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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2007, 01:44:18 PM »
Tuesday: 2 - 2 1/2 h hike in the mountain.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2007, 03:25:25 PM »
Wednesday: 5 h hike in the mountain.


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2007, 12:49:02 PM »
Yesterday: 5 h hike in the mountains. A lot of that time is because I got a little lost.   :-[

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2007, 01:53:43 PM »
KP, you do a lot of mountain hikes.  I'm envious!   :)  As I've noted in my workout log, mountain hiking is great exercise.  Less stress on the joints, too, than running/jogging.   I've got plenty of mountains here in Southern CA, but my constraint is time.. This day job is getting in the way of my recreation!    ::)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2007, 06:41:09 PM »
Being unemployed has its pros and cons.  :P


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2007, 06:18:25 AM »
3 h hike in the mountain.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2007, 06:40:11 AM »
7 h hike in the mountains. I'm beat.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2007, 01:13:31 AM »
Me too.  Just reading about it makes me tired!   :D Suze

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2007, 11:53:05 AM »
Me too.  Just reading about it makes me tired!   :D Suze
Hehe.  :D I know, but it's just the greatest thing ever.  :) The nature is spectacular and the fresh air just gives me so much. My knees didn't like too much off-track terrain. It's pretty rough and steep many places, but thankfully there's no pain there today.

I wish an hour at the gym would be just as entertaining as a hike in the mountains, that would be great.  :)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2007, 03:04:17 PM »
I wish an hour at the gym would be just as entertaining as a hike in the mountains, that would be great.  :)

What immediately comes to mind is a special treadmill, with a nice, wide-screen flat-panel LCD display.  A database of mountain trails would be loaded into the treadmill's computer, and when you select one, it comes up on the screen.  You get on the treadmill and start on the trail, after selecting your speed.  The screen displays your progress on the trail, with the slope of the trail linked to the treadmill's incline mechanism, so that it gives you a realistic emulation of the actual trail.  And the distance covered on the trail video would be linked to the actual distance you "hike" on the treadmill.

At any point, you could turn around and go back down the trail the other way, and the video will show you the other direction.  The production team would have to capture video looking both ways for the whole trail, obviously. 

The treadmill, to emulate the downslope parts of the trail, would have to be a special one, with the capability of negative incline, so that you're actually going downhill.  The treadmills I have seen only have level and incline, up to about 15 degrees.  I would think that the MountainTrail(c) treadmill would have extended incline/decline capability, perhaps to about 30 degrees in both incline and decline.  You could configure the treadmill so that the running platform is up a few feet off the floor, and pivot it in the middle, to give this capability.

Not quite as good as getting the fresh air and sunshine, and being able to look around, but it would be more interesting than your run of the mill (haha) treadmill, and better than staring at the overlarge buttocks of the person in front of you.   ;D

Hey, if nobody has thought of this yet, perhaps I should apply for the patent.   ;)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2007, 02:05:22 AM »
5 h hike in the mountain.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2007, 11:11:07 AM »
7 h hike in the mountains. The back of my neck got a little too much sun. 3,5 l in plain water. This was one of the tallest peaks around here.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2007, 12:18:51 PM »
6 1/2 h hike in the mountain. I was planning a much calmer day, but the opportunity arose to get someone with me on a particular hike. The hike involves crossing a glacier to get to the tallest peak, so you shouldn't go there, just one person. It's also pretty much straight up a very steep 2000 m, and the upper part before the glacier plateau, where we enter, is extremely dangerous on its own.

My feet definitely feels it, ankles, toes and knees. My dog is worse off still. One or more of his nails on both of his back feet started to bleed. Maybe it was too much rocky hillsides or an awkward step. He's been jumping and climbing, sliding off, slipping, hanging on and had some missteps. It was really rough terrain. I really hope it's not torn too seriously. I'll call the vet in the morning.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2007, 12:31:33 AM »
I've been lazy this week. It's been raining.  :P

Yesterday; 12 h hike! NOT. BY. CHOICE.  :( To be fair, 2 hrs/total were resting, sock changes, re-dressing and/or taping heels 'n' ankles. Better to prevent them, then to, well, get them.  :P

A few basics:
*Snow only present in hillsides I had to get up.
*Only got to refill my water bottles during the first 2 1/2 hrs (of 12). I was so thirsty I thought I was going to die! Last place I thought it would be difficult to find water!
*Toes are sore.
*It started to rain. Of course it did.
*Sunburnt (which is now especially uncomfortable beneath my eyes).
*5 loads of laundry. Because they all have to be washed on different temperatures. Training clothes being the only ones who has to be washed in cold water (seriously wtf what is up with that??).
*Stomach ache (indirect pain, see food journal).

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2007, 12:57:47 PM »
Geez!  A 12-hour hike!  Reminds me of when I was in Japan and climbed Mt. Fuji, an altitude gain of about 12,000 feet.  By choice!  Took me 11 hours.  Needless to say, I was wiped when I reached the top (awesome view), and slept in one of the little shacks they have on top of the mountain.