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  • CrazyViking
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    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Daily Dare: 60 seconds Half Bow w/ EC

    Biked to school

    Core Work at the beginning of practice today, to mix things up.

    5-mile run: 9:34 pace.
    The coach had us do an interesting thing where we put tape over our Garmin watches so that we're focused on pushing ourselves to the max of our abilities, not to the numbers on a watch. I ran a similar time to what I've always done, but at least I know where I stand, and where I need to work down to. There was a giant hill at the end, so my pace would have probably been a bit faster if it was flat.

    Thank you to twinkletoes for the suggestion!

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  • twinkletoes
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    Maybe a strength program like 30 Days of Gravity if you have no equipment (or access to it).

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  • CrazyViking
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    Monday, July 17, 2017
    Daily Dare: 50 front kicks
    I have to do this all the time in Hapkido, so no brainer.

    Biked to school: There's this line in the concrete at the end of the largest hill. I have tried to push it hard past that line but always had to stop a few feet before. I made it today!

    4-mile run: I cut my pace down to 8:56!!! The entire first 2 miles were all uphill too!
    We then did 4 strides (run for about a 100 meters as fast as you can, then job back, and repeat). I really think that I am getting faster.

    My team is going to Mammoth (in California) to do some altitude training. Because of my lungs (CF), I can't go with them, but I'll be done with summer school then, so I was thinking of doing a fitness boot camp type thing. Their trip lasts ten days, so I was going to do Hell Week (or Dragon Week, if it looks too advanced). I'll probably do Yoga Week in conjunction to make sure I stretch out my thighs and stuff good.

    For the last 30 days of summer, I also want to do a program and focuses on strength (mostly upper-body). Unfortunately, Cross-Country does not help with arm and chest strength, which is important for me because my lungs are weaker than other peoples'. I would love some suggestions.

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  • CrazyViking
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    Sunday, July 16, 2017
    Daily Dare: 2 min chest squeeze

    6 mile run: pace 11:00 min/mi. We did more hills, so it was a bit harder, but great exercise!

    Surfed!!!!! Finally!!!!! There were small little rollers, which I guess is actually pretty good for my first time surfing in a few months.

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  • CrazyViking
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    Saturday, July 15, 2017
    Daily Dare: 40 reverse plank kicks

    3+hrs Hapkido: Got through a review of a lot of my techniques for the test, which is good.

    Beach with my friends for about an hour, then ate dinner down there. Has anyone tried Mitsubishi before? They are delicious!

    There was this little girl that I saw bobbing back and forth way past the breakers. Dad and I commented on how good of a swimmer she was. Later, her grandma called her in because she was worried about the girl going so far when her grandma couldn't go back to get her. I offered to stay with her (I've done Junoir Guards for several years). Seriously, she was almost a better ocean swimmer than I am now!!!!! And she was only 9 years old!

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  • CrazyViking
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    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Daily Dare: 2 minutes raised leg hold: Is it just me, or have these daily dares been getting progressively harder?

    4-mile morning run: Friendly Friday, so the others were going slow(ish). I was able to keep up with the group except for the very last hill that I sort of pooped out on. Small Victories.



    Core Work: I´ve leveled up on some of the reps of the exercises, so that's good, except I wasted a lot of time between sets so that probably factored into it.

    Went to see Spiderman: Homecoming!!!!! It was great! A lot better than Transformers 5, may I say. Sad because the whole concept of alien robot cars waging a space war is actually more appealing to me. Yes, I am a nerd (Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, you name it.).

    Saw this emoticon: and thought, that has literally happened to me before. I started Hapkido when I was six, so there was a long while when the punching bag was much bigger than I was.

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  • TheLibrarian
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    Originally posted by CrazyViking View Post
    All was going great until our group forgot that there was an OPEN FLAME sitting right in front of us.

    P.S.: If you're wondering whether I just figured out how to do the emoticons: Yes, I just did.

