FNC at Home

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FNC at Home

Post by RJSRdg » 10 May 2020, 22:16

Now that we can go outside and exercise more than once a day, here's an idea:

Do a Full Network Challenge AT (and around) HOME!

Start the clock at whatever time you would expect to start your challenge, and every time you would expect to change trains, run up and down the stairs a certain number of times. If you're doing an OSI, go for a run outside (e.g. a 1K run for North Harrow- West Harrow).

For added 'realism':

1) Have a rucksack filled with bottles of water, food, etc which you wear when running/climbing stairs etc. The contents diminish through the day as you drink/eat them.
2) Use a 'real time Tube' app so you have to react to genuine delays on the Tube.
3) Only go to the loo when you are 'at a station' with toilet facilities.
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Re: FNC at Home

Post by Steeevooo » 11 May 2020, 09:26

I think people really are starting to show the effects of prolonged lockdown...

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Re: FNC at Home

Post by Going Underground » 11 May 2020, 13:23

Noooooooooooooooooo !!!!
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Re: FNC at Home

Post by The Raven » 11 May 2020, 13:38

If you've got a shower with a sliding door you can always practicing waiting for train doors to open!

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Re: FNC at Home

Post by DavidC » 13 May 2020, 19:47

As a couch potato (and a "fiftysomething who walks briskly" as I have mentioned previously), I'm tempted by the idea of virtual challenges, whether FNC or shorter. I'm not sure about the toilet, rucksack and shower aspects (which do sound like cabin fever setting in!), but use of a realtime tube app or live train tracking website could add interest and variety. A simple formula for OSIs and runs (eg self-selecting as fast/medium/slow) could help. Maybe realtime bus info could be used too, especially in north London. Maybe spreading over multiple days too for different sections to support personal commitments, completing within a week for example. Or maybe something involving Mini Metro (the app, not the car I learned to drive with through BSM in the 1980s).
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