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Posted: 9/15/2011 1:55:15 PM EST
Oh shit. Where does time go.


I signed up for a "hell run" with a coworker a long time ago. 3.5 mile run. Plus obstacles in the middle like walls, tires, mudpits, etc



Havent run at all in a long time, and carrying some extra lbs.




Mentally, i know i can do it. But can i lessen my suffering by starting hard now.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 1:58:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 2:00:48 PM EST by kteaton]
http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/workouts/

Try doing that, except 5 days a week. Rest on the weekends.

I do it every other day. It's my favorite cardio routine. Got me pretty shredded pretty quick too. Made my legs enormous.

ETA: But in reality, no, you wont be in the shape you want to be in in two weeks.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:02:32 PM EST
Not a chance in hell. You putzed it off and now you are going to suffer. The only thing you can do now is
make sure you are well hydrated.


GM
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:03:50 PM EST
Nope.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:04:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Boomslang64:
Nope.


Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:05:35 PM EST
it would be better than not doing anything at all
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:07:05 PM EST
couch to 5k will help without destroying you before the race, but basically, its too late

Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:07:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 2:08:31 PM EST by DonnieBrasco]
Do it in a costume, it will be more entertaining.

Also, people may think you are retarded therefore they will not expect much out of you.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:08:06 PM EST
Try about 2 months to be in reasonable shape.

I lift off and on between laziness and injuries and it takes me a full 8 to 10 weeks to get back to decent shape if I hit it hard every day (5 days a week).
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:09:07 PM EST
It's too late. A 5k even with obstacles isn't that bad. I say don't train, just go do it. You'll be sore and broken down if you try to train now.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:11:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By 88_Sahara:
It's too late. A 5k even with obstacles isn't that bad. I say don't train, just go do it. You'll be sore and broken down if you try to train now.

Yep.

Hydrate and get plenty of sleep. Also, eat nutritious meals so that you have enough energy to finish the thing.

If anything, I'd do some cycling to work on your cardio in a non-impact kind of way. That or swimming.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:13:12 PM EST
You're fucked



But don't worry; there'll likely be plenty of others in the same boat at the event.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:16:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:18:44 PM EST
Diet. I have lost over six lbs. since Monday just altering my diet with moderate exercise. Lightening your weight will reduce stress on your knees. How heavy are you?

I am eating a bowl of Kashi within 30 minutes of waking sometime around 6:00-6:30.

Sometime between 9:00-10:00 (preferably closer to 9:00) I eat one of the two granola bars that come in those Nature's Valley package o' crumbs.

For lunch it's a Lean Cuisine, Michelina's Lean Gourmet, or Smart Ones. There are some really good choices!

I eat the other granola bar around 4:00.

Workout/run after work followed by a healthy dinner.

Cut out the sodas, excessive bread and trans-fats. Don't be afraid of carbs, but watch your intake.

Repeat.

Get a good pair of shoes, and build up your endurance/distance. Don't try to "max it out" or you will hurt yourself. Something is better than nothing.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:24:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By MurphysInLaw:

Originally Posted By Boomslang64:
Nope.




Nope
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:28:42 PM EST
make an effort to at least walk 5 k now and see how far it is.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:42:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 2:43:23 PM EST by Tekka]
Walk 8 miles a day til then. You don't have enough time to get ready though.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:46:54 PM EST
Dress as a Zombie and it'll mask your pain.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:50:23 PM EST
Couch to 5k
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:51:51 PM EST
You can probably get 3-4 good workouts in and make it so the pain isn't as much come race day, but you won't see much in terms of gains. I will say that doing nothing these two weeks will indeed make it worse on race day, though. Run a couple of miles ASAP, do some other strenuous calisthenics, gauge your soreness the next morning. Do it all again as you start to feel better. Stretch a lot - before (but after a good warm up, and especially after).

How old are you?
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:52:19 PM EST
Long answer, no.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:53:13 PM EST
Round is a shape
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:55:14 PM EST
Buy Advil and Ben Gay in massive quantities.

Also those Thermo-Care heat wraps are pretty good too.

In other words, you're gonna die.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:57:01 PM EST
Nope u r fucked
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 2:57:07 PM EST
I know i will make it. Just looking to ease the suffering.



I once woke up, heard an announcement for the seattle half marathon. Got up, went down there, signed up and ran the whole thing without stopping. I had only run 2.5miles a few times for a month before.

Granted, I ran slowly, and was extremely sore everywhere the next day.
Especially biceps and ribs.

I also did the stp (seattle to portland) bike ride on a "night before" dare. After not riding my bike for 2 years. It was 206 miles of torture.





I guess i am a glutton. But i feel like i am in the worse shape of my life right now.


Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:00:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By patchouli:
Oh shit. Where does time go.


I signed up for a "hell run" with a coworker a long time ago. 3.5 mile run. Plus obstacles in the middle like walls, tires, mudpits, etc



Havent run at all in a long time, and carrying some extra lbs.

Mentally, i know i can do it. But can i lessen my suffering by starting hard now.

Warrior dash? It isn't too bad. The one here in KC was great. Pace yourself, 95% of everyone else did.

Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:11:05 PM EST
Update:

Did a bunch ofdumbell exercises. Squats, presses, curls, lateral raises.
Did 75 iron mikes
Did 100 iraqi jumping jacks
Did 30 pushups
Did 10 uphill 50 yard sprints.


Here's the shitty part.

