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  • Birthday 06/17/1964

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  1. Cliff

    Re-beginners

    Welcome. Most people seem to post in the blog section named Bloopers.
  2. Cliff

    Warning - treadmill related

    New plan. The Runner's World was awful. I love my treadmill for the iFit. Monday I did a run, first in a series, for becoming competitive in a 5k. Lots of warnings for the first 10 minutes that this is not for beginners. While I'm not fast, I think I qualify as above a beginner. It's a 7 week series. Run 1 was in a Costa Rican jungle. This is much more what I had in mind, still hard, but beautiful scenery.
  3. A little background on me, I rarely post. About 15 years ago I did 0 exercise. I was in my early 40s and weighed about 250. Then I slowly started eating a little better and adding in light exercise. About 12 years ago I bought a hybrid, and on the maiden voyage, likely a whopping 2 miles, I thought I was going to die. Fast forward to about 5 years ago, I was at about 175, and running my first Mt Washington Hill run, I've done it a total of 4 times, and I use the word run, very liberally. I've also ridden it once. I bought a real road bike in 2012 and recently bought my dream bike. A 2021 Trek Madone, a bit more aggressive than I thought I could ride, but a great bike. Sadly since those days when I went down to 175, I've crept back to 210 (in the pic above - me on the left). I run about 500 miles a year. In January I got my NordicTrack treadmill. The treadmill is great, the iFit software and the 32 inch monitor are amazing. At 57 I find I prefer the cushion of the base of the treadmill over the road. So, where is all this going? I ran one timed 5k once. I road my bike about 15 miles to get to it, changed in the bathroom, and was determined to do it in less than 30 minutes. I did. Today I started a program on the treadmill from Runners World, 8 weeks to a 5k in under 25 minutes. I've done over 50 runs on the treadmill, all have been amazing programs. This one leaves a lot to be desired. Most have a trainer talking you through it, great scenery as you run in fun places across the planet. This one is just a manual workout. A little disappointing. I know for a lot of you, a 25 minute 5k is more like a cool down run, for me, that would be really fast, especially at my current weight. Let's see what the next 8 weeks brings. I'll post an occasional update.
  4. Cliff

    April, 2011. Lost in Tewksbury.

    Oops, I missed that part.
  5. Cliff

    April, 2011. Lost in Tewksbury.

    That's the town I live in. You could have stopped by for a warm shower and cup of tea.
  6. Cliff

    Treadmill Dilemma

    I'm old, I don't bounce. I have a NordicTrack, I really like it. When the weather gets nice again, I'll go back outside. For now, I alternate between the rollers for the bike, and the treadmill for the feat.
  7. Let's leave things as they are until life returns. Keep posting. Thanks all.
  8. There has not been any activity in weeks. I'm happy to keep the site running; however, if there is no activity at all, there doesn't seem to be much point. Is this a seasonal thing, people don't run or post as much in the winter? Is it Covid related and people are just too bummed out to post? Happy to keep the site here longer if you plan to come back, just let me know. Cliff
  9. For those that just received an email announcing a siftware update, well, this is it. Obviously a typo. Anyhow, if you encounter issues, please post them here. Thank you
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  11. You're an amazing athlete, but you broke some many photo rules. https://www.velominati.com/
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