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Ohio Mud Ninja 2017!!
Ba'sini'on posted a topic in Rebellion Meet UpsHey guys! My husband and I will be running in the Mud Ninja! If anyone wants to meet up and run with us in the 11:30 wave, feel free to! Information: http://www.mudninja.com/?page_id=22 This will be my fourth mud run and hubby's first. It's a 5k with 25 obstacles to get over! also guaranteed to get you dirty and blood pumping. Check it out!
NC Zombie Mud K5 & Obstacle Race (9/12/2015)
Ryuu1011 posted a topic in Rebellion Meet UpsZombie Escape @ Panic Point When: Saturday September 9th, 2015 Where: 2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville NC Race website: http://www.raleighmudrun.com/zombie-5k/ I've already signed up to do this with one friends but it would be awesome to meet up with some friends from NF who might be interested too! The race looks awesome! 500,000 gallons of water, 4 zombie pits, 18 obstacles, and a 5k. What more could us fit nerds dream of? Anyone Interested?!
[BlimeyCharlie] It's time to get serious
Charlie_Quinn posted a topic in RangersRight, the time for half arsing it is over. I have 10 weeks till Tough Mudder so it's time to knuckle down and put some work in. It's time to get serious. 10k OCR Near the end of this challenge I'll be taking part in this 10k obstacle course race. This is kind of a warm up for Tough Mudder but it's also to give me something to aim towards this challenge. Build Strength I'm going to continue lifting and doing Body-weight work. My aim is to do at least 2 lifting sessions at the gym and one body-weight workout either at home or in the gym. As well as these sessions, I'm going to continue working on my chin-up progression. Build Endurance I plan on going running at least twice a week. One run a week needs to be a "long run". To start with, a long run will be anything longer than 3 miles. If I can get my long run up to a comfortable 6 miles by the end of the challenge, I'll be happy. Active Recovery After tweaking my back this week, I've realised that I don't do enough recovery work. I rest, but I rarely stretch and other than walking, I don't do much low impact exercise to recover. Active recovery will vary from doing yoga stretches and foam rolling, to swimming and hiking (weather permitting). Anything other than just sitting around.
NF-Themed Adventure Race
ravnos posted a topic in NerdFitness SuggestionsI wasn't entirely sure where to post this. I may cross post into my own battle log just to keep track of the ideas in case it ends up happening in a non-affiliated way, but... Side note - I have a feeling something like this is happening at Camp NF, which I'm not attending. That being the case, I'd like to keep this separate from that as well. In light of one rebel's recent experience at a poorly run Spartan Race, I've decided to put some ideas I've been having for a new obstacle race on paper. The concept is basically having a race designed around different specializations, rather than a single standard race that only fits a specific type of athlete (which seems to either be Assassin or Scout these days). Also, this is a fairly complex idea, so I apologize in advance for the length. I'm going to save a few posts beneath this first one for updates. The Concept: The idea behind an obstacle/adventure race is to challenge the participant and force him/her to test his/her boundaries. It seems to me that outside side of the more extreme races (IE - The Death Race, which was created by the person who went on to create the Spartan Race and is a bigger testament to his original concept), this idea has been lost in most, if not all of them at this point. The Spartan Race has lost it in the Sprints, but regains it in the longer races. The problem there is that it still only fits a single type of athlete - the Ranger/Assassin who also enjoys semi-long distance running (IE - not me, lol). So how do we change that? Adaptive races. This concept could follow the class system that the Rebellion already uses. Several different courses that range in length that focus on the skills that each class has, or is seeking to acquire. The Scout race would be longer and require mostly endurance style obstacles. The Assassin race would incorporate Parkour. The Ranger race could be designed more like a traditional Spartan Race. The Warrior one would focus more on strength-based challenges (and less on running, think more powerlifting meet). The Druid and Monk ones are TBD, and the Adventurer's one would incorporate ideas from all of them. The Details: Here's a break down of my general ideas for each race. Warrior "Race" - The race for warriors would probably more closely resemble a lifting meet than a race. Powerlifting challenges, maybe a Farmer's Carry, some movement between challenges. End with a stretching challenge haha. Distance not important. Assassin Race - A Parkour challenge course. This would be pretty basic. An obstacle course specifically designed with Parkour in mind. You could have it set up for specific vaults, or simply include the obstacles and allow the participants to choose now they navigate it. Also including climbing and some body weight challenge. Probably about 3K? Ranger Race - This would probably more closely resemble the traditional Spartan Race, with a series of strength- and endurance-based obstacles that would need to be met over the distance of about 5K. Incorporate some lifting, some body weight, some movement-based challenge. Scout Race - I'm thinking either an 8K or 12K footrace or a triathlon. This isn't really my area of expertise. Monk Race - Uhhhh... 3K with sparring/martial arts-focused challenges? No idea. Druid Race - Also not sure... a 3K with yoga-based challenge? Adventurer's Race - This one would incorporate challenges from all of the above. I'd think... about the length of a 5K with at least 5 challenges from each of the other races... some lifting, some endurance, some body weight/parkour, etc. The Problems: Okay, so there are a lot of problems with this idea. A traditional obstacle/adventure race is a single course, which is relatively easy to set up. This wouldn't be, plain and simple. Other issues are funding, location, and timing. The larger Spartans have multiple heats that take place over two days. If this were just a trial were do you have it where people can participate and spectate/stay overnight? How much would entry cost? How much does renting the space and setting up an obstacle/adventure race cost? Things I just don't know. The Rest: What are your ideas? Is this something NF should look into? Is it something we as a community should look into? What do we do for the Monk and Druid races? Are there ways to improve these? What about specific challenges/obstacles?