I could have been doing this all year. It doesnt take that long and it feels great. Somehow i got lazy and out of habbit.


Here is the shittier part.

I am already stiffening up.

Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:13:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By patchouli:
Update:

Did a bunch ofdumbell exercises. Squats, presses, curls, lateral raises.
Did 75 iron mikes
Did 100 iraqi jumping jacks
Did 30 pushups
Did 10 uphill 50 yard sprints.


Here's the shitty part.

I could have been doing this all year. It doesnt take that long and it feels great. Somehow i got lazy and out of habbit.


Here is the shittier part.

I am already stiffening up.



Stretch well.

You will be sore tomorrow.

The good thing is, this is good pain that will mean less pain on race day - and especially after.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:14:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 3:15:28 PM EST by patchouli]
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:[/span
Did 100 iraqi jumping jacks


[span style='font-weight: bold;']I am already stiffening up.




Stretch well.

You will be sore tomorrow.

The good thing is, this is good pain that will mean less pain on race day - and especially after.




Damn my hamstrings are getting tight.

Oh and mid30.


Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:21:30 PM EST
Yes. With massive horse steroid doses and 8 hour gym sessions per day.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:22:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 3:23:18 PM EST by patchouli]
Ha!

This is the first time i looked up the run.

I had just told my friend to go ahead and sign me up.



http://www.hellrun.com/

Looks like I will be fine, if i drink enough beer.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:25:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By patchouli:

Mentally, i know i can do it. But can i lessen my suffering by starting hard now.

No. It takes me 2 years to get in cycling shape; 9-12 months to get into running shape. I'd skip the "Hell Run"; the benefit of these events is the motivation to get in shape for them. Just giving yourself 2 weeks won't be enough. Try again next year.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:26:51 PM EST
in before you pass out and vomit
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:28:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:29:33 PM EST

no, unless you carbo load with some fettuccine alfredo before the race
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:29:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 3:30:47 PM EST by patchouli]
I would rather pay to run in a mud pit, than pay for cable tv.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:30:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:

no, unless you carbo load with some fettuccine alfredo before the race





Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:30:44 PM EST
lol, you're going to get sick if it's been a while for you. those courses are usually a bitch.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:30:51 PM EST
My 3.0 mile run went from 26:00+ to 23:04 in 3 weeks. 2 weeks after that it was 22:04. Two weeks is plenty of time to get yourself in shape.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:36:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2011 3:37:02 PM EST by 1911SFOREVER]
Nope, you're pretty much going to be miserable.

Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:38:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By DTIguy:
My 3.0 mile run went from 26:00+ to 23:04 in 3 weeks. 2 weeks after that it was 22:04. Two weeks is plenty of time to get yourself in shape.


If you started "getting in shape" already running 3 miles in less than 27 minutes, you were already in better shape than 87% of the population.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 3:39:05 PM EST
Raptors have small hands...


Link Posted: 9/15/2011 4:21:32 PM EST
3.5 mile run is easy but no.
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 2:36:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Originally Posted By patchouli:
Update:

Did a bunch ofdumbell exercises. Squats, presses, curls, lateral raises.
Did 75 iron mikes
Did 100 iraqi jumping jacks
Did 30 pushups
Did 10 uphill 50 yard sprints.


Here's the shitty part.

I could have been doing this all year. It doesnt take that long and it feels great. Somehow i got lazy and out of habbit.


Here is the shittier part.

I am already stiffening up.



Stretch well.

You will be sore tomorrow.

The good thing is, this is good pain that will mean less pain on race day - and especially after.


Ditto to the above. Stretching seems like a real pain in the ass after a good workout. I am guilty of not stretching consistently. You will feel better and your muscles will be limber making the next workout that much easier.
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 2:46:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By kteaton:
http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/workouts/

Try doing that, except 5 days a week. Rest on the weekends.

I do it every other day. It's my favorite cardio routine. Got me pretty shredded pretty quick too. Made my legs enormous.

ETA: But in reality, no, you wont be in the shape you want to be in in two weeks.


tag for later
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 3:01:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Boy there's a big franchise market in charging bored yuppies to run through a muddy jungle gym.


Yep, but they're fun... and many of them benefit worthy charities (like Tough Mudder/Wounded Warriors).

Link Posted: 9/16/2011 3:06:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 3:08:25 AM EST
No. Sorry.
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 3:10:24 AM EST
If you were 4lbs lighter, would that make a big difference? Instead of trying to lose weight via diet, just work on conditioning. Exercise up until a few days prior to the event. Carb up the night before, and stay well hydrated.
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 3:16:53 AM EST
The only reason I suggested diet is because when I lost a lot of weight, I could really feel the difference when I ran. It made it easier and I was able to run longer. I didn't really focus on weight loss, though. I just knew I had to run and run I did. The weight just came off naturally.
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 3:33:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Boy there's a big franchise market in charging bored yuppies to run through a muddy jungle gym.


Yep, but they're fun... and many of them benefit worthy charities (like Tough Mudder/Wounded Warriors).


I never knew how many they were. I would bet it's a pretty lucrative racket. All you need is rental of a location and some of them make the people pay for insurance, which I would guess would be their biggest cost.


Heck I think a lot of the places are DONATED by people for the events to use since they're such big fund-raisers.

After telling people about Tough Mudder, I've had a few people say that they want to have one closer to our location so they are going to talk with their sportsmans' club or whatever to see if they can host one.
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