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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7440 on: October 22, 2017, 06:07:35 pm »
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2017 future race run down:
- four 5k's in November
- three mile races, one 5k in December



10/21/2017: Schott 5k
- ~16:XX-18:XX top 3
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/745322722
- 2016 splits: 5:20, 6:20, 6:42, 5:34
- 2017: https://www.strava.com/activities/1240445005
- 2017 splits: 5:26, 6:25, 6:39, 6:00



11/04/2017: SOS 5k
- ~18:XX-19:XX top 3



11/18/2017: *rescheduled* Remembrance 5k
- ~18:XX-19:XX top 3
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/707020707
- 2016 splits: 6:03, 6:18, 6:37, 06:51



11/23/2017: Turkey Trot 5k
- ~16:XX-17:XX top 3
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/784300760
- 2016 splits: 5:21, 6:04, 6:22, 5:58



11/25/2017: Bull Run 5k
- ~16:XX-17:XX top 3
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/779789036
- 2016 splits: 5:19, 6:04, 6:19, 5:56



12/02/2017: Miami 1-mile
- ~4:4X-4:5X top 3



12/06/2017: Boca 1-mile
- 4:3X top 3
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/796527806
- 2016 splits: 5:19



12/13/2017: CS 1-mile
- ~4:4X-4:5X top 3
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/802627424
- 2016 splits: 5:08



12/17/2017: Jingle Bell Jog 5k
- ~16:XX-18:XX top 3
- ~15:XX for #1 in 2015
- 2016:
- 2016 splits:



12/18/2017 to 12/31/2017:
- major deload until Jan 1
:wowthatwasnutswtf:



2018:

01/27/2018: Tropical 5k
- ~15:XX-16:XX top 3





11/11/2017: Lights 5k
- not doing this one again
- 2016: https://www.strava.com/activities/773733189
- splits: 5:33, 5:57, 6:16, 5:24

put this in here: just to show that was my best overall 5k from a consistency standpoint, still like 3rd best 5k .. was in the lead the whole time and just ran my own race .. so didn't blow myself out early in the first mile: also ran at night.. the only 5k i've ever run at night.. that probably has alot to do with it actually heh. that race is too dark for me without my glasses though, that's why i won't do it again.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7441 on: October 23, 2017, 01:36:11 pm »
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back on it. aiming for 20+ miles total today.



10/23/2017

bw = 144
- stuff in me.
bw before bed last night = 147
soreness = none
aches/injuries = right shin slightly
cramping = during cooldown of workout #1
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose
morning calf flexibility = loose
feel = tired

wakeup = 05:30 AM


diet:
05:30 AM: milky coffee espresso drink lmao, coconut water, grapefruit
06:30 AM: workout: running + bw (at park)
- 3-sec dead hang ng pullups: BW x 6
- full dips: BW x 6
- 3-sec dead hang ng chinups: BW x 6
- pushups on parallel bars: BW x 10
- 3-sec dead hang pullups: BW x 3
- front bar dips: BW x 6
09:00 AM: 2% milk, coconut water
10:00 AM: rxbar
11:00 AM: big saute'd yam, chicken skewer, 3 x pickles, sweet green tea
01:00 AM: coconut water
04:30 PM: avocado, watermelon
05:00 PM: water w/ lemon
05:30 PM: protein + water
06:30 PM: workout: light running mixed with fast speed
- amazing session
08:30 PM: protein + water, coconut water
09:30 PM: 2 x instant high fiber oatmeal, water w/ lemon, brie by itself
- brie tasted exceptional, must be very hungry
- ran out of food basically..
- all i have is a yam, pickles, grapefruit, avocado, oatmeal, cereal, and protein powder left.. lol
- i guess that's alot
- no milk/chicken/etc though


stretch:
05:15 PM: soleus during dishes



icing:



self massage:



leg drain:



workout: morning mile repeats: ~2 mi mixed w/u, 4 x 1-mi w/ 0.5 mi recovery {5:50, 5:52, 5:59, 6:22}, 2 x 260m {5:01 mm, 4:51 mm}, cooldown (cramp lol)
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1243326591

decent session. wanted all four of those miles to be sub 6, but 4th one i just wimped out.

tonight will be some light work.

probably going to do km repeats wednesday evening at the track, at a much faster pace.

one observation:

mile 1: 5:50, stride freq = 186, stride length = 1.48
mile 2: 5:52, stride freq = 185, stride length = 1.48
mile 3: 5:59, stride freq = 188, stride length = 1.43
mile 4: 6:22, stride freq = 181, stride length = 1.39

stride length really disappearing in miles 3 & 4, that early power just vanishes.

one thing about my running, i feel way different initially .. i have way more "pop" early on, then it just disappears. To me that seems like how i'm built AND my fitness. Need to do more mile repeats & longer runs.

looking to put in near 100 miles this week, on 4 days training, with some very light/short workouts on off days, just to loosen up my legs.



workout: evening fast speed & soft running in between: 1km path, carved out sections of 420m x 4 (wu-85.5/5:24, 76.9/4:54, 76.8/4:52, 77.7/4:55), 355m x 2 (64.8/4:50, 64.9/4:43) :: lots of "best paces" in 4:2X - nice
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1244126740

so in between those intervals, ran really soft/slow, like 12:XX min/mi slow, and so soft I could rarely hear my feet.

going from that to speed, felt really good.

safe acceleration due to my right calf - which feels fine.. just being careful, no sprinting out of the start.

avg moving paces of everything was lower, 4:2X-4:4X .. nice. really felt like i was moving.





man .. didn't feel too fast warming up, then pulled that speed out.. wtf? that's pretty decent.

good sign!





