Cycling instead of Cardio at Full of Life

Last two days I didn’t much of Cardio, due my calf and ankle a little bit swollen. Yesterday I cycled approx 10km, just for a dartmeet. The dartmeet started at 13u and finished at 22.30u. It was a big test for me, how my mind would react on at the noise. The dartmeet went pretty, during the dartmeet I improved my play and we finished 3rd with the team. The reaction tomorrow I was very tried and I felt pressure on my head. At first, I did not feel like doing anything. After 2 mugs of coffee I decided to go for a ride instead of a Cardio session. Pratice what you preach, because this morning the two sisters will come over for a trainingsession and don’t want to give them any space to skip some reps and/or sets, because I was to lazy to do anything this morning 😀 My condition is improving. During cycling I use a low gear, for a higher leg rate (RPM). Like Lance Armstrong and now a days like Froome. For next session it will be wise to wear a bicycle pants 😆

Cardio at Full of Life

Because I want(ed) to put more pressure on calf, so I can improve my condition, I now started some Cardio training at Full of Life for the coming time. Hopefully I can continue my jogging session in about two weeks or so. Today’s Cardio training I did 4 rounds.

Round 1: Crosstrainer (1o resistance.Tomorrow next round 😉minutes) after every each 2 minutes a improvement in Watts.
Round 2: 10 minutes crosstrainer with constant resistance.
Round 3: 12 minutes cycling after every each 2 minutes a improvement in Watts.
Round 4: 10 minutes cycling with constant

Tomorrow next round

Just walking today

Today I had only a walking session. Hopefully I can generate more pressure on my calf tomorrow. Tomorrow some changes 😉
#thereisnofinishline #nopainnogain

Impressive and it is therefore important to keep remembering and honoring it

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Yesterday we were on our way home and then we drove through the village of Margraten. At a crossroads there was a big “advertising” sign with a kneeling girl on a large amount of white crosses. We talked about the “advertising” sign and a few miles away was a “American Cementary” sign. We all said, at the same time, that we wanted to watch.

A lot of information can be found on the website ABMC.gov Nevertheless I want to share you more about this place. The place is beautiful and well maintained. The grass is kept wonderfully and that is the reflection of my idea ‘area’ in time.

 

 

 

 

 

It was (is) terrible that a lot of humans died during World War II. The men who are buried here or are commemorated have died for our freedom. Young people how had a future ahead, give it any for us. When I was 18 I fuulfil my obligatory military service. My son is now 19. I cann’t imagine that I or my son had to go to War for other peoples freedom.

Although I made one picture of Medal of Honor. All humans who died for our freedom have to deserve a Medal.

Today I took some time to google about the person names which are written on the memorial stones I photographed.
Robert C Cole Medal of Honor, impressive story, click here!
Two brothers John and Pete Zacchi, died on the same day. Can you image what impact that must have been for their partners?
Wayne R. de Leeuw
Jackson J James
Mario Pellegrino
John T Byerly
Richard H. Holstein
Palmer F. Schuetzle
John. K. Craig

So we have to remember and honor these people! Thank you.

 

Walking instead of jogging….

My calf hold it for a few hunderd meters and then I felt that ‘crispy’ sound again. Therefore I continue the round walking instead of jogging. With this knowledge I have to think in alternative (sub)goals instead 10km jogging for the end of the month (without any stop). So Iris won the bet 🙂 The need for alternative (sub)goals helps me to keep focus on my main (sub)goals: losing weight and bring my bodyweight in the first step under -120kg. The coming period I will continue with walking (and maybe also some cycling) sessions and Wednesday I hope I can start with some alternative training. I keep updated ofcourse 🙂

17km becomes 18,5km…… beautiful nature in few square kilometers

Yesterday I didn’t walk, jog or cycle…… I don’t to do that when it is raining 🙂 Today I made a very nice walk with Mirella through the Dutch nature. Watch all the pictures (below) I made to see all that different nature with a few square kilometers. During the walk we also ate some blackberries. Really awesome to have this so close at home. It reminds me when I was a kid and my mother took of for a walk through the same forrest. Years ago we did the same with Kick and Loïs when they were little. Hope give me to enjoy this more in the future. You can walk different routes which is linked to a color. Yes I picked black …… and this is the longest route…. whaha…… The route sign said 17km and it become 18,6km 🙂

Click picture to enlarge 🙂

Cycling instead of walking / jogging today

Do my calf problem I wanted figure out how my calf resisted cycling and therefor I cycle instead of walking/jogging today 😉 My calf hold it good and hopefully I can start up my jogging tomorrow. 🙂 Cycling became harder after the 30km and at that stage I knew I had to cycle at least 15km more 😆 Most of all it was very nice (awesome) to cycle through the dunes. The nature is really nice this time of year.

2nd walking session this week due calf recovery

Like yesterday I made a walk instead of a jogging session. The recovery of my calf is going well at this stage. Like today and yesterday I will make a walk tomorrow and hope to do some small “jogging interval session” on Thursday. We shall see.

Walking today instead of jogging

Yes no jogging just walking today. My right calf isn’t still recovered from Saturday. That is no suprise, because barely I could walk the rest of the Saturday 🙂 You to go over your limits to get know of your currents limits 😉 Strechting, some therapy and some salve give me today’s ‘ointment’ to make a walk instead of jogging. And this went well and I notice I handle this ‘setback’ the same I did when something happened when I was powerlifting. Training within the possibilities the injure gives and this helps the recovery progress. I don’t like to take complete rest. In my opinion is handle within the possibilities you have the energy and focus to hold on your goal.. Okay maybe it will take more time to achieve it what you had planned at the start and mostly the setback and the anticipation within this process ensures that you achiev your goal within your time frame you have planned at the start. Do you know how that comes? You have a (sub)goal and they required skills ‘focus, discipline and structure’ which gives you the possibility to anticipate 😀
#thereisnofinishline #nopainnogain

Set my markers today

Today I fullfill a second round what is approx. 10km. Okay I didn’t went the way I wanted. Biggest problem today it that after approx. 3.4km my right calf ‘exploded’ and there for I couldn’t keep the pace I had. I had to added a lot of stops (walking sessions) after that. Although lungs / breathing felt good, also the rest of my body. Only you need two calfs to walk (jogging) proper 😀 I’m pround I didn’t go back home right away and fullfill the round of 10km. The coming week I should be worse jogging, due my right calf problem, although it won’t stop me continue the course to fullfill my goal. It’s like powerlifting 😉 stick to your plan and give yourself the space to anticipate (so maybe more walking session the coming week) Sometimes you need more time to fullfill your (sub)goal. A now my calf says: F@#k up! 🙂 #thereisnofinishline #nopainnogain
Again I didn’t stopped the strava app directly I fullfill my round. So I’m no donkey 🙂