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    I went out Wednesday morning too it was lovely! When I started going out further I drove to a place on my route and left a drink in a hidden place, I’m looking into a camelbak type thing or those belts. I took a drink today and carried the bottle and it just annoyed me. a few runs this week, Wednesday did some intervals. 15 minutes easy into 10 x 2 minute sprints 1 minute recovery. Managed to hit under 6min/mile pace on most of them but only really know from glancing at my watch - does anyone know any good apps for recording interval times? Had a shit day at work Thursday so bailed my run and went out Friday for 8 miles at a quicker pace. Took about 10 minutes off my previous 8 mile time unintentionally. 12 miles today on trails round longleat was nice, something different but a bit slower overall. Got some hills in which I’m not used to, that was fun! 26ish miles for this week.
  2. warehouses and sorting offices will have social distancing in place, and are more of a necessity to the country than football There’s a difference between “a dose of reality” and exposure to risk for no real purpose other than money at the very top. Admittedly if we’re talking in July when we’re on the next phase then there may be an argument for football continuing but not while most workplaces aren’t open. agree to disagree though, both entitled to opinions
  3. Why does earning a lot of money suddenly mean it’s ok to be put at risk? Utter nonsense. He makes a valid point and so do the other players, why should they and their families be put at risk just for entertainment? Lets get all the film and tv productions back on to? Clearly he meant the people going back in the second phase last week
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    It’s a tough one, I suppose if the government gives the events the go ahead then they are confident it’s safe... but that’s for another topic! i thought at least for an ultra type event with limited numbers it’s more likely to be on as less spectators, more spaced out event and much less runners. I was supposed to be competing at Body Power this weekend in Birmingham but that’s been postponed to October 30th and In the current climate can’t see that being on without Some serious progress in fighting this virus.
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    Welcome! ive found a discrepancy between strava and my Apple Watch, strava tends to say I’ve done slightly more. You can use MapMyRun and export the data to a file and upload to strava, bit of faff but useful if you want to use MapMyRun but contribute to the strava group
  6. Especially as they weren’t even top of the league! Also didn’t quote it but thanks for the reply, you made good points about responsibility of testing that I hadn’t considered
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    3rd run down, 60 minutes easy pace today I've found a race I want to attempt, and hoping it will be on https://www.phoenixrunning.co.uk/events/leviathon-50-mile-ultra 19th September hopefully
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    That article went on to say it was underestimating calculations. Though I agree with you, that’s why I tend to subtract a couple of hundred from my totals each day depending what I’ve done. I think running is more accurate than circuit training / cross training and certainly more accurate than weightlifting, I don’t think any fitness tracker will accurately report weightlifting calorie burn. Take it as a guide, and keep it consistent and it’s a tool that can be used, but I wouldn’t rely on it or treat it as gospel. The one Im most interested in but haven’t been able to justify the cost is the whoop band. Pretty big in America mainly amongst CrossFit and semi-pro level athletes. You wear it all the time and it tracks sleep and recovery. Not sure scientifically how it stacks up but quite a few good reviews from users (though most are probably paid to use it!). Major downside is the band is free but it’s a subscription service and 6 month minimum commitment
  9. Suarez biting incident probably for me. Also watched a leg break at Chippenham a couple of years back which was horrible to see. Been on the receiving end myself, took a knee to the head and suffered several fractures. Luckily didnt have to "see" that one myself
  10. Because workers in a warehouse probably have many policies in place to ensure social distancing. Dont forget going back to work isnt a free for all now, its under strict 2m distance guidelines (or should be) and if it isnt they'd definitely have a case to answer. Footballers dont have that same protection, its a contact sport they have to come within 2m distance of their opponents.
  11. We had to send 50k tests to the US because they couldnt be processed in British labs, I dont think the capacity is there at all whilst the demand certainly is. 73% of a yougov poll said football wouldnt boost their morale so thats more bollocks from Boris. I agree its a case of when, obviously it will return at SOME point, but I cant see how it can be summer unless numbers of cases drop dramatically IMO. People returning to work is a necessity and its only those that can distance that are going back. Plenty that involve physical contact arent. How do you test footballers? lock them up til the end of the season between games? Else they need to be tested before every training session and every game, because they could go home after a game and catch it from their partner (or their kids who might be back at school).
  12. Would love to see this, but I just cant see it being safe. Currently being discussed on GMB Firstly how can we justify testing every footballer when frontline staff still arent getting tests/results quickly enough? Our capacity for testing has dropped since we hit that debatable 100k target. 60k people tested on 11th May. Secondly, you cant trust fans not to congregate. People will meet in parks, round houses etc to watch the football. If Liverpool / Leeds are about to win their first league in years, do you think their fans will all stay at home and watch on their TV, in the hight of summer? No chance I'm afraid. Then there's the argument that people cant see both parents/grandchildren etc but 20+ football matches can take place across the country?
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    I think HR monitors will be more accurate than Strava, they always seem to be a basic calculation and usually over estimate. I’ve got just an Apple Watch and I must say I’ve used the calorie count on that daily for a couple of years now to monitor my requirements and always managed to meet my goals (either lose or gain weight) by using it and allowing for 100-200 margin. 2nd run today, 8 miles in 73 minutes. Little quicker than I wanted it to be, need to control my pace more on those easy recovery runs. I tried out the Nike running club app today on my run, has recorded program guides for various run distances. Was quite clever and a welcome distraction every few minutes talking me through the stages of the run. Probably will get too repetitive after a couple of runs but would recommend for a couple at each distance. Bit of yoga and stretching afterwards, strength and conditioning tomorrow and then back out running Friday for an hour at easy pace with 10 minutes “fast” in the middle
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    First run on the road to 50 for me, 35 minutes at an “easy”’ pace. Was a bit quicker than I expected managed 6.2km going to start using miles instead of km now too, so 8 miles for me tomorrow at an easy pace again. Looking for about 9:30/mile in my “easy” runs, so around 76 minutes I’ll be happy with
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