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5/9/13 8:34 P

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I emoticon racing. Its what keeps me motivated and forces me to get my lazy assets out of the chair sometimes. Its all about fear of embarassement.

Heck yeah I think you are doing the right thing signing up for a bunch. From what I've seen, they are a blast and its just about finishing/survival not just time. I think your current approach looks fine: boost the cardio (running) and keep the weights the same amount. Dont forget crosstraining days. Especially as a big girl, running can really beat up those joints.

Lood guck, but you dont need my advice, you're already fabulous!

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5/2/13 8:35 A

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Great job!

I was suppose to do a mud run last year, but I couldn't because I had to keep my time open for my surgery. They look like a blast! Have fun!

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5/1/13 10:53 A

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Hi Lindsay, I don't really do mud races, but a friend of mine does the workouts of the day at Spartan Race.com, which is a similar thing I think.

www.spartanrace.com/wod/

You can check out a few days of those and see if it works for you.



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5/1/13 10:51 A

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That's awesome! Great job on the weight loss!!

You don't really need to do anything special to train for the mud run. Of course, run. But the rest of it will be climbing over and under stuff (rope walls, regular walls, etc), and it's not really difficult. It's a lot of fun. Your upper arms will probably be sore afterward.

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5/1/13 10:38 A

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Hi folks!

My name is Lindsay, I'm a big girl on her way to not being so big. :P In the past four months, I'm down 45 lbs. (Well 44.8 ... I'll be optimistic and round up, haha.)

My goal is to be down another 15 lbs. by the time I leave for France in July!

Anyway ... I've always envied runners, and I used to push myself to be more of a runner because I really want to be fit cardio-wise (I do a lot of strength training, but not a ton of cardio). Well, recently, a LOT of great themed races are coming up in my area so, being a rookie I did the only smart thing ... I signed up for a race! ... Or three ... Haha.

I am going to run:
June 8 - Run or Dye in Washington, DC
July 20 - Color Vibe in Chesapeake, VA
August 17 - Mud Factor in Mechanicsburg, MD

Does anyone have any tips for how to train for the Mud Factor? The other three will be me building my endurance, I know (not too worried about that), but I have NO idea how to prep my fat behind for the Mud Factor. Anyone have training tips/exercises I can do? I wish I could afford, oh, a personal trainer, but my gym membership is more than enough. :P

Thanks! I look forward to seeing what you all are doing!

Linz

Starting the journey at 360 lbs.

Goals:
18 lbs. (5%) - Reached Feb. 3
36 lbs. (10%) - Reached Mar. 24
54 lbs. (15%) - Reached May 25
72 lbs. (20%) - Reached Aug. 9
90 lbs. (25%) - Reached Oct. 27
108 lbs. (30%) - Next up!

This is only the beginning for me ...


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