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Scott Jenkins 11-03-2010 06:22 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
I had some all terrain Inov 8 trainers and the usual skin tight gear, sure that's what you mean by Under Armour. Everything else depends on what the weather's like, if its cold definately think about getting a swimming cap (rubber) as it really helps stopping you losing heat, 2nd time around I wore one and it helped a lot, first time around I was nearly blue. Oh yes and keep dry for as long as possible, me and my bother made the mistake of diving into the first water we came across and sense of humour was lost by the end of it due to him nearly getting hypothermia.

Jim Colby 11-03-2010 08:22 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
Thanks for the info Scott! That's very helpful. I have Inov 8 shoes as well (X Talon 212s). They are great shoes. Do you recommend going with shorts or long running tights? I am a bit concerned about calf cramping in cold weather after being in the cold water, so would like to cover my legs up. Not sure how the tights will be when wet. I'm also considering wearing my cycling knee warmers which will cover my calf muscle and I can remove if I get hot.

[B][U]November 3[/U][/B]
Not much time today, so just a 2.6 mile hill run. Felt a bit off today. Could have been the business lunch with wine or a Barbara hangover, or both.

Scott Jenkins 11-04-2010 03:54 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
Definately go with the long tights, probably saved my legs from a lot of cuts and the knee warmers will be a good idea as you end up on your knees quite a lot in the UK tough guy, loads of underwater rocks to trash your knees and shins. If its anything like the temperature over here getting hot will not be a problem. Also on obstacles there may be some waiting (unless you get out in front) and when your wet this waiting is horrible, more is always better just make sure its stuff you dont mind tossing aside.

What date is the event?

Jim Colby 11-04-2010 05:03 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
Nov 20, so it will not be quite as cold as the UK in Jan. Temp will probably be in the 40s.

Scott Jenkins 11-04-2010 05:37 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
[QUOTE=Jim Colby;863798]Nov 20, so it will not be quite as cold as the UK in Jan. Temp will probably be in the 40s.[/QUOTE]

Then do not worry about getting hot as you wont, if there's plenty of water obstacles they will surely take care of that. Keep dry as long as possible, cannot stress that highly enough, also do every obstacle the hardest route , your paying for the pleasure so make the most of it. The rope climbs over water most people just dropped off and swam across, I made it my goal to complete them which can be slower than just swimming across but much more satisfying.

Jim Colby 11-04-2010 10:43 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
The first three obstacles are over or through water. Two of them require mandatory total submersion. They hit you with that right out of the gate. Haha....should be fun! The second one is a 15' jump into the lake. I'm thinking I should just do a front flip and go at it with gusto.

Today was an unplanned rest day. I was really busy with work and then volunteer work at the Y. Man, I really do get irritated thise days when I miss a planned workout, especially so close to the Mudder.

Scott Jenkins 11-05-2010 04:23 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
[QUOTE=Jim Colby;864305]The first three obstacles are over or through water. Two of them require mandatory total submersion. They hit you with that right out of the gate. Haha....should be fun! The second one is a 15' jump into the lake. I'm thinking I should just do a front flip and go at it with gusto.

Today was an unplanned rest day. I was really busy with work and then volunteer work at the Y. Man, I really do get irritated thise days when I miss a planned workout, especially so close to the Mudder.[/QUOTE]

That's real nasty, we have to start with a 3 mile run before hitting the obstacles over here with a steep hill you climb up and down about 20x. That walking the plank has to be done with style as your going under anyhow, what about a handstand on the end into dive.

Jim Colby 11-05-2010 08:02 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
That would be a stylish move for sure. Not sure my freestanding handstand is that reliable yet, but I guess there's still time to practice. I'll think of something fun to do.

[B][U]November 5[/U][/B]
Worked late and then had a swim team board meeting. Snuck in a quick 3 mile hill run at 10 pm . Felt great tonight.

David Orr 11-05-2010 09:24 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
Won't be long now! Looks like a tough challenge, right up your alley!:highfive:

Jim Colby 11-06-2010 02:45 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
 
[B][U]November 6[/U][/B]
[U]Warm-Up[/U]
3 circuits of: Jump rope 2 mins, 10 push-ups, 5 DH pull-ups, 15 squats, 5x55# KBS, deadlift weight progression - 135# rd 1, 175# rd 2, 225# rd 3)

[B]"Lumberjack 20"[/B]20 Deadlifts (275lbs)
Run 400m
20 KB swings (2pood)
Run 400m
20 Overhead Squats (115lbs) (subbed 65#)
Run 400m
20 Burpees
Run 400m
20 Pullups (Chest to Bar)
Run 400m
20 Box jumps (24")
Run 400m
20 DB Squat Cleans (45lbs each) (subbed 30# - heaviest DBs I have)
Run 400m
[B]26:05[/B]
[U]Warm-Down[/U]
Stretched, then
Golfed 18 holes, carrying clubs

This was a tough workout. I have trouble with OHS since my shoulders are so inflexible that I can hardly get the bar behind my head. The DB squat cleans were really tough at the end. 45# would probably have added another 90 secs. Everything else felt pretty good today.


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