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Challenge 17

 

Goal 1 Distance

Run 25 miles per week  /100

 

Goal 2 Strength

Yoga class: 1 per week  /4

Pushups: 3 x per week  /12

Squats: 3 x per week  /12

 

Goal 3 Diet

Track calories using MFP, 7 days per week  /28

100 g protein per day  /28

 

Goal 4 Meditation

10 minutes of meditation, at least 5 days per week  /20

 

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Looks like some awesome goals.  If you don't mind me asking, is that 25 miles a-little every day, or how do you get it?  

The goal is intentionally open ended. I usually do a few 3's, a few 5's, and a 10 every week. Sometimes it's all 5s, sometimes it's three 3's and a 15... You get the picture

 

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Busted my ass on the trail yesterday! Trouble walking today, plus cramps. But it was awesome. Currently at 16 miles for the week and done with strength work. Yoga tomorrow, 10 mi Saturday and we'll call it a good week.

 

Sleeping habits are not good. Adjusted to Japan time, which is about 3/4 of a day ahead. It sucks! Did this thing over the holiday weekend where I slept from 2 am to 1 pm, so who knows what time zone that is. Then started work yesterday and didn't sleep at all, now slowly easing back into regular sleep schedule. Actually, about to go to bed now. Lots of cat naps during the day in my car. Not fun.

 

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Hope the sleep thing works itself out for you.  You never realize how awesome good sleep is until you don't have it.  I used to work 3rd shift as a young man.  I would do it if I had to, but I think it's unnatural.  If I'm tired now, I do my own version of a coffee nap.  I set my phone for 30 minutes, Turn on some really relaxing music. Drink a cup of coffee, recline and fall asleep.  When the alarm goes off, the coffee is kicking in and I go back to whatever needs done.  It's amazing.  It's good to be an adult, no one has to tell you to take a nap.  

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The time difference is killer, right? For me, going east is alright, but traveling west is hell... Hope your body regulates itself soon.  

 

By the way, how was Japan? 

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On 7/9/2017 at 5:33 AM, Baldilocks said:

Hope the sleep thing works itself out for you.  You never realize how awesome good sleep is until you don't have it.  I used to work 3rd shift as a young man.  I would do it if I had to, but I think it's unnatural.  If I'm tired now, I do my own version of a coffee nap.  I set my phone for 30 minutes, Turn on some really relaxing music. Drink a cup of coffee, recline and fall asleep.  When the alarm goes off, the coffee is kicking in and I go back to whatever needs done.  It's amazing.  It's good to be an adult, no one has to tell you to take a nap.  

Hey, that's a great tip! Thanks!!

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On 7/9/2017 at 7:08 PM, Fuji_fox said:

The time difference is killer, right? For me, going east is alright, but traveling west is hell... Hope your body regulates itself soon.  

 

By the way, how was Japan? 

It was freaking amazing. I really want to go back!

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Week 1 and 2

 

Goal 1 Distance

Run 25 miles per week  43.6/100

 

Goal 2 Strength

Yoga class: 1 per week  2/4

Pushups: 3 x per week  4/12

Squats: 3 x per week 4/12

 

Goal 3 Diet

Track calories using MFP, 7 days per week  9/28

100 g protein per day  9/28

 

Goal 4 Meditation

10 minutes of meditation, at least 5 days per week  7/20

 

Had a rough week... another entire week long marathon of boring meetings. So sucky. Wasn't really supposed to talk, but raised my hand a bunch for funsies. Lol. 

 

Sleep going a bit better. Finally back on schedule, and I've stopped feeling so tired that it hurts. All good. 

 

2 races next week: Wednesday evening trail race, and half marathon on Saturday morning. Wish me luuuucck!

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Week 3

 

Goal 1 Distance

Run 25 miles per week - Ran 23.6     67.2/100

 

Goal 2 Strength

Yoga class: 1 per week - Done   3/4

Pushups: 3 x per week - 2    6/12

Squats: 3 x per week - 2   6/12

 

Goal 3 Diet

Track calories using MFP, 7 days per week  16/28

100 g protein per day  16/28

 

Goal 4 Meditation

10 minutes of meditation, at least 5 days per week - I'll give myself credit for 4   11/20

 

Overall: Half marathon was a bit rocky. Completed it in 2:24, which is decent! Not my fastest or slowest time. Around mile 8 I got a case of the "runner's runs," but no bathroom in sight, so I ran in agony the remaining 5 miles to the finish line. Made it there and chugged 16 oz water, then immediately puked it up. Felt better after that. Other than those issues, had a great run. I didn't feel sore or depleted at all later in the day, and the next day went on a 17.5 mile bike ride. It was a fun weekend.

 

I've been making a marathon training schedule. Running a full only 11 weeks away, which means I need to begin to build distance immediately. Basing the plan on good old Hal's Novice 2, so pretty easy going with the longest run being 20 miles a few weeks before the race. The marathon itself is mostly flat, thank god. Also, there will be aid stations every 1.5 miles, which might mean a marathon of leisure, if that's even a thing.

 

This week I'll start preparations by running with a hydration pack. Also breaking in what I hope will be my marathon shoes - Kinvara NYC's. They are so cute! Pretty amped. :D

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11 hours ago, Primeval said:

Around mile 8 I got a case of the "runner's runs," but no bathroom in sight, so I ran in agony the remaining 5 miles to the finish line.

I'm fortunate to almost never have had this happen ... unfortunately when it did ... was in the middle of my first marathon X_x 

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I'm fortunate to almost never have had this happen ... unfortunately when it did ... was in the middle of my first marathon X_x 

Haha! That stinks... Literally :)

 

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WHOOPS I just figured out that I started this challenge a week early, so I seem to be having a 5 week challenge. LOL. 

 

What I'll probably do is cash out today as the end of Week 4, then make up some specialized goals for "Bonus Week 5." Was going to change up the format anyway... getting bored with the list style. 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Primeval said:

WHOOPS I just figured out that I started this challenge a week early, so I seem to be having a 5 week challenge. LOL. 

 

What I'll probably do is cash out today as the end of Week 4, then make up some specialized goals for "Bonus Week 5." Was going to change up the format anyway... getting bored with the list style. 

 

 

Good for you.  May you have great success with your specialized goals.  

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FINAL REPORT

 

Goal 1 Distance

Run 25 miles per week - Ran 28.2     95.4/100

 

That is spitting distance from 100. Well, almost. 

 

Goal 2 Strength

Yoga class: 1 per week - Not done   3/4

Pushups: 3 x per week - 1    7/12

Squats: 3 x per week - 2   8/12

 

Will be reducing strength next challenge to accommodate marathon mileage increases.

 

Goal 3 Diet

Track calories using MFP, 7 days per week  23/28

100 g protein per day  22/28

 

Next challenge, will work add on something about health food only (one cheat day/week). 

 

Goal 4 Meditation

10 minutes of meditation, at least 5 days per week - 3   14/20

 

I need a break from meditation goal. Dumping this goal next challenge.

 

My only goal this week is to run all of my training runs. It is 110 F out today and the forecast is hot for the entire week, so I've been running in the morning instead of the evening. This severely limits the distance I can run. Really, 5 miles is the maximum, or I'm late for work. Also, I am not a morning person, so this situation is pretty miserable for me. Looking forward to cooler weather, hopefully arriving in a week or two, and sleeping in. Eventually.

 

 

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