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Oh #### the ran a 10k thread is going something too.  We should challenge them to a fight that we will surely lose. 

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36 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

 

That's what i want too

I don't care about which goal(s) people choose, I don't care if money is involved, i just figure we're all looking for a goal and some accountability.  

Would anyone want to do a scheduled run/row on facetime/zoom/gotomeeting/ anything?  Would probably work whether you're inside or out but just a day where a bunch of ifriends get together, see if we can schtick it up a little and have fun with it?

I say everyone choose a goal.  If you hit the goal you get a point.  Most points on May 29 wins bragging rights.

My goal is to run 21 miles this week and increase each week by 10%.

 

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16 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

Oh #### the ran a 10k thread is going something too.  We should challenge them to a fight that we will surely lose. 

There has never been a more certain statement. They crazy. I saw I got mentioned over there and don't think I could back away quickly enough - "oh sure let me just go knock out 15 miles every day nbd". 

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Commit to a goal showing where you are now and where you want to get to. Choose a challenging but safely achievable goal (e.g. no more than a ten percent increase in long run each week).

Commit to weekly check ins

If you miss a weekly check in you give to charity 

Miss your overall goal, give to charity

And challenge the nerds in the 10k thread to throw down with the O thread. 

 

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9 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

There has never been a more certain statement. They crazy. I saw I got mentioned over there and don't think I could back away quickly enough - "oh sure let me just go knock out 15 miles every day nbd". 

I backed out as well because they were talking about a race.  They're averaging like 7 minutes a mile for 15 miles lol.  No thanks.

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11 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

Commit to a goal showing where you are now and where you want to get to. Choose a challenging but safely achievable goal (e.g. no more than a ten percent increase in long run each week).

Commit to weekly check ins

If you miss a weekly check in you give to charity 

Miss your overall goal, give to charity

And challenge the nerds in the 10k thread to throw down with the O thread. 

 

I'm down with this.  Is Day 1 tomorrow?  Also, is the challenge just based on total miles (not timed miles)?  

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20 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

There has never been a more certain statement. They crazy. I saw I got mentioned over there and don't think I could back away quickly enough - "oh sure let me just go knock out 15 miles every day nbd". 

Let's challenge them to a row-off.  

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17 minutes ago, fred_1_15301 said:

I'm down with this.  Is Day 1 tomorrow?  Also, is the challenge just based on total miles (not timed miles)?  

Choose your goal and document it in the thread.  If you want a time goal for a distance you already do, that's fine by me. If you want to increase your max distance do that instead.  I figured you would be working towards 10 miles but if you want to work on your 5k time or start rowing or whatever - it's all good

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Ok my goal for March 21 - 27:  Cumulative 15 miles with at least one 5 mile run.  

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1 hour ago, eaganwildcats said:

There has never been a more certain statement. They crazy. I saw I got mentioned over there and don't think I could back away quickly enough - "oh sure let me just go knock out 15 miles every day nbd". 

i wonder how they'd fare, in the awful HIIT stuff that i do?  i certainly can't run with them.

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7 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

i wonder how they'd fare, in the awful HIIT stuff that i do?  i certainly can't run with them.

But they're spotting us 20 minutes in a 10K race.  That seems almost impossible for us to not win, right?  Right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, fred_1_15301 said:

But they're spotting us 20 minutes in a 10K race.  That seems almost impossible for us to not win, right?  Right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right?

if they're running 7 minute miles, i just lost us 3 minutes.  minimum.  probably more.

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15 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

if they're running 7 minute miles, i just lost us 3 minutes.  minimum.  probably more.

I guarantee you they're running faster than 7 minute miles in a relay.  I was projecting 5 and a half to 6 minute miles at worst.  

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I think I might be able to run a 7 minute mile.  Definitely not 6.

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1 hour ago, DA RAIDERS said:

if they're running 7 minute miles, i just lost us 3 minutes.  minimum.  probably more.

I just lose another 4!

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:lmao: Fred’s message over there is killing me. It’s like the old days when the FFA would invade a rival message board. Except here it’s one thread invading another. Those guys are so superior, we need to be smart about this. 

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Pick skills we’re uniquely good at. It can’t be just running. There needs to be a rowing segment. Maybe an Oreo eat-off segment. 

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4 minutes ago, Otis said:

Pick skills we’re uniquely good at. It can’t be just running. There needs to be a rowing segment. Maybe an Oreo eat-off segment. 

