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8/23/11 9:49 A

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IMHO, I dont think running is the key. I think ST is more important.

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JENN-NOTJENNY's Photo JENN-NOTJENNY Posts: 68
5/1/11 9:15 P

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I'm a bit out of shape so I'm working on actually running a whole 5k right now. (Thankfully I have until September to train.) I'm also running hills once a week and I'm going to start strenght training 2x a week.

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AUDIKAT007's Photo AUDIKAT007 Posts: 281
4/21/11 9:38 P

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I completed my first WD this past March. Boot-camp style workouts are helpful. Train by running, but also running intervals. Throughout the race, it is somewhat "stop-and-go." You'll start running, then as you approach the obstacles, your pace will slow down sometimes to a walk while you wait for your turn across the cargo-nets or whatever. The "rest" was welcomed, but the "stop-and-go" wore me out! I want to do another one sometime in the fall. It was so much fun, and my first 5K! The best part was the costumes!!! Make sure you work on your costume inbetween your workouts.
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2012 Rewards:
-10 lbs: new running gear
-15 lbs: new tri gear
-20 lbs: personal trainer
-30 lbs: new clothes
-40 lbs: home gym
DUATHLON: new bike **Completed 08/14/2011**
TRIATHLON: new itunes **Completed 09/25/2011**
1/2 MARATHON: spa day **Completed 11/13/2011**
1/2 MARATHON: iPod Nano **Completed 12/04/2011**


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4/19/11 10:10 A

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This is my first one as well. I've been trying to get some other people involved but so far I think I might be going alone. Oh well!

I'm doing the C25k program, but trying to run more than that as well. I have a 5 mile run that I'm doing the weekend before the dash as a "test" to see how I'll do. I think I'm alright witht he strength aspect, I've been doing the ultimate body challenge for the last 5 weeks and have done martial arts for most of my life. As it gets closer, I'll probably increase my runs from 4/week to every day just to make sure I can run the whole thing. My goal is not to walk any of it and running has always been something I hated.

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4/18/11 11:30 A

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Hopefully more experienced warriors will join the forum - this is going to be my first dash. I am a former college athlete so I'm starting 'in shape' more or less - joined spark about 3 weeks ago to try to get my nutrition on track and get serious again about being physical. My boyfriend and I plan to do the dash together - hoping to round up a few more friends to have a group go.

I'm thinking of keeping my regular workouts but with a longer running goal in mind - consistently running at least 4 miles during cardio sessions and continuing my mostly body weight strength training program: http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/workou
ts/ thats a link for the Spartacus Workout. It is definitely a challenge but you feel AWESOME after you finish.

All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or weight or the wrong type to play this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times, no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES!


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MISSY_MAGOO's Photo MISSY_MAGOO Posts: 1,517
3/30/11 12:58 A

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I'd love to hear other's training strategies.
Right now I'm training for my first half marathon in May- but after that's finished I'll start training for Oregon Warrior Dash in September. I'll still be running, but right now I'm running 15-20 miles a week, I'm thinking it'll be more around 10 miles a week after my 1/2.
My big change in training will be more ST. Has anybody done p90x? Someone suggested it for all over strength training- and I'll have 4 months to train, so a 3 month program sounds like an idea that will work...

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AUDIKAT007's Photo AUDIKAT007 Posts: 281
3/29/11 11:08 P

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You are a Warrior-in-training... so, now what?!? This forum is for questions and suggestions to help fellow warriors battle on!

Audrey

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight!!!"

2012 Rewards:
-10 lbs: new running gear
-15 lbs: new tri gear
-20 lbs: personal trainer
-30 lbs: new clothes
-40 lbs: home gym
DUATHLON: new bike **Completed 08/14/2011**
TRIATHLON: new itunes **Completed 09/25/2011**
1/2 MARATHON: spa day **Completed 11/13/2011**
1/2 MARATHON: iPod Nano **Completed 12/04/2011**


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