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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:


Anyone interested in this type of thing should read the excellent "Running Free" by Richard Askwith which deals with the increasing commercialisation and monetisation of the simple activity of running.


I'll have a butchers.

Are you still getting out much me old chum?

Only bit of running tech which i insist upon are thumb loops, when your out in the dark in the middle of nowhere with the cold wind and rain in your face they're like a warm supporting pair of arms. Sometimes i save them for the way home Embarrassed so comforting.


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Crazy.  Fitness should be easy, cheap and non-traceable. 

Me, I choose the methods embraced by petty criminals everywhere:  Lycra optional and no time like the present to give er all you've got. 

 

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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

Some people think that downloading a fitness app to their smartphone or buying wearable tech is half the job done. If you download 2 fitness apps then surely you're twice as fit now?

Keep preaching brother

True Story #1

  • I work for a fitness company
  • I work in technology
  • I build apps
  • My company wants these things
  • I tell them basically the same thing.
We call this a "vanity metric" in my world. Yeah a lot of people download these apps but nobody uses them and nobody makes any money from them. Unless the app is lifting the weight for you, it's never going to take off. The issue isn't the tech it's that people don't like to work out. 

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"Dr. Douglas Lisle, who has spent the last two decades researching and studying this evolutionary syndrome, explains that all of us inherit innate incentives from our ancient ancestors that he terms The Motivational Triad: the pursuit of pleasure, the avoidance of pain, and the conservation of energy. Unfortunately, in present day America's convenience-centric, excess-oriented culture, where fast food, recreational drugs, and sedentary shopping have become the norm, these basic instincts that once successfully insured the survival and reproduction of man many millennia ago, no longer serve us well. In fact, it's our unknowing enslavement to this internal, biological force embedded in the collective memory of our species that is undermining our health and happiness today."


So yeah. It literally feels good to sit on the couch. No app will help with that.



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Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Are you still getting out much me old chum?

Only bit of running tech which i insist upon are thumb
loops, when your out in the dark in the middle of nowhere with the
cold wind and rain in your face they're like a warm supporting pair of arms.
Sometimes i save them for the way home Embarrassed so comforting.

I try to run 3-4 times a week, although it has been a challenge of late as Mrs F has been working flat out for the last 5 months and consequently I've had less time for myself as I'm so involved with the kids, whilst working as flexibly as possible! I've had to fit in runs where I can with no real routine - it's easier to go on a warm, light July evening than a dark, cold November one.

Re the tech, I wear an old Timex Ironman watch as I like to time my runs. I often carry my phone (useful in the event of getting lost [unlikely in London] or injured [likely at my age]) so use a free app (Runtastic) to track distance, as the Timex can't do that. Thumbloops are definitely useful in this weather, it was 2C when I set out at 6.30 on Monday morning and my hands didn't start warming up until over a half hour into the run, I might have to dig my gloves out soon.

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3-4 times a week is good going im impressed.
I don't run much through the summer i run more at this time of year, its dark around 4ish and once kiddo has hit the sack at 8:30 my Mrs picks up a book and im at a loose end so i go for a run possibly twice a week.
I take a (app free) phone just in case i fall on rocks and break my ankle but my watch annoys me jingling around my wrist so i leave it at home or in the car. Im only running for the fun of it, i don't want to loose weight or increase my times/fitness (although it would be nice) its just a pleasure to be running outdoors. I used to run with a headtorch but if the moons out once your away from light pollution, give your eyes a good 15mins to adjust and its amazing, like daylight. Once you get back to streetlights your as blind as a bat.

Feel free to start a running tread if you like sporky.
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:


Anyone interested in this type of thing should read the excellent "Running Free" by Richard Askwith which deals with the increasing commercialisation and monetisation of the simple activity of running.


Ive just bought this book from Waterstones Martin, it sounds right up my street.
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Im already sick of hearing about Meghan & Harry, who the flips paying for this wedding? will the Queen take a dividend out of her vast offshore investments which she's squirreled away so she doesn't have to contribute towards the care of the society which keeps her in the lap of fucking luxury? or will we be paying for a bunch of extremely wealthy toffs to scoff canape's while dancing the hokey cokey?
We need a re-think, the systems the wrong way around.

Alright ' it could be worse we could have Trump' i hear you say, but at least Trump is hilarious! his presidency is a total car crash, i was driving back from North Yorks yesterday listening to some debate on the radio re- his recent misjudgment, and i had tears of laughter rolling down my face, you just don't get this level of unintentional humour from the royals.

It sounds like i have a lot of axes to grind doesn't it?
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Keep that laughter going, they're not likely to give us anything more than that.
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Too true^
Ultimately we all seem to be corruptible by nice things, here's a perfect example...
Near us we have a couple of starkly contrasting cafe's, one is a wooden hut on the allotments where you can go buy excess produce mainly beans, potatoes and the like, you can get a decent cup of tea or coffee for 70p, chipped cups, wash your own pots 'donations welcome' type of establishment, the other is a stately home afternoon tea type of affair for moneyed pensioners in pastel trousers who've taken golden handshake retirement. Mini-soul likes to drop by here in the summer for a small tub of exorbitantly priced ice-cream, its served on a china plate with a really nice spoon, he prefers the plastic spoon you get free under the lid (you can get into the corners of the tub better with the plastic spoon) so when he's not looking my mrs has been sneaking the posh spoons into her handbag Shocked
When she calls at the allotments for a cup of tea she sneaks them out of her bag 'incognito like' and into their cutlery tray, and vise-versa she does the old 'spoon-switcheroo' for the tea-stained 'allotment' spoons when she goes for ice-cream (hopefully neither establishment has realised what's occuring) She likes to think of it as guerrilla-liberalism, 'why shouldn't everybody get the pleasure of using a well designed spoon damn it!. I like to think she's making the world a nicer place for everyone albeit one spoon at a time...
I digress, This morning i was making boiled eggs and toasty soldiers for us all and i found one of the posh spoons in our drawer, it stands out a mile against our £5.99 Ikea-spoonage my mrs said 'its been there for ages' but when i got three spoons from the drawer for our breakfast, i made sure i got the nice spoon for myself,  and why shouldn't i?
So now im feeling less like Robin Hood and more like Robert Mugabe.

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