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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 08:43:30 pm »
02/18/2018 A1A Half Marathon Race Prep!

1) I should be in sleep ALREADY
2) I'm waking up at 4 AM but have to be out of the door by 4:20 AM, sounds impossible
3) VIP parking, shuttle to start line by ~5:15 AM hopefully, warmup for ~20 minutes with some strides at the end
4) chill until race start
5) go out at 6:1X pace and hold that for as long as possible
6) if i start dying, fight to keep it on track
6b) if I feel great by mile 10, finish the last 5k hard (drop the pace down to 6:0x etc) .. doubt this will happen but you never know. Adding it as an option.
7) drop a sick half PR: current half PR is 1:32:19 .. let's try to get 1:26 or below. 6:1X for the whole half would be 1:22:XX or below.

I'm really looking forward to 6) though.. I mean, i'm going to get to relax at that pace. If i'm feeling good, that feels like a jog. Why it ends up feeling hard (ever) is beyond me, just don't have the mental/physical endurance over time, perhaps .. but a 6:15 mile for me feels like a jog lately .. I mean I couldn't even get above 6:10 on Thursday, felt like i'd have to stop completely to do that. Soo, it'll be nice to go out into a race feeling like i'm jogging for once. LMFAO. Well other than that Jingle Bell Jog 5k where I dropped those 3 easy miles @ ~6, that was fun/amazing.

so yea, looking forward to not entering "hell" right from the start of the race.

the top guys in this half will probably be running 5:45 - 5:55 min/mi .. 6:0X could potentially be a top 3 as well. 6:1X definitely won't be top 3, but it's all good. First one. Let's see.

peace!
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 08:35:08 pm »
had to do some work on my pinky toe tonight.. lmao. nail was really painful on the end. had to dig in there and remove a piece.

feels 1000x better now that I removed that.

still hilarious how I always do some dumb shit before a race.. I smashed it so hard into the door that the nail got a bit wrecked. ridiculous.
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Basketball / Re: 2018 NBA Dunk Contest
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 08:15:38 pm »
should be decent .. some nasty dudes in it.. plus Oladipo returning, he killed it before (last year?).

Dennis Smith Jr will crush it.. i imagine.
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Basketball / 2018 NBA Dunk Contest
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 08:15:08 pm »
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Basketball / Re: A WHOLE BUNCH OF DUNKS AND SHIT.
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 08:13:49 pm »
Dennis SMith Jr missed dunk at the end of the rookie game

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ZpkUhbCyE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ZpkUhbCyE</a>

disgusting .. he's my pick for the 2018 nba dunk contest.
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Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: Guns in America
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 02:58:02 pm »
just something I fb'd today. my mind kept wanting me to say something, even tho i've been trying to refrain from politics related posts.

Also, it was definitely odd seeing people i've "met" at running races etc, on CNN today during the parkland rally against guns. Saw several people, some of which were the Mayor/Commissioner etc of Parkland/Coral Springs etc. One of them gave a really passionate speech .. and i've met her a few times at races. Just weird thinking back to those days - happy race events, compared to now. Also someone I grew up with who is now a cop, was on the scene.


"It's not a gun issue, it's a mental health issue!". If we're talking about the mental health of the United States, then yes - I completely agree.

I've been refraining from making political posts on KremlinBook, so i'll keep it brief. Regarding tragic mass shootings, the common theme is obviously violent individuals & high powered weapons. The more deeply rooted issue, to me, is America's "culture of violence" or the "American Psychosis". Not sure how we can expect to live in a peaceful society when our country is in a perpetual state of Warfare, both domestically and abroad. People keep saying we need "change": agreed. Though I think the depth of this change is overlooked substantially.

As just one example: we've previously voted in an administration that falsified intelligence in order to sell a bogus war & line the pockets of those in the Defense & Energy Industries, which in turn created more instability, cost thousands of American lives, cost millions of Middle Eastern lives, cost trillions of dollars, and resulted in ISIS, which motivates many around the world - including American born citizens, to carry out mass acts of violence.

Violence is big business in our society. Whether it be War & the Defense/Offense industry, the for profit Prison System, purposefully undermining education & infrastructure, violent music, violent movies, violent games, violent toys etc: the US has a rich history of violence & this trend continues.

We've all experienced the effect this has on us, but most of us fail to identify it. Most violent ideas & thoughts are mutations of someone else's ideas or actions. Regardless, the "training" starts at a very young age, especially for boys. Most will unknowingly "perpetuate" it, some knowingly, and a few will "execute" it.

Violence is a virus: it can be transmitted as an idea or a physical act.

In my lifetime, i've seen every attempt at eradicating this virus thwarted. Perhaps the most depressing of all, is when the people themselves are duped into supporting violence against their very own selves, families, communities, and the Earth in general.

RIP.

Tightening up gun regulations would probably be a good step, but one of *many* steps. Just a tiny bit of progress would be nice to see once in a while. However, it's going to take much larger change to get this train back on the rails again.

Just my 2cents.