Monthly Tracker: October 2017

October (10) 2017

TODO:
- 10/3
- 10/4
- 10/17
- 10/19

Bodyweight: [(01,147),(02,146),(03,146),(04,145),(05,146),(06,145),(07,143),(08,142),(09,146),(10,145),(11,145),(12,144),(13,144),(14,143),(15,143),(16,141),(17,142),(18,140),(19,142),(20,141),(21,143),(22,143),(23,144)]
- FORMAT: (day, weight in lbs)

Total Jumps per leg: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of jumps per leg)
- per leg total: 190

Max SLRVJ Touch: []
- FORMAT: (day, touch height in ft'inches")
- L-SLRVJ:
- R-SLRVJ:

Total miles walked: [(2,5.5)]
- FORMAT: (day, miles walked)
- total: 5.5

Total walk time: [(2,01h:30m:00s]
- FORMAT: (day, total walking time in hh:mm:ss)
- total: 01h:30m:00s

Total speed interval distance: [(05,4000m),(05,8400m),(08,1480m),(10,4827m),(10,4000m)]
- FORMAT: (day, total speed interval distance in meters)
- total: 19107m

Max run speed (mph)/pace (min/mi): [(05,11.9,5:03),(05,11.9,5:05),(08,14.0,4:18),(13,14.0,4:18)]
- FORMAT: (day, mph max, pace max in minutes per mile)

Total jump rope time: []
- FORMAT: (day, minutes)
- total:

Total jump rope messups: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of mess ups)
- total:

Resting HR: [(2,20,40,35)]
- FORMAT: (day, minutes for this test, average hr, minimum hr)

PR's: []

Races: [(08,500m,20:14,20:02),(15,19:08,19:18),(21,19:21,19:10)]
- FORMAT: (day, distance, official, watch)

Soreness: [(1,"slightly","calfs slightly - left more so"),(2,"slightly","calfs moderate, quads slightly"),(05,"none"),(06,"none"),(07,"none"),(08,"none"),(09,"none - calves tight slightly)"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"left vmo barely, quads slightly, calves slightly"),(17,"none"),(18,"none"),(19,"none"),(20,"quads slightly"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, overall soreness, specifics)

Aches/Injuries: [(1,"left calf a bit tight"),(2,"none"),(05,"none"),(06,"left calf a little tight"),(07,"right ankle slightly - medial side"),(08,"none"),(09,"none"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"left hamstring tendon slightly, right hip slightly, left heel slightly, calves tight"),(14,"calves modertely tight"),(15,"left calf slightly tight"),(16,"left calf barely"),(17,"right hip slightly"),(18,"none, quads dead, calves dead"),(19,"none, after morning track: minor right calf pull/tight"),(20,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull, right hip slightly"),(21,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull"),(22,"minor right calf pull"),(23,"right shin slightly")]
- FORMAT: (day, specifics)

Morning Quad Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose"),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"loose"),(20,"EXTREMELY loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Hamstring Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"tight"),(20,"loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Calf Flexibility: [(21,"moderately tight"),(22,"very tight")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Self Massage: [(22,"calves"),(23,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, area)

Cramping: [(06,"bloated up at night, messed up my running"),(07,"still lightly bloated from previous night, until I got it out after a long walk"),(08,"right stomach cramp during 5k race"),(09,"right abdominal/stomach area feels bloated/weird"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"none"),(17,"during cooldown of morning workout - stomach cramps"),(18,"stomach feels a little wrecked but didnt cramp"),(19,"none"),(20,"none"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"cooldown of workout #1")]
- FORMAT: (day, symptom)

Wakeup: [(1,6:15AM,7), (2,10:00AM,9),(05,9:00AM,10),(06,6:00AM,7),(07,7:30AM,8.5),(08,5:00AM,6),(09,08:30AM,8.5),(10,06:30AM,8),(11,06:15 AM,7.5),(12,06:15 AM, 7.5),(13,05:40AM,7.5),(14,06:00AM,8),(15,05:00AM,7),(16,07:30AM,8),(17,06:00AM,8)(18,06:00 AM,7.5),(19,06:00AM,8)(20,06:30AM,7.5),(21,05:30AM,7),(22,07:30AM,9),(23,05:30AM,7.5)]
- FORMAT: (day, wakeup time, hours slept)

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7442 on: October 24, 2017, 06:22:47 am »
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didn't mention this yesterday, so doing so in a post by itself.

yesterday morning, on my way to run, felt a slight feeling in my throat .. after my morning session, felt my throat a little bit sore, but it went away. At night, after my evening run, started feeling it a little more. Anyway, woke up at 4:30 AM with it very sore.

just mentioning here because, prior to yesterday, I had a rest day .. so it wasn't like I was pushing myself hard the day before. Two major dietary change I made, was: eating a huge bowl of cereal, adding tons of honey. Beyond that, I did bite my fingernails that day (like pretty much every day). Finally, though it was hot yesterday, the morning & night were a bit cooler than normal, which had me feeling a bit of a change.

i'm not sure if i'm actually getting sick or not, no other symptoms yet. Usually when I get just a sore throat, I blame my fingernail biting .. it also often turns into a real cold/sickness.

had some black tea + cane sugar, and a lozenge.. might need to get some throat spray.

hoping it doesn't get worse though, hate sore throats. Always fearful of it turning into strep, which I had alot of in middle school. man strep sucks.

edit: oh also, i've made my throat sore from running too btw.. just from the hard breathing & water loss I imagine. I didn't mention that first though, because on the way to my morning run, I felt it.. so no hard breathing yet. But that's always a possible culprit, that air intake with water loss can really hit the throat hard, make it more susceptible to something. I've had minor sore throats a few months ago, that disappear quick, those seemed more related to that.

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7443 on: October 24, 2017, 11:35:14 am »
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recovery day!!!

two very light recovery runs scheduled today, at ninja pace.



