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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby steelhammer on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 pm

I did my first night ride last night at the park using my new bike lights (one mounted on my helmet, the other mounted on the handlebars). It was a very surreal experience. I expected I would see at least a couple other mtn bikers, but there was no one else there but me (from what I could tell). Everything is so much different at night. You mistake all of the shadows you in the corner of your eyes for movement. Deer were everywhere, and while it was terrifying to get that close to them while riding on the trails, it was neat to spot them and then keep the light on them for a bit. Then there is of course the fear factor of being alone in the woods at night. Never would have pictured myself doing that in the past, but you kind of feed off of the adrenaline. The scary parts are when you are going slowly up a hill and have time to think and you hope no one is stalking you and getting ready to mug you.

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:36 pm

http://tribune-democrat.com/sports/x140 ... -Johnstown

I'm so pissed that I'm probably gonna miss this. The race is a combo of where I ran when I lived in Westmont and at my previous house. Mostly road, part trail with no real incline since the race starts overlooking downtown from a hill several hundred feet up, this race is perfect for somebody who wants to do more than a 10k but isn't quite ready for a half.

Did something to my knee 2 weeks ago and it's still not right. Had xrays that showed nothing, but they're screwing around with getting me my MRI. Was supposed to be on Monday, and now it's Wednesday and nothing has been scheduled. I can jog with my brace on, but I'm not sure how I'm gonna handle the decline/off road through miles 3-5. They are allowing people to sign up the day of the run, which is kind of unusual based on past events that the city handles. I want to say I'm playing it by ear, but I'm already telling myself that I'm very unlikely to run. As of Tuesday night, it's 80/20.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:30 am

steelhammer wrote:I did my first night ride last night at the park using my new bike lights (one mounted on my helmet, the other mounted on the handlebars). It was a very surreal experience. I expected I would see at least a couple other mtn bikers, but there was no one else there but me (from what I could tell). Everything is so much different at night. You mistake all of the shadows you in the corner of your eyes for movement. Deer were everywhere, and while it was terrifying to get that close to them while riding on the trails, it was neat to spot them and then keep the light on them for a bit. Then there is of course the fear factor of being alone in the woods at night. Never would have pictured myself doing that in the past, but you kind of feed off of the adrenaline. The scary parts are when you are going slowly up a hill and have time to think and you hope no one is stalking you and getting ready to mug you.

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That looks cool.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:44 pm

So how bad would a storm like they're predicting F up the course for Mud on the Mountain next week? Just make it muddier? It rained a few days before Warrior Dash last year and some parts were impossible to even lightly jog thru. Also awesome that its been high 70s and 80s for a while and next week 30s in time for this thing.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:47 pm

you might be crawling through a foot of snow. ok, maybe not a foot, but a noticeable amount.

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:13 am

Adding some snow would make that race even more awesome. I don't trust weathermen as far as I can throw them, however, so I suspect they've blown this forecast as far out of proportion as the last forty weather emergencies they've predicted; Therefore, I doubt we'll see much snow.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:20 am

I don't know. WV is already getting snow, and with 7 Springs being in another world when compared to everything else in the area, I wouldn't be the least surprised if they got pounded with snow. I've seen it where the temp from where you turn off on 31 to the bottom of the slope vary as much as 7 degrees, and that's without wind chill.

That being said, I think it'll only be minimal snow, like 2-3 tops and the course itself will obviously be a slopfest because of Sandy.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:44 am

The forecast shows some flakes. Now you've got me hoping for snow. That'd be awesome. Completely miserable, especially if the water obstacles are still in, but awesome!
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:19 am

yubb wrote:The forecast shows some flakes. Now you've got me hoping for snow. That'd be awesome. Completely miserable, especially if the water obstacles are still in, but awesome!


You really wanted snow? I'll just leave this here

https://twitter.com/7_springs/status/263245640375607296
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:56 am

hahaha. Awesome. I can't wait to freeze my gonads off.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:46 am

I just texted a few co-workers to let them know what they'll be running into this weekend. They weren't as enthusiastic.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:05 am

Ask them what will be more memorable: doing mud on the mountain, or doing mud on the mountain in 35 degree weather with a foot of snow? Hopefully the snow stays.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:08 am

Oh, and the day of the event I'll have a totally different attitude toward the snow. :)
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:24 am

Sounds like you could use some ice-nine.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:27 pm

I'm actually heading home this weekend.

With the squirrel hill tunnel closed starting friday night, I might take the long way and stop by 7 springs early saturday to see what I'm missing out on.
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:44 am

Run For Your Lives was fun. I look like I'm having too much fun actually...


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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:50 am

haha. I'd like to do that one time. But i got my hands full with 7 springs this weekend.

Went to the gym this morning, some of the staff was dressed it. It was weird seeing a lady in one of those "Midgets on an inflatable horse" costumes taking someones blood pressure
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Godric on Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:30 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Run For Your Lives was fun. I look like I'm having too much fun actually...



Is that really you?
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby legame on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:08 pm

Harley from Epic Meal Time?
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby Rylan on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:39 pm

PFiDC =

Spoiler:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:43 pm

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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes, that is me. Froggy can back me up.

Love the Pvt. Pyle references. :lol:
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby steelhammer on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:11 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Yes, that is me. Froggy can back me up.

Love the Pvt. Pyle references. :lol:


Did one of the obstacles happen to be human or animal sacrifice?
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:15 pm

steelhammer wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:Yes, that is me. Froggy can back me up.

Love the Pvt. Pyle references. :lol:


Did one of the obstacles happen to be human or animal sacrifice?


No but there was a bananimated corpse...
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Re: Gym/Exercise Thread

Postby yubb on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:47 pm

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