The Outdoorsy "Sofa".

Discussion in 'general sports' started by chilango, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    Had a look. That actually looks perfect for a first attempt on my own. Thanks very much.
     
  2. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    It's a lovely walk.
     
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  3. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    I'm quite getting into the idea of open water swimming for when climbing isn't an option (weather, lack of partner, etc.) and for when my joints pack up for running. Might need some lessons first, my swimming is a bit weak...
     
  4. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    My wife's been doing it for a couple of years. There's local training too in the Summer. Thinking of giving up my expensive gym membership and need stuff to ug the gap (that isn't running).
     
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  5. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I can swim ok, but get bored doing lengths, so if might work.
     
  6. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Horseshoe is great. I'd recommend doing it from right to left because that steep bit is a killer. Plus you can have a pint in the badger bar when you get down.
     
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  7. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    If you want to improve your stroke and really enjoy open water swimming google "total immersion swimming"

    It's a bit of a game changer. Loads of triathletes train "total immersion" mainly because the swimming is their weakest link and normally learning to swim properly/train competitively is an early years thing.

    I'm very envious of swimmers who take it up in later life using the total immersion technique. As a life long competitive swimmer it's hard to convert style and habits

     
  8. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Open water swimming is great.

    It's becoming reasonably popular now so the facilities for swimming outdoors are definitely there. The wetsuit is the worst part, though that stuffed sausage feeling does dissipate a bit in the water. I am not brave enough for skins.
     
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  9. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Intresting. I can plod along with breast stroke for hours, but crawl knackers me and think it's definitely technique rather then just fitness.
     
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  10. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    Modern suits are a very nice fit
     
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  11. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    I love the idea of a journey through the mountains or a similar wild place that involves a run, a swim, and an easy climb/scramble.
     
  12. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Blast up Snowdon after work today. Honestly some of the clearest views I've ever had. Did the proper tourist way of up Miners and down Pyg, but was later in the day so not so manic. Managed up and down in 2hrs 27mins which I'm fairly happy with. :) 20180611_181352-1796x948.jpg

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  13. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    UnderAnOpenSky lovely day for it, you must have been one of the only people up there.
     
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  14. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    There was still a fair few people about, but it certainly wasn't busy given the weather.

    My calfs kinda hurt now. Did it in trainers and managed to run sections of it, so probably to be expected. Got anothet day working underground tomorrow. Getting to the mine will be intresting!
     
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  15. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Currently we're on the Isle of Gigha and we've just set up camp. The whole island is stunning and the weather is perfect :)

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  16. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    I went a walk up Tinto Hill in South Lanarkshire yesterday. It must be one of the busiest hill walks in Scotland!
     
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  17. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Went up Stac Pollaidh in Wester Ross yesterday. It was pretty great, and a good way to break in my new Meindl boots.
     
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  18. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Gone (family) camping. It's raining for the first time in months :D
     
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  19. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    Did some of Hadrian's Wall path on Saturday evening - lovely breeze, good views, and I can recommend both the new YHA and the pub at Twice Brewed.
     
  20. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    I went there last August bank holiday, it's fab isn't it? Lovely location. And the pub next door is pretty good. We went to Vindolanda, which was pretty awesome and had a long run along the wall. Bloody hilly though. I stopped to take photos about every five minutes for a breather. I think I've got snaps of every milecastle between twice brewed and the reservoir :D

    This August bank holiday, we're going back to Northumberland, but headed to the coast this time. Looking forward to it, hopefully the weather will be good.
     
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  21. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    Northumbrian coast is amazing, you'll love it - and an hour from Edinburgh as well. 100 miles of beaches, castles, mountain, forest and Early Medieval Christian locations like Lindisfarne and the Farmers: what more could any sane person want?
     
  22. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    That sounds fab to be fair. I want a nice beach, some good walking and views, so that should work!

    Much better than our week away at the start of August... to Kidderminster :hmm:

    I want to make clear it wasn't my choice of destination. But at least there's the steam railway. :thumbs:
     
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  23. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    Go to Bewdley - I live between Kiddy, Droitwich and Worcester. Lots of nice pubs and shops in Bewdley, and go to Ludlow for the day, Bridgnorth is good and has a funicular, Shrewsbury (45 mins from Kiddy) is beautiful, and the Wyre Forest is great for long, cool walks. Brown Clee Hill, Long Mynd,, Stiperstones, Malverns, and Mortimer Forest all offer good walking...
     
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  24. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    I'm familiar with the Malverns on that list but not much else. Cheers! :thumbs:
     
  25. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Months of blazing sun. Today I go up Fairfield.

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    :thumbs:
     
  26. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    Umbria, oh Umbria!

    (for readers of a certain scurrilous little rag...)
     
  27. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I had to put a coat on and everything!
     
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  28. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Off to the Arctic tomorrow :thumbs:
     
  29. treefrog

    treefrog Tauiwi

    We're slowly coming into spring and summer and I'm mad keen to get the hiking gear out and hit the trails. Unfortunately, most of the local trails are closed for the long term due to a horrible disease killing the native trees :( and our son isn't great going on a long walk after a long car trip.

    He's 18 months old, we did a wee bit of hiking with him in a carrier when he was small, but he's now too wriggly and big for it but not quite ready for walking by himself. Hoping he settles enough by the time the season really gets into gear!
     
  30. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Canoe's got wheels :cool:

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