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    Nice npaden!! Dont think I could do the 12miles in that time but I will do what I can that is for sure!

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    7 mile hike through Hocking Vally on Saturday and 6 miles bike trek through BarkCamp State Park trails on Tuesday.
    Hit the weights inbetween. Making a run at a few National weight lifting records if training holds together. :-)

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    Hey guys, I just found this Thread. I've been hiking alot in the mountains around my house at the base of Pikes Peak all summer. I hiked the Barr Trail up Pikes Peak a couple of weeks ago ... about 13 miles and +8000ft up. So far I'm down from 217lbs to 200lbs. Should dip below 200 very soon. This morning I did about 5 miles on the Pikes Peak hwy before dawn.

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    All right time to post up some pictures from the Heart Mountain hike. I have to say, even with a light pack that trip was a lot more than I expected. 7 miles of switchbacks with about 2500 feet of elevation gain.


    Before the hike we were all ready to go.


    Here is Dan Turvey working towards the goal.. His back has been giving him fits and on this day it really flared up. We are hoping that it doesn't put a damper on his hunting season too much.


    Here is Brandon at the top, pretty good view if I must say so myself.



    As we were coming down the mountain Brandon and I were discussing how we don't want to lose all of the gains we have made over the last few months. Even though the challenge may be over we are thinking that this might be an annual thing. What do you guys think? Should we open up a thread like this every spring for encouragement and discussion?

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    Yes I think that is a great idea. I'm getting on the training for my hunts on the 1st of Sept. Not to concerned about loosing a bunch of weight but more getting my legs and lungs ready for the hikes. Endurance is very important to me so that's what I train for. The weight comes off just from the exercise.
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    In my opinion it's WAY easier to STAY in shape than it is to GET in shape. Probably a lot healthier too.

    8.11 miles for me this morning with 5 X 1K intervals with 500m recoveries. My split pace on the fast intervals was 7:02, 7:02, 7:00, 7:04 and 6:55 pace.

    I hit 100 miles of running logged in August yesterday which made the 30th consecutive month that I've run at least 100 miles. When I broke my collarbone in February I almost broke my streak but I pounded out some miles with my arm in a sling to keep it going.

    I wish I had some trails to work in some real elevation gains like that hike you guys went on. I just have to settle for my one little canyon that I live on for my elevation work. It's about 10% of what you guys did.
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    Yes I definitely think it's a great idea to keep it going!


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    Quote Originally Posted by npaden View Post
    In my opinion it's WAY easier to STAY in shape than it is to GET in shape. Probably a lot healthier too.

    8.11 miles for me this morning with 5 X 1K intervals with 500m recoveries. My split pace on the fast intervals was 7:02, 7:02, 7:00, 7:04 and 6:55 pace.

    I hit 100 miles of running logged in August yesterday which made the 30th consecutive month that I've run at least 100 miles. When I broke my collarbone in February I almost broke my streak but I pounded out some miles with my arm in a sling to keep it going.

    I wish I had some trails to work in some real elevation gains like that hike you guys went on. I just have to settle for my one little canyon that I live on for my elevation work. It's about 10% of what you guys did.
    I will have to agree with you on that. My job is very physical so I get plenty of exercise through the year but not the kind I need for hiking.

    Staying in shape would be much more beneficial for sure.
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    staying in shape is a lifetime thing. it doesn't come and go. it just goes. Make the life long decision to stay in shape. Exercise year round.

    now I do admit, I take December off, but the other 11 months, eat right and excersice.

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    18.18 miles this morning, 2:54:01 for a 9:34 avg pace.

    Saw a 50K race coming up in 2 weeks and am really tempted to try it. I haven't been training for one, been a lot more focused on speed lately than endurance, but most of the other 50K races around conflict with hunting season or other things so was surprised to see this one on a day where I don't have anything else planned. After breaking my collarbone in February I ended up not finishing my first 50K that I attempted this May, I trained for it and thought I was ready, but I ended up falling 7 times over the first 20 miles and I wasn't actually cleared by my Dr. to even be out there running trails to begin with so I stopped at mile 20 to try to avoid re-breaking my collarbone since I would have probably fallen even more the more tired I got.

    So I'm really thinking about signing up for this 50K in Erick, Oklahoma. Do-whacka-do race whatever that means. It is more on jeep type trails than single track technical trails so it sounds like I would have a lot less chances of falling, but there is plenty of elevation changes running through some canyons so it's supposed to be plenty tough. Weather in early September in Oklahoma could also make it tough.

    Knocking out a 50K race a little over 2 weeks before my mountain goat hunt starts should have me fully recovered and ready to go for it as well.

    If I do run it I'm going to start out slow and walk the uphills right from the start. Just need to decide if I'm going to do it or not!

 

 

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