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After my successful finish to my first challenge I thought I would take a look at another goal for my second challenge, but I realized if I take away from my running to much my marathon goals later this year might be cut short. So although I not only kicked my goal's butt with a 1:42:27 half marathon time, which was also a PR, I am going for faster and better running in my second challenge.

 

Main Quest: To reach a 1:40:00 Half Marathon time. Until I can do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs there is always the need to get faster. I am planning on running the Narragansett Half Marathon on July 12th for now.

 

Side Quest #1: To get faster I need to run more and better. I will be running 4-5 days a week and totaling 27-40 miles each week. I should top 200 miles by the time the challenge is done.

 

Side Quest #2: I have completely dropped my body weight work after the last challenge and find the r/bodyweight routine not my type of work. I will be doing some body weight work 3 x week, but have not set what one yet. It must work push ups, pull ups and planks.

 

Side Quest #3: I'm in the ballpark of my goal weight now at around 170-171 pounds, but I am keeping my MFP goal set at losing 0.5 lbs/week to keep from creeping back up. My goal is to not only keep to my calories each day, but also make sure I eat 2-3 servings of vegetables a week. I have no problem getting enough proteins and fruit, but vegetables often get forgotten as the week drags on.

 

Life Quest: A scout is worth nothing if he can't do a bit of spying on the enemy. To improve my Charisma I need to work on my skills. I will require myself to talk for longer than 10 minutes with someone not in my family and preferably not a close friend (coworker or acquaintance counts) each day. Also I am working on learning Spanish and will require 30 XP of duolingo each day (up from 20 XP goal). Lastly I will try a service like Mixxer once or twice a week to gain confidence to speak with others in Spanish.

 

I've set the bar pretty high this time and will rely on HabitRPG to track these goals daily as well as weekly. I also prefer to update my post here daily on weekdays so I have some accountability. With a week to go I plan on using the time to refine my body weight plan and test the Mixxer system for finding a good partner.

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Welcome to the Scouts!

Happy to have you with us.

 

Definitely stop by the Tavern and chat up your race stuff. We have some great long distance runners that would love to chat with you.

Congrats on your last challenge, sounds like it went great.

I'm so with you on the veggies! It's like I forget they exist! Several of us are on MFP and FitBit if you want to link up for some company.

Your list of goals is big and spread out. Is that comfy and yet challenging for you? All the tracking can help, but watch out for burnout of that as well.

 

Monday is coming soon enough.

Okay Scout, let's get this party ready!

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I do enjoy a spread out list. The running honestly is the easy one since I run non stop once I get going during the year.  The food and workouts are tougher, but will be the big boost I think for my running to get better by being healthier.  As for the Life quest I wanted to aim a bit big and really try my best.

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Trizza the Padawan Scout - Level 2

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

100%
100%

 

Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Terinatum beat me over here ... she's a ninja I'm pretty sure

 

 

I'm SLIGHTLY envious of your half goal a 7:38 pace is pretty speedy. I'm shooting for a sub two hour (aka 9:04 pace) in the fall. 

 

I'd suggest heading over to http://www.nerdfitness.com/resources/ or http://darebee.com/ for some body weight routes so you don't get bored. 

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DareBee is new to me, but some of those look really interesting to try. I don't agree with the use of crunches and sit-ups, but if you replace those more with planks I might be able to piece together a routine.  Thanks!

Trizza the Padawan Scout - Level 2

STR 3/DEX 1/STA 5/CON 3/WIS 5/CHA 1

Epic Quest Challenges: #1 #2

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

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100%

 

Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Thanks everyone for commenting. It can definitely feel like your lost in the crowd during recruit challenge. So I've decided to try Strava premium which includes McMillan training programs and use that to get my last 5 weeks in for the Narragassett Half in July.  It's a tough program with some intense speedwork. It's exactly what I need.

 

I also started the Hero's Journey 2.0 from Darebee.com and it's tougher than I thought. I did everything for level one and thought if I start now I'll be closer to finishing it during the 6 week challenge although still won't get it quite done since it's a 60 day program.

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Trizza the Padawan Scout - Level 2

STR 3/DEX 1/STA 5/CON 3/WIS 5/CHA 1

Epic Quest Challenges: #1 #2

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

100%
100%

 

Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

60%
60%
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You definitely have a good plan.  I would kiss the ground to have a half that good.  It will be exciting to watch you kick your old PR out the door.

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I've set the bar pretty high this time and will rely on HabitRPG to track these goals daily as well as weekly. I also prefer to update my post here daily on weekdays so I have some accountability. With a week to go I plan on using the time to refine my body weight plan and test the Mixxer system for finding a good partner.

 

I hadnt heard of HabitRPG or Mixxer before. I am giving HabitRPG a go this time around. I am also learning ASL and wonder if Mixxer has any ASL people on it.

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Running wise it was a rest day, so not much on that front and I'm dealing with some health issues so definitely don't want to push it. I've got a head cold, sinus issue and my doctor suspects my new jaw pain might be TMD.

 

Eating was on point for my veggies and I tracked everything.

 

I have a five miler planned for tomorrow, so hoping the head cold moves on!

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

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Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Not TMJ, I get minor flares of it and it's tough. I actually got braces to help. They come off on the 22nd of this month so I hope my jaw stress is improved (or rather lessened).

Now if i could follow some of you folk's veggie eating habits, I'd be happier. A little at a time I suppose.

