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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7215 on: July 12, 2017, 04:40:32 pm »
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just paid off my student loans from 2006+

should have done this a long time ago.. but just let it sit there, paying itself off every month, allowing the interest to pile up.

feel great now. one less payment to worry about. going to suck seeing that money deduct from my bank account, but it's worth it. Every month the interest was enough for ~3-4 days of food.

GOOD RIDDANCE.

and Navient sucks. They purchased my loan provider, and switch over 6 months ago.. couldn't even restore the payment history (of the many years) in the UI. And they have been sued by the gov several times for screwing over students etc.

I am now officially debt-less.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

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« Reply #7216 on: July 12, 2017, 06:05:36 pm »
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this was from yesterday, forgot to click Post:

07/11/2017

reading: walked + fast runs

felt pretty good.. feeling alot stronger lately. I think it's mostly due to the fact that i'm doing standing desk 100% & not eating too much.

feeling better physically + mentally.

sitting = the devil.

I gave in for too long and got lazy, sitting or lying down while coding & such. Getting back on my game, standing up + computing -> burn some calories, get the blood pumping more, strengthen up more, move around, and go nutz.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7217 on: July 12, 2017, 06:29:10 pm »
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this was from yesterday, forgot to click Post:

07/11/2017

reading: walked + fast runs

felt pretty good.. feeling alot stronger lately. I think it's mostly due to the fact that i'm doing standing desk 100% & not eating too much.

feeling better physically + mentally.

sitting = the devil.

I gave in for too long and got lazy, sitting or lying down while coding & such. Getting back on my game, standing up + computing -> burn some calories, get the blood pumping more, strengthen up more, move around, and go nutz.

every time i train after having spent a lot of time sitting i end up injured, it's so predictable.

do you have a specific standing desk or are you just improvising?

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7218 on: July 12, 2017, 07:08:00 pm »
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this was from yesterday, forgot to click Post:

07/11/2017

reading: walked + fast runs

felt pretty good.. feeling alot stronger lately. I think it's mostly due to the fact that i'm doing standing desk 100% & not eating too much.

feeling better physically + mentally.

sitting = the devil.

I gave in for too long and got lazy, sitting or lying down while coding & such. Getting back on my game, standing up + computing -> burn some calories, get the blood pumping more, strengthen up more, move around, and go nutz.

every time i train after having spent a lot of time sitting i end up injured, it's so predictable.

damn. ya man, just wrecks you.

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do you have a specific standing desk or are you just improvising?

nah, always improvised. I need to actually do some better improvisation soon. I had the best setup at my previous job, had a box i'd carry around a plop onto people's desks/etc, and it was always the correct height.. some coffee machine box. Allowed me to have a super light weight portable standing desk :d

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7219 on: July 16, 2017, 01:47:19 am »
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07/15/2017

walk + read + short fast run:
- 9.5 mi
- fast runs: ~6x, mostly ~0.1-0.15 mi. One of the 0.15mi was @ ~4:40 so that's cool.

legs felt dead from the start, still not recovered from last long walk/read/run.

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« Reply #7220 on: July 18, 2017, 01:33:13 am »
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07/17/2017

walk/read/run:
- ~10 mi
- had a nice 0.22 mi @ ~4:50 pace in there
- ~hit 15.5 mph at some point
- left knee bugging a bit after the run .. but i also kneeled down to stretch my quads, which seemed to aggravate it more

haven't done one of these in a while.



had some ~easy 0.33 mi @ 5:5x towards the end too.


definitely in better shape right now than the last ~3 months. so that's kind of cool. The walking + standing desk + intervals runs are a good stimulus.

I like my walk+read+run approach. So tired of just "running". With this style, I can relax and read a ton of stuff, and get some intervals mixed in. As far as enjoyment, there's no comparison to non-stop running etc (for me). Hopefully going to just keep this up for my training strategy this time around. Less pain, more fun/enjoyable. Who knows if it'll help me improve my mile to sub-5 official, but I do think it's possible. I know it won't prepare me for a good 5k though, that's for sure. I need to get my ~400m runs down to ~4 min/mi pace, so that I can have the reserve power to make my ~5 min/mi pace easier. So my power is lacking right now.

If I do some 5k races in ~September+, i'm just going to run the first mile as hard as possible then shut it down and relax.. lmao.

So I guess if I have running goals, it's my 1-mile time and specifically those 1-mile races in December.. 5k is just too much torture for me at this point in my life.  :ninja:

Also, I want to get my walk+run+read sessions up to 5+ hours on occasion .. want to see how I feel with REALLY long sessions. I wanted to do that tonight but started too late. Maybe Wednesday or Thursday.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7221 on: July 19, 2017, 05:22:41 am »
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07/19/2017

finally back under 160 it seems.. 158 the last few days. eating like a mouse but feel good.

right big toe callus (on the bottom left) is back - from the walking/running i imagine .. had to file it down. this thing sucks. annoying how the body can do something to protect something else, but cause all kinds of pain/issues. not sure why it's callusing up.

might go for a really long walk/read/run today.. been looking to push past 3 hours..... could be the day.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7222 on: July 20, 2017, 03:04:09 am »
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7/19/2017

bw = 159 lb

walk/read/run:
- 12.09 mi in 3h:06m:04s
- mostly light/moderate runs mixed in, rained out, slippery .. and quads were sore/dead
- still felt good though
- lots of reading on crypto stuff, matrices, sat/smt solvers
- several runs over 0.25 mi (400m), a few around 0.30 mi .. ie one run was 0.31 mi @ 5:40 min/mi pace

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7223 on: July 22, 2017, 11:46:19 am »
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07/22/2017

man i am dead. quads are toast. feet sore.

