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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5400 on: November 17, 2020, 12:04:35 pm »
+2
did some cursory pull ups and push ups and hollow body holds yesterday. better than nothing but strength workout motivation remains low. it's very windy today, should be interesting to run later.
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sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5401 on: November 17, 2020, 05:33:16 pm »
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- run 1:00:07, 12.05 km
a little too quick (4:59 average pace) but i meant to do an hour out and back and got within seven seconds without looking at my watch. nailed it.  :highfive:  penultimate km was 5:27 but it was 100% uphill and straight into a pretty stiff breeze, so not too mad about that.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5402 on: November 18, 2020, 04:42:36 pm »
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feel off today, body just very sluggish and tired. no run. will plan to run friday instead.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5403 on: November 19, 2020, 03:10:42 pm »
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- warm up; 400m x 10 [1:19, 1:21, 1:22, 1:21, 1:20, 1:19, 1:18, 1:22, 1:16, 1:11] w/2 mins walking rest; cool down
took a while to settle into the target pace (3:18-3:22, roughly 25-30s faster than 5k pace) because it's new for me. but negative splits from beginning to end is good. also this was a bit more challenging than the 800s last weekend, especially because i pushed a little more on the last couple. almost got under 70s for the last one. and as i was starting that lap, an old track dude who'd just arrived called out, "nice pace!" haha.

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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5404 on: November 20, 2020, 01:13:25 pm »
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- run 58:27, 11.66 km
normal route was blocked so had to take a slightly shorter route on the way back, hence not quite reaching an hour. close enough.

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absolutely flawless fall day. 60 degrees, low humidity, clear blue sky. happy 34th birthday to me, age  :personal-record:
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5405 on: November 20, 2020, 02:07:57 pm »
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Happy Birthday  ;D
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5406 on: November 21, 2020, 05:18:11 pm »
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thanks!

- warm up; 800m @5k pace x 6 [3:01, 3:01, 3:01, 3:02, 3:01, 2:57] w/90s walking rest; cool down
forgot last week that the plan with these 800s is to do them once a week for four weeks, decreasing the rest interval by 30 seconds each week. so did the second one today. it was harder but still not a struggle. but makes sense to stick with it.

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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5407 on: November 21, 2020, 06:26:38 pm »
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Happy birthday mate. Ah 34...to be young again.
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5408 on: November 22, 2020, 04:24:22 pm »
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- run 1:59:01, 21.7 km
caravanned with mom, bro, and bro's gf on bikes. consequently went a bit too fast. whoops. got a bit of chafing on inner thighs in the second hour. guess those shorts are only good for shorter runs.

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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5409 on: November 24, 2020, 03:21:43 pm »
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- run 1:04:09, 12.83 km
glorious if slightly cold day (upper 40s). went a little long because i ended up in a neighborhood i've never explored on foot and could not find a convenient place to turn around without just doubling back, which seemed too boring.

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got offered a job today. ambivalent about it, had been leaning against taking it if offered but now that it's on the table i'm really tempted. have until tomorrow to let them know.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5410 on: November 24, 2020, 07:00:00 pm »
+1
got offered a job today. ambivalent about it, had been leaning against taking it if offered but now that it's on the table i'm really tempted. have until tomorrow to let them know.

damn nice!

leaned against it but they made the offer more appealing? or just feels diff to have it on the table?

nice mang go with ur gut.

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5411 on: November 24, 2020, 10:57:00 pm »
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got offered a job today. ambivalent about it, had been leaning against taking it if offered but now that it's on the table i'm really tempted. have until tomorrow to let them know.

damn nice!

leaned against it but they made the offer more appealing? or just feels diff to have it on the table?

nice mang go with ur gut.

more the latter. been kind of preemptively talking myself into turning it down if offered, even thought about pulling myself out of contention a few weeks ago. but i stayed in and now that it's here... i dunno, maybe part of that talk was defensive, like prepping myself to be relieved rather than disappointed if i didn't get it. i was really confident that i'm a good fit for it (still am). gonna sleep on it.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5412 on: November 26, 2020, 10:02:07 am »
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got offered a job today. ambivalent about it, had been leaning against taking it if offered but now that it's on the table i'm really tempted. have until tomorrow to let them know.

