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JOSHUA57 Posts: 27
9/26/12 10:45 P

When I did the Spartan, I was doing pushups and other core building exercises. I recommend a circuit rotation with only 60-120 seconds in between sets. Conditioning helped me through my race. Have fun! That's the most important thing

PS keep up the running too

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9/26/12 5:45 P

I don't have any plans of doing Macho things. It's taken me much work to get to the shape I'm at and hope to get to. I don't want to ruin it by doing something silly and set myself back or worse. There are better ways and smarter ways to prove one's manhood that running into a wall or breaking a coconut on one's head. LOL

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9/19/12 5:50 A

Saturday i am doing my northcoast 24 in cleveland ....must admit getting nervous...just the logistics of the event have me going crazy .....lights, cot and tent and canopy for mom who is coming to support, we got a dog recently so who to watch her, stuff you never think about diet during event and extra socks shorts shoes lots of walking for me just wanna get it started excited about it though it will prolly be boring lots of walking wondering how ill feel after going in circles at the halfway point ....its a .991 course round and round I go lol

NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
9/5/12 5:45 P

Honestly, my fear of failure has kept me from trying one of these. They look like such fun, but I am really not in the shape to pull them off I think, so I have been staying away from it.

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9/4/12 7:42 A

Did two warriors this year also half marathon full marathon triathlon last week on the 22nd this month i have 24 hour race .....and this was my first year my last race was 20 plus years ago did training but will admit was under trained for all of them 42 and raising 2 kids with the gf we get sidetracked a lot LOL....anyway I did do an ungodly amount of push ups for shoulder strength month alone I had 11,500.....not a misprint ......good luck with everything I have had a blast being the "big guy" at most these events even more fun when I beat some all muscle looking folks and their jaw drops LOL

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9/3/12 11:54 A

I couldn't help it. To get myself back on track, I signed up for a warrior dash. It's like a tough mudder or a spartan race turned down to low. Even so, it's a 5K with obstacles like rope climbs and mud crawls and some soft-core parkour.

Any other guys using a "prove your manliness" race to encourage and motivate yourself to the future? I certainly would like to know what sorts of workout routines you're doing to prepare for things like the rope climbs and leaping and ground crawling.

Currently, I've taken to trying to run a 5k at the gym at least two times a week with some cross training cardio wise at least once more and added a lot more strength training (we'll see how long it lasts).

Thoughts? Ideas? Partners in the manly viking helmet turkey legged beer drinking society of craziness?

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