Hey guys, it has been far too long since I chimed in here to discuss how things are going for the challenge. As of last week I'm just about at my goal weight (within a pound) and am feeling great! I was able to go on a couple of short hikes last week as well and this whole challenge has really made a difference in recovery time. The best part...it has been a workout that is easy to incorporate in the daily grind. My schedule doesn't allow going to the gym every night so I had to find something I could do by riding my bike to work and using body weight for the strength training portion. We're on the home stretch now...basically a month until a lot of archery seasons open up....yahoo!!
as far as the tracking apps go. make sure you have a good gps signal before you put the phone away. also I haven't found great success in packs. Most of my rides are in places with out cellphone coverage, so the phone is constantly seeking signals. By using airplane mode, you take this function out and you have much better battery life. This is probably more important in biking than running, but maybe not. A 4 hour bike ride will kill most phones batteries unless on airplane mode.
Looking good Scott. I did not run, but did get in a lot of wood cutting and stacking.
Can't wait until season!
Add me as a friend on FB, I will send you a request. I think I saw you run by my house.....
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I'm finally getting to my target weight that I set out at the beginning of the year when I started conciously and consistently working out again. Down 24 lbs right now. I'm not using run keeper, but here is my data from my last 2 runs from my GPS watch.
I'm getting pretty happy with my performance. Wouldn't mind maybe getting out on a more consistent basis to run, but I'm still doing T25 5 nights a week and running on average 3 nights a week. It might be 3 nights in a row, but better than nothing. However, I might have to change something with my running. I've never had any injuries from running, but it appears I am starting to develop shin splints. Not sure if in the 15 years since high school (the last time I really ran) if my feet have changed, my runninig style, shoe technology or what what but splints suck!!!