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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: Yesterday at 01:56:21 pm »
I really don't get first world countries. Who built all that crap and who pays for it all? How is their economies stable and sustainable, everyone looks so well off?

It just seems that everything is "there". Not sure how to explain it better. Here there is so much hustle and bustle and everyone is building stuff left right and center.

Anyways, my brain is too small for understanding such things.
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The Fitness Board / Re: SA Parkrun
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:22:19 am »
You should not run more than 3/4 times per week if you are a weekend warrior and beginner runner. You will injure yourself, you need proper recovery time. And you will also not improve if you only run once a week at Parkrun.
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The Fitness Board / Re: SA Parkrun
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:20:13 am »
I am curious as to the amount, type and intensity of weekly training you guys do to get to 25-30 minutes?

In order to improve your short distance (5k) times you have to do two things:

1. Run longer. You need to run at least three times a week, and try to do easy runs of at least 10-12 km once a week. Improving your running is teaching and adapting your legs to move in a certain way. With each stride you take it learns muscle memory and strengthens. I would say 20 km per week is a minimum figure you want to reach.

2. Quality runs. Either speed work or hill work, maybe one session alternating per week. Both will get you fitter and faster quicker. For speed work you want to run short intervals (200-1000 m) at a faster pace than your planned 5k pace. I want to get to 4 min/k for 5k runs, so I'll do 500 m's or 1k's at faster paces, maybe 3:30 and 3:50. Hills you can do wherever you find a short steep hill, maybe 200-400 m. Just run up it multiple times. 

Get a HR GPS watch and get onto Strava, it will encourage you to track your progress.

Lots of good training vids on Youtube.  I'm not a coach.
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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« on: June 30, 2018, 06:27:47 pm »
It's a heart vs. mind thing. I need a commuter, with some highway work every now and then. For that the Kawa will be king. I don't really have time a.t.m. for adventure riding anyway, but the Rally reminds me of my TT250R, and I loved that thing.
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Red Bull is fantastic. Besides the sugar and caffeine and great taste I buy it because of their investment back into all the alternative sports I love.
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Racing Section / Re: Dakar 2018
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:02:57 am »
I would never be able to do this in a car. It looks so cramped and visibility is poor. How do you drive on unknown dunes like that? The only advantages are comfort on the liasons and safety.
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