10/24/2017

bw = 141
- stuff out of me.
bw before bed last night = 144
soreness = none
aches/injuries = none
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose
morning calf flexibility = loose
feel = good but maybe sick?

wakeup = 04:30 AM
- sore throat woke me up, eek! so just stayed up.. 5 AM tomorrow will be easier.

diet:
05:00 PM: heated up black tea with 5 tspn of cane sugar
- tastes good but feel it
07:00 AM: high fiber oatmeal, water w/ lemon
08:00 AM: workout: light recovery running
09:00 AM: protein + water, coconut water
10:00 AM: red kidney beans with salt/pepper cooked in olive oil, water w/ lemon, 2 pickles
02:00 PM: workout: bw
- 3-sec dead hang ng pullups: BW x 8
- full dips: BW x 10
- standing straight leg lifts: x 25
- standing straight leg abductions: x 25
- standing stiff leg calf raises: BW x 25
- standing hip flexion partials at the top: x 30
02:30 PM: saute'd huge yam, avocado, water w/ lemon
05:30 PM: workout: bw
- 5-sec dead hang pullups: BW x 5
- full dips: BW x 10
06:00 PM: coconut water
07:00 PM: workout: light recovery
08:00 PM: protein + water
08:30 PM: 2 x large bowls of cheerios + honey (no milk, just dry lol), bunch of water

yamcado tower.



stretch:
06:00 PM: soleus during dishes
09:20 PM: everything before bed, real quick, hips especially



icing:



self massage:



leg drain:



workout: morning ultra light recovery #1: 3 miles @ ninja pace (12:XX-13:XX) :: ninja pace becomes forefoot

not trying to run forefoot .. but in the process of trying to not make any noise, my toes activate more, and i hit forefoot more, with less heel drop (easier to do with such a slow pace). I find this very interesting.. going to keep experimenting with it, especially on a recovery day.



workout: ultra light recovery #2: 3 miles @ ninja pace (11:4X-11-5X) :: faster in Carrera's, more bounce, lighter

so weird thing..

These Saucony Carrera XC 3's feel a little too big. I ordered the same size as my Saucony Shay XC 4's, but the Carrera's are just a tad bit bigger and I think it's bothering me.

So I just ordered the same shoe, but the black version, in size 12.. Turns out, the black shoe - mind you - the "same" shoe + version - just a different color, is 3.7 oz versus the one i've been wearing which is 4.4 oz..... I love ultra light shoes, so this is great news. Just so weird that the same shoe + version, is way lighter in the black color. Really hoping these size 12's fit perfect.

3.7 oz vs 4.4 oz is an enormous difference.

I have NB MRC 5000 v2's and those are ~3.4 oz or so.. Unreal how light they are, yet they are strong/supportive. I just don't run in them because of the mushy feel & the heel elevation. I like flat, hard soles.



right glute med a bit sore after that 2nd "recovery" run fml :)
- those standing single leg abductions (which I normally do) are probably the culprit.. those are intense on the small muscles of the hip. I mean I can feel it in the exact spot if i do one right now. I think I just taxed it and that ninja running taxed it more. lame. :pissed:





Monthly Tracker: October 2017

October (10) 2017

TODO:
- 10/3
- 10/4
- 10/17
- 10/19

Bodyweight: [(01,147),(02,146),(03,146),(04,145),(05,146),(06,145),(07,143),(08,142),(09,146),(10,145),(11,145),(12,144),(13,144),(14,143),(15,143),(16,141),(17,142),(18,140),(19,142),(20,141),(21,143),(22,143),(23,144),(24,141)]
- FORMAT: (day, weight in lbs)

Total Jumps per leg: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of jumps per leg)
- per leg total: 190

Max SLRVJ Touch: []
- FORMAT: (day, touch height in ft'inches")
- L-SLRVJ:
- R-SLRVJ:

Total miles walked: [(2,5.5)]
- FORMAT: (day, miles walked)
- total: 5.5

Total walk time: [(2,01h:30m:00s]
- FORMAT: (day, total walking time in hh:mm:ss)
- total: 01h:30m:00s

Total speed interval distance: [(05,4000m),(05,8400m),(08,1480m),(10,4827m),(10,4000m)]
- FORMAT: (day, total speed interval distance in meters)
- total: 19107m

Max run speed (mph)/pace (min/mi): [(05,11.9,5:03),(05,11.9,5:05),(08,14.0,4:18),(13,14.0,4:18)]
- FORMAT: (day, mph max, pace max in minutes per mile)

Total jump rope time: []
- FORMAT: (day, minutes)
- total:

Total jump rope messups: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of mess ups)
- total:

Resting HR: [(2,20,40,35)]
- FORMAT: (day, minutes for this test, average hr, minimum hr)

PR's: []

Races: [(08,500m,20:14,20:02),(15,19:08,19:18),(21,19:21,19:10)]
- FORMAT: (day, distance, official, watch)

Soreness: [(1,"slightly","calfs slightly - left more so"),(2,"slightly","calfs moderate, quads slightly"),(05,"none"),(06,"none"),(07,"none"),(08,"none"),(09,"none - calves tight slightly)"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"left vmo barely, quads slightly, calves slightly"),(17,"none"),(18,"none"),(19,"none"),(20,"quads slightly"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"none"),(24,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, overall soreness, specifics)

Aches/Injuries: [(1,"left calf a bit tight"),(2,"none"),(05,"none"),(06,"left calf a little tight"),(07,"right ankle slightly - medial side"),(08,"none"),(09,"none"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"left hamstring tendon slightly, right hip slightly, left heel slightly, calves tight"),(14,"calves modertely tight"),(15,"left calf slightly tight"),(16,"left calf barely"),(17,"right hip slightly"),(18,"none, quads dead, calves dead"),(19,"none, after morning track: minor right calf pull/tight"),(20,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull, right hip slightly"),(21,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull"),(22,"minor right calf pull"),(23,"right shin slightly"),(24,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, specifics)

Morning Quad Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose"),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"loose"),(20,"EXTREMELY loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Hamstring Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"tight"),(20,"loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Calf Flexibility: [(21,"moderately tight"),(22,"very tight"),(23,"loose"), (24,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Self Massage: [(22,"calves"),(23,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, area)

Cramping: [(06,"bloated up at night, messed up my running"),(07,"still lightly bloated from previous night, until I got it out after a long walk"),(08,"right stomach cramp during 5k race"),(09,"right abdominal/stomach area feels bloated/weird"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"none"),(17,"during cooldown of morning workout - stomach cramps"),(18,"stomach feels a little wrecked but didnt cramp"),(19,"none"),(20,"none"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"cooldown of workout #1"),(24,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, symptom)

Wakeup: [(1,6:15AM,7), (2,10:00AM,9),(05,9:00AM,10),(06,6:00AM,7),(07,7:30AM,8.5),(08,5:00AM,6),(09,08:30AM,8.5),(10,06:30AM,8),(11,06:15 AM,7.5),(12,06:15 AM, 7.5),(13,05:40AM,7.5),(14,06:00AM,8),(15,05:00AM,7),(16,07:30AM,8),(17,06:00AM,8)(18,06:00 AM,7.5),(19,06:00AM,8)(20,06:30AM,7.5),(21,05:30AM,7),(22,07:30AM,9),(23,05:30AM,7.5),(24,04:30 AM,5)]
- FORMAT: (day, wakeup time, hours slept)

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Re: ADARQ's journal
« Reply #7444 on: October 24, 2017, 04:25:31 pm »
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wtf? how is the black pair of the same shoe, 3.7 oz vs the shoe I recently purchase, 4.4 oz? It's the same shoe ... same version. That's nuts.