[RedPuma]: Spartan Race Prep, Phase 1
redpuma posted a topic in Level 1 Rebels*sorry, I couldn't find the name of the artist for this Prologue The Nyun cast ever deepening shadows upon the Endless Forest as Lielet tread through hardened snow toward its great base. She could feel the last sign of civilization at her back - the golden light from the Five Wolves Inn - she grit her teeth, willed herself not to turn and answer its beckon. Lielet sucked in the cool evening air, bracing herself for the long and uncertain journey which lay ahead. The goal was the abandoned Queen's Army tower midway up that snow-covered monstrosity, but she had only a crude map from her mentor to know its location and many miles yet to go to reach it. The Endless Forest at the base of the Nyun was a place where even the Grey Men feared to travel. There were few who dared pass through the shadows of the forest; those who did were reluctant to tell of it. It was as though the forest was capable of magic, binding their mouths from spilling its secrets. Lielet could not help but take one last glance back at the inn as a few stray notes of song from its hall drifted on the harsh wind. It was warm inside, filled with the comforts she loved most: mead and roast meats. Perhaps I should just wait another day. It could be that the weather improves somewhat on the morrow, she thought. The wintry landscape was silent but for the crunch of snow under her boots as she shifted from one foot to the other in indecision. No. Frer Linn didn't die for me to just waste my time away in an inn. Taking a deep breath, she turned about and crossed the Five Wolves Inn's last warding circle. Main Goal: Complete the Temecula, CA Spartan Sprint on September 14th, 2014 Upon crossing that last threshold of safety at the edge of the Endless Forest, Lielet felt the cold's bite sting at her cheeks. What once was a silent, looming forest became a fearsome labyrinth of pines which buzzed with the dark energy of the Nyun's malevolent heart. I cannot believe that I thought I was ever safe, she thought with some scorn for her naivete. I still have so much to learn. Sub-Goals: 1) Reduce body fat percentage from 34% down to 30%. 2) Increase my bench press, American deadlift and squat to 95lbs., 165lbs. and 110lbs., respectively (5x5). 3) Be able to accomplish one full pull up. Lielet drew her cloak closer about herself, willing herself to remember the mantra which Frer Linn taught her back at the abbey. She lost countless months to the Dread Slumber spell inflicted upon her by that faceless demon at the edge of the hamlet Melrose. When she awoke in the West Fields abbey two months' time previous, she was dismayed to find herself corpulent and without any memory of her warrior past beyond the name her long dead mother gave to her: Lielet. The wind began to pick up as the last of twilight was eaten up by the inky darkness. It invaded her cloak, chilling her to the bone. A howl, loud and cutting caused her to stop in her tracks. That's too close. What am I walking into, so unprepared? Life Sub-Goal: Dedicate at least one hour per day to writing. Her hand found the hilt of her dagger. Movement ahead. In between the trees, she saw a shadow skulking. Yet, there was no sound from its motion. Is that a man? Do my eyes deceive me? Or is it a wolf, scouting for the pack? Replacing the inescapably cold, looming forest, a dreamlike vision overtook her senses. She saw a woman - it was herself! But unlike her current attire, designed to keep her hidden from the beasts of the Forest, she was garbed in a fearlessly bright red cloak. Unlike her current soft state, her body was honed into weapon-like form. Surrounded by a starving wolf pack, she picked them off, one by one. The image disappeared from her view when a cold hand rested itself upon her shoulder. Disoriented, Lielet tried to remember what to do, clumsily grabbing again for the hilt of her dagger and brandishing it. With a shaking hand, she whirled about. "Lielet," she heard a man's voice call out to her. There was no man about her. Is it the shadow figure? Or, is it the forest? "Lielet, you forget who you are. You forget what your true name is." "What?! Who are you?! Show yourself!" she demanded, turning about in circles, her knife cutting aimlessly through the air. Another howl sounded in the near distance, followed by an answering howl. Wolves. They come for me. "You are Red Puma," the voice continued, "and I will help you to remember it as you make your way through this forest." Red Puma? she thought with a snort. This spirit must think that he is funny. "Trust in me to hold off those which might hunt you, hindering you in your quest. However, my power to keep the beasts and demons at bay is only as