, distance and heart rate. They are awesome devices that have gotten much smaller over the past couple years. I download and track every run on their website. I can share my stats with running buddies for bragging rights or motivation.

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Good thread idea Mike


I would encourage participation in martial arts. The metaphor that activity provides as it relates to other things is amazing....especially if you can find a good jujitsu school.

Mike there is a great one in your local area. Carlos Machado is totally legit and he has four schools in your area. Rather than blather on about what works for me and how, I'll be happy to expand if anyone cares. DB

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I would encourage participation in martial arts.

That reminds me. @Gary, whatever happened to you getting your black belt?

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How many on futures.io (formerly BMT) routinely cycle, bike or run?

As I continue to get my diet in order, the next step is more exercise, so I am exploring my options. I have a lot to learn in this area so would like to hear from everyone.

Being a tech guy, I think some of the gadgets are quite cool and can definitely help with motivation. So if you have one of these gadgets, please share that info as well.

If you bike, cycle or run, would you please let us know where you live, and whether the streets are flat or hilly, and what the temperatures are like?

Do you take your dogs?

How often do you do it?

How does it make you feel before, and after?

If you are unable to do the exercise one or two days, do you yearn for it?

Please chime in.

Mike

I run 3 times a week, about 10 km a run. Used to do the half marathon about 9 times, but have given it up. Have been running like this for the past 25 years. Keeps you mentally and physically fit. I also train once a week in martial arts - Krav Magen - have a 5 Dan black belt. I am a qualified instructor. Have be doing this for past 30 years twice or three times a week.
When you miss a run, it is like cutting your legs off - the adrenalin seems to wait for the run.

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I run at least 3 - 4 times a week where I take my dog with me. I don't look to run long distance but look to run through the multiple canyons we have here. I prefer to run on fire roads with steep hills so I can try to sprint up them. Ironically, I just got attacked by a hive of bees recently but thankfully only got stung once out of all of that. This was the 3rd time in a few weeks that I ran into a big hive of Bees. It's getting old, lol!

I also do a lot of other outdoor stuff like surfing, soccer, etc. I used to train Jiu-Jitsu which I definitely want to get back into but also plan to start taking Muay Thai.

I think by staying in shape, it strengthens your self-worth and confidence in everything you're doing. Which of course is huge in trading.

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Something to consider, regardless of your exercise routine you want to be sure to include a proper stretching routine. I typically exercise 4 days a week with a day off in between and whenever I take more than a day off I can feel the effects of not stretching much more than not exercising.

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Hi Mike,

Since january this year i started the Spartacus workout. I am a big fan of the series and wanted to regain my younger look when i was 20. I am now just over 50 and feel in a much better shape. My spouse says i have the same look as Andy Whitfield. I'm sure she's exaggerating.

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Hi Mike,

Since january this year i started the Spartacus workout. I am a big fan of the series and wanted to regain my younger look when i was 20. I am now just over 50 and feel in a much better shape. My spouse says i have the same look as Andy Whitfield. I'm sure she's exaggerating.

Had not heard of it. Here is a video.



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