Just ordered the black pair of carrera xc3's, but size 12 not 12.5. I just feel like something is off in these 12.5's, feels just a tad bit too big.




HHAHAHAHAHAHA.. my conversation in a saucony live chat, about shoes.. Jason was nice, but he must be lol'n a bit.

Chat session started at 16:10:54
Please be patient while you are being connected with an operator ...
You are now chatting with Jason S. How may I help you today?
Jason S:Hi Andrew!
Jason S:How may I help you today?
Andrew:Hi. I have a question about the Carrera XC3's. I'm a size 12, but in the Saucony Shay XC 4's i'm a 12.5. If I wear size 12, my toenails get destroyed, so I need that half size bigger for the Shay's. I just purchased the Carrera XC3's, figuring the 12.5's would be pretty much the same size as the Shay's. However, they actually seem SLIGHTLY bigger than the Shay's, and even though i'm fast in them, something just feels wrong/off. I'm thinking about ordering a size 12 in the Carrera's, this one specifically: http://www.saucony.com/en/carrera-xc3-flat/29935M.html
Andrew:Hey!
Andrew:^^ So, i'm not sure if there's a shoe expert that can give me some extra guidance/ideas about the fit of the Carrera's.
Jason S:The Carreras generally fit true to size so I would suggest getting a size 12 if that is what you normally wear.
Andrew:Alright cool thanks. What's the return policy for that? I mean I can just try them on and walk around with them in the house etc right, and if they feel too small, I can return them for 12.5's?
Andrew:(also I have one more question after that one)
Jason S:Here is our return policy info http://www.saucony.com/en/content?csrname=szymanja&caid=cs-returns-exchanges
Jason S:So yea, around the house would be just fine
Andrew:right I guess i'm just wondering about unworn.. that includes just trying them on correct?
Andrew:ok cool .. sorry just wondered about that.
Jason S:Sure.
Andrew:ok so, last question. The pair of 12.5's i ordered were these: http://www.saucony.com/en/content?csrname=szymanja&caid=cs-returns-exchanges
Andrew:are those carrera xc3's? or just xc's? I thought they were xc3's ... but when I look at the first link I gave you (http://www.saucony.com/en/carrera-xc3-flat/29935M.html), these are actually significantly lighter and say XC 3 ... so not sure which version I actually ordered initially, and if they are different from the ones i'm about to order right now.
Andrew:ie, 3.7 oz for the black xc3's, 4.4 oz for the yellow-ish ones
Jason S:Yes they are but the weights have changed a bit,
Andrew:ah interesting.. i mean 3.7 oz sounds more appealing to me anyway. the black shoe just also looks a little different.
Andrew:i guess i will order those, size 12, and try them out
Andrew:"M" for width, medium, is the normal width?
Andrew:sorry tons of questions.. hard ordering shoes online :f
Jason S:Yes, normal width
Andrew:cool thanks! and I guess, do you have any idea why the weight is different though? 3.7 oz vs 4.4 oz is an enormous difference, for the same shoe.
Andrew:i mean I don't get it, but just wondering.. I prefer the 3.7 oz so this is actually more exciting.
Jason S:I do not, that is just part of the development teams design.
Andrew:is there any way for me to send them an email for a question like that? I mean i'm just genuinely curious.. do they have some kind of dev/engineering team contact info?
Jason S:sure, you can email in at customerservice@Saucony.com
Andrew:ok cool Jason, thanks so much for your patience & help.
Andrew:have a good one!


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« Reply #7445 on: October 25, 2017, 06:00:59 am »
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recovery day #2 .. i think. :/

feel less sick/better than yesterday, but still have a slight sore throat & it's raining like crazy out.

think i'm just going to AELS/AETS today, basically just bed rest all day, relax, and get in a nice light stretch, then pick it back up tomorrow.

legs feel crazy good though, sux. today was going to be 1.5 mile repeats session 1, 1200's session 2.



10/25/2017

bw = 142
bw before bed last night = 145
soreness = none
aches/injuries = right glute med wonky
cramping = MASSIVE @ 6:30 PM - stomach destroyed
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose
morning calf flexibility = loose
feel = good but maybe sick?

wakeup = 05:00 AM

diet:
05:30 AM: a bowl of high fiber oatmeal
08:00 AM: grapefruit, coconut water
- completely out of food at this point
09:00 AM: workout: very light run
12:30 PM: fa
- passed out typing that
12:30 PM: tijuana taxi co: steak fajitas, extra order of chicken, chips/salsa
- so solid
01:30 PM: wholefoods: cashew blueberry bar
03:00 PM: sweet green tea
04:30 PM: 1 hour nap
- just out, when i started typing the 12:30 PM entry
06:00 PM: rxbar, cup of coconut water
06:30 PM: MASSIVE @ 6:30 PM - stomach destroyed
- something i ate during lunch (fajitas) or that cashew/blueberry bar (same brand that wrecked me several weeks ago) .. wow, stomach is freaking out, at one point couldn't straighten out.. WTF.
:pissed: :pissed: :pissed: :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:
- dude that was crazy
07:30 PM: workout: very light run
- absolutely massive #2 at the park .. felt fine after that. crazy.
09:15 PM: small sigis (yogurt drink)
10:00 PM: 2% milk, coconut water WITH PULP, toasted sourdough with avocado spread on it, another avocado, water w/ lemon



stretch:
07:00 AM: glutes, hips, quads, hamstrings
- all in bed
05:30 PM: hamstrings, hips, glutes
- in bed



icing:



self massage:



leg drain:



workout: light 3 miles
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1247102649
- 9:XX pace



workout: light 6 miles
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1247102658
- easy 8:XX/9:XX pace





