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    Into The Wild

    I've decided to start a new check-in thread (the old one is here) because I'm changing up my training a bit and focusing more on my goals than general fitness. I wasn't really sure what to call this training log, but Into The Wild is one of my favourite books, and since I'm planning on spending a lot of time trail running/hiking/mountain biking, it seemed kind of appropriate.

    Anyway, here is a bit about me:
    I've been training pretty regularly since late 2015, I think. I love trail running, and improving that is my primary fitness goal. I like obstacle racing (I've done three Spartan races, a 9km sprint, an 18km super and a 5km urban sprint), archery (I've been shooting competitively for a couple of years now), and I'm hoping to take up Muay Thai soon. For a few years I've been interested in ultrarunning and expedition racing, but I've never really considered it to be something I could ever do until recently, and it's a goal that prompted this new training logbook. I haven't run in a few months, but there are some races coming up next year that I'm going to train for, so I'm getting back into it now.
    Other that fitness, I like reading, photography, travel, art, and music.

    Current activities: Ironborn, running, cycling, yoga, parallette workouts, plus various challenges
    Running Goals:
    5km+ trail run
    10km+ trail run
    21km+ trail run
    50km+ ultramarathon
    100km+ ultramarathon

    Other Goals:
    Cycle 10km
    Cycle 20km
    Cycle 40km
    50 push ups in one go
    1 pull-up
    5 pull-ups in one go
    10 pull-ups in one go
    5 minute elbow plank
    Do a freestanding handstand
    Do side splits
    Learn to swim
    Learn to kayak

    I have a long way to go with most of those goals, but I like having something to work towards and I think it helps me to stay on track with my training.

    #2
    Friday, September 1
    I went for a trail run this morning, for the first time in ages. I wasn't expecting to make it very far, but I ended up running for 22 minutes (I credit Cardio Trim for keeping my fitness up over the winter).
    Stretching: Post Run Stretching
    Ironborn: Day 1 (using 3kg weights for the moment, because I've mostly been doing bodyweight exercises recently)
    Total Abs: Day 1 (level 3, 1 minute rest between sets)
    Office Challenge: Day 5
    50 Burpees A Day Challenge: Day 22
    Other: 100 calf raises

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      #3
      Saturday, September 2
      My legs hated me this morning, after yesterday's run, so I did Foundation Light days 15 and 16 (level 3, no rest).
      I also did five sets of Upperbody Mobility throughout the day.

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        #4
        Sunday, September 3
        Today was supposed to be a hiking day, but the weather wasn't playing nice, so I did:
        Foundation Light: Day 17 (level 3, no rest)
        Office Challenge: Day 6
        Other: 100 calf raises

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          #5
          Monday, September 4
          25 minute trail run
          Stretching: Post Run Stretching, Iron Bar
          Ironborn: Day 1
          Total Abs: Day 2 (level 3, 1 minute rest between sets)
          Office Challenge: Day 7
          50 Burpees A Day Challenge: Day 23
          Other: 100 calf raises

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            #6
            Wednesday, September 6
            Ironborn: Day 2
            Total Abs: Day 3 (level 3)
            Office Challenge: Day 8
            Other: 100 calf raises
            Upperbody Mobility (3 sets throughout the day)

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              #7
              Thursday, September 7
              Total Abs: Day 4 (level 3, no rest)
              Foundation Light: Day 18 (level 3, no rest)

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                #8
                Friday, September 8
                25 minute trail run
                Stretching: Post Run Stretching, Splits Workout (EC)
                50 Burpees A Day Challenge: Day 24
                Ironborn: Day 3
                Total Abs: Day 6 (level 3)
                Office Challenge: Day 5

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                  #9
                  Saturday, September 9
                  Ironborn: Day 4
                  Total Abs: Day 5 (level 3 no rest)

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                    #10
                    Sunday, September 10
                    8km hike

                    Monday, September 11
                    25 minute trail run
                    Stretching: Post Run Stretching
                    Ironborn: Day 5
                    Total Abs: Day 7 (level 3, 1 minute rest between sets)
                    Office Challenge: Day 6

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                      #11
                      Thursday, September 14
                      Warm Up: Foundation Light: Day 19 (level 3, no rest)
                      Ironborn: Day 6 (I added an extra 5kg for the farmer's walk)
                      Total Abs: Day 8 (level 3, no rest)
                      50 Burpees A Day Challenge: Day 25
                      Office Challenge: Day 7
                      Other: 100 calf raises
                      Upperbody Mobility (3 sets throughout the day)

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                        #12
                        Friday, September 15
                        Ironborn: Day 7
                        Total Abs: Day 9 (level 3, no rest)
                        Office Challenge: Day 6
                        Stretching: Foundation Light: Day 20 (level 3, no rest)
                        Other: 100 calf raises

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                          #13
                          Sunday, September 17
                          8km hike

                          Monday, September 18
                          Ironborn: Days 8 & 9

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                            #14
                            You've got some badass goals, Silent Wolf. Good luck and as always have fun!

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                              #15
                              Thanks twinkletoes

                              Wednesday, September 20
                              Ironborn: Day 10
                              Total Abs: Day 10 (level 3, 1 minute rest between sets)
                              Splits Challenge: Day 1
                              Daily Dares: 20/09/17: 50 calf raises (EC)
                              Upperbody Mobility (3 sets throughout the day)
                              Update: I just tried the Sally Up challenge for the first time. I only made 45 seconds (probably doing this right after an upper body workout was not the best idea, but I did it anyway). I'm going to have to do this more often.

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