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Old 26.08.2017, 17:19
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PaddyG, trust me, stand up paddling is energetic enough for me! Have you tried it on a rough lake?
Yeah, but you said you spend more time sunbathing than paddling, try sunbathing in comfort on a kayak .
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Old 26.08.2017, 23:34
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Yeah, but you said you spend more time sunbathing than paddling, try sunbathing in comfort on a kayak .


What is energetic by my standard may indeed appear very leisurely to someone else!
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Old 29.08.2017, 18:45
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Completed stage one! A miracle by my standards! I like the fact that the voice on the recording is British, low key and encouraging without the annoying self-confidence of some fitness coaches. The music to keep you going, as you alternate between 60 second-running and 90 second- brisk walking, is very acceptable (Coldplay...) and I love the fact that I am outdoor and feeling quite good, actually.
We'll see again in 4 weeks' time if I'll be back to my old self!
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Old 29.08.2017, 20:43
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Completed stage one! A miracle by my standards! I like the fact that the voice on the recording is British, low key and encouraging without the annoying self-confidence of some fitness coaches. The music to keep you going, as you alternate between 60 second-running and 90 second- brisk walking, is very acceptable (Coldplay...) and I love the fact that I am outdoor and feeling quite good, actually.
We'll see again in 4 weeks' time if I'll be back to my old self!
I am curious, is it a fixed recording or interactive

I mean does it say stuff like "I told you to run but you are still walking".

One time I got stuck in Heathrow and had to overnight in one of the hotels.
For want of anything better to do I went to the fitness gym.
All the torture instruments had interactive vocals, so I would do my set of ten or whatever and then it would say stuff like "come on, do two more..."

I was shattered by the end
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Old 29.08.2017, 20:53
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Completed stage one! A miracle by my standards! I like the fact that the voice on the recording is British, low key and encouraging without the annoying self-confidence of some fitness coaches. The music to keep you going, as you alternate between 60 second-running and 90 second- brisk walking, is very acceptable (Coldplay...) and I love the fact that I am outdoor and feeling quite good, actually.
We'll see again in 4 weeks' time if I'll be back to my old self!
Tried to find within the thread what it is you tried? (sorry, completed stage one of).
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Old 29.08.2017, 20:56
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I am curious, is it a fixed recording or interactive

I mean does it say stuff like "I told you to run but you are still walking".

One time I got stuck in Heathrow and had to overnight in one of the hotels.
For want of anything better to do I went to the fitness gym.
All the torture instruments had interactive vocals, so I would do my set of ten or whatever and then it would say stuff like "come on, do two more..."

I was shattered by the end

No, nothing like "Wow, have you seen yourself sweating like a pig, try even harder!", thank goodness! Just the occasional reminder such as "you've done half of your runs, keep going".
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Old 29.08.2017, 20:58
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Tried to find within the thread what it is you tried? (sorry, completed stage one of).


The British NHS from couch to 5K programme. Once I'll have completed the whole programme, I am planning to train for the 10 K programme and eventually register for our village 10k race next year. At least it's a concrete goal and I'll try to raise money for charity in the process.
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Old 30.08.2017, 08:58
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

A support group for drinkers with a running problem in the Geneva area

http://www.genevahhh.com/
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Old 01.09.2017, 07:39
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

The gentle recorded voice on the training programme yesterday said "Well done for running 3k", she did not say, however, "Well done for going out in pissing rain and running the whole programme, falling in the mud and getting up again and arriving home so drenched that you could not lift your t-shirt up because it had become a second skin"...
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Old 01.09.2017, 19:12
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A support group for drinkers with a running problem in the Geneva area

http://www.genevahhh.com/


I looked into it, but unfortunately they run of Wednesdays...yodel rehearsal night! No, I can't master yodelling and running at the same time!
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Old 01.09.2017, 20:08
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.... No, I can't master yodelling and running at the same time!
That's a perfect goal to aim for though.
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The gentle recorded voice on the training programme yesterday said "Well done for running 3k", she did not say, however, "Well done for going out in pissing rain and running the whole programme, falling in the mud and getting up again and arriving home so drenched that you could not lift your t-shirt up because it had become a second skin"...
Keep at it!

Running in tough weather conditions can be a nice break from the norm. Something about fighting the elements rather than fighting yourself changes things...
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Sign up for the Geneva Escalade run Friday or Saturday, December 1st and 2nd 2017

http://www.escalade.ch/en/
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Old 08.12.2017, 21:10
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

... And Mr McTAVGE... how is the becoming and staying fit proceeding?
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Old 10.01.2018, 16:54
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... And Mr McTAVGE... how is the becoming and staying fit proceeding?
He ignored that question, huh?

Mr. McTAVGE? Hello?
While we're at it, picture of the self-made trunk please.

Okay, okay, I'll stop.
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Old 10.01.2018, 17:35
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Well, where do I start? Hiding in embarrassment! The good will stopped in December, when mince pies and night time descended on me!


I did run my 10 km, though, albeit at snail pace, so I know I can do it. But yes, I am lacking the motivation on my own to keep it going. Shaaaaame on me!
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Old 10.01.2018, 17:46
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Well, where do I start? Hiding in embarrassment! The good will stopped in December, when mince pies and night time descended on me!


I did run my 10 km, though, albeit at snail pace, so I know I can do it. But yes, I am lacking the motivation on my own to keep it going. Shaaaaame on me!
Ahhh, never mind, it's all our fault for not motivating you well enough

Actually when it comes to sport the "I know I can do it" lasts me for a year or so before I need to prove it to myself again. So have a lovely time until December
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Um, actually a lot of good suggestions from the NHS.

https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/...tnesshome.aspx
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Old 10.01.2018, 22:51
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Um, actually a lot of good suggestions from the NHS.

https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/...tnesshome.aspx
I love this link.
I was able to stop reading after this:
<<How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Click on the links below for the recommendations for other age groups:

Early childhood (under 5 years old)
Young people (5 to 18 years old)
Older adults (65 and over) >>


In my age group one obviously doesn't need to exercise
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I love this link.
I was able to stop reading after this:
<<How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Click on the links below for the recommendations for other age groups:

Early childhood (under 5 years old)
Young people (5 to 18 years old)
Older adults (65 and over) >>


In my age group one obviously doesn't need to exercise
Ah no, not getting out of it that easy.

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/...or-adults.aspx (19 to 64 years old)
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