Anyway. To end on a good note, here are some athletes running in Kenya.

?taken-by=kenya_experience_iten
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: warpspeed to the new scenario
« Last post by Joe on February 17, 2018, 11:49:52 am »
17-02-18

Notes

Had a nice bday yesterday.

happy belated birthday man@!)$(!@$)

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Seem to have come down with a cold, though at present it is quite minor. Shall see how I feel later in the afternoon and maybe go for a run. Blargh hate being ill.

blah that sucks!

hopefully you kick it fast. I kicked mine fairly quick, a few other people I know kicked there's even faster.. dat runner immunity maybe dno.

15-02-18

Notes

Kind of zoned out for like a minute in near the start of the second tempo mile and ran at like an 8:30 pace, which was dumb as fuck!! Had to work pretty hard to bring that mile down to a 7:18 average. Lol. Not gonna make that mistake again.

for sure. battling back can get pretty rough, especially after a minute goes by.

those little "mistakes" can really derail you in races etc, they are so easy to make.

ty man!

yeah I'm hoping this cold stays minor and goes away! we'll see, just gonna make sure I eat well and get good sleep, not anything else I can do for it.

I think in a race I'd stay a lot more sharp, wouldn't let such a drop happen. Good to have noticed it in training and can make it something to think about.
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 11:20:39 am »
rest #2/light walk.


02/17/2018

bw = 145
bw before bed last night = 148
soreness = none
aches/injuries = none (top of right foot good for now), in the morning: banged my right pinky toe into to door, hurts like a mfqr, it'll be fine tho.. had to cut some nail off and pop a blood blister that formed. LMAO. great timing.
cramping = none
morning quad flexibility = loose
morning hamstring flexibility = loose
morning calf flexibility = loose
feel = tired
hours sleep: 6

wakeup = 04:30 AM
- tired

RHR according to new watch: 42
- lower than yesterday but, i don't trust this thing

log:
04:50 AM: food: oatmeal + honey, water
06:00 AM: workout: easy morning walk: 4.7 miles @ 17:XX-15:XX ::: half marathon race tomorrow! \o/
07:30 AM: food: prunes, banana, water
08:30 AM: food: 4 x triple decker egg sandwich, blueberries, raspberries, spanish olive oil, banana, pink salt/black pepper, water
02:00 PM: food: rx bar, water
05:00 PM: food: whole foods: cashew chicken, lemon yellow rice, one fried yucca, water
08:00 PM: food: tart cherry juice
08:30 PM: leg drain: 20 minutes

lol -> TODO: shave head/face, leg drain, lunch, WORK, oatmeal, sleep, wakeup, race





workout: easy morning walk: 4.7 miles @ 17:XX-15:XX ::: half marathon race tomorrow! \o/
- https://www.strava.com/activities/1412113792

Looking to destroy my 1:32:?? half marathon PR tomorrow. Just noticed that on Thursday, I actually hit a 1:33:?? half mixed in with all of my training and cooldown miles/jog laps etc.. 1:33:?? is about 1 minute off of my PR.. lmao. kinda cool.

Really looking forward to a half.. I plan on going out "fast" but, fast for me with half distance on my mind is like 6:1X. So that's pretty cool. Normally in 5k's i'm ready to try and drop some 5:3X or lower first few miles etc, which is a bit more stressful. I should be able to relax at 6:1X for a while at least, and just enjoy the race more, until I have to really start fighting (whenever that comes :D ). One of the most enjoyable races I did, was that Jingle Bell Jog 5k where I expected to have to go out crazy fast, and ended up just coasting out ~6:00 tempo for 3.1 for teh win. I remember that felt pretty cool. Hoping to get at least 10 miles like that at ~6:1X pace but who knows.
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 10:58:28 am »
funny, just noticed in my last workout, I had a ~19:4X 5k, and a ~1:33:34 half marathon in there (like 1 minute off of my PR hah), which is awesome considering I did all kinds of weird stuff with paces going all over the place. funny. weird.



anyway .. that 1:32:XX half PR should be absolutely destroyed tomorrow :D :ibrunning:
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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: warpspeed to the new scenario
« Last post by adarqui on February 17, 2018, 10:54:13 am »
17-02-18

Notes

Had a nice bday yesterday.

happy belated birthday man@!)$(!@$)

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Seem to have come down with a cold, though at present it is quite minor. Shall see how I feel later in the afternoon and maybe go for a run. Blargh hate being ill.

blah that sucks!

hopefully you kick it fast. I kicked mine fairly quick, a few other people I know kicked there's even faster.. dat runner immunity maybe dno.

15-02-18

Notes

Kind of zoned out for like a minute in near the start of the second tempo mile and ran at like an 8:30 pace, which was dumb as fuck!! Had to work pretty hard to bring that mile down to a 7:18 average. Lol. Not gonna make that mistake again.

for sure. battling back can get pretty rough, especially after a minute goes by.

those little "mistakes" can really derail you in races etc, they are so easy to make.
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