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Re: The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:35 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
Been getting 8-9+ hrs/sleep every night. Good stuff!

Today:
1 mile run in vibrams
Bar workout: pull ups, chin ups, push ups, dips, flails and then finished with the ab roller

Re: The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:45 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
Rest day today.

Those vegan tamales I ate the other day completely ripped up my stomach last night. Got barely any sleep. This whole food allergy thing friggin' blows sometimes. This is why I eat so many bananas....

Re: The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:05 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
3 mile run followed by:

1 55-second pull up: 20 seconds up, 20 second hold, 15 seconds down (tried to go for a full 60 seconds but failed)

Food today:
37 bananas
4 fistfuls of blueberries
1 fistful of mangos
2 fistfuls of spinach

Plus maybe more, we'll see...

Re: The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:48 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
BEWM-SHOCKALOCKA!!

I just hit my first "cheater" muscle-up. What I mean was, it was a 6-foot high bar and I was able to bust a muscle-up jumping from a stand still. It felt SOOO GOOD to get on top of that bar. I felt like I had this new-found power, almost like flying for the first time or something. Accomplishments like this keep me motivated. I can't wait until I can muscle up without the help of a jump, or even a kip.

Tough Mudder in 3 days. I take this as a very good sign.

Re: The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:33 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
Rest day. Probably gonna crash early to boot.

This is one of 25 obstacles on Sunday :)

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Re: The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:25 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
Today was supposed to be a rest day but I did a 19-mile bike ride and a 3-mile off-leash walk with my dogs. Oh well!

TOMORROW: TOUGH MUDDER TX COAST!

The Iron Clad log: Training for Tough Mudder

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:04 pm
by Motionislife
Hope you had a fun day at Tough Mudder! Glad to hear your wife is almost there too, is she also 80-10-10?

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:19 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
Whoah. That was intense. I did Tough Mudder a year ago and it got A LOT harder. Luckily, I was in much better shape than a year ago.

Some great obstacles, sadly there were 2 that I did not complete. But all the bar work I've been doing lately totally helped with all the walls and pits to climb out of. I need to do some rope climbing and some monkey bars training before the next one.

On one of the electro shock obstacles knocked me unconscious 3 times. It was pretty rough. Other than that it was a great time. I finished the 12 miles in about 3 hours.

SOOOO tired right now. 8:19 and I'm headed to bed.

The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:57 am
by Motionislife
You would LOVE CrossFit. Except for the whole paleo thing...

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:35 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
LOL, I have been thinking about trying it. But you're only the person I know who does it who isn't super douchey, so I am kinda worried about it. Plus, I am currently enjoying all the intense workouts I want, doing the exact program I want and not paying a dime to a gym. So I'm kind of hesitant to go back to paying for a gym. I like the freedom of being able to workout on my lunch hour at work, it's the perfect way to break up the day.

But Matt and I have talked about me trying it as an experiment and then writing an article about it for NMA. One day perhaps...

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:42 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
W00h00! Today marks 1 YEAR VEGAN and 7 years vegetarian. I have not been sick since a few months before I went vegan, and I don't plan on it happening again.

I made the decision to re-commit to 80/10/10 a few days ago. So this is day 2 of 60 of 100% LFRV. I feel fantastic! I can't WAIT to see how good I feel at 30 days and 60 days.

I took a rest day on Monday after Tough Mudder. I went for a run yesterday and my typical 3-4 mile recovery run was actually pretty rough. So I took another rest day today and almost feel kinda guilty about it. But my body needs it. Tomorrow I'll be 100% fresh and ready to rock.

Time for another early night. It's 8:40, time to start getting ready for bed.

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:01 pm
by bryanfarris
Hey man, just wanted to stop by and say "hey." I stumbled upon your blog after being a longtime reader of NMA. I've really enjoyed the podcasts, keep up the good work! Also, you've inspired me to try the Tough Mudder in Wisconsin. I've gotten a few friends to join me as well. It's pretty far from today but I couldn't be more excited.

Take care dude!

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 pm
by C.O.
Ben do you know Robert in person? Did you know that he is moving to Austin too? He's always all over the place but that is his new home base. I'm excited I'm going to visit him and another of my friends and see Austin for the first time this spring during SXSW time. OH but more importantly, you have qualified for the prize package! Great work keeping up with your training journal. Hope to see you continue with it.

Cheers,

-Dylan

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:40 pm
by Iron Clad Ben
Awesome, thanks!

Yeah haven't met Robert in person but we'll probably hang out once he gets here.

Re: The Iron Clad log: Tough Mudder done, what's next?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:57 pm
by robert
Yo Ben!

I'll be there in exactly a week! I expect to arrive in Austin on the 11th.

Looking forward to hanging out and training together soon!

All the best,

Robert