But the resistance gives you something to push against, no? From what you're saying, you could get the same workout from making vigorous rowing motions in the air if you did them fast enough as you could pulling against the machine - which obviously isn't the case.
Yeh, that's how I see it. Scipio: I got our Dean to tell me what I was supposed to be doing. He said that nobody ever goes on anything more than level 5, but he didn't explain why. He just said there was no point unless you were training to do a longer distance, very fast race.
Surely that's from the priorities of boaties though. I can understand that sticking to low resistence is probably good while you're developing good habits in terms of posture and technique. But aside from that, I definitely need somebody to give me a concrete reason that makes sense (apart from 'well we just don't do that') in order for me to find it at all rational to be doing 4, when I could be doing 8 - and tiring my muscles out alot more effectively as a result. I'll probably ask a boatie friend to ok my technique and so on for me sometime, but if I get that as an ingrained movement, then higher speed and resistance should simply be beneficial.
Catsmeat: I'll buy the Pratchett and pop it into your pigeon hole once I'm done. You next Amy, iyl. But you're not in dire straights like poor Catsmeat
I second visesh's sleeping bag idea. I have a -15 goose down sleeping bag, which I crawl into in the small hours of the morning if I have to sit up working but the heating's gone off...
I have the opposite problem to Athena. I can't figure out how to turn the heating off, so even with it set to the minimum, I have to open the window if I want the temperature to drop below 23.
Hah. Last year I turned my radiator off as soon as I got into the room and after a while decided to leave the window as wide open as it would go. I would sit in my chair, in a T-shirt in the middle of winter with the radiator off and the window open with the curtains open and still feel hot.
Unlagged hot water pipes running all the way round ones room ftl.
Just finished the Pratchett, a day late to my undying shame, but there are things more important than Pratchett it turns out
It was a good one. Not his best, it didn't have the energy of the Lipwig books, the darkness of Thud or the brilliance of Night Watch. But it was highly entertaining and it really wasn't about football. It reminded me most of Nation out of his works actually,as it had the same kind of introspective outlook, just turned down a little. There are certain things that I would take issue with, the behaviour of Vetinari for one, but in Nutt he has found a very good character. And it has lots of good Ponder and Ridcully moments, which are always nice. And it has such a Pratchetty sly dig on the penultimate page that it made me laugh out loud.