Monthly Tracker: October 2017

October (10) 2017

TODO:
- 10/3
- 10/4
- 10/17
- 10/19

Bodyweight: [(01,147),(02,146),(03,146),(04,145),(05,146),(06,145),(07,143),(08,142),(09,146),(10,145),(11,145),(12,144),(13,144),(14,143),(15,143),(16,141),(17,142),(18,140),(19,142),(20,141),(21,143),(22,143),(23,144),(24,141),(25,142)]
- FORMAT: (day, weight in lbs)

Total Jumps per leg: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of jumps per leg)
- per leg total: 190

Max SLRVJ Touch: []
- FORMAT: (day, touch height in ft'inches")
- L-SLRVJ:
- R-SLRVJ:

Total miles walked: [(2,5.5)]
- FORMAT: (day, miles walked)
- total: 5.5

Total walk time: [(2,01h:30m:00s]
- FORMAT: (day, total walking time in hh:mm:ss)
- total: 01h:30m:00s

Total speed interval distance: [(05,4000m),(05,8400m),(08,1480m),(10,4827m),(10,4000m)]
- FORMAT: (day, total speed interval distance in meters)
- total: 19107m

Max run speed (mph)/pace (min/mi): [(05,11.9,5:03),(05,11.9,5:05),(08,14.0,4:18),(13,14.0,4:18)]
- FORMAT: (day, mph max, pace max in minutes per mile)

Total jump rope time: []
- FORMAT: (day, minutes)
- total:

Total jump rope messups: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of mess ups)
- total:

Resting HR: [(2,20,40,35)]
- FORMAT: (day, minutes for this test, average hr, minimum hr)

PR's: []

Races: [(08,500m,20:14,20:02),(15,19:08,19:18),(21,19:21,19:10)]
- FORMAT: (day, distance, official, watch)

Soreness: [(1,"slightly","calfs slightly - left more so"),(2,"slightly","calfs moderate, quads slightly"),(05,"none"),(06,"none"),(07,"none"),(08,"none"),(09,"none - calves tight slightly)"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"left vmo barely, quads slightly, calves slightly"),(17,"none"),(18,"none"),(19,"none"),(20,"quads slightly"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"none"),(24,"none"),(25,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, overall soreness, specifics)

Aches/Injuries: [(1,"left calf a bit tight"),(2,"none"),(05,"none"),(06,"left calf a little tight"),(07,"right ankle slightly - medial side"),(08,"none"),(09,"none"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"left hamstring tendon slightly, right hip slightly, left heel slightly, calves tight"),(14,"calves modertely tight"),(15,"left calf slightly tight"),(16,"left calf barely"),(17,"right hip slightly"),(18,"none, quads dead, calves dead"),(19,"none, after morning track: minor right calf pull/tight"),(20,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull, right hip slightly"),(21,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull"),(22,"minor right calf pull"),(23,"right shin slightly"),(24,"none"),(25,"right glute med")]
- FORMAT: (day, specifics)

Morning Quad Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose"),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"loose"),(20,"EXTREMELY loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose"),(25,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Hamstring Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"tight"),(20,"loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose"),(25,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Calf Flexibility: [(21,"moderately tight"),(22,"very tight"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose"),(25,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Self Massage: [(22,"calves")]
- FORMAT: (day, area)

Cramping: [(06,"bloated up at night, messed up my running"),(07,"still lightly bloated from previous night, until I got it out after a long walk"),(08,"right stomach cramp during 5k race"),(09,"right abdominal/stomach area feels bloated/weird"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"none"),(17,"during cooldown of morning workout - stomach cramps"),(18,"stomach feels a little wrecked but didnt cramp"),(19,"none"),(20,"none"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"cooldown of workout #1"),(24,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, symptom)

Wakeup: [(1,6:15AM,7), (2,10:00AM,9),(05,9:00AM,10),(06,6:00AM,7),(07,7:30AM,8.5),(08,5:00AM,6),(09,08:30AM,8.5),(10,06:30AM,8),(11,06:15 AM,7.5),(12,06:15 AM, 7.5),(13,05:40AM,7.5),(14,06:00AM,8),(15,05:00AM,7),(16,07:30AM,8),(17,06:00AM,8)(18,06:00 AM,7.5),(19,06:00AM,8)(20,06:30AM,7.5),(21,05:30AM,7),(22,07:30AM,9),(23,05:30AM,7.5),(24,04:30 AM,5),(25,05:00AM,7)]
- FORMAT: (day, wakeup time, hours slept)

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« Reply #7446 on: October 26, 2017, 07:31:53 am »
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My dad's new "thing" with my manliness:

He seems to hate the fact that i'm wearing compression shorts & pants. I think it really bugs him. He's made statements such as the following:
- those pants look really funny, if a bunch of Harley drivers see you in those pants they would laugh
- lots of people are wearing those compression shorts, female tennis players for example, wear them under their skirts

As if I give a fu*k about what a Harley driver thinks of me, or anyone for that matter.

I mean we don't talk much, but you can tell it bothers him .. just like when i'm skinny, it REALLY bothers him (and bothered him when I was growing up, high school, college, dunking etc).

Also FWIW, his father really damaged him with stuff like that.. But he's unable to recognize it.

Just thought i'd do a special post on that, because to me that's just some serious weakness on his part.

Also, I think it's important to shatter any inhibition from ones training in public, etc.. like how you may look, what you are doing may look funny to people etc.. If it's for the better, if it's effective etc, you just have to kill that inhibition.

I remember way back, when I was dunking pretty impressively, I had a bad session at some street court. Some dude actually flipped out on me, just out of nowhere saying "man you can't dunk for shit, why do you have a camera out here" etc etc.. For some reason, it really bothered him that I had the audacity to film myself trying to dunk at this court.. Keep in mind, I was actually a few courts down from him. Anyway, a few weeks later I saw him at my favorite indoor gym, and I could see him mirin' from afar, as I absolutely crushed this exact dunk session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed5VRE0lOXU

He didn't say shit to me that day..