So, yeah, definitely follow your body's cues - it may like a run, it may not. See what comes.

Feel better either way!

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I still have to call the dentist about it since the Dr said they couldn't do much except give me muscle relaxers to stop any nighttime teeth grinding that maybe worsening it.  It's gotten better since then and also more aware of eating softer things and less things like gum.

 

Anyway on to the challenge!

 

So I still have a nagging cough and my sinuses are not perfect, but today is the kind of day that decides if you can reach that goal or not.  I went out today and not only did my 5 mile run, but I added in some hills.  It was the perfect day with some cloud cover and in the 70's, but rain held off for now.

 

I am still working on my body weight work as I need to keep it about 30 minutes, but with no cardio meaning none of the Xbox fitness programs can be used.  I'll try to finalize that tonight so I can get my 3 x this week.

 

Been eating well so far this week and meeting my veggie goal with ease.

 

I've reached 33% fluency in Spanish according to Duolingo.

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Trizza the Padawan Scout - Level 2

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

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100%

 

Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Running? Check. Eating healthy and lots of veggies? check. Bodyweight work? Nope.  I just can't figure this one out and I'm afraid as I now cross 30 mpw I just don't have the energy for 3xweek of a full routine. I'm going to try getting in a routine of pushups and pullups starting tonight, but will need to see how it goes.

 

I also had to back off my speedwork today with side stitches after halfway through my second interval.  I toughed out the rest of the distance, but anytime I tried to push to a 7:15 - 7:30 pace it flared up again. So I got in 5.5 miles, but with a few walks and recovery paces added in to keep from the cramping.

 

Tomorrow I am on my rest day, but have to commute to Boston for a work symposium. Should get plenty of steps/miles in getting around Boston. Plus plenty of good/healthy places to grab some grub.

 

Still on track for my Duolingo goal although it's getting a bit more challenging as I progress.

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

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Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Boston steps and good food = great recovery day!

 

I'm only just starting plurals and I keep forgetting which goes with which. And I learnt French in high school and they're suppose to be similar, but... it's been a fedw decades so. LOL

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Maybe back off the body weight and do it twice a week instead.  Ouch side stitches and you managed 5.5 miles....wow!  Hope you finished strong this week.

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Yeah the last 2 miles was as easy a jog as I could do to stop the stitches. After my rest day I was fine by Saturday and this weekend completed my first 30 mile week of 2015.

 

I had a setback overall in "eating" this weekend with my daughters birthday being Sunday, but all in all it wasn't that bad.  I'll be back to full tracking and healthy eating today.

 

I did some pushups and pullups this weekend, but nothing super organized. It was a start though.

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

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Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Yeah the last 2 miles was as easy a jog as I could do to stop the stitches. After my rest day I was fine by Saturday and this weekend completed my first 30 mile week of 2015.

 

I had a setback overall in "eating" this weekend with my daughters birthday being Sunday, but all in all it wasn't that bad.  I'll be back to full tracking and healthy eating today.

 

I did some pushups and pullups this weekend, but nothing super organized. It was a start though.

Awesome!  Hells yeah 30 mile week!  That's gotta feel pretty damn good (aside from the stitches that is).  I'm sure you know this, but I'll never forget my cross country coach saying that the way to get rid of stitches is to run faster.  Counter-intuitive as it hurts like hell and that's the last thing you want to do, but the stitch means that muscle is starved of oxygen and running faster = breathing harder = more oxygen to the muscle faster.  Or something like that....its-science.gif?w=594

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Awesome!  Hells yeah 30 mile week!  That's gotta feel pretty damn good (aside from the stitches that is).  I'm sure you know this, but I'll never forget my cross country coach saying that the way to get rid of stitches is to run faster.  Counter-intuitive as it hurts like hell and that's the last thing you want to do, but the stitch means that muscle is starved of oxygen and running faster = breathing harder = more oxygen to the muscle faster.  Or something like that....

 

I was told to check posture and make sure I was not closing off my chest which prevents the lungs from fully expanding and getting in as much oxygen as they could.  LOL  It has been a while since I had them but I will certainly try running faster.  Last time I had them what I was told did not really help and I called it done a mile or so later.

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Yeary Bug Count 0... if you are out and about then you are probably eating bugs. :onthego:

2015 - 22.5 bugs consumed

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And I am for sure not a doctor!  Ha!  My coach could have just been having a good laugh and I've been misinforming people for the past 20 years.  Wouldn't be the first time...

Correct posture actually sounds much more like it.

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Damn for science I now need to try running faster next time and then correct my posture the next. Hopefully I don't get any more cases, but we shall see.

 

Today was 5+ miles on the hilly route here and man was I sweating, but pretty good run all things considered.

 

I'm back on track with my eating and my language studies as things got a bit off the rails with the party this weekend and now running is usually the thing to smack me back on track.

 

I'm also looking into getting a new bike to start commuting to work this summer so we'll see how that goes, but surely a way to improve my fitness and running for races later this year.

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Trizza the Padawan Scout - Level 2

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"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"- Yoda

 

Reach goal running weight (170 lbs) - Reached and held for a full week so far!

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Run 458 Miles to Rivendell in 2015

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Nice job on the run!  Hills can be...fun...?  Something to keep your brain engaged at least!

What sort of bike are you thinking of getting?  I have a Specialized Allez Comp that I really would like to get out on more as I like the idea of commuting as well.  It's about 16 miles one way to work.  Not out of the realm for a bike commute, but too much to take on right now!

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