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Cogle's Book Club
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:58:59 am »
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Inspired by Mutumbo000 and Adarqui. I used to read a lot. Like a lot. Now...not so much.

Currently reading this monster. I'm only a hundred or so pages in out of the 800 but it's a very easy book to get lost in.

https://www.amazon.com/Labyrinth-Spirits-Novel-Cemetery-Forgotten/dp/0062668692





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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 06:34:36 am »
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word i had not heard of that book. looks interesting.

anyone else on here use goodreads?
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 06:28:56 pm »
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word i had not heard of that book. looks interesting.

anyone else on here use goodreads?

This is the 4th in the series I think. I've only read the first and this one but you can read them out of order apparently. The first one was ridiculous. One of the best books I've read in the last 20 years (the entire GOT series included).

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1232.The_Shadow_of_the_Wind

I don't actually use goodreads (except for that link haha). I'm not sure I read enough to justify it yet. Do you?
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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 10:06:09 pm »
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word, strong recommendation.

i started using goodreads last year or the year before (had an account before that but never used it). previously i just kept a written list of what i'd read. goodreads is a niftier way to keep track of books read and especially books to-read. anytime i hear about something interesting i look it up on there and add it to the list. handy reference when i'm trying to figure out what to read next. also for looking back: i read ~30 books a year (37 last year, actually).
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 11:03:08 pm »
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word, strong recommendation.

i started using goodreads last year or the year before (had an account before that but never used it). previously i just kept a written list of what i'd read. goodreads is a niftier way to keep track of books read and especially books to-read. anytime i hear about something interesting i look it up on there and add it to the list. handy reference when i'm trying to figure out what to read next. also for looking back: i read ~30 books a year (37 last year, actually).

37! That's a solid effort. I might start an account. I have a list on Wunderlist that I use for lots of work stuff but never really look at it.
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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 05:22:08 pm »
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In addition to the Labyrinth book I am listening to a podcast in the car of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It's a Chinese literary classic and I'm 28 episodes in out of around 150. It's a funny format to listen to a book in. Not an audio book as he gives his interpretation throughout but great as he injects comedy into the mix and also is able to pause and give reference and knowledge around topics that a non Chinese just wouldn't be aware of. 

http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/

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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 10:47:58 pm »
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This is probably worth updating. Have read a few since my last post:

No More Mr Nice Guy- Dr Robert Glover (this was like a gut punch from Tyson- soooo many nice guy behavious I'm guilty of)
Rational Male- Rollo Tomasi (agreed with so much of this book- thought it would be more hardcore)
The Way of the Superior Man- David Deida (incredible read)

Reading:
Stress Less Accomplish More- Emiy Fletcher (going down a meditation rabbit hole)
Art of Seduction- Robert Greene (we all need seduction in our lives)

Interesting side note is that Ryan Holiday (Ego is the Enemy, Obstacle is the Way, Daily Stoic, etc) was a mentee of Robert Greene. 
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Re: Cogle's Book Club
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 11:36:44 am »
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Ohhh man. Curious to your thoughts on Rollo's books as well as Glover's and Greens. Those were a complete life affirmation for me!
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 05:35:26 pm »
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Ohhh man. Curious to your thoughts on Rollo's books as well as Glover's and Greens. Those were a complete life affirmation for me!

Man I wish I had read these books 20 years ago.

Glover- this was a very uncomfortable read for me. It was also extremely enlightening and lifted a lot of weight off my shoulders at the same time.
Rollo- I went into this with fairly low expectations based on the RP community. Didn't expect it to contain such balanced, well thought out arguments. It's an absolute gold mine and obviously the parts geared towards married life caught my interest the most.
Green- I'm still working my way through The Art of Seduction (it's fucking massive) but can already see the benefits. So much applies not only to my marriage but all my relationships and my business as well.

If you haven't read it I would check out The Way of the Superior Man too. It's incredible and would probably top the list for me.

What were your thoughts?
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