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Member since Dec 2011 • Last active Jan 2021

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  • in COVID-19
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    Things in China are getting more serious, a few hundred cases now, around 50 million people in full lockdown. Chinese New Year is round the corner and we've been told travel outside of the city you live in needs a covid test. I just came back from the mall - everyone is wearing masks on the street and I got asked for my health code at the entrance to every shop. Feels strange after everything being relaxed for so long.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm 36, I keep being shocked that I'm full on adult age nowadays. Resting heart rate is 40-45, if I'm full of coffee it goes up to around 55. I have no idea what my HR max is, it didn't feel that high today (just HOT) so I guess it could go slightly higher. I should try and find out.

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    Not that young! I have a very low resting heart rate though so I guess my heart relaxes when it can so that it can do this when needed.

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    My heart rate got up to 202 on a run today, I guess I didn't need to wear a polar fleece in 24 degree sunshine...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I’ve never needed any particular techniques for running slowly - it comes naturally.

    Hahaha this is me!
    But when I want to slow down I concentrate on counting 1234 and also try to relax my body more, shake out my arms etc.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Went to the hospital this morning, got turned away "we don't do that here"... Called the international clinic, they said no... Went to a really local hospital in a dusty corner of the city where everyone crowded round to watch me get told off by the doctor. Shots done. Need more shots. Finger is less swollen. Meanwhile, the vet has sent me updates of my cat and she is wearing a cone of shame and looking pissed off about life. YOU AND ME BOTH, CATFACE.

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    My finger is now very swollen and purple so unless it's better in the morning then I'm off to the hospital. Isn't cat ownership great.

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    Spent an hour yesterday trying to get my cat into a case. Furniture got broken, blood got spilled. Cat is now at the vet getting spayed. Hopefully she will forgive me. Also hopefully I don't have blood poisoning from an infected bite.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I find it definitely has an impact on me! My heart rate is so much higher in heat/humidity. I'm finding winter running an absolute breeze in comparison (not that you'd think it based on my run this morning, but that was more due to not having eaten for two days). My top tip is electrolyte drinks - pocari sweat! And then just be patient, you'll notice improvements soon I'm sure.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My hoka cliftons are on similar mileage and have absolutely no tread left on them, I can't wear them if it's remotely wet and there's a few bits of pavement I can't go near (anything shiny). But I refuse to get rid of them because they're so ridiculously comfortable now.

    In general, my shoes last a long time but I'm a 64kg forefoot runner so my shoes don't get a ton of wear. I ripped all the treads off my trail shoes running on roads though :(

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