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  • TopNotch
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    Day 667

    Challenge:
    - Day 1 8 Weeks to 5k Yep, I was just itching to get this one started! I will begin every run with a 2min warm-up walk, so today's workout was 10 minutes, rather than 8. To challenge myself (after all, this is a challenge!) I set the speed to 5m/8k. To date (other than today), I have only managed maybe 2 minutes at this speed. Let's see how I go.
    Workout:
    - Six o'clock Don't know why, just did.
    Exercise bike. Spellcast, ep 2 - Sorceror's Arena. 29min/14.8k (pace - 1'57") Bit of fun, but this story was only 2 episodes.
    Iacta alea est For the first one, I didn't even throw the die but just worked 6. Then I got 5 and 3. I remembered both of those, so perhaps things aren't quite so dire as I thought!

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  • TopNotch
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    GentleOx That's no lizard! That's a (bearded) dragon! Dragons don't get very big in Australia. Though we can keep them as pets. Personally, though, I prefer cats.

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  • GentleOx
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    Lookit that awesome lizard! Would love to take a walk around where you live.

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  • Silent Wolf
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    Congrats on the 5k!

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 666

    Workout:
    - Pretty Little Monster Felt like working on the legs.
    Splits app. Intermediate, day 7. 20 minutes.
    Iacta alea est - patterns 7, 11 and 6. Again had a problem with 6, so after struggling through the first station a couple of times, I decided to roll again. Got 8 - I hate 8. I'd totally forgotten (or had I blotted it out?!) pattern 8. Guess who has to have a refresher course on patterns?!
    Walk. Shorter one today - about 45 minutes, and only 4.5k. We have had a fair bit of rain recently, so the track was muddy and the green areas around it were generally slushy. But it was sunny. A bit too humid for my liking but there was a pleasant breeze, and it was about 23 degrees. Saw this little fellow enjoying the sun on the track ahead of me. You can see how muddy it is by his mucky legs!

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    Mianevem That's the idea. But it's also showing me how bad I've become with my patterns. I ought to have practiced during lockdown but I didn't...

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  • Mianevem
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    That's a nice little game with the patterns and the dice. If you keep up with it, you'll be the first one to react, whatever randomness your coaches throw at your group.

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  • HellYeah
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    great 5k badge

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  • TopNotch
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    Gee, thanks Mianevem mavie TheLibrarian Fremen PetiteSheWolf DorothyMH val.lavigne86 (haven't seen you around for AGES!) Anek ryś (the leg is better. Good enough to do slow jogging on a treadmill but nowhere near back to my almost 170degree vertical. Slowly, slowly...) CaptainCanuck Much appreciated.

    Day 665

    Exercise bike. Spellcast, ep 1 - Sorceror's Realm. 25min/12.84k (pace 1'56"). A new story, again 5 episodes (they all seem to be that, except for the actual ZR missions, of course).
    Splits app. Intermediate, day 6. 19 minutes.
    2 x 30 Kettlebell swings, just because.

    This morning, I dug out my little bag of dice and took this one out:
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    It has 12 sides and I know 11 patterns (I was taught the beginning of the 12th but I have forgotten it). So what I did today was roll it and do the first station of whichever pattern the die chose. Boringly, the first ones were 2 and then 1. But then I got 6, which made me think. When I have cleared the mats and therefore have more room (haven't put away the Halloween crate yet), I'll move onto other stations of randomly-selected patterns. Training is supposed to recommence this Thursday!

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  • CaptainCanuck
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    Congrats

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  • ryś
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    Congratulations on 5k! I guess that means, that your leg has healed?

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  • Anek
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    Congrats on the 5k!!!

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  • val.lavigne86
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    Congrats on your 5k!!

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  • DorothyMH
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    Congrats on the 5K!

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  • PetiteSheWolf
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    Grats on 5K, that's an achievement!

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    congrats

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