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Jon Firestar: Challenge of the Living Dead

 

On an inconspicuous day near the end of 2017 the dead started to rise from their graves. Nobody could explain why they had risen. Was it a disease, the effect of nuclear radiation or was hell simply too full?

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Whatever the answer to the question the human race wasn't prepared for their own dead to rise up. Within weeks civilization had collapsed with disparate bands of survivors  eking out an existence in the wilds trying to keep away from the hordes of walking dead!

 

 

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Welcome to the Halloween challenge! I love zombie movies so that is going to be the theme for this one. With survival of the zombie apocalypse at stake there is a lot of work to be done! 

 

Rule #1. Cardio

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In order to keep abreast of the zombie masses one needs a good cardio engine! You need to keep running to keep ahead of the zombies. 

 

Outdistance the Zombies: 

The walking dead do not get tired. One must be able to keep ahead of them over large distances to keep the advantage! 

 

Simple milage goal of 150 miles in the next 5 weeks. This is worked out from the intended milage over the following few weeks. 

 

Who Thought Fast Zombies were a good idea!?

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It turns out that slow lumbering zombies are not the only threat! Someone also had to go ahead and develop fast zombies. Got to run fast to outrun a fast zombie! 

 

Two Quality Speed workouts per week! (Tuesday and Thursday)

 

So my running plan hasn't really changed for a number of months. I'm starting to ramp up the milage again but that will be done very slowly from now until the new year. I'm going to be starting a dedicated marathon plan in January but until then I'll keep up with my current cycle because it is working quite nicely. 

 

Strong Enough To Battle the Horde! 

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In order to survive sometimes one must battle the zombie horde. If you are strong and well conditioned that fight will go a lot better for you! 

 

I'm back into the gym after nursing a shoulder injury though my Spartan Race. The shoulder feels good and so I'm now I'm going to be rolling back into the Juggernaut Strength Program:

 

Juggernaut 2 days per week (Monday and Wednesday) 

 

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With my goal of running more, bigger and better OCR races I also want to focus on movements and exercises that will aid me directly in that goal. OCR conditioning workout once per week (Friday) Short OCR focused Tabata workouts during my other strength days. 

 

Supplies! 

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Getting food during the zombie apocalypse is a challenging and dangerous endeavour! In order to maintain the strength and cardio strength one needs to scour the land for the best and most nutritious food available! 

 

Eat 2600-2700 calories per day. Record everything on MFP, record and post for accountability

 

I'm trying to knuckle down and get on top of my eating. This one is really self explanatory but very important. The most important part is that I want to make sure I record and state all the things to try and maintain accountability! 

 

Handle the Fallout! 

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There are two races in this challenge.

At the end of Week 0 is the Maverick Trail Race. This is a local 15K Trail race  and should be lots of fun :)

 

The Second at the end of Week 3 and is Nuclear Fallout, a 7K OCR. That also should be a lot of fun to tackle. I'm looking forward to both but I've got no intention of going hard on either. I'm looking to have fun and enjoy the company of a few of the most awesome Rangers in the UK. 

 

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Here for all the Zombie carnage!!!

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Ice breaker question!

 

What is your favourite zombie movie? For simplicity sakes any definition of zombie works. (i.e. the rage virus in 28 days later and whatever else counts).

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8 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Ice breaker question!

 

What is your favourite zombie movie? For simplicity sakes any definition of zombie works. (i.e. the rage virus in 28 days later and whatever else counts).

I liked Warm Bodies.   Gotta love a good love story for the breathing-challenged.

 

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1 hour ago, Stribs said:

Here for all the Zombie carnage!!!

Yay! Great to have you back Stribs! 

 

1 hour ago, Kestrel Grey said:

I liked Warm Bodies.   Gotta love a good love story for the breathing-challenged.

Oh Warm Bodies. That's an interesting pick and one I was not expecting. That film is actually much better than it has any right to be :D 

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2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Simple milage goal of 150 miles in the next 5 weeks

 

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Ice breaker question!

 

What is your favourite zombie movie? For simplicity sakes any definition of zombie works. (i.e. the rage virus in 28 days later and whatever else counts).

 

Shaun of the Dead. No question, I love that film!

 

Great challenge dude, and I'm looking forward to some more good race reports too!

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2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

What is your favourite zombie movie? For simplicity sakes any definition of zombie works. (i.e. the rage virus in 28 days later and whatever else counts).

 

Definitely Zombieland because it's clearly the Left 4 Dead 2 Dark Carnival campaign in movie form. 

 

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4 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Ice breaker question!

 

What is your favourite zombie movie? For simplicity sakes any definition of zombie works. (i.e. the rage virus in 28 days later and whatever else counts).

Oh, I love ice breaker question in challenges.  I think I may steal this...

 

Night of the Living Dead for me

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Great challenge.  Following.. and putting in another vote for Zombieland.  

 

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Yay Jon! You're totally going to kick those zombie butts. I don't really like zombie movies, so my cop out answer to your movie question is Corpse Bride.

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13 hours ago, Jarric said:

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

:D The plan is simple. It's even slightly less than what I would hit if I do hit all my runs like i want but simple doesn't mean easy!

 

13 hours ago, Jarric said:

Shaun of the Dead. No question, I love that film!

Shaun of the Dead is an amazing movie. It is right up there as one of my favourites and this might be the best scene in any movie ever

 

 

 

13 hours ago, deftona said:

Definitely Zombieland because it's clearly the Left 4 Dead 2 Dark Carnival campaign in movie form. 

 

6 hours ago, LadyShello said:

Great challenge.  Following.. and putting in another vote for Zombieland.  

