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The aim of the first part of the challenge will be to get ready for the South Downs Marathon. Pff, I'm not sure I'll ever be ready, TBH, and I may have bitten off more than I can chew. The race profile looks like this

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but I just need to finish without walking. That is the goal, and if I can stay under four and a half that'll be a bonus.

I've already started on my 6-week schedule following this spreadie

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArOj1gu3Mp3IdDJRSzhLUE5LVUJVOWZRVE9VZjBsN0E&usp=sharing (i made it before hearing there was a 2-week break between challenges, which is why the week numbers are off).

So points up to 21 June:

Stick to plan: :2 Sta, 1 Str, 1Dex 1 Con

Race day - finish on feet 1 Sta, under 4.5 hr , 1Sta

After 21 June

TBD but will probably involve some strength work.

Portuguese - whole challenge

42 days = 2 cha

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My eyes got big when I saw that graph. That looks like something even T-1000 would have trouble with, but if you do it you'll feel so accomplished! Good luck!

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The flames are just from all the speed. ;) That's a hilly course sir, good luck to you.

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Holy Manchebo!!! 

That's like wicked awesome.

 

Race day - finish on feet 1 Sta, under 4.5 hr , 1 Sta

You can so do this! Since you want to destroy the Galaxy, you should run like you're the Silver Surfer!

Best of Luck.

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omg omg omg! that looks frightening.... ;)

like your spreadsheet. will join you in long runs... just won a virtual 10k training course by "dietgirl" shauna reid and will be racing again in juli. looking foreward to the new challenge! 

cheers,

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Wow, what a course! Best of luck, mate! (as you say in your neck of the woods)

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Boa Sorte! Vai valer a pena! :)

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I just looked at the pretty colours and said, "Yay, happy gay pride race!".

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I think I'm going to add:

1. Follow pony-acquisition plan up to the day of the race instead of stopping at the end of this week

2. Bonus round: Translate at least one of my own posts and one of somebody else's into portuguese per week

3. Post-marathon work will focus on sculling (gearing up for another race) 2x sessions per week at least and 2x strength with a more systematic approach based on "Starting Strength" 

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My eyes got big when I saw that graph. That looks like something even T-1000 would have trouble with, but if you do it you'll feel so accomplished! Good luck!

Thanks - I'll need it!

 

The flames are just from all the speed. ;) That's a hilly course sir, good luck to you.

:^) I tried to compare it with the route I normally run. The first ascent is about 4 times as high as my killer hill, but judging by the time it takes the person who made the graph I guess it's shallower. So basically a long, wearing start equivalent to 4 hill reps and then a few not-quite-as-bad repeats later. Yeah, I'm definitely going to die. 

 

O.O   That is one heck of a course. Good luck!!

Thanks

 

Holy Manchebo!!! 

That's like wicked awesome.

 

Race day - finish on feet 1 Sta, under 4.5 hr , 1 Sta

You can so do this! Since you want to destroy the Galaxy, you should run like you're the Silver Surfer!

Best of Luck.

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Let's hope they don't mind me surfing teh entire course!

 

omg omg omg! that looks frightening.... ;)

like your spreadsheet. will join you in long runs... just won a virtual 10k training course by "dietgirl" shauna reid and will be racing again in juli. looking foreward to the new challenge! 

cheers,

fearless

Hey, cool - you're really upping your running game. I'm really glad you're back here in scouts too. Is it time for me to start nagging you about smoking again, by the way? Or should I leave it a while longer?

 

Wow, what a course! Best of luck, mate! (as you say in your neck of the woods)

Cheers, mate!

 

Damn that looks like a toughie, good luck with that.

Ta!

 

Boa Sorte! Vai valer a pena! :)

Obrigado, a senhora druida. Não soube que fala português! Gosto muito que usou as palavras da poema da Pessoa. Conhece-o?

 

I just looked at the pretty colours and said, "Yay, happy gay pride race!".

Mm, some sort of analogy, perhaps about the long, uphill struggle for equality in the eyes of the law...? :^) 

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I think I'm going to add:

2. Bonus round: Translate at least one of my own posts and one of somebody else's into portuguese per week

 

Nice!

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Terrible portuguese. I'll ask Mrs 18ck to correct it later. BTW, for anyone who hasn't seen it, here's the portuguese translation (by John Betjeman) of the Fernando Pessoa poem that I have pinched in my sig file. Fernando Pessoa is at one - or perhaps as many as four - of the greatest european poets, and a very interesting bloke if you're looking for something new to read. 

 

Salt-laden sea, how much of all your salt 

Is tears of Portugal! 

For us to cross you, how many sons have kept 

Vigil in vain, and mothers wept! 

Lived as old maids how many brides-to-be 

Till death, that you might be ours, sea! Was it worth? It is worth while, all, 

If the soul is not small. 

Whoever means to sail beyond the Cape Must double sorrow - no escape. 

Peril and abyss has God to the sea given And yet made it the mirror of heaven

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Nice!

Agradável!

 

There you go. Easy. Fifteen all!

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I saw your signature... Thats how I knew to use the line. I will need to check out Pessoa. I am Portuguese but have been living outside of Portugal most of my life. My written portuguese is terrible, so reading some well written stuff may actually help! ;)

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STR: 13 | DEX: 15 | STA: 17 | CON: 22 | WIS: 25 | CHA: 25

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.†- Aristotle

Current Challenge: Living the Good Life II Past: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th9th, 10th11th, 12th

 

Goal: 1001 Steps on the Road to a Home -> 18/348 in 2015 

5.27%
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16.67%
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I saw your signature... Thats how I knew to use the line. I will need to check out Pessoa. I am Portuguese but have been living outside of Portugal most of my life. My written portuguese is terrible, so reading some well written stuff may actually help! ;)

Sim, gosto de ler livros portugueses. Recentemente, abandonei "Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal" (um pouco aborrecido) e agora estou a ler "Do Primeiro Quilometro Ã  Maratona" de Jessica Augosto. Não compreendo as poemas de Pessoa muito bem mais tenho umas em "MP3" e que bom som.

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Breaking the mold a little for this challenge, I like it though and seems to work real well for your actual goals.

Hyep, let's hope so!

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Gotta love those hills!

Mm... (*puts on brave face*)

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Time was a bit limited today with stuff going on but I managed some fast running to and from the rowing club and my daughter's friend's house. The club workout was just some ergo (five minutes only) and some weights (curls, rows, and whatever that leg thing is called. Under the circs, I feel like I did well but I still reckon I owe myself a half hour or so of harder work at the weekend. There was a bloke in there who I've seen around but didn't think of as particularly badasss but... the things he was doing on that pull-up bar were amazing! I was really impressed but refrained from saying so because - well, you know.

A-hanyway, speaking of not saying things, I had a slightly odd encounter on the train today. There was this youngish chap sitting next to me  who kept laughing at nothing in short, staccato bursts and doing slightly odd things like leaning over muuuuch too close to the woman on the other side and reading her magazine, or leaning over very ostentatiously to fart. At one point he asked how many stops to Willesden Junction (not a noticeably strange question, to be fair - it's not like he wanted to go to Mordor or anything) and I noticed he had an american accent. Well, you know what americans are like* so I had a theory he was just amused at the way everyone was ignoring everyone else and just decided to amuse himself by seeing what he could get away with without any of the Londoners acknowledging it. Either that or he was on drugs. I dunno. Anyway, I escaped unstabbed and sometimes that's all you can ask for in a train journey, isn't it?

 

 

 

(*=hee hee)

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