    Emoticons are great

    your OPEN FLAME reminds me of:

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  • CrazyViking
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    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Daily Dare: 2 minutes leg extensions The workout looked deceptively easy--boy was I wrong.

    Biked to school (as always)
    Speaking of school, had a chem lab. All was going great until our group forgot that there was an OPEN FLAME sitting right in front of us. We were supposed to heat a solution to 50 degrees C and ended up getting it almost to 100 (the liquid actually started bubbly). So here we were, holding the steaming hot flask with a paper towel to not burn my hands, and trying to cool it down by holding it under a faucet and take temperature readings at the same time. Usually, you'd expect the teacher to make some big lecture about paying attention and stuff, you know? Well no, he walks by our station like five times and doesn't say anything about the group of people all freaking out and huddling over the sink! And then later just nonchalantly walks by and says "Did you learn your lesson?" and sauntered away again.
    This teacher has been teaching for like 50 years, so I feel like he's seen pretty much everything and is just so done with high school shenanigans.

    4-mile run: 9:40 pace. I feel myself being able to keep up a nicer pace now. I still lag way behind the group, but at least I'm making an individual improvement.
    Light Core Work after it, my heavy body weight workout days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    Thanks to TheLibrarian for the post!!!!

    P.S.: If you're wondering whether I just figured out how to do the emoticons: Yes, I just did. Sad considering I'm in an engineering class.

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  • TheLibrarian
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    Originally posted by CrazyViking View Post
    Biked to school: It's funny how every day I do it the three big hills I have to transverse seem a little easier. By the time I graduate, I'll be flying up those hills like nobody's business.

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  • CrazyViking
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Daily Dare: 60 forward lunges

    Biked to school: It's funny how every day I do it the three big hills I have to transverse seem a little easier. By the time I graduate, I'll be flying up those hills like nobody's business.

    3 mile run - cut my pace down to 9:21!!!!
    Core Work: same as I've been doing, just with increased repetitions.

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  • CrazyViking
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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Daily Dare: 12 Archer pushups.
    I pretty much failed at these. Couldn't go down more than 1-2 inches. Meh, at least I know what I need to work on!

    Biked to school (as always)

    Cross-Country Practice: Probably the best day yet.
    We ran 3.5 miles completely up-hill (grueling!!!), but because it was U.S. National 7/11 Day, you can get free slushies at the 7/11, so the entire team ran up to there and got a slushie and ran back, little more than another 3.5, totally about 7.4 miles. On the way back, we jogged and walked because we didn't want to get cramps from food. The way back was extremely fun!

    Ate a pretty much 0 carb dinner (some meatloaf and veggies and pistachios) because slushies probably have about 100 grams of sugar.

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  • CrazyViking
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    Monday, July 10, 2017
    Daily Dare: 4 min Side Plank

    Biked to and from school

    3 mile run + 6 .1 mile strides (running about 80% of a full-out sprint).

    Started Angry Birds workout from Nerd Fitness (another good fitness website), but changed it a bit to add in my cross-country core work.

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  • CrazyViking
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    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Daily Dare: 60 Knee to Elbow Twists

    3hrs of Hapkido (Korean martial arts):
    I am a 2nd-degree black belt currently training for my 3rd-degree, so it is extremely tough!

    3-4 hrs of playing at the beach:
    I have friends from Austria over, so it was a must. I was so exhausted!

    Sunday, June 9, 2017

    Daily Dare: 30 secs Star Plank

    6 mile run at 6:30am: tired from day before, but Mom ran with me so it was better.
    500m swim to ocean bouy and back: nice and easy pace!

    Thanks to twinkletoesfor your wonderful comment!

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  • twinkletoes
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    Congratulations on finishing Flexibility Week!

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  • CrazyViking
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    Friday, July 07, 2017
    Daily Dare: 80 Squat Side Bends w/ EC
    Great work out for my thighs!

    Walked 15+ minutes to summer school

    2.5 mile run: 10:30 pace (it was so hot!!!)
    Total Abs Level II Workout

    Flexibility Day 7:
    Liber8 Workout

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