 

6 hours ago, VanGrrl57 said:

 Yeah, where ARE the twinkies, dammit! ROFL! :D 

 

Zombieland was released the same year as Avatar and IMO Zombieland was a far, far better movie! I remember not really knowing what to expect when I went to the cinema but started laughing from the opening credits and didn't' stop until it ended. An epic and amazing film!

 

6 hours ago, EmeraldEagle said:

Yay Jon! You're totally going to kick those zombie butts. I don't really like zombie movies, so my cop out answer to your movie question is Corpse Bride.

Hehe good to have you with me. Corpse Bride is a decent copout. I'll accept it :D

 

1 hour ago, Salinger said:

 

My fave: Night of the Living Dead, 28 days later, does Planet Terror count?? :)

Yes, Planet Terror counts :) I love that movie too. It's one of my wife's favourites and I've seen it a ton of times. It's fun and over the top in the best kind of way!

 

35 minutes ago, mr_willes said:

Resident Evil were pretty amusing.

 

1 hour ago, zeroh13 said:

Following!

 

Zombie movie... It's been so long since I've watched one... I'm going with the first Resident Evil movie. (And let's just pretend the rest of those movies never happened.)

 

So Resident Evil are a bit of guilty pleasure of mine. I understand and recognise that they are terrible! But I love them all :D They fulfil the only real criteria I need a film to fulfil and that is to entertain me :)

 

11 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Night of the Living Dead for me

 

1 hour ago, Salinger said:

Night of the Living Dead,

 

The original Night of the Living Dead is where my vote goes. I think it is a brilliant claustrophobic movie that really captures everything a good zombie movie needs to be. One of the things I really love about Romero's zombie films is that the zombies aren't the real threat. They are more of an environmental hazard. The world at large is a dangerous place but what the real threat is are the selfish intentions of people. For me that's a far better tale than making the zombies themselves more threatening (which is what is the case for most modern zombie movies). The point is that people should be able to easily defeat the zombie menace but they are constanly thwarted by selfishness, self centerness and the desire to have what that person has and the need to destroy it all to get at it.

 

Although I have real issues with the movie as well. The women in it are there simply to be victims although (and spoilers for a 60 year old movie) all of the characters end up dead anyway. So technically everyone is a victim but the portrait of the female characters is really bad. This little issue is one of the things the remake did address by giving Barbara a far bigger and stronger role but the remake isn't a great movie.

 

Even the 'protagonist' is a selfish big headed individual that directly leads the others to their deaths by ignoring the only sound advice given.

 

13 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following along again. I don't care for zombies. Target practice, however...

 

6 hours ago, Korranation said:

Following

Good to have you guys along :)

 

56 minutes ago, mr_willes said:

I'm gonna be watching in awe how you are gonna tackle this challenge.

 

And i'm a bit late, but congrats on the lifts, you give me something to strive for!

Thank! I really want to start upping those numbers though. I know I've dropped some strength in the last few months so I'm keen to get it back.

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2 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Thank! I really want to start upping those numbers though. I know I've dropped some strength in the last few months so I'm keen to get it back.

 

Now why you wanna do that?

 

That's not necessary, you just have to keep at this a little longer, time for me to catch up.

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1 hour ago, jonfirestar said:

and spoilers for a 60 year old movie

I've never seen it, and you just ruined it.  Shame on you.  :-P

 

I haven't seen a lot of zombie movies, but the first one that popped into my head was Nudist Colony of the Dead.  It was really terrible, like C- film school bad.  But I saw it once and have never forgotten it, so that counts for something, right?  I also really like Resident Evil, all of them, because I can't stop loving Milla.

 

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1 hour ago, jonfirestar said:

simple doesn't mean easy

 

Ok, fine, I guess that makes a bit more sense :P 

 

1 hour ago, jonfirestar said:

this might be the best scene in any movie ever

 

Bookmarked this so I can re-watch it as soon as I finish work! Or I could watch the whole film tonight... Hmm...

 

Your responses have made me realise that I need to watch a lot mote zombie films!

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2 hours ago, mr_willes said:

That's not necessary, you just have to keep at this a little longer, time for me to catch up.

Well I'm on deload this week so you've got umm like 6 days to catch up. Chop chop!

 

1 hour ago, Cheetah said:

I haven't seen a lot of zombie movies, but the first one that popped into my head was Nudist Colony of the Dead.  It was really terrible, like C- film school bad.  But I saw it once and have never forgotten it, so that counts for something, right?  

I think you need a prize for naming a zombie move that I haven't seen! I'll be honest I've been hoping someone would mention some obscure C-film school bad flick! The one I had in my head was Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. I've got a feeling that Nudist Colony of the Dead is about the same level of that garbage :D

 

1 hour ago, Cheetah said:

I also really like Resident Evil, all of them, because I can't stop loving Milla.

Milla may be part of the reason why I can't let them go :D

 

1 hour ago, Jarric said:

Your responses have made me realise that I need to watch a lot mote zombie films!

There are some real gems out there. A lot of crap. But some really good films. The number of movies I've seen is a direct correlation to the number of night shifts I've worked :P

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19 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Simple milage goal of 150 miles in the next 5 weeks.

 

Lol...Simple? SIr...I will one day think of 150 miles over 5 weeks being "simple"  but that is NOT today. #JonTheBeast

 

19 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

What is your favourite zombie movie? For simplicity sakes any definition of zombie works. (i.e. the rage virus in 28 days later and whatever else counts).

 

Mmmm.....It probably has to be original Dawn of the Dead....but also, Shaun of the Dead :) 

 

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