What's the best type of training?

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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by TomPierce » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:28 pm

nyker wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Yea, the city was getting stressful. By mid-summer more than a dozen people died in our apartment building due to COVID and our building was under
strict controls which was bad enough. Then in August, a man outside on our sidewalk was shot and two others stabbed the same week not to mention the crime pickup elsewhere in the city.
My colleague was having dinner outside a block away and was randomly punched in the face and threatened with a syringe, same day a guy was running after people with an axe and another raped someone midday in the subway next day,
The week when a bunch of NYPD cars were blown up following all the store break-ins and bicycle gangs attacking vehicles, I said that was it. Since we are not allowed to return to work,
we waited until I could negotiate the lease and we moved upstate to a small cabin in the woods.
Wow, how incredibly sad & scary. I hope you enjoy your new home. I know you like the Adirondacks, should be closer to those, right? Be safe & enjoy!

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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by nyker » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:23 am

Thanks Tom, yep I'll be a lot closer to a few trailheads. I suspect after this week's storms I can get out on weekends with the snowshoes and hit a few peaks soon
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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by CaptCO » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:36 am

nyker wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Yea, the city was getting stressful. By mid-summer more than a dozen people died in our apartment building due to COVID and our building was under
strict controls which was bad enough. Then in August, a man outside on our sidewalk was shot and two others stabbed the same week not to mention the crime pickup elsewhere in the city.
My colleague was having dinner outside a block away and was randomly punched in the face and threatened with a syringe, same day a guy was running after people with an axe and another raped someone midday in the subway next day,
The week when a bunch of NYPD cars were blown up following all the store break-ins and bicycle gangs attacking vehicles, I said that was it. Since we are not allowed to return to work,
we waited until I could negotiate the lease and we moved upstate to a small cabin in the woods.
No sleep til Brooklyn!
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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by greenonion » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:17 am

TomPierce wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:28 pm
nyker wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Yea, the city was getting stressful. By mid-summer more than a dozen people died in our apartment building due to COVID and our building was under
strict controls which was bad enough. Then in August, a man outside on our sidewalk was shot and two others stabbed the same week not to mention the crime pickup elsewhere in the city.
My colleague was having dinner outside a block away and was randomly punched in the face and threatened with a syringe, same day a guy was running after people with an axe and another raped someone midday in the subway next day,
The week when a bunch of NYPD cars were blown up following all the store break-ins and bicycle gangs attacking vehicles, I said that was it. Since we are not allowed to return to work,
we waited until I could negotiate the lease and we moved upstate to a small cabin in the woods.
Wow, how incredibly sad & scary. I hope you enjoy your new home. I know you like the Adirondacks, should be closer to those, right? Be safe & enjoy!

-Tom
Agreed. Glad you got out of there Rob. Enjoy the peace!
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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by timisimaginary » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:34 pm

nyker wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Yea, the city was getting stressful. By mid-summer more than a dozen people died in our apartment building due to COVID and our building was under
strict controls which was bad enough. Then in August, a man outside on our sidewalk was shot and two others stabbed the same week not to mention the crime pickup elsewhere in the city.
My colleague was having dinner outside a block away and was randomly punched in the face and threatened with a syringe, same day a guy was running after people with an axe and another raped someone midday in the subway next day,
The week when a bunch of NYPD cars were blown up following all the store break-ins and bicycle gangs attacking vehicles, I said that was it. Since we are not allowed to return to work,
we waited until I could negotiate the lease and we moved upstate to a small cabin in the woods.
sounds like a missed opportunity. running away from an axe-wielding maniac makes for great cardio training.
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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by highpilgrim » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:39 pm

timisimaginary wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:34 pm
sounds like a missed opportunity. running away from an axe-wielding maniac makes for great cardio training.
Except an old guy (not necessarily nyker) who tries to run from a bunch of young hoodlums, is gonna be caught shortly and then have to fight while already gassed out. Probably better to stand his ground and just shoot the assholes.

Although the cardio would not work as well.
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Re: What's the best type of training?

Post by climbingcue » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:31 pm

highpilgrim wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:39 pm
timisimaginary wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:34 pm
sounds like a missed opportunity. running away from an axe-wielding maniac makes for great cardio training.
Except an old guy (not necessarily nyker) who tries to run from a bunch of young hoodlums, is gonna be caught shortly and then have to fight while already gassed out. Probably better to stand his ground and just shoot the assholes.

Although the cardio would not work as well.
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