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Spring Training (March - May)

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Ecrivain, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Having had similar experiences, I absolutely believe it's true.

    Agreed. No fail here. :nope:
     
  2. imelda

    imelda Well-Known Member

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    You got to spend time with your son doing something you love: that's a pass with flying colors! The memory of that will last a lot longer than any personal record ever would. Way to go, phillydude!:tu:
     
  3. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Start: 184.8
    Week 1: 183.2
    Week 2: 189.1
    Week 3: 183.6
    Week 4: 185.2
    Week 5: 183.1
    Week 6: 183.7
    Week 7: 181.5
    Week 8: 178.4
    Week 9: 180.9
    Week 10: 180.7

    A clear example of mediocrity.
     
  4. Ecrivain

    Ecrivain Well-Known Member

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    I'll see your mediocrity and raise you a dose of self-sabotage.

    Week 01 Weigh-in: 219.6
    Week 02 Weigh-in: n/a (spring break)
    Week 03 Weigh-in: 222.7
    Week 04 Weigh-in: 223.8
    Week 05 Weigh-in: 217.4
    Week 06 Weigh-in: 221.3
    Week 07 Weigh-in: 217.2
    Week 08 Weigh-in: 219.9
    Week 09 Weigh-in: 221.2
    Week 10 Weigh-in: 221.6
    Week 11 Weigh-in: 226.3
     
  5. imelda

    imelda Well-Known Member

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    Oh, crap, nothing better to report here: still 23.5 on the b.f. and doing 4 pull-ups. In the card-game of mediocrity, read 'em and weep.:(
     
  6. livedog

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    Week 11 of 12 Progress

    Goal 1: (12% body fat): 15.24% (-.06%) Not much of a change, but at least it is downward this week.

    Goal 2: (27 min finish in May 8th race): Goal accomplished! (finish time: 25:55)
     
  7. dejavued

    dejavued Senior Member

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    :claphigh:
     
  8. livedog

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    Thanks, deja!
     
  9. Seltzer

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    Start: 184.8
    Week 1: 183.2
    Week 2: 189.1
    Week 3: 183.6
    Week 4: 185.2
    Week 5: 183.1
    Week 6: 183.7
    Week 7: 181.5
    Week 8: 178.4
    Week 9: 180.9
    Week 10: 180.7
    Week 11: 180.3

    Another small loss in weight and accompanied by a small decrease in bf%. The direction of late is fine, but the pace is lagging.

    One week to go!
     
  10. phillydude

    phillydude Don't Never Give Up.

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    Starting (3/1-3/7): 185.00lbs @ 17.00%
    Week 1 (3/8-3/14): 182.50lbs @ 16.85%
    Week 2 (3/15-3/21): 182.50lbs @ 16.85%
    Week 3 (3/22-3/28): 181.25lbs @ 16.15%
    Week 4 (3/29-4/4): 179.75lbs @ 15.85%
    Week 5 (4/5-4/11): 179.75lbs @ 15.75%
    Week 6 (4/12-4/18): 179.50lbs @ 15.45%
    Week 7 (4/19-4/25): 178.25lbs @ 15.25%
    Week 8 (4/26-5/2): 179.25lbs @ 15.25%
    Week 9 (5/2-5/9): 178.00lbs @ 15.10%
    Week 10 (5/10-5/16): 178.75lbs @ 15.75%
    Week 11 (5/17-5/23): 180.50lbs @ 15.50%
     
  11. Ecrivain

    Ecrivain Well-Known Member

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    Week 01 Weigh-in: 219.6
    Week 02 Weigh-in: n/a (spring break)
    Week 03 Weigh-in: 222.7
    Week 04 Weigh-in: 223.8
    Week 05 Weigh-in: 217.4
    Week 06 Weigh-in: 221.3
    Week 07 Weigh-in: 217.2
    Week 08 Weigh-in: 219.9
    Week 09 Weigh-in: 221.2
    Week 10 Weigh-in: 221.6
    Week 11 Weigh-in: 226.3
    Week 12 Weigh-in: 219.6


    :lol: :doh: :bang:
     
  12. Paddy

    Paddy Well-Known Member

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    that is a funny pattern but over all, a 7 pound drop is :dreamy:
     
  13. Jedi

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    homeostasis? :o
     
  14. imelda

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    4 pull-ups and a little better on the b.f. at 21.4.:blank:

    Good luck to everyone in this last week!
     
