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Old 10-26-2005, 06:25 AM   #291
Craig Van De Walker
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John,
I use either my chuck taylors or old cheap "tennis shoes" with no cushion. I did not think of my old Army boots, they should work well also. When I use good cushioned shoes they just kinda squish out and make me feel like I'm walking in jello, feels very unstable to me, like I might twist an ankle due to the "give".

And yes moving the weight up did make the work seem disproportionately difficult to me.

How in the world does a >400 pound human get around? Man life is hard enough as it is. Still working this one, not pushing just building a "base" no PRs lately.

FYI, I did get a few strange tight areas in my feet (and hands?) early on with this challenge. I have been faily carefull about the volume (not pushing to often or long) on this challenge and the twinges left. This challenge is so uhm... not fun, that I have not overdone it.

Funny thing is I think it might be growing on me just a little
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:20 PM   #292
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Here is the video my brother and I made on Sunday. My editing and his camera skills leave much to be desired but the board limits uploaded files to 5 MB so the video had to be cut short. The rest was boring anyway.
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:59 PM   #293
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Matt YOU did it in under 15 minutes. are YOU the first to do the challenge?
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:47 PM   #294
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Unless somebody else has done it, I guess so.
One of the ziploc bags broke and some sand fell out when I picked it up and everytime I shifted it. I weighed it later and it had lost 0.4 pounds. So bag weight should be 168.2#.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:00 AM   #295
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Full weight bag mile in just under 20 min., counting penalty for two times putting it down to rest my traps. I lose a lot of time shifting the bag around, I have to stop first instead of adjusting it on the fly.

Feeling a little stronger, but going to have to turn up the heat to get this by the years end!
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:34 PM   #296
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Matt,
I strapped an injured Marines pack on my front once, just to make a point. The point? I was obviously an idiot. I made it 1 1/2 Kilometers back, and could barely stand once I dropped them.

Combined weight=150lbs
My weight at the time=210lbs

The packs front/back were well balanced, the terrain was flat and smooth, which is the reason I was able to do it.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:52 AM   #297
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Frank,
Think of the morale of the PFC who thought he might have to carry that pack instead (if that's the case). I was always motivated by a SNCO that would do stuff like that. I served on an LPD for three years, so far the best years of my life were transporting Marines. Welcome back.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:38 PM   #298
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After a 2 month hiatus it's time to get back at it. I was up to 140 lbs in 15.00 2 months ago. dropped to 100 lbs today to get back into it. 14.22.16 was my time. It's half mile down hill, half a mile up. Did a 5 mile road march yesterday then ME squat cleans. Have another 5 mile road march friday. Won't do this again until next Tuesday.

Congratulations Matt, Awesome work.

Frank, way to set the standard.

Jeremy
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:44 AM   #299
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Gene, great work. I have been using my sand bag for everything that requires weight, since that is what I've got. My first sand bag mile was with 150# at bw 175# in 19:40. Looking to move up to 200#, same time, sometime at the end of this month. Great job to all of you.
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:52 PM   #300
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Hi Guys,

Though I have not posted here in a while, I am continuing to work with the bag twice a week. My first workout is 400M repeats with calisthenics in between. My second weekly workout is one mile with the bag.

Yesterday I used the 180lb bag for 4x400s with 20 burpees between repeats. The 400s were a bit slow-3:45 to 3:55. My last mile was 16:45 with the 160. I will get that under 15:00 before I try the mile with 180.

Mike, I am very impressed that your first attempt was only 25lbs shy of body weight and you still finished under 20:00. I also weigh 175 but I couldn't even shoulder the 150lb bag when I started. Not so bad for a "skinny" guy :-)

Gene

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