They know they have the advantage in fitness, speed, endurance, form, motivation, follow through, willpower, general health and diet, memory, and motivation, but we have two things that they don't - we weigh more and we have so much more room to improve.  That is our battleground.  We're like braveheart with spears twice as long as a man waiting for the heavy cavalry. First we pick the fight then we win the fight. 

Who's with me?!?

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I’m. So. In. 

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14 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

They know they have the advantage in fitness, speed, endurance, form, motivation, follow through, willpower, general health and diet, memory, and motivation, but we have two things that they don't - we weigh more and we have so much more room to improve.  That is our battleground.  We're like braveheart with spears twice as long as a man waiting for the heavy cavalry. First we pick the fight then we win the fight. 

Who's with me?!?

When the end of times come (I guess maybe like a couple weeks from now at this point) I’ll be following general BostonFred into battle. 

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4 minutes ago, Otis said:

I’m. So. In. 

8 minute mile and they don’t have a chance.  8 minutes.  You can do that.

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My best mile of late appears to be 8:10 but given optimal conditions and the pressure of not letting down a bunch of people from the internet I could probably get us a 7:30 or so. 

When’s race day?

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29 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

When the end of times come (I guess maybe like a couple weeks from now at this point) I’ll be following general BostonFred into battle. 

:goodposting:bf is our inspirational leader, our big toe.

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26 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

My best mile of late appears to be 8:10 but given optimal conditions and the pressure of not letting down a bunch of people from the internet I could probably get us a 7:30 or so. 

When’s race day?

:lmao:

Dude. I literally have stitches in my balls still from a vasectomy a week ago. Before that I was rowing because my knees couldn’t support my fat ### pounding on pavement. I SAID LETS BE SMART ABOUT THIS. 

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for s & giggles, i went for a run.  🏃‍♂️ :mellow: 

trail run.  i took it easy.  slight up and down hill.  with 2 stretches of steep down hill, so those are slow.  exactly an 11 minute mile. :oldunsure:  average heart rate was 151.  i was never very winded.  i could probably get to around 9 pretty easily.   especially with strangers from the inner tubes counting on me.

nearly blew out my ankle on a gopher hole.  currently icing both knees. :hangover:  did another 2 miles, running, walking, hiking.   heart rate spiked to 180 on the gnarly up hills.  i enjoyed it.  i love having a giant canyon, right outside my door.  we'll see how my knees and legs react.  calves and that ankle are barking a touch.

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What if we all identify all downhill routes near our homes and run those?  If steep enough I could probably just fall a 10 minute mile. 

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3 minutes ago, Otis said:

:lmao:

Dude. I literally have stitches in my balls still from a vasectomy a week ago. Before that I was rowing because my knees couldn’t support my fat ### pounding on pavement. I SAID LETS BE SMART ABOUT THIS. 

Oh pish posh one mile ain’t going to kill us. Besides what else is there to do. 

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The commentary in this thread compared to that thread is gold.

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1 minute ago, eaganwildcats said:

Oh pish posh one mile ain’t going to kill us. Besides what else is there to do. 

We can’t play into their strengths. Those guys are wiry triathletes who’ve run 18 miles while we’re still dreaming about sugarplums. We need to use our smarts here. 
 

PAGING ANYONE WITH SMARTS PLS 

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2 minutes ago, Otis said:

What if we all identify all downhill routes near our homes and run those?  If steep enough I could probably just fall a 10 minute mile. 

there are a couple cliffs, in the canyon by my house.  tallest has got to be 1/8 mile.  i could finish there.

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8 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

there are a couple cliffs, in the canyon by my house.  tallest has got to be 1/8 mile.  i could finish there.

Base jumping?

 

Hmm we are heavier than they are.  Someone remind me of that mass and acceleration equation from high school physics. 

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20 minutes ago, Otis said:

What if we all identify all downhill routes near our homes and run those?  If steep enough I could probably just fall a 10 minute mile. 

I regularly walk fast down to the CVS that is 1.1 miles from my house and down a series of steep hills.  It's a natural route for me to use.  

18 minutes ago, fred_1_15301 said:

The commentary in this thread compared to that thread is gold.

They do seem serious-y.

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19 minutes ago, Otis said:

What if we all identify all downhill routes near our homes and run those?  If steep enough I could probably just fall a 10 minute mile. 