  15. Seltzer

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    Thanks Imeda and the same to you.
     
  16. livedog

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    Week 12 of 12 Progress

    Goal 1: (12% body fat): 14.75% (-.51%)

    Here is my history of the challenge, adjusted to take the scale reading out, except the first two weeks where I don't have those records:
    3/25 - 17.3%
    4/1 - 16.83%
    4/8 - 16.26%
    4/15 - 15.7%
    4/22 - 17%
    4/29 - 14.8%
    5/6 - 14.8%
    5/13 - 15.3%
    5/20 - 15.24%
    5/27 - 14.75%

    In all a 2.55% loss in the time of the Challenge!

    Goal 2: (27 min finish in May 8th race): Goal accomplished! (finish time: 25:55)

    Good job everyone!
     
  17. imelda

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    Yaaay! You did a great job, livedog! You've inspired me to at least finish well...Keep up the good work this summer!
     
  18. Paddy

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    well i need to call it quits today on the spring training. finished numbers with weight at 182 and bf about 14%. so i did not make my goal of 175 @ 12%. i started cutting in february at 194ish so i'm pleased with the progress but i need to continue into june to get the bf i want. so we keep on going.
     
  19. phillydude

    phillydude Don't Never Give Up.

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    Starting (3/1-3/7): 185.00lbs @ 17.00%
    Week 1 (3/8-3/14): 182.50lbs @ 16.85%
    Week 2 (3/15-3/21): 182.50lbs @ 16.85%
    Week 3 (3/22-3/28): 181.25lbs @ 16.15%
    Week 4 (3/29-4/4): 179.75lbs @ 15.85%
    Week 5 (4/5-4/11): 179.75lbs @ 15.75%
    Week 6 (4/12-4/18): 179.50lbs @ 15.45%
    Week 7 (4/19-4/25): 178.25lbs @ 15.25%
    Week 8 (4/26-5/2): 179.25lbs @ 15.25%
    Week 9 (5/2-5/9): 178.00lbs @ 15.10%
    Week 10 (5/10-5/16): 178.75lbs @ 15.75%
    Week 11 (5/17-5/23): 180.50lbs @ 15.50%
    Ending (5/24-5/30): 182.50lbs @ 15.65%

    Stated Goal: 165lbs @ 11.00%
    Result: Fail. Granted, I have taken the past three weeks "off," but I wasn't going to make the goal even if I had continued on the path I was taking prior to that. Am I happy with what I was able to accomplish? Pretty much... while I'm not happy with my recent lack of nutritional responsibility, I will admit that I enjoyed (and probably needed) the break, and it has put me in a good (or even better) position for success through the summer months.

    Goal #3) Run sub 2.00 Half Marathon (May 29th)
    Result: Fail. I ran the half marathon in 2.05. Again, had I stayed on track with the training program, I probably could have made this goal, based on my recent performances in comparable distance races. But my plans changed, I focused more on cycling than running in recent weeks, and I made the decision to trade off some of my personal goals and aspirations to be able to train alongside my son, which is far more rewarding from an emotional respect, if not from a physical one.

    So there it is. A whole pail of fail, or a slim bit of win, depending on your perspective.
     
    #139 phillydude, May 30, 2010
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    I'll choose slim bit of win. The pail of fail will be on full exhibit tomorrow when I type my final recap.

    You've made some nice progress and are certainly in better shape than when the challenge started and whle I believe that you would have made progress without the challenge it probably helped at the margin.

    As for your time in the half, that's a completely different story. During the course of the challenge, after your goals were already stated, something came along that (rightly IMHO) caused you to change your priorities. Training with your son for the Livestrong challenge, sorry I forgot the actual name, at the expense of five minutes in your half mary time sounds like a no brainer decision to me.
     

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