Anyway, I guess what i'm getting at is, don't let other people's insecurities or weakness inhibit you at all.. Also don't let the thought of what people might think inhibit you at all either.

Just felt like mentioning that.. It's interesting to me.. It also bothers me because I know lots of kids & such fall victim to people like this, or their own thoughts about what people might think etc.

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« Reply #7447 on: October 26, 2017, 07:55:23 am »
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Well said! Australia has a similar culture of masculinity. It's not cool to be skinny, which is probably coz 60%+ of the population is classified as either overweight or obese. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/02/24/australia-obesity-statistics_n_9154422.html

Same as if you video yourself dunking or lifting some people will criticize you but deep down it's mainly that their envious that they either don't have the confidence or athleticism to do the same feat.
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« Reply #7448 on: October 26, 2017, 08:13:38 am »
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Lol my dad hates compression gear too. I kinda agree that it's effeminate initally but you stop thinking of it in those terms because to us, well to me, i thought it was worth it for recovery benefits. Idont th ink it actually does much for recovery. I'm starting to come off the comrpession badbandwagon. i was a bit OTT with them tho, even wearing to bed and doubling up with compression shorts on top of compression pants etc. Just wrecks quiality of sleep i find and it's better to optimise for superior sleep and reap recovery benefits of that than to sleep uncomfortably
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« Reply #7449 on: October 26, 2017, 01:24:59 pm »
+1
Well said! Australia has a similar culture of masculinity. It's not cool to be skinny, which is probably coz 60%+ of the population is classified as either overweight or obese. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/02/24/australia-obesity-statistics_n_9154422.html

damn didn't know it was like that over there too .. probably not too many places in the world where being thin is as frowned upon as the US, so sucks that's the case for AU as well.

Being skinny/thin just bothers some men, so damn much. It's astonishing.. I'm sure most of them aren't envious at all, they look at you like you are just inferior & a disgrace to being a man.

When I look at Mo Farah or Kipchoge etc, I see power & strength. Other people see weakness, "refugee", "female", etc. Meanwhile these guys are freaks of nature athletically, and their training is on par with the toughest in the world. Just crazy how people's minds work.

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Same as if you video yourself dunking or lifting some people will criticize you but deep down it's mainly that their envious that they either don't have the confidence or athleticism to do the same feat.

ya there's this weird reaction from envious people .. not saying all people who "hate" or criticize are envious, some of them just genuinely think someone is stupid or inferior for doing whatever it is they are doing .. but for the truly envious ones, that reaction is just incredible to me. For example, if i'm out running and I see someone faster than me, which is extremely rare, i'd be happy af. That'd be exciting to me, i wouldn't be mad, jealous, annoyed .. Just like in dunking; when I was jumping high & landing some nice dunks, I didn't care at all if someone could jump higher or dunk better, in fact, it motivated me and made me excited. I'd also ask them, hey man want to be in my video?! For example, the lion swag video with the dude who could jump out of the gym.. I have a bunch of other videos where I feature people landing all kinds of dunks, simple ones to amazing ones. I guess I just don't identify at all with these "hater" types, they are mysterious to me.

In the words of Conor McGregor, man.. whada buncha fooqn biches.

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« Reply #7450 on: October 26, 2017, 01:30:24 pm »
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Lol my dad hates compression gear too.

haha.

these problems could be very much related to 50+ year old men.. :)

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I kinda agree that it's effeminate initally but you stop thinking of it in those terms because to us, well to me, i thought it was worth it for recovery benefits.

ya when I first put them on I thought, "man my legs look really thin in these".. but then I was also thought "damn these feel GOOD AF". So that was the end of that.. hah.

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Idont th ink it actually does much for recovery. I'm starting to come off the comrpession badbandwagon. i was a bit OTT with them tho, even wearing to bed and doubling up with compression shorts on top of compression pants etc. Just wrecks quiality of sleep i find and it's better to optimise for superior sleep and reap recovery benefits of that than to sleep uncomfortably

yeah I don't wear them for any of that.. to me they just feel really comfortable.

I've been wearing compression shorts for races, since I feel great in them, ie: they don't "flap around" like running shorts, especially when running shorts get soaked in sweat. So to me that's a big win. Also, I see guys like Mo & Kipchoge wearing them, that's why I tried them to begin with.. Kipchoge did breaking2 in a similar pair of shorts I recently purchased & he ran Berlin in them, and man they really feel amazing. I like that tight feel, similar to how I liked high socks. Seems like more runners are wearing compression shorts during races now, I don't think it gives you a boost, but it does feel more like you are running "naked", which is probably a big reason why people like them.. Not feeling your shorts flap around, is a big bonus.

For the compression pants, I wear those for my recovery / slow runs alot now.. Just makes my entire leg + calf feel good, and makes me keep it slower, because running in pants feels foreign to me.. so it's a way to remind myself, hey this is a slow session.

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« Reply #7451 on: October 26, 2017, 02:41:05 pm »
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felt slow/beat up this morning, but ran really good. winning.


10/26/2017

bw = 142
bw before bed last night = 145
soreness = calves slightly
aches/injuries = bottom of left & right big toe slightly - from hamstrings stretches yesterday i think (SHIT!)
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose
morning calf flexibility = loose
feel = good but slightly sick

wakeup = 06:00 AM
:pissed:

diet:
06:00 AM: black coffee, 1 grapefruit, cup of coconut water
07:30 AM: workout: hard running + bw at park
- 3-sec dead hang ng pullups: BW x 8
- full dips: BW x 8
- 5-sec dead hang close grip chinups: BW x 5
- deep pushups on bars: BW x 15
- 5-sec dead hang wide pllups: BW x 3
- front bar dips: BW x 5
09:30 AM: 2% milk, 1/2 natalie's pink lemonade
11:00 AM: 1 saute'd huge yam (crazy sweet), 2 avocado, chicken skewer, sweet green tea, 2 small pieces of sourdough
- yam was ridiculous
04:00 PM: protein + water, 1/2 natalie's pink lemonade
05:45 PM: 1 cup coconut water, avocado
- needed some more fats
06:30 PM: workout: light mixed with speed
- dead
08:00 PM: 2% milk
09:00 PM: avocado, 2 x sourdough, kefir (omg), coconut water, high fiber oatmeal, sigis



stretch:
01:00 PM: light calves, light quads
04:15 PM: soleus during dishes
05:00 PM: everything, light stuff
09:15 PM: everything before bed



icing:



self massage:



leg drain:



workout: morning relaxed speed, not feeling too great (slightly sick), GREAT session: w/u-2.5, 1.41 mi / 2260k @ {5:32 + 2:21/5:41), 1 mi @ 5:39, 2 x 260m, c/d-2.5, no watch!!
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1247678350

slightly sick but, body fought it pretty good i think.. nothing major. didn't feel too fast early on during warmups, but then on a few strides before hitting the first 1.4 mi, i started feeling some power..

