Insanity Asylum… Fit Test

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Yesterday was my Fit test for Asylum, wow what a workout.  In the 25 Minutes I burned just over 360 calories and got a glimpse into what is to come in the next 30 days.

I recorded a short video… with no editing :-p  I gotta work on the quality and the presentation of my videos to come.

My Measurements are as follows:

Chest: 42.5″
Right Arm: 12″
Left Arm: 12″
Waist: 36
Hips: 39.5
Right Thigh: 23.5
Left Thigh: 23.5
Weight: 200 pounds even

Fit Test Numbers:

Agility Heisman: 7
In & Out Ab Progression: 39
Pull-ups: 7
Mountain Climber Switch Kicks: 55
Agility Shoulder Taps: 5
X Jumps: 36
Moving Push-Ups: 4
Agility Lateral Shuffle: 13
Agility Bear Crawl: 9

And Lastly, my before pictures:

 

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My blog posts… MIA…

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It has been a while since I posted here.  I need to be more regular on that.  I am transitioning to a new site, but I am constantly tweaking it.  My fitness has been hit and miss this year.  had a couple races, nothing stellar compared to my times in 2009 & early 2010.  So, I need to update here more often and stay on track with my goals.

This year I have had some things I could have blogged on like the Colfax marathon, the Garden of the Gods 10 miler, and most definitely the Tough Mudder.  So, I’m going to make it a priority to at least put out some updates on here.  Plus work on getting this site transitioned to my new format and blog.

I have a somewhat busy season coming up.  A trail race this weekend, Insanity:Asylum starting next week, the Pikes Peak marathon, my first ultra, & ending out the year with a return to Vegas to work on shattering my marathon PR.

 

Watch for more regular updates.

VerveEarth – a new way to surf

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I received an email from a new blog startup site called verveearth.com.  Basically, the site works by putting blogs on a map so that you can surf geographically.  It looks like they have just hit 10,000 bloggers on the site.  You can also search the website for blogs based on content.  It definetly is an interesting way to surf the blogging world and see what people are writing in your area.  It may also help you to find information from different locations.

Here is what they emailed me –

Your blog 1Miletogo’s Nike+ Page caught our attention. I’m the founder of a recently launched startup for bloggers. We are searching the internet for the world’s blogs by geography, and we found yours for Fort Collins. I would like to invite you to our site which plots the content of the internet on an interactive map of the world. VerveEarth is an entirely new way to surf the net. It shows spatial and geographic connections that a blog search engine could never reveal.

The site is www.VerveEarth.com. Once on board, you can easily claim your blog a place in the VerveEarth world. The site is free to use and a way to drive new traffic to your blog. If our vision resonates with you, please give us a mention or add our widget to your blog. Please see our FAQ for any questions, and we welcome your feedback. The VerveEarth team will make a timely reply.

So, I set up a site at
http://www.verveearth.com/landing/#type=user&id=14794&page=0&back=1

 

The thirst quenching gum

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Have you heard of Quench Gum?  It is a product that will help you get rid of dry mouth.  I tried it about a year ago after receiving a piece in a race packet.  All I could say was wow, start the water works.  It certainly will rid you of dry mouth and keep you quenched.

I tried the product while being dormant and it really gets the juices flowing.  This morning I tried it for the first time during a run, and it did a good job of keeping the dryness away.  A few chomps here and a few chomps there really kept the dry mouth at bay.  Of course this product shouldn’t be a replacement for fueling during a run.  It is handy for shorter runs or just keeping the drool flowing.

The product comes in a few different flavors, the multi pack that I got had lemon/lime, orange, and fruit.  The website also shows a stick version that has raspberry, strawberry/watermelon and orange/fruit.    The website also has a mist version for  those who don’t chew gum.

The gum stick has 20 calories each and 4g of carbs.  The “chunk” style has 15 calories and also 4g of carbs.  The mist is calorie free and carb free.

Here is an excerpt from the website:

In the mid 70’s, Quench was developed for professional athletic teams and quickly escalated to America’s top-selling sports gum.  In the heat of thirsty competition, Quench Gum’s tart-sour flavor and saliva stimulants help relieve what athletes refer to as ‘cotton mouth’.  Quench works to soothe away that irritating, arid feeling inside your mouth and throat.

The website also states that the gum has been recommended by doctors for Post Op patients, Kidney dialysis patients & Patients on antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants and anticholinergics.

There is a list of locations that the gum is available at including REI, Big 5 sports, Sports Authority, & Walgreens.  Check out their website at: http://www.quenchgum.com/home.htm So, if you suffer from dry mouth or you like to drool, go and try some Quench Gum. 

The Waiting for Runs Relay Blog

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The relay is drawing near, I fly out Friday morning to meet up with my team.  We will be meeting in San Francisco and traveling to Calistoga.  We will be updating a blog as we go with pictures and commentary.  The blog address is http://waitingforruns.blogspot.com/

ING now a sponser of the Denver Marathon & ING Run For Something Better

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ING announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Denver Marathon, the largest marathon in the state of Colorado, to be held Oct. 14, 2007.

To support its sponsorship, ING will launch a partnership with a Denver-based youth organization and establish its national ING Run for Something Better program in the Mile High city. The youth running program, which advocates a healthy, active lifestyle in the fight against childhood obesity, has successfully engaged thousands of children, parents and teachers in New York, Miami, Atlanta and San Francisco.

Denver residents can participate in the Run for Something Better campaign by donating $10 or more to the ING Run for Something Better charitable fund at www.denvermarathon.com or www.ingrunforsomethingbetter.com. Each contributor will receive a special pair of orange shoelaces symbolizing their commitment to supporting youth running programs in Colorado. All proceeds will directly benefit youth running and school-based fitness education programs for children within the state of Colorado.

Nike+ Widgets

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Nike+ has released their widgets for websites!  Now you can share your runs, profile, challenges and goals.  I had to reopen my blogspot blog since wordpress doesn’t allow scripting on its pages and widgets.  The widgets are a great addition to the Nike+ community.  People have wanted them for a while and there are alot of home grown applications out there. 

 Here is a link to my other blog with some of the widgets: http://1miletogo.blogspot.com/

Here is the link to the Nike+ forum with the widget info: http://forums.nike.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5737&tstart=0

 Happy Publishing!

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