edit:
- also a 1 hour dog walk (with poop/pee/sniff stops) prior to the session.. probably about 2 miles.

walk/read/run:
- 14.72 mi in 3h24m56s @ 13:55 min/mi pace
- felt really good .. but started too late (7:30 AM). I woke up at 5 AM, should have started around 5:45-6 AM.
- eyes burning bad: reading became almost impossible @ mile 7.. sweat in my eyes is fine, but I think the sun made it burn.
- best interval was my 2nd where I pushed it: 0.28 mi @ 4:55 min/mi pace
- overall decent.. need to get more of these under 5 min/mi "easier" like I was doing come last December.
- had some surprising runs, barely pushing it at all and still sub-6 or mid 6's, felt good.. i guess the surprising one was the 0.37 @ 6:45 min/mi, was really dead and just coasting, so, happy about that.
- i usually feel my right hip flexor/adductors late in the session, just seems tighter than my left.


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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7224 on: July 22, 2017, 01:50:12 pm »
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I created a barbell with my course today:



eyes still burning like crazy.. teh fuq.

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« Reply #7225 on: July 23, 2017, 07:42:23 pm »
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07/23/2017

bw = ~157

surprisingly sore in calves (especially), hamstrings, glutes, quads.

probably going to rest another day & try to get in a session on Tuesday.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7226 on: July 25, 2017, 06:43:40 pm »
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07/25/2017

4th straight day waking up at ~4:30 - 5 AM :f

watermelon before the session

walk/read/run:
- ~15.6 mi in ~4h12m
- cracked the 4 hour mark: seemed like i could have walked longer, felt good.
- started at 6:30 AM, should honestly start these at like 5:30 AM ...
- lost ~6-7 lb. of water
- basically two sessions:
-- first 6 miles, speed intervals with walk back rest.. drenched, killed me.
-- last 9 miles: walking with light runs mixed in to keep the legs loose
- alot of the initial speed work was under 5 min/mi pace, which is what I wanted .. but needs to be closer to 4 min/mi pace with the same form (running form)



a bit sunburned.. eyes tired af.. legs/body pretty dead.

overall good session.



saw this lizard at like mile 12:





probably going to train again Thursday .. maybe a shorter session. Then train again on Sunday - might go to the beach. Get there real early and just do my stuff on the roads/sidewalks there, or maybe on the beach itself.. dno. Sounds fun tbh.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7227 on: July 25, 2017, 07:55:32 pm »
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i just lol'd.. remember when my friend sent me some protein/carb supps? well, I haven't finished them.. tho i've been occasionally knocking out the coffee flavor protein when I have milk. My friend knows I got injured and haven't been training much lately. Anyway, some box arrives today and I had no idea what it was -> they sent me a fuckton of supps.



that's a fuckton to me.

I've been planning on experimenting with the carb supp for some important sessions soon. I felt pretty good on it before I got injured, just properly carbed up.

now that I have so much damn protein .. might do 1 scoop per day at least (as a milkshake), consistently.

i'm sure a supp-fiend would be mirin`

funny.

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« Reply #7228 on: July 25, 2017, 08:08:18 pm »
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i just lol'd.. remember when my friend sent me some protein/carb supps? well, I haven't finished them.. tho i've been occasionally knocking out the coffee flavor protein when I have milk. My friend knows I got injured and haven't been training much lately. Anyway, some box arrives today and I had no idea what it was -> they sent me a fuckton of supps.



that's a fuckton to me.

I've been planning on experimenting with the carb supp for some important sessions soon. I felt pretty good on it before I got injured, just properly carbed up.

now that I have so much damn protein .. might do 1 scoop per day at least (as a milkshake), consistently.

i'm sure a supp-fiend would be mirin`

funny.

I'm jelly!!! haha

I like the idea of a carb for training sessions. Even though I'm still eating super clean I'm trying to eat for performance rather than looks. I always wonder what it would be like if I ate at or above maintenance for a month or two and was really able to get after my training sessions.
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« Reply #7229 on: July 25, 2017, 10:18:12 pm »
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i just lol'd.. remember when my friend sent me some protein/carb supps? well, I haven't finished them.. tho i've been occasionally knocking out the coffee flavor protein when I have milk. My friend knows I got injured and haven't been training much lately. Anyway, some box arrives today and I had no idea what it was -> they sent me a fuckton of supps.



that's a fuckton to me.

I've been planning on experimenting with the carb supp for some important sessions soon. I felt pretty good on it before I got injured, just properly carbed up.

now that I have so much damn protein .. might do 1 scoop per day at least (as a milkshake), consistently.

i'm sure a supp-fiend would be mirin`

funny.

I'm jelly!!! haha

hah i knew it. ya i dno, that's kind of nuts. protein for months.

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I like the idea of a carb for training sessions.

for important endurance related sessions, it's essential imho. You can get away without it for less important sessions, where burning calories is the primary emphasis.. but when performance is important, got to get those carbs in. I personally like to load up the day before, then day of, i'll eat lighter if the session is later in the day, or eat something very light in the morning.. favorite pre-run meal is watermelon + something empty nutritious wise (like a plain english muffin) to make the stomach feel good.

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Even though I'm still eating super clean I'm trying to eat for performance rather than looks. I always wonder what it would be like if I ate at or above maintenance for a month or two and was really able to get after my training sessions.

for the db/bb/kb circuits, light runs, or less strict intervals with short sprints/runs: can get away without overloading on carbs & still be ok - but still not optimal.. for stuff like repeat x00's, miles, 5k's+ etc, with specific targets, being properly fueled up makes a huge difference, from my experience.


This dude got me into the watermelon technique.. he's got some good videos.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdmeYi9_6VA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdmeYi9_6VA</a>

he knows his stuff when it comes to pure distance running.