my goal was a hard (but relaxed) 1.4 mi @ an average of < 5:40 min/mi pace, surprising success, without looking at my watch at all.. I knew I was moving decent when some little kid on a bike tried to keep up with me and I smoked him, haha. That made me laugh & relax even more.

Then I finished with one more mile, which I wanted under 5:40 ..

I love not looking at my watch, it's the best decision i've made with running so far.. It really helps me focus on what my body wants to give me that day, instead of what I WANT my body to give me, which can be two very different things.. and when they are very different, it can become stressful -> tightening up more, fighting harder, etc..

Learning alot from researching these Kenyan runners. Absolutely love how they train & approach running.

wow, my stride freq was awesome on the 1.4! low 180's avg, never going above 188 for max. Exactly what I want.








TODO: 800's - cut down perhaps - mixed with trotting

- kinda

workout: evening relaxed speed, legs dead: 1.5 mi path - carved out 2 x 800m {wu-2:53/5:46, 2:38/5:16}, 2 x 420m {1:19.4/5:06, 1:29.5/5:49}, no watch, light jog recovery
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1248434756

pretty beat up by tonight, didn't have much in me. Happy about the 2 800's though .. first one (warmup) was @ 178 SPM! Second one was at 189 SPM. So both under 190 .. under 180 is pretty cool.









tmw = light recovery.






Monthly Tracker: October 2017

October (10) 2017

TODO:
- 10/3
- 10/4
- 10/17
- 10/19

Bodyweight: [(01,147),(02,146),(03,146),(04,145),(05,146),(06,145),(07,143),(08,142),(09,146),(10,145),(11,145),(12,144),(13,144),(14,143),(15,143),(16,141),(17,142),(18,140),(19,142),(20,141),(21,143),(22,143),(23,144),(24,141),(25,142),(26,142)]
- FORMAT: (day, weight in lbs)

Total Jumps per leg: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of jumps per leg)
- per leg total: 190

Max SLRVJ Touch: []
- FORMAT: (day, touch height in ft'inches")
- L-SLRVJ:
- R-SLRVJ:

Total miles walked: [(2,5.5)]
- FORMAT: (day, miles walked)
- total: 5.5

Total walk time: [(2,01h:30m:00s]
- FORMAT: (day, total walking time in hh:mm:ss)
- total: 01h:30m:00s

Total speed interval distance: [(05,4000m),(05,8400m),(08,1480m),(10,4827m),(10,4000m)]
- FORMAT: (day, total speed interval distance in meters)
- total: 19107m

Max run speed (mph)/pace (min/mi): [(05,11.9,5:03),(05,11.9,5:05),(08,14.0,4:18),(13,14.0,4:18)]
- FORMAT: (day, mph max, pace max in minutes per mile)

Total jump rope time: []
- FORMAT: (day, minutes)
- total:

Total jump rope messups: []
- FORMAT: (day, # of mess ups)
- total:

Resting HR: [(2,20,40,35)]
- FORMAT: (day, minutes for this test, average hr, minimum hr)

PR's: []

Races: [(08,500m,20:14,20:02),(15,19:08,19:18),(21,19:21,19:10)]
- FORMAT: (day, distance, official, watch)

Soreness: [(1,"slightly","calfs slightly - left more so"),(2,"slightly","calfs moderate, quads slightly"),(05,"none"),(06,"none"),(07,"none"),(08,"none"),(09,"none - calves tight slightly)"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"left vmo barely, quads slightly, calves slightly"),(17,"none"),(18,"none"),(19,"none"),(20,"quads slightly"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"none"),(24,"none"),(25,"none"),(26,"calves slightly")]
- FORMAT: (day, overall soreness, specifics)

Aches/Injuries: [(1,"left calf a bit tight"),(2,"none"),(05,"none"),(06,"left calf a little tight"),(07,"right ankle slightly - medial side"),(08,"none"),(09,"none"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"left hamstring tendon slightly, right hip slightly, left heel slightly, calves tight"),(14,"calves modertely tight"),(15,"left calf slightly tight"),(16,"left calf barely"),(17,"right hip slightly"),(18,"none, quads dead, calves dead"),(19,"none, after morning track: minor right calf pull/tight"),(20,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull, right hip slightly"),(21,"minor right calf/lateral gastroc pull"),(22,"minor right calf pull"),(23,"right shin slightly"),(24,"none"),(25,"right glute med"),(26,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, specifics)

Morning Quad Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose"),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"loose"),(20,"EXTREMELY loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose"),(25,"loose"),(26,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Hamstring Flexibility: [(1,"stiff"),(2,"loose),(05,"loose"),(06,"loose"),(07,"loose"),(08,"loose"),(09,"loose"),(10,"loose"),(11,"loose"),(12,"loose"),(13,"loose"),(14,"loose"),(15,"loose"),(16,"loose"),(17,"loose"),(18,"tight"),(19,"tight"),(20,"loose"),(21,"loose"),(22,"loose"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose"),(25,"loose"),(26,"loose")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Morning Calf Flexibility: [(21,"moderately tight"),(22,"very tight"),(23,"loose"),(24,"loose"),(25,"loose"),(26,"tight")]
- FORMAT: (day, general flexibility)

Self Massage: [(22,"calves")]
- FORMAT: (day, area)