damn nice!

leaned against it but they made the offer more appealing? or just feels diff to have it on the table?

nice mang go with ur gut.

more the latter. been kind of preemptively talking myself into turning it down if offered, even thought about pulling myself out of contention a few weeks ago. but i stayed in and now that it's here... i dunno, maybe part of that talk was defensive, like prepping myself to be relieved rather than disappointed if i didn't get it. i was really confident that i'm a good fit for it (still am). gonna sleep on it.

ah nice.

for 6 months or so, i tried not getting involved w/ my current job (4+ years ago), and here i am. lol. friend begged me to help his friend, just didn't want to. finally did it to kind of get him to stop bugging me about it. now it's easily the best job/company/boss i've ever worked for. funny how it can work out. never know. :ninja:

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5413 on: November 26, 2020, 11:49:46 am »
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yeah that's true. i dunno, this morning i'm leaning against. there's a reason i've been telling myself (and others) for weeks that i'd turn it down if offered. i think i'd be happier if i said no, and i don't need the money right now. jobs like this will come along again and i'd rather use the time right now to see what happens if i network and try to find paid work that gets me excited, like the consultancy i did this summer/fall. and in the meantime stay active locally, maybe take some online classes to expand my skills. i have this kind of weird unpaid sabbatical time, it just seems like a shame to jump right back into the rat race at the first opportunity.

still, staring all that money and stability -- and the opportunities that come with them -- in the face and telling them to take a hike is not easy.

- run 52:23, 10.56 km
super humid today -- rained last night and the sun is out, much evaporation -- but mild. kept this short because i have to get to the turkey.

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« Last Edit: November 26, 2020, 11:51:58 am by LBSS »
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5414 on: November 27, 2020, 11:19:14 am »
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and, just like that, this morning i'm leaning towards taking it. i've been looking around to see what else is out there and this really is a good offer: the job is senior enough that it doesn't feel like backsliding (although it's a bit lateral). it would be a big raise over any salary i've made before. it would introduce me to new geographies and new ways of doing things. on the career path i've been on so far, it's about as good an offer as i'd be likely to get. i've got a call with the recruiter in an hour to talk about whether they'd let me do four tens instead of a normal work week, which would free up an extra day per week to pursue other things.

on the other hand, the objection about it cutting off my ability to pursue a whole other trajectory full-time, to explore in a really open-ended way, is still there. i do not need the money right now. same for the objection that i know, now, that i don't want to be a proposal writer for the rest of my life, and this represents more time doing that full-time. this job doesn't have to determine the rest of my career, obviously -- i've probably got another 30 years of working life ahead of me -- but it's a step in that direction.

at the same time, given that i'm still so hazy on what else i'd rather be doing professionally, it makes sense to take it and then to get more focused in my spare time about exploring this and that, having conversations, coming up with research questions, and organizing locally. having all my time to myself has been really nice but it also makes it very easy to procrastinate and stay shapeless. i'm pretty self-disciplined but i've found it hard over the past couple of months to get the ball rolling on these questions and explorations. in fairness to myself, i have done some of that, had a couple of informational interviews. but when i talked with my professor back in the summer, he suggested i come up with some two-page concept notes for research projects and try to shop them around to different NGOs. i haven't even begun to do that.

like, what if i take the job but have as a medium-term goal -- within the next 12-18 months, say -- a collaborative research project that i could leave this organization to do full-time for a while? and in the meantime, forge some connections and maybe try to tack myself onto other folks's research projects by basically volunteering to help with technical editing, coding, whatever. get some experience and grow my network in a new direction that way.

i dunno, maybe i should take the job. worse comes to worst i really do hate it and leave after three months. best case scenario, the people are great and i'm learning new stuff and i have time and motivation on the side to start looking around.

yarr.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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