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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8625 on: January 07, 2019, 12:59:51 pm »
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Amazing job adarqui!

thanks so much Mutumbo!!!

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That race sounded epic! Congratulations on the win and the impressive ultra marathon debut  :)

ya man.. pretty crazy way to debut an ultra. but if there's one thing i've known for a while, it's that i can run for a loooooooooong time.. even tho i've never really done it until this, I just know I can do it. there's something going on there - which is just rooted in my mentality.

given this performance, it'll be something I try and improve from now on .. I mean, slowly building my "ultra long run" and such.

I'd love to try and attack the course record next year by one of the most elite ultra runners of all time. He did ~50 miles at that race a few years ago. I did 42. I think I could make a run at getting his course record.

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« Reply #8626 on: January 07, 2019, 01:17:27 pm »
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OMFG The most epic win ever, it had drama, action, nail biting moment and moments of joy.

seriously man. it was INSANE.

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That timeline description you wrote of your race and the guy chasing you down, sounded crazy and then you just dug deep and just won the mental and physical contest, just reading that was exhilarating and thrilling and was rooting for you in that story even though I know you won lol.

Great job man.  :highfive:

thanks so much seifullaah, really appreciate it.

and ya i still can't get over it. i dug deep and took off. that doesn't happen too often for me in races, because I do so many of them. sometimes I just refuse to back down and give everything, this was one of those races. It's great knowing that I do have that in the bag for the big ones.

thanks again man!!!!

peace! :ibrunning: :ibrunning: :ibrunning:

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8627 on: January 07, 2019, 03:13:03 pm »
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some photos. got some cool vid too.

love these first two.




















i look kinda beast with my hat on, ultra marathoner g status.





the very end of the race, video!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LnHVrIjOg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LnHVrIjOg</a>



the dude who snuck up on me, 2OA:


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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8628 on: January 07, 2019, 06:42:30 pm »
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Wardian's splits (2017) vs mine (2019), same race.

He's an elite ultra runner. (https://www.strava.com/activities/505334945/overview)

Wardian (2017): 41 laps (50 miles)

1: 8:30 00:08:30
2: 8:11 00:16:40
3: 8:13 00:24:52
4: 8:09 00:33:00
5: 8:11 00:41:11
6: 8:11 00:49:22
7: 8:10 00:57:31
8: 8:08 01:05:38
9: 8:09 01:13:47
10: 8:12 01:21:58
11: 8:14 01:30:12
12: 8:16 01:38:27
13: 7:57 01:46:24 <- first 7:XX
14: 8:12 01:54:35
15:8:13 02:02:47
16: 8:17 02:11:04
17: 8:18 02:19:22
18: 8:17 02:27:38
19: 8:16 02:35:53
20: 8:19 02:44:11
21: 8:14 02:52:25
22: 8:18 03:00:42
23: 8:23 03:09:05
24: 8:28 03:17:33
25: 8:32 03:26:04
26: 8:35 03:34:38
27: 8:38 03:43:16
28: 8:43 03:51:58
29: 8:46 04:00:44
30: 8:51 04:09:34
31: 8:59 04:18:33
32: 9:11 04:27:43 <- first 9:XX
33: 9:04 04:36:47
34: 9:07 04:45:54
35: 9:10 04:55:03
36: 9:23 05:04:26
37: 9:21 05:13:46
38: 9:29 05:23:15
39: 9:45 05:33:00
40: 10:07 05:43:07 <- first 10:XX
41: 9:54 05:53:00

Me (2019): 34 laps (42 mi)

1: 9:24 9:24
2: 9:50 19:14
3: 9:52 29:06
4: 9:56 39:01
5: 9:49 48:49
6: 9:54 58:43
7: 9:46 1:08:28
8: 9:57 1:18:24
9: 9:45 1:28:09
10: 9:32 1:37:40
11: 9:29 1:47:08
12: 9:48 1:56:55
13: 9:57 2:06:52
14: 9:44 2:16:36
15: 9:51 2:26:26
16: 10:01 2:36:27 <- first 10:XX
17: 9:46 2:46:13
18: 9:40 2:55:52
19: 9:44 3:05:35
20: 9:51 3:15:26
21: 10:01 3:25:26
22: 10:09 3:35:35
23: 10:22 3:45:57
24: 10:57 3:56:53
25: 11:37 4:08:30 <- first 11:XX
26: 11:07 4:19:37
27: 11:45 4:31:22
28: 11:03 4:42:24
29: 11:18 4:53:42
30: 12:22 5:06:03 <- first 12:XX
31: 12:37 5:18:39
32: 13:47 5:32:26 <- first 13:XX
33: 11:53 5:44:18
34: 9:04 5:53:22 <- fastest lap

fwiw, some of those really slow laps are me standing there drinking fluids.

huge difference though.. that's the difference between 50 miles & 42.

i could get closer to 50 by next year tho.. something to keep on my mind.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8629 on: January 08, 2019, 03:18:27 pm »
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some very fast local dude, cracked me up. i mean i know every1 expected me to bonk, it was amusing during the race:

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It was a lot of fun.  But you were the surprise of the day.  I kept waiting for you to bonk and you just kept going.  That is a hell of a debut in ultrarunning.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8630 on: January 08, 2019, 10:42:30 pm »
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yesterday:

01/07/2018

ate good

how i feel:
- basically no soreness.
- quads barely sore.
- right lower back/glute/hip achy (the stuff i've been dealing with, made worse)

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8631 on: January 08, 2019, 10:51:08 pm »
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light day.