strong as your efforts to survive." "Who are you!?" Lielet yelled loudly. She was met only with the ominous buzz of the forest and the answering howls of the predators which hungered for her flesh. /// I have been working out in the gym for the past seven weeks, however I have had a pretty sedentary life for the last couple of years. Before that, I was in excellent shape. At 25% body fat, I was strong and fast, albeit a bit stocky. That's just my body type, though. Current Stats Age / Gender: 33 / F Height: 5'6" Weight: 177.8 lbs. Body Fat: 32-34% Bust: 37" Waist: 31.5" Hips: 40" American Deadlift: 150 lbs. 5x5 Bench Press: 85lbs. 5x5 Squat: 95 lbs. 5x5 Goals and Plans Main Goal: Complete the Temecula, CA Spartan Sprint on September 14th, 2014 I chose to sign up for an obstacle race because I wanted some concrete goal to push toward. Theoretically, you don't need to be a 22% body fat athlete in order to complete the sprint, which is the entry level of these races at 3+ miles and 15+ obstacles. Without knowing specifically which obstacles will be part of the race, I need to strengthen my weakest physical aspects (core and upper body, balance) while cutting fat for ease of mobility. I have 14 weeks until the race, which means I have 2 challenges to get myself in the best possible shape to show what I can do. 25% of Final Grade Sub-Goal: Reduce body fat percentage from 34% down to 30%. In order to accomplish this sub-goal I will aim for 10 calories/lb, per day. I have a crap, underperforming thyroid, so Iâ€™m going off of experience as to my needs. I will aim for .67g of protein/lb per day. To start, that will be approximately 1778 calories per day with 119 grams protein per day. I will also be practicing "clean eating," continuing the whole grains/whole foods style of eating I've been doing for the past couple of months. I'm also going to be attending one to two boxing and Krav Maga classes per week as cardio conditioning. Being leaner will definitely help me to get through the Spartan. Grading Scheme: Average of Daily Grades; A = 90-100% "on it", B = 75-89% "on it", C = anything below 75% 25% of Final Grade Sub-Goal: Increase my bench press, American deadlift and squat to 95 lbs., 160 lbs.. and 110 lbs., respectively (5x5). I will be continuing with my four to five sessions of upper/lower body splits per week. I have seen remarkable improvement in just the last month. Only a month ago, I was scared to DL more than 80lbs. Been there. Done that. Boom-fist. I also will be performing accessory exercises to support the "big three." I'm not sure that being able to pull/press more weight is particularly going to help with my Spartan goal, but it couldn't hurt. Grading Scheme: Average of Weekly Grades Based on Progress; A = 90-100% on it!, B = 75-89% on it, C = anything below 75% 25% of Final Grade Sub-Goal: Be able to accomplish one full pull up. I have never completed a full pull up. For a sub-goal, this goal is pretty major. Accomplishing this will be as big a deal as getting married and graduating college were for me. I plan on using a couple of techniques: the negative pull up and assisted pull ups. Upper body strength, from what I can gather with the Spartan race photos and videos, is super important. I've read that being able to do a muscle up is a good idea for getting over a couple of the obstacles. Considering that I can't do a pull up... Yeah. Pull up. I'm comin' for ya. Grading Scheme: Average of Weekly Grades Based on Progress; A = 90-100% on it!, B = 75-89% on it, C = anything below 75% 25% of Final Grade Life Sub-Goal: Dedicate at least one hour per day to writing. As a writer, I'm going through a bit of a slump. I need to get my ass back in gear, which begins with simply sitting in front of my computer for a dedicated hour (minimum) per day. Yes, juggling writing, fitness, marriage, a job and a demanding cat is quite a handful. However, that's what I want to do and who I want to be. I want to be a writer-athlete-geek-wife-pet owner. I'm so close. I can do this. Grading Scheme: Average of Daily Grades; A = 90-100% on it!, B = 75-89% on it, C = anything below 75% /// If I succeed in completing the first 3 weeks of my first challenge, I will award myself: STR: 4 | DEX: 1 | STA: 2 | CON: 2 | WIS: 1 | CHA: 0 Upon completing the second 3 weeks of my first challenge, I will award myself: STR: 1 | DEX: 0 | STA: 1.5 | CON: 0 | WIS: 1.5 | CHA: 1 Since I'm going to be working on some overall awesome stuff I'm not going to micromanage points based on my subgoals. Instead, I'm going to use whatever my grade is from the above goals and award myself points adjusted according to the following scheme: A=100%, B=80%, C=50%. As an optimist, I don't think I'm going to fail out, but if I do... 0%.