There's that really steep road in San Francisco. Does anyone have a house in San Francisco? @krista4?  If you're not sure, can you check?  

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20 minutes ago, Otis said:

We can’t play into their strengths. Those guys are wiry triathletes who’ve run 18 miles while we’re still dreaming about sugarplums. We need to use our smarts here. 
 

PAGING ANYONE WITH SMARTS PLS 

We should make it more like a decathlon.  We choose five events; they choose five.

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Just now, bostonfred said:

There's that really steep road in San Francisco. Does anyone have a house in San Francisco? @krista4?  If you're not sure, can you check?  

I'll get my people on it.

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:lmao: at the new thread title.

 

interesting by product of my run, the HIIT stuff that i do, definitely burns more calories than the steady heart rate i maintained today.  cool to know.

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

We should make it more like a decathlon.  We choose five events; they choose five.

i choose down hill skiing.

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and FYI, down hill is way tougher on my knees.  i'm sticking with my cliff descent.

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24 minutes ago, Otis said:

We can’t play into their strengths. Those guys are wiry triathletes who’ve run 18 miles while we’re still dreaming about sugarplums. We need to use our smarts here. 
 

PAGING ANYONE WITH SMARTS PLS 

What about one of those weird races where you have to eat a bunch of crap halfway through. Guarantee their gentle stomachs couldn’t handle a sleeve of Oreos at the half mile mark. “zomg it disrupted the delicate balance only achived through a thoroughly planned prerun bathroom trip”

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Just now, krista4 said:

We should make it more like a decathlon.  We choose five events; they choose five.

This is brilliant.  

1 minute ago, DA RAIDERS said:

i choose down hill skiing.

No you fool that requires athletic skill.  You're playing into their hands. Event one distance running.  They run their marathons or whatever.  We don't even bother.  Event two it's our turn to pick. We drink those wiry ####s under the table. Event 3 begins immediately afterwards.  I can stumble one mile better than them.  You only adopted the drunk. I grew up in it.  This is our path to victory.  

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1 minute ago, eaganwildcats said:

What about one of those weird races where you have to eat a bunch of crap halfway through. Guarantee their gentle stomachs couldn’t handle a sleeve of Oreos at the half mile mark. “zomg it disrupted the delicate balance only achived through a thoroughly planned prerun bathroom trip”

I don't know.  They have @MAC_32 and we have a toilet paper shortage. 

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9 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

:lmao: at the new thread title.

 

interesting by product of my run, the HIIT stuff that i do, definitely burns more calories than the steady heart rate i maintained today.  cool to know.

BTW YouTube  “15 minute HIIT workout”.  You’ll thank me later.   🥰

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1 minute ago, bostonfred said:

I don't know.  They have @MAC_32 and we have a toilet paper shortage. 

My wife and I toured a bunch of wineries while honeymoon'ing in Nor Cal. We made our way back to the hotel for a midday break, did our business, then she passed out. So I went for an 8 mile run fueled by 4 hours of wine in 80some degree heat without a cloud in the sky. 

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7 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

This is brilliant.  

No you fool that requires athletic skill.  You're playing into their hands. Event one distance running.  They run their marathons or whatever.  We don't even bother.  Event two it's our turn to pick. We drink those wiry ####s under the table. Event 3 begins immediately afterwards.  I can stumble one mile better than them.  You only adopted the drunk. I grew up in it.  This is our path to victory.  

i can crush the downhill, hammered.  done it many times.  :bag:   :pickle:

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5 minutes ago, fred_1_15301 said:

BTW YouTube  “15 minute HIIT workout”.  You’ll thank me later.   🥰

did something very similar for 30 minutes yesterday.  the exercise....

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11 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

This is brilliant.  

No you fool that requires athletic skill.  You're playing into their hands. Event one distance running.  They run their marathons or whatever.  We don't even bother.  Event two it's our turn to pick. We drink those wiry ####s under the table. Event 3 begins immediately afterwards.  I can stumble one mile better than them.  You only adopted the drunk. I grew up in it.  This is our path to victory.  

wait..do we all have to do each event?  or are we choosing our strongest competitor in that event?

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1 minute ago, DA RAIDERS said:

did something very similar for 30 minutes yesterday.  the exercise....

I do it with my 3 and 5 year old once a week.  The exercise.......

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I’m pretty sure this was a movie. Revenge of the Nerds. 
 

Gang, we are NOT the jocks. 

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