01/08/2019

diet:
- ate ok/light



09:00 AM: light: 61 min ::: (grass, alt-sim, feel decent - no soreness / but a few aches)
- https://www.strava.com/activities/2064340655



08:30 PM: light + 1 moderate mile: 62 min @ {5 @ 8:XX-9:XX} + {1 mile @ 5:46 w/ kick, felt good} + {c/d} ::: (grass, felt decent, HR low, right hip/glute a little achy)
- https://www.strava.com/activities/2065721308
- https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3284422579







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footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 1/2
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi's, sub3 1k's:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8632 on: January 09, 2019, 12:14:58 am »
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easily one of the great moments in adarq.org history. and, i told you so.  ;D

 :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:

ETA: a 3:30 marathon in the course of doing 42 miles is just incredible.
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« Reply #8633 on: January 09, 2019, 01:11:31 pm »
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easily one of the great moments in adarq.org history.

thanks man!! since you said it, i'll agree with you :D

 :ibrunning: :ibrunning: :ibrunning:

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and, i told you so.  ;D

yup.. you did. many times. several years ago. even perhaps when i was dunking too.

i've got that "ultra mindset" so, makes sense.

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ETA: a 3:30 marathon in the course of doing 42 miles is just incredible.

haha!! thanks!!

also that 3:28 is obviously submax, within 21 laps on the course, which means 21 "big hills" (ie, 6:00 min/mi pace up the hill would be like 8:00 min/mi pace @ 1m:30s up the hill etc, something like that).

i think it takes me like ~50-55s to sprint hard up the hill (from hill sprint sessions i've done there).

so like you said, definitely pretty cool. i'd love to do a "trail marathon" (on a fast trail).

:D :wowthatwasnutswtf: :ibrunning:

peace man!!!!!!

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8634 on: January 09, 2019, 04:23:06 pm »
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When I was last really active on here you were smashing 5ks. Now you're smashing running ultras!! That's so awesome man. Certainly inspiring my new found love for running.

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« Reply #8635 on: January 09, 2019, 09:59:39 pm »
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When I was last really active on here you were smashing 5ks. Now you're smashing running ultras!!

yea. definitely pretty cool! :D

now i'm looking for more potential ultras.. :ninja:

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That's so awesome man. Certainly inspiring my new found love for running.

awesome man!

yea I remember you enjoyed it (trails etc), but IIRC also had some feet/calf issues as well?

i imagine trail running & even trail racing would be something you'd love.

with ultras especially, it seems like with such a crazy long race at a slower pace, might allow you to really take in the scenery/nature etc. that sounds pretty fun. not advising this for you at this point, just saying in general. marathon & shorter are fast, hard to really absorb if you're pushing it, at least from my experience. still very fun tho.

great to see that you're getting back into stuff!

peace!

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« Reply #8636 on: January 09, 2019, 10:09:23 pm »
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light day with some trots up the hill.

01/09/2019

diet:
- ate ok/light, great steak/asparagus/cauliflower stir fry before bed


07:55 PM: light: 1h41m with {hill (best friend) @ 1 hour, 19 laps / strong but light up} ::: (grass, alt-sim, legs decent, right hip/glute achy but improving)
- https://www.strava.com/activities/2066626680
- https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3285560429







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footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 1/2
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi's, sub3 1k's:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0

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« Reply #8637 on: January 10, 2019, 03:49:24 pm »
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When I was last really active on here you were smashing 5ks. Now you're smashing running ultras!!

yea. definitely pretty cool! :D

now i'm looking for more potential ultras.. :ninja:

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That's so awesome man. Certainly inspiring my new found love for running.

awesome man!

yea I remember you enjoyed it (trails etc), but IIRC also had some feet/calf issues as well?

i imagine trail running & even trail racing would be something you'd love.

with ultras especially, it seems like with such a crazy long race at a slower pace, might allow you to really take in the scenery/nature etc. that sounds pretty fun. not advising this for you at this point, just saying in general. marathon & shorter are fast, hard to really absorb if you're pushing it, at least from my experience. still very fun tho.

great to see that you're getting back into stuff!

peace!

You should definitely go for it, you clearly have a real talent for long endurance both from a physical and mental point of view. Did you do anything specifically to slip into that mind set of being able to run for that long, like any psychological tips you used, meditation etc... Or did it just come kinda naturally?

