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Old 01-04-19, 07:42 AM
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I like riding a trainer.

Outdoors.

Mind blowing.
I thought I was the last person who trainered without video games. Got any favorite interval workouts?
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I thought I was the last person who trainered without video games. Got any favorite interval workouts?
Whatever Coach schedules. We have a spreadsheet of maybe 50 potential workouts, some of them are multiple variations of the same theme. He sends you different workouts for the week depending on where you are in your annual training cycle and how things have been going, how much available time you have, what kind of things you enjoy etc.

But the specifics are really his intellectual property not mine. So it’s not a huge secret, just not something it’s rght to discuss in an open forum.
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Earlier this morning I caught our admin vaping as she was coming out of one of the copy/printer rooms. She tried to hide it under her coat but she wasn't quick enough.
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Earlier this morning I caught our admin vaping as she was coming out of one of the copy/printer rooms. She tried to hide it under her coat but she wasn't quick enough.
Is it specifically against the rules or will there just be a public shaming scheduled for later?
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We are back home in Houston after our New Year's eatathon in the city of our birth, NOLA. The diet resumes. Actually not a whole lot of damage done. Stayed active while we were there and gorged sensibly.

I will relate that Lilette restaurant on Magazine has become a favorite. A real, old time Frenchy bistro in a very pretty room. Outstanding steak frites based on a hanger steak that has just the perfect amount of texture for a satisfying chew and wonderful flavor.

One thing to like about NOLA is that essentially every restaurant will cork your own wine for you. The cost for corkage ranges from zilch to absurd, but it is usually a good deal. Contrast that to Houston where corkage is unknown except in a very few places that don't have liquor licenses. I think here in Texas it is the law. Either the liquor license or BYOB, but you can't have both. That is really a shame.
I need to remember to hit you up for recommendations if I make it out that way. There is a trade show there in Feb, but I don't think I'm on the list for that one.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Is it specifically against the rules or will there just be a public shaming scheduled for later?
City ordinance prohibits smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in the workplace. In fact, you have to be 25' away from a building entrance.
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Speaking of training with video games, I did a thing again last night.

I did happen upon a great trick to get me to concentrate on HR and cadence rather than speed. I put everything in metric so I actually don't know how fast/slow I'm going. As a result, I was able to keep my HR in check much better up until the climbing portion.
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City ordinance prohibits smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in the workplace. In fact, you have to be 25' away from a building entrance.
I still don't understand how people could possibly think vaping is any safer. You're using a metal heating element to heat a liquid. You have no idea what sort of nasty stuff if getting into the "vapor" and it's probably a lot worse than we even know just yet.
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Whatever Coach schedules. We have a spreadsheet of maybe 50 potential workouts, some of them are multiple variations of the same theme. He sends you different workouts for the week depending on where you are in your annual training cycle and how things have been going, how much available time you have, what kind of things you enjoy etc.

But the specifics are really his intellectual property not mine. So it’s not a huge secret, just not something it’s rght to discuss in an open forum.
Understood and I am reminded of my Masters swim coach (no, I never really swam Masters, just did practices) who also had a deep list of recipes for pain and gain. I have adapted some of the ones I can remember to the time x effort domain.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Earlier this morning I caught our admin vaping as she was coming out of one of the copy/printer rooms. She tried to hide it under her coat but she wasn't quick enough.
Sad. I keep finding patients smoking in the underground garage where I park my bike and telling them to stop. I actually think there's a negative pressure smoking room somewhere in the building.

My bet is vaping is safer than smoking because there are no particles to stay in the lung for the rest of ones' life and cause damage, but what do I know?
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I still don't understand how people could possibly think vaping is any safer. You're using a metal heating element to heat a liquid. You have no idea what sort of nasty stuff if getting into the "vapor" and it's probably a lot worse than we even know just yet.
Safe or not, I wish I was employed by Juul at the time of Altria's investment last month. Apparently each of the ~1,200 employees got a 1.2 million dollar bonus...
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post


I like riding a trainer.

Outdoors.

Mind blowing.
Wait. Do outdoor trainer miles count??
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I'm not sure what the TSS of pulling down Christmas stuff is, but it is outdoors, and there is real mileage involved.
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I thought I was the last person who trainered without video games. Got any favorite interval workouts?
There are a bunch of us that trainer without video. Just the workout on the screen.
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If I'm trainering by myself, I don't even play music.
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There are a bunch of us that trainer without video. Just the workout on the screen.
Trainering doesn't count if you have video and it double doesn't count if said video is interconnected with a power meter of any kind.
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We have a couple trees that mrs datlas wants to come down. I somehow got the chainsaw working so there may be lumberjacking this weekend. I hope I don't hurt myself a la trainsnorter.
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We have a couple trees that mrs datlas wants to come down. I somehow got the chainsaw working so there may be lumberjacking this weekend. I hope I don't hurt myself a la trainsnorter.
Just have a clean 1 gal ziploc bag and cooler full of ice "handy."
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Sad. I keep finding patients smoking in the underground garage where I park my bike and telling them to stop. I actually think there's a negative pressure smoking room somewhere in the building.

My bet is vaping is safer than smoking because there are no particles to stay in the lung for the rest of ones' life and cause damage, but what do I know?
Well, you have medical training, and that's a start.
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We have a couple trees that mrs datlas wants to come down. I somehow got the chainsaw working so there may be lumberjacking this weekend. I hope I don't hurt myself a la trainsnorter.
Good luck
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Graveyard Cars, Gas Monkey Garage, Texas Metal, etc..... Velocity/Motor Trend TV has tons of stuff to trainer to. Food Network is also a good un'. Guilty pleasure would be Million Dollar Listings and Vanderpump Rules. Do people really live like that?
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We have a couple trees that mrs datlas wants to come down. I somehow got the chainsaw working so there may be lumberjacking this weekend. I hope I don't hurt myself a la trainsnorter.
Well at least you’ll be able to tell if your wounds are being properly treated.
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Don't worry. I just watched not one, not two, but THREE YouTube videos on how to do it.

I am set.
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We have a couple trees that mrs datlas wants to come down. I somehow got the chainsaw working so there may be lumberjacking this weekend. I hope I don't hurt myself a la trainsnorter.
It's a long day's drive but if I leave now, I could be there in time for breakfast and ready to work.
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Graveyard Cars, Gas Monkey Garage, Texas Metal, etc..... Velocity/Motor Trend TV has tons of stuff to trainer to. Food Network is also a good un'. Guilty pleasure would be Million Dollar Listings and Vanderpump Rules. Do people really live like that?
Books from Audible—classic novels and history/biography. Podcasts are my guilty pleasure. I especially need to restrict my intake of politics these days.
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