Spartan Sprint - Temecula, CA 09/14/2014
redpuma posted a topic in Rebellion Meet UpsHey, y'all - Is anyone out there planning on running the upcoming Spartan Sprint race (3+ miles, 15+ obstacles) in Temecula, CA on 09/14? I signed up for the (8:30 A.M. and 8:45 A.M.) confirmed start time. Even if you aren't doing the race in my location, if you have a similar race date, maybe we could buddy up and share training tips/be battle log buddies? - Quinn aka RedPuma
ChrisMatt's definitely not a challengeI lied... I am doing a challenge So here's a little about me. I've been reading some of the stuff on Nerd fitness for a while and it sort of inspired me to start whipping my act together. I just figured out what the whole 6 week challenge is and I love the idea of all this profession and attribute stuff so I decided to give it a shot. I'm male, 5'10", and about 145 pounds and in decent shape but not a ton of strength. So without further delay, here are my goals... 1) COMPLETE THE RUGGED REGIMEN: I am running a rugged maniac this month and although I am in decent shape, I would like to be able to compete (and show my friends up). +2 STA +2 STR +2 DEX 2) COMPLETE RUGGED MANIAC IN UNDER 35 MIN: This is the time I am going to go for. God help me... +2 STA +1 STR 3) TAKE MY VITAMINS: Pretty self explanatory. Take one Multi-vitamin every day. +2 CON 4) GET A 4.0 FINAL SEMESTER: I just recently got a 2000 on my SAT (This is NERD fitness right?) and I would like a good GPA to complement it. Right now I have around 3.8 but if I do well on all my finals it should get a nice boost. +4 WIS This challenge is more endurance based, but I'm hoping next 6 week challenge will be more strength based. Well that's about it. I look foward to seeing all of your challenges too
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Run, Lift, Repeat
Eboncat posted a topic in Squads/AccountibilibuddiesHi all! AquaNat and I started this group because we realized at the end of our last challenges that we both are signing up for obstacle runs this year and want to encourage each other and everyone else who might be doing the same. Also, this is a new thing for me (and for her I think), so if anyone who has experience with this kind of race wants to help us tweak our training, it would be much appreciated!
GrowingWings' Adventure Journal 1
growingwings posted a topic in AdventurerHey all, First challenge for me as well! I am very excited to really get involved with the NF community. I am doing this to have more accountability in my life and to help me train for the many races that I have coming up this year. I think the biggest thing I want to do with this challenge is create some positive and consistent routines to get healthy and fit. Starting Place 5'7" 240.5lbs I can run about 4 minutes without stopping. (Not very well and not comfortably but it is possible.) Goals 1. Cut candy out completely I had completely cut all candy out of my diet for a month until easter and then I started bingeing on candy again. So I will be creating the automation again that I do NOT eat candy period. I found this article to be incredibly helpful in the past and so I will stop the bingeing on candy by creating an automation that say thata I do not eat candy. 2. Run 5k without stopping **after reading the first mini challenge I am considering rephrasing this goal. Perhaps running an entire 5k is not entirely acheivable. It would be the ultimate goal but in 6 weeks, maybe its a stretch. So I think instead I will just focus on running 3 days a week.** I have already started a couch to 5k type program (completed week 3) which I will continue for the entire 6 weeks by running at least 3 times a week. I think this should make it possible to run a 5k. 3. Do weight training 3 times a week. I am not sure yet what I want to do for this, I do have a total gym at home which I might use because squats and lunges are very difficult on my knees. 4. Go to bed at 10pm or earlier every weeknight. I am a terrible night owl and unfortunately I tend to get into the habit of staying up later and later. I need to cut this out, so another automation I think. So it is 11:30pm right now and I think I will go to bed since that is one of my goals. But since I just saw this challenge tonight, I think I will give myself a pass. I will be back on tomorrow to edit this though!
Georgia Spartan Sprint
Geer posted a topic in Rebellion Meet UpsI am heading to Georgia in March for the Spartan Sprint, repeat of last year's race which was my first ever Spartan race. Completely hooked now. Any other Nerds running this one? I am signed up for the Hurricane Heat and the race Saturday. I am coming up alone but meeting a few other Spartans I have run with later while there but would be cool to meet up with some Nerds as well. Also doing the Midwest Super again which has been moved to July. Hoping warmer is a heck of a lot better than cold as crap as it was back in October!!