I do really love trails and the scenery, there's something liberating about flying through nature so yeah, it definitely appeals. It is something I kind of have on my radar for some day, I'm still only like 24 so I'm not gonna rush into them but I'd love to do one one day. I have some plans this summer to run some of the mountains in the UK with some friends so that would be a nice intro into the longer distances.

The mental aspect of it appeals, even with the 10ks the kind of meditative state you go into is so enjoyable and I imagine with ultras it gets pretty intense. My supervisor through university was into ultras, think he did some pretty big ones like tour de mont blanc and he'd talk about the mental aspects of it.

Something I've always noticed about ultra is there's always a few jacked guys, likw the guy in that photo. What's behind that? Is it just because it's not so.. Max speed dependent? I feel like we may have talked about this before in fact haha.

Sorry that kinda turned into a long post!

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« Reply #8638 on: January 10, 2019, 06:40:39 pm »
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When I was last really active on here you were smashing 5ks. Now you're smashing running ultras!!

yea. definitely pretty cool! :D

now i'm looking for more potential ultras.. :ninja:

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That's so awesome man. Certainly inspiring my new found love for running.

awesome man!

yea I remember you enjoyed it (trails etc), but IIRC also had some feet/calf issues as well?

i imagine trail running & even trail racing would be something you'd love.

with ultras especially, it seems like with such a crazy long race at a slower pace, might allow you to really take in the scenery/nature etc. that sounds pretty fun. not advising this for you at this point, just saying in general. marathon & shorter are fast, hard to really absorb if you're pushing it, at least from my experience. still very fun tho.

great to see that you're getting back into stuff!

peace!

You should definitely go for it, you clearly have a real talent for long endurance both from a physical and mental point of view.

thanks alot man!!

yea I will now maintain fitness for ultra distances. this means my weekly long runs are about to get.. nuts. :ninja:

for example, i'm thinking about this over the next 4 weeks: (all grass/non road)
week 0: (6 hours, last sunday's race)
week 1: 3 hours
week 2: 4 hours
week 3: 3 hours
week 4: 5 hours

so just starting to oscillate it, with the goal of always maintaining fitness near 6 hours. i'd also be experimenting with different styles like, ie faster first half, slower second .. or flipped around etc, or trying to go fast at the end etc.

also, i plan on doing some of those runs on paths with hills etc.



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Did you do anything specifically to slip into that mind set of being able to run for that long, like any psychological tips you used, meditation etc... Or did it just come kinda naturally?

nope, just lots of mileage without music, by myself, no fluids/calories etc.

so just lots me-and-my-own-thoughts solo running.

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I do really love trails and the scenery, there's something liberating about flying through nature so yeah, it definitely appeals. It is something I kind of have on my radar for some day, I'm still only like 24 so I'm not gonna rush into them but I'd love to do one one day. I have some plans this summer to run some of the mountains in the UK with some friends so that would be a nice intro into the longer distances.

awesome man!!

and ya, "flying through nature" feels way different than flying on a road.



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The mental aspect of it appeals, even with the 10ks the kind of meditative state you go into is so enjoyable and I imagine with ultras it gets pretty intense. My supervisor through university was into ultras, think he did some pretty big ones like tour de mont blanc and he'd talk about the mental aspects of it.

ah nice. i had a professor at uni who was into triathlons/competitive cycling etc, but i wasn't into endurance sports back then, so didn't truly grasp what he was into at the time. i saw some photos of him ~11 years later, dude still looks like a beast.. probably in his 70's now.

i've only done one proper 10k. might do another on saturday. want to try and do as little 5k's as possible this year.. which still means lots of 5k's. but it just means, if there's a combo distance event 5k/10k, choose the 10k. if there's a two races a 5 miler & a 5k, choose the 5 miler. etc.

that's one thing i noticed the old school folks did differently. they always seemed to go after the longer races, even if they were miler's and such. they loved just going out and competing in an 8k, 10k, 15k etc. i need to get on that.

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Something I've always noticed about ultra is there's always a few jacked guys, likw the guy in that photo. What's behind that? Is it just because it's not so.. Max speed dependent? I feel like we may have talked about this before in fact haha.

ya i've noticed that too, you're definitely onto something with that.

it's interesting. lots of these "jacked ultra dudes" are former military, at least here anyway. so, they have all of this muscle, lift, but have this mindset of wanting to do stuff that's borderline "survival".

even if they aren't military, i guess it's that "survival" addiction. a 6 hour race is probably very survival-ish to most people. for me, i'd imagine that would be 12 hours or 24 hours, i mean that sounds insane. 6 hours didn't seem scary to me at all, lol.

i definitely see "jacked dudes" at 5k's too etc. you'll see crossfit guys running with weighted vests and such, it's cool but also funny. race events are great, so you see all kinds of people.

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Sorry that kinda turned into a long post!

all good! good post!

sorry i typed that before leaving work, got distracted a few times.

pc man

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #8639 on: January 11, 2019, 03:31:16 pm »
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