Cramping: [(06,"bloated up at night, messed up my running"),(07,"still lightly bloated from previous night, until I got it out after a long walk"),(08,"right stomach cramp during 5k race"),(09,"right abdominal/stomach area feels bloated/weird"),(10,"none"),(11,"none"),(12,"none"),(13,"none"),(14,"none"),(15,"none"),(16,"none"),(17,"during cooldown of morning workout - stomach cramps"),(18,"stomach feels a little wrecked but didnt cramp"),(19,"none"),(20,"none"),(21,"none"),(22,"none"),(23,"cooldown of workout #1"),(24,"none"),(25,"MASSIVE CRAMPS ~4 hours after fajitas and a protein bar"),(26,"none")]
- FORMAT: (day, symptom)

Wakeup: [(1,6:15AM,7), (2,10:00AM,9),(05,9:00AM,10),(06,6:00AM,7),(07,7:30AM,8.5),(08,5:00AM,6),(09,08:30AM,8.5),(10,06:30AM,8),(11,06:15 AM,7.5),(12,06:15 AM, 7.5),(13,05:40AM,7.5),(14,06:00AM,8),(15,05:00AM,7),(16,07:30AM,8),(17,06:00AM,8)(18,06:00 AM,7.5),(19,06:00AM,8)(20,06:30AM,7.5),(21,05:30AM,7),(22,07:30AM,9),(23,05:30AM,7.5),(24,04:30 AM,5),(25,05:00AM,7),(26,06:00AM,7)]
- FORMAT: (day, wakeup time, hours slept)

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« Reply #7452 on: October 26, 2017, 02:50:18 pm »
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black carrera xc3's just arrived............ these are NOT the same shoe as the gold carrera xc3's. incredible. Also, they do run true to size, not big like the gold ones.. so, can't wear them. Sending them back and getting 12.5's.

Also, finally gave in and ordered a pair of endorphin racer v2's:





I figure, even if I don't like running in them, they will be great to walk around in.. look (and probably feel) pretty sick.

I have a feeling i'm going to enjoy running in them though.. these shoes are more built for road racing than the carrera's, so technically I should run better in them in road races.. who knows tho.

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« Reply #7453 on: October 27, 2017, 05:55:20 am »
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My dad's new "thing" with my manliness:

He seems to hate the fact that i'm wearing compression shorts & pants. I think it really bugs him. He's made statements such as the following:
- those pants look really funny, if a bunch of Harley drivers see you in those pants they would laugh
- lots of people are wearing those compression shorts, female tennis players for example, wear them under their skirts

As if I give a fu*k about what a Harley driver thinks of me, or anyone for that matter.

I mean we don't talk much, but you can tell it bothers him .. just like when i'm skinny, it REALLY bothers him (and bothered him when I was growing up, high school, college, dunking etc).

Also FWIW, his father really damaged him with stuff like that.. But he's unable to recognize it.

Just thought i'd do a special post on that, because to me that's just some serious weakness on his part.

Also, I think it's important to shatter any inhibition from ones training in public, etc.. like how you may look, what you are doing may look funny to people etc.. If it's for the better, if it's effective etc, you just have to kill that inhibition.

I remember way back, when I was dunking pretty impressively, I had a bad session at some street court. Some dude actually flipped out on me, just out of nowhere saying "man you can't dunk for shit, why do you have a camera out here" etc etc.. For some reason, it really bothered him that I had the audacity to film myself trying to dunk at this court.. Keep in mind, I was actually a few courts down from him. Anyway, a few weeks later I saw him at my favorite indoor gym, and I could see him mirin' from afar, as I absolutely crushed this exact dunk session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed5VRE0lOXU

He didn't say shit to me that day..

Anyway, I guess what i'm getting at is, don't let other people's insecurities or weakness inhibit you at all.. Also don't let the thought of what people might think inhibit you at all either.

Just felt like mentioning that.. It's interesting to me.. It also bothers me because I know lots of kids & such fall victim to people like this, or their own thoughts about what people might think etc.

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perfect timing.. saw this last night while watching NFL (american football). Alex Collins uses "irish dancing" to improve his footwork for football, and he's helped some 12 year old kid who got bullied because the kid loved irish dancing.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0XI3NbmOg0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0XI3NbmOg0</a>

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great stuff.

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« Reply #7454 on: October 27, 2017, 08:10:21 am »
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Well said! Australia has a similar culture of masculinity. It's not cool to be skinny, which is probably coz 60%+ of the population is classified as either overweight or obese. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/02/24/australia-obesity-statistics_n_9154422.html

damn didn't know it was like that over there too .. probably not too many places in the world where being thin is as frowned upon as the US, so sucks that's the case for AU as well.

Being skinny/thin just bothers some men, so damn much. It's astonishing.. I'm sure most of them aren't envious at all, they look at you like you are just inferior & a disgrace to being a man.

When I look at Mo Farah or Kipchoge etc, I see power & strength. Other people see weakness, "refugee", "female", etc. Meanwhile these guys are freaks of nature athletically, and their training is on par with the toughest in the world. Just crazy how people's minds work.

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Same as if you video yourself dunking or lifting some people will criticize you but deep down it's mainly that their envious that they either don't have the confidence or athleticism to do the same feat.

ya there's this weird reaction from envious people .. not saying all people who "hate" or criticize are envious, some of them just genuinely think someone is stupid or inferior for doing whatever it is they are doing .. but for the truly envious ones, that reaction is just incredible to me. For example, if i'm out running and I see someone faster than me, which is extremely rare, i'd be happy af. That'd be exciting to me, i wouldn't be mad, jealous, annoyed .. Just like in dunking; when I was jumping high & landing some nice dunks, I didn't care at all if someone could jump higher or dunk better, in fact, it motivated me and made me excited. I'd also ask them, hey man want to be in my video?! For example, the lion swag video with the dude who could jump out of the gym.. I have a bunch of other videos where I feature people landing all kinds of dunks, simple ones to amazing ones. I guess I just don't identify at all with these "hater" types, they are mysterious to me.

In the words of Conor McGregor, man.. whada buncha fooqn biches.

You're the man! If everyone possessed the same attitude as yours the world be such a more tolerant/better place.
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