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  1. Welcome to the Scouts Camp! Ever on the move, our camp has relocated from the mountains into the wilds of the jungle farther down the river of NerdFitnessLandia What we will find as we explore this year? What mysteries lie out in the world beyond our camp? Welcome to 2018 ... here's to the future!
  2. Day One or One Day. Having fallen behind on my marathon training plan (by several weeks), I thought I could use so mojo, so I dusted off my digital copy of Level Up Your Life and, well, here I am. This will be marathon number 2 for me (the first about 14 months ago on my 50th birthday). The first one was a success (in the fact that I made it), but this one is meant to be the one where I am better prepared and enjoy the experience. Not doing so hot on living up to the quest. Hoping that getting re-involved with the forums might help.
  3. Hey y'all! I'm back after (another) hiatus. The short story: I had a year-long internship that was pretty rough in a lot of ways (you can read the sordid story of how I used my challenge back in January to help survive a bad several months' worth of depression), and went until I returned to my grad program this past August. I took a shot at getting another challenge going after that, but I didn't really have the mental or emotional steam to do another once my life had started to get more normal again. August, I made it back to school. I'd been exercising a bit throughout t
  4. This is my plan for the two week break: 1. Finish my previous challenge! My two most important goals still have one week left. One is about running mileage (need 17 miles this week to hit my standard benchmark or 41 to hit a stretch goal). For my other goal, I need to get in a quality threshold training workout. 2. Figure out my next challenge. That's the magic faerie dust. I'm always trying to tweak the plan a little. Looking for that small change that will make a big difference. The next challenge will have a couple of intensive weeks at work followed by a trip to run a mara
  5. So, I've been following my own training schedule to increase my distance to do a marathon after failing my first attempt and a coworker and avid runner seems scandalized that I would run over 22 miles preparing for a marathon. My plan actually over-shot the distance initially to give me room to miss runs and fall short of my total distance, but I'm so far staying pretty much on schedule (I've shaved a kilometer or two). My question is, if I'm recovering and the distance increases aren't crazy high is there a reason I SHOULDN'T run farther? Everything I've read has sai
  6. Okay, so technically I'm not sprinting to the FINISH, but I will be sprinting. That really is the key, I think. As long as this all makes sense. Good. I've been building up my distance running since January for a marathon in May. I have completely and totally ignored speed training in all of this because my real goal is actually completing. Buuuut, since I am competing in a race I feel like I need to put forth a little effort into trying to build up some speed. So my goals for this challenge are: Complete overall distance requirements - See spreads
  7. The story until now... In my youthful days I loved martial arts and stayed in great shape. After losing my way and my twenties I was over 300 lbs and 40% body fat. I worked really hard at it and got down to 202 lbs and 18% body fat. I stopped doing martial arts and got into Power Lifting. I am currently 240 lbs and 20% Body Fat. My warrior days are behind me now. For the last two years I've really gone all in on Obstacle Course Racing. I completed my Spartan Trifecta last year and will be running ten races this year ending with the Spartan Beast (
  8. hi all! I've been running for 15 years on and off and I would like to eventually be able to participate in the NYC marathon one day. As of now I can run 6 miles in an hour without dying but I know I need at least few half marathons under my belt before I can even consider a full marathon. I figured trying a 10k would be a good start. Right now I run 6 miles roughly once a week around a park. I would love to get any advice or tips from experienced runners thanks!
  9. This should probably be a Warriors challenge, but after seeing only one four week challenge last go-round I figured I'd stay home or this one. I'm doing some highland games training since my weight room is under construction at the Y. I think I'll be looking for a games to compete in in June/July so this will be a great way to get familiar with the ways of the Highlander. 1 – Learn the ways of the Highlander. I need to learn the heavy athletic throws. This means I need to work on the weight for distance, the weight for height, the hammer throw, the stone put, the sheaf tos
  10. I ran a half marathon on Sunday and finished the bugger without giving myself any major knee pains. I not only feel accomplished I actually feel like I did the week before the race instead of limping around in pain. I even went for a short run this morning. Here's me in the home stretch (in the shades):
  11. Rangering back up again, due to my incessant need to do all the things all the time. I imagine the main goal in this challenge would be prioritization, time management, and accountability. 1. Weekly Task List Because I've gotten used to [what I perceive as] chaotic and overwhelming schedules, I tend to wing it in life. Not only does it make my schedule even more unmanageable, I tend to miss a lot of important stuff as well. As said in Extreme Ownership, discipline equals freedom. I'll be working on my task list and priorities at the beginning of the week, and do my best to acc
  12. After a F Up in my last challenge and a okay Respawn...here it is...the last challenge I will do with the Scouts for now. I will ttry something new and split my goals over the four weeks (because this time it makes totally sense.) I will add how many times at least I want to do so that I feel that I passed that goal in brackets My goals are: Quest 1: Run Forest Run! Timeframe: Now till 2nd October My first ever marathon will be on October 2nd so the goals are: - Follow the plan for regeneration and running (I will add that here later) - Do
  13. Lots of you know I'm a distance runner. The past couple months I've been struggling with some lower back pain that I've been managing/treating/beating-into submission. For various reasons I couldn't complete several of my challenge goals last time. So I'm recycling three of them and thinking hard about the fourth: 1. Run 92 miles. This should be no big deal. As a bonus, each week that I log more than 25, I get to run an extra ZombiesRun mission. 2. 250 pushups. I'm going to take zero week to make sure my tricep is ok. If yes, I'll do these in sets of at least 5. In week 1 I ge
  14. Greetings fellow Scoutlings, I am a brand new newbie to this site, as in, yes, I just joined today. Since I have a competitive streak a mile wide and an overachiever streak 3 miles wide (why settle for 1), I have decided to not only jump from the frying pan into the fire, but to leap from said fire and extinguish myself in a boiling pot of water. My goals for this 4 week challenge shall read thusly: 1. Fitness: I have a marathon training plan. I am in week two of the said plan. I will stick with said plan. Every run, every REST DAY!!!! (I fail epically when it co
  15. Run, run, run Late again. But it's nothing new this time around, just trying to clean up my diet further and and in more positive habits. I have a 20-mile and a 23-mile training run during this challenge, so I'm trying to not hyperventilate at the thought. I call it 'running' even though I do run/walk intervals. I may be going to France for 2 weeks during this challenge, and would have to adjust the training plan accordingly. A major mini-goal is to avoid deviating from the plan as much as possible, because I tend to get distracted/seduced by other plans easily. Overarc
  16. Hello everyone! Sorry for the repeated post. Didn't know where if this was more appropriate in the Race Specialties section, or here. After no response, I'll try here I'm new to this site, but I've been reading the blog for a while. This is my first marathon and I'm looking for a community to help me motivate me to finish the LA Marathon. I've tried getting my friends to join me, but they're either hesitant to run a marathon, or committed to other races. Is anyone here signed up or planning to run the LA Marathon (or any other marathon at ar
  17. Hello everyone! I'm new to this site, but I've been reading the blog for a while. This is my first marathon and I'm looking for a community to help me motivate me to finish the LA Marathon. I've tried getting my friends to join me, but they're either hesitant to run a marathon, or committed to other races. Is anyone here signed up or planning to run the LA Marathon (or any other marathon at around March 19, 2017)? A little bit about me: I just finished my first half marathon at about 02:12, 10:06 pace. My goal was to just finish injury free. I don't consider
  18. Okay Since the last challenge was a big cluster of F's this time for dummies I'm going to make this easy to get back on track so it will all be going with the flow this time... Quest 1: I would walk 500 miles Marathon training is still going on so goal is: - try to stay true to the plan (pushing trainings if necessary is okay) - on non-running days yoga for runners (30minutes) Quest 2: Tracking again Loosing some weight before the big run would be nice. So tracking again: - track food and drinks Quest 3: Chill Dude - 10 minut
  19. A blow requires follow through to produce power. I've never properly followed a training plan approaching a race, but working towards my first full marathon I can't afford to slack off. Inspired by awesome women, yet again. Goal #1: Marathon training 3x/week Following the Jeff Galloway plan, with walking intervals. Goal #2: Meal prep, continued This worked really well for me last challenge. Goal #3: Support the training Multiple things here: Stronglifts 1-2x/week (1x if I have soccer that week) Would also like to hit 1x/week active a
  20. Hello dear Scouts I'll be joining you for this challenge (and maybe some more) since my focus at the moment is on running, running and more running (but of course I'll remain an assassin at heart). I have a marathon coming at the start of October (what the hell pushed me there? Oh yeah my competitive self...) So I hope to learn something here Quest 1: “And I will walk 500miles Part 3" I have a training schedule and a good book ("marathon for dummies") at hand but nonetheless the last runs just felt bad and often fell short of the goals I had for them. Bec
  21. Howdy Scouts!! I am making my return to the rebellion after quite a few challenges away and am ready to get back in the good fight with all my fellow nerds. This will be my first as a scout, as my fitness life has taken a drastic turn toward much more endurance activities. That, and I just wanted to see how things are done in the scout camp! Honestly, I have never been a huge fan of running just to run, but have been trying to convince myself otherwise. I have always been good at running, just never pushed myself outside of casual sporting activities. Now I
  22. For those that thought I might have been derezzed, I've pulled myself up out of the depths and am training for Boston again! I missed the secondary cutoff last year by twelve seconds, which was a kick in the teeth, but have been putting in the miles and dropping weight, so I feel like I'm on the right path again. Yes! Goal #1 Continue to put the miles in. I'm on week 6 of this plan and so far it hasn't beat me up too badly. The last ten weeks before the Lehigh marathon on 9/11/16 will look like this. This is a new approach for me with splitting my miles up between
  23. Hello you all. So I committed to doing a long distance run (marathon) later this year and as I'm planing my training's I am looking in diet for running too. I lost a lot of weight doing low-carb and am really pleased with the low-carb lifestyle but running traditionally is a sport where you eat a lot of carbs (especially before races). So since researching online didn't really brought any results I'm going to take it to the community...so: -Have you done long distant running while on a low-carb or similar diet and what where your take away's from it? -What diet tipps
  24. I'm moving into the last 5 weeks of marathon training...so the challenge is kind of more of the same. I have two or three hard weeks left and then a taper. Hard weeks are hard. Taper weeks usually lead to obsessing over phantom injuries etc. Hoping you guys will help me hold it together J 1. Plan the run. Run the plan. This is my most important goal. 11 weeks into a training plan aimed toward a 4 hour marathon. week, there are 4 possible points (2 speed/tempo workouts, a long run, and being within 2 miles of target total mileage